HPU Awards Honorary Doctorate To BB&T CEO

High Point University will honor BB&T CEO Kelly King with an honorary doctorate during the spring 2009 commencement ceremony, to be held May 9. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will serve as commencement speaker. “Mr. King is an innovative leader who has had significant influence on North Carolina,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “We are proud of his achievements and consider him a positive role model for our students.”

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HPU Professor And Students Participate In Health And Physical Education Convention

A group of High Point University students and Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at HPU, recently participated in the 124th Annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention and Exposition in Tampa, Fla. More than 6,000 people attended the conference. The HPU students participated in various presentations and workshops.

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HPU Students, Professor Win Sport Management Case Study Competition

High Point University students, along with Dr. James Zarick, associate professor of sport management at HPU, recently took first place in the Sport Management Case Study Competition at the second annual College Sport Research Institute National Conference, held April 15-18 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The team was also assisted by Dr. Woody Gibson, associate professor of sport management at HPU.

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HPU TO Publish 'The Home Front,' A New Furnishings Research Newsletter

Staying on the forefront of furnishings research, High Point University is publishing its inaugural issue of ?The Home Front? during the spring 2009 High Point Market. The furnishings research newsletter will be produced biannually by The Knabusch-Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design at HPU. Named for the co-founders of the La-Z-Boy Company, the Knabusch-Shoemaker School is a leading center for education and research on the furnishings industry.

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UNCG To Award Two Honorary Degrees At May 15 Commencement

UNCG will present two honorary degrees during commencement on Friday, May 15, to the president of an area university and to an alumna who helped found the honors college. The 117th graduation exercises will begin at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum with Gov. Beverly Perdue as the commencement speaker. UNCG will recognize students who have completed degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

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HPU Professor's Play Accepted For Publication

Ed Simpson, professor of theater and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at High Point University, has recently learned that his play, “Electric City Suite,” has been accepted for publication by the Dramatic Publishing Company.  “The stories and characters of ‘Electric City Suite’ have always been very special to me and I’m delighted they’ll now find a wider audience with publication,” says Simpson.

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HPU Professor's Research Published In Academic Journal

Stephanie Crofton, associate dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, had her article, entitled “Do Higher Real Minimum Wages Lead to More High School Dropouts?: Evidence from Maryland Across Races, 1993-2004,” published in the April issue of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

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HPU's New Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce to be Dedicated

High Point University will dedicate its new Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce on April 29 at 5:30 p.m. The event is not open to the public. Dr. Nido Qubein, president, will preside at the dedication ceremony. Dr. Dennis Carroll, vice president and dean for academic affairs, will provide a building overview and invocation, followed by a greeting by Marsha B. Slane, chair of the HPU Board of Trustees.

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HPU's Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity to Host Charity Car and Motorcycle Show

Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at High Point University, will host its first annual Charity Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, April 18, to raise funds for volunteer efforts including Habitat for Humanity, Christmas presents for orphanage children, animal shelters and highway cleanups. The show has commitments from two local clubs ? the Heart of the Carolinas’ classic car club and the United car club from Winston-Salem.

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HPU Evening Degree Program Congratulates National Honor Society Inductees

The Evening Degree Program at High Point University inducted new members into the Theta Theta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society on April 8. The EDP established the chapter in 1992 to recognize high scholastic achievement by adult students. To be considered for nomination, a student must have completed at least four sessions and a minimum of 30 semester hours at HPU.

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Human Link Sculpture Installed at High Point University

The High Point University campus is now home to another magnificent sculpture – “Human Link.” The sculpture, installed April 15, is located in David Hayworth University Park. The “Human Link,” a 1-ton, 24-foot-tall bronze and steel figure created by renowned sculptor Jon Hair, features three bronze figures helping each other climb a steel helix structure.

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HPU Professor Gives Presentation, Serves on Panels at New Orleans Conference

Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion of scholars exploring “The Obama Effect on Contemporary Black Music Culture” at the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, held April 8-11 in New Orleans.

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HPU to Host 'Cabaret… An Original HPU Music Production'

High Point University will host “Cabaret… An Original HPU Music Production,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Tickets are available for students, faculty, staff and the general public by contacting the HPU Hayworth Fine Arts Center Box Office at 336-841-4673. Students receive one complimentary ticket by showing their valid HPU Passport.

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HPU Professor's Work Featured in Education Publication

Dr. Debbie Linville, associate professor of education at High Point University, is having her work published in the May issue of “Language Arts,” a publication that connects theory and practice in education. Her article is entitled “Assessing Assessment.” Linville’s piece will appear in a section named “Educators on Assessment.”

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HPU Professor Presents Papers at Chicago Conference

Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently presented two papers at the Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) annual meeting, held April 2-4 in Chicago. Fox’s two papers examine and estimate the influence of the economy, international events and scandals on presidential job approval for the Carter and Clinton administrations.

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