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HPU Hires Maness As Instructor Of Art
11.19.2010
Karen Maness has been hired as instructor of art in the Fine Arts Department at High Point University. In her new position, Maness will be responsible for teaching studio art classes, in both digital fields and in traditional media. Additionally she will act as curator of the Doris and Buddy Deal Student Gallery Exhibitions. Art is a vital part of the rich learning experience that makes High Point University such an inspiring and unique educational opportunity."
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HPU Chronicle Staff Attends National College Media Convention In Kentucky
11.17.2010
Members of the Campus Chronicle staff at High Point University recently attended the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, held Oct. 27 through 31 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. "The conference provided an excellent opportunity for the Campus Chronicle staff to learn from professionals across the country about how to tackle the issues and challenges student journalists face on college campuses today," says Hayes.
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HPU To Host Annual Phoenix Festival
High Point University will host a convergence of creative writers at the 40th annual Phoenix Festival, including this year?s special guest, Daniel Wallace, the J. Ross MacDonald distinguished professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The highlight of the daylong festival begins at 1 p.m. on Nov. 19 in Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. The event is open to the public.
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HPU Teams Up To Establish Community Resource Center
11.12.2010
High Point University has teamed up with the Hayden-Harman Foundation in the establishment of a new community resource center on Washington Drive. The Washington Drive Community Resource Center, which is funded and developed by the Hayden-Harman Foundation of Burlington, N.C., will be available for use by residents in the Washington Drive area as well as across the entire High Point community.
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HPU Hires Turner As Assistant Professor Of Music
11.11.2010
Dr. John Turner has been hired as assistant professor of music in the Department of Music at High Point University. In his new position, Turner will be responsible for implementing the recently revised music core curriculum, which combines music literature, history of music, music theory and aural skills. "When I was offered the position at High Point University, there was never any question in my mind that I should take it," says Turner.
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HPU Receives Book Collection From Ralph Lauren In Memory Of Longtime Friend
11.9.2010
High Point University recently received a unique donation from Polo Ralph Lauren in memory of the late Carol Cooper ? a collection of design books. The collection, called the "Carol Cooper Memorial Collection," will be on display at the Smith Library on campus. Cooper, who passed away on Aug. 9, 2010, was a great supporter of the Ralph Lauren brand throughout her career at Henredon.
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HPU To Feature Choral Ensembles, NC Symphony For Holiday Performances
11.8.2010
High Point University will offer a gift to the community in December, thanks to special holiday performances by HPU vocal ensembles and the North Carolina Symphony. The warm holiday sounds will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, and at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, respectively. Both events will be held in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.
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HPU Hires Daniel Hall As Assistant Professor Of Economics
11.5.2010
High Point University has hired Dr. Daniel T. Hall as assistant professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. In his new role, Hall is responsible for teaching principles economics courses as well as an environmental economics course. "I am very excited to be a part of High Point University," Hall says. "The sense of community here is really strong and I feel very welcome.
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HPU To Offer Master's Degree In Strategic Communication
11.3.2010
High Point University will soon offer a master?s degree in Strategic Communication, a program that will be available in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. "The master's program will provide the foundation for students to create, implement and evaluate communication campaigns, programs and training seminars," says Dr. Virginia McDermott, associate professor and director of the Master?s Program in Strategic Communication.
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HPU Director Of Survey Research Center To Be Featured On WFMY And Rush Radio; Will Provide Expert Commentary On Election
11.2.2010
Dr. Martin Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the High Point University Survey Research Center, will be featured during WFMY?s 11 p.m. newscast and on Rush Radio 94.5 FM at 8:37 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. During the broadcasts, he will provide expert commentary on the election results and offer opinions on the implications of the results.
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HPU Hosts Children In Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys And Girls Club Of High Point For Trick-Or-Treat
10.29.2010
Dozens of children with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club of High Point went home with their Halloween bags filled with treats thanks to High Point University, which hosted the groups on campus for a special trick-or-treat event. The children - dressed in variety of festive costumes - visited North College Townhomes, the Terrace and the Women?s Complex on Oct. 28 for the event.
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HPU Hires Burns As Instructor Of French
10.28.2010
Patricia M. Burns has been hired as instructor of French in the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In her new role, Burns is responsible for teaching various first-year French language courses. The fact that we offer eight foreign languages is so exciting and shows how much the university is growing."
