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HPU Hosts HGTV Interior Design Expert Libby Langdon
04.1.2010
Libby Langdon, nationally known interior design expert, recently visited the High Point University campus as part of a regional meeting through "WithIt" - Women in the Home Industries Today. Langdon, formerly of High Point, is a designer on HGTV's "Small Space, Big Style" and makeover guru on "The Rachael Ray Show."
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A Message From Dr. Qubein Regarding Last Night's Severe Weather
03.29.2010
Last night the city of High Point, and much of North Carolina, was subjected to dangerous weather conditions including a tornado warning.  Please know that your student was safe on our campus and that our able staff communicated constantly (in person, via  text, and email) with all students and executed the emergency system perfectly.
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HPU Students Volunteer For UNC-TV Telethon
03.23.2010
Twenty students from High Point University recently volunteered to participate in a telethon on March 20 for the UNC-TV station in the Research Triangle Park near Raleigh. The telethon was part of the UNC-TV's Festival 2010, an annual on-air fundraiser. "After a short training session, students manned the telephones from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m." 
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HPU Accounting Students Give Back To Community Program During Tax Season
03.19.2010
Two High Point University juniors are helping to give back to the community during this tax season, thanks to the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). The students, Ashley Johnson and Tiffani Shimp, both accounting majors in the Phillips School of Business, will contribute around 50 hours of assistance to needy residents of Guilford County as part of the program ? which they learned about through the United Way.
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Incoming HPU Freshman Volunteers As Head Coach For Special Olympics
03.16.2010
High Point University will be welcoming a student with a heart of gold in the fall of 2010. Kendall Hagar, who will begin her freshman year at HPU in a matter of months, is no stranger to giving back to her community.  Hagar, a native of Centennial, Colo., was recently named as one of the 2010 9Kids Who Care ? an honor bestowed upon nine area kids who go far beyond the ordinary in serving their community.
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HPU Chair Of Performing Arts Department To Appear On 'Triad Today'
03.10.2010
March 10, 2010 ? Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre at High Point University, will be featured on "Triad Today," at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, March 12. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC 45 (Time Warner channel 7). During his appearance, Simpson will discuss his play, "Elephant Sighs," which was recently made into a movie, starring film legend Ed Asner.
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HPU President, Students Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell
03.8.2010

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

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HPU Students to Serve Others During Spring Break
03.4.2010
High Point University students continue to show how much they care for not only their own community, but communities hundreds of miles away by volunteering their free time for people in need. This is not just any free time, though -- it's spring break for the students.  Instead of taking a trip to the beach, several students are participating in "Alternative Breaks."
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HPU Theatre Features 'The Dining Room'
03.2.2010
The High Point University Theatre treated the community to a delicious performance with their recent production of "The Dining Room" in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center.  The show, a humorous and compassionate play from American playwright A.R. Gumey, was scripted as a series of overlapping vignettes -- all set in a dining room.
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HPU Director of Security and Transportation Referees Charity Ice Hockey Game
02.25.2010
Jeff Karpovich, CPP chief of security and director of transportation at High Point University, recently took to the ice for a good cause - he refereed a charity ice hockey game at the Greensboro Ice House on Feb. 21. The event, called the "Police Charity Ice Hockey Game," was held to raise funds for the Sgt. Mickey Hutchens Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hutchens was killed on duty in October 2009.
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HPU College Republican Club Attends CPAC in Washington, D.C.
Members of the College Republican Club recently took an exciting trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The group went with other members of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans.  While there, students were able to hear speeches from Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney, Scott Brown and many others.
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HPU Professor of Spanish Presents at Louisiana Conference
02.23.2010
Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the XXVII Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures in Baton Rouge, La. The conference, which brings together Caribbean and Latin American literature specialists from more than 10 countries, was held Feb. 11-13.
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HPU Associate Dean In EDP To Serve As Vice President Of North Carolina Adult Education Association
02.16.2010
Tracy Collum, associate dean in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, was recently elected as vice president of the North Carolina Adult Education Association. Collum, who previously served as a board member of NCAEA for the 2008-09 term, will be developing a new Web site for the upcoming term year to help kick start the group?s membership campaign, and increase the statewide visibility for the association.
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HPU Sponsors Performance By North Carolina Symphony
02.12.2010
More than 450 guests had the opportunity to enjoy the musical talent of the North Carolina Symphony, which performed at High Point University on Feb. 11 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. This is the second time the group has performed on campus. The HPU-sponsored event serves as a gift to the community, and allows the general public to experience music at its finest ? providing not only a pleasant experience, but an educational one as well.
