Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Holds Philanthropy Event At HPU

The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at High Point University recently held a Rock-a-Thon philanthropic event with all proceeds going toward the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. The organization, which is searching for a cure, assists those affected by the disease and provides medical equipment to those in need. Aicardi Syndrome is a genetic disorder that only affects girls.

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HPU's 2009-10 Keller Scholarship Recipients Announced

High Point University has awarded Keller Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year to Mary Funke of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Kristin Qualters of La Plata, Md. The Keller Scholarship is an endowed scholarship provided by Rosemary Keller in honor of her husband, furniture designer Tom Keller. Two freshmen are chosen from this group and awarded prestigious Keller Scholarships, which are renewable annually as long as the students maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

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HPU Visual Art Department Seniors Hold 19th Annual Senior Seminar Exhibition

Senior students in the Visual Art Department at High Point University presented their works of art on May 2 in the Deal Student Gallery of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University. Each senior was required to create a body of work in the medium of her choice. Many of the students have been working on these pieces for more than a year, with media including paint, clay and diverse materials such as bamboo and vellum.

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HPU Professor Presents Shakespeare Research At Conference

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, presented a paper on early modern monstrosity in Shakespeare?s “Richard III” at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in Washington, D.C. Deformed children were seen as “monsters” in the early modern period, warnings from the gods, and this moral dimension informs Shakespeare’s portrayal of the crookbacked king.

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HPU Professor Presents Paper On Math Education At Conference

Dr. Lisa Carnell, professor in the School of Education and Department of Mathematics at High Point University, presented a paper entitled “At-Risk Learners in the Mathematics Classroom: A Brain-Based Learning Perspective” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting, held April 22-25 in Washington, D.C.

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HPU Junior Wins Communication Scholarship

High Point University junior and communications major Kathryn Stanley of High Point is the 2009 recipient of the Sam J. Underwood Scholarship. Stanley was selected by the faculty of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication as the recipient because of the academic excellence she demonstrates in the classroom.
The Sam J. Underwood Scholarship was established in 1992 through gifts from the estate of Roy Franklin Nelson, a friend of the university.

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Gavin DeGraw Performs At HPU's Vert Stadium As Part Of Panther Palooza

High Point University welcomed singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw to campus for an outdoor concert held at Vert Stadium on April 30. DeGraw performed a number of songs from his self-titled album. DeGraw’s concert, which was free of charge and attracted an audience of more than 3,000 HPU students and their guests, was the featured event for the university’s annual PantherPalooza – a special end-of-year celebration.

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Plato S. Wilson School Of Commerce Dedicated At HPU

The new Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce was dedicated on April 29 in front of an audience of 200 High Point University faculty, staff, students, city leaders, invited guests and media. Tom Dayvault, president and CEO of the High Point Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the benefits the School of Commerce will bring to students and to the city as a whole. Following the ceremony, guests had the opportunity to tour the 60,000-square-foot, $16 million building.

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High Point University Chapel Service Honors Senior Class

High Point University’s final Hayworth Chapel service of the 2008-09 academic year, held April 29, was dedicated to the HPU Senior Class of 2009. The service included a special presentation of awards. Robert Reid Goodson was named the Outstanding Senior on the Board of Stewards. Bill and Cherylle Deal, members of the worshipping community, were presented with the award for Outstanding Dedication to the University Chapel.

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Two Sculptures Unveiled On Kester International Promenade At HPU

Two sculptures of historical figures were installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University today with the goal of inspiring students and enhancing the academic environment at HPU. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, the sculptures represent important personalities of history. Two additional sculptures will be unveiled in May.

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Fairview Elementary Students Make Special Visit To HPU For Tour And Tutoring

A group of High Point University student tutors welcomed Fairview Elementary students to campus on April 23 as part of their Communities in Schools (CIS) program for their Volunteerism and Philanthropy class, taught by Dr. Christine Cugliari, assistant professor of nonprofit management at HPU. “When you are in third grade, it doesn?t get much better than that,” says Cugliari.

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HPU Associate Dean Makes Presentation At Economics And Business Conference

Dr. Stephanie Crofton, associate dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and associate professor of economics at High Point University, presented her paper, “American Share Insurance: the Sole Surviving Private Deposit Insurer in the US,” co-authored with Luis Dopico, Macrometrix, and James Wilcox, University of California, Berkeley, on April 25 at the annual conference of the Economic and Business Historical Society, held in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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HPU Religion Professor Publishes Book On Teachings Of Thomas Aquinas

Dr. Chris Franks, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, has recently written and published a book entitled, “He  Became Poor: The Poverty of Christ and Aquinas’s Economic Teachings.” In his book, he examines certain virtues associated with voluntary poverty and contrasts them with the usual dispositions toward wealth and property fostered by modern market society.

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HPU Chapel Service, April 29,2009

The final chapel service of the 2008-09 academic year will be dedicated to the Senior Class of 2009. It takes place at 5:30 p.m. on April 29. Awards will be presented to the Outstanding Senior on the Board of Stewards and to a member of the worshipping community for Outstanding Dedication to the University Chapel.

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North Carolina Symphony Entertains Audience At High Point University

The High Point University community and guests enjoyed a special concert by the North Carolina Symphony on April 24 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert included a special appearance by award-winning harpist Catrin Finch. The packed-house audience of more than 450 people included guests from Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Culler Senior Center, and retirement communities River Landing at Sandy Ridge and Pennybyrn at Maryfield. 

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HPU Senior Receives Two Accounting Scholarships

High Point University senior accounting major Joshua Jones has recently received two accounting scholarships. Jones was presented with a Becker Scholarship for Success award on April 22; Bill Cloninger, a representative from Becker, visited HPU to make the presentation. Jones is one of only 50 recipients of the award nationwide. His award includes a scholarship worth $2,825 to be used towards a Becker CPA Exam review course. 
 

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HPU Receives Gift From Pauline Lewis Hayworth Estate

High Point University has received the final distribution from the Estate of Pauline Lewis Hayworth, in the amount of $900,000. When this is combined with earlier contributions from her and her husband, Charles Hayworth Jr., the university has received more than $9 million from the couple. Pauline Lewis Hayworth, a native of Pinehurst, N.C., devoted herself to many causes, especially those related to fine arts and higher education.

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Rachel Sturm Presented With High Point University 2009 Haverty Cup

Clarence H. Ridley, chairman of the board, and Steve Burdette, executive vice president for stores, at Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., presented the 2009 Haverty Cup to Rachel E. Sturm, a senior at High Point University, at the Eleanor Horsey Ridley Rose Garden on the HPU campus on April 24, 2009. Sturm, of Summerfield, N.C., will graduate from HPU in May with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Furnishings Marketing.

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