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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 Director Of Security And Transportation Wins Car From United Way
High Point University's Jeff Karpovich has a new set of wheels ? he is the winner of the United Way of Greater High Point?s annual car giveaway. The prize is fitting, considering that Karpovich serves as the director of security and transportation at HPU. Karpovich, who said the experience of winning the car was surreal, was one of 10 finalists drawn from the United Way?s 3,300 fair share donors. 
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HPU Education Students Conduct Session At Professional Development Institute In Greensboro
12.4.2009
High Point University students enrolled in the elementary science methods recently conducted a session, titled "The Green Connection in the Elementary Science Classroom," at the 40th Annual North Carolina Science Teachers Association?s Professional Development Institute. The event, held Nov. 19 in Greensboro, was attended by 16 HPU students, as well as teachers and pre-service teachers from across the state.
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HPU Student Participates In Upcoming NC Shakespeare Festival
12.3.2009
High Point University student Alison Earley is polishing up her acting skills thanks to her participation in the upcoming North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, where she?ll be part of the cast of "A Christmas Carol." Earley, a senior majoring in performance theatre, says she became involved with the festival after one of her professors suggested she audition.
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HPU Students Participate In Research And Creativity Symposium In Wilmington
12.2.2009
Four students at High Point University recently presented their hard work and research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), held on Nov. 21 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Faculty mentors included Bowman (working with Betts), Fowler (working with Brinsfield) and Dr. Elizabeth McCorquodale, assistant professor of chemistry (working with Hardy).
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HPU Professor Of Religion Serves As Co-Chair At New Orleans Conference
12.1.2009
Dr. Pamela Hedrick, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, attended the Annual Society of Biblical Literature Meeting in New Orleans, La. The conference, which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between educators, students, religious leaders and individuals who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible, was held Nov. 21-24.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Little Shop Of Horrors'
11.25.2009
The High Point University Theatre delighted audiences with its rendition of the classic "Little Shop of Horrors" Nov. 19-22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show, which tells the story of a down-and-out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood, is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time.
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HPU Hosts Thanksgiving Program
11.24.2009
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2009 - High Point University celebrated the start of the holiday season with the annual HPU Thanksgiving Program, delighting faculty, staff and students with an array of entertainment. The event was held on Nov. 23 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.
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HPU Professor Of Psychology Presents At Boston Conference
Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor of psychology at High Point University, recently presented two papers at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Boston, Mass. The meeting, which takes place to provide the opportunity for scientific communication within the field of cognitive psychology, was held Nov. 19 through 22.
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HPU Professor Of Art Presents At Italy Conference
11.23.2009
Scott Raynor, assistant professor of art and chair of the Visual Art Department at High Point University, presented a paper, titled "Thinking Foundations, Creating a Dynamic Design Curriculum," at the Studio Art Centers International Annual Consortium Conference in Florence, Italy. The conference, which brings together art and design faculty from around the world to discuss topics on the study of visual art, was held Nov. 17-21.
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HPU Students Inducted Into Communication Honor Society
11.19.2009
Several High Point University students were recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the international academic honor society for communication. The students - 14 juniors and seniors - were welcomed into the society on Nov. 6 with a ceremony held in the library of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. Parents and friends of students, faculty and administrators attended the event.

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HPU Professor Of Information Systems Presents At Virginia Conference
11.17.2009
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 17, 2009 ? Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently gave a presentation titled "Use of Teaching Cases in Information Systems" at the ISECON (Information Systems Education Conference)/CONISAR (Conference of Information Systems Applied Research) annual conference in Arlington, Va.
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HPU Students Launch 'Port Southern' Clothing Company
11.12.2009
High Point University students Nick Ruden, Jeremy Hiatt and Steven Beck, along with friend Zachary Moore, officially kicked off the start of their new clothing company, Port Southern, in high style with a launch party and presentation on the HPU campus. The event, held Nov. 10 in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce ballroom, featured items from the new company - including private label hats and men?s polo shirts.
