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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 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 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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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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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 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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