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HPU Assistant Vice President And Director Of 'WOW!' To Appear On 'Triad Today' To Discuss Extraordinary Education
02.11.2010
Triad Today" has been so impressed by the continuing transformation and success at High Point University, they have invited a second guest from the university to be featured on the program. Roger Clodfelter, assistant vice president and director of ?WOW!? at HPU will appear on the program at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC 45 (Time Warner channel 7).
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HPU Professor Publishes Poems In NY Journal
02.9.2010
Dr. Marion Hodge, professor of English at High Point University, recently had two poems accepted for publication in "Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems" ? a journal based in Southold, N.Y. His second poem, "A Natural Color," will appear in the summer issue. The poem presents a scene from Hodge's youth, when he came upon the hide and bones of a calf which had apparently tried but failed to jump over a barbed-wire fence.
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HPU Hosts Reception For Artist-In-Residence Fernanda Piamonti
02.4.2010
High Point University recently hosted a reception in the Sechrest Gallery for talented guest artist Fernanda Piamonti. Piamonti served as an artist-in-residence for a week on campus, and her abstract art collection will be featured in the gallery through March 3. Piamonti, a 36-year-old from Argentina, is being hailed as the next up-and-coming artist, and wowed faculty, students and art aficionados with her unusual painting style.
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HPU's Smith Library Awarded Federal Grant
02.3.2010
Smith Library at High Point University will soon see a great deal of book and monograph additions to its current media collection, thanks to a recent $19,500 federal grant. The grant was one of only 185 awarded to North Carolina libraries during the 2009-10 fiscal year.
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HPU History Professor Presents Ridenhour Lecture
02.1.2010
Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University and recipient of the 2009 Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award, recently presented "Historical Problems and National Myths: The Second War of Italian Unification, 1859-1861." Schneid's lecture examined the problems with the historical narrative of Italian unification and the Franco-Piedmontese War with Austria.
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HPU Loses Longtime Colleague Dr. Roy Epperson
01.27.2010
High Point University is saddened by the loss of longtime friend and colleague Dr. E. Roy Epperson. Epperson passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24. Epperson served the university in many capacities for nearly a half-century, including serving as professor of chemistry, chair of the Physical Science Department, associate dean of the university, and as vice president of Administration.
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HPU Students Share Port Southern's Vision With Local Groups
01.21.2010
High Point University students Steven Beck, Jeremy Hiatt and Nick Ruden, along with friend Zach Moore ? owners of the Port Southern clothing company ? recently made visits to local groups to help spread the message of their new company. Beck and Hiatt visited Westchester Country Day School to speak to the school?s investment club.
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HPU Chair Of Exercise And Sport Science To Sign Copies Of His New Martial Arts Book At Barnes And Noble
01.20.2010
Dr. Tony Kemerly, associate professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at High Point University, will sign copies of his new book, "Taekwondo Grappling Techniques:  Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts," at the High Point Barnes and Noble at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30. He describes powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns that taekwondo students already know.
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HPU Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Service Featuring Pastor Of D.C.-Based Metropolitan Baptist Church
01.18.2010
High Point University hosted a special service to honor the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 300 people attended the Jan. 18 service, which was open to the university family and the community. The annual event featured special guest speaker the Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr., a Baton Rouge, La., native who now serves as the fifth minister in the 136-year history of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. ? a church that exceeds 6,000 members.
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HPU Professor Of History Presents At International Conference In China
01.12.2010
Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently gave a presentation at an international conference, held on the campus of Chongqing Teachers University in Chongqing, China. The Dec. 26 conference also coincided with the publication of Deng?s written work, which appeared in "Wusheng de Qunluo (Silent Tribe)." Deng says the conference theme was the Pre-cultural Revolution (before 1966) Shangshanxiaxiang (Urban-to-rural transfer) Movement.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Has Article Published In Journal
01.7.2010
Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education at High Point University, recently submitted an article to the "North Carolina Middle School Journal." His article appeared in the winter issue. The article, titled "Instructional Program Coherence as a Possible Link to Increased Student Achievement in North Carolina Middle Schools," details the importance of instructional coherence in public schools, specifically at the middle grades level. 
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HPU Student Honored With Scholarship From NAACP
01.6.2010
Lauren Williams, a junior at High Point University, was recently awarded with a $2,500 scholarship from the Hickory, N.C., branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Williams, who is majoring in nonprofit leadership and management with a minor in sociology, received the scholarship at a special ceremony at her church, Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, in Hickory. 
