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Norcross Graduate School to Offer Free GRE Course
03.9.2012
The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University is hosting a free Graduate Record Exam preview course presented by Kaplan Test Prep, at 2 p.m. on Mar. 17 in the Smith Library Lecture Room. The course will teach valuable strategies and methods to raise GRE scores by an expert teacher, and will provide information on the structure and scoring of the GRE exam.
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Professor Appointed to LEGO Education Advisory Panel
03.2.2012
Dr. Shirley Disseler, assistant professor of elementary education at High Point University, has been selected to serve on the LEGO Education Advisory Panel (LEAP). Disseler was selected as one of only 10 professors among 1,100 college professors to serve on this prestigious panel. Disseler says it will provide materials from LEGO Education for HPU to use in the education program to increase student understanding in science, technology, engineering and math initiatives.
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Pi Kappa Phi Raises More than 5,000 Coins for Push America
03.1.2012
The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at High Point University recently made good use of pocket change - 80 pounds of pocket change, to be exact. Thanks to the event, "Quarters for a Quarter Mile," the fraternity raised $1,735 for their philanthropy, Push America. At the event, the fraternity literally lined up quarters - end-to-end - around one lap of the Slane Center's gym track.
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Screenplay Written by Faculty, Produced by Students Wins 'Best of Fest'
02.27.2012
The screenplay for "Connected," a film written and produced by High Point University faculty and students, is the 2012 "Best of Fest" Award winner in the Short Subject Category of the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts Faculty Scriptwriting Competition. The film was co-written by Jim Goodman, assistant professor of media production, and Ed Simpson, chair and professor of playwriting and performance.
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HPU Goes 'Green' In Second Recyclemania Competition
02.23.2012
High Point University showed how green they were last year in the first Recyclemania competition - placing second among all colleges and universities in the state with a total of 73,822 pounds of recyclables. So for the 2012 competition, they are hoping to do even more for the waste reduction and recycling program. The challenge began on Feb. 5 and runs through April 6.
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Students Take the Stage at Florida Theatre Conference
02.22.2012
Thirteen students in the Theatre Department at High Point University recently attended the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Conference in Daytona, Fla. As part of the four-day conference, HPU theatre students were able to network with more than 300 theatre students from other schools around the country, and attend various performances and workshops.
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Theatre Premieres 'The Glasses'; Four Performances Left
02.21.2012
Last week, High Point University premiered "The Glasses," a unique comedy about an ambitious young real estate agent who acquires an unusual pair of glasses that gives him the ability to see the hidden flaws, fears and fantasies of the people around him - and there's still time to see the delightful play.
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HPU Team Places Second, Brings Home Silver from Ethics Bowl
02.16.2012
A team of five High Point University students brought home the silver medal from the first North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl (NCICU) tournament, hosted at Meredith College in Raleigh. The NCICU Ethics Bowl is designed to provide an academic experience that increases student awareness about applying ethics in leadership, decision-making, interpersonal relationships and other issues in today's society.
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Senior Gets Experience at Fast-Paced Design Internship
Jessica Wood, a senior majoring in interior design at High Point University, is gaining on-the-job career experience thanks to her internship at Elements of Style Interiors design firm in Greensboro. Wood is responsible for choosing fabrics, wallpapers, furniture and accessories for their current projects and managing the firm's social media and blogs.
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HPU Welcomes Gutman to Political Science Department
02.15.2012
The Department of Political Science at High Point University recently hired Ellen Gutman as instructor of political science. In her new position, Gutman will be responsible for instructing three sections of American politics. She says her area of expertise is public opinion and political behavior. In her short time at HPU, Gutman has been impressed with the incredible hospitality.
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HPU Attracts More than 6,000 Visitors in February, Boosting Local Economy
02.13.2012
It may be wintertime, but High Point University is buzzing with life and activity thanks to more than 6,000 guests who will visit campus during the month of February. Prospective students and families, as well as family members of current students - many of them from out of state - will provide an economic boost to the local economy, as they'll eat in local restaurants, shop in local retail stores, stay in local hotels, rent automobiles and utilize the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
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HPU Welcomes Cugliari as Director of Greek Life
02.1.2012
High Point University recently hired Teri Cugliari in the Department of Student Life as director of Greek life. In her position, Cugliari will be working directly with students as a liaison to the Greek sororities and fraternities on the HPU campus. Cugliari says she looks forward to providing students with leadership development opportunities, educational programming and more.
