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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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Senior Prepares for Future with Event Planning Internship
02.27.2012
Kristen Bolton, a senior studying human relations and business at High Point University, is busy planning ahead for her future career and gaining valuable real-world experience with her internship at Bella Wedding and Event Planning in Greensboro. Bolton, who is from Southampton, N.Y., is responsible for working with brides-to-be in planning their dream weddings.
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Students Gain Career Experience at Promotions Company
02.23.2012
Several High Point University students are learning valuable on-the-job experience at Premier Productions, the No. 1 promoter of Christian concerts in the country. Jonathan Riley, Helen Meyer and Alyssa Chislett are part of Premier Production's spring intern team, where they are experiencing many aspects of working in a professional production company.
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Animated Short Created by Professor Continues to Win Attention at Film Festivals
02.20.2012
Brad Lambert, assistant professor of new media in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, is gaining attention - thanks to his animated short that is being screened and winning awards at many film festivals. At the recent Oxford Film Festival, held in Oxford, Miss., his film, "Gilded Aged Gladiator," received the special jury citation for an animated short.
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Student Gains Real World Experience at Furniture Library Internship
02.16.2012
Meaghan Wade, a senior at High Point University majoring in home furnishings with minors in history and art history, is gaining valuable professional insight from her internship at the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library this semester. As part of her internship, Wade is helping create an online database of each book in the library, which include many rare and out-of-print books.
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HPU Poll: North Carolina Voters Divided over Presidential and Congressional Candidates
02.15.2012
The most recent HPU Poll finds President Barack Obama in a tight race with an unnamed Republican candidate. Democratic and Republican candidates for the Congress receive almost equal support. And almost half of North Carolinians are paying closer attention to the 2012 elections than in 2010, though they have not yet spent much time on candidate Web or social media sites.
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Students 'Sleep Out' for Homelessness
Several High Point University students braved cold and rainy winter conditions to raise awareness of the homeless population in the community, as part of the "Homeless in High Point" event hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The organized effort allowed HPU students to sleep outside and truly experience the harsh conditions of homelessness.
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HPU Welcomes Smoliga as Associate Professor in Department of Physical Therapy
02.13.2012
The Department of Physical Therapy recently hired Dr. James Smoliga as associate professor of physiology in the new School of Health Sciences at High Point University. In his new position, Smoliga will be course director for the physiology and pathophysiology content in the university's physical therapy curriculum. He will also provide research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Smoliga will also be teaching physiology courses.
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HPU Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Stable while Governor's, Congress' Ratings Slightly Lower
The most recent HPU Poll, fielded by the High Point University Survey Research Center, finds that 44 percent of North Carolinians approve of President Barack Obama's job performance - a stable finding compared to the last HPU Poll fielded in November. The poll also found that approval of Gov. Bev Perdue and Congress appear to be slightly lower with Perdue's approval rating at 35 percent and the approval rating for Congress at a mere 11 percent.
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Sorority Volunteers to Raise Awareness of Juvenile Diabetes
02.1.2012
The Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at High Point University recently partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Statewide Family Retreat Weekend to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes and help families affected by the disease. As part of the event, Alpha Gamma Delta assisted by leading activities for the children, including arts and crafts, as well as Zumba and nutrition classes.
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HPU Welcomes Pomeroy as Learning Excellence Specialist
01.27.2012
The Office of Academic Development at High Point University recently hired Debra Pomeroy as a learning excellence specialist. She will work with students to provide an individualized support system, which includes enhancing students' academic abilities and achieving academic goals. Pomeroy says she is looking forward to the opportunity to work with students who will benefit from the support and encouragement she will offer.
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Accounting Professor Presents at National Conference
01.26.2012
Ross Roberts, assistant professor of accounting in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently attended the American Accounting Association annual meeting in Denver. At the conference, which focused on effective teaching methods in accounting, Roberts presented a paper co-written by fellow assistant accounting professor at HPU, Dr. Premalata Sundaram.
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Successful Blood Drive Kicks Off Spring Semester
Students, faculty and staff joined forces at the start of the spring 2012 semester to help people in need with High Point University's third blood drive of the academic year. The event netted 51 units of blood. Through this blood drive and two more blood drives held last semester, the HPU family has donated a total of 342 units of blood this academic year.