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HPU Inter-Fraternity Council Holds Polar Plunge Event
12.16.2009
Members of the Inter-fraternity Council were "Freezin' for a Reason," thanks to a special fundraising event that raised money for the Salvation Army. The "First IFC Polar Plunge: Freezin' for a Reason," which was held on Dec. 12, included a 3K run that ended in the Slane Student Center outdoor pool - for a quick and chilly dip.
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HPU Hosts 39th Annual Prayer Breakfast
12.11.2009
More than 600 guests attended the 39th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at High Point University on Friday in the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center, which featured Dr. Kent Millard as guest speaker. Dr. Nido Qubein, president, presided over the event, and HPU music ensembles, directed by Dr. Marc Foster, provided special music. Foster is chair of the Department of Music at HPU.
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HPU Chair Of Department Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design Publishes Article In Leadership Journal
Dr. Richard Parker, chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University, recently published an article in the "Academy of Educational Leadership Journal." The article, titled "Internationalizing the Business Curriculum: Introducing the Study of Canada into International Business Programs," was co-written with Dr. Kirk Heriot of Columbus State University in Georgia.
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HPU Evening Degree Program Students Selected For Horton Godwin Scholarship
03.24.2010
High Point University students Denise Barnhardt and Eulah Petty, both accounting majors in the Evening Degree Program, have been selected as recipients of the 2010 Horton Godwin Scholarship. Sponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of NCACPA and Dixon Hughes PLLC, the Horton Godwin Scholarship program is intended to honor the memory of Horton Godwin, a CPA who was dedicated to high ethical standards and professionalism in the practice of public accountancy.
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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Host Tour To Virginia Museums
03.22.2010
The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University is sponsoring a trip that will certainly pique the interest of art lovers - an excursion to Roanoke, Va., which includes visits to two museums. The trip, which is open to the community, will take place on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; cost is $85 per person and space is limited. Maxine Campbell, curator of the Sechrest Gallery at HPU, says the day's excursions will make for a very unique trip.
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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Feature Figurative Exhibit
03.12.2010
The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will soon feature an exquisite example of figurative works as part of its newest exhibit. The exhibit, which opens on March 16 and runs through April 27, will deal with the human form in drawing, painting and sculpture. The art pieces are comprised primarily of classical traditional work with contemporary painting.
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HPU To Feature Spring Music Festival Of Worship
03.10.2010
High Point University will host the annual Spring Music Festival of Worship - combining the talents of the congregation and choirs of Hayworth Chapel along with the Department of Music. The festival will be held at the 5:30 p.m. worship service on March 24 in the Hayworth Chapel. The music-filled celebration is open to the public.
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BB&T Foundation Gives HPU $1 Million
03.5.2010
High Point University is the recipient of a $1 million gift from the BB&T Foundation in support of its entrepreneurship program. The university has raised nearly $120 million recently towards its transformation in academics, student life and campus enhancement. "We are most impressed with the enormous growth and the extraordinary transformation of HPU, said Kelly King, chairman and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation.
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HPU Instructor of Visual Arts to Showcase Talents at Greensboro Gallery
02.24.2010
Bruce Shores, instructor of visual arts at High Point University, will be showcasing his artistic talents at The Artery Gallery in Greensboro.  Shores will have an art exhibition, "Landscapes of Paint," and an opening reception to showcase some of his work.  The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 6 at the gallery, located at 1711 Spring Garden St. in Greensboro.
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HPU Business Student Association Hosts Ethics Discussion
02.22.2010
High Point University students, as well as community members, had the chance to learn about business ethics, thanks to a visit from local executives who came to the HPU campus to speak on the topic as part of the university's Business Student Association speakers series. The BSA is affiliated with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).
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HPU Interior Design Program Ranked Among Top 10 In Country
02.19.2010
The Interior Design Program at High Point University has recently been ranked as one of the top 10 undergraduate design programs in the country by "DesignIntelligence" journal. The rankings were part of the 11th annual "America's Best Architectural & Design Schools" study, which ranked accredited undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners and professionals who have had experience hiring and evaluating the performance of recent graduates.
