HPU's Dillon Brothers Win Racing Series Titles

High Point University students Austin and Ty Dillon both won major car racing titles this season. Austin placed 10th in the final race of the season on Friday, winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Ty won the ARCA championship in October. Austin is a junior majoring in Communication at High Point University. Ty is a freshman majoring in Business.

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HPU Welcomes Holiday Season with Annual Holiday Choral Concert

?Tis the season for sharing the gift of music – and High Point University hopes to do just that by hosting its annual Holiday Choral Concert, which will feature performances from the university’s choral ensembles, accompanied by a full orchestra made up of students, faculty and guests musicians. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. It is open to the public.

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Faculty Members Attend National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Atlanta

Several faculty members from High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend the 32nd National Women’s Studies Association Conference, held in Atlanta. The conference is the nation’s preeminent meeting dedicated to women’s and gender issues and research. The conference fosters dialogue and provides an opportunity for attendees to stay current on the latest trends and research in the field.

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HPU Welcomes Allred as Hardware Support Specialist

Alan Allred was recently hired by the Information Technology Department at High Point University as hardware support specialist. In his new position, Allred will be responsible for the continued maintenance of school technology resources and serving student and faculty in hardware repairs or software assistance.

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The Gratitude Project: Students Document What They're Thankful For

High Point University students took the time to document what they are most thankful for this week through a poster campaign called The Gratitude Project, organized by junior Kayla Buechner. Their responses ranged from “troops who are fighting oversees” during this holiday season to “teachers who care,” “family and friends” and “religious freedom.”

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HPU Develops Food Donation Program, Helps Local Pantries

During these economically challenging times, many people are forced to go without the most basic needs, including food. High Point University has developed a new ongoing program designed to make a difference by partnering with Food Donation Connection and Open Door Ministries to donate surplus food from the university.

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HPU Welcomes Menius to Admissions Department

Marianne Menius was recently hired by the Admissions Department at High Point University as admissions counselor. As part of her new position as admissions counselor, Menius is responsible for meeting with prospective high school students and parents to assist them with navigating the admissions process and enrolling in HPU.

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HPU Welcomes Glass as Instructor of Mathematics

Melissa Glass was recently hired by the Mathematics Department at High Point University as instructor of mathematics. “My goal is to help students think more mathematically which will result in deeper thinking overall,” says Glass, who will teach entry level math courses. Glass says her area of expertise is analysis, particularly fractals. She is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, a mathematical honors society.

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Professor Reaches Out to Families Affected by Heart Defects

The growth of the human heart in a child is a miraculous thing. Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, will explain the complexities of this process and what makes it so intriguing at a Mended Little Hearts meeting from 7-8 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Ronald McDonald House in Winston Salem.

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Professor Publishes Critical Chapter on Early Modern Education

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled “Honest Payneful Pastymes: Pain, Play, and Pedagogy in Early Modern England” for Ashgate’s “Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England,” edited by Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson. Casey’s essay considers the way young men were prepared for war as a part of their formal academic education in Elizabethan England.

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HPU Welcomes Burrows as Instructor of Music

Dr. Candice Burrows was recently hired in the Department of Music at High Point University as instructor of music. At her new position, Burrows will be responsible for teaching Private Voice lessons, Vocal Literature and Diction courses in Italian, Latin and English. Before arriving at HPU, Burrows worked as a professional classical singer.

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HPU to Host 41st Annual Phoenix Literary Festival

High Point University students and local high school writers will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most prominent poets in America, Jorie Graham, at the 41st annual Phoenix Literary Festival, hosted by HPU. The highlight of the festival begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the University Center. The event is open to the public.

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Students Compete in Battle of the Brains Contest

A group of 12 select students from High Point University’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department recently had the chance to exercise their brain power for representatives from IBM by competing in the 36th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery Collegiate programming contest- better known as “The Battle of the Brains.” The regional competition was held at Duke University on Nov. 5.

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HPU Hosts Fun, Educational Fall Festival for Montlieu Elementary Students

Children from Montlieu Academy of Technology had the chance to take a break from class and enjoy an afternoon of fun at the High Point University Fall Festival, all while learning how to use technology in new ways. The festival, organized and led by nearly 50 student-volunteers from the Volunteer Center at HPU, invited 150 children from the school for an afternoon of activities.

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HPU Welcomes Scheidt as English Professor

Dr. Donna Scheidt was recently hired at High Point University as assistant professor of English. In her new position, Scheidt will be responsible for teaching English courses at HPU. Scheidt’s areas of expertise are rhetoric, composition, legal studies, and law and literature. Prior to joining HPU, Scheidt worked for several years as an attorney and community organizer in the fields of nonprofit law and student rights.

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