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HPU To Add New Residential Community
01.31.2011
In order to accommodate the explosive growth in student enrollment and the desire for on-campus housing, High Point University is moving forward with plans to build a sixth residential community on campus. It will reflect the Georgian architectural ambiance of existing buildings on campus, and will house more than 300 students.
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Lootens Joins HPU As Assistant Professor Of Psychology
01.28.2011
Dr. Christopher Lootens has been hired as assistant professor of psychology at High Point University. Lootens earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois.
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51 Local Businesses Partner With HPU Passport Program
01.27.2011

High Point University students, faculty and staff can often be seen in and around town ? patronizing local restaurants and retail shops ? thanks to the unique partnership the university has with many local businesses as part of the HPU Passport Program. The program serves not only as a convenience, but also provides an economic boost ? a great benefit to the community.

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HPU Offers Community Complimentary Performance of the Greensboro Symphony
01.25.2011
High Point University treated members of the community with complimentary tickets to a performance of the Greensboro Symphony that was held Jan. 24 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. "The concert was a great success, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the wonderful talents of the Greensboro Symphony to our community," says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations.
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HPU Students Attend Capital Connects Event
01.20.2011
Six students enrolled in the entrepreneurship program at High Point University recently attended Capital Connects, a private event designed to match accredited investors, angel groups, venture funds and private equity firms with early-stage growth companies. "We got to see people present their businesses or business ideas to a room full of investors," Howard says.
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HPU Norcross Graduate School to Host Information Session
01.17.2011
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 -- The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University will host an information session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 to introduce interested students to the 14 graduate programs offered. The event will take place in the Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the graduate programs offered at HPU.
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HPU to Feature Distinguished Pastor for Annual MLK Service
01.11.2011
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 -- High Point University will host a service at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 at Hayworth Chapel to celebrate the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The service is open to the public.  The memorable annual event will feature Dr. Charles G. Adams and a celebration of music to honor the humanitarian.
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HPU Hires Hughes As Assistant Professor Of Biology
01.4.2011
Dr. Nicole M. Hughes has been hired as assistant professor of biology at High Point University. She teaches courses in plant biology, including botany and plant physiology, and assists students in research projects regarding leaf stress physiology, ecology and biophysics. "Plants have a bad rap among students these days," she says.
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HPU Hires Boerstler As Assistant Professor Of Marketing
01.3.2011
Courtney N. Boerstler has been hired as assistant professor of marketing at High Point University. In her new role, Boerstler is responsible for instructing various marketing courses, including principles of marketing, marketing research, and consumer behavior. In addition to teaching, she is also responsible for assisting and advising business majors and conducting marketing research.
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HPU Receives Honor From Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
High Point University was recently honored with an award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, thanks to the university?s fundraising efforts during the 2010 JDRF Walk. Led by Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, who served as the 2010 High Point Walk Chair, the university raised more than $17,000 for the organization - earning HPU the Platinum Award. The Piedmont Triad Chapter of the JDRF holds three fall walks and one spring walk every year.
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HPU Collects Canned Food for Salvation Army
12.22.2010
High Point University students, faculty and staff recently collected more than 500 cans of food for the Salvation Army as part of the Sealy/FOX8 Holiday Concert series. Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations, says collection boxes were placed in buildings around campus, and students sponsored a "dorm storm" event to encourage donations.
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HPU Hires Yang as Assistant Professor of Journalism
12.21.2010
Yan Yang has been hired as assistant professor of journalism in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Yang, who is originally from Hefei, China, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in television editing from the Communication University of China, a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno and is ABD for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mass communication at the University of Florida.
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HPU Hires Fiander As Instructor Of English
12.16.2010
Matthew F. Fiander has been hired as instructor of English in the English Department at High Point University. In his new role, Fiander is responsible for teaching an English course on critical reading and interpretation. "This is such an exciting time to be at High Point University and I am glad to be a part of it," Fiander says.
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HPU Hires Tyler As Instructor Of Spanish
12.15.2010
Sarah Tyler has been hired as instructor of Spanish in the Modern Foreign Languages Department at High Point University. In her new position, Tyler will be responsible for teaching first-year Spanish courses, as well as advising students.
"I already love teaching at High Point University," says Tyler. "The students are intelligent and engaged, the administration supportive and inspiring, and the other faculty members are open and welcoming."
