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Updates in the Sciences
The sciences at High Point University are growing rapidly. As HPU gears up to launch new physician assistant, pharmacy and physical therapy programs, the departments of biology, chemistry and physics are also expanding to meet a growing need for science professionals. In the past two years, physics has split off to become its own department; […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Allie Dearie Spreads Hope and Help With TWLOHA
11.11.2014
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]
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Access Career & Internship Services 24/7
Soon your HPU student will be home for the holidays, and we want to share valuable resources available on our website 24/7. We hope these resources will prompt productive career-related conversations and hope you will encourage your student to take full advantage of our recently improved website. As you browse the menu on the left […]
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Professor Named Regional Education Director
11.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2014 – Dr. James Davis, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, recently became Region 5 director for the North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators. NCAEE is the only professional organization in the state established expressly to advocate for and serve elementary educators and elementary level […]
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Dr. Tjai Nielsen Featured on Fox 8 News
11.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2014 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management and director of the MBA program at High Point University, was recently featured on WGHP Fox 8 for a news segment on the Ebola crisis. During the segment, Nielsen spoke about the psychological ramifications of the current Ebola crisis. He focused […]
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Music Students Take Talents to Costa Rica
11.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 3, 2014 – For the second year in a row, students from High Point University took stage alongside students from NYU, Berklee College of Music and other top-tier performing art schools at Costa Rica’s highly selective Promising Artists of the 21st Century Program. The Promising Artists program started in 1986 and […]
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Pritchard Joins Student Life Staff
10.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Lindsay Pritchard as the resident director for the Aldridge Village residential community. As a resident director, Pritchard is responsible for the safety and well-being of all residential students, as well as providing support and development services to […]
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Kinsey Joins HPU as Freshman Success Coach
10.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Angi Kinsey for the position of freshman success coach. As a freshman success coach, Kinsey will support new students in their transition to life on campus. Specifically, Kinsey will be working with students majoring in journalism, criminal justice and education. Drawing on her […]
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HPU Poll: NC Voters on Contraceptive and Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Decisions and Other Issues
10.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – The High Point University Poll finds that a majority (51 percent) of North Carolina likely and actual voters disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow companies not to pay for prescription birth control in their workers’ health plans if the company’s owner has religious objections. Additionally, a […]
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HPU Adds Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
10.27.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2014 – Jillian Davis, assistant professor of exercise science, recently joined the faculty of High Point University, where she will teach undergraduate human anatomy. As the anatomy instructor, Davis will work with students from various academic programs, including the health sciences and biology. She also will continue her research on […]
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HPU Adds Symons to Student Life Staff
10.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2014 – Taylor Symons recently joined the Office of Student Life at High Point University as the assistant director of Greek life and resident director of the Greek Village. As assistant director of Greek life, Symons will assist in community-wide programs and initiatives, as well as advise the Interfraternity Council […]
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HPU Welcomes Clinical Counselor Amber Kelley
10.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Amber Kelley recently joined the staff of High Point University as a clinical counselor in the Office of Counseling. A High Point native, Kelley has provided more than 25 years of service in the Triad working with individuals on a variety of mental health concerns. In Kelley’s new […]
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HPU to Host Israeli Author Keret
10.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – The High Point University Phoenix Reading Series will host a reading by Israeli author and director Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the R.G. Wanek Center cinema. The event, presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, is free and open to the […]
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Alumni Profile: Ashley Smith, Nautica
10.17.2014
Ashley Smith, a 2009 graduate, appreciates the hands-on experience in advertising and marketing that she received at High Point University as a Communication major. The ample opportunities to get involved at High Point University helped paved her path to success as a Brand Manager for Nautica in New York City.
