HPU Student Visits Cuba As Part Of Missions Trip

Katie Mulig, a psychology major at High Point University, from Hartville, Ohio, recently had the opportunity to do mission work in Cuba. Mulig, who has been involved in HPU’s Alternative Break program and has attended other mission trips in the United States, says she found out about the opportunity to go to Cuba through Max Kern, who has led many of the HPU Alternative Break trips.

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HPU Hires Bennett As Instructor Of History

Dr. Michael J. Bennett has been hired as instructor of history in the Department of History at High Point University. Bennett, who has a special interest in the areas of war and society, such as the Civil War and the Vietnam War, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master of Arts degree in history from John Carroll University.

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HPU To Publish 'The Home Front,' A New Furnishings Research Newsletter

Staying on the forefront of furnishings research, High Point University is publishing its second issue of “The Home Front” during the October 2009 High Point Market. The furnishings research newsletter is produced biannually by The Knabusch-Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design at HPU. Named for the co-founders of the La-Z-Boy Company, the Knabusch-Shoemaker School is a leading center for education and research on the furnishings industry.

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HPU Theatre Presents 'Fuddy Meers'

The High Point University Theatre delighted audiences with performances of “Fuddy Meers” during its two-weekend run in the Old Student Center’s Empty Space Theatre. The production, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, is an American play that tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who awakens each morning as a blank slate on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life.

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HPU Raises $4.8 Million Since Start Of Fiscal Year

In the last four months, High Point University has received more than $4.8 million in gifts. “Parents of our students and alumni have made substantial gifts designated toward capital projects, such as a new baseball training facility, and the interactive gaming lab in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication,” says Bill Doerr, senior director of institutional advancement.

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HPU Nonprofit Programs Enjoy Legacy Of Excellence, Look To The Future

Faculty and students in High Point University?s Nonprofit Management master?s and undergraduate programs are part of a special tradition ? the university has been offering nonprofit courses since 1965, and a tradition of excellence is helping propel the programs into the future. Ninety-two students have received the master?s degree since the program?s inception just eight years ago.

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HPU Students Learn From IRS Special Agents During Adrian Project

High Point University accounting and business students had a special opportunity to learn about tax fraud thanks to the “Adrian Project,” a unique program led by special agents of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation department. The event, held on campus on Oct. 1, included an interactive training seminar on tax fraud and offered a real-world experience in forensic accounting.

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HPU President, Students Ring NYSE Closing Bell

High Point University was on Wall Street in New York City on Monday, Oct. 12, to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, rang the bell, alongside 11 HPU students. The event aired live on nyse.com, and was aired live to the jumbo screen on the W Hotel in Times Square.

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HPU Creates More Than 100 New Jobs In 2009

Thanks to the exponential growth of High Point University, more jobs are being created for the community. In 2009 alone, 108 new jobs have been created at the university. In the last 12 months, the university hired 108 individuals to fill new positions in teaching, administration, food service and campus enhancement.

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HPU Students To Ring Closing Bell At NYSE

Several business and finance students at High Point University will be on-hand to help close business for the day at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Monday, Oct. 12 – they’ll be ringing the closing bell. “This is a fantastic opportunity for HPU,” Carroll says. “The students selected are business administration undergraduate majors and MBA students in our graduate program.

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HPU To Feature Lecture On Supernova Remnants By NC State Professor

High Point University will feature a lecture by Dr. Stephen P. Reynolds, professor of astrophysics and relativity at North Carolina State University. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Francis Auditorium in Francis Hall. The event is open to the public. Having exploded 140 years ago, the supernova remnant is 200 years younger than the previously youngest known supernova.

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HPU Names Blanchard To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors

Ken Blanchard has been named to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. Blanchard, a prominent and sought-after author, speaker and business consultant, is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful and compassionate individuals in business today.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Business Promoted To Chair Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design

Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, has been promoted to the position of chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University. Parker also has a forthcoming article in “Polar Record,” published by Cambridge University Press for the Robert Scott Polar Research Institute.
 

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HPU Alumna Named Art Teacher Of The Year

High Point University alumna Jennifer Sherman truly showed her creative side to her students in Howard County, Md. – she’s been named “Art Teacher of the Year for Howard County Schools.” Sherman, who graduated from HPU in 2007 with a degree in art education, teaches art at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Md.

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HPU Adjunct Professor Of Art Displays Painting In Charlotte Show

Lea Lackey-Zachmann, adjunct professor of art at High Point University, will display her artwork at the “Carolina’s Got Art!” show in Charlotte. The event, held in the historic Atherton Mill, runs through Oct. 30. Lackey-Zachmann’s work, titled “Roses Open,” is an example from a larger series of paintings informed by microscopic images of flowers. In this case, she has used a rose.
 

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HPU English Professor Publishes Two Scholarly Chapters On Comics

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter on the influential author and artist Alan Moore for “Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction” (Routledge), edited by Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts and Sherryl Vint. This is the second chapter that Casey has completed for a Routledge collection this year.

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