Theatre Brings Song And Dance To Campus In Annual 'Musical Theatre Scenes'

The Department of Theatre at High Point University recently treated the community to a night of music and entertainment with its program of popular musical theatre scenes, in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.  The program honored renowned American composer and lyricist Steven Sondheim and included his works from ?Sweeney Todd,? ?Into the Woods,? ?Follies? and ?Gypsy.”

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Rotaract Club Selected To Represent NC At Conference

The Rotaract Club at High Point University recently was selected out of all of North Carolina?s Rotaract charters to present at the annual Rotary International Conference. The group was represented by HPU seniors Zaineb Ata and Veronica Houghton, freshmen Kelsey McLaughlin and Morgan Falls, and faculty adviser Dr. Claudia Femen

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HPU Townhome Community To Open In August 2012

A newly announced student housing project will help to accommodate High Point University?s explosive growth over the next few years. It will be the seventh residential community added to the campus since 2005. The Townhome Community, scheduled for completion in August 2012, is designed to be a self-contained residential community consisting of 11 townhome buildings that are 2

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Four Families Give $40 Million To High Point University

Four High Point families are giving $10 million each to High Point University, bringing the total to eight families who have contributed $10 million since Dr. Nido R. Qubein became president. The families of Earl E. Congdon, Fred E. Wilson, Jr., Mark A. Norcross and Nido R. Qubein have committed $40 million to the university, with most of it dedicated to the School of Health Sciences and the proposed school of pharmacy.

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Fraternity 'Pushes' For Disability Support

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at High Point University recently raised more than $1,000 at their annual philanthropic event, Push America, to support and raise awareness for people with disabilities. The weeklong event included the fraternity?s annual ?Car Smash,? where students are offered the chance to smash a used car with a hammer in exchange for a donation.

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Students Serve Others During 'National Volunteer Week'

High Point University students extended the spirit of volunteerism by taking part in a week of events that promote community service as part of ?National Volunteer Week.? Events throughout the week incorporated a variety of service activities, including a Big Brothers Big Sisters event and volunteering at Open Door Ministries and the YWCA.

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HPU Poll: NC Residents Concerned About Effects Of Human Activity On The Environment

The Survey Research Center at High Point University has found in a recent poll that most North Carolinians are at least somewhat concerned about the current state of the environment, and they?re making some conscious efforts to improve it. On a scale of zero to 10, with zero being “not at all concerned” and 10 being “extremely concerned,” 31 percent said they were extremely concerned.

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Fraternities and Sororities Showcase Talents For A Good Cause

Members of the Greek community at High Point University recently showcased some of their talented members in order to raise money for an established scholarship fund with the first ?Greeks Got Talent? event ? a talent competition among the fraternities and sororities on campus. The event featured performances by members of the Greek community.

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HPU Students See Global Economics In Action During Hanes Brands Tour

High Point University assistant professor of Spanish Teresa Parker has seen globalization?s impact in the world of business. That?s why she takes students in her Spanish business class each year on a trip to Hanes Brands, Inc., in Winston-Salem, where the company is headquartered. Hanes Brands, Inc. employees 55,000 people in 100 different facilities in more than 25 countries.

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HPU Recognizes Outstanding Students at Honors Day Ceremony

High Point University recognized some of its outstanding students who have made a difference on campus and in the community at its annual Honors Day Awards ceremony, held at HPU on April 13. The Honors Day program honored students who seek not only excellence in the classroom, but also on the athletic field and in positions of leadership across campus.

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Walker Joins HPU Board of Trustees

Anne Kerr Walker has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. She graduated from HPU and was a long-time educator in the public school system where she taught English and journalism for more than 30 years before entering the real estate industry. She retired from Prudential Carolinas in 2009. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Crumpled Walker, are strong supporters of the arts.

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HPU Hosts Annual Finch Lecture Featuring Dr. Luke Johnson

The annual Finch Lecture brought Dr. Luke Johnson, a former Benedictine monk, to the High Point University campus recently to talk about an age-old question: What makes us happy? His visit to HPU as guest speaker for the Finch Lecture, which began at the university in 1960 with Dean Liston Pope of Yale Divinity School as lecturer, follows the long line of distinguished speakers for the event.

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HPU To Host Arbor Day Celebration

In continuing its observance of Earth Week, High Point University will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the Hoffman Amphitheater at the David R. Hayworth University Park. The event will be hosted by HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein. The public is invited to attend. Several presentations will be made during the event, including a presentation of the Tree Campus USA Award.

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HPU Continues To Save Lives With Multiple Blood Drives

With so many recent natural disasters, the High Point University community knows how crucial it is to play a part in helping save the lives of others by donating blood. Thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff, 422 pints of blood have been collected at the five blood drives held on campus since June 2010. That translates into nearly 1,266 lives that the HPU family has helped save this past year.

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HPU Professor 'Jumps To Conclusion' With Scholarly Paper Presentation On Rabbits At Orlando Conference

Dr. Kate Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently presented a scholarly paper at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Fla. The conference takes place annually to explore all aspects of the fantastic as it appears in literature, film and the other arts.

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HPU Theatre Features 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

High Point University recently captivated audiences with its largest production to date ? the high-spirited musical ?Thoroughly Modern Millie,? in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The production, directed by Doug Brown, assistant professor of theatre, featured the classic book written by Richard Morris, with music written by Jeanine Tessori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan.

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Students At HPU Participate In Enterprise Competition

Four students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently participated in the regional ?Students in Free Enterprise? competition in Charlotte, N.C., and won first runner-up for their league. The students, who are members of HPU?s SIFE team, included juniors Benjamin AuYeung and Zach Carlton, and sophomores Allison Cohen and Alex Trimboli.

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HPU Hosts Robert "Buzz" Patterson

The HPU College Republicans, Politics Club and the Department of Political Science teamed up to host retired Lt. Col. Robert ?Buzz? Patterson as a guest speaker on campus April 11. Patterson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, has served as the senior military aide to former President Bill Clinton and was the operational commander for all military units assigned to the White House.

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HPU Students Raise $35,000 For Cancer Research In Relay For Life

Students at High Point University recently raised nearly $35,000 when they joined together to fight back against cancer in the Relay for Life, held on campus April 9. This year?s event marked the second Relay for Life event at HPU, with the first event taking place in 2010. Both years, the event was organized by Natalie Mazzei and Emily Garrish, who are now sophomores at HPU.

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