HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2016 –With crumbs falling from his mouth, Brandon Joseph offered a smile full of cookies and gave a thumbs up. Standing in the middle of High Point University’s Holly Jolly Hot Dog Shoppe, 11-year-old Joseph tried to express his excitement. “I think I’m the most excited about the train ride. […]
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2016 – There were school uniforms, baby swings, dolls and bicycles in the shopping carts that High Point University’s Board of Stewards filled on Dec. 9. But there was a face, a name and a mission behind each item, too – making Christmas bright for 75 families in the city […]
Students at High Point University work to make the holidays a little brighter by stuffing stockings for the Salvation Army’s “Stuff a Stocking” Campaign. They filled the stocking with school supplies, toiletries, toys and much more as a gift for community children.
Barry Kitley, High Point University’s director of community relations, provides a preview of the sixth annual Community Christmas celebration on campus. The night includes visits with Santa and a gift for every child, a petting zoo, Polar Express train rides and falling snow across campus. The event is entirely free and open to the public.
High Point University has a unique program that allows Say Yes Scholarship recipients to dedicate themselves to community service while also gaining professional experience.
Claudia Beard already has bought 15 notebooks. She’s also got 3-by-5 recipe cards she’ll use for future lessons, too. She’ll give the cards to students and show them the recipe on how to be a good doctor, a good teacher or a good citizen. Then there is her collection of children’s books. She wants 1,000. […]
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 13, 2016 – High Point University welcomed nine new faculty and staff members during the month of November. They are as follows: Dr. Jean Douglas joins the School of Pharmacy as associate professor of clinical sciences. This is a newly created faculty position. Douglas will teach courses and serve as […]
When Rachel Callaway stepped onstage in October, she couldn’t see anyone inside HPU’s Pauline Theatre because of the bright lights. Still, she knew she had a crowd of 300 female first-year students in front of her. “Breathe,” she told herself. “Breathe.” She was seconds away from telling her story for the first time publicly. It […]
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2016 – High Point University has lowered flags to half-staff in memory of John Glenn, the former astronaut and U.S. senator who became the first American to orbit the earth. Flags will remain lowered until sunset on the day of interment. President Barack Obama has ordered flags to be lowered […]
The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From the annual Community Partner Luncheon, to the Hanukkah dinner, philanthropy efforts, national recognitions and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 9, 2016 – Local business leaders gathered at High Point University on Dec. 8 to celebrate the strong partnerships they’ve developed with the university to increase vitality in the city. The event, known as the annual Community Partner Luncheon, honors their dedication to welcoming 80,000 visitors HPU attracts to the city […]
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2016 – In a review of more than 800 undergraduate programs, High Point University’s undergraduate elementary program in the School of Education ranks one of the best in the nation. The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a non-partisan research and policy organization dedicated to ensuring every classroom has a […]
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2016 – High Point University’s Jewish students shared their faith and holiday traditions with the HPU community during the fifth annual Hanukkah dinner on Dec. 5. This year, Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 24 and lasts through Jan. 1. The university holds the Hanukkah dinner for the entire campus […]