HPU Presents 'Think BIG' Awards

Thanks to the Think BIG Awards, four professors can continue pursuing projects that will help further High Point University’s tradition of educational excellence. The professors – Ed Simpson, from the Department of Theatre; Dr. Chris Fowler, from the Department of Chemistry and Physics; and Dr. Marc Foster and Dr. Danny Frye, from the Department of Music ? were awarded the grants during a special presentation on April 16. 

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HPU President To Be Honored As Business Legend Of The Year

Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, has recently been selected by Business Leader magazine as Business Legend of the Year. Qubein, who has served as president of HPU since 2005, will be honored at a ceremony in Greensboro on May 3. He serves on the boards of BB&T, La-Z-Boy and Great Harvest Bread Co.

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HPU Students Continue To Gain Experience At High Point Market

Students at High Point University were recently busy getting real-world experience, thanks to the opportunity to work at the High Point Market ? something HPU students have been fortunate enough to have been involved with for quite a number of years. Additionally, she says a lot of students are hired through “word-of-mouth” recruiting. 

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HPU Inducts Fraternity And Sorority Members Into National Society

High Point University honored select fraternity and sorority members by inducting them into the campus’s Omicron Psi chapter of the Order of Omega on April 7. The Order of Omega is a national society honoring juniors and seniors of social Greek organizations for exceptional achievement in scholarship, service and leadership.

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HPU Evening Degree Program Holds Blood Drive

The Evening Degree Program at High Point University recently held its first blood drive, which netted 19 units. Held on the Budd Family Campus in Winston-Salem by the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, the blood that was collected will help 57 people, says Tracy Collum, associate dean of the Evening Degree Program.

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High Point University Survey Research Center Polls North Carolina Residents On U.S. Census

The Survey Research Center at High Point University wanted to find out just what folks in North Carolina thought about the current U.S. Census – was it worth the government’s money; was it asking reasonable questions? The poll found that most felt the census was well worth the money and was not overly intrusive. In fact, of the 428 adults polled, the substantial majority believed being counted by the U.S. Census was very important and worth the money it cost to conduct the survey.

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HPU Names Hillenbrand-Nowicki As Interior Design Coordinator

Cathy Hillenbrand-Nowicki has been named as the Interior Design coordinator. Hillenbrand-Nowicki, who is responsible for overseeing the CIDA accredited program – which was recently named in the top 10 undergraduate programs in the country by Design Intelligence, also is the owner and principal of MasterPlan Interior Design & Consulting, Inc., in Clemmons. She has a Bachelor of Art in art from Seton Hill College, and a Master of Science in interior design from Virginia Tech.

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HPU Interiors And Home Furnishings Club Takes Educational Trip To Charleston, S.C.

Students in the Interiors and Home Furnishings Club at High Point University recently traveled to Charleston, S.C. to study famous “low country” architecture and interior design styles. The students had the opportunity to visit restored homes, which included the Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett House, and also viewed other brightly colored antebellum mansions and homes near Battery Park, circa 1800s. The group also toured the Boone Hall Plantation.

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HPU Chief Of Security And Director Of Transportation Receives Award For Administrative Excellence

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators has selected Jeff Karpovich, CPP chief of security and director of transportation at High Point University, as the recipient of the 2010 Award for Administrative Excellence. Karpovich will receive the award at the opening ceremonies at the association?s annual conference, to be held in St. Louis in June.

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HPU To Feature Local Author

High Point University will feature local author J. Phillips L. Johnston, who will speak to students at 7 p.m. on April 20 in Phillips Hall, room 218. The event is open to the public. Johnston, chairman and chief executive of The Center for Board Evaluations Inc. in High Point, will speak about his newly released book, “Biscuitville: The Secret Recipe for Building a Sustainable Competitive Advantage.” 

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HPU Names Ashley Holleran The 2010 Haverty Cup Recipient

Ashley M. Holleran, a senior majoring in home furnishings with a minor in interior design in the The Knabusch-Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University, was recently presented with the 2010 Haverty Cup. The award was presented to Holleran in Norton Hall on April 16 by Steve Burdette, executive vice president of Haverty Furniture Company stores and Scott Miles, vice president of stores and development at Haverty Furniture Company. 

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HPU Students Give Presentation At Local Women's Shelter

High Point University business students Jeremy Hiatt, Tyler Heaggans and Matthew Schiffer recently gave a presentation at a local women’s shelter. In their presentation, given to residents of Leslie’s House, the students discussed financial literacy and delivered information on basic checking and savings accounts, credit and budgeting.

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HPU Professor Of Political Science Publishes Article In Political Journal

Dr. Martin J. Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently published an article in the first 2010 quarterly issue of “Political Communication.”  It explains that while candidates “go negative” with similar frequency on the Internet and in television advertising, there are some notable differences, including differences in how the two political parties use negativity online and on television.

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HPU Fraternity Theta Chi Raises Money For Earthquake Relief

High Point University’s chapter of Theta Chi fraternity raised more than $750 to support earthquake relief efforts in Chile. The earthquake, which stuck the nation on Feb. 7, killed more than 400 people and left more than 1.5 million displaced. “We wanted to help the people of Chile during this time of struggle and grief,” says Paul Goins, Theta Chi’s public relations chair.

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HPU Volunteer Center Hosts Spring Carnival For Local Elementary School Students

The High Point University Volunteer Center invited children from Fairview Elementary School to an action-packed and fun Spring Carnival on March 25, held in the Slane Student Center on the HPU campus. The 128 children who attended were able to enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable slide, airbrush tattoos, an Easter egg hunt, three-hole miniature golf and lunch.

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HPU Students Go Barefoot For A Good Cause

More than 200 students at High Point University recently kicked off their shoes for a good cause as part of “One Day Without Shoes.” he students, who are members of the TOMS Shoes Club at HPU, hosted “Surrender Your Shoes” on campus on April 8 in the hopes of raising awareness about the millions of children in developing countries who are forced to grow up barefoot.

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HPU Hosts Social Media Marketing Seminar For The Home Furnishings Industry

The Knabusch Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University recently sponsored its first seminar event, a Social Media Marketing Seminar for the home furnishings industry. The program, which was attended by 125 professionals and HPU students, was a huge success, says Dr. Richard Bennington, professor of home furnishings at HPU. 

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HPU Hosts Annual Spring Concert

High Point University will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event, which is dedicated to the memory of Dr. E. Roy Epperson, is open to the public and free of charge. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir, University Singers and other selected solo and ensemble musicians who will perform John Rutter?s “Requiem.”

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HPU Alumna Named 'Rookie Teacher Of The Year'

Phyllis Marshall, a 2009 graduate of High Point University who holds a degree in elementary education, was selected as “Rookie Teacher of the Year” at Kirkman Park Elementary School in High Point where she teaches kindergarten. The honor is awarded to a new teacher at each school every year by Guilford County Schools.

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