Meet the Seniors: Summer Tonsfeldt Discovers Dream Job at Disney

  At High Point University, an extraordinary education is one that offers experiential learning, student-to-faculty collaboration and a knowledge base that prepares graduates for the world of tomorrow. Summer Tonsfeldt, a December 2014 graduate, exemplifies what an extraordinary education at HPU can do. Graduating a semester early, Tonsfeldt managed to fit in five internships, a […]

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HPU Poll: Majority of NC Residents in Satisfied Relationships

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2015 – As Valentine’s Day approaches, the HPU Poll finds that 66 percent of North Carolina residents are currently in a romantic relationship. Seventy-seven percent of these individuals are married and 8 percent are in long-distance relationships. Of those who are romantically attached, an overwhelming majority report being satisfied with […]

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HPU/News & Record Poll: Terror Attacks on Media Possible in U.S., But Media Should Be Free to Publish Offensive Material

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2015 – The HPU/News & Record Poll finds that an overwhelming majority – 90 percent – of North Carolinians believe terrorist attacks like the Jan. 7 attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo could happen here in the United States. At the same time, 66 percent of respondents say the […]

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HPU in the Nation’s Capital

Standing in the Tohoku region of Japan, senior Starneshia Wynn felt immense assurance about her decision to study through the High Point University Washington program. She never doubted it would further her education, but she also never expected it to take her to this foreign land, ravaged by a tsunami, earthquake and nuclear power plant […]

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HPU Poll: Obama Approval at 44 Percent, McCrory at 41

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 9, 2015 – The HPU Poll finds that 44 percent of North Carolina residents approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance. The poll, the first HPU Poll of 2015, places Gov. Pat McCrory’s job performance at 41 percent. Forty-seven percent and 37 percent disapprove of Obama and McCrory’s job performance, respectively. […]

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Alumnus Invests in High Point

READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES You could say Chris Gillespie is invested in High Point. Aside from being a 25-year resident of the city, he’s the executive director of West End Ministries, holds a master’s degree from High Point University and has worked as a teacher, director and tutor at Guilford County Schools. Now, he’s […]

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5 Reasons Internships are Essential

HPU’s Office of Career and Internship Services (C&IS) connects students with internships that boost resumes, build connections, expand networks, and set potential employees apart from the competition. Below are five reasons every student should pursue an internship opportunity – regardless of whether or not it’s required for their major. The successful outcomes speak for themselves: […]

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How You Can Take Part in National Clean Out Your Computer Day

By: Office of Information Technology   Computers at home and in the work place move very slowly because of the amount of clutter stored on the device. Feb. 9 is National Clean out Your Computer Day and a nice reminder to clean up and delete old and unused files. Speed and Security In order to […]

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New Leadership Appointments at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2015 – New leadership appointments have been made at High Point University for Chris Dudley and Steve Potter. Dudley has been named Vice President for Development of Community Relations, and Potter has been named Vice President of Facilities and Auxiliary Operations. Dudley who graduated from HPU in 1994, will be […]

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Meet the Seniors: Student Takes Business to a New Level for Gamers

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at High Point University. Through annual Business Plan Competitions, academic programs and experiential learning opportunities that inspire innovation, HPU is graduating job creators, not job takers. One example is Kristopher Hovland, a senior, who founded Tekiture – a company that designs and manufactures desks for computer gamers. Hovland’s […]

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Security Captain Appointed Treasurer of ASIS International

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2015 – High Point University Security Captain Lindy Johnson was recently appointed treasurer of the American Society for Industrial Security International NC Piedmont Chapter. ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. It is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security […]

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