HPU's Chair Of Theater Department Inducted Into Prestigious Conference

Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at High Point University, was recently elected to the prestigious National Theatre Conference.  Simpson will be inducted into the NTC on Oct. 30 at The Players Club in New York City. The National Theatre Conference, founded in 1925, is a cooperative association of distinguished leaders of the American theater, both professional and university.

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HPU Ranks In Top 6 Percent Nationally In Forbes.com 'America's Best Colleges'

Forbes.com has ranked High Point University at No. 296 in its national listing, “America’s Best Colleges.” With 4,352 higher-education institutions in the United States, this ranking places HPU in the top 6 percent of all schools nationally. Other prestigious North Carolina institutions included on the list are Davidson College (No. 60), UNC Chapel Hill (No. 68), Duke University (No. 104) and Wake Forest University (No. 130).

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HPU Sophomore Makes A Difference In Lives Of Children In Kenya

High Point University rising sophomore Rebekah Hollar truly has a philanthropic heart ? she’s spent the past two years working diligently to help the children of Kenya. She even recently visited the children overseas to not only help, but to teach them as well. Specifically, Hollar, who is majoring in education at HPU, has been helping children who attend the Mercy Care Centre in the Mathare Valley in Kenya.

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HPU Graduate Student Attends U.S. Olympic F.L.A.M.E. Program

Shardonay Blueford, graduate student at High Point University, recently attended a special program sponsored by the United States Olympic Committee, held Aug. 1-4 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Participants in this year’s program represented 29 colleges and universities, and hailed from 12 states across the nation.

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HPU Political Science Student Gains Political Experience Through Summer Internship

John Gillespie, a rising junior majoring in political science at High Point University, has had a busy summer learning the ins and outs of the Tennessee political scene by interning for the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. “I have been to several swearing-in ceremonies for new U.S. citizens, and have been to an event that the secretary of Housing and Urban Development attended,” Gillespie says.

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HPU Student Spends Summer Researching In Lipid Sciences Lab At Wake Forest Medical School

Sydney Clark, a rising junior at High Point University, is getting plenty of lab experience thanks to her involvement in a summer program at Wake Forest Medical School. During her two months spent in the Lipid Sciences lab, she was able to learn new and different lab techniques and several mechanisms in the subject of biochemistry. She also had the chance to investigate what initiates the process of the secretion of VLDL (very low density lipoproteins) in the liver.

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HPU History Professor Takes Class On Historical Field Trip To Battlegrounds

Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University, recently took a group of students on a historical field trip to Antietam and Gettysburg. The field trip – the Antietam-Gettysburg Staff Ride 2009 – was part of Schneid’s graduate course, History 566: Great Military Leaders. The course examines command in war and the variables related to generalship and warfare from the 17th century to World War II.

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HPU Student Helps With University Center Theater Design

Hannah Lowell, a sophomore at High Point University, has started her career experience early as she aids her father in the decorating of the movie theater in the University Center. Her duties as a volunteer for her father’s company, Stage Decoration and Supplies, include taking pictures of the room, writing down measurements, and using drafting skills to make sure everything is in place for the installment of curtains.

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HPU Introduces New Department Of Music

The halls of High Point University will be filled with lots of music, thanks to the adoption of a new curriculum that will add an innovative and progressive Bachelor of Arts degree in music in the university?s new Department of Music. The degree program will begin in 2010.
 

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Austin Dillon Drives HPU Chevrolet In Nationwide Race

Austin Dillon ran strong at the inaugural U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race in the No. 2 HPU Chevrolet this afternoon, but ended his run with just 39 laps remaining after a blown tire forced him into the turn two barrier. “It was a disappointing day for the No. 2 team,” Dillon said. “Our team did a great job all weekend.

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HPU Rising Juniors Design, Open Smoothie Shop In New Hampshire

High Point University juniors Jenna Maserian and Melissa Dorsch have had a smooth summer thanks to their innovative idea – they opened up their own smoothie shop on Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire. Maserian, a human relations major, and Dorsch, a home furnishing marketing major, worked together to create “Jus’ Chillin,” a smoothie bar that also offers whole food wraps and snacks.

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Austin Dillon Qualifies 16th In No. 2 Car Sponsored By High Point University

Austin Dillon drove the HPU Chevrolet Impala SS to a 16th qualifying position today for the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, hitting 133.735 mph while completing the lap in 23.554 seconds. “The car felt good,” said Dillon, who is unique in the field as a 19-year-old about to enroll as a freshman at High Point University this month. “It’s a good starting position for only our fifth race in the Nationwide Series. I’m really excited and ready to race.”

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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Receives Honors At National Conference In South Carolina

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity from High Point University was recently honored with several awards at the Pi Kapp College, the group’s biennial national conference. The event was held July 23-26 at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, S.C. The chapter received the “Added Value Award for Alumni Initiation,” and Brian Thomas, Push America chairman, received the “2008-2009 Emerging Leader Award.”

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HPU Student Learns Trade In Family Business Through Summer Internship

Alexa Polivka, a rising senior majoring in business at High Point University, earned an internship opportunity at Polivka International, her family?s railroad company that works to re-design and build railroads. During her experience, Polivka says she has been gaining wonderful insight into the mechanics of a business, and she plans to keep that family business on track in the future.

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High Point University Freshman To Compete In Upcoming Nascar Race

Richard Childress Racing development driver Austin Dillon, an incoming freshman at High Point University who will be studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, is already on track to showing his school spirit. Dillon will drive the No. 2 High Point University Chevrolet Impala SS for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 1. The race will air on ESPN at 4 p.m.

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HPU Receives $250,000 Gift From Kimsey Family Of High Point

High Point University graduate Miriam Kimsey and her husband, Steve Kimsey, have made a generous gift of $250,000 to the university in support of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. In honor of the gift, HPU is dedicating a portion of the School of Communication in their name – the Miriam and Steve Kimsey Interactive Gaming Development Studio.

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HPU Names Beaver As Artist-In-Residence

High Point University has named Allan Beaver as artist-in-residence in the Department of Visual Arts. Beaver came to the university in 2008 as a visiting professor. His new full-time position includes teaching four courses – Basic Design, Graphic Design 1 and 2, and Designing for the Web. He is also advising students and helping to develop the Graphic Design curriculum.

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