Senior Scholar Succeeds in Overcoming Autism

High Point University senior Sam Kizer is already making a name for himself in his chosen field. The communication major will present research at his second professional conference this spring, is working on writing a book chapter with his faculty mentor and has already been accepted to graduate school. To those at HPU who know […]

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Turning Comedy into a Career

Few college students get the chance to meet giants in their fields, but High Point University junior Hayley Ellman has earned the chance to do just that. Ellman, an electronic communication major, was hand-picked by “Funny or Die” president Mike Farah through Intern Sushi’s contest to conduct informational interviews with industry leaders. Students are selected […]

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Leading Lives of Service

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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Senior’s Research Published in International Journal

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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Turning Anger into Art

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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Protect a Heart of Gold Project: Student Honors Parents with AHA Fundraiser

When High Point University senior Alexandra Love was growing up, she almost lost both of her parents to heart disease – almost. Instead of this story ending tragically, as many cases of heart disease do, both parents underwent surgeries, treatment and successful recovery processes. Her family, who hails from Charlotte, not only survived their battle, […]

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HPU: More Than Just a Pretty Place

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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Researching Romance

Dating and romance advice are 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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HPU Welcomes 5,000 for Winter Family Weekend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – High Point University welcomed 5,000 visitors this past weekend for the annual “Family Weekend.” The weekend brings an economic boost to the city of High Point and the greater Triad area every year. The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the weekend had an economic impact of […]

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Balancing Act: At HPU, students combine academics and professional experiences

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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Gaining Experience and Preparing for Anything

By Melissa Sweredoski, junior Walking down the promenade on one of my first days of class at High Point University, I noticed a quote by Henry Ford. “The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” I knew that I was at the perfect […]

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Seniors Secure Positions at Global Fortune 500 Company

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 24, 2014 – Two High Point University business majors have already secured positions at a global Fortune 500 company. Seniors Matt Haering and Sam Martorella recently accepted positions in Lenovo’s selective LASR program. The LASR (Lenovo Accelerated Sales Rotation) program is a six to nine month rotation through different sales jobs […]

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