Fraternity Leader Learns The Value Of Collaboration At UIFI

Scott Keidel, a rising junior at High Point University, recently had the unique privilege of attending the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), held at Indiana University – a conference that brings together top fraternity and sorority leaders from all over North America for learning experiences. Keidel is the vice president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and secretary of the Interfraternity Council at HPU.

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Hall Joins HPU As Admissions Counselor

David Hall was recently hired as an admissions counselor in the Admissions Office at High Point University. Hall, an HPU alumnus, will travel to work with students and families in Maryland and Washington, D.C. who plan to attend HPU. HPU has 879 full-time employees, up 89 percent since 2004. By August of this year, HPU will have more than 1,000 employees.

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Head Of Security And Transportation Receives Honor

Jeff Karpovich, CPP, security chief and transportation director at High Point University, recently received an award recognizing the safety initiatives that have been put in place at High Point University during the past three years. The North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators selected Karpovich for their 2011 Commitment to Excellence Award.

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Students Follow Shakespeare's Footsteps in England

A group of High Point University students explored the home and works of one of the greatest writers in English literature thanks to a recent experience in England as part of a Shakespeare in Performance course, which took place in the spring and in a Maymester course. The group, which included 12 students along with two faculty members, traveled to London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England for the course.

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Student Spends Summer Researching at Cornell University

Mary Funke, a rising junior at High Point University majoring in chemistry with a minor in math, is spending the summer conducting research as part of unique internship at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Funke, who was chosen among 800 applicants, is one of just 28 students nationwide selected to participate in the Center for Material Research REU Internship program.

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Student Makes Dreams Come True At Make-A-Wish Foundation

It’s not often you get the opportunity to help make dreams come true – but Shea Kernan, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in sociology, has just that opportunity while interning with the Make-A-Wish Foundation this summer in Bethesda, Md. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes for children ages 2

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Students Explore Spanish Culture Through Global Studies 'Maymester'

Several students at High Point University recently had the unique opportunity to travel to Spain to study and explore the country’s history and culture. The trip, part of the Maymester class, “Modern Spain,” gave students the opportunity to experience Spanish life firsthand. The global studies class, led by Dr. Hayden Carron, professor of modern foreign languages, was a two-week journey.

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Business Competition Winner Builds Innovative Company

A High Point University junior who won first place in the university’s first ever Business Plan Competition held in the spring is putting his plan into action with the launch of his company, Siren Alerts. Ryan Varley, a rising junior majoring in entrepreneurship, won $7,500 in start-up funds in the competition, hosted by HPU’s Phillips School of Business.

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Shilling Joins HPU Admissions Office

Matthew Shilling has been hired as an admissions counselor in the Admissions Office at High Point University. Shilling will serve as admissions counselor for Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina. Shilling has previous experience in private education and holds a Master’s degree in higher education administration.

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HPU Welcomes Burrows As Admissions Counselor

Tyler Burrows has been hired as an admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions at High Point University. Burrows, who is a recent graduate of HPU, will serve as the admissions counselor for undergraduate applicants in Delaware and Pennsylvania. In his new position, Burrows will read applications, interview prospective students and work admissions events.

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HPU Helps Kids Practice Healthy Habits As Part Of D-Up's 'Summer Kick-Off Fun Day'

A human relations class at High Point University recently hosted a unique opportunity for children in the community to practice healthy habits as part of “D-UP: Keep it Moving Summer Kick-Off Fun Day.” Held at the HPU Intramural Fields on campus, children ages 5 to 12 took part in various activities, including music, face painting, a basketball challenge and more.

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Student Collaborates With Executives At IBM As Part Of Internship

Monica Fox, a senior at High Point University, is busy getting hands-on experience while interning in the marketing department at IBM in Armonk, N.Y. Fox, a marketing major, is spending the summer collaborating with executives of IBM and working on the information management team. Already, she has attended meetings at the IBM headquarters to hear IBM’s senior vice president speak about social media.

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Student Exercises Marketing Skills At One Of Top 10 Gyms In America

Carlee Pett, a rising senior at HPU majoring in strategic communication, is spending the summer interning at one of the top 10 gyms in America – Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, Calif. Pett is serving as the only marketing intern at FQ10 this summer under their director of marketing. Pett manages owner Todd Durkin’s Facebook page, as well as editing and reviewing all of the outlets of social media.

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HPU Welcomes Page As Resident Director

High Point University has hired Jenny Page as a resident director in the Office of Student Life. Page will be responsible for Belk and Blessing halls, which are primarily freshman residence halls. She will supervise resident assistants and ensure that students receive a positive experience while residing at High Point University. Freshman enrollment has gone from 370 in 2005 to 1,300 in 2011.

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HPU Expands Academic Lineup With Women’s And Gender Studies Minor

In an effort to continue expanding the curriculum at High Point University, a new minor program – Women’s and Gender Studies – will be offered at the start of the Fall 2011 semester. The program, which is directed by Dr. Judy Isaksen and Dr. Pamela Hedrick, offers courses that address issues of women and gender, and focuses on the perspectives and practices of women and men in society.

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Student Rocks Internship With MTV Networks

Tyler McCoy, a rising junior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in business finance at High Point University, is getting a one-of-a-kind experience while interning with MTV Networks in Santa Monica, Calif. this summer. McCoy, a native of Newburgh, N.Y. is working in the special events department at MTV. There, she works on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment.

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Students Gain Political Insight During 'Maymester' in Washington, D.C.

Several students at High Point University recently had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the political world of Washington, D.C. by participating in a two-week trip to the nation’s capital. The trip, part of the Maymester class “Power and Politics in D.C.,” gave students a look behind closed doors in the nation’s capital, where many of America’s most important political decisions are made.

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Rising Senior Launches Environmentally-Friendly Business

Seth Gold, a rising senior at High Point University majoring in entrepreneurship and marketing, is already on the fast track to becoming a successful businessman by launching his own company – Bamboo Apparel. Gold, a native of South Windsor, Conn. was the second place winner of HPU’s first Business Plan Competition. His company offers t-shirts made of 70 percent bamboo.

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Two Students Receive Prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship

Rising seniors at High Point University Annie Beuker and Meaghan Wade have been selected to receive Celia Moh Scholarships for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year. This extensive scholarship will pay for full tuition, room, board, books and fees for these outstanding students. The Celia Moh Scholarship was established in October 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh to honor his wife, Celia.

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