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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority Donates To Girl Scouts
02.11.2011
High Point University's chapter of Kappa Delta sorority recently made a donation to the Girl Scouts. The chapter won the money through the "Hallidazzle" contest on campus before the holidays and opted to donate it to the organization. "Kappa Delta is passionate about the Girl Scouts because of the inspiring message they send to young girls," says Jenna Roby, former Kappa Delta president.
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HPU Music and Theatre Students Train with Broadway Duo
02.10.2011
The High Point University departments of music and theatre are hosting several events led by Broadway stars Mark Ledbetter and Jen Taylor on Feb. 14 and 15. Several master classes and workshops for students will be held in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, along with a free concert. Ledbetter and Taylor, who are engaged to be married in May 2011, are both currently performing on Broadway in Disney's "Mary Poppins."
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Biology Named Finalist For International Research Award
02.8.2011
Dr. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, was recently named finalist for the Tansley Medal ? an international research award. The award recognizes outstanding botanists in the early stages of their career. Hughes was the only American to make the final round, and one of only two women. "The paper I submitted for the competition was a review of research on winter leaf reddening in evergreen plants," Hughes says.
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HPU Students Host Senior Prom At Piedmont Christian Home
02.7.2011
More than 20 members of the Alpha Phi Omega coed service fraternity at High Point University recently hosted a senior prom for the residents of Piedmont Christian Home. The event, which included live music by the Rob Massengale Entertainment Source and flowers donated by Grace Flower Shop in High Point, was one of several events that the fraternity hosts throughout the year.
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HPU Graduate Gains Knowledge Through Internship Experiences
02.3.2011
Brittany Loomis, a 2010 graduate of High Point University who earned a degree in interior design, has been busy gaining experience in two separate internships ? TOMS Shoes and Falling Whistles, both organizations in California. Loomis applied for an internship at TOMS Shoes while still attending HPU. TOMS Shoes, located in Santa Monica, helps provide shoes to children in need.
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HPU Offers New Faculty Film Series To Extend Critical Thought; Discussion Beyond The Classroom
02.2.2011
High Point University is offering students the chance to catch up on their movie repertoire with a new Faculty Film Series, which is being held in the Extraordinaire Cinema on campus during the spring semester. Films included in the series highlight various topics chosen by faculty. In the fall semester, Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English, chose to teach two classes organized around "Cyborgs and Hyperreality."
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HPU Assistant Professor Of English Publishes Critical Article On The English Country House Poem
02.1.2011
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published an article, titled " 'Equall freedome, equall fare': The Illusion of Egalitarianism in the Country House Poem" in the peer-reviewed journal Early English Studies. "Country house poems were written by poets like Ben Jonson who were guests on a patron's country estate," Casey explains.
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HPU To Welcome Nearly 6,000 Visitors During Month Of February
01.31.2011
High Point University will welcome nearly 6,000 visitors to campus in the month of February. Prospective students and families and family members of current students - many of them from out-of-state - will eat at 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 To Compete In College Recycling Competition
01.27.2011
High Point University is helping to make the world a little greener, thanks to the university's participation in the 2011 Recyclemania competition, an eight-week program that promotes waste reduction and increases recycling efforts. More than 575 colleges and universities nationwide are participating in the competition. As part of Recyclemania, HPU has set goals to increase recycling on campus, raise awareness of the recycling program and lower waste generated on campus.
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HPU Names Trading Room For Tilley Family
01.21.2011
Scott A. and Shelby Tilley of High Point have donated $250,000 to High Point University to support the Trading Room of the Center for Financial Research in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce and to honor his late father, W. Allen Tilley, and his mother Nancy C. Tilley. "My wife, Shelby, and I are extremely proud, pleased, and blessed to be able to make this gift to High Point University," Tilley says. "We believe in HPU."
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HPU Employee Participation To United Way Campaign Up 58 percent
01.18.2011
The High Point University community knows how important it is to continue to support the agencies of the United Way of Greater High Point, so it?s not surprising that donations from faculty and staff went up significantly this year for the annual United Way Campaign. In fact, the number of those participating increased by 58 percent.
