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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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HPU Interfraternity Council To Host 'Save A Life Tour'
03.3.2009
The Interfraternity Council at High Point University will host the "Save a Life Tour" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 4 in the Slane Student Center. The event, a national drunk driving awareness event and simulator, is a service project sponsored by the IFC. The IFC held fundraisers and other various events in order to bring the program to campus.
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HPU Campus Blanketed By March Snow; Students Have Snowman Contest
03.2.2009
The High Point University campus has been blanketed by the white canvas of glistening snow that fell across the Piedmont March 1-2. Classes were canceled, and students took advantage of the opportunity to have a little fun ? including a snowman contest. Pictured is the snowman that garnered first place, decked out in HPU gear including a hat, pompoms, foam gloves and more.
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HPU To Host Design, Art And Technology Symposium
02.20.2009

High Point University will have quite a large guest at the Design, Art and Technology Symposium - a 55-foot-long cardboard creation named "Gulliver," a piece created by internationally acclaimed artist James Grashow and a team of HPU students. The reception for "Gulliver" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 5 in the Sechrest Gallery of HPU?s Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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HPU Presents 'Think Big' Awards
02.19.2009
Thanks to the Think BIG Awards, four professors can continue pursuing projects that will help further High Point University's tradition of educational excellence. The professors - Dr. Elizabeth McCorquodale and Dr. Harold Goldston, from the Department of Chemistry and Physical Science; Jay Putnam, from the Department of Performing Arts; and Dr. Jim Casey, from the Department of English - were awarded the grants during a special presentation on Feb 19.
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HPU Senior Lands Prestigious Internship With Heritage Foundation
02.17.2009
Jacqueline Kicherer, a senior majoring in political science at High Point University, is networking with some of the country's leading policy-makers in Washington, D.C., by interning as a research assistant at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research and analysis think tank. As the internship progresses, Kicherer will have the opportunity to attend lectures, meet political leaders and work in different parts of D.C.
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HPU Continues To Make Significant Economic Impact On High Point
02.11.2009
High Point University continues to draw visitors to the City of High Point with special events, sports activities and more each month - and February is no exception. Figures for this month show an impressive and significant impact on High Point, thanks to an estimated 9,650 visitors who will bring in an estimated $1.2 million to the local economy. HPU draws 58,000 visitors to the city annually.
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HPU Host Annual Family Winter Weekend
02.9.2009
High Point University was the scene of fun and fellowship for more than 1,500 people at its annual Family Winter Weekend, held Feb. 6-7. Some of the highlights included Bingo at the Slane Student Center and a movie in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on Friday. Saturday included a 5K run, campus tours, HPU women's and men's basketball games, and a tailgating party.
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Marketing VP For Piedmont Triad Partnership Visits HPU Students
02.6.2009
Senior marketing majors at High Point University recently received assistance with developing their senior projects thanks to special guest Dawn Booker from the Piedmont Triad Partnership, who visited the campus on Feb. 2. Booker, vice president of marketing for the Piedmont Triad Partnership - one of the 10 best economic development organizations in North America according to Site Selection magazine - helped students develop a marketing plan.
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HPU Senior Interns At Accounting Firm In Greensboro
01.28.2009

Joshua Jones, a senior majoring in accounting at High Point University, is getting valuable career experience, thanks to a hands-on internship at Bernard Robinson and Co., L.L.P., a public accounting firm in Greensboro. Jones says he has been busy since day one, working on client engagements that vary from audit and writing of financial statements to the preparation and processing of tax paperwork.

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HPU Professor Participates In Education Forum In China
01.26.2009
Dr. Christine Allred, professor of education at High Point University, recently had the opportunity to take part in the Sino-US Education Forum in Guiyang, China. The three-day event began with an opening ceremony, where dignitaries from both China and the United States talked about each country's education system's accomplishments, as well as their plan to improve education.
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HPU Senior Gains Experience Thanks To Internship At High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau
01.22.2009
Destinee Brown, a senior at High Point University, is very busy discovering the ins and outs of the City of High Point this semester thanks to a valuable internship experience with the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau. Brown, a senior majoring in human relations, began her internship at the start of the spring semester. She is already discovering that the experience is helping expand upon what she's learning through her studies at HPU.
 
