HPU Adds New Historical Sculpture to Campus

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 23, 2015 – High Point University has installed a sculpture of Thomas Wolfe, considered to be North Carolina’s most famous writer, on its campus. The sculpture joins 22 other historical sculptures that surround students with thought leaders who inspired the world and accomplished great things during their lives. They include Sir […]

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Sophomore Receives Prestigious Grant

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2014 – High Point University sophomore Mollie McKinley was awarded the George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research grant on Nov. 22. After competing with college sophomores across the state, she received the grant to help further her research on Mary Wroth’s “Pamphilia to Amphilanthus,” which is a series of sonnets Wroth wrote […]

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Student Studies Stereotypes of Women in 17th Century Literature

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2014 – Sarah Patterson, senior at High Point University, recently presented a research paper at the 40th Annual Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, a national conference for scholars working in literature. The conference was held at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Patterson’s paper titled, “The Murderous Libertines […]

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HPU to Host Israeli Author Keret

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – The High Point University Phoenix Reading Series will host a reading by Israeli author and director Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the R.G. Wanek Center cinema. The event, presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, is free and open to the […]

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HPU Senior Interns, Creates a Future at Hasbro

High Point University senior Shannon Curley landed a prestigious internship this summer at Hasbro Inc., a multi million-dollar company in Providence, Rhode Island. Curley, a native of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, balanced two roles as both the brand writing intern and the editorial intern. As a brand writing intern, she helped write copy for packaging, including […]

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Hedman Joins English and Theatre Departments

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Nathan Hedman as professor in both the English and theatre departments. He will teach classes in composition and literature, theater history and dramaturgy. In addition to his capacity as a professor, Hedman will serve as the head dramaturg for the theater season. In […]

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HPU Adds Garite to English Department

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 11, 2014 – Matthew Garite recently joined the faculty of High Point University as an instructor of English. A native of Seaford, New York, Garite teaches sections of HPU’s freshman English composition and courses on American literature and popular culture. Garite looks forward to providing opportunities for his students to think […]

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Bestselling Authors Visit HPU for Bookmarks Festival, Phoenix Reading Series

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 – High Point University will host two prominent authors on Sept. 5 in cooperation with the Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors in Winston-Salem. A. Scott Berg and Karen Abbott, both bestselling authors, will visit campus on the day before the festival begins to give presentations about their books. […]

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Class of 2014 Profile: Lauryn Polo Pursues M.A. in Writing

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]

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Class of 2014 Profile: Jordan Coakley Joins Admissions Team at HPU

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]

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English Professor Publishes Essay on Alfred Hitchcock

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2014 – Dr. Matthew Carlson, assistant professor of English at High Point University, published an essay, titled “Conrad’s The Secret Agent, Hitchcock’s Sabotage, and the Inspiration of ‘Public Uneasiness,’” in a new book, “Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen.” The book, edited by Mark Osteen and published by […]

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Lynne Tillman Headlines Phoenix Literary Festival at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Novelist, short story writer and cultural critic Lynne Tillman headlined the 43rd annual Phoenix Literary Festival on Nov. 21. Tillman has authored numerous works, including the novels “No Lease on Life,” “Cast in Doubt,” “Motion Sickness” and “Haunted House.” She serves as professor/writer-in-residence in the Department of English […]

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