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Ermis Joins HPU As Informational Technologist
05.2.2011
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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Mahler Joins HPU Board Of Trustees
04.27.2011
Peter Mahler has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. Mahler is a prominent business leader in both the domestic and international hosiery industries. He is the chief executive officer of Triad-based PAM Trading Corp., a full service equipment supplier to the industry founded in 1983. Mahler lives in High Point with his wife, Mary. They have two daughters.
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Students Donate Prom Dresses, Food and Decorations for YWCA event
04.26.2011
Prom season is an important time for any high school student. That?s why two organizations at High Point University have banded together to ensure that it?s a memorable experience for some local high school teenagers. Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at HPU recently hosted a prom dress drive where more than 80 dresses were collected to donate to the YWCA.
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HPU 'Goes Green' With Earth Week Celebration
04.22.2011
In an ongoing effort to enhance the sustainability practices on campus and raise awareness for environmental challenges, High Point University students hosted Earth Week April 18-22. They concluded the celebration on Earth Day, April 22, by supporting local farmers and sampling meals made from locally grown foods in the Slane Student Center Caf
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HPU Townhome Community To Open In August 2012
04.21.2011
A newly announced student housing project will help to accommodate High Point University?s explosive growth over the next few years. It will be the seventh residential community added to the campus since 2005. The Townhome Community, scheduled for completion in August 2012, is designed to be a self-contained residential community consisting of 11 townhome buildings that are 2
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Students Serve Others During 'National Volunteer Week'
04.19.2011
High Point University students extended the spirit of volunteerism by taking part in a week of events that promote community service as part of ?National Volunteer Week.? Events throughout the week incorporated a variety of service activities, including a Big Brothers Big Sisters event and volunteering at Open Door Ministries and the YWCA.
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HPU Students See Global Economics In Action During Hanes Brands Tour
04.15.2011
High Point University assistant professor of Spanish Teresa Parker has seen globalization?s impact in the world of business. That?s why she takes students in her Spanish business class each year on a trip to Hanes Brands, Inc., in Winston-Salem, where the company is headquartered. Hanes Brands, Inc. employees 55,000 people in 100 different facilities in more than 25 countries.
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Walker Joins HPU Board of Trustees
04.14.2011
Anne Kerr Walker has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. She graduated from HPU and was a long-time educator in the public school system where she taught English and journalism for more than 30 years before entering the real estate industry. She retired from Prudential Carolinas in 2009. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Crumpled Walker, are strong supporters of the arts.
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HPU Continues To Save Lives With Multiple Blood Drives
04.13.2011
With so many recent natural disasters, the High Point University community knows how crucial it is to play a part in helping save the lives of others by donating blood. Thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff, 422 pints of blood have been collected at the five blood drives held on campus since June 2010. That translates into nearly 1,266 lives that the HPU family has helped save this past year.
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Students At HPU Participate In Enterprise Competition
04.11.2011
Four students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently participated in the regional ?Students in Free Enterprise? competition in Charlotte, N.C., and won first runner-up for their league. The students, who are members of HPU?s SIFE team, included juniors Benjamin AuYeung and Zach Carlton, and sophomores Allison Cohen and Alex Trimboli.
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HPU Accounting Student Receives CPA Examination Voucher
04.8.2011
Steven C. Smith, who graduated in December with a degree in accounting from High Point University, has recently been selected to receive a Uniform CPA Examination voucher. The Uniform CPA Examination voucher covers the initial exam application fee and the cost of sitting once for each section of the Uniform CPA Exam. To be eligible for the Exam voucher, a student must be graduating with a degree or concentration in accounting.
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HPU Students Go Barefoot For A Good Cause
04.7.2011
Students recently discovered what it was like to live ?One Day Without Shoes? ? an event held to raise awareness about the millions of children in developing countries that have to grow up barefoot. The event, which was hosted at HPU by the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity and the TOMS Shoes Club, is an annual worldwide event hosted by TOMS Shoes, a company that donates a pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair that it sells.
