HPU Board Of Trustees Names Kester As Chairman

Gene Kester has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees of High Point University. Kester, a native of High Point, is a 1966 graduate of HPU, where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and the university choir. He also attended Wake Forest University School of Law. Thanks to his enduring support, the university named the International Promenade for Kester and his wife, Jane.

Read More

HPU Senior Lands Lead Role In Summer Production

Marie Ventrone, a senior at High Point University, put her theatrical training to good use this summer by playing the lead role of Mimi Marquez in the Tony Award-winning production Rent, in Summit, N.J. Ventrone is majoring in performance theatre, with a minor in vocal music, and is also a member of the Phi Mu sorority, Tower Players, Alpha Psi Omega honor society, and the Petal Points.

Read More

HPU Professors Present Paper At London Conference

Dr. Michael McCully, associate professor of economics at High Point University, and Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at HPU, presented a paper at the ?Historical Roots of Social Inequality in Latin America? conference, held at the University of London in June. It had more equal incomes because it presented more economic opportunities for the average person.

Read More

HPU Junior Finds True Passion Through Summer Internship At Florida Aquarium

A paper authored by a team of High Point University professors was recently presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) summer conference. The paper, titled “Enhancing Pre-Service Experiences through a Professional Learning Community Model”, focuses on an innovative program at HPU for improving the experiences of graduate students who are completing an administrative internship under the direction of a school principal. The paper was authored by Dr.

Read More

HPU Professors' Paper Presented At NCPEA Conference

A paper authored by a team of High Point University professors was recently presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) summer conference. The paper, titled “Enhancing Pre-Service Experiences through a Professional Learning Community Model”, focuses on an innovative program at HPU for improving the experiences of graduate students who are completing an administrative internship under the direction of a school principal.

Read More

HPU Hosts Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove

Thanks to efforts spearheaded by John Gillespie, president of High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, the university had the opportunity to host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove. Gillespie, who introduced Rove at the event on Sept. 20, worked in conjunction with the Young American’s Foundation.

Read More

HPU Professor Published Critical Chapter On Chaucer And Shakes

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled ?What things you make of us!: Amazons and Kinsmen in Chaucer and Shakespeare? for Cambridge Scholar?s ?Standing in the Shadow of the Master: Chaucerian Influences and Interpretations,? edited by Kathleen Bishop.

Read More

HPU Chapel Services Provides Inspiration, Hope For University Community And Beyond

Year after year, High Point University’s Hayworth Chapel opens its doors to students and members of the community, providing them with a welcoming and inspiring environment for worship. Between the sermons of Dr. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel, special guest speakers and musical performers, and giving back to those in need, the HPU Chapel has earned a respected reputation and become an important part of the local community.

Read More

HPU Alumnus Inducted Into Guilford County Sports Hall Of Fame

High Point University alumnus Benny Phillips was recently inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame. Phillips worked at The High Point Enterprise for 48 years ? 32 of those years were spent as sports editor. He also served as a monthly columnist for Stock Car Racing Magazine for 27 years, and an on-camera commentator for 12 years for MotorWeek Illustrated, one of the first national television motorsports shows.

Read More

HPU Receives Generous Gift From Anonymous Donor

High Point University recently received a generous gift of $400,000 from an anonymous philanthropist from Jamestown. The gift was made to establish a new endowed scholarship for local residents. Before her passing, the donor would quietly drive through campus and marvel at the transformation at HPU, says Bill Doerr, senior director of Institutional Advancement.

Read More

HPU Assistant Professor Of Spanish Awarded Research Fellowship

Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at High Point University, was awarded the 2010 Title VI Summer Research Fellowship in support of his project, “Caribbean Studies Course Development.” The fellowship was awarded by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.

Read More

HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'

The High Point University Theatre will present “Love/Sick” in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center. The show will run Sept. 30 through Oct. 10 and is open to the public. The production, directed by Jay Putnam, professor of theatre at HPU, is a world premiere play written by John Cariani, author of the award-winning “Almost Maine,” and Tony-nominated actor.

Read More

HPU Lambda Chi Alpha Member Elected To Serve On National Fraternity Committee

Jason Parr, a senior at High Point University and member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, has recently been nominated to serve on the Student Advisory Committee, a national committee run by the fraternity. Parr, who will serve on the committee until summer 2011, says being a part of the SAC is a high honor for not only himself but his chapter and High Point University.

Read More

HPU To Host Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove

High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, as well as the Young American?s Foundation, will host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove on the HPU campus. Rove will speak on Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is not open to the public.

Read More

HPU Dean Of The Chapel Publishes Book Of Sermons

Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University, has recently published a collection of his sermons, titled “Peace Of Mind: Messages of Hope for a Troubled World.” Those included in the collection are Warlick’s actual sermons given to students in the HPU Chapel and to the congregation of Blowing Rock Methodist Church in Blowing Rock, N.C., where he serves as Resident Minister each summer season.

Read More

HPU Instructor Of Art Featured In Drawings Exhibition

Bruce Shores, instructor of art at High Point University, has several figure drawings included in an exhibition at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, N.C. The exhibit began Sept. 10 and will run through Oct. 31. Titled “Drawing Revisited,” the exhibition showcases the many different approaches to drawing from some of the best artists in the state. This is one of five major exhibitions to take place in the gallery this year.

Read More

HPU Expands Its Growth Plan To $2.1 Billion

At a meeting earlier today attended by university and community leaders, High Point University President Dr. Nido R. Qubein announced that the university would continue its commitment to extraordinary education and the community by expanding its transformational growth plan from $300 million to $2.1 billion over the next 10 years.

Read More

HPU Junior Receives AFCEA Scholarship

Brielle Spencer, a junior at High Point University, recently won the competitive Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Scholarship, for the purpose of teaching science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at a U.S. middle or high school. “I am tremendously grateful for being chosen as a recipient of this distinguished scholarship,” says Spencer.

Read More

HPU Professor Reappointed To DCCC Board Of Trustees

Dr. Barbara Leonard, associate dean of the School of Education at High Point University, has been reappointed to the Davidson County Community College Board of Trustees for a sixth four-year term, by the Davidson County Commissioners. Leonard currently serves as the president of the Davidson County Community College Foundation and has previously served on the Board of Trustees as chair, vice chair, secretary and ethics liaison.

Read More

HPU To Observe Patriots Day On SEPT. 11

High Point University will honor those who perished during the Sept. 11 attacks by flying flags at half-staff for Patriots Day on Saturday, Sept. 11. All flags on campus will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset for a day of service and remembrance. Additionally, students have planned a time of reflection to take place at noon in the Hayworth Park. The event is not open to the public.

Read More