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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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First Lady Laura Bush To Speak At HPU Commencement
08.18.2011
High Point University will continue its tradition of bringing motivating and inspirational speakers to campus by featuring Former First Lady Laura Bush, a champion dedicated to advancing education and promoting the well-being of women and families worldwide, as its 2012 Commencement speaker. Commencement exercises will be held on May 5, 2012.
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HPU Awards First Generation Scholarship To Ragsdale Graduate
08.12.2011
High Point University has selected Barry Brown as a recipient of the university's First Generation Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Guilford County School students from the city of High Point who will be the first generation in their family to pursue a college degree. Brown, a graduate of Ragsdale High School, was on the honor roll all through high school and received the Alex C. Smith Sportsmanship Award. He plans to major in business administration.
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Student Selected As One Of 14 Interns With Scripps Networks
08.8.2011
Andrew Faust, a rising senior majoring in biology and communication at High Point University, received the unique opportunity to serve as an online editorial intern as part of a summer internship for Scripps Networks Interactive in Knoxville, Tenn. Faust was one of only 14 students selected nationwide from more than 700 applicants to take part in the internship, which is part of the Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internship Program.
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HPU Moves Up In Forbes Magazine’s ‘America’s Best Colleges’ List
08.4.2011
High Point University has been named as one of the top colleges and universities across the country for the fourth year in a row while improving its ranking in the annual "America's Best Colleges" list, created by Forbes Magazine. The university moved up 11 spots to No. 497 in the country, placing HPU in the top 7 percent of the 6,600 higher-education institutions throughout the United States.
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Student Publishes Senior Thesis In National Journal
08.2.2011
Jason Moore, a 2011 graduate of High Point University, recently had his senior honors thesis, "Beyond Metaphysics: Jean-Luc Marion's Phenomenology of Givenness," published by the journal of Phi Sigma Tau, the national philosophy honors society. Marion is a contemporary French philosopher who works in the field of phenomenology, which is literally the study of the logic of appearances.
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Lashar Gets Network Experience At ABC In New York
07.29.2011
Sarah Lashar, a rising junior at High Point University, is getting behind-the-scenes experience while interning this summer in the marketing research department at ABC Network in New York. Lashar, a communication major and member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, is busy with various projects, including marketing research that involves pulling data for show ratings, demographics, advertising numbers and more. She then prepares compelling client presentations.
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Green Joins HPU IT Team
07.26.2011
Kevin Green was recently hired as hardware specialist in the Information Technology Department at High Point University. Green's responsibilities include installation and maintenance of all hardware, hardware modifications, and first class user support for the entire campus and students. He will also be developing and maintaining business relationships with vendors and contractors.
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Jadotte Takes To The Skies With Internship At JetBlue
07.25.2011
James Jadotte, a rising sophomore majoring in business administration at High Point University, is setting his sights to the skies, thanks to a summer internship with JetBlue Airways in their human resources and compliance department at their corporate headquarters in Forest Hills, N.Y. He will be conducting research for the company regarding anything that would affect their policies.
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HPU Hosts Classic Rock As Part Of Arts Splash Concert Series
07.18.2011
High Point University hosted an evening of rockin' tunes for the community, thanks to an annual concert held on campus as part of the Arts Splash Summer Concert Series hosted by the High Point Area Arts Council. The concert, which was held on the front lawn of Roberts Hall, featured the classic rock tunes by Tuck Vern Norm. Concert-goers packed the lawn with chairs, blankets and picnic dinners to enjoy the summer entertainment.
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Slocum Joins HPU As Resident Director
07.15.2011
Joe Slocum was recently hired as resident director in the student life department at High Point University. Slocum will be overseeing the Village II and University Village residence halls. Slocum is originally from Harrisonburg, Va. He is also the recipient of the "Four Year Service Award" from the South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls.
