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HPU Chapel Services Provide Students With Opportunities For Fellowship, Stewardship And Worship
04.26.2010
April 26, 2010 - The academic year is coming to a close, and the final chapel service of the school year will be held on April 28. Many students ? seniors in particular - will look back on the year and reflect on the many Wednesdays spent in the chapel, keeping themselves grounded with a time for worship and fellowship with not only HPU students, but High Point community members as well.
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HPU Celebrates Arbor Day
04.23.2010
High Point University celebrated Arbor Day, with a special tribute to Dr. Roy Epperson, on April 22 in the Hoffman Amphitheater at David R. Hayworth University Park. The Philosophy Club named a garden in honor of Epperson, and also dedicated a tree to him in recognition of his service for the past 40 years at HPU. "The arts and sciences were always his love and I think that it will be very special."
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HPU Students Continue To Gain Experience At High Point Market
04.22.2010
Students at High Point University were recently busy getting real-world experience, thanks to the opportunity to work at the High Point Market ? something HPU students have been fortunate enough to have been involved with for quite a number of years. Additionally, she says a lot of students are hired through "word-of-mouth" recruiting. 
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High Point University Survey Research Center Polls North Carolina Residents On U.S. Census
04.21.2010
The Survey Research Center at High Point University wanted to find out just what folks in North Carolina thought about the current U.S. Census - was it worth the government's money; was it asking reasonable questions? The poll found that most felt the census was well worth the money and was not overly intrusive. In fact, of the 428 adults polled, the substantial majority believed being counted by the U.S. Census was very important and worth the money it cost to conduct the survey.
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HPU Interiors And Home Furnishings Club Takes Educational Trip To Charleston, S.C.
04.20.2010
Students in the Interiors and Home Furnishings Club at High Point University recently traveled to Charleston, S.C. to study famous "low country" architecture and interior design styles. The students had the opportunity to visit restored homes, which included the Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett House, and also viewed other brightly colored antebellum mansions and homes near Battery Park, circa 1800s. The group also toured the Boone Hall Plantation.
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HPU Names Ashley Holleran The 2010 Haverty Cup Recipient
04.19.2010
Ashley M. Holleran, a senior majoring in home furnishings with a minor in interior design in the The Knabusch-Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University, was recently presented with the 2010 Haverty Cup. The award was presented to Holleran in Norton Hall on April 16 by Steve Burdette, executive vice president of Haverty Furniture Company stores and Scott Miles, vice president of stores and development at Haverty Furniture Company. 
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HPU Fraternity Theta Chi Raises Money For Earthquake Relief
04.15.2010
High Point University's chapter of Theta Chi fraternity raised more than $750 to support earthquake relief efforts in Chile. The earthquake, which stuck the nation on Feb. 7, killed more than 400 people and left more than 1.5 million displaced. "We wanted to help the people of Chile during this time of struggle and grief," says Paul Goins, Theta Chi's public relations chair.
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HPU Professor Of Communications Launches New Book
04.6.2010
Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently attended the 2010 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Los Angeles, where she launched her new book on fantasy film. The conference, which is the largest and most prestigious academic conference in the field of media studies, was held March 17-21.
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HPU Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha Hosts 13th Annual Rock-A-Thon
04.2.2010
 High Point University's chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity hosted their 13th annual Rock-A-Thon event March 19-21 on the HPU campus. Throughout the weekend, the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha took shifts in rocking chairs to rock continuously for 48 hours to raise money for their philanthropy, the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'The Seagull'
04.1.2010
The High Point University Theatre will present "The Seagull" in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show will run April 15 through April 18 and is open to the public. The production, directed by Jay Putnam, assistant professor of theatre at HPU, takes the audience to a Russian country estate near the start of the 20th century. Written by Russian master Anton Chekhov, the play was a sharp contrast to the melodrama of its time.
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HPU to Host HGTV Interior Design Expert Libby Langdon
03.26.2010
Libby Langdon, nationally known interior design expert, will visit High Point University from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 31 in Phillips Hall as part of a regional meeting through "WithIt" -- Women in the Home Industries Today. The event is free to all WithIt members and to students with a valid student ID. Langdon, formerly of High Point, is a designer on HGTV's "Small Space, Big Style" and makeover guru on "The Rachael Ray Show."