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HPU Junior Lands Prestigious Editing Internship
01.14.2011
Andrew Faust, a junior at High Point University, was recently selected by the Dow Jones News Fund to work as a multimedia editor at Scripps Networks in Nashville, Tenn. Faust, a double major in biology and communications, was selected as one of 68 interns nationwide. The internship, which is available for college juniors, seniors and graduate students, selects interns based on their academic performance, score on the DJNF Copy Editing Exam and news outlet requests.
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Mazzatenta Joins HPU As Instructor Of Guitar
01.12.2011
Mark Mazzatenta was recently hired as an instructor of guitar in the Department of Music at High Point University. Mazzatenta teaches guitar styles and jazz courses, as well as develops curriculum for both of the subjects. Mazzatenta has a Master of Music degree in guitar performance at Florida State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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HPU Hires Ingram As Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
01.3.2011
High Point University has hired R. Scott Ingram as assistant professor of criminal justice in the Department of Criminal Justice. In his new role, Ingram is responsible for teaching various criminal justice courses including criminal law, courts and trials, and research methods. "I feel privileged to work at such a great university," Ingram says. "I am looking forward to being part of the HPU community and helping contribute to its remarkable growth."
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HPU Hires Wu As Assistant Professor Of Management
Dr. Sharon Y. Wu has been hired as assistant professor of management in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University. Wu, who is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in business administration from the University of Missouri.
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HPU Communication Student Featured in Kid-Focused Series
12.22.2010
Thanks to the hard work and dedication by Chandler DeWitt, a sophomore studying in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, TV stations in cities across the nation including Atlanta and High Point are airing a four-part series of news reports and a half-hour television special both entitled, "Living from the Inside Out."
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HPU Senior Gains Valuable Experience with Internship at WHGP Fox8
Tony Gutowski, a senior majoring in communications at High Point University, recently interned as a sports production assistant at WGHP FOX8 in High Point, N.C. As part of his internship, Gutowski was responsible for producing, editing, logging and recording game highlights and interviews, developing show scripts, organizing video archives, and assisting in live studio productions.
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HPU Hires Goeke as Visiting Assistant Professor of English
12.17.2010
Dr. Joseph F. Goeke has been hired as visiting assistant professor of English in the English Department at High Point University. In his new role, Goeke is responsible for teaching an English course on college writing and public life. Goeke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in English, as well as a Doctorate in colonial and 19th century American literature.
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HPU Residence Halls Get Festive In The Name Of Charity
12.15.2010
High Point University students living in residence halls on campus got into the spirit of the season this year, thanks to a new contest - "Hallidazzle" - a holiday decorating contest. The two winners of the contest received $500 to donate to their favorite charities. York Hall's theme was "Santa's Train" and "Home for the Holidays." The hall chose "Toys for Tots" as its charity.
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HPU Junior Participates In Charity Gaming Marathon
12.14.2010
Andrew Burke, a communications major at High Point University, recently participated in a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for the Children?s Miracle Network. The marathon was organized by Extra Life, a national organization of gamers that raises money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals by holding various events throughout the year.
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HPU President Qubein Named Honorary Colonel By High Point Police Department
12.10.2010

Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, was recently recognized by the High Point Police Department by being named an Honorary Colonel. During a ceremony on Dec. 10, High Point Police Chief Jim Fealy honored Qubein, along with Stewart Hartley and Gretta Bush for their service to the City of High Point. The newest members will join the Rev. Jim Summey, Bobby Davis, Coy Williard, Rob Lang and Michelle McNair as Honorary Colonels.

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HPU Survey Finds NC Residents View Local News As More Fair, Balanced Than National News Sources
12.8.2010
High Point University Communication Professor Judy Isaksen finds through a series of survey questions that North Carolinians are more likely to say they feel local media outlets give fair and balanced coverage of the news than national media outlets. "And yet oddly, despite being disappointed in national media coverage provided by mainstream sources, very few media consumers are turning to alternative sources of media for broader, more expansive content."
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HPU Associate VP For Institutional Effectiveness Honored As One Of 2010 Triad Women Extraordinaire
12.6.2010
Dr. Alberta Herron, associate vice president for Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of Psychology at High Point University, has been honored by Business Leader Media as one of the 2010 Triad Women Extraordinaire. The annual award recognizes and honors the top women in the Triad who are true leaders professionally, as well as leaders in their community who make a difference. 
