HPU Assistant Professor Of Games And Interactive Media Publishes Article In Online Journal

Dr. Gerald Voorhees, assistant professor of games and interactive media at High Point University, recently published an article in the journal ?Game Studies: The International Journal of Computer Games Research? ? an online journal and the oldest journal dedicated to the study of digital games. His article, titled “The Character of Difference: Procedurality, Rhetoric and Roleplaying Games,” analyzes the popular digital role-playing game series “Final Fantasy.”

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HPU Students Inducted Into Communication Honor Society

Several High Point University students were recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the international academic honor society for communication. The students – 14 juniors and seniors – were welcomed into the society on Nov. 6 with a ceremony held in the library of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. Parents and friends of students, faculty and administrators attended the event.

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HPU Presents Annual Cabaret Music Production

High Point University will delight audiences with the annual production of “Christmas Cabaret?An Original HPU Music Production.” The event will be held Dec. 4-6 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. It is open to the public. The festive event features music and fun with rousing musical theatre tunes and popular theatrical ballads performed by the High Point University Cabaret.

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HPU Professor Of English Presents To Local Group

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper titled “Shaken Manhood: The Senex Iratus in ‘King Lear’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing'” to the Triad Early Modern Reading Group. The Triad Early Modern Reading Group includes professors and graduate students from HPU, UNC, UNCG, UNCC, Wingate and Guilford College.

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HPU To Host Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service

High Point University will celebrate the holiday season with a special Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. in Hayworth Chapel. The event is open to the public. Following the service, all participants are invited to walk directly outside the chapel for the lighting of the Hayworth Chapel Christmas Tree and the singing of carols.

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HPU Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club Takes Home Honors At Holiday Tournament In Charlotte

The High Point University Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club Team has represented the university well once again. The team, which competed Nov. 7-8 at the North Carolina Holiday Grappling Tournament in Charlotte, took home several awards. Competitors participated in two divisions each ? Gi and No-Gi. “HPU put on a great show and represented the school very well in the tournament,” Vining says.

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HPU Professor Of Information Systems Presents At Virginia Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 17, 2009 ? Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently gave a presentation titled “Use of Teaching Cases in Information Systems” at the ISECON (Information Systems Education Conference)/CONISAR (Conference of Information Systems Applied Research) annual conference in Arlington, Va.

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HPU Professor Of Communication Presents At Chicago Conference

Dr. Gerald Voorhees, assistant professor of communication at High Point University, recently participated in a roundtable discussion on teaching and researching media literacy at the NCA (National Communication Association) Conference in Chicago. The conference, which aims to enhance research, teaching and understanding on topics of intellectual and social significance in human communication, was held Nov. 12 through 15.

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HPU Professor Of Communication Presents At Chicago Conference

Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently presented a paper, titled “Cultural Capital in a Perceived Post-Racial Era: The Possible Intersections of Critical Race Theory and Barack Obama” at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago, Ill.

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HPU Student Prepares To Send Christmas Wishes To Children In Kenya

High Point University student Rebekah Hollar, a sophomore majoring in education, is not only busy preparing for her future career, but she?s also busy making sure she takes time to help others. Hollar, who has worked diligently on helping children in Kenya ? including the donation of more than 1,000 pairs of shoes – has taken on another project. She?s now hoping to bring Christmas cheer to the kids.

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HPU Professor Of English Presents At Arizona Conference

Dr. Letitia Guran, visiting assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper titled “Mapping the World of Failed States” at the SCLA (Southern Comparative Literature Association) annual conference at Arizona State University. The conference meets for the purpose of presenting and discussing information to support and strengthen comparative literature studies.

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HPU Students Launch 'Port Southern' Clothing Company

High Point University students Nick Ruden, Jeremy Hiatt and Steven Beck, along with friend Zachary Moore, officially kicked off the start of their new clothing company, Port Southern, in high style with a launch party and presentation on the HPU campus. The event, held Nov. 10 in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce ballroom, featured items from the new company – including private label hats and men?s polo shirts.

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HPU Students Participate In State Computer Science Competition

Several students from High Point University recently took part in the “Battle of the Brains” contest ? a computer science competition. Four teams participated in the competition – Bill Frasure, Andrew Proctor and Aaron Robinson; Kathlyn Arca, Ben Stewart and Sal Pezzino; Samantha Allen, Zachary Shore and Thomas Bringer; and Keri Ives, Alex Palmer and Austin Bason.

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HPU Promotes Wear To Associate Professor Of Psychology

Dr. Kimberly Wear received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at High Point University. She previously served as assistant professor of psychology. Wear specializes in human learning and memory in young adults, and has focused research on the concept of cognitive and behavior inhibition.

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HPU Chronicle Staff Attends National College Media Convention In Texas

Members of the Campus Chronicle staff at High Point University recently attended the National College Media Convention, held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Those who went included Mike Nuckles, editor-in-chief; Allison Hogshead, assistant editor; Matt Wells, organizations editor; Samantha Tuthill, online editor; and Katie Nelson, opinion editor.

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Panthers Win The Big South Championship On Penalty Kicks

Senior Marisa Abbott (Troy, N.Y./Tamarac) saved two penalty kicks to help the High Point University women?s soccer team win its third Big South Women?s Soccer Championship, defeating Winthrop, 4-2 on PKs after finishing the double-overtime match in a 0-0 tie. With the win the Panthers receive an automatic berth to the 2009 NCAA Women?s Soccer Tournament.

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HPU Professor Of Education Receives Tenure

Dr. Beth Holder, associate professor of education in the School of Education at High Point University, has received tenure. Holder specializes in special education with emphasis in the areas of teaching those with mild disabilities, intellectual disabilities and the academically gifted. 

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