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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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HPU Associate Dean Makes Presentation At Economics And Business Conference
04.29.2009
Dr. Stephanie Crofton, associate dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and associate professor of economics at High Point University, presented her paper, "American Share Insurance: the Sole Surviving Private Deposit Insurer in the US," co-authored with Luis Dopico, Macrometrix, and James Wilcox, University of California, Berkeley, on April 25 at the annual conference of the Economic and Business Historical Society, held in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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North Carolina Symphony Entertains Audience At High Point University
04.27.2009
The High Point University community and guests enjoyed a special concert by the North Carolina Symphony on April 24 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert included a special appearance by award-winning harpist Catrin Finch. The packed-house audience of more than 450 people included guests from Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Culler Senior Center, and retirement communities River Landing at Sandy Ridge and Pennybyrn at Maryfield. 
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Rachel Sturm Presented With High Point University 2009 Haverty Cup
04.24.2009
Clarence H. Ridley, chairman of the board, and Steve Burdette, executive vice president for stores, at Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., presented the 2009 Haverty Cup to Rachel E. Sturm, a senior at High Point University, at the Eleanor Horsey Ridley Rose Garden on the HPU campus on April 24, 2009. Sturm, of Summerfield, N.C., will graduate from HPU in May with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Furnishings Marketing.
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HPU Board Of Visitors Scholarship Recipients For 2009-10 Announced
04.23.2009
High Point University Board of Visitors recently announced the recipients of the 2009-10 Board of Visitors Senior Scholarship awards. The presentations were made during the HPU Honors Day on April 22. The Board of Visitors of High Point University is composed of approximately 70 friends of HPU who are recognized for their character and leadership abilities. In 1987, the Board of Visitors approved the creation of the Board of Visitors Senior Scholarship program.
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HPU Professor And Students Participate In Health And Physical Education Convention
04.22.2009
A group of High Point University students and Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at HPU, recently participated in the 124th Annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention and Exposition in Tampa, Fla. More than 6,000 people attended the conference. The HPU students participated in various presentations and workshops.
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HPU Professor's Play Accepted For Publication
04.20.2009
Ed Simpson, professor of theater and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at High Point University, has recently learned that his play, "Electric City Suite," has been accepted for publication by the Dramatic Publishing Company.  "The stories and characters of 'Electric City Suite' have always been very special to me and I'm delighted they'll now find a wider audience with publication," says Simpson.
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HPU's Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity to Host Charity Car and Motorcycle Show
04.17.2009
Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at High Point University, will host its first annual Charity Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, April 18, to raise funds for volunteer efforts including Habitat for Humanity, Christmas presents for orphanage children, animal shelters and highway cleanups. The show has commitments from two local clubs ? the Heart of the Carolinas' classic car club and the United car club from Winston-Salem.
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HPU Professor Gives Presentation, Serves on Panels at New Orleans Conference
04.15.2009
Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion of scholars exploring "The Obama Effect on Contemporary Black Music Culture" at the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, held April 8-11 in New Orleans.
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HPU Professor Presents Papers at Chicago Conference
04.14.2009
Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently presented two papers at the Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) annual meeting, held April 2-4 in Chicago. Fox's two papers examine and estimate the influence of the economy, international events and scandals on presidential job approval for the Carter and Clinton administrations.
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HPU Professor Presents Shakespeare Research
Dr. Jim Casey, professor of English at High Point University, presented a paper on the performance of magic in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Fla. Casey examined how common knowledge of original practice (how Shakespeare's company may have actually performed the work) alters the understanding of the play as a whole.
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HPU Professor Presents Political Science Research
04.10.2009
Dr. Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political science at High Point University, recently presented a paper, entitled "Why Wasn't Mitt Romney the 'Chosen One'? Influence of Minority Religions in Presidential Politics," at the Midwestern Political Science Association conference, held April 2-5 in Chicago. DeSantis also served as a discussant (in charge of critiquing panel papers) on a panel, entitled "The Dynamics of Negative Campaigns."
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HPU To Host Educational Leadership Summer Institute
04.9.2009
High Point University will host the Educational Leadership Summer Institute, which will include a full day of events, on July 24, 2009. Events will be held in the Phillips Hall lecture auditorium. Dr. Vernon Farrington, associate professor of education who heads the event, says it has been held only once before - in 2007 - and he now hopes to make it an annual event.