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HPU Professor Presents Paper At Mexico Conference
01.20.2009
Dr. James Zarick, associate professor of sport management at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the Academy of Business Administration Global Trends Conference, held Dec. 18-23 in Cancun, Mexico. Zarick presented a paper titled "The Impact of Volunteerism on the Perceptions of a Sport," which collected data from volunteers at a 5K road race in an effort to try and determine if their perceptions were changed by their experience as a volunteer. 
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HPU Professor Co-Chairs Conference; Co-Writes Academic Paper
01.19.2009
Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University, had a busy fall. Not only did Parker serve as co-chairman of the Joint Conference of the Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies and the Southern Association for Canadian Studies, but he also co-wrote and co-presented a paper with Dr. Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, associate professor of economics at Winston-Salem State University.
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HPU To Host Faculty Recital
01.12.2009
High Point University will share the talents of the Performing Arts Department with its annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The special recital will feature the music faculty in solo and combined works. Full-time and adjunct faculty will perform.
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HPU President Named Among 'Most Admired' In North Carolina
01.7.2009

Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, has been named among one of the most admired leaders in North Carolina by News & Record columnist Doug Clark. n the commentary, Clark says Qubein is responsible for "putting HPU on the map in four years, following a dynamic business career." Others on the list include Maya Angelou, Richard Petty, Billy Graham, Hugh McColl, Roy Williams and Andy Griffith.

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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 Student Gains Perspective On Real World Thanks To Internship Experience
02.23.2009
Danielle Cunningham, a senior human relations major at High Point University, has really put her heart into her internship at the American Red Cross High Point-Thomasville chapter. "As part of my internship, I am serving as a youth leader," Cunningham says. "I help them create new ways to raise funds and serve the community. Currently, we are raising money to send our chapter to Orlando, Fla. for a youth leadership conference in April."
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HPU Associate Dean In School Of Education Named President Of DCCC Foundation
02.20.2009
Dr. Barbara Leonard, associate dean of the School of Education at High Point University, has been elected president of the Davidson County Community College Foundation, Inc. Leonard previously served as vice president and member of the executive committee. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for DCCC as the ethics liaison. She previously served as chairperson for the Board of Trustees.
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HPU History Professor, Students Attend Harvard National Model United Nations Event
02.18.2009
Dr. Renzo Honores, assistant professor of history at High Point University, along with several HPU students, attended the Harvard National Model United Nations event Feb. 12-15 in Boston. e annual event is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and its different committees. This year's educational event was attended by more than 100 universities from all over the United States and several other countries.
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HPU Associate Professor Presents At Canadian Conference
02.12.2009
Dr. Vernon T. Farrington, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, was a featured speaker at the Canadian National Middle Years Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Farrington, who made two presentations during the conference, presented "Leadership in an Age of Dramatic Change," as well as "Reaching School Potential through Leadership Coaching."
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HPU Hosts Acclaimed Playwright And Screenwriter As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium
02.11.2009
Bruce Graham, a playwright and screenwriter who rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of America's top dramatists, will visit High Point University as a guest artist in the Media and Performance Symposium. Graham will be on campus Feb. 26-March 1 and will present a series of classes and writing workshops over a three-day period. He will also attend the opening performance of his play, "Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille," which will be held on Feb.
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HPU Radio Makes Its Debut
02.9.2009
High Point University is ready to rock - thanks to its brand new radio station, which is making its official debut today. The station, which has been in the process of testing for the past two weeks, will air as a student-programmed Internet station at http://www.hpur.org/. Programming and music will be broadcast yearlong during all hours. Students will broadcast live from 4 p.m. to midnight every day during the academic year.
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HPU To Feature Special Guest For Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lecture
02.5.2009
High Point University will host the Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lecture, featuring special guest lecturer Kathleen O'Neil. O'Neil, president and CEO of Liberty Street Advisors, LLC - a company she established in 2001 - previously headed IBM's Global Financial Markets Infrastructure Group and served in a series of executive roles for 24 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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High Point University Hosts Blood Drive
01.29.2009
The High Point University Volunteer Center, led by David Perez, a junior, hosted a blood drive on Jan. 27 in the Slane Student Center. The event was sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at HPU. The Volunteer Center previously held a blood drive in November, where they collected 92 units from the HPU family - including 37 first-time donors.
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HPU Theatre Students Honored
01.27.2009

Some High Point University theatre students have been honored recently, thanks to outstanding theatre performances over the past year. "Almost, Maine" was recognized as an honorable mention production, which means it was one of the top eight productions in the nine-state southeast region. Three outstanding HPU student performances were recognized for this production as well - Nathan Ruffin, Luke Mullinax and Sean Scurlock.

