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HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'
09.20.2010
The High Point University Theatre will present "Love/Sick" in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center. The show will run Sept. 30 through Oct. 10 and is open to the public. The production, directed by Jay Putnam, professor of theatre at HPU, is a world premiere play written by John Cariani, author of the award-winning "Almost Maine," and Tony-nominated actor.
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HPU Dean Of The Chapel Publishes Book Of Sermons
09.16.2010
Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University, has recently published a collection of his sermons, titled "Peace Of Mind: Messages of Hope for a Troubled World." Those included in the collection are Warlick's actual sermons given to students in the HPU Chapel and to the congregation of Blowing Rock Methodist Church in Blowing Rock, N.C., where he serves as Resident Minister each summer season.
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HPU Junior Receives AFCEA Scholarship
09.14.2010
Brielle Spencer, a junior at High Point University, recently won the competitive Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Scholarship, for the purpose of teaching science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at a U.S. middle or high school. "I am tremendously grateful for being chosen as a recipient of this distinguished scholarship," says Spencer.
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HPU Professor Attends Conference In Istanbul, Turkey
09.10.2010
David Walker, associate professor of nonprofit management and director of the Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Management program at High Point University, recently attended the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) in Istanbul, Turkey.
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HPU Librarians Publish Articles At Annual Library Conference
09.8.2010
Two of High Point University?s librarians recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to write for the American Library Association?s (ALA) annual conference publication, titled Cognotes. Kathy Shields and Amy Pace were among 20,000 librarians from around the world in attendance at this year's ALA conference, and their articles covered many of the programs that they attended at the conference including an author series featuring John Grisham, Audrey Niffenger, and Junot Diaz.
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HPU Chairman Of Department Of Marketing And Sport Management Publishes Article In 'Polar Record'
09.1.2010
Dr. Richard Parker, chairman of the Department of Marketing and Sport Management at High Point University and president of the Southern Association for Canadian Studies had an article published in the most recent edition of the Cambridge University Press journal "Polar Record" which is the premier international publication for issues affecting the Arctic and the Antarctic.
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HPU To Feature Presentation By President Of The National Council For International Visitors
08.30.2010
Sherry L. Mueller, president of the National Council for International Visitors, will present "Preparing for Your International Career" at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Phillips Hall at High Point University. The event is free and open to the public. Mueller, co-author with Mark Overmann of "Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange and Development," has mentored numerous students as they have explored international career opportunities.
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HPU Professor Performs At International Civil Rights Museum
08.25.2010
Doug Brown, assistant professor of theatre at High Point University, recently performed in "The Movement The Music The Moment" festival, at the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, N.C. At the festival, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the February 1960 Woolworth's sit-in by the "Greensboro Four," Brown performed a scene from Ed Simpson's "Periphery," recreating the role he first performed in the play's premier production in May 2008.
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HPU Donates Furniture To Goodwill Industries
08.19.2010
High Point University recently donated a great deal of furniture to Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. "Four truckloads of furniture from the university were sent to Goodwill locations in Winston-Salem, Kernersville and Asheville," says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU.
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HPU Set To Begin 2010-11 School Year With Explosive Growth, New Academic Programs And Soaring SAT Scores
08.11.2010
In just a few short days, High Point University will begin another record-setting year, thanks to not only its largest freshman class in the school?s history ?1,220 students ? but also with new academic programs and living spaces. What lies behind these impressive figures is a school that continues to enhance academic programs, drawing interest from students from all over the United States and beyond.
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HPU Alumnus To Appear In Reality Television Show
08.9.2010
John Taylor, a 2007 graduate of High Point University who earned a Master of Science degree in sports studies, will appear on a new reality television series that focuses on childhood obesity, and its effects on teens and their families. The show, titled "Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back," 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 Student Completes Internship At Department Of State Treasurer
08.4.2010
Andrew Realon, a rising senior majoring in human relations with minors in communication and religion at High Point University, is spending his summer in the communications office at the North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer. "HPU has prepared me well for my internship, because I did not spend a lot of time on training," said Realon. ?I was able to jump right in and start working."
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HPU Rising Senior Learns Technical Skills At Summer Internship
07.30.2010
Trey Hicks, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending his summer learning valuable career skills at his internship as a technician at Macro Integration Services Inc. As part of his internship, Hicks has worked as a technician, repairing computers for Stage Stores Inc., and with the "outbound" department, which is responsible for documenting, imaging, and shipping repaired computers, printers, scanners, and monitors.
