HPU Continues Its Green Initiatives With ‘Wecar’

High Point University recently took another step to reduce its environmental impact with the addition of the WeCar by Enterprise. This membership-based car sharing program is a refreshing alternative to car ownership that lowers cost and reduces the hassle of traditional transportation. The WeCar is available at students’ convenience 24 hours a day.

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Thinking Pink: Sorority Raises Breast Cancer Awareness, Funds For Research

A sea of pink balloons floated away in the sky above High Point University’s campus on Monday – each honoring someone who has died, survived or is fighting breast cancer. The balloon release was the conclusion of Zeta Tau Alpha’s annual Th!NK P!NK week, in which the sorority holds several events on campus to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for research.

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HPU Theatre Presents 'Crimes Of The Heart'

The Department of Theatre at High Point University presented the offbeat comedy “Crimes of the Heart” for two weekends in a row – Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and Oct. 6-9. The play is a Pulitzer Prize-winning southern comedy written by Beth Henley that focuses on the reunion of three offbeat sisters – Lenny, Babe and Meg – after the youngest sister, Babe, is arrested for shooting her husband.

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Middleton Welcomed As Assistant Professor Of English

Dr. Holly Middleton was recently hired as an assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. With expertise in composition, literacy and pedagogy, Middleton will be responsible for teaching writing courses at all levels. Middleton earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English at the University of Pittsburg.

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Coffield Joins Biology Department

Dr. Vernon M. Coffield recently joined High Point University as a visiting assistant professor of biology. Coffield, who recently moved from Raleigh, will be responsible for both teaching classes and mentoring students participating in the biology department’s senior seminar.

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HPU Welcomes Dougherty As Graphic Design Instructor

Janis Dougherty recently joined High Point University as an instructor of graphic design. Originally from New Jersey, Dougherty is responsible for teaching graphic design classes with a particular focus on digital execution. She is also the coordinator of digital labs and technology.

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Linthicum Joins IT Team

William E. Linthicum, III was recently hired by the Office of Information Technology at High Point University as an audio/video analyst. Linthicum will be responsible for providing A/V support throughout campus on a daily basis, ensuring that faculty and students have technologically-advanced equipment for an engaged learning environment.

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HPU Receives $1 Million Gift From Mahler Family

High Point residents Peter and Mary Mahler have donated $1 million to High Point University in support of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, where the first floor will be named after the Mahler family. Peter Mahler is the chief executive officer of Triad-based PAM Trading Corp., a full service equipment supplier to the hosiery industry.

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Family Weekend Draws 4,000 Pariticipants

The city of High Point and the entire Triad region enjoyed an economic boost this weekend thanks to High Point University’s “Family Weekend,” which offered entertainment, festivities and more to HPU students and their families. Approximately 4,000 people participated in the event, held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2.

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Fiser Joins Physics Department

Briana Fiser recently joined the High Point University as assistant professor of physics in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Fiser specializes in the fields of biological physics, nanoscience, material science, mathematics and chemistry. “I see my responsibilities as teaching and helping students develop a better understanding of physics and the natural world around them,” Fiser says.

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Accounting Students Attend Career Fair

Accounting students from the Phillips School of Business recently had the opportunity to attend an Accounting Career Fair in the Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom. With resumes in hand, 35 junior and senior accounting students were able to practice their personal presentation and interview skills as they met with accounting professionals from the Triad.

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Albert Joins School of Education

High Point University recently hired Debbie Albert as clinical assistant professor of education in the university’s School of Education. Albert, a High Point native, will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the School of Education in the areas of literacy, 21st Century Learning and Classroom Management, as well as supervising student-teacher internships.

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Students Receive Economics Insight From The Fed

Economics students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend an enlightening program in Charlotte – “An Afternoon @ the Fed.” The program, presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, offered information about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy and the state of the economy.

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Founder of Women and Politics Institute Visits Campus To Kick-Off New Women’s and Gender Studies Program

In honor of the new Women’s and Gender Studies minor, High Point University will host a lecture given by Dr. Karen O’Connor, founder of the Women and Politics Institute at American University in Washington, D.C. O’Connor will present, “The Importance of Being Woman,” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium. The event is open to the public; no tickets are required.

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Blood Drive Will Benefit More Than 600 People

High Point University students, faculty and staff came out in full force for the university’s first blood drive of the school year. The event will help more than 600 who are in need thanks to the 222 units of blood that were donated. Three more blood drives will be held during the academic year, as well as one blood drive during the summer.

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