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HPU Theatre Department Hosts 'Musical Theatre Scenes'
04.5.2011
The Department of Theatre at High Point University will soon delight audiences with a night of music and entertainment with its program of popular musical theatre scenes, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The program, which is composed of songs and scenes written by American composer and lyricist Steven Sondheim, includes works from ?Sweeney Todd,? ?Into the Woods,? ?Follies? and ?Gypsy."
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HPU Raises Nearly $50,000 At 'March For Babies' 5K Walk Event
04.4.2011
The dedicated students, faculty and staff at High Point University remain committed to helping the community ? even when it comes to its smallest members ? by hosting the March of Dimes annual ?March for Babies Walk.? More than 300 HPU family members participated in the walk, held at Vert Stadium on Saturday, April 2, where approximately $50,000 was raised. The money will go to the March of Dimes.
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HPU Students Rub Shoulders With Top Financial Institution Officials
04.1.2011
The Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently welcomed financial advisers from BB&T Private Financial Services, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Advisors, Blakely Financial, Edward Jones, and Cali Pearl Corporation as part of a Career Education Event on March 16. Students had the opportunity to attend mini-sessions with professional representatives to learn more about a career as a financial adviser.
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Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity 'Rocks' For 48 Hours In Memory Of Classmate
03.31.2011
High Point University?s Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity recently rocked out for a good cause with the annual Rock-A-Thon. The event, held March 18-20, helped to raise money for ?The Green Eyed Girl Foundation.? The foundation, started by Chris Thurley ? an alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha, was founded to honor the memory of Cassie Hill, a classmate, friend of the fraternity and member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at HPU. Hill passed away recently from a brain aneurysm.
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New Composer-In-Residency Program Is Music to the Ears of HPU Students, Community Members
03.30.2011
Music students at High Point University and members of the community will have a unique opportunity to learn from talented composer Dr. William Pfaff, thanks to the Department of Music and their innovative Composer-in-Residency Program. Pfaff will be on the HPU campus as part of a week-long residency. His week on campus will include a guest lecture and a concert that is open to the public.
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Dean Of HPU Chapel To Present At Yale School Of Management
03.28.2011
The Rev. Dr. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University, will serve as visiting professor at the Yale School of Management on March 30. In a three-hour session for a Leadership Strategies Seminar, Warlick will present ?Ethics as a Leadership Strategy.? He has written two cases for the presentation.
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A Wish For Japan: HPU Students Use Ancient Tradition To Support Relief Efforts
03.25.2011
Origami is the ancient Japanese art of turning a piece of paper into a beautiful object. But for High Point University students, the tradition provided a unique platform to raise money and hope for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. Students, faculty and staff gathered in HPU?s Slane Student Center on March 24 to fold paper cranes, which have symbolic meaning in Japanese culture.
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Diehm Joins HPU As Event Planner
03.22.2011
McKenzie Diehm has recently joined High Point University as an event planner to assist with the increasing number of events that the university is offering as it continues to grow. In her new role, Diehm, will be responsible for the implementation of the University?s Cultural Enrichment series, and will aid in the planning and execution of other major events, including commencement, alumni and family weekends, symposia and more.
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HPU Entrepreneurship Students Observe Executives Present To Piedmont Angel Network
03.17.2011
Entrepreneurship students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the chance to observe company representatives present their business plans for investment opportunities to the Piedmont Angel Network search committee. Held Feb. 22 in the Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building, the meeting allowed students to witness the presentations and to hear the ensuing questions and subsequent discussions in the decision-making process.
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HPU To Host Rothenberg Seminar In Military History
03.16.2011
High Point University will present the annual Gunther E. Rothenberg Seminar in Military History on Saturday, March 19, in the Phillips School of Business, Room 120. The event, which is based on the military history of Italy, is open to the public. The HPU Department of History sponsors the annual seminar, which offers a different theme each year and features a host of leading scholars who present their most recent research and latest interpretations.