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Wilson Joins HPU As Human Resources Coordinator
April Wilson has been hired as human resources coordinator in the department of Human Resources at High Point University, where she'll assist new hires and current employees at the university. Wilson's responsibilities include organizing new employee information and helping them transition into their new role. Wilson is a graduate of the University at Albany, State University of New York.
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HPU Draws Nearly 77,000 Annual Visitors To High Point
07.11.2011
High Point University provided a boost to the city's economy in the 2010-2011 academic year by bringing nearly 77,000 visitors to High Point and the HPU campus through admissions, athletic, cultural, family and community events. A total of 76,951 guests attended the events throughout the year. These activities included athletic contests such as men's and women's basketball games, Alumni and Family Weekend, campus tours and musical and theatre productions.
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Student Helps Rehabilitate Injured Soliders At Internship With National Institute Of Health
07.7.2011
Neal Darmody, a rising senior majoring in exercise science at High Point University, is gaining eye-opening experiences in a unique internship with the National Institutes of Health in the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the NIH Clinical Center's Department of Rehabilitative Medicine. Darmody is working with doctors to rehabilitate soldiers returning from Afghanistan who have traumatic brain injuries.
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Student Learns Fine Line of Design Through Internship
07.5.2011
Emily Lloyd, a rising senior at High Point University, is gaining valuable design experience, thanks to a summer internship in the graphics department at Freeman Company. The company, in Lanham, Md., specializes in face-to-face marketing. Some of their clients include Microsoft, Paula Dean and Fancy Foods. Lloyd is a marketing major with a minor in graphic design.
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Fraternity Leader Learns The Value Of Collaboration At UIFI
07.1.2011
Scott Keidel, a rising junior at High Point University, recently had the unique privilege of attending the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), held at Indiana University - a conference that brings together top fraternity and sorority leaders from all over North America for learning experiences. Keidel is the vice president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and secretary of the Interfraternity Council at HPU.
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Students Follow Shakespeare's Footsteps in England
06.29.2011
A group of High Point University students explored the home and works of one of the greatest writers in English literature thanks to a recent experience in England as part of a Shakespeare in Performance course, which took place in the spring and in a Maymester course. The group, which included 12 students along with two faculty members, traveled to London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England for the course.
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Shilling Joins HPU Admissions Office
06.20.2011
Matthew Shilling has been hired as an admissions counselor in the Admissions Office at High Point University. Shilling will serve as admissions counselor for Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina. Shilling has previous experience in private education and holds a Master's degree in higher education administration.
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Student Collaborates With Executives At IBM As Part Of Internship
06.16.2011
Monica Fox, a senior at High Point University, is busy getting hands-on experience while interning in the marketing department at IBM in Armonk, N.Y. Fox, a marketing major, is spending the summer collaborating with executives of IBM and working on the information management team. Already, she has attended meetings at the IBM headquarters to hear IBM's senior vice president speak about social media.
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HPU Expands Academic Lineup With Women’s And Gender Studies Minor
06.14.2011
In an effort to continue expanding the curriculum at High Point University, a new minor program - Women's and Gender Studies - will be offered at the start of the Fall 2011 semester. The program, which is directed by Dr. Judy Isaksen and Dr. Pamela Hedrick, offers courses that address issues of women and gender, and focuses on the perspectives and practices of women and men in society.
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Rising Senior Launches Environmentally-Friendly Business
06.10.2011
Seth Gold, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in entrepreneurship and marketing, is already on the fast track to becoming a successful businessman by launching his own company - Bamboo Apparel. Gold, a native of South Windsor, Conn. was the second place winner of HPU's first Business Plan Competition. His company offers t-shirts made of 70 percent bamboo.
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Student Prepares For A Career In Broadcast At Madison Square Garden
06.6.2011
Erin Sinnott, a rising junior majoring in communication at High Point University, is spending the summer interning at the world?s most famous arena ? Madison Square Garden. Sinnott is working in the Madison Square Garden Media programming department, where she works on various aspects of broadcast schedules. Her responsibilities include creating and revamping broadcast schedules for each month.
