HPU Hosts Veteran's Day Celebration

High Point University hosted a memorable Veteran’s Day Celebration that helped to honor the men and women who have served our country. The event, held in the University Center Extraordinaire Cinema, featured presentations by retired Lt. Col. John H. Cole Jr., USMC, who serves as the director of the Veterans Benefits Academy in Baltimore, and Capt. David Bain, USMC, an HPU alumnus who currently serves aboard the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune.

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HPU Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Week

The High Point University Office of Student Life hosted two events on campus as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Week. The events, which were titled “Brandy’s Survivor Story: Still A Rose” and “Shoe Project Donation Drive and Homicide Victims Commemoration,” were held in the hopes of increasing awareness of domestic violence, and encouraging others to join in the fight against domestic violence.

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HPU Hires Turner As Assistant Professor Of Music

Dr. John Turner has been hired as assistant professor of music in the Department of Music at High Point University. In his new position, Turner will be responsible for implementing the recently revised music core curriculum, which combines music literature, history of music, music theory and aural skills. “When I was offered the position at High Point University, there was never any question in my mind that I should take it,” says Turner.

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HPU Students Compete In 'Battle Of The Brains' Contest

A select group of students from High Point University recently competed in an Olympic battle of the brains by participating in the regional portion of the 35th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest – otherwise known as “The Battle of the Brains.” The regional contest was held on the Duke University campus on Nov. 6.

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HPU To Feature Special Veteran's Day Celebration

As a tribute to honor the men and women who have served our country, High Point University will feature a special Veteran’s Day Celebration. The event will feature presentations by John H. Cole Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, USMC, Ret., who serves as the director of the Veterans Benefits Academy in Baltimore, and Capt. David Bain USMC, an HPU alumnus who currently serves aboard the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune.

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HPU Receives Book Collection From Ralph Lauren In Memory Of Longtime Friend

High Point University recently received a unique donation from Polo Ralph Lauren in memory of the late Carol Cooper ? a collection of design books. The collection, called the “Carol Cooper Memorial Collection,” will be on display at the Smith Library on campus. Cooper, who passed away on Aug. 9, 2010, was a great supporter of the Ralph Lauren brand throughout her career at Henredon.

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HPU Phillips School Of Business Hosts Student Workshops

Dr. Yu-Hsien “Sharon” Wu, assistant professor of management in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently hosted two student workshops in preparation for the 2010 North Carolina Career Fair. Wu, along with Dr. Daniel Hall, assistant professor of economics, and Eric Melniczek, director of Career & Internship Services, hosted the workshops to help improve students? resume writing and interview skills.

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HPU Features Hallquist As Guest Lecturer In The Department Of Music

High Point University recently featured Dr. Robert Hallquist as a guest lecturer in the Department of Music. Hallquist, who currently serves as professor of piano at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., spoke to HPU students and faculty on the letters and music of Robert and Clara Schuman. His lecture was accompanied with live musical examples.

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HPU To Feature Choral Ensembles, NC Symphony For Holiday Performances

High Point University will offer a gift to the community in December, thanks to special holiday performances by HPU vocal ensembles and the North Carolina Symphony. The warm holiday sounds will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, and at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, respectively. Both events will be held in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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HPU Professor To Be Featured On 'Deal Or Dud' On Local Fox Affiliate

Dr. Dinene Crater, associate professor and chair of the biology department at High Point University, will be featured in several segments of WGHP FOX8’s “Deal or Dud” consumer report test. Crater’s findings on the products – which included the Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizer, Lotus Home Cleaning System and the Verilux Portable Sanitizing Wand – will be revealed during the segments.

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HPU Hires Squint As Assistant Professor Of English

Dr. Kirstin Squint has been hired as assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new position, Squint will teach general education writing and literature courses, as well as upper-division courses in her area of specialization, U.S. multi-ethnic literatures. I am excited to be working at High Point University for its focus on student learning and its commitment to a liberal arts education,” says Squint.

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HPU Hires Daniel Hall As Assistant Professor Of Economics

High Point University has hired Dr. Daniel T. Hall as assistant professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. In his new role, Hall is responsible for teaching principles economics courses as well as an environmental economics course. “I am very excited to be a part of High Point University,” Hall says. “The sense of community here is really strong and I feel very welcome.

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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Host Exhibit Featuring Couple's Paintings

High Point University will feature an exhibit of both harmony and individuality between a couple’s paintings in the Sechrest Art Gallery on campus as it presents “Mr. & Mrs.” The exhibit will begin Nov. 15 and run through Feb. 27. The artists, Robert and Lucy Reitzfeld, have their own individual stylistic approaches while still sharing underlying links in their work. Based on images of memory and recollection, her work represents renderings of nature that appear almost dreamlike.  

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HPU Named Among 100 U.S. Schools Listed On National Character Development Honor Roll

High Point University has been named among 100 schools in the United States listed on The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Colleges that Encourage Character Development. HPU helps promotes the development of values in the classroom and on campus, and through constant encouragement from faculty and staff, students are surrounded by character development opportunities daily.

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HPU To Offer Master's Degree In Strategic Communication

High Point University will soon offer a master?s degree in Strategic Communication, a program that will be available in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. “The master’s program will provide the foundation for students to create, implement and evaluate communication campaigns, programs and training seminars,” says Dr. Virginia McDermott, associate professor and director of the Master?s Program in Strategic Communication.

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HPU Theatre Presents 'Our Town'

High Point University Theatre will present “Our Town” in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show will run Nov. 18 through Nov. 21; it is open to the public. 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.” “It is a rich, powerful and warmly human play,” Simpson says.

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HPU Recipient Of Davidson County Estate

High Point University received a gift of a country home and 20 acres of land located in Davidson County this week from Molly Millis, a High Point philanthropist. The estate will potentially be used by the university as a retreat with a ropes course and equestrian center. The property’s proximity to campus makes it ideal for our faculty and students to incorporate it into our experiential learning program,” said president Dr. Nido R. Qubein.

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HPU Director Of Survey Research Center To Be Featured On WFMY And Rush Radio; Will Provide Expert Commentary On Election

Dr. Martin Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the High Point University Survey Research Center, will be featured during WFMY?s 11 p.m. newscast and on Rush Radio 94.5 FM at 8:37 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. During the broadcasts, he will provide expert commentary on the election results and offer opinions on the implications of the results.

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HPU Professor Of Media And Popular Culture Featured On 'The State Of Things' Radio Program

Dr. Katherine Fowkes was recently featured as a guest on North Carolina Public Radio’s program, “The State of Things.” The 30-minute segment, hosted by noted radio personality Frank Stasio, featured Fowkes and two other guests in a discussion about horror and supernatural films. “Frank Stasio was such a wonderful host,” Fowkes says. “He’s extremely good at what he does ? very professional, but also very warm and friendly.

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HPU Announces Creation of 100 New Jobs by August 2011

Thanks to continued growth at High Point University, the school plans to expand its workforce by at least 100 positions by the end of August 2011. This will bring HPU’s total workforce up to 997, up from 462 five years ago.  “A growing High Point University is good for our city and our region,” says Chris Dudley, vice president for Administration.

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