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HPU Hires Hemsoth As Instructor Of Theater And Technical Director
12.2.2010
Ryan Hemsoth has been hired as instructor of theater and technical director in the Department of Theater at High Point University. In his new role, Hemsoth is responsible for teaching various theater classes as well as managing student crews, budgeting, drafting, building, and technical and structural design. "There is a strong desire for progress and improvement in this department and I am very eager to be a part of that development."
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HPU's Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Raises Money With Ropes
11.30.2010
High Point University's chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority used ropes to raise money for children in an event on Saturday, Nov. 20. "Ropin for Robbie" raised more than $800, which will be donated to Sigma Sigma Sigma's philanthropy, the Robbie Page Memorial Fund. The teams also tie-dyed bandanas to give to children at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hospital.
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HPU Hires Tarara As Instructor Of Health And Physical Education
11.29.2010
Rosemarie Tarara has been hired as assistant professor of health and physical education at High Point University. In her new role, Tarara will be responsible for teaching health education classes to students majoring in health and physical education. She has taught part-time at HPU since 2007. "I am excited at this opportunity to teach full time in a new position at HPU," says Tarara.
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HPU's Phi Mu Sorority Holds Students Ransom For A Good Cause
11.24.2010
High Point University's chapter of Phi Mu sorority held fellow students ransom as part of a unique philanthropy event, called "Cansome Ransom," on Saturday, Nov. 20. "Organizations who participated in the event provided people from their group who were willing to be 'kidnapped' for a cause," says Katie Moreau, public relations chair for Phi Mu.
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HPU Theatre Enchants Audiences With 'Our Town'
11.23.2010
The High Point University Theatre recently delighted audiences with its rendition of the classic play, ?Our Town,? in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The production, directed by Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at HPU, is described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written."
 
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Accounting Attends Accounting Conference In Atlanta
02.14.2011
Ross Roberts, assistant professor of accounting in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently attended the American Accounting Association's Research and Case Study Conference, held Jan. 6-8 in Atlanta. While there, Roberts was selected to discuss a peer paper, titled "The Influence of Social Identity on the Performance Effects of Relative Performance Evaluation."
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HPU Students Get Real-World Investment Experience
02.11.2011
The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University recently received funding to start a second investment portfolio. Compared to the first portfolio which is based on core holdings, this new portfolio is more actively managed and club members are able to make trades on a daily basis. The club, which is a student-run organization, regularly analyzes, reviews, and trades stocks and other investments.
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HPU To Become One Of Three Private NC Schools With Full-Time Medical Doctor Leading Student Health Center
02.9.2011
High Point University has announced that Dr. Danielle Mahaffey will serve as the university's medical director of the on-campus student health center. The appointment makes her the first ever full-time medical doctor at the university, and also makes HPU ? along with Duke and Wake Forest ? one of only three private universities in the state to have a full-time medical doctor as director of the student health center.
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HPU To Showcase Student Musicians In Choral And Instrumental Winter Concert
02.8.2011

High Point University will celebrate its talented student musicians with an evening of diverse music at the Department of Music Choral and Instrumental Winter Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. "We hope that everyone will join us for an evening of great music to witness what our students have to offer."

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Roberts Joins HPU As Assistant Professor of Accounting
02.4.2011
Ross Roberts was recently joined HPU as an assistant professor of accounting in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. Roberts earned a Master of Science degree in accounting information systems at the University of Delaware, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University. He will be receiving his doctorate in accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
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HPU To Add New Residential Community
01.31.2011
In order to accommodate the explosive growth in student enrollment and the desire for on-campus housing, High Point University is moving forward with plans to build a sixth residential community on campus. It will reflect the Georgian architectural ambiance of existing buildings on campus, and will house more than 300 students.
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Lootens Joins HPU As Assistant Professor Of Psychology
01.28.2011
Dr. Christopher Lootens has been hired as assistant professor of psychology at High Point University. Lootens earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois.
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51 Local Businesses Partner With HPU Passport Program
01.27.2011

High Point University students, faculty and staff can often be seen in and around town ? patronizing local restaurants and retail shops ? thanks to the unique partnership the university has with many local businesses as part of the HPU Passport Program. The program serves not only as a convenience, but also provides an economic boost ? a great benefit to the community.

