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Students Develop Entrepreneurship Club at HPU
03.25.2011
Entrepreneurship students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently created the Entrepreneurship Club, a new organization designed to serve as a support system for student entrepreneurs within the university. The purpose is to provide a network for idea exchange, establish contacts with outside professionals and increase access to competitive resources for business development.
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Snyder Joins HPU As Dean Of Students
03.24.2011
Dr. Kevin C. Snyder has joined High Point University as dean of students in the Office of Student Life. Snyder will be responsible for various aspects of student life, including monitoring judicial affairs, Greek life, the Student Government Association, and a variety of student leadership and multicultural programming. Snyder has authored two student leadership books.
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HPU Student Investment Club Launches Competitive Website
03.22.2011
The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University recently developed and launched a new website in order to make the club more competitive and to enhance the clubs skills and achievements. The club was created in 1998 in honor of HPU alumnus Floyd. T. Craven. It allows HPU students to invest dollars, originally funded by an alumnus gift, in the stock market under the guidance of professors of finance in the university's Phillips School of Business.
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HPU Director of Career And Internship Services Teaches Students To Network, Publishes Work
03.18.2011
Eric Melniczek, director of Career and Internship Services at High Point University, was recently featured in the February 2011 issue of Campus Career Counselor in an article, titled ?Networking Bee: Activity Sparks a Buzz on the Value of Relationships.? The article details a group exercise that he developed to teach college and university students the critical skill of fostering relationships for career planning and development purposes.
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HPU Students Team Up To Help Ban The 'R' Word
03.16.2011
Kendall Hagar, a freshman at High Point University and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity partnered to present a campaign on campus to help eliminate the use of the ?R? word. The ?R Word?, retard or retarded, has evolved in common language to become a derogatory and hurtful insult to people with intellectual disabilities. The campaign, implemented nationally by Special Olympics, is called ?Spread the Word to End the Word,? and was held throughout the first week in March.
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Johnson Joins HPU As Resident Director
03.15.2011
Stephen Johnson has been hired as a resident director in The Office of Student Life at High Point University to ensure the safety and security of all HPU resident students. His responsibilities include overseeing the York Residence Hall and the Point Place apartments. Johnson is a graduate of Western Carolina University.
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HPU Honored By Area Red Cross
03.11.2011
High Point University has been honored by the American Red Cross in Winston-Salem, where the area?s blood services branch is located, as one of the Area Premier Sponsors for 2010. The university will be recognized at an awards luncheon on March 21 in Winston-Salem at the Graylyn International Conference Center.
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Boyd Joins HPU As Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs
03.10.2011
Keishea Boyd has been hired as assistant director of judicial affairs in the Office of Student Life at High Point University. She will make a lasting impact on students by educating them on the university's Honor Code and code of conduct. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from HPU in 2003 as well as a Master of Science Degree from North Carolina Central University.
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HPU Investment Club Hosts Vice President From Merrill Lynch
03.9.2011

The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University had the privilege of hosting Scott Tilley, certified financial analyst and first vice president of Investments at Merrill Lynch in High Point. The meeting allowed students to learn about the investing industry with one of the most respected investing professionals in the Triad.

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HPU College Republicans Travel To Washington, D.C. To Hear National Leaders
03.3.2011
Members of the College Republican Club at High Point University recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to hear a renowned group of speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The group went with other members of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans. While there, students were able to hear speeches from Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Perry, among others.
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Style Network Show To Feature HPU Alumnus
03.1.2011
"Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back," a show that features High Point University alumnus John Taylor, will begin its second season on the Style Network on Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. The show, which is the second highest rated show in the teenage demographic for the Style Network, follows the lives of five teens at the Wellspring Academy, and documents their accomplishments and struggles as they learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.
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HPU Showcases Student Musicians In Choral And Instrumental Winter Concert
02.28.2011
Talented student musicians entertained an audience at High Point University with an evening of diverse music at the Department of Music Choral and Instrumental Winter Concert, held Feb. 26 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert featured ensembles from the university family, including the Chapel Choir, University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Symphonic Band.
