HPU Promotes Franks To Associate Professor Of Religion

Dr. Christopher A. Franks received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor of religion in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University. He previously served as assistant professor of religion. Franks teaches the history of Christian thought, Biblical studies, ethics and religion in America.

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HPU Professor Publishes Book On War In The Age Of Colonial Empires

Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University, recently published a chapter in the book, “Fighting Techniques of the Colonial Era, 1776-1914.” Schneid, who co-authored the book, explains that the work is part of a series examining the evolution of European warfare from the ancient world to the present. This book is the fifth volume in the series.

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HPU History Club Holds 'Historical Halloween' Event

The High Point University History Club recently held a unique inaugural event ? the first ever “Historical Halloween.” Ellen Shelton, vice president of the club, organized the event. “The event was held in the Fellowship Hall of Hayworth Chapel, complete with Halloween decorations,” Shelton says.

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HPU Hosts Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

High Point University faculty, staff and students and members of the community enjoyed a special performance by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The Greensboro Symphony provides the residents of Guilford County and surrounding communities with quality musical entertainment and unique educational opportunities, and has done so for the past 50 seasons.

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HPU Theatre To Feature 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

The High Point University Theatre will present “Little Shop of Horrors” Nov. 19-22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Soon, “Audrey II” ? the plant ? grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. 

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HPU Fraternity Pi Kappa Phi To Hold Fundraisers For Philanthropies

High Point University fraternity Pi Kappa Phi has several fundraising efforts planned throughout November to support various causes, including its national philanthropy, PUSH America. On Nov. 6, the members of Pi Kappa Phi will host a cookout, beginning at 4 p.m., at McEwen Crossing. The members will distribute information on disability awareness.

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HPU Student Government Association Holds Drive To Support United Way Of Greater High Point

High Point University’s Student Government Association is holding a drive from now through Nov. 12 in support of the United Way of Greater High Point. The fundraising effort will culminate in a special event on Nov. 12, starting at 6 p.m. The student-run event will be an evening of fundraising and awareness for United Way, and will include a silent auction, a special movie at 9 p.m.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Political Science Publishes Article In Prestigious Journal

Dr. Martin J. Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently published an article with two of his colleagues, James N. Druckman of Northwestern University and Michael Parkin of Oberlin College, in the American Political Science Review (APSR). The article, titled “Campaign Communications in U.S. Congressional Elections,” appears in the August 2009 issue of the APSR.

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HPU Names 'Good Morning America' Correspondent Marysol Castro To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors

Marysol Castro, correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America” Weekend Edition, has been named by High Point University to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. Castro, who attended Wesleyan University and has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, contributes a number of feature stories in her role on “Good Morning America”; she also provides the national weather forecast.

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HPU Adds State-Of-The-Art Graphic Design Lab

High Point University students majoring in Graphic Design and Digital Imaging, one of the university’s newest major programs, now have access to impressive new graphic design equipment in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, where the major is housed. The new graphic design lab in 221 Commerce is a state-of-the-art facility consisting of 24 digital workstations.

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HPU Students Spend Fall Break Volunteering In Mississippi

High Point University students recently had the chance to volunteer their time and effort during their Fall Break by helping victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. The group of students, along with members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, visited Moss Point, Miss. – about 100 miles east of New Orleans. This trip was HPU’s and Oak Ridge’s ninth trip together in the past five years, and the seventh trip to the Mississippi Coast for hurricane clean-up and rebuilding.

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HPU Students Spend Fall Break Volunteering In Guatemala

Several High Point University students made wise use of their time away from classes during Fall Break ? they volunteered to help others in need by participating in an Alternative Fall Break trip to Guatemala. The voyage was HPU?s first international Alternative Break trip. There, the group built stoves and installed water purification systems in the huts.

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HPU Student Body President Earns Leadership Credentials

Andrew Realon, a junior majoring in human relations with minors in communication and religion at High Point University, was recently awarded the status of “Certified Student Leader” thanks to his participation in the National Conference on Student Leadership, held in Los Angeles. Realon, who currently serves as the president in the Student Government Association, was one of 50 students to earn this award by scoring high on an examination of leadership skills.

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HPU Instructor Of English Presents Paper At Nashville Conference

Karen C. Summers, instructor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper, titled “‘Non schal wedden of his ken:’ Knowing and Unknowing and the Problem of Incest,” at the SEMA (Southeastern Medieval Association) annual conference at Vanderbilt University. The conference, which provides a forum for the exchange of research and information in the study of the Middle Ages, was held Oct. 15-17.

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HPU Freshman Completes Year Of Mission Work In Dominican Republic

Anna Mahathey, a freshman sociology major at High Point University, has already taken part in several social experiments that will help her in her educational career on campus ? she has a burning passion for mission work. Mahathey, who took part in several mission trips during her high school years, says her most recent trip was to the Dominican Republic, where she spent an entire year completing mission work.

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