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HPU Poll: Support for Health Care Law Low in N.C.
12.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 – Opposition to the Affordable Care Act has increased in North Carolina since January 2013, according to the latest High Point University Poll. The poll found that 56 percent of all respondents oppose the law, while 31 percent favor it and 12 percent aren’t sure. That is compared to [...]
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HPU Lowers Flags for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12.7.2013
In: News
The High Point University community is honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by flying all flags on campus at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7. The day marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that led to the U.S. declaring war on Japan and entering World War II. More than [...]
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Students Open Exhibit at High Point Museum
12.4.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Forty-five photographs taken by nine High Point University students are on display at the High Point Museum. The exhibit, titled “Out of the Woodwork,” highlights the current furniture industry in the city. The students spent the semester researching and talking to people in High Point’s furniture industry, [...]
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American Children’s Home Visits HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2013 – Students, faculty and friends of High Point University got an early dose of Thanksgiving when they welcomed the American Children’s Home (ACH) to campus. Kathy Berrier, vice president of business affairs for ACH, Craig Burris, ACH director of financial development, and foster care social workers presented the agency’s [...]
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Students Attend Mathematics Conference at Clemson
11.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 27, 2013 – Several High Point University students recently attended the first Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, held at Clemson University. HPU women who attended the conference included senior Mallory McMahon; juniors Tierney Loughran, Elizabeth Perkins, Andrea Perreault and Danielle Santos; and freshman Kristin Giorgio. The group had the [...]
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Junior Interns with Course Hero’s Knowledge Drive
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – High Point University junior Bradley Riley’s entrepreneurial spirit helped him contribute to an effort that donated 100,000 books to people in West Africa. It was all through his internship with Course Hero. Riley was honored as a “Success Story of the Week” through the company’s charity, which provides [...]
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Students Give Thanks Through ‘The Gratitude Project’
11.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2013 – High Point University students took time to give thanks during “The Gratitude Project,” a way for them to document their blessings this Thanksgiving season. This is the third year students have held “The Gratitude Project” on campus as an opportunity to reflect, appreciate and share their thankfulness for [...]
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Senior Honored with Community Impact Student Award
11.14.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2013 – High Point University senior Scott Skowronski is one of 19 college students in North Carolina to receive the 2013 Community Impact Student Award for his efforts to make a difference in the community. Skowronski has implemented numerous service and fundraising efforts around High Point as the recent president [...]
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HPU Welcomes Lindsay to Freshman Success Program
11.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Leigh Anne Lindsay as adviser and coach in the Freshman Success Program. Lindsay is responsible for working with the education, design and psychology majors throughout the year. As a former English teacher, she is looking forward to working with freshmen on their academic [...]
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Professor Honored with ‘Top Ten Paper’ Award
11.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2013 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, Associate Professor of Management in HPU’s Phillips School of Business, received a “Top Ten Paper” award by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Nielsen’s article, “Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Group-Level Research,” examined the results of multiple research studies and found that [...]
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Senior Elected to Fraternity’s National Council
11.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – High Point University senior Sam Martorella is the new student representative of Pi Kappa Phi’s National Council. Martorella was chosen out of every fraternity member in the country based off of his leadership experience and other accomplishments. The national fraternity specifically credited the business major’s strong focus on [...]
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Tri Sigma Raises Money for Hospital Play Therapy
10.31.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2013 – The sisters of HPU’s Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority raised more than $1,400 over their philanthropy week to benefit play therapy in hospitals. The money raised goes to children’s hospitals around the country. The sisters held a series of fundraising events throughout the week. “I was so happy [...]
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HPU Grad Launches Major Travel Site
Many people, when they face an extra hurdle or frustration, work past it and move on, but a select few take an extra step to eliminate the problem once and for all. HPU alumnus Christoffer Riis Jensen is one of those select few. While planning his honeymoon, Jensen became frustrated with the need to jump [...]
