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HPU Welcomes Holiday Season with Annual Holiday Choral Concert
11.21.2011
?Tis the season for sharing the gift of music - and High Point University hopes to do just that by hosting its annual Holiday Choral Concert, which will feature performances from the university's choral ensembles, accompanied by a full orchestra made up of students, faculty and guests musicians. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. It is open to the public.
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HPU Welcomes Menius to Admissions Department
11.17.2011
Marianne Menius was recently hired by the Admissions Department at High Point University as admissions counselor. As part of her new position as admissions counselor, Menius is responsible for meeting with prospective high school students and parents to assist them with navigating the admissions process and enrolling in HPU.
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HPU Welcomes Burrows as Instructor of Music
11.11.2011
Dr. Candice Burrows was recently hired in the Department of Music at High Point University as instructor of music. At her new position, Burrows will be responsible for teaching Private Voice lessons, Vocal Literature and Diction courses in Italian, Latin and English. Before arriving at HPU, Burrows worked as a professional classical singer.
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Students Compete in Battle of the Brains Contest
11.10.2011
A group of 12 select students from High Point University's Mathematics and Computer Science Department recently had the chance to exercise their brain power for representatives from IBM by competing in the 36th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery Collegiate programming contest- better known as "The Battle of the Brains." The regional competition was held at Duke University on Nov. 5.
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Students Spend Fall Break Helping Alabama Families Devastated by Tornado
11.8.2011
Several High Point University students dedicated an entire week to helping others in need as part of HPU's Alternative Fall Break Program. Specifically, a group of 15 students and seven adults boarded a bus and headed to the Alabama communities of Tuscaloosa and Phil Campbell to aid families who were affected by a rash of 33 disastrous tornados that hit the area in April 2011.
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Students Make a Difference in Nicaragua on Alternative Fall Break
11.3.2011
Several High Point University students in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity recently had the opportunity of a lifetime during their recent fall break - they traveled to Nicaragua as part of HPU's Alternative Fall Break Program. The group, which included 15 students and two advisers, traveled to Isle de Ometepe, Nicaragua. There, they worked at a school for deaf children.
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HPU Hires Winkel as Assistant Professor of Spanish
Adam Winkel was recently hired as assistant professor of Spanish by the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In his new position, Winkel will be responsible for instructing all levels of Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture. The Modern Foreign Languages Department at HPU has more than doubled its offerings since 2005, with Portuguese and Russian being the most recent additions.
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Director of MIT Initiative on Technology to be Featured in Cultural Enrichment Series
10.27.2011
High Point University will feature Dr. Sherry Turkle, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, as part of Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall, and is open to the public. The faculty series this year, titled "Our On-line Lives," will explore the evolution and implications of online technologies affect human relationships.
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HPU to Host 6th Annual Rothenberg Seminar in Military History
10.24.2011
High Point University will present the 6th Annual Gunther E. Rothenberg Seminar in Military History on Nov. 5. The event will be held in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom, and is open to the public. The seminar is named for Gunther E. Rothenberg - a world-renowned military historian who authored scores of books and articles.
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HPU Welcomes Soranno as Instructor of Italian
10.20.2011
Tonilena Soranno has been hired as an instructor of Italian by the Foreign Language Department at High Point University. "I'm excited to be part of HPU and to share with my students not only the Italian language, but also the Italian culture, music and food," says Soranno. Soranno says that teaching her students culture also relates to their family traditions and heritage.
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High Point Literary League Scholarship Awarded to HPU Senior
10.17.2011
Madison Templin, a senior double majoring in English literature and creative writing at High Point University, was selected to receive the High Point Literary League Scholarship for 2011 by the High Point Literary League. Each fall, the High Point Literary League awards one female HPU student who has shown strength and excellence in writing with the scholarship.
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HPU Welcomes Graham-Squire To Math Department
10.14.2011
Dr. Adam Graham-Squire recently joined High Point University as assistant professor of mathematics. Previous to joining HPU, Graham-Squire taught mathematics for three years in the Peace Corps in Nepal and Namibia, as well as two years of teaching high school in Los Angeles. Graham-Squire received a Doctorate in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Coffield Joins Biology Department
10.7.2011
Dr. Vernon M. Coffield recently joined High Point University as a visiting assistant professor of biology. Coffield, who recently moved from Raleigh, will be responsible for both teaching classes and mentoring students participating in the biology department's senior seminar.
