Access to Innovators

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine. HPU students are granted access to global innovators, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. As Wozniak begins his role as “Innovator in Residence” at HPU, students come to know the genius behind Apple Computer as a mentor and a friend. Jan. 31, 2017 update: Steve […]

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HPU Receives $3 Million from Triad Entrepreneurs

Couch Hall to be named in their honor HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 3, 2016 – A couple with roots in High Point is generously giving $3 million to High Point University. David Couch, CEO of The Blue Ridge Companies Inc., and his wife Stephanie Quayle, an accomplished singer and songwriter, made the gift to HPU […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 2, 2016 – High Point University welcomed five new faculty and staff members during the month of October. They are as follows:   Dr. S. Alex Marshall joins the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of basic pharmaceutical sciences. This is a newly created faculty position. He will […]

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High Point Family Invests in HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 1, 2016 – High Point University has received a major gift from Dr. Michael and Susan Samuel. The Samuels are longtime residents of High Point who believe the success of HPU contributes to the success of their community. Dr. Samuel, a native of High Point, established a successful dental practice in […]

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Senior Interns with IBM

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2016 – High Point University senior Tyler Bailey recently completed an internship with IBM in Austin, Texas. There, he worked on a team of global software engineers responsible for innovating and building IBM’s leadership in the cloud computing market, one of the company’s most important investments. A computer science major […]

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Students Spend Fall Break Giving Back

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2016 – Two groups of High Point University students spent their fall break improving and assisting communities in Guatemala and Costa Rica. Seven HPU students partnered with nine members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church on a service trip to Guatemala. There, they worked with low income families to build […]

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This Week in Photos: October 22-28

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From trick-or-treating, a community Halloween dance, soccer championships and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.

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Trick or Treat: Local Children Experience Halloween on HPU Campus

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2016 – Residence halls on High Point University’s campus were filled with the sounds of childhood excitement on Oct. 27. Children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont got into the Halloween spirit with an afternoon of trick-or-treating. Dressed as superheroes, princesses, witches and furry animals, children roamed […]

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UNC-TV to Air New Episodes of HPU’s ‘Access to Innovators’ Speaker Series

Three Specials Will Feature Prominent Women Leaders HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2016 – As part of an ongoing commitment to community enrichment, UNC-TV will air High Point University’s “Access to Innovators” speaker series at 10 p.m. on Thursdays in November and December. During each program, influential thought leaders, including former Secretary of State Dr. […]

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‘HPU in the City’ Takes Students to New York for Career Development

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 26, 2016 – When it comes to career preparation, High Point University students have phenomenal resources on their campus, including numerous faculty mentors and an office of Career and Professional Development staffed with career advisors. They also have opportunities for development all over the world, thanks to experiential programs like HPU […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 25, 2016 – High Point University faculty and staff recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Business School Dean Named to Hospice Board Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, joined the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Piedmont. Hospice provides […]

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Students Gain Experience at High Point Furniture Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2016 – At the High Point Market, couches, coffee tables and bedroom sets are infinite. But, for the High Point University students who are working there, the experiences and lessons are priceless. Taking advantage of an opportunity that can only be found in the city of High Point, students majoring […]

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Students and Faculty Take Talents to Costa Rica

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2016 – For the third year, three students from High Point University participated in the highly selective Promising Artists Program in Costa Rica and took the stage during a week of musical performances. The Promising Artists program started in 1986 and is recognized by the U.S. State Department. Each year, […]

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Business Professor Presents Research at International Conferences

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2016 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, director of executive education and associate professor of management at High Point University, recently presented four research papers at two peer-reviewed international conferences. His research covered a variety of topics from transnational diaspora investment, to international business education, to body language, to team and organizational […]

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Sorority Pledges to End Domestic Violence One Hand at a Time

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2016 – High Point University’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority raised awareness and took a stand against domestic violence during their These Hands Don’t Hurt event. From morning until noon, students came to the R.G. Wanek Center and left with purple hands. Participants took a pledge against domestic violence and demonstrated […]

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HPU Faculty Recognized for Research and Innovation

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2016 – Members of the High Point University community frequently conduct, publish and share research and creative works in a variety of ways. Below is a recap of research initiatives from the past month. Anthropology Professor Publishes Article on Tea Party Supporters in Central NC Dr. Bill Westermeyer, visiting assistant […]

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