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HPU Graduate Finds Career Success With FDIC
08.14.2009
Recent High Point University graduate Matthew Boswell has a lot for which to be thankful ? not only did he graduate in May at the top of his class with a double major and a double minor, but he's also started an impressive career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Charlotte. Boswell, who graduated with a double major in finance and entrepreneurship and a double minor in economics and religion, serves as a bank examiner with the FDIC.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education To Have Article Published In Journal
08.12.2009
Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education at High Point University, recently submitted an article to the "North Carolina Middle School Journal." His article will appear in the September 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 Sophomore Makes A Difference In Lives Of Children In Kenya
08.11.2009
High Point University rising sophomore Rebekah Hollar truly has a philanthropic heart ? she's spent the past two years working diligently to help the children of Kenya. She even recently visited the children overseas to not only help, but to teach them as well. Specifically, Hollar, who is majoring in education at HPU, has been helping children who attend the Mercy Care Centre in the Mathare Valley in Kenya.
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HPU History Professor Takes Class On Historical Field Trip To Battlegrounds
08.5.2009
Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University, recently took a group of students on a historical field trip to Antietam and Gettysburg. The field trip - the Antietam-Gettysburg Staff Ride 2009 - was part of Schneid's graduate course, History 566: Great Military Leaders. The course examines command in war and the variables related to generalship and warfare from the 17th century to World War II.
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Austin Dillon Drives HPU Chevrolet In Nationwide Race
08.3.2009
Austin Dillon ran strong at the inaugural U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race in the No. 2 HPU Chevrolet this afternoon, but ended his run with just 39 laps remaining after a blown tire forced him into the turn two barrier. "It was a disappointing day for the No. 2 team," Dillon said. "Our team did a great job all weekend.
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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Receives Honors At National Conference In South Carolina
07.31.2009

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity from High Point University was recently honored with several awards at the Pi Kapp College, the group's biennial national conference. The event was held July 23-26 at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, S.C. The chapter received the "Added Value Award for Alumni Initiation," and Brian Thomas, Push America chairman, received the "2008-2009 Emerging Leader Award."

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HPU Rising Junior Gets Experience Helping Orphans In El Salvador

Samantha Stevenson, a rising junior majoring in Spanish at High Point University, spent six weeks this summer interning in El Salvador with the organization Orphan Helpers. uring the internship, Stevenson lived in a halfway house with nine teenage girls and their nine children, all of whom were victims of abuse. Stevenson worked in a girls' prison in the mornings and in a boys' orphanage in the afternoons.