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Family Weekend Draws 4,000 Pariticipants
10.3.2011
The city of High Point and the entire Triad region enjoyed an economic boost this weekend thanks to High Point University's "Family Weekend," which offered entertainment, festivities and more to HPU students and their families. Approximately 4,000 people participated in the event, held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2.
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Accounting Students Attend Career Fair
09.28.2011
Accounting students from the Phillips School of Business recently had the opportunity to attend an Accounting Career Fair in the Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom. With resumes in hand, 35 junior and senior accounting students were able to practice their personal presentation and interview skills as they met with accounting professionals from the Triad.
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Founder of Women and Politics Institute Visits Campus To Kick-Off New Women’s and Gender Studies Program
09.27.2011
In honor of the new Women's and Gender Studies minor, High Point University will host a lecture given by Dr. Karen O'Connor, founder of the Women and Politics Institute at American University in Washington, D.C. O'Connor will present, "The Importance of Being Woman," at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium. The event is open to the public; no tickets are required.
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HPU Hires Willhelm As Learning Excellence Specialist
09.23.2011
Barry Wilhelm Jr. was recently hired by the Office of Academic Development at High Point University as a learning excellence specialist. In his new position, Wilhelm will be responsible for providing and ensuring diverse, comprehensive and individualized academic support for students at HPU.
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HPU Holds Groundbreaking For New School Of Education
09.14.2011
High Point University officially broke ground on the $10 million, 31,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, LEED certified School of Education. The building will open in August 2012. "HPU continues to build facilities that foster extraordinary learning opportunities," says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU.
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Greek Community, SGA Collect Canned Goods For United Way 'CANpaign'
09.13.2011
Now that classes are well underway at High Point University, students are taking time to give back to the community in a collaborative fundraiser that will benefit the United Way of Greater High Point. The Student Government Association, as well as the Greek community, joined forces with a canned food drive and canned construction project, all to benefit the United Way's 'CANpaign Kick-Off,' which was held today.
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Professor Of Biology Awarded Competitive $208,000 NSF Research Grant
09.9.2011
Dr. Niky Hughes, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, has received a highly competitive National Science Foundation Research Undergraduate Institution grant totaling $208,000. The grant will fund Hughes and her HPU research students to conduct summer research in Colorado and the North Carolina mountains over the next three years.
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Graduate Students Team Up With Local High Schools To Implement Safe Driving Campaigns
08.31.2011
Strategic communication students in High Point University's Norcross Graduate School spent their summer reaching out to five local high schools to create and implement campaigns about a topic that's important to deliver to teenagers - safe driving awareness. Dr. Virginia McDermott, assistant professor of strategic communication, received a $25,000 Think Big grant from High Point University to fund the project in her graduate classes.
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Student Gets Early Career Boost At Station Where Oprah Got Her Start
Katie Searles, a rising senior majoring in communication with a concentration in electronic media at High Point University, received the exclusive opportunity of working as an intern at her local news station, WJZ-TV, a CBS affiliate in Baltimore. As part of her responsibilities, Searles got hands-on experience by setting up interviews that reporters used in coverage of their stories. She also posted WJZ's news coverage on their website.
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Professor Publishes Academic Book About Serial Murder In America
08.24.2011
Dr. Julie B. Wiest, assistant professor of communication and sociology at High Point University, recently published an academic book that takes a closer look at a riveting subject: serial murder. The book, titled "Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in America," examines connections between American culture and the incidence of serial murder with research and examples - including the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, BTK, the Night Stalker, and the Green River Killer.
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Student Spends Summer Interning With World-Class Lecture Agency
08.22.2011
Katie Kilgore, a rising senior majoring in strategic communication at High Point University, is busy working behind the scenes at a summer internship with Leading Authorities, Inc. (LAI), a world-class lecture agency that manages or promotes top-tier speakers and nationally-recognized performers all over the world. Kilgore has been working closely with the production manager and vice president of productions, as well as video editors and the creative and technical directors.
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Faculty Members Attend National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Atlanta
11.21.2011
Several faculty members from High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend the 32nd National Women's Studies Association Conference, held in Atlanta. The conference is the nation's preeminent meeting dedicated to women's and gender issues and research. The conference fosters dialogue and provides an opportunity for attendees to stay current on the latest trends and research in the field.
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The Gratitude Project: Students Document What They're Thankful For
11.18.2011
High Point University students took the time to document what they are most thankful for this week through a poster campaign called The Gratitude Project, organized by junior Kayla Buechner. Their responses ranged from "troops who are fighting oversees" during this holiday season to "teachers who care," "family and friends" and "religious freedom."