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McDonald Joins Survey Research Center
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Brian McDonald as assistant director of the Survey Research Center. His primary responsibilities include managing the staff of interviewers, developing research instruments, fielding research projects and analyzing data. He also promotes the findings from the center’s surveys and research throughout the university and […]
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HPU Adds Walker to Career and Internship Services
10.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – High Point University has recently hired Elizabeth Walker as a career advisor in the Career and Internship Services department. Walker assists students in the David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences, as well as students who plan to pursue a graduate degree. She will guide students in […]
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Hassan Leads Havenstein in NH Governor Race
10.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014 – In the contest for the Governor of New Hampshire, the second HPU Poll of the 2014 fall semester finds incumbent Gov. Maggie Hassan 8 percentage points ahead of Republican candidate Walt Havenstein – receiving 50 percent and 42 percent support from likely voters, respectively. “This is a race […]
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Register Today for 2015 Global Experience Programs
In: Blog
You may not be making plans for May 2015 yet, but students at High Point University are! HPU’s Office of Study Abroad is pleased to offer 16 Global Experience programs to 22 countries on six continents for undergraduate students in the New Year. These programs are short-term, faculty-led study abroad or study America courses, often […]
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HPU Welcomes Pope as Learning Excellence Specialist
11.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 12, 2014 – The Department of Academic Development at High Point University recently hired Kim Pope as a learning excellence specialist. In her position, Pope teaches Foundations for Academic Success while also serving as a mentor for students to help them successfully navigate their college experience. She draws on her extensive […]
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Students Dive Into Civic Engagement This Election Season
11.10.2014
Election season is over, and most people are putting politics on the back-burner – for now, at least. However, High Point University promotes civic values year-round through polls that track opinion on issues important to the public, placing students in internships in politics and other public service, providing commentary on politics through faculty experts and […]
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Sun, Sand and Service: An Alternative Fall Break
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2014 – High Point University students dipped their toes in the sand of exotic locations around the globe during this year’s fall break while pouring their hearts into service. In Honduras, Guatemala and Florida, groups of students volunteered for the week to rebuild communities and peoples’ lives. Through the Students Helping […]
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Alumna Crafts National Brands
11.3.2014
It sounds too good to be true – free, customizable mac and cheese bowls, straight from a Stouffer’s food truck. On Nov. 17, Marin Seifert, a High Point University alumna of 2013, will make that custom mac and cheese dream come to fruition on the HPU campus. Seifert is an account coordinator for Ketchum, a […]
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Students Attend, Learn From Supreme Court Hearing
An experiential learning opportunity organized by High Point University’s pre-law professional program brought law to life for 20 students. They traveled to Raleigh on Oct. 7 to attend a session at the North Carolina Supreme Court. Pre-law advisors Dr. Donna Scheidt and Dr. Scott Ingram led the group. Students had the opportunity to observe a […]
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Alumni Profile: Brittanie Joyner, AAMC
10.30.2014
Caring faculty member Phil Watson and the Office of Career and Internship Services advised Brittanie Joyner, a strategic communications major, and helped her attain a position as the Conference Concierge for the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. She attributes much of her success to her experience at High Point University, learning the […]
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Senior Interns with David Letterman in NYC
10.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – Musical razors, hot dog juggling and skateboarding dogs: these types of oddities fill the days of High Point University senior Britton Nagy, who is interning with the final season of The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City. A Charlotte native, Nagy is a human interest […]
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Professor Authors Chapter in New Book for Aspiring Psychology Professors
10.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2014 – A new book that provides guidance for graduate students pursuing a career as a university professor includes a chapter written by Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University. The book, entitled “Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate,” helps aspiring professors with the often-difficult transition […]
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Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
10.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Located in the furniture capital of the world, the High Point Market provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for High Point University students to work side-by-side renowned interior designers without ever leaving the city. As the fall market wraps up this year, so too do the priceless networking, career […]
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Senior Competes in Triathlon for Alex’s Lemonade Stand
10.22.2014
You’ve probably seen one in a major shopping center, school or neighborhood near you: a lemonade stand with the name Alex on it. The famed Alex’s Lemonade Stand is tied to campus through High Point University senior and Newport, Rhode Island native James Tasca, who is taking those stands to the next level this fall. […]
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HPU Hires Jennings in Counseling Services
10.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Emily Jennings as a clinical counselor in the counseling services department of the Office of Student Life. Jennings, a Pfafftown native, will serve primarily in a clinical setting, providing support to students while encouraging and guiding them toward their goals. “I hope to […]
