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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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HPU Nonprofit Programs Enjoy Legacy Of Excellence, Look To The Future
10.14.2009
Faculty and students in High Point University?s Nonprofit Management master?s and undergraduate programs are part of a special tradition ? the university has been offering nonprofit courses since 1965, and a tradition of excellence is helping propel the programs into the future. Ninety-two students have received the master?s degree since the program?s inception just eight years ago.
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HPU President, Students Ring NYSE Closing Bell
10.12.2009

High Point University was on Wall Street in New York City on Monday, Oct. 12, to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, rang the bell, alongside 11 HPU students. The event aired live on nyse.com, and was aired live to the jumbo screen on the W Hotel in Times Square.

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HPU Creates More Than 100 New Jobs In 2009
Thanks to the exponential growth of High Point University, more jobs are being created for the community. In 2009 alone, 108 new jobs have been created at the university. In the last 12 months, the university hired 108 individuals to fill new positions in teaching, administration, food service and campus enhancement.
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HPU Adjunct Professor Of Art Displays Painting In Charlotte Show
Lea Lackey-Zachmann, adjunct professor of art at High Point University, will display her artwork at the "Carolina's Got Art!" show in Charlotte. The event, held in the historic Atherton Mill, runs through Oct. 30. Lackey-Zachmann's work, titled "Roses Open," is an example from a larger series of paintings informed by microscopic images of flowers. In this case, she has used a rose.
 
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HPU Biology Instructor Presents At NERA Journal Club
10.6.2009
Eleanor Russell, instructor of biology at High Point University, recently gave a presentation for the Nutrition Epidemiology Research and Applications (NERA) Journal Club. She made the presentation, titled "Exploring Long-term Dietary Supplementation," to club members on Sept. 11 at the Women?s Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem.
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HPU Residence Hall Organizations Create Better Communication On Campus
10.2.2009
High Point University has recently created new residence hall associations - Area Councils and InterResidence Council (IRC) - to help better communicate between living areas on campus.  "Both are student organizations focused on students living on campus in residence halls, allowing them to play an active part in making their building a home and creating a fun and caring community," says Sarah Haak, director of residence life at HPU.
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HPU Hires Brown As Assistant Professor Of History
10.1.2009
Dr. Lauren Erin Brown has been hired as assistant professor of U.S. history in the Department of History at High Point University. Brown is currently teaching abroad in Moscow at the Russian State University for the Humanities, where she is a Fulbright Scholar. Upon her return to HPU she will be responsible for conducting history courses, particularly in the specialized area of the 20th century.
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HPU Hires Summers As Instructor Of English
09.30.2009
Karen Summers has been hired as instructor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new role, Summers is responsible for teaching English composition, among other courses. "High Point University is clearly a unique, dynamic school, and it is very exciting professionally to be here during this transformation," Summers says. "I can't wait to see what it will be like in a few more years."
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Accounting Recruitment Day Is Held For HPU Accounting Majors
09.29.2009
High Point University recently hosted an Accounting Recruitment Day for HPU and Meredith College students. The event, held Sept. 25 in Phillips Hall, gave students a chance to network with representatives from accounting firms and executive recruiters. Participants, all of whom were seniors planning to graduate in May 2010, were also able to interview with several area accounting firms and recruiters.
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HPU Hires Lambert In Department Of Admissions
09.28.2009
High Point University has hired Andrea Lambert as enrollment services assistant in the Department of Admissions. In her role, Lambert is responsible for providing administrative support to the documents team in admissions, as well as filing preparation and organization, pulling completed applications and event preparation.
 
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HPU To Host Annual Fall Concert
09.25.2009
High Point University will bring music to the community with its annual Fall Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir and University Singers. A variety of repertoire will be presented, including classical, contemporary and spirituals.
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HPU Hires Goodman As Assistant Professor Of Media Production
09.23.2009
High Point University has hired James L. Goodman as assistant professor of media production in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. In his new role, Goodman is responsible for teaching various communication courses in media production. "Seeing all the wonderful things happening here at HPU is really special for me, since I am also a proud alumnus, having received my undergraduate degree here," Goodman says.
 
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HPU Hires Emerson As Assistant Professor Of Theater
09.22.2009

Matthew E. Emerson has been hired as assistant professor of theater in the Department of Theater at High Point University. In his new role, Emerson will be responsible for teaching technical theater courses, ranging from basic building techniques for stage and film to scene painting and model making. In addition to this, he will also design the lights and scenery for four of the university theater productions.