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HPU Professor Of Criminal Justice Presents At Florida Conference
10.22.2010
Dr. Heather Ahn-Redding, assistant professor of criminal justice in the Department of Criminal Justice at High Point University, recently attended the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The conference, which provides opportunities for members to access the most current research findings on a wide range of criminal justice related topics, was held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.
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HPU Hosts Community-Wide Crop Walk To End Hunger
10.21.2010
High Point University recently hosted a community-wide CROP Hunger Walk at Vert Stadium on the HPU campus. The CROP walk, one of many sponsored nationwide by Church World Service and organized by local congregations, was held in an effort to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Participants took part in a walk and collected a variety of canned foods to donate to Open Door Ministries of High Point.
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HPU To Host Fall Instrumental Concert
10.20.2010
High Point University will celebrate its talented student instrumentalists with an exciting evening of music at the annual Fall Instrumental Ensemble Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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HPU's 2010-11 Keller Scholarship Recipients Announced
10.19.2010
High Point University has awarded the Keller Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year to Morgan Falls of Lakewood, Colo., and Alison Parker, of Raleigh, N.C. The Keller Scholarship is an endowed scholarship provided by Rosemary Keller in honor of her husband, furniture designer Tom Keller. Falls is a freshman majoring in international business; Parker is a freshman majoring in chemistry. 
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HPU Hires Sundaram As Assistant Professor Of Accounting
10.15.2010
Dr. Premalata Sundaram has been hired as an assistant professor of accounting in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University. "It is a great feeling to participate in the phenomenal growth of HPU, and I continue to be amazed by the cutting-edge technology available to students and faculty here," says Sundaram. "I am particularly impressed by the amount of resources devoted to ensuring that students succeed." 
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HPU Hires Yanus As Assistant Professor Of Political Science
10.12.2010
Dr. Alixandra Yanus has been hired as assistant professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at High Point University. Yanus, who is originally from Kutztown, Pa., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from American University, as well as a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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HPU Parent Gives $1 Million To The University
10.11.2010
A New York-based Wall Street executive, who is a parent of a current High Point University student, sent the school a check for $1 million after hearing President Nido Qubein speak at Family Weekend on October 2. "His family is inspired by what we are doing and answered my call for parental investment in our growth plan," says Qubein.
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HPU Hires Wiest As Assistant Professor Of Communication
10.7.2010
Dr. Julie Wiest has been hired as assistant professor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Wiest, who is from Knoxville, Tenn., received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in sociology from the University of Tennessee.
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HPU Professor Of Communication Publishes Essay In Book Anthology
10.5.2010
Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently published a scholarly essay in a book anthology titled, "Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan." In the essay, titled "Four Films of M. Night Shyamalan: Oh the Irony?," Fowkes explores the similarities between the author/director's films, examining "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable," "Signs," and "The Village."
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HPU Student Wins Third Place In National Video Contest
10.4.2010
Dana Moore, a junior at High Point University, put her creative skills to good use this summer and won third place in the Chegg 12-second Video Contest. "When I first saw Chegg's video advertisement contest, I was thrilled," says Moore. "As a graphic design major at HPU, I love creating new designs and coming up with ideas for advertisements that catch people's attention."
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HPU To Host Fun, Entertainment For Alumni Weekend
10.1.2010
High Point University will continue adding to its lineup of visitors to the bustling campus with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for its upcoming Alumni Weekend, to be held on Oct. 8-10 ? which falls just one week after HPU?s Fall Family Weekend. The scheduled events are not open to the public, however, alumni are encouraged to attend.
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HPU's Austin Dillion Continues To Race Up In NASCAR Ranks
09.28.2010
Austin Dillon, a sophomore at High Point University, is busy scoring wins for the racing team owned by his grandfather, Richard Childress. His most recent win was earned over the weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win made Dillon the first rookie since 2003 to earn multiple wins, while the pole award allowed him to break the record for most pole awards by a rookie competitor in the series' history.
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HPU Professors Present Paper At London Conference
09.24.2010
Dr. Michael McCully, associate professor of economics at High Point University, and Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at HPU, presented a paper at the ?Historical Roots of Social Inequality in Latin America? conference, held at the University of London in June. It had more equal incomes because it presented more economic opportunities for the average person.
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HPU Hosts Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove
09.22.2010
Thanks to efforts spearheaded by John Gillespie, president of High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, the university had the opportunity to host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove. Gillespie, who introduced Rove at the event on Sept. 20, worked in conjunction with the Young American's Foundation.