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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Express Confidence in Teachers and Principals
12.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 – A majority of North Carolina residents say they trust their school’s teachers and principals, but they also favor evaluating those teachers on how well students perform on standardized tests. The HPU Poll asked respondents if they trusted the principals and teachers in public schools. Fifty-four percent said they [...]
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HPU Lowers Flags to Honor Nelson Mandela
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 6, 2013 – As a mark of respect for the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, High Point University will fly all flags at half-staff from sunrise today until sunset on Dec. 9. Mandela led South Africa away from apartheid and is now a symbol of peace and reconciliation. [...]
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HPU Welcomes Sauter as Assistant Director of Annual Giving
12.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Jonathan Sauter as the assistant director of annual giving in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Sauter is responsible for coordinating the senior class campaign, developing strategies for giving campaigns, managing the university’s annual phone-a-thon event and assisting with the school’s fundraising campaigns. [...]
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November Extraordinary Leaders Make an Impact on Campus
12.4.2013
November’s Extraordinary Leaders are leaving High Point University a better place than they found it. Seniors Tyler Steelman and Taylor Renwick are achieving their goals in different ways, but their impacts are being felt on campus and around the community. Steelman, a Thomasville, N.C. native, is the first person in HPU history to serve two [...]
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Journalism Professor Awarded NATPE Faculty Fellowship
12.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 – Dr. Yan Yang, assistant professor of journalism, is one of 25 professors across the country to be awarded the NATPE’s prestigious faculty fellowship for 2014. The fellowship allows Yang to attend the NATPE convention in 2014 and join discussions with television industry executives and other educators about the [...]
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HPU Welcomes Valle as Learning Excellence Specialist
11.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Laura Valle as learning excellence specialist in the Academic Development Department. In this position, Valle is responsible for tracking student progress, assisting in student organization and study skills, and referring students to helpful resources. “My hope is to help students gain skills and [...]
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American Children’s Home Visits High Point University
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Students, faculty and friends of High Point University got an early dose of Thanksgiving when they welcomed the American Children’s Home (ACH) to campus. Kathy Berrier, vice president of business affairs for ACH, Craig Burris, ACH director of financial development, and foster care social workers presented the agency’s [...]
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Flags Lowered to Honor John F. Kennedy
11.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 - High Point University flags fly at half-staff today to honor the life of President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy, one of the most noted Presidents in the history of the United States, was assassinated 50 years ago today.
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HPU Hosts Open House for MBA Program
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 19, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Business Administration Master’s Program on Dec. 3 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admissions process, curriculum and potential career options with the [...]
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Carl Welcomed as Freshman Success Program Adviser, Coach
11.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Brittney Carl as an adviser and coach in the Freshman Success program. Carl is responsible for supporting freshmen as they begin their studies at HPU, and guiding them through the transition into campus and academic life. She is excited to begin working with [...]
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HPU Adds Smith to Admission Staff
11.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Sally Smith as a regional admissions counselor. Smith is responsible for working with prospective HPU students and aiding in the admissions process. “I will be able to impact students by encouraging excellent applicants who will enhance the [...]
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Former Fulbright Scholar Joins Freshman Success Program
11.6.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Jason Vuic as an adviser and coach for the Freshman Success program. He is responsible for helping freshmen accomplish their goals as they begin their path to academic success. As a former history professor and administrator, Vuic understands the importance of student advising. [...]
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Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship to Study Abroad
12.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2013 – High Point University junior, and High Point native, Shelby Jones has received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Russia next semester. The scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, aims to diversify the students who study [...]
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Assistant Professor Elected to Executive Council for Nonprofit Southern Literature Organization
12.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Dr. Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, was recently elected to the Executive Council of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Squint, who will serve a three-year term as an SSSL Executive Council member, specializes in U.S. multi-ethnic literature. Her current research [...]
