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'Summer Experience' Provides Freshmen With A Jump Start To Academics
07.6.2011
Many incoming freshman at High Point University are taking a unique opportunity to start their academic experience early by participating in Summer Experience, an annual summer program where students earn up to eight college credits. The program gives students an early start on college coursework, and it allows them to grow, develop, and transition to college life before they arrive for their first full year in August.
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HPU To Host Summer Entertainment With Eastern Music Festival
07.1.2011
High Point University will host soothing sounds of summer with the Eastern Music Festival, an annual event held on campus. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 12 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public; professional dress is required. The performance will include light classical, and pop repertoire will be presented by the EMF's Young Artists full orchestra.
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Head Of Security And Transportation Receives Honor
06.29.2011

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

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Student Makes Dreams Come True At Make-A-Wish Foundation
06.23.2011
It's not often you get the opportunity to help make dreams come true - but Shea Kernan, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in sociology, has just that opportunity while interning with the Make-A-Wish Foundation this summer in Bethesda, Md. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes for children ages 2
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Business Competition Winner Builds Innovative Company
06.21.2011
A High Point University junior who won first place in the university's first ever Business Plan Competition held in the spring is putting his plan into action with the launch of his company, Siren Alerts. Ryan Varley, a rising junior majoring in entrepreneurship, won $7,500 in start-up funds in the competition, hosted by HPU's Phillips School of Business.
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HPU Welcomes Page As Resident Director
06.14.2011
High Point University has hired Jenny Page as a resident director in the Office of Student Life. Page will be responsible for Belk and Blessing halls, which are primarily freshman residence halls. She will supervise resident assistants and ensure that students receive a positive experience while residing at High Point University. Freshman enrollment has gone from 370 in 2005 to 1,300 in 2011.
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Students Gain Political Insight During 'Maymester' in Washington, D.C.
06.10.2011
Several students at High Point University recently had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the political world of Washington, D.C. by participating in a two-week trip to the nation's capital. The trip, part of the Maymester class "Power and Politics in D.C.," gave students a look behind closed doors in the nation's capital, where many of America's most important political decisions are made.
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HPU Hosts Best-Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe
06.7.2011
High Point University recently hosted an enjoyable morning with best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe as part of ?A Morning in the Garden,? an event sponsored by the High Point Literary League. Monroe spoke about her new novel, ?The Butterfly?s Daughter,? a story that traces the journey of a young woman that happens to follow the path of the monarch butterfly?s migration.
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Professor Presents Findings At Atlanta Conference
05.26.2011
Dr. William Carpenter, associate professor of English at High Point University, recently presented ?Does Transfer Require Disciplining: A Writing Program Focuses on Invention and Reflection? at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, held in Atlanta. In his paper, Carpenter reviewed current research on how students transfer knowledge into and out of first-year writing courses.
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Students Tickle The Ivories Of Prestigious Grand Piano
05.23.2011
Students at High Point University now have access to one of the grandest instruments of all time ? a Steinway concert grand piano that arrived directly from the stage of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Located in the University Center, the piano has been played by some of the greatest pianists of our time during its years in Chicago and is one of dozens of Steinway pianos already on campus.
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Sorority Scores Big With Spring Fundraisers
05.17.2011
Zeta Tau Alpha at High Point University recently took a swing at curing cancer by raising nearly $12,000 during their annual golf tournament and ?Pink Pancake Flapjack Attack.? The tournament was held at the Holly Ridge Golf Course and aimed to raise funds for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness, the sorority?s national philanthropy. As part of the ?Pink Pancake Flapjack Attack,? the sorority provided a late-night snack to students on campus during a weekend.
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Students Give Back Through Volunteering, Fundraising Efforts
05.9.2011
Students at High Point University really grasp the value of a holistic education. Sure, they devote a great deal of time to their academics and studying, but students also realize the importance of giving back through volunteering and fundraising events to help those in need. During the 2010-11 academic year, students spent more than 30,000 hours volunteering and raised more than $81,000.