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HPU Senior Spends Time In Court During Summer Internship
07.23.2009
Cassidy Canipe, a senior majoring in criminal justice at High Point University, is gaining career experience this summer thanks to an exciting internship at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh. "So far, I have been working in different areas of the Criminal Justice Intake Department, to observe how people are processed through our criminal justice system," Canipe says.
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HPU Freshman Joyce Gomez Receives United Way's Bob Brown Scholarship
07.16.2009
Joyce Gomez, an incoming freshman at High Point University, was selected as this year's recipient of the United Way's Bob Brown Scholarship. he scholarship, named in honor of Bob Brown - a distinguished trustee of HPU and a dedicated supporter of the United Way and HPU, was awarded to Gomez during a special event on July 15 at the Ward Street Boys and Girls Club. 
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HPU Welcomes Community To Eastern Music Festival Concert
07.14.2009
The High Point community and the High Point University family were delighted with a variety of spectacular music on July 13 thanks to a special concert from the Eastern Music Festival, which made a stop at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. More than 400 people were in attendance. The program, directed by Maestro Gerard Schwarz of the Seattle Symphony, featured notable faculty and accomplished students throughout the festival.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of English Publishes Article For 'Composition Forum'
07.9.2009
Dr. Leah Schweitzer, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published an article that appeared in the "Composition Forum." The article, "Accommodating the Student Consumer," addresses questions about what to do as education becomes more consumer-driven, as well as concerns about good pedagogy and pressures from administration to recruit and retain students.
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HPU Students Conquer Business Strategy Game
07.7.2009
High Point University student Tim Baumgartner and graduate David Reid came out on top in The Business Strategy Game's Best-Strategy Invitational, held May 11-22. The two were named grand champions for their efforts. Baumgartner, a senior majoring in business finance, and Reid, a 2009 business administration graduate, took part in the invitation-only game.
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HPU Senior Interns With Make-A-Wish Foundation
07.1.2009
Amanda Reynolds, a senior majoring in human relations at High Point University, was granted her own wish by earning an internship opportunity with the Program Services Department at the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds works with the program team on projects whose main goal is focusing on fulfilling the foundation?s mission.
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HPU Alumnus Works On Jesus Film Project In Central Asia
06.12.2009
Karl Hengeveld, a 2005 graduate of High Point University, has been busy since graduation thanks to a special project that has taken him to Central Asia. Hengeveld, who majored in computer information systems, is working with the JESUS Film Project, which is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ - an organization with which he was involved during his time at HPU.
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FOX Joins HPU'S Office Of Student Life
06.9.2009
Joshua Fox has been hired as a resident director in the Office of Student Life at High Point University. Fox oversees the Sixth Street Apartments and York Residence Hall. His duty requires him to look after the buildings' environment and students' well-being by working with the safety office and resident assistants.
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HPU Junior Scores Internship Behind The Camera
06.3.2009
Claudia Mota, a junior majoring in communication at High Point University, is spending her summer behind the cameras thanks to a unique internship with WGHP Fox 8 in High Point. "I'll be doing a little bit of everything," Mota says. "I'll be writing some of the news that will air on TV. I will have the opportunity to follow reporters as they do live reports, and I will learn how to do everything both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.
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ROSA Parks And Galileo Sculptures Unveiled On Kester International Promenade At HPU
05.21.2009
Two more sculptures of historical figures have been installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University, with the goal of inspiring students and enhancing the academic environment. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, they join 10 other sculptures of historic figures, including Mahatma Gandhi and George Washington, which were added in April.
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HPU President Qubein Receives Honorary Doctorate From UNCG
05.18.2009
High Point University President Dr. Nido Qubein was recognized by his graduate school alma mater on May 15 during the Commencement Exercises for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The event, held at the Greensboro Coliseum, featured Gov. Beverly Perdue as the Commencement speaker.
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Students Receive Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship
05.13.2009
High Point University students Chandler L. Davis and Skylar N. Davis have been named as the recipients of the Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship for 2009. Both rising seniors at HPU, Chandler, an accounting major, and Skylar, an interior design major, are twins.  These two young women each have a tremendous amount of support from the faculty!"
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Two Former Miss North Carolina Teen USA Students Graduate From HPU
05.8.2009
Two former Miss North Carolina Teen USA students will graduate from High Point University on May 9. The students, Elizabeth Carty and Brittany Crews, were the first Miss N.C. Teen USA contestant winners to accept the scholarship to HPU. Carty, who will graduate on Saturday with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education, was Miss N.C. Teen USA in 2004-05, and won Miss United States Teen in 2006 as a freshman at HPU.
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HPU Holds Luncheon To Honor Retiring Faculty
05.7.2009
High Point University held a special Retirement Recognition Luncheon to honor retiring faculty members. The event was held on May 6 in the Slane Student Center. Faculty who were honored include: Dr. James M. Adams, Vernon E. Liberty, Dr. Barbara F. Mascali and Charles L. Stout. Each one was presented with a special plaque and a rocking chair. Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department, accepted on behalf of Mascali.
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HPU Professor Presents Shakespeare Research At Conference
05.4.2009
Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, presented a paper on early modern monstrosity in Shakespeare?s "Richard III" at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in Washington, D.C. Deformed children were seen as "monsters" in the early modern period, warnings from the gods, and this moral dimension informs Shakespeare's portrayal of the crookbacked king.
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Gavin DeGraw Performs At HPU's Vert Stadium As Part Of Panther Palooza
05.1.2009

High Point University welcomed singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw to campus for an outdoor concert held at Vert Stadium on April 30. DeGraw performed a number of songs from his self-titled album. DeGraw's concert, which was free of charge and attracted an audience of more than 3,000 HPU students and their guests, was the featured event for the university's annual PantherPalooza - a special end-of-year celebration.

