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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HPU Hires Fuselier As Assistant Professor Of Mathematics

Dr. Edward J. Fuselier Jr. has been hired as assistant professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at High Point University. In his new role, Fuselier is responsible for teaching varying levels of mathematics courses, in addition to conducting mathematical research. “I am often in awe of the beauty and power of mathematics, and I’m excited to share that perspective with my students at HPU,” Fuselier says.

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HPU Student Hopes To Compete In Miss North Carolina USA Pageant

Kenzalia Bryant-Scott, a sophomore majoring in exercise science at High Point University, has truly had some crowning achievements this year ? not only has she served as Teen Miss North Carolina East Coast USA 2009, but she now has plans to compete in the Miss North Carolina USA Pageant. Bryant-Scott, a native of Manassas, Va., hopes to compete for the title in November.

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HPU Hopes To Collect 500 Pints Of Blood At Upcoming Blood Drive

High Point University is hoping a record number of people will donate life-saving blood during an upcoming blood drive. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Slane Student Center. The event is only open to students, faculty and staff of HPU. David Perez, coordinator of the university?s Volunteer Center, says he hopes to get at least 500 donors to the event.

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HPU Offers New Major In Biochemistry

High Point University is now offering students a way to further their science education by offering a new major in biochemistry. The biochemistry bachelor’s degree program, implemented at the start of the fall 2009 semester, qualifies students to attend graduate school in a biochemistry program, and prepares them for a range of opportunities in industrial employment, professional schools and high school teaching.

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HPU Accounting Students To Take Part In Daylong Mock Investigation

High Point University will host Criminal Investigation agents from the IRS for a daylong mock investigation, called “The Adrian Project,” for accounting majors. The event will be held on Oct. 1 and is not open to the public. The event will be a multi-part endeavor that involves forensic accounting, interviewing witnesses and obtaining a subpoena, which culminates in the arrest of a perpetrator.
 

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HPU Professor Of Art Has Sculptures Featured In Juried Exhibition

Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, is showing her artistic talents thanks to a juried exhibition at Elon University in the Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts. The exhibition, called the Tri State Sculptors Exhibit 2009, features the work of sculptors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. It went on display Aug. 25 and will remain through Oct. 4.

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HPU Dedicates The Nido R. Qubein School Of Communication

High Point University celebrated the dedication of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication on Sept. 15 with pomp and circumstance, thanks to several special guests and events throughout the afternoon and evening. More than 1,500 people attended the events. Events included a panel discussion, “Communication Trends: A future View.”

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HPU Celebrates 85 Years With Month-Long Birthday Celebration

High Point University is celebrating its 85th birthday with festivities around campus. The birthday celebration began on Sept. 14 with a special proclamation by High Point Mayor Becky Smothers; the month-long birthday celebration will end with the Alumni and Family Weekend, to be held Oct. 2-4. Other observations around campus throughout the month include special 85th anniversary flags.

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HPU Offers New Major In Graphic Design And Digital Imaging

Students interested in pursuing a career in graphic design now have that option at High Point University thanks to the new graphic design major that was recently added to the ever-expanding academic lineup. The Graphic Design and Digital Imaging degree program was approved in March 2009 and implemented at the beginning of the fall 2009 semester.
 

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HPU Theatre Presents 'Fuddy Meers'

The High Point University Theatre will present “Fuddy Meers” Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 8-11 in the Old Student Center’s Empty Space Theatre. The production, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, is an American play that tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who awakens each morning as a blank slate on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life.

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HPU Junior Interns With Pittsburgh Today Live

Jourdan Cable, a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in marketing, spent her summer behind the camera thanks to an internship with Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA-TV. During the internship, Cable was responsible for preparing the green room, escorting and interacting with guests, finding and booking people to appear on the show, writing segments for the show, going on-location with reporters, and even doing interviews and going on TV.

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HPU Art ? Students Lend Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Anniversary

Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University have a unique opportunity this semester ? they’ve been given the chance to help design a mural that will be created at City Lake Park as part of High Point’s 150th anniversary. The mural will be displayed on Sept. 19 at the park. Sponsored by the High Point Arts Council, the project is being handled by Theater Art Galleries.

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HPU Junior Dives Into Summer Internship

Steven Sherrick, a junior majoring in marketing and finance at High Point University, spent his summer at the pool thanks to an exciting internship in New Jersey. During his internship experience, Sherrick was responsible for a corps of lifeguards. “The most exciting part of this internship was the amount of responsibility I had,” Sherrick says.
 

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