HPU Evening Degree Program To Host Open House Events

The Evening Degree Program at High Point University will host two Open House events this month ? one on the main High Point campus and another on the Winston-Salem campus.  The “drop-in” events will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 17. Advisors from EDP will be available at each Open House to answer questions.

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HPU Evening Degree Program Students Receive Scholarships

High Point University students Bryan Collins and Lucile Jackson, who are both in the Evening Degree Program, recently received scholarships through the North Carolina CPA Foundation. Collins, an accounting major, received a $1,000 scholarship. Collins, who hopes to take the CPA exam following graduation in May 2010, was thrilled to receive the scholarship.
 

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HPU First Year Seminar Provides Freshmen With Tools They Need To Succeed In College

High Point University hopes to help first-year students make a smooth transition from high school to college with its new course, the First Year Seminar. The seminar, a keystone of HPU’s Academic Planning Committee’s new core curriculum (to be fully implemented in 2010), is designed to facilitate the students’ transition from high school learners to university scholars.

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HPU Board Of Stewards Donates Spring Offerings To West End Ministries

The High Point University Board of Stewards recently presented West End Ministries with a sizable donation – $2,522.68, which came from the spring 2009 semester chapel worship services. Pictured, from left (in back), are Marielle Harris, Jennifer Arnold, Alyssa Wiley, Valerie Park, Sarah Goss, Spencer Hatcher and Jenna Wiederhold, all members of the HPU Board of Stewards.

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HPU School Of Education Partners With Montlieu Math And Science Academy

Students in the High Point University School of Education are busy helping to make a difference in the lives of local schoolchildren thanks to a unique partnership with Montlieu Math and Science Academy in High Point. Mariann Tillery, dean of the School of Education, explains that Guilford County Schools approached the School of Education, asking if HPU students could provide assistance.

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HPU Students Participate In Dan River Cleanup

High Point University students involved in the Outdoor Activities Club and a kayaking class recently cleaned a 12-mile section of the Dan River in Stokes County. This cleanup, part of the Big Sweep North Carolina initiative, marks the 12th cleanup in which these two groups have participated since 2003. The HPU groups typically help clean up the Dan River twice a year.

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HPU Hires Carpenter As Director Of Writing Program

High Point University has hired Dr. William J. Carpenter as director of the Writing Program. In his new role, Carpenter will work with the English department in designing, implementing and assessing the effectiveness of HPU’s composition courses. He will also teach courses in composition, ranging from first-year composition to upper-division classes in writing theory and writing as a means of civic engagement.

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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority To Celebrate National Women's Friendship Month

Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University is celebrating friendship by observing National Women’s Friendship Month. To celebrate, the group will host events on Sept. 20 and Sept. 29. All females on campus – students, faculty and staff – are invited to attend the events. Another event will be held at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Slane Student Center cafe. There, the group will play friendship trivia.

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HPU Senior Gains Valuable Experience During Summer Internship

Brittany Overman, a senior at High Point University, spent her summer helping racecar drivers stay on the track – she interned with the Department of Human Performance at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, N.C. Overman, a Snow Camp native majoring in athletic training, worked under the supervision of athletic trainer and HPU alumnus Shane Picha.

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High Point University Names Tim Teefy Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

High Point University has named Tim Teefy head strength & conditioning coach, Athletic Director Craig Keilitz announced on Wednesday. A Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Teefy comes to HPU after two years as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at George Mason. “Tim Teefy is an excellent addition to High Point Athletics,” said Keilitz.

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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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