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Alumnus Shares Wall Street Experiences With Investment Club
High Point University alumnus Chad Jennings, now a successful investment banking analyst in New York, recently met with students of the Floyd T. Craven Investment Club to share professional experiences in working in investment banking in New York City. Jennings, who graduated in 2008, currently works at FBR Capital Markets, a mid-market investment bank in central Manhattan.
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Students Use Cutting-Edge Technology To Film Psychological Thriller
05.4.2011
Hollywood hasn?t called them yet, but when it does, some HPU students will already have the experience of working on a high-tech movie set after completing a semester-long project of producing a movie from start to finish. Several students in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, as well as students from the Department of Theatre, worked together to produce ?Connected."
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Evening Degree Program Inducts New Members Into National Honor Society
05.2.2011
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University's Theta Theta chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society recently inducted 18 new members on April 6. The EDP established the honor society in the spring of 1992 to recognize high scholastic achievement by adult students. Students selected have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or higher, with this year?s inductees averaging a 3.8 GPA.
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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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Student Learns Fine Line of Design Through Internship
07.5.2011
Emily Lloyd, a rising senior at High Point University, is gaining valuable design experience, thanks to a summer internship in the graphics department at Freeman Company. The company, in Lanham, Md., specializes in face-to-face marketing. Some of their clients include Microsoft, Paula Dean and Fancy Foods. Lloyd is a marketing major with a minor in graphic design.
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Fraternity Leader Learns The Value Of Collaboration At UIFI
07.1.2011
Scott Keidel, a rising junior at High Point University, recently had the unique privilege of attending the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), held at Indiana University - a conference that brings together top fraternity and sorority leaders from all over North America for learning experiences. Keidel is the vice president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and secretary of the Interfraternity Council at HPU.
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Students Follow Shakespeare's Footsteps in England
06.29.2011
A group of High Point University students explored the home and works of one of the greatest writers in English literature thanks to a recent experience in England as part of a Shakespeare in Performance course, which took place in the spring and in a Maymester course. The group, which included 12 students along with two faculty members, traveled to London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England for the course.
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Shilling Joins HPU Admissions Office
06.20.2011
Matthew Shilling has been hired as an admissions counselor in the Admissions Office at High Point University. Shilling will serve as admissions counselor for Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina. Shilling has previous experience in private education and holds a Master's degree in higher education administration.
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Student Collaborates With Executives At IBM As Part Of Internship
06.16.2011
Monica Fox, a senior at High Point University, is busy getting hands-on experience while interning in the marketing department at IBM in Armonk, N.Y. Fox, a marketing major, is spending the summer collaborating with executives of IBM and working on the information management team. Already, she has attended meetings at the IBM headquarters to hear IBM's senior vice president speak about social media.
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HPU Expands Academic Lineup With Women’s And Gender Studies Minor
06.14.2011
In an effort to continue expanding the curriculum at High Point University, a new minor program - Women's and Gender Studies - will be offered at the start of the Fall 2011 semester. The program, which is directed by Dr. Judy Isaksen and Dr. Pamela Hedrick, offers courses that address issues of women and gender, and focuses on the perspectives and practices of women and men in society.
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Rising Senior Launches Environmentally-Friendly Business
06.10.2011
Seth Gold, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in entrepreneurship and marketing, is already on the fast track to becoming a successful businessman by launching his own company - Bamboo Apparel. Gold, a native of South Windsor, Conn. was the second place winner of HPU's first Business Plan Competition. His company offers t-shirts made of 70 percent bamboo.
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Student Prepares For A Career In Broadcast At Madison Square Garden
06.6.2011
Erin Sinnott, a rising junior majoring in communication at High Point University, is spending the summer interning at the world?s most famous arena ? Madison Square Garden. Sinnott is working in the Madison Square Garden Media programming department, where she works on various aspects of broadcast schedules. Her responsibilities include creating and revamping broadcast schedules for each month.
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Student Teams Help Local Businesses Win Prestigious Business Ethics Award
05.26.2011
Two student teams from High Point University recently helped two local companies win the prestigious Piedmont Business Ethics Award. Blue Ridge Companies and Guy?s Home Inspection, two of only five local businesses that won the award, were recently presented with the honor at a ceremony at Starmount Country club. These student teams participated as part of a business ethics course: Philosophy 2043.
