HPU Students, Faculty Participate In Regional Meeting Of America Chemical Society

High Point University students recently presented papers at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in November in Nashville. Dr. B. Gray Bowman, professor of chemistry at HPU, accompanied the students and presented research as well. Students presenting were: W.H. Craig Clodfelter, Joseph W. Kennaday, Chelsea A. Betts and Claire K. Poh.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Attends Leadership Program In Chapel Hill

Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education and educational leadership coordinator at High Point University, recently served as a presenter and panel member for the “Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals,” held on Jan. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Johnson says serving as a presenter for the program was one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.

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HPU Senior Gains Experience Thanks To Internship At High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau

Destinee Brown, a senior at High Point University, is very busy discovering the ins and outs of the City of High Point this semester thanks to a valuable internship experience with the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau. Brown, a senior majoring in human relations, began her internship at the start of the spring semester. She is already discovering that the experience is helping expand upon what she’s learning through her studies at HPU.
 

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HPU Student Gains Web Design Experience Through Greensboro Internship

James Yarbough, a senior at High Point University, is gaining valuable career experience thanks to an internship at IComm Design in Greensboro. Yarbough, who is majoring in computer information systems, is interning as a Web designer and developer at the local company, which produces Web and media products for a variety of businesses in the Triad, including managing Natural Triad Magazine.

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HPU History Professor Presents Paper At China Conference

Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the International Symposium on the Shangshanxiaxiang Movement, sponsored by Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The event was held Dec. 21-22 in Shanghai, China. “Due to the sensitive nature of the topic and its bold argument, my paper generated much discussion after my presentation,” Deng says.

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HPU Professor Presents Paper At Mexico Conference

Dr. James Zarick, associate professor of sport management at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the Academy of Business Administration Global Trends Conference, held Dec. 18-23 in Cancun, Mexico. Zarick presented a paper titled “The Impact of Volunteerism on the Perceptions of a Sport,” which collected data from volunteers at a 5K road race in an effort to try and determine if their perceptions were changed by their experience as a volunteer. 

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HPU Professor Presents Paper At New York City Conference

Dr. Renzo Honores, assistant professor of history at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 123rd annual AHA Conference on Latin American History, held Jan. 2-5 in New York City. Honores presented “Caciques as Legal Benefactors: Cacial Legal Offensive in the Andes, 1552-1572.” The paper explores how the Andean caciques (local lords) used the legal system and how these lords were successful in their legal campaigns between 1552 and 1572 in the Peruvian Andes.

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HPU Instructor Of English Presents Paper At Linguistics Conference

Gail Clements, instructor of English at High Point University, presented a paper at the Western Conference on Linguistics on Nov. 23 at the University of California – Davis campus. Social network links include kin, co-workers, neighbors, fellow church members and more,” says Clement. “Deciding with whom we as speakers will identify ourselves either reinforces or changes the way we speak.

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HPU Professor Co-Chairs Conference; Co-Writes Academic Paper

Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University, had a busy fall. Not only did Parker serve as co-chairman of the Joint Conference of the Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies and the Southern Association for Canadian Studies, but he also co-wrote and co-presented a paper with Dr. Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, associate professor of economics at Winston-Salem State University.

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HPU Hosts 'Day Of Service' In Conjunction with Annual MLK Service

In conjunction with the annual Martin Luther King Day Service, High Point University hosted its first annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 19. The event, which was held to help further the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s special message of peace, hope and inspiration, gave HPU students, faculty and staff a chance to serve others in the community.

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HPU Features Pastor Of Ebenezer Baptist Church For Annual Martin Luther King Day Service

The High Point University community honored the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during its annual Martin Luther King Day worship service on Jan. 19 with a special guest speaker – the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock. Warnock, a native of Savannah, Ga., who serves as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of King, delivered a message of hope, inspiration and peace.

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HPU Students Make Impact On Community Thanks To Civic Engagement Courses

High Point University students continue to make a positive impact on the High Point community, thanks to opportunities provided through the university’s civic engagement courses. The courses, which include an experiential learning component along with class work, are a substantial addition to experiential learning opportunities already available at HPU. Students in the civic engagement courses have the opportunity to work with local organizations, providing valuable community service.
 

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HPU To Host Faculty Recital

High Point University will share the talents of the Performing Arts Department with its annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The special recital will feature the music faculty in solo and combined works. Full-time and adjunct faculty will perform.

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HPU To Feature Pastor Of Ebenezer Baptist Church For Martin Luther King Day Service

Who: High Point University students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public and the media. What: The annual Martin Luther King Day worship service will feature the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock as special guest speaker. Warnock serves as the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Ebenezer Baptist Church was the spiritual home of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who first preached his inspirational ministry of nonviolence at that very pulpit.

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HPU Fraternity Participates In Leadership Conference

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at High Point University spent part of the holiday break learning about leadership, thanks to the organization’s Mid Year Leadership Conference, held Jan. 2-4 in Charlotte. The group hopes to continue its philanthropic efforts during the spring semester using the new leadership skills that were learned during the conference. 

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HPU President Named Among 'Most Admired' In North Carolina

Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, has been named among one of the most admired leaders in North Carolina by News & Record columnist Doug Clark. n the commentary, Clark says Qubein is responsible for “putting HPU on the map in four years, following a dynamic business career.” Others on the list include Maya Angelou, Richard Petty, Billy Graham, Hugh McColl, Roy Williams and Andy Griffith.

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HPU Sees Record Number Of Students Participating Study Abroad

High Point University students are taking full advantage of overseas learning opportunities. During the spring 2009 semester, the Study Abroad program at HPU will send overseas the largest number of participants it has had in several years. Nine students will be studying abroad during the semester – plans include Gold Coast, Australia; Suva, Fiji; London, England; Florence, Italy; and Swansea, Wales.

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HPU Campus Going Tobacco-Free

High Point University is making strides to go completely tobacco-free, thanks to requests by students, faculty and staff. The transition period will begin on June 1, 2009, and enforcement of the policy will begin on Sept. 1, 2009. The university will help students, faculty and staff along the way by offering smoking cessation classes during the spring and fall 2009 semesters.

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