Junior Wins a National Broadcasting Society Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2013 – A junior at High Point University, Rachael Lehman, recently won the National Broadcasting Society’s “Top Video Sports Segment” award for a Weekly Roundup piece she produced for “Panther Sports.” The project beat out competitors from larger schools including the University of South Carolina and the University of Florida. […]

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Andrea Wheless Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2013 – Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award at HPU’s 89th Commencement Ceremony. The award is named for Meredith Clark Slane, a friend to the university, and has been given annually since 1973 to recognize excellence in teaching. “I […]

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Clubs Award Multiple Scholarships to Local High School Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2013 – Three High Point Central students have an extra $1,000 for college, thanks to High Point University student organizations. High Point Central junior, Hadley Mason, won a scholarship through the HPU Enactus Club’s business plan competition with a plan for a phone application. The application is designed to help […]

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Professor Honored with Writing Award for Screenplay

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – Jim Goodman, assistant professor of media production in the High Point University School of Communication, was recently honored with The Award of Excellence at this year’s Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts held April 7-11. His original narrative short script, “The Ghosts We Know,” received the Award […]

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Librarian Chosen to Distribute Free Paperbacks

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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – La-Nita Williams, who has served as circulation librarian at High Point University’s Smith Library for 25 years, was chosen to participate in World Book Night on April 23 to distribute free paperbacks in the High Point community. World Book Night is a national celebration dedicated to spreading the […]

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HPU Hosts Local Middle School Students for ‘STEM Day’

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2013 – Dozens of students from Welborn Middle School spent the day learning about science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) during a visit to High Point University. Students visited HPU’s School of Education where they worked in engineering teams to build a robotic Ferris wheel out of LEGOs. They also […]

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Students Win Nearly Half of Awards at BigSURS Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26, 2013 – Twenty-two of the 47 first-place awards given at the BigSURS conference went to High Point University students this year. HPU hosted the 6th Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. The BigSURS provides undergraduate scholars a forum to share the results of their research through posters, presentations, […]

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HPU Welcomes Murray as Communication Specialist

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2013 – High Point University recently welcomed Nora Murray as communication specialist in the Office of Communications. In her position, she is responsible for writing articles and press releases that highlight the latest news and events at HPU. “As a resident of High Point, I am thrilled to be working […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Give Commencement Address to Largest Graduating Class

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2013 – High Point University will host Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak as this year’s speaker for its 89th Graduation Ceremony. The university will award more than 900 degrees – 836 undergraduate and 90 graduate degrees. This marks the largest undergraduate class in the history of HPU. The Graduation Ceremony will […]

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Students Chop Off Their Hair to Benefit Cancer Patients

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 23, 2013 – It’s a sight to see – a dozen High Point University students lined up, waiting for their hair to be chopped off. The students donated at least eight inches of their hair on April 22 during the Cuts for Cancer event on campus. Their hair will go directly […]

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HPU Welcomes van Zeeland as Help Desk Support Technician

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Frans van Zeeland as the new help desk support technician at High Point University in the IT department. As the support technician, van Zeeland assists faculty and staff with hardware and software for classroom applications and university operations. He is excited about joining […]

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