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HPU Chronicle Staff Attends National College Media Convention In Texas
11.11.2009
Members of the Campus Chronicle staff at High Point University recently attended the National College Media Convention, held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Those who went included Mike Nuckles, editor-in-chief; Allison Hogshead, assistant editor; Matt Wells, organizations editor; Samantha Tuthill, online editor; and Katie Nelson, opinion editor.
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HPU Professor Of Education Receives Tenure
11.10.2009
Dr. Beth Holder, associate professor of education in the School of Education at High Point University, has received tenure. Holder specializes in special education with emphasis in the areas of teaching those with mild disabilities, intellectual disabilities and the academically gifted. 
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HPU Promotes Franks To Associate Professor Of Religion
11.6.2009
Dr. Christopher A. Franks received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor of religion in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University. He previously served as assistant professor of religion. Franks teaches the history of Christian thought, Biblical studies, ethics and religion in America.
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HPU Hosts Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
11.5.2009

High Point University faculty, staff and students and members of the community enjoyed a special performance by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The Greensboro Symphony provides the residents of Guilford County and surrounding communities with quality musical entertainment and unique educational opportunities, and has done so for the past 50 seasons.

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HPU Names 'Good Morning America' Correspondent Marysol Castro To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors
11.4.2009
Marysol Castro, correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America" Weekend Edition, has been named by High Point University to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. Castro, who attended Wesleyan University and has a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, contributes a number of feature stories in her role on "Good Morning America"; she also provides the national weather forecast.
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HPU Students Spend Fall Break Volunteering In Guatemala
11.2.2009
Several High Point University students made wise use of their time away from classes during Fall Break ? they volunteered to help others in need by participating in an Alternative Fall Break trip to Guatemala. The voyage was HPU?s first international Alternative Break trip. There, the group built stoves and installed water purification systems in the huts.
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HPU Instructor Of English Presents Paper At Nashville Conference
Karen C. Summers, instructor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper, titled "'Non schal wedden of his ken:' Knowing and Unknowing and the Problem of Incest," at the SEMA (Southeastern Medieval Association) annual conference at Vanderbilt University. The conference, which provides a forum for the exchange of research and information in the study of the Middle Ages, was held Oct. 15-17.
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HPU Students Begin 'Port Southern' Clothing Company
10.26.2009
High Point University students Nick Ruden, Jeremy Hiatt and Steven Beck, along with friend Zachary Moore, have a strong sense of style, and they are taking that fashion sense to the bank with a new clothing company - Port Southern. The team plans to host a launch party and presentation on the HPU campus to promote the new venture.
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HPU's Zeta Tau Alpha Holds Fourth Annual Balloon Release For Breast Cancer Awareness
10.19.2009
High Point University's Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority recently hosted its fourth annual Balloon Release. The special event was held on Oct. 13 at the Hoffman Amphitheatre in Hayworth Park. The balloon release included a ceremony with special music, and Dr. Hal Warlick, dean of the chapel, spoke at the event. The balloon release was part of a week of activities to raise money for the sorority's philanthropy, Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.
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HPU Hires Bennett As Instructor Of History
10.16.2009
Dr. Michael J. Bennett has been hired as instructor of history in the Department of History at High Point University. Bennett, who has a special interest in the areas of war and society, such as the Civil War and the Vietnam War, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master of Arts degree in history from John Carroll University.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Fuddy Meers'
10.14.2009

The High Point University Theatre delighted audiences with performances of "Fuddy Meers" during its two-weekend run in the Old Student Center's Empty Space Theatre. The production, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, is an American play that tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who awakens each morning as a blank slate on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life.

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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 Holiday Concert Featuring Student Groups
High Point University will delight audiences with a special holiday concert, featuring the Petal Points and the Toccatatones, the university's women?s and men's a capella groups, respectively. The event, to be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, is open to the public. The concert will feature an arrangement of both Christmas and non-holiday music. The groups will perform some tunes together.
