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HPU's Survey Research Center Finds NC Residents Continue To Favor Republicans; Equally Sour On NC And National Economies; Have Strong Opinions On Education Policy
10.20.2010
In a poll released today, the High Point University Survey Research Center announced a few key findings ? not only do North Carolina residents still lean Republican in the upcoming congressional elections, but they are also equally pessimistic about the state and national economies. Residents also have differing and distinct views on education policies, such as lengthening the academic school year and providing additional pay to teachers who choose to teach in low-performing schools.
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HPU Names Dean for New School of Health Sciences
10.18.2010
High Point University today named Dr. Daniel Erb as the new dean of the School of Health Sciences. The school is set to open with a brand new, $50 million state-of-the-art building in the fall of 2013. Dr. Erb served as the director of Graduate Studies and associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center for the past 11 years.
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HPU Hires Watson As Instructor Of Communications
10.14.2010

Phil Watson has been hired as instructor of communications in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Watson, who is originally from New Jersey, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

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HPU's Brenda Coates Honored As Civitan Of The Year
10.12.2010
Brenda Coates, administrative assistant in Academic Development at High Point University, was recently honored as Civitan of the Year ? thanks to her dedication to working as advisor to the HPU Campus Civitan Club. Yeats says the Civitan of the Year is the club's highest award and a true honor to bestow upon a member.
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HPU Survey Research Center Finds NC Residents Leaning Toward Republicans In Midterm Elections, Pessimistic About The Economy
10.8.2010
The Survey Research Center at High Point University found that North Carolina residents are offering up more support to Republican candidates, and they're also more pessimistic about their personal finances and business conditions than they were just six months ago. "Attitudes in North Carolina reflect what pollsters and political analysts are seeing across the country."
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HPU Hires Summey As Assistant Professor Of Special Education
10.7.2010

Dr. Heidi Summey has been hired as assistant professor of special education in the School of Education at High Point University. In her new role, Summey will teach courses in special education and educational technology. "I truly believe I have the best job in America," says Summey. "High Point University provides a positive and upbeat atmosphere for both faculty and students. It's contagious."

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HPU Hosts Thousands As Part Of Fall Family Weekend
10.5.2010
High Point University welcomed more than 3,000 guests to campus for its annual Fall Family Weekend ? serving as a nice extra boost to the local economy. Kevin Archer, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in High Point, says High Point University definitely made an impact on the hotel over the weekend. These weekends provide a much needed tremendous economic impact for our local economy ? and state, for that matter."
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HPU Professor Of Communication Presents At Vermont Conference
09.30.2010
Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 64th Annual University Film & Video Association Conference in Burlington, Vt. The conference, which brings professionals together to discuss production, history, theory and criticism of the media, was held Aug. 11 through 14.
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HPU Board Of Trustees Names Kester As Chairman
09.28.2010
Gene Kester has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees of High Point University. Kester, a native of High Point, is a 1966 graduate of HPU, where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and the university choir. He also attended Wake Forest University School of Law. Thanks to his enduring support, the university named the International Promenade for Kester and his wife, Jane.
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HPU Junior Finds True Passion Through Summer Internship At Florida Aquarium
09.23.2010
A paper authored by a team of High Point University professors was recently presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) summer conference. The paper, titled "Enhancing Pre-Service Experiences through a Professional Learning Community Model", focuses on an innovative program at HPU for improving the experiences of graduate students who are completing an administrative internship under the direction of a school principal. The paper was authored by Dr.
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HPU Professor Published Critical Chapter On Chaucer And Shakes
09.22.2010
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled ?What things you make of us!: Amazons and Kinsmen in Chaucer and Shakespeare? for Cambridge Scholar?s ?Standing in the Shadow of the Master: Chaucerian Influences and Interpretations,? edited by Kathleen Bishop.
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HPU Receives Generous Gift From Anonymous Donor
09.21.2010
High Point University recently received a generous gift of $400,000 from an anonymous philanthropist from Jamestown. The gift was made to establish a new endowed scholarship for local residents. Before her passing, the donor would quietly drive through campus and marvel at the transformation at HPU, says Bill Doerr, senior director of Institutional Advancement.
