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Roger Shore Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award
05.16.2012
Roger Shore, associate professor of mathematics and computer science at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award at HPU's 88th Commencement Ceremony. He developed the computer science minor program into a major in the early 1990s, and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has flourished since that time.
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'Clean Sweep' Event Collects Food, Clothing and Furniture for Local Nonprofits
High Point University students emptied their dorms from top to bottom at the end of the academic year as part of the university's annual "Clean Sweep" event, which collects items needed by local nonprofit organizations that provide assistance in the community. The event collected more than 500 pounds of food for the United Way of Greater High Point's 20th annual Postal Food Drive, which benefits 14 local food pantries.
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First Research and Creativity Symposium Allows Students to Present as Scholars
05.8.2012
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works at High Point University began a new tradition this year that displays the diverse amount of knowledge HPU students gain through their studies at the university. The first High Point University Research and Creativity Symposium was held at the end of the academic year, and it brought more than 50 students together to present research projects.
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Ward Joins HPU Board of Trustees
Dr. Alexander (Al) Ward has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. Ward serves as senior pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and maintains an active role in community service in the Piedmont Triad. He serves on the Board of Directors at Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville and on the Board of Trustees at The Children's Home in Winston-Salem.
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Evening Degree Program Inducts New Members to Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society
05.3.2012
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University recently honored its outstanding students by inducting 11 new members to the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. Students inducted in the honor society included Brian Baird, Deborah Blackburn, William Buck, Amber Davis, Amanda Durrett, Bryan Hajtovik, Rachel Jones, Annette Knight, Quinita Little, Zahiya Rimawi and Joseph Vestal.
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Sechrest Gallery Extends Bob Timberlake Exhibit Through May 18
05.1.2012
Folks who still haven't had a chance to visit the work of renowned American realist painter Bob Timberlake at High Point University still have time. The exhibition, "Seven Decades of Art - 75th Birthday Exhibition," has now been extended through May 18. The extensive presentation of Timberlake's work is housed in the Sechrest Gallery on the HPU campus. It is free and open to the public.
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Phi Mu's 'Hoop-A-Paluza' Benefits Local Boy
04.30.2012
High Point University's chapter of Phi Mu sorority recently turned their annual basketball competition into a memorial for Kaleb Rancer, a local child who died of cancer, thanks to the annual "Hoop-A-Paluza." During the event, fraternities on campus participated head-to-head in a variety of games.
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Five Students Take Top Prize at Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium
04.25.2012
Fifteen students from High Point University presented their hard work and research along with faculty mentors and professors at the fifth annual Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (BigSURS), held at Winthrop University. During the symposium, students not only presented their research in oral and poster sessions, but also had the opportunity to network with students from all over the region.
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Senior Honored with 2012 Haverty Cup Award
04.23.2012
Shannon Taylor, a senior double majoring in home furnishings and marketing with a minor in interior design at High Point University, has been honored as the recipient of the 2012 Haverty Cup Award. Taylor, a native of Winston-Salem, received $2,500 and a plaque for her extensive accomplishments in the home furnishings programs.
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Exceptional Students Recognized at Annual Honors Day Ceremony
04.19.2012
High Point University is filled with students who make a difference on campus and in the community, and each year, the university takes time to recognize their efforts during its annual Honors Day Awards ceremony, held on campus on April 18. The Honors Day program recognizes students who look to not only excel in the classroom, but also across campus by holding leadership positions, taking part in athletics and more.
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Art Professor Displays Work in National Exhibit
04.13.2012
Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, was recently accepted into the nationally juried Sacred Art Exhibition in Galesburg, Ill., which features artwork that included all media that deals with spiritual and sacred subject matter. Wheless entered a colored pencil Mandala, a sacred circle that in many religions represents wholeness.
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Junior Performs Psychology Research at Center for Creative Leadership
04.11.2012
Bill Burke, a junior majoring in psychology with a minor in Spanish at High Point University, is gaining valuable career experience thanks to his psychology internship at the Center for Creative Leadership. Burke, who plans to pursue a career related to industrial organizational psychology, is able to experience the importance of leadership development and positive employee satisfaction in the workplace at the CCL.
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Department of History to Host First 'American Discoveries' Event
04.10.2012
The High Point University Department of History is launching a new venture called American Discoveries that brings leading scholars in the field of American history to campus to present groundbreaking research and research methods to students and the local community. The first American Discoveries event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Phillips School of Business.
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HPU Brings Music to the Community with Annual Spring Concert
04.4.2012
High Point University will entertain the community with the Department of Music's annual Spring Choral Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 and April 24 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert will feature the University Singers, Chapel Choir, Chamber Singers, and faculty soloists accompanied by a full orchestra performing Carl Orff's "Carmina Burama."
