HPU Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering In Mississippi

Vacation and relaxation wasn?t the point of spring break for a group of students at High Point University. Instead, they seized the opportunity to volunteer their time and efforts by helping victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. A group of students, along with members of Oak Ridge Methodist Church, visited Moss Point, Miss. ? about 100 miles east of New Orleans.

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Students Develop Entrepreneurship Club at HPU

Entrepreneurship students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently created the Entrepreneurship Club, a new organization designed to serve as a support system for student entrepreneurs within the university. The purpose is to provide a network for idea exchange, establish contacts with outside professionals and increase access to competitive resources for business development.

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A Wish For Japan: HPU Students Use Ancient Tradition To Support Relief Efforts

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of turning a piece of paper into a beautiful object. But for High Point University students, the tradition provided a unique platform to raise money and hope for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. Students, faculty and staff gathered in HPU?s Slane Student Center on March 24 to fold paper cranes, which have symbolic meaning in Japanese culture.

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Communication Scholarship Awarded to HPU Junior

Andrew Faust, a junior double majoring in biology and communication with an emphasis in journalism, was selected to receive the Sam J. Underwood Scholarship for 2011 by the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. In addition to his class work, Faust is an intern at McNeill Lehman Public Relations in High Point, N.C., and a resident assistant at HPU.

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Snyder Joins HPU As Dean Of Students

Dr. Kevin C. Snyder has joined High Point University as dean of students in the Office of Student Life. Snyder will be responsible for various aspects of student life, including monitoring judicial affairs, Greek life, the Student Government Association, and a variety of student leadership and multicultural programming. Snyder has authored two student leadership books.

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Students Profit – Literally – From Free Enterprise and Environmental Economics Classes

Two instructors in the Phillips School of Business recently received a grant from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. Dr. Stephanie Crofton, associate dean and associate professor of economics, and Dr. Daniel Hall, assistant professor of economics, both received the grant, which funded two weeklong classroom experiments in the study of free markets.

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Behind The Scenes Video Captures Production Of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

Students in High Point University’s Nido R. Qubein School of Communication have produced a video that captures a behind-the-scenes preview of the upcoming HPU production of ?Thoroughly Modern Millie.? ?Thoroughly Modern Millie? will be the Department of Theatre?s largest production to date when it opens in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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HPU Student Investment Club Launches Competitive Website

The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University recently developed and launched a new website in order to make the club more competitive and to enhance the clubs skills and achievements. The club was created in 1998 in honor of HPU alumnus Floyd. T. Craven. It allows HPU students to invest dollars, originally funded by an alumnus gift, in the stock market under the guidance of professors of finance in the university’s Phillips School of Business.

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Diehm Joins HPU As Event Planner

McKenzie Diehm has recently joined High Point University as an event planner to assist with the increasing number of events that the university is offering as it continues to grow. In her new role, Diehm, will be responsible for the implementation of the University?s Cultural Enrichment series, and will aid in the planning and execution of other major events, including commencement, alumni and family weekends, symposia and more.

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Turpin Joins HPU As Dean of School of Art And Design, Professor Of Interior Design

High Point University has hired Dr. John Turpin as professor of interior design and dean of the School of Art and Design. Turpin, who currently serves as the chair of Interior Design as a member of the Interdisciplinary Design Institute Faculty at Washington State University, is a highly accomplished scholar and leading design educator. He will begin his new position at HPU in July.

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HPU Director of Career And Internship Services Teaches Students To Network, Publishes Work

Eric Melniczek, director of Career and Internship Services at High Point University, was recently featured in the February 2011 issue of Campus Career Counselor in an article, titled ?Networking Bee: Activity Sparks a Buzz on the Value of Relationships.? The article details a group exercise that he developed to teach college and university students the critical skill of fostering relationships for career planning and development purposes.

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HPU Entrepreneurship Students Observe Executives Present To Piedmont Angel Network

Entrepreneurship students in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the chance to observe company representatives present their business plans for investment opportunities to the Piedmont Angel Network search committee. Held Feb. 22 in the Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building, the meeting allowed students to witness the presentations and to hear the ensuing questions and subsequent discussions in the decision-making process.

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HPU Chair Of Modern Foreign Language Meets International Officials At Washington, D.C. Conference

Dr. Carole Head, professor of French and chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University, recently attended the National Convention of NCIV (National Council for International Visitors). While there, she had the opportunity to attend a special reception in the Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke. She also had the opportunity to meet the Belgian Ambassador to the United States.

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HPU Students Team Up To Help Ban The 'R' Word

Kendall Hagar, a freshman at High Point University and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity partnered to present a campaign on campus to help eliminate the use of the ?R? word. The ?R Word?, retard or retarded, has evolved in common language to become a derogatory and hurtful insult to people with intellectual disabilities. The campaign, implemented nationally by Special Olympics, is called ?Spread the Word to End the Word,? and was held throughout the first week in March.

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HPU To Host Rothenberg Seminar In Military History

High Point University will present the annual Gunther E. Rothenberg Seminar in Military History on Saturday, March 19, in the Phillips School of Business, Room 120. The event, which is based on the military history of Italy, is open to the public. The HPU Department of History sponsors the annual seminar, which offers a different theme each year and features a host of leading scholars who present their most recent research and latest interpretations.

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Derrow Joins HPU As IT Services Coordinator

Lyndsey Dawn Derrow has recently joined the HPU staff as IT services coordinator in the Office of Information Technology. In her new role, Derrow is responsible for coordinating the tech support team to resolve technology challenges across campus. ?The growth of High Point University has been impressive and the continuous expansion of the campus provides an exciting work environment,? Derrow says.

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Johnson Joins HPU As Resident Director

Stephen Johnson has been hired as a resident director in The Office of Student Life at High Point University to ensure the safety and security of all HPU resident students. His responsibilities include overseeing the York Residence Hall and the Point Place apartments. Johnson is a graduate of Western Carolina University.

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Potter Joins HPU As Director Of Facility Operations

Stephen L. Potter has joined High Point University as director of facility operations. Prior to joining HPU, Potter served as vice president of support services at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has more than 15 years of experience in facility operations leadership. Potter will be responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination and direction of daily activities related to campus facilities.

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HPU's Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Gives To Red Cross

Members of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity at High Point University recently made a $210 donation to the American Red Cross. The money was raised through fundraising efforts with the help of the Mad Greek Grill in High Point. The fraternity had planned the event previously and had earmarked the money for the American Red Cross, the group?s national philanthropy, but in the process, found out about a family who had lost everything in a fire.

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HPU Honored By Area Red Cross

High Point University has been honored by the American Red Cross in Winston-Salem, where the area?s blood services branch is located, as one of the Area Premier Sponsors for 2010. The university will be recognized at an awards luncheon on March 21 in Winston-Salem at the Graylyn International Conference Center.

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