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HPU Instructor Of Art Featured In Drawings Exhibition
09.16.2010
Bruce Shores, instructor of art at High Point University, has several figure drawings included in an exhibition at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, N.C. The exhibit began Sept. 10 and will run through Oct. 31. Titled "Drawing Revisited," the exhibition showcases the many different approaches to drawing from some of the best artists in the state. This is one of five major exhibitions to take place in the gallery this year.
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HPU Professor Reappointed To DCCC Board Of Trustees
09.14.2010
Dr. Barbara Leonard, associate dean of the School of Education at High Point University, has been reappointed to the Davidson County Community College Board of Trustees for a sixth four-year term, by the Davidson County Commissioners. Leonard currently serves as the president of the Davidson County Community College Foundation and has previously served on the Board of Trustees as chair, vice chair, secretary and ethics liaison.
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HPU To Feature Landscape Exhibit In Sechrest Art Gallery
09.9.2010
High Point University will soon feature a thought-provoking art exhibit in the Sechrest Art Gallery on campus as it presents "Jules Rochon: Places I've Never Been." The exhibit began Sept. 6 and will run through Oct. 14. The pieces examine relationships to surroundings, the claiming and marking of territory, and perceptions of what exists and what is illusion.
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HPU Assistant Professor Publishes Paper In Respected 'Economics And Politics' Journal
09.3.2010
Dr. Suryadipta Roy, assistant professor of economics at High Point University, recently had one of his research papers accepted in the "Economics and Politics" journal. The paper, "Political Asymmetry and Common External Tariffs in a Customs Union," was co-authored with Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Sajal Lahiri. The paper thus has policy implications regarding preferential trade liberalization in the context of global trade.
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HPU Professor Publishes Book On Southern Humor
08.31.2010
Dr. Ed Piacentino, professor of English at High Point University, recently published a book, titled "Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology" (University of Missouri Press). The book, which was co-edited by Piacentino and Tom Inge, marks the first new collection of antebellum southern humor published in the last sixteen years, and includes major writers in the genre as well as many lesser-known and recently recovered humorists.
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HPU Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha Wins National Award
08.27.2010
The High Point University chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity recently won the Grand High Alpha Award at the fraternity's annual General Assembly and Leadership Seminar. The award, which is given to up to three chapters nationally, recognizes chapters that have maintained superior levels of operation in academics, campus involvement, recruitment, philanthropy, campus and community relations, communication, and risk management.
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HPU's Newest Sorority Is Represented At National Convention In Minneapolis
08.24.2010
High Point University?s newest sorority on campus, Sigma Sigma Sigma, recently had the opportunity to send one of its members - Chelsea Bernatavitz - to the organization's Triennial Convention. The event was held in Minneapolis in July. "This convention was truly motivation for our chapter to show how much of an asset we are to the Greek community at HPU," Bernatavitz says.
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HPU Named Among Top 25 Best Private Schools In The Nation In Parade Magazine's 'College A-List'
08.20.2010
Parade Magazine has listed High Point University as one of the top 25 large private schools in the nation in the magazine's annual "College A-List. High Point University has also been honored in several national rankings, including "America?s Best Colleges? by Forbes.com, as well as "America's Best Colleges" 2011 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report.
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HPU Graduate Gains Auditing Experience Through High Point Company
08.13.2010
Jeremy Hiatt, a 2010 graduate of High Point University, has been busy getting career experience before entering the workforce by interning at Smith Leonard in High Point. Hiatt, who graduated Cum Laude with a double major in accounting and finance, has served as an audit intern at the company ? actively helping on several corporate audits and employee benefit plan audits across different industries.
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HPU Student Gains Valuable Experience With Public Relations Internship
08.10.2010
Kim Mannino, a rising senior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in marketing at High Point University, is spending her summer interning at Bella Public Relations in New York City. "I believe that this internship has helped me with my academic studies in the way of applying what I have learned in the classroom, and bringing it out and applying it to the real world," says Mannino.