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HPU Hosts Annual 'Family Winter Weekend'
02.16.2010
More than 2,000 visitors had a weekend of fun and entertainment, thanks to the exciting events held during the annual "Family Winter Weekend." HPU students and families had the chance to take part in tours of the new steakhouse, 1924 Prime, in the University Center; attend an exhibition of paintings by Argentinean artist Fernanda Piamonti; have tea with HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein; and attend HPU women?s and men's basketball games.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Sociology Publishes In Scholarly Journal
02.11.2010
Dr. Terrell A. Hayes, associate professor of sociology at High Point University, published in the most recent edition of "Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal." The article, titled "Labeling and the Adoption of a Deviant Status" explores, through in-depth interviews, the role social- and self-labeling play in the process by which 46 members of Debtors Anonymous came to recognize their personal indebtedness as indicative of a deviant status.
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HPU's Austin Dillon To Compete In NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
02.10.2010
Austin Dillon may only be a second-semester freshman at High Point University, but he is already racing to success ? thanks to his skills in the classroom and on the racetrack. Dillon, a Lewisville native who is majoring in strategic communication, will attempt to make his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race when he makes his qualifying run for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway.
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HPU Manager Of Budd Family Campus For EDP Program Presents Paper At Orlando Conference
02.9.2010
Tara Shollenberger, manager of the Budd Family Campus for the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, recently presented a paper at The College Teaching and Learning Conference, held in Orlando. Shollenberger presented "Faculty Perceptions of Students with Learning Disabilities: A Review of Literature," which detailed faculty perceptions, attitudes and views on accommodations to adult students with learning disabilities.
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HPU Theatre To Feature 'The Dining Room'
02.4.2010
The High Point University Theatre will present "The Dining Room," Feb. 18-28 in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The production is open to the public. "The Dining Room" is a humorous and compassionate play from American playwright A.R. Gurney. Scripted as a series of overlapping vignettes, the play visits a host of characters as they go about their daily business.
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HPU To Bring More Than 5,000 Visitors To High Point In February
02.3.2010
Thanks to High Point University, the city of High Point will see a flurry of activity from out-of-town guests during the month of February. The campus will bring in more than 5,000 visitors from two dozen states throughout the month as part of HPU-related events. Students and parents will visit campus twice this month for Presidential Scholar weekends on Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 19-20; and family members will be buzzing around HPU during the Winter Family Weekend, scheduled for Feb. 12-13.
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HPU Raises Money For Haiti Relief
01.28.2010
High Point University students came together in a big way, raising $5,242.76 during "HPU for Haiti," a week of special activities to help provide relief for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. All donations from the week?s events went to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Events during the week included a dorm storm, a Benefit Concert that featured the University Singers, the Chapel Choir, the Toccatatones and more.
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HPU Named 2009 Tree Campus USA University
01.26.2010
High Point University has been honored as a 2009 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship ? the fifth university in the state to be given this designation. "High Point University continues to be dedicated to the enhancement of the campus and seeks to maintain a learning environment complemented by a diverse landscape.
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HPU Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar
01.22.2010
High Point University sophomore Erin Lonon knows how life-changing scholarships are ? especially since she was named a Gates Millennium Scholar, a prestigious and very competitive scholarship. Lonon, a native of Cumberland, Va., who is majoring in exercise science, says the renewable scholarship pays her entire college tuition. Naturally, it opened up a lot of doors for her. 
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HPU Holds Week Of Events To Benefit Victims Of Haiti Earthquake
01.20.2010
The High Point University family has come together to help provide relief for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti with "HPU for Haiti," a weeklong event to help provide relief. "HPU has a heavy heart for the victims of this disaster," says Hillary Kokajko, director of Student Activities at HPU. "Groups of students, faculty and staff were really concerned for the people of Haiti, so we all teamed up to help raise money."
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HPU Earns Special Designation Thanks To Addition Of 14 Steinway Pianos
01.19.2010
High Point University has become the 110th university in the world and the first university in North Carolina to be designated an "All Steinway School," thanks to the Jan. 11 delivery of several of the high-quality instruments to campus. The 14 handsome Steinway pianos ? which were all handmade in New York ? made their way to the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, paving the way for faculty and students to experience music at its finest.
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HPU To Feature Astronomy Expert Don Cline For Annual 'High Point Universe Day' Event
01.14.2010
High Point University will host a public lecture on astronomy in honor of "High Point Universe Day." The annual event, which will feature astronomy expert Don Cline, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, in Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. During the event, Cline will discuss the historical significance and the astronomical importance of the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive.
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HPU Names Chairman Of Nightingale-Conant Corp. To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors
12.18.2009
Vic Conant, chairman of the board of Nightingale-Conant Corp. - the premier publisher of audio personal development programs in the world - has been named by High Point University to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. Upon graduation and a stint in Vietnam, Conant joined his father's business and began pubishing other authors, including Denis Waitley and eventually the Who's Who of business and self-improvement.
