HPU’s Foster to Conduct Choirs and Orchestra at Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 13, 2019 – One year from now, High Point University’s Dr. Marc Foster, chair and professor of music, will be conducting the choirs and orchestra for the 250th birthday celebration for Ludwig van Beethoven at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. A group of HPU students will accompany Foster during next […]

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Exercise Science Students Research Altitude Exposure in Nepal During ‘Maymester’

  HIGH POINT, N.C., June 12, 2019 – High Point University exercise science students climbed the mountains of Nepal during their recent “Maymester” trip to study their physiological responses to high altitude exposure.   During a 14-day trek, the group traveled from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the Annapurna region of Nepal. They hiked to sites […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 7, 2019 – High Point University welcomed 10 new staff members in April and May. They are as follows: Dr. Jason Lattier joined HPU as director of the Caine Conservatory. He will curate plant collections and oversee the new 15,000-square-foot conservatory, which is under construction on campus. The Caine Conservatory will […]

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Students Explore Marketing in Spain During ‘Maymester’ Trip

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 6, 2019 – High Point University students in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business are learning the tricks of the marketing trade in Spain during a four week “Maymester” trip. Dr. Miguel Sahagun, assistant professor of marketing, and Dr. Cindy Hanson, associate professor of marketing, are leading the students through […]

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HPU Ranks in Cybersecurity Talent Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 6, 2019 – High Point University has been ranked No. 3 in North Carolina and No. 84 in the nation in the 2019 Governor’s Cybersecurity Talent Competition. Cyber FastTrack is a free online cybersecurity program for college students and graduates. Through online challenges, quizzes, exams and tutorials, students learn disciplines that […]

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HPU Hosts Miss USA Cheslie Kryst

High Point University hosted Miss USA Cheslie Kryst today. Kryst is a North Carolina native and was crowned Miss USA on May 2 in Reno, Nevada. HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2019 – Recently crowned Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst brought her Homecoming Tour to High Point University today to share stories of her pageant journey […]

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Physical Therapy Students Treat Local Patients During a Service Learning Trip

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2019 – High Point University physical therapy students from the Congdon School of Health Sciences traveled to Guatemala to take the skills they learned in the classroom and treat a diverse patient population within a variety of clinics throughout rural parts of the country. HPU students partnered with the nonprofit, […]

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HPU Spends ‘Maymester’ Learning About Italian Culture

High Point University students spent two weeks studying Italian culture during a recent “Maymester” trip. The group visited the Colosseum, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. HIGH POINT, N.C., May 31, 2019 – A group of High Point University students from the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication spent two weeks exploring Italy’s rich […]

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Retired HPU Faculty Honored

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 30, 2019 – High Point University recently honored retiring faculty Dr. Cherl Harrison during an end-of-the-year faculty meeting. Harrison came to HPU in 1987 and served as a professor of art and chaired the fine arts department composed of music, theatre and art before HPU divided the departments to establish the […]

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HPU Residence Halls and Campus Recognized by Affordable Schools

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 28, 2019 – High Point University’s campus and residence halls are among the most attractive yet affordable options available to college students, according to Affordable Schools. Ranked at No. 1, HPU’s student housing is among the “30 Most Inviting Yet Affordable College Dorms in America.” The ranking describes HPU’s living options […]

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HPU Lowers Flags for Memorial Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 23, 2019 – High Point University will honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this nation by lowering perimeter flags to half-staff on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. “High Point University is a God, family and country school,” says HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein. “We are […]

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Students and Faculty Recognized for Research and Innovation

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 22, 2019 – 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. HPU Student Receives Innovation Achievement Award Christian Porter, a rising sophomore and entrepreneurship major at HPU, […]

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HPU Chemistry Professor Receives Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 20, 2019 – Dr. Andrew Wommack, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award during High Point University’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. The award recognizes a full-time faculty member for exemplary accomplishments in research and creative endeavors. Wommack’s research blends two subdisciplines of chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry […]

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HPU Recognizes Math Professor with Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 20, 2019 – Dr. Adam Graham-Squire, associate professor of mathematics, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award during High Point University’s 2019 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. Graham-Squire […]

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