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Student Teams Help Local Businesses Win Prestigious Business Ethics Award
05.26.2011
Two student teams from High Point University recently helped two local companies win the prestigious Piedmont Business Ethics Award. Blue Ridge Companies and Guy?s Home Inspection, two of only five local businesses that won the award, were recently presented with the honor at a ceremony at Starmount Country club. These student teams participated as part of a business ethics course: Philosophy 2043.
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HPU Named Among Elite In Colleges Of Distinction
05.20.2011
High Point University was recently chosen as a member of the 2010-2011 Colleges of Distinction, a unique online college guide to assist students, parents and counselors. Celebrating its seventh year, the Colleges of Distinction list is based upon exemplary commitment to four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. The list focuses on what "really matters in a college experience."
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Students Give Back Through End-Of-Year Project
05.17.2011
High Point University students are always looking for new ways to reach out and serve the community, so it?s fitting that they ended the year with a special project ? an end-of-the-year Spring Clean Service Project. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the project encouraged students to donate canned foods, clothes, appliances and more. All items were donated to the United Way, West End Ministries and Hope Outreach Church.
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Rising Senior Scores Big With NHL Internship
David Werner, a rising senior majoring in business administration with minors in marketing and sales at High Point University, has scored a major career goal, thanks to valuable career experience as part of an internship with the Florida Panthers National Hockey League team, in Sunrise, Fla. He spent the spring semester working with the NHL team.
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Frye Joins HPU Board Of Trustees
05.9.2011
Shirley T. Frye has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. Frye is the retired vice president of local news station WFMY News 2. She and her husband, Henry Frye, have two sons, Henry Frye Jr. and Harlan Frye. During her time in the news industry, she won an Emmy Award for ?Special Event in Programming.? Other honors include the Greensboro Chamber Athena Award.
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Lance Armstrong Provides Insightful Message To Largest Class In History At HPU Graduation Ceremony
05.7.2011
Lance Armstrong delivered a meaningful message to 785 graduates receiving their degrees ? the largest class in the history of High Point University ? by encouraging them to persevere, remain determined no matter what obstacles they may have to overcome and be willing to share their stories with others. The 87th Graduation Ceremony, held May 7 on the Roberts Hall Front Lawn.
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HPU women's lacrosse wins NLC Championship in overtime
05.2.2011
The High Point University women?s lacrosse team won the National Lacrosse Conference Championship in the team?s inaugural season with a 13-12 overtime victory over No. 1-seed Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon in Davidson, N.C. Freshman Christie Dougherty (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) scored three goals in the game, including the game-winner.
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Ermis Joins HPU As Informational Technologist
Elizabeth Ermis has been hired as an information technologist by the Office of Information Technology at High Point University. As part of her new position, Ermis will work with faculty to develop teaching and learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Ermis will also help with HPUAWAY, a new program designed to allow HPU students the opportunity to continue taking classes over the summer from the comfort of home.
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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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Student Makes Impact On Future Career Through Summer Internship
Kelly Keegan, a rising junior majoring in marketing with a minor in communication at High Point University, is spending her summer interning with Positive Impact, a sports and entertainment management company. Keegan is responsible for creating sponsorship information packages to be sent to large companies in order to reach potential sponsors for different events.
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Student Makes Dream A Reality In Summer Internship With Project Runway
08.16.2011
Chandler Dewitt, a rising junior and member of Kappa Delta Sorority at High Point University, is living the dream during her summer internship with Project Runway in New York City. Project Runway is a reality television show hosted by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn on Lifetime Network where up and coming designers are selected to compete for a chance to win $100,000 dollars to start their own fashion line and present it at New York fashion week.
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Student Sets The Stage For Success At Internship
08.10.2011
Lauren Pivirotto, a rising senior majoring in Technical Theatre and Electronic Media-Communication at High Point University, is spending her summer gaining career experience as an intern at the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, N.J. During her internship, Pivirotto has been busy working as an assistant to the costume shop supervisor, costume designer and coordinator by assisting with all costume construction and coordination for all the Mainstage shows.
