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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HPU Set To Begin 2010-11 School Year With Explosive Growth, New Academic Programs And Soaring SAT Scores

In just a few short days, High Point University will begin another record-setting year, thanks to not only its largest freshman class in the school?s history ?1,220 students ? but also with new academic programs and living spaces. What lies behind these impressive figures is a school that continues to enhance academic programs, drawing interest from students from all over the United States and beyond.

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HPU Celebrates Arbor Day

High Point University celebrated Arbor Day, with a special tribute to Dr. Roy Epperson, on April 22 in the Hoffman Amphitheater at David R. Hayworth University Park. The Philosophy Club named a garden in honor of Epperson, and also dedicated a tree to him in recognition of his service for the past 40 years at HPU. “The arts and sciences were always his love and I think that it will be very special.”

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HPU Instructor of Visual Arts to Showcase Talents at Greensboro Gallery

Bruce Shores, instructor of visual arts at High Point University, will be showcasing his artistic talents at The Artery Gallery in Greensboro.  Shores will have an art exhibition, “Landscapes of Paint,” and an opening reception to showcase some of his work.  The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 6 at the gallery, located at 1711 Spring Garden St. in Greensboro.

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HPU Named 2009 Tree Campus USA University

High Point University has been honored as a 2009 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship ? the fifth university in the state to be given this designation. “High Point University continues to be dedicated to the enhancement of the campus and seeks to maintain a learning environment complemented by a diverse landscape.

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Play Written By HPU Professor Ed Simpson Set To Be Feature-Length Film

Thanks to the ingenious work by High Point University professor Ed Simpson, Hollywood is coming to High Point. Simpson, chair of the Performing Arts Department and professor of theatre at HPU, penned the well-received play, “Elephant Sighs.” The production has since been performed in theatres across the country ? and now it will be made into a feature-length film, starring TV and movie great Ed Asner.

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HPU First Lady Wins State Honor For Campus Arboretum

High Point University First Lady Mariana Qubein has been named by the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources as the Outstanding Individual Merit Winner of the Urban Forest Awards Program. The annual program rewards cities, towns, organizations, businesses and individuals for outstanding work to protect and enhance community forests and raise awareness about the importance of urban forestry projects.

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HPU Senior Spends Summer Interning At New York-Based Marketing Company

Janine Lind, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending the summer racking up regional advertising business for the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Gourmet and more. Lind, a Garden City, N.Y., native who is majoring in business administration with a minor in marketing, is interning at Mediamax Network, a partner of the publishing giant Conde Nast Publications.

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Rachel Sturm Presented With High Point University 2009 Haverty Cup

Clarence H. Ridley, chairman of the board, and Steve Burdette, executive vice president for stores, at Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., presented the 2009 Haverty Cup to Rachel E. Sturm, a senior at High Point University, at the Eleanor Horsey Ridley Rose Garden on the HPU campus on April 24, 2009. Sturm, of Summerfield, N.C., will graduate from HPU in May with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Furnishings Marketing.

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