HPU Names New School of Undergraduate Sciences for Todd and Karen Wanek

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2018 – The High Point University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor Karen and Todd Wanek by naming the new School of Undergraduate Sciences for them. Todd Wanek is the CEO of Ashley Furniture, and Karen Wanek is president of Superior Fresh. Ashley Furniture, headquartered in Wisconsin, is the […]

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HPU’s Winter Family Weekend to Bring Thousands of Visitors to Campus and City

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2018 – High Point University will host approximately 5,000 visitors during Winter Family Weekend, Feb. 2-4. The annual winter event is a time for HPU students and families to experience together the university’s academic and cultural opportunities, as well as offerings throughout the city of High Point. Each year, Winter […]

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This Week in Photos: Jan 15-19

This week was filled with great experiences from remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with service projects and a chapel service to a snowy surprise below you’ll find what happened this week in photos.

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HPU Completes 33 Service Projects in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pictured above: High Point University students organized crafts and group activities for residents at Piedmont Christian Home. HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2018 – Jakki Davis knows that High Point University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is more than just one day of giving back. It represents HPU’s dedication to community […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Honored at HPU’s Annual Worship Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2018 – Change agents must be audacious. That’s the message Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie shared today with community members, students, faculty and staff at High Point University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day worship service. “Audacity is believing that you have something to offer that no one has yet given,” […]

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HPU Student Honored for Community Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2018 –High Point University student Danasia Eubanks has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement. Eubanks is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact Award, which honors one student leader at […]

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HPU to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with ‘A Day On, Not Off’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 9, 2018 – High Point University has organized more than 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects that anyone can sign up to be part of on Jan. 15. Community members are invited to join HPU students and faculty and can sign up to participate here: http://www.highpoint.edu/servicelearning/mlk-day-of-service/. Registration closes Jan. […]

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HPU Family Serves Community During the Holiday Season

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2017 –Throughout the months of November and December, High Point University students, faculty and staff hosted programs to benefit the local community and beyond. These efforts are part of the 100,000 hours of service and thousands of dollars that the HPU family contributes each year to local causes.   HPU […]

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HPU’s Community Christmas Brings Out The Reason For The Season

For the seventh straight year, Christmas came to High Point University last week. At least 26,000 people experienced a two-night event that transformed the university into a storybook scene full of 12-foot Nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity and a 40-foot  DNA helix that turned into a striped candy cane. Snowflakes made of soap cascaded from rooftops, […]

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HPU Wraps up the 7th Annual Community Christmas Celebration with 26,000 Visitors

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 15, 2017 – Somewhere between telling Santa what she wanted for Christmas and dancing under the falling snow, five-year-old Bailey Michael and her family made time for a train ride surrounded by lights on the second night of High Point University’s Community Christmas. “I’m about to go on the Polar Express,” […]

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HPU Welcomes Neighbors and Friends for the 7th Annual Community Christmas Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2017 – Four-year-old Payton Aust and her sister, 3-year-old Taylor, piled into a train car aboard the Polar Express and traveled through tunnels of lights and falling snow on High Point University’s campus. As their journey came to a stop, Payton looked to her parents, Brad and Robin Aust, with […]

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‘Twas the Night of HPU Community Christmas

On most days, Brianna Beard would identify herself as a High Point University junior majoring in elementary education. However, during HPU’s annual Community Christmas Celebration, she prefers to be known as Brianna the Bus Elf.  Each year, High Point community members, neighbors and friends come together for two free nights of Christmas cheer on HPU’s […]

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HPU Students Raise $15,000 for Angel Tree Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2017 – High Point University students give offerings at weekly services in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel with a special group of people in mind. As a longstanding tradition, the chapel’s Board of Stewards collects the fall semester offerings to support the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. This semester, […]

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HPU’s 47th Annual Prayer Breakfast Rings in Christmas

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2017 – High Point University’s 47th Annual Prayer Breakfast rang in the Christmas season with a theme of new beginnings. For the 800 community members who attended, like Sister Lucy Hennessy from Pennybyrn at Maryfield, the breakfast provided an opportunity to begin the holiday season and fellowship with one another. […]

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