HPU Students Give Presentation At Local Women's Shelter

High Point University business students Jeremy Hiatt, Tyler Heaggans and Matthew Schiffer recently gave a presentation at a local women’s shelter. In their presentation, given to residents of Leslie’s House, the students discussed financial literacy and delivered information on basic checking and savings accounts, credit and budgeting.

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HPU Professor Of Political Science Publishes Article In Political Journal

Dr. Martin J. Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently published an article in the first 2010 quarterly issue of “Political Communication.”  It explains that while candidates “go negative” with similar frequency on the Internet and in television advertising, there are some notable differences, including differences in how the two political parties use negativity online and on television.

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HPU Fraternity Theta Chi Raises Money For Earthquake Relief

High Point University’s chapter of Theta Chi fraternity raised more than $750 to support earthquake relief efforts in Chile. The earthquake, which stuck the nation on Feb. 7, killed more than 400 people and left more than 1.5 million displaced. “We wanted to help the people of Chile during this time of struggle and grief,” says Paul Goins, Theta Chi’s public relations chair.

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HPU Volunteer Center Hosts Spring Carnival For Local Elementary School Students

The High Point University Volunteer Center invited children from Fairview Elementary School to an action-packed and fun Spring Carnival on March 25, held in the Slane Student Center on the HPU campus. The 128 children who attended were able to enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable slide, airbrush tattoos, an Easter egg hunt, three-hole miniature golf and lunch.

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HPU Students Go Barefoot For A Good Cause

More than 200 students at High Point University recently kicked off their shoes for a good cause as part of “One Day Without Shoes.” he students, who are members of the TOMS Shoes Club at HPU, hosted “Surrender Your Shoes” on campus on April 8 in the hopes of raising awareness about the millions of children in developing countries who are forced to grow up barefoot.

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HPU Hosts Social Media Marketing Seminar For The Home Furnishings Industry

The Knabusch Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University recently sponsored its first seminar event, a Social Media Marketing Seminar for the home furnishings industry. The program, which was attended by 125 professionals and HPU students, was a huge success, says Dr. Richard Bennington, professor of home furnishings at HPU. 

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HPU Hosts Annual Spring Concert

High Point University will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event, which is dedicated to the memory of Dr. E. Roy Epperson, is open to the public and free of charge. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir, University Singers and other selected solo and ensemble musicians who will perform John Rutter?s “Requiem.”

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HPU Alumna Named 'Rookie Teacher Of The Year'

Phyllis Marshall, a 2009 graduate of High Point University who holds a degree in elementary education, was selected as “Rookie Teacher of the Year” at Kirkman Park Elementary School in High Point where she teaches kindergarten. The honor is awarded to a new teacher at each school every year by Guilford County Schools.

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HPU Education Majors Read With Local Elementary Students

High Point University elementary education majors are helping local students improve their reading skills this year through the “Book Buddies” and “Reading Tutors” programs. The programs – organized by Dr. Debbie Linville, associate professor of education – are part of a partnership between the HPU School of Education and Montlieu Math and Science Academy. Click here for video

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HPU Honors Scholar-Athletes

April 8, 2010 – Scholar-athletes at High Point University were recently honored with a special dinner, thanks to staying at the top of their game ? academically speaking, that is. The 14 athletes maintained a 4.0 grade point average – an astounding fete for students who dedicate much of their time to athletics and other activities at HPU.

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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority Helps Raise Money To Prevent Poverty In Uganda Through philanthropy Event

Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University recently helped the poverty situation in Uganda through a philanthropy event – “Bead for Life Jewelry Party.” The event, which raised more than $700, was held March 25. The event benefited the Bead for Life organization, which is comprised of a group of women in Uganda who make beads and jewelry out of recycled paper.

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HPU to Host 'From Cabaret to Stage'

High Point University will host “From Cabaret to Stage” at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. Co-directed by Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of music at HPU, and Marcia Dills, accompanist, the event features HPU Music and Theatre majors, along with a chamber ensemble, performing a semi-staged production of excerpts from the award-winning musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” 

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HPU Professor Of Communications Launches New Book

Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently attended the 2010 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Los Angeles, where she launched her new book on fantasy film. The conference, which is the largest and most prestigious academic conference in the field of media studies, was held March 17-21.

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HPU Women's Soccer Team volunteers In Tornado Cleanup Effort

Members of the High Point University Women’s Soccer team recently volunteered to help victims from the devastating tornado that struck the High Point area. Marty Beall, head coach for the women’s soccer team, says he contacted the High Point Police Department to find out who in the area needed help. The police directed the team to an older gentleman who lives on Johnson Street. The tornado knocked down several trees in his yard, and he needed help with the cleanup.

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HPU Students Participate In National Model United Nations Conference

Three High Point University students recently attended the 2010 Harvard National Model United Nations Conference held in Boston. HPU students Chelsea Bernatavitz, James Kamara and Desiree Abad worked with nearly 3,000 college and university delegates from the United States and more than 35 countries around the world, where they discussed a variety of issues in international relations.  

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HPU Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha Hosts 13th Annual Rock-A-Thon

 High Point University’s chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity hosted their 13th annual Rock-A-Thon event March 19-21 on the HPU campus. Throughout the weekend, the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha took shifts in rocking chairs to rock continuously for 48 hours to raise money for their philanthropy, the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation.

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HPU Phillips School Of Business Hosts Senior Trade Commissioner, Consul

Rob Mackenzie, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of the Canadian Consulate in Raleigh, recently visited the campus of High Point University to speak with students in a Global Political Economy class. Mackenzie, who is the senior diplomat from Canada in North Carolina, received both his Bachelor of Arts and his MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. 

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High Point University Survey Research Center Polls North Carolinians

The High Point University Survey Research Center in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication released results of a High Point University Poll covering topics such as education, terrorism, the economy, health care and more. The survey, which was conducted over a two-week period, polled 578 North Carolina residents and their views on several current political and public policy issues. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

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