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Junior Receives International Writing Award
04.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2014 – High Point University junior Devan Plyler was recently selected from applicants across the globe to receive the 2014 Scholarly Paper Award by Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, for a paper she authored that analyzes Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon.” The Scholarly Paper Award is designated [...]
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Professor and Student Present Research on Mass Murders at National Conference
04.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2014 – Kathleen Kelley, a senior criminal justice major at High Point University, along with Dr. Heather Ahn-Redding, associate professor of criminal justice, recently attended the Academy of Criminal Justice Science Annual Meeting in Philadelphia to present their research on the profile of mass murderers. Kelley and Ahn-Redding presented their [...]
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Professor Publishes Book on Biblical Letters of Paul
04.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2014 – Dr. Robert Moses, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, has published his first book, titled “Practices of Power: Revisiting the Principalities and Powers in the Pauline Letters.” Based on Moses’ dissertation at Duke University, the book examines the Biblical letters Paul wrote, and details the practices [...]
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Sophomore Interns with Rep. Howard Coble in Last Term
04.1.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 1, 2014 – High Point University sophomore Carter Adams is getting the rare opportunity to play a role in the historic last term of North Carolina Congressman Howard Coble in his 30th year of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. Adams, a political science major, is serving as a congressional district office [...]
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Professor Discusses Link Between Support and Employee Performance Nationally
03.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2014 – Dr. Sarah Nielsen, assistant professor of human relations at HPU, recently presented her research on workplace relationships at two national conferences for the American Psychological Association and the Association of Psychological Science. Nielsen’s research focuses on the intricacies of workplace relationships and their importance for task performance and [...]
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Senior Gains Experience at Greensboro Marketing Firm
03.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 25, 2014 – Kassi Womeldorf, a senior from Annapolis, Md., is strategizing her future career while interning at Stratagon, an integrated marketing and technology firm in Greensboro. Womeldorf, who will graduate in May with a degree in business administration and a minor in marketing, is spending her spring semester as an [...]
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Psychology Students and Professors Attend National Conference
03.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 14, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology, and psychology department faculty members attended the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in Austin, Texas. The event, held annually, brings together thousands of students and faculty from across the nation [...]
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Junior’s Research Presented at Professional Psychology Conference
02.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2014 – High Point University psychology major Ashlee Branch recently had her research presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in Austin, Texas. Branch’s presentation, entitled “Beauty and the Billionaire: Evolutionary Psychology and Risk Regulation as Predictors of Partner Preference,” examines why people may [...]
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Students Gain Experience at Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
02.13.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 – Three High Point University students are getting valuable work experience while interning with the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau this spring. Briayna Cuffie and Taylor Smith, juniors, and Natalie Noble, senior, are working in the bureau’s sales and service department, gaining experience in marketing and public relations. [...]
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Turning Anger into Art
02.12.2014
Art helps us explore the beauty of the world, as well as the parts of life that are more difficult to address. That is one of the lessons art majors at High Point University learn in their four years on campus, and one that Scott Raynor, art department chair, has deep, personal experiences in. Raynor [...]
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Nielsen Researches the Keys to Successful Leadership
01.31.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 31, 2014 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management at High Point University, presented several research findings on the key to successful team and leadership practices at several national conferences recently. Nielsen presented four research papers and conducted one symposium focusing on the different elements of leadership and organizational citizenship [...]
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Students Selected for Scholarship, Leadership Award
01.13.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 13, 2014 – Four High Point University students were selected out of thousands of applicants to receive the Scholarship, Leadership Award from the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The award is given to the top two percent of all Kappa Sigma undergraduates in the country and recognizes them for their leadership on [...]
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HPU Welcomes Schlick as Lab Supervisor
12.31.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 31, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Whitney Schlick as the new lab supervisor. Schlick is responsible for overseeing the organization and daily flow of the biology labs. She is also responsible for maintaining safety precautions and practices in the lab. Schlick previously worked as a technical director for the [...]