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HPU Hosts Dr. Russ Sobel As Part Of BB&T Speaker Series
03.19.2010
High Point University will host Dr. Russ Sobel as part of the BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. Sobel, professor of economics and holder of the James Clark Coffman Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at West Virginia University, will speak about "Economic Freedom, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity."
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HPU Libraries Utilize Social Media And Late Night Hours To Help Students Stay In Touch
03.16.2010
March 15, 2010 - In the old days, a card catalog and a microfilm reader were considered high-tech in terms of tools in the library, but students today need much, much more ? and thanks to ever-growing services in the High Point University libraries, students have everything they need and more. Case in point? The library is on Facebook, and students can literally be in touch with the library all day, every day ? a feature that?s new this semester.
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HPU President, Students to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell
03.5.2010
High Point University will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square on March 8 to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell. A group of 18, including several faculty members, administrators and students will be on hand for the memorable event. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, will ring the bell at 4 p.m. "This is a learning opportunity for HPU students," Qubein says.
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HPU Donates Pianos to a Good Cause
03.2.2010
High Point University is helping to bring music to the community, thanks to the donations of pianos to the Divine Restoration Ministries and the High Point Housing Authority.  "When it came time to replace the pianos in our students practice studios, the university wanted to ensure that these pianos found a good home, while helping nonprofit and community organizations in High Point," says Dr. Marc Foster, chairman of the Music Department.
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HPU to Host Award-Winning Author Kirk Nesset
02.26.2010
High Point University will feature Kirk Nesset, award-winning author and translator who will read selections from his fiction, poetry and translations. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on March 3 in Norton Hall Room 101 on campus; it is open to the public.  Nesset is the author of two works of fiction, "Mr. Agreeable" and "Paradise Road," as well as the nonfiction work, "The Stories of Raymond Carver."
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HPU Freshman Helps Kids Make Right Choices Through 'Inside Out' Book and DVD
02.25.2010
High Point University freshman Chandler DeWitt knows about peer pressure and making the right choices as a teen - after all, she is one. And she gets kids to really think about making the right choices through her book, "Inside Out: Real Stories about the Inner Choices That Shape our Lives," published by Parents & Company. Her book will also soon feature a companion DVD - and filming for that took place at High Point on Feb. 19.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Information Systems Publishes Paper In Journal
02.23.2010
Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently published a paper in the Journal for Computer Information Systems (JCIS). The paper, co-written by D. Scott Hunsinger, discusses research based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) that explores the factors that affect hiring personnel?s intention to use IT certification in the hiring process.
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HPU Business Students Learn Valuable Information From Morgan Creek CEO
02.17.2010
High Point University students in the Phillips School of Business got a taste of real-world business sense, thanks to a visit from Mark W. Yusko, CEO and chief investment officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC. Yusko, who gave a presentation to students on Feb. 11, shared his views on key global macroeconomic trends and his outlook on the current global financial market environment.
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HPU Adds Degree Program In Mathematical Economics
02.15.2010
High Point University will begin offering a new major that blends both business and math skills ? a Bachelor of Science in mathematical economics. The major, which was developed in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, will prepare students to master advanced quantitative and statistical techniques and apply them to the social science and business fields.  
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HPU Presidential Scholarship Weekend Brings Hundreds To High Point
02.10.2010
High Point University hosted more than 900 visitors during the Feb. 5-7 weekend, thanks to the first of two Presidential Scholarship Weekends. The university will host a second Presidential Scholarship Weekend later this month. "Likewise, we encourage our visitors to explore the city of High Point during their stay and discover the wonderful amenities the town has to offer." 
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HPU Donates Vacant Homes To Organizations In Need
02.5.2010
High Point University is doing its part to help community organizations in need, thanks to the donation of several vacant homes on university property. "High Point University is extending an offer to any non-profit organization or housing authority in the Triad area," says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU.