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Student Publishes Research in North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference Proceedings
01.27.2012
Catherine Hendricks, a senior majoring in religion and physics at High Point University, recently had her research paper published in the North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference Proceedings, a collection of the best papers contributed by students who attended the conference. Her paper, titled "Possible Worlds, Sin and Why It All Matters," details evil's place in the world and how it fits into God's plan.
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History Professor Visits Taiwan to Observe Presidential Election
01.26.2012
Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently visited Taiwan thanks to an invitation by the Grand Alliance of the Three Principles of the People. Deng joined a group of 14 scholars from the United States, Canada and Singapore during his visit, which included watching the 2012 presidential election in the Republic of China.
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HPU Hires Naylor as Senior Accountant
Jamie Naylor has been hired as senior accountant at High Point University. Having previously worked in public and construction accounting, Naylor will be responsible for assisting with month-end accounting close, budgeting and enhancing internal controls in her new position.
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HPU Hires Malley as Resident Director
The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Sydney Malley as resident director for the University Center residence hall. Malley, who recently graduated from HPU, will be responsible for assisting students with their residential experience, as well as overseeing residents and a team of resident assistants.
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Professor, Athletic Trainer Awarded Grant to Increase Diversity
01.19.2012

Dr. Jolene Henning, Associate Professor of Athletic Training at High Point University, and Geoffrey Staton, Assistant Athletic Trainer at HPU, were recently both awarded a grant from the National Athletic Trainers' Association Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee. The grant is titled "Enhancing Ethnic Diversity in Athletic Training: Development of an Athletic Training Symposium for High School Students in an Ethnically Diverse Region of North Carolina."

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Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated with Inspirational Service
01.17.2012
High Point University celebrated the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday with its inspirational annual service held in the Hayworth Chapel on campus. The service featured the Rev. Dr. Tyrone Gordon, who serves as the senior pastor of St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas. Gordon was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers in 2011.
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HPU Welcomes Sekhon as Chair of New Department of Physician Assistant Studies in School of Health Sciences
01.12.2012
Dr. Linda Sekhon has joined the School of Health Sciences at High Point University as the Chair of the new Department of Physician Assistant Studies. In her role at HPU, she will work with Dr. Daniel Erb, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, to lay the groundwork for a Physician Assistant Studies curriculum. Sekhon says that the immense growth in the last 40 years of the PA occupation makes this an exciting time to chair the new department at HPU.
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HPU Hires Ouakrim as Instructor of Arabic and French
01.2.2012
Mina Ouakrim was recently hired as an instructor of Arabic and French by the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. "As a foreign language instructor, I am able to open a window of opportunities for students to learn a language, and also understand a different culture and civilization," says Ouakrim. "Working at HPU is a great opportunity and a wonderful experience for me."
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Professors Present at Health and Physical Education Conference
Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at High Point University, and Dr. Jenny Lukow, associate professor of sport management at HPU, recently gave a presentation for the Physical Education Association at the annual North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAAHPERD) Conference.
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HPU Shares the Spirit of the Season with the Community
12.20.2011
High Point University welcomed nearly 1,000 members of the community in a special Christmas event by inviting friends and neighbors to campus to share the sights and sounds of the season. The campus glistened with Christmas lights, and offered music, decorations, hot chocolate and even a visit from Santa Claus for the public to enjoy during the event.
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HPU Holds Canned Food Drive to Benefit Salvation Army
12.19.2011
High Point University recently joined forces with Sealy, FOX 8 and Old Dominion Freight Line to help restock the shelves of the Salvation Army as a part of the annual Sealy/Fox8 Holiday Concert. More than 700 cans of food and other nonperishable items were collected on campus as part of the event.
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Student Club Makes a Difference by 'Creating Smiles, Changing Lives'
12.8.2011
High Point University student Alexa Crawford has found the perfect gift - one that will last a lifetime. This year, she and fellow HPU students - several of whom were born with cleft palates themselves - have started an Operation Smile chapter on the HPU campus to help fund corrective surgeries for children born with cleft lips and cleft palates worldwide.