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HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Defense
07.21.2010
La'Shelle Manning, a rising junior majoring in biology at High Point University, is spending her summer interning at the Department of Defense in Silver Spring, Md. Manning is working under Tricare Management Activity, specifically a branch entitled the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), which focuses on promoting the resilience, recovery, and reintegration of warriors and their families as it relates to their mental health.
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HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Justice
07.14.2010
Ryan Brown, a rising senior majoring in mathematics and actuarial science with a minor in statistics at High Point University, is spending his summer interning as an office clerk in the finance department for the Department of Justice. As part of his internship, Brown checks in travel vouchers from attorneys' offices and legal divisions throughout the U.S. to reimburse and log travel expenses.
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HPU Student Lands Internship With SBI
07.9.2010
David Fatheree, a rising senior at High Point University, has landed a summer internship with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Fatheree is an information security and privacy major, with a concentration in criminal justice and a minor in management information systems. In his internship, Fatheree works with the Digital Evidence Department, the Computer Crimes Department, and the Information Technology Department.
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HPU Alumnus Makes A Difference Overseas
07.2.2010
Dan Costello, a 2009 graduate of High Point University, has gone global - thanks to the program, "YMCA Go Global." As part of the program, Costello is spending several months in Bogota, Colombia, serving as a volunteer English, Spanish and science teacher for the YMCA. "I was comfortable working with the YMCA, so I applied and was accepted," Costello says.
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HPU Students Complete Medical Missions Trip In Jamaica
06.16.2010
Two rising sophomores from High Point University recently volunteered at a free medical clinic at the New Vision Home orphanage in Christiana, Jamaica. Kristen Montgomery and Chelsea Kiser were part of an 11-member volunteer medical team that provided medical checkups and medicine to members of the Christiana community. The group included doctors, physician?s assistants, nurses, a dental hygienist and several students.
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HPU Athletic Director To Appear On 'Triad Today' To Discuss Growth, Change In Athletics
06.10.2010
"Triad Today" will finish its series on the amazing transformation at High Point University by featuring Athletic Director Craig Keilitz, who will appear on the program at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 11. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC-45 (Time Warner Cable channel 7). Keilitz says under Qubein's leadership, HPU has seen incredible growth ? including athletics ? and has become a spotlight in the city.
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HPU Graduate Named 'Rookie Teacher Of The Year'
06.7.2010
Stacy Brady, a 2009 High Point University graduate, was recently named as Guilford County Schools 2010 Rookie Teacher of the Year and Elementary Rookie Teacher of the Year. Brady, who graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in elementary education, just completed her first year of teaching the third grade at Oak Hill Elementary School.
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HPU Receives $11 Million In Contributions
06.3.2010
Without a formal campaign, High Point University has added another $11 million in contributions this year from alumni, friends and parents. The university raised more than $120 million in the last four years. "We are grateful for the generosity of our supporters," says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. "We will continue to be faithful stewards of their gifts."
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HPU's Student Newspaper, 'The Campus Chronicle' Wins National Award
06.1.2010
High Point University's student newspaper, "The Campus Chronicle," recently won a national award in the American Scholastic Press Association's annual newspaper competition. PU was one of only 12 schools in the United States with an enrollment of 2,500 or more to receive the first place with special merit award - the highest honor given to student newspapers by the organization.
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HPU Installs Kappa Sigma fraternity
05.27.2010
High Point University recently installed the Rho Eta chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity with a banquet. The event welcomed special guest Gregory Hunt, Kappa Sigma Worthy Grand Scribe, along with family and friends. The chapter?s charter was presented to Brandon Rivera, the fraternity's president. The fraternity, which consists of 51 brothers, maintained the highest GPA of all fraternities on campus.
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HPU Students Attend Society Of Physics Student Meeting; Present Posters
05.25.2010
Recent High Point University graduates Mark Montazer and Daniel Short, along with rising juniors Catherine Hendricks, Laura Lee, Colin McGuire, Brielle Spencer and rising senior Elizabeth Messina, presented posters of their research in physics at the 2010 joint meeting of Zone 5 of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
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HPU Student Receives Richard P. Budd Distinguished Business Student Award
05.20.2010
Bryan Collins was recently presented with the Richard P. Budd Distinguished Business Student Award during the Honors Day Awards Ceremony at High Point University. Collins recently graduated from the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. He embodies the values of the Phillips School of Business as expressed on the Phillips School of Business logo: Knowledge, Leadership, and Integrity."