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HPU Hosts Port Southern Clothing Company At Gathering Of Entrepreneurs
12.9.2009
High Point University students Steven Beck, Nick Ruden and Jeremy Hiatt recently presented their new clothing company, Port Southern, to a crowd of business entrepreneurs in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. The event ? a "Gathering of Entrepreneurs" ? was held to assemble local business leaders from High Point and the surrounding area to hear about the state of the nation's economy, as well as to learn more about the new clothing line.
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HPU Students In The Village Donate To Those In Need
12.8.2009
Students who live in The Village residential complex at High Point University recently made an impressive commitment to help others in the community by organizing the "It Takes a Village" program. The program, organized by Kayla Sale, The Village Hall Council president, along with Village resident directors and resident assistants, was created to collect food donations for those in need.
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HPU Associate Dean Of EDP Serves On Panel At Winston-Salem State Colloquium
12.7.2009
Tracy Collum, associate dean of the Evening Degree Program, recently served on a panel for a colloquium on Teaching and Nurturing the Adult Learning. The colloquium was held in late October at Winston-Salem State University. The panel on which Collum served consisted of six administrators and faculty who currently work with adult learners at higher education institutions in North Carolina.
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HPU Leadership Development Class Helps To Establish 'The Corey Gilger Fund'
High Point University students in Dr. David Bergen?s leadership development class took on a difficult task this semester ? the class completed a project to help honor the memory of a classmate?s sister. "Corey wanted to make sure that the kids at Johns Hopkins who were sick like her were taken care of, so when she came to me and asked what we could do, I automatically thought we should hold a fundraiser," Gilger says.
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HPU Adds Permanent Art Collection To University Center
11.30.2009
High Point University students, faculty and staff now have the opportunity to view fine art in yet another area of campus ? at the University Center ? with the addition of a renowned art collection donated by HPU alumnus Darrell Sechrest. The collection also features a series of French lithographs of architectural details and floor plans from the Chartres and De Noyen Cathedrals.
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HPU Professor Of History Contributes To Anthology
11.25.2009
Dr. Larry Simpson, professor of history at High Point University, recently wrote for the anthology, ?Political Islam from Muhammad to Ahmadinejad.? The work will be published on Nov. 30. "The chapter I wrote came from a paper I presented in 2008 at the inaugural conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa in Washington, D.C.," Simpson says.
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HPU Professor Of Education Presents At Philadelphia Conference
11.24.2009
Dr. Deborah Linville, associate professor of education at High Point University, recently gave a presentation, titled "Literate Lives of Children: Topics and Trends in Elementary Education," at the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pa. The convention, which aims to improve the teaching and learning of English at all levels of education, was held Nov. 19-22.
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HPU Students Take Top Honors In Business Strategy Game
High Point University students participating in the Business Strategy Game earned top honors worldwide during the week of Nov. 9-15. The Business Strategy Game is an online exercise where teams of students run an athletic footwear company in a head-to-head competition against other student teams for global market leadership.
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HPU Presents Annual Cabaret Music Production
11.19.2009
High Point University will delight audiences with the annual production of "Christmas Cabaret?An Original HPU Music Production." The event will be held Dec. 4-6 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. It is open to the public. The festive event features music and fun with rousing musical theatre tunes and popular theatrical ballads performed by the High Point University Cabaret.
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HPU To Host Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service
11.18.2009
High Point University will celebrate the holiday season with a special Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service on Dec. 9 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 Professor Of Communication Presents At Chicago Conference
11.16.2009
Dr. Gerald Voorhees, assistant professor of communication at High Point University, recently participated in a roundtable discussion on teaching and researching media literacy at the NCA (National Communication Association) Conference in Chicago. The conference, which aims to enhance research, teaching and understanding on topics of intellectual and social significance in human communication, was held Nov. 12 through 15.