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Johns Hopkins Director Joins Faculty In New HPU School Of Health Sciences
02.24.2011
Dr. Mark Teaford, currently a course director for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's anatomy program, will join High Point University as professor of anatomy in the proposed school of Health Sciences. He joins two prestigious colleagues - Dr.  Daniel Erb, dean of the school, and Dr. Eric Hegedus, director of its physical therapy program, both formerly of Duke University.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Theatre Acknowledged By Prestigious National Festival
02.23.2011
Matthew Emerson, assistant professor of theatre at High Point University, was recently acknowledged by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Emerson was awarded three 2010 Meritorious Achievement Awards for Excellence in Theatrical Design for his work in the spring 2010 HPU Department of Theatre production of "The Seagull," and his fall 2010 productions of "Love/Sick" and "Our Town."
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Ed Asner Returns For Screening Of Film Directed By HPU Professor
02.21.2011
Seven-time Emmy Award winner Edward Asner visited High Point University to attend a special advanced screening of "Elephant Sighs," the feature film written and directed by Ed Simpson, chair of the Department of Theatre, and executive produced by M.L. Carr, former Boston Celtics player and coach. The screening, which was held on Feb. 19 in the Extraordinaire Cinema, drew more than 200 guests.
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HPU Director Of Physical Therapy Program Writes For ESPN
02.17.2011
Dr. Eric Hegedus, professor of physical therapy and director of the proposed physical therapy program in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, has become a featured contributor on ESPNRise, a website for high school athletes. Hegedus, along with colleague and physical therapist Ben Stern, have published three articles on the site thus far.
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HPU Theatre Features 'True West'
02.16.2011
The High Point University Theatre has been busy delighting audiences with performances of "True West," a play by Sam Shepard, in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. Fortunately, for those who have not yet had the chance to attend the show, there are still opportunities to catch the story on stage. Performances run through Feb. 20.
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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority Donates To Girl Scouts
02.11.2011
High Point University's chapter of Kappa Delta sorority recently made a donation to the Girl Scouts. The chapter won the money through the "Hallidazzle" contest on campus before the holidays and opted to donate it to the organization. "Kappa Delta is passionate about the Girl Scouts because of the inspiring message they send to young girls," says Jenna Roby, former Kappa Delta president.
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HPU Music and Theatre Students Train with Broadway Duo
02.10.2011
The High Point University departments of music and theatre are hosting several events led by Broadway stars Mark Ledbetter and Jen Taylor on Feb. 14 and 15. Several master classes and workshops for students will be held in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, along with a free concert. Ledbetter and Taylor, who are engaged to be married in May 2011, are both currently performing on Broadway in Disney's "Mary Poppins."
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Biology Named Finalist For International Research Award
02.8.2011
Dr. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, was recently named finalist for 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 Students Host Senior Prom At Piedmont Christian Home
02.7.2011
More than 20 members of the Alpha Phi Omega coed service fraternity at High Point University recently hosted a senior prom for the residents of Piedmont Christian Home. The event, which included live music by the Rob Massengale Entertainment Source and flowers donated by Grace Flower Shop in High Point, was one of several events that the fraternity hosts throughout the year.
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HPU Graduate Gains Knowledge Through Internship Experiences
02.3.2011
Brittany Loomis, a 2010 graduate of High Point University who earned a degree in interior design, has been busy gaining experience in two separate internships ? TOMS Shoes and Falling Whistles, both organizations in California. Loomis applied for an internship at TOMS Shoes while still attending HPU. TOMS Shoes, located in Santa Monica, helps provide shoes to children in need.
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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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A Wish For Japan: HPU Students Use Ancient Tradition To Support Relief Efforts
03.25.2011
Origami is the ancient Japanese art of turning a piece of paper into a beautiful object. But for High Point University students, the tradition provided a unique platform to raise money and hope for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. Students, faculty and staff gathered in HPU?s Slane Student Center on March 24 to fold paper cranes, which have symbolic meaning in Japanese culture.
