HPU Donates Pianos to a Good Cause

High Point University is helping to bring music to the community, thanks to the donations of pianos to the Divine Restoration Ministries and the High Point Housing Authority.  “When it came time to replace the pianos in our students practice studios, the university wanted to ensure that these pianos found a good home, while helping nonprofit and community organizations in High Point,” says Dr. Marc Foster, chairman of the Music Department.

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HPU Theatre Features 'The Dining Room'

The High Point University Theatre treated the community to a delicious performance with their recent production of “The Dining Room” in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center.  The show, a humorous and compassionate play from American playwright A.R. Gumey, was scripted as a series of overlapping vignettes — all set in a dining room.

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HPU to Host Award-Winning Author Kirk Nesset

High Point University will feature Kirk Nesset, award-winning author and translator who will read selections from his fiction, poetry and translations. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on March 3 in Norton Hall Room 101 on campus; it is open to the public.  Nesset is the author of two works of fiction, “Mr. Agreeable” and “Paradise Road,” as well as the nonfiction work, “The Stories of Raymond Carver.”

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HPU Director of Security and Transportation Referees Charity Ice Hockey Game

Jeff Karpovich, CPP chief of security and director of transportation at High Point University, recently took to the ice for a good cause – he refereed a charity ice hockey game at the Greensboro Ice House on Feb. 21. The event, called the “Police Charity Ice Hockey Game,” was held to raise funds for the Sgt. Mickey Hutchens Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hutchens was killed on duty in October 2009.

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HPU Graphic Design Students Create Incredible Bagel Images as Part of Unique Project

Allan Beaver, artist-in-residence at High Point University, recently gave a unique challenge to students in his graphic design class ? decorate the walls at the Great Day Bakery in the University Center. The challenge was part of the “Incredible Bagel Project.”  “When I heard ‘bakery,’ my mind flashed to my favorite repast ? the bagel,” Beaver says.

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HPU Freshman Helps Kids Make Right Choices Through 'Inside Out' Book and DVD

High Point University freshman Chandler DeWitt knows about peer pressure and making the right choices as a teen – after all, she is one. And she gets kids to really think about making the right choices through her book, “Inside Out: Real Stories about the Inner Choices That Shape our Lives,” published by Parents & Company. Her book will also soon feature a companion DVD – and filming for that took place at High Point on Feb. 19.

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HPU College Republican Club Attends CPAC in Washington, D.C.

Members of the College Republican Club recently took an exciting trip to Washington, D.C. to attend 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 Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney, Scott Brown and many others.

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HPU Instructor of Visual Arts to Showcase Talents at Greensboro Gallery

Bruce Shores, instructor of visual arts at High Point University, will be showcasing his artistic talents at The Artery Gallery in Greensboro.  Shores will have an art exhibition, “Landscapes of Paint,” and an opening reception to showcase some of his work.  The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 6 at the gallery, located at 1711 Spring Garden St. in Greensboro.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Information Systems Publishes Paper In Journal

Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently published a paper in the Journal for Computer Information Systems (JCIS). The paper, co-written by D. Scott Hunsinger, discusses research based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) that explores the factors that affect hiring personnel?s intention to use IT certification in the hiring process.

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HPU Professor of Spanish Presents at Louisiana Conference

Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the XXVII Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures in Baton Rouge, La. The conference, which brings together Caribbean and Latin American literature specialists from more than 10 countries, was held Feb. 11-13.

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HPU Business Student Association Hosts Ethics Discussion

High Point University students, as well as community members, had the chance to learn about business ethics, thanks to a visit from local executives who came to the HPU campus to speak on the topic as part of the university’s Business Student Association speakers series. The BSA is affiliated with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).

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HPU Interior Design Program Ranked Among Top 10 In Country

The Interior Design Program at High Point University has recently been ranked as one of the top 10 undergraduate design programs in the country by “DesignIntelligence” journal. The rankings were part of the 11th annual “America’s Best Architectural & Design Schools” study, which ranked accredited undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners and professionals who have had experience hiring and evaluating the performance of recent graduates.

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HPU Business Students Learn Valuable Information From Morgan Creek CEO

High Point University students in the Phillips School of Business got a taste of real-world business sense, thanks to a visit from Mark W. Yusko, CEO and chief investment officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC. Yusko, who gave a presentation to students on Feb. 11, shared his views on key global macroeconomic trends and his outlook on the current global financial market environment.

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HPU Associate Dean In EDP To Serve As Vice President Of North Carolina Adult Education Association

Tracy Collum, associate dean in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, was recently elected as vice president of the North Carolina Adult Education Association. Collum, who previously served as a board member of NCAEA for the 2008-09 term, will be developing a new Web site for the upcoming term year to help kick start the group?s membership campaign, and increase the statewide visibility for the association.

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HPU Hosts Annual 'Family Winter Weekend'

More than 2,000 visitors had a weekend of fun and entertainment, thanks to the exciting events held during the annual “Family Winter Weekend.” HPU students and families had the chance to take part in tours of the new steakhouse, 1924 Prime, in the University Center; attend an exhibition of paintings by Argentinean artist Fernanda Piamonti; have tea with HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein; and attend HPU women?s and men’s basketball games.

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HPU Adds Degree Program In Mathematical Economics

High Point University will begin offering a new major that blends both business and math skills ? a Bachelor of Science in mathematical economics. The major, which was developed in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, will prepare students to master advanced quantitative and statistical techniques and apply them to the social science and business fields.  

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HPU Sponsors Performance By North Carolina Symphony

More than 450 guests had the opportunity to enjoy the musical talent of the North Carolina Symphony, which performed at High Point University on Feb. 11 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. This is the second time the group has performed on campus. The HPU-sponsored event serves as a gift to the community, and allows the general public to experience music at its finest ? providing not only a pleasant experience, but an educational one as well.

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