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Student Provides Art Therapy to Children Through Internship at Brenner Children's Hospital
12.5.2011
Meghan Callahan, a junior at High Point University, recently found a unique way to use her art major to benefit local children with a life-threatening illness thanks to an internship with Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem. Callahan is working as an Arts for Life Intern, a program on the oncology floor that focuses on using arts as a form of being joy to the children.
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Professor Conducts Rhetorical Analysis of Obama
Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of Communication at High Point University, recently published an article in the Fall edition of the Communication Studies journal, titled "Obama's Rhetorical Shift: Insights for Communication Studies." In this article Isaksen explores the shifting rhetorical strategies that Barack Obama employed throughout most of his presidential campaign.
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HPU Poll: Obama Visits NC with Better Ratings on Education and Afghanistan, Lower Ratings on Economy and Iran
03.5.2012
As the race for the White House heats up, President Barack Obama will be visiting Charlotte on Wednesday with an overall state approval rating hovering around 40 percent, according to the recent HPU Poll. The poll also finds that more North Carolinians approve of the way the president is handling policies related to education and Afghanistan, but more disapprove of his policies related to the economy and Iran.
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HPU to Showcase New Dance Minor with Contemporary Concert
03.2.2012
The High Point University Department of Theatre will host the HPU Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 15-17 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. The event is open to the public. The performance will feature an evening of contemporary dance performed by students of the new dance minor program in the HPU Theatre Program.
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HPU Installs Four New Sculptures of Historical Figures
02.29.2012
To inspire students and to enhance the engaging academic environment at High Point University, four more historical figures have been installed on University Avenue and the Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade. The four new sculptures include Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Theodore Roosevelt and Ludwig van Beethoven.
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Senior Prepares for Future with Event Planning Internship
02.27.2012
Kristen Bolton, a senior studying human relations and business at High Point University, is busy planning ahead for her future career and gaining valuable real-world experience with her internship at Bella Wedding and Event Planning in Greensboro. Bolton, who is from Southampton, N.Y., is responsible for working with brides-to-be in planning their dream weddings.
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Students Gain Career Experience at Promotions Company
02.23.2012
Several High Point University students are learning valuable on-the-job experience at Premier Productions, the No. 1 promoter of Christian concerts in the country. Jonathan Riley, Helen Meyer and Alyssa Chislett are part of Premier Production's spring intern team, where they are experiencing many aspects of working in a professional production company.
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Animated Short Created by Professor Continues to Win Attention at Film Festivals
02.20.2012
Brad Lambert, assistant professor of new media in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, is gaining attention - thanks to his animated short that is being screened and winning awards at many film festivals. At the recent Oxford Film Festival, held in Oxford, Miss., his film, "Gilded Aged Gladiator," received the special jury citation for an animated short.
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Student Gains Real World Experience at Furniture Library Internship
02.16.2012
Meaghan Wade, a senior at High Point University majoring in home furnishings with minors in history and art history, is gaining valuable professional insight from her internship at the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library this semester. As part of her internship, Wade is helping create an online database of each book in the library, which include many rare and out-of-print books.
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HPU Poll: North Carolina Voters Divided over Presidential and Congressional Candidates
02.15.2012
The most recent HPU Poll finds President Barack Obama in a tight race with an unnamed Republican candidate. Democratic and Republican candidates for the Congress receive almost equal support. And almost half of North Carolinians are paying closer attention to the 2012 elections than in 2010, though they have not yet spent much time on candidate Web or social media sites.
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Students 'Sleep Out' for Homelessness
Several High Point University students braved cold and rainy winter conditions to raise awareness of the homeless population in the community, as part of the "Homeless in High Point" event hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The organized effort allowed HPU students to sleep outside and truly experience the harsh conditions of homelessness.
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HPU Welcomes Smoliga as Associate Professor in Department of Physical Therapy
02.13.2012
The Department of Physical Therapy recently hired Dr. James Smoliga as associate professor of physiology in the new School of Health Sciences at High Point University. In his new position, Smoliga will be course director for the physiology and pathophysiology content in the university's physical therapy curriculum. He will also provide research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Smoliga will also be teaching physiology courses.
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HPU Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Stable while Governor's, Congress' Ratings Slightly Lower
The most recent HPU Poll, fielded by the High Point University Survey Research Center, finds that 44 percent of North Carolinians approve of President Barack Obama's job performance - a stable finding compared to the last HPU Poll fielded in November. The poll also found that approval of Gov. Bev Perdue and Congress appear to be slightly lower with Perdue's approval rating at 35 percent and the approval rating for Congress at a mere 11 percent.
