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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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Professor Publishes Physical Therapy Article
Dr. Alexis Wright, assistant professor of physical therapy for the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, recently published an article in Lower Extremity Review, an online magazine for the field of podiatry, physical therapy, and orthopedics. The article focuses on hip osteoarthritis and the benefits of physical therapy.
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HPU Poll: Putting Obama's 43 Percent Approval Rating into Historical Perspective
The latest HPU Poll finds an approval rating for Barack Obama at 43 percent. When put into historical perspective, Obama's job performance rating is similar to that of former President Jimmy Carter's job performance rating at the same time in his campaign - the fall before he failed to gain re-election, but lower than that of former President Ronald Reagan, who won a second term election.
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HPU Welcomes Holiday Season with Annual Holiday Choral Concert
11.21.2011
?Tis the season for sharing the gift of music - and High Point University hopes to do just that by hosting its annual Holiday Choral Concert, which will feature performances from the university's choral ensembles, accompanied by a full orchestra made up of students, faculty and guests musicians. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. It is open to the public.
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HPU Welcomes Menius to Admissions Department
11.17.2011
Marianne Menius was recently hired by the Admissions Department at High Point University as admissions counselor. As part of her new position as admissions counselor, Menius is responsible for meeting with prospective high school students and parents to assist them with navigating the admissions process and enrolling in HPU.
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HPU Welcomes Burrows as Instructor of Music
11.11.2011
Dr. Candice Burrows was recently hired in the Department of Music at High Point University as instructor of music. At her new position, Burrows will be responsible for teaching Private Voice lessons, Vocal Literature and Diction courses in Italian, Latin and English. Before arriving at HPU, Burrows worked as a professional classical singer.
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Students Compete in Battle of the Brains Contest
11.10.2011
A group of 12 select students from High Point University's Mathematics and Computer Science Department recently had the chance to exercise their brain power for representatives from IBM by competing in the 36th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery Collegiate programming contest- better known as "The Battle of the Brains." The regional competition was held at Duke University on Nov. 5.
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Students Spend Fall Break Helping Alabama Families Devastated by Tornado
11.8.2011
Several High Point University students dedicated an entire week to helping others in need as part of HPU's Alternative Fall Break Program. Specifically, a group of 15 students and seven adults boarded a bus and headed to the Alabama communities of Tuscaloosa and Phil Campbell to aid families who were affected by a rash of 33 disastrous tornados that hit the area in April 2011.
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Students Make a Difference in Nicaragua on Alternative Fall Break
11.3.2011
Several High Point University students in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity recently had the opportunity of a lifetime during their recent fall break - they traveled to Nicaragua as part of HPU's Alternative Fall Break Program. The group, which included 15 students and two advisers, traveled to Isle de Ometepe, Nicaragua. There, they worked at a school for deaf children.
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HPU Hires Winkel as Assistant Professor of Spanish
Adam Winkel was recently hired as assistant professor of Spanish by the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In his new position, Winkel will be responsible for instructing all levels of Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture. The Modern Foreign Languages Department at HPU has more than doubled its offerings since 2005, with Portuguese and Russian being the most recent additions.
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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 to Host N.C. Symphony Holiday Concert
11.23.2011
High Point University will celebrate this year's holiday season by hosting a performance by the North Carolina Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Organized in 1932 under the direction of Pulitzer traveling fellowship recipient and composer Lamar Stringfield, the Orchestra has been led by Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Swalin for 35 years.
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HPU's Dillon Brothers Win Racing Series Titles
11.21.2011
High Point University students Austin and Ty Dillon both won major car racing titles this season. Austin placed 10th in the final race of the season on Friday, winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Ty won the ARCA championship in October. Austin is a junior majoring in Communication at High Point University. Ty is a freshman majoring in Business.
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Faculty Members Attend National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Atlanta
Several faculty members from High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend the 32nd National Women's Studies Association Conference, held in Atlanta. The conference is the nation's preeminent meeting dedicated to women's and gender issues and research. The conference fosters dialogue and provides an opportunity for attendees to stay current on the latest trends and research in the field.
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The Gratitude Project: Students Document What They're Thankful For
11.18.2011
High Point University students took the time to document what they are most thankful for this week through a poster campaign called The Gratitude Project, organized by junior Kayla Buechner. Their responses ranged from "troops who are fighting oversees" during this holiday season to "teachers who care," "family and friends" and "religious freedom."