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HPU To Host Fourth Event In Film And Lecture Series, Featuring Writer And Director Denice Ann Evans
02.3.2010
High Point University will host writer and director Denice Ann Evans as part of HPU?s year-long "Turn Down the Lights/Turn Up the Volume: Women?s Documentary Film and Lecture Series." The event ? the fourth in the series ? will focus on "Dating, Mating and Hooking Up." The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the University Center.
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HPU Alumnae Named 'Rookie Teacher Of The Year'
02.2.2010
Sumia Mustafa, a 2008 graduate of High Point University, is receiving accolades for her teaching skills. Mustafa was selected as "Rookie Teacher of the Year" at The Academy at Smith High School in Greensboro. Mustafa, who was born in Pakistan and raised in New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and teacher education licensure in secondary biology. 
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Student-Athletes Achieve 3.09 GPA In Fall Semester
01.27.2010
High Point University student-athletes achieved a 3.09 grade-point average and eight Panthers earned perfect 4.0 GPAs during the fall 2009 semester. HPU student-athletes have a 3.04 cumulative GPA. "This accomplishment reflects not only on our student-athletes, but also on our coaches for the types of people they are bringing to High Point University," said HPU Athletic Director Craig Keilitz.
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HPU Honors Students, Faculty, Staff During Honors Day
04.26.2010
Several High Point University students received awards and accolades during the annual Honors Day program and the University Awards ceremony, held at HPU on April 21. 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 Presents 'Think BIG' Awards
04.22.2010
Thanks to the Think BIG Awards, four professors can continue pursuing projects that will help further High Point University's tradition of educational excellence. The professors - Ed Simpson, from the Department of Theatre; Dr. Chris Fowler, from the Department of Chemistry and Physics; and Dr. Marc Foster and Dr. Danny Frye, from the Department of Music ? were awarded the grants during a special presentation on April 16. 
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HPU Chief Of Security And Director Of Transportation Receives Award For Administrative Excellence
04.19.2010
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators has selected Jeff Karpovich, CPP chief of security and director of transportation at High Point University, as the recipient of the 2010 Award for Administrative Excellence. Karpovich will receive the award at the opening ceremonies at the association?s annual conference, to be held in St. Louis in June.
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HPU Students Give Presentation At Local Women's Shelter
04.16.2010
High Point University business students Jeremy Hiatt, Tyler Heaggans and Matthew Schiffer recently gave a presentation at a local women's shelter. In their presentation, given to residents of Leslie's House, the students discussed financial literacy and delivered information on basic checking and savings accounts, credit and budgeting.
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HPU Hosts Annual Spring Concert
04.13.2010
High Point University will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event, which is dedicated to the memory of Dr. E. Roy Epperson, is open to the public and free of charge. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir, University Singers and other selected solo and ensemble musicians who will perform John Rutter?s "Requiem."
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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority Helps Raise Money To Prevent Poverty In Uganda Through philanthropy Event
04.7.2010
Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University recently helped the poverty situation in Uganda through a philanthropy event - "Bead for Life Jewelry Party." The event, which raised more than $700, was held March 25. The event benefited the Bead for Life organization, which is comprised of a group of women in Uganda who make beads and jewelry out of recycled paper.
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HPU Women's Soccer Team volunteers In Tornado Cleanup Effort
04.6.2010
Members of the High Point University Women's Soccer team recently volunteered to help victims from the devastating tornado that struck the High Point area. Marty Beall, head coach for the women's soccer team, says he contacted the High Point Police Department to find out who in the area needed help. The police directed the team to an older gentleman who lives on Johnson Street. The tornado knocked down several trees in his yard, and he needed help with the cleanup.
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HPU Phillips School Of Business Hosts Senior Trade Commissioner, Consul
04.2.2010
Rob Mackenzie, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of the Canadian Consulate in Raleigh, recently visited the campus of High Point University to speak with students in a Global Political Economy class. Mackenzie, who is the senior diplomat from Canada in North Carolina, received both his Bachelor of Arts and his MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. 
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HPU Hosts HGTV Interior Design Expert Libby Langdon
04.1.2010
Libby Langdon, nationally known interior design expert, recently visited the High Point University campus as part of a regional meeting through "WithIt" - Women in the Home Industries Today. Langdon, formerly of High Point, is a designer on HGTV's "Small Space, Big Style" and makeover guru on "The Rachael Ray Show."
