HPU Hosts 'Day Of Service' In Conjunction with Annual MLK Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 19, 2009 ? In conjunction with the annual Martin Luther King Day Service, High Point University hosted its first annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 19.

The event, which was held to help further the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s special message of peace, hope and inspiration, gave HPU students, faculty and staff a chance to serve others in the community.

Two stations were set up on campus. The first station, set up in the courtyard behind McEwen Hall, saw members of the HPU community planting cyclamen into 6-inch pots. The finished products were delivered to cancer patients at High Point Regional Cancer Center and other local hospitals.

A second station, set up in the Great Room of the Slane Student Center, gave participants the chance to make snow globes for local nursing home patients at the Homeplace at Piedmont Christian Home and the Presbyterian Home of High Point.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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