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HPU Student Prepares To Send Christmas Wishes To Children In Kenya
11.13.2009
High Point University student Rebekah Hollar, a sophomore majoring in education, is not only busy preparing for her future career, but she?s also busy making sure she takes time to help others. Hollar, who has worked diligently on helping children in Kenya ? including the donation of more than 1,000 pairs of shoes - has taken on another project. She?s now hoping to bring Christmas cheer to the kids.
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HPU Students Participate In State Computer Science Competition
11.12.2009
Several students from High Point University recently took part in the "Battle of the Brains" contest ? a computer science competition. Four teams participated in the competition - Bill Frasure, Andrew Proctor and Aaron Robinson; Kathlyn Arca, Ben Stewart and Sal Pezzino; Samantha Allen, Zachary Shore and Thomas Bringer; and Keri Ives, Alex Palmer and Austin Bason.
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HPU Professor Publishes Book On War In The Age Of Colonial Empires
11.6.2009
Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University, recently published a chapter in the book, "Fighting Techniques of the Colonial Era, 1776-1914." Schneid, who co-authored the book, explains that the work is part of a series examining the evolution of European warfare from the ancient world to the present. This book is the fifth volume in the series.
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HPU Student Government Association Holds Drive To Support United Way Of Greater High Point
11.4.2009
High Point University's Student Government Association is holding a drive from now through Nov. 12 in support of the United Way of Greater High Point. The fundraising effort will culminate in a special event on Nov. 12, starting at 6 p.m. The student-run event will be an evening of fundraising and awareness for United Way, and will include a silent auction, a special movie at 9 p.m.
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HPU Adds State-Of-The-Art Graphic Design Lab
11.3.2009
High Point University students majoring in Graphic Design and Digital Imaging, one of the university's newest major programs, now have access to impressive new graphic design equipment in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, where the major is housed. The new graphic design lab in 221 Commerce is a state-of-the-art facility consisting of 24 digital workstations.
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HPU Freshman Completes Year Of Mission Work In Dominican Republic
10.29.2009
Anna Mahathey, a freshman sociology major at High Point University, has already taken part in several social experiments that will help her in her educational career on campus ? she has a burning passion for mission work. Mahathey, who took part in several mission trips during her high school years, says her most recent trip was to the Dominican Republic, where she spent an entire year completing mission work.
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HPU Kicks Off Partnership With Local School Districts
10.16.2009
The High Point University School of Education has kicked off a special partnership with Davidson County and Thomasville City Schools. The Oct. 14 celebration, held at East Davidson High School, was the start of a partnership that will help provide opportunities for teachers to further their education in the area of educational leadership.
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HPU Student Completes Medical Internship In Georgia
12.11.2009
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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Play Written By HPU Professor Ed Simpson Set To Be Feature-Length Film
12.8.2009
Thanks to the ingenious work by High Point University professor Ed Simpson, Hollywood is coming to High Point. Simpson, chair of the Performing Arts Department and professor of theatre at HPU, penned the well-received play, "Elephant Sighs." The production has since been performed in theatres across the country ? and now it will be made into a feature-length film, starring TV and movie great Ed Asner.
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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority Collects Jewelry To Help Brighten Spirits Of Hospitalized Children

The members of Kappa Delta Sorority at High Point University remember how much fun playing dress-up was when they were kids ? and they?re helping hospitalized children get the chance to do the same. The sorority is hosting a jewelry drive through Dec. 11, with the hopes that students and community members might donate old or unused jewelry. The group will then take the donations to The Children?s Hospital of Richmond, Va.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Physical Education Named Board Member On Statewide Committee
12.2.2009
Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education, was recently elected to serve as a board member on the Executive Committee for the North Carolina College Conference of Professional Preparation in Physical Education and Health Education. Bell will serve as a board member for a three-year term on the committee, which is composed of all health and physical education faculty in all universities and colleges throughout North Carolina.