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HPU Hires Fuselier As Assistant Professor Of Mathematics
09.21.2009
Dr. Edward J. Fuselier Jr. has been hired as assistant professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at High Point University. In his new role, Fuselier is responsible for teaching varying levels of mathematics courses, in addition to conducting mathematical research. "I am often in awe of the beauty and power of mathematics, and I'm excited to share that perspective with my students at HPU," Fuselier says.
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HPU Offers New Major In Biochemistry
09.17.2009
High Point University is now offering students a way to further their science education by offering a new major in biochemistry. The biochemistry bachelor's degree program, implemented at the start of the fall 2009 semester, qualifies students to attend graduate school in a biochemistry program, and prepares them for a range of opportunities in industrial employment, professional schools and high school teaching.
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HPU Dedicates The Nido R. Qubein School Of Communication
09.16.2009
High Point University celebrated the dedication of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication on Sept. 15 with pomp and circumstance, thanks to several special guests and events throughout the afternoon and evening. More than 1,500 people attended the events. Events included a panel discussion, "Communication Trends: A future View."
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Fuddy Meers'
09.15.2009
The High Point University Theatre will present "Fuddy Meers" Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 8-11 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 Junior Dives Into Summer Internship
09.14.2009
Steven Sherrick, a junior majoring in marketing and finance at High Point University, spent his summer at the pool thanks to an exciting internship in New Jersey. During his internship experience, Sherrick was responsible for a corps of lifeguards. "The most exciting part of this internship was the amount of responsibility I had," Sherrick says.
 
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HPU's Student Newspaper Wins Award
09.10.2009
High Point University's student newspaper, The Campus Chronicle, recently won a national award from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA). HPU was one of 16 schools in the United States with an enrollment of 2,500 or more to receive the first place award. The award is based on content coverage, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.
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HPU Evening Degree Program To Host Open House Events
09.9.2009
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University will host two Open House events this month ? one on the main High Point campus and another on the Winston-Salem campus.  The "drop-in" events will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 17. Advisors from EDP will be available at each Open House to answer questions.
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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 Students Learn From IRS Special Agents During Adrian Project
10.13.2009
High Point University accounting and business students had a special opportunity to learn about tax fraud thanks to the "Adrian Project," a unique program led by special agents of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation department. The event, held on campus on Oct. 1, included an interactive training seminar on tax fraud and offered a real-world experience in forensic accounting.
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HPU Students To Ring Closing Bell At NYSE
10.9.2009
Several business and finance students at High Point University will be on-hand to help close business for the day at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Monday, Oct. 12 - they'll be ringing the closing bell. "This is a fantastic opportunity for HPU," Carroll says. "The students selected are business administration undergraduate majors and MBA students in our graduate program.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Business Promoted To Chair Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design
10.8.2009
Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, has been promoted to the position of chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University. Parker also has a forthcoming article in "Polar Record," published by Cambridge University Press for the Robert Scott Polar Research Institute.
 
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HPU English Professor Publishes Two Scholarly Chapters On Comics
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter on the influential author and artist Alan Moore for "Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction" (Routledge), edited by Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts and Sherryl Vint. This is the second chapter that Casey has completed for a Routledge collection this year.
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HPU Hosts Alumni And Family Weekend
10.6.2009
High Point University hosted a weekend of celebration and activities for the annual Alumni and Family Weekend, which welcomed more than 3,500 guests. The weekend also featured a series of three lectures by HPU professors Dr. Matthew DeSantis, Dr. Stephanie Crofton and Dr. Matthew Schneider.
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HPU Information Systems Professor Delivers Course In France
10.2.2009
Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently delivered a course on Information Systems Management at the ESC-Clermont Graduate School of Management in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He was in France Sept. 21-25. "I enjoy the challenge of dealing with students from other cultures, but my conversations with the faculty and staff members in France are always fruitful as well," says Smith.
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HPU Receives Art Donations From Local Families
09.30.2009
High Point University wants to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education, so the addition of art collections adds the perfect touch of color to campus. Now, thanks to generous donations of art from Robert Brown, Harrison Rucker, Darrel Sechrest, and Betsy and Joe Byerly, students have multiple examples of paintings and artifacts from around the world.
 
