HPU Hosts Alumni And Family Weekend

High Point University hosted a weekend of celebration and activities for the annual Alumni and Family Weekend, which welcomed more than 3,500 guests. The weekend also featured a series of three lectures by HPU professors Dr. Matthew DeSantis, Dr. Stephanie Crofton and Dr. Matthew Schneider.

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HPU English Professor Has Scholarly Essay Published

Dr. Marion Hodge, professor of English at High Point University, has published a scholarly essay in the current issue of “The South Carolina Review.” “When a great poet shows the reader, in poems, the variety of ways that he conceives poems, he shows us in powerful language how we, too, might bring forth forms of beauty and truth,” says Hodge. “We might be happier by employing the imaginative force of creative invention.”

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HPU Residence Hall Organizations Create Better Communication On Campus

High Point University has recently created new residence hall associations – Area Councils and InterResidence Council (IRC) – to help better communicate between living areas on campus.  “Both are student organizations focused on students living on campus in residence halls, allowing them to play an active part in making their building a home and creating a fun and caring community,” says Sarah Haak, director of residence life at HPU.

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HPU Information Systems Professor Delivers Course In France

Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently delivered a course on Information Systems Management at the ESC-Clermont Graduate School of Management in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He was in France Sept. 21-25. “I enjoy the challenge of dealing with students from other cultures, but my conversations with the faculty and staff members in France are always fruitful as well,” says Smith.

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HPU Associate Professor Of French Attends Conference In Raleigh

Dr. Jean-Francois Llorens, associate professor of French at High Point University, recently made a paper presentation at the 2009 Annual Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Conference, held on Sept. 25 in Raleigh. In his paper, Llorens discussed details about Christmas traditions in France. “I talked about the nativity scene,” Llorens says. “It’s a centuries-old tradition in France.

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HPU Hires Brown As Assistant Professor Of History

Dr. Lauren Erin Brown has been hired as assistant professor of U.S. history in the Department of History at High Point University. Brown is currently teaching abroad in Moscow at the Russian State University for the Humanities, where she is a Fulbright Scholar. Upon her return to HPU she will be responsible for conducting history courses, particularly in the specialized area of the 20th century.

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HPU Hires Guran As Visiting Assistant Professor Of English

Dr. Letitia Guran has been hired as visiting assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new role, Guran is responsible for teaching courses in English grammar and composition, as well as courses in general English literature. “I am happy to be part of such a vibrant, growing academic community to which I can only hope to be able to bring my own contribution,” Guran says.

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HPU Hires Summers As Instructor Of English

Karen Summers has been hired as instructor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new role, Summers is responsible for teaching English composition, among other courses. “High Point University is clearly a unique, dynamic school, and it is very exciting professionally to be here during this transformation,” Summers says. “I can’t wait to see what it will be like in a few more years.”

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HPU Receives Art Donations From Local Families

High Point University wants to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education, so the addition of art collections adds the perfect touch of color to campus. Now, thanks to generous donations of art from Robert Brown, Harrison Rucker, Darrel Sechrest, and Betsy and Joe Byerly, students have multiple examples of paintings and artifacts from around the world.
 

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Accounting Recruitment Day Is Held For HPU Accounting Majors

High Point University recently hosted an Accounting Recruitment Day for HPU and Meredith College students. The event, held Sept. 25 in Phillips Hall, gave students a chance to network with representatives from accounting firms and executive recruiters. Participants, all of whom were seniors planning to graduate in May 2010, were also able to interview with several area accounting firms and recruiters.

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HPU, Community Celebrate Unveiling Of Memorial Statue

Thanks to the generosity of High Point University and Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, in cooperation with The High Point Community Foundation and other charitable donors, the High Point Police Department secured enough funds for the completion of the “Memorial Guardian Statue.” The statue, unveiled on Sept. 25, represents the pride of the agency and honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community.

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HPU Hires Lambert In Department Of Admissions

High Point University has hired Andrea Lambert as enrollment services assistant in the Department of Admissions. In her role, Lambert is responsible for providing administrative support to the documents team in admissions, as well as filing preparation and organization, pulling completed applications and event preparation.
 

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HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drive

High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 24 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff. David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 271 donors took the time out of their busy schedules to donate blood. “That will save the lives of 813 people, and accounts for a total of 9 percent of our student population,” says Perez.

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HPU Hires Hammond AS Instructor of Religion

Dr. David M. Hammond has been hired as instructor of religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at High Point University. In his new role, Hammond is responsible for teaching various courses in both religion and philosophy. “I love this beautiful place,” Hammond says. “Working here is a privilege.”

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HPU To Host Annual Fall Concert

High Point University will bring music to the community with its annual Fall Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir and University Singers. A variety of repertoire will be presented, including classical, contemporary and spirituals.

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HPU Receives $2 Million Donation Toward Baseball Training Facility

An anonymous out-of-state supporter has committed a $2 million gift for an indoor baseball training facility at High Point University. The facility – a fully enclosed, 11,000-square-foot structure that will include indoor batting and pitching cages, locker rooms for players and coaches, and other amenities – will be located next to Willard Stadium.

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