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Student Hosts Successful Bone Marrow Drive
01.19.2012
Emily Guffey, a sophomore at High Point University, recently reached her goal of adding more than 50 people to a national registry of potential bone marrow donors during a Be the Match event that she held on the HPU campus last semester. Guffey held the event in honor of one person in particular - Dylan Price, a freshman at Page High School in Greensboro who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
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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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Professor Receives National Physician Assistant Award
02.27.2012
The American Academy of Physician Assistants congratulated Dr. Linda Sekhon, associate professor of physician assistant studies at High Point University, on being named third place recipient of the 2012 PAragon Publishing Award. Every year, the AAPA recognizes five of the nation's top physician's assistants with the Academy's highest honor, the PAragon Award.
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Faculty, Students Publish Article in Law Review
02.24.2012
High Point University students recently collaborated with criminal justice and mathematics faculty members to publish an article in "The Original Law Review," examining the relationship between sentencing practices and geographic region. The paper was written by Ahn-Redding, in collaboration with Dr. Ron Lamb, associate professor of math; Colleen Ehatt, a senior majoring in psychology and criminal justice; and Bonnie Caster, a recent HPU graduate.
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HPU Named ‘Tree Campus USA’ for Third Consecutive Year
02.21.2012
Thanks to continued efforts on the High Point University campus, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced that HPU achieved "Tree Campus USA" designation for the third year in a row. The Tree Campus USA program is an initiative that sprang from a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. to foster the development of the next generation of tree stewards.
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HPU Welcomes Knox as Major Gift Officer in Office of Institutional Advancement
02.17.2012
High Point University recently hired Jan (Jannifer) Hebert Knox as major gift officer for the Office of Institutional Advancement. In her new position, Knox, originally from King, will work with philanthropic investors to expand upon and generate new educational programs and scholarships. As an HPU alumna, Knox says she is thrilled that her career path has led her back to the institution.
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Winter Choral Concert to Celebrate 'Treasures from Great Britain'
02.16.2012
High Point University will treat the community to the Department of Music's annual Winter Choral Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The event is open to the public. The concert, titled "Crown Jewels: Treasure from Great Britain," will feature the University Singers, Chapel Choir, and Chamber Singers.
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HPU Hosts Annual Winter Family Weekend
High Point was recently flooded with more than 3,000 visitors from out of town for a weekend of education, culture and entertainment, as High Point University hosted its bi-annual Family Weekend, held Feb. 3 through 5. HPU students and families enjoyed a faculty lecture series, a performance by the North Carolina Dance Theatre, and entertainment by comedian Sean Emery.
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Psychology Professor Presents National Project Results at Conference in Seattle
02.13.2012
Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor of Psychology, recently presented results from a series of studies examining the effects of emotional arousal on memory at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, the national conference in cognitive psychology. The event was held in Seattle. Wear's presentation was titled "The Fate of Neutral Words Surrounding Emotionally Arousing Oddballs."
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HPU Honored with Spirit of NC Award from United Way
High Point University has a true giving spirit - and the United Way of North Carolina recognized that by presenting the university with the 2011 Spirit of North Carolina Award in the category for Educational Institution. he HPU United Way campaign raised more than $166,000 - a $20,000 increase over the 2010 campaign year.
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HPU to Debut New Play Contest Winner 'The Glasses'
02.1.2012
It's a delightful new comedy about an ambitious young real estate agent who acquires an unusual pair of glasses that gives him the ability to see the hidden flaws, fears and fantasies of the people around him - and it's exactly the kind of play that gained the right kind of attention to win the first ever "High Point University New Play Contest."
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Professor Receives Prestigious Journalism Fellowship
01.27.2012
Carol A. Davis, instructor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, was recently selected as one of 16 fellows from across the country to attend a business journalism seminar at the Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
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HPU Adds 116 New Jobs
01.26.2012
By August of this year, the number of employees at High Point University will have grown to approximately 1,126 with the addition of 116 new jobs. These numbers do not include the hundreds of construction workers ever present on the expanding campus. The number of employees at HPU has tripled since 2005. Plans call for 400 more jobs in the next five years.
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HPU Hires Corl as Admissions Event Coordinator
Melanie Corl has been hired as admissions event coordinator by the Office of Admissions at High Point University. She will be responsible for planning and managing events designed for prospective and incoming students at HPU. Currently, the admissions office welcomes more than 7,000 prospective students to campus each year.