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Student Reaches New Heights Through Internship At Mountain Times Publications
08.5.2011
Katherine Love, a rising sophomore majoring in communication at High Point University, is spending her summer gaining valuable career experience at an internship with Mountain Times Publications in Boone, N.C. During her internship, Love has been involved in a variety of tasks including interviewing and writing articles for the Watauga Mountain Times and the Watauga Democrat and editing letters and articles for other newspapers.
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Student Hits The Airwaves Through Internship At DC Radio Station
08.4.2011
Stephanie Zok, a rising senior majoring in business administration at High Point University, is completing a summer internship at Mix 107.3/ 105.9 The Edge (Citadel Broadcasting Corporation) in Washington, D.C. Zok is spending her time advertising contests and promotions on the stations' websites, and also selecting and contacting contest winners. She also assists with station events around the D.C. area and helps the on-air personalities with their live shows.
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HPU Adds Prague Institute As Destination For Study Abroad Opportunity
08.1.2011
High Point University is offering HPU students a new opportunity to study abroad at the Prague Institute in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. The program will be a faculty-in-residence study abroad program, meaning faculty member Dr. Marlon Winters, HPU's Jefferson-Pilot Professor, will accompany the students while they study in Prague for a full semester.
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HPU, Cornerstone Healthcare Foundation Team Up To Host Sports Medicine Seminar
07.29.2011

High Point University recently co-sponsored the Second Annual Sports Medicine Seminar, titled "Prevention of and Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries and Illnesses." The event, held on July 26 on campus, was aimed at Triad area elementary, middle and high school coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers and school nurses. The free event was sponsored by HPU and the Cornerstone Healthcare Foundation.

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Student Conducts Research At Internship At USDA In Maryland
07.26.2011
La'Shelle Manning, a rising senior majoring in biology at High Point University, is conducting important research as part of an internship this summer at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, Md. Manning has been conducting an experiment in the Agricultural Research Services Fruit and Vegetable Lab that involves measuring and exploring the antioxidant capacities and fruit quality of berry crops.
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Taylor Chosen As One Of Three Interns For Prestigious Research Opportunity
07.21.2011

Bradley Taylor, a rising junior at High Point University majoring in chemistry and mathematics with a minor in music, is spending the summer getting unique scientific training by interning at Wake Forest University in an undergraduate chemistry research program. Taylor was chosen as one of only three students selected out of a large pool of applicants to participate in the program.

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Student Is Hardwired For Success
07.18.2011
Naomi Ehrens, a rising sophomore at High Point University, is gaining practical business experience by spending her summer interning for Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) in Needham, Mass. Ehrens, a business administration major, is assisting PTC customers with understanding and utilizing PTC's software. Her responsibilities include establishing accounts for clients, such as John Deere, Motorola, Raytheon and Sony.
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Student Secures Internship At Lockheed Martin
07.15.2011
Jacquelyn Reilly, a rising senior majoring in graphic design with minors in psychology and communication at High Point University, is receiving incredible career experience from her summer internship at Lockheed Martin - one of the world's largest defense contractors specializing in global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technology with worldwide interests. Reilly works in an internship designed to introduce her to some the programs that they support.
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Showplace Furnishes An Ideal Internship For Student
07.12.2011
Lauren Kopp, a rising senior majoring in business with a minor in communication, is gaining valuable business experience in her internship at the Showplace convention center in downtown High Point. Kopp has worked on assembling the event and entertainment calendar for the fall 2011 Furniture Market, and she's had the opportunity to utilize her creative skills by brainstorming ideas for a giveaway idea for the fall market.
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Senior Aims For The Stars With Summer Internship At NASA
07.11.2011
Laura Lee, a rising senior majoring in biochemistry and physics at High Point University, is spending the summer interning at NASA as part of the Synthetic Biology Group at the Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California. During her internship, Lee has been conducting research on different enzyme complexes that convert into fuels and chemicals at the ARC facility.
