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HPU Welcomes Wilk as Admissions Counselor
07.2.2012
Aliya Wilk was recently hired by High Point University as an admissions counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In her position, Wilk will be responsible for managing the territories of Delaware and Pennsylvania, and she will assist all prospective students from those areas through the application process.
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HPU Welcomes Strejc as Resident Director
06.25.2012
The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Mark Strejc as resident director for the Finch, Millis and Wilson residence halls. Strejc will be responsible for providing a positive residential experience for students at HPU, as well as overseeing residents and his staff of resident assistants.
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Students Explore Agriculture, Language and Traditions of Guatemala
06.19.2012
A group of High Point University students immersed themselves into the culture and traditions of Antigua, Guatemala by living with Guatemalan families, observing wedding traditions, getting their hands into agricultural trades such as making chocolate and grinding coffee beans, and learning the language of the country through a recent Maymester course.
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Professor's Biofuel Research Funded by $393,000 USDA Grant
06.18.2012
Dr. Joshua Campbell, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, recently co-authored a grant through the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. The project will be funded for three years and totals $393,000 for ongoing research on biofuel crops that could be used as an alternative to corn.
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HPU Welcomes Kelly to Admissions Team
06.14.2012
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Mary Kelly as admissions marketing and events assistant. In her new position, Kelly will be responsible for working with both marketing and events planning teams at HPU.
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Journalism Professor Presents at International Conference in Greece
06.13.2012
Dr. Yan Yang, assistant professor of journalism at High Point University, traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, to attend the 2012 World Media Economics & Management Conference. The 10th biennial conference, which is a meeting of global scholars to reflect on current issues in economics and management of media, was hosted by Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and the Economic University of Athens.
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Film Written and Directed by HPU Chair of Theatre Department to Make Nationwide Debut
06.7.2012
It's pretty cool to say you can walk into a big-box store and buy the film you personally wrote, directed, and produced - and Ed Simpson, chair of the Department of Theatre at High Point University, will be able to say that in just a matter of days. His film, "Elephant Sighs," a feature film produced by New Garden Media and filmed locally, is making its nationwide debut on June 12.
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Panhellenic Council Donation Will Send 127 Girls to School for One Year
05.29.2012
High Point University's Panhellenic Council, the governing body for sororities on campus, recently attended the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference where they presented a check for more than $6,000 to their philanthropy, the Circle of Sisterhood. The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is a worldwide humanitarian effort organized by sorority women to help girls and women around the globe gain access to education.
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Students Return from Researching Biodiversity in Ecuador
05.23.2012
A group of High Point University students returned today from an international Maymester trip to Ecuador where they studied the biodiversity of plant, animal and bird species in the country throughout the month of May. The Maymester trips are an experiential learning component to courses taught in the spring semester.
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Professor Serves as Organizer and Auctioneer at Annual Meeting
05.17.2012
Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, recently attended the meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Portland, Ore., and served as organizer and auctioneer at the fifth annual auction of the event that raises funds for students who hope to attend the meetings.
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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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Rising Senior Interns at Decorated Channel 5 in Boston
06.19.2012
Sarah Roof, a rising senior at High Point University, is getting a taste of behind-the-scenes action at the decorated Boston news channel, WCVB-TV Channel 5, as an assignment desk intern. Roof, who is majoring in communication, does a variety of tasks on the job at the news station such as identifying breaking news stories in and around Boston.
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Kirschner Joins Admissions Team
06.18.2012
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Jamie Kirschner as an admissions counselor. In her new position, Kirschner will travel to serve as admissions counselor in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont. She will also assist prospective students through the application process at HPU.
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Professor Publishes Tourism Research in Academy of Marketing Studies Journal
05.24.2012
Dr. Richard Parker, chair of Marketing and Sport Management in the Phillips School of Business, recently had an article published in the "Academy of Marketing Studies Journal," titled "International Design Concepts in Internet Tourism Marketing: Comparing Web-Design." Parker co-authored the article with Dr. Donna Sears of Acadia University and Dr. Rachel K. Smith of the University of Memphis.
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Professor Attends International Workshop on Evolutionary Dentistry in Durham
05.23.2012
Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences, recently attended an international workshop on "evolutionary dentistry" at the Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina. The Synthesis Center hosted professors and researchers from across the globe to discuss the evolution of human teeth and jaws and the implications they may have on dentistry and orthodontics.
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Students Study Cultural Differences in Europe Through 'Maymester' Program
05.21.2012
Eighteen High Point University students put the theories and methods they learned in a "Human Behaviors Across Culture" psychology course into action by traveling through Spain, Italy and France as part of the university's Maymester program. The students took the course in the spring and studied abroad through the month of May to obtain an experiential learning experience outside of the classroom.
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HPU Staff Honored by ROTC Detachment
05.17.2012
The Air Force ROTC Detachment 605 recently honored two High Point University staff members for their effort to help the program throughout the academic year. Dr. Donald Scarborough, vice president of community relations, and Melissa Anderson, director of university events, received the "Wingman Award" that acknowledged their assistance over the past year with the ROTC program.
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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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HPU Hires Foster as Admissions Counselor
High Point University recently hired Philip Foster as an admissions counselor for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Foster will provide admissions information and guidance to prospective students from the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.
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Rising Junior Scores Internship with PGA Championship
06.13.2012
Joel Wilson, a rising junior at High Point University, is taking a swing at his career by getting the chance to intern with the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. Wilson, who is majoring in strategic communication with a minor in sports management, is working as an operations assistant for the PGA Championship.
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Professor Presents Teaching Linguistics Research
06.12.2012
Gail Clements, instructor of English at High Point University, recently presented her research on teaching linguistics at the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics in Lexington, Ky. Clements' presentation was titled, "It's Not Shakespeare: Teaching Linguistics in a Gen. Ed. Literature Course."
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Business Office Welcomes Ward as Senior Accountant
05.21.2012
Mandy Ward has recently been hired in the business office at High Point University as senior accountant. In her new position, Ward will be responsible for performing financial functions such as financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, fixed assets and grant accounting. Ward says she looks forward to becoming a part of a growing university.
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HPU Hires Sealy as Admissions Mail Coordinator
05.18.2012
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Denise Sealy as admissions mail service coordinator. "I am thrilled to be back at the university that meant so much to me as a student," says Sealy. "It is a delight to be a part of this flourishing university."
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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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