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HPU Student Receives Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship
05.18.2010
The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University presented Jessica Warner with the Ollie Bieniemy Endowed Scholarship at the Honors Day Awards Ceremony. Warner is a double major in business administration, studying finance and actuarial science. Along with many other honors and activities, she also contributes much of her time to the VITA program ? the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
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HPU Students Attend Southwestern Psychological Association Regional Conference
05.11.2010
Several High Point University students majoring in psychology recently had the chance to learn valuable research information at the 2010 Southwestern Psychological Association Regional Conference, held in Dallas on April 8-10. "The highlight of the conference was the presentation of two research projects by HPU psychology students Alec Cunningham and Allison Lowry," Li-Barber says.  
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HPU Holds Luncheon To Honor Retiring Faculty
05.5.2010
Carpenter came to High Point University in 1990 as administrative assistant, serving the modern foreign language faculty in Roberts Hall and the entire faculty of Congdon Hall. She moved to the Evening Degree Program in 1996, where she served as the program position coordinator.  Carpenter and her husband, Keith, have two children and five grandchildren. She is an avid supporter of all things HPU ? athletics, cultural events and student presentations.
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HPU Installs Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
05.3.2010
High Point University recently installed the Theta Alpha chapter of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority on April 24 with a banquet at Centennial Station. The newest Greek organization at HPU initiated 94 new members, and welcomed two special guests at the event ? Laura Sweet, Tri-Sigma national president, and Emily Ellis, Tri-Sigma collegiate vice president.
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HPU Supports JDRF By Participating In 'Walk To Cure Diabetes'
04.30.2010
High Point University proudly supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's "Walk to Cure Diabetes" on April 24 with more than 225 walkers. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, served as the corporate chairman of the event, which consisted of a 3-mile walk around High Point Central High School and into the Emerywood neighborhood. The walk ended back at the high school, where participants were treated to hot dogs and ice cream.
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HPU Instructor Of Art Featured In Drawings Exhibition
09.16.2010
Bruce Shores, instructor of art at High Point University, has several figure drawings included in an exhibition at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, N.C. The exhibit began Sept. 10 and will run through Oct. 31. Titled "Drawing Revisited," the exhibition showcases the many different approaches to drawing from some of the best artists in the state. This is one of five major exhibitions to take place in the gallery this year.
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HPU Professor Reappointed To DCCC Board Of Trustees
09.14.2010
Dr. Barbara Leonard, associate dean of the School of Education at High Point University, has been reappointed to the Davidson County Community College Board of Trustees for a sixth four-year term, by the Davidson County Commissioners. Leonard currently serves as the president of the Davidson County Community College Foundation and has previously served on the Board of Trustees as chair, vice chair, secretary and ethics liaison.
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HPU To Feature Landscape Exhibit In Sechrest Art Gallery
09.9.2010
High Point University will soon feature a thought-provoking art exhibit in the Sechrest Art Gallery on campus as it presents "Jules Rochon: Places I've Never Been." The exhibit began Sept. 6 and will run through Oct. 14. The pieces examine relationships to surroundings, the claiming and marking of territory, and perceptions of what exists and what is illusion.
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HPU Assistant Professor Publishes Paper In Respected 'Economics And Politics' Journal
09.3.2010
Dr. Suryadipta Roy, assistant professor of economics at High Point University, recently had one of his research papers accepted in the "Economics and Politics" journal. The paper, "Political Asymmetry and Common External Tariffs in a Customs Union," was co-authored with Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Sajal Lahiri. The paper thus has policy implications regarding preferential trade liberalization in the context of global trade.
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HPU Professor Publishes Book On Southern Humor
08.31.2010
Dr. Ed Piacentino, professor of English at High Point University, recently published a book, titled "Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology" (University of Missouri Press). The book, which was co-edited by Piacentino and Tom Inge, marks the first new collection of antebellum southern humor published in the last sixteen years, and includes major writers in the genre as well as many lesser-known and recently recovered humorists.
