HPU Board of Visitors Adds 10 New Members

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2016 – High Point University has appointed 10 new members to its Board of Visitors. The board is composed of approximately 144 friends of HPU who are recognized for their character and leadership abilities. “We appreciate all the ways these individuals have contributed their leadership and service to High Point […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 3, 2016 – High Point University welcomed nine new staff members during the month of September. They are as follows: Gail Strickland joins the School of Pharmacy as an assessment and student services assistant. This is a newly created position. She assists the associate deans, Dr. Peter Gal and Dr. Buddy […]

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Students Win Fine Furniture Design Visual Merchandising Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2016 – Six High Point University students have been awarded a $500 scholarship as the winners of a design competition sponsored by Fine Furniture Design. The competition challenged undergraduates majoring in visual merchandising design to develop mood boards, which visually represent the demographics, psychographics and overall lifestyle of consumers likely to […]

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Senior Interns with Tech Start-up

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2016 – Senior Kirstie Pratt spent her summer in Ashburn, Virginia, as a marketing and growth intern for Solebrity, a new online shopping app that pays shoppers when friends buy the shopper’s endorsed items. Pratt, a strategic communication major from Leesburg, Virginia, says that the internship gave her the opportunity […]

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Fall Family Weekend Brings 5,000 Visitors

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 27, 2016 – High Point University welcomed nearly 5,000 guests to campus for Fall Family Weekend, an annual event that also brings visitors to the city and provides a boost to the local economy. Last year’s Family Weekend had an estimated economic impact of more than $2.4 million according to The […]

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Students Connect with Employers at Career Expo

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016 – Though today’s job market may be more competitive than ever, High Point University’s Office of Career and Professional Development is doing its part to connect students with potential employers. On Sept. 21, the university hosted companies such as Gartner, ScanSource Inc., Lenovo, Coca-Cola, Red Ventures, Dell and Volvo […]

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Stedman Graham to Visit HPU

Who: High Point University students and Stedman Graham, best-selling author, educator and entrepreneur. The event is open to HPU students, faculty and staff. To RSVP, email concierge@highpoint.edu What: Stedman Graham, best-selling author, educator and entrepreneur, to visit HPU. Where: Cottrell Hall ballroom on HPU’s campus When: Noon on Sept. 20 Why: Graham will spend time […]

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‘HPUniverse Day’ to Offer Science and Space Activities for Families

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 16, 2016 – The third annual HPUniverse Day will offer an evening for families to explore space, science and beyond on the High Point University campus. High Point University Department of Physics will host “HPUniverse Day,” a family-friendly, educational outreach astronomy event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2016 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Sigma Nu Receives Grand Chapter Award for Academic Excellence   The Nu Delta Chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity received the Regent’s Award for Academic Excellence at this year’s Sigma […]

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HPU’s Piano Competition Awards $10,000 in Prizes

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 13, 2016 – Three talented pianists competed for the top prize at High Point University’s annual piano competition on Sept. 10. After being selected from a pool of applicants ages 15-25 from around the world, the finalists performed for a crowd of more than 200 HPU students, faculty and community members […]

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Exercise Physiologist to Speak at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2016 – The High Point University Congdon School of Health Sciences and the Department of Exercise Science will welcome Dr. Joseph Houmard for its Distinguished Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. The event will be held at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center’s Pauline Theater on the HPU campus. […]

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Abundance through Adversity: Oprah’s Mentee Joins HPU

There’s sunlight streaming through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows of Cottrell Hall’s International Concourse, where Mpumi Nobiva has set up shop to start her day. With her laptop, phone and bag full of textbooks, she looks like other college students at High Point University with project deadlines. But talk to her, and layers of an unexpected […]

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Senior Interns at Nonviolence International

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2016 – High Point University Senior Amanda Coppa spent her summer as a research analyst intern with Nonviolence International, a human rights organization with a network of resource centers that research and promote nonviolent action worldwide. The political science and international relations double major from North Andover, Massachusetts, worked in […]

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5 Life Lessons from Rachel Callaway, SGA President

Rachel Callaway is an HPU senior and president of the Student Government Association. The following is a transcript of her speech to the Class of 2020 during Opening Convocation on Aug. 22.   Good morning and congratulations. You made it to High Point University. On behalf of the student body, I want to welcome you […]

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Fine Furniture Design Sponsors HPU Student Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2016 – Students in the Branding, Licensing and Ownership course of Victoria Brown, Ph.D., at High Point University will soon have an opportunity to apply their talents to a furniture marketing project, courtesy of Fine Furniture Design. The High Point-based case goods and upholstery manufacturer is sponsoring a design competition that […]

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