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HPU Sorority Sends Easter Cards To U.S Military Troops
04.8.2009
The Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University is remembering U.S. troops during the Easter season by sending cards to show appreciation. Kappa Delta has organized the Easter card effort, and more than 100 HPU students have participated by writing cards to thank military personnel for serving. Kappa Delta is sending the cards to Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
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HPU Receives Gift From Frank L. Blum Construction Company
04.1.2009
Drew Hancock, president of Frank L. Blum Construction Company in Winston-Salem, recently met with High Point University President Dr. Nido R. Qubein to announce a significant gift being made to HPU for unrestricted purposes. Frank L. Blum Construction Company has been involved as the general contractor for two large construction projects on the campus - the expansion and renovation of the Slane Student Center, and the construction of the University Center.
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HPU Student Wins Miss North Carolina National U.S. Pageant Title
03.27.2009
High Point University sophomore Marie Ventrone has been awarded the Miss North Carolina National U.S. 2009 title for the Miss National U.S. Scholarship pageant. Ventrone, of Toms River, N.J., explains that North Carolina did not hold a state pageant this year, but instead chose the title-holder through an application process. "I was shocked (to be chosen), but so thrilled to find out that I had won the title," Ventrone says.
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HPU Associate Professor Presents Paper At Annual Conference
David Walker, associate professor and director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Nonprofit Organizations at High Point University, recently presented a paper in Israel at the Annual Conference of the Israeli Center for the Third Sector Research. This year?s conference was titled "The Local-Global Nexus of Civil Society."
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HPU Business Students Conduct Classes For West End Ministries
03.25.2009
Members of High Point University's SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team delivered financial literacy life skills classes at West End Ministries in High Point on Feb. 25 and March 4. HPU students Jeremy Hiatt, Matthew Schiffer, Adam Harie, Lisa Judkins, Jack Joseph, Nicholas Lincoln, Ayonna Thompson and Chelsea Swaim shared with female residents of the West End the basic principles of investing, budgeting, credit cards and debt. 
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HPU Hosts Biology Professor From Reed College
Dr. David Dalton, biology professor at Reed College, will present a special lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Congdon Hall Room 206 on April 10 at High Point University. The lecture is open to the public. Dalton will present "Biochemistry and Physiology of Antioxidants: How to Live Forever and Fix Nitrogen, Too." The lecture will cover oxygen, which Dalton says presents a "fundamental paradox in biology."
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HPU Interior Design Student Receives Scholarship Award
03.20.2009
Skylar Davis, a junior from Creedmoor, N.C., majoring in interior design at High Point University, was recently awarded the annual High Point Design Center Foundation 2008-2009 Scholarship Award. The scholarship is awarded yearly to an outstanding student who is majoring in interior design - and Davis is a prime example of that.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Steel Magnolias'
03.19.2009
The High Point University Theatre will present "Steel Magnolias" April 2-5 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show is open to the public. The well-known production, written by Robert Harling, is set in a small-town Louisiana beauty parlor owned by a woman named Truvy, and follows the lives of several women who often meet there.
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HPU Alum Tubby Smith Brings Golden Gophers Basketball Team To HPU To Prepare For NCAA Tournament
03.18.2009
The Golden Gophers men's basketball team from the University of Minnesota, along with coach Tubby Smith, a High Point University alumnus, recently paid a visit to the HPU campus to get ready for the NCAA tournament. The Gophers, coached by Smith - an HPU basketball standout in the late 1960s and early 1970s - practiced on campus on the morning of March 18 to prepare for an upcoming game against the University of Texas, which will be held on Thursday in the Greensboro Coliseum.
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HPU Hosts Dr. Bruce Yandle As Part Of BB&T Speaker Series
03.13.2009
High Point University will host Dr. Bruce Yandle as part of the BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. The event is open to the public. The BB&T speaker series is designed to highlight key thinking from the worlds of business practice, academia and the policy community regarding critical aspects for understanding the foundations of capitalism. It is sponsored by the BB&T Charitable Foundation.