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Communication Majors Represent HPU at National Assembly
04.2.2012
Students in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication are committed to advancing the reputation of HPU at a national level. Radford Hyde, of the Piedmont Triad, and Chelsea Hyde, of Lunenburg, Mass. - both strategic communication majors at HPU - did that by recently participating in the national assembly of the Public Relations Student Society of America, along with Dr. Linda B. Gretton, assistant professor of communication.
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Center for Entrepreneurship Inducts Founding Members of New Honor Society
03.30.2012
The Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University recently inducted the founding members of the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society - the only national academic honor society dedicated to entrepreneurship. HPU, one of only a handful of universities in the country that are chartered members of Sigma Nu Tau, inducted 11 students into the honor society during a ceremony.
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NASCAR Program Offers Students a Chance to Excel in Marketing, Promotions and Research
03.26.2012
The NASCAR Kinetics program has arrived at the HPU campus to offer five marketing and communication majors the chance to excel outside of the classroom by spearheading a live campaign as well as performing research for two marketing case studies related to the racing industry. The students are coordinating a NASCAR viewing day event for other students on the HPU campus, set for April 1.
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Students Team Up to Ban the 'R' Word
03.20.2012
High Point University sophomore Kendall Hager, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity recently dedicated their time to host several events on campus that encouraged students to eliminate the use of the "R" word. The groups teamed together to present a campaign on campus, called "Spread the Word to End the Word."
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School of Health Sciences to Host Distinguished Lecture Series
03.14.2012
High Point University's School of Health Sciences will begin its Distinguished Lecture Series by hosting Dr. Douglas Casa, professor at the University of Connecticut, to speak at 6 p.m. on March 15 in the Frances Auditorium in Phillips Hall. Casa will be presenting a lecture, titled "Preventing Sudden Death in Sports." The event is open to the public.
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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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Recent Graduate Receives International Communicator Award
05.11.2012
Adam Keelan, a recent graduate of High Point University who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in electronic media, was presented an Award of Distinction at the Communicator Awards, an international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Keelan was recognized in the Film/Video-Student category for a promotional video on the uses of the HPU Passport Card.
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Former First Lady Laura Bush Encourages HPU Graduates to Focus on Helping Others
05.5.2012
Former First Lady Laura W. Bush delivered an insightful message to 775 graduates receiving their degrees at High Point University. During her speech, she shared her passion for education and encouraged students to welcome the challenges, triumphs and unpredictable changes in life with open arms, and to use their talents to help others. The 88th Graduation Ceremony, held May 5, took place on the Roberts Hall Front Lawn.
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Biology Club Visits Washington, D.C.
05.4.2012
Students in the Biology Club at High Point University recently enhanced their knowledge about biological and scientific interests outside of the traditional classroom setting with a recent trip to Washington, D.C. As part of the trip, members of the biology club and three faculty advisers visited the Smithsonian National Zoological Park and various museums.
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Pi Kappa Alpha 'Dunks' for a Cause
05.2.2012
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at High Point University recently raised funds in honor of Habitat for Humanity with their second annual "Dunk a Pike" philanthropy event. As part of the event, the fraternity hosted a cookout for the community, and students made donations to try to dunk several of its members in a dunk tank.
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Students Lose Their Locks in Cuts for Cancer Event
05.1.2012
Seventeen students at High Point University recently shed their long locks for a good cause as part of the second "Cuts for Cancer" event on campus. The program, funded through the HPU sophomore class, made it possible for participants to each donate 8 inches of hair that goes directly to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes real hair wigs for cancer patients who can't afford them.
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Sorority Raises Domestic Violence Awareness with Clothesline Project
04.30.2012
The Alpha Chi Omega Sorority at High Point University recently took part in a nationwide campaign - the Clothesline Project - a project that helps raise awareness about domestic violence. As part of the project, students decorated T-shirts to be hung on a clothesline to help spread the word about the fact that domestic violence truly does occur everywhere.
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Renowned Investigative Reporter Delves into 21st Century Journalism
04.26.2012
High Point University recently hosted award-winning investigative journalist and entrepreneurial media executive John Solomon for a presentation in the Frances Auditorium of Phillips Hall. Students and members of HPU attended an exciting and interrogative look at 21st century investigative journalism from the former director of news and investigations for Newsweek.
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HPU Welcomes Admissions Event Coordinator
04.20.2012
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Heather Livengood as admissions events coordinator. In her new position, Livengood will be responsible for developing, planning, coordinating, and managing all admissions events, including open houses and early registrations. She will be working directly with prospective and incoming students.
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Students Go Barefoot for a Good Cause
04.18.2012
If you spotted students around the campus of High Point University going barefoot - they had a good reason. They were raising awareness and educating fellow students on the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child's life during the national "One Day Without Shoes" event, originally created by TOMS Shoes.
