HPU Hires Summers As Instructor Of English

Karen Summers has been hired as instructor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new role, Summers is responsible for teaching English composition, among other courses. “High Point University is clearly a unique, dynamic school, and it is very exciting professionally to be here during this transformation,” Summers says. “I can’t wait to see what it will be like in a few more years.”

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HPU Receives Art Donations From Local Families

High Point University wants to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education, so the addition of art collections adds the perfect touch of color to campus. Now, thanks to generous donations of art from Robert Brown, Harrison Rucker, Darrel Sechrest, and Betsy and Joe Byerly, students have multiple examples of paintings and artifacts from around the world.
 

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Accounting Recruitment Day Is Held For HPU Accounting Majors

High Point University recently hosted an Accounting Recruitment Day for HPU and Meredith College students. The event, held Sept. 25 in Phillips Hall, gave students a chance to network with representatives from accounting firms and executive recruiters. Participants, all of whom were seniors planning to graduate in May 2010, were also able to interview with several area accounting firms and recruiters.

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HPU, Community Celebrate Unveiling Of Memorial Statue

Thanks to the generosity of High Point University and Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, in cooperation with The High Point Community Foundation and other charitable donors, the High Point Police Department secured enough funds for the completion of the “Memorial Guardian Statue.” The statue, unveiled on Sept. 25, represents the pride of the agency and honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community.

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HPU Hires Lambert In Department Of Admissions

High Point University has hired Andrea Lambert as enrollment services assistant in the Department of Admissions. In her role, Lambert is responsible for providing administrative support to the documents team in admissions, as well as filing preparation and organization, pulling completed applications and event preparation.
 

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HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drive

High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 24 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff. David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 271 donors took the time out of their busy schedules to donate blood. “That will save the lives of 813 people, and accounts for a total of 9 percent of our student population,” says Perez.

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HPU Hires Hammond AS Instructor of Religion

Dr. David M. Hammond has been hired as instructor of religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at High Point University. In his new role, Hammond is responsible for teaching various courses in both religion and philosophy. “I love this beautiful place,” Hammond says. “Working here is a privilege.”

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HPU To Host Annual Fall Concert

High Point University will bring music to the community with its annual Fall Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir and University Singers. A variety of repertoire will be presented, including classical, contemporary and spirituals.

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HPU Receives $2 Million Donation Toward Baseball Training Facility

An anonymous out-of-state supporter has committed a $2 million gift for an indoor baseball training facility at High Point University. The facility – a fully enclosed, 11,000-square-foot structure that will include indoor batting and pitching cages, locker rooms for players and coaches, and other amenities – will be located next to Willard Stadium.

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HPU Hires Guzman As Instructor Of Mathematics

High Point University has hired Maxine Guzman as instructor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. In her new role, Guzman is responsible for teaching various math courses and working with students on improving their math skills. “I am so privileged to be a faculty member of an esteemed university with a beautiful campus and such warm people,” Guzman says. “I love coming to work every day.”

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HPU To Host Second Event In Film And Lecture Series, Featuring Clemson Sociology Professor

High Point University will host Dr. Ellen Granberg, sociology professor at Clemson University, as guest speaker for the second event in the “Turn Down the Lights/Turn Up the Volume: Women?s Documentary Film and Lecture Series.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 in Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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HPU Undergraduate Student's First Work Of Nonfiction To Be Published By Penguin Group

Austin Carty, a senior majoring in English literature at High Point University, is well on his way to becoming a professional writer and speaker – in fact, his first work of nonfiction is due for publication by Penguin Plume in January 2010. arty’s book, “High Points and Lows: Life, Faith, and Figuring it All Out,” details his own journey toward adulthood and true faith by drawing on lessons from pop culture and Christianity.

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HPU Hires Goodman As Assistant Professor Of Media Production

High Point University has hired James L. Goodman as assistant professor of media production in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. In his new role, Goodman is responsible for teaching various communication courses in media production. “Seeing all the wonderful things happening here at HPU is really special for me, since I am also a proud alumnus, having received my undergraduate degree here,” Goodman says.
 

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HPU Art Students Share Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Celebration

Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University recently had the opportunity to take part in a special project as part of High Point’s 150th celebration. Bruce Shores, instructor of art at HPU, says several students helped design a mural that was created on Sept. 18-19 at City Lake Park. Bruce Shores, instructor of art at HPU, says several students helped design a mural that was created on Sept. 18-19 at City Lake Park.

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HPU Hires Duchess As Instructor Of History

Eric D. Duchess has been hired as instructor of history in the Department of History at High Point University. In his new role, Duchess is responsible for teaching survey courses in both European and United States history. “My favorite part of the day is the time I get to spend in class with my students,” Duchess says.

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HPU Hires Emerson As Assistant Professor Of Theater

Matthew E. Emerson has been hired as assistant professor of theater in the Department of Theater at High Point University. In his new role, Emerson will be responsible for teaching technical theater courses, ranging from basic building techniques for stage and film to scene painting and model making. In addition to this, he will also design the lights and scenery for four of the university theater productions.

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