Students Give Thanks with ‘The Gratitude Project’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2015 – High Point University students took time to document their blessings during “The Gratitude Project,” a way for them to reflect on what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season. Now in its fifth year, students organized and hosted “The Gratitude Project” on campus as an opportunity to share […]

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HPU Poll: North Carolinians Rate Police on Stopping Crime, Equal Treatment and Other Areas

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2015 – A new High Point University Poll is reporting North Carolinians’ views on how well police departments in the state are doing on different aspects of their jobs. Respondents gave the highest marks to police departments’ performance at protecting people from crime, but they are split on how well those […]

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HPU Adds Ackerman as Assistant Professor of Biology

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2015 – Dr. Kristin Ackerman joined High Point University as an assistant professor of biology.   Ackerman teaches sections of Human Physiology and Animal Physiology in both the laboratory and the classroom. She also leads undergraduate research while studying neural development, neuronal regeneration and the disruption of nicotine on early […]

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HPU Hosts Acclaimed Writer Deborah Miranda

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2015 – High Point University will host a presentation by Native American writer Deborah Miranda at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the David L. Francis Lecture Hall at Earl N. Phillips School of Business. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.   Miranda […]

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HPU Hosts 800 Visitors for Statewide Research Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 16, 2015 – High Point University undergraduates and students from 40 colleges, universities and high schools across the state presented research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium. HPU hosted more than 800 students and faculty for the event on Nov. 14. The symposium is one of […]

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Skeen Joins HPU as Mathematics Instructor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 16, 2015 – Tremaine Skeen has joined the faculty of High Point University as an instructor of mathematics. Skeen comes to HPU with more than a decade of experience teaching college math at Georgia Regents University and Randolph Community College. “Mathematics is an amazing field of study because of its practical […]

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5 Tips for Starting a Business Venture

To kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week November 16-22, HPU’s entrepreneurship director shares five insights into business development. Discover her tips – and examples of how real HPU students are launching their own companies – below.   By: Kathryn Elliott, assistant professor and director of entrepreneurship     1. Let passion drive your pursuit. Merriam-Webster defines […]

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This Week in Photos: November 7-13

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From Veterans Day celebrations, educational LEGO events, concerts and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.

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Book Buddies Celebrate Holidays on HPU Campus

HIGH POINT, N.C., DATE, 2015 – Heaven Shamberger made her way through the halls of the High Point University School of Education today to place her handmade ornament on a tree in the lobby. Underneath it, she found a gift with her name on it. It was from her book buddy, HPU student Ashley Voner. […]

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Professor: Emotions Predict Who Will Rekindle, Stay Apart Following Break-Ups

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2015 – While the characters in a popular Taylor Swift song are never ever getting back together, research by a High Point University professor shows that some romantic partners are more likely to reunite. Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology, presented the research, titled “Emotional Responses to Break-up […]

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Vescio Named Professor, Chair of HPU’s English Department

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2015 – Dr. Bryan Vescio joined High Point University as a professor and chair of the Department of English. Vescio teaches courses in American literature, literary theory, writing and film studies. He also leads the department as chair, supervising faculty and staff and managing various aspects of the program. “I […]

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