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HPU Offers Community Complimentary Performance of the Greensboro Symphony
01.25.2011
High Point University treated members of the community with complimentary tickets to a performance of the Greensboro Symphony that was held Jan. 24 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. "The concert was a great success, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the wonderful talents of the Greensboro Symphony to our community," says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations.
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HPU Students Attend Capital Connects Event
01.20.2011
Six students enrolled in the entrepreneurship program at High Point University recently attended Capital Connects, a private event designed to match accredited investors, angel groups, venture funds and private equity firms with early-stage growth companies. "We got to see people present their businesses or business ideas to a room full of investors," Howard says.
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HPU Norcross Graduate School to Host Information Session
01.17.2011
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 -- The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University will host an information session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 to introduce interested students to the 14 graduate programs offered. The event will take place in the Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the graduate programs offered at HPU.
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HPU to Feature Distinguished Pastor for Annual MLK Service
01.11.2011
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 -- High Point University will host a service at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 at Hayworth Chapel to celebrate the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The service is open to the public.  The memorable annual event will feature Dr. Charles G. Adams and a celebration of music to honor the humanitarian.
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HPU Hires Hughes As Assistant Professor Of Biology
01.4.2011
Dr. Nicole M. Hughes has been hired as assistant professor of biology at High Point University. She teaches courses in plant biology, including botany and plant physiology, and assists students in research projects regarding leaf stress physiology, ecology and biophysics. "Plants have a bad rap among students these days," she says.
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HPU Hires Boerstler As Assistant Professor Of Marketing
01.3.2011
Courtney N. Boerstler has been hired as assistant professor of marketing at High Point University. In her new role, Boerstler is responsible for instructing various marketing courses, including principles of marketing, marketing research, and consumer behavior. In addition to teaching, she is also responsible for assisting and advising business majors and conducting marketing research.
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HPU Receives Honor From Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
High Point University was recently honored with an award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, thanks to the university?s fundraising efforts during the 2010 JDRF Walk. Led by Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, who served as the 2010 High Point Walk Chair, the university raised more than $17,000 for the organization - earning HPU the Platinum Award. The Piedmont Triad Chapter of the JDRF holds three fall walks and one spring walk every year.
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HPU Collects Canned Food for Salvation Army
12.22.2010
High Point University students, faculty and staff recently collected more than 500 cans of food for the Salvation Army as part of the Sealy/FOX8 Holiday Concert series. Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations, says collection boxes were placed in buildings around campus, and students sponsored a "dorm storm" event to encourage donations.
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HPU Hires Yang as Assistant Professor of Journalism
12.21.2010
Yan Yang has been hired as assistant professor of journalism in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Yang, who is originally from Hefei, China, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in television editing from the Communication University of China, a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno and is ABD for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mass communication at the University of Florida.
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HPU Hires Fiander As Instructor Of English
12.16.2010
Matthew F. Fiander has been hired as instructor of English in the English Department at High Point University. In his new role, Fiander is responsible for teaching an English course on critical reading and interpretation. "This is such an exciting time to be at High Point University and I am glad to be a part of it," Fiander says.
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HPU Hires Tyler As Instructor Of Spanish
12.15.2010
Sarah Tyler has been hired as instructor of Spanish in the Modern Foreign Languages Department at High Point University. In her new position, Tyler will be responsible for teaching first-year Spanish courses, as well as advising students.
"I already love teaching at High Point University," says Tyler. "The students are intelligent and engaged, the administration supportive and inspiring, and the other faculty members are open and welcoming."
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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Hosts 'No Boundaries Week'
12.10.2010
High Point University's chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity recently hosted a weeklong series of events as part of "No Boundaries Week." The events raised more than $200 to be donated to support various causes, including the fraternity?s national philanthropy, Push America, which aims to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
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HPU Professor Publishes Critical Chapter On Shakespeare
12.9.2010
Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled "A Man's Office, a Woman?s Shield: The Ethics of the Body in Shakespeare" for Cambridge Scholar's "Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight," edited by William Rossiter. A woman cannot engage in violence because, as Beatrice notes in "Much Ado About Nothing," "It is a man's office."
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HPU Hires Flanders-Stec As Director Of Entrepreneurship And Innovation
12.7.2010
High Point University has hired Lou Anne Flanders-Stec as associate professor of business administration and director of entrepreneurship and innovation. In her new role, Flanders-Stec is responsible for teaching various courses on entrepreneurship, as well as developing programs to encourage entrepreneurship and help student entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.