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Sorority Volunteers to Raise Awareness of Juvenile Diabetes
02.1.2012
The Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at High Point University recently partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Statewide Family Retreat Weekend to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes and help families affected by the disease. As part of the event, Alpha Gamma Delta assisted by leading activities for the children, including arts and crafts, as well as Zumba and nutrition classes.
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HPU Welcomes Pomeroy as Learning Excellence Specialist
01.27.2012
The Office of Academic Development at High Point University recently hired Debra Pomeroy as a learning excellence specialist. She will work with students to provide an individualized support system, which includes enhancing students' academic abilities and achieving academic goals. Pomeroy says she is looking forward to the opportunity to work with students who will benefit from the support and encouragement she will offer.
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Accounting Professor Presents at National Conference
01.26.2012
Ross Roberts, assistant professor of accounting in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently attended the American Accounting Association annual meeting in Denver. At the conference, which focused on effective teaching methods in accounting, Roberts presented a paper co-written by fellow assistant accounting professor at HPU, Dr. Premalata Sundaram.
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Successful Blood Drive Kicks Off Spring Semester
Students, faculty and staff joined forces at the start of the spring 2012 semester to help people in need with High Point University's third blood drive of the academic year. The event netted 51 units of blood. Through this blood drive and two more blood drives held last semester, the HPU family has donated a total of 342 units of blood this academic year.
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Student Hosts Successful Bone Marrow Drive
01.19.2012
Emily Guffey, a sophomore at High Point University, recently reached her goal of adding more than 50 people to a national registry of potential bone marrow donors during a Be the Match event that she held on the HPU campus last semester. Guffey held the event in honor of one person in particular - Dylan Price, a freshman at Page High School in Greensboro who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
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HPU Toms Shoes Chapter Makes Top 10 List of Events for 2011
01.13.2012
The awareness week that students in the TOMS Shoes Campus Chapter at High Point University organized in November had a great impact on the international TOMS Shoes organization - so much that it landed a spot on the Top 10 TOMS Events around the World in 2011. The TOMS Week was organized by students and held on the HPU campus.
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Lipowski Joins HPU as Assistant Professor of Psychology
01.2.2012
Dr. Stacy Lipowski was recently hired in the Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University as assistant professor of psychology. In her new position, Lipowski will be teaching psychology courses, advising, and continuing her current line of research and working on new projects with the university, as well as mentoring students both inside and outside the classroom.
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Students Deck the Halls to Benefit Charities
12.23.2011
Students at High Point University gathered to give back during the holiday season in creative unique way - by decking their residence halls to the nines during "Hallidazzle," a decorating competition designed to benefit United Way charities. The competition was hosted by The Office of Student Life and the Inter-Residence Council at HPU, and it challenged students to decorate the common areas of their building to win $500 for a local United Way charities and causes.
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Theatre Department Honored with NCTC Award
The spotlight is on the Department of Theatre at High Point University with their recent recognition by the North Carolina Theatre Conference. The conference honored the department with the 2011 NCTC College/University Award for their artistic excellence, continued alumni success and statewide leadership.
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UNC-TV to Air 'HPU Presents: Malcolm Gladwell and Nido Qubein' TV Special
12.19.2011
The UNC-TV network will highlight High Point University in a special program early in the new year, with "High Point University Presents: Malcolm Gladwell and Nido Qubein." The program will air at 10 p.m. on Jan. 12 on the UNC-TV network. The televised special will feature a lively and fascinating conversation between Malcolm Gladwell and Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president, before a live audience on the university campus.
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HPU Presents Annual Holiday Choral Concert
12.8.2011
More than 500 members of the High Point community were recently treated to a festive evening of Christmas music at High Point University's annual Holiday Choral concert. The performance featured the university's choral ensembles, which was accompanied by a full orchestra made up of students, faculty and guests musicians.
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HPU Wins Donate for Life Challenge
12.5.2011
Megan Kurtzman, a junior at High Point University, has a lot to celebrate these days. Kurtzman challenged the campus to get involved in a cause near and dear to her heart - the Donate for Life Campus Challenge - and the HPU community answered her call. They won with 500 new organ donors - beating out other large schools in the challenge such as East Carolina University.