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Sophomore to Publish First Novel
12.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 – High Point University sophomore Brailey Lisath has achieved something many writers only dream about – her first book is about to be published. Lisath’s novel, “Compelled,” is already available in an electronic version on Amazon. The printed version is scheduled to reach bookshelves in January. “Compelled” is about [...]
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Lynne Tillman Headlines Phoenix Literary Festival at HPU
11.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Novelist, short story writer and cultural critic Lynne Tillman headlined the 43rd annual Phoenix Literary Festival on Nov. 21. Tillman has authored numerous works, including the novels “No Lease on Life,” “Cast in Doubt,” “Motion Sickness” and “Haunted House.” She serves as professor/writer-in-residence in the Department of English [...]
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Students Work on CMA Red Carpet
11.25.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – Two High Point University students lived the dream of walking a red carpet. Junior Zoey Miller and senior Carly Easton each worked as assistants for the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. this year. The communication majors served as assistants to the Vice President of Communications for CMA. [...]
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Dove ‘Real Woman’ Stacy Nadeau Visits HPU
11.22.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – Stacy Nadeau wants everyone to start feeling better about their bodies and themselves. Nadeau was one of the women featured in Dove’s original “Real Women” Beauty Campaign, which aimed to celebrate the diversity of body shapes and sizes. On Wednesday, she met with HPU students at a [...]
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HPU Welcomes Lambert as New Resident Director
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Bianca Lambert to serve as a new resident director in the Office of Student Life. Lambert is responsible for developing programs to support the academic and social development of students who live in both the University Center and Aldridge Village communities. “I’m [...]
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HPU Welcomes Salone as Assistant Director of Admissions
11.21.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – Danita Salone is the new assistant director of admissions at High Point University. Salone is responsible for counseling students through the college admission process, providing them with information about HPU and coaching them on overall options to go to college. She oversees admissions of students from Illinois, Indiana, [...]
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HPU Hires Lowrey as Learning Excellence Specialist
11.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 20, 2013 – High Point University’s Department of Academic Development recently hired James Lowrey as a Learning Excellence specialist. His responsibilities include providing one-on-one academic success coaching for students enrolled in the Learning Excellence program at HPU. Lowrey, a Nationally Certified Counselor who also has experience in student affairs and academic [...]
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Jim Millis Establishes HPU Scholarship
11.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – Jim Millis Jr., a 1976 graduate of High Point University, has established a new scholarship to honor the service of former HPU faculty member Shirley Rawley, who now resides in Winston-Salem. The $300,000 fund will support the academic endeavors of qualified English majors at the university who demonstrate [...]
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International Student Profile: Lakshmi Bommidala
11.7.2013
The following story was written by freshman James Ensor and published in the Nov. 6 Campus Chronicle. For many students, college is a time for exploration and growth. For Lakshmi Bommidala, however, it is a time to explore, grow and run her own company based in India. Six months ago Bommidala became the Managing Director [...]
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HPU Donates 71 Units at Winter Blood Drive
11.6.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive collected 71 units for the American Red Cross. Senior Taylor Bradley is the president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. She says [...]
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Exercise Science Major Presents at State-Wide Conference
11.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2013 – High Point University senior Jennifer Johnson recently presented her research on hip treatment therapies at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association’s annual meeting. She was the only undergraduate student to present at the conference which is primarily attended by Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty across North Carolina. “I [...]
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HPU Senior Receives Literary League Scholarship
11.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 1, 2013 – Alexandra Love, a High Point University senior and Charlotte native majoring in English with a concentration in writing, is the recipient of the 2013 High Point Literary League scholarship for exhibiting excellence and strength in writing. Each fall, the High Point Literary League awards one female HPU student [...]
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Assistant Professor Publishes Book on the Soul
10.30.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2013 – Dr. Laura Linker, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published her second book, “Lucretian Thought in Late Stuart England: Debates about the Nature of the Soul” (Palgrave Macmillan). In her book, Linker investigates writers’ representations of the soul and how it shaped English literature. The [...]
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