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HPU, Community Celebrate Unveiling Of Memorial Statue
09.28.2009
Thanks to the generosity of High Point University and Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, in cooperation with The High Point Community Foundation and other charitable donors, the High Point Police Department secured enough funds for the completion of the "Memorial Guardian Statue." The statue, unveiled on Sept. 25, represents the pride of the agency and honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community.
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HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drive
High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 24 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff. David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 271 donors took the time out of their busy schedules to donate blood. "That will save the lives of 813 people, and accounts for a total of 9 percent of our student population," says Perez.
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HPU Receives $2 Million Donation Toward Baseball Training Facility
09.24.2009

An anonymous out-of-state supporter has committed a $2 million gift for an indoor baseball training facility at High Point University. The facility - a fully enclosed, 11,000-square-foot structure that will include indoor batting and pitching cages, locker rooms for players and coaches, and other amenities - will be located next to Willard Stadium.

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HPU Undergraduate Student's First Work Of Nonfiction To Be Published By Penguin Group
09.23.2009
Austin Carty, a senior majoring in English literature at High Point University, is well on his way to becoming a professional writer and speaker - in fact, his first work of nonfiction is due for publication by Penguin Plume in January 2010. arty's book, "High Points and Lows: Life, Faith, and Figuring it All Out," details his own journey toward adulthood and true faith by drawing on lessons from pop culture and Christianity.
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HPU Art Students Share Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Celebration
09.22.2009
Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University recently had the opportunity to take part in a special project as part of High Point's 150th celebration. Bruce Shores, instructor of art at HPU, says several students helped design a mural that was created on Sept. 18-19 at City Lake Park. Bruce Shores, instructor of art at HPU, says several students helped design a mural that was created on Sept. 18-19 at City Lake Park.
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HPU Student Hopes To Compete In Miss North Carolina USA Pageant
09.18.2009
Kenzalia Bryant-Scott, a sophomore majoring in exercise science at High Point University, has truly had some crowning achievements this year ? not only has she served as Teen Miss North Carolina East Coast USA 2009, but she now has plans to compete in the Miss North Carolina USA Pageant. Bryant-Scott, a native of Manassas, Va., hopes to compete for the title in November.
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HPU Accounting Students To Take Part In Daylong Mock Investigation
09.17.2009
High Point University will host Criminal Investigation agents from the IRS for a daylong mock investigation, called "The Adrian Project," for accounting majors. The event will be held on Oct. 1 and is not open to the public. The event will be a multi-part endeavor that involves forensic accounting, interviewing witnesses and obtaining a subpoena, which culminates in the arrest of a perpetrator.
 