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HPU's Shay Shine Gets ESPN's Top Play
12.6.2010

High Point University guard Shay Shine's dunk against UNC Asheville on Saturday was featured as ESPN SportsCenter's top play of the day and top play of the week. Shine is 6-foot-2 and dunked over Asheville's 6-foot-10 D.J. Cunningham in the final seconds of the first half. HPU won the game, 76-73. Shine had season-bests of 19 points, seven steals and six assists in the game.

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HPU Hires Disseler As Assistant Professor Of Education
12.3.2010
Dr. Shirley A. Disseler has been hired as assistant professor of education in the School of Education at High Point University. In her new role, Disseler is responsible for teaching various courses in elementary education and serving as the middle grades coordinator. "I am very proud to be a part of the HPU family," Disseler says. "I have never worked or been a part of any organization that is as inspiring and positive as this university."
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HPU Students To Host Event To Raise Funds For Learning Center
11.30.2010
A group of students enrolled in a project management class in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University are hosting a Christmas hayride and bonfire fundraiser to benefit Kopper Top Life Learning Center on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 2 until 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. "We encourage the High Point University family to come out and join us for our events and help us raise money while having a great time."
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HPU Hires Lakhani As Instructor Of Mathematics
11.29.2010
Chirag Lakhani has been hired as instructor of mathematics at High Point University. Lakhani, who is originally from Charlotte, received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematics, both from North Carolina State University. In his new position, Lakhani will be responsible for teaching mathematics courses, such as calculus, mathematics for elementary education, as well as functions and graphs.
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HPU Junior Wins Honorable Mention In Prestigious Design Competition
11.24.2010
Aly Kihm, a junior at High Point University, recently won an honorable mention in the Traditional Home and Kravet Your Room interior design contest. The contest, which invites students from over 50 interior design schools across the country, requires students to create an original room design incorporating product from Kravet and KravetSmart collections.
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HPU Announces Promotions And Restructuring
02.14.2011
High Point University has recently promoted several of its staff, including Chris Dudley, Roger Clodfelter, Hillary Kokajko and Troy Thompson. Chris Dudley has been promoted to vice president and chief of staff. In his new role, Dudley will support the office of the president in strategic planning and project management, as well as continue to oversee several departments.
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HPU Set To Open New Student Living And Learning Community For Fine Arts
02.10.2011
High Point University has introduced North College Court, a new student living and learning community to open for the fall 2011 semester. The new residences, to be located on North College Drive at the site of the former Wesleyan Arms property, will feature major-specific amenities for 90 fine arts students including creative writing, music, art, interior design, and theatre majors.
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HPU Poll: NC Residents want Leaders To Work together In Raleigh And D.C., Still Pessimistic About The Economy
02.9.2011
The Survey Research Center in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University finds in its most recent poll that majorities of North Carolina residents want Republican leaders in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh to work with President Barack Obama and Governor Bev Perdue. N.C. residents also express similar levels of pessimism about the future of the economy in the country as a whole and North Carolina as they did in March 2010.
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2,000 Flock To HPU For Family Weekend
02.7.2011
More than 2,000 participants - many from out of town ? had a weekend of education, culture and entertainment, thanks to High Point University?s bi-annual "Family Weekend," held Feb. 4 through 6. HPU students and families were treated to a variety of informative and exciting events on campus, including a faculty lecture series, campus tours, a performance by the band "Eddie from Ohio," a choral concert, and entertainment by magician Ryan Oakes.
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HPU To Add 149 New Employees By August 2011 And Faculty Positions Double Over 2005
02.4.2011
High Point University will add 149 new employees by August 2011, bringing total employment to more than 1,000. Forty-one of the 149 jobs have been filled since August, but 108 new positions have yet to be filled. Since 2005, over 100 new full-time faculty positions have been added.  The School of Health Sciences, proposed to open in 2014, will also create an additional 60 to 70 faculty openings.
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HPU Music Department Hosts Vocal Clinic
02.1.2011
The Department of Music at High Point University recently hosted a vocal health clinic featuring Leda Scearce, performing voice specialist and director of Performing Voice Programs at Duke University Medical Center Voice Care. "For all performers, it is very important to remember that you are your instrument," says Scearce. "Other instruments can be replaced, but you only get one set of vocal cords."