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HPU Welcomes Glass as Instructor of Mathematics
11.16.2011
Melissa Glass was recently hired by the Mathematics Department at High Point University as instructor of mathematics. "My goal is to help students think more mathematically which will result in deeper thinking overall," says Glass, who will teach entry level math courses. Glass says her area of expertise is analysis, particularly fractals. She is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, a mathematical honors society.
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HPU Hosts Fun, Educational Fall Festival for Montlieu Elementary Students
11.9.2011
Children from Montlieu Academy of Technology had the chance to take a break from class and enjoy an afternoon of fun at the High Point University Fall Festival, all while learning how to use technology in new ways. The festival, organized and led by nearly 50 student-volunteers from the Volunteer Center at HPU, invited 150 children from the school for an afternoon of activities.
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Blosser Joins HPU as Director of Service Learning
11.4.2011
Dr. Joseph Blosser has joined High Point University as the director of service learning and assistant professor of religion and philosophy. As director of service learning, he will serve as a community advocate as he helps students and faculty engage with local organizations outside of the classroom to provide meaningful service.
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HPU Theatre To Present Award-Winning Production of 'Urinetown'
11.3.2011
The Department of Theatre at High Point University will present the award-winning musical "Urinetown" in the Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show will run on Nov. 17-20 and is open to the public. The production, which is directed by Jay Putnam, professor of theatre at HPU, was written by Greg Kotis and includes music by Mark Hollman.
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Student Challenges Campus, Community to 'Donate Life'
10.31.2011
Megan Kurtzman, a junior at High Point University, is challenging the HPU campus as well as the community to get involved in a cause that is very dear to her heart - the Donate Life Campus Challenge. A series of events will be held beginning today through Nov. 4. Kurtzman has teamed up with Carolina Donor Services to host an organ donation drive in honor of her childhood friend, Heather Ann Ricci.
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High Point Safe Driving Campaign Kicks Off in Area High Schools
10.26.2011
In honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week, held Oct. 17-21, the first stage of The High Point Safe Driving Campaign was implemented in five High Point high schools with a variety of events. The multimedia campaign was developed by High Point University graduate students in the strategic communication program who worked for months with students from the five high schools.
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Sechrest Gallery Showcases Unique Fiber Art in New Exhibit
10.25.2011
The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will soon debut another visual wonder, thanks to artist Char Norman, who will display her unique fiber art on campus. The show begins Oct. 31 and will remain on display until March 1, 2012. The show is open to the public. Norman, an accomplished fiber artist, specializes in papermaking and fiber sculpture.
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HPU to Host Fall Instrumental Ensemble Concert
10.24.2011
High Point University will celebrate its talented students with an exciting evening of music at the annual Fall Instrumental Ensemble Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert will feature several ensembles from the university family, including the University Band, Chamber Orchestra and Flute Ensemble.
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Library Receives $10,000 Book Collection
10.19.2011
The Smith Library at High Point University was recently selected to receive a prestigious grant from The International Society for Science and Religion. The grant will add more than 200 books to the library's current collection, and help students with readings, projects and assignments in religion and philosophy classes.
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HPU Instructor of History Analyzes Civil War Book
10.17.2011
Eric Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, recently published a book review revolving around the complexities of the Civil War in the fall 2011 edition of "Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies." Duchess reviewed the book, "Northerners at War: Reflections on the Civil War North," by J. Matthew Gallman.
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Professors, Students Team Up for Criminal Justice Research, Conference
10.13.2011
Dr. Heather Ahn-Redding, assistant professor of criminal justice at High Point University, recently presented a scholarly paper at the Southern Criminal Justice Association conference in Nashville, Tenn. The paper, titled "Regional Differences in Sentencing Practices," explores various sentencing practices across the United States to determine whether regional differences exist.
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HPU Continues Its Green Initiatives With 'Wecar'
10.12.2011
High Point University recently took another step to reduce its environmental impact with the addition of the WeCar by Enterprise. This membership-based car sharing program is a refreshing alternative to car ownership that lowers cost and reduces the hassle of traditional transportation. The WeCar is available at students' convenience 24 hours a day.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Crimes Of The Heart'
10.11.2011
The Department of Theatre at High Point University presented the offbeat comedy "Crimes of the Heart" for two weekends in a row - Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and Oct. 6-9. The play is a Pulitzer Prize-winning southern comedy written by Beth Henley that focuses on the reunion of three offbeat sisters - Lenny, Babe and Meg - after the youngest sister, Babe, is arrested for shooting her husband.