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Physical Therapy Professors Present at American Physical Therapy Association Meeting in Chicago
03.8.2012
Two faculty members in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University recently represented the school at a national meeting - the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), held in Chicago, which featured 11,000 physical therapists from all over the nation. Dr. Eric Hegedus, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Alexis Wright, assistant professor of physical therapy, both presented at the meeting.
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Third Annual Home Furnishings Seminar to Focus on Increasing Sales through Web Strategies
03.6.2012
The Knabusch-Shoemaker International School of Furnishings at High Point University is sponsoring the third annual online marketing seminar for students and home furnishings industry officials, titled "Online Merchandising: Web Strategies to Increase Sales and Profits." The seminar will focus on increasing company revenues in a world where online advertising, social media and company websites are becoming some of the most effective ways to reach consumers.
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Psychology Department Attends National Conference in California
02.29.2012
Several students and faculty members in the Psychology Department at High Point University recently attended the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, Calif. Students who attended the conference included Aliya Wilk, Lauren Reese, Lauren Zimmerman, Erika Frey, Nicole Chrysson, Jamie McDonald, Casey Lowth, Kalena Jones, Bill Burke, John Purcell, Wade Rothrock and Travis Spier.
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Professor Receives National Physician Assistant Award
02.27.2012
The American Academy of Physician Assistants congratulated Dr. Linda Sekhon, associate professor of physician assistant studies at High Point University, on being named third place recipient of the 2012 PAragon Publishing Award. Every year, the AAPA recognizes five of the nation's top physician's assistants with the Academy's highest honor, the PAragon Award.
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Faculty, Students Publish Article in Law Review
02.24.2012
High Point University students recently collaborated with criminal justice and mathematics faculty members to publish an article in "The Original Law Review," examining the relationship between sentencing practices and geographic region. The paper was written by Ahn-Redding, in collaboration with Dr. Ron Lamb, associate professor of math; Colleen Ehatt, a senior majoring in psychology and criminal justice; and Bonnie Caster, a recent HPU graduate.
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HPU Named ‘Tree Campus USA’ for Third Consecutive Year
02.21.2012
Thanks to continued efforts on the High Point University campus, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced that HPU achieved "Tree Campus USA" designation for the third year in a row. The Tree Campus USA program is an initiative that sprang from a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. to foster the development of the next generation of tree stewards.
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HPU Welcomes Knox as Major Gift Officer in Office of Institutional Advancement
02.17.2012
High Point University recently hired Jan (Jannifer) Hebert Knox as major gift officer for the Office of Institutional Advancement. In her new position, Knox, originally from King, will work with philanthropic investors to expand upon and generate new educational programs and scholarships. As an HPU alumna, Knox says she is thrilled that her career path has led her back to the institution.
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Winter Choral Concert to Celebrate 'Treasures from Great Britain'
02.16.2012
High Point University will treat the community to the Department of Music's annual Winter Choral Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The event is open to the public. The concert, titled "Crown Jewels: Treasure from Great Britain," will feature the University Singers, Chapel Choir, and Chamber Singers.
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HPU Hosts Annual Winter Family Weekend
High Point was recently flooded with more than 3,000 visitors from out of town for a weekend of education, culture and entertainment, as High Point University hosted its bi-annual Family Weekend, held Feb. 3 through 5. HPU students and families enjoyed a faculty lecture series, a performance by the North Carolina Dance Theatre, and entertainment by comedian Sean Emery.
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Psychology Professor Presents National Project Results at Conference in Seattle
02.13.2012
Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor of Psychology, recently presented results from a series of studies examining the effects of emotional arousal on memory at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, the national conference in cognitive psychology. The event was held in Seattle. Wear's presentation was titled "The Fate of Neutral Words Surrounding Emotionally Arousing Oddballs."
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HPU Honored with Spirit of NC Award from United Way
High Point University has a true giving spirit - and the United Way of North Carolina recognized that by presenting the university with the 2011 Spirit of North Carolina Award in the category for Educational Institution. he HPU United Way campaign raised more than $166,000 - a $20,000 increase over the 2010 campaign year.