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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Hosts 'No Boundaries Week'
12.10.2010
High Point University's chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity recently hosted a weeklong series of events as part of "No Boundaries Week." The events raised more than $200 to be donated to support various causes, including the fraternity?s national philanthropy, Push America, which aims to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
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HPU Professor Publishes Critical Chapter On Shakespeare
12.9.2010
Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled "A Man's Office, a Woman?s Shield: The Ethics of the Body in Shakespeare" for Cambridge Scholar's "Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight," edited by William Rossiter. A woman cannot engage in violence because, as Beatrice notes in "Much Ado About Nothing," "It is a man's office."
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HPU Hires Flanders-Stec As Director Of Entrepreneurship And Innovation
12.7.2010
High Point University has hired Lou Anne Flanders-Stec as associate professor of business administration and director of entrepreneurship and innovation. In her new role, Flanders-Stec is responsible for teaching various courses on entrepreneurship, as well as developing programs to encourage entrepreneurship and help student entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.
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HPU's Shay Shine Gets ESPN's Top Play
12.6.2010

High Point University guard Shay Shine's dunk against UNC Asheville on Saturday was featured as ESPN SportsCenter's top play of the day and top play of the week. Shine is 6-foot-2 and dunked over Asheville's 6-foot-10 D.J. Cunningham in the final seconds of the first half. HPU won the game, 76-73. Shine had season-bests of 19 points, seven steals and six assists in the game.

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HPU Hires Disseler As Assistant Professor Of Education
12.3.2010
Dr. Shirley A. Disseler has been hired as assistant professor of education in the School of Education at High Point University. In her new role, Disseler is responsible for teaching various courses in elementary education and serving as the middle grades coordinator. "I am very proud to be a part of the HPU family," Disseler says. "I have never worked or been a part of any organization that is as inspiring and positive as this university."
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HPU Students To Host Event To Raise Funds For Learning Center
11.30.2010
A group of students enrolled in a project management class in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University are hosting a Christmas hayride and bonfire fundraiser to benefit Kopper Top Life Learning Center on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 2 until 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. "We encourage the High Point University family to come out and join us for our events and help us raise money while having a great time."
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HPU Hires Lakhani As Instructor Of Mathematics
11.29.2010
Chirag Lakhani has been hired as instructor of mathematics at High Point University. Lakhani, who is originally from Charlotte, received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematics, both from North Carolina State University. In his new position, Lakhani will be responsible for teaching mathematics courses, such as calculus, mathematics for elementary education, as well as functions and graphs.
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HPU Junior Wins Honorable Mention In Prestigious Design Competition
11.24.2010
Aly Kihm, a junior at High Point University, recently won an honorable mention in the Traditional Home and Kravet Your Room interior design contest. The contest, which invites students from over 50 interior design schools across the country, requires students to create an original room design incorporating product from Kravet and KravetSmart collections.
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HPU Professor Of English Gives Lecture At Library
11.23.2010
Dr. Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently gave a lecture at the McDowell County Public Library in Marion, N.C. Squint's lecture focused on Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko's novel "Ceremony." She discussed how the novel's representation of Laguna Pueblo spirituality helped to heal the emotionally-scarred protagonist, a World War II veteran.
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HPU Freshman Receives Scholarship From ESA Foundation
11.22.2010
High Point University freshman Jabari Harris was recently awarded a $3,000 computer and video game scholarship from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation. Harris, who is majoring in game and interactive media design, was one of only 15 graduating seniors to receive the award; only 30 scholarships are awarded annually nationwide.
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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 Music Department Hosts Vocal Clinic
02.1.2011
The Department of Music at High Point University recently hosted a vocal health clinic featuring Leda Scearce, performing voice specialist and director of Performing Voice Programs at Duke University Medical Center Voice Care. "For all performers, it is very important to remember that you are your instrument," says Scearce. "Other instruments can be replaced, but you only get one set of vocal cords."
