HPU Poll: Clinton Leads Democratic Primary; Trump, Cruz and Rubio Have Most GOP Support

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 8, 2016 – The High Point University Poll has found former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the lead in North Carolina’s Democratic Primary for President of the United States over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. On the Republican side, more of North Carolina’s likely Republican primary voters support Donald Trump. […]

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HPU Welcomes 5,000 Visitors for Winter Family Weekend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 8, 2016 – More than 5,000 out-of-town parents and family members came to the city for High Point University’s Winter Family Weekend on Feb. 5-7, and made a substantial impact on the local economy while visiting their HPU students. Throughout the weekend, families participated in a variety of activities, including a […]

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HPU Professor Gives Invited Talk at National Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2016 – High Point University assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, was recently invited to give a talk titled, “It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times; Successfully Navigating Life as an Early Career Psychologist” at the teaching pre-conference of the 17th annual Society […]

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Students Donate Food to Open Door Ministries

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016 – It started out with High Point University student Haley Slone wanting her fellow students to donate surplus meals to those battling hunger in the city of High Point. In spring 2015, Slone spoke with Ryan Melino, retail brand manager for HPU’s hospitality team, about helping to expand her […]

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HPU Raises $230,000 for United Way Campaign

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2016 – High Point University has been named the third largest contributor to the United Way of Greater High Point’s annual campaign for the third consecutive year. The HPU family raised $230,000 in 2015 to support the UWGHP and its partner agencies – a 505 percent increase from 2005. Joe Cristy, […]

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Faculty Profile: Crafting Future Political Leaders

Insightful, charismatic, humorous – three words that describe the political expert that High Point University students call their professor. His name is Dr. Brandon Lenoir, one of HPU’s newest professors in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, but you’d never know he’s new by his interaction with his students. They hang onto his every […]

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The HPU Poll: Putting Public Opinion into Perspective

Kelsy Underwood didn’t like answering the phone. She’d tell you that. She was “pretty shy,” and she used few words in conversation. But there she was, her first stint in the university’s Survey Research Center, slipping on a pair of headphones and calling someone she didn’t even know. She came for her Surveys and Sampling […]

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Professor Presents Research on Experiential Learning at Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2016 – Dr. Sadie Leder-Elder, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, recently presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) conference Jan. 3 – 8 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Her poster titled, “Teaching Psychology through Social Action: Even a Done-in-a-Day Activity Can Make a Difference,” […]

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Family Weekend Brings 5,000 to City

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 28, 2016 – High Point University will host more than 5,000 visitors Feb. 5-7 for its Winter Family Weekend, when families will take part in a variety of activities, including a service project, where they will have the opportunity to pack healthy meals to be distributed to the Triad Food Pantry […]

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Staff Profile: Changing Lives in Chapel Life

Spend five minutes with Brittani Hunt, and you’ll see she has a passion for helping people. When she talks about the injustices that exist in today’s world, the tone in her voice changes – still quiet, yet stern. Empathetic, yet demanding improvement. She says she’s a change agent – a person who creatively, intentionally and […]

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Professor Shares Research, Takes Leadership Role at Association Meeting

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 27, 2016 – Dr. Christopher Lootens, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, attended the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Chicago, where he presented research and accepted a new leadership role as the president of the ABCT Special Interest Group for Teaching Clinical Psychology. […]

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HPU Grad Finds Herself through Service

It was a Saturday, less than 15 minutes after graduation, and Shannon Barr was still in her black graduation gown when she got a text message from one of her professors, Amy MacArthur. “Are you still on campus? I have an offer for you.” She went looking for MacArthur and found her along with the […]

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NIH Features Pharmacy Professor’s Paper

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2016 – The National Institutes of Health featured a research paper about a new treatment for addiction authored by Dr. Comfort Boateng, assistant professor of pharmacy at High Point University. The paper, titled “High Affinity Dopamine D3 Receptor (D3R)-Selective Antagonists Attenuate Heroin Self-Administration in Wild-Type but not D3R Knockout Mice,” […]

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