Students Conduct Water Taste Test to Reduce Plastic Waste

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2015 – High Point University students conducted a taste test challenge comparing bottled water to filtered tap water as a part of their Psychology of Social Influence course. This taste test raised awareness about the need for water conservation and reducing disposable water bottle waste. “It is great to take […]

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HPU Hires Hao as Human Relations Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2015 – Dr. Chanyu Hao has joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of human relations. Hao teaches courses on conflict resolution and stress management as well as team dynamics and development. “I hope my classes will help students better understand themselves, their teams and organizations,” […]

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McAlister Joins Mathematics Faculty

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2015 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Allison McAlister as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. McAlister teaches courses in calculus and quantitative methods. With a research interest in finite-dimensional generalizations of Lie algebras, she is excited to share her love of mathematics with students at HPU. […]

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Partnerships Give Students a “Taste of Real Life”

A framed poster hangs near an entrance of Cottrell Hall, showing an eagle spreading its wings alongside a seven-word message as familiar to students as their favorite song. “Instilling The Entrepreneurial Spirit. It’s In Our DNA.” Kathy Elliott, the director of HPU’s Belk Entrepreneurship Center, makes sure of that. She brings in entrepreneurs and local business […]

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Faculty Profile: Guiding Student Entrepreneurs toward Success

Whether she’s teaching a business class or beside a circle of students inside Cottrell Hall’s Center of Entrepreneurship, there’s one thing you’ll notice about Kathy Elliott. She’s always smiling. HPU students notice, and they’re drawn to Elliott because of her easy-going demeanor. But there’s more to it than that. They come because she helps ease […]

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Alumni Profile: An MBA Success Story

READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES A lot can happen in five years. Just ask Matt Young. He graduated from High Point University’s MBA program in 2011. Since then, he’s gotten married, purchased a home, had a son with another on the way, began learning a new language, was accepted into a doctorate program, switched jobs […]

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Allen Joins School of Education

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 1, 2015 – Dr. Tawannah G. Allen, an experienced educator, joined High Point University as an associate professor of educational leadership. Allen teaches courses on intercultural communication skills, leadership development and human resources in the School of Education’s masters and doctoral programs. She also designs and facilitates professional development sessions for […]

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Student Provides Personal Perspective on Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 1, 2015 – High Point University student Ninaru Shtayyeh, a sophomore from Jerusalem, attended the International Student Leadership Conference hosted by the North Carolina Association of International Educators on Nov. 13-14. Shtayyeh, an international business and economics major, prepared a paper for the conference, which she also presented for a class […]

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HPU Welcomes Fink as History Instructor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 30, 2015 – Joey Ann Fink recently joined the faculty of High Point University as an instructor of history. She teaches undergraduate survey courses in 20th century U.S. history and western civilization. Fink’s teaching and research focus on connecting history to contemporary communities and current issues by examining oral history. This […]

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Ong Joins HPU as Philosophy Instructor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2015 – Dr. James Abordo Ong joined the faculty of High Point University as an instructor of philosophy. A specialist in social and political philosophy and moral psychology, Ong teaches undergraduate business ethics and social ethics courses. Ong recently moved to High Point from Durham, where he completed a doctorate […]

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De Nicolas Joins HPU as Spanish Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2015 – High Point University hired Dr. Sara De Nicolas as a visiting assistant professor of Spanish. De Nicolas teaches all levels of Spanish courses and mentors students in the Spanish major. She also conducts research that focuses on sociolinguistics, second-language acquisition and semantics, and highlights the diversity of the […]

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Students Learn About Law School and Legal Practice

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2015 – An experiential learning opportunity organized by High Point University’s pre-law professional program facilitated students’ exploration of law school and legal practice. Students attended a session of the North Carolina Business Court on Oct. 1 at Elon Law School in Greensboro. Pre-Law faculty advisors Dr. Donna Scheidt and Dr. Scott […]

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Goff Joins HPU as Interior Design Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2015 – High Point University hired Kristina Goff as an assistant professor of interior design. Goff teaches classes in both the interior design and visual merchandising concentrations at HPU. In her studio courses, students learn about programming for interior design, how to organize for designing an interior space and researching […]

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HPU Adds Wentworth as Anthropology Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 20, 2015 – Dr. Chelsea Wentworth recently joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of anthropology. She is teaching courses in cultural anthropology, medical anthropology and qualitative research methods. Wentworth says she is excited to join a growing and dynamic university, and looks forward to helping students […]

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Freshman Profile: A Call to Lead

HPU’s newest cohort of students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. GR Dulac is the Freshman Class President for the Class of 2019. Below, discover how he plans to make the most out of his time at HPU:  Name: GR Dulac Hometown: Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan High school attended: University of Detroit Jesuit High School […]

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HPU Adds Ackerman as Assistant Professor of Biology

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2015 – Dr. Kristin Ackerman joined High Point University as an assistant professor of biology.   Ackerman teaches sections of Human Physiology and Animal Physiology in both the laboratory and the classroom. She also leads undergraduate research while studying neural development, neuronal regeneration and the disruption of nicotine on early […]

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HPU Hosts 800 Visitors for Statewide Research Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 16, 2015 – High Point University undergraduates and students from 40 colleges, universities and high schools across the state presented research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium. HPU hosted more than 800 students and faculty for the event on Nov. 14. The symposium is one of […]

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Skeen Joins HPU as Mathematics Instructor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 16, 2015 – Tremaine Skeen has joined the faculty of High Point University as an instructor of mathematics. Skeen comes to HPU with more than a decade of experience teaching college math at Georgia Regents University and Randolph Community College. “Mathematics is an amazing field of study because of its practical […]

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