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Students Plant Pink Ribbon Garden for Breast Cancer Awareness
11.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority completed their fundraising and awareness efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by planting a large Pink Ribbon garden on the HPU campus on Nov. 2. The garden is filled with plants purchased by students and community members in honor of their […]
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International Student Profile: Lakshmi Bommidala
11.7.2013
The following story was written by freshman James Ensor and published in the Nov. 6 Campus Chronicle. For many students, college is a time for exploration and growth. For Lakshmi Bommidala, however, it is a time to explore, grow and run her own company based in India. Six months ago Bommidala became the Managing Director […]
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Music Department Performs ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for Local Elementary Schools
10.29.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 – Laughing, gasping and lots of singing echoed through Hayworth Fine Arts Center this morning as High Point University’s music department put on the first of two performances of the children’s opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” for students from Montlieu Academy of Technology. The second performance will be held tomorrow […]
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John Maxwell to Speak at HPU
10.28.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2013 – Bestselling author and internationally renowned leadership expert Dr. John C. Maxwell will headline High Point University’s 2013-2014 Spring Cultural Enrichment Series when he visits the HPU campus on March 19 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Maxwell will speak to students, faculty, staff and community leaders. Maxwell joins […]
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October Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
10.25.2013
October’s Extraordinary Leaders have different interests, but they do have two things in common: they both work hard and have the grades to prove it, and they both like to keep busy. Junior Corey Dalton spends most of his non-class time taking on leadership roles in his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, which led to a […]
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New No. 1 Ranking for HPU
10.24.2013
In: News
Following three No. 1 rankings from U.S. News and World Report, High Point University received yet another No. 1 rating on Thursday when the HPU men’s basketball team was picked No. 1 in the North Division of the Big South Conference at the league’s annual media day. The Panthers won their first-ever Big South regular-season […]
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HPU Hosts Furniture Industry Networking and Panel Event for Students
10.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – High Point University students and furniture market visitors got an inside look at the furniture industry today. The High Point Market, HPU and Next Generation-Now, the North American Home Furnishings Association’s young professionals group, gave students and furniture market attendees personal access to the furniture industry’s experts and […]
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Faculty Help Build Homes in High Point
10.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2013 – Rain wasn’t enough to deter a group of High Point University faculty and staff members from helping build a house in their community. The group joined Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity today to build two homes for families in the Washington Terrace subdivision. Nine faculty […]
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CEOs Discuss Leadership at HPU Roundtable
10.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – Believe. That was the message from three local business leaders at High Point University’s Leadership Roundtable discussion held on campus today. They said the key to being a successful leader is to believe in yourself, believe in your team and believe in your core values. “One of the […]
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Associate Professor Earns ‘Best Paper Award’
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – Dr. Cynthia Hanson, associate professor of marketing at High Point University, was recently honored with the Best Paper Award from the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science during their 20th annual meeting. The research article, titled “Environmental Concern, Attitude Toward Green Corporate Practices, and Green Consumer Behavior […]
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HPU Hosts Open House for Nonprofit Management Graduate Program
10.7.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Nonprofit Master’s Program on Oct. 22 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admission process, curriculum and potential career options with the degree. […]
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Big Sister, Big Impact
09.30.2013
When Jenny Silk signed up to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont at the activities fair during her first days as a freshman at High Point University, she saw it as a great opportunity to give to others. What she didn’t expect was that this volunteer experience would end up […]
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HPU Poll: Obama and McCrory at 39 Percent Approval in NC
09.16.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 16, 2013 – A new HPU Poll finds that 39 percent of North Carolina residents approve of President Barack Obama and Governor Pat McCrory’s job performance. Meanwhile, U.S. Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr have job approval ratings of 40 and 36 percent, respectively. In the spring, the HPU Poll surveyed […]
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Graduate School to Host Preview Event for Prospective Students
09.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept 12, 2013 – High Point University will host the 3rd annual Graduate School Preview Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Greek Village Conference Center. The event will give prospective students the opportunity to see the many advanced degree programs that are available on campus. The […]
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HPU Opens Community Writing Center for Local Children
09.9.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2013 – High Point University students and faculty opened a new Community Writing Center today for local children. Area elementary students arrived at the center, located at 1307 Guyer St., around 3:30 p.m. for icebreaker activities, educational games and one-on-one tutoring with HPU students. “We are thrilled to be up […]
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HPU Welcomes Hall as Advisor, Coach in Freshman Success Program
09.6.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 6, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Douglas Hall as an adviser and coach in the Freshman Success Program. Hall is responsible for serving freshmen by coaching and guiding them toward academic and personal success. “My number one priority is to help students align themselves with their passion and purpose […]
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Senior Elected to Fraternity’s National Council
11.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – High Point University senior Sam Martorella is the new student representative of Pi Kappa Phi’s National Council. Martorella was chosen out of every fraternity member in the country based off of his leadership experience and other accomplishments. The national fraternity specifically credited the business major’s strong focus on […]
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Exercise Science Major Presents at State-Wide Conference
11.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2013 – High Point University senior Jennifer Johnson recently presented her research on hip treatment therapies at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association’s annual meeting. She was the only undergraduate student to present at the conference which is primarily attended by Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty across North Carolina. “I […]
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HPU Senior Receives Literary League Scholarship
