HPU Hires Lakhani As Instructor Of Mathematics

Chirag Lakhani has been hired as instructor of mathematics at High Point University. Lakhani, who is originally from Charlotte, received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematics, both from North Carolina State University. In his new position, Lakhani will be responsible for teaching mathematics courses, such as calculus, mathematics for elementary education, as well as functions and graphs.

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HPU Instructor Of History Publishes Book Review

Eric D. Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, recently published a book review in the fall 2010 edition of “Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.” Duchess reviewed the book “Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians” by Robert M. Sandow. A copy of “Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians” is available in the HPU Smith Library.

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HPU's Phi Mu Sorority Holds Students Ransom For A Good Cause

High Point University’s chapter of Phi Mu sorority held fellow students ransom as part of a unique philanthropy event, called “Cansome Ransom,” on Saturday, Nov. 20. “Organizations who participated in the event provided people from their group who were willing to be ‘kidnapped’ for a cause,” says Katie Moreau, public relations chair for Phi Mu.

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HPU Junior Wins Honorable Mention In Prestigious Design Competition

Aly Kihm, a junior at High Point University, recently won an honorable mention in the Traditional Home and Kravet Your Room interior design contest. The contest, which invites students from over 50 interior design schools across the country, requires students to create an original room design incorporating product from Kravet and KravetSmart collections.

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HPU Alumna Starts Online Art Business

High Point University alumna Alex Stanley is making the most of her degree both in the working world and in her spare time by starting her own business. SimplyLucky is Stanley’s online business where she sells hand-made jewelry and photography. She was inspired to create her pieces while working in the historic and artistic city of Richmond, Va. 

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HPU Theatre Enchants Audiences With 'Our Town'

The High Point University Theatre recently delighted audiences with its rendition of the classic play, ?Our Town,? in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The production, directed by Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at HPU, is described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written.”
 

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HPU Professor Of English Gives Lecture At Library

Dr. Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently gave a lecture at the McDowell County Public Library in Marion, N.C. Squint’s lecture focused on Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel “Ceremony.” She discussed how the novel’s representation of Laguna Pueblo spirituality helped to heal the emotionally-scarred protagonist, a World War II veteran.

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HPU To Host Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service

High Point University will celebrate the holiday season with a special Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in Hayworth Chapel. The event is open to the public. Following the service, all participants are invited to walk directly outside the chapel for the lighting of the Hayworth Chapel Christmas Tree and the singing of carols.

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HPU Hires Brophy As Assistant Professor Of Philsophy

Dr. Matthew Brophy has been hired as assistant professor of philosophy in the Religion and Philosophy Department at High Point University. In his new role, Brophy is responsible for teaching business ethics classes to both undergraduate and graduate students. No other university that I know of has its heart in such the right place.”

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HPU Freshman Receives Scholarship From ESA Foundation

High Point University freshman Jabari Harris was recently awarded a $3,000 computer and video game scholarship from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation. Harris, who is majoring in game and interactive media design, was one of only 15 graduating seniors to receive the award; only 30 scholarships are awarded annually nationwide.

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HPU Hires Maness As Instructor Of Art

Karen Maness has been hired as instructor of art in the Fine Arts Department at High Point University. In her new position, Maness will be responsible for teaching studio art classes, in both digital fields and in traditional media. Additionally she will act as curator of the Doris and Buddy Deal Student Gallery Exhibitions. Art is a vital part of the rich learning experience that makes High Point University such an inspiring and unique educational opportunity.”

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HPU, The Budd Group Help Local Organization With Donation

High Point University recently donated a passenger van in conjunction with The Budd Group to the High Point Community Against Violence organization. High Point Community Against Violence (HPCAV) is a non-profit organization formed in 1997 to reduce violent crimes and to keep citizens safe from violent offenders in High Point.

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HPU Director Of Career Services Presents At NCAAHPERD Conference

Eric Melniczek, director of Career Services at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference in Winston-Salem. Melniczek made a presentation about the significance of an effective resume in the career search process.

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HPU Chronicle Staff Attends National College Media Convention In Kentucky

Members of the Campus Chronicle staff at High Point University recently attended the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, held Oct. 27 through 31 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. “The conference provided an excellent opportunity for the Campus Chronicle staff to learn from professionals across the country about how to tackle the issues and challenges student journalists face on college campuses today,” says Hayes.

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HPU Hosts Luncheon To Honor North Carolina Pageant Contestants

High Point University recently hosted a luncheon to honor the contestants of the Miss North Carolina USA and the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageants. Andy Bills, vice president of enrollment at HPU, welcomed the 111 contestants before they were treated to lunch and a tour of the University Center. Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, also gave the contestants a copy of his book “The Time Is Now, The Person Is You” as a gift.

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HPU To Host Annual Phoenix Festival

High Point University will host a convergence of creative writers at the 40th annual Phoenix Festival, including this year?s special guest, Daniel Wallace, the J. Ross MacDonald distinguished professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The highlight of the daylong festival begins at 1 p.m. on Nov. 19 in Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. The event is open to the public.

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HPU Junior Earns Unique Job Opportunity During Fall Break

High Point University junior Maggie Jo Saylor was recently offered an amazing opportunity during fall break ? the chance to work as a traditional dance consultant for the upcoming world premiere of John Cariani’s new play, “Last Gas.” “This is the greatest opportunity that I’ve had the chance to be a part of,” Saylor says. “This work combines my passions of theatre and traditional partner dance.”

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HPU Professor of Communication Named Series Editor For Digital Games Research Books

Dr. Gerald Voorhees, assistant professor of games and interactive media in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, was recently named series editor for a new series of books on digital games research to be published by Continuum. In addition to being named series editor, Voorhees will also co-edit the first two volumes in the series.

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HPU Teams Up To Establish Community Resource Center

High Point University has teamed up with the Hayden-Harman Foundation in the establishment of a new community resource center on Washington Drive. The Washington Drive Community Resource Center, which is funded and developed by the Hayden-Harman Foundation of Burlington, N.C., will be available for use by residents in the Washington Drive area as well as across the entire High Point community.

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