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Diehm Joins HPU As Event Planner
03.22.2011
McKenzie Diehm has recently joined High Point University as an event planner to assist with the increasing number of events that the university is offering as it continues to grow. In her new role, Diehm, will be responsible for the implementation of the University?s Cultural Enrichment series, and will aid in the planning and execution of other major events, including commencement, alumni and family weekends, symposia and more.
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HPU Entrepreneurship Students Observe Executives Present To Piedmont Angel Network
03.17.2011
Entrepreneurship students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the chance to observe company representatives present their business plans for investment opportunities to the Piedmont Angel Network search committee. Held Feb. 22 in the Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building, the meeting allowed students to witness the presentations and to hear the ensuing questions and subsequent discussions in the decision-making process.
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HPU To Host Rothenberg Seminar In Military History
03.16.2011
High Point University will present the annual Gunther E. Rothenberg Seminar in Military History on Saturday, March 19, in the Phillips School of Business, Room 120. The event, which is based on the military history of Italy, is open to the public. The HPU Department of History sponsors the annual seminar, which offers a different theme each year and features a host of leading scholars who present their most recent research and latest interpretations.
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Potter Joins HPU As Director Of Facility Operations
03.15.2011
Stephen L. Potter has joined High Point University as director of facility operations. Prior to joining HPU, Potter served as vice president of support services at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has more than 15 years of experience in facility operations leadership. Potter will be responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination and direction of daily activities related to campus facilities.
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Senior Lands Competitive Entrepreneurship Internship
03.11.2011
Chris Meriwether, a senior majoring in religion with a minor in philosophy at High Point University, was recently selected to participate in the competitive Young Entrepreneurs Across America internship. The internship, which partners with Student Painters, gives college students an opportunity to create and manage their own exterior painting business over the course of a summer.
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Slocum Joins HPU As Campus Concierge
03.10.2011
Heather Slocum has joined High Point University as a campus concierge. Slocum will be responsible for providing students with first-class customer service. She will also act as the building manager for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. The Campus Concierge is proud to model the value of service at High Point University. Its goal is to improve the daily lives of students by providing a single source of knowledge for all campus and community information.
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HPU Center For Entrepreneurship And Innovation, SBTDC To Hold Conference
03.9.2011
The Phillips School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at High Point University will host ?Becoming an Investor Ready Entrepreneur,? a program of the Small Business Technology and Development Center (SBTDC), from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 23. The program will offer students, faculty and local business professionals a one-day session designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to find, meet and succeed when engaging private equity investors.
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HPU Psychology Students And Faculty Attend National Conference In San Antonio
03.4.2011
More than a dozen students and faculty members from the Psychology Department at High Point University recently attended the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in San Antonio, Texas. The annual conference, held Jan. 27 through 29, brought together more than 3,000 students and faculty from across the nation to share ideas and recent advancements within the fields of social and personality psychology.
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HPU Earns 'Tree Campus USA' Title
03.2.2011
The Tree Campus USA program is an initiative that sprang from a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. to foster the development of the next generation of tree stewards. The program is designed to award national recognition to college campus and the leaders of their surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.
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HPU Hosts Social Media Symposium for Home Furnishings Industry During Market
03.1.2011
High Point University's International School of Home Furnishings and Design is sponsoring an Internet marketing symposium for students and home furnishings industry officials. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 7 in the Francis Auditorium in the Phillips School of Business. Brian Thornfelt, general merchandise manager for e-commerce giant CSN.com, will serve as the keynote speaker.
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HPU Choral Department To Perform Special Preview Of Carnegie Hall Concert For Community
02.25.2011
Students in the Choral Department at High Point University have been offered the singing chance of a lifetime - the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, the most prestigious concert stage in the United States. In preparation for the event, they will share a sneak peak of their performance in a "Preview Concert," to be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 23 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.