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A Message From Dr. Qubein Regarding Last Night's Severe Weather
03.29.2010
Last night the city of High Point, and much of North Carolina, was subjected to dangerous weather conditions including a tornado warning.  Please know that your student was safe on our campus and that our able staff communicated constantly (in person, via  text, and email) with all students and executed the emergency system perfectly.
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HPU Students Volunteer For UNC-TV Telethon
03.23.2010
Twenty students from High Point University recently volunteered to participate in a telethon on March 20 for the UNC-TV station in the Research Triangle Park near Raleigh. The telethon was part of the UNC-TV's Festival 2010, an annual on-air fundraiser. "After a short training session, students manned the telephones from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m." 
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HPU Accounting Students Give Back To Community Program During Tax Season
03.19.2010
Two High Point University juniors are helping to give back to the community during this tax season, thanks to the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). The students, Ashley Johnson and Tiffani Shimp, both accounting majors in the Phillips School of Business, will contribute around 50 hours of assistance to needy residents of Guilford County as part of the program ? which they learned about through the United Way.
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Incoming HPU Freshman Volunteers As Head Coach For Special Olympics
03.16.2010
High Point University will be welcoming a student with a heart of gold in the fall of 2010. Kendall Hagar, who will begin her freshman year at HPU in a matter of months, is no stranger to giving back to her community.  Hagar, a native of Centennial, Colo., was recently named as one of the 2010 9Kids Who Care ? an honor bestowed upon nine area kids who go far beyond the ordinary in serving their community.
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HPU Chair Of Performing Arts Department To Appear On 'Triad Today'
03.10.2010
March 10, 2010 ? Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre at High Point University, will be featured on "Triad Today," at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, March 12. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC 45 (Time Warner channel 7). During his appearance, Simpson will discuss his play, "Elephant Sighs," which was recently made into a movie, starring film legend Ed Asner.
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HPU President, Students Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell
03.8.2010

High Point University visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square on March 8 for a special occasion - they were there to ring the closing bell. A group of High Point University faculty members, administrators and students were included in the memorable event. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, rang the bell at 4 p.m. Video of the bell-ringing aired on the NASDAQ MarketSite tower.

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HPU Students to Serve Others During Spring Break
03.4.2010
High Point University students continue to show how much they care for not only their own community, but communities hundreds of miles away by volunteering their free time for people in need. This is not just any free time, though -- it's spring break for the students.  Instead of taking a trip to the beach, several students are participating in "Alternative Breaks."
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HPU Theatre Features 'The Dining Room'
03.2.2010
The High Point University Theatre treated the community to a delicious performance with their recent production of "The Dining Room" in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center.  The show, a humorous and compassionate play from American playwright A.R. Gumey, was scripted as a series of overlapping vignettes -- all set in a dining room.
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HPU Director of Security and Transportation Referees Charity Ice Hockey Game
02.25.2010
Jeff Karpovich, CPP chief of security and director of transportation at High Point University, recently took to the ice for a good cause - he refereed a charity ice hockey game at the Greensboro Ice House on Feb. 21. The event, called the "Police Charity Ice Hockey Game," was held to raise funds for the Sgt. Mickey Hutchens Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hutchens was killed on duty in October 2009.
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HPU College Republican Club Attends CPAC in Washington, D.C.
Members of the College Republican Club recently took an exciting trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The group went with other members of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans.  While there, students were able to hear speeches from Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney, Scott Brown and many others.
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HPU Professor of Spanish Presents at Louisiana Conference
02.23.2010
Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the XXVII Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures in Baton Rouge, La. The conference, which brings together Caribbean and Latin American literature specialists from more than 10 countries, was held Feb. 11-13.
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HPU Associate Dean In EDP To Serve As Vice President Of North Carolina Adult Education Association
02.16.2010
Tracy Collum, associate dean in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, was recently elected as vice president of the North Carolina Adult Education Association. Collum, who previously served as a board member of NCAEA for the 2008-09 term, will be developing a new Web site for the upcoming term year to help kick start the group?s membership campaign, and increase the statewide visibility for the association.