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HPU Creates New School Of Art And Design
11.30.2009
High Point University continues to expand its impressive lineup of schools and majors with the creation of the new School of Art and Design. High Point University continues to expand its impressive lineup of schools and majors with the creation of the new School of Art and Design. "High Point University has historically had an outstanding art department," says Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
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HPU's Pi Kappa Alpha Holds 'Turkey Bowl' For Charity
11.24.2009
High Point University's Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity recently held a flag football competition, called the "Turkey Bowl." The event raised nearly $1,000 for Open Door Ministries. he event had a total of eight flag football teams competing for a trophy. The winning team was "Finch is Finch." All participants received T-shirts and a turkey dinner afterward.
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Big Brothers From HPU Baseball Team Take Part In Special Presentation
11.20.2009
Members of Carson Stout Boys & Girls Club received a special gift on Nov. 18 at the High Point University baseball field ? a donation of baseball equipment from Wilson Sporting Goods. Thirty-five children from Carson Stout received not only their very own baseball glove, but a great deal of other equipment was donated to the Macedonia Family Resource Center as well. Other equipment included catcher's mitts, umpire sets, baseballs, batting helmets and catcher?s masks.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Games And Interactive Media Publishes Article In Online Journal
11.19.2009
Dr. Gerald Voorhees, assistant professor of games and interactive media at High Point University, recently published an article in the journal ?Game Studies: The International Journal of Computer Games Research? ? an online journal and the oldest journal dedicated to the study of digital games. His article, titled "The Character of Difference: Procedurality, Rhetoric and Roleplaying Games," analyzes the popular digital role-playing game series "Final Fantasy."
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HPU Professor Of English Presents To Local Group
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper titled "Shaken Manhood: The Senex Iratus in 'King Lear' and 'Much Ado About Nothing'" to the Triad Early Modern Reading Group. The Triad Early Modern Reading Group includes professors and graduate students from HPU, UNC, UNCG, UNCC, Wingate and Guilford College.
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HPU Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club Takes Home Honors At Holiday Tournament In Charlotte
11.18.2009
The High Point University Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club Team has represented the university well once again. The team, which competed Nov. 7-8 at the North Carolina Holiday Grappling Tournament in Charlotte, took home several awards. Competitors participated in two divisions each ? Gi and No-Gi. "HPU put on a great show and represented the school very well in the tournament," Vining says.
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HPU Professor Of Communication Presents At Chicago Conference
11.16.2009
Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently presented a paper, titled "Cultural Capital in a Perceived Post-Racial Era: The Possible Intersections of Critical Race Theory and Barack Obama" at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago, Ill.
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HPU Professor Of English Presents At Arizona Conference
11.12.2009
Dr. Letitia Guran, visiting assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper titled "Mapping the World of Failed States" at the SCLA (Southern Comparative Literature Association) annual conference at Arizona State University. The conference meets for the purpose of presenting and discussing information to support and strengthen comparative literature studies.
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HPU Promotes Wear To Associate Professor Of Psychology
Dr. Kimberly Wear received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at High Point University. She previously served as assistant professor of psychology. Wear specializes in human learning and memory in young adults, and has focused research on the concept of cognitive and behavior inhibition.
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Panthers Win The Big South Championship On Penalty Kicks
11.10.2009
Senior Marisa Abbott (Troy, N.Y./Tamarac) saved two penalty kicks to help the High Point University women?s soccer team win its third Big South Women?s Soccer Championship, defeating Winthrop, 4-2 on PKs after finishing the double-overtime match in a 0-0 tie. With the win the Panthers receive an automatic berth to the 2009 NCAA Women?s Soccer Tournament.
