HPU Announces Celia Moh Scholarship Recipients

High Point University students Skylar Davis and Jessica Henderson have been named as the recipients of the 2009-10 Celia Moh Scholarship, a program that provides full tuition, room, board, books and fees for recipients. Davis, a senior majoring in interior design with a minor in psychology, has been a Presidential Scholar and was also a supplemental instructor for the campus’ drafting class.

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HPU First Lady Wins State Honor For Campus Arboretum

High Point University First Lady Mariana Qubein has been named by the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources as the Outstanding Individual Merit Winner of the Urban Forest Awards Program. The annual program rewards cities, towns, organizations, businesses and individuals for outstanding work to protect and enhance community forests and raise awareness about the importance of urban forestry projects.

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HPU Welcomes Record Number Of Freshmen At Opening Convocation

On Saturday, Aug. 22, High Point University welcomed a record 1,030 incoming freshmen to campus with the annual Opening Convocation at the Millis Athletic Convocation Center. The Convocation, which celebrated the official beginning of the 2009-10 academic year, brought together faculty and administration, as well as the new students.

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HPU Ranks NO. 1 Among 'Up-And-Coming Schools' In U.S. News & World Report

High Point University continues to find success – not only in growth in campus size and population, but in national rankings as well. New rankings that appeared in “America’s Best Colleges,” 2010 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report, rank HPU as No. 1 in “Best Colleges: Up-and-coming Baccalaureate Colleges (South),” as well as No. 5 among all “Baccalaureate Colleges (South).”

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HPU Director Of Nonprofit Management Program Attends International Program In Scotland

David Walker, associate professor and director of the Master of Arts Nonprofit Management Program at High Point University, recently attended an international conference on ?Social Capital and Community Resilience.” The conference, held in June near Glasgow, Scotland, focused on the role of social capital in community problem solving, resilience and collective well being.

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HPU Department Of Religion And Philosophy Welcomes Toole

High Point University has hired Dr. Mark Toole as a professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy. Toole, who previously served a three-year appointment at the University of Colorado, is passionate about exploring the intersection of religious belief, practice and identity through comparative analysis.

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HPU Chair Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design Publishes Article

Dr. Richard Parker, chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University, recently published an article in the “Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.” The article, titled “Watch This Clip: Using Film as an Augmentation to Lecture and Class Discussion,” details his research with students in the classroom.

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HPU: State Treasurer To Visit Campus To Talk To Students About Debt

High Point University will host North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell on Aug. 28. During her visit to campus, she will discuss debt and affordability issues with students. Cowell will arrive on campus at 10:30 a.m. to tour the campus, then will have a roundtable discussion and boxed lunch with students. Cowell will arrive on campus at 10:30 a.m. to tour the campus, then will have a roundtable discussion and boxed lunch with students.
 

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HPU Senior Spends Summer Interning At New York-Based Marketing Company

Janine Lind, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending the summer racking up regional advertising business for the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Gourmet and more. Lind, a Garden City, N.Y., native who is majoring in business administration with a minor in marketing, is interning at Mediamax Network, a partner of the publishing giant Conde Nast Publications.

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HPU's Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Wins Awards At Centennial Celebration

High Point University’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity recently earned prestigious awards during the chapter’s Centennial Celebration, held July 31-Aug. 1 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and Butler University campus in Indianapolis. The chapter won three substantial awards during the two-day celebration ? the Tozier Brown Award, the Membership Recruitment Award and the Grand High Alpha Challenge.  

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HPU Graduate Finds Career Success With FDIC

Recent High Point University graduate Matthew Boswell has a lot for which to be thankful ? not only did he graduate in May at the top of his class with a double major and a double minor, but he’s also started an impressive career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Charlotte. Boswell, who graduated with a double major in finance and entrepreneurship and a double minor in economics and religion, serves as a bank examiner with the FDIC.

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HPU Student And HPU Graduate Spend Summer Saving Lives On East Coast

High Point University student Casey Pisano and HPU graduate Sam Crist are busy educating the public about ocean safety this summer – both are working on the Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue team. Pisano, a junior majoring in business, and Crist, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science, are spending their time being proactive with beachgoers by helping the beach area to remain a safe environment.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education To Have Article Published In Journal

Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education at High Point University, recently submitted an article to the “North Carolina Middle School Journal.” His article will appear in the September issue. The article, titled “Instructional Program Coherence as a Possible Link to Increased Student Achievement in North Carolina Middle Schools,” details the importance of instructional coherence in public schools, specifically at the middle grades level. 

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HPU's Chair Of Theater Department Inducted Into Prestigious Conference

Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at High Point University, was recently elected to the prestigious National Theatre Conference.  Simpson will be inducted into the NTC on Oct. 30 at The Players Club in New York City. The National Theatre Conference, founded in 1925, is a cooperative association of distinguished leaders of the American theater, both professional and university.

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HPU Ranks In Top 6 Percent Nationally In Forbes.com 'America's Best Colleges'

Forbes.com has ranked High Point University at No. 296 in its national listing, “America’s Best Colleges.” With 4,352 higher-education institutions in the United States, this ranking places HPU in the top 6 percent of all schools nationally. Other prestigious North Carolina institutions included on the list are Davidson College (No. 60), UNC Chapel Hill (No. 68), Duke University (No. 104) and Wake Forest University (No. 130).

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