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HPU to Debut New Play Contest Winner 'The Glasses'
02.1.2012
It's a delightful new comedy about an ambitious young real estate agent who acquires an unusual pair of glasses that gives him the ability to see the hidden flaws, fears and fantasies of the people around him - and it's exactly the kind of play that gained the right kind of attention to win the first ever "High Point University New Play Contest."
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Professor Receives Prestigious Journalism Fellowship
01.27.2012
Carol A. Davis, instructor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, was recently selected as one of 16 fellows from across the country to attend a business journalism seminar at the Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
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HPU Adds 116 New Jobs
01.26.2012
By August of this year, the number of employees at High Point University will have grown to approximately 1,126 with the addition of 116 new jobs. These numbers do not include the hundreds of construction workers ever present on the expanding campus. The number of employees at HPU has tripled since 2005. Plans call for 400 more jobs in the next five years.
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HPU Hires Corl as Admissions Event Coordinator
Melanie Corl has been hired as admissions event coordinator by the Office of Admissions at High Point University. She will be responsible for planning and managing events designed for prospective and incoming students at HPU. Currently, the admissions office welcomes more than 7,000 prospective students to campus each year.
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HPU to Host Evening of Music at Annual Faculty Recital
01.19.2012
High Point University will showcase the musical talents of the university's prestigious music faculty with the annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The evening of music will feature a diverse selection as full-time and adjunct faculty members will both sing and play selections from nearly all genres.
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Dr. Jeffrey Taylor Joins HPU in School of Health Sciences
01.17.2012
The Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University recently announced its hire of Dr. Jeffrey B. Taylor as assistant professor and director of clinical education in the new School of Health Sciences. Taylor's role at HPU will be director of clinical education for the Department of Physical Therapy in the new School of Health Sciences.
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HPU Welcomes Community to Greensboro Symphony Performance
01.12.2012
High Point University will delight audiences with a complimentary performance of the Greensboro Symphony, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert kicks off the university's spring Cultural Enrichment Series, which offers numerous other complimentary performances and events throughout the spring semester.
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Former NBC Vice President Joins School of Communication
01.2.2012
High Point University recently hired Charisse McGhee-Lazarou in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication as an assistant professor of Communication and the head of the Media Fellows Program. Her previous job experience includes serving as vice president of Primetime Programming at NBC, where she created and oversaw production for the network's primetime comedies and dramas, including "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Sisters," "ER" and "For Your Love."
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Dr. Leslie Cavendish Joins School of Education
Dr. Leslie Cavendish was recently hired as assistant professor of education at High Point University. In her new position, Cavendish will be responsible for teaching elementary education courses and working alongside Montlieu Elementary to provide the Book Buddies, Reading Tutors and Literacy Night programs. Additionally, she will be working with graduate students with their final practicum experience.
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Students Answer the Call to Provide Presents to Local Children
12.23.2011
When High Point University students learned that the Salvation Army had a need to fill Christmas stockings for local children who may not otherwise get gifts on Christmas day, they answered the call abundantly. More than 150 students participated in the Stuff a Stocking Campaign by picking up a stocking from the Office of Student Life at HPU, filling it with toys and personal hygiene items and returning it to a drop-off location on campus.
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Alumna, Faculty Member Co-Author Article about Facebook
Dr. Kirsten Li-Barber, associate professor of psychology at High Point University, recently co-authored an article with Whitney Special (class of 2008) which was published in the November issue of the "Computers in Human Behavior" journal. The article is titled "Self Disclosure and Student Satisfaction with Facebook."
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HPU Students Take First, Second Place at Research Conference
12.19.2011
Four students majoring in computer science at High Point University recently won awards for their research presentations at the Association of Computing Machinery Mid-Southeast Conference. As part of the conference, students in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs across the region presented their findings in various research projects, including three presentations from HPU students.
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Student Government Association Gives Donation to United Way
12.5.2011
The Student Government Association at High Point University recently presented a $1,500 donation to the United Way of Greater High Point on Dec. 1 as their annual holiday gift. "The SGA Executive Council felt that during this season of giving, we should give a donation to a local charity," says Nicholas Lincoln, SGA president.
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HPU Welcomes Award-Winning Performer as Dance Instructor
Cara Hagan, an award-winning choreographer and performer, has joined High Point University as instructor of dance. In her new position, she will be creating a new dance minor program. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Hagan will be responsible for teaching classes in various dance techniques, as well as choreographing musicals and dance concerts.
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