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HPU Sponsors Performance By North Carolina Symphony
02.12.2010
More than 450 guests had the opportunity to enjoy the musical talent of the North Carolina Symphony, which performed at High Point University on Feb. 11 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. This is the second time the group has performed on campus. The HPU-sponsored event serves as a gift to the community, and allows the general public to experience music at its finest ? providing not only a pleasant experience, but an educational one as well.
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HPU Assistant Vice President And Director Of 'WOW!' To Appear On 'Triad Today' To Discuss Extraordinary Education
02.11.2010
Triad Today" has been so impressed by the continuing transformation and success at High Point University, they have invited a second guest from the university to be featured on the program. Roger Clodfelter, assistant vice president and director of ?WOW!? at HPU will appear on the program at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC 45 (Time Warner channel 7).
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HPU Professor Publishes Poems In NY Journal
02.9.2010
Dr. Marion Hodge, professor of English at High Point University, recently had two poems accepted for publication in "Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems" ? a journal based in Southold, N.Y. His second poem, "A Natural Color," will appear in the summer issue. The poem presents a scene from Hodge's youth, when he came upon the hide and bones of a calf which had apparently tried but failed to jump over a barbed-wire fence.
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HPU Hosts Reception For Artist-In-Residence Fernanda Piamonti
02.4.2010
High Point University recently hosted a reception in the Sechrest Gallery for talented guest artist Fernanda Piamonti. Piamonti served as an artist-in-residence for a week on campus, and her abstract art collection will be featured in the gallery through March 3. Piamonti, a 36-year-old from Argentina, is being hailed as the next up-and-coming artist, and wowed faculty, students and art aficionados with her unusual painting style.
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HPU's Smith Library Awarded Federal Grant
02.3.2010
Smith Library at High Point University will soon see a great deal of book and monograph additions to its current media collection, thanks to a recent $19,500 federal grant. The grant was one of only 185 awarded to North Carolina libraries during the 2009-10 fiscal year.
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HPU History Professor Presents Ridenhour Lecture
02.1.2010
Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University and recipient of the 2009 Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award, recently presented "Historical Problems and National Myths: The Second War of Italian Unification, 1859-1861." Schneid's lecture examined the problems with the historical narrative of Italian unification and the Franco-Piedmontese War with Austria.
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HPU Professor Of Communication Presents At Conferences
04.26.2010
Dr. Gerald Voorhees, assistant professor of communication at High Point University, recently presented two papers at the 2010 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in St. Louis, Mo. and the 2010 Convention of the Southern States Communication Association in Memphis, Tenn. The PCA/ACA convention, which helps to promote the study of popular and American culture and to support the research and teaching of scholars, was held March 31-April 3.  
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HPU President To Be Honored As Business Legend Of The Year
04.22.2010
Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, has recently been selected by Business Leader magazine as Business Legend of the Year. Qubein, who has served as president of HPU since 2005, will be honored at a ceremony in Greensboro on May 3. He serves on the boards of BB&T, La-Z-Boy and Great Harvest Bread Co.
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HPU Evening Degree Program Holds Blood Drive
04.21.2010
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University recently held its first blood drive, which netted 19 units. Held on the Budd Family Campus in Winston-Salem by the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, the blood that was collected will help 57 people, says Tracy Collum, associate dean of the Evening Degree Program.
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HPU Names Hillenbrand-Nowicki As Interior Design Coordinator
04.20.2010
Cathy Hillenbrand-Nowicki has been named as the Interior Design coordinator. Hillenbrand-Nowicki, who is responsible for overseeing the CIDA accredited program - which was recently named in the top 10 undergraduate programs in the country by Design Intelligence, also is the owner and principal of MasterPlan Interior Design & Consulting, Inc., in Clemmons. She has a Bachelor of Art in art from Seton Hill College, and a Master of Science in interior design from Virginia Tech.
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HPU To Feature Local Author
04.19.2010
High Point University will feature local author J. Phillips L. Johnston, who will speak to students at 7 p.m. on April 20 in Phillips Hall, room 218. The event is open to the public. Johnston, chairman and chief executive of The Center for Board Evaluations Inc. in High Point, will speak about his newly released book, "Biscuitville: The Secret Recipe for Building a Sustainable Competitive Advantage." 