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Two Sculptures Unveiled On Kester International Promenade At HPU
04.29.2009
Two sculptures of historical figures were installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University today with the goal of inspiring students and enhancing the academic environment at HPU. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, the sculptures represent important personalities of history. Two additional sculptures will be unveiled in May.
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HPU Student And HPU Graduate Spend Summer Saving Lives On East Coast
08.13.2009
High Point University student Casey Pisano and HPU graduate Sam Crist are busy educating the public about ocean safety this summer - both are working on the Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue team. Pisano, a junior majoring in business, and Crist, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science, are spending their time being proactive with beachgoers by helping the beach area to remain a safe environment.
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HPU's Chair Of Theater Department Inducted Into Prestigious Conference
08.12.2009
Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at High Point University, was recently elected to the prestigious National Theatre Conference.  Simpson will be inducted into the NTC on Oct. 30 at The Players Club in New York City. The National Theatre Conference, founded in 1925, is a cooperative association of distinguished leaders of the American theater, both professional and university.
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HPU Student Spends Summer Researching In Lipid Sciences Lab At Wake Forest Medical School
08.6.2009
Sydney Clark, a rising junior at High Point University, is getting plenty of lab experience thanks to her involvement in a summer program at Wake Forest Medical School. During her two months spent in the Lipid Sciences lab, she was able to learn new and different lab techniques and several mechanisms in the subject of biochemistry. She also had the chance to investigate what initiates the process of the secretion of VLDL (very low density lipoproteins) in the liver.
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HPU Student Helps With University Center Theater Design
08.4.2009
Hannah Lowell, a sophomore at High Point University, has started her career experience early as she aids her father in the decorating of the movie theater in the University Center. Her duties as a volunteer for her father's company, Stage Decoration and Supplies, include taking pictures of the room, writing down measurements, and using drafting skills to make sure everything is in place for the installment of curtains.
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HPU Rising Juniors Design, Open Smoothie Shop In New Hampshire
08.3.2009
High Point University juniors Jenna Maserian and Melissa Dorsch have had a smooth summer thanks to their innovative idea - they opened up their own smoothie shop on Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire. Maserian, a human relations major, and Dorsch, a home furnishing marketing major, worked together to create "Jus' Chillin," a smoothie bar that also offers whole food wraps and snacks.
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HPU Student Learns Trade In Family Business Through Summer Internship
07.31.2009

Alexa Polivka, a rising senior majoring in business at High Point University, earned an internship opportunity at Polivka International, her family?s railroad company that works to re-design and build railroads. During her experience, Polivka says she has been gaining wonderful insight into the mechanics of a business, and she plans to keep that family business on track in the future.

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HPU Receives $250,000 Gift From Kimsey Family Of High Point

High Point University graduate Miriam Kimsey and her husband, Steve Kimsey, have made a generous gift of $250,000 to the university in support of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. In honor of the gift, HPU is dedicating a portion of the School of Communication in their name - the Miriam and Steve Kimsey Interactive Gaming Development Studio.

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HPU Professor Presents Paper At Conference In Canada

Dr. Matthew Schneider, professor and chair of the Department of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the Generative Anthropology Summer Conference. The conference was held June 18-21 at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. Schneider's paper, titled "'What's My Name?' Toward a Generative Anthroponomastics," discussed the importance of a person's name.

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HPU Junior Participates In Scandinavian Caravan Missions Trip, Visits Six Countries
07.24.2009

Katie Nelson, a junior majoring in political science and sociology at High Point University, spent a month this summer traveling throughout Scandinavia thanks to Scandinavian Caravan, a mission opportunity. She visited Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Scandinavian Caravan, an evangelistic exchange program between the United Methodist Church in Scandinavia and North Carolina, is geared to participants ages 18-24.