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HPU Rising Junior Gets Headstart On Writing Career; Has Poem Published
08.6.2010
Evan R.B. Walker, a rising junior at High Point University, has always loved poetry - so getting his worked published has been a dream come true. Walker's poem, "The Priorities List" was published in the Black Magnolias Literary Journal at Jackson State University in Mississippi. The poem appeared in the journal?s summer issue, which came out on July 1.
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HPU Student Learns About Ancient Greece While Studying Abroad
08.3.2010
Sarah Cayan, a rising junior at High Point University, is busy studying the annals of ancient history this summer. Thanks to her participation in the Study Abroad Program, she spent part of her summer in Greece. Cayan, who is studying biology and secondary education at HPU, toured various archaeological sites throughout the country over four weeks.
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HPU Senior Lands Internship With NBC Affiliate
07.28.2010
July 28, 2010 - Elizabeth "Lizzie" Buckthorpe, a rising senior at High Point University, is interning at NBC Connecticut, the state's NBC affiliate which covers all of Connecticut. "I am a journalism major at HPU and want to be an anchor, so working at a TV station is the perfect thing for me," says Buckthorpe. "I get hands-on experience, but also get the inside scoop about the industry from the people in it."
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HPU Students Gain Great Experience During Study Abroad
07.19.2010
High Point University students want to get the most out of their time in college ? that's why many have opted to participate in the ever-growing study abroad program. Italy, Spain, Greece and more - students are flocking to other countries to broaden their horizons and education. Dr. Kelly Norton, director of experiential learning, says the program has become so popular, that in fact, summer 2010 marks the largest summer study abroad group in HPU history.
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HPU Rising Sophomore Austin Dillon Claims Victory At Iowa Speedway
07.13.2010
Austin Dillon, rising sophomore at High Point University, made a slick finish at the Lucas Oil 200 - he scored his first Camping World Truck Series victory at the event, which was held on July 11 at the Iowa Speedway. Dillon, who is studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at HPU, is the grandson of owner Richard Childress. Dillon's win marks the first Truck Series victory for Richard Childress Racing since 1999.
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HPU Continues To Remain Active During Summer Months, Hosts Many Visitors
07.7.2010
While the majority of students are on summer vacation, High Point University has still been a center of activity ? boasting guests from many states across the nation. In June alone, the campus hosted nearly 3,000 visitors, thanks to early registration, open house events, campus tours and Summer Experience move-in. "This not only creates a lot of activity on campus, but in the High Point community as well, with visitors taking advantage of the many amenities that our city has to offer."
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HPU Student Scores Grand Slam With Summer Internship
06.30.2010
Karra Damascus, a rising senior at High Point University, is hitting a home run this summer, thanks to an exciting internship with the New York Yankees. Damascus, who is majoring in sport management with a minor in finance, is working in the Stadium Operations Department, which focuses on maintenance and field management, security, as well as assisting guests with disabilities.
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HPU Rising Senior Lands Internship With MTV's TV Land Digital Department In NYC
06.25.2010
Nicole Lamarca, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending her summer getting career experience with MTV's TV Land Digital Department in New York City. In fact, as a TV Land Digital intern, she not only gains a broad perspective of how a cable network's Web site (tvland.com) operates, but she is also directly involved in day-to-day work in assisting the digital team.
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HPU Hires Quackenbush As Admissions Counselor
06.16.2010
Jessica Quackenbush has been hired as an admissions counselor for the Office of Admissions at High Point University. Quackenbush, who is originally from Bayville, N.J., is a recent graduate from HPU and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, served as a University Ambassador, and also served on the Judicial Board, as well as the Panhellenic Council.
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HPU Alumnus Donates Emmy Award
10.19.2010
Daniel Miller, a 1998 graduate of High Point University, recently made a generous donation to the school - he donated his Emmy award. Miller, who was honored with the Young Alumni Achievement Award at HPU's Alumni Weekend, gave his Emmy award to the school with the hope of inspiring other students to succeed. Miller serves as a News Anchor/Reporter at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, and won the Emmy award for an assignment he completed on a burglary in Thorntown, Ind.
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HPU Professor of English Elected President of International Organization
10.18.2010
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, was recently elected president of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. The IAFA is one of the largest, most influential scholarly organizations in the world devoted to the study of the fantastic as it appears in literature, film, television, video games and other arts.