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Potter Joins HPU As Director Of Facility Operations
03.15.2011
Stephen L. Potter has joined High Point University as director of facility operations. Prior to joining HPU, Potter served as vice president of support services at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has more than 15 years of experience in facility operations leadership. Potter will be responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination and direction of daily activities related to campus facilities.
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Senior Lands Competitive Entrepreneurship Internship
03.11.2011
Chris Meriwether, a senior majoring in religion with a minor in philosophy at High Point University, was recently selected to participate in the competitive Young Entrepreneurs Across America internship. The internship, which partners with Student Painters, gives college students an opportunity to create and manage their own exterior painting business over the course of a summer.
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Slocum Joins HPU As Campus Concierge
03.10.2011
Heather Slocum has joined High Point University as a campus concierge. Slocum will be responsible for providing students with first-class customer service. She will also act as the building manager for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. The Campus Concierge is proud to model the value of service at High Point University. Its goal is to improve the daily lives of students by providing a single source of knowledge for all campus and community information.
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HPU Center For Entrepreneurship And Innovation, SBTDC To Hold Conference
03.9.2011
The Phillips School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at High Point University will host ?Becoming an Investor Ready Entrepreneur,? a program of the Small Business Technology and Development Center (SBTDC), from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 23. The program will offer students, faculty and local business professionals a one-day session designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to find, meet and succeed when engaging private equity investors.
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HPU Psychology Students And Faculty Attend National Conference In San Antonio
03.4.2011
More than a dozen students and faculty members from the Psychology Department at High Point University recently attended the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in San Antonio, Texas. The annual conference, held Jan. 27 through 29, brought together more than 3,000 students and faculty from across the nation to share ideas and recent advancements within the fields of social and personality psychology.
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HPU Earns 'Tree Campus USA' Title
03.2.2011
The Tree Campus USA program is an initiative that sprang from a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. to foster the development of the next generation of tree stewards. The program is designed to award national recognition to college campus and the leaders of their surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.
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HPU Hosts Social Media Symposium for Home Furnishings Industry During Market
03.1.2011
High Point University's International School of Home Furnishings and Design is sponsoring an Internet marketing symposium for students and home furnishings industry officials. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 7 in the Francis Auditorium in the Phillips School of Business. Brian Thornfelt, general merchandise manager for e-commerce giant CSN.com, will serve as the keynote speaker.
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HPU Choral Department To Perform Special Preview Of Carnegie Hall Concert For Community
02.25.2011
Students in the Choral Department at High Point University have been offered the singing chance of a lifetime - the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, the most prestigious concert stage in the United States. In preparation for the event, they will share a sneak peak of their performance in a "Preview Concert," to be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 23 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.
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HPU Announces Oak Hollow Mall Purchase
02.24.2011
High Point University officials announced today that the University has purchased Oak Hollow Mall in High Point, N.C. HPU has engaged the services of CBL and Associates Management, Inc. to manage the day-to-day operations.  CBL is the same group that has operated the Mall since its opening. For the time being, Oak Hollow Mall employees and customers will see no change in the operation of the Mall.
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Choral Groups Wrap Up Spring Season With Music Celebration
05.2.2011
The community was delighted with the light and cheerful sounds of spring, thanks to High Point University?s annual Spring Choral Concert. The event was held on April 26 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert featured 135 student singers, including members of the University Singers, the Chapel Choir, and Chamber Singers, and was accompanied by a full orchestra, made up of students, HPU faculty and community members.
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Students Sell Lemonade To Find A Cure
04.27.2011
All it took was a little bit of lemons and a lot of love. The end result? A unique lemonade stand, set up by students at High Point University, to help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer and to support research to find a cure. The event, which is part of Alex?s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), was organized by the Human Relations Leadership class at HPU.
