HPU Employee Participation To United Way Campaign Up 58 percent

The High Point University community knows how important it is to continue to support the agencies of the United Way of Greater High Point, so it?s not surprising that donations from faculty and staff went up significantly this year for the annual United Way Campaign. In fact, the number of those participating increased by 58 percent.

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HPU Norcross Graduate School to Host Information Session

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 — The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University will host an information session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 to introduce interested students to the 14 graduate programs offered. The event will take place in the Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the graduate programs offered at HPU.

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HPU Features Distinguished Speaker for Annual MLK Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 — High Point University celebrated the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual service in his honor. This year’s service featured distinguished speaker Dr. Charles G. Adams, a well known pastor who has previously spoken at the United Nations and also did the Invocation at the funeral for Rosa Parks. Sen. Kay Hagan was also a special guest at the service. Click here to watch the service.

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HPU Junior Lands Prestigious Editing Internship

Andrew Faust, a junior at High Point University, was recently selected by the Dow Jones News Fund to work as a multimedia editor at Scripps Networks in Nashville, Tenn. Faust, a double major in biology and communications, was selected as one of 68 interns nationwide. The internship, which is available for college juniors, seniors and graduate students, selects interns based on their academic performance, score on the DJNF Copy Editing Exam and news outlet requests.

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HPU Professor Of Physical Therapy Receives National Excellence In Teaching Award

Dr. Eric Hegedus, professor of physical therapy at High Point University, was recently selected as the 2011 recipient of the James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Award. Hegedus will receive the award at the Orthopedic Section’s Award Ceremony on Feb. 11 in New Orleans. “The award is given to the single best orthopedics instructor in the United States,” says Dr. Daniel Erb, dean of the School of Health Sciences at HPU.

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Mazzatenta Joins HPU As Instructor Of Guitar

Mark Mazzatenta was recently hired as an instructor of guitar in the Department of Music at High Point University. Mazzatenta teaches guitar styles and jazz courses, as well as develops curriculum for both of the subjects. Mazzatenta has a Master of Music degree in guitar performance at Florida State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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HPU to Feature Distinguished Pastor for Annual MLK Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 — High Point University will host a service at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 at Hayworth Chapel to celebrate the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The service is open to the public.  The memorable annual event will feature Dr. Charles G. Adams and a celebration of music to honor the humanitarian.
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HPU Unveils Four New Sculptures on Kester International Promenade

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 — Four additional historical figures have been installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, the figures are meant to inspire students and enhance the academic environment at HPU.  The four new sculptures include: Abraham Lincoln, Leonardo DaVinci, Mother Teresa, and Sacajawea.

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HPU Senior Offered Opportunity To Write For USA Today

Not many college students can say they have written for USA Today, but Harris Walker, a senior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in political science, got the opportunity to do just that. Walker says he’s done one entry so far for the USA Today College, which is a section of the USA Today website that deals with college students and the issues they face.

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HPU Hires Hughes As Assistant Professor Of Biology

Dr. Nicole M. Hughes has been hired as assistant professor of biology at High Point University. She teaches courses in plant biology, including botany and plant physiology, and assists students in research projects regarding leaf stress physiology, ecology and biophysics. “Plants have a bad rap among students these days,” she says.

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HPU Professor Observes Midterm Elections In Taiwan

Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently visited Taiwan as part of a group of scholars observing the island?s midterm elections. The group, which consisted of scholars from the U.S., Canada, Australia, China and France, was invited by the Grand Alliance of the Three People’s Principles, and met with politicians from Taiwan’s Nationalist Party and Democratic Progress Party.

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HPU Hires Ingram As Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

High Point University has hired R. Scott Ingram as assistant professor of criminal justice in the Department of Criminal Justice. In his new role, Ingram is responsible for teaching various criminal justice courses including criminal law, courts and trials, and research methods. “I feel privileged to work at such a great university,” Ingram says. “I am looking forward to being part of the HPU community and helping contribute to its remarkable growth.”

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HPU Hires Boerstler As Assistant Professor Of Marketing

Courtney N. Boerstler has been hired as assistant professor of marketing at High Point University. In her new role, Boerstler is responsible for instructing various marketing courses, including principles of marketing, marketing research, and consumer behavior. In addition to teaching, she is also responsible for assisting and advising business majors and conducting marketing research.

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HPU Raises Money For Book Campaign At Montlieu Elementary

High Point University is helping to make things happen at Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology. The university has raised more than $500 for the school as part of the One Million Books campaign. This campaign is one of many community outreach activities throughout the year that HPU is involved in that total more than 30,000 volunteer hours.

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HPU Hires Wu As Assistant Professor Of Management

Dr. Sharon Y. Wu has been hired as assistant professor of management in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University. Wu, who is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in business administration from the University of Missouri.

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HPU Receives Honor From Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

High Point University was recently honored with an award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, thanks to the university?s fundraising efforts during the 2010 JDRF Walk. Led by Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, who served as the 2010 High Point Walk Chair, the university raised more than $17,000 for the organization – earning HPU the Platinum Award. The Piedmont Triad Chapter of the JDRF holds three fall walks and one spring walk every year.

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