HPU Hosts Thousands As Part Of Fall Family Weekend

High Point University welcomed more than 3,000 guests to campus for its annual Fall Family Weekend ? serving as a nice extra boost to the local economy. Kevin Archer, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in High Point, says High Point University definitely made an impact on the hotel over the weekend. These weekends provide a much needed tremendous economic impact for our local economy ? and state, for that matter.”

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HPU Sorority Phi Mu Helps Raise Money For Children

High Point University?s chapter of Phi Mu sorority helped children across the nation by hosting a fundraising night at Feeney?s Frozen Yogurt Bar on Tues. Sept 28. Phi Mu collected 10 percent of business proceeds from the night and raised nearly $200, which included donations from customers. “Feeney’s was a great success,” says Emily Fatheree, Phi Mu’s philanthropy chair.

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HPU Student Wins Third Place In National Video Contest

Dana Moore, a junior at High Point University, put her creative skills to good use this summer and won third place in the Chegg 12-second Video Contest. “When I first saw Chegg’s video advertisement contest, I was thrilled,” says Moore. “As a graphic design major at HPU, I love creating new designs and coming up with ideas for advertisements that catch people’s attention.”

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HPU's Toccatatones Set To Release Second Studio Album

The High Point University Toccatatones have a lot to sing about these days. The group, which is closely approaching its 10th year in existence, is set to release their second studio album on Oct. 4. The album includes a variety of music genres, as well as some of the group’s most popular songs. Some of the songs include The Fray’s “You Found Me” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.”

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HPU To Host Fun, Entertainment For Alumni Weekend

High Point University will continue adding to its lineup of visitors to the bustling campus with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for its upcoming Alumni Weekend, to be held on Oct. 8-10 ? which falls just one week after HPU?s Fall Family Weekend. The scheduled events are not open to the public, however, alumni are encouraged to attend.

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HPU Professor Of Communication Presents At Vermont Conference

Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 64th Annual University Film & Video Association Conference in Burlington, Vt. The conference, which brings professionals together to discuss production, history, theory and criticism of the media, was held Aug. 11 through 14.

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HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drives

High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 21 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by the Greek community at HPU, fraternity and sorority members, along with other students, took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer at the drive. David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 241 donors gave blood ? enough to save the lives of 723 people.

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HPU's Austin Dillion Continues To Race Up In NASCAR Ranks

Austin Dillon, a sophomore at High Point University, is busy scoring wins for the racing team owned by his grandfather, Richard Childress. His most recent win was earned over the weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win made Dillon the first rookie since 2003 to earn multiple wins, while the pole award allowed him to break the record for most pole awards by a rookie competitor in the series’ history.

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HPU Board Of Trustees Names Kester As Chairman

Gene Kester has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees of High Point University. Kester, a native of High Point, is a 1966 graduate of HPU, where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and the university choir. He also attended Wake Forest University School of Law. Thanks to his enduring support, the university named the International Promenade for Kester and his wife, Jane.

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HPU Senior Lands Lead Role In Summer Production

Marie Ventrone, a senior at High Point University, put her theatrical training to good use this summer by playing the lead role of Mimi Marquez in the Tony Award-winning production Rent, in Summit, N.J. Ventrone is majoring in performance theatre, with a minor in vocal music, and is also a member of the Phi Mu sorority, Tower Players, Alpha Psi Omega honor society, and the Petal Points.

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HPU Professors Present Paper At London Conference

Dr. Michael McCully, associate professor of economics at High Point University, and Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at HPU, presented a paper at the ?Historical Roots of Social Inequality in Latin America? conference, held at the University of London in June. It had more equal incomes because it presented more economic opportunities for the average person.

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HPU Junior Finds True Passion Through Summer Internship At Florida Aquarium

A paper authored by a team of High Point University professors was recently presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) summer conference. The paper, titled “Enhancing Pre-Service Experiences through a Professional Learning Community Model”, focuses on an innovative program at HPU for improving the experiences of graduate students who are completing an administrative internship under the direction of a school principal. The paper was authored by Dr.

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HPU Professors' Paper Presented At NCPEA Conference

A paper authored by a team of High Point University professors was recently presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) summer conference. The paper, titled “Enhancing Pre-Service Experiences through a Professional Learning Community Model”, focuses on an innovative program at HPU for improving the experiences of graduate students who are completing an administrative internship under the direction of a school principal.

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HPU Hosts Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove

Thanks to efforts spearheaded by John Gillespie, president of High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, the university had the opportunity to host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove. Gillespie, who introduced Rove at the event on Sept. 20, worked in conjunction with the Young American’s Foundation.

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HPU Professor Published Critical Chapter On Chaucer And Shakes

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled ?What things you make of us!: Amazons and Kinsmen in Chaucer and Shakespeare? for Cambridge Scholar?s ?Standing in the Shadow of the Master: Chaucerian Influences and Interpretations,? edited by Kathleen Bishop.

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HPU Chapel Services Provides Inspiration, Hope For University Community And Beyond

Year after year, High Point University’s Hayworth Chapel opens its doors to students and members of the community, providing them with a welcoming and inspiring environment for worship. Between the sermons of Dr. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel, special guest speakers and musical performers, and giving back to those in need, the HPU Chapel has earned a respected reputation and become an important part of the local community.

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HPU Alumnus Inducted Into Guilford County Sports Hall Of Fame

High Point University alumnus Benny Phillips was recently inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame. Phillips worked at The High Point Enterprise for 48 years ? 32 of those years were spent as sports editor. He also served as a monthly columnist for Stock Car Racing Magazine for 27 years, and an on-camera commentator for 12 years for MotorWeek Illustrated, one of the first national television motorsports shows.

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HPU Receives Generous Gift From Anonymous Donor

High Point University recently received a generous gift of $400,000 from an anonymous philanthropist from Jamestown. The gift was made to establish a new endowed scholarship for local residents. Before her passing, the donor would quietly drive through campus and marvel at the transformation at HPU, says Bill Doerr, senior director of Institutional Advancement.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Spanish Awarded Research Fellowship

Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at High Point University, was awarded the 2010 Title VI Summer Research Fellowship in support of his project, “Caribbean Studies Course Development.” The fellowship was awarded by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.

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