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HPU Alumnus Inducted Into Guilford County Sports Hall Of Fame
High Point University alumnus Benny Phillips was recently inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame. Phillips worked at The High Point Enterprise for 48 years ? 32 of those years were spent as sports editor. He also served as a monthly columnist for Stock Car Racing Magazine for 27 years, and an on-camera commentator for 12 years for MotorWeek Illustrated, one of the first national television motorsports shows.
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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, The Budd Group Help Local Organization With Donation
11.18.2010
High Point University recently donated a passenger van in conjunction with The Budd Group to the High Point Community Against Violence organization. High Point Community Against Violence (HPCAV) is a non-profit organization formed in 1997 to reduce violent crimes and to keep citizens safe from violent offenders in High Point.
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HPU Junior Earns Unique Job Opportunity During Fall Break
11.15.2010
High Point University junior Maggie Jo Saylor was recently offered an amazing opportunity during fall break ? the chance to work as a traditional dance consultant for the upcoming world premiere of John Cariani's new play, "Last Gas." "This is the greatest opportunity that I've had the chance to be a part of," Saylor says. "This work combines my passions of theatre and traditional partner dance."
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HPU Hosts Veteran's Day Celebration
11.12.2010
High Point University hosted a memorable Veteran's Day Celebration that helped to honor the men and women who have served our country. The event, held in the University Center Extraordinaire Cinema, featured presentations by retired Lt. Col. John H. Cole Jr., USMC, who serves as the director of the Veterans Benefits Academy in Baltimore, and Capt. David Bain, USMC, an HPU alumnus who currently serves aboard the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune.
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HPU Students Compete In 'Battle Of The Brains' Contest
11.10.2010
A select group of students from High Point University recently competed in an Olympic battle of the brains by participating in the regional portion of the 35th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest - otherwise known as "The Battle of the Brains." The regional contest was held on the Duke University campus on Nov. 6.
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HPU Phillips School Of Business Hosts Student Workshops
11.9.2010
Dr. Yu-Hsien "Sharon" Wu, assistant professor of management in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently hosted two student workshops in preparation for the 2010 North Carolina Career Fair. Wu, along with Dr. Daniel Hall, assistant professor of economics, and Eric Melniczek, director of Career & Internship Services, hosted the workshops to help improve students? resume writing and interview skills.
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HPU Professor To Be Featured On 'Deal Or Dud' On Local Fox Affiliate
11.8.2010

Dr. Dinene Crater, associate professor and chair of the biology department at High Point University, will be featured in several segments of WGHP FOX8's "Deal or Dud" consumer report test. Crater's findings on the products - which included the Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizer, Lotus Home Cleaning System and the Verilux Portable Sanitizing Wand - will be revealed during the segments.

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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Host Exhibit Featuring Couple's Paintings
11.4.2010
High Point University will feature an exhibit of both harmony and individuality between a couple's paintings in the Sechrest Art Gallery on campus as it presents "Mr. & Mrs." The exhibit will begin Nov. 15 and run through Feb. 27. The artists, Robert and Lucy Reitzfeld, have their own individual stylistic approaches while still sharing underlying links in their work. Based on images of memory and recollection, her work represents renderings of nature that appear almost dreamlike.  
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Our Town'
11.3.2010
High Point University Theatre will present "Our Town" in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show will run Nov. 18 through Nov. 21; it is open to the public. The production, directed by Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at HPU, is described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written." "It is a rich, powerful and warmly human play," Simpson says.
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HPU Professor Of Media And Popular Culture Featured On 'The State Of Things' Radio Program
11.2.2010
Dr. Katherine Fowkes was recently featured as a guest on North Carolina Public Radio's program, "The State of Things." The 30-minute segment, hosted by noted radio personality Frank Stasio, featured Fowkes and two other guests in a discussion about horror and supernatural films. "Frank Stasio was such a wonderful host," Fowkes says. "He's extremely good at what he does ? very professional, but also very warm and friendly.
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HPU School Of Business Hosts Student Night For Local Triad Institutions
10.28.2010
The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently hosted the Local Triad Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors? Student Night. Prior to the meeting, students had an opportunity to take part in a Mock Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam Competition. While taking the exam was not required for attendance at the event, students were encouraged to participate for the exposure to an alternative professional certification and career path. 
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HPU Hires Knippenberg As Assistant Professor Of Chemistry
10.26.2010
Dr. M. Todd Knippenberg has been hired as assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at High Point University. In his new role, Knippenberg is responsible for teaching various chemistry courses and assisting chemistry majors with computational chemistry research. "I'm very excited to be a new member of the growing HPU family," Knippenberg says.