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Grant Series to Feature Local Chicana Artist
10.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – High Point University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Modern Foreign Language Department will host local artist Beka Butts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series and HPU’s […]
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Pennington Joins Admissions Team
10.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Autumn Pennington as an admissions counselor. Pennington works with prospective students from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania during their admissions process at HPU. Having previously worked as an undergraduate ambassador and admissions counselor, Pennington is prepared to […]
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Gerrior-Mariani Joins Admissions Staff
11.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently welcomed Karen Gerrior-Mariani to its staff as assistant director of regional admissions. In her position, Gerrior-Mariani works on location in Boston to recruit students from the greater Boston area and North Shore. Being based locally allows Gerrior-Mariani to […]
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Admissions Welcomes Elliott as Admissions Counselor
11.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently welcomed Taylor Elliott to its staff as an admissions counselor. In this role, Elliott acts as the first point of contact for prospective students, families and high school guidance counselors in northern New Jersey who are working their way through […]
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Students Monitor Game Day Operations for ACC Football
11.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 3, 2014 – Three High Point University students spend Saturdays focused intently on Atlantic Coast Conference football games. But unlike casual fans watching from the couch, these students monitor the games from the Game Day Operations Center at ACC headquarters in Greensboro. Graham Billings, Matthew Burns and Ryan McCabe are participating […]
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Junior Interns with NC Republican Party
10.31.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2014 – With Election Day just a few days away, High Point University junior Anne Davey is serving on the front line of the campaign trail as a lead intern with the Guilford County headquarters of the North Carolina Republican Party. A native of Southold, New York, Davey actively recruits […]
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Senior Interns With WBTV 3 News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 – High Point University senior Chandler Whicker is diving into the news world as a reporter intern with WBTV Channel 3 News in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Huntersville, North Carolina, Whicker helps producers gather information for newscasts, accompanies reporters in the field, attends news planning meetings, and […]
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October’s Extraordinary Leader Makes Her Mark on Campus
10.29.2014
As HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein frequently says, “The world demands vertical and diagonal thinkers; not just horizontal thinkers.” Through leadership roles, extracurricular activities and academic excellence, October’s Extraordinary Leader Lindsay Christel is answering that call. A senior and native of Carle Place, New York, Christel chooses to be extraordinary every day. Since day two […]
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Career & Internship Profile: Amy Stamm, ’14 & Whitney Yount, ’15
10.23.2014
Amy Stamm, class of 2014, went above and beyond during her internship at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, which led to her career as the Public Affairs Specialist upon graduation. She has offered guidance and support to current High Point University student Whitney Yount, a strategic communication major. Whitney applied her classroom experiences […]
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Melvin Joins Admissions Team
10.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Brittany Melvin as admissions counselor. As an admissions counselor, Melvin is responsible for connecting with potential HPU students in 10 states, assisting them during the college application process and acting as an on-site resource while traveling in those territories. […]
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HPU Welcomes Modlin as Associate Vice President for Graduate Admissions
10.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – Andrew Modlin recently joined the staff at High Point University as associate vice president for graduate admissions. In his new role, Modlin is responsible for leading the Office of Graduate Admissions, which includes HPU’s current graduate programs in Education, History, Business Administration and Strategic Communication as well as […]
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HPU Adds Wieland as Learning Excellence Specialist
10.20.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 – Leanne Wieland recently joined the staff at High Point University as a learning excellence specialist in the Office of Academic Development. In this role, Wieland will be teaching ADV 1101: Foundations for Academic Success as well as providing support to students working to strengthen their organizational, time management […]
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Internship Profile: Anthony Vita
10.17.2014
Anthony Vita, class of 2016, uncovered a networking opportunity from a class assignment that resulted in an internship at Maslansky and Partners in New York City as a Language Strategy Intern. He contends that the individualized attention from professors and the values-based education that he has received at High Point University are major drivers of […]
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HPU Senior Interns, Creates a Future at Hasbro
High Point University senior Shannon Curley landed a prestigious internship this summer at Hasbro Inc., a multi million-dollar company in Providence, Rhode Island. Curley, a native of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, balanced two roles as both the brand writing intern and the editorial intern. As a brand writing intern, she helped write copy for packaging, including […]
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The Krispy Kreme Connection
High Point University prepares students to succeed in some of the country’s most successful companies. One example is Krispy Kreme, now a household name in different parts of the world. Much like HPU, Krispy Kreme has seen major growth over the years, transforming from a single bakery in Winston-Salem to an international franchise, with stores […]
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