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HPU Kappa Delta Sorority Wins Awards At National Convention
07.15.2009
Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University has something to cheer about - the chapter was recently given prestigious awards at the Kappa Delta 2009 National Convention. The chapter received the Achievement Award and the Academic Excellence Award at the convention, held June 27 through July 1 in Orlando, Fla. Kappa Delta President Brittany Loomis, Treasurer Jean Morrow and chapter member Margaux Cote were on-hand to accept the awards.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Serves On Council For Textbook Publishing Company
07.14.2009
Dr. Jane Bowser, assistant professor of education and technology coordinator in the School of Education at High Point University, was recently asked to serve on an Educational Technology Advisory Council for Pearson, a textbook publishing company. In her new role, Bowser will help review materials and formats for new Educational Technology textbooks, as well as the corresponding support Web sites.
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HPU Juniors Act Out Future Through New Jersey Internship
07.9.2009
Two High Point University students - Nathan Ruffin and Marie Ventrone - are having the summer of a lifetime thanks to a prestigious internship at the Cape May Stage, one of New Jersey's premiere professional theaters. Both students, who are juniors majoring in theatre at HPU, are enrolled in the "Equity Membership Candidate" program.
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Retired HPU Professor Publishes Book
06.30.2009
Alice Sink, a retired associate professor of English at High Point University, recently published a book that contains early details of High Point College. The book, "Hidden History of the Piedmont Triad," was launched on June 19. It includes a chapter, titled "High Point College: The Early Years (1924-1927)," and is based on research and interviews from the early 1980s with Herman Coble, the first HPC graduate, as well as Lelia Coble, N.P. Yarborough and Louise Adams.
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HPU Senior Interns With WNBA's Atlanta Dream
06.24.2009
Whitney Tarver, a senior majoring in sport management at High Point University, has landed a summer internship with the Atlanta Dream - a WNBA team. Tarver's responsibilities include handling donation requests, and coordinating community appearances and post-game autograph sessions, among other things. She works in multiple departments in addition to community relations, such as media and public relations, because of the smaller size of the organization.
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HPU Senior Receives Internship Spot At CBS Radio In New York
06.19.2009
Tara Dyer, a rising senior majoring in communication at High Point University, is ready for the airwaves thanks to a unique internship with CBS Radio in New York City. As part of her internship, Dyer is gaining knowledge of how to maintain and manage multiple spots on the radio stations for many clients. She sits in on brainstorming sessions for their patrons, such as Lincoln and Jimmy Johns. She also has the opportunity to dine with the head of each department once a week.  
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HPU Business Professor Provides Commentary For Local NPR Affiliate
06.17.2009
Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University, recently provided commentary for "Real People, Real Stories," a program on WFDD, the local National Public Radio affiliate. Parker spoke on the topic of "International Collaboration vs. National Isolation" during the program, which aired on May 24. 
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HPU History Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant
06.16.2009
Dr. Lauren Erin Brown, assistant professor of U.S. history at High Point University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to spend a semester at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, where she will teach "Made in the U.S.A.: American Bodies as History, 1900-1960," and offer teaching support in 20th-century U.S. cultural and diplomatic history.
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HPU Alumna Puts Her Education To Work In Mexico
06.11.2009
Gena Smith Thomas, a 2006 graduate of High Point University, is putting her education to work internationally.  Thomas, who majored in English and minored in political science and Spanish, will be moving to Mexico near the end of July to teach English as a second language to 6th-10th graders.
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HPU Hosts Annual NC Sirsi Users Group Meeting
05.27.2009
High Point University recently hosted the annual North Carolina Sirsi Users Group meeting, featuring Stephen Abram, vice president for innovation and chief strategist for SirsiDynix Institute, as the keynote speaker. In addition to Abram, five Sirsi Dynix executives attended the event, and were able to answer questions from the 114 librarians who attended the daylong meeting.
 
