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HPU Professor to Serve on Editorial Board of Professional Journal
04.14.2009
Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University, has been appointed to a four-year term to the Editorial Board of the "American Review of Canadian Studies" (ARCS). ARCS is the premier Canadian Studies journal in the United States and is published by the Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S.
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HPU Professors Present Workplace Research At New Orleans Conference
04.10.2009
Dr. Deborah Danzis, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Wes Davenport, assistant professor of business management, both at High Point University, recently presented papers at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, held April 1-5 in New Orleans. "There have been relatively few studies that have examined perspective taking, and its role in team conflict," says Davenport. 
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HPU Makes a Splash With Eco-Friendly Bottled Water
04.8.2009
As part of its efforts to be environmentally friendly, High Point University announced on April 7 that it is replacing its plastic water bottles with Primo Water - water that comes in bottles made from bio-resin, or plants. Traditional beverage bottles are made from crude oil - so, with the switch, the university is helping to save a large amount of gasoline.
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HPU Theatre Hosts Production Of "Steel Magnolias"
04.7.2009
The High Point University community and the public enjoyed a presentation of "Steel Magnolias" April 2-5 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. The campus production was directed by HPU Instructor of Theatre Doug Brown and featured students Jacki Marano (sophomore), Ali Earley (junior), Nikki Lawson (junior), Marie Ventrone (sophomore), Camara McLaughlin (junior) and Cate Lightburn (freshman).
 
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HPU Students Participate In Asheville Research Symposium
03.31.2009
Several High Point University students recently presented papers at the Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (Big SURS), held March 27-28 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Big SURS provides an opportunity for students from Big South Conference universities to present their research, scholarship and creative activities to their conference peers and faculty.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Information Systems Publishes Article
03.27.2009
Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at HPU, recently co-authored an article, titled "A Framework of the Use of Certifications by Hiring Personnel in IT Hiring Decisions," which has been accepted for publication in "The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems." Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in information and computer science and his doctorate from Georgia Tech.
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HPU Alumnus Appointed As Chief of Staff For RNC
High Point University alumnus Ken McKay is busy making his way to the top, thanks to his recent appointment as chief of staff for the Republican National Committee. At his post, he will assist the Office of RNC Chairman Michael Steele. McKay, who received a Bachelor of Science in biology from HPU in 1991 and a law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law, resides in Rhode Island, where he manages his own law firm.
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HPU Students Lend A Helping Hand During Spring Break
03.26.2009
High Point University students used their time wisely during this year's spring break. Several students from the Volunteer Center spent time in Texas, doing hurricane repair work, and students from service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega spent time in Atlantic Beach, taking part in work for Habitat for Humanity.
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HPU Service Fraternity Participates In Project For Annual Conference
03.24.2009
Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at High Point University took part in a special service project as part of the group's annual Sectionals Conference, held on March 20. This year's project, headed by APO member Meighan Avalos, consisted of creating candy-filled clay flowerpots and making cards, which will be sent to Wake Forest Children's Hospital as well as local elementary schools. The group also participated in a toiletry drive.
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HPU Hosts TV Producers, Writers As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium
Brenda Lilly, producer, writer and creator of the TV series "State of Grace," and Pat Green, three-time Emmy Award-winning producer, writer and creator of the TV series "Christy," will visit High Point University April 13-16 as guest artists in the university?s Media and Performance Symposium, a yearlong series designed to supplement the educational and artistic experiences of HPU students.
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HPU Adds New Foreign Language Courses
Four new foreign language classes will be added to the course lineup at High Point University. Beginning in the fall 2009 semester, Arabic 101 and 102 will be offered, as well as Intermediate Japanese 201 and 202. Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at HPU, feels that Arabic is a particularly interesting course to add.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Sociology Presents Paper In Boston
03.20.2009
Dr. Terrell A. Hayes, associate professor of sociology in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology and Non-Profit Studies at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the 46th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, held March 10-14 in Boston. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.
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HPU Hosts Acclaimed Playwright And Screenwriter As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium
03.18.2009
High Point University will host Roy Steinberg, producer and director for "Guiding Light" and "Days of Our Lives," on March 25-28 as part of the Media and Performance Symposium, a yearlong series designed to supplement the educational and artistic experiences of HPU students. The workshops will also feature screenings of the independent film "Lunch," as well as daytime dramas.
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HPU Chapel Worship Service To Be A Festival Of Music
03.16.2009
The congregation and choirs of Hayworth Chapel and the Performing Arts Department at High Point University will present a Festival of Music at the 5:30 p.m. worship service on March 25 in Hayworth Chapel. The event is open to the public, in celebration of the importance of music enhancing worship. Each year, the popular service is attended by large numbers of students and the community.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Economics Presents, Discusses Papers At New York City Conference
03.13.2009
Dr. Suryadipta Roy, assistant professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently presented and discussed papers at the annual conference of the Eastern Economic Association, held in New York City from Feb. 27 to March 1. Roy presented a paper that researched the effect of corruption on trade openness and its implications on the income distribution between labor and capital.
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HPU Students, Faculty Attend Annual Meeting At Wake Forest University
03.5.2009
High Point University professors and several HPU students recently attended the annual meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society, held at Wake Forest University. Dr. Clinton Corcoran, chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, was elected to a two-year term as president of the North Carolina Philosophical Society. He previously served as secretary-treasurer for the group.
 
