HPU President Qubein Named Honorary Colonel By High Point Police Department

Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, was recently recognized by the High Point Police Department by being named an Honorary Colonel. During a ceremony on Dec. 10, High Point Police Chief Jim Fealy honored Qubein, along with Stewart Hartley and Gretta Bush for their service to the City of High Point. The newest members will join the Rev. Jim Summey, Bobby Davis, Coy Williard, Rob Lang and Michelle McNair as Honorary Colonels.

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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Hosts 'No Boundaries Week'

High Point University’s chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity recently hosted a weeklong series of events as part of “No Boundaries Week.” The events raised more than $200 to be donated to support various causes, including the fraternity?s national philanthropy, Push America, which aims to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.

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HPU Hosts Annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service

High Point University celebrated the spirit of the season with more than 300 guests during the annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service on Dec. 8 in the Hayworth Chapel. The meaningful program – which is based on the traditional festival of lessons and carols observed at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England – featured members of the High Point community, the Chapel Choir, Dr. Marc Ashley Foster, Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, the Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta and Delta Iota Alpha.

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HPU Features Choral Ensembles, NC Symphony For Holiday Performances

More than 900 members of the community recently attended two special holiday concert events offered by High Point University. The events included performances by the HPU vocal ensembles and the North Carolina Symphony. “We are so blessed to have such amazing support from the community – and these concerts were a small way to show our appreciation.”

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HPU Professor Publishes Critical Chapter On Shakespeare

Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published a chapter, titled “A Man’s Office, a Woman?s Shield: The Ethics of the Body in Shakespeare” for Cambridge Scholar’s “Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight,” edited by William Rossiter. A woman cannot engage in violence because, as Beatrice notes in “Much Ado About Nothing,” “It is a man’s office.”

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HPU Hires Freeman As Instructor Of Spanish

Frank M. Freeman has been hired as instructor of Spanish in the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In his role as a language instructor, Freeman says he prefers to use a communicative style in his classes in hopes to get students involved and interacting as soon as possible. “I am thrilled to be part of the family at High Point University,” Freeman says.

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HPU Survey Finds NC Residents View Local News As More Fair, Balanced Than National News Sources

High Point University Communication Professor Judy Isaksen finds through a series of survey questions that North Carolinians are more likely to say they feel local media outlets give fair and balanced coverage of the news than national media outlets. “And yet oddly, despite being disappointed in national media coverage provided by mainstream sources, very few media consumers are turning to alternative sources of media for broader, more expansive content.”

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HPU Hires Flanders-Stec As Director Of Entrepreneurship And Innovation

High Point University has hired Lou Anne Flanders-Stec as associate professor of business administration and director of entrepreneurship and innovation. In her new role, Flanders-Stec is responsible for teaching various courses on entrepreneurship, as well as developing programs to encourage entrepreneurship and help student entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.

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HPU Counselor Finds Long-lasting Match In Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Forsyth County, Receives Honor

Annette Jones, substance educator and clinical counselor at High Point University, recently received an award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Forsyth County for having the longest match with her Little Sister. Thanks to that long-lasting match, Jones will be featured in a special interview on WXII-12 (the local NBC affiliate) on the 5 p.m. news on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

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HPU Associate VP For Institutional Effectiveness Honored As One Of 2010 Triad Women Extraordinaire

Dr. Alberta Herron, associate vice president for Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of Psychology at High Point University, has been honored by Business Leader Media as one of the 2010 Triad Women Extraordinaire. The annual award recognizes and honors the top women in the Triad who are true leaders professionally, as well as leaders in their community who make a difference. 

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HPU's Shay Shine Gets ESPN's Top Play

High Point University guard Shay Shine’s dunk against UNC Asheville on Saturday was featured as ESPN SportsCenter’s top play of the day and top play of the week. Shine is 6-foot-2 and dunked over Asheville’s 6-foot-10 D.J. Cunningham in the final seconds of the first half. HPU won the game, 76-73. Shine had season-bests of 19 points, seven steals and six assists in the game.

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HPU To Observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The High Point University community remembered those who died at Pearl Harbor by flying all flags on campus at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7. The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day observation, which marks the 69th anniversary of the event, serves as a memory of the patriots of those who died at a result of their service.

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HPU Hires Disseler As Assistant Professor Of Education

Dr. Shirley A. Disseler has been hired as assistant professor of education in the School of Education at High Point University. In her new role, Disseler is responsible for teaching various courses in elementary education and serving as the middle grades coordinator. “I am very proud to be a part of the HPU family,” Disseler says. “I have never worked or been a part of any organization that is as inspiring and positive as this university.”

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HPU Hires Associate Professor Of Strategic Communication

Dr. Virginia McDermott has been hired as associate professor of communication and graduate coordinator in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. In her new position, McDermott is responsible for developing the new Master?s program in strategic communication. “The opportunities available at High Point University seem unending, and I look forward to working with great students and great colleagues,” says McDermott.

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HPU Hires Hemsoth As Instructor Of Theater And Technical Director

Ryan Hemsoth has been hired as instructor of theater and technical director in the Department of Theater at High Point University. In his new role, Hemsoth is responsible for teaching various theater classes as well as managing student crews, budgeting, drafting, building, and technical and structural design. “There is a strong desire for progress and improvement in this department and I am very eager to be a part of that development.”

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HPU Reflects On Pivotal Rosa Parks Anniversary

High Point University is commemorating a historic event in America’s civil rights movement today – the 55th anniversary of civil disobedience. On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., became a pivotal symbol in America?s civil rights movement. Her  bravery showed how all individuals have the opportunity to change the world.

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HPU's Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Raises Money With Ropes

High Point University’s chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority used ropes to raise money for children in an event on Saturday, Nov. 20. “Ropin for Robbie” raised more than $800, which will be donated to Sigma Sigma Sigma’s philanthropy, the Robbie Page Memorial Fund. The teams also tie-dyed bandanas to give to children at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hospital.

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HPU Students To Host Event To Raise Funds For Learning Center

A group of students enrolled in a project management class in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University are hosting a Christmas hayride and bonfire fundraiser to benefit Kopper Top Life Learning Center on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 2 until 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. “We encourage the High Point University family to come out and join us for our events and help us raise money while having a great time.”

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