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HPU Awards Record Number Of Graduate Degrees
05.20.2009
High Point University is fast becoming a popular destination for students seeking master's degrees. This year, a record-setting 114 students earned advanced degrees.  They come and participate in a journey that equips them with new and updated skills for positioning themselves to meet workplace demands in a global community."
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HPU Welcomes New Media And Digital Services Librarian
05.15.2009
High Point University has hired Brian Davis as a media and digital services librarian in the Herman H. and Louise M. Smith Library. Davis' background as a library media developer with experience in current Web 2.0 technologies will help to broaden the scope of the Smith Library. He brings with him a host of skills in digitization, archival standards and video technologies.
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HPU To Provide More Than $2 Million In Scholarships For First-Generation Scholars In High Point
05.13.2009
High Point University held a press conference on May 12 to announce a new $2,000,000.00 scholarship program for first-generation college-bound students from High Point attending Guilford County Schools. HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, joined by Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green and High Point Mayor Becky Smothers, made the special announcement in the university?s Slane Student Center.
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Headlines Memorable HPU Graduation Ceremony
05.9.2009
High Point University held an inspiring and memorable Graduation Ceremony on May 9, with 657 graduates marching across the Roberts Hall Front Lawn to receive their degrees. The event featured NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin as the Commencement speaker. In fact, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Aldrin's historic walk on the moon with fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission.
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HPU's Head Basketball Coach Scott Cherry Featured on ESPN
05.7.2009
Scott Cherry's new role as head men's basketball coach at High Point University is drawing national attention - in fact, he is featured in a May 6 article by Dana O'Neil on ESPN.com. In the article, O'Neil discusses Cherry's ascension through the ranks to his current position, including his high hopes for Panther men's basketball.
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AT&T N.C. Teacher Of The Year Finalist To Speak At HPU
05.6.2009
May 6, 2009 - Cindi Rigsbee, the 2008-09 AT&T North Carolina Teacher of the Year, will be the guest speaker during High Point University's School of Education Student Teacher Breakfast on May 7. The breakfast will take place in Slane Center Rooms A and B at 9 a.m. The event is not open to the public. Rigsbee is a sixth- and seventh-grade reading resource teacher at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Orange County.
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HPU's 2009-10 Keller Scholarship Recipients Announced
05.4.2009
High Point University has awarded Keller Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year to Mary Funke of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Kristin Qualters of La Plata, Md. The Keller Scholarship is an endowed scholarship provided by Rosemary Keller in honor of her husband, furniture designer Tom Keller. Two freshmen are chosen from this group and awarded prestigious Keller Scholarships, which are renewable annually as long as the students maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.
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HPU Professor Presents Paper On Math Education At Conference
05.1.2009

Dr. Lisa Carnell, professor in the School of Education and Department of Mathematics at High Point University, presented a paper entitled "At-Risk Learners in the Mathematics Classroom: A Brain-Based Learning Perspective" at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting, held April 22-25 in Washington, D.C.

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Plato S. Wilson School Of Commerce Dedicated At HPU
04.30.2009
The new Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce was dedicated on April 29 in front of an audience of 200 High Point University faculty, staff, students, city leaders, invited guests and media. Tom Dayvault, president and CEO of the High Point Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the benefits the School of Commerce will bring to students and to the city as a whole. Following the ceremony, guests had the opportunity to tour the 60,000-square-foot, $16 million building.
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HPU Ranks In Top 6 Percent Nationally In Forbes.com 'America's Best Colleges'
08.11.2009
Forbes.com has ranked High Point University at No. 296 in its national listing, "America's Best Colleges." With 4,352 higher-education institutions in the United States, this ranking places HPU in the top 6 percent of all schools nationally. Other prestigious North Carolina institutions included on the list are Davidson College (No. 60), UNC Chapel Hill (No. 68), Duke University (No. 104) and Wake Forest University (No. 130).
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HPU Political Science Student Gains Political Experience Through Summer Internship
08.7.2009
John Gillespie, a rising junior majoring in political science at High Point University, has had a busy summer learning the ins and outs of the Tennessee political scene by interning for the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. "I have been to several swearing-in ceremonies for new U.S. citizens, and have been to an event that the secretary of Housing and Urban Development attended," Gillespie says.
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HPU Introduces New Department Of Music
08.3.2009
The halls of High Point University will be filled with lots of music, thanks to the adoption of a new curriculum that will add an innovative and progressive Bachelor of Arts degree in music in the university?s new Department of Music. The degree program will begin in 2010.
 