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Students, Psychology Professor Assist in National Memory Screening Day
12.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – Several psychology majors from High Point University recently volunteered at the fourth annual Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Day in High Point. Sponsored by Cornerstone Memory and Aging Care Clinic and Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine in High Point, nine students along with Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor [...]
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Journalism Professor Awarded NATPE Faculty Fellowship
12.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 – Dr. Yan Yang, assistant professor of journalism, is one of 25 professors across the country to be awarded the NATPE’s prestigious faculty fellowship for 2014. The fellowship allows Yang to attend the NATPE convention in 2014 and join discussions with television industry executives and other educators about the [...]
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Lynne Tillman Headlines Phoenix Literary Festival at HPU
11.26.2013
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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HPU Professor Featured in National Magazine for Her Work
11.19.2013
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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Professor Honored with ‘Top Ten Paper’ Award
11.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2013 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, Associate Professor of Management in HPU’s Phillips School of Business, received a “Top Ten Paper” award by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Nielsen’s article, “Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Group-Level Research,” examined the results of multiple research studies and found that [...]
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Students Present Research at National Undergraduate Conference
04.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 14, 2014 – Five students from High Point University presented their scholarly work and original research along with HPU professors at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held at the University of Kentucky. NCUR is the largest undergraduate interdisciplinary conference in the country. During the symposium, students not only presented their [...]
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HPU/UNC Poll: N.C. Voters Say Super PACs Should be Illegal and Media Should Help Voters Recognize PAC Ads
04.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2014 – A new poll by High Point University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that large percentages of registered voters say super PACs—organizations that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of candidates they support—should be illegal and that the news media [...]
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Laura Fleming Presented with 2014 Haverty Cup
04.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 3, 2014 – Laura Fleming, a senior double majoring in home furnishings and art history at High Point University, has been honored as the recipient of the 2014 Haverty Cup Award. Fleming, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., received $2,500 and a plaque for her accomplishments in home furnishings programs. She [...]
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Psychology Professor Presents at National Conference
03.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 24, 2014 – Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology, co-presented a research presentation titled, “Mentorship of Early Career Psychologists: Suggestions for New and Experienced Faculty Members,” at this year’s annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference. Dr. Elder was among a handful of early career psychologists selected for [...]
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Junior Awarded ‘Best Undergraduate Essay’
03.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2014 – High Point University junior Tina Burchette was recently awarded the 2013 prize for Best Undergraduate Essay by the Margaret Atwood Society for her paper titled, “The Split Self in Atwood’s ‘Miss July Grows Older’.” The essay was the product of an undergraduate research project, and it analyzed a [...]
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Students’ Work Chosen for Statewide Exhibit
02.27.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 – Four High Point University photography students recently had their work accepted into a juried exhibition at the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro. The works were selected for the “Obscure” exhibit being shown from Feb. 7 to March 14. The exhibit shows selected works from students in North [...]
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Leading Lives of Service
02.17.2014
Community service and leading responsible lives are two things January’s Extraordinary Leaders have in common. Junior Steven Edwards and senior Ashley Prindle each have impressive resumes; they are each members of an honors society on campus, have served as student justices and are currently members of Phi Alpha Delta, HPU’s law fraternity. They’ve also taken [...]
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Theatre Majors Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival
02.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – A group of High Point University theatre majors recently performed at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. The students were invited to compete based on their outstanding work on and off the stage. Students nominated for performance work were seniors David Mikulay and Courtney Feiman; juniors Ashton [...]
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HPU: More Than Just a Pretty Place
02.6.2014
By Amanda Crow, Campus Chronicle Staff Writer The five swimming pools. The admissions tours on golf carts. The water fountains and classical music playing on the Promenade. For a college campus, it all seems too good to be true. That’s what the Huffington Post recently wrote about in an article regarding High Point University– how the [...]
