HPU Professor Selected To Participate In Reading And Scoring Of Advanced Placement Program

Eric Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board?s Advanced Placement Examinations in U.S. history. More than 2.9 million examinations from more than 30 AP Courses were evaluated by over 10,000 AP Readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these educators come from the United States, Canada and abroad.

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HPU Alumnus To Appear In Reality Television Show

John Taylor, a 2007 graduate of High Point University who earned a Master of Science degree in sports studies, will appear on a new reality television series that focuses on childhood obesity, and its effects on teens and their families. The show, titled “Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back,” follows the lives of five teens at the Wellspring Academy, and documents their accomplishments and struggles as they learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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HPU Rising Junior Gets Headstart On Writing Career; Has Poem Published

Evan R.B. Walker, a rising junior at High Point University, has always loved poetry – so getting his worked published has been a dream come true. Walker’s poem, “The Priorities List” was published in the Black Magnolias Literary Journal at Jackson State University in Mississippi. The poem appeared in the journal?s summer issue, which came out on July 1.

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HPU Rising Senior Tackles Two Internships To Help Hone In Marketing Skills

Paige Cornetet, a rising senior majoring in marketing at High Point University, is getting plenty of career experience this summer – thanks to not one, but two internship opportunities in New York City. While she’s living in New York City, her first internship brings her close to home ? she’s working with Slane and Slane, a successful jewelry business run by High Point natives Heath and Landon Slane.

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HPU Student Completes Internship At Department Of State Treasurer

Andrew Realon, a rising senior majoring in human relations with minors in communication and religion at High Point University, is spending his summer in the communications office at the North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer. “HPU has prepared me well for my internship, because I did not spend a lot of time on training,” said Realon. ?I was able to jump right in and start working.”

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HPU Student Learns About Ancient Greece While Studying Abroad

Sarah Cayan, a rising junior at High Point University, is busy studying the annals of ancient history this summer. Thanks to her participation in the Study Abroad Program, she spent part of her summer in Greece. Cayan, who is studying biology and secondary education at HPU, toured various archaeological sites throughout the country over four weeks.

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HPU Hosts Meeting For North Carolina Partnership For Economic Development

High Point University recently hosted the third quarter meeting of the North Carolina Partnership for Economic Development (NCPED) on campus. The meeting was held July 30 in the Plato Wilson School of Commerce. NCPED is a nonprofit corporation that represents North Carolina’s seven regional economic development organizations, which together represent all 100 counties in the state.

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HPU Rising Senior Learns Technical Skills At Summer Internship

Trey Hicks, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending his summer learning valuable career skills at his internship as a technician at Macro Integration Services Inc. As part of his internship, Hicks has worked as a technician, repairing computers for Stage Stores Inc., and with the “outbound” department, which is responsible for documenting, imaging, and shipping repaired computers, printers, scanners, and monitors.

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HPU Senior Lands Internship With NBC Affiliate

July 28, 2010 – Elizabeth “Lizzie” Buckthorpe, a rising senior at High Point University, is interning at NBC Connecticut, the state’s NBC affiliate which covers all of Connecticut. “I am a journalism major at HPU and want to be an anchor, so working at a TV station is the perfect thing for me,” says Buckthorpe. “I get hands-on experience, but also get the inside scoop about the industry from the people in it.”

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HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Defense

La’Shelle Manning, a rising junior majoring in biology at High Point University, is spending her summer interning at the Department of Defense in Silver Spring, Md. Manning is working under Tricare Management Activity, specifically a branch entitled the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), which focuses on promoting the resilience, recovery, and reintegration of warriors and their families as it relates to their mental health.

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HPU Students Gain Great Experience During Study Abroad

High Point University students want to get the most out of their time in college ? that’s why many have opted to participate in the ever-growing study abroad program. Italy, Spain, Greece and more – students are flocking to other countries to broaden their horizons and education. Dr. Kelly Norton, director of experiential learning, says the program has become so popular, that in fact, summer 2010 marks the largest summer study abroad group in HPU history.

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HPU Rising Senior Invests Time With Summer Internship

Bryan McDermott, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in political science with a minor in finance, is investing his time wisely this summer in an investment bank at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York City. Additionally, McDermott looks into the eligible borrower?s Net Asset Values (NAV) and their lendable assets (LA) and liabilities to grade them.

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HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Justice

Ryan Brown, a rising senior majoring in mathematics and actuarial science with a minor in statistics at High Point University, is spending his summer interning as an office clerk in the finance department for the Department of Justice. As part of his internship, Brown checks in travel vouchers from attorneys’ offices and legal divisions throughout the U.S. to reimburse and log travel expenses.

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HPU Rising Sophomore Austin Dillon Claims Victory At Iowa Speedway

Austin Dillon, rising sophomore at High Point University, made a slick finish at the Lucas Oil 200 – he scored his first Camping World Truck Series victory at the event, which was held on July 11 at the Iowa Speedway. Dillon, who is studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at HPU, is the grandson of owner Richard Childress. Dillon’s win marks the first Truck Series victory for Richard Childress Racing since 1999.

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HPU Chair Of Religion And Philosophy Department Publishes Article In Nautical Journal

Dr. Clint Corcoran, chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, recently published an article in “The Nautilus,” a nautical journal for the humanities. The article, “The Slow Boat from Delos, or Socrates’ Ship Comes In?” concerns Plato’s account of the voyage of the ship the ancient Athenians used in their annual reenactment of Theseus’ heroic journey to Crete to slay the monstrous man-bull of Greek myth, the Minotaur.

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HPU Student Lands Internship With SBI

David Fatheree, a rising senior at High Point University, has landed a summer internship with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Fatheree is an information security and privacy major, with a concentration in criminal justice and a minor in management information systems. In his internship, Fatheree works with the Digital Evidence Department, the Computer Crimes Department, and the Information Technology Department.

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HPU Continues To Remain Active During Summer Months, Hosts Many Visitors

While the majority of students are on summer vacation, High Point University has still been a center of activity ? boasting guests from many states across the nation. In June alone, the campus hosted nearly 3,000 visitors, thanks to early registration, open house events, campus tours and Summer Experience move-in. “This not only creates a lot of activity on campus, but in the High Point community as well, with visitors taking advantage of the many amenities that our city has to offer.”

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HPU To Host Eastern Music Festival

High Point University will offer fun and entertainment as it hosts the Eastern Music Festival’s Young Artists Orchestra Pops Concert. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Led by American conductor Chelsea Tipton II, the concert will feature a variety of musical styles, including works such as “Hoedown from Rodeo,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark March,” “William Tell Overture Finale,” and more.

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HPU Alumnus Makes A Difference Overseas

Dan Costello, a 2009 graduate of High Point University, has gone global – thanks to the program, “YMCA Go Global.” As part of the program, Costello is spending several months in Bogota, Colombia, serving as a volunteer English, Spanish and science teacher for the YMCA. “I was comfortable working with the YMCA, so I applied and was accepted,” Costello says.

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