HPU Student Completes Medical Internship In Georgia

Tabatha Davis recently had an internship opportunity at the Medical College of Georgia, in the STAR Program, a competitive research internship for undergraduates pursuing medical or research careers. During the nine-week internship, Davis worked closely with a faculty mentor, Dr. Lynnette McCluskey, and her two post-doctorate assistants, Lianying He and Liqiao Shi.

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HPU Chair Of Department Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design Publishes Article In Leadership Journal

Dr. Richard Parker, chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University, recently published an article in the “Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.” The article, titled “Internationalizing the Business Curriculum: Introducing the Study of Canada into International Business Programs,” was co-written with Dr. Kirk Heriot of Columbus State University in Georgia.

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HPU To Host Holiday Concert Featuring Student Groups

High Point University will delight audiences with a special holiday concert, featuring the Petal Points and the Toccatatones, the university’s women?s and men’s a capella groups, respectively. The event, to be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, is open to the public. The concert will feature an arrangement of both Christmas and non-holiday music. The groups will perform some tunes together.

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HPU Director Of Security And Transportation Wins Car From United Way

High Point University’s Jeff Karpovich has a new set of wheels ? he is the winner of the United Way of Greater High Point?s annual car giveaway. The prize is fitting, considering that Karpovich serves as the director of security and transportation at HPU. Karpovich, who said the experience of winning the car was surreal, was one of 10 finalists drawn from the United Way?s 3,300 fair share donors. 

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HPU Hosts Port Southern Clothing Company At Gathering Of Entrepreneurs

High Point University students Steven Beck, Nick Ruden and Jeremy Hiatt recently presented their new clothing company, Port Southern, to a crowd of business entrepreneurs in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. The event ? a “Gathering of Entrepreneurs” ? was held to assemble local business leaders from High Point and the surrounding area to hear about the state of the nation’s economy, as well as to learn more about the new clothing line.

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Play Written By HPU Professor Ed Simpson Set To Be Feature-Length Film

Thanks to the ingenious work by High Point University professor Ed Simpson, Hollywood is coming to High Point. Simpson, chair of the Performing Arts Department and professor of theatre at HPU, penned the well-received play, “Elephant Sighs.” The production has since been performed in theatres across the country ? and now it will be made into a feature-length film, starring TV and movie great Ed Asner.

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HPU Students In The Village Donate To Those In Need

Students who live in The Village residential complex at High Point University recently made an impressive commitment to help others in the community by organizing the “It Takes a Village” program. The program, organized by Kayla Sale, The Village Hall Council president, along with Village resident directors and resident assistants, was created to collect food donations for those in need.

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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority Collects Jewelry To Help Brighten Spirits Of Hospitalized Children

The members of Kappa Delta Sorority at High Point University remember how much fun playing dress-up was when they were kids ? and they?re helping hospitalized children get the chance to do the same. The sorority is hosting a jewelry drive through Dec. 11, with the hopes that students and community members might donate old or unused jewelry. The group will then take the donations to The Children?s Hospital of Richmond, Va.

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HPU Associate Dean Of EDP Serves On Panel At Winston-Salem State Colloquium

Tracy Collum, associate dean of the Evening Degree Program, recently served on a panel for a colloquium on Teaching and Nurturing the Adult Learning. The colloquium was held in late October at Winston-Salem State University. The panel on which Collum served consisted of six administrators and faculty who currently work with adult learners at higher education institutions in North Carolina.

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HPU Student To Serve As President-Elect For Student Majors Association

High Point University student Lauren Cranmer was recently elected president-elect for the Student Majors Association for the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Cranmer, a junior majoring in sports management, will serve as president-elect this year, then go on to serve as president next year.

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HPU Education Students Conduct Session At Professional Development Institute In Greensboro

High Point University students enrolled in the elementary science methods recently conducted a session, titled “The Green Connection in the Elementary Science Classroom,” at the 40th Annual North Carolina Science Teachers Association?s Professional Development Institute. The event, held Nov. 19 in Greensboro, was attended by 16 HPU students, as well as teachers and pre-service teachers from across the state.

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HPU Student Participates In Upcoming NC Shakespeare Festival

High Point University student Alison Earley is polishing up her acting skills thanks to her participation in the upcoming North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, where she?ll be part of the cast of “A Christmas Carol.” Earley, a senior majoring in performance theatre, says she became involved with the festival after one of her professors suggested she audition.

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HPU Leadership Development Class Helps To Establish 'The Corey Gilger Fund'

High Point University students in Dr. David Bergen?s leadership development class took on a difficult task this semester ? the class completed a project to help honor the memory of a classmate?s sister. “Corey wanted to make sure that the kids at Johns Hopkins who were sick like her were taken care of, so when she came to me and asked what we could do, I automatically thought we should hold a fundraiser,” Gilger says.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Physical Education Named Board Member On Statewide Committee

Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education, was recently elected to serve as a board member on the Executive Committee for the North Carolina College Conference of Professional Preparation in Physical Education and Health Education. Bell will serve as a board member for a three-year term on the committee, which is composed of all health and physical education faculty in all universities and colleges throughout North Carolina.

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HPU Students Participate In Research And Creativity Symposium In Wilmington

Four students at High Point University recently presented their hard work and research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), held on Nov. 21 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Faculty mentors included Bowman (working with Betts), Fowler (working with Brinsfield) and Dr. Elizabeth McCorquodale, assistant professor of chemistry (working with Hardy).

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