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HPU Accounting Students Attend Career Fair
10.22.2010
Accounting students from the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend an Accounting Career Fair. The event gave students the chance to participate in small-group interview sessions. The format consisted of "speed meetings," where groups of three students spent 10 minutes at one firm's table before moving on to the next.
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HPU Inter-Residence Council Links Residents To Provide Better Programs, Services
10.21.2010
A new organization at High Point University has hit the ground running this year. The Inter-Residence Council, which began in April of 2010, has been working hard to make a difference in its first full semester at the university. It is a place where students can voice their ideas, concerns and suggestions. The IRC also serves as a link between residents and the Office of Student Life. 
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HPU's Survey Research Center Finds NC Residents Continue To Favor Republicans; Equally Sour On NC And National Economies; Have Strong Opinions On Education Policy
10.20.2010
In a poll released today, the High Point University Survey Research Center announced a few key findings ? not only do North Carolina residents still lean Republican in the upcoming congressional elections, but they are also equally pessimistic about the state and national economies. Residents also have differing and distinct views on education policies, such as lengthening the academic school year and providing additional pay to teachers who choose to teach in low-performing schools.
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HPU Names Dean for New School of Health Sciences
10.18.2010
High Point University today named Dr. Daniel Erb as the new dean of the School of Health Sciences. The school is set to open with a brand new, $50 million state-of-the-art building in the fall of 2013. Dr. Erb served as the director of Graduate Studies and associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center for the past 11 years.
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HPU Hires Watson As Instructor Of Communications
10.14.2010

Phil Watson has been hired as instructor of communications in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Watson, who is originally from New Jersey, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

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HPU's Brenda Coates Honored As Civitan Of The Year
10.12.2010
Brenda Coates, administrative assistant in Academic Development at High Point University, was recently honored as Civitan of the Year ? thanks to her dedication to working as advisor to the HPU Campus Civitan Club. Yeats says the Civitan of the Year is the club's highest award and a true honor to bestow upon a member.
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HPU Survey Research Center Finds NC Residents Leaning Toward Republicans In Midterm Elections, Pessimistic About The Economy
10.8.2010
The Survey Research Center at High Point University found that North Carolina residents are offering up more support to Republican candidates, and they're also more pessimistic about their personal finances and business conditions than they were just six months ago. "Attitudes in North Carolina reflect what pollsters and political analysts are seeing across the country."
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HPU Hires Summey As Assistant Professor Of Special Education
10.7.2010

Dr. Heidi Summey has been hired as assistant professor of special education in the School of Education at High Point University. In her new role, Summey will teach courses in special education and educational technology. "I truly believe I have the best job in America," says Summey. "High Point University provides a positive and upbeat atmosphere for both faculty and students. It's contagious."

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HPU Hosts Thousands As Part Of Fall Family Weekend
10.5.2010
High Point University welcomed more than 3,000 guests to campus for its annual Fall Family Weekend ? serving as a nice extra boost to the local economy. Kevin Archer, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in High Point, says High Point University definitely made an impact on the hotel over the weekend. These weekends provide a much needed tremendous economic impact for our local economy ? and state, for that matter."
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HPU Professor Of Communication Presents At Vermont Conference
09.30.2010
Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 64th Annual University Film & Video Association Conference in Burlington, Vt. The conference, which brings professionals together to discuss production, history, theory and criticism of the media, was held Aug. 11 through 14.
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HPU Board Of Trustees Names Kester As Chairman
09.28.2010
Gene Kester has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees of High Point University. Kester, a native of High Point, is a 1966 graduate of HPU, where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and the university choir. He also attended Wake Forest University School of Law. Thanks to his enduring support, the university named the International Promenade for Kester and his wife, Jane.
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HPU Junior Finds True Passion Through Summer Internship At Florida Aquarium
09.23.2010
A paper authored by a team of High Point University professors was recently presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) summer conference. The paper, titled "Enhancing Pre-Service Experiences through a Professional Learning Community Model", focuses on an innovative program at HPU for improving the experiences of graduate students who are completing an administrative internship under the direction of a school principal. The paper was authored by Dr.
