HPU Names Dean for New School of Health Sciences

High Point University today named Dr. Daniel Erb as the new dean of the School of Health Sciences. The school is set to open with a brand new, $50 million state-of-the-art building in the fall of 2013. Dr. Erb served as the director of Graduate Studies and associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center for the past 11 years.

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HPU Professor of English Elected President of International Organization

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, was recently elected president of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. The IAFA is one of the largest, most influential scholarly organizations in the world devoted to the study of the fantastic as it appears in literature, film, television, video games and other arts.

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HPU Hires Sundaram As Assistant Professor Of Accounting

Dr. Premalata Sundaram has been hired as an assistant professor of accounting in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University. “It is a great feeling to participate in the phenomenal growth of HPU, and I continue to be amazed by the cutting-edge technology available to students and faculty here,” says Sundaram. “I am particularly impressed by the amount of resources devoted to ensuring that students succeed.” 

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HPU Hires Watson As Instructor Of Communications

Phil Watson has been hired as instructor of communications in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Watson, who is originally from New Jersey, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

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HPU Alumnus Working For U.S. State Department Gives Career Presentation To Students

Special Agent Wil Vaughn, a graduate from High Point University who works for the United States Department of State, recently visited campus to give a presentation about careers in his organization and his personal experiences in the field. Vaughn, who majored in criminal justice, has worked as a special agent providing dignitary protection for a variety of high-profile dignitaries, as well as U.S. Embassy protection.

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HPU Hires Yanus As Assistant Professor Of Political Science

Dr. Alixandra Yanus has been hired as assistant professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at High Point University. Yanus, who is originally from Kutztown, Pa., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from American University, as well as a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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HPU's Brenda Coates Honored As Civitan Of The Year

Brenda Coates, administrative assistant in Academic Development at High Point University, was recently honored as Civitan of the Year ? thanks to her dedication to working as advisor to the HPU Campus Civitan Club. Yeats says the Civitan of the Year is the club’s highest award and a true honor to bestow upon a member.

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HPU Alumni Weekend Features Fun, Entertainment While Honoring Outstanding Alumni

High Point University hosted more than 500 visitors on campus as part of Alumni Weekend, held Oct. 8-10 – bringing the total number of visitors to more than 4,000 during the past two weekends, which includes Fall Family Weekend, which took place Oct. 1-3. Meeks was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, thanks to his years of service and dedication to the Triad for 52 years as morning show announcer on WMFR.

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HPU Parent Gives $1 Million To The University

A New York-based Wall Street executive, who is a parent of a current High Point University student, sent the school a check for $1 million after hearing President Nido Qubein speak at Family Weekend on October 2. “His family is inspired by what we are doing and answered my call for parental investment in our growth plan,” says Qubein.

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HPU Survey Research Center Finds NC Residents Leaning Toward Republicans In Midterm Elections, Pessimistic About The Economy

The Survey Research Center at High Point University found that North Carolina residents are offering up more support to Republican candidates, and they’re also more pessimistic about their personal finances and business conditions than they were just six months ago. “Attitudes in North Carolina reflect what pollsters and political analysts are seeing across the country.”

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HPU Sorority Kappa Delta Helps Inspire Confidence In Local Women

High Point University’s chapter of Kappa Delta sorority helped give a confidence boost to local girls and women in need by holding a purse drive. Titled the “Go Confidently Collection,” the purse drive was created by individual women coming together to inspire confidence in women and girls across the country. Women in the area community donated pre-loved or gently-used purses to the drive.

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HPU Hires Wiest As Assistant Professor Of Communication

Dr. Julie Wiest has been hired as assistant professor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Wiest, who is from Knoxville, Tenn., received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in sociology from the University of Tennessee.

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HPU Hires Summey As Assistant Professor Of Special Education

Dr. Heidi Summey has been hired as assistant professor of special education in the School of Education at High Point University. In her new role, Summey will teach courses in special education and educational technology. “I truly believe I have the best job in America,” says Summey. “High Point University provides a positive and upbeat atmosphere for both faculty and students. It’s contagious.”

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HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'

The High Point University Theatre has already delighted audiences with its production of “Love/Sick,” and there’s still time to attend for those interested. The production, which is being held in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center, runs through Oct. 10 and is open to the public. The play is a series of eight short plays that presents a slightly twisted modern love story.

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HPU Professor Of Communication Publishes Essay In Book Anthology

Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently published a scholarly essay in a book anthology titled, “Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan.” In the essay, titled “Four Films of M. Night Shyamalan: Oh the Irony?,” Fowkes explores the similarities between the author/director’s films, examining “The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable,” “Signs,” and “The Village.”

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HPU Hosts Thousands As Part Of Fall Family Weekend

High Point University welcomed more than 3,000 guests to campus for its annual Fall Family Weekend ? serving as a nice extra boost to the local economy. Kevin Archer, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in High Point, says High Point University definitely made an impact on the hotel over the weekend. These weekends provide a much needed tremendous economic impact for our local economy ? and state, for that matter.”

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HPU Sorority Phi Mu Helps Raise Money For Children

High Point University?s chapter of Phi Mu sorority helped children across the nation by hosting a fundraising night at Feeney?s Frozen Yogurt Bar on Tues. Sept 28. Phi Mu collected 10 percent of business proceeds from the night and raised nearly $200, which included donations from customers. “Feeney’s was a great success,” says Emily Fatheree, Phi Mu’s philanthropy chair.

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HPU Student Wins Third Place In National Video Contest

Dana Moore, a junior at High Point University, put her creative skills to good use this summer and won third place in the Chegg 12-second Video Contest. “When I first saw Chegg’s video advertisement contest, I was thrilled,” says Moore. “As a graphic design major at HPU, I love creating new designs and coming up with ideas for advertisements that catch people’s attention.”

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HPU's Toccatatones Set To Release Second Studio Album

The High Point University Toccatatones have a lot to sing about these days. The group, which is closely approaching its 10th year in existence, is set to release their second studio album on Oct. 4. The album includes a variety of music genres, as well as some of the group’s most popular songs. Some of the songs include The Fray’s “You Found Me” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.”

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