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HPU To Host Talents Of Music Department With Annual Faculty Recital
01.31.2011
High Point University will share the talents of the music faculty with its annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The special recital will include individual and ensemble performances featuring the faculty. Full-time and adjunct faculty will perform both vocal and instrumental solos that display the diverse talents of the music department.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Biology Named Finalist For International Research Award
01.28.2011
Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, was recently named the runner-up to the Tansley Medal ? an international research award. The award recognizes outstanding botanists in the early stages of their career. Hughes was the only American to make the final round, and one of only two women. "The paper I submitted for the competition was a review of research on winter leaf reddening in evergreen plants," Hughes says.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'True West'
01.24.2011
The High Point University Theatre will present "True West," a play by Sam Shepard, in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The show will run Feb. 10 through Feb. 20. The production ? headed up by Michael Kamtman, guest director - is an American classic that explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape.
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HPU Entrepreneurship Classes Get visit From Angel Investor And Entrepreneur Troy Knauss
01.19.2011
High Point University students enrolled in entrepreneurship classes taught by Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, assistant professor and director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, received a special presentation from investor and entrepreneur Troy Knauss during the fall 2010 semester. "I thoroughly enjoyed his contributions to the class, and learned a lot from Mr. Knauss," says Casey Pisano, a senior majoring in entrepreneurship.
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HPU Features Distinguished Speaker for Annual MLK Service
01.17.2011
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 -- High Point University celebrated the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual service in his honor. This year's service featured distinguished speaker Dr. Charles G. Adams, a well known pastor who has previously spoken at the United Nations and also did the Invocation at the funeral for Rosa Parks. Sen. Kay Hagan was also a special guest at the service. Click here to watch the service.
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HPU Professor Of Physical Therapy Receives National Excellence In Teaching Award
01.12.2011
Dr. Eric Hegedus, professor of physical therapy at High Point University, was recently selected as the 2011 recipient of the James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Award. Hegedus will receive the award at the Orthopedic Section's Award Ceremony on Feb. 11 in New Orleans. "The award is given to the single best orthopedics instructor in the United States," says Dr. Daniel Erb, dean of the School of Health Sciences at HPU.
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HPU Unveils Four New Sculptures on Kester International Promenade
01.11.2011
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 -- Four additional historical figures have been installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, the figures are meant to inspire students and enhance the academic environment at HPU.  The four new sculptures include: Abraham Lincoln, Leonardo DaVinci, Mother Teresa, and Sacajawea.
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HPU Senior Offered Opportunity To Write For USA Today
01.5.2011
Not many college students can say they have written for USA Today, but Harris Walker, a senior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in political science, got the opportunity to do just that. Walker says he's done one entry so far for the USA Today College, which is a section of the USA Today website that deals with college students and the issues they face.
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HPU Professor Observes Midterm Elections In Taiwan
01.3.2011
Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently visited Taiwan as part of a group of scholars observing the island?s midterm elections. The group, which consisted of scholars from the U.S., Canada, Australia, China and France, was invited by the Grand Alliance of the Three People's Principles, and met with politicians from Taiwan's Nationalist Party and Democratic Progress Party.
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HPU Raises Money For Book Campaign At Montlieu Elementary
High Point University is helping to make things happen at Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology. The university has raised more than $500 for the school as part of the One Million Books campaign. This campaign is one of many community outreach activities throughout the year that HPU is involved in that total more than 30,000 volunteer hours.
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HPU Student Groups Volunteer for a Good Cause
12.23.2010
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and the University Ambassadors at High Point University recently donated their time to a good cause at the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman. The groups volunteered at Victory Junction's "Half Marathon/5K Run to Victory." The event benefited the camp, which helps children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.
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HPU Hires Kozma as Assistant Professor of English
12.22.2010
Dr. Cara L. Kozma has been hired as assistant professor of English in the English Department at High Point University. In her new role, Kozma is responsible for teaching and developing various courses in both composition and literature. "I am very excited to join the great staff here at High Point University," Kozma says.
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HPU Hires Campbell as Assistant Professor of Biology
12.17.2010
Dr. Joshua W. Campbell has been hired as assistant professor of biology in the Department of Biology at High Point University.  In his new role, Campbell is responsible for teaching various biology courses, including general biology, zoology, and several advanced courses, such as entomology. He also assists undergraduate students in conducting research.
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High Point University Board Of Stewards Brings Christmas To Area Children
12.16.2010
The High Point University Board of Stewards of the Hayworth Chapel helped to brighten the Christmas spirit of 150 needy children this year through the High Point Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The students, who use offerings from the fall semester HPU Chapel worship services, totaled more than $8,200 ? and 100 percent of those funds were used to purchase toys and other gift items.