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HPU Poll: North Carolinians Boost Recycling Habits, Only 3 Percent Say Environment is in 'Excellent' Condition
04.17.2012
With Earth Week being honored across the country this week, the HPU Poll has found that the environment and increasing sustainable practices are on the minds of North Carolina residents. According to the most recent poll, North Carolinians are increasing their efforts to recycle and make their homes more energy efficient at a time when only three percent of residents say the environment is currently in "excellent" condition.
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HPU Welcomes Spiegel to IT Team
04.12.2012
The Office of Internet Technology at High Point University recently hired Alan Spiegel as projects and development manager in IT. In his new position, Spiegel is responsible for planning, executing and closing project plans, as well as managing custom Web application programming and development. He will also be managing updates, changes and problem resolution of HPU's websites.
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Faust Receives Pulitzer Fellowship to Report from UAE This Summer
04.10.2012
HPU senior Andrew Faust has been selected by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to receive a stipend that will allow him to travel to the Middle East and report on a critical international issue. Faust, a double major in biology and communication, plans to use the grant to travel to the United Arab Emirates after he graduates in May to investigate the growth of the fast food industry in the UAE.
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Student Earns National Civic Honor through Service
04.6.2012
Campus Compact recently named Alexa Crawford, a sophomore at High Point University, a 2012 Newman Civic fellow - an honor bestowed to students who demonstrate a personal commitment to creating a lasting change for the better in their communities. The organization notes that Crawford demonstrates the type of civic engagement that sets a shining example for others.
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Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley and Director of Pulitzer Center Visit HPU to Discuss Heartbreaking Issue of Child Brides
04.5.2012
High Point University students recently had the opportunity to hear from Cynthia Gorney, professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and former reporter at The Washington Post, who discussed a riveting journalism project of hers that attracted global attention: The heartbreaking, age-old ritual of children as young as 8 years old becoming brides in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Ethiopia.
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Final Theatre Production of the Year to Feature Shakespeare's Classic 'Twelfth Night'
04.3.2012
High Point University will present one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies of all time - "Twelfth Night" - the story that portrays a bit of mistaken identity as the main characters must prevail in order to win "true love." The production, which will be held in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, runs April 14 through April 22. It is open to the public, and tickets are available to purchase.
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HPU Poll: North Carolinians Blame Oil Companies for Gas Price Hikes, Begin to Cut Back on Spending
04.2.2012
As gas prices have inflated in recent weeks heading toward $4 a gallon, the HPU Poll finds North Carolinians are cutting back on spending due to the increasing fuel costs. Sixty-eight percent said gas prices have caused financial hardships for themselves or others in their households. Majorities of those polled are considering more fuel efficient cars or have cut back on driving and household spending.
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Kappa Delta Supports Child Abuse Awareness with Fishing Tournament
03.29.2012
The Kappa Delta Sorority at High Point University recently hosted the "All Things Southern" Fishing Tournament to raise awareness of child abuse to support the sorority's cause - preventing child abuse. Eighty percent of the proceeds will be sent to the sorority's local beneficiary, Family Service of the Piedmont, as a part of their focus revolves around preventing child abuse.
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Sorority Makes Waves with First 'Sigma Splash' Event
The Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority at High Point University held a unique week of fundraisers from March 26 through today - all to raise funds for play therapy rooms and programs for terminally ill children at UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital and the Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Events included everything from a raffle, a pie-in-the-face event and more.
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Students Volunteer at UNC-TV Annual Telethon
03.26.2012
Several students at High Point University recently volunteered to support public television by participating in UNC-TV's annual telethon pledge drive at the network's studio in the Research Triangle Park near Raleigh. During the telethon, students answered telephone calls made by viewers to make pledges and donations during a live broadcast in the network's programming.
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Students Rebuild Homes, Touch Lives of Tornado Victims during Spring Break
03.19.2012
Sixteen students from High Point University traveled south during their spring break through the university's Alternative Break Program to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to devote an entire week to restoring tornado damage caused by recent storms in the area. The group, in collaboration with Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, spent the week working on houses affected by the tornado by repairing siding and more.
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Sechrest Gallery Celebrates Opening of Bob Timberlake 75th Birthday Exhibition
03.15.2012
He's easily North Carolina's most recognizable and successful living artist - and High Point University is celebrating Bob Timberlake with a special exhibition in the Sechrest Gallery on campus. The collection, "Seven Decades of Art - 75th Birthday Exhibition," opened with fanfare on March 14 with a special reception with Timberlake in attendance. It will remain in the gallery through May 5, and it is open to the public.
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Musical Theatre to Perform Opera Hits
03.14.2012
The Department of Music at High Point University will delight audiences with a variety of music and entertainment with its Musical Theatre Workshop Performance at 7:30 p.m. on March 30 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts center. The event is open to the public. The show will feature music students performing scenes from shows by composer Stephen Schwartz.
