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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HPU Hosts Thanksgiving Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2009 – High Point University celebrated the start of the holiday season with the annual HPU Thanksgiving Program, delighting faculty, staff and students with an array of entertainment. The event was held on Nov. 23 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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HPU Professor Of Education Presents At Philadelphia Conference

Dr. Deborah Linville, associate professor of education at High Point University, recently gave a presentation, titled “Literate Lives of Children: Topics and Trends in Elementary Education,” at the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pa. The convention, which aims to improve the teaching and learning of English at all levels of education, was held Nov. 19-22.

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HPU's Pi Kappa Alpha Holds 'Turkey Bowl' For Charity

High Point University’s Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity recently held a flag football competition, called the “Turkey Bowl.” The event raised nearly $1,000 for Open Door Ministries. he event had a total of eight flag football teams competing for a trophy. The winning team was “Finch is Finch.” All participants received T-shirts and a turkey dinner afterward.

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HPU Professor Of Psychology Presents At Boston Conference

Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor of psychology at High Point University, recently presented two papers at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Boston, Mass. The meeting, which takes place to provide the opportunity for scientific communication within the field of cognitive psychology, was held Nov. 19 through 22.

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HPU Professor Of Art Presents At Italy Conference

Scott Raynor, assistant professor of art and chair of the Visual Art Department at High Point University, presented a paper, titled “Thinking Foundations, Creating a Dynamic Design Curriculum,” at the Studio Art Centers International Annual Consortium Conference in Florence, Italy. The conference, which brings together art and design faculty from around the world to discuss topics on the study of visual art, was held Nov. 17-21.

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Local Business Executive Addresses Business Student Association At HPU

High Point University?s Business Student Association recently sponsored a talk by Peter Fjellman, CFO of Gilbarco Corporation. Fjellman spoke to students about the various aspects of Gilbarco?s business, the day-to-day activities of a business executive, and the differences between working for small businesses and large international corporations.

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Big Brothers From HPU Baseball Team Take Part In Special Presentation

Members of Carson Stout Boys & Girls Club received a special gift on Nov. 18 at the High Point University baseball field ? a donation of baseball equipment from Wilson Sporting Goods. Thirty-five children from Carson Stout received not only their very own baseball glove, but a great deal of other equipment was donated to the Macedonia Family Resource Center as well. Other equipment included catcher’s mitts, umpire sets, baseballs, batting helmets and catcher?s masks.

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