HPU Associate Dean In School Of Education Named President Of DCCC Foundation

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 Communication Professor Awarded Fellowship With NATPE

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 Presents 'Think Big' Awards

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 History Professor, Students Attend Harvard National Model United Nations Event

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 Graduate's Media Company Has Plans For Expansion

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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HPU Senior Lands Prestigious Internship With Heritage Foundation

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 Associate Professor Presents At Canadian Conference

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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WGHP President And Account Manager Visit HPU Marketing Seniors

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 Continues To Make Significant Economic Impact On High Point

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 Hosts Acclaimed Playwright And Screenwriter As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium

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 Senior Gets Valuable Internship Experience At High Point Regional Hospital

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 Host Annual Family Winter Weekend

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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HPU Radio Makes Its Debut

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 Hosts Fifth Annual Science Fair

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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Marketing VP For Piedmont Triad Partnership Visits HPU Students

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 To Feature Special Guest For Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lecture

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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HPU Theatre To Present 'Early One Evening At The Rainbow Bar And Grille'

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 To Host Fifth Annual Design, Art And Technology Symposium

High Point University will host “Design Matters,” the Fifth Annual Design, Art and Technology Symposium (DATS), on March 5-6. The event is free and open to the public; however, registration for the event is required no later than Feb. 20. The symposium, featuring three special guests – Alexander Julian, James Grashow and Dr.

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High Point University Hosts Blood Drive

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 Marketing Students Get Visit From President Of Archdale Trinity Chamber Of Commerce

High Point University senior marketing students recently had a special visitor in their marketing management class. Beverly Nelson, president of the Archdale Trinity Chamber of Commerce, held a marketing plan briefing for the class on Jan. 28 in Norton Hall. She encouraged the students, who are working on their senior project, by helping them develop a marketing plan

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