HPU Names New School of Undergraduate Sciences for Todd and Karen Wanek

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2018 – The High Point University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor Karen and Todd Wanek by naming the new School of Undergraduate Sciences for them. Todd Wanek is the CEO of Ashley Furniture, and Karen Wanek is president of Superior Fresh. Ashley Furniture, headquartered in Wisconsin, is the […]

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Thousands Visit City for Family Weekend at HPU

High Point University welcomed more than 5,000 visitors to campus for its annual Winter Family Weekend on Feb. 3-5. The economic impact of the university, $500 million annually, is a vital source for businesses in the city. The High Point Convention and Visitor’s Bureau estimates that Family Weekend alone generates more than $1.5 million in […]

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HPU Releases Poll on Offshore Drilling

The first High Point University Poll of 2018 finds that a majority (53 percent) of North Carolinians oppose opening waters off North Carolina’s coast to drilling. The North Carolina public also has a variety of views on the costs and benefits of such a policy.

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HPU Releases Approval Poll

A High Point University Poll finds that North Carolinians give President Donald Trump a job approval rating of 38 percent and Gov. Roy Cooper an approval rating of 46 percent. Meanwhile, a majority continue to say the country is headed in the wrong direction.

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Creating a Community of Scholars

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’sResearch Rookies program engages new students as scholars. When Deanna Lee came from Arizona to study at High Point University, she didn’t think of herself as a scholarly researcher. But before her senior year arrived, she had a list of research […]

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Innovation: It’s In Our DNA

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Congdon Hall ushered in a new era of health innovation and graduate studies. The entrepreneurial spirit drew them to High Point University. Today, they watch it come to life in the new $120 million Congdon Hall. Dr. Daniel Erb, who […]

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HPU’s William Penn Project Shares Website at Penn-Griffin High School

Members of HPU’s William Penn Project, including Dr. Paul Ringel, HPU history professor and project leader, and former HPU students, joined with students at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts in celebration of the historic High Point sit-ins. During the celebratory event, HPU presented the William Penn Project website to a crowded auditorium.       […]

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HPU Shares William Penn Project Website with Students at Penn-Griffin

Fifty-eight years after the High Point sit-ins, High Point University students and faculty joined Penn-Griffin School for the Arts students to celebrate and remember the historic occasion. Members of HPU’s William Penn Project, including Dr. Paul Ringel, HPU history professor and project leader, and former HPU students, took part in the celebratory event by presenting […]

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HPU Poll: Majority of North Carolinians Would Like Biden to Run for President

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 15, 2018 – A High Point University Poll finds a majority of North Carolinians would like Joe Biden to run for president in 2020 with no other candidate enjoying the same support, including celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey. Meanwhile, there is a statistical tie on the generic congressional ballot that asks […]

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Class of 2018 Profile: Mikaela Campbell Joins NBA Headquarters

Name: Mikaela Campbell Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Major: Campbell will graduate with a B.A. in Sport Management on May 5. Post-graduation plans: Campbell will join the National Basketball Association in NYC as part of the NBA Associate Program. This two-year program for recent college graduates will allow Campbell to experience different sectors of NBA headquarters. Associates rotate […]

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HPU Students Host Valentine’s Day Dance for Individuals with Disabilities

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2018 – There was plenty of love to go around at High Point University’s annual Special Populations Valentine’s Dance, held at the Morehead Recreation Center last night. Organized by HPU’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) and co-hosted with High Point Parks and Recreation, individuals with disabilities and their family […]

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Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Continues Mentoring Students

Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and High Point University’s Innovator in Residence, checked in with High Point University students today regarding the self-driving vehicle he began building with them two years ago. The team and “Woz,” as he’s fondly referred to by his HPU mentees, developed a strategy to combine the three systems that will allow […]

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