HPU Assistant Professor Of Biology Named Finalist For International Research Award

Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, was recently named the runner-up to the Tansley Medal ? an international research award. The award recognizes outstanding botanists in the early stages of their career. Hughes was the only American to make the final round, and one of only two women. “The paper I submitted for the competition was a review of research on winter leaf reddening in evergreen plants,” Hughes says.

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HPU To Compete In College Recycling Competition

High Point University is helping to make the world a little greener, thanks to the university’s participation in the 2011 Recyclemania competition, an eight-week program that promotes waste reduction and increases recycling efforts. More than 575 colleges and universities nationwide are participating in the competition. As part of Recyclemania, HPU has set goals to increase recycling on campus, raise awareness of the recycling program and lower waste generated on campus.

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51 Local Businesses Partner With HPU Passport Program

High Point University students, faculty and staff can often be seen in and around town ? patronizing local restaurants and retail shops ? thanks to the unique partnership the university has with many local businesses as part of the HPU Passport Program. The program serves not only as a convenience, but also provides an economic boost ? a great benefit to the community.

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HPU Inter-fraternity Council Holds 'Polar Plunge'; Raises Money For A Good Cause

Several High Point University students recently participated in the Inter-Fraternity Council’s annual Polar Run N’ Plunge to raise money for the Salvation Army of High Point, N.C. The event, which consisted of a 3K run around campus and “plunge” into the Slane Pool, raised more than $300 for the Salvation Army. “We were able to raise money for a great cause.”

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HPU Offers Community Complimentary Performance of the Greensboro Symphony

High Point University treated members of the community with complimentary tickets to a performance of the Greensboro Symphony that was held Jan. 24 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. “The concert was a great success, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the wonderful talents of the Greensboro Symphony to our community,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations.

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HPU Theatre Presents 'True West'

The High Point University Theatre will present “True West,” a play by Sam Shepard, in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The show will run Feb. 10 through Feb. 20. The production ? headed up by Michael Kamtman, guest director – is an American classic that explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape.

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HPU Names Trading Room For Tilley Family

Scott A. and Shelby Tilley of High Point have donated $250,000 to High Point University to support the Trading Room of the Center for Financial Research in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce and to honor his late father, W. Allen Tilley, and his mother Nancy C. Tilley. “My wife, Shelby, and I are extremely proud, pleased, and blessed to be able to make this gift to High Point University,” Tilley says. “We believe in HPU.”

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HPU Students Attend Capital Connects Event

Six students enrolled in the entrepreneurship program at High Point University recently attended Capital Connects, a private event designed to match accredited investors, angel groups, venture funds and private equity firms with early-stage growth companies. “We got to see people present their businesses or business ideas to a room full of investors,” Howard says.

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HPU Entrepreneurship Classes Get visit From Angel Investor And Entrepreneur Troy Knauss

High Point University students enrolled in entrepreneurship classes taught by Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, assistant professor and director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, received a special presentation from investor and entrepreneur Troy Knauss during the fall 2010 semester. “I thoroughly enjoyed his contributions to the class, and learned a lot from Mr. Knauss,” says Casey Pisano, a senior majoring in entrepreneurship.

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HPU Employee Participation To United Way Campaign Up 58 percent

The High Point University community knows how important it is to continue to support the agencies of the United Way of Greater High Point, so it?s not surprising that donations from faculty and staff went up significantly this year for the annual United Way Campaign. In fact, the number of those participating increased by 58 percent.

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HPU Norcross Graduate School to Host Information Session

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 — The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University will host an information session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 to introduce interested students to the 14 graduate programs offered. The event will take place in the Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the graduate programs offered at HPU.

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HPU Features Distinguished Speaker for Annual MLK Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 — High Point University celebrated the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual service in his honor. This year’s service featured distinguished speaker Dr. Charles G. Adams, a well known pastor who has previously spoken at the United Nations and also did the Invocation at the funeral for Rosa Parks. Sen. Kay Hagan was also a special guest at the service. Click here to watch the service.

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HPU Junior Lands Prestigious Editing Internship

Andrew Faust, a junior at High Point University, was recently selected by the Dow Jones News Fund to work as a multimedia editor at Scripps Networks in Nashville, Tenn. Faust, a double major in biology and communications, was selected as one of 68 interns nationwide. The internship, which is available for college juniors, seniors and graduate students, selects interns based on their academic performance, score on the DJNF Copy Editing Exam and news outlet requests.

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HPU Professor Of Physical Therapy Receives National Excellence In Teaching Award

Dr. Eric Hegedus, professor of physical therapy at High Point University, was recently selected as the 2011 recipient of the James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Award. Hegedus will receive the award at the Orthopedic Section’s Award Ceremony on Feb. 11 in New Orleans. “The award is given to the single best orthopedics instructor in the United States,” says Dr. Daniel Erb, dean of the School of Health Sciences at HPU.

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Mazzatenta Joins HPU As Instructor Of Guitar

Mark Mazzatenta was recently hired as an instructor of guitar in the Department of Music at High Point University. Mazzatenta teaches guitar styles and jazz courses, as well as develops curriculum for both of the subjects. Mazzatenta has a Master of Music degree in guitar performance at Florida State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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HPU to Feature Distinguished Pastor for Annual MLK Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 — High Point University will host a service at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 at Hayworth Chapel to celebrate the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The service is open to the public.  The memorable annual event will feature Dr. Charles G. Adams and a celebration of music to honor the humanitarian.
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HPU Unveils Four New Sculptures on Kester International Promenade

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 — Four additional historical figures have been installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, the figures are meant to inspire students and enhance the academic environment at HPU.  The four new sculptures include: Abraham Lincoln, Leonardo DaVinci, Mother Teresa, and Sacajawea.

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