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HPU Professor Elected For Health Alliance Positions
04.26.2011
Dr. Martie Bell, exercise and sports science associate professor at High Point University, was recently elected to two positions for the Southern District Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SDAAHPERD). As a part of the SPAAHPERD Physical Education Association, Bell will be in charge of all programming for the organization?s college-level presentations at their conference in 2012.
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Theatre Brings Song And Dance To Campus In Annual 'Musical Theatre Scenes'
04.22.2011
The Department of Theatre at High Point University recently treated the community to a night of music and entertainment with its program of popular musical theatre scenes, in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.  The program honored renowned American composer and lyricist Steven Sondheim and included his works from ?Sweeney Todd,? ?Into the Woods,? ?Follies? and ?Gypsy."
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Four Families Give $40 Million To High Point University
04.21.2011
Four High Point families are giving $10 million each to High Point University, bringing the total to eight families who have contributed $10 million since Dr. Nido R. Qubein became president. The families of Earl E. Congdon, Fred E. Wilson, Jr., Mark A. Norcross and Nido R. Qubein have committed $40 million to the university, with most of it dedicated to the School of Health Sciences and the proposed school of pharmacy.
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HPU Poll: NC Residents Concerned About Effects Of Human Activity On The Environment
04.19.2011
The Survey Research Center at High Point University has found in a recent poll that most North Carolinians are at least somewhat concerned about the current state of the environment, and they?re making some conscious efforts to improve it. On a scale of zero to 10, with zero being "not at all concerned" and 10 being "extremely concerned," 31 percent said they were extremely concerned.
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HPU Hosts Annual Finch Lecture Featuring Dr. Luke Johnson
04.14.2011
The annual Finch Lecture brought Dr. Luke Johnson, a former Benedictine monk, to the High Point University campus recently to talk about an age-old question: What makes us happy? His visit to HPU as guest speaker for the Finch Lecture, which began at the university in 1960 with Dean Liston Pope of Yale Divinity School as lecturer, follows the long line of distinguished speakers for the event.
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HPU Professor 'Jumps To Conclusion' With Scholarly Paper Presentation On Rabbits At Orlando Conference
04.12.2011
Dr. Kate Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently presented a scholarly paper at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Fla. The conference takes place annually to explore all aspects of the fantastic as it appears in literature, film and the other arts.
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HPU Hosts Robert "Buzz" Patterson
04.11.2011
The HPU College Republicans, Politics Club and the Department of Political Science teamed up to host retired Lt. Col. Robert ?Buzz? Patterson as a guest speaker on campus April 11. Patterson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, has served as the senior military aide to former President Bill Clinton and was the operational commander for all military units assigned to the White House.
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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Raises $4,000 For Charity
04.8.2011
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, in conjunction with the Student Government Association at High Point University, recently scored a ?hole-in-one? by raising $4,000 for the Jimmy V. Foundation at the fraternity?s sixth annual ?Garnet and Gold? golf tournament. The event, which was attended by friends, family, alumni, sponsors and members of the HPU community, was held at the Holly Ridge Golf Course.
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HPU Interior Design Students Help Buyers Navigate High Point Market
04.5.2011
When it comes to gaining professional experience and making connections in the furniture industry, High Point University interior design majors say there?s no better place to put what they?ve learned in the classroom into action than the High Point Market. Interior design majors are working for the High Point Market Authority as ?market scouts? by helping new buyers navigate market.
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HPU Students Host Run In Memory Of Cassie Hill
04.4.2011
Students, faculty, staff and community members had the opportunity to run for a very good cause on April 3 ? they ran to honor the memory of Cassie Hill, a former High Point University student. Hill, a first semester senior majoring in marketing and management, with minors in sales and Chinese, and also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, passed away recently from a brain aneurysm.
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HPU's Shay Shine Featured On Dunks Of The Year On CBS
04.1.2011
High Point University men?s basketball player Shay Shine was featured as one of 10 finalists on Dunks of the Year on CBS. Shine, a junior from Arcadia, Fla., became a finalist for Dunk of the Year after his monster slam over a 6'10" team rival of UNC Asheville on Dec. 4. A 6-foot-2 guard, Shine?s dunks this season have garnered national attention.
