HPU Freshman Joyce Gomez Receives United Way's Bob Brown Scholarship

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 Kappa Delta Sorority Wins Awards At National Convention

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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High Point University Adds Three Members To Athletics Administration

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 Welcomes Community To Eastern Music Festival Concert

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 Education Serves On Council For Textbook Publishing Company

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 Rising Senior Works With Senior Citizens While Interning In Virginia

David Kaplan, a rising senior majoring in recreation management at High Point University, recently had many eye-opening experiences while interning with the Fairfax County Government in the Department of Community and Recreation Services in Virginia. Kaplan, who worked with the senior services division, took part in multiple projects during his time there.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of English Publishes Article For 'Composition Forum'

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 Juniors Act Out Future Through New Jersey Internship

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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HPU English Professor Publishes Book Detailing 'Pardon Jones' Letters

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 Students Conquer Business Strategy Game

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 Included In The Chronicle Exclusive 'Great Colleges To Work For' List

High Point University is one of just five schools in North Carolina to be included in the “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings, published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results were announced on the publication’s Web site and in the July 10 print issue. ModernThink, LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey.

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HPU Senior Interns With Make-A-Wish Foundation

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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Retired HPU Professor Publishes Book

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

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 To Welcome Community To Eastern Music Festival Concert

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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Rising HPU Senior Fights Crime During Summer Internship

Emma Cernansky, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending her summer fighting crime thanks to an internship with the State Bureau of Investigation in Greensboro. Cernansky, a criminal justice major, began her internship on May 18 and says she has already learned a great deal.

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HPU Senior Receives Internship Spot At CBS Radio In New York

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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