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HPU Receives Generous Gift From Anonymous Donor
09.21.2010
High Point University recently received a generous gift of $400,000 from an anonymous philanthropist from Jamestown. The gift was made to establish a new endowed scholarship for local residents. Before her passing, the donor would quietly drive through campus and marvel at the transformation at HPU, says Bill Doerr, senior director of Institutional Advancement.
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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 Hosts Luncheon To Honor North Carolina Pageant Contestants
11.17.2010
High Point University recently hosted a luncheon to honor the contestants of the Miss North Carolina USA and the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageants. Andy Bills, vice president of enrollment at HPU, welcomed the 111 contestants before they were treated to lunch and a tour of the University Center. Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, also gave the contestants a copy of his book "The Time Is Now, The Person Is You" as a gift.
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HPU Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Week
11.11.2010
The High Point University Office of Student Life hosted two events on campus as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Week. The events, which were titled "Brandy's Survivor Story: Still A Rose" and "Shoe Project Donation Drive and Homicide Victims Commemoration," were held in the hopes of increasing awareness of domestic violence, and encouraging others to join in the fight against domestic violence.
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HPU To Feature Special Veteran's Day Celebration
11.10.2010
As a tribute to honor the men and women who have served our country, High Point University will feature a special Veteran's Day Celebration. The event will feature presentations by John H. Cole Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, USMC, Ret., who serves as the director of the Veterans Benefits Academy in Baltimore, and Capt. David Bain USMC, an HPU alumnus who currently serves aboard the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune.
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HPU Hires Squint As Assistant Professor Of English
11.5.2010
Dr. Kirstin Squint has been hired as assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new position, Squint will teach general education writing and literature courses, as well as upper-division courses in her area of specialization, U.S. multi-ethnic literatures. I am excited to be working at High Point University for its focus on student learning and its commitment to a liberal arts education," says Squint.
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HPU Named Among 100 U.S. Schools Listed On National Character Development Honor Roll
11.3.2010
High Point University has been named among 100 schools in the United States listed on The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Colleges that Encourage Character Development. HPU helps promotes the development of values in the classroom and on campus, and through constant encouragement from faculty and staff, students are surrounded by character development opportunities daily.
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HPU Recipient Of Davidson County Estate
11.2.2010
High Point University received a gift of a country home and 20 acres of land located in Davidson County this week from Molly Millis, a High Point philanthropist. The estate will potentially be used by the university as a retreat with a ropes course and equestrian center. The property's proximity to campus makes it ideal for our faculty and students to incorporate it into our experiential learning program," said president Dr. Nido R. Qubein.
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HPU Announces Creation of 100 New Jobs by August 2011
11.1.2010
Thanks to continued growth at High Point University, the school plans to expand its workforce by at least 100 positions by the end of August 2011. This will bring HPU's total workforce up to 997, up from 462 five years ago.  "A growing High Point University is good for our city and our region," says Chris Dudley, vice president for Administration.
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HPU Hires Linn As Instructor Of Interior Design
10.28.2010
John Linn has been hired as instructor of interior design in the School of Art and Design at High Point University. Linn, who is originally from Lansing, Mich., received a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture, as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan.
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HPU Norcross Graduate School To Host Program Information Session
10.27.2010
The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University will host an information session on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sechrest Art Gallery at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The session is being held to introduce the selection of graduate programs offered at HPU and give potential graduate students an in-person discussion with directors and staff about their program of interest.
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HPU Names Director Of Physical Therapy For New School Of Health Sciences
10.25.2010
High Point University has named Dr. Eric J. Hegedus as the director of the proposed Physical Therapy program in the new School of Health Sciences. The School of Health Sciences is set to open in the fall of 2013 with a brand new, $50 million, state-of-the-art building, pending approval from the accrediting bodies. He also received a board specialty in orthopedic physical therapy, and a specialty certification in strength and conditioning.
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HPU Hires Fisher As Assistant Professor Of Anthropology
10.22.2010
Dr. Joshua B. Fisher has been hired as assistant professor of anthropology at High Point University. Fisher is responsible for teaching various anthropology courses and coordinating student research, as well as serving as the anthropology program coordinator and helping with curriculum development. "I am excited to be a new member at HPU and contribute to its family," Fisher says.
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HPU Hires Epstein As Instructor Of Sociology
10.20.2010
Dr. Jonathon S. Epstein has been hired as instructor of sociology in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology, and Nonprofit Studies at High Point University. In his new role, Epstein is responsible for instructing students in various courses including the individual in society, race and ethnicity, and visual sociology. "I am very impressed with the attention paid to the students and the focus on instructional excellence here," Epstein says.
