HPU History Professor Takes Class On Historical Field Trip To Battlegrounds

Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University, recently took a group of students on a historical field trip to Antietam and Gettysburg. The field trip – the Antietam-Gettysburg Staff Ride 2009 – was part of Schneid’s graduate course, History 566: Great Military Leaders. The course examines command in war and the variables related to generalship and warfare from the 17th century to World War II.

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HPU Student Helps With University Center Theater Design

Hannah Lowell, a sophomore at High Point University, has started her career experience early as she aids her father in the decorating of the movie theater in the University Center. Her duties as a volunteer for her father’s company, Stage Decoration and Supplies, include taking pictures of the room, writing down measurements, and using drafting skills to make sure everything is in place for the installment of curtains.

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HPU Introduces New Department Of Music

The halls of High Point University will be filled with lots of music, thanks to the adoption of a new curriculum that will add an innovative and progressive Bachelor of Arts degree in music in the university?s new Department of Music. The degree program will begin in 2010.
 

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Austin Dillon Drives HPU Chevrolet In Nationwide Race

Austin Dillon ran strong at the inaugural U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race in the No. 2 HPU Chevrolet this afternoon, but ended his run with just 39 laps remaining after a blown tire forced him into the turn two barrier. “It was a disappointing day for the No. 2 team,” Dillon said. “Our team did a great job all weekend.

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HPU Rising Juniors Design, Open Smoothie Shop In New Hampshire

High Point University juniors Jenna Maserian and Melissa Dorsch have had a smooth summer thanks to their innovative idea – they opened up their own smoothie shop on Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire. Maserian, a human relations major, and Dorsch, a home furnishing marketing major, worked together to create “Jus’ Chillin,” a smoothie bar that also offers whole food wraps and snacks.

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Austin Dillon Qualifies 16th In No. 2 Car Sponsored By High Point University

Austin Dillon drove the HPU Chevrolet Impala SS to a 16th qualifying position today for the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, hitting 133.735 mph while completing the lap in 23.554 seconds. “The car felt good,” said Dillon, who is unique in the field as a 19-year-old about to enroll as a freshman at High Point University this month. “It’s a good starting position for only our fifth race in the Nationwide Series. I’m really excited and ready to race.”

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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Receives Honors At National Conference In South Carolina

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity from High Point University was recently honored with several awards at the Pi Kapp College, the group’s biennial national conference. The event was held July 23-26 at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, S.C. The chapter received the “Added Value Award for Alumni Initiation,” and Brian Thomas, Push America chairman, received the “2008-2009 Emerging Leader Award.”

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HPU Student Learns Trade In Family Business Through Summer Internship

Alexa Polivka, a rising senior majoring in business at High Point University, earned an internship opportunity at Polivka International, her family?s railroad company that works to re-design and build railroads. During her experience, Polivka says she has been gaining wonderful insight into the mechanics of a business, and she plans to keep that family business on track in the future.

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High Point University Freshman To Compete In Upcoming Nascar Race

Richard Childress Racing development driver Austin Dillon, an incoming freshman at High Point University who will be studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, is already on track to showing his school spirit. Dillon will drive the No. 2 High Point University Chevrolet Impala SS for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 1. The race will air on ESPN at 4 p.m.

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HPU Receives $250,000 Gift From Kimsey Family Of High Point

High Point University graduate Miriam Kimsey and her husband, Steve Kimsey, have made a generous gift of $250,000 to the university in support of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. In honor of the gift, HPU is dedicating a portion of the School of Communication in their name – the Miriam and Steve Kimsey Interactive Gaming Development Studio.

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HPU Names Beaver As Artist-In-Residence

High Point University has named Allan Beaver as artist-in-residence in the Department of Visual Arts. Beaver came to the university in 2008 as a visiting professor. His new full-time position includes teaching four courses – Basic Design, Graphic Design 1 and 2, and Designing for the Web. He is also advising students and helping to develop the Graphic Design curriculum.

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HPU Rising Junior Gets Experience Helping Orphans In El Salvador

Samantha Stevenson, a rising junior majoring in Spanish at High Point University, spent six weeks this summer interning in El Salvador with the organization Orphan Helpers. uring the internship, Stevenson lived in a halfway house with nine teenage girls and their nine children, all of whom were victims of abuse. Stevenson worked in a girls’ prison in the mornings and in a boys’ orphanage in the afternoons.

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HPU Professor Presents Paper At Conference In Canada

Dr. Matthew Schneider, professor and chair of the Department of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the Generative Anthropology Summer Conference. The conference was held June 18-21 at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. Schneider’s paper, titled “‘What’s My Name?’ Toward a Generative Anthroponomastics,” discussed the importance of a person’s name.

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HPU Evening Degree Program Adds Language Variety To Fall Course Offerings

High Point University’s Evening Degree Program is adding Japanese to its list of fall 2009 course offerings. Introductory levels (101 and 102) of Chinese, French and Spanish will be offered at the High Point campus during the fall terms. Japanese and Spanish introductory levels will be offered at the Budd Family Campus in Winston-Salem during the same dates.

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HPU Junior Participates In Scandinavian Caravan Missions Trip, Visits Six Countries

Katie Nelson, a junior majoring in political science and sociology at High Point University, spent a month this summer traveling throughout Scandinavia thanks to Scandinavian Caravan, a mission opportunity. She visited Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Scandinavian Caravan, an evangelistic exchange program between the United Methodist Church in Scandinavia and North Carolina, is geared to participants ages 18-24.

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Nido R. Qubein School Of Communication Adds Five Communication Sequences To HPU's Academic Lineup

When High Point University’s new Nido R. Qubein School of Communication opens this fall, the 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will house five impressive major sequences that are a substantial addition to the university’s academic offerings. The majors include: Electronic Media, Games and Interactive Media Design, Journalism, Media and Popular Culture Studies, and Strategic Communication.

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HPU Senior Spends Time In Court During Summer Internship

Cassidy Canipe, a senior majoring in criminal justice at High Point University, is gaining career experience this summer thanks to an exciting internship at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh. “So far, I have been working in different areas of the Criminal Justice Intake Department, to observe how people are processed through our criminal justice system,” Canipe says.

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