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Students Explore Religious History In Rome
07.6.2011

A group of High Point University students had the opportunity to learn the religious history of Rome while touring the capital of Italy as part of the Maymester course, "Religions of Rome: Ancient to Modern." The class, led by Dr. David Hammond, instructor of religion, and Dr. Pamela Hedrick, assistant professor of religion introduced students to the intersection of Rome's religion through the ages.

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Boylan Joins HPU Admissions Team
07.1.2011
Mary Boylan, a recent graduate of High Point University, will be joining HPU as an admissions counselor in the Admissions Office. Boylan will be responsible for providing admissions guidance to students in the areas of Southern California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. Originally from Solon, Ohio, Boylan graduated with all university honors and magna cum lauda with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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Hall Joins HPU As Admissions Counselor
06.29.2011
David Hall was recently hired as an admissions counselor in the Admissions Office at High Point University. Hall, an HPU alumnus, will travel to work with students and families in Maryland and Washington, D.C. who plan to attend HPU. HPU has 879 full-time employees, up 89 percent since 2004. By August of this year, HPU will have more than 1,000 employees.
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Student Spends Summer Researching at Cornell University
06.28.2011
Mary Funke, a rising junior at High Point University majoring in chemistry with a minor in math, is spending the summer conducting research as part of unique internship at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Funke, who was chosen among 800 applicants, is one of just 28 students nationwide selected to participate in the Center for Material Research REU Internship program.
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Students Explore Spanish Culture Through Global Studies 'Maymester'
06.21.2011
Several students at High Point University recently had the unique opportunity to travel to Spain to study and explore the country's history and culture. The trip, part of the Maymester class, "Modern Spain," gave students the opportunity to experience Spanish life firsthand. The global studies class, led by Dr. Hayden Carron, professor of modern foreign languages, was a two-week journey.
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HPU Welcomes Burrows As Admissions Counselor
06.20.2011
Tyler Burrows has been hired as an admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions at High Point University. Burrows, who is a recent graduate of HPU, will serve as the admissions counselor for undergraduate applicants in Delaware and Pennsylvania. In his new position, Burrows will read applications, interview prospective students and work admissions events.
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Student Exercises Marketing Skills At One Of Top 10 Gyms In America
06.15.2011
Carlee Pett, a rising senior at HPU majoring in strategic communication, is spending the summer interning at one of the top 10 gyms in America - Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, Calif. Pett is serving as the only marketing intern at FQ10 this summer under their director of marketing. Pett manages owner Todd Durkin's Facebook page, as well as editing and reviewing all of the outlets of social media.
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Student Rocks Internship With MTV Networks
06.13.2011
Tyler McCoy, a rising junior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in business finance at High Point University, is getting a one-of-a-kind experience while interning with MTV Networks in Santa Monica, Calif. this summer. McCoy, a native of Newburgh, N.Y. is working in the special events department at MTV. There, she works on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment.
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Two Students Receive Prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship
06.7.2011
Rising seniors at High Point University Annie Beuker and Meaghan Wade have been selected to receive Celia Moh Scholarships for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year. This extensive scholarship will pay for full tuition, room, board, books and fees for these outstanding students. The Celia Moh Scholarship was established in October 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh to honor his wife, Celia.
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HPU Professor To Take Part In Unique Teaching Experience At Shantou University In China
06.1.2011
Dr. William Carpenter, associate professor of English at High Point University, will have the opportunity to take part in a unique teaching experience by traveling to Shantou University in the Guangdong Province of China. There, he?ll present a series of workshops and lectures. The workshops are designed for university faculty and will focus on active learning and course design.
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Panhellenic Donates Funds, Receives Distinction At Southeastern Conference
05.23.2011
High Point University?s Panhellenic Executive Council recently had the privilege of attending the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference in Atlanta ? and the group had a special distinction during the event: They donated the most money ? out of 25 schools ? to the SEPC?s philanthropy. A total of $5,150 was raised at the event. The Panhellenic Council donated the money to ?Circle of Sisterhood.?