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HPU Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha Wins National Award
08.27.2010
The High Point University chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity recently won the Grand High Alpha Award at the fraternity's annual General Assembly and Leadership Seminar. The award, which is given to up to three chapters nationally, recognizes chapters that have maintained superior levels of operation in academics, campus involvement, recruitment, philanthropy, campus and community relations, communication, and risk management.
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HPU Named Among Top 25 Best Private Schools In The Nation In Parade Magazine's 'College A-List'
08.20.2010
Parade Magazine has listed High Point University as one of the top 25 large private schools in the nation in the magazine's annual "College A-List. High Point University has also been honored in several national rankings, including "America?s Best Colleges? by Forbes.com, as well as "America's Best Colleges" 2011 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report.
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HPU Graduate Gains Auditing Experience Through High Point Company
08.13.2010
Jeremy Hiatt, a 2010 graduate of High Point University, has been busy getting career experience before entering the workforce by interning at Smith Leonard in High Point. Hiatt, who graduated Cum Laude with a double major in accounting and finance, has served as an audit intern at the company ? actively helping on several corporate audits and employee benefit plan audits across different industries.
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HPU Student Gains Valuable Experience With Public Relations Internship
08.10.2010
Kim Mannino, a rising senior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in marketing at High Point University, is spending her summer interning at Bella Public Relations in New York City. "I believe that this internship has helped me with my academic studies in the way of applying what I have learned in the classroom, and bringing it out and applying it to the real world," says Mannino.
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HPU Student Learns About Ancient Greece While Studying Abroad
08.3.2010
Sarah Cayan, a rising junior at High Point University, is busy studying the annals of ancient history this summer. Thanks to her participation in the Study Abroad Program, she spent part of her summer in Greece. Cayan, who is studying biology and secondary education at HPU, toured various archaeological sites throughout the country over four weeks.
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HPU Senior Lands Internship With NBC Affiliate
07.28.2010
July 28, 2010 - Elizabeth "Lizzie" Buckthorpe, a rising senior at High Point University, is interning at NBC Connecticut, the state's NBC affiliate which covers all of Connecticut. "I am a journalism major at HPU and want to be an anchor, so working at a TV station is the perfect thing for me," says Buckthorpe. "I get hands-on experience, but also get the inside scoop about the industry from the people in it."
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HPU Students Gain Great Experience During Study Abroad
07.19.2010
High Point University students want to get the most out of their time in college ? that's why many have opted to participate in the ever-growing study abroad program. Italy, Spain, Greece and more - students are flocking to other countries to broaden their horizons and education. Dr. Kelly Norton, director of experiential learning, says the program has become so popular, that in fact, summer 2010 marks the largest summer study abroad group in HPU history.
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HPU Rising Sophomore Austin Dillon Claims Victory At Iowa Speedway
07.13.2010
Austin Dillon, rising sophomore at High Point University, made a slick finish at the Lucas Oil 200 - he scored his first Camping World Truck Series victory at the event, which was held on July 11 at the Iowa Speedway. Dillon, who is studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at HPU, is the grandson of owner Richard Childress. Dillon's win marks the first Truck Series victory for Richard Childress Racing since 1999.
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HPU Continues To Remain Active During Summer Months, Hosts Many Visitors
07.7.2010
While the majority of students are on summer vacation, High Point University has still been a center of activity ? boasting guests from many states across the nation. In June alone, the campus hosted nearly 3,000 visitors, thanks to early registration, open house events, campus tours and Summer Experience move-in. "This not only creates a lot of activity on campus, but in the High Point community as well, with visitors taking advantage of the many amenities that our city has to offer."
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HPU Student Scores Grand Slam With Summer Internship
06.30.2010
Karra Damascus, a rising senior at High Point University, is hitting a home run this summer, thanks to an exciting internship with the New York Yankees. Damascus, who is majoring in sport management with a minor in finance, is working in the Stadium Operations Department, which focuses on maintenance and field management, security, as well as assisting guests with disabilities.
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HPU Rising Senior Lands Internship With MTV's TV Land Digital Department In NYC
06.25.2010
Nicole Lamarca, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending her summer getting career experience with MTV's TV Land Digital Department in New York City. In fact, as a TV Land Digital intern, she not only gains a broad perspective of how a cable network's Web site (tvland.com) operates, but she is also directly involved in day-to-day work in assisting the digital team.