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HPU Celebrates 85 Years With Month-Long Birthday Celebration
09.15.2009
High Point University is celebrating its 85th birthday with festivities around campus. The birthday celebration began on Sept. 14 with a special proclamation by High Point Mayor Becky Smothers; the month-long birthday celebration will end with the Alumni and Family Weekend, to be held Oct. 2-4. Other observations around campus throughout the month include special 85th anniversary flags.
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HPU Junior Interns With Pittsburgh Today Live
Jourdan Cable, a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in marketing, spent her summer behind the camera thanks to an internship with Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA-TV. During the internship, Cable was responsible for preparing the green room, escorting and interacting with guests, finding and booking people to appear on the show, writing segments for the show, going on-location with reporters, and even doing interviews and going on TV.
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High Point University Donates Items To Guilford County Schools
09.14.2009
High Point University recently donated several items to Guilford County Schools. The items donated include index tables, overhead projectors and task seating. "High Point University is pleased to have a great partnership with Guilford County Schools, and we are thrilled to be able to provide the school system with these instructional tools and furnishings, which we trust will benefit local students," says Dr.
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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 Raises $4.8 Million Since Start Of Fiscal Year
10.14.2009
In the last four months, High Point University has received more than $4.8 million in gifts. "Parents of our students and alumni have made substantial gifts designated toward capital projects, such as a new baseball training facility, and the interactive gaming lab in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication," says Bill Doerr, senior director of institutional advancement.
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HPU To Feature Lecture On Supernova Remnants By NC State Professor
10.9.2009
High Point University will feature a lecture by Dr. Stephen P. Reynolds, professor of astrophysics and relativity at North Carolina State University. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Francis Auditorium in Francis Hall. The event is open to the public. Having exploded 140 years ago, the supernova remnant is 200 years younger than the previously youngest known supernova.
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HPU Alumna Named Art Teacher Of The Year
10.8.2009
High Point University alumna Jennifer Sherman truly showed her creative side to her students in Howard County, Md. - she's been named "Art Teacher of the Year for Howard County Schools." Sherman, who graduated from HPU in 2007 with a degree in art education, teaches art at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Md.
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Dr. Charles Joseph Warde 1940-2009
10.7.2009
Dr. Charles Warde, who previously served as professor and chair of the Chemistry Department, passed away on Sept. 30, 2009. Dr. Warde was born on July 3, 1940, in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, the eldest of four children. He was raised in Dublin and educated there, earning his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from University College.
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HPU English Professor Has Scholarly Essay Published
10.5.2009
Dr. Marion Hodge, professor of English at High Point University, has published a scholarly essay in the current issue of "The South Carolina Review." "When a great poet shows the reader, in poems, the variety of ways that he conceives poems, he shows us in powerful language how we, too, might bring forth forms of beauty and truth," says Hodge. "We might be happier by employing the imaginative force of creative invention."
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HPU Associate Professor Of French Attends Conference In Raleigh
10.2.2009
Dr. Jean-Francois Llorens, associate professor of French at High Point University, recently made a paper presentation at the 2009 Annual Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Conference, held on Sept. 25 in Raleigh. In his paper, Llorens discussed details about Christmas traditions in France. "I talked about the nativity scene," Llorens says. "It's a centuries-old tradition in France.
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HPU Hires Guran As Visiting Assistant Professor Of English
09.30.2009
Dr. Letitia Guran has been hired as visiting assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new role, Guran is responsible for teaching courses in English grammar and composition, as well as courses in general English literature. "I am happy to be part of such a vibrant, growing academic community to which I can only hope to be able to bring my own contribution," Guran says.
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HPU Hires Hammond AS Instructor of Religion
09.25.2009
Dr. David M. Hammond has been hired as instructor of religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at High Point University. In his new role, Hammond is responsible for teaching various courses in both religion and philosophy. "I love this beautiful place," Hammond says. "Working here is a privilege."
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HPU Hires Guzman As Instructor Of Mathematics
09.24.2009
High Point University has hired Maxine Guzman as instructor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. In her new role, Guzman is responsible for teaching various math courses and working with students on improving their math skills. "I am so privileged to be a faculty member of an esteemed university with a beautiful campus and such warm people," Guzman says. "I love coming to work every day."
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HPU Hires Duchess As Instructor Of History
09.22.2009
Eric D. Duchess has been hired as instructor of history in the Department of History at High Point University. In his new role, Duchess is responsible for teaching survey courses in both European and United States history. "My favorite part of the day is the time I get to spend in class with my students," Duchess says.
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HPU Hopes To Collect 500 Pints Of Blood At Upcoming Blood Drive
09.18.2009
High Point University is hoping a record number of people will donate life-saving blood during an upcoming blood drive. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Slane Student Center. The event is only open to students, faculty and staff of HPU. David Perez, coordinator of the university?s Volunteer Center, says he hopes to get at least 500 donors to the event.
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HPU Professor Of Art Has Sculptures Featured In Juried Exhibition
09.17.2009
Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, is showing her artistic talents thanks to a juried exhibition at Elon University in the Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts. The exhibition, called the Tri State Sculptors Exhibit 2009, features the work of sculptors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. It went on display Aug. 25 and will remain through Oct. 4.
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HPU Offers New Major In Graphic Design And Digital Imaging
09.15.2009
Students interested in pursuing a career in graphic design now have that option at High Point University thanks to the new graphic design major that was recently added to the ever-expanding academic lineup. The Graphic Design and Digital Imaging degree program was approved in March 2009 and implemented at the beginning of the fall 2009 semester.
 
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HPU Art ? Students Lend Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Anniversary
09.14.2009
Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University have a unique opportunity this semester ? they've been given the chance to help design a mural that will be created at City Lake Park as part of High Point's 150th anniversary. The mural will be displayed on Sept. 19 at the park. Sponsored by the High Point Arts Council, the project is being handled by Theater Art Galleries.
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High Point University Launches New Official Athletics Web Site
09.9.2009
High Point University has teamed with Internet Consulting Services (ICS) to launch a new and improved official athletics web site, highpointpanthers.com. The site features a more exciting and cleaner design and has the ability to host many new multimedia features. The site will help improve the visibility of all Panthers sports teams.
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