HPU Hires Willhelm As Learning Excellence Specialist

Barry Wilhelm Jr. was recently hired by the Office of Academic Development at High Point University as a learning excellence specialist. In his new position, Wilhelm will be responsible for providing and ensuring diverse, comprehensive and individualized academic support for students at HPU.

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HPU Recognized As One Of The ‘Greenest’ Schools In America

High Point University’s sustainability efforts were recently recognized when the university was named one of the top “green” schools in the country on the Sierra Club’s list of America’s Coolest Schools. The list ranks schools across the United States based on their eco-friendly conduct in areas including energy, efficiency, transportation, waste, and various other aspects.

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HPU Student Gets Behind-The-Scenes Experience At Film Internship

Regan Trenchard, a rising sophomore majoring in communication with a concentration in electronic media at High Point University, spent her summer at the Film Industry Training Program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. Trenchard recently completed the four-week intensive training program, which focuses on the film and television industry.

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Department Of Music To Feature Cello Program By Dr. J.W. Turner

The Department of Music at High Point University will feature its own Dr. J.W. Turner, assistant professor of music, in two programs in the Fall of 2011: “Contains Quinine,” a recital of music drawn from Turner’s forthcoming solo album of the same name, and “Reflections III,” the third installment of his annual series featuring world premieres and dedications.

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HPU Senior Volunteers at AIDS Orphanage in Africa

High Point University teaches the values of generosity and giving back to all of its students. Senior Keri Ives, who spent her summer volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya, is a living example of those values. Ives worked in the Nyumbani Village, which can house up to 1,000 orphans at a time whose parents died due to HIV or AIDS related illnesses.

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HPU Professor 'Knocks Out' Competition At Short Film Festival In Atlanta

Brad Lambert, assistant professor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently won the Best Animated Drama award at the 25th Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival in Atlanta for his film “Gilded Age Gladiator.” The award was presented by animation legend Ralph Bakshi, writer, director and producer of “Fritz the Cat,” “Wizards,” “American Pop,” and more.

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HPU Holds Groundbreaking For New School Of Education

High Point University officially broke ground on the $10 million, 31,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, LEED certified School of Education. The building will open in August 2012. “HPU continues to build facilities that foster extraordinary learning opportunities,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU.

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Sechrest Gallery Exhibits Rare Collection of Presidential Memorabilia

Thanks to the generosity of a High Point University student’s parent, the community will have the unique opportunity to view a rare presidential collection that includes the original signatures of all 44 presidents of the United States. The Historic Memorabilia Exhibition: Office of the U.S. Presidency is on loan from the HPU parent in the Sechrest Art Gallery through Oct. 13.

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HPU Theatre Presents 'Crimes Of The Heart'

The Department of Theatre at High Point University will present “Crimes of the Heart” in the Empty Space Theatre, which will run Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and Oct.6-9. The production is open to the public; tickets are available to purchase. “Crimes of the Heart” is a Pulitzer Prize winning southern comedy written by Beth Henley that takes the audience to Hazelhurst, Miss., and focuses on the reunion of three offbeat sisters.

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Greek Community, SGA Collect Canned Goods For United Way 'CANpaign'

Now that classes are well underway at High Point University, students are taking time to give back to the community in a collaborative fundraiser that will benefit the United Way of Greater High Point. The Student Government Association, as well as the Greek community, joined forces with a canned food drive and canned construction project, all to benefit the United Way’s ‘CANpaign Kick-Off,’ which was held today.

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HPU To Feature NY Times Writer As Part Of Cultural Enrichment Grant Series

As part of the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series, High Point University will feature Seth Schiesel, video game critic for The New York Times. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. The event is open to the public. The faculty series this year, titled “Our On-line Lives,” will explore the evolution and implications of living online with specific focus on how online technologies affect human relationships.

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HPU Reflects On Sept. 11 Attacks With Moving Events

High Point University gave students, faculty, staff and community members a chance to reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 by commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks with three separate events. On Sunday, the university held the “Sept. 11 10th Anniversary Memorial Service,” which featured a variety of reflections, with remarks from Dr. Hal Warlick, dean of the Chapel; as well as various student leaders on campus.

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HPU Welcomes Elmore As Director of Financial Planning

Ron Elmore has been hired as director of the Office of Student Financial Planning at High Point University. As part of his new role, Elmore will be responsible for the administration of HPU’s institutional, state, and federal financial assistance programs. Elmore has more than 25 years of experience in student financial aid administration.

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HPU To Celebrate All-Steinway Designation With Free Concert

High Point University will celebrate its designation as the only “All-Steinway School” in North Carolina with a free concert on Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Hosted by the Music Department, the event will feature a recital by Haochen Zhang, a Van Cliburn gold medalist and, at age 21, one of the youngest pianists to achieve this award.

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HPU Commemorates Sept. 11 Anniversary With Moving Presentation From 9/11 Survivor

High Point University began its commemoration of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States with a poignant speech from Deputy Chief John (Jay) Jonas – one of only 20 people who made it out alive from the Twin Towers as the buildings collapsed around them. Jonas shared his story with members of the HPU family and the community on Sept. 1 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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