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Quiz Bowl Team Sweeps Conference Championship
01.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 30, 2014 – High Point University’s Quiz Bowl team brought home the Big South Conference Championship after defeating all eight universities they went up against. Greg Sensale, who specializes in history, politics and sports, placed first in overall points earned, and Matt Sarnelli, specializing in world history, geography, literature and religion, [...]
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Student Interns at Dixon Hughes Goodman
01.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 10, 2014 – Tyler Yusko, graduate student at High Point University, is calculating a successful future this semester at the largest public accounting firm in the Southeast, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. Yusko is serving as a marketing and business development intern at the High Point branch. He works closely with the [...]
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Professor Publishes Articles in Two Journals
01.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2014 – Dr. Jacob Paul, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently had two articles published in scholarly journals, “Bending Genre” and “Fiction Writer’s Review.” The first article, “Columbus Day: Mimesis in Thievery,” was published in “Bending Genre,” an academic magazine that features innovative creative nonfictions. The essay [...]
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Students Win Honors at Mid-South Computing Conference, Regional Programming Contest
12.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – Several High Point University computer science students recently earned honors at two national conferences. Seven students attended the Mid-Southeast ACM Regional Conference, where they presented research projects. Of the 31 undergraduate presentations, HPU senior Christian Weigandt was awarded second place for his work, “Improving Concept Detection in a [...]
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Students Open Exhibit at High Point Museum
12.4.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Forty-five photographs taken by nine High Point University students are on display at the High Point Museum. The exhibit, titled “Out of the Woodwork,” highlights the current furniture industry in the city. The students spent the semester researching and talking to people in High Point’s furniture industry, [...]
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Sophomore to Publish First Novel
12.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 – High Point University sophomore Brailey Lisath has achieved something many writers only dream about – her first book is about to be published. Lisath’s novel, “Compelled,” is already available in an electronic version on Amazon. The printed version is scheduled to reach bookshelves in January. “Compelled” is about [...]
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Students Work on CMA Red Carpet
11.25.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – Two High Point University students lived the dream of walking a red carpet. Junior Zoey Miller and senior Carly Easton each worked as assistants for the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. this year. The communication majors served as assistants to the Vice President of Communications for CMA. [...]
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New Format for Education Leadership Graduate Program
11.21.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – High Point University is offering a new course format for graduate students interested in a M.Ed. Education Leadership degree. Instead of meeting one night a week, the graduate program will adopt an executive weekend format. Students will meet one weekend a month, Friday night and Saturday, in order [...]
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International Student Profile: Lakshmi Bommidala
11.7.2013
The following story was written by freshman James Ensor and published in the Nov. 6 Campus Chronicle. For many students, college is a time for exploration and growth. For Lakshmi Bommidala, however, it is a time to explore, grow and run her own company based in India. Six months ago Bommidala became the Managing Director [...]
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Professor Publishes Two Research Articles in Management Theory Encyclopedia
04.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2014 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management at High Point University, recently published two articles in the Encyclopedia of Management Theory. The articles, “Substitutes for Leadership” and “Work Team Effectiveness,” both stem directly from Nielsen’s primary research streams – leadership and organizational teams. The “substitutes for leadership” article [...]
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Professor to Headline ‘World Book Night’ Event
04.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2014 – Dr. Charmaine Cadeau, assistant professor of English at High Point University, will headline Bookmarks’ “Poetry Reading and Book Kick Off Party,” a celebration of World Book Night and National Poetry Month. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at AFAS Unleashed Arts Center, located at [...]
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Finalists Announced for 2014 Business Plan Competition
04.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2014 – The Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced the three finalists for its fourth annual Business Plan Competition. This year’s winners will compete and potentially win up to $15,000 in cash. The three finalists are Eugenia Copeland, a senior music major; Emily De Lena, a sophomore [...]
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March Extraordinary Leaders Make A Difference
03.28.2014
Academic excellence, meaningful relationships, and international experiences are just a few things that March’s Extraordinary Leaders share. Henry Molski and Lillian Bijl know firsthand the difference that getting involved and giving back can make. Four years ago, Molski discovered High Point University. “What I found at this institution was that I was cared about,” Molski [...]