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HPU Student Gains Web Design Experience Through Greensboro Internship
01.21.2009
James Yarbough, a senior at High Point University, is gaining valuable career experience thanks to an internship at IComm Design in Greensboro. Yarbough, who is majoring in computer information systems, is interning as a Web designer and developer at the local company, which produces Web and media products for a variety of businesses in the Triad, including managing Natural Triad Magazine.
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HPU Professor Presents Paper At New York City Conference
01.20.2009
Dr. Renzo Honores, assistant professor of history at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 123rd annual AHA Conference on Latin American History, held Jan. 2-5 in New York City. Honores presented "Caciques as Legal Benefactors: Cacial Legal Offensive in the Andes, 1552-1572." The paper explores how the Andean caciques (local lords) used the legal system and how these lords were successful in their legal campaigns between 1552 and 1572 in the Peruvian Andes.
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HPU Hosts 'Day Of Service' In Conjunction with Annual MLK Service
01.19.2009
In conjunction with the annual Martin Luther King Day Service, High Point University hosted its first annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 19. The event, which was held to help further the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s special message of peace, hope and inspiration, gave HPU students, faculty and staff a chance to serve others in the community.
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HPU Students Make Impact On Community Thanks To Civic Engagement Courses
01.14.2009
High Point University students continue to make a positive impact on the High Point community, thanks to opportunities provided through the university's civic engagement courses. The courses, which include an experiential learning component along with class work, are a substantial addition to experiential learning opportunities already available at HPU. Students in the civic engagement courses have the opportunity to work with local organizations, providing valuable community service.
 
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HPU To Feature Pastor Of Ebenezer Baptist Church For Martin Luther King Day Service
01.12.2009
Who: High Point University students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public and the media. What: The annual Martin Luther King Day worship service will feature the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock as special guest speaker. Warnock serves as the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Ebenezer Baptist Church was the spiritual home of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who first preached his inspirational ministry of nonviolence at that very pulpit.
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HPU Sees Record Number Of Students Participating Study Abroad
01.6.2009
High Point University students are taking full advantage of overseas learning opportunities. During the spring 2009 semester, the Study Abroad program at HPU will send overseas the largest number of participants it has had in several years. Nine students will be studying abroad during the semester - plans include Gold Coast, Australia; Suva, Fiji; London, England; Florence, Italy; and Swansea, Wales.
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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 Student Stars In High Point Theatre Production Of 'The Producers'
03.3.2009
High Point University student Jennifer Arnold, from Charleston, W.Va., will soon be in the spotlight, thanks to a big role she'll play in "The Producers," a production by the High Point Community Theatre. Arnold has most recently held roles as Rosamund in HPU's "The Robber Bridegroom" and played Sandy in the Charleston Light Opera Guild's production of "Grease."
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HPU To Host Leading Biblical Scholar For Annual Keller Seminar, Finch Lecture
02.23.2009
As part of its annual weeklong Keller Seminar, High Point University will host Dr. Michael D. Coogan on March 23-27. Coogan will conduct the weeklong seminar; he will also provide the annual Finch Lecture at 11 a.m. on March 24 in Phillips Hall Room 120. The topic of the Keller Seminar will be "Job and the Problem of Suffering," which will include an examination of the book of Job and its poetic treatment of the human condition.
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HPU Communication Professor Awarded Fellowship With NATPE
02.19.2009
Dr. Kate Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, was recently awarded a fellowship from the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). "I am honored to have won the NATPE fellowship, and I found the conference to be extremely informative," Fowkes says. "I gained insights into the most recent trends in television and got an insider's view of the industry.
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HPU Graduate's Media Company Has Plans For Expansion
02.17.2009
Chris Crecelius, a 2002 graduate of High Point University, is busy making a name for his media company and magazine, "Line Up" - so busy, in fact, that he hopes to line up a bi-monthly publication schedule by next year. Publishing out of Wilmington, Crecelius - who majored in business administration and marketing with a minor concentration in fine arts at HPU - says the magazine first hit the stands on July 4, 2005, and went into quarterly publication in 2006.
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WGHP President And Account Manager Visit HPU Marketing Seniors
02.12.2009

