HPU’s Landscape of Hope and Beauty

This year’s Arbor Day Celebration will take place at 4 p.m. on April 20.  A few weeks before graduation last year, down 48 steps into a new amphitheater, HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein began yet another Arbor Day celebration. She talked about potential. She always has ever since her husband became HPU’s seventh president 12 […]

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Ward Joins HPU as Clergy in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2017 – Rev. Dr. J. Alexander (Al) Ward will join High Point University as Clergy in Residence after he retires as senior pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in July. Ward will work with religion faculty and pastors in the local church community to develop special projects such as […]

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HPU Dedicates Liberty Tree for First Amendment Day

High Point University First Lady Mariana Qubein presided over the tree dedication and turned the first shovel of soil HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2017 – In the years before the American Revolution, colonists gathered at the Liberty Tree, a large elm tree in Boston that served as a rallying point for important events and […]

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February’s Extraordinary Leader: A Risk-Taker, A Fundraiser, A Friend

His fraternity brothers know him as “Espo,” the business-savvy senior from Illinois. As the fraternity’s president, he helped steer a Kappa Alpha fund drive that raised more than $50,000 in one year to buy all-terrain wheelchairs for two disabled veterans. He and his fraternity brothers will give away the second wheelchair Saturday. As a friend, […]

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HPU Announces April Community Enrichment Series Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 14, 2017 – High Point University will host the following events in April as part of the Community Enrichment Series. All of these events are open to the public. Tickets are not required unless otherwise noted. Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates from HPU about events throughout the […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2017 – High Point University faculty and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions. Interior Design Students Earn LEED Green Associate Designation Aria Real, Hayley Clarke and Hannah Grau, senior interior design majors at HPU, recently earned the LEED Green Associate designation. This credential allows designers […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2017 – High Point University welcomed seven new faculty and staff members during January and February. They are as follows:   Dr. Dave Tofanelli joins the Earl N. Phillips School of Business as assistant professor of the practice of management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on organizational behavior, innovation […]

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HPU Community Gathers for Annual Black Heritage Service

  HIGH POINT, N.C., March 1, 2017 – High Point University’s fourth annual Black Heritage Service brought students, faculty and community members together in Hayworth Chapel on Feb. 26. Hosted by HPU’s Black Cultural Awareness Club, the service was a special time of sharing African-American heritage, listening to the voices of the black experience, and […]

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Full STEM Ahead: Robotics Competition Holds Second Challenge for Middle Schools

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2017 – “Tonight’s challenges are a little harder than they were last time, aren’t they?” asked Dr. Shirley Disseler, associate professor of education at High Point University. A room full of middle school students nodded their heads and simultaneously answered, “Yes!” Thanks to an $8,000 grant from Daimler Trucks North […]

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HPU Faculty Recognized for Research and Innovation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2017 – Members of the High Point University community frequently conduct, publish and share research and creative works in a variety of ways. Below is a recap of research initiatives from the past month.   Communication Professor Presents Keynote Address at International Conference Dr. Kate Fowkes, professor of media and […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentors and Mixes with HPU Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 20, 2017 – Apple Co-founder and High Point University’s Innovator in Residence Steve Wozniak returned to campus today for a series of micro sessions with students, faculty and members of the community that focused on a variety of topics. He began his visit with HPU pharmacy students. Teams of students took […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 16, 2017 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Two HPU Students Named Fulbright Semifinalists HPU seniors Liz Reichart and Catherine Bakewell are semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright offers opportunities for students to undertake graduate study, […]

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HPU Announces March Community Enrichment Series Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 15, 2017 – High Point University will host the following events in March as part of the Community Enrichment Series. All of these events are open to the public. Tickets are not required unless otherwise noted. Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates from HPU about events throughout the […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Returns to HPU Campus as Innovator in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2017 – Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and High Point University’s Innovator in Residence, will return to campus on Feb. 20 to work with students in exercise science, pharmacy, computer science, education and other majors. The Silicon Valley icon joined HPU as Innovator in Residence in 2016. He also gave the […]

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HPU Earns 8th Consecutive Tree Campus USA Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 8, 2017 – High Point University earned the 2016 Tree Campus USA recognition for the eighth consecutive year. HPU is one of 12 colleges and universities in the state to receive the honor and one of only four to have achieved it for eight or more years. Led by First Lady […]

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