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HPU To Award Scholarships To Guilford County Schools Students
12.14.2010
High Point University will honor the hard work of local students by awarding two First Generation Scholarships to Guilford County School students from High Point, N.C. The full-tuition scholarships will include books and other related expenses during the academic year, and will be renewable for an additional three years provided that all academic renewal requirements are met and a clear social record is maintained.
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HPU Hosts 40th Annual Prayer Breakfast
12.10.2010
More than 600 guests attended the 40th Annual Prayer Breakfast at High Point University on Friday in the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center, which featured Bishop Dale C. Bronner as guest speaker. Dr. Nido Qubein, president, presided over the event, and the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Dr. Marc Foster, provided special music. Foster is chair of the Department of Music at HPU.
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HPU Hosts Annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service
12.9.2010
High Point University celebrated the spirit of the season with more than 300 guests during the annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service on Dec. 8 in the Hayworth Chapel. The meaningful program - which is based on the traditional festival of lessons and carols observed at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England - featured members of the High Point community, the Chapel Choir, Dr. Marc Ashley Foster, Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, the Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta and Delta Iota Alpha.
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HPU Hires Freeman As Instructor Of Spanish
12.8.2010
Frank M. Freeman has been hired as instructor of Spanish in the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In his role as a language instructor, Freeman says he prefers to use a communicative style in his classes in hopes to get students involved and interacting as soon as possible. "I am thrilled to be part of the family at High Point University," Freeman says.
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HPU Counselor Finds Long-lasting Match In Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Forsyth County, Receives Honor
12.7.2010
Annette Jones, substance educator and clinical counselor at High Point University, recently received an award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Forsyth County for having the longest match with her Little Sister. Thanks to that long-lasting match, Jones will be featured in a special interview on WXII-12 (the local NBC affiliate) on the 5 p.m. news on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
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HPU To Observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12.6.2010

The High Point University community remembered those who died at Pearl Harbor by flying all flags on campus at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7. The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day observation, which marks the 69th anniversary of the event, serves as a memory of the patriots of those who died at a result of their service.

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HPU Hires Associate Professor Of Strategic Communication
12.2.2010
Dr. Virginia McDermott has been hired as associate professor of communication and graduate coordinator in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. In her new position, McDermott is responsible for developing the new Master?s program in strategic communication. "The opportunities available at High Point University seem unending, and I look forward to working with great students and great colleagues," says McDermott.
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HPU Reflects On Pivotal Rosa Parks Anniversary
12.1.2010
High Point University is commemorating a historic event in America's civil rights movement today - the 55th anniversary of civil disobedience. On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., became a pivotal symbol in America?s civil rights movement. Her  bravery showed how all individuals have the opportunity to change the world.
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HPU Hires Cadeau As Assistant Professor Of English
11.29.2010
Dr. Charmaine G. Cadeau has been hired as assistant professor of English in the English Department at High Point University. In her new role, Cadeau is responsible for teaching various courses in literature and creative writing. "I'm delighted to teach at High Point University," Cadeau says. "The students here are creative and engaged, and my colleagues are caring and innovative.
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HPU Instructor Of History Publishes Book Review
Eric D. Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, recently published a book review in the fall 2010 edition of "Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies." Duchess reviewed the book "Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians" by Robert M. Sandow. A copy of "Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians" is available in the HPU Smith Library.
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HPU Alumna Starts Online Art Business
11.24.2010
High Point University alumna Alex Stanley is making the most of her degree both in the working world and in her spare time by starting her own business. SimplyLucky is Stanley's online business where she sells hand-made jewelry and photography. She was inspired to create her pieces while working in the historic and artistic city of Richmond, Va. 
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HPU To Host Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service
11.23.2010
High Point University will celebrate the holiday season with a special Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in Hayworth Chapel. The event is open to the public. Following the service, all participants are invited to walk directly outside the chapel for the lighting of the Hayworth Chapel Christmas Tree and the singing of carols.