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Professor Of Physics Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award
05.19.2011
Dr. Aaron Titus, professor of physics at High Point University, was recently honored with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award. He came to HPU in 2002 with a B.S. in physics from Penn State and Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University. Titus is known for his work with students in the area of undergraduate research and his implementation of technology in the classroom, which include utilizing podcasts and computer simulations.
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Assistant Professor of Journalism Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant
05.17.2011
Dr. Nahed Eltantawy, assistant professor of journalism at High Point University, recently received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant. With the grant, she plans to teach journalism courses in the spring of 2012 in the United Arab Emirates. While there, Eltantawy will conduct research on the use of social media in the UAE. She also is interested in learning how students in the UAE perceive American culture.
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HPU 2011 Haverty Cup Presented To Melissa Dorsch
05.9.2011
Melissa Dorsch, a senior at High Point University majoring in home furnishings who will graduate in May, was recently awarded the prestigious 2011 Haverty Cup, an annual award that honors the most outstanding home furnishings graduate at HPU. Dorsch will receive a $2,500 cash award and an engraved replica of the Haverty cup. Her name will be engraved with the names of previous winners on the permanent cup.
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Annual Luncheon Honors Retired Faculty
05.4.2011
High Point University honored those who gave years of service to the university through its annual Retirement Recognition Luncheon, held May 4 in the Wilson School of Commerce. This year?s event honored HPU faculty members Dr. Linda N. Curtis and Dr. Marion ?Butch? Hodge Jr. Dr. Curtis came to HPU in 1995, and Dr. Hodge came to HPU in 1979.
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Student Entrepreneurs Kick-Start Their Companies at HPU's First Business Competition
05.2.2011
Students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University have big dreams to start their own businesses and change the world in the process. Those students got the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of judges at HPU?s first Business Plan Competition, where the top three finalists collectively won $15,000 in start-up funds. The competition was sponsored by HPU?s Phillips School of Business and its Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with BB&T.
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Three HPU Students Sing Praises Of Success As Part Of Elite Traveling Choir
08.31.2011
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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HPU Welcomes Record Number of Freshmen For Orientation Weekend
High Point University welcomed a record-setting freshman class of 1,300 students during the annual Orientation and Move-In Weekend, held Aug. 20-21, to start off the 2011-2012 academic year. Throughout the weekend, freshmen took part in HPU traditions, including the formal Opening Convocation ceremony, where HPU president Dr. Nido Qubein addressed the class.
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HPU Begins Academic Year In A Record Setting Way
08.16.2011
High Point University starts a new academic year that's full of exciting changes and continued growth, including yet another record-setting freshman class, two new residence halls, several new academic offerings and the ground-breakings for the School of Education and Townhome Community. Since 2005, the university has invested $670 million in academic programs, faculty, scholarships, construction and student life.
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Student Is 'En Pointe' Of Success Through Internship With Boston Ballet
08.9.2011
Megan Hennessey, a rising senior majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship at High Point University, is dancing to the busy beat of the Boston Ballet by serving as a marketing intern for the well-known ballet company. She is promoting the ballet by assisting the marketing manager with a project for the Marblehead Studio. She has been responsible for creating partnerships with local businesses in the Marblehead community.
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Kelly Joins HPU As Campus Concierge
08.5.2011
Jessica Kelly was recently hired as a Campus Concierge at High Point University. Kelly, who has customer service experience, will be responsible for providing students with first-class customer service and enhancing the seamless student experience that HPU boasts. "I see my position as one that serves the students above and beyond normal customer service, as well as one that reaches out to the local business community," she says.
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New Environmental Studies Minor Introduces Students To Local, Regional And Global Challenges
08.2.2011
At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, students will not only see new growth on campus, they will also see another minor program added to the academic lineup. The new program, Environmental Studies, will incorporate courses from multiple disciplines from the arts and sciences, as well as business. The new program will consist of a two-course core curriculum that includes Environmental Science and Issues in Environmental Science.