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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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HPU Welcomes Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
The Department of Institutional Advancement at High Point University recently hired Mindy Mahrer as assistant director of alumni relations. In her new position, Mahrer, a native of Georgia, will be responsible for enhancing and overseeing the communication and marketing amongst alumni chapters, young alumni and reunion programs.
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Professor of Physical Therapy Wins Research Award
05.8.2012
Dr. Alexis Wright, assistant professor of physical therapy at High Point University, recently received the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association's Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award for her paper on hip osteoarthritis. She will receive her award at the APTA national conference this June in Tampa.
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First Graduating Class of Physics Majors
05.5.2012
Five students graduated with a degree in physics in May 2012. They are the first graduating class in physics in the history of High Point University. All of them were double-majors. In addition, Amanda Tindall graduated with a minor in physics.     The senior class is: Catherine Hendricks Laura Lee Nathan Michalewicz Colin McGuire […]
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Fraternity Philanthropy Event is a Smashing Success
05.3.2012
The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at High Point University recently raised more than $2,000 for a worthy cause in a unique way by hosting its annual Car Smash event, which benefits Push America. At the event, the fraternity offered students the chance to smash a used car with a hammer in exchange for a donation.
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Dean of Chapel Delivers Last Sermon before Retirement
04.30.2012
After 23 years of service, Dr. Hal Warlick, dean of chapel at High Point University, delivered his final sermon to students on April 25 in the Charles E. Hayworth Senior Memorial Chapel. During the service, HPU president Nido Qubein presented Warlick with the status and award of Dean Emeritus of the Charles E. Hayworth Senior Memorial Chapel.
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Thinking Big: App created by Faculty, Students Transforms Learning in the Classroom
04.24.2012
Three professors and three students from High Point University have taken a bold idea and turned it into a new app for the iPad that changes the way students learn about markets in the classroom. To fund the project, they received more than $12,000 last year from the university's Think Big grant, which awards funds to professors with innovative projects designed to inspire learning.
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Junior Serves as Youth Intern at Local Church
04.10.2012
Leeann Mangum, a junior at High Point University double majoring in English writing and religion, has gained relevant career experience as a youth intern at a local church. Mangum has spent the year serving as the Family Ministry Team Intern at Church of The Redeemer in Greensboro. In her position, Mangum works with children, youth, and their families in the church.
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Art Instructor has Work Featured in National Photography Exhibit
04.4.2012
Benita VanWinkle, instructor of art at High Point University, was recently honored with a third place award from the "Of Memory, Bone, and Myth National Photography Exhibition," a nationally juried photography show on the interpretation of memory and myth, sponsored by the University of North Dakota Department of Art and Design and the Myers Foundation. For the show, VanWinkle entered a piece in tribute to the memory of her grandparents.
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HPU Poll: Registered Voters in North Carolina Remain Divided over Presidential and Congressional Candidates
04.3.2012

A new HPU Poll finds that there has been little change in North Carolinians' opinions of President Barack Obama and his GOP opponents throughout the last few months as support for both parties remains almost equally divided. Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress also receive almost equal support. The president's job approval rating still hovers in the low 40s, while GOP candidates are still in a tight race amongst themselves with Mitt Romney receiving slightly more support.

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Lifland Promoted to Professor of Finance
03.30.2012
Dr. Steven Lifland has been promoted to professor of finance in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University. Lifland, who has taught at HPU for 14 years, teaches various courses in financial management, investment analysis, real estate investment and financial analysis. Additionally, Lifland acts as one of the faculty advisers to the Floyd T. Craven Investment Club.
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Professor Presents, Publishes Research on Slapstick Comedy in Silent Films
03.29.2012
Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of communication, recently presented research at two separate conferences and published an essay about slapstick comedy in silent films. Her first presentation, "A Leap of Imagination: The Monstrous Rabbit in Night of the Lepus," which was part of the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Fla., focused on the horror movie "Night of the Lepus."
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Library Technology Spotlighted by 'The Great Library Road Show'
03.16.2012
The innovative research technology that High Point University's Smith Library and UC Commons Library offers to students was recently spotlighted by The Great Library Road Show, an online documentary project that features some of the most cutting-edge libraries in the country. Three representatives from the show, sponsored by OCLC and the American Library Journal, came to HPU on March 12 to tour the HPU libraries.
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Fischer Joins HPU as Director of Study Abroad with Plans to Expand Program
03.14.2012
Heidi Fischer has been hired as the new director of Study Abroad at High Point University to expand and create new experiential learning opportunities for students. Fischer will lead the department in developing new programs, coordinating promotional activities and advising students on their study abroad options. She will also oversee the curricular experience for students while abroad.
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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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