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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 Offers New Faculty Film Series To Extend Critical Thought; Discussion Beyond The Classroom
02.2.2011
High Point University is offering students the chance to catch up on their movie repertoire with a new Faculty Film Series, which is being held in the Extraordinaire Cinema on campus during the spring semester. Films included in the series highlight various topics chosen by faculty. In the fall semester, Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English, chose to teach two classes organized around "Cyborgs and Hyperreality."
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HPU Assistant Professor Of English Publishes Critical Article On The English Country House Poem
02.1.2011
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published an article, titled " 'Equall freedome, equall fare': The Illusion of Egalitarianism in the Country House Poem" in the peer-reviewed journal Early English Studies. "Country house poems were written by poets like Ben Jonson who were guests on a patron's country estate," Casey explains.
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HPU To Welcome Nearly 6,000 Visitors During Month Of February
01.31.2011
High Point University will welcome nearly 6,000 visitors to campus in the month of February. Prospective students and families and family members of current students - many of them from out-of-state - will eat at local restaurants, shop in local retail stores, stay in local hotels, rent automobiles and utilize the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
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HPU To Compete In College Recycling Competition
01.27.2011
High Point University is helping to make the world a little greener, thanks to the university's participation in the 2011 Recyclemania competition, an eight-week program that promotes waste reduction and increases recycling efforts. More than 575 colleges and universities nationwide are participating in the competition. As part of Recyclemania, HPU has set goals to increase recycling on campus, raise awareness of the recycling program and lower waste generated on campus.
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HPU Names Trading Room For Tilley Family
01.21.2011
Scott A. and Shelby Tilley of High Point have donated $250,000 to High Point University to support the Trading Room of the Center for Financial Research in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce and to honor his late father, W. Allen Tilley, and his mother Nancy C. Tilley. "My wife, Shelby, and I are extremely proud, pleased, and blessed to be able to make this gift to High Point University," Tilley says. "We believe in HPU."
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HPU Employee Participation To United Way Campaign Up 58 percent
01.18.2011
The High Point University community knows how important it is to continue to support the agencies of the United Way of Greater High Point, so it?s not surprising that donations from faculty and staff went up significantly this year for the annual United Way Campaign. In fact, the number of those participating increased by 58 percent.
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HPU Junior Lands Prestigious Editing Internship
01.14.2011
Andrew Faust, a junior at High Point University, was recently selected by the Dow Jones News Fund to work as a multimedia editor at Scripps Networks in Nashville, Tenn. Faust, a double major in biology and communications, was selected as one of 68 interns nationwide. The internship, which is available for college juniors, seniors and graduate students, selects interns based on their academic performance, score on the DJNF Copy Editing Exam and news outlet requests.
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Mazzatenta Joins HPU As Instructor Of Guitar
01.12.2011
Mark Mazzatenta was recently hired as an instructor of guitar in the Department of Music at High Point University. Mazzatenta teaches guitar styles and jazz courses, as well as develops curriculum for both of the subjects. Mazzatenta has a Master of Music degree in guitar performance at Florida State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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HPU Hires Ingram As Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
01.3.2011
High Point University has hired R. Scott Ingram as assistant professor of criminal justice in the Department of Criminal Justice. In his new role, Ingram is responsible for teaching various criminal justice courses including criminal law, courts and trials, and research methods. "I feel privileged to work at such a great university," Ingram says. "I am looking forward to being part of the HPU community and helping contribute to its remarkable growth."
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HPU Hires Wu As Assistant Professor Of Management
Dr. Sharon Y. Wu has been hired as assistant professor of management in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University. Wu, who is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in business administration from the University of Missouri.
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HPU Communication Student Featured in Kid-Focused Series
12.22.2010
Thanks to the hard work and dedication by Chandler DeWitt, a sophomore studying in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, TV stations in cities across the nation including Atlanta and High Point are airing a four-part series of news reports and a half-hour television special both entitled, "Living from the Inside Out."
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HPU Senior Gains Valuable Experience with Internship at WHGP Fox8
Tony Gutowski, a senior majoring in communications at High Point University, recently interned as a sports production assistant at WGHP FOX8 in High Point, N.C. As part of his internship, Gutowski was responsible for producing, editing, logging and recording game highlights and interviews, developing show scripts, organizing video archives, and assisting in live studio productions.
