HPU Hosts Best-Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe

High Point University recently hosted an enjoyable morning with best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe as part of ?A Morning in the Garden,? an event sponsored by the High Point Literary League. Monroe spoke about her new novel, ?The Butterfly?s Daughter,? a story that traces the journey of a young woman that happens to follow the path of the monarch butterfly?s migration.

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Student Prepares For A Career In Broadcast At Madison Square Garden

Erin Sinnott, a rising junior majoring in communication at High Point University, is spending the summer interning at the world?s most famous arena ? Madison Square Garden. Sinnott is working in the Madison Square Garden Media programming department, where she works on various aspects of broadcast schedules. Her responsibilities include creating and revamping broadcast schedules for each month.

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HPU Professor To Take Part In Unique Teaching Experience At Shantou University In China

Dr. William Carpenter, associate professor of English at High Point University, will have the opportunity to take part in a unique teaching experience by traveling to Shantou University in the Guangdong Province of China. There, he?ll present a series of workshops and lectures. The workshops are designed for university faculty and will focus on active learning and course design.

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Professor Presents Findings At Atlanta Conference

Dr. William Carpenter, associate professor of English at High Point University, recently presented ?Does Transfer Require Disciplining: A Writing Program Focuses on Invention and Reflection? at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, held in Atlanta. In his paper, Carpenter reviewed current research on how students transfer knowledge into and out of first-year writing courses.

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Student Teams Help Local Businesses Win Prestigious Business Ethics Award

Two student teams from High Point University recently helped two local companies win the prestigious Piedmont Business Ethics Award. Blue Ridge Companies and Guy?s Home Inspection, two of only five local businesses that won the award, were recently presented with the honor at a ceremony at Starmount Country club. These student teams participated as part of a business ethics course: Philosophy 2043.

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Panhellenic Donates Funds, Receives Distinction At Southeastern Conference

High Point University?s Panhellenic Executive Council recently had the privilege of attending the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference in Atlanta ? and the group had a special distinction during the event: They donated the most money ? out of 25 schools ? to the SEPC?s philanthropy. A total of $5,150 was raised at the event. The Panhellenic Council donated the money to ?Circle of Sisterhood.?

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Students Tickle The Ivories Of Prestigious Grand Piano

Students at High Point University now have access to one of the grandest instruments of all time ? a Steinway concert grand piano that arrived directly from the stage of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Located in the University Center, the piano has been played by some of the greatest pianists of our time during its years in Chicago and is one of dozens of Steinway pianos already on campus.

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HPU Named Among Elite In Colleges Of Distinction

High Point University was recently chosen as a member of the 2010-2011 Colleges of Distinction, a unique online college guide to assist students, parents and counselors. Celebrating its seventh year, the Colleges of Distinction list is based upon exemplary commitment to four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. The list focuses on what “really matters in a college experience.”

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Professor Of Physics Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

Dr. Aaron Titus, professor of physics at High Point University, was recently honored with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award. He came to HPU in 2002 with a B.S. in physics from Penn State and Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University. Titus is known for his work with students in the area of undergraduate research and his implementation of technology in the classroom, which include utilizing podcasts and computer simulations.

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Class of 1961 Celebrates 50th Reunion, Paritipates In Commencement Activities

Members of the High Point University class of 1961 helped celebrate 2011 commencement weekend by participating in a big way ? by contributing $545,415.61 to the university. The class of 1961 included 216 graduates, and more than 42 percent of the class contributed to the total number of donations. Members from the class of ?61 were also inducted into the Cornerstone Club.

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Students Give Back Through End-Of-Year Project

High Point University students are always looking for new ways to reach out and serve the community, so it?s fitting that they ended the year with a special project ? an end-of-the-year Spring Clean Service Project. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the project encouraged students to donate canned foods, clothes, appliances and more. All items were donated to the United Way, West End Ministries and Hope Outreach Church.

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Assistant Professor of Journalism Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

Dr. Nahed Eltantawy, assistant professor of journalism at High Point University, recently received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant. With the grant, she plans to teach journalism courses in the spring of 2012 in the United Arab Emirates. While there, Eltantawy will conduct research on the use of social media in the UAE. She also is interested in learning how students in the UAE perceive American culture.

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Sorority Scores Big With Spring Fundraisers

Zeta Tau Alpha at High Point University recently took a swing at curing cancer by raising nearly $12,000 during their annual golf tournament and ?Pink Pancake Flapjack Attack.? The tournament was held at the Holly Ridge Golf Course and aimed to raise funds for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness, the sorority?s national philanthropy. As part of the ?Pink Pancake Flapjack Attack,? the sorority provided a late-night snack to students on campus during a weekend.

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Rising Senior Scores Big With NHL Internship

David Werner, a rising senior majoring in business administration with minors in marketing and sales at High Point University, has scored a major career goal, thanks to valuable career experience as part of an internship with the Florida Panthers National Hockey League team, in Sunrise, Fla. He spent the spring semester working with the NHL team.

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Professor of Communication Honored With Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly And Professional Achievment Award

Dr. Kate Fowkes, professor of communication at High Point University, was recently presented with the annual Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award during the 2011 graduation ceremony. Fowkes, who came to HPU in 1993 with degrees from Reed College and the University of Texas, was promoted to full professor of communication in 2006.

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Students Give Back Through Volunteering, Fundraising Efforts

Students at High Point University really grasp the value of a holistic education. Sure, they devote a great deal of time to their academics and studying, but students also realize the importance of giving back through volunteering and fundraising events to help those in need. During the 2010-11 academic year, students spent more than 30,000 hours volunteering and raised more than $81,000.

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Frye Joins HPU Board Of Trustees

Shirley T. Frye has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. Frye is the retired vice president of local news station WFMY News 2. She and her husband, Henry Frye, have two sons, Henry Frye Jr. and Harlan Frye. During her time in the news industry, she won an Emmy Award for ?Special Event in Programming.? Other honors include the Greensboro Chamber Athena Award.

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HPU 2011 Haverty Cup Presented To Melissa Dorsch

Melissa Dorsch, a senior at High Point University majoring in home furnishings who will graduate in May, was recently awarded the prestigious 2011 Haverty Cup, an annual award that honors the most outstanding home furnishings graduate at HPU. Dorsch will receive a $2,500 cash award and an engraved replica of the Haverty cup. Her name will be engraved with the names of previous winners on the permanent cup.

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Alumnus Shares Wall Street Experiences With Investment Club

High Point University alumnus Chad Jennings, now a successful investment banking analyst in New York, recently met with students of the Floyd T. Craven Investment Club to share professional experiences in working in investment banking in New York City. Jennings, who graduated in 2008, currently works at FBR Capital Markets, a mid-market investment bank in central Manhattan.

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Lance Armstrong Provides Insightful Message To Largest Class In History At HPU Graduation Ceremony

Lance Armstrong delivered a meaningful message to 785 graduates receiving their degrees ? the largest class in the history of High Point University ? by encouraging them to persevere, remain determined no matter what obstacles they may have to overcome and be willing to share their stories with others. The 87th Graduation Ceremony, held May 7 on the Roberts Hall Front Lawn.

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