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President Turned Professor
02.19.2014
-By Meaghan McRee, senior and strategic communication major Few people get to say that their university president is also one of their professors. But at High Point University, President Nido Qubein turns into “Professor Qubein” each week through the President’s Seminar. For several years, freshmen at HPU have taken his seminar during the fall semester [...]
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Senior’s Research Published in International Journal
02.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – High Point University senior Jenny Silk recently had a research article published in the international scientific journal, “Lipid Technology.” Silk, first author on the paper, worked with Dr. James Smoliga, associate professor of physiology. For the paper, Silk collected and reviewed research regarding the potential health benefits of [...]
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Researching Romance
02.4.2014
Dating and romance advice is easy to find in pop culture and the media, and chances are more of it will appear as the Valentine’s Day holiday gets closer. But how much of it can people really believe? Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the HPU Poll, has conducted [...]
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Balancing Act: At HPU, students combine academics and professional experiences
01.30.2014
High Point University emphasizes the importance of experiential learning to students in every classroom and every corner of campus. From service learning courses to projects that place students in the professional world, HPU’s faculty and staff make sure students have hands-on, real-world experiences under their belt before they graduate. That example leads many students to [...]
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Physics Major Discovers New Pulsating Star
01.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 – Junior physics major Stephen Vultaggio recently presented his discovery of a new Rapidly-Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Star at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, D.C. Hot Subdwarf Stars are rare types of stars that have had their outer atmospheric layers stripped off, so astronomers [...]
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School of Art and Design Launches New Majors
01.13.2014
The city of High Point’s rich heritage in the furniture industry is a defining factor for HPU’s interior design and home furnishings programs. With numerous furniture companies headquartered here and a twice-yearly international furniture market that attracts 100,000 industry leaders, the opportunities for internships and careers are often a stone’s throw from campus. Faculty in [...]
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December Extraordinary Leader Finds New Educational Experiences at HPU
01.10.2014
She chose High Point University for the extraordinary education, and December’s Extraordinary Leader, Elizabeth Taheri, says the experiences that followed far exceeded her expectations. “HPU has provided me opportunities that I never would have dreamed of obtaining in college,” says the biology major. “Each year has been even better than the last, and the university [...]
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Art Professor Featured in National Show
12.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Scott Raynor, associate professor and chair of the Art Department at High Point University, recently exhibited his work in a national juried exhibition, “Strokes of Genius,” at the MFA Circle Gallery in Maryland. Raynor’s work, “Arrangement with African Mask,” depicted a small still life scene painted from observation. [...]
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Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship to Study Abroad
12.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2013 – High Point University junior, and High Point native, Shelby Jones has received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Russia next semester. The scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, aims to diversify the students who study [...]
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Assistant Professor Elected to Executive Council for Nonprofit Southern Literature Organization
12.4.2013
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
11.27.2013
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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Junior Interns with Course Hero’s Knowledge Drive
11.25.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – High Point University junior Bradley Riley’s entrepreneurial spirit helped him contribute to an effort that donated 100,000 books to people in West Africa. It was all through his internship with Course Hero. Riley was honored as a “Success Story of the Week” through the company’s charity, which provides [...]
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HPU Hires Lowrey as Learning Excellence Specialist
11.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 20, 2013 – High Point University’s Department of Academic Development recently hired James Lowrey as a Learning Excellence specialist. His responsibilities include providing one-on-one academic success coaching for students enrolled in the Learning Excellence program at HPU. Lowrey, a Nationally Certified Counselor who also has experience in student affairs and academic [...]
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Exercise Science Major Presents at State-Wide Conference
11.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2013 – High Point University senior Jennifer Johnson recently presented her research on hip treatment therapies at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association’s annual meeting. She was the only undergraduate student to present at the conference which is primarily attended by Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty across North Carolina. “I [...]
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