HPU Spring Choral Concert Celebrates The Season

High Point University will delight the community with the Department of Music?s annual Spring Choral Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 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, and Chamber Singers and will be accompanied by a full orchestra.

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HPU Students Go Barefoot For A Good Cause

Students recently discovered what it was like to live ?One Day Without Shoes? ? an event held to raise awareness about the millions of children in developing countries that have to grow up barefoot. The event, which was hosted at HPU by the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity and the TOMS Shoes Club, is an annual worldwide event hosted by TOMS Shoes, a company that donates a pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair that it sells.

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HPU Poll: NC Consumers Rely On Word Of Mouth When It Comes To Buying Furniture, Home Accessories

The importance of the furniture industry in High Point has been obvious this week as thousands of guests poured into the city for the April High Point Market. As the event wraps up, the Survey Research Center at High Point University is releasing results from a poll that reveals how North Carolinians get information and make decisions about buying furniture and accessories for their home.

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HPU Theatre Department Hosts 'Musical Theatre Scenes'

The Department of Theatre at High Point University will soon delight audiences with a night of music and entertainment with its program of popular musical theatre scenes, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The program, which is composed of songs and scenes written by American composer and lyricist Steven Sondheim, includes works from ?Sweeney Todd,? ?Into the Woods,? ?Follies? and ?Gypsy.”

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HPU Interior Design Students Help Buyers Navigate High Point Market

When it comes to gaining professional experience and making connections in the furniture industry, High Point University interior design majors say there?s no better place to put what they?ve learned in the classroom into action than the High Point Market. Interior design majors are working for the High Point Market Authority as ?market scouts? by helping new buyers navigate market.

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HPU Students Meet Celebrity Chef Paula Deen While Working At High Point Market

High Point University students who are gaining real world experience by working for Furnitureland South during the April High Point Market had the unique opportunity to meet and network with celebrity chef Paula Deen, who also has her own furniture line, the Paula Deen Home Collection by Universal Furniture. Students had the opportunity to discuss the furniture line with Deen.

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HPU Raises Nearly $50,000 At 'March For Babies' 5K Walk Event

The dedicated students, faculty and staff at High Point University remain committed to helping the community ? even when it comes to its smallest members ? by hosting the March of Dimes annual ?March for Babies Walk.? More than 300 HPU family members participated in the walk, held at Vert Stadium on Saturday, April 2, where approximately $50,000 was raised. The money will go to the March of Dimes.

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HPU Students Host Run In Memory Of Cassie Hill

Students, faculty, staff and community members had the opportunity to run for a very good cause on April 3 ? they ran to honor the memory of Cassie Hill, a former High Point University student. Hill, a first semester senior majoring in marketing and management, with minors in sales and Chinese, and also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, passed away recently from a brain aneurysm.

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HPU To 'Jazz It Up' With Spring Concert

High Point University will showcase its talented instrumentalists with an evening of music at its first Spring Instrumental Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will feature several university student ensembles including the HPU Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Symphonic Band.

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HPU Students Rub Shoulders With Top Financial Institution Officials

The Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently welcomed financial advisers from BB&T Private Financial Services, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Advisors, Blakely Financial, Edward Jones, and Cali Pearl Corporation as part of a Career Education Event on March 16. Students had the opportunity to attend mini-sessions with professional representatives to learn more about a career as a financial adviser.

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HPU's Shay Shine Featured On Dunks Of The Year On CBS

High Point University men?s basketball player Shay Shine was featured as one of 10 finalists on Dunks of the Year on CBS. Shine, a junior from Arcadia, Fla., became a finalist for Dunk of the Year after his monster slam over a 6’10” team rival of UNC Asheville on Dec. 4. A 6-foot-2 guard, Shine?s dunks this season have garnered national attention.

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HPU To Present Cello Recital Featuring Assistant Professor Of Music J.W. Turner

The Department of Music at High Point University will feature its own Dr. J.W. Turner, assistant professor of music, in a special recital to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 15 in Hayworth Chapel on campus. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Turner, a specialist in contemporary solo cello literature, has been praised for his seamless and inspired performances.

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Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity 'Rocks' For 48 Hours In Memory Of Classmate

High Point University?s Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity recently rocked out for a good cause with the annual Rock-A-Thon. The event, held March 18-20, helped to raise money for ?The Green Eyed Girl Foundation.? The foundation, started by Chris Thurley ? an alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha, was founded to honor the memory of Cassie Hill, a classmate, friend of the fraternity and member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at HPU. Hill passed away recently from a brain aneurysm.

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School Of Business Hosts Noted Speaker Dr. Bob Froehlich

Renowned speaker Dr. Bob Froehlich recently spoke to students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University about current market trends and the future of the economy. Froehlich, who is currently the executive vice president and chief investment strategist for wealth management at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., has served as a financial spokesman for CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV and Reuters.

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HPU To Feature Talents Of 'Relevents Wind Quintet' In Performance

High Point University will feature the talents of the Relevents Wind Quintet in a special performance in the Hayworth Chapel on campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 1. No tickets are required. The Relevents Wind Quintet, which features HPU?s own instructor of flute Laura Stevens, was founded in 2008.

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New Composer-In-Residency Program Is Music to the Ears of HPU Students, Community Members

Music students at High Point University and members of the community will have a unique opportunity to learn from talented composer Dr. William Pfaff, thanks to the Department of Music and their innovative Composer-in-Residency Program. Pfaff will be on the HPU campus as part of a week-long residency. His week on campus will include a guest lecture and a concert that is open to the public.

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Millis-Hedgecock Joins HPU Board Of Trustees

Molly Millis-Hedgecock has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. She and her family are loyal supporters of the university. Millis-Hedgecock is a graduate of High Point Central High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has two children, Ashley and Justin Hedgecock.

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Choral Department Performs Spectacular Concert At Carnegie Hall

Students in the Choral Department at High Point University truly got the chance of a lifetime by having the unique opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, the most prestigious concert stage in the United States. The Choral Department was selected for the exciting opportunity after submitting an audition recording in the fall of 2009. Approximately 180 students traveled to New York for the event.

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Dean Of HPU Chapel To Present At Yale School Of Management

The Rev. Dr. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University, will serve as visiting professor at the Yale School of Management on March 30. In a three-hour session for a Leadership Strategies Seminar, Warlick will present ?Ethics as a Leadership Strategy.? He has written two cases for the presentation.

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