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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 Kappa Delta Sorority Hosts ShamROCK Week To Prevent Child Abuse
12.13.2010
High Point University's chapter of Kappa Delta sorority held their annual ShamROCK event Nov. 8 through 14 to support their national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America. "We all believe it should never hurt to be a child. The event was a huge success this year and we?re really proud that we were able to raise so much money for a great cause."
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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 Director Of Career Services Presents At NCAAHPERD Conference
11.18.2010
Eric Melniczek, director of Career Services at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference in Winston-Salem. Melniczek made a presentation about the significance of an effective resume in the career search process.
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HPU Hosts Luncheon To Honor North Carolina Pageant Contestants
11.17.2010
High Point University recently hosted a luncheon to honor the contestants of the Miss North Carolina USA and the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageants. Andy Bills, vice president of enrollment at HPU, welcomed the 111 contestants before they were treated to lunch and a tour of the University Center. Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, also gave the contestants a copy of his book "The Time Is Now, The Person Is You" as a gift.
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HPU Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Week
11.11.2010
The High Point University Office of Student Life hosted two events on campus as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Week. The events, which were titled "Brandy's Survivor Story: Still A Rose" and "Shoe Project Donation Drive and Homicide Victims Commemoration," were held in the hopes of increasing awareness of domestic violence, and encouraging others to join in the fight against domestic violence.
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HPU To Feature Special Veteran's Day Celebration
11.10.2010
As a tribute to honor the men and women who have served our country, High Point University will feature a special Veteran's Day Celebration. The event will feature presentations by John H. Cole Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, USMC, Ret., who serves as the director of the Veterans Benefits Academy in Baltimore, and Capt. David Bain USMC, an HPU alumnus who currently serves aboard the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune.
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HPU Features Hallquist As Guest Lecturer In The Department Of Music
11.8.2010
High Point University recently featured Dr. Robert Hallquist as a guest lecturer in the Department of Music. Hallquist, who currently serves as professor of piano at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., spoke to HPU students and faculty on the letters and music of Robert and Clara Schuman. His lecture was accompanied with live musical examples.
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HPU Hires Squint As Assistant Professor Of English
11.5.2010
Dr. Kirstin Squint has been hired as assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new position, Squint will teach general education writing and literature courses, as well as upper-division courses in her area of specialization, U.S. multi-ethnic literatures. I am excited to be working at High Point University for its focus on student learning and its commitment to a liberal arts education," says Squint.
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HPU Named Among 100 U.S. Schools Listed On National Character Development Honor Roll
11.3.2010
High Point University has been named among 100 schools in the United States listed on The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Colleges that Encourage Character Development. HPU helps promotes the development of values in the classroom and on campus, and through constant encouragement from faculty and staff, students are surrounded by character development opportunities daily.
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HPU Recipient Of Davidson County Estate
11.2.2010
High Point University received a gift of a country home and 20 acres of land located in Davidson County this week from Molly Millis, a High Point philanthropist. The estate will potentially be used by the university as a retreat with a ropes course and equestrian center. The property's proximity to campus makes it ideal for our faculty and students to incorporate it into our experiential learning program," said president Dr. Nido R. Qubein.
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HPU Announces Creation of 100 New Jobs by August 2011
11.1.2010
Thanks to continued growth at High Point University, the school plans to expand its workforce by at least 100 positions by the end of August 2011. This will bring HPU's total workforce up to 997, up from 462 five years ago.  "A growing High Point University is good for our city and our region," says Chris Dudley, vice president for Administration.
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HPU Hires Linn As Instructor Of Interior Design
10.28.2010
John Linn has been hired as instructor of interior design in the School of Art and Design at High Point University. Linn, who is originally from Lansing, Mich., received a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture, as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan.
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HPU Norcross Graduate School To Host Program Information Session
10.27.2010
The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University will host an information session on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sechrest Art Gallery at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The session is being held to introduce the selection of graduate programs offered at HPU and give potential graduate students an in-person discussion with directors and staff about their program of interest.
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HPU Names Director Of Physical Therapy For New School Of Health Sciences
10.25.2010
High Point University has named Dr. Eric J. Hegedus as the director of the proposed Physical Therapy program in the new School of Health Sciences. The School of Health Sciences is set to open in the fall of 2013 with a brand new, $50 million, state-of-the-art building, pending approval from the accrediting bodies. He also received a board specialty in orthopedic physical therapy, and a specialty certification in strength and conditioning.
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HPU 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 Hires Turner As Assistant Professor Of Music
11.11.2010
Dr. John Turner has been hired as assistant professor of music in the Department of Music at High Point University. In his new position, Turner will be responsible for implementing the recently revised music core curriculum, which combines music literature, history of music, music theory and aural skills. "When I was offered the position at High Point University, there was never any question in my mind that I should take it," says Turner.
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HPU Receives Book Collection From Ralph Lauren In Memory Of Longtime Friend
11.9.2010
High Point University recently received a unique donation from Polo Ralph Lauren in memory of the late Carol Cooper ? a collection of design books. The collection, called the "Carol Cooper Memorial Collection," will be on display at the Smith Library on campus. Cooper, who passed away on Aug. 9, 2010, was a great supporter of the Ralph Lauren brand throughout her career at Henredon.
