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Psychology Professor Presents at National Conference
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 24, 2014 – Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology, co-presented a research presentation titled, “Mentorship of Early Career Psychologists: Suggestions for New and Experienced Faculty Members,” at this year’s annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference. Dr. Elder was among a handful of early career psychologists selected for […]
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HPU to Feature Media Critic in Presentation on Women in Pop Culture Narratives
03.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2014 – High Point University will feature media critic Anita Sarkeesian, who will present “Tropes v. Women in Video Games,” part of her popular Web series “Feminist Frequency,” which explores representations of women in pop culture narratives. The event, co-hosted by Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Communication, […]
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Winter Weather Update for March 18th
In: Blog
Dear HPU Students: Due to inclement weather and for the safety of the HPU community, all undergraduate classes are canceled until 11:40am on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Shuttle service will operate beginning at 9am this morning. Please exercise caution as you walk and drive across campus. Some of the roads, sidewalks and staircases may be […]
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Historian Dr. Barbara Becker to be featured as Part of Faculty Grant Series
03.13.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2014 – High Point University will feature Dr. Barbara Becker, science historian, with an account of her book, “Unraveling Starlight: Margaret Huggins’ Contributions to the Rise of the New Astronomy.” The event, part of the ongoing Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series and co-sponsored by the Departments of Physics and History, will […]
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Career & Internship Expo
NOW is the time to secure a summer internship, and on March 13 HPU will host the Spring Career and Internship Expo, which will be open to all students. Associate Director of Career & Internship Services Sue Brien stated “this expo is a tremendous opportunity for students to have face-to-face conversations and network with over […]
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Haire Joins Staff as Community Relations Manager
03.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Natalie Haire as community relations manager in the Office of Communications. Haire is responsible for the university’s Passport Partner Program, which provides an exclusive opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure to HPU students, faculty and staff. She will continue to build partnerships […]
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Junior’s Research Presented at Professional Psychology Conference
02.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2014 – High Point University psychology major Ashlee Branch recently had her research presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in Austin, Texas. Branch’s presentation, entitled “Beauty and the Billionaire: Evolutionary Psychology and Risk Regulation as Predictors of Partner Preference,” examines why people may […]
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Turning Comedy into a Career
02.19.2014
Few college students get the chance to meet giants in their fields, but High Point University junior Hayley Ellman has earned the chance to do just that. Ellman, an electronic communication major, was hand-picked by “Funny or Die” president Mike Farah through Intern Sushi’s contest to conduct informational interviews with industry leaders. Students are selected […]
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HPU Welcomes Atchley to Freshman Success Program
02.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently hired April Atchley as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Atchley provides support and guidance to incoming HPU freshmen. Along with aiding students in their academic, social and career choices, Atchley supports students in the transition from high school to college. She […]
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HPU Receives Highest Score from U.S. Department of Education
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2014 – High Point University has received the highest score for financial responsibility from the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, which uses audited financial statements in its review. The annual financial responsibility test for the 2012 fiscal year scored private colleges on a scale from negative 1 to positive […]
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Who You Spend Time With is Who You Become
03.7.2014
Career office develops outstanding students by surrounding them with students who stand out Cups of coffee pass through the line at Starbucks as iPhones are checked and laptops are plugged into countertop power outlets. Energy is everywhere. What looks like the scene of an international airport is actually the concourse of the Slane Student Center. […]
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Junior Awarded ‘Best Undergraduate Essay’
03.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2014 – High Point University junior Tina Burchette was recently awarded the 2013 prize for Best Undergraduate Essay by the Margaret Atwood Society for her paper titled, “The Split Self in Atwood’s ‘Miss July Grows Older’.” The essay was the product of an undergraduate research project, and it analyzed a […]
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HPU Hosts Open House for Graduate Programs
02.24.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host an open house for its Graduate Programs March 13 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admission process, curriculum and potential career options with the various degrees HPU […]
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HPU Sweeps 4-0 in Ethics Bowl
02.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2014 – A team of five High Point University students came home undefeated from the third annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl tournament. The HPU team of Michael Ball, Jordan Cohen, Brea Hampton, Jane Horton and Will Trimble, along with campus co-coordinators Dr. Matthew Brophy and Dr. […]
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President Turned Professor
-By Meaghan McRee, senior and strategic communication major Few people get to say that their university president is also one of their professors. But at High Point University, President Nido Qubein turns into “Professor Qubein” each week through the President’s Seminar. For several years, freshmen at HPU have taken his seminar during the fall semester […]
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Psychology Students and Professors Attend National Conference
03.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 14, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology, and psychology department faculty members attended the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in Austin, Texas. The event, held annually, brings together thousands of students and faculty from across the nation […]
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Students Donate $20,000 for Cancer Research
03.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity recently donated $20,000 to cancer research. The money was raised over the fraternity’s philanthropy week which included a Jail and Bail event, a date auction, Panther cookout and the annual Garnet and Gold Golf Classic. All the money raised […]
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New Travel Opportunities from the Office of Study Abroad
In: Blog
The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce two new options for our students who would like to spend a semester abroad. Bangor University in Wales and the University of Graz in Austria are the latest additions to the list of prestigious universities with which High Point University exchanges students. With over 16,000 students, […]
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Students Serve in Haiti on Spring Break
03.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2014 – Spring break for one group of High Point University students has been filled with opportunities to serve and learn from others in Haiti this week. Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university, and 11 students traveled to Haiti on March 1 to begin a week of service to […]
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HPU to Host Emotional Intelligence Coach, Speaker with ‘Skills for Success’ Event
03.4.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2014 – High Point University will host emotional intelligence executive coach and speaker Jen Shirkani as part of its ongoing Cultural Enrichment Series. The event, “Emotional Intelligence: Skills for Success,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 13 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is open to […]
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Theatre to Perform ‘Eurydice’
02.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will present “Eurydice,” playwright Sarah Ruhl’s retelling of the myth of Orpheus, at 7:30 p.m. March 13-15 and March 17-18 in the Empty Space Theatre on the HPU campus. It is open to the public, and tickets are available to purchase. “Eurydice” […]
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HPU Hosts First Open House for Doctor of Pharmacy Program
02.27.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 – High Point University will host two open houses in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom March 13. This will be the first open house for the Doctor of Pharmacy program, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The second will be held for Norcross Graduate Programs in […]
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Students’ Work Chosen for Statewide Exhibit
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 – Four High Point University photography students recently had their work accepted into a juried exhibition at the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro. The works were selected for the “Obscure” exhibit being shown from Feb. 7 to March 14. The exhibit shows selected works from students in North […]
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HPU Poll: North Carolinians Mixed on the Economy and Personal Finances
02.25.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 – North Carolinians have not fully recovered their confidence in the economy, according to the latest HPU Poll’s Consumer Sentiment Index. The index, based on HPU Poll data, stands at 73.5 this month. This is slightly higher than the 70.2 index registered in September 2013, but still lower than […]
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HPU Competes in First Mock Trial Tournament
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 – High Point University fielded its first-ever intercollegiate mock trial team at the North Carolina Regional Tournament of the American Mock Trial Association in Durham. The team, composed of students Caroline Palmer, Norah Lawrence, Jonathan Grimmel, Austin Slutsky, Tyler Farley, Ashley Prindle, Steven Edwards and Richard Hartman, had to […]
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IFC Students Take the ‘Polar Plunge’ for Testicular Cancer
02.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 –High Point University students recently took an icy dip for a good cause. Sunday 25 students, including members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Greek community and student body participated in the IFC’s annual Polar Plunge 3K race, raising funds for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. “The Polar Plunge is […]
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