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HPU Welcomes Dougherty As Graphic Design Instructor
10.7.2011
Janis Dougherty recently joined High Point University as an instructor of graphic design. Originally from New Jersey, Dougherty is responsible for teaching graphic design classes with a particular focus on digital execution. She is also the coordinator of digital labs and technology.
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Albert Joins School of Education
09.28.2011
High Point University recently hired Debbie Albert as clinical assistant professor of education in the university's School of Education. Albert, a High Point native, will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the School of Education in the areas of literacy, 21st Century Learning and Classroom Management, as well as supervising student-teacher internships.
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Blood Drive Will Benefit More Than 600 People
09.23.2011
High Point University students, faculty and staff came out in full force for the university's first blood drive of the school year. The event will help more than 600 who are in need thanks to the 222 units of blood that were donated. Three more blood drives will be held during the academic year, as well as one blood drive during the summer.
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HPU Recognized As One Of The 'Greenest' Schools In America
09.22.2011
High Point University's sustainability efforts were recently recognized when the university was named one of the top "green" schools in the country on the Sierra Club's list of America's Coolest Schools. The list ranks schools across the United States based on their eco-friendly conduct in areas including energy, efficiency, transportation, waste, and various other aspects.
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Department Of Music To Feature Cello Program By Dr. J.W. Turner
09.21.2011
The Department of Music at High Point University will feature its own Dr. J.W. Turner, assistant professor of music, in two programs in the Fall of 2011: "Contains Quinine," a recital of music drawn from Turner's forthcoming solo album of the same name, and "Reflections III," the third installment of his annual series featuring world premieres and dedications.
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Sechrest Gallery Exhibits Rare Collection of Presidential Memorabilia
09.13.2011
Thanks to the generosity of a High Point University student's parent, the community will have the unique opportunity to view a rare presidential collection that includes the original signatures of all 44 presidents of the United States. The Historic Memorabilia Exhibition: Office of the U.S. Presidency is on loan from the HPU parent in the Sechrest Art Gallery through Oct. 13.
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HPU To Feature NY Times Writer As Part Of Cultural Enrichment Grant Series
09.12.2011
As part of the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series, High Point University will feature Seth Schiesel, video game critic for The New York Times. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. The event is open to the public. The faculty series this year, titled "Our On-line Lives," will explore the evolution and implications of living online with specific focus on how online technologies affect human relationships.
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HPU Welcomes Elmore As Director of Financial Planning
09.9.2011
Ron Elmore has been hired as director of the Office of Student Financial Planning at High Point University. As part of his new role, Elmore will be responsible for the administration of HPU's institutional, state, and federal financial assistance programs. Elmore has more than 25 years of experience in student financial aid administration.
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Student Works In Nationally Recognized Newsroom
08.31.2011
Daniel Vivenzio, a rising senior majoring in communication with a concentration in journalism at High Point University, received the opportunity to serve as an intern at WRAL News in Raleigh. As part of the internship, Vivenzio has been busy fielding story ideas. He has accompanied many different reporters on various types of stories ranging from murder trials to local sports.
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HPU Helps Put iPads In Montlieu Elementary Academy Of Technology Classrooms
08.25.2011
Thanks to a special partnership between High Point University faculty and students in the School of Education, students at Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology now have the opportunity to use iPads in the classroom. The iPads, which were funded by four partners, including High Point University, and were revealed to students on Aug. 25, the first day of the new school year for Guilford County.
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HPU Student Hits One Out Of The Park With Summer Internship
08.22.2011
Lindsey Slingerland, a rising senior and member of Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University, has hit a homerun with career experience, thanks to an exciting internship with the Chicago Cubs. Slingerland, a double major in business administration and psychology, is working as an intern in the Fan Experience Department for the Chicago Cubs. Her responsibilities include shadowing the Wrigley Field ambassadors for game days and special events and gathering information for marketing research.
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HPU Welcomes Allred as Hardware Support Specialist
11.18.2011
Alan Allred was recently hired by the Information Technology Department at High Point University as hardware support specialist. In his new position, Allred will be responsible for the continued maintenance of school technology resources and serving student and faculty in hardware repairs or software assistance.
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HPU Develops Food Donation Program, Helps Local Pantries
11.17.2011
During these economically challenging times, many people are forced to go without the most basic needs, including food. High Point University has developed a new ongoing program designed to make a difference by partnering with Food Donation Connection and Open Door Ministries to donate surplus food from the university.
