HPU Junior Scores Internship Behind The Camera

Claudia Mota, a junior majoring in communication at High Point University, is spending her summer behind the cameras thanks to a unique internship with WGHP Fox 8 in High Point. “I’ll be doing a little bit of everything,” Mota says. “I’ll be writing some of the news that will air on TV. I will have the opportunity to follow reporters as they do live reports, and I will learn how to do everything both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

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HPU Hosts Annual NC Sirsi Users Group Meeting

High Point University recently hosted the annual North Carolina Sirsi Users Group meeting, featuring Stephen Abram, vice president for innovation and chief strategist for SirsiDynix Institute, as the keynote speaker. In addition to Abram, five Sirsi Dynix executives attended the event, and were able to answer questions from the 114 librarians who attended the daylong meeting.
 

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HPU Creates Unique Residential Living Experience For Honors Students

Honors students at High Point University now have a chance for a unique residential living experience thanks to a new program that will house the students all on one floor. Gail Tuttle, vice president for student life, explains that the program is a privilege for Honors students. In addition to students, a faculty in residence will reside on the floor as well ? Dr. Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political science.

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ROSA Parks And Galileo Sculptures Unveiled On Kester International Promenade At HPU

Two more sculptures of historical figures have been installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University, with the goal of inspiring students and enhancing the academic environment. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, they join 10 other sculptures of historic figures, including Mahatma Gandhi and George Washington, which were added in April.

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HPU Awards Record Number Of Graduate Degrees

High Point University is fast becoming a popular destination for students seeking master’s degrees. This year, a record-setting 114 students earned advanced degrees.  They come and participate in a journey that equips them with new and updated skills for positioning themselves to meet workplace demands in a global community.”

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HPU Makes Changes To Honor Code Designed To Reinforce Values

High Point University recently announced changes to its Honor Code designed to ensure that students are familiar with both its purpose and the process of adhering to it. The revised Honor Code creates tougher sanctions and the implementation of a permanent Honor Court. Key changes include clarification of certain violations with specific definitions, and the process undergone with a suspected violation.

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HPU President Qubein Receives Honorary Doctorate From UNCG

High Point University President Dr. Nido Qubein was recognized by his graduate school alma mater on May 15 during the Commencement Exercises for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The event, held at the Greensboro Coliseum, featured Gov. Beverly Perdue as the Commencement speaker.

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HPU Welcomes New Media And Digital Services Librarian

High Point University has hired Brian Davis as a media and digital services librarian in the Herman H. and Louise M. Smith Library. Davis’ background as a library media developer with experience in current Web 2.0 technologies will help to broaden the scope of the Smith Library. He brings with him a host of skills in digitization, archival standards and video technologies.

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High Point University Exhibit Featured At High Point Museum

High Point University has experienced tremendous growth and change over the past few years, but the school, founded in 1924, has much more of a story to tell. The High Point Museum details the rich history of the university in a new exhibit, which will remain on display through Dec. 31. Also included in the display is part of a memory book that details High Point students in the service.

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Students Receive Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship

High Point University students Chandler L. Davis and Skylar N. Davis have been named as the recipients of the Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship for 2009. Both rising seniors at HPU, Chandler, an accounting major, and Skylar, an interior design major, are twins.  These two young women each have a tremendous amount of support from the faculty!”

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HPU To Provide More Than $2 Million In Scholarships For First-Generation Scholars In High Point

High Point University held a press conference on May 12 to announce a new $2,000,000.00 scholarship program for first-generation college-bound students from High Point attending Guilford County Schools. HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, joined by Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green and High Point Mayor Becky Smothers, made the special announcement in the university?s Slane Student Center.

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HPU Students Assist American Friends Service Committee

High Point University students have spent a great deal of time helping others this semester through a Service Learning Program partnership with the American Friends Service Committee. The students enjoyed the work and enjoyed each other. I have nothing but praise for the way the conducted themselves and the way in which they represented High Point University.”

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HPU Student Government Association Holds End-Of-Year Food And Furniture Drives

High Point University’s Student Government Association ended the 2008-09 academic year by giving back to the local community – it held a food drive in conjunction with the United Way’s “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” and a furniture donation project in conjunction with the Salvation Army. The drives, held May 4-7 on campus, were sponsored by SGA and the HPU Office of Student Life.

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Headlines Memorable HPU Graduation Ceremony

High Point University held an inspiring and memorable Graduation Ceremony on May 9, with 657 graduates marching across the Roberts Hall Front Lawn to receive their degrees. The event featured NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin as the Commencement speaker. In fact, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Aldrin’s historic walk on the moon with fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission.

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HPU Professor Presents History Paper On Canadian Industry

Dr. James Stitt, professor of history at High Point University, presented his paper, entitled “Canada’s National Productivity Council,? at the 34th annual meeting of the Economic and Business Historical Society in Grand Rapids. At the meeting, Stitt was also reelected as chairman of the Board of Trustees for a second three-year term.

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Two Former Miss North Carolina Teen USA Students Graduate From HPU

Two former Miss North Carolina Teen USA students will graduate from High Point University on May 9. The students, Elizabeth Carty and Brittany Crews, were the first Miss N.C. Teen USA contestant winners to accept the scholarship to HPU. Carty, who will graduate on Saturday with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education, was Miss N.C. Teen USA in 2004-05, and won Miss United States Teen in 2006 as a freshman at HPU.

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HPU's Head Basketball Coach Scott Cherry Featured on ESPN

Scott Cherry’s new role as head men’s basketball coach at High Point University is drawing national attention – in fact, he is featured in a May 6 article by Dana O’Neil on ESPN.com. In the article, O’Neil discusses Cherry’s ascension through the ranks to his current position, including his high hopes for Panther men’s basketball.

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HPU Professor Authors Section In 'Encyclopedia Of Hip Hop Literature'

Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently authored a contribution in the “Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature,” published by Greenwood Press. Isaksen’s entry is on Imani Perry, one of America’s leading cultural critics of the artistry and literary narrative forms within hip-hop music.

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HPU Holds Luncheon To Honor Retiring Faculty

High Point University held a special Retirement Recognition Luncheon to honor retiring faculty members. The event was held on May 6 in the Slane Student Center. Faculty who were honored include: Dr. James M. Adams, Vernon E. Liberty, Dr. Barbara F. Mascali and Charles L. Stout. Each one was presented with a special plaque and a rocking chair. Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department, accepted on behalf of Mascali.

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AT&T N.C. Teacher Of The Year Finalist To Speak At HPU

May 6, 2009 – Cindi Rigsbee, the 2008-09 AT&T North Carolina Teacher of the Year, will be the guest speaker during High Point University’s School of Education Student Teacher Breakfast on May 7. The breakfast will take place in Slane Center Rooms A and B at 9 a.m. The event is not open to the public. Rigsbee is a sixth- and seventh-grade reading resource teacher at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Orange County.

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