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HPU Alumnus Working For U.S. State Department Gives Career Presentation To Students
10.13.2010
Special Agent Wil Vaughn, a graduate from High Point University who works for the United States Department of State, recently visited campus to give a presentation about careers in his organization and his personal experiences in the field. Vaughn, who majored in criminal justice, has worked as a special agent providing dignitary protection for a variety of high-profile dignitaries, as well as U.S. Embassy protection.
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HPU Alumni Weekend Features Fun, Entertainment While Honoring Outstanding Alumni
10.11.2010

High Point University hosted more than 500 visitors on campus as part of Alumni Weekend, held Oct. 8-10 - bringing the total number of visitors to more than 4,000 during the past two weekends, which includes Fall Family Weekend, which took place Oct. 1-3. Meeks was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, thanks to his years of service and dedication to the Triad for 52 years as morning show announcer on WMFR.

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HPU Sorority Kappa Delta Helps Inspire Confidence In Local Women
10.8.2010
High Point University's chapter of Kappa Delta sorority helped give a confidence boost to local girls and women in need by holding a purse drive. Titled the "Go Confidently Collection," the purse drive was created by individual women coming together to inspire confidence in women and girls across the country. Women in the area community donated pre-loved or gently-used purses to the drive.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'
10.6.2010
The High Point University Theatre has already delighted audiences with its production of "Love/Sick," and there's still time to attend for those interested. The production, which is being held in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center, runs through Oct. 10 and is open to the public. The play is a series of eight short plays that presents a slightly twisted modern love story.
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HPU Sorority Phi Mu Helps Raise Money For Children
10.4.2010
High Point University?s chapter of Phi Mu sorority helped children across the nation by hosting a fundraising night at Feeney?s Frozen Yogurt Bar on Tues. Sept 28. Phi Mu collected 10 percent of business proceeds from the night and raised nearly $200, which included donations from customers. "Feeney's was a great success," says Emily Fatheree, Phi Mu's philanthropy chair.
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HPU's Toccatatones Set To Release Second Studio Album
10.1.2010
The High Point University Toccatatones have a lot to sing about these days. The group, which is closely approaching its 10th year in existence, is set to release their second studio album on Oct. 4. The album includes a variety of music genres, as well as some of the group's most popular songs. Some of the songs include The Fray's "You Found Me" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida."
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HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drives
09.29.2010
High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 21 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by the Greek community at HPU, fraternity and sorority members, along with other students, took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer at the drive. David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 241 donors gave blood ? enough to save the lives of 723 people.
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HPU Senior Lands Lead Role In Summer Production
09.27.2010
Marie Ventrone, a senior at High Point University, put her theatrical training to good use this summer by playing the lead role of Mimi Marquez in the Tony Award-winning production Rent, in Summit, N.J. Ventrone is majoring in performance theatre, with a minor in vocal music, and is also a member of the Phi Mu sorority, Tower Players, Alpha Psi Omega honor society, and the Petal Points.
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HPU Professors' Paper Presented At NCPEA Conference
09.23.2010
A paper authored by a team of High Point University professors was recently presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) summer conference. The paper, titled "Enhancing Pre-Service Experiences through a Professional Learning Community Model", focuses on an innovative program at HPU for improving the experiences of graduate students who are completing an administrative internship under the direction of a school principal.
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HPU Chapel Services Provides Inspiration, Hope For University Community And Beyond
09.22.2010
Year after year, High Point University's Hayworth Chapel opens its doors to students and members of the community, providing them with a welcoming and inspiring environment for worship. Between the sermons of Dr. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel, special guest speakers and musical performers, and giving back to those in need, the HPU Chapel has earned a respected reputation and become an important part of the local community.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Spanish Awarded Research Fellowship
09.21.2010
Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at High Point University, was awarded the 2010 Title VI Summer Research Fellowship in support of his project, "Caribbean Studies Course Development." The fellowship was awarded by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.
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HPU To Host Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove
09.17.2010
High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, as well as the Young American?s Foundation, will host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove on the HPU campus. Rove will speak on Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is not open to the public.
