HPU Welcomes Strejc as Resident Director

The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Mark Strejc as resident director for the Finch, Millis and Wilson residence halls. Strejc will be responsible for providing a positive residential experience for students at HPU, as well as overseeing residents and his staff of resident assistants.

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Students Explore Agriculture, Language and Traditions of Guatemala

A group of High Point University students immersed themselves into the culture and traditions of Antigua, Guatemala by living with Guatemalan families, observing wedding traditions, getting their hands into agricultural trades such as making chocolate and grinding coffee beans, and learning the language of the country through a recent Maymester course.

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Rising Senior Interns at Decorated Channel 5 in Boston

Sarah Roof, a rising senior at High Point University, is getting a taste of behind-the-scenes action at the decorated Boston news channel, WCVB-TV Channel 5, as an assignment desk intern. Roof, who is majoring in communication, does a variety of tasks on the job at the news station such as identifying breaking news stories in and around Boston.

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HPU Hires Foster as Admissions Counselor

High Point University recently hired Philip Foster as an admissions counselor for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Foster will provide admissions information and guidance to prospective students from the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.

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Professor's Biofuel Research Funded by $393,000 USDA Grant

Dr. Joshua Campbell, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, recently co-authored a grant through the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. The project will be funded for three years and totals $393,000 for ongoing research on biofuel crops that could be used as an alternative to corn.

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Kirschner Joins Admissions Team

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Jamie Kirschner as an admissions counselor. In her new position, Kirschner will travel to serve as admissions counselor in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont. She will also assist prospective students through the application process at HPU.

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Professor Presents Research at Literature Conference in San Francisco

Dr. Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a research paper at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in San Francisco. Her featured research, titled “Funeral Rites, Ancestor Spirits, and Female Healers in LeAnne Howe’s Novels,” was part of the “Southern Necrologies” panel.

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HPU Welcomes Kelly to Admissions Team

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Mary Kelly as admissions marketing and events assistant. In her new position, Kelly will be responsible for working with both marketing and events planning teams at HPU.

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Rising Junior Scores Internship with PGA Championship

Joel Wilson, a rising junior at High Point University, is taking a swing at his career by getting the chance to intern with the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. Wilson, who is majoring in strategic communication with a minor in sports management, is working as an operations assistant for the PGA Championship.

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Journalism Professor Presents at International Conference in Greece

Dr. Yan Yang, assistant professor of journalism at High Point University, traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, to attend the 2012 World Media Economics & Management Conference. The 10th biennial conference, which is a meeting of global scholars to reflect on current issues in economics and management of media, was hosted by Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and the Economic University of Athens.

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Professor Presents Teaching Linguistics Research

Gail Clements, instructor of English at High Point University, recently presented her research on teaching linguistics at the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics in Lexington, Ky. Clements’ presentation was titled, “It’s Not Shakespeare: Teaching Linguistics in a Gen. Ed. Literature Course.”

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Film Written and Directed by HPU Chair of Theatre Department to Make Nationwide Debut

It’s pretty cool to say you can walk into a big-box store and buy the film you personally wrote, directed, and produced – and Ed Simpson, chair of the Department of Theatre at High Point University, will be able to say that in just a matter of days. His film, “Elephant Sighs,” a feature film produced by New Garden Media and filmed locally, is making its nationwide debut on June 12.

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Panhellenic Council Donation Will Send 127 Girls to School for One Year

High Point University’s Panhellenic Council, the governing body for sororities on campus, recently attended the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference where they presented a check for more than $6,000 to their philanthropy, the Circle of Sisterhood. The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is a worldwide humanitarian effort organized by sorority women to help girls and women around the globe gain access to education.

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