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HPU Hosts Guilford County Principals For Special Meeting
12.16.2009
High Point University recently hosted principals in the Western Region of Guilford County Schools for a special meeting and presentation. Those participating included 24 principals, five regional staff members and four Guilford County Schools employees ? and all presented information during the event. While on campus, the group utilized Norton Hall?s state-of-the-art facilities for presentations. The attendees also had lunch and took a tour of the campus.
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HPU Hosts Annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service
12.14.2009
High Point University celebrated the holiday season with a touching Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service, held on Dec. 9 in Hayworth Chapel. The annual 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 High Point University Singers, the Chapel Choir, Dr. Marc Ashley Foster, the Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta and Delta Iota Alpha.
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HPU Volunteer Center Holds Outreach Program At Oakview Elementary
12.11.2009
Members involved in the Volunteer Center at High Point University recently hosted a Winter Outreach Program at Oakview Elementary School. Volunteers in the program entertained the elementary children with a variety of activities, including a reading of "The Polar Express." The group also made foam stocking-shaped door hangers, then provided a snack for the children.
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HPU to Host HGTV Interior Design Expert Libby Langdon
03.26.2010
Libby Langdon, nationally known interior design expert, will visit High Point University from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 31 in Phillips Hall as part of a regional meeting through "WithIt" -- Women in the Home Industries Today. The event is free to all WithIt members and to students with a valid student ID. Langdon, formerly of High Point, is a designer on HGTV's "Small Space, Big Style" and makeover guru on "The Rachael Ray Show."
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HPU Hosts Dr. Russ Sobel As Part Of BB&T Speaker Series
03.19.2010
High Point University will host Dr. Russ Sobel as part of the BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. Sobel, professor of economics and holder of the James Clark Coffman Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at West Virginia University, will speak about "Economic Freedom, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity."
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HPU Libraries Utilize Social Media And Late Night Hours To Help Students Stay In Touch
03.16.2010
March 15, 2010 - In the old days, a card catalog and a microfilm reader were considered high-tech in terms of tools in the library, but students today need much, much more ? and thanks to ever-growing services in the High Point University libraries, students have everything they need and more. Case in point? The library is on Facebook, and students can literally be in touch with the library all day, every day ? a feature that?s new this semester.
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HPU President, Students to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell
03.5.2010
High Point University will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square on March 8 to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell. A group of 18, including several faculty members, administrators and students will be on hand for the memorable event. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, will ring the bell at 4 p.m. "This is a learning opportunity for HPU students," Qubein says.
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HPU Donates Pianos to a Good Cause
03.2.2010
High Point University is helping to bring music to the community, thanks to the donations of pianos to the Divine Restoration Ministries and the High Point Housing Authority.  "When it came time to replace the pianos in our students practice studios, the university wanted to ensure that these pianos found a good home, while helping nonprofit and community organizations in High Point," says Dr. Marc Foster, chairman of the Music Department.
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HPU to Host Award-Winning Author Kirk Nesset
02.26.2010
High Point University will feature Kirk Nesset, award-winning author and translator who will read selections from his fiction, poetry and translations. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on March 3 in Norton Hall Room 101 on campus; it is open to the public.  Nesset is the author of two works of fiction, "Mr. Agreeable" and "Paradise Road," as well as the nonfiction work, "The Stories of Raymond Carver."
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HPU Freshman Helps Kids Make Right Choices Through 'Inside Out' Book and DVD
02.25.2010
High Point University freshman Chandler DeWitt knows about peer pressure and making the right choices as a teen - after all, she is one. And she gets kids to really think about making the right choices through her book, "Inside Out: Real Stories about the Inner Choices That Shape our Lives," published by Parents & Company. Her book will also soon feature a companion DVD - and filming for that took place at High Point on Feb. 19.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Information Systems Publishes Paper In Journal
02.23.2010
Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently published a paper in the Journal for Computer Information Systems (JCIS). The paper, co-written by D. Scott Hunsinger, discusses research based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) that explores the factors that affect hiring personnel?s intention to use IT certification in the hiring process.
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HPU Business Students Learn Valuable Information From Morgan Creek CEO
02.17.2010
High Point University students in the Phillips School of Business got a taste of real-world business sense, thanks to a visit from Mark W. Yusko, CEO and chief investment officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC. Yusko, who gave a presentation to students on Feb. 11, shared his views on key global macroeconomic trends and his outlook on the current global financial market environment.
