HPU Students In The Village Donate To Those In Need

Students who live in The Village residential complex at High Point University recently made an impressive commitment to help others in the community by organizing the “It Takes a Village” program. The program, organized by Kayla Sale, The Village Hall Council president, along with Village resident directors and resident assistants, was created to collect food donations for those in need.

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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority Collects Jewelry To Help Brighten Spirits Of Hospitalized Children

The members of Kappa Delta Sorority at High Point University remember how much fun playing dress-up was when they were kids ? and they?re helping hospitalized children get the chance to do the same. The sorority is hosting a jewelry drive through Dec. 11, with the hopes that students and community members might donate old or unused jewelry. The group will then take the donations to The Children?s Hospital of Richmond, Va.

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HPU Associate Dean Of EDP Serves On Panel At Winston-Salem State Colloquium

Tracy Collum, associate dean of the Evening Degree Program, recently served on a panel for a colloquium on Teaching and Nurturing the Adult Learning. The colloquium was held in late October at Winston-Salem State University. The panel on which Collum served consisted of six administrators and faculty who currently work with adult learners at higher education institutions in North Carolina.

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HPU Student To Serve As President-Elect For Student Majors Association

High Point University student Lauren Cranmer was recently elected president-elect for the Student Majors Association for the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Cranmer, a junior majoring in sports management, will serve as president-elect this year, then go on to serve as president next year.

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HPU Education Students Conduct Session At Professional Development Institute In Greensboro

High Point University students enrolled in the elementary science methods recently conducted a session, titled “The Green Connection in the Elementary Science Classroom,” at the 40th Annual North Carolina Science Teachers Association?s Professional Development Institute. The event, held Nov. 19 in Greensboro, was attended by 16 HPU students, as well as teachers and pre-service teachers from across the state.

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HPU Student Participates In Upcoming NC Shakespeare Festival

High Point University student Alison Earley is polishing up her acting skills thanks to her participation in the upcoming North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, where she?ll be part of the cast of “A Christmas Carol.” Earley, a senior majoring in performance theatre, says she became involved with the festival after one of her professors suggested she audition.

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HPU Leadership Development Class Helps To Establish 'The Corey Gilger Fund'

High Point University students in Dr. David Bergen?s leadership development class took on a difficult task this semester ? the class completed a project to help honor the memory of a classmate?s sister. “Corey wanted to make sure that the kids at Johns Hopkins who were sick like her were taken care of, so when she came to me and asked what we could do, I automatically thought we should hold a fundraiser,” Gilger says.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Physical Education Named Board Member On Statewide Committee

Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education, was recently elected to serve as a board member on the Executive Committee for the North Carolina College Conference of Professional Preparation in Physical Education and Health Education. Bell will serve as a board member for a three-year term on the committee, which is composed of all health and physical education faculty in all universities and colleges throughout North Carolina.

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HPU Students Participate In Research And Creativity Symposium In Wilmington

Four students at High Point University recently presented their hard work and research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), held on Nov. 21 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Faculty mentors included Bowman (working with Betts), Fowler (working with Brinsfield) and Dr. Elizabeth McCorquodale, assistant professor of chemistry (working with Hardy).

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HPU Names 'The Business Journal' Founder Justin Catanoso To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors

Justin Catanoso, founding executive editor of The Business Journal and award-winning journalist, has been named by High Point University to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. He has earned numerous awards, including several honors in 1992 following his pioneering investigative reporting into fraud in the tobacco industry.

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HPU Professor Of Religion Serves As Co-Chair At New Orleans Conference

Dr. Pamela Hedrick, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, attended the Annual Society of Biblical Literature Meeting in New Orleans, La. The conference, which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between educators, students, religious leaders and individuals who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible, was held Nov. 21-24.

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HPU Adds Permanent Art Collection To University Center

High Point University students, faculty and staff now have the opportunity to view fine art in yet another area of campus ? at the University Center ? with the addition of a renowned art collection donated by HPU alumnus Darrell Sechrest. The collection also features a series of French lithographs of architectural details and floor plans from the Chartres and De Noyen Cathedrals.

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HPU Creates New School Of Art And Design

High Point University continues to expand its impressive lineup of schools and majors with the creation of the new School of Art and Design. High Point University continues to expand its impressive lineup of schools and majors with the creation of the new School of Art and Design. “High Point University has historically had an outstanding art department,” says Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

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HPU Theatre Presents 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

The High Point University Theatre delighted audiences with its rendition of the classic “Little Shop of Horrors” Nov. 19-22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show, which tells the story of a down-and-out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood, is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time.

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HPU Professor Of History Contributes To Anthology

Dr. Larry Simpson, professor of history at High Point University, recently wrote for the anthology, ?Political Islam from Muhammad to Ahmadinejad.? The work will be published on Nov. 30. “The chapter I wrote came from a paper I presented in 2008 at the inaugural conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa in Washington, D.C.,” Simpson says.

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