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HPU Announces Oak Hollow Mall Purchase
02.24.2011
High Point University officials announced today that the University has purchased Oak Hollow Mall in High Point, N.C. HPU has engaged the services of CBL and Associates Management, Inc. to manage the day-to-day operations.  CBL is the same group that has operated the Mall since its opening. For the time being, Oak Hollow Mall employees and customers will see no change in the operation of the Mall.
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HPU Assistant Director Of Career And Internship Services Joins Women's Forum
02.18.2011
Susan Williams, assistant director of Career and Internship Services at High Point University, recently was appointed to the Women?s Professional Forum. Founded in 1977, the Women?s Professional Forum is dedicated to providing a unique opportunity for accomplished professional women in the greater Greensboro, N.C. area. Members are women who serve their community in leadership roles and who enjoy sharing and celebrating their talents and experience.
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HPU Professor Publishes Play About 'Greensboro Four'
02.17.2011
"Periphery," a play written by Ed Simpson, chair of the Department of Theatre at High Point University, has recently been accepted for publication by Dramatic Publishing. The play, which marks Simpson's 12th published dramatic work, dramatizes the historic 1960 sit-in demonstrations at the Greensboro Woolworths lunch counter. There, four black students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sat in silent protest at the all-white lunch counter.
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HPU Petal Points Set To Release First-Ever Studio Album
02.16.2011

High Point University's all-female a cappella group - are ready to share their talent in a big way, thanks to the group's first-ever studio album. The group will commemorate the CD?s release in a celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 in the Terrace Room in the Slane Center. "We began recording during the spring 2010 semester," says Rebecca Donald, public relations and event coordinator for the Petal Points.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Accounting Attends Accounting Conference In Atlanta
02.14.2011
Ross Roberts, assistant professor of accounting in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently attended the American Accounting Association's Research and Case Study Conference, held Jan. 6-8 in Atlanta. While there, Roberts was selected to discuss a peer paper, titled "The Influence of Social Identity on the Performance Effects of Relative Performance Evaluation."
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HPU Students Get Real-World Investment Experience
02.11.2011
The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University recently received funding to start a second investment portfolio. Compared to the first portfolio which is based on core holdings, this new portfolio is more actively managed and club members are able to make trades on a daily basis. The club, which is a student-run organization, regularly analyzes, reviews, and trades stocks and other investments.
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HPU To Become One Of Three Private NC Schools With Full-Time Medical Doctor Leading Student Health Center
02.9.2011
High Point University has announced that Dr. Danielle Mahaffey will serve as the university's medical director of the on-campus student health center. The appointment makes her the first ever full-time medical doctor at the university, and also makes HPU ? along with Duke and Wake Forest ? one of only three private universities in the state to have a full-time medical doctor as director of the student health center.
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HPU To Showcase Student Musicians In Choral And Instrumental Winter Concert
02.8.2011

High Point University will celebrate its talented student musicians with an evening of diverse music at the Department of Music Choral and Instrumental Winter Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. "We hope that everyone will join us for an evening of great music to witness what our students have to offer."

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Roberts Joins HPU As Assistant Professor of Accounting
02.4.2011
Ross Roberts was recently joined HPU as an assistant professor of accounting in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. Roberts earned a Master of Science degree in accounting information systems at the University of Delaware, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University. He will be receiving his doctorate in accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
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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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Communication Scholarship Awarded to HPU Junior
03.24.2011
Andrew Faust, a junior double majoring in biology and communication with an emphasis in journalism, was selected to receive the Sam J. Underwood Scholarship for 2011 by the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. In addition to his class work, Faust is an intern at McNeill Lehman Public Relations in High Point, N.C., and a resident assistant at HPU.