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HPU Hosts Design, Art And Technology Symposium
03.9.2009
High Point University "wowed" guests with a giant cardboard creation named "Gulliver," a 55-foot piece created by internationally acclaimed artist James Grashow and a team of HPU students. The enormous artwork was part of the Fifth Annual Design, Art and Technology Symposium, held March 5-6 on the HPU campus.
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HPU Chair Of Criminal Justice Makes Presentation At Greensboro Conference
03.4.2009
Dr. Bobby Little, chair of the Criminal Justice Department at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the 2009 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, held on Feb. 21 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Little says he selected a number of audience members to apply the legal lessons they learned by role-playing a domestic violence crime scenario.
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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 Religion Professor Publishes Book On Teachings Of Thomas Aquinas
04.28.2009
Dr. Chris Franks, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, has recently written and published a book entitled, "He  Became Poor: The Poverty of Christ and Aquinas's Economic Teachings." In his book, he examines certain virtues associated with voluntary poverty and contrasts them with the usual dispositions toward wealth and property fostered by modern market society.
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HPU Senior Receives Two Accounting Scholarships
04.27.2009
High Point University senior accounting major Joshua Jones has recently received two accounting scholarships. Jones was presented with a Becker Scholarship for Success award on April 22; Bill Cloninger, a representative from Becker, visited HPU to make the presentation. Jones is one of only 50 recipients of the award nationwide. His award includes a scholarship worth $2,825 to be used towards a Becker CPA Exam review course. 
 
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin To Headline HPU Commencement Weekend
04.22.2009

High Point University has a special and inspiring weekend full of celebration planned for the 2009 Commencement Weekend, to be held May 8-9. The event, which always brings renowned speakers to campus and proves to be a highlight of the academic year, will feature NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin as the Commencement speaker. In fact, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Aldrin?s historic walk on the moon. Dr. Michael Brown will be the featured Baccalaureate speaker.

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HPU Students, Professor Win Sport Management Case Study Competition
High Point University students, along with Dr. James Zarick, associate professor of sport management at HPU, recently took first place in the Sport Management Case Study Competition at the second annual College Sport Research Institute National Conference, held April 15-18 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The team was also assisted by Dr. Woody Gibson, associate professor of sport management at HPU.
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UNCG To Award Two Honorary Degrees At May 15 Commencement
04.21.2009
UNCG will present two honorary degrees during commencement on Friday, May 15, to the president of an area university and to an alumna who helped found the honors college. The 117th graduation exercises will begin at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum with Gov. Beverly Perdue as the commencement speaker. UNCG will recognize students who have completed degrees at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels.
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HPU Professor's Research Published In Academic Journal
Stephanie Crofton, associate dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, had her article, entitled "Do Higher Real Minimum Wages Lead to More High School Dropouts?: Evidence from Maryland Across Races, 1993-2004," published in the April issue of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.
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HPU Evening Degree Program Congratulates National Honor Society Inductees
04.17.2009
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University inducted new members into the Theta Theta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society on April 8. The EDP established the chapter in 1992 to recognize high scholastic achievement by adult students. To be considered for nomination, a student must have completed at least four sessions and a minimum of 30 semester hours at HPU.
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HPU to Host 'Cabaret… An Original HPU Music Production'
04.15.2009
High Point University will host "Cabaret... An Original HPU Music Production," at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Tickets are available for students, faculty, staff and the general public by contacting the HPU Hayworth Fine Arts Center Box Office at 336-841-4673. Students receive one complimentary ticket by showing their valid HPU Passport.
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HPU Radio Appoints Wells as Station Manager
04.14.2009
The Communications Committee at High Point University has appointed Matthew Wells as station manager of HPU Radio. Wells, a junior Communication major in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, is a native of Archdale, N.C., and is a 2007 graduate of Trinity High School. As station manager at HPU Radio, he will supervise more than 40 student announcers and programmers.
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HPU Evening Degree Program To Host Open House Events
04.10.2009
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University will host two Open House events - one on the main High Point campus and another on the Winston-Salem campus. The events will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 14 and April 16. The April 14 event will be held in the Norcross Hall front lobby on the High Point campus; the April 16 event will be held in Room 113 in the North Building on the Winston-Salem campus (located off NC 52 and University Parkway).
