High Point University Board Of Stewards Brings Christmas To 120 Area Children

The High Point University Board of Stewards is helping to brighten Christmas for 120 needy children through the High Point Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The Stewards collected the offerings from fall semester Hayworth Chapel worship services ? totaling $7,175.39 this year ? and 100 percent of the funds were used to purchase toys and other gift items for the children. 

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HPU Names Chairman Of Nightingale-Conant Corp. To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors

Vic Conant, chairman of the board of Nightingale-Conant Corp. – the premier publisher of audio personal development programs in the world – has been named by High Point University to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. Upon graduation and a stint in Vietnam, Conant joined his father’s business and began pubishing other authors, including Denis Waitley and eventually the Who’s Who of business and self-improvement.

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HPU Adds 'The Learning Commons' Satellite Library In University Center

High Point University has added an additional space for students to study and research, thanks to the opening of The Learning Commons, a satellite library in the University Center. The Commons is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when classes are in session. It offers secure, supervised study space and operates as a satellite location to Smith Library.

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HPU Hosts Guilford County Principals For Special Meeting

High Point University recently hosted principals in the Western Region of Guilford County Schools for a special meeting and presentation. Those participating included 24 principals, five regional staff members and four Guilford County Schools employees ? and all presented information during the event. While on campus, the group utilized Norton Hall?s state-of-the-art facilities for presentations. The attendees also had lunch and took a tour of the campus.

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HPU Inter-Fraternity Council Holds Polar Plunge Event

Members of the Inter-fraternity Council were “Freezin’ for a Reason,” thanks to a special fundraising event that raised money for the Salvation Army. The “First IFC Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason,” which was held on Dec. 12, included a 3K run that ended in the Slane Student Center outdoor pool – for a quick and chilly dip.

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HPU Hosts Annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service

High Point University celebrated the holiday season with a touching Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service, held on Dec. 9 in Hayworth Chapel. The annual program, which is based on the traditional festival of lessons and carols observed at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England, featured members of the High Point community, the High Point University Singers, the Chapel Choir, Dr. Marc Ashley Foster, the Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta and Delta Iota Alpha.

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HPU Dean Of School Of Education Honored As Recipient Of 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award

Dr. Mariann Tillery, dean of the School of Education at High Point University, was recently honored as one of the recipients of the 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award, given by Business Leader Media. The eighth annual awards event was held on Dec. 8 at the Revolution Mill Event Center in Greensboro. Tillery, who will appear alongside other honorees in the December issue of Business Leader Triad, was chosen out of a record number of nominations.

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HPU Hosts 39th Annual Prayer Breakfast

More than 600 guests attended the 39th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at High Point University on Friday in the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center, which featured Dr. Kent Millard as guest speaker. Dr. Nido Qubein, president, presided over the event, and HPU music ensembles, directed by Dr. Marc Foster, provided special music. Foster is chair of the Department of Music at HPU.

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HPU Volunteer Center Holds Outreach Program At Oakview Elementary

Members involved in the Volunteer Center at High Point University recently hosted a Winter Outreach Program at Oakview Elementary School. Volunteers in the program entertained the elementary children with a variety of activities, including a reading of “The Polar Express.” The group also made foam stocking-shaped door hangers, then provided a snack for the children.

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HPU Student Completes Medical Internship In Georgia

Tabatha Davis recently had an internship opportunity at the Medical College of Georgia, in the STAR Program, a competitive research internship for undergraduates pursuing medical or research careers. During the nine-week internship, Davis worked closely with a faculty mentor, Dr. Lynnette McCluskey, and her two post-doctorate assistants, Lianying He and Liqiao Shi.

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HPU Chair Of Department Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design Publishes Article In Leadership Journal

Dr. Richard Parker, chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University, recently published an article in the “Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.” The article, titled “Internationalizing the Business Curriculum: Introducing the Study of Canada into International Business Programs,” was co-written with Dr. Kirk Heriot of Columbus State University in Georgia.

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HPU To Host Holiday Concert Featuring Student Groups

High Point University will delight audiences with a special holiday concert, featuring the Petal Points and the Toccatatones, the university’s women?s and men’s a capella groups, respectively. The event, to be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, is open to the public. The concert will feature an arrangement of both Christmas and non-holiday music. The groups will perform some tunes together.

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HPU Director Of Security And Transportation Wins Car From United Way

High Point University’s Jeff Karpovich has a new set of wheels ? he is the winner of the United Way of Greater High Point?s annual car giveaway. The prize is fitting, considering that Karpovich serves as the director of security and transportation at HPU. Karpovich, who said the experience of winning the car was surreal, was one of 10 finalists drawn from the United Way?s 3,300 fair share donors. 

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HPU Hosts Port Southern Clothing Company At Gathering Of Entrepreneurs

High Point University students Steven Beck, Nick Ruden and Jeremy Hiatt recently presented their new clothing company, Port Southern, to a crowd of business entrepreneurs in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. The event ? a “Gathering of Entrepreneurs” ? was held to assemble local business leaders from High Point and the surrounding area to hear about the state of the nation’s economy, as well as to learn more about the new clothing line.

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Play Written By HPU Professor Ed Simpson Set To Be Feature-Length Film

Thanks to the ingenious work by High Point University professor Ed Simpson, Hollywood is coming to High Point. Simpson, chair of the Performing Arts Department and professor of theatre at HPU, penned the well-received play, “Elephant Sighs.” The production has since been performed in theatres across the country ? and now it will be made into a feature-length film, starring TV and movie great Ed Asner.

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HPU Students In The Village Donate To Those In Need

Students who live in The Village residential complex at High Point University recently made an impressive commitment to help others in the community by organizing the “It Takes a Village” program. The program, organized by Kayla Sale, The Village Hall Council president, along with Village resident directors and resident assistants, was created to collect food donations for those in need.

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