News Department News

Profile in Excellence: Developing a High-Class Security Brand

Chief of Security and Transportation Jeff Karpovich stands outside one of the High Point University Welcome Centers, where a security officer meets and greets every person and vehicle coming onto the campus. Photo courtesy of Worth Canoy Every summer, the security team at High Point University completes a customer service module for professional development. Photo […]

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HPU Participates in County Emergency Exercise

Members of High Point University participated in a county-wide emergency exercise June 4, facilitated by the Guilford County Office of Emergency Management. The emergency exercise centered around a fictional hurricane making land-fall in North Carolina, causing widespread flooding, power outages and tornadoes. HPU staff members from various departments across campus tasked with a role in […]

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Fire Alarm upgrades

The fire alarm systems at Belk Hall and Finch Hall were upgraded during the 2015 summer to improve the safety and security of the buildings’ residents. Stand-alone, battery-operated smoke detectors were removed from the bedrooms of the two buildings, and replaced with smoke detectors that tie into the building’s fire alarm system. In the event […]

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Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training

With assistance from the High Point Fire Department, students had the opportunity to extinguish virtual fires using the unique Bullex Fire Extinguiser training system. The Bullex Fire Extinguisher operates exactly the same as a real extinguisher, with the exception that instead of expelling an extinguishing agent, a laser shoots from the extinguisher. If the operator […]

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SECURITY RANKED NO. 12 IN THE NATION

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2015 – The High Point University campus has been commended for safety again. The security team is ranked 12th in the Education category out of 500 security programs in the nation that were reviewed by SECURITY Magazine. The rankings were determined by public records, data supplied by participating enterprises and […]

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Kitchen fire safety

Cooking is responsible for thousands of fires nationally each year. Practice smart cooking to minimize your risk.   Stay safe in the kitchen: Never leave a hot stove unattended. Know where your nearest fire extinguisher is. Turn the oven off as soon as you finish cooking.

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Ebola preparedness overview

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, with affected countries in West Africa and isolated cases in the United States. Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, and unexplained hemorrhaging. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 […]

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LiveSafe – HPU’s Safety App

The University recently partnered with LiveSafe to bring a mobile safety solution to campus. This app empowers anyone to easily contact HPU Security to request assistance or report safety concerns. Users can include audio messages, photos and video clips when submitting reports to HPU Security for enhanced situational awareness and evidence. An anonymous feature is […]

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