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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HPU Chair Of Exercise And Sports Science Publishes Taekwondo Book

Dr. Tony Kemerly, chair of the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at High Point University, recently published a book, titled “Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts.” The book, published by Tuttle Publishing, details taekwondo tips – beyond kicking and punching – by discovering powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns taekwondo students may already know. The publication also includes an instructional DVD.

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HPU Students Teach Leadership Skills To Children At Boys And Girls Club

Students from High Point University recently had the chance to make an impact on middle-school-aged children by presenting a special leadership seminar to 13 boys and girls at the Carson Stout Boys and Girls Club. The two-hour seminar, led by five HPU students, placed emphasis on setting moral standards and creating a personal mission statement, and allowing these two important things to drive people in the journey through life.

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HPU Freshman Joyce Gomez Receives United Way's Bob Brown Scholarship

Joyce Gomez, an incoming freshman at High Point University, was selected as this year’s recipient of the United Way’s Bob Brown Scholarship. he scholarship, named in honor of Bob Brown – a distinguished trustee of HPU and a dedicated supporter of the United Way and HPU, was awarded to Gomez during a special event on July 15 at the Ward Street Boys and Girls Club. 

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HPU Kappa Delta Sorority Wins Awards At National Convention

Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University has something to cheer about – the chapter was recently given prestigious awards at the Kappa Delta 2009 National Convention. The chapter received the Achievement Award and the Academic Excellence Award at the convention, held June 27 through July 1 in Orlando, Fla. Kappa Delta President Brittany Loomis, Treasurer Jean Morrow and chapter member Margaux Cote were on-hand to accept the awards.

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High Point University Adds Three Members To Athletics Administration

The High Point University Athletic Department has added three new members to its administrative team. Joe Arancio joins HPU as Assistant Sports Information Director, Erika Carrubba joins the staff as Sports Information Assistant and Bryan Weigel joins HPU as Assistant Sports Marketing Director. Arancio comes to High Point from the University of Michigan, where he worked for a year as Media Relations Intern.

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HPU Welcomes Community To Eastern Music Festival Concert

The High Point community and the High Point University family were delighted with a variety of spectacular music on July 13 thanks to a special concert from the Eastern Music Festival, which made a stop at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. More than 400 people were in attendance. The program, directed by Maestro Gerard Schwarz of the Seattle Symphony, featured notable faculty and accomplished students throughout the festival.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Serves On Council For Textbook Publishing Company

Dr. Jane Bowser, assistant professor of education and technology coordinator in the School of Education at High Point University, was recently asked to serve on an Educational Technology Advisory Council for Pearson, a textbook publishing company. In her new role, Bowser will help review materials and formats for new Educational Technology textbooks, as well as the corresponding support Web sites.

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HPU Rising Senior Works With Senior Citizens While Interning In Virginia

David Kaplan, a rising senior majoring in recreation management at High Point University, recently had many eye-opening experiences while interning with the Fairfax County Government in the Department of Community and Recreation Services in Virginia. Kaplan, who worked with the senior services division, took part in multiple projects during his time there.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of English Publishes Article For 'Composition Forum'

Dr. Leah Schweitzer, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published an article that appeared in the “Composition Forum.” The article, “Accommodating the Student Consumer,” addresses questions about what to do as education becomes more consumer-driven, as well as concerns about good pedagogy and pressures from administration to recruit and retain students.

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