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Turpin Joins HPU As Dean of School of Art And Design, Professor Of Interior Design
03.18.2011
High Point University has hired Dr. John Turpin as professor of interior design and dean of the School of Art and Design. Turpin, who currently serves as the chair of Interior Design as a member of the Interdisciplinary Design Institute Faculty at Washington State University, is a highly accomplished scholar and leading design educator. He will begin his new position at HPU in July.
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HPU Chair Of Modern Foreign Language Meets International Officials At Washington, D.C. Conference
03.17.2011
Dr. Carole Head, professor of French and chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University, recently attended the National Convention of NCIV (National Council for International Visitors). While there, she had the opportunity to attend a special reception in the Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke. She also had the opportunity to meet the Belgian Ambassador to the United States.
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Derrow Joins HPU As IT Services Coordinator
03.15.2011
Lyndsey Dawn Derrow has recently joined the HPU staff as IT services coordinator in the Office of Information Technology. In her new role, Derrow is responsible for coordinating the tech support team to resolve technology challenges across campus. ?The growth of High Point University has been impressive and the continuous expansion of the campus provides an exciting work environment,? Derrow says.
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HPU's Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Gives To Red Cross
03.14.2011
Members of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity at High Point University recently made a $210 donation to the American Red Cross. The money was raised through fundraising efforts with the help of the Mad Greek Grill in High Point. The fraternity had planned the event previously and had earmarked the money for the American Red Cross, the group?s national philanthropy, but in the process, found out about a family who had lost everything in a fire.
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HPU Hosts Dr. Yaron Brook As Part of BB&T Speaker Series
03.9.2011
The Phillips School of Business at High Point University will host noted speaker and Forbes.com columnist Dr. Yaron Brook as part of the annual BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 23 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. It is open to the public. Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will address faculty, students and community guests in a presentation.
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Norcross Graduate School At HPU To Host Free GRE Course
The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University is hosting a free Graduate Record Exam preview course presented by Kaplan Test Prep, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mar. 26. The course will teach valuable strategies and methods to raise GRE scores by an expert teacher, and will provide information on the structure and scoring of the GRE exam.
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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Volunteers With Habitat for Humanity
03.7.2011
Brothers and potential new members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at High Point University recently spent two consecutive weeks volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of High Point. The fraternity, which plans to make the event an annual service commitment, worked rebuilding, painting and insulating a home for the organization.
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HPU Entrepreneurship Program Students Learn From Industry Expert
03.3.2011
Entrepreneurship students in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to learn from small-business expert Kathy Elliott as part of a lecture series to bring real-world experiences into the classroom. Elliott currently serves as vice president of Entrepreneurship & Small Business for the Greensboro Partnership and Chamber of Commerce, and has more than 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs.
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New Program At HPU Connects Students To Career Opportunities
03.2.2011
Career and Internship Services at High Point University is preparing students to secure career opportunities by implementing a new program called "Recruiters in Residence." The program, which is open to all HPU students, presents job opportunities and promotes hands-on experience via internships to enhance and compliment skills developed in the classroom.
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Clodfelter, Haynes Head HPU Communication And Culture
02.28.2011
High Point University associate vice president of communication Roger Clodfelter and communication specialist Pam Haynes are now responsible for all university media relations. Haynes, a 2009 HPU alumna, will serve as the media's primary contact for information and interview requests. She will arrange interviews with professors who are experts on current events and announce breaking news about the university's continuing growth and achievements.
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HPU Theatre Professors Receive Prestigious Award
02.25.2011
Two professors from the High Point University Department of Theatre received the prestigious Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Direction by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jay Putnam, associate professor of theatre, was acknowledged for his direction of the world premiere production of John Cariani's "Love/Sick" which was the department's opening production of the 2010-2011 season.
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HPU Students Gain Real-World Marketing Experience
02.23.2011
Students at High Point University in the Phillips School of Business are gaining real-world marketing experience by working to promote a local company, Drake's Fresh Pasta Company. During the fall 2010 semester, HPU marketing students worked to create branding ideas for the company through a host of mediums. "The experiences should help them tremendously as they launch their own careers."
