HPU Junior Places In National U.S. Pageant

Marie Ventrone, a junior majoring in performance theatre with a minor in vocal music at High Point University, recently spent an exciting four days in New Orleans ? she competed in and placed third runner-up in the Miss National U.S. Pageant. entrone, who was one of 11 semifinalists in the event and won the “Sponsorship and Advertising Award,” reigns as Miss North Carolina National US 2009.

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HPU To Host Art Exhibitions In Sechrest Gallery

High Point University will host two art exhibitions at the Sechrest Art Gallery in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus – the “Faculty Show” and the “Catherine Murray Exhibition.” The “Faculty Show,” to be held from Sept. 8 through Oct. 17, is a biannual show presented by the Visual Arts Department of HPU. The exhibit showcases the best work of the university’s faculty artists.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Economics Publishes Article In Prestigious Journal

Dr. Gerald Fox, associate professor of economics at High Point University, recently submitted an article that was accepted for publication in the “Journal of Conflict Resolution.” The article, titled “Partisan Divide on War and the Economy: Presidential Approval of G. W. Bush,” will appear in the December 2009 issue of the prestigious journal, which is ranked No. 2 in international relations and No. 5 in political science.

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HPU Opens 'The Center For Financial Research'

Students at High Point University can now benefit from a unique new academic facility – The Center for Financial Research is a key feature in the newly opened state-of-the-art Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce. The center essentially serves as a trading room – making students feel like they’re in the middle of Wall Street, says Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at HPU.

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HPU Students Get Visit From N.C. State Treasurer

High Point University hosted North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell today for a luncheon and roundtable discussion with 10 HPU students. uring her visit to campus, she discussed management of debt, including credit card issues, and affordability issues with students at a special luncheon, discussing not only debt issues that face students in North Carolina, but also their own personal stories and experiences with paying for their education.

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HPU To Host Film And Lecture Series Focusing On Women In Society

High Point University will kick off a special year-long documentary film and lecture series, “Turn Down the Lights/Turn Up the Volume: Women?s Documentary Film and Lecture Series,” which is dedicated to the experiences of women as their lives intersect in all aspects of society. The first event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 in Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. The event is open to the public.

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HPU Junior Spends Summer Interning At The Emmerich Group

Stephanie Duhaime, a junior majoring in journalism at High Point University, recently completed a summer internship with The Emmerich Group. Duhaime’s boss, Roxanne Emmerich, came out with a book this summer, called “Thank God It’s Monday,” which details how to create a fun and extraordinary work environment.

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HPU Continues To Support Local Businesses Through Passport Partners Program

High Point University knows how important it is to support the High Point community, so it seems fitting that students, faculty and staff help support local businesses as well. Thanks to HPU’s Passport Partners program, a partnership between the university and local businesses, HPU faculty, staff and students spent more than $80,000 using their Passport cards at local businesses during the 2008-09 academic year.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Information Systems Publishes Paper

Dr. Bryan Hertweck, assistant professor of information systems at High Point University, recently published a paper in the “International Journal of Electronic Business 2009.” The article, titled “The Effects of Comparison Shopping Behaviour on Dynamic Pricing Strategy Selection in an Agent-enabled E-Market,” detailed software agents, known as shopbots, that are used by e-buyers to help collect and display market data, make buying decisions and execute sales transactions.
 

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HPU Announces Celia Moh Scholarship Recipients

High Point University students Skylar Davis and Jessica Henderson have been named as the recipients of the 2009-10 Celia Moh Scholarship, a program that provides full tuition, room, board, books and fees for recipients. Davis, a senior majoring in interior design with a minor in psychology, has been a Presidential Scholar and was also a supplemental instructor for the campus’ drafting class.

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HPU First Lady Wins State Honor For Campus Arboretum

High Point University First Lady Mariana Qubein has been named by the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources as the Outstanding Individual Merit Winner of the Urban Forest Awards Program. The annual program rewards cities, towns, organizations, businesses and individuals for outstanding work to protect and enhance community forests and raise awareness about the importance of urban forestry projects.

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HPU Welcomes Record Number Of Freshmen At Opening Convocation

On Saturday, Aug. 22, High Point University welcomed a record 1,030 incoming freshmen to campus with the annual Opening Convocation at the Millis Athletic Convocation Center. The Convocation, which celebrated the official beginning of the 2009-10 academic year, brought together faculty and administration, as well as the new students.

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HPU Ranks NO. 1 Among 'Up-And-Coming Schools' In U.S. News & World Report

High Point University continues to find success – not only in growth in campus size and population, but in national rankings as well. New rankings that appeared in “America’s Best Colleges,” 2010 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report, rank HPU as No. 1 in “Best Colleges: Up-and-coming Baccalaureate Colleges (South),” as well as No. 5 among all “Baccalaureate Colleges (South).”

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HPU Director Of Nonprofit Management Program Attends International Program In Scotland

David Walker, associate professor and director of the Master of Arts Nonprofit Management Program at High Point University, recently attended an international conference on ?Social Capital and Community Resilience.” The conference, held in June near Glasgow, Scotland, focused on the role of social capital in community problem solving, resilience and collective well being.

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