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HPU Interfraternity Council To Host 'Save A Life Tour'
03.3.2009
The Interfraternity Council at High Point University will host the "Save a Life Tour" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 4 in the Slane Student Center. The event, a national drunk driving awareness event and simulator, is a service project sponsored by the IFC. The IFC held fundraisers and other various events in order to bring the program to campus.
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HPU Campus Blanketed By March Snow; Students Have Snowman Contest
03.2.2009
The High Point University campus has been blanketed by the white canvas of glistening snow that fell across the Piedmont March 1-2. Classes were canceled, and students took advantage of the opportunity to have a little fun ? including a snowman contest. Pictured is the snowman that garnered first place, decked out in HPU gear including a hat, pompoms, foam gloves and more.
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HPU To Host Design, Art And Technology Symposium
02.20.2009

High Point University will have quite a large guest at the Design, Art and Technology Symposium - a 55-foot-long cardboard creation named "Gulliver," a piece created by internationally acclaimed artist James Grashow and a team of HPU students. The reception for "Gulliver" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 5 in the Sechrest Gallery of HPU?s Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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HPU Presents 'Think Big' Awards
02.19.2009
Thanks to the Think BIG Awards, four professors can continue pursuing projects that will help further High Point University's tradition of educational excellence. The professors - Dr. Elizabeth McCorquodale and Dr. Harold Goldston, from the Department of Chemistry and Physical Science; Jay Putnam, from the Department of Performing Arts; and Dr. Jim Casey, from the Department of English - were awarded the grants during a special presentation on Feb 19.
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HPU Senior Lands Prestigious Internship With Heritage Foundation
02.17.2009
Jacqueline Kicherer, a senior majoring in political science at High Point University, is networking with some of the country's leading policy-makers in Washington, D.C., by interning as a research assistant at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research and analysis think tank. As the internship progresses, Kicherer will have the opportunity to attend lectures, meet political leaders and work in different parts of D.C.
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HPU Continues To Make Significant Economic Impact On High Point
02.11.2009
High Point University continues to draw visitors to the City of High Point with special events, sports activities and more each month - and February is no exception. Figures for this month show an impressive and significant impact on High Point, thanks to an estimated 9,650 visitors who will bring in an estimated $1.2 million to the local economy. HPU draws 58,000 visitors to the city annually.
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HPU Host Annual Family Winter Weekend
02.9.2009
High Point University was the scene of fun and fellowship for more than 1,500 people at its annual Family Winter Weekend, held Feb. 6-7. Some of the highlights included Bingo at the Slane Student Center and a movie in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on Friday. Saturday included a 5K run, campus tours, HPU women's and men's basketball games, and a tailgating party.
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Marketing VP For Piedmont Triad Partnership Visits HPU Students
02.6.2009
Senior marketing majors at High Point University recently received assistance with developing their senior projects thanks to special guest Dawn Booker from the Piedmont Triad Partnership, who visited the campus on Feb. 2. Booker, vice president of marketing for the Piedmont Triad Partnership - one of the 10 best economic development organizations in North America according to Site Selection magazine - helped students develop a marketing plan.
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HPU Senior Interns At Accounting Firm In Greensboro
01.28.2009

Joshua Jones, a senior majoring in accounting at High Point University, is getting valuable career experience, thanks to a hands-on internship at Bernard Robinson and Co., L.L.P., a public accounting firm in Greensboro. Jones says he has been busy since day one, working on client engagements that vary from audit and writing of financial statements to the preparation and processing of tax paperwork.