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HPU Welcomes Glass as Instructor of Mathematics
11.16.2011
Melissa Glass was recently hired by the Mathematics Department at High Point University as instructor of mathematics. "My goal is to help students think more mathematically which will result in deeper thinking overall," says Glass, who will teach entry level math courses. Glass says her area of expertise is analysis, particularly fractals. She is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, a mathematical honors society.
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HPU Hosts Fun, Educational Fall Festival for Montlieu Elementary Students
11.9.2011
Children from Montlieu Academy of Technology had the chance to take a break from class and enjoy an afternoon of fun at the High Point University Fall Festival, all while learning how to use technology in new ways. The festival, organized and led by nearly 50 student-volunteers from the Volunteer Center at HPU, invited 150 children from the school for an afternoon of activities.
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Blosser Joins HPU as Director of Service Learning
11.4.2011
Dr. Joseph Blosser has joined High Point University as the director of service learning and assistant professor of religion and philosophy. As director of service learning, he will serve as a community advocate as he helps students and faculty engage with local organizations outside of the classroom to provide meaningful service.
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HPU Theatre To Present Award-Winning Production of 'Urinetown'
11.3.2011
The Department of Theatre at High Point University will present the award-winning musical "Urinetown" in the Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show will run on Nov. 17-20 and is open to the public. The production, which is directed by Jay Putnam, professor of theatre at HPU, was written by Greg Kotis and includes music by Mark Hollman.
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Students 'Sleep Out' for Homelessness
02.15.2012
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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New Ropes Course Offers Unique Learning Opportunities
A new ropes course and retreat center at High Point University are adding a new dimension to the many experiential learning opportunities that the university offers to its students. The HPU Ropes Course and retreat center, located just a few miles from campus, opened this fall with these things in mind - to give HPU students a place to develop professionally and academically outside of their usual surroundings.
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HPU Welcomes Reish as IT Services Specialist
Kaitlyn Reish was recently hired in the Information Technology Department at High Point University as IT services specialist. In her new position, Reish will be responsible for providing customer service to assist students, faculty, and staff with technological support.
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HPU Welcomes Allred as Hardware Support Specialist
11.18.2011
Alan Allred was recently hired by the Information Technology Department at High Point University as hardware support specialist. In his new position, Allred will be responsible for the continued maintenance of school technology resources and serving student and faculty in hardware repairs or software assistance.
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HPU Develops Food Donation Program, Helps Local Pantries
11.17.2011
During these economically challenging times, many people are forced to go without the most basic needs, including food. High Point University has developed a new ongoing program designed to make a difference by partnering with Food Donation Connection and Open Door Ministries to donate surplus food from the university.
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Professor Reaches Out to Families Affected by Heart Defects
11.16.2011
The growth of the human heart in a child is a miraculous thing. Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, will explain the complexities of this process and what makes it so intriguing at a Mended Little Hearts meeting from 7-8 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Ronald McDonald House in Winston Salem.
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Professor Publishes Critical Chapter on Early Modern Education
11.15.2011
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled "Honest Payneful Pastymes: Pain, Play, and Pedagogy in Early Modern England" for Ashgate's "Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England," edited by Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson. Casey's essay considers the way young men were prepared for war as a part of their formal academic education in Elizabethan England.
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HPU to Host 41st Annual Phoenix Literary Festival
11.10.2011
High Point University students and local high school writers will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most prominent poets in America, Jorie Graham, at the 41st annual Phoenix Literary Festival, hosted by HPU. The highlight of the festival begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the University Center. The event is open to the public.
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HPU Welcomes Scheidt as English Professor
11.8.2011
Dr. Donna Scheidt was recently hired at High Point University as assistant professor of English. In her new position, Scheidt will be responsible for teaching English courses at HPU. Scheidt's areas of expertise are rhetoric, composition, legal studies, and law and literature. Prior to joining HPU, Scheidt worked for several years as an attorney and community organizer in the fields of nonprofit law and student rights.
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Malcolm Gladwell Speaks at HPU as Part of Cultural Enrichment Series
11.3.2011
Malcolm Gladwell, one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People and author of four New York Times bestsellers, recently spoke at High Point University as part of the university Cultural Enrichment Series. Gladwell, whose first book, "The Tipping Point" has been a BusinessWeek bestseller since it was published in February 2000, spoke at two separate university events.
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