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School Of Business Hosts Noted Speaker Dr. Bob Froehlich
03.31.2011
Renowned speaker Dr. Bob Froehlich recently spoke to students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University about current market trends and the future of the economy. Froehlich, who is currently the executive vice president and chief investment strategist for wealth management at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., has served as a financial spokesman for CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV and Reuters.
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Millis-Hedgecock Joins HPU Board Of Trustees
03.29.2011
Molly Millis-Hedgecock has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. She and her family are loyal supporters of the university. Millis-Hedgecock is a graduate of High Point Central High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has two children, Ashley and Justin Hedgecock.
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HPU Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering In Mississippi
03.28.2011
Vacation and relaxation wasn?t the point of spring break for a group of students at High Point University. Instead, they seized the opportunity to volunteer their time and efforts by helping victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. A group of students, along with members of Oak Ridge Methodist Church, visited Moss Point, Miss. ? about 100 miles east of New Orleans.
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Communication Scholarship Awarded to HPU Junior
03.24.2011
Andrew Faust, a junior double majoring in biology and communication with an emphasis in journalism, was selected to receive the Sam J. Underwood Scholarship for 2011 by the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. In addition to his class work, Faust is an intern at McNeill Lehman Public Relations in High Point, N.C., and a resident assistant at HPU.
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Turpin Joins HPU As Dean of School of Art And Design, Professor Of Interior Design
03.18.2011
High Point University has hired Dr. John Turpin as professor of interior design and dean of the School of Art and Design. Turpin, who currently serves as the chair of Interior Design as a member of the Interdisciplinary Design Institute Faculty at Washington State University, is a highly accomplished scholar and leading design educator. He will begin his new position at HPU in July.
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HPU Chair Of Modern Foreign Language Meets International Officials At Washington, D.C. Conference
03.17.2011
Dr. Carole Head, professor of French and chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University, recently attended the National Convention of NCIV (National Council for International Visitors). While there, she had the opportunity to attend a special reception in the Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke. She also had the opportunity to meet the Belgian Ambassador to the United States.
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Derrow Joins HPU As IT Services Coordinator
03.15.2011
Lyndsey Dawn Derrow has recently joined the HPU staff as IT services coordinator in the Office of Information Technology. In her new role, Derrow is responsible for coordinating the tech support team to resolve technology challenges across campus. ?The growth of High Point University has been impressive and the continuous expansion of the campus provides an exciting work environment,? Derrow says.
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HPU's Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Gives To Red Cross
03.14.2011
Members of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity at High Point University recently made a $210 donation to the American Red Cross. The money was raised through fundraising efforts with the help of the Mad Greek Grill in High Point. The fraternity had planned the event previously and had earmarked the money for the American Red Cross, the group?s national philanthropy, but in the process, found out about a family who had lost everything in a fire.
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HPU Hosts Dr. Yaron Brook As Part of BB&T Speaker Series
03.9.2011
The Phillips School of Business at High Point University will host noted speaker and Forbes.com columnist Dr. Yaron Brook as part of the annual BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 23 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. It is open to the public. Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will address faculty, students and community guests in a presentation.
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Norcross Graduate School At HPU To Host Free GRE Course
The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University is hosting a free Graduate Record Exam preview course presented by Kaplan Test Prep, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mar. 26. The course will teach valuable strategies and methods to raise GRE scores by an expert teacher, and will provide information on the structure and scoring of the GRE exam.
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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Volunteers With Habitat for Humanity
03.7.2011
Brothers and potential new members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at High Point University recently spent two consecutive weeks volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of High Point. The fraternity, which plans to make the event an annual service commitment, worked rebuilding, painting and insulating a home for the organization.
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HPU Entrepreneurship Program Students Learn From Industry Expert
03.3.2011
Entrepreneurship students in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to learn from small-business expert Kathy Elliott as part of a lecture series to bring real-world experiences into the classroom. Elliott currently serves as vice president of Entrepreneurship & Small Business for the Greensboro Partnership and Chamber of Commerce, and has more than 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs.
