Assistant Professor Elected to Executive Council for Nonprofit Southern Literature Organization

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Dr. Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, was recently elected to the Executive Council of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Squint, who will serve a three-year term as an SSSL Executive Council member, specializes in U.S. multi-ethnic literature. Her current research […]

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Students Attend Mathematics Conference at Clemson

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 27, 2013 – Several High Point University students recently attended the first Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, held at Clemson University. HPU women who attended the conference included senior Mallory McMahon; juniors Tierney Loughran, Elizabeth Perkins, Andrea Perreault and Danielle Santos; and freshman Kristin Giorgio. The group had the […]

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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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Dove ‘Real Woman’ Stacy Nadeau Visits HPU

  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – Stacy Nadeau wants everyone to start feeling better about their bodies and themselves. Nadeau was one of the women featured in Dove’s original “Real Women” Beauty Campaign, which aimed to celebrate the diversity of body shapes and sizes. On Wednesday, she met with HPU students at a […]

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HPU Professor Featured in National Magazine for Her Work

The following story was published in PainPathways magazine about HPU professor Benita VanWinkle and her students’ work. For 35 years, photography has played a starring role in Benita VanWinkle’s life. From taking photos of celebrities to brides to the variety of animals at The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Benita has done it all. […]

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HPU Senior Receives Literary League Scholarship

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 1, 2013 – Alexandra Love, a High Point University senior and Charlotte native majoring in English with a concentration in writing, is the recipient of the 2013 High Point Literary League scholarship for exhibiting excellence and strength in writing. Each fall, the High Point Literary League awards one female HPU student […]

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HPU Hires Barlow, Professor of Astrophysics

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 4, 2013 – The Department of Physics at High Point University recently hired Dr. Brad Barlow as assistant professor of astrophysics. Dr. Barlow will be responsible for instructing introductory astronomy and various physics courses. “It was clear to me the first time I set foot on campus that something was different […]

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Award-Winning Author Chang-rae Lee Featured at 42nd Annual Phoenix Literary Festival

High Point University students and community will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned and award-winning author Chang-rae Lee at the 42nd annual Phoenix Literary Festival, hosted by HPU’s department of English. The highlight of the festival begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. There will be an open question-and-answer session and book signing following the presentation. The event is open to the public.

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Fiser Joins Physics Department

Briana Fiser recently joined the High Point University as assistant professor of physics in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Fiser specializes in the fields of biological physics, nanoscience, material science, mathematics and chemistry. “I see my responsibilities as teaching and helping students develop a better understanding of physics and the natural world around them,” Fiser says.

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Professor Of Physics Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

Dr. Aaron Titus, professor of physics at High Point University, was recently honored with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award. He came to HPU in 2002 with a B.S. in physics from Penn State and Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University. Titus is known for his work with students in the area of undergraduate research and his implementation of technology in the classroom, which include utilizing podcasts and computer simulations.

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