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Austin Dillon Qualifies 16th In No. 2 Car Sponsored By High Point University
08.1.2009

Austin Dillon drove the HPU Chevrolet Impala SS to a 16th qualifying position today for the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, hitting 133.735 mph while completing the lap in 23.554 seconds. "The car felt good," said Dillon, who is unique in the field as a 19-year-old about to enroll as a freshman at High Point University this month. "It's a good starting position for only our fifth race in the Nationwide Series. I'm really excited and ready to race."

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High Point University Freshman To Compete In Upcoming Nascar Race
07.31.2009

Richard Childress Racing development driver Austin Dillon, an incoming freshman at High Point University who will be studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, is already on track to showing his school spirit. Dillon will drive the No. 2 High Point University Chevrolet Impala SS for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 1. The race will air on ESPN at 4 p.m.

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HPU Names Beaver As Artist-In-Residence

High Point University has named Allan Beaver as artist-in-residence in the Department of Visual Arts. Beaver came to the university in 2008 as a visiting professor. His new full-time position includes teaching four courses - Basic Design, Graphic Design 1 and 2, and Designing for the Web. He is also advising students and helping to develop the Graphic Design curriculum.

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Nido R. Qubein School Of Communication Adds Five Communication Sequences To HPU's Academic Lineup
07.23.2009
When High Point University's new Nido R. Qubein School of Communication opens this fall, the 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will house five impressive major sequences that are a substantial addition to the university's academic offerings. The majors include: Electronic Media, Games and Interactive Media Design, Journalism, Media and Popular Culture Studies, and Strategic Communication.
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HPU Chair Of Exercise And Sports Science Publishes Taekwondo Book
07.22.2009
Dr. Tony Kemerly, chair of the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at High Point University, recently published a book, titled "Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts." The book, published by Tuttle Publishing, details taekwondo tips - beyond kicking and punching - by discovering powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns taekwondo students may already know. The publication also includes an instructional DVD.
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HPU Students Teach Leadership Skills To Children At Boys And Girls Club
07.17.2009
Students from High Point University recently had the chance to make an impact on middle-school-aged children by presenting a special leadership seminar to 13 boys and girls at the Carson Stout Boys and Girls Club. The two-hour seminar, led by five HPU students, placed emphasis on setting moral standards and creating a personal mission statement, and allowing these two important things to drive people in the journey through life.
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High Point University Adds Three Members To Athletics Administration
07.14.2009
The High Point University Athletic Department has added three new members to its administrative team. Joe Arancio joins HPU as Assistant Sports Information Director, Erika Carrubba joins the staff as Sports Information Assistant and Bryan Weigel joins HPU as Assistant Sports Marketing Director. Arancio comes to High Point from the University of Michigan, where he worked for a year as Media Relations Intern.
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HPU English Professor Publishes Book Detailing 'Pardon Jones' Letters
07.8.2009
Dr. Ed Piacentino, professor of English at High Point University, recently published his latest book, titled "C. M. Haile's 'Pardon Jones' Letters: Old Southwest Humor from Antebellum Louisiana." The book, published by Louisiana State University Press, consists of the first collection of the 67 humorous dialect letters authored by Christopher Mason Haile, which were initially published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper between 1840 and 1848.
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HPU To Welcome Community To Eastern Music Festival Concert
06.23.2009
High Point University will host an array of spectacular music thanks to the Eastern Music Festival, which will be making a stop at the university at 7:30 p.m. on July 13 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The program will consist of a wide variety of sounds, with styles ranging from well-known tunes performed by a sensational brass quintet to brilliant piano arrangements.
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HPU Student Captures Internship With Predators
06.17.2009
Laura Eldridge, a senior majoring in sports management at High Point University, has scored a summer internship with Nashville's professional hockey team - the Predators. Eldridge works with the ticket operations department in the Sommet Center, which is the Predators' home rink. Her duties in this area require her to work events such as the Country Music Association (CMA) festival and the Country Music Television (CMT) awards.
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HPU Professor Cited In Harvard MBA Project
06.11.2009
Dr. Gerald Fox, associate professor of economics at High Point University, was recently referenced in a Harvard MBA course project on competitive advantage. 
"Toward the end of spring semester, I was interviewed by second-year Harvard MBA student Sebastian Giwa on the subject of the North Carolina furniture industry," Fox says.