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HPU Hires Quackenbush As Admissions Counselor
06.16.2010
Jessica Quackenbush has been hired as an admissions counselor for the Office of Admissions at High Point University. Quackenbush, who is originally from Bayville, N.J., is a recent graduate from HPU and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, served as a University Ambassador, and also served on the Judicial Board, as well as the Panhellenic Council.
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HPU Students Gain Real-World Experience In Marketing Course
06.10.2010
Students at High Point University who were enrolled in a unique marketing class during the spring semester have the chance to see their hard work in action at Vann York Toyota. The goal of the class was to help build the Toyota brand for Vann York Toyota through the use of social media to help keep and attract customers.
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HPU Assistant Dean Of Phillips School Of Business Receives Award At Conference In Portugal
06.7.2010
Dr. Stephanie O. Crofton, associate dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and Associate Professor of Economics, received the Editor?s Award from the Economic and Business Historical Society (EBHS) at their annual meeting held May 27-29, 2010 in Braga, Portugal. "I am deeply honored to receive this research award and to contribute to our university's scholarly recognition," Crofton says.
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HPU to Lower Flags in Honor of Memorial Day
05.28.2010
All 62 flags on the HPU campus will be lowered from sunrise to noon on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31,to honor those who have given their lives in military service to the United States. The university greatly appreciates the sacrifices our American heroes have made for centuries, and seeks to recognize them on this special day.
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HPU Announces Celia Moh Scholarship Recipient
05.26.2010
High Point University students Meaghan Leonard and Shannon Taylor have been selected to receive the 2010-11 Celia Moh Scholarship, a program that provides full tuition, room, board, books and fees for recipients. Leonard, a native of Lexington, is a rising senior majoring in interior design with a minor in home furnishings.
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HPU Professor Of History Publishes Article In 'Middle East Quarterly'
05.25.2010
Dr. Larry Simpson, professor of history at High Point University, recently published an article in the Spring 2010 issue of Middle East Quarterly. The article, titled "Behind the Iranian Menace: Russian and Chinese Support for Tehran" ? which was originally presented as a paper at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Middle East and African during the fall 2009 semester ? examines the relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Moscow and Beijing.
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HPU Student Honored With Dr. George S. Erath Distinguished Student Award
05.19.2010
The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University presented the Dr. George S. Erath Distinguished Student Award to Chandler L. Davis at the Honors Day Awards Ceremony. Davis, a recent graduate, was honored with the award based on her hard work and dedication during her time at HPU. "Chandler consistently set a high standard of excellence in all her interactions with the faculty; be it advising, scholarship or service," Davis says.
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HPU Students Honored For Volunteer Work
05.14.2010
High Point University students were recently honored at a High Point City Council meeting because of their volunteer service to the community. The students, Ashley Johnson and Tiffani Shimp, volunteered 50 hours of assistance to needy residents of Guilford County as part of the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). The students hope to participate again in the future.
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HPU Hosts Annual 'Pantherpalooza' Festivities
05.4.2010
High Point University students, once again, ended a full academic year on a high note with the annual Pantherpalooza festivities ? giving them a chance to relax right before the start of final exams. More than 2,200 students attended the event. The event, which featured music performer Corey Smith, was held on April 28 and also included a Ferris wheel, air brush tattoos, Bongo ball, a "Make Your Own Street Sign" station and more.  
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HPU Professor Presents At Two Academic Conferences
05.3.2010
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a conference paper at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando and a seminar paper at the Annual Meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in Chicago. After hearing about the paper at the conference, the editor of the "Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts" has asked Casey to send the full essay to the journal for possible publication.
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HPU To Host Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove
09.17.2010
High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, as well as the Young American?s Foundation, will host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove on the HPU campus. Rove will speak on Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is not open to the public.
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HPU Expands Its Growth Plan To $2.1 Billion
09.15.2010
At a meeting earlier today attended by university and community leaders, High Point University President Dr. Nido R. Qubein announced that the university would continue its commitment to extraordinary education and the community by expanding its transformational growth plan from $300 million to $2.1 billion over the next 10 years.
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HPU To Observe Patriots Day On SEPT. 11
09.10.2010
High Point University will honor those who perished during the Sept. 11 attacks by flying flags at half-staff for Patriots Day on Saturday, Sept. 11. All flags on campus will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset for a day of service and remembrance. Additionally, students have planned a time of reflection to take place at noon in the Hayworth Park. The event is not open to the public.