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HPU Disability Support Specialist Shares Valuable Information At Chapel Hill Conference
Janelle Cary, disability support specialist at High Point University, recently presented at the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), a statewide conference held in Chapel Hill. Cary presented the latest technologies for students with disabilities, including the Pulse Smart Pen, and HPU?s entirely electronic note-taking accommodation for students with disabilities.
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HPU History Club Holds 'Historical Halloween' Event
11.6.2009
The High Point University History Club recently held a unique inaugural event ? the first ever "Historical Halloween." Ellen Shelton, vice president of the club, organized the event. "The event was held in the Fellowship Hall of Hayworth Chapel, complete with Halloween decorations," Shelton says.
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HPU Theatre To Feature 'Little Shop Of Horrors'
11.5.2009
The High Point University Theatre will present "Little Shop of Horrors" Nov. 19-22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Soon, "Audrey II" ? the plant ? grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. 
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Political Science Publishes Article In Prestigious Journal
11.4.2009
Dr. Martin J. Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently published an article with two of his colleagues, James N. Druckman of Northwestern University and Michael Parkin of Oberlin College, in the American Political Science Review (APSR). The article, titled "Campaign Communications in U.S. Congressional Elections," appears in the August 2009 issue of the APSR.
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HPU Students Spend Fall Break Volunteering In Mississippi
11.3.2009
High Point University students recently had the chance to volunteer their time and effort during their Fall Break by helping victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. The group of students, along with members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, visited Moss Point, Miss. - about 100 miles east of New Orleans. This trip was HPU's and Oak Ridge's ninth trip together in the past five years, and the seventh trip to the Mississippi Coast for hurricane clean-up and rebuilding.
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HPU Student Body President Earns Leadership Credentials
11.2.2009
Andrew Realon, a junior majoring in human relations with minors in communication and religion at High Point University, was recently awarded the status of "Certified Student Leader" thanks to his participation in the National Conference on Student Leadership, held in Los Angeles. Realon, who currently serves as the president in the Student Government Association, was one of 50 students to earn this award by scoring high on an examination of leadership skills.
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HPU Civic Engagement Class To Take Part In Service Projects
10.29.2009
High Point University students in an environmental ethics class, led by Dr. Chris Franks, assistant professor of religion, will participate in two service projects through the Piedmont Environmental Center (PEC). The first event is a ?Halloween Safari,? to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 30 at the PEC, located on Penny Road.
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HPU Fraternity Helps Children Learn Disaster Education
10.26.2009
Members of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity at High Point University recently participated in a philanthropy event at Chick-Fil-A that helped children and families learn disaster education. The fraternity sent several members to participate in the project, which was made possible through the American Red Cross. Members of the fraternity dressed up in Red Cross costumes - disaster dog, blood hound, blood drop and first aid fox.
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HPU Holds Grand Opening For University Center
High Point University faculty, staff, alumni, university trustees, friends and invited guests celebrated the grand opening of the University Center on Oct. 23 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony, open house and reception. The new $70 million, 277,000-square-foot facility serves as a one-stop shop, including multiple dining venues, a cinema house and a convenience store. The UC houses 530 students, including double- and single-occupancy arrangements.
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HPU Student Visits Cuba As Part Of Missions Trip
10.16.2009
Katie Mulig, a psychology major at High Point University, from Hartville, Ohio, recently had the opportunity to do mission work in Cuba. Mulig, who has been involved in HPU's Alternative Break program and has attended other mission trips in the United States, says she found out about the opportunity to go to Cuba through Max Kern, who has led many of the HPU Alternative Break trips.
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HPU To Publish 'The Home Front,' A New Furnishings Research Newsletter
10.15.2009
Staying on the forefront of furnishings research, High Point University is publishing its second issue of "The Home Front" during the October 2009 High Point Market. The furnishings research newsletter is produced biannually by The Knabusch-Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design at HPU. Named for the co-founders of the La-Z-Boy Company, the Knabusch-Shoemaker School is a leading center for education and research on the furnishings industry.
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