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HPU Professor Of Political Science Publishes Article In Political Journal
04.16.2010
Dr. Martin J. Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently published an article in the first 2010 quarterly issue of "Political Communication."  It explains that while candidates "go negative" with similar frequency on the Internet and in television advertising, there are some notable differences, including differences in how the two political parties use negativity online and on television.
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HPU Students Go Barefoot For A Good Cause
04.14.2010
More than 200 students at High Point University recently kicked off their shoes for a good cause as part of "One Day Without Shoes." he students, who are members of the TOMS Shoes Club at HPU, hosted "Surrender Your Shoes" on campus on April 8 in the hopes of raising awareness about the millions of children in developing countries who are forced to grow up barefoot.
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HPU Alumna Named 'Rookie Teacher Of The Year'
04.12.2010
Phyllis Marshall, a 2009 graduate of High Point University who holds a degree in elementary education, was selected as "Rookie Teacher of the Year" at Kirkman Park Elementary School in High Point where she teaches kindergarten. The honor is awarded to a new teacher at each school every year by Guilford County Schools.
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HPU Honors Scholar-Athletes
04.8.2010
April 8, 2010 - Scholar-athletes at High Point University were recently honored with a special dinner, thanks to staying at the top of their game ? academically speaking, that is. The 14 athletes maintained a 4.0 grade point average - an astounding fete for students who dedicate much of their time to athletics and other activities at HPU.
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HPU to Host 'From Cabaret to Stage'
04.7.2010

High Point University will host "From Cabaret to Stage" at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. Co-directed by Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of music at HPU, and Marcia Dills, accompanist, the event features HPU Music and Theatre majors, along with a chamber ensemble, performing a semi-staged production of excerpts from the award-winning musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." 

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HPU Students Participate In National Model United Nations Conference
04.2.2010
Three High Point University students recently attended the 2010 Harvard National Model United Nations Conference held in Boston. HPU students Chelsea Bernatavitz, James Kamara and Desiree Abad worked with nearly 3,000 college and university delegates from the United States and more than 35 countries around the world, where they discussed a variety of issues in international relations.  
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High Point University Survey Research Center Polls North Carolinians
04.1.2010
The High Point University Survey Research Center in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication released results of a High Point University Poll covering topics such as education, terrorism, the economy, health care and more. The survey, which was conducted over a two-week period, polled 578 North Carolina residents and their views on several current political and public policy issues. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
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HPU Evening Degree Program Students Selected For Horton Godwin Scholarship
03.24.2010
High Point University students Denise Barnhardt and Eulah Petty, both accounting majors in the Evening Degree Program, have been selected as recipients of the 2010 Horton Godwin Scholarship. Sponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of NCACPA and Dixon Hughes PLLC, the Horton Godwin Scholarship program is intended to honor the memory of Horton Godwin, a CPA who was dedicated to high ethical standards and professionalism in the practice of public accountancy.
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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Host Tour To Virginia Museums
03.22.2010
The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University is sponsoring a trip that will certainly pique the interest of art lovers - an excursion to Roanoke, Va., which includes visits to two museums. The trip, which is open to the community, will take place on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; cost is $85 per person and space is limited. Maxine Campbell, curator of the Sechrest Gallery at HPU, says the day's excursions will make for a very unique trip.
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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Feature Figurative Exhibit
03.12.2010
The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will soon feature an exquisite example of figurative works as part of its newest exhibit. The exhibit, which opens on March 16 and runs through April 27, will deal with the human form in drawing, painting and sculpture. The art pieces are comprised primarily of classical traditional work with contemporary painting.
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HPU To Feature Spring Music Festival Of Worship
03.10.2010
High Point University will host the annual Spring Music Festival of Worship - combining the talents of the congregation and choirs of Hayworth Chapel along with the Department of Music. The festival will be held at the 5:30 p.m. worship service on March 24 in the Hayworth Chapel. The music-filled celebration is open to the public.