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HPU Professor Participates In Education Forum In China
01.26.2009
Dr. Christine Allred, professor of education at High Point University, recently had the opportunity to take part in the Sino-US Education Forum in Guiyang, China. The three-day event began with an opening ceremony, where dignitaries from both China and the United States talked about each country's education system's accomplishments, as well as their plan to improve education.
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HPU Senior Gains Experience Thanks To Internship At High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau
01.22.2009
Destinee Brown, a senior at High Point University, is very busy discovering the ins and outs of the City of High Point this semester thanks to a valuable internship experience with the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau. Brown, a senior majoring in human relations, began her internship at the start of the spring semester. She is already discovering that the experience is helping expand upon what she's learning through her studies at HPU.
 
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HPU Professor Presents Paper At Mexico Conference
01.20.2009
Dr. James Zarick, associate professor of sport management at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the Academy of Business Administration Global Trends Conference, held Dec. 18-23 in Cancun, Mexico. Zarick presented a paper titled "The Impact of Volunteerism on the Perceptions of a Sport," which collected data from volunteers at a 5K road race in an effort to try and determine if their perceptions were changed by their experience as a volunteer. 
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HPU Professor Co-Chairs Conference; Co-Writes Academic Paper
01.19.2009
Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University, had a busy fall. Not only did Parker serve as co-chairman of the Joint Conference of the Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies and the Southern Association for Canadian Studies, but he also co-wrote and co-presented a paper with Dr. Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, associate professor of economics at Winston-Salem State University.
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HPU Professor Presents Political Science Research
04.10.2009
Dr. Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political science at High Point University, recently presented a paper, entitled "Why Wasn't Mitt Romney the 'Chosen One'? Influence of Minority Religions in Presidential Politics," at the Midwestern Political Science Association conference, held April 2-5 in Chicago. DeSantis also served as a discussant (in charge of critiquing panel papers) on a panel, entitled "The Dynamics of Negative Campaigns."
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HPU To Host Educational Leadership Summer Institute
04.9.2009
High Point University will host the Educational Leadership Summer Institute, which will include a full day of events, on July 24, 2009. Events will be held in the Phillips Hall lecture auditorium. Dr. Vernon Farrington, associate professor of education who heads the event, says it has been held only once before - in 2007 - and he now hopes to make it an annual event.
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HPU Sorority Sends Easter Cards To U.S Military Troops
04.8.2009
The Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University is remembering U.S. troops during the Easter season by sending cards to show appreciation. Kappa Delta has organized the Easter card effort, and more than 100 HPU students have participated by writing cards to thank military personnel for serving. Kappa Delta is sending the cards to Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
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HPU Receives Gift From Frank L. Blum Construction Company
04.1.2009
Drew Hancock, president of Frank L. Blum Construction Company in Winston-Salem, recently met with High Point University President Dr. Nido R. Qubein to announce a significant gift being made to HPU for unrestricted purposes. Frank L. Blum Construction Company has been involved as the general contractor for two large construction projects on the campus - the expansion and renovation of the Slane Student Center, and the construction of the University Center.
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HPU Student Wins Miss North Carolina National U.S. Pageant Title
03.27.2009
