HPU Welcomes Hurst in Office of Research and Planning

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2015 – High Point University hired Brett Hurst as coordinator of institutional assessment in the Office of Research and Planning. Hurst guides incoming freshmen and transfer students through various placement tests, including math, reading and foreign language tests. He also runs multiple university research projects. “In my position, I’m privileged […]

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Interior Design Student Named ‘Rising Star’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2015 – The International Furniture Design Association recently honored High Point University senior Shelby Deskin as a “Rising Star.” The interior design major from Vestal, New York, received her award and presented some of her designs at the IFDA Carolinas Chapter Night of Luminaries event on Nov. 4 in High […]

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English Professor Includes Chapter in New Book on the “Undead”

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 21, 2015 – Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, contributed a chapter to a recently published book, “Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture.” Her chapter, “Burying the (Un)Dead and Healing the Living: Choctaw Women’s Power in LeAnne Howe’s Novels,” considers the way […]

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School of Communication Provides Christmas for Seven Families

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 21, 2015 – Seven families from the Hattie Lee Burgess home, a safe haven for domestic violence victims in Davidson County, will receive a bright Christmas this year thanks to faculty, staff and graduate students of the High Point University Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. “We hope that these people […]

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Community Christmas Attracts Record-Breaking 20,000 Attendees

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2015 – More people than ever before experienced the life-size Nativity scene, falling snow, Clydesdale carriage rides, hot food, Santa Claus and an abundance of sights and sounds of the season at High Point University’s Fifth Annual Community Christmas Celebration. A total of 20,000 people came to the two-night event […]

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This Week in Photos: December 12-18

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From Community Christmas, to final exams, philanthropy events and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.

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HPU’s First Doctoral Candidate Defends Dissertation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2015 – Kristen Ring made history on Dec. 15 when she became the first person to defend a doctoral dissertation at High Point University. She and her classmates in the educational leadership program have made history before in fall 2012 when they became part of HPU’s first-ever doctoral degree program. […]

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HPU Hires Ahrens as Biology Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2015 – Dr. Heather Ahrens joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of biology. She teaches courses on human anatomy and organismal biology and mentors students participating in undergraduate research. Ahrens studies comparative anatomy and evolutionary biology through anatomical research and fieldwork searching for fossils. Her […]

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HPU Adds Cooke as Pharmacy Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2015 – Dr. Robin Cooke has joined the faculty of the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University as an assistant professor of ambulatory care. She is developing the school’s ambulatory care and geriatric curriculums and will be teaching a course on chronic disease and end-of-life issues. A […]

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