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HPU Senior Receives Leadership Award
09.9.2010
David Rad, a senior majoring in education at High Point University, has received the Howard H. Baker Award for Leadership at a recent fraternity conference. The award recognizes student members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity with the most outstanding leadership and involvement within the national fraternity, as well as on campus and in community organizations independent of his chapter.
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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Receives Honors At National Conference In Florida
09.2.2010
The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity from High Point University was recently honored with several awards at the 52nd Supreme Chapter, the group's biennial national conference. The event was held Aug. 5-9 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Fraternity members David Rad, chapter president, and Andrew Realon, immediate past president, attended the conference.
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HPU Senior Gains Museum Experience Through Internship
08.30.2010
Ben Kern, a senior at High Point University, has been busy conducting museum research through his summer internship at the Zwaanendael Museum in Delaware. Kern, who is majoring in history with minors in Spanish and Latin American studies, explains that the museum deals with the colonial history of the state with exhibits that vary from the Dutch heritage of Delaware to the maritime history.
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HPU Adjunct Instructor Named In 'Who's Who' Directory Of Leaders And Achievers
08.26.2010
Alexis Smith, adjunct instructor in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, was recently nominated and accepted into the 2011 Who's Who. The Who's Who is a directory of leaders and achievers from both the United States and around the world, from every significant field - including librarians, students, researchers, educators and more. Those included in the directory have been nominated.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Political Science Receives Grant From National Science Foundation
08.24.2010
Dr. Martin Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaborative political science project. The project, "Collaborative Research: Using Web Data to Study the Nature and Consequences of U.S. Congressional Campaigns," teams Kifer up with two colleagues - Jamie Druckman from Northwestern University and Michael Parkin from Oberlin College.
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Lance Armstrong To Speak At HPU Commencement
08.19.2010
High Point University will continue its tradition of bringing inspirational speakers to its Commencement exercises by featuring seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, as the 2011 Commencement speaker. Armstrong will speak on Saturday, May 7, 2011, during Commencement exercises on the HPU campus.
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HPU Moves Up To No. 3 In U.S. News & World Report Rankings
08.17.2010
High Point University continues to move up in the ranks, thanks to its continued transformation in academics, student life programs and facilities. The university was today named No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South in "America's Best Colleges" 2011 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report. Last year, High Point was listed at No. 5 in the same report. Four years ago, HPU occupied the No. 15 spot.
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HPU Professor Selected To Participate In Reading And Scoring Of Advanced Placement Program
08.10.2010
Eric Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board?s Advanced Placement Examinations in U.S. history. More than 2.9 million examinations from more than 30 AP Courses were evaluated by over 10,000 AP Readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these educators come from the United States, Canada and abroad.
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HPU Rising Senior Tackles Two Internships To Help Hone In Marketing Skills
08.5.2010
Paige Cornetet, a rising senior majoring in marketing at High Point University, is getting plenty of career experience this summer - thanks to not one, but two internship opportunities in New York City. While she's living in New York City, her first internship brings her close to home ? she's working with Slane and Slane, a successful jewelry business run by High Point natives Heath and Landon Slane.
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HPU Hosts Meeting For North Carolina Partnership For Economic Development
08.3.2010
High Point University recently hosted the third quarter meeting of the North Carolina Partnership for Economic Development (NCPED) on campus. The meeting was held July 30 in the Plato Wilson School of Commerce. NCPED is a nonprofit corporation that represents North Carolina's seven regional economic development organizations, which together represent all 100 counties in the state.
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HPU Rising Senior Invests Time With Summer Internship
07.15.2010
Bryan McDermott, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in political science with a minor in finance, is investing his time wisely this summer in an investment bank at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York City. Additionally, McDermott looks into the eligible borrower?s Net Asset Values (NAV) and their lendable assets (LA) and liabilities to grade them.
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HPU Chair Of Religion And Philosophy Department Publishes Article In Nautical Journal
07.12.2010
Dr. Clint Corcoran, chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, recently published an article in "The Nautilus," a nautical journal for the humanities. The article, "The Slow Boat from Delos, or Socrates' Ship Comes In?" concerns Plato's account of the voyage of the ship the ancient Athenians used in their annual reenactment of Theseus' heroic journey to Crete to slay the monstrous man-bull of Greek myth, the Minotaur.