High Point University sophomore Marie Ventrone has been awarded the Miss North Carolina National U.S. 2009 title for the Miss National U.S. Scholarship pageant. Ventrone, of Toms River, N.J., explains that North Carolina did not hold a state pageant this year, but instead chose the title-holder through an application process. "I was shocked (to be chosen), but so thrilled to find out that I had won the title," Ventrone says.
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HPU Associate Professor Presents Paper At Annual Conference
David Walker, associate professor and director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Nonprofit Organizations at High Point University, recently presented a paper in Israel at the Annual Conference of the Israeli Center for the Third Sector Research. This year?s conference was titled "The Local-Global Nexus of Civil Society."
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HPU Business Students Conduct Classes For West End Ministries
03.25.2009
Members of High Point University's SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team delivered financial literacy life skills classes at West End Ministries in High Point on Feb. 25 and March 4. HPU students Jeremy Hiatt, Matthew Schiffer, Adam Harie, Lisa Judkins, Jack Joseph, Nicholas Lincoln, Ayonna Thompson and Chelsea Swaim shared with female residents of the West End the basic principles of investing, budgeting, credit cards and debt. 
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HPU Hosts Biology Professor From Reed College
Dr. David Dalton, biology professor at Reed College, will present a special lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Congdon Hall Room 206 on April 10 at High Point University. The lecture is open to the public. Dalton will present "Biochemistry and Physiology of Antioxidants: How to Live Forever and Fix Nitrogen, Too." The lecture will cover oxygen, which Dalton says presents a "fundamental paradox in biology."
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HPU Interior Design Student Receives Scholarship Award
03.20.2009
Skylar Davis, a junior from Creedmoor, N.C., majoring in interior design at High Point University, was recently awarded the annual High Point Design Center Foundation 2008-2009 Scholarship Award. The scholarship is awarded yearly to an outstanding student who is majoring in interior design - and Davis is a prime example of that.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Steel Magnolias'
03.19.2009
The High Point University Theatre will present "Steel Magnolias" April 2-5 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show is open to the public. The well-known production, written by Robert Harling, is set in a small-town Louisiana beauty parlor owned by a woman named Truvy, and follows the lives of several women who often meet there.
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HPU Alum Tubby Smith Brings Golden Gophers Basketball Team To HPU To Prepare For NCAA Tournament
03.18.2009
The Golden Gophers men's basketball team from the University of Minnesota, along with coach Tubby Smith, a High Point University alumnus, recently paid a visit to the HPU campus to get ready for the NCAA tournament. The Gophers, coached by Smith - an HPU basketball standout in the late 1960s and early 1970s - practiced on campus on the morning of March 18 to prepare for an upcoming game against the University of Texas, which will be held on Thursday in the Greensboro Coliseum.
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HPU Hosts Dr. Bruce Yandle As Part Of BB&T Speaker Series
03.13.2009
High Point University will host Dr. Bruce Yandle as part of the BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. The event is open to the public. The BB&T speaker series is designed to highlight key thinking from the worlds of business practice, academia and the policy community regarding critical aspects for understanding the foundations of capitalism. It is sponsored by the BB&T Charitable Foundation.
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HPU Hosts Design, Art And Technology Symposium
03.9.2009
High Point University "wowed" guests with a giant cardboard creation named "Gulliver," a 55-foot piece created by internationally acclaimed artist James Grashow and a team of HPU students. The enormous artwork was part of the Fifth Annual Design, Art and Technology Symposium, held March 5-6 on the HPU campus.
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HPU Chair Of Criminal Justice Makes Presentation At Greensboro Conference
03.4.2009
Dr. Bobby Little, chair of the Criminal Justice Department at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the 2009 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, held on Feb. 21 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Little says he selected a number of audience members to apply the legal lessons they learned by role-playing a domestic violence crime scenario.