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HPU To Feature Choral Ensembles, NC Symphony For Holiday Performances
11.8.2010
High Point University will offer a gift to the community in December, thanks to special holiday performances by HPU vocal ensembles and the North Carolina Symphony. The warm holiday sounds will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, and at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, respectively. Both events will be held in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.
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HPU Hires Daniel Hall As Assistant Professor Of Economics
11.5.2010
High Point University has hired Dr. Daniel T. Hall as assistant professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. In his new role, Hall is responsible for teaching principles economics courses as well as an environmental economics course. "I am very excited to be a part of High Point University," Hall says. "The sense of community here is really strong and I feel very welcome.
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HPU To Offer Master's Degree In Strategic Communication
11.3.2010
High Point University will soon offer a master?s degree in Strategic Communication, a program that will be available in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. "The master's program will provide the foundation for students to create, implement and evaluate communication campaigns, programs and training seminars," says Dr. Virginia McDermott, associate professor and director of the Master?s Program in Strategic Communication.
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HPU Director Of Survey Research Center To Be Featured On WFMY And Rush Radio; Will Provide Expert Commentary On Election
11.2.2010
Dr. Martin Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the High Point University Survey Research Center, will be featured during WFMY?s 11 p.m. newscast and on Rush Radio 94.5 FM at 8:37 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. During the broadcasts, he will provide expert commentary on the election results and offer opinions on the implications of the results.
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HPU Hosts Children In Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys And Girls Club Of High Point For Trick-Or-Treat
10.29.2010
Dozens of children with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club of High Point went home with their Halloween bags filled with treats thanks to High Point University, which hosted the groups on campus for a special trick-or-treat event. The children - dressed in variety of festive costumes - visited North College Townhomes, the Terrace and the Women?s Complex on Oct. 28 for the event.
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HPU Hires Burns As Instructor Of French
10.28.2010
Patricia M. Burns has been hired as instructor of French in the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In her new role, Burns is responsible for teaching various first-year French language courses. The fact that we offer eight foreign languages is so exciting and shows how much the university is growing."
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HPU 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 Features Choral Ensembles, NC Symphony For Holiday Performances
12.9.2010
More than 900 members of the community recently attended two special holiday concert events offered by High Point University. The events included performances by the HPU vocal ensembles and the North Carolina Symphony. "We are so blessed to have such amazing support from the community - and these concerts were a small way to show our appreciation."
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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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HPU Students Compete In 'Battle Of The Brains' Contest
11.10.2010
A select group of students from High Point University recently competed in an Olympic battle of the brains by participating in the regional portion of the 35th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest - otherwise known as "The Battle of the Brains." The regional contest was held on the Duke University campus on Nov. 6.
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HPU Phillips School Of Business Hosts Student Workshops
11.9.2010
Dr. Yu-Hsien "Sharon" Wu, assistant professor of management in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently hosted two student workshops in preparation for the 2010 North Carolina Career Fair. Wu, along with Dr. Daniel Hall, assistant professor of economics, and Eric Melniczek, director of Career & Internship Services, hosted the workshops to help improve students? resume writing and interview skills.
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HPU Professor To Be Featured On 'Deal Or Dud' On Local Fox Affiliate
11.8.2010

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

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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Host Exhibit Featuring Couple's Paintings
11.4.2010
High Point University will feature an exhibit of both harmony and individuality between a couple's paintings in the Sechrest Art Gallery on campus as it presents "Mr. & Mrs." The exhibit will begin Nov. 15 and run through Feb. 27. The artists, Robert and Lucy Reitzfeld, have their own individual stylistic approaches while still sharing underlying links in their work. Based on images of memory and recollection, her work represents renderings of nature that appear almost dreamlike.  
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Our Town'
11.3.2010
High Point University Theatre will present "Our Town" in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show will run Nov. 18 through Nov. 21; it is open to the public. The production, directed by Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at HPU, is described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written." "It is a rich, powerful and warmly human play," Simpson says.
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HPU Professor Of Media And Popular Culture Featured On 'The State Of Things' Radio Program
11.2.2010
Dr. Katherine Fowkes was recently featured as a guest on North Carolina Public Radio's program, "The State of Things." The 30-minute segment, hosted by noted radio personality Frank Stasio, featured Fowkes and two other guests in a discussion about horror and supernatural films. "Frank Stasio was such a wonderful host," Fowkes says. "He's extremely good at what he does ? very professional, but also very warm and friendly.
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HPU School Of Business Hosts Student Night For Local Triad Institutions
10.28.2010
The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently hosted the Local Triad Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors? Student Night. Prior to the meeting, students had an opportunity to take part in a Mock Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam Competition. While taking the exam was not required for attendance at the event, students were encouraged to participate for the exposure to an alternative professional certification and career path. 
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HPU Hires Knippenberg As Assistant Professor Of Chemistry
10.26.2010
Dr. M. Todd Knippenberg has been hired as assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at High Point University. In his new role, Knippenberg is responsible for teaching various chemistry courses and assisting chemistry majors with computational chemistry research. "I'm very excited to be a new member of the growing HPU family," Knippenberg says.
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