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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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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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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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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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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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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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Law Enforcement Officials Gather At HPU To Discuss Safe Community Practices
07.15.2011
The National Network for Safe Communities peer exchange program was recently held at High Point University where more than 50 law enforcement officials from across the country gathered for three days to observe law enforcement practices in the city of High Point. Officials traveled to High Point from places as far away as California to attend the meeting, held July 12-14.
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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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