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HPU To Host Talents Of Music Department With Annual Faculty Recital
01.31.2011
High Point University will share the talents of the music faculty with its annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The special recital will include individual and ensemble performances featuring the faculty. Full-time and adjunct faculty will perform both vocal and instrumental solos that display the diverse talents of the music department.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Biology Named Finalist For International Research Award
01.28.2011
Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, was recently named the runner-up to the Tansley Medal ? an international research award. The award recognizes outstanding botanists in the early stages of their career. Hughes was the only American to make the final round, and one of only two women. "The paper I submitted for the competition was a review of research on winter leaf reddening in evergreen plants," Hughes says.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'True West'
01.24.2011
The High Point University Theatre will present "True West," a play by Sam Shepard, in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The show will run Feb. 10 through Feb. 20. The production ? headed up by Michael Kamtman, guest director - is an American classic that explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape.
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HPU Entrepreneurship Classes Get visit From Angel Investor And Entrepreneur Troy Knauss
01.19.2011
High Point University students enrolled in entrepreneurship classes taught by Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, assistant professor and director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, received a special presentation from investor and entrepreneur Troy Knauss during the fall 2010 semester. "I thoroughly enjoyed his contributions to the class, and learned a lot from Mr. Knauss," says Casey Pisano, a senior majoring in entrepreneurship.
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HPU Features Distinguished Speaker for Annual MLK Service
01.17.2011
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 -- High Point University celebrated the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual service in his honor. This year's service featured distinguished speaker Dr. Charles G. Adams, a well known pastor who has previously spoken at the United Nations and also did the Invocation at the funeral for Rosa Parks. Sen. Kay Hagan was also a special guest at the service. Click here to watch the service.
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HPU Professor Of Physical Therapy Receives National Excellence In Teaching Award
01.12.2011
Dr. Eric Hegedus, professor of physical therapy at High Point University, was recently selected as the 2011 recipient of the James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Award. Hegedus will receive the award at the Orthopedic Section's Award Ceremony on Feb. 11 in New Orleans. "The award is given to the single best orthopedics instructor in the United States," says Dr. Daniel Erb, dean of the School of Health Sciences at HPU.
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HPU Unveils Four New Sculptures on Kester International Promenade
01.11.2011
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 -- Four additional historical figures have been installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, the figures are meant to inspire students and enhance the academic environment at HPU.  The four new sculptures include: Abraham Lincoln, Leonardo DaVinci, Mother Teresa, and Sacajawea.
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HPU Senior Offered Opportunity To Write For USA Today
01.5.2011
Not many college students can say they have written for USA Today, but Harris Walker, a senior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in political science, got the opportunity to do just that. Walker says he's done one entry so far for the USA Today College, which is a section of the USA Today website that deals with college students and the issues they face.
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HPU Professor Observes Midterm Elections In Taiwan
01.3.2011
Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently visited Taiwan as part of a group of scholars observing the island?s midterm elections. The group, which consisted of scholars from the U.S., Canada, Australia, China and France, was invited by the Grand Alliance of the Three People's Principles, and met with politicians from Taiwan's Nationalist Party and Democratic Progress Party.
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HPU Raises Money For Book Campaign At Montlieu Elementary
High Point University is helping to make things happen at Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology. The university has raised more than $500 for the school as part of the One Million Books campaign. This campaign is one of many community outreach activities throughout the year that HPU is involved in that total more than 30,000 volunteer hours.
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HPU Student Groups Volunteer for a Good Cause
12.23.2010
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and the University Ambassadors at High Point University recently donated their time to a good cause at the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman. The groups volunteered at Victory Junction's "Half Marathon/5K Run to Victory." The event benefited the camp, which helps children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.
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HPU Hires Kozma as Assistant Professor of English
12.22.2010
Dr. Cara L. Kozma has been hired as assistant professor of English in the English Department at High Point University. In her new role, Kozma is responsible for teaching and developing various courses in both composition and literature. "I am very excited to join the great staff here at High Point University," Kozma says.