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New Program At HPU Connects Students To Career Opportunities
03.2.2011
Career and Internship Services at High Point University is preparing students to secure career opportunities by implementing a new program called "Recruiters in Residence." The program, which is open to all HPU students, presents job opportunities and promotes hands-on experience via internships to enhance and compliment skills developed in the classroom.
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Clodfelter, Haynes Head HPU Communication And Culture
02.28.2011
High Point University associate vice president of communication Roger Clodfelter and communication specialist Pam Haynes are now responsible for all university media relations. Haynes, a 2009 HPU alumna, will serve as the media's primary contact for information and interview requests. She will arrange interviews with professors who are experts on current events and announce breaking news about the university's continuing growth and achievements.
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HPU Theatre Professors Receive Prestigious Award
02.25.2011
Two professors from the High Point University Department of Theatre received the prestigious Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Direction by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jay Putnam, associate professor of theatre, was acknowledged for his direction of the world premiere production of John Cariani's "Love/Sick" which was the department's opening production of the 2010-2011 season.
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HPU Students Gain Real-World Marketing Experience
02.23.2011
Students at High Point University in the Phillips School of Business are gaining real-world marketing experience by working to promote a local company, Drake's Fresh Pasta Company. During the fall 2010 semester, HPU marketing students worked to create branding ideas for the company through a host of mediums. "The experiences should help them tremendously as they launch their own careers."
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Lance Armstrong Headlines 87th Commencement Weekend
04.28.2011
High Point University will host a celebration of and events and activities for the 2011 Commencement Weekend, to be held May 6-7. The event, which marks the 87th Graduation Ceremony, brings in renowned speakers to campus each year. The featured speaker for this year?s Graduation Ceremony will be Lance Armstrong, founder of the LiveStrong Cancer Support Foundation and seven-time winner of the Tour de France.
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Communication Students Score Broadcast Award
04.26.2011
Eleven High Point University students recently scored big by receiving the National Broadcasting Society?s ?Top Video Sports Program? award as part of the organization?s annual electronic media competition. Students enrolled in Sports Production II, a course taught by Dr. Jim Trammell, assistant professor of video production, in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, produced the winning segment.
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HPU Hires Thompson As Payroll Specialist
High Point University has hired Keysha Thompson as payroll specialist in the General Accounting Office. In her new role, Thompson is responsible for processing payroll and benefits for HPU?s growing number of staff and faculty. The university announced earlier this year that it would add 149 employees by August, bringing the total employment to more than 1,000.
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Rotaract Club Selected To Represent NC At Conference
04.21.2011
The Rotaract Club at High Point University recently was selected out of all of North Carolina?s Rotaract charters to present at the annual Rotary International Conference. The group was represented by HPU seniors Zaineb Ata and Veronica Houghton, freshmen Kelsey McLaughlin and Morgan Falls, and faculty adviser Dr. Claudia Femen
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Fraternity 'Pushes' For Disability Support
04.20.2011
The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at High Point University recently raised more than $1,000 at their annual philanthropic event, Push America, to support and raise awareness for people with disabilities. The weeklong event included the fraternity?s annual ?Car Smash,? where students are offered the chance to smash a used car with a hammer in exchange for a donation.
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Fraternities and Sororities Showcase Talents For A Good Cause
04.19.2011
Members of the Greek community at High Point University recently showcased some of their talented members in order to raise money for an established scholarship fund with the first ?Greeks Got Talent? event ? a talent competition among the fraternities and sororities on campus. The event featured performances by members of the Greek community.
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HPU Recognizes Outstanding Students at Honors Day Ceremony
04.14.2011
High Point University recognized some of its outstanding students who have made a difference on campus and in the community at its annual Honors Day Awards ceremony, held at HPU on April 13. The Honors Day program honored students who seek not only excellence in the classroom, but also on the athletic field and in positions of leadership across campus.
