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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 Alumnus Provides Insight To Current Students
04.30.2010

High Point University alumnus Richard Mossman recently gave a presentation to business students on the HPU campus. Mossman is a senior associate at CB Richard Ellis and invests in commercial real estate through his company, Black Swan Properties. In his presentation, he discussed becoming a broker, the processes of leasing and purchasing commercial real estate, and current market conditions and trends. 

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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 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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HPU Professor Of Journalism Presents At St. Louis Conference
04.30.2010
Dr. Nahed Eltantawy, assistant professor of journalism at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 2010 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in St. Louis, Mo. The 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 Receive Governor's Award
04.29.2010
Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, has been named a recipient of the Leadership North Carolina Governor's Award. Qubein, who will be honored at a special ceremony on May 13 in Raleigh, joins a list of other notable recipients of the Governor's Award, including Terry Sanford, Hugh Morton, Bill Friday, Jim Hunt and Erskine Bowles.  He will be honored for a lifetime of achievement in business, education and entrepreneurship.
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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 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 Students Among Finalists In Design Competition
04.28.2010
Four High Point University students were among those honored as part of the first national Raymond Waites Design Competition. The students, who were among the 10 finalists in the competition, included Lauren Graback, junior; Kristen Holland, sophomore; Colleen Lettich, sophomore; and. Courtney Stark, junior.
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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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