Austin Dillon Qualifies 16th In No. 2 Car Sponsored By High Point University

Austin Dillon drove the HPU Chevrolet Impala SS to a 16th qualifying position today for the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, hitting 133.735 mph while completing the lap in 23.554 seconds. “The car felt good,” said Dillon, who is unique in the field as a 19-year-old about to enroll as a freshman at High Point University this month. “It’s a good starting position for only our fifth race in the Nationwide Series. I’m really excited and ready to race.”

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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Receives Honors At National Conference In South Carolina

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity from High Point University was recently honored with several awards at the Pi Kapp College, the group’s biennial national conference. The event was held July 23-26 at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, S.C. The chapter received the “Added Value Award for Alumni Initiation,” and Brian Thomas, Push America chairman, received the “2008-2009 Emerging Leader Award.”

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HPU Student Learns Trade In Family Business Through Summer Internship

Alexa Polivka, a rising senior majoring in business at High Point University, earned an internship opportunity at Polivka International, her family?s railroad company that works to re-design and build railroads. During her experience, Polivka says she has been gaining wonderful insight into the mechanics of a business, and she plans to keep that family business on track in the future.

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High Point University Freshman To Compete In Upcoming Nascar Race

Richard Childress Racing development driver Austin Dillon, an incoming freshman at High Point University who will be studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, is already on track to showing his school spirit. Dillon will drive the No. 2 High Point University Chevrolet Impala SS for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 1. The race will air on ESPN at 4 p.m.

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HPU Receives $250,000 Gift From Kimsey Family Of High Point

High Point University graduate Miriam Kimsey and her husband, Steve Kimsey, have made a generous gift of $250,000 to the university in support of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. In honor of the gift, HPU is dedicating a portion of the School of Communication in their name – the Miriam and Steve Kimsey Interactive Gaming Development Studio.

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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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