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HPU Campus Chronicle Names Nuckles As Editor-In-Chief
04.9.2009
The Communications Committee at High Point University has appointed Michael Nuckles as editor-in-chief of the Campus Chronicle, the university?s biweekly student newspaper. "My goal for the Campus Chronicle is to take the next step in making everything at High Point University the best it can be," says Nuckles. "With the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication moving into its new building, it is time for the Chronicle to move forward into unchartered territory.
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HPU Professor Presents Global Workplace Research
04.8.2009
Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University, presented a paper entitled "Preparing Students for the Global Workplace: A Course Model" at the SIETAR-USA (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research) annual conference, held April 3 at Research Triangle Park.
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HPU Hosts Annual Spring Concert
04.3.2009
 High Point University will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir, University Singers and other selected solo and ensemble musicians and is the culmination of a study of choral music in the American tradition from early Colonial times to the present.
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HPU Students Participate In Charlotte Business Competition
04.1.2009
Members of the High Point University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team competed recently in the Regional SIFE Competition in Charlotte, N.C. This is SIFE's first year at HPU, and the Charlotte event was the first competition for HPU's team. HPU students Paul Abell, Jeremy Hiatt, Matthew Schiffer, William Rhodes, Preston Ward and Ibrahim Kanu presented overviews of completed projects in Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics to a panel of business professionals.
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HPU Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club Captures Medals At National Tournament
03.30.2009
The High Point University Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club recently earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the U.S. Nationals Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, held in Georgia. The team earned two gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal. Dan Vining also participated, earning fourth place in both submission wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
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HPU Service Celebrates Music And Worship With Annual Festival Of Music
03.27.2009
High Point University celebrated the importance of music enhancing worship with the annual Festival of Music, held in the Hayworth Chapel on March 25. The festival was attended by more than 300 students, administrators, faculty, staff and members of the HPU community. Duets were also performed by Alex Stryker and Abby Roarke, and Patrick Bliss and Ashley Workman. Brian Ijames performed a solo at the event as well.
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HPU Senior Takes Internship To Print
03.25.2009
Sean Firestone, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in management at High Point University, is putting his experience in print thanks to an internship at Wall Printing, a commercial print company in High Point. He sometimes sits in on appointments as well to see how sales meetings are run. Firestone adds that his internship experience has helped him in his major as well.
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HPU Hosts Production Of 'Periphery' By Community Theater Of Greensboro
03.24.2009
High Point University hosted a production of "Periphery," performed by the Community Theater of Greensboro on March 22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The play, written by Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at HPU, highlights the events of Feb. 1, 1960 - the sit-in by four African-American college students at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro.
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HPU Hosts International Visitors As Part Of Panel Discussion
High Point University hosted a group of African visitors, sponsored through the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, on March 23 to attend a panel discussion on "Transparency in Government." PTCIV is the local branch of the Council for International Visitors, funded and administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
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HPU Hosts 'A Gathering Of Entrepreneurs'
03.20.2009
High Point University recently hosted "A Gathering of Entrepreneurs" on campus. The event took place on March 18 in David Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. Approximately 100 HPU alumni executives and business owners gathered to build relationships, identify internship and job opportunities for students, and volunteer as guest lecturers. HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein gave a presentation discussing business in the 21st century.
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HPU Professor Of English Presents Paper At Southern Writers Symposium
03.17.2009

Dr. Ed Piacentino, professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 20th Southern Writers Symposium - a biennial conference focusing on the literature of the American South - at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. His paper, titled "Ham Jones, North Carolina Backwoods Humorist," discusses Jones, a Salisbury and Rowan County native.

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Psychology Student Gains Hands-On Experience Through Internship
03.16.2009
Samantha Darnell, a senior majoring in psychology at High Point University, is on the fast-track to her dream job - becoming a forensic psychologist - thanks to experience she?s gaining from an internship with John F. Warren and Associates, P.A. "This has allowed me to see many aspects of the field, as well as gain more knowledge in areas where I held previous knowledge," Darnell says.
