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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HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'

The High Point University Theatre will present “Love/Sick” in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center. The show will run Sept. 30 through Oct. 10 and is open to the public. The production, directed by Jay Putnam, professor of theatre at HPU, is a world premiere play written by John Cariani, author of the award-winning “Almost Maine,” and Tony-nominated actor.

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HPU Lambda Chi Alpha Member Elected To Serve On National Fraternity Committee

Jason Parr, a senior at High Point University and member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, has recently been nominated to serve on the Student Advisory Committee, a national committee run by the fraternity. Parr, who will serve on the committee until summer 2011, says being a part of the SAC is a high honor for not only himself but his chapter and High Point University.

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HPU To Host Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove

High Point University?s chapter of College Republicans, as well as the Young American?s Foundation, will host former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove on the HPU campus. Rove will speak on Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is not open to the public.

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HPU Dean Of The Chapel Publishes Book Of Sermons

Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University, has recently published a collection of his sermons, titled “Peace Of Mind: Messages of Hope for a Troubled World.” Those included in the collection are Warlick’s actual sermons given to students in the HPU Chapel and to the congregation of Blowing Rock Methodist Church in Blowing Rock, N.C., where he serves as Resident Minister each summer season.

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HPU Instructor Of Art Featured In Drawings Exhibition

Bruce Shores, instructor of art at High Point University, has several figure drawings included in an exhibition at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, N.C. The exhibit began Sept. 10 and will run through Oct. 31. Titled “Drawing Revisited,” the exhibition showcases the many different approaches to drawing from some of the best artists in the state. This is one of five major exhibitions to take place in the gallery this year.

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HPU Expands Its Growth Plan To $2.1 Billion

At a meeting earlier today attended by university and community leaders, High Point University President Dr. Nido R. Qubein announced that the university would continue its commitment to extraordinary education and the community by expanding its transformational growth plan from $300 million to $2.1 billion over the next 10 years.

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HPU Junior Receives AFCEA Scholarship

Brielle Spencer, a junior at High Point University, recently won the competitive Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Scholarship, for the purpose of teaching science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at a U.S. middle or high school. “I am tremendously grateful for being chosen as a recipient of this distinguished scholarship,” says Spencer.

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HPU Professor Reappointed To DCCC Board Of Trustees

Dr. Barbara Leonard, associate dean of the School of Education at High Point University, has been reappointed to the Davidson County Community College Board of Trustees for a sixth four-year term, by the Davidson County Commissioners. Leonard currently serves as the president of the Davidson County Community College Foundation and has previously served on the Board of Trustees as chair, vice chair, secretary and ethics liaison.

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HPU To Observe Patriots Day On SEPT. 11

High Point University will honor those who perished during the Sept. 11 attacks by flying flags at half-staff for Patriots Day on Saturday, Sept. 11. All flags on campus will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset for a day of service and remembrance. Additionally, students have planned a time of reflection to take place at noon in the Hayworth Park. The event is not open to the public.

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HPU Professor Attends Conference In Istanbul, Turkey

David Walker, associate professor of nonprofit management and director of the Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Management program at High Point University, recently attended the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) in Istanbul, Turkey.

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HPU To Feature Landscape Exhibit In Sechrest Art Gallery

High Point University will soon feature a thought-provoking art exhibit in the Sechrest Art Gallery on campus as it presents “Jules Rochon: Places I’ve Never Been.” The exhibit began Sept. 6 and will run through Oct. 14. The pieces examine relationships to surroundings, the claiming and marking of territory, and perceptions of what exists and what is illusion.

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HPU Senior Receives Leadership Award

David Rad, a senior majoring in education at High Point University, has received the Howard H. Baker Award for Leadership at a recent fraternity conference. The award recognizes student members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity with the most outstanding leadership and involvement within the national fraternity, as well as on campus and in community organizations independent of his chapter.

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HPU Librarians Publish Articles At Annual Library Conference

Two of High Point University?s librarians recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to write for the American Library Association?s (ALA) annual conference publication, titled Cognotes. Kathy Shields and Amy Pace were among 20,000 librarians from around the world in attendance at this year’s ALA conference, and their articles covered many of the programs that they attended at the conference including an author series featuring John Grisham, Audrey Niffenger, and Junot Diaz.

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HPU Assistant Professor Publishes Paper In Respected 'Economics And Politics' Journal

Dr. Suryadipta Roy, assistant professor of economics at High Point University, recently had one of his research papers accepted in the “Economics and Politics” journal. The paper, “Political Asymmetry and Common External Tariffs in a Customs Union,” was co-authored with Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Sajal Lahiri. The paper thus has policy implications regarding preferential trade liberalization in the context of global trade.

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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Receives Honors At National Conference In Florida

The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity from High Point University was recently honored with several awards at the 52nd Supreme Chapter, the group’s biennial national conference. The event was held Aug. 5-9 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Fraternity members David Rad, chapter president, and Andrew Realon, immediate past president, attended the conference.

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HPU Chairman Of Department Of Marketing And Sport Management Publishes Article In 'Polar Record'

Dr. Richard Parker, chairman of the Department of Marketing and Sport Management at High Point University and president of the Southern Association for Canadian Studies had an article published in the most recent edition of the Cambridge University Press journal “Polar Record” which is the premier international publication for issues affecting the Arctic and the Antarctic.

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HPU Professor Publishes Book On Southern Humor

Dr. Ed Piacentino, professor of English at High Point University, recently published a book, titled “Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology” (University of Missouri Press). The book, which was co-edited by Piacentino and Tom Inge, marks the first new collection of antebellum southern humor published in the last sixteen years, and includes major writers in the genre as well as many lesser-known and recently recovered humorists.

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HPU Senior Gains Museum Experience Through Internship

Ben Kern, a senior at High Point University, has been busy conducting museum research through his summer internship at the Zwaanendael Museum in Delaware. Kern, who is majoring in history with minors in Spanish and Latin American studies, explains that the museum deals with the colonial history of the state with exhibits that vary from the Dutch heritage of Delaware to the maritime history.

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HPU To Feature Presentation By President Of The National Council For International Visitors

Sherry L. Mueller, president of the National Council for International Visitors, will present “Preparing for Your International Career” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Phillips Hall at High Point University. The event is free and open to the public. Mueller, co-author with Mark Overmann of “Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange and Development,” has mentored numerous students as they have explored international career opportunities.

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