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HPU Adds Degree Program In Mathematical Economics
02.15.2010
High Point University will begin offering a new major that blends both business and math skills ? a Bachelor of Science in mathematical economics. The major, which was developed in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, will prepare students to master advanced quantitative and statistical techniques and apply them to the social science and business fields.  
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HPU Presidential Scholarship Weekend Brings Hundreds To High Point
02.10.2010
High Point University hosted more than 900 visitors during the Feb. 5-7 weekend, thanks to the first of two Presidential Scholarship Weekends. The university will host a second Presidential Scholarship Weekend later this month. "Likewise, we encourage our visitors to explore the city of High Point during their stay and discover the wonderful amenities the town has to offer." 
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HPU Donates Vacant Homes To Organizations In Need
02.5.2010
High Point University is doing its part to help community organizations in need, thanks to the donation of several vacant homes on university property. "High Point University is extending an offer to any non-profit organization or housing authority in the Triad area," says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU.
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HPU To Host Fourth Event In Film And Lecture Series, Featuring Writer And Director Denice Ann Evans
02.3.2010
High Point University will host writer and director Denice Ann Evans as part of HPU?s year-long "Turn Down the Lights/Turn Up the Volume: Women?s Documentary Film and Lecture Series." The event ? the fourth in the series ? will focus on "Dating, Mating and Hooking Up." The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the University Center.
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HPU Alumnae Named 'Rookie Teacher Of The Year'
02.2.2010
Sumia Mustafa, a 2008 graduate of High Point University, is receiving accolades for her teaching skills. Mustafa was selected as "Rookie Teacher of the Year" at The Academy at Smith High School in Greensboro. Mustafa, who was born in Pakistan and raised in New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and teacher education licensure in secondary biology. 
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Student-Athletes Achieve 3.09 GPA In Fall Semester
01.27.2010
High Point University student-athletes achieved a 3.09 grade-point average and eight Panthers earned perfect 4.0 GPAs during the fall 2009 semester. HPU student-athletes have a 3.04 cumulative GPA. "This accomplishment reflects not only on our student-athletes, but also on our coaches for the types of people they are bringing to High Point University," said HPU Athletic Director Craig Keilitz.
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HPU To Feature Artistic Sounds Of The North Carolina Symphony
01.18.2010
The High Point University campus will be filled with harmonious tunes, thanks to an upcoming event featuring the North Carolina Symphony. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public; admission is free. The North Carolina Symphony was organized in 1932 under the direction of Pulitzer traveling fellowship recipient and composer Lamar Stringfield.
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HPU To Host Talents Of Music Department With Annual Faculty Recital
01.8.2010
High Point University will share the talents of the music faculty with its annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The special recital will feature the music faculty in solo and combined works. Full-time and adjunct faculty will perform both vocal and instrumental solos that display the diverse talents of the music faculty.
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HPU To Feature Art Exhibitions In Sechrest Gallery
01.6.2010

The Sechrest Gallery in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center of High Point University will host two art exhibitions during the upcoming spring semester on campus. The first, the Fernanda Piamonti Painting Exhibition, will be held Jan. 20 through March 3. A reception will be held Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m., following a 4:30 p.m. Artist Talk, in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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HPU Director Of Residence Life Receives Honor From Big Brothers/Big Sisters Of High Point
01.4.2010
Sarah Haak, director of Residence Life at High Point University, was recently bestowed a big honor ? she was awarded the "Big Sister of the Year" from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of High Point. Haak, who received the award on Nov. 19, was honored to have received the award. "It means a lot to me to be able to make a difference in the life of a young female within the High Point community," Haak says.
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HPU Dean Of School Of Education Honored As Recipient Of 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award
12.11.2009
Dr. Mariann Tillery, dean of the School of Education at High Point University, was recently honored as one of the recipients of the 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award, given by Business Leader Media. The eighth annual awards event was held on Dec. 8 at the Revolution Mill Event Center in Greensboro. Tillery, who will appear alongside other honorees in the December issue of Business Leader Triad, was chosen out of a record number of nominations.
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HPU Student Completes Medical Internship In Georgia
Tabatha Davis recently had an internship opportunity at the Medical College of Georgia, in the STAR Program, a competitive research internship for undergraduates pursuing medical or research careers. During the nine-week internship, Davis worked closely with a faculty mentor, Dr. Lynnette McCluskey, and her two post-doctorate assistants, Lianying He and Liqiao Shi.
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