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Student Makes A Difference Through Internship At ABC Of NC Working With Children With Autism
08.1.2011
Nicole Chrysson, a rising senior majoring in psychology at High Point University, is spending the summer working with children with autism in an internship with the ABC of NC in Winston-Salem. Chrysson is working with a group of children with autism to learn about goals and treatment involved with autism. Her responsibilities include recording the progress of the children toward their goals and stimulating small group activities.
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Student Focuses on Democracy With Internship At Nonprofit Organization
07.29.2011

Kayla Vaughn, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending the summer learning about the many aspects of democracy as part of an internship with Democracy North Carolina in Winston-Salem. Democracy North Carolina is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization. Vaughn's responsibilities range from grassroots organization to educating the general public about current issues.

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HPU's Austin Dillon Races To Another Success In NASCAR World Truck Series
07.26.2011

Austin Dillon, rising junior at High Point University and professional racer for the Richard Childress Racing Team, scored his first victory of the season recently in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Nashville, Tenn. Dillon, a communication major and native of Lewisville, N.C., drove his famed black No. 3 Chevrolet truck in the Lucas Deep Clean 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on July 23 for the win.

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Johnston Joins HPU As Greek Life Coordinator
07.21.2011
Amber VanLue Johnston has recently been hired as the Greek Life coordinator in the Office of Student Life at High Point University. As Greek Life Coordinator, Johnston will be responsible for the development of HPU's Greek community through programs, recruitment and retention, overseeing policies and standards, reviewing Greek organization grades, and co-managing the new Greek Village.
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HPU Features Entertainment With Annual Eastern Music Festival
High Point University treated the community to a summer celebration of music as part of the annual Eastern Music Festival. The performance, presented by EMF's Young Artists full orchestra, included light classical and pop repertoire. The Eastern Music Festival and School, founded in 1961, is one of the country's most prestigious training and performance programs for young orchestral and piano scholars.
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HPU Hosts World-Renowned History Professor
07.12.2011
The Department of History at High Point University will host world-renowned history professor Peter H. Wilson, G.F. Grant Professor of History, Director of Research and Deputy Head of Department at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. He will serve as a visiting scholar for the summer 2011. Wilson received his doctorate degree at Jesus College, Cambridge, and is the leading international scholar on early modern German history.
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Student Learns Value Of Service, Generosity At Make-A-Wish Foundation
07.8.2011
Maggie Norden, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending her summer making wishes come true while interning with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Tampa, Fla. Norden is serving as the program service intern. She is working with doctors, doing research on ideas to put the wishes together, writing wish stories, and getting feedback from the Wish Child, their families, and their Wish Granters.
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'Summer Experience' Provides Freshmen With A Jump Start To Academics
07.6.2011
Many incoming freshman at High Point University are taking a unique opportunity to start their academic experience early by participating in Summer Experience, an annual summer program where students earn up to eight college credits. The program gives students an early start on college coursework, and it allows them to grow, develop, and transition to college life before they arrive for their first full year in August.
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HPU To Host Summer Entertainment With Eastern Music Festival
07.1.2011
High Point University will host soothing sounds of summer with the Eastern Music Festival, an annual event held on campus. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 12 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public; professional dress is required. The performance will include light classical, and pop repertoire will be presented by the EMF's Young Artists full orchestra.
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Head Of Security And Transportation Receives Honor
06.29.2011

Jeff Karpovich, CPP, security chief and transportation director at High Point University, recently received an award recognizing the safety initiatives that have been put in place at High Point University during the past three years. The North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators selected Karpovich for their 2011 Commitment to Excellence Award.

