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The Internship Advantage
10.13.2014
We are fast approaching the half-way point of this semester with fall break next week, a perfect time for you and your student to have a conversation about doing a summer internship. And fall break is a great time to research internship opportunities by doing informational interviews/job shadowing with organizations in your home area. We […]
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90 Year Profile: Mike Foster
10.3.2014
In: Video
Mike Foster graduated from High Point University with a business degree in 1987. After spending decades in the airline captain seat, he’s now running a specialty coffee roasting company, FosterHobbs in High Point.  
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Hedman Joins English and Theatre Departments
10.1.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Nathan Hedman as professor in both the English and theatre departments. He will teach classes in composition and literature, theater history and dramaturgy. In addition to his capacity as a professor, Hedman will serve as the head dramaturg for the theater season. In […]
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Greene Joins School of Pharmacy
09.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 30, 2014 – Dr. Joy Greene recently joined HPU’s School of Pharmacy as a clinical professor of pharmacy and assistant dean for experiential education. In her new role, Greene will build partnerships with local and state pharmacies as HPU seeks to educate Doctor of Pharmacy candidates through hands-on learning experiences. She […]
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Hensley Joins Theatre Department
09.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – Gay Hensley joined the faculty at High Point University as an instructor of costuming in the Department of Theatre. In her new role, she teaches classes related to theatrical costuming and makeup. She also is responsible for designing the costumes for all productions by the theatre department. “I […]
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Featured Garden: The Welcome Garden
09.25.2014
The Welcome Garden greets visitors and admissions guests as they enter High Point University. This breathtaking garden was added in 2013 and has flowers blooming virtually every month of the year. The design was inspired by gardens off of Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris. Click here for more images from the HPU Photo Blog by campus photographer […]
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Moser Joins Phillips School of Business at HPU
09.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Randy Moser to the faculty of the Phillips School of Business as an assistant professor of the practice in marketing. Moser comes to HPU with 35 years of Global Fortune 500 work history in marketing and sales. He teaches courses in professional selling, sales […]
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HPU Adds Vigueira as Assistant Professor of Biology
09.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Patrick Vigueira to the faculty as visiting assistant professor of biology. Vigueira, who is an expert in microbiology, molecular parasitology and nutrition, will teach biology courses and lead undergraduates in independent research. “I am excited to join an institution that provides me the opportunity […]
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Aiding Ambition: Freshman Coaches Prepare Students for Success
09.16.2014
In: Blog
Patrick Suprunowicz’s experience with Akir Khan was more than that of an academic coach his freshman year—Khan became a mentor. Not only did Khan help Suprunowicz discover his interest in politics, but Khan also put him in touch with various entrepreneurs and faculty at HPU to help him start his own business, Shelter Clothing, that […]
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Freshman Profile: A Global Perspective
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose international travels have already awarded him with a globally-competitive worldview.  Name: Parker Ramsey High school attended: Gaston Christian School in Gastonia, N.C. Accomplishments: Ramsey is an Eagle Scout and […]
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HPU Welcomes Wommack to Chemistry Department
09.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 – Dr. Andrew Wommack was recently hired as an assistant professor of chemistry at High Point University. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Wommack will assist in the development and communication of the organic chemistry curriculum and undergraduate research program. Wommack holds a doctorate from Boston College and performed […]
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HPU Hires Lytle as Admissions Phone Counselor
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – The Office of Admissions at High Point University recently hired Sarah Lytle as an admissions phone counselor. Lytle will be responsible for answering incoming calls to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and providing prospective students and families with information about the application and campus visit processes. A longtime […]
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Burton Joins Faculty in Phillips School of Business
10.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 – The Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently added Dr. Jennifer Burton to its staff as assistant professor of marketing. Burton teaches classes in marketing communications, consumer behavior and social media marketing. She comes to HPU with extensive experience as both a researcher and a marketing […]
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HPU Adds Tyree to Math Department
10.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Brielle Tyree recently joined the Department of Mathematics at High Point University as an undergraduate math instructor. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Tyree returns to HPU after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in physics, as well as a Master of […]
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School of Pharmacy Welcomes Lingle as Associate Dean
10.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Pharmacy welcomes Dr. Earle “Buddy” Lingle as professor and associate dean for student and professional affairs. Lingle will teach HPU pharmacy students about social and administrative sciences as well as coordinate the admissions process and student services activities for the school. “I am […]
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HPU Adds Hirth to School of Business
10.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 – The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently added Dr. Bob Hirth to its staff as assistant professor of management. Hirth will teach courses in business law and strategic management. Hirth comes to HPU with a richly diverse professional history. In addition to his […]
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HPU Welcomes Davidshofer as Philosophy Instructor
10.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 3, 2014 – Claudine Davidshofer joined the faculty of High Point University as an instructor of philosophy. In her new position, Davidshofer teaches courses for the philosophy and religion department, such as Sacred Experiences in World Religions, Business Ethics and Contemporary Continental Philosophy. Her expertise includes 19th century philosophy, metaphysics, the […]
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Theatre to Perform ‘On the Verge’
09.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will take on Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning,” in an upcoming performance. The production will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, and Oct. 13-15 in the Empty Space Theatre. “‘On the Verge’ is a wildly […]
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Preparing Students for Healthcare Careers of Tomorrow
09.26.2014
