HPU to Host Annual Arbor Day Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2015 – High Point University will continue the tradition of celebrating its arboretum, gardens and vibrant campus by holding its annual Arbor Day Celebration at 4 p.m. on April 23 in the David R. Hayworth University Park. The event is open to the public. Attendees are asked to confirm their […]

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Furniture Artisans Become Focus for HPU Photography Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2015 – High Point University students are making the community their classroom for a semester by documenting the area’s furniture workforce. A service learning photography class led by Benita VanWinkle, assistant professor of art, is embracing the Piedmont Triad’s heritage in furniture manufacturing by photographing the individuals who build furniture […]

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Students Operate Community Writing Center for Children

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2015 – Each week at the Community Writing Center, High Point University students and Kirkman Park Elementary School students come together for story time. Located at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the Community Writing Center is staffed and operated by HPU students and faculty who promote literacy and offer tutoring to […]

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Students Use Stories to Promote Healing

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2015 – High Point University students are using stories to help improve the health of the residents at Pennybryn at Maryfield. Students that are enrolled in the service learning class “Narrative Medicine in Action,” meet with residents of the retirement living community each weekend for workshops filled with laughter and […]

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Students Help Members of the Community File Their Taxes for Free

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 6, 2015 – High Point University students are helping members of the community file their taxes this season for free under the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. HPU students are enrolled in a service learning course that prepared them to participate in VITA, a program that provides free tax return […]

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Professor Shares Research on International Investment in Emerging Economies

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – Dr. Tjai M. Nielsen, associate professor of management in the Phillips School of Business and director of executive education & MBA programs at High Point University, recently shared his expertise in global investment with finance professionals in London during a series of invited presentations. Nielsen’s talks were based […]

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HPU Hosts National Teacher of the Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – High Point University’s School of Education hosted Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year, on March 31. McComb, a high school English teacher from Maryland, was named the 64th National Teacher of the Year for 2014. He teaches at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in […]

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Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Hosts Easter Egg Hunt for Children

Pictured above: Allie Zambito (left) and William Brazier (right) at the Easter egg hunt. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – It took a matter of minutes for local elementary school students to clear High Point University’s Greek Village of 400 Easter eggs. HPU’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority hosted children in the PNAC (physical activity, […]

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HPU to Host Former Professional Snowboarder Kevin Pearce

HIGH POINT, N.C., DATE, 2015 – High Point University will host Kevin Pearce, former professional snowboarder and co-founder of LoveYourBrain LLC, at 6 p.m. on April 15 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the R.G. Wanek Center. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets are required. On Dec. 31, 2009, while training for […]

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Harlem Globetrotters Storm HPU’s Millis Center

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 31, 2015 – High Point University hosted the Harlem Globetrotters on their 2015 World Tour featuring HPU alumnus Corey “Thunder” Law on March 30. High Point University students, faculty, staff and members of the community, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and local elementary school students, watched as the Globetrotters beat […]

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Junior Wins SPJ Mark of Excellence Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 31, 2015 – Zack Astran, a junior at High Point University, is the recipient of a regional Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He was presented with the award on March 28 at an SPJ regional conference hosted by the University of Maryland and will continue on […]

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