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HPU To Host Educational Leadership Summer Institute
06.4.2009
High Point University will host the Educational Leadership Summer Institute, which will include a full day of events, on July 24. Events will be held in the Phillips Hall Francis Auditorium. The theme will be "Leadership in an Age of Dramatic Change: Practical Solutions from Proven Leaders," and will allow participants to gain insights from various leaders with established track records for producing positive results.
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HPU Creates Unique Residential Living Experience For Honors Students
05.27.2009
Honors students at High Point University now have a chance for a unique residential living experience thanks to a new program that will house the students all on one floor. Gail Tuttle, vice president for student life, explains that the program is a privilege for Honors students. In addition to students, a faculty in residence will reside on the floor as well ? Dr. Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political science.
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HPU Makes Changes To Honor Code Designed To Reinforce Values
05.19.2009
High Point University recently announced changes to its Honor Code designed to ensure that students are familiar with both its purpose and the process of adhering to it. The revised Honor Code creates tougher sanctions and the implementation of a permanent Honor Court. Key changes include clarification of certain violations with specific definitions, and the process undergone with a suspected violation.
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High Point University Exhibit Featured At High Point Museum
05.14.2009
High Point University has experienced tremendous growth and change over the past few years, but the school, founded in 1924, has much more of a story to tell. The High Point Museum details the rich history of the university in a new exhibit, which will remain on display through Dec. 31. Also included in the display is part of a memory book that details High Point students in the service.
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HPU Students Assist American Friends Service Committee
05.13.2009
High Point University students have spent a great deal of time helping others this semester through a Service Learning Program partnership with the American Friends Service Committee. The students enjoyed the work and enjoyed each other. I have nothing but praise for the way the conducted themselves and the way in which they represented High Point University."
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HPU Professor Presents History Paper On Canadian Industry
05.8.2009
Dr. James Stitt, professor of history at High Point University, presented his paper, entitled "Canada's National Productivity Council,? at the 34th annual meeting of the Economic and Business Historical Society in Grand Rapids. At the meeting, Stitt was also reelected as chairman of the Board of Trustees for a second three-year term.
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HPU Professor Authors Section In 'Encyclopedia Of Hip Hop Literature'
05.7.2009
Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently authored a contribution in the "Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature," published by Greenwood Press. Isaksen's entry is on Imani Perry, one of America's leading cultural critics of the artistry and literary narrative forms within hip-hop music.
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Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Holds Philanthropy Event At HPU
05.5.2009
The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at High Point University recently held a Rock-a-Thon philanthropic event with all proceeds going toward the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. The organization, which is searching for a cure, assists those affected by the disease and provides medical equipment to those in need. Aicardi Syndrome is a genetic disorder that only affects girls.
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HPU Visual Art Department Seniors Hold 19th Annual Senior Seminar Exhibition
05.4.2009
Senior students in the Visual Art Department at High Point University presented their works of art on May 2 in the Deal Student Gallery of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University. Each senior was required to create a body of work in the medium of her choice. Many of the students have been working on these pieces for more than a year, with media including paint, clay and diverse materials such as bamboo and vellum.
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HPU Junior Wins Communication Scholarship
05.1.2009
High Point University junior and communications major Kathryn Stanley of High Point is the 2009 recipient of the Sam J. Underwood Scholarship. Stanley was selected by the faculty of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication as the recipient because of the academic excellence she demonstrates in the classroom.
The Sam J. Underwood Scholarship was established in 1992 through gifts from the estate of Roy Franklin Nelson, a friend of the university.
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High Point University Chapel Service Honors Senior Class
04.30.2009
High Point University's final Hayworth Chapel service of the 2008-09 academic year, held April 29, was dedicated to the HPU Senior Class of 2009. The service included a special presentation of awards. Robert Reid Goodson was named the Outstanding Senior on the Board of Stewards. Bill and Cherylle Deal, members of the worshipping community, were presented with the award for Outstanding Dedication to the University Chapel.
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