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HPU Expands Its Growth Plan To $2.1 Billion
09.15.2010
At a meeting earlier today attended by university and community leaders, High Point University President Dr. Nido R. Qubein announced that the university would continue its commitment to extraordinary education and the community by expanding its transformational growth plan from $300 million to $2.1 billion over the next 10 years.
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HPU To Observe Patriots Day On SEPT. 11
09.10.2010
High Point University will honor those who perished during the Sept. 11 attacks by flying flags at half-staff for Patriots Day on Saturday, Sept. 11. All flags on campus will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset for a day of service and remembrance. Additionally, students have planned a time of reflection to take place at noon in the Hayworth Park. The event is not open to the public.
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HPU Senior Receives Leadership Award
09.9.2010
David Rad, a senior majoring in education at High Point University, has received the Howard H. Baker Award for Leadership at a recent fraternity conference. The award recognizes student members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity with the most outstanding leadership and involvement within the national fraternity, as well as on campus and in community organizations independent of his chapter.
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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Receives Honors At National Conference In Florida
09.2.2010
The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity from High Point University was recently honored with several awards at the 52nd Supreme Chapter, the group's biennial national conference. The event was held Aug. 5-9 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Fraternity members David Rad, chapter president, and Andrew Realon, immediate past president, attended the conference.
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HPU Senior Gains Museum Experience Through Internship
08.30.2010
Ben Kern, a senior at High Point University, has been busy conducting museum research through his summer internship at the Zwaanendael Museum in Delaware. Kern, who is majoring in history with minors in Spanish and Latin American studies, explains that the museum deals with the colonial history of the state with exhibits that vary from the Dutch heritage of Delaware to the maritime history.
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HPU Adjunct Instructor Named In 'Who's Who' Directory Of Leaders And Achievers
08.26.2010
Alexis Smith, adjunct instructor in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, was recently nominated and accepted into the 2011 Who's Who. The Who's Who is a directory of leaders and achievers from both the United States and around the world, from every significant field - including librarians, students, researchers, educators and more. Those included in the directory have been nominated.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Political Science Receives Grant From National Science Foundation
08.24.2010
Dr. Martin Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaborative political science project. The project, "Collaborative Research: Using Web Data to Study the Nature and Consequences of U.S. Congressional Campaigns," teams Kifer up with two colleagues - Jamie Druckman from Northwestern University and Michael Parkin from Oberlin College.
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Lance Armstrong To Speak At HPU Commencement
08.19.2010
High Point University will continue its tradition of bringing inspirational speakers to its Commencement exercises by featuring seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, as the 2011 Commencement speaker. Armstrong will speak on Saturday, May 7, 2011, during Commencement exercises on the HPU campus.
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HPU Moves Up To No. 3 In U.S. News & World Report Rankings
08.17.2010
High Point University continues to move up in the ranks, thanks to its continued transformation in academics, student life programs and facilities. The university was today named No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South in "America's Best Colleges" 2011 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report. Last year, High Point was listed at No. 5 in the same report. Four years ago, HPU occupied the No. 15 spot.
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HPU Professor Selected To Participate In Reading And Scoring Of Advanced Placement Program
08.10.2010
Eric Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board?s Advanced Placement Examinations in U.S. history. More than 2.9 million examinations from more than 30 AP Courses were evaluated by over 10,000 AP Readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these educators come from the United States, Canada and abroad.
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HPU Rising Senior Tackles Two Internships To Help Hone In Marketing Skills
08.5.2010
Paige Cornetet, a rising senior majoring in marketing at High Point University, is getting plenty of career experience this summer - thanks to not one, but two internship opportunities in New York City. While she's living in New York City, her first internship brings her close to home ? she's working with Slane and Slane, a successful jewelry business run by High Point natives Heath and Landon Slane.
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HPU Hosts Meeting For North Carolina Partnership For Economic Development
08.3.2010
High Point University recently hosted the third quarter meeting of the North Carolina Partnership for Economic Development (NCPED) on campus. The meeting was held July 30 in the Plato Wilson School of Commerce. NCPED is a nonprofit corporation that represents North Carolina's seven regional economic development organizations, which together represent all 100 counties in the state.
