Andrea Wheless Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2013 – Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award at HPU’s 89th Commencement Ceremony. The award is named for Meredith Clark Slane, a friend to the university, and has been given annually since 1973 to recognize excellence in teaching. “I […]

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HPU to Welcome Guests for Family Weekend

High Point University will welcome approximately 2,500 guests on campus during its annual winter Family Weekend. The event, to be held Feb. 1-3, will offer a lecture series, entertainment, festivities, the first official Men’s Lacrosse game and more to HPU students and their families.

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Film Written and Directed by HPU Chair of Theatre Department to Make Nationwide Debut

It’s pretty cool to say you can walk into a big-box store and buy the film you personally wrote, directed, and produced – and Ed Simpson, chair of the Department of Theatre at High Point University, will be able to say that in just a matter of days. His film, “Elephant Sighs,” a feature film produced by New Garden Media and filmed locally, is making its nationwide debut on June 12.

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Third Annual Home Furnishings Seminar to Focus on Increasing Sales through Web Strategies

The Knabusch-Shoemaker International School of Furnishings at High Point University is sponsoring the third annual online marketing seminar for students and home furnishings industry officials, titled “Online Merchandising: Web Strategies to Increase Sales and Profits.” The seminar will focus on increasing company revenues in a world where online advertising, social media and company websites are becoming some of the most effective ways to reach consumers.

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HPU Named ‘Tree Campus USA’ for Third Consecutive Year

Thanks to continued efforts on the High Point University campus, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced that HPU achieved “Tree Campus USA” designation for the third year in a row. The Tree Campus USA program is an initiative that sprang from a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. to foster the development of the next generation of tree stewards.

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Students Make a Difference in Nicaragua on Alternative Fall Break

Several High Point University students in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity recently had the opportunity of a lifetime during their recent fall break – they traveled to Nicaragua as part of HPU’s Alternative Fall Break Program. The group, which included 15 students and two advisers, traveled to Isle de Ometepe, Nicaragua. There, they worked at a school for deaf children.

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HPU Recognized As One Of The ‘Greenest’ Schools In America

High Point University’s sustainability efforts were recently recognized when the university was named one of the top “green” schools in the country on the Sierra Club’s list of America’s Coolest Schools. The list ranks schools across the United States based on their eco-friendly conduct in areas including energy, efficiency, transportation, waste, and various other aspects.

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HPU Hosts Best-Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe

High Point University recently hosted an enjoyable morning with best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe as part of ?A Morning in the Garden,? an event sponsored by the High Point Literary League. Monroe spoke about her new novel, ?The Butterfly?s Daughter,? a story that traces the journey of a young woman that happens to follow the path of the monarch butterfly?s migration.

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HPU To Host Arbor Day Celebration

In continuing its observance of Earth Week, High Point University will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the Hoffman Amphitheater at the David R. Hayworth University Park. The event will be hosted by HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein. The public is invited to attend. Several presentations will be made during the event, including a presentation of the Tree Campus USA Award.

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HPU Earns 'Tree Campus USA' Title

The Tree Campus USA program is an initiative that sprang from a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. to foster the development of the next generation of tree stewards. The program is designed to award national recognition to college campus and the leaders of their surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.

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Ed Asner Returns For Screening Of Film Directed By HPU Professor

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Edward Asner visited High Point University to attend a special advanced screening of “Elephant Sighs,” the feature film written and directed by Ed Simpson, chair of the Department of Theatre, and executive produced by M.L. Carr, former Boston Celtics player and coach. The screening, which was held on Feb. 19 in the Extraordinaire Cinema, drew more than 200 guests.

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2,000 Flock To HPU For Family Weekend

More than 2,000 participants – many from out of town ? had a weekend of education, culture and entertainment, thanks to High Point University?s bi-annual “Family Weekend,” held Feb. 4 through 6. HPU students and families were treated to a variety of informative and exciting events on campus, including a faculty lecture series, campus tours, a performance by the band “Eddie from Ohio,” a choral concert, and entertainment by magician Ryan Oakes.

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HPU Expands Its Growth Plan To $2.1 Billion

At a meeting earlier today attended by university and community leaders, High Point University President Dr. Nido R. Qubein announced that the university would continue its commitment to extraordinary education and the community by expanding its transformational growth plan from $300 million to $2.1 billion over the next 10 years.

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