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HPU Alumnus Donates Emmy Award
10.19.2010
Daniel Miller, a 1998 graduate of High Point University, recently made a generous donation to the school - he donated his Emmy award. Miller, who was honored with the Young Alumni Achievement Award at HPU's Alumni Weekend, gave his Emmy award to the school with the hope of inspiring other students to succeed. Miller serves as a News Anchor/Reporter at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, and won the Emmy award for an assignment he completed on a burglary in Thorntown, Ind.
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HPU Alumnus Working For U.S. State Department Gives Career Presentation To Students
10.13.2010
Special Agent Wil Vaughn, a graduate from High Point University who works for the United States Department of State, recently visited campus to give a presentation about careers in his organization and his personal experiences in the field. Vaughn, who majored in criminal justice, has worked as a special agent providing dignitary protection for a variety of high-profile dignitaries, as well as U.S. Embassy protection.
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HPU Alumni Weekend Features Fun, Entertainment While Honoring Outstanding Alumni
10.11.2010

High Point University hosted more than 500 visitors on campus as part of Alumni Weekend, held Oct. 8-10 - bringing the total number of visitors to more than 4,000 during the past two weekends, which includes Fall Family Weekend, which took place Oct. 1-3. Meeks was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, thanks to his years of service and dedication to the Triad for 52 years as morning show announcer on WMFR.

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HPU Sorority Kappa Delta Helps Inspire Confidence In Local Women
10.8.2010
High Point University's chapter of Kappa Delta sorority helped give a confidence boost to local girls and women in need by holding a purse drive. Titled the "Go Confidently Collection," the purse drive was created by individual women coming together to inspire confidence in women and girls across the country. Women in the area community donated pre-loved or gently-used purses to the drive.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'
10.6.2010
The High Point University Theatre has already delighted audiences with its production of "Love/Sick," and there's still time to attend for those interested. The production, which is being held in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center, runs through Oct. 10 and is open to the public. The play is a series of eight short plays that presents a slightly twisted modern love story.
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HPU Sorority Phi Mu Helps Raise Money For Children
10.4.2010
High Point University?s chapter of Phi Mu sorority helped children across the nation by hosting a fundraising night at Feeney?s Frozen Yogurt Bar on Tues. Sept 28. Phi Mu collected 10 percent of business proceeds from the night and raised nearly $200, which included donations from customers. "Feeney's was a great success," says Emily Fatheree, Phi Mu's philanthropy chair.
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HPU's Toccatatones Set To Release Second Studio Album
10.1.2010
The High Point University Toccatatones have a lot to sing about these days. The group, which is closely approaching its 10th year in existence, is set to release their second studio album on Oct. 4. The album includes a variety of music genres, as well as some of the group's most popular songs. Some of the songs include The Fray's "You Found Me" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida."
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HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drives
09.29.2010
High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 21 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by the Greek community at HPU, fraternity and sorority members, along with other students, took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer at the drive. David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 241 donors gave blood ? enough to save the lives of 723 people.
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HPU Senior Lands Lead Role In Summer Production
09.27.2010
Marie Ventrone, a senior at High Point University, put her theatrical training to good use this summer by playing the lead role of Mimi Marquez in the Tony Award-winning production Rent, in Summit, N.J. Ventrone is majoring in performance theatre, with a minor in vocal music, and is also a member of the Phi Mu sorority, Tower Players, Alpha Psi Omega honor society, and the Petal Points.
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HPU Professors' Paper Presented At NCPEA Conference
09.23.2010
A paper authored by a team of High Point University professors was recently presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) summer conference. The paper, titled "Enhancing Pre-Service Experiences through a Professional Learning Community Model", focuses on an innovative program at HPU for improving the experiences of graduate students who are completing an administrative internship under the direction of a school principal.
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HPU Chapel Services Provides Inspiration, Hope For University Community And Beyond
09.22.2010
Year after year, High Point University's Hayworth Chapel opens its doors to students and members of the community, providing them with a welcoming and inspiring environment for worship. Between the sermons of Dr. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel, special guest speakers and musical performers, and giving back to those in need, the HPU Chapel has earned a respected reputation and become an important part of the local community.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Spanish Awarded Research Fellowship
09.21.2010
Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at High Point University, was awarded the 2010 Title VI Summer Research Fellowship in support of his project, "Caribbean Studies Course Development." The fellowship was awarded by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.
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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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