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HPU Rising Senior Invests Time With Summer Internship
07.15.2010
Bryan McDermott, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in political science with a minor in finance, is investing his time wisely this summer in an investment bank at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York City. Additionally, McDermott looks into the eligible borrower?s Net Asset Values (NAV) and their lendable assets (LA) and liabilities to grade them.
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HPU Chair Of Religion And Philosophy Department Publishes Article In Nautical Journal
07.12.2010
Dr. Clint Corcoran, chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, recently published an article in "The Nautilus," a nautical journal for the humanities. The article, "The Slow Boat from Delos, or Socrates' Ship Comes In?" concerns Plato's account of the voyage of the ship the ancient Athenians used in their annual reenactment of Theseus' heroic journey to Crete to slay the monstrous man-bull of Greek myth, the Minotaur.
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HPU To Host Eastern Music Festival
07.7.2010
High Point University will offer fun and entertainment as it hosts the Eastern Music Festival's Young Artists Orchestra Pops Concert. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Led by American conductor Chelsea Tipton II, the concert will feature a variety of musical styles, including works such as "Hoedown from Rodeo," "Phantom of the Opera," "Raiders of the Lost Ark March," "William Tell Overture Finale," and more.
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HPU Benefactor Passes Away
06.30.2010
Mrs. Jesse Millis, longtime benefactor of High Point University with her husband and children, passed away on Tuesday, June 29.  Mrs. Millis and her family invested their time, energy, and financial resources generously on our campus.  The Millis Athletic and Convocation Center is named for Mr. & Mrs. Millis.  The HPU Choir will be singing at her funeral on Friday, July 2, at 11:00am at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point.
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HPU Student Gains On-The-Job Experience In Newspaper Internship
06.24.2010
Janine Mooney, a rising senior at High Point University, has already made use of her time off of school during the summer - she's busy reporting the news for the Courier-Post Newspaper, a publication that covers all of South New Jersey. Mooney has also worked on stories for various sections of the newspaper, which included interviews, research, writing and editing.
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HPU's 2010-11 Keller Scholarship Recipients Announced
10.19.2010
High Point University has awarded the Keller Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year to Morgan Falls of Lakewood, Colo., and Alison Parker, of Raleigh, N.C. The Keller Scholarship is an endowed scholarship provided by Rosemary Keller in honor of her husband, furniture designer Tom Keller. Falls is a freshman majoring in international business; Parker is a freshman majoring in chemistry. 
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HPU Hires Sundaram As Assistant Professor Of Accounting
10.15.2010
Dr. Premalata Sundaram has been hired as an assistant professor of accounting in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University. "It is a great feeling to participate in the phenomenal growth of HPU, and I continue to be amazed by the cutting-edge technology available to students and faculty here," says Sundaram. "I am particularly impressed by the amount of resources devoted to ensuring that students succeed." 
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HPU Hires Yanus As Assistant Professor Of Political Science
10.12.2010
Dr. Alixandra Yanus has been hired as assistant professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at High Point University. Yanus, who is originally from Kutztown, Pa., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from American University, as well as a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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HPU Parent Gives $1 Million To The University
10.11.2010
A New York-based Wall Street executive, who is a parent of a current High Point University student, sent the school a check for $1 million after hearing President Nido Qubein speak at Family Weekend on October 2. "His family is inspired by what we are doing and answered my call for parental investment in our growth plan," says Qubein.
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HPU Hires Wiest As Assistant Professor Of Communication
10.7.2010
Dr. Julie Wiest has been hired as assistant professor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Wiest, who is from Knoxville, Tenn., received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in sociology from the University of Tennessee.
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HPU Professor Of Communication Publishes Essay In Book Anthology
10.5.2010
Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently published a scholarly essay in a book anthology titled, "Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan." In the essay, titled "Four Films of M. Night Shyamalan: Oh the Irony?," Fowkes explores the similarities between the author/director's films, examining "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable," "Signs," and "The Village."
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HPU Student Wins Third Place In National Video Contest
10.4.2010
Dana Moore, a junior at High Point University, put her creative skills to good use this summer and won third place in the Chegg 12-second Video Contest. "When I first saw Chegg's video advertisement contest, I was thrilled," says Moore. "As a graphic design major at HPU, I love creating new designs and coming up with ideas for advertisements that catch people's attention."