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HPU Receives Gift From Alumna For Scholarship Fund
02.22.2011
High Point University recently received $90,000 to establish the Bertha Connelly Maw '33 Scholarship Fund from the estate of Maw's husband, Alvin. The fund will be used to provide scholarship support to students with high financial need. Maw's father died when she was 12 years old and she came from humble beginnings. Her hope was to provide scholarship support that would help give future generations of students a strong start.
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HPU Honored With Spirit OF NC Award From United Way
02.18.2011
Thanks to High Point University's continuous support of the United Way and its partner agencies, the university has been honored with the 2010 Spirit of North Carolina Award in the category for Education Institution. HPU will receive the award at the United Way of North Carolina's Annual Meeting on Feb. 18 in Pinehurst.
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HPU Students To Present Research At Communication Conference In Virginia
02.16.2011
Three undergraduate students at High Point University recently completed graduate-level research focusing on the effects of the advertising industry that will be presented at the Eastern Communication Association conference on April 15, in Arlington, Va. After submitting their manuscripts in December, the students were informed that they were selected for the conference?s presentation.
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HPU Library Integrates Web-based Catalog To Better Serve Students And Faculty
02.15.2011
The Smith Library at High Point University is the second college in North Carolina to implement a new library catalog with Web-based services in an effort to increase access to a wealth of information and streamline library workflows. The new catalog, OCLC Web-scale Management Services, allows students to access data in a search platform that's similar to Google in format and speed.
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HPU Announces Promotions And Restructuring
02.14.2011
High Point University has recently promoted several of its staff, including Chris Dudley, Roger Clodfelter, Hillary Kokajko and Troy Thompson. Chris Dudley has been promoted to vice president and chief of staff. In his new role, Dudley will support the office of the president in strategic planning and project management, as well as continue to oversee several departments.
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HPU Set To Open New Student Living And Learning Community For Fine Arts
02.10.2011
High Point University has introduced North College Court, a new student living and learning community to open for the fall 2011 semester. The new residences, to be located on North College Drive at the site of the former Wesleyan Arms property, will feature major-specific amenities for 90 fine arts students including creative writing, music, art, interior design, and theatre majors.
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HPU Poll: NC Residents want Leaders To Work together In Raleigh And D.C., Still Pessimistic About The Economy
02.9.2011
The Survey Research Center in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University finds in its most recent poll that majorities of North Carolina residents want Republican leaders in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh to work with President Barack Obama and Governor Bev Perdue. N.C. residents also express similar levels of pessimism about the future of the economy in the country as a whole and North Carolina as they did in March 2010.
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2,000 Flock To HPU For Family Weekend
02.7.2011
More than 2,000 participants - many from out of town ? had a weekend of education, culture and entertainment, thanks to High Point University?s bi-annual "Family Weekend," held Feb. 4 through 6. HPU students and families were treated to a variety of informative and exciting events on campus, including a faculty lecture series, campus tours, a performance by the band "Eddie from Ohio," a choral concert, and entertainment by magician Ryan Oakes.
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HPU To Add 149 New Employees By August 2011 And Faculty Positions Double Over 2005
02.4.2011
High Point University will add 149 new employees by August 2011, bringing total employment to more than 1,000. Forty-one of the 149 jobs have been filled since August, but 108 new positions have yet to be filled. Since 2005, over 100 new full-time faculty positions have been added.  The School of Health Sciences, proposed to open in 2014, will also create an additional 60 to 70 faculty openings.
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Shay Shine Featured On ESPN SportsCenter For Second Time
02.2.2011
Junior guard Shay Shine of the High Point University men's basketball team has been featured on ESPN SportsCenter's top plays for the second time this season ? this time coming in at No. 2 with his dunk over 6-foot-10 forward Jay Reynolds in Tuesday night's 69-62 win over Presbyterian College at the Millis Center. To view Shine's dunk click here.
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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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