11.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 1, 2013 – Alexandra Love, a High Point University senior and Charlotte native majoring in English with a concentration in writing, is the recipient of the 2013 High Point Literary League scholarship for exhibiting excellence and strength in writing. Each fall, the High Point Literary League awards one female HPU student […]
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HPU Grad Launches Major Travel Site
Many people, when they face an extra hurdle or frustration, work past it and move on, but a select few take an extra step to eliminate the problem once and for all. HPU alumnus Christoffer Riis Jensen is one of those select few. While planning his honeymoon, Jensen became frustrated with the need to jump […]
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Students Impact Lives in Mexico Over Fall Break
10.22.2013
    HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – During fall break, members of High Point University’s Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, traveled to Mexico to help put a roof over one family’s head. The fraternity volunteered with the nonprofit organization Mano Amiga from Oct. 14 – 18 to help people in the […]
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Open House for Graduate Programs
10.21.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Graduate Programs on Nov. 5 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admission process, curriculum and potential career options with the various degrees […]
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HPU to Host ‘March for Babies’
10.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – The community is invited to join High Point University students, faculty and staff for the March of Dimes annual “March for Babies Walk” on HPU’s campus at 9 a.m. on Oct. 26. Money raised from the event will be used to assist the March of Dimes, which supports […]
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Alumni Weekend Honors Outstanding Graduates
10.7.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – High Point University welcomed visitors for the second weekend in a row during its annual Alumni Weekend, held Oct. 4-6. The weekend brought more than 1,000 alumni back to HPU to enjoy a variety of events at their alma mater. Events included men’s and women’s soccer games, campus […]
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HPU Lowers Flags in Honor of Naval Yard Tragedy
09.17.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 17, 2013 – To honor those impacted by tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, High Point University is flying its flags at half-staff today until sunset on Friday. While HPU is home to students from 47 states and 34 countries, the university has a historic connection to students, […]
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Jim Millis Establishes HPU Scholarship
11.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – Jim Millis Jr., a 1976 graduate of High Point University, has established a new scholarship to honor the service of former HPU faculty member Shirley Rawley, who now resides in Winston-Salem. The $300,000 fund will support the academic endeavors of qualified English majors at the university who demonstrate […]
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Professor Honored with ‘Top Ten Paper’ Award
11.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2013 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, Associate Professor of Management in HPU’s Phillips School of Business, received a “Top Ten Paper” award by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Nielsen’s article, “Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Group-Level Research,” examined the results of multiple research studies and found that […]
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HPU Donates 71 Units at Winter Blood Drive
11.6.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive collected 71 units for the American Red Cross. Senior Taylor Bradley is the president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. She says […]
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Tri Sigma Raises Money for Hospital Play Therapy
10.31.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2013 – The sisters of HPU’s Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority raised more than $1,400 over their philanthropy week to benefit play therapy in hospitals. The money raised goes to children’s hospitals around the country. The sisters held a series of fundraising events throughout the week. “I was so happy […]
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Assistant Professor Publishes Book on the Soul
10.30.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2013 – Dr. Laura Linker, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published her second book, “Lucretian Thought in Late Stuart England: Debates about the Nature of the Soul” (Palgrave Macmillan). In her book, Linker investigates writers’ representations of the soul and how it shaped English literature. The […]
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Students Make a Difference During Fall Break
10.23.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – From clearing hurricane debris to making sure people have warm food and clean water, High Point University students spent their fall break making life a little better for others. Students organized two different trips to help students give back during their fall break. The first went to Guatemala […]
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Graduate Donates $1 Million to HPU
10.22.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – Anne Kerr Walker has committed a gift of $1 million to her alma mater, High Point University. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Crumpler Walker, are active supporters of HPU and residents of Winston-Salem. “The university continues to receive tremendous support from our graduates,” says Dr. Nido […]
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Psychology Professor Publishes Journal Article
10.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 11, 2013 – Dr. Sadie Leder-Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, published an article, titled “Supporting our Junior Faculty: Assessing the Concerns and Needs of Early Career Psychologists,” in the current issue of Teaching of Psychology (ToP). This article details […]
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Fraternity Awards ‘Men of Principle Scholarship’
10.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – The men of Beta Theta Pi at High Point University recently awarded their “Men of Principle” scholarship to freshman Chris Stone. The scholarship was established in 1999 for unaffiliated (non-Greek) men on campus who exemplify the values the fraternity holds dear, mutual assistance, intellectual growth, trust, integrity and […]
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National Athletic Trainers’ Association President Visits HPU
10.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – Jim Thornton, president of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, recently gave a special presentation to athletic training majors at High Point University. Thornton discussed leadership, professional service and the future direction of athletic training during the presentation. He also had the opportunity to learn more about HPU’s proposed […]
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HPU Welcomes 5,000 for Fall Family Weekend
09.30.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 30, 2013 – High Point University welcomed 5,000 visitors this past weekend for the annual “Family Weekend.” The weekend brings an economic boost to the city of High Point and the greater Triad area every year. The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates an economic impact of $1,884,510 with a […]
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Peer Pressure: Sometimes It’s a Good Thing!
09.9.2013
In: News
You’ve probably noticed that the HPU website frequently features success stories about our current students. This is of course by design, to cultivate an environment of excellence. You could also think of this simply as positive peer pressure. As President Qubein has often remarked, “Who you spend time with is who you become.” Here in […]
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