HPU Juniors Act Out Future Through New Jersey Internship

Two High Point University students – Nathan Ruffin and Marie Ventrone – are having the summer of a lifetime thanks to a prestigious internship at the Cape May Stage, one of New Jersey’s premiere professional theaters. Both students, who are juniors majoring in theatre at HPU, are enrolled in the “Equity Membership Candidate” program.

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HPU English Professor Publishes Book Detailing 'Pardon Jones' Letters

Dr. Ed Piacentino, professor of English at High Point University, recently published his latest book, titled “C. M. Haile’s ‘Pardon Jones’ Letters: Old Southwest Humor from Antebellum Louisiana.” The book, published by Louisiana State University Press, consists of the first collection of the 67 humorous dialect letters authored by Christopher Mason Haile, which were initially published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper between 1840 and 1848.

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HPU Students Conquer Business Strategy Game

High Point University student Tim Baumgartner and graduate David Reid came out on top in The Business Strategy Game’s Best-Strategy Invitational, held May 11-22. The two were named grand champions for their efforts. Baumgartner, a senior majoring in business finance, and Reid, a 2009 business administration graduate, took part in the invitation-only game.

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HPU Included In The Chronicle Exclusive 'Great Colleges To Work For' List

High Point University is one of just five schools in North Carolina to be included in the “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings, published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results were announced on the publication’s Web site and in the July 10 print issue. ModernThink, LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey.

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HPU Senior Interns With Make-A-Wish Foundation

Amanda Reynolds, a senior majoring in human relations at High Point University, was granted her own wish by earning an internship opportunity with the Program Services Department at the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds works with the program team on projects whose main goal is focusing on fulfilling the foundation?s mission.

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Retired HPU Professor Publishes Book

Alice Sink, a retired associate professor of English at High Point University, recently published a book that contains early details of High Point College. The book, “Hidden History of the Piedmont Triad,” was launched on June 19. It includes a chapter, titled “High Point College: The Early Years (1924-1927),” and is based on research and interviews from the early 1980s with Herman Coble, the first HPC graduate, as well as Lelia Coble, N.P. Yarborough and Louise Adams.

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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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