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HPU To Host Arbor Day Celebration
04.13.2011
In continuing its observance of Earth Week, High Point University will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the Hoffman Amphitheater at the David R. Hayworth University Park. The event will be hosted by HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein. The public is invited to attend. Several presentations will be made during the event, including a presentation of the Tree Campus USA Award.
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HPU Theatre Features 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'
04.12.2011
High Point University recently captivated audiences with its largest production to date ? the high-spirited musical ?Thoroughly Modern Millie,? in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The production, directed by Doug Brown, assistant professor of theatre, featured the classic book written by Richard Morris, with music written by Jeanine Tessori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan.
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HPU Students Raise $35,000 For Cancer Research In Relay For Life
04.11.2011
Students at High Point University recently raised nearly $35,000 when they joined together to fight back against cancer in the Relay for Life, held on campus April 9. This year?s event marked the second Relay for Life event at HPU, with the first event taking place in 2010. Both years, the event was organized by Natalie Mazzei and Emily Garrish, who are now sophomores at HPU.
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HPU Spring Choral Concert Celebrates The Season
04.7.2011
High Point University will delight the community with the Department of Music?s annual Spring Choral Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert will feature the University Singers, Chapel Choir, and Chamber Singers and will be accompanied by a full orchestra.
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HPU Poll: NC Consumers Rely On Word Of Mouth When It Comes To Buying Furniture, Home Accessories
04.6.2011
The importance of the furniture industry in High Point has been obvious this week as thousands of guests poured into the city for the April High Point Market. As the event wraps up, the Survey Research Center at High Point University is releasing results from a poll that reveals how North Carolinians get information and make decisions about buying furniture and accessories for their home.
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HPU To 'Jazz It Up' With Spring Concert
04.1.2011
High Point University will showcase its talented instrumentalists with an evening of music at its first Spring Instrumental Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will feature several university student ensembles including the HPU Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Symphonic Band.
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HPU To Present Cello Recital Featuring Assistant Professor Of Music J.W. Turner
03.31.2011
The Department of Music at High Point University will feature its own Dr. J.W. Turner, assistant professor of music, in a special recital to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 15 in Hayworth Chapel on campus. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Turner, a specialist in contemporary solo cello literature, has been praised for his seamless and inspired performances.
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HPU To Feature Talents Of 'Relevents Wind Quintet' In Performance
03.30.2011
High Point University will feature the talents of the Relevents Wind Quintet in a special performance in the Hayworth Chapel on campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 1. No tickets are required. The Relevents Wind Quintet, which features HPU?s own instructor of flute Laura Stevens, was founded in 2008.
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Choral Department Performs Spectacular Concert At Carnegie Hall
03.28.2011
Students in the Choral Department at High Point University truly got the chance of a lifetime by having the unique opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, the most prestigious concert stage in the United States. The Choral Department was selected for the exciting opportunity after submitting an audition recording in the fall of 2009. Approximately 180 students traveled to New York for the event.
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Students Develop Entrepreneurship Club at HPU
03.25.2011
Entrepreneurship students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently created the Entrepreneurship Club, a new organization designed to serve as a support system for student entrepreneurs within the university. The purpose is to provide a network for idea exchange, establish contacts with outside professionals and increase access to competitive resources for business development.
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Snyder Joins HPU As Dean Of Students
03.24.2011
Dr. Kevin C. Snyder has joined High Point University as dean of students in the Office of Student Life. Snyder will be responsible for various aspects of student life, including monitoring judicial affairs, Greek life, the Student Government Association, and a variety of student leadership and multicultural programming. Snyder has authored two student leadership books.
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HPU Student Investment Club Launches Competitive Website
03.22.2011
The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University recently developed and launched a new website in order to make the club more competitive and to enhance the clubs skills and achievements. The club was created in 1998 in honor of HPU alumnus Floyd. T. Craven. It allows HPU students to invest dollars, originally funded by an alumnus gift, in the stock market under the guidance of professors of finance in the university's Phillips School of Business.