From the boardroom to the classroom, HPU’s values-based education has prepared thousands of graduates to lead in relevant fields. The next 90 years will prepare future leaders for the health care careers of tomorrow, meeting the growing demands for practitioners around the world. New faculty, facilities and curriculum are being put into place now for […]
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September’s Extraordinary Leaders Inspire Others to Succeed
Each month, High Point University selects two students who provide extraordinary service, leadership, commitment to academics and giving in the HPU community. September’s Extraordinary Leaders, juniors Sara Kirkpatrick and Reza Moghtaderi Esfahani, not only share the title of a Presidential Scholar, but they also actively seek opportunities to better themselves both personally and professionally. Kirkpatrick […]
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Graphic Design Expert to Present at HPU
09.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host Argentinian graphic designer and branding expert Sebastian Guerrini as part of its Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series. He will present “The Power of Image” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is free and open […]
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August Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
09.23.2014
As High Point University students transition back into the swing of classes, homework and extracurricular activities, HPU’s Extraordinary Leaders for August serve as prime examples of how students can excel both in and out of the classroom. Throughout their journey at HPU, senior Benjamin May and senior Meaghan Reney have grown into true ambassadors for […]
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HPU Adds Assistant Professor of Event Management
09.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Vern Biaett as assistant professor of event management. Biaett will teach classes in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication’s event management minor as well as advise students who are planning careers in the field. He is an event expert in creative program […]
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Cardiovascular Health Expert to Speak at HPU
09.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – The School of Health Sciences at High Point University will welcome Dr. Jason D. Allen for its Distinguished Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.The event will be held in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. It is open to the public; no […]
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HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
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HPU Welcomes Austin to Modern Foreign Language Department
09.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 – Danielle Austin recently joined the staff at High Point University as an administrative assistant for the Modern Foreign Language, Political Science, and Research Administration and Sponsored Programs departments. In this position, she supports students and faculty in the daily activities of the office, including the completion of paperwork […]
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HPU Lowers Flags in Remembrance of Fallen Firefighters
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – High Point University will lower its flags to half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 12 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for flags to be lowered in honor of the nation’s firefighters and in remembrance of 107 firefighters who have lost […]
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‘I’ve Got Your Back': HPU Professor Studies Employee Support and Job Performance
10.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 – Dr. Sarah Nielsen, assistant professor of human relations at High Point University, recently published an article on the relationship between workplace support and employee performance in the Journal of Organizational Psychology. Typically, employees look to their supervisors and co-workers for support in the workplace. In her paper titled […]
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Ordination Service Honors Minister to the University
10.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Faith leaders and the High Point University community gathered on Oct. 1 for the installation of the Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university. Davis became minister to the university in 2013. Before arriving, he was commissioned in 2011 by the United Methodist Church as a provisional elder, […]
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Senior Interns at United Way of Greater High Point
10.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2014 – High Point University senior and Ramsey, New Jersey, native Erin Karpovich is putting her non-profit skills to practice during a semester-long internship with the United Way of Greater High Point. As a resource development intern, Karpovich helps manage company campaigns and encourages charitable giving. Through networking with the […]
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Hemby Joins School of Pharmacy
10.2.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Scott Hemby as professor and chair of the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy. As department chair, Hemby is already having a profound impact on the HPU health science curriculum, leading the creation and development of the Department […]
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Alumnus Rich Davis Finds Success in Politics
09.29.2014
You won’t see his name on a ballot, but High Point University alumnus Rich Davis makes his living on the campaign trail. The 1991 graduate (pictured center above with U.S. Senator Mark Udall of Colorado to his right) is co-owner of the strategic communications firm Dixon/Davis Media in Washington, D.C. The firm is a Democratic […]
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Blood Drive Impacts 450 Lives
09.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 – High Point University students, faculty and staff impacted 450 lives by donating 150 units at the university’s first blood drive of the year. Each year, the university holds multiple blood drives to support the need at the American Red Cross. “We began the year with a strong turnout, […]
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HPU Welcomes Dance Instructor Lindsey Howie
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 – Lindsey Howie recently joined the faculty at High Point University as an instructor of dance. In her new position at HPU, Howie will teach dance technique classes covering both the physical aspects of various dances as well as their historical and societal contexts. She also will serve as […]
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HPU Research Sheds Light on Plant Pigments
09.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – High Point University faculty and student researchers are one step closer to resolving a botanical mystery. Their research on why some shade-loving plants have red or purple pigments on the underside of their leaves was highlighted recently in Planta, a prominent botany journal. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Ali Jansen Creates a Future in Education
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]
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Sportscaster Bob Rathbun to Visit HPU
09.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 – High Point University will welcome Emmy award-winning sports announcer, author and motivational speaker Bob Rathbun for a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Author of the book […]
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Senior Fights for Awareness
09.12.2014
Despite being diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder when she was eight years old, special education major Sydney Breslow doesn’t let her difficulties with balance, vision, speech and walking get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Breslow, along with her family, formed a team to participate in the Energy for Life Walkathon in Camden, N.J. […]
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