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HPU Student Gains Perspective On Real World Thanks To Internship Experience
02.23.2009
Danielle Cunningham, a senior human relations major at High Point University, has really put her heart into her internship at the American Red Cross High Point-Thomasville chapter. "As part of my internship, I am serving as a youth leader," Cunningham says. "I help them create new ways to raise funds and serve the community. Currently, we are raising money to send our chapter to Orlando, Fla. for a youth leadership conference in April."
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HPU Associate Dean In School Of Education Named President Of DCCC Foundation
02.20.2009
Dr. Barbara Leonard, associate dean of the School of Education at High Point University, has been elected president of the Davidson County Community College Foundation, Inc. Leonard previously served as vice president and member of the executive committee. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for DCCC as the ethics liaison. She previously served as chairperson for the Board of Trustees.
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HPU History Professor, Students Attend Harvard National Model United Nations Event
02.18.2009
Dr. Renzo Honores, assistant professor of history at High Point University, along with several HPU students, attended the Harvard National Model United Nations event Feb. 12-15 in Boston. e annual event is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and its different committees. This year's educational event was attended by more than 100 universities from all over the United States and several other countries.
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HPU Associate Professor Presents At Canadian Conference
02.12.2009
Dr. Vernon T. Farrington, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, was a featured speaker at the Canadian National Middle Years Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Farrington, who made two presentations during the conference, presented "Leadership in an Age of Dramatic Change," as well as "Reaching School Potential through Leadership Coaching."
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HPU Hosts Acclaimed Playwright And Screenwriter As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium
02.11.2009
Bruce Graham, a playwright and screenwriter who rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of America's top dramatists, will visit High Point University as a guest artist in the Media and Performance Symposium. Graham will be on campus Feb. 26-March 1 and will present a series of classes and writing workshops over a three-day period. He will also attend the opening performance of his play, "Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille," which will be held on Feb.
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HPU Radio Makes Its Debut
02.9.2009
High Point University is ready to rock - thanks to its brand new radio station, which is making its official debut today. The station, which has been in the process of testing for the past two weeks, will air as a student-programmed Internet station at http://www.hpur.org/. Programming and music will be broadcast yearlong during all hours. Students will broadcast live from 4 p.m. to midnight every day during the academic year.
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HPU To Feature Special Guest For Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lecture
02.5.2009
High Point University will host the Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lecture, featuring special guest lecturer Kathleen O'Neil. O'Neil, president and CEO of Liberty Street Advisors, LLC - a company she established in 2001 - previously headed IBM's Global Financial Markets Infrastructure Group and served in a series of executive roles for 24 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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High Point University Hosts Blood Drive
01.29.2009
The High Point University Volunteer Center, led by David Perez, a junior, hosted a blood drive on Jan. 27 in the Slane Student Center. The event was sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at HPU. The Volunteer Center previously held a blood drive in November, where they collected 92 units from the HPU family - including 37 first-time donors.
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HPU Theatre Students Honored
01.27.2009