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HPU Named Among Elite In Colleges Of Distinction
05.20.2011
High Point University was recently chosen as a member of the 2010-2011 Colleges of Distinction, a unique online college guide to assist students, parents and counselors. Celebrating its seventh year, the Colleges of Distinction list is based upon exemplary commitment to four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. The list focuses on what "really matters in a college experience."
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Students Give Back Through End-Of-Year Project
05.17.2011
High Point University students are always looking for new ways to reach out and serve the community, so it?s fitting that they ended the year with a special project ? an end-of-the-year Spring Clean Service Project. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the project encouraged students to donate canned foods, clothes, appliances and more. All items were donated to the United Way, West End Ministries and Hope Outreach Church.
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Rising Senior Scores Big With NHL Internship
David Werner, a rising senior majoring in business administration with minors in marketing and sales at High Point University, has scored a major career goal, thanks to valuable career experience as part of an internship with the Florida Panthers National Hockey League team, in Sunrise, Fla. He spent the spring semester working with the NHL team.
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Frye Joins HPU Board Of Trustees
05.9.2011
Shirley T. Frye has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. Frye is the retired vice president of local news station WFMY News 2. She and her husband, Henry Frye, have two sons, Henry Frye Jr. and Harlan Frye. During her time in the news industry, she won an Emmy Award for ?Special Event in Programming.? Other honors include the Greensboro Chamber Athena Award.
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Lance Armstrong Provides Insightful Message To Largest Class In History At HPU Graduation Ceremony
05.7.2011
Lance Armstrong delivered a meaningful message to 785 graduates receiving their degrees ? the largest class in the history of High Point University ? by encouraging them to persevere, remain determined no matter what obstacles they may have to overcome and be willing to share their stories with others. The 87th Graduation Ceremony, held May 7 on the Roberts Hall Front Lawn.
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HPU women's lacrosse wins NLC Championship in overtime
05.2.2011
The High Point University women?s lacrosse team won the National Lacrosse Conference Championship in the team?s inaugural season with a 13-12 overtime victory over No. 1-seed Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon in Davidson, N.C. Freshman Christie Dougherty (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) scored three goals in the game, including the game-winner.
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Ermis Joins HPU As Informational Technologist
Elizabeth Ermis has been hired as an information technologist by the Office of Information Technology at High Point University. As part of her new position, Ermis will work with faculty to develop teaching and learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Ermis will also help with HPUAWAY, a new program designed to allow HPU students the opportunity to continue taking classes over the summer from the comfort of home.
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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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Boylan Joins HPU Admissions Team
07.1.2011
Mary Boylan, a recent graduate of High Point University, will be joining HPU as an admissions counselor in the Admissions Office. Boylan will be responsible for providing admissions guidance to students in the areas of Southern California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. Originally from Solon, Ohio, Boylan graduated with all university honors and magna cum lauda with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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Hall Joins HPU As Admissions Counselor
06.29.2011
David Hall was recently hired as an admissions counselor in the Admissions Office at High Point University. Hall, an HPU alumnus, will travel to work with students and families in Maryland and Washington, D.C. who plan to attend HPU. HPU has 879 full-time employees, up 89 percent since 2004. By August of this year, HPU will have more than 1,000 employees.
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Student Spends Summer Researching at Cornell University
06.28.2011
Mary Funke, a rising junior at High Point University majoring in chemistry with a minor in math, is spending the summer conducting research as part of unique internship at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Funke, who was chosen among 800 applicants, is one of just 28 students nationwide selected to participate in the Center for Material Research REU Internship program.
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Students Explore Spanish Culture Through Global Studies 'Maymester'
06.21.2011
Several students at High Point University recently had the unique opportunity to travel to Spain to study and explore the country's history and culture. The trip, part of the Maymester class, "Modern Spain," gave students the opportunity to experience Spanish life firsthand. The global studies class, led by Dr. Hayden Carron, professor of modern foreign languages, was a two-week journey.