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HPU To Host Fun, Entertainment For Alumni Weekend
10.1.2010
High Point University will continue adding to its lineup of visitors to the bustling campus with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for its upcoming Alumni Weekend, to be held on Oct. 8-10 ? which falls just one week after HPU?s Fall Family Weekend. The scheduled events are not open to the public, however, alumni are encouraged to attend.
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HPU's Austin Dillion Continues To Race Up In NASCAR Ranks
09.28.2010
Austin Dillon, a sophomore at High Point University, is busy scoring wins for the racing team owned by his grandfather, Richard Childress. His most recent win was earned over the weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win made Dillon the first rookie since 2003 to earn multiple wins, while the pole award allowed him to break the record for most pole awards by a rookie competitor in the series' history.
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HPU Professors Present Paper At London Conference
09.24.2010
Dr. Michael McCully, associate professor of economics at High Point University, and Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at HPU, presented a paper at the ?Historical Roots of Social Inequality in Latin America? conference, held at the University of London in June. It had more equal incomes because it presented more economic opportunities for the average person.
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HPU Hosts Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove
09.22.2010
Thanks to efforts spearheaded by John Gillespie, president of High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, the university had the opportunity to host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove. Gillespie, who introduced Rove at the event on Sept. 20, worked in conjunction with the Young American's Foundation.
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HPU Alumnus Inducted Into Guilford County Sports Hall Of Fame
High Point University alumnus Benny Phillips was recently inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame. Phillips worked at The High Point Enterprise for 48 years ? 32 of those years were spent as sports editor. He also served as a monthly columnist for Stock Car Racing Magazine for 27 years, and an on-camera commentator for 12 years for MotorWeek Illustrated, one of the first national television motorsports shows.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'
09.20.2010
The High Point University Theatre will present "Love/Sick" in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center. The show will run Sept. 30 through Oct. 10 and is open to the public. The production, directed by Jay Putnam, professor of theatre at HPU, is a world premiere play written by John Cariani, author of the award-winning "Almost Maine," and Tony-nominated actor.
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HPU Dean Of The Chapel Publishes Book Of Sermons
09.16.2010
Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University, has recently published a collection of his sermons, titled "Peace Of Mind: Messages of Hope for a Troubled World." Those included in the collection are Warlick's actual sermons given to students in the HPU Chapel and to the congregation of Blowing Rock Methodist Church in Blowing Rock, N.C., where he serves as Resident Minister each summer season.
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HPU Junior Receives AFCEA Scholarship
09.14.2010
Brielle Spencer, a junior at High Point University, recently won the competitive Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Scholarship, for the purpose of teaching science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at a U.S. middle or high school. "I am tremendously grateful for being chosen as a recipient of this distinguished scholarship," says Spencer.
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HPU Professor Attends Conference In Istanbul, Turkey
09.10.2010
David Walker, associate professor of nonprofit management and director of the Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Management program at High Point University, recently attended the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) in Istanbul, Turkey.
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HPU Librarians Publish Articles At Annual Library Conference
09.8.2010
Two of High Point University?s librarians recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to write for the American Library Association?s (ALA) annual conference publication, titled Cognotes. Kathy Shields and Amy Pace were among 20,000 librarians from around the world in attendance at this year's ALA conference, and their articles covered many of the programs that they attended at the conference including an author series featuring John Grisham, Audrey Niffenger, and Junot Diaz.
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HPU Chairman Of Department Of Marketing And Sport Management Publishes Article In 'Polar Record'
09.1.2010
Dr. Richard Parker, chairman of the Department of Marketing and Sport Management at High Point University and president of the Southern Association for Canadian Studies had an article published in the most recent edition of the Cambridge University Press journal "Polar Record" which is the premier international publication for issues affecting the Arctic and the Antarctic.
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HPU To Feature Presentation By President Of The National Council For International Visitors
08.30.2010
Sherry L. Mueller, president of the National Council for International Visitors, will present "Preparing for Your International Career" at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Phillips Hall at High Point University. The event is free and open to the public. Mueller, co-author with Mark Overmann of "Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange and Development," has mentored numerous students as they have explored international career opportunities.