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HPU Hires Campbell as Assistant Professor of Biology
12.17.2010
Dr. Joshua W. Campbell has been hired as assistant professor of biology in the Department of Biology at High Point University.  In his new role, Campbell is responsible for teaching various biology courses, including general biology, zoology, and several advanced courses, such as entomology. He also assists undergraduate students in conducting research.
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High Point University Board Of Stewards Brings Christmas To Area Children
12.16.2010
The High Point University Board of Stewards of the Hayworth Chapel helped to brighten the Christmas spirit of 150 needy children this year through the High Point Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The students, who use offerings from the fall semester HPU Chapel worship services, totaled more than $8,200 ? and 100 percent of those funds were used to purchase toys and other gift items.
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HPU To Award Scholarships To Guilford County Schools Students
12.14.2010
High Point University will honor the hard work of local students by awarding two First Generation Scholarships to Guilford County School students from High Point, N.C. The full-tuition scholarships will include books and other related expenses during the academic year, and will be renewable for an additional three years provided that all academic renewal requirements are met and a clear social record is maintained.
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HPU Hosts 40th Annual Prayer Breakfast
12.10.2010
More than 600 guests attended the 40th Annual Prayer Breakfast at High Point University on Friday in the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center, which featured Bishop Dale C. Bronner as guest speaker. Dr. Nido Qubein, president, presided over the event, and the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Dr. Marc Foster, provided special music. Foster is chair of the Department of Music at HPU.
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HPU Hosts Annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service
12.9.2010
High Point University celebrated the spirit of the season with more than 300 guests during the annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service on Dec. 8 in the Hayworth Chapel. The meaningful program - which is based on the traditional festival of lessons and carols observed at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England - featured members of the High Point community, the Chapel Choir, Dr. Marc Ashley Foster, Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, the Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta and Delta Iota Alpha.
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HPU Hires Freeman As Instructor Of Spanish
12.8.2010
Frank M. Freeman has been hired as instructor of Spanish in the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In his role as a language instructor, Freeman says he prefers to use a communicative style in his classes in hopes to get students involved and interacting as soon as possible. "I am thrilled to be part of the family at High Point University," Freeman says.
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HPU Counselor Finds Long-lasting Match In Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Forsyth County, Receives Honor
12.7.2010
Annette Jones, substance educator and clinical counselor at High Point University, recently received an award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Forsyth County for having the longest match with her Little Sister. Thanks to that long-lasting match, Jones will be featured in a special interview on WXII-12 (the local NBC affiliate) on the 5 p.m. news on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
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HPU To Observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12.6.2010

The High Point University community remembered those who died at Pearl Harbor by flying all flags on campus at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7. The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day observation, which marks the 69th anniversary of the event, serves as a memory of the patriots of those who died at a result of their service.

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HPU Hires Associate Professor Of Strategic Communication
12.2.2010
Dr. Virginia McDermott has been hired as associate professor of communication and graduate coordinator in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. In her new position, McDermott is responsible for developing the new Master?s program in strategic communication. "The opportunities available at High Point University seem unending, and I look forward to working with great students and great colleagues," says McDermott.
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HPU Reflects On Pivotal Rosa Parks Anniversary
12.1.2010
High Point University is commemorating a historic event in America's civil rights movement today - the 55th anniversary of civil disobedience. On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., became a pivotal symbol in America?s civil rights movement. Her  bravery showed how all individuals have the opportunity to change the world.
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HPU Hires Cadeau As Assistant Professor Of English
11.29.2010
Dr. Charmaine G. Cadeau has been hired as assistant professor of English in the English Department at High Point University. In her new role, Cadeau is responsible for teaching various courses in literature and creative writing. "I'm delighted to teach at High Point University," Cadeau says. "The students here are creative and engaged, and my colleagues are caring and innovative.
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HPU Instructor Of History Publishes Book Review
Eric D. Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, recently published a book review in the fall 2010 edition of "Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies." Duchess reviewed the book "Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians" by Robert M. Sandow. A copy of "Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians" is available in the HPU Smith Library.
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HPU Alumna Starts Online Art Business
11.24.2010
High Point University alumna Alex Stanley is making the most of her degree both in the working world and in her spare time by starting her own business. SimplyLucky is Stanley's online business where she sells hand-made jewelry and photography. She was inspired to create her pieces while working in the historic and artistic city of Richmond, Va. 
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