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HPU To Feature Dr. Jeffrey D. Ford As Part Of Cultural Enrichment Series
03.13.2009
High Point University will feature Dr. Jeffrey D. Ford as part of the Cultural Enrichment Series at 7 p.m. on April 7 in Norton Hall, Room 101. The event is open to the public. He is a frequent consultant to organizations such as Intel and Mead Paper. He also teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive-level courses including organization design and managing change at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
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HPU Named 'Project Of The Year' By High Point Economic Development Corporation
03.9.2009
The High Point Economic Development Corporation named High Point University the city's "Project of the Year" thanks to its significant boost to the local economy. During 2008, HPU brought in $367 million into the city's economy, thanks to impressive expansion plans. The university also attracted 58,000 visitors to High Point thanks to HPU-sponsored events. Those visitors contributed to High Point's economy by booking 5,350 hotel rooms and by spending money in the city's retail stores.
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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 Chapel Service, April 29,2009
04.27.2009
The final chapel service of the 2008-09 academic year will be dedicated to the Senior Class of 2009. It takes place at 5:30 p.m. on April 29. Awards will be presented to the Outstanding Senior on the Board of Stewards and to a member of the worshipping community for Outstanding Dedication to the University Chapel.
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HPU Receives Gift From Pauline Lewis Hayworth Estate
High Point University has received the final distribution from the Estate of Pauline Lewis Hayworth, in the amount of $900,000. When this is combined with earlier contributions from her and her husband, Charles Hayworth Jr., the university has received more than $9 million from the couple. Pauline Lewis Hayworth, a native of Pinehurst, N.C., devoted herself to many causes, especially those related to fine arts and higher education.
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HPU Awards Honorary Doctorate To BB&T CEO
04.22.2009
High Point University will honor BB&T CEO Kelly King with an honorary doctorate during the spring 2009 commencement ceremony, to be held May 9. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will serve as commencement speaker. "Mr. King is an innovative leader who has had significant influence on North Carolina," says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. "We are proud of his achievements and consider him a positive role model for our students."
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HPU TO Publish 'The Home Front,' A New Furnishings Research Newsletter
Staying on the forefront of furnishings research, High Point University is publishing its inaugural issue of ?The Home Front? during the spring 2009 High Point Market. The furnishings research newsletter will be 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's New Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce to be Dedicated
04.17.2009
High Point University will dedicate its new Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce on April 29 at 5:30 p.m. The event is not open to the public. Dr. Nido Qubein, president, will preside at the dedication ceremony. Dr. Dennis Carroll, vice president and dean for academic affairs, will provide a building overview and invocation, followed by a greeting by Marsha B. Slane, chair of the HPU Board of Trustees.
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Human Link Sculpture Installed at High Point University
04.15.2009
The High Point University campus is now home to another magnificent sculpture - "Human Link." The sculpture, installed April 15, is located in David Hayworth University Park. The "Human Link," a 1-ton, 24-foot-tall bronze and steel figure created by renowned sculptor Jon Hair, features three bronze figures helping each other climb a steel helix structure.
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HPU Professor's Work Featured in Education Publication
Dr. Debbie Linville, associate professor of education at High Point University, is having her work published in the May issue of "Language Arts," a publication that connects theory and practice in education. Her article is entitled "Assessing Assessment." Linville's piece will appear in a section named "Educators on Assessment."
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HPU Professor to Serve on Editorial Board of Professional Journal
Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University, has been appointed to a four-year term to the Editorial Board of the "American Review of Canadian Studies" (ARCS). ARCS is the premier Canadian Studies journal in the United States and is published by the Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S.
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HPU Professors Present Workplace Research At New Orleans Conference
04.10.2009
Dr. Deborah Danzis, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Wes Davenport, assistant professor of business management, both at High Point University, recently presented papers at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, held April 1-5 in New Orleans. "There have been relatively few studies that have examined perspective taking, and its role in team conflict," says Davenport. 
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HPU Makes a Splash With Eco-Friendly Bottled Water
04.8.2009
As part of its efforts to be environmentally friendly, High Point University announced on April 7 that it is replacing its plastic water bottles with Primo Water - water that comes in bottles made from bio-resin, or plants. Traditional beverage bottles are made from crude oil - so, with the switch, the university is helping to save a large amount of gasoline.