Some High Point University theatre students have been honored recently, thanks to outstanding theatre performances over the past year. "Almost, Maine" was recognized as an honorable mention production, which means it was one of the top eight productions in the nine-state southeast region. Three outstanding HPU student performances were recognized for this production as well - Nathan Ruffin, Luke Mullinax and Sean Scurlock.

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HPU Student Gains Web Design Experience Through Greensboro Internship
01.21.2009
James Yarbough, a senior at High Point University, is gaining valuable career experience thanks to an internship at IComm Design in Greensboro. Yarbough, who is majoring in computer information systems, is interning as a Web designer and developer at the local company, which produces Web and media products for a variety of businesses in the Triad, including managing Natural Triad Magazine.
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HPU Professor Presents Paper At New York City Conference
01.20.2009
Dr. Renzo Honores, assistant professor of history at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 123rd annual AHA Conference on Latin American History, held Jan. 2-5 in New York City. Honores presented "Caciques as Legal Benefactors: Cacial Legal Offensive in the Andes, 1552-1572." The paper explores how the Andean caciques (local lords) used the legal system and how these lords were successful in their legal campaigns between 1552 and 1572 in the Peruvian Andes.
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HPU Evening Degree Program To Host Open House Events
04.10.2009
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University will host two Open House events - one on the main High Point campus and another on the Winston-Salem campus. The events will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 14 and April 16. The April 14 event will be held in the Norcross Hall front lobby on the High Point campus; the April 16 event will be held in Room 113 in the North Building on the Winston-Salem campus (located off NC 52 and University Parkway).
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HPU Campus Chronicle Names Nuckles As Editor-In-Chief
04.9.2009
The Communications Committee at High Point University has appointed Michael Nuckles as editor-in-chief of the Campus Chronicle, the university?s biweekly student newspaper. "My goal for the Campus Chronicle is to take the next step in making everything at High Point University the best it can be," says Nuckles. "With the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication moving into its new building, it is time for the Chronicle to move forward into unchartered territory.
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HPU Professor Presents Global Workplace Research
04.8.2009
Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University, presented a paper entitled "Preparing Students for the Global Workplace: A Course Model" at the SIETAR-USA (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research) annual conference, held April 3 at Research Triangle Park.
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HPU Hosts Annual Spring Concert
04.3.2009
 High Point University will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir, University Singers and other selected solo and ensemble musicians and is the culmination of a study of choral music in the American tradition from early Colonial times to the present.
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HPU Students Participate In Charlotte Business Competition
04.1.2009
Members of the High Point University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team competed recently in the Regional SIFE Competition in Charlotte, N.C. This is SIFE's first year at HPU, and the Charlotte event was the first competition for HPU's team. HPU students Paul Abell, Jeremy Hiatt, Matthew Schiffer, William Rhodes, Preston Ward and Ibrahim Kanu presented overviews of completed projects in Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics to a panel of business professionals.
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HPU Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club Captures Medals At National Tournament
03.30.2009
The High Point University Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club recently earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the U.S. Nationals Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, held in Georgia. The team earned two gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal. Dan Vining also participated, earning fourth place in both submission wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
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HPU Service Celebrates Music And Worship With Annual Festival Of Music
03.27.2009
High Point University celebrated the importance of music enhancing worship with the annual Festival of Music, held in the Hayworth Chapel on March 25. The festival was attended by more than 300 students, administrators, faculty, staff and members of the HPU community. Duets were also performed by Alex Stryker and Abby Roarke, and Patrick Bliss and Ashley Workman. Brian Ijames performed a solo at the event as well.
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HPU Senior Takes Internship To Print
03.25.2009
Sean Firestone, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in management at High Point University, is putting his experience in print thanks to an internship at Wall Printing, a commercial print company in High Point. He sometimes sits in on appointments as well to see how sales meetings are run. Firestone adds that his internship experience has helped him in his major as well.
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HPU Hosts Production Of 'Periphery' By Community Theater Of Greensboro
03.24.2009
High Point University hosted a production of "Periphery," performed by the Community Theater of Greensboro on March 22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The play, written by Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at HPU, highlights the events of Feb. 1, 1960 - the sit-in by four African-American college students at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro.
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HPU Hosts International Visitors As Part Of Panel Discussion
High Point University hosted a group of African visitors, sponsored through the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, on March 23 to attend a panel discussion on "Transparency in Government." PTCIV is the local branch of the Council for International Visitors, funded and administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
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HPU Hosts 'A Gathering Of Entrepreneurs'
03.20.2009
High Point University recently hosted "A Gathering of Entrepreneurs" on campus. The event took place on March 18 in David Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. Approximately 100 HPU alumni executives and business owners gathered to build relationships, identify internship and job opportunities for students, and volunteer as guest lecturers. HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein gave a presentation discussing business in the 21st century.
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HPU Professor Of English Presents Paper At Southern Writers Symposium
03.17.2009

Dr. Ed Piacentino, professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 20th Southern Writers Symposium - a biennial conference focusing on the literature of the American South - at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. His paper, titled "Ham Jones, North Carolina Backwoods Humorist," discusses Jones, a Salisbury and Rowan County native.