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HPU Hires Goeke as Visiting Assistant Professor of English
12.17.2010
Dr. Joseph F. Goeke has been hired as visiting assistant professor of English in the English Department at High Point University. In his new role, Goeke is responsible for teaching an English course on college writing and public life. Goeke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in English, as well as a Doctorate in colonial and 19th century American literature.
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HPU Residence Halls Get Festive In The Name Of Charity
12.15.2010
High Point University students living in residence halls on campus got into the spirit of the season this year, thanks to a new contest - "Hallidazzle" - a holiday decorating contest. The two winners of the contest received $500 to donate to their favorite charities. York Hall's theme was "Santa's Train" and "Home for the Holidays." The hall chose "Toys for Tots" as its charity.
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HPU Junior Participates In Charity Gaming Marathon
12.14.2010
Andrew Burke, a communications major at High Point University, recently participated in a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for the Children?s Miracle Network. The marathon was organized by Extra Life, a national organization of gamers that raises money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals by holding various events throughout the year.
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HPU President Qubein Named Honorary Colonel By High Point Police Department
12.10.2010

Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, was recently recognized by the High Point Police Department by being named an Honorary Colonel. During a ceremony on Dec. 10, High Point Police Chief Jim Fealy honored Qubein, along with Stewart Hartley and Gretta Bush for their service to the City of High Point. The newest members will join the Rev. Jim Summey, Bobby Davis, Coy Williard, Rob Lang and Michelle McNair as Honorary Colonels.

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HPU Survey Finds NC Residents View Local News As More Fair, Balanced Than National News Sources
12.8.2010
High Point University Communication Professor Judy Isaksen finds through a series of survey questions that North Carolinians are more likely to say they feel local media outlets give fair and balanced coverage of the news than national media outlets. "And yet oddly, despite being disappointed in national media coverage provided by mainstream sources, very few media consumers are turning to alternative sources of media for broader, more expansive content."
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HPU Associate VP For Institutional Effectiveness Honored As One Of 2010 Triad Women Extraordinaire
12.6.2010
Dr. Alberta Herron, associate vice president for Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of Psychology at High Point University, has been honored by Business Leader Media as one of the 2010 Triad Women Extraordinaire. The annual award recognizes and honors the top women in the Triad who are true leaders professionally, as well as leaders in their community who make a difference. 
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HPU Hires Hemsoth As Instructor Of Theater And Technical Director
12.2.2010
Ryan Hemsoth has been hired as instructor of theater and technical director in the Department of Theater at High Point University. In his new role, Hemsoth is responsible for teaching various theater classes as well as managing student crews, budgeting, drafting, building, and technical and structural design. "There is a strong desire for progress and improvement in this department and I am very eager to be a part of that development."
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HPU's Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Raises Money With Ropes
11.30.2010
High Point University's chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority used ropes to raise money for children in an event on Saturday, Nov. 20. "Ropin for Robbie" raised more than $800, which will be donated to Sigma Sigma Sigma's philanthropy, the Robbie Page Memorial Fund. The teams also tie-dyed bandanas to give to children at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hospital.
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HPU Hires Tarara As Instructor Of Health And Physical Education
11.29.2010
Rosemarie Tarara has been hired as assistant professor of health and physical education at High Point University. In her new role, Tarara will be responsible for teaching health education classes to students majoring in health and physical education. She has taught part-time at HPU since 2007. "I am excited at this opportunity to teach full time in a new position at HPU," says Tarara.
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HPU's Phi Mu Sorority Holds Students Ransom For A Good Cause
11.24.2010
High Point University's chapter of Phi Mu sorority held fellow students ransom as part of a unique philanthropy event, called "Cansome Ransom," on Saturday, Nov. 20. "Organizations who participated in the event provided people from their group who were willing to be 'kidnapped' for a cause," says Katie Moreau, public relations chair for Phi Mu.
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HPU Theatre Enchants Audiences With 'Our Town'
11.23.2010
The High Point University Theatre recently delighted audiences with its rendition of the classic play, ?Our Town,? in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. 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."
 
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HPU Hires Brophy As Assistant Professor Of Philsophy
11.22.2010
Dr. Matthew Brophy has been hired as assistant professor of philosophy in the Religion and Philosophy Department at High Point University. In his new role, Brophy is responsible for teaching business ethics classes to both undergraduate and graduate students. No other university that I know of has its heart in such the right place."
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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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