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HPU Director of Career And Internship Services Teaches Students To Network, Publishes Work
03.18.2011
Eric Melniczek, director of Career and Internship Services at High Point University, was recently featured in the February 2011 issue of Campus Career Counselor in an article, titled ?Networking Bee: Activity Sparks a Buzz on the Value of Relationships.? The article details a group exercise that he developed to teach college and university students the critical skill of fostering relationships for career planning and development purposes.
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HPU Students Team Up To Help Ban The 'R' Word
03.16.2011
Kendall Hagar, a freshman at High Point University and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity partnered to present a campaign on campus to help eliminate the use of the ?R? word. The ?R Word?, retard or retarded, has evolved in common language to become a derogatory and hurtful insult to people with intellectual disabilities. The campaign, implemented nationally by Special Olympics, is called ?Spread the Word to End the Word,? and was held throughout the first week in March.
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Johnson Joins HPU As Resident Director
03.15.2011
Stephen Johnson has been hired as a resident director in The Office of Student Life at High Point University to ensure the safety and security of all HPU resident students. His responsibilities include overseeing the York Residence Hall and the Point Place apartments. Johnson is a graduate of Western Carolina University.
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HPU Honored By Area Red Cross
03.11.2011
High Point University has been honored by the American Red Cross in Winston-Salem, where the area?s blood services branch is located, as one of the Area Premier Sponsors for 2010. The university will be recognized at an awards luncheon on March 21 in Winston-Salem at the Graylyn International Conference Center.
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Boyd Joins HPU As Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs
03.10.2011
Keishea Boyd has been hired as assistant director of judicial affairs in the Office of Student Life at High Point University. She will make a lasting impact on students by educating them on the university's Honor Code and code of conduct. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from HPU in 2003 as well as a Master of Science Degree from North Carolina Central University.
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HPU Investment Club Hosts Vice President From Merrill Lynch
03.9.2011

The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University had the privilege of hosting Scott Tilley, certified financial analyst and first vice president of Investments at Merrill Lynch in High Point. The meeting allowed students to learn about the investing industry with one of the most respected investing professionals in the Triad.

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HPU College Republicans Travel To Washington, D.C. To Hear National Leaders
03.3.2011
Members of the College Republican Club at High Point University recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to hear a renowned group of speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The group went with other members of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans. While there, students were able to hear speeches from Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Perry, among others.
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Style Network Show To Feature HPU Alumnus
03.1.2011
"Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back," a show that features High Point University alumnus John Taylor, will begin its second season on the Style Network on Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. The show, which is the second highest rated show in the teenage demographic for the Style Network, follows the lives of five teens at the Wellspring Academy, and documents their accomplishments and struggles as they learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.
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HPU Showcases Student Musicians In Choral And Instrumental Winter Concert
02.28.2011
Talented student musicians entertained an audience at High Point University with an evening of diverse music at the Department of Music Choral and Instrumental Winter Concert, held Feb. 26 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert featured ensembles from the university family, including the Chapel Choir, University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Symphonic Band.
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Johns Hopkins Director Joins Faculty In New HPU School Of Health Sciences
02.24.2011
Dr. Mark Teaford, currently a course director for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's anatomy program, will join High Point University as professor of anatomy in the proposed school of Health Sciences. He joins two prestigious colleagues - Dr.  Daniel Erb, dean of the school, and Dr. Eric Hegedus, director of its physical therapy program, both formerly of Duke University.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Theatre Acknowledged By Prestigious National Festival
02.23.2011
Matthew Emerson, assistant professor of theatre at High Point University, was recently acknowledged by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Emerson was awarded three 2010 Meritorious Achievement Awards for Excellence in Theatrical Design for his work in the spring 2010 HPU Department of Theatre production of "The Seagull," and his fall 2010 productions of "Love/Sick" and "Our Town."
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