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Psychology Student Gains Hands-On Experience Through Internship
03.16.2009
Samantha Darnell, a senior majoring in psychology at High Point University, is on the fast-track to her dream job - becoming a forensic psychologist - thanks to experience she?s gaining from an internship with John F. Warren and Associates, P.A. "This has allowed me to see many aspects of the field, as well as gain more knowledge in areas where I held previous knowledge," Darnell says.
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HPU To Feature Dr. Jeffrey D. Ford As Part Of Cultural Enrichment Series
03.13.2009
High Point University will feature Dr. Jeffrey D. Ford as part of the Cultural Enrichment Series at 7 p.m. on April 7 in Norton Hall, Room 101. The event is open to the public. He is a frequent consultant to organizations such as Intel and Mead Paper. He also teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive-level courses including organization design and managing change at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
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HPU Named 'Project Of The Year' By High Point Economic Development Corporation
03.9.2009
The High Point Economic Development Corporation named High Point University the city's "Project of the Year" thanks to its significant boost to the local economy. During 2008, HPU brought in $367 million into the city's economy, thanks to impressive expansion plans. The university also attracted 58,000 visitors to High Point thanks to HPU-sponsored events. Those visitors contributed to High Point's economy by booking 5,350 hotel rooms and by spending money in the city's retail stores.
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HPU Student Stars In High Point Theatre Production Of 'The Producers'
03.3.2009
High Point University student Jennifer Arnold, from Charleston, W.Va., will soon be in the spotlight, thanks to a big role she'll play in "The Producers," a production by the High Point Community Theatre. Arnold has most recently held roles as Rosamund in HPU's "The Robber Bridegroom" and played Sandy in the Charleston Light Opera Guild's production of "Grease."
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HPU To Host Leading Biblical Scholar For Annual Keller Seminar, Finch Lecture
02.23.2009
As part of its annual weeklong Keller Seminar, High Point University will host Dr. Michael D. Coogan on March 23-27. Coogan will conduct the weeklong seminar; he will also provide the annual Finch Lecture at 11 a.m. on March 24 in Phillips Hall Room 120. The topic of the Keller Seminar will be "Job and the Problem of Suffering," which will include an examination of the book of Job and its poetic treatment of the human condition.
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HPU Communication Professor Awarded Fellowship With NATPE
02.19.2009
Dr. Kate Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, was recently awarded a fellowship from the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). "I am honored to have won the NATPE fellowship, and I found the conference to be extremely informative," Fowkes says. "I gained insights into the most recent trends in television and got an insider's view of the industry.
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HPU Graduate's Media Company Has Plans For Expansion
02.17.2009
Chris Crecelius, a 2002 graduate of High Point University, is busy making a name for his media company and magazine, "Line Up" - so busy, in fact, that he hopes to line up a bi-monthly publication schedule by next year. Publishing out of Wilmington, Crecelius - who majored in business administration and marketing with a minor concentration in fine arts at HPU - says the magazine first hit the stands on July 4, 2005, and went into quarterly publication in 2006.
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WGHP President And Account Manager Visit HPU Marketing Seniors
02.12.2009

Senior marketing students at High Point University recently received help with their marketing plans thanks to assistance from Karen Adams, president of Fox 8 WGHP, and Cindy D'Ambrosio, regional account manager at WGHP, who both visited the campus on Feb. 9. Students also learned that WGHP is the top FOX affiliate in the nation, and learned the advantages of using broadcast television in promotional campaigns.

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HPU Senior Gets Valuable Internship Experience At High Point Regional Hospital
02.10.2009
Marcus Penick, a senior human relations major at High Point University, is spending his semester making people feel a little better thanks to an internship in the Emergency Department at High Point Regional Hospital. He says he gets to do a variety of helpful tasks, such as refilling the saline warmers, but his main goal is to make sure each patient and his or her family members have the best, most positive experience possible.
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HPU Hosts Fifth Annual Science Fair
02.6.2009
High Point University recently hosted more than 150 parents and children for the fifth annual Piedmont Science Fair for Non-Public Schools. The event, held on Jan. 31, included two one-hour demonstration shows - a chemistry demonstration by Dr. Harold Goldston from the Department of Chemistry at HPU, and a physics demonstration by Dr. Bill McNairy, a lecturer and physics lecture demonstration coordinator from Duke University.
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HPU Theatre To Present 'Early One Evening At The Rainbow Bar And Grille'
02.4.2009
The High Point University Theatre will present the comedy "Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille" in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The show will run Feb. 26 through March 1 and is open to the public. "In addition to being an offbeat comedy, it's also a modern morality play, addressing - in a comic way - some important ethical, moral and religious issues,"Simpson says."
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Attends Leadership Program In Chapel Hill
01.23.2009
Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education and educational leadership coordinator at High Point University, recently served as a presenter and panel member for the "Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals," held on Jan. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Johnson says serving as a presenter for the program was one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.
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HPU History Professor Presents Paper At China Conference
01.21.2009
Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the International Symposium on the Shangshanxiaxiang Movement, sponsored by Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The event was held Dec. 21-22 in Shanghai, China. "Due to the sensitive nature of the topic and its bold argument, my paper generated much discussion after my presentation," Deng says.
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HPU Instructor Of English Presents Paper At Linguistics Conference
01.20.2009

Gail Clements, instructor of English at High Point University, presented a paper at the Western Conference on Linguistics on Nov. 23 at the University of California - Davis campus. Social network links include kin, co-workers, neighbors, fellow church members and more," says Clement. "Deciding with whom we as speakers will identify ourselves either reinforces or changes the way we speak.

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