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HPU To Host Eastern Music Festival
07.7.2010
High Point University will offer fun and entertainment as it hosts the Eastern Music Festival's Young Artists Orchestra Pops Concert. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Led by American conductor Chelsea Tipton II, the concert will feature a variety of musical styles, including works such as "Hoedown from Rodeo," "Phantom of the Opera," "Raiders of the Lost Ark March," "William Tell Overture Finale," and more.
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HPU Benefactor Passes Away
06.30.2010
Mrs. Jesse Millis, longtime benefactor of High Point University with her husband and children, passed away on Tuesday, June 29.  Mrs. Millis and her family invested their time, energy, and financial resources generously on our campus.  The Millis Athletic and Convocation Center is named for Mr. & Mrs. Millis.  The HPU Choir will be singing at her funeral on Friday, July 2, at 11:00am at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point.
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HPU Student Gains On-The-Job Experience In Newspaper Internship
06.24.2010
Janine Mooney, a rising senior at High Point University, has already made use of her time off of school during the summer - she's busy reporting the news for the Courier-Post Newspaper, a publication that covers all of South New Jersey. Mooney has also worked on stories for various sections of the newspaper, which included interviews, research, writing and editing.
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HPU Donates Mattresses To Nonprofit Group
06.14.2010
High Point University recently donated more than 100 mattresses to Open Door Ministries in High Point. The organization plans to give them to Home to Home Ministry, another nonprofit organization in the city. Home to Home Ministry is a small group of Christians that help local individuals in need of assistance with household goods, such as furniture, tools, computers and more.
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HPU Students, Faculty Experience Hands-On Learning In Italy
06.4.2010
Students at High Point University recently had a unique opportunity to study art up close thanks to a study abroad program through the Visual Art Department ? the "Italy May Experience." The trip, which included 17 students along with Scott Raynor, chairman of the Visual Art Department; Bruce Shores, instructor of  art; and Karen Maness, adjunct professor in the Art Department, featured stops in two major art meccas ? Rome and Florence ? during the 12-day jaunt.
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HPU Honors Business Student With Wall Street Journal Award
05.26.2010
Zachary Mosley, a sophomore at High Point University, was recently awarded with the Wall Street Journal Award during the Honors Day Awards Ceremony. The award recognizes the best sophomore business students at universities across the United States. It also provides a one-year subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Mosley?s name will appear in a special issue of the Journal.
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HPU's Evening Degree Program National Honor Society Inducts New Members
05.14.2010
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University's Theta Theta chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society recently inducted new members into its fraternity. The EDP established the honor society in the spring of 1992 to recognize high scholastic achievement by adult students. Students selected into the group have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or higher; with this year?s inductees, the GPA of the group was 3.89.
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HPU Board Of Stewards To Donate Spring Offerings To Open Door Ministries
05.12.2010
The Board of Stewards of the Hayworth Chapel at High Point University has raised a total of $3,301.59 in offerings during chapel services this semester, and will donate the entire amount to Open Door Ministries. The check will be presented to the nonprofit organization in the fall. "Being able to know that you have the opportunity to bless someone in much need, gives you comfort that you are doing God's great work," says Dale Tonkins, a recent HPU graduate.
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HPU Professor Of ART Develops Iphone Game
05.6.2010
Kyle Webster, adjunct art professor at High Point University, has recently created a white-hot application for the iPhone - "White Lines." Webster, who previously worked illustrating for clients such as The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Nike, Hanes and The Wall Street Journal, came to HPU in 2009 to teach a Digital Art & Design class while also dabbling in the graphic design business of gaming.
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HPU Elects Kay Maynard To Board Of Trustees
05.3.2010
Kay Maynard has been elected to the Board of Trustees of High Point University. Maynard, whose father, Charles L. Kearns, previously served on the Board of Trustees, serves on several boards, including High Point Regional Health System, High Point Museum and the High Point Community Foundation. The pool at the Slane Student Center is named for the Maynard family.
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HPU Elects Miriam Kimsey To Board Of Trustees
Miriam Kimsey has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. Kimsey, a graduate of HPU and a community leader, served as president of the senior class during her time in school. The interactive gaming studio in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication is named for her and her husband, Steve.  Kimsey is married and has two sons, Stephen and Christopher.
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