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BB&T Foundation Gives HPU $1 Million
03.5.2010
High Point University is the recipient of a $1 million gift from the BB&T Foundation in support of its entrepreneurship program. The university has raised nearly $120 million recently towards its transformation in academics, student life and campus enhancement. "We are most impressed with the enormous growth and the extraordinary transformation of HPU, said Kelly King, chairman and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation.
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HPU Instructor of Visual Arts to Showcase Talents at Greensboro Gallery
02.24.2010
Bruce Shores, instructor of visual arts at High Point University, will be showcasing his artistic talents at The Artery Gallery in Greensboro.  Shores will have an art exhibition, "Landscapes of Paint," and an opening reception to showcase some of his work.  The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 6 at the gallery, located at 1711 Spring Garden St. in Greensboro.
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HPU Business Student Association Hosts Ethics Discussion
02.22.2010
High Point University students, as well as community members, had the chance to learn about business ethics, thanks to a visit from local executives who came to the HPU campus to speak on the topic as part of the university's Business Student Association speakers series. The BSA is affiliated with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).
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HPU Interior Design Program Ranked Among Top 10 In Country
02.19.2010
The Interior Design Program at High Point University has recently been ranked as one of the top 10 undergraduate design programs in the country by "DesignIntelligence" journal. The rankings were part of the 11th annual "America's Best Architectural & Design Schools" study, which ranked accredited undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners and professionals who have had experience hiring and evaluating the performance of recent graduates.
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HPU Hosts Annual 'Family Winter Weekend'
02.16.2010
More than 2,000 visitors had a weekend of fun and entertainment, thanks to the exciting events held during the annual "Family Winter Weekend." HPU students and families had the chance to take part in tours of the new steakhouse, 1924 Prime, in the University Center; attend an exhibition of paintings by Argentinean artist Fernanda Piamonti; have tea with HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein; and attend HPU women?s and men's basketball games.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Sociology Publishes In Scholarly Journal
02.11.2010
Dr. Terrell A. Hayes, associate professor of sociology at High Point University, published in the most recent edition of "Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal." The article, titled "Labeling and the Adoption of a Deviant Status" explores, through in-depth interviews, the role social- and self-labeling play in the process by which 46 members of Debtors Anonymous came to recognize their personal indebtedness as indicative of a deviant status.
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HPU's Austin Dillon To Compete In NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
02.10.2010
Austin Dillon may only be a second-semester freshman at High Point University, but he is already racing to success ? thanks to his skills in the classroom and on the racetrack. Dillon, a Lewisville native who is majoring in strategic communication, will attempt to make his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race when he makes his qualifying run for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway.
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HPU Manager Of Budd Family Campus For EDP Program Presents Paper At Orlando Conference
02.9.2010
Tara Shollenberger, manager of the Budd Family Campus for the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, recently presented a paper at The College Teaching and Learning Conference, held in Orlando. Shollenberger presented "Faculty Perceptions of Students with Learning Disabilities: A Review of Literature," which detailed faculty perceptions, attitudes and views on accommodations to adult students with learning disabilities.
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HPU Theatre To Feature 'The Dining Room'
02.4.2010
The High Point University Theatre will present "The Dining Room," Feb. 18-28 in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The production is open to the public. "The Dining Room" is a humorous and compassionate play from American playwright A.R. Gurney. Scripted as a series of overlapping vignettes, the play visits a host of characters as they go about their daily business.
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HPU To Bring More Than 5,000 Visitors To High Point In February
02.3.2010
Thanks to High Point University, the city of High Point will see a flurry of activity from out-of-town guests during the month of February. The campus will bring in more than 5,000 visitors from two dozen states throughout the month as part of HPU-related events. Students and parents will visit campus twice this month for Presidential Scholar weekends on Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 19-20; and family members will be buzzing around HPU during the Winter Family Weekend, scheduled for Feb. 12-13.
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HPU Raises Money For Haiti Relief
01.28.2010
High Point University students came together in a big way, raising $5,242.76 during "HPU for Haiti," a week of special activities to help provide relief for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. All donations from the week?s events went to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Events during the week included a dorm storm, a Benefit Concert that featured the University Singers, the Chapel Choir, the Toccatatones and more.
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