HPU Senior Interns With WNBA's Atlanta Dream

Whitney Tarver, a senior majoring in sport management at High Point University, has landed a summer internship with the Atlanta Dream – a WNBA team. Tarver’s responsibilities include handling donation requests, and coordinating community appearances and post-game autograph sessions, among other things. She works in multiple departments in addition to community relations, such as media and public relations, because of the smaller size of the organization.

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HPU To Welcome Community To Eastern Music Festival Concert

High Point University will host an array of spectacular music thanks to the Eastern Music Festival, which will be making a stop at the university at 7:30 p.m. on July 13 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The program will consist of a wide variety of sounds, with styles ranging from well-known tunes performed by a sensational brass quintet to brilliant piano arrangements.

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Rising HPU Senior Fights Crime During Summer Internship

Emma Cernansky, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending her summer fighting crime thanks to an internship with the State Bureau of Investigation in Greensboro. Cernansky, a criminal justice major, began her internship on May 18 and says she has already learned a great deal.

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HPU Senior Receives Internship Spot At CBS Radio In New York

Tara Dyer, a rising senior majoring in communication at High Point University, is ready for the airwaves thanks to a unique internship with CBS Radio in New York City. As part of her internship, Dyer is gaining knowledge of how to maintain and manage multiple spots on the radio stations for many clients. She sits in on brainstorming sessions for their patrons, such as Lincoln and Jimmy Johns. She also has the opportunity to dine with the head of each department once a week.  

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HPU Business Professor Provides Commentary For Local NPR Affiliate

Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University, recently provided commentary for “Real People, Real Stories,” a program on WFDD, the local National Public Radio affiliate. Parker spoke on the topic of “International Collaboration vs. National Isolation” during the program, which aired on May 24. 

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HPU Student Captures Internship With Predators

Laura Eldridge, a senior majoring in sports management at High Point University, has scored a summer internship with Nashville’s professional hockey team – the Predators. Eldridge works with the ticket operations department in the Sommet Center, which is the Predators’ home rink. Her duties in this area require her to work events such as the Country Music Association (CMA) festival and the Country Music Television (CMT) awards.

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HPU History Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

Dr. Lauren Erin Brown, assistant professor of U.S. history at High Point University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to spend a semester at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, where she will teach “Made in the U.S.A.: American Bodies as History, 1900-1960,” and offer teaching support in 20th-century U.S. cultural and diplomatic history.

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HPU Graduates Teach Students To 'Make It Happen'

High Point University graduates Lamont Estes and John Tobias know how important positive role models are to students – and they’re setting their sights to make those positive role models available to many children and teens through their organization, “Make It Happen.”

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HPU Alumnus Works On Jesus Film Project In Central Asia

Karl Hengeveld, a 2005 graduate of High Point University, has been busy since graduation thanks to a special project that has taken him to Central Asia. Hengeveld, who majored in computer information systems, is working with the JESUS Film Project, which is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ – an organization with which he was involved during his time at HPU.

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HPU Alumna Puts Her Education To Work In Mexico

Gena Smith Thomas, a 2006 graduate of High Point University, is putting her education to work internationally.  Thomas, who majored in English and minored in political science and Spanish, will be moving to Mexico near the end of July to teach English as a second language to 6th-10th graders.

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HPU Professor Cited In Harvard MBA Project

Dr. Gerald Fox, associate professor of economics at High Point University, was recently referenced in a Harvard MBA course project on competitive advantage. 
“Toward the end of spring semester, I was interviewed by second-year Harvard MBA student Sebastian Giwa on the subject of the North Carolina furniture industry,” Fox says.

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FOX Joins HPU'S Office Of Student Life

Joshua Fox has been hired as a resident director in the Office of Student Life at High Point University. Fox oversees the Sixth Street Apartments and York Residence Hall. His duty requires him to look after the buildings’ environment and students’ well-being by working with the safety office and resident assistants.

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HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein Elected President Of Big South Conference

Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, was recently elected president of the Big South Conference during the League?s Council of Chief Executive Officers meeting, held May 29 in Rock Hill, S.C. This will mark Qubein’s first year as a member of the Big South’s Executive Committee; he will serve his two-year term through the 2010-11 academic year.

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HPU To Host Educational Leadership Summer Institute

High Point University will host the Educational Leadership Summer Institute, which will include a full day of events, on July 24. Events will be held in the Phillips Hall Francis Auditorium. The theme will be “Leadership in an Age of Dramatic Change: Practical Solutions from Proven Leaders,” and will allow participants to gain insights from various leaders with established track records for producing positive results.

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HPU Junior Scores Internship Behind The Camera

Claudia Mota, a junior majoring in communication at High Point University, is spending her summer behind the cameras thanks to a unique internship with WGHP Fox 8 in High Point. “I’ll be doing a little bit of everything,” Mota says. “I’ll be writing some of the news that will air on TV. I will have the opportunity to follow reporters as they do live reports, and I will learn how to do everything both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

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HPU Hosts Annual NC Sirsi Users Group Meeting

High Point University recently hosted the annual North Carolina Sirsi Users Group meeting, featuring Stephen Abram, vice president for innovation and chief strategist for SirsiDynix Institute, as the keynote speaker. In addition to Abram, five Sirsi Dynix executives attended the event, and were able to answer questions from the 114 librarians who attended the daylong meeting.
 

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