Smith Library Open House: Wednesday, September 6th from 10am to 2pm

We are hosting an Open House on Wednesday, 9/6 encouraging all faculty, students and staff to tour all FOUR floors of Smith Library. Come and meet with the Office of Academic Services, Advising, Learning Excellence, Tutoring and Library staff. Sample international teas, coffees and snacks provided by International Student Services. Test your knowledge of all […]

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Be a Lifelong Learner: Take the 14-day Learn Harder Challenge!

If someone asked you “what are you learning in college?” you may respond with ‘subject knowledge’ or ‘writing skills,’ or ‘making coffee without a coffee maker.’ Can a college education help you fix your car? Manage your money? Learn a new skill, like playing piano? In fact, it can—by teaching you how to ask questions, […]

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Smith Library’s Classic Rock Vinyl LP Collection

When considering an examination of classic rock and roll albums, one must take into account the primary listening medium that was used at the time. The LP (long player) format was the most used for many years. Beginning roughly in the late 1880’s, phonographic discs (made from shellac and later polyvinyl chloride) were used to […]

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The Evolution of Computers and Virtual Reality at HPU

High Point University is in possession of an Oculus Rift, one of the most sophisticated pieces of virtual reality technology on the market today. The potential applications for this device range from constructing virtual architecture, to helping treat crippling phobias. But most people use them to play video games, which is the focus of this […]

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Celebrating Racial Diversity in Young Adult Fiction

HPU Libraries has an extensive collection of teen and young adult fiction for checkout, including approximately 1,000 titles housed on the shelves at the Wanek Center third floor Learning Commons as well as hundreds more at the School of Education Resource Center. Although this genre is marketed for teens between the ages of 12 and […]

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