HPU Board Of Stewards To Donate Spring Offerings To Open Door Ministries

The Board of Stewards of the Hayworth Chapel at High Point University has raised a total of $3,301.59 in offerings during chapel services this semester, and will donate the entire amount to Open Door Ministries. The check will be presented to the nonprofit organization in the fall. “Being able to know that you have the opportunity to bless someone in much need, gives you comfort that you are doing God’s great work,” says Dale Tonkins, a recent HPU graduate.

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HPU Students Attend Southwestern Psychological Association Regional Conference

Several High Point University students majoring in psychology recently had the chance to learn valuable research information at the 2010 Southwestern Psychological Association Regional Conference, held in Dallas on April 8-10. “The highlight of the conference was the presentation of two research projects by HPU psychology students Alec Cunningham and Allison Lowry,” Li-Barber says.  

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COCA-COLA CEO Muhtar Kent Provides Inspiration at Memorable HPU Graduation Ceremony

High Point University held an inspiring Graduation Ceremony on May 8, with nearly 700 graduates receiving their degrees on the Roberts Hall Front Lawn. The Commencement Speaker was The Coca-Cola Company Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent who oversees a global company with 93,000 employees worldwide and $32 billion in sales.  Coca-Cola beverages are sold in over 200 countries.

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HPU Professor Of ART Develops Iphone Game

Kyle Webster, adjunct art professor at High Point University, has recently created a white-hot application for the iPhone – “White Lines.” Webster, who previously worked illustrating for clients such as The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Nike, Hanes and The Wall Street Journal, came to HPU in 2009 to teach a Digital Art & Design class while also dabbling in the graphic design business of gaming.

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HPU Holds Luncheon To Honor Retiring Faculty

Carpenter came to High Point University in 1990 as administrative assistant, serving the modern foreign language faculty in Roberts Hall and the entire faculty of Congdon Hall. She moved to the Evening Degree Program in 1996, where she served as the program position coordinator.  Carpenter and her husband, Keith, have two children and five grandchildren. She is an avid supporter of all things HPU ? athletics, cultural events and student presentations.

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HPU Hosts Annual 'Pantherpalooza' Festivities

High Point University students, once again, ended a full academic year on a high note with the annual Pantherpalooza festivities ? giving them a chance to relax right before the start of final exams. More than 2,200 students attended the event. The event, which featured music performer Corey Smith, was held on April 28 and also included a Ferris wheel, air brush tattoos, Bongo ball, a “Make Your Own Street Sign” station and more.  

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HPU Elects Kay Maynard To Board Of Trustees

Kay Maynard has been elected to the Board of Trustees of High Point University. Maynard, whose father, Charles L. Kearns, previously served on the Board of Trustees, serves on several boards, including High Point Regional Health System, High Point Museum and the High Point Community Foundation. The pool at the Slane Student Center is named for the Maynard family.

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HPU Installs Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority

High Point University recently installed the Theta Alpha chapter of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority on April 24 with a banquet at Centennial Station. The newest Greek organization at HPU initiated 94 new members, and welcomed two special guests at the event ? Laura Sweet, Tri-Sigma national president, and Emily Ellis, Tri-Sigma collegiate vice president.

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HPU Professor Presents At Two Academic Conferences

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a conference paper at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando and a seminar paper at the Annual Meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in Chicago. After hearing about the paper at the conference, the editor of the “Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts” has asked Casey to send the full essay to the journal for possible publication.

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HPU Elects Miriam Kimsey To Board Of Trustees

Miriam Kimsey has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University. Kimsey, a graduate of HPU and a community leader, served as president of the senior class during her time in school. The interactive gaming studio in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication is named for her and her husband, Steve.  Kimsey is married and has two sons, Stephen and Christopher.

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HPU Supports JDRF By Participating In 'Walk To Cure Diabetes'

High Point University proudly supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Diabetes” on April 24 with more than 225 walkers. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, served as the corporate chairman of the event, which consisted of a 3-mile walk around High Point Central High School and into the Emerywood neighborhood. The walk ended back at the high school, where participants were treated to hot dogs and ice cream.

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HPU Alumnus Provides Insight To Current Students

High Point University alumnus Richard Mossman recently gave a presentation to business students on the HPU campus. Mossman is a senior associate at CB Richard Ellis and invests in commercial real estate through his company, Black Swan Properties. In his presentation, he discussed becoming a broker, the processes of leasing and purchasing commercial real estate, and current market conditions and trends. 

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HPU Professor Of Journalism Presents At St. Louis Conference

Dr. Nahed Eltantawy, assistant professor of journalism at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 2010 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in St. Louis, Mo. The convention, which helps to promote the study of popular and American culture and to support the research and teaching of scholars, was held March 31-April 3.

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HPU Unveils Plaque To Commemorate First Interracial Athletic Event In North Carolina

High Point University unveiled a historic plaque in the Vert Track and Soccer Stadium on campus during the Vertklasse Track meet on April 25. The plaque commemorates the first interracial athletic event that occurred in the state of North Carolina. Local historian, Glenn Chavis, notified the university about the historic game, and a plaque was erected to honor the event.

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HPU President To Receive Governor's Award

Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, has been named a recipient of the Leadership North Carolina Governor’s Award. Qubein, who will be honored at a special ceremony on May 13 in Raleigh, joins a list of other notable recipients of the Governor’s Award, including Terry Sanford, Hugh Morton, Bill Friday, Jim Hunt and Erskine Bowles.  He will be honored for a lifetime of achievement in business, education and entrepreneurship.

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HPU Students Among Finalists In Design Competition

Four High Point University students were among those honored as part of the first national Raymond Waites Design Competition. The students, who were among the 10 finalists in the competition, included Lauren Graback, junior; Kristen Holland, sophomore; Colleen Lettich, sophomore; and. Courtney Stark, junior.

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HPU Chapel Services Provide Students With Opportunities For Fellowship, Stewardship And Worship

April 26, 2010 – The academic year is coming to a close, and the final chapel service of the school year will be held on April 28. Many students ? seniors in particular – will look back on the year and reflect on the many Wednesdays spent in the chapel, keeping themselves grounded with a time for worship and fellowship with not only HPU students, but High Point community members as well.

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HPU Honors Students, Faculty, Staff During Honors Day

Several High Point University students received awards and accolades during the annual Honors Day program and the University Awards ceremony, held at HPU on April 21. The Honors Day program honored students who seek not only excellence in the classroom, but also on the athletic field and in positions of leadership across campus.

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