Senior marketing students at High Point University recently received help with their marketing plans thanks to assistance from Karen Adams, president of Fox 8 WGHP, and Cindy D'Ambrosio, regional account manager at WGHP, who both visited the campus on Feb. 9. Students also learned that WGHP is the top FOX affiliate in the nation, and learned the advantages of using broadcast television in promotional campaigns.

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HPU Senior Gets Valuable Internship Experience At High Point Regional Hospital
02.10.2009
Marcus Penick, a senior human relations major at High Point University, is spending his semester making people feel a little better thanks to an internship in the Emergency Department at High Point Regional Hospital. He says he gets to do a variety of helpful tasks, such as refilling the saline warmers, but his main goal is to make sure each patient and his or her family members have the best, most positive experience possible.
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HPU Hosts Fifth Annual Science Fair
02.6.2009
High Point University recently hosted more than 150 parents and children for the fifth annual Piedmont Science Fair for Non-Public Schools. The event, held on Jan. 31, included two one-hour demonstration shows - a chemistry demonstration by Dr. Harold Goldston from the Department of Chemistry at HPU, and a physics demonstration by Dr. Bill McNairy, a lecturer and physics lecture demonstration coordinator from Duke University.
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HPU Theatre To Present 'Early One Evening At The Rainbow Bar And Grille'
02.4.2009
The High Point University Theatre will present the comedy "Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille" in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The show will run Feb. 26 through March 1 and is open to the public. "In addition to being an offbeat comedy, it's also a modern morality play, addressing - in a comic way - some important ethical, moral and religious issues,"Simpson says."
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Attends Leadership Program In Chapel Hill
01.23.2009
Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education and educational leadership coordinator at High Point University, recently served as a presenter and panel member for the "Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals," held on Jan. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Johnson says serving as a presenter for the program was one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.
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HPU History Professor Presents Paper At China Conference
01.21.2009
Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the International Symposium on the Shangshanxiaxiang Movement, sponsored by Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The event was held Dec. 21-22 in Shanghai, China. "Due to the sensitive nature of the topic and its bold argument, my paper generated much discussion after my presentation," Deng says.
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HPU Instructor Of English Presents Paper At Linguistics Conference
01.20.2009

Gail Clements, instructor of English at High Point University, presented a paper at the Western Conference on Linguistics on Nov. 23 at the University of California - Davis campus. Social network links include kin, co-workers, neighbors, fellow church members and more," says Clement. "Deciding with whom we as speakers will identify ourselves either reinforces or changes the way we speak.

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HPU Features Pastor Of Ebenezer Baptist Church For Annual Martin Luther King Day Service
01.19.2009

The High Point University community honored the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during its annual Martin Luther King Day worship service on Jan. 19 with a special guest speaker - the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock. Warnock, a native of Savannah, Ga., who serves as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of King, delivered a message of hope, inspiration and peace.

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HPU Fraternity Participates In Leadership Conference
01.9.2009
The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at High Point University spent part of the holiday break learning about leadership, thanks to the organization's Mid Year Leadership Conference, held Jan. 2-4 in Charlotte. The group hopes to continue its philanthropic efforts during the spring semester using the new leadership skills that were learned during the conference. 
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HPU Campus Going Tobacco-Free
01.5.2009
High Point University is making strides to go completely tobacco-free, thanks to requests by students, faculty and staff. The transition period will begin on June 1, 2009, and enforcement of the policy will begin on Sept. 1, 2009. The university will help students, faculty and staff along the way by offering smoking cessation classes during the spring and fall 2009 semesters.
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