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Student Makes Dreams Come True At Make-A-Wish Foundation
06.23.2011
It's not often you get the opportunity to help make dreams come true - but Shea Kernan, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in sociology, has just that opportunity while interning with the Make-A-Wish Foundation this summer in Bethesda, Md. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes for children ages 2
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Business Competition Winner Builds Innovative Company
06.21.2011
A High Point University junior who won first place in the university's first ever Business Plan Competition held in the spring is putting his plan into action with the launch of his company, Siren Alerts. Ryan Varley, a rising junior majoring in entrepreneurship, won $7,500 in start-up funds in the competition, hosted by HPU's Phillips School of Business.
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HPU Welcomes Page As Resident Director
06.14.2011
High Point University has hired Jenny Page as a resident director in the Office of Student Life. Page will be responsible for Belk and Blessing halls, which are primarily freshman residence halls. She will supervise resident assistants and ensure that students receive a positive experience while residing at High Point University. Freshman enrollment has gone from 370 in 2005 to 1,300 in 2011.
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Students Gain Political Insight During 'Maymester' in Washington, D.C.
06.10.2011
Several students at High Point University recently had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the political world of Washington, D.C. by participating in a two-week trip to the nation's capital. The trip, part of the Maymester class "Power and Politics in D.C.," gave students a look behind closed doors in the nation's capital, where many of America's most important political decisions are made.
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HPU Hosts Best-Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe
06.7.2011
High Point University recently hosted an enjoyable morning with best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe as part of ?A Morning in the Garden,? an event sponsored by the High Point Literary League. Monroe spoke about her new novel, ?The Butterfly?s Daughter,? a story that traces the journey of a young woman that happens to follow the path of the monarch butterfly?s migration.
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Professor Presents Findings At Atlanta Conference
05.26.2011
Dr. William Carpenter, associate professor of English at High Point University, recently presented ?Does Transfer Require Disciplining: A Writing Program Focuses on Invention and Reflection? at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, held in Atlanta. In his paper, Carpenter reviewed current research on how students transfer knowledge into and out of first-year writing courses.
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Students Tickle The Ivories Of Prestigious Grand Piano
05.23.2011
Students at High Point University now have access to one of the grandest instruments of all time ? a Steinway concert grand piano that arrived directly from the stage of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Located in the University Center, the piano has been played by some of the greatest pianists of our time during its years in Chicago and is one of dozens of Steinway pianos already on campus.
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Sorority Scores Big With Spring Fundraisers
05.17.2011
Zeta Tau Alpha at High Point University recently took a swing at curing cancer by raising nearly $12,000 during their annual golf tournament and ?Pink Pancake Flapjack Attack.? The tournament was held at the Holly Ridge Golf Course and aimed to raise funds for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness, the sorority?s national philanthropy. As part of the ?Pink Pancake Flapjack Attack,? the sorority provided a late-night snack to students on campus during a weekend.
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Students Give Back Through Volunteering, Fundraising Efforts
05.9.2011
Students at High Point University really grasp the value of a holistic education. Sure, they devote a great deal of time to their academics and studying, but students also realize the importance of giving back through volunteering and fundraising events to help those in need. During the 2010-11 academic year, students spent more than 30,000 hours volunteering and raised more than $81,000.
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Alumnus Shares Wall Street Experiences With Investment Club
High Point University alumnus Chad Jennings, now a successful investment banking analyst in New York, recently met with students of the Floyd T. Craven Investment Club to share professional experiences in working in investment banking in New York City. Jennings, who graduated in 2008, currently works at FBR Capital Markets, a mid-market investment bank in central Manhattan.
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Students Use Cutting-Edge Technology To Film Psychological Thriller
05.4.2011
Hollywood hasn?t called them yet, but when it does, some HPU students will already have the experience of working on a high-tech movie set after completing a semester-long project of producing a movie from start to finish. Several students in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, as well as students from the Department of Theatre, worked together to produce ?Connected."
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Evening Degree Program Inducts New Members Into National Honor Society
05.2.2011
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University's Theta Theta chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society recently inducted 18 new members on April 6. The EDP established the honor society in the spring of 1992 to recognize high scholastic achievement by adult students. Students selected have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or higher, with this year?s inductees averaging a 3.8 GPA.
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