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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5 Ways HPU Students Benefit from a Network of Mentorship

The benefits of having a mentor are limitless – career advice, insight, friendship, teachings, connections and more. High Point University understands the power of mentorship. That’s why HPU surrounds students with caring heroes, models and mentors who connect with students as they prepare them to become future leaders. In celebration of National Mentorship Month, here […]

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Winter Weather Update for January 25, 2016

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Dear HPU Family, For the safety of our HPU community, classes have been canceled until 10:40 a.m. on Monday, January 25th. This allows more time for travel and for conditions on and off campus to improve. All classes from 10:40 a.m. on, will operate on a regular schedule. The On-Campus Shuttles will start at 8:00 a.m. Administrative […]

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Five Ways HPU President Nido Qubein Mentors Students

It’s National Mentoring Month. However, High Point University celebrates and fosters mentorship year-round. One of HPU’s most prolific advocates for mentorship is university President Nido Qubein. Through one-on-one meetings, course offerings and more, Dr. Qubein guides students to become the best version of themselves.   1. Freshman Seminar A student’s first semester of college can […]

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Winter Weather Update for January 22, 2016

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Dear HPU Family, Due to continued inclement weather and poor road conditions in High Point and around the region, and for the safety of the HPU community, all undergraduate and graduate classes are canceled and most administrative offices will be closed on Friday, January 22nd, 2016. Staff should confirm their work status with their supervisor. All […]

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5 Lessons Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Shared with HPU Students

On Jan. 20, High Point University welcomed Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter who, from humble beginnings, transformed into a Silicon Valley leader. In a conversation with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, the two discussed Stone’s winding journey to success. Stone’s answers were filled with stories about overcoming adversity in his childhood, as well as […]

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Students, Faculty Present Research at Major Astronomy Meeting

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2016 – High Point University students Thomas Boudreaux, Rodrigo Catalan and Alan Vasquez, and Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, gave presentations at the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Jan. 5-8. The meeting is the largest national gathering of astronomers, with more than 3,000 in attendance this […]

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