HPU To Host Talents Of Music Department With Annual Faculty Recital

High Point University will share the talents of the music faculty with its annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The special recital will feature the music faculty in solo and combined works. Full-time and adjunct faculty will perform both vocal and instrumental solos that display the diverse talents of the music faculty.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Has Article Published In Journal

Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education at High Point University, recently submitted an article to the “North Carolina Middle School Journal.” His article appeared in the winter issue. The article, titled “Instructional Program Coherence as a Possible Link to Increased Student Achievement in North Carolina Middle Schools,” details the importance of instructional coherence in public schools, specifically at the middle grades level. 

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HPU To Feature Art Exhibitions In Sechrest Gallery

The Sechrest Gallery in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center of High Point University will host two art exhibitions during the upcoming spring semester on campus. The first, the Fernanda Piamonti Painting Exhibition, will be held Jan. 20 through March 3. A reception will be held Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m., following a 4:30 p.m. Artist Talk, in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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HPU Student Honored With Scholarship From NAACP

Lauren Williams, a junior at High Point University, was recently awarded with a $2,500 scholarship from the Hickory, N.C., branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Williams, who is majoring in nonprofit leadership and management with a minor in sociology, received the scholarship at a special ceremony at her church, Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, in Hickory. 

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HPU Director Of Residence Life Receives Honor From Big Brothers/Big Sisters Of High Point

Sarah Haak, director of Residence Life at High Point University, was recently bestowed a big honor ? she was awarded the “Big Sister of the Year” from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of High Point. Haak, who received the award on Nov. 19, was honored to have received the award. “It means a lot to me to be able to make a difference in the life of a young female within the High Point community,” Haak says.

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High Point University Board Of Stewards Brings Christmas To 120 Area Children

The High Point University Board of Stewards is helping to brighten Christmas for 120 needy children through the High Point Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The Stewards collected the offerings from fall semester Hayworth Chapel worship services ? totaling $7,175.39 this year ? and 100 percent of the funds were used to purchase toys and other gift items for the children. 

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HPU Names Chairman Of Nightingale-Conant Corp. To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors

Vic Conant, chairman of the board of Nightingale-Conant Corp. – the premier publisher of audio personal development programs in the world – has been named by High Point University to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. Upon graduation and a stint in Vietnam, Conant joined his father’s business and began pubishing other authors, including Denis Waitley and eventually the Who’s Who of business and self-improvement.

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HPU Adds 'The Learning Commons' Satellite Library In University Center

High Point University has added an additional space for students to study and research, thanks to the opening of The Learning Commons, a satellite library in the University Center. The Commons is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when classes are in session. It offers secure, supervised study space and operates as a satellite location to Smith Library.

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HPU Hosts Guilford County Principals For Special Meeting

High Point University recently hosted principals in the Western Region of Guilford County Schools for a special meeting and presentation. Those participating included 24 principals, five regional staff members and four Guilford County Schools employees ? and all presented information during the event. While on campus, the group utilized Norton Hall?s state-of-the-art facilities for presentations. The attendees also had lunch and took a tour of the campus.

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HPU Inter-Fraternity Council Holds Polar Plunge Event

Members of the Inter-fraternity Council were “Freezin’ for a Reason,” thanks to a special fundraising event that raised money for the Salvation Army. The “First IFC Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason,” which was held on Dec. 12, included a 3K run that ended in the Slane Student Center outdoor pool – for a quick and chilly dip.

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HPU Hosts Annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service

High Point University celebrated the holiday season with a touching Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service, held on Dec. 9 in Hayworth Chapel. The annual program, which is based on the traditional festival of lessons and carols observed at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England, featured members of the High Point community, the High Point University Singers, the Chapel Choir, Dr. Marc Ashley Foster, the Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta and Delta Iota Alpha.

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HPU Dean Of School Of Education Honored As Recipient Of 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award

Dr. Mariann Tillery, dean of the School of Education at High Point University, was recently honored as one of the recipients of the 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award, given by Business Leader Media. The eighth annual awards event was held on Dec. 8 at the Revolution Mill Event Center in Greensboro. Tillery, who will appear alongside other honorees in the December issue of Business Leader Triad, was chosen out of a record number of nominations.

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HPU Hosts 39th Annual Prayer Breakfast

More than 600 guests attended the 39th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at High Point University on Friday in the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center, which featured Dr. Kent Millard as guest speaker. Dr. Nido Qubein, president, presided over the event, and HPU music ensembles, directed by Dr. Marc Foster, provided special music. Foster is chair of the Department of Music at HPU.

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HPU Volunteer Center Holds Outreach Program At Oakview Elementary

Members involved in the Volunteer Center at High Point University recently hosted a Winter Outreach Program at Oakview Elementary School. Volunteers in the program entertained the elementary children with a variety of activities, including a reading of “The Polar Express.” The group also made foam stocking-shaped door hangers, then provided a snack for the children.

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HPU Student Completes Medical Internship In Georgia

Tabatha Davis recently had an internship opportunity at the Medical College of Georgia, in the STAR Program, a competitive research internship for undergraduates pursuing medical or research careers. During the nine-week internship, Davis worked closely with a faculty mentor, Dr. Lynnette McCluskey, and her two post-doctorate assistants, Lianying He and Liqiao Shi.

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HPU Chair Of Department Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design Publishes Article In Leadership Journal

Dr. Richard Parker, chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University, recently published an article in the “Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.” The article, titled “Internationalizing the Business Curriculum: Introducing the Study of Canada into International Business Programs,” was co-written with Dr. Kirk Heriot of Columbus State University in Georgia.

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