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HPU Welcomes Burrows As Admissions Counselor
06.20.2011
Tyler Burrows has been hired as an admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions at High Point University. Burrows, who is a recent graduate of HPU, will serve as the admissions counselor for undergraduate applicants in Delaware and Pennsylvania. In his new position, Burrows will read applications, interview prospective students and work admissions events.
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Student Exercises Marketing Skills At One Of Top 10 Gyms In America
06.15.2011
Carlee Pett, a rising senior at HPU majoring in strategic communication, is spending the summer interning at one of the top 10 gyms in America - Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, Calif. Pett is serving as the only marketing intern at FQ10 this summer under their director of marketing. Pett manages owner Todd Durkin's Facebook page, as well as editing and reviewing all of the outlets of social media.
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Student Rocks Internship With MTV Networks
06.13.2011
Tyler McCoy, a rising junior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in business finance at High Point University, is getting a one-of-a-kind experience while interning with MTV Networks in Santa Monica, Calif. this summer. McCoy, a native of Newburgh, N.Y. is working in the special events department at MTV. There, she works on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment.
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Two Students Receive Prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship
06.7.2011
Rising seniors at High Point University Annie Beuker and Meaghan Wade have been selected to receive Celia Moh Scholarships for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year. This extensive scholarship will pay for full tuition, room, board, books and fees for these outstanding students. The Celia Moh Scholarship was established in October 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh to honor his wife, Celia.
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HPU Professor To Take Part In Unique Teaching Experience At Shantou University In China
06.1.2011
Dr. William Carpenter, associate professor of English at High Point University, will have the opportunity to take part in a unique teaching experience by traveling to Shantou University in the Guangdong Province of China. There, he?ll present a series of workshops and lectures. The workshops are designed for university faculty and will focus on active learning and course design.
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Panhellenic Donates Funds, Receives Distinction At Southeastern Conference
05.23.2011
High Point University?s Panhellenic Executive Council recently had the privilege of attending the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference in Atlanta ? and the group had a special distinction during the event: They donated the most money ? out of 25 schools ? to the SEPC?s philanthropy. A total of $5,150 was raised at the event. The Panhellenic Council donated the money to ?Circle of Sisterhood.?
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Professor Of Physics Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award
05.19.2011
Dr. Aaron Titus, professor of physics at High Point University, was recently honored with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award. He came to HPU in 2002 with a B.S. in physics from Penn State and Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University. Titus is known for his work with students in the area of undergraduate research and his implementation of technology in the classroom, which include utilizing podcasts and computer simulations.
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Assistant Professor of Journalism Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant
05.17.2011
Dr. Nahed Eltantawy, assistant professor of journalism at High Point University, recently received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant. With the grant, she plans to teach journalism courses in the spring of 2012 in the United Arab Emirates. While there, Eltantawy will conduct research on the use of social media in the UAE. She also is interested in learning how students in the UAE perceive American culture.
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HPU 2011 Haverty Cup Presented To Melissa Dorsch
05.9.2011
Melissa Dorsch, a senior at High Point University majoring in home furnishings who will graduate in May, was recently awarded the prestigious 2011 Haverty Cup, an annual award that honors the most outstanding home furnishings graduate at HPU. Dorsch will receive a $2,500 cash award and an engraved replica of the Haverty cup. Her name will be engraved with the names of previous winners on the permanent cup.
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Annual Luncheon Honors Retired Faculty
05.4.2011
High Point University honored those who gave years of service to the university through its annual Retirement Recognition Luncheon, held May 4 in the Wilson School of Commerce. This year?s event honored HPU faculty members Dr. Linda N. Curtis and Dr. Marion ?Butch? Hodge Jr. Dr. Curtis came to HPU in 1995, and Dr. Hodge came to HPU in 1979.
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Student Entrepreneurs Kick-Start Their Companies at HPU's First Business Competition
05.2.2011
Students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University have big dreams to start their own businesses and change the world in the process. Those students got the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of judges at HPU?s first Business Plan Competition, where the top three finalists collectively won $15,000 in start-up funds. The competition was sponsored by HPU?s Phillips School of Business and its Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with BB&T.
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Choral Groups Wrap Up Spring Season With Music Celebration
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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