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Professor Reaches Out to Families Affected by Heart Defects
11.16.2011
The growth of the human heart in a child is a miraculous thing. Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, will explain the complexities of this process and what makes it so intriguing at a Mended Little Hearts meeting from 7-8 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Ronald McDonald House in Winston Salem.
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Professor Publishes Critical Chapter on Early Modern Education
11.15.2011
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled "Honest Payneful Pastymes: Pain, Play, and Pedagogy in Early Modern England" for Ashgate's "Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England," edited by Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson. Casey's essay considers the way young men were prepared for war as a part of their formal academic education in Elizabethan England.
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HPU to Host 41st Annual Phoenix Literary Festival
11.10.2011
High Point University students and local high school writers will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most prominent poets in America, Jorie Graham, at the 41st annual Phoenix Literary Festival, hosted by HPU. The highlight of the festival begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the University Center. The event is open to the public.
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HPU Welcomes Scheidt as English Professor
11.8.2011
Dr. Donna Scheidt was recently hired at High Point University as assistant professor of English. In her new position, Scheidt will be responsible for teaching English courses at HPU. Scheidt's areas of expertise are rhetoric, composition, legal studies, and law and literature. Prior to joining HPU, Scheidt worked for several years as an attorney and community organizer in the fields of nonprofit law and student rights.
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Malcolm Gladwell Speaks at HPU as Part of Cultural Enrichment Series
11.3.2011
Malcolm Gladwell, one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People and author of four New York Times bestsellers, recently spoke at High Point University as part of the university Cultural Enrichment Series. Gladwell, whose first book, "The Tipping Point" has been a BusinessWeek bestseller since it was published in February 2000, spoke at two separate university events.
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Teachers of Tomorrow Honored for Giving Back to Local Teachers
11.2.2011
High Point University students in the Teacher of Tomorrow group recently lightened the load of first-year teachers by raising funds to help pay for their classroom supplies. The groups raised nearly $2,000 that was donated to nine local schools and distributed to first-year teachers. Rodney Wild, principal of T. Wingate Andrews High School, awarded a certificate of appreciation to the group for their efforts.
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Students to Host 'PJ Day' to Raise Funds for Lung Cancer Research
10.27.2011
High Point University students will spend a day in their pajamas, thanks to a special event in the name of lung cancer. The event - "PJ Day" - will help raise awareness for the PJ Aldridge Foundation for Lung Cancer and will feature P.J. Aldridge, who will visit campus to speak about his own personal battle with the disease. The event is open to the public and will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 4 in Room 120 in the Phillips School of Business.
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Piperato Becomes First Art Historian at HPU
10.25.2011
Dr. Anna Piperato was recently hired by High Point University as assistant professor of Art History and the first ever art historian at HPU. Piperato will reformulate the art history minor and develop an art history major, as well as propose new courses and plan a study abroad experience in Italy. Piperato is also the faculty adviser for the Visual Art and Design Guild.
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Professor Narrows Timeline between Research and New Treatment Methods for Shoulder Pain
10.20.2011
Dr. Eric Hegedus, director of the Physical Therapy Department in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, recently made a presentation about treating shoulder pain and injuries at the New York University Department of Physical Therapy in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. The focus of the course was to present current research that allows better clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients with shoulder pain.
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HPU Welcomes Lee as Instructor of Religion
10.19.2011
Dr. Elizabeth Lee has been hired as an instructor of religion by the Department of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University. As part of her new position, Lee is responsible for teaching Christian and feminist ethics. "It is great to be joining HPU at such an exciting time of growth, and I look forward to being a part of the university as it continues to expand," says Lee.
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Psychology Professor Named Staff Writer for 'Science of Relationships' Magazine
10.14.2011
Dr. Sadie Leder, assistant professor of psychology and assistant director of High Point University's Survey Research Center, was named a staff writer for an online magazine on the psychological study of close relationships, called "Science of Relationships." The aim of the "Science of Relationships" website is to present prominent research findings from the fields of psychology and more.
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Middleton Welcomed As Assistant Professor Of English
10.7.2011
Dr. Holly Middleton was recently hired as an assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. With expertise in composition, literacy and pedagogy, Middleton will be responsible for teaching writing courses at all levels. Middleton earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English at the University of Pittsburg.
