HPU's Newest Sorority Is Represented At National Convention In Minneapolis

High Point University?s newest sorority on campus, Sigma Sigma Sigma, recently had the opportunity to send one of its members – Chelsea Bernatavitz – to the organization’s Triennial Convention. The event was held in Minneapolis in July. “This convention was truly motivation for our chapter to show how much of an asset we are to the Greek community at HPU,” Bernatavitz says.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Political Science Receives Grant From National Science Foundation

Dr. Martin Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaborative political science project. The project, “Collaborative Research: Using Web Data to Study the Nature and Consequences of U.S. Congressional Campaigns,” teams Kifer up with two colleagues – Jamie Druckman from Northwestern University and Michael Parkin from Oberlin College.

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HPU Named Among Top 25 Best Private Schools In The Nation In Parade Magazine's 'College A-List'

Parade Magazine has listed High Point University as one of the top 25 large private schools in the nation in the magazine’s annual “College A-List. High Point University has also been honored in several national rankings, including “America?s Best Colleges? by Forbes.com, as well as “America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report.

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Lance Armstrong To Speak At HPU Commencement

High Point University will continue its tradition of bringing inspirational speakers to its Commencement exercises by featuring seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, as the 2011 Commencement speaker. Armstrong will speak on Saturday, May 7, 2011, during Commencement exercises on the HPU campus.

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HPU Donates Furniture To Goodwill Industries

High Point University recently donated a great deal of furniture to Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. “Four truckloads of furniture from the university were sent to Goodwill locations in Winston-Salem, Kernersville and Asheville,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU.

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HPU Moves Up To No. 3 In U.S. News & World Report Rankings

High Point University continues to move up in the ranks, thanks to its continued transformation in academics, student life programs and facilities. The university was today named No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South in “America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report. Last year, High Point was listed at No. 5 in the same report. Four years ago, HPU occupied the No. 15 spot.

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HPU Ranks In Top 7 Percent Nationally In Forbes.com 'America's Best Colleges'

High Point University has been ranked as one of the top 610 colleges and universities across the country in the list, “America’s Best Colleges,” created by Forbes.com. This places HPU in the top 7 percent of the 6,600 higher-education institutions throughout the United States. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, credits the tremendous growth in academics and campus facilities.

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HPU Graduate Gains Auditing Experience Through High Point Company

Jeremy Hiatt, a 2010 graduate of High Point University, has been busy getting career experience before entering the workforce by interning at Smith Leonard in High Point. Hiatt, who graduated Cum Laude with a double major in accounting and finance, has served as an audit intern at the company ? actively helping on several corporate audits and employee benefit plan audits across different industries.

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HPU Rising Sophomore Gains On-The-Job Experience With Summer Internship.

Tyler McCoy, a rising sophomore at High Point University, has spent her summer learning valuable career skills in an internship with The Beverly Hilton hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. “My internship in The Beverly Hilton’s Event Services Department has given me the opportunity to see just how fast paced the event-planning environment is,” says McCoy.

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HPU Set To Begin 2010-11 School Year With Explosive Growth, New Academic Programs And Soaring SAT Scores

In just a few short days, High Point University will begin another record-setting year, thanks to not only its largest freshman class in the school?s history ?1,220 students ? but also with new academic programs and living spaces. What lies behind these impressive figures is a school that continues to enhance academic programs, drawing interest from students from all over the United States and beyond.

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HPU Student Gains Valuable Experience With Public Relations Internship

Kim Mannino, a rising senior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in marketing at High Point University, is spending her summer interning at Bella Public Relations in New York City. “I believe that this internship has helped me with my academic studies in the way of applying what I have learned in the classroom, and bringing it out and applying it to the real world,” says Mannino.

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HPU Professor Selected To Participate In Reading And Scoring Of Advanced Placement Program

Eric Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board?s Advanced Placement Examinations in U.S. history. More than 2.9 million examinations from more than 30 AP Courses were evaluated by over 10,000 AP Readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these educators come from the United States, Canada and abroad.

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HPU Alumnus To Appear In Reality Television Show

John Taylor, a 2007 graduate of High Point University who earned a Master of Science degree in sports studies, will appear on a new reality television series that focuses on childhood obesity, and its effects on teens and their families. The show, titled “Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back,” follows the lives of five teens at the Wellspring Academy, and documents their accomplishments and struggles as they learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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HPU Rising Junior Gets Headstart On Writing Career; Has Poem Published

Evan R.B. Walker, a rising junior at High Point University, has always loved poetry – so getting his worked published has been a dream come true. Walker’s poem, “The Priorities List” was published in the Black Magnolias Literary Journal at Jackson State University in Mississippi. The poem appeared in the journal?s summer issue, which came out on July 1.

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HPU Rising Senior Tackles Two Internships To Help Hone In Marketing Skills

Paige Cornetet, a rising senior majoring in marketing at High Point University, is getting plenty of career experience this summer – thanks to not one, but two internship opportunities in New York City. While she’s living in New York City, her first internship brings her close to home ? she’s working with Slane and Slane, a successful jewelry business run by High Point natives Heath and Landon Slane.

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HPU Student Completes Internship At Department Of State Treasurer

Andrew Realon, a rising senior majoring in human relations with minors in communication and religion at High Point University, is spending his summer in the communications office at the North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer. “HPU has prepared me well for my internship, because I did not spend a lot of time on training,” said Realon. ?I was able to jump right in and start working.”

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HPU Student Learns About Ancient Greece While Studying Abroad

Sarah Cayan, a rising junior at High Point University, is busy studying the annals of ancient history this summer. Thanks to her participation in the Study Abroad Program, she spent part of her summer in Greece. Cayan, who is studying biology and secondary education at HPU, toured various archaeological sites throughout the country over four weeks.

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HPU Hosts Meeting For North Carolina Partnership For Economic Development

High Point University recently hosted the third quarter meeting of the North Carolina Partnership for Economic Development (NCPED) on campus. The meeting was held July 30 in the Plato Wilson School of Commerce. NCPED is a nonprofit corporation that represents North Carolina’s seven regional economic development organizations, which together represent all 100 counties in the state.

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