Senior Lands Competitive Entrepreneurship Internship

Chris Meriwether, a senior majoring in religion with a minor in philosophy at High Point University, was recently selected to participate in the competitive Young Entrepreneurs Across America internship. The internship, which partners with Student Painters, gives college students an opportunity to create and manage their own exterior painting business over the course of a summer.

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Boyd Joins HPU As Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs

Keishea Boyd has been hired as assistant director of judicial affairs in the Office of Student Life at High Point University. She will make a lasting impact on students by educating them on the university’s Honor Code and code of conduct. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from HPU in 2003 as well as a Master of Science Degree from North Carolina Central University.

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Slocum Joins HPU As Campus Concierge

Heather Slocum has joined High Point University as a campus concierge. Slocum will be responsible for providing students with first-class customer service. She will also act as the building manager for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. The Campus Concierge is proud to model the value of service at High Point University. Its goal is to improve the daily lives of students by providing a single source of knowledge for all campus and community information.

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HPU Hosts Dr. Yaron Brook As Part of BB&T Speaker Series

The Phillips School of Business at High Point University will host noted speaker and Forbes.com columnist Dr. Yaron Brook as part of the annual BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 23 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. It is open to the public. Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will address faculty, students and community guests in a presentation.

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HPU Investment Club Hosts Vice President From Merrill Lynch

The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University had the privilege of hosting Scott Tilley, certified financial analyst and first vice president of Investments at Merrill Lynch in High Point. The meeting allowed students to learn about the investing industry with one of the most respected investing professionals in the Triad.

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HPU Center For Entrepreneurship And Innovation, SBTDC To Hold Conference

The Phillips School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at High Point University will host ?Becoming an Investor Ready Entrepreneur,? a program of the Small Business Technology and Development Center (SBTDC), from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 23. The program will offer students, faculty and local business professionals a one-day session designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to find, meet and succeed when engaging private equity investors.

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Norcross Graduate School At HPU To Host Free GRE Course

The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University is hosting a free Graduate Record Exam preview course presented by Kaplan Test Prep, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mar. 26. The course will teach valuable strategies and methods to raise GRE scores by an expert teacher, and will provide information on the structure and scoring of the GRE exam.

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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Volunteers With Habitat for Humanity

Brothers and potential new members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at High Point University recently spent two consecutive weeks volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of High Point. The fraternity, which plans to make the event an annual service commitment, worked rebuilding, painting and insulating a home for the organization.

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HPU Psychology Students And Faculty Attend National Conference In San Antonio

More than a dozen students and faculty members from the Psychology Department at High Point University recently attended the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in San Antonio, Texas. The annual conference, held Jan. 27 through 29, brought together more than 3,000 students and faculty from across the nation to share ideas and recent advancements within the fields of social and personality psychology.

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HPU Entrepreneurship Program Students Learn From Industry Expert

Entrepreneurship students in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to learn from small-business expert Kathy Elliott as part of a lecture series to bring real-world experiences into the classroom. Elliott currently serves as vice president of Entrepreneurship & Small Business for the Greensboro Partnership and Chamber of Commerce, and has more than 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs.

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HPU College Republicans Travel To Washington, D.C. To Hear National Leaders

Members of the College Republican Club at High Point University recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to hear a renowned group of speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The group went with other members of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans. While there, students were able to hear speeches from Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Perry, among others.

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HPU Earns 'Tree Campus USA' Title

The Tree Campus USA program is an initiative that sprang from a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. to foster the development of the next generation of tree stewards. The program is designed to award national recognition to college campus and the leaders of their surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.

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New Program At HPU Connects Students To Career Opportunities

Career and Internship Services at High Point University is preparing students to secure career opportunities by implementing a new program called “Recruiters in Residence.” The program, which is open to all HPU students, presents job opportunities and promotes hands-on experience via internships to enhance and compliment skills developed in the classroom.

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Style Network Show To Feature HPU Alumnus

“Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back,” a show that features High Point University alumnus John Taylor, will begin its second season on the Style Network on Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. The show, which is the second highest rated show in the teenage demographic for the Style Network, follows the lives of five teens at the Wellspring Academy, and documents their accomplishments and struggles as they learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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HPU Hosts Social Media Symposium for Home Furnishings Industry During Market

High Point University’s International School of Home Furnishings and Design is sponsoring an Internet marketing symposium for students and home furnishings industry officials. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 7 in the Francis Auditorium in the Phillips School of Business. Brian Thornfelt, general merchandise manager for e-commerce giant CSN.com, will serve as the keynote speaker.

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HPU Showcases Student Musicians In Choral And Instrumental Winter Concert

Talented student musicians entertained an audience at High Point University with an evening of diverse music at the Department of Music Choral and Instrumental Winter Concert, held Feb. 26 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert featured ensembles from the university family, including the Chapel Choir, University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Symphonic Band.

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