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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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Screenplay Written by Faculty, Produced by Students Wins 'Best of Fest'
02.27.2012
The screenplay for "Connected," a film written and produced by High Point University faculty and students, is the 2012 "Best of Fest" Award winner in the Short Subject Category of the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts Faculty Scriptwriting Competition. The film was co-written by Jim Goodman, assistant professor of media production, and Ed Simpson, chair and professor of playwriting and performance.
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HPU Goes 'Green' In Second Recyclemania Competition
02.23.2012
High Point University showed how green they were last year in the first Recyclemania competition - placing second among all colleges and universities in the state with a total of 73,822 pounds of recyclables. So for the 2012 competition, they are hoping to do even more for the waste reduction and recycling program. The challenge began on Feb. 5 and runs through April 6.
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Students Take the Stage at Florida Theatre Conference
02.22.2012
Thirteen students in the Theatre Department at High Point University recently attended the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Conference in Daytona, Fla. As part of the four-day conference, HPU theatre students were able to network with more than 300 theatre students from other schools around the country, and attend various performances and workshops.
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Theatre Premieres 'The Glasses'; Four Performances Left
02.21.2012
Last week, High Point University premiered "The Glasses," a unique comedy about an ambitious young real estate agent who acquires an unusual pair of glasses that gives him the ability to see the hidden flaws, fears and fantasies of the people around him - and there's still time to see the delightful play.
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HPU Team Places Second, Brings Home Silver from Ethics Bowl
02.16.2012
A team of five High Point University students brought home the silver medal from the first North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl (NCICU) tournament, hosted at Meredith College in Raleigh. The NCICU Ethics Bowl is designed to provide an academic experience that increases student awareness about applying ethics in leadership, decision-making, interpersonal relationships and other issues in today's society.
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Senior Gets Experience at Fast-Paced Design Internship
Jessica Wood, a senior majoring in interior design at High Point University, is gaining on-the-job career experience thanks to her internship at Elements of Style Interiors design firm in Greensboro. Wood is responsible for choosing fabrics, wallpapers, furniture and accessories for their current projects and managing the firm's social media and blogs.
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HPU Welcomes Gutman to Political Science Department
02.15.2012
The Department of Political Science at High Point University recently hired Ellen Gutman as instructor of political science. In her new position, Gutman will be responsible for instructing three sections of American politics. She says her area of expertise is public opinion and political behavior. In her short time at HPU, Gutman has been impressed with the incredible hospitality.
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HPU Attracts More than 6,000 Visitors in February, Boosting Local Economy
02.13.2012
It may be wintertime, but High Point University is buzzing with life and activity thanks to more than 6,000 guests who will visit campus during the month of February. Prospective students and families, as well as family members of current students - many of them from out of state - will provide an economic boost to the local economy, as they'll eat in local restaurants, shop in local retail stores, stay in local hotels, rent automobiles and utilize the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
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HPU Welcomes Cugliari as Director of Greek Life
02.1.2012
High Point University recently hired Teri Cugliari in the Department of Student Life as director of Greek life. In her position, Cugliari will be working directly with students as a liaison to the Greek sororities and fraternities on the HPU campus. Cugliari says she looks forward to providing students with leadership development opportunities, educational programming and more.
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Student Publishes Research in North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference Proceedings
01.27.2012
Catherine Hendricks, a senior majoring in religion and physics at High Point University, recently had her research paper published in the North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference Proceedings, a collection of the best papers contributed by students who attended the conference. Her paper, titled "Possible Worlds, Sin and Why It All Matters," details evil's place in the world and how it fits into God's plan.
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History Professor Visits Taiwan to Observe Presidential Election
01.26.2012
Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently visited Taiwan thanks to an invitation by the Grand Alliance of the Three Principles of the People. Deng joined a group of 14 scholars from the United States, Canada and Singapore during his visit, which included watching the 2012 presidential election in the Republic of China.
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HPU Hires Naylor as Senior Accountant
Jamie Naylor has been hired as senior accountant at High Point University. Having previously worked in public and construction accounting, Naylor will be responsible for assisting with month-end accounting close, budgeting and enhancing internal controls in her new position.
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HPU Hires Malley as Resident Director
The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Sydney Malley as resident director for the University Center residence hall. Malley, who recently graduated from HPU, will be responsible for assisting students with their residential experience, as well as overseeing residents and a team of resident assistants.
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