HPU Creates More Than 100 New Jobs In 2009

Thanks to the exponential growth of High Point University, more jobs are being created for the community. In 2009 alone, 108 new jobs have been created at the university. In the last 12 months, the university hired 108 individuals to fill new positions in teaching, administration, food service and campus enhancement.

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HPU Students To Ring Closing Bell At NYSE

Several business and finance students at High Point University will be on-hand to help close business for the day at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Monday, Oct. 12 – they’ll be ringing the closing bell. “This is a fantastic opportunity for HPU,” Carroll says. “The students selected are business administration undergraduate majors and MBA students in our graduate program.

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HPU To Feature Lecture On Supernova Remnants By NC State Professor

High Point University will feature a lecture by Dr. Stephen P. Reynolds, professor of astrophysics and relativity at North Carolina State University. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Francis Auditorium in Francis Hall. The event is open to the public. Having exploded 140 years ago, the supernova remnant is 200 years younger than the previously youngest known supernova.

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HPU Names Blanchard To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors

Ken Blanchard has been named to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. Blanchard, a prominent and sought-after author, speaker and business consultant, is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful and compassionate individuals in business today.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Business Promoted To Chair Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design

Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, has been promoted to the position of chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University. Parker also has a forthcoming article in “Polar Record,” published by Cambridge University Press for the Robert Scott Polar Research Institute.
 

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HPU Alumna Named Art Teacher Of The Year

High Point University alumna Jennifer Sherman truly showed her creative side to her students in Howard County, Md. – she’s been named “Art Teacher of the Year for Howard County Schools.” Sherman, who graduated from HPU in 2007 with a degree in art education, teaches art at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Md.

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HPU Adjunct Professor Of Art Displays Painting In Charlotte Show

Lea Lackey-Zachmann, adjunct professor of art at High Point University, will display her artwork at the “Carolina’s Got Art!” show in Charlotte. The event, held in the historic Atherton Mill, runs through Oct. 30. Lackey-Zachmann’s work, titled “Roses Open,” is an example from a larger series of paintings informed by microscopic images of flowers. In this case, she has used a rose.
 

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HPU English Professor Publishes Two Scholarly Chapters On Comics

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter on the influential author and artist Alan Moore for “Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction” (Routledge), edited by Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts and Sherryl Vint. This is the second chapter that Casey has completed for a Routledge collection this year.

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Dr. Charles Joseph Warde 1940-2009

Dr. Charles Warde, who previously served as professor and chair of the Chemistry Department, passed away on Sept. 30, 2009. Dr. Warde was born on July 3, 1940, in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, the eldest of four children. He was raised in Dublin and educated there, earning his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from University College.

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HPU Biology Instructor Presents At NERA Journal Club

Eleanor Russell, instructor of biology at High Point University, recently gave a presentation for the Nutrition Epidemiology Research and Applications (NERA) Journal Club. She made the presentation, titled “Exploring Long-term Dietary Supplementation,” to club members on Sept. 11 at the Women?s Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem.

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HPU Hosts Alumni And Family Weekend

High Point University hosted a weekend of celebration and activities for the annual Alumni and Family Weekend, which welcomed more than 3,500 guests. The weekend also featured a series of three lectures by HPU professors Dr. Matthew DeSantis, Dr. Stephanie Crofton and Dr. Matthew Schneider.

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HPU English Professor Has Scholarly Essay Published

Dr. Marion Hodge, professor of English at High Point University, has published a scholarly essay in the current issue of “The South Carolina Review.” “When a great poet shows the reader, in poems, the variety of ways that he conceives poems, he shows us in powerful language how we, too, might bring forth forms of beauty and truth,” says Hodge. “We might be happier by employing the imaginative force of creative invention.”

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HPU Residence Hall Organizations Create Better Communication On Campus

High Point University has recently created new residence hall associations – Area Councils and InterResidence Council (IRC) – to help better communicate between living areas on campus.  “Both are student organizations focused on students living on campus in residence halls, allowing them to play an active part in making their building a home and creating a fun and caring community,” says Sarah Haak, director of residence life at HPU.

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HPU Information Systems Professor Delivers Course In France

Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently delivered a course on Information Systems Management at the ESC-Clermont Graduate School of Management in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He was in France Sept. 21-25. “I enjoy the challenge of dealing with students from other cultures, but my conversations with the faculty and staff members in France are always fruitful as well,” says Smith.

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HPU Associate Professor Of French Attends Conference In Raleigh

Dr. Jean-Francois Llorens, associate professor of French at High Point University, recently made a paper presentation at the 2009 Annual Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Conference, held on Sept. 25 in Raleigh. In his paper, Llorens discussed details about Christmas traditions in France. “I talked about the nativity scene,” Llorens says. “It’s a centuries-old tradition in France.

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HPU Hires Brown As Assistant Professor Of History

Dr. Lauren Erin Brown has been hired as assistant professor of U.S. history in the Department of History at High Point University. Brown is currently teaching abroad in Moscow at the Russian State University for the Humanities, where she is a Fulbright Scholar. Upon her return to HPU she will be responsible for conducting history courses, particularly in the specialized area of the 20th century.

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HPU Hires Guran As Visiting Assistant Professor Of English

Dr. Letitia Guran has been hired as visiting assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new role, Guran is responsible for teaching courses in English grammar and composition, as well as courses in general English literature. “I am happy to be part of such a vibrant, growing academic community to which I can only hope to be able to bring my own contribution,” Guran says.

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