HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Defense

La’Shelle Manning, a rising junior majoring in biology at High Point University, is spending her summer interning at the Department of Defense in Silver Spring, Md. Manning is working under Tricare Management Activity, specifically a branch entitled the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), which focuses on promoting the resilience, recovery, and reintegration of warriors and their families as it relates to their mental health.

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HPU Students Gain Great Experience During Study Abroad

High Point University students want to get the most out of their time in college ? that’s why many have opted to participate in the ever-growing study abroad program. Italy, Spain, Greece and more – students are flocking to other countries to broaden their horizons and education. Dr. Kelly Norton, director of experiential learning, says the program has become so popular, that in fact, summer 2010 marks the largest summer study abroad group in HPU history.

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HPU Rising Senior Invests Time With Summer Internship

Bryan McDermott, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in political science with a minor in finance, is investing his time wisely this summer in an investment bank at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York City. Additionally, McDermott looks into the eligible borrower?s Net Asset Values (NAV) and their lendable assets (LA) and liabilities to grade them.

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HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Justice

Ryan Brown, a rising senior majoring in mathematics and actuarial science with a minor in statistics at High Point University, is spending his summer interning as an office clerk in the finance department for the Department of Justice. As part of his internship, Brown checks in travel vouchers from attorneys’ offices and legal divisions throughout the U.S. to reimburse and log travel expenses.

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HPU Rising Sophomore Austin Dillon Claims Victory At Iowa Speedway

Austin Dillon, rising sophomore at High Point University, made a slick finish at the Lucas Oil 200 – he scored his first Camping World Truck Series victory at the event, which was held on July 11 at the Iowa Speedway. Dillon, who is studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at HPU, is the grandson of owner Richard Childress. Dillon’s win marks the first Truck Series victory for Richard Childress Racing since 1999.

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HPU Chair Of Religion And Philosophy Department Publishes Article In Nautical Journal

Dr. Clint Corcoran, chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, recently published an article in “The Nautilus,” a nautical journal for the humanities. The article, “The Slow Boat from Delos, or Socrates’ Ship Comes In?” concerns Plato’s account of the voyage of the ship the ancient Athenians used in their annual reenactment of Theseus’ heroic journey to Crete to slay the monstrous man-bull of Greek myth, the Minotaur.

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HPU Student Lands Internship With SBI

David Fatheree, a rising senior at High Point University, has landed a summer internship with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Fatheree is an information security and privacy major, with a concentration in criminal justice and a minor in management information systems. In his internship, Fatheree works with the Digital Evidence Department, the Computer Crimes Department, and the Information Technology Department.

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HPU Continues To Remain Active During Summer Months, Hosts Many Visitors

While the majority of students are on summer vacation, High Point University has still been a center of activity ? boasting guests from many states across the nation. In June alone, the campus hosted nearly 3,000 visitors, thanks to early registration, open house events, campus tours and Summer Experience move-in. “This not only creates a lot of activity on campus, but in the High Point community as well, with visitors taking advantage of the many amenities that our city has to offer.”

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HPU To Host Eastern Music Festival

High Point University will offer fun and entertainment as it hosts the Eastern Music Festival’s Young Artists Orchestra Pops Concert. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Led by American conductor Chelsea Tipton II, the concert will feature a variety of musical styles, including works such as “Hoedown from Rodeo,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark March,” “William Tell Overture Finale,” and more.

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HPU Alumnus Makes A Difference Overseas

Dan Costello, a 2009 graduate of High Point University, has gone global – thanks to the program, “YMCA Go Global.” As part of the program, Costello is spending several months in Bogota, Colombia, serving as a volunteer English, Spanish and science teacher for the YMCA. “I was comfortable working with the YMCA, so I applied and was accepted,” Costello says.

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HPU Student Scores Grand Slam With Summer Internship

Karra Damascus, a rising senior at High Point University, is hitting a home run this summer, thanks to an exciting internship with the New York Yankees. Damascus, who is majoring in sport management with a minor in finance, is working in the Stadium Operations Department, which focuses on maintenance and field management, security, as well as assisting guests with disabilities.

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HPU Benefactor Passes Away

Mrs. Jesse Millis, longtime benefactor of High Point University with her husband and children, passed away on Tuesday, June 29.  Mrs. Millis and her family invested their time, energy, and financial resources generously on our campus.  The Millis Athletic and Convocation Center is named for Mr. & Mrs. Millis.  The HPU Choir will be singing at her funeral on Friday, July 2, at 11:00am at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point.

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HPU Rising Senior Lands Internship With MTV's TV Land Digital Department In NYC

Nicole Lamarca, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending her summer getting career experience with MTV’s TV Land Digital Department in New York City. In fact, as a TV Land Digital intern, she not only gains a broad perspective of how a cable network’s Web site (tvland.com) operates, but she is also directly involved in day-to-day work in assisting the digital team.

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HPU Student Gains On-The-Job Experience In Newspaper Internship

Janine Mooney, a rising senior at High Point University, has already made use of her time off of school during the summer – she’s busy reporting the news for the Courier-Post Newspaper, a publication that covers all of South New Jersey. Mooney has also worked on stories for various sections of the newspaper, which included interviews, research, writing and editing.

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HPU Students Complete Medical Missions Trip In Jamaica

Two rising sophomores from High Point University recently volunteered at a free medical clinic at the New Vision Home orphanage in Christiana, Jamaica. Kristen Montgomery and Chelsea Kiser were part of an 11-member volunteer medical team that provided medical checkups and medicine to members of the Christiana community. The group included doctors, physician?s assistants, nurses, a dental hygienist and several students.

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HPU Hires Quackenbush As Admissions Counselor

Jessica Quackenbush has been hired as an admissions counselor for the Office of Admissions at High Point University. Quackenbush, who is originally from Bayville, N.J., is a recent graduate from HPU and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, served as a University Ambassador, and also served on the Judicial Board, as well as the Panhellenic Council.

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HPU Donates Mattresses To Nonprofit Group

High Point University recently donated more than 100 mattresses to Open Door Ministries in High Point. The organization plans to give them to Home to Home Ministry, another nonprofit organization in the city. Home to Home Ministry is a small group of Christians that help local individuals in need of assistance with household goods, such as furniture, tools, computers and more.

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HPU Athletic Director To Appear On 'Triad Today' To Discuss Growth, Change In Athletics

“Triad Today” will finish its series on the amazing transformation at High Point University by featuring Athletic Director Craig Keilitz, who will appear on the program at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 11. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC-45 (Time Warner Cable channel 7). Keilitz says under Qubein’s leadership, HPU has seen incredible growth ? including athletics ? and has become a spotlight in the city.

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