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HPU Theatre Hosts Production Of "Steel Magnolias"
04.7.2009
The High Point University community and the public enjoyed a presentation of "Steel Magnolias" April 2-5 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. The campus production was directed by HPU Instructor of Theatre Doug Brown and featured students Jacki Marano (sophomore), Ali Earley (junior), Nikki Lawson (junior), Marie Ventrone (sophomore), Camara McLaughlin (junior) and Cate Lightburn (freshman).
 
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HPU Students Participate In Asheville Research Symposium
03.31.2009
Several High Point University students recently presented papers at the Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (Big SURS), held March 27-28 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Big SURS provides an opportunity for students from Big South Conference universities to present their research, scholarship and creative activities to their conference peers and faculty.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Information Systems Publishes Article
03.27.2009
Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at HPU, recently co-authored an article, titled "A Framework of the Use of Certifications by Hiring Personnel in IT Hiring Decisions," which has been accepted for publication in "The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems." Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in information and computer science and his doctorate from Georgia Tech.
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HPU Alumnus Appointed As Chief of Staff For RNC
High Point University alumnus Ken McKay is busy making his way to the top, thanks to his recent appointment as chief of staff for the Republican National Committee. At his post, he will assist the Office of RNC Chairman Michael Steele. McKay, who received a Bachelor of Science in biology from HPU in 1991 and a law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law, resides in Rhode Island, where he manages his own law firm.
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HPU Students Lend A Helping Hand During Spring Break
03.26.2009
High Point University students used their time wisely during this year's spring break. Several students from the Volunteer Center spent time in Texas, doing hurricane repair work, and students from service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega spent time in Atlantic Beach, taking part in work for Habitat for Humanity.
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HPU Service Fraternity Participates In Project For Annual Conference
03.24.2009
Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at High Point University took part in a special service project as part of the group's annual Sectionals Conference, held on March 20. This year's project, headed by APO member Meighan Avalos, consisted of creating candy-filled clay flowerpots and making cards, which will be sent to Wake Forest Children's Hospital as well as local elementary schools. The group also participated in a toiletry drive.
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HPU Hosts TV Producers, Writers As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium
Brenda Lilly, producer, writer and creator of the TV series "State of Grace," and Pat Green, three-time Emmy Award-winning producer, writer and creator of the TV series "Christy," will visit High Point University April 13-16 as guest artists in the university?s Media and Performance Symposium, a yearlong series designed to supplement the educational and artistic experiences of HPU students.
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HPU Adds New Foreign Language Courses
Four new foreign language classes will be added to the course lineup at High Point University. Beginning in the fall 2009 semester, Arabic 101 and 102 will be offered, as well as Intermediate Japanese 201 and 202. Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at HPU, feels that Arabic is a particularly interesting course to add.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Sociology Presents Paper In Boston
03.20.2009
Dr. Terrell A. Hayes, associate professor of sociology in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology and Non-Profit Studies at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the 46th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, held March 10-14 in Boston. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.
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HPU Hosts Acclaimed Playwright And Screenwriter As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium
03.18.2009
High Point University will host Roy Steinberg, producer and director for "Guiding Light" and "Days of Our Lives," on March 25-28 as part of the Media and Performance Symposium, a yearlong series designed to supplement the educational and artistic experiences of HPU students. The workshops will also feature screenings of the independent film "Lunch," as well as daytime dramas.
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HPU Chapel Worship Service To Be A Festival Of Music
03.16.2009
The congregation and choirs of Hayworth Chapel and the Performing Arts Department at High Point University will present a Festival of Music at the 5:30 p.m. worship service on March 25 in Hayworth Chapel. The event is open to the public, in celebration of the importance of music enhancing worship. Each year, the popular service is attended by large numbers of students and the community.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Economics Presents, Discusses Papers At New York City Conference
03.13.2009
Dr. Suryadipta Roy, assistant professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently presented and discussed papers at the annual conference of the Eastern Economic Association, held in New York City from Feb. 27 to March 1. Roy presented a paper that researched the effect of corruption on trade openness and its implications on the income distribution between labor and capital.
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HPU Students, Faculty Attend Annual Meeting At Wake Forest University
03.5.2009
High Point University professors and several HPU students recently attended the annual meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society, held at Wake Forest University. Dr. Clinton Corcoran, chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, was elected to a two-year term as president of the North Carolina Philosophical Society. He previously served as secretary-treasurer for the group.
 
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