HPU Psychology Students And Faculty Attend National Conference In San Antonio

More than a dozen students and faculty members from the Psychology Department at High Point University recently attended the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in San Antonio, Texas. The annual conference, held Jan. 27 through 29, brought together more than 3,000 students and faculty from across the nation to share ideas and recent advancements within the fields of social and personality psychology.

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HPU Entrepreneurship Program Students Learn From Industry Expert

Entrepreneurship students in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to learn from small-business expert Kathy Elliott as part of a lecture series to bring real-world experiences into the classroom. Elliott currently serves as vice president of Entrepreneurship & Small Business for the Greensboro Partnership and Chamber of Commerce, and has more than 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs.

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HPU College Republicans Travel To Washington, D.C. To Hear National Leaders

Members of the College Republican Club at High Point University recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to hear a renowned group of speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The group went with other members of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans. While there, students were able to hear speeches from Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Perry, among others.

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HPU Earns 'Tree Campus USA' Title

The Tree Campus USA program is an initiative that sprang from a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. to foster the development of the next generation of tree stewards. The program is designed to award national recognition to college campus and the leaders of their surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.

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New Program At HPU Connects Students To Career Opportunities

Career and Internship Services at High Point University is preparing students to secure career opportunities by implementing a new program called “Recruiters in Residence.” The program, which is open to all HPU students, presents job opportunities and promotes hands-on experience via internships to enhance and compliment skills developed in the classroom.

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Style Network Show To Feature HPU Alumnus

“Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back,” a show that features High Point University alumnus John Taylor, will begin its second season on the Style Network on Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. The show, which is the second highest rated show in the teenage demographic for the Style Network, 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 Hosts Social Media Symposium for Home Furnishings Industry During Market

High Point University’s International School of Home Furnishings and Design is sponsoring an Internet marketing symposium for students and home furnishings industry officials. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 7 in the Francis Auditorium in the Phillips School of Business. Brian Thornfelt, general merchandise manager for e-commerce giant CSN.com, will serve as the keynote speaker.

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HPU Showcases Student Musicians In Choral And Instrumental Winter Concert

Talented student musicians entertained an audience at High Point University with an evening of diverse music at the Department of Music Choral and Instrumental Winter Concert, held Feb. 26 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert featured ensembles from the university family, including the Chapel Choir, University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Symphonic Band.

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HPU Choral Department To Perform Special Preview Of Carnegie Hall Concert For Community

Students in the Choral Department at High Point University have been offered the singing chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, the most prestigious concert stage in the United States. In preparation for the event, they will share a sneak peak of their performance in a “Preview Concert,” to be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 23 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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HPU Theatre Professors Receive Prestigious Award

Two professors from the High Point University Department of Theatre received the prestigious Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Direction by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jay Putnam, associate professor of theatre, was acknowledged for his direction of the world premiere production of John Cariani’s “Love/Sick” which was the department’s opening production of the 2010-2011 season.

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Johns Hopkins Director Joins Faculty In New HPU School Of Health Sciences

Dr. Mark Teaford, currently a course director for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s anatomy program, will join High Point University as professor of anatomy in the proposed school of Health Sciences. He joins two prestigious colleagues – Dr.  Daniel Erb, dean of the school, and Dr. Eric Hegedus, director of its physical therapy program, both formerly of Duke University.

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HPU Announces Oak Hollow Mall Purchase

High Point University officials announced today that the University has purchased Oak Hollow Mall in High Point, N.C. HPU has engaged the services of CBL and Associates Management, Inc. to manage the day-to-day operations.  CBL is the same group that has operated the Mall since its opening. For the time being, Oak Hollow Mall employees and customers will see no change in the operation of the Mall.

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HPU Students Gain Real-World Marketing Experience

Students at High Point University in the Phillips School of Business are gaining real-world marketing experience by working to promote a local company, Drake’s Fresh Pasta Company. During the fall 2010 semester, HPU marketing students worked to create branding ideas for the company through a host of mediums. “The experiences should help them tremendously as they launch their own careers.”

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Theatre Acknowledged By Prestigious National Festival

Matthew Emerson, assistant professor of theatre at High Point University, was recently acknowledged by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Emerson was awarded three 2010 Meritorious Achievement Awards for Excellence in Theatrical Design for his work in the spring 2010 HPU Department of Theatre production of “The Seagull,” and his fall 2010 productions of “Love/Sick” and “Our Town.”

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Senior In HPU Phillips School Of Business Receives Respected Scholarship

Kevin Kucharski, a senior double-majoring in finance and accounting with a minor in economics at High Point University, recently received the Chartered Financial Analyst Program’s Level 1 exam scholarship. The scholarship, which is available to college seniors, covers the CFA Program enrollment costs and significantly discounts the cost of registration.

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HPU Receives Gift From Alumna For Scholarship Fund

High Point University recently received $90,000 to establish the Bertha Connelly Maw ’33 Scholarship Fund from the estate of Maw’s husband, Alvin. The fund will be used to provide scholarship support to students with high financial need. Maw’s father died when she was 12 years old and she came from humble beginnings. Her hope was to provide scholarship support that would help give future generations of students a strong start.

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Ed Asner Returns For Screening Of Film Directed By HPU Professor

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Edward Asner visited High Point University to attend a special advanced screening of “Elephant Sighs,” the feature film written and directed by Ed Simpson, chair of the Department of Theatre, and executive produced by M.L. Carr, former Boston Celtics player and coach. The screening, which was held on Feb. 19 in the Extraordinaire Cinema, drew more than 200 guests.

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HPU Assistant Director Of Career And Internship Services Joins Women's Forum

Susan Williams, assistant director of Career and Internship Services at High Point University, recently was appointed to the Women?s Professional Forum. Founded in 1977, the Women?s Professional Forum is dedicated to providing a unique opportunity for accomplished professional women in the greater Greensboro, N.C. area. Members are women who serve their community in leadership roles and who enjoy sharing and celebrating their talents and experience.

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HPU Honored With Spirit OF NC Award From United Way

Thanks to High Point University’s continuous support of the United Way and its partner agencies, the university has been honored with the 2010 Spirit of North Carolina Award in the category for Education Institution. HPU will receive the award at the United Way of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting on Feb. 18 in Pinehurst.

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HPU Director Of Physical Therapy Program Writes For ESPN

Dr. Eric Hegedus, professor of physical therapy and director of the proposed physical therapy program in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, has become a featured contributor on ESPNRise, a website for high school athletes. Hegedus, along with colleague and physical therapist Ben Stern, have published three articles on the site thus far.

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