HPU Poll: North Carolinians Boost Recycling Habits, Only 3 Percent Say Environment is in 'Excellent' Condition

With Earth Week being honored across the country this week, the HPU Poll has found that the environment and increasing sustainable practices are on the minds of North Carolina residents. According to the most recent poll, North Carolinians are increasing their efforts to recycle and make their homes more energy efficient at a time when only three percent of residents say the environment is currently in “excellent” condition.

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HPU Volunteer Center Hosts Spring Carnival for Local Elemenatry Students

Elementary students from Montlieu Academy of Technology filled the High Point University campus today for the annual Spring Carnival, a fun and educational event that HPU students organize for the children each year. The carnival, led by the HPU Volunteer Center, was full of many activities, including inflatables, face painting, crafts, lunch and more.

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Art Professor Displays Work in National Exhibit

Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, was recently accepted into the nationally juried Sacred Art Exhibition in Galesburg, Ill., which features artwork that included all media that deals with spiritual and sacred subject matter. Wheless entered a colored pencil Mandala, a sacred circle that in many religions represents wholeness.

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HPU Welcomes Spiegel to IT Team

The Office of Internet Technology at High Point University recently hired Alan Spiegel as projects and development manager in IT. In his new position, Spiegel is responsible for planning, executing and closing project plans, as well as managing custom Web application programming and development. He will also be managing updates, changes and problem resolution of HPU’s websites.

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Junior Performs Psychology Research at Center for Creative Leadership

Bill Burke, a junior majoring in psychology with a minor in Spanish at High Point University, is gaining valuable career experience thanks to his psychology internship at the Center for Creative Leadership. Burke, who plans to pursue a career related to industrial organizational psychology, is able to experience the importance of leadership development and positive employee satisfaction in the workplace at the CCL.

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Faust Receives Pulitzer Fellowship to Report from UAE This Summer

HPU senior Andrew Faust has been selected by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to receive a stipend that will allow him to travel to the Middle East and report on a critical international issue. Faust, a double major in biology and communication, plans to use the grant to travel to the United Arab Emirates after he graduates in May to investigate the growth of the fast food industry in the UAE.

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Junior Serves as Youth Intern at Local Church

Leeann Mangum, a junior at High Point University double majoring in English writing and religion, has gained relevant career experience as a youth intern at a local church. Mangum has spent the year serving as the Family Ministry Team Intern at Church of The Redeemer in Greensboro. In her position, Mangum works with children, youth, and their families in the church.

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Department of History to Host First 'American Discoveries' Event

The High Point University Department of History is launching a new venture called American Discoveries that brings leading scholars in the field of American history to campus to present groundbreaking research and research methods to students and the local community. The first American Discoveries event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Phillips School of Business.

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Student Earns National Civic Honor through Service

Campus Compact recently named Alexa Crawford, a sophomore at High Point University, a 2012 Newman Civic fellow – an honor bestowed to students who demonstrate a personal commitment to creating a lasting change for the better in their communities. The organization notes that Crawford demonstrates the type of civic engagement that sets a shining example for others.

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Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley and Director of Pulitzer Center Visit HPU to Discuss Heartbreaking Issue of Child Brides

High Point University students recently had the opportunity to hear from Cynthia Gorney, professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and former reporter at The Washington Post, who discussed a riveting journalism project of hers that attracted global attention: The heartbreaking, age-old ritual of children as young as 8 years old becoming brides in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Ethiopia.

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Art Instructor has Work Featured in National Photography Exhibit

Benita VanWinkle, instructor of art at High Point University, was recently honored with a third place award from the “Of Memory, Bone, and Myth National Photography Exhibition,” a nationally juried photography show on the interpretation of memory and myth, sponsored by the University of North Dakota Department of Art and Design and the Myers Foundation. For the show, VanWinkle entered a piece in tribute to the memory of her grandparents.

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HPU Brings Music to the Community with Annual Spring Concert

High Point University will entertain the community with the Department of Music’s annual Spring Choral Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 and April 24 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert will feature the University Singers, Chapel Choir, Chamber Singers, and faculty soloists accompanied by a full orchestra performing Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burama.”

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Final Theatre Production of the Year to Feature Shakespeare's Classic 'Twelfth Night'

High Point University will present one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies of all time – “Twelfth Night” – the story that portrays a bit of mistaken identity as the main characters must prevail in order to win “true love.” The production, which will be held in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, runs April 14 through April 22. It is open to the public, and tickets are available to purchase.

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HPU Poll: Registered Voters in North Carolina Remain Divided over Presidential and Congressional Candidates

A new HPU Poll finds that there has been little change in North Carolinians’ opinions of President Barack Obama and his GOP opponents throughout the last few months as support for both parties remains almost equally divided. Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress also receive almost equal support. The president’s job approval rating still hovers in the low 40s, while GOP candidates are still in a tight race amongst themselves with Mitt Romney receiving slightly more support.

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Communication Majors Represent HPU at National Assembly

Students in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication are committed to advancing the reputation of HPU at a national level. Radford Hyde, of the Piedmont Triad, and Chelsea Hyde, of Lunenburg, Mass. – both strategic communication majors at HPU – did that by recently participating in the national assembly of the Public Relations Student Society of America, along with Dr. Linda B. Gretton, assistant professor of communication.

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