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HPU Professor Performs At International Civil Rights Museum
08.25.2010
Doug Brown, assistant professor of theatre at High Point University, recently performed in "The Movement The Music The Moment" festival, at the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, N.C. At the festival, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the February 1960 Woolworth's sit-in by the "Greensboro Four," Brown performed a scene from Ed Simpson's "Periphery," recreating the role he first performed in the play's premier production in May 2008.
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HPU Donates Furniture To Goodwill Industries
08.19.2010
High Point University recently donated a great deal of furniture to Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. "Four truckloads of furniture from the university were sent to Goodwill locations in Winston-Salem, Kernersville and Asheville," says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU.
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HPU Set To Begin 2010-11 School Year With Explosive Growth, New Academic Programs And Soaring SAT Scores
08.11.2010
In just a few short days, High Point University will begin another record-setting year, thanks to not only its largest freshman class in the school?s history ?1,220 students ? but also with new academic programs and living spaces. What lies behind these impressive figures is a school that continues to enhance academic programs, drawing interest from students from all over the United States and beyond.
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HPU Alumnus To Appear In Reality Television Show
08.9.2010
John Taylor, a 2007 graduate of High Point University who earned a Master of Science degree in sports studies, will appear on a new reality television series that focuses on childhood obesity, and its effects on teens and their families. The show, titled "Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back," follows the lives of five teens at the Wellspring Academy, and documents their accomplishments and struggles as they learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.
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HPU Student Completes Internship At Department Of State Treasurer
08.4.2010
Andrew Realon, a rising senior majoring in human relations with minors in communication and religion at High Point University, is spending his summer in the communications office at the North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer. "HPU has prepared me well for my internship, because I did not spend a lot of time on training," said Realon. ?I was able to jump right in and start working."
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HPU Rising Senior Learns Technical Skills At Summer Internship
07.30.2010
Trey Hicks, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending his summer learning valuable career skills at his internship as a technician at Macro Integration Services Inc. As part of his internship, Hicks has worked as a technician, repairing computers for Stage Stores Inc., and with the "outbound" department, which is responsible for documenting, imaging, and shipping repaired computers, printers, scanners, and monitors.
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HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Defense
07.21.2010
La'Shelle Manning, a rising junior majoring in biology at High Point University, is spending her summer interning at the Department of Defense in Silver Spring, Md. Manning is working under Tricare Management Activity, specifically a branch entitled the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), which focuses on promoting the resilience, recovery, and reintegration of warriors and their families as it relates to their mental health.
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HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Justice
07.14.2010
Ryan Brown, a rising senior majoring in mathematics and actuarial science with a minor in statistics at High Point University, is spending his summer interning as an office clerk in the finance department for the Department of Justice. As part of his internship, Brown checks in travel vouchers from attorneys' offices and legal divisions throughout the U.S. to reimburse and log travel expenses.
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HPU Student Lands Internship With SBI
07.9.2010
David Fatheree, a rising senior at High Point University, has landed a summer internship with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Fatheree is an information security and privacy major, with a concentration in criminal justice and a minor in management information systems. In his internship, Fatheree works with the Digital Evidence Department, the Computer Crimes Department, and the Information Technology Department.
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HPU Alumnus Makes A Difference Overseas
07.2.2010
Dan Costello, a 2009 graduate of High Point University, has gone global - thanks to the program, "YMCA Go Global." As part of the program, Costello is spending several months in Bogota, Colombia, serving as a volunteer English, Spanish and science teacher for the YMCA. "I was comfortable working with the YMCA, so I applied and was accepted," Costello says.
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HPU Students Complete Medical Missions Trip In Jamaica
06.16.2010
Two rising sophomores from High Point University recently volunteered at a free medical clinic at the New Vision Home orphanage in Christiana, Jamaica. Kristen Montgomery and Chelsea Kiser were part of an 11-member volunteer medical team that provided medical checkups and medicine to members of the Christiana community. The group included doctors, physician?s assistants, nurses, a dental hygienist and several students.
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