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Linthicum Joins IT Team
William E. Linthicum, III was recently hired by the Office of Information Technology at High Point University as an audio/video analyst. Linthicum will be responsible for providing A/V support throughout campus on a daily basis, ensuring that faculty and students have technologically-advanced equipment for an engaged learning environment.
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HPU Receives $1 Million Gift From Mahler Family
10.3.2011
High Point residents Peter and Mary Mahler have donated $1 million to High Point University in support of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, where the first floor will be named after the Mahler family. Peter Mahler is the chief executive officer of Triad-based PAM Trading Corp., a full service equipment supplier to the hosiery industry.
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Fiser Joins Physics Department
09.29.2011
Briana Fiser recently joined the High Point University as assistant professor of physics in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Fiser specializes in the fields of biological physics, nanoscience, material science, mathematics and chemistry. "I see my responsibilities as teaching and helping students develop a better understanding of physics and the natural world around them," Fiser says.
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Students Receive Economics Insight From The Fed
09.28.2011
Economics students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend an enlightening program in Charlotte - "An Afternoon @ the Fed." The program, presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, offered information about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy and the state of the economy.
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HPU Student Gets Behind-The-Scenes Experience At Film Internship
09.22.2011
Regan Trenchard, a rising sophomore majoring in communication with a concentration in electronic media at High Point University, spent her summer at the Film Industry Training Program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. Trenchard recently completed the four-week intensive training program, which focuses on the film and television industry.
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HPU Senior Volunteers at AIDS Orphanage in Africa
09.19.2011
High Point University teaches the values of generosity and giving back to all of its students. Senior Keri Ives, who spent her summer volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya, is a living example of those values. Ives worked in the Nyumbani Village, which can house up to 1,000 orphans at a time whose parents died due to HIV or AIDS related illnesses.
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HPU Professor 'Knocks Out' Competition At Short Film Festival In Atlanta
09.15.2011
Brad Lambert, assistant professor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently won the Best Animated Drama award at the 25th Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival in Atlanta for his film "Gilded Age Gladiator." The award was presented by animation legend Ralph Bakshi, writer, director and producer of "Fritz the Cat," "Wizards," "American Pop," and more.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Crimes Of The Heart'
09.13.2011
The Department of Theatre at High Point University will present "Crimes of the Heart" in the Empty Space Theatre, which will run Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and Oct.6-9. The production is open to the public; tickets are available to purchase. "Crimes of the Heart" is a Pulitzer Prize winning southern comedy written by Beth Henley that takes the audience to Hazelhurst, Miss., and focuses on the reunion of three offbeat sisters.
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HPU Reflects On Sept. 11 Attacks With Moving Events
09.12.2011
High Point University gave students, faculty, staff and community members a chance to reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 by commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks with three separate events. On Sunday, the university held the "Sept. 11 10th Anniversary Memorial Service," which featured a variety of reflections, with remarks from Dr. Hal Warlick, dean of the Chapel; as well as various student leaders on campus.
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HPU To Celebrate All-Steinway Designation With Free Concert
09.8.2011
High Point University will celebrate its designation as the only "All-Steinway School" in North Carolina with a free concert on Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Hosted by the Music Department, the event will feature a recital by Haochen Zhang, a Van Cliburn gold medalist and, at age 21, one of the youngest pianists to achieve this award.
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Three HPU Students Sing Praises Of Success As Part Of Elite Traveling Choir
Three students from High Point University have had a busy summer belting out tunes throughout the Southeast as part of The Lake Junaluska Singers - an elite professional singing ensemble of 16 men and women. James Brunson, Clint Cooper and Monyae Williamson mark the first HPU students ever accepted into the group, which is a United Methodist-affiliated choir that travels around the Southeast.
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HPU Grows To More Than 1,000 Employees
08.24.2011
Thanks to the continuous growth at High Point University in student enrollment, HPU has added 108 new jobs this summer. This brings the total number of employees at HPU to more than 1,000 - a 143 percent increase over 2005 - making it one of the largest employers in the city of High Point. The wide range of available jobs reflects growth in all areas of HPU, including academics.
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HPU Student Designs For Success At Internship With NYC Interior Designer
08.22.2011
Emily Bell, a rising junior majoring in interior design at High Point University, is spending the summer interning with Garrow Kedigian, a highly published interior designer in New York City. Bell's responsibilities include performing follow-up with clients and vendors, contacting fabric vendors for prices, arranging fabric samples on presentation boards, creating estimates, and completing other various tasks based on current projects.
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