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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Professor Publishes Tourism Research in Academy of Marketing Studies Journal

Dr. Richard Parker, chair of Marketing and Sport Management in the Phillips School of Business, recently had an article published in the “Academy of Marketing Studies Journal,” titled “International Design Concepts in Internet Tourism Marketing: Comparing Web-Design.” Parker co-authored the article with Dr. Donna Sears of Acadia University and Dr. Rachel K. Smith of the University of Memphis.

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Retiring Faculty Honored at Annual Retirement Recognition Luncheon

High Point University honored four faculty members who gave years of service to the university through its annual Retirement Recognition Luncheon. This year’s event honored Dr. B. Gray Bowman, Dr. Edward J. Piacentino, David F. Walker and Dr. Harold C. Warlick Jr. The four together contributed a total of 106 years of teaching at HPU.

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Students Return from Researching Biodiversity in Ecuador

A group of High Point University students returned today from an international Maymester trip to Ecuador where they studied the biodiversity of plant, animal and bird species in the country throughout the month of May. The Maymester trips are an experiential learning component to courses taught in the spring semester.

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Professor Attends International Workshop on Evolutionary Dentistry in Durham

Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences, recently attended an international workshop on “evolutionary dentistry” at the Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina. The Synthesis Center hosted professors and researchers from across the globe to discuss the evolution of human teeth and jaws and the implications they may have on dentistry and orthodontics.

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Business Office Welcomes Ward as Senior Accountant

Mandy Ward has recently been hired in the business office at High Point University as senior accountant. In her new position, Ward will be responsible for performing financial functions such as financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, fixed assets and grant accounting. Ward says she looks forward to becoming a part of a growing university.

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First Generation Scholarships Awarded to Two Standout Students from The Academy at Central

High Point University recently honored the dedicated work of two local high school students, Victoria Jones and Marcus Kirby, by presenting them with the university’s First Generation Scholarships. Both students recently graduated from The Academy at Central, located on the campus of High Point Central High School, and will begin their education at HPU in the fall.

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Students Study Cultural Differences in Europe Through 'Maymester' Program

Eighteen High Point University students put the theories and methods they learned in a “Human Behaviors Across Culture” psychology course into action by traveling through Spain, Italy and France as part of the university’s Maymester program. The students took the course in the spring and studied abroad through the month of May to obtain an experiential learning experience outside of the classroom.

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HPU Hires Sealy as Admissions Mail Coordinator

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Denise Sealy as admissions mail service coordinator. “I am thrilled to be back at the university that meant so much to me as a student,” says Sealy. “It is a delight to be a part of this flourishing university.”

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Professor Serves as Organizer and Auctioneer at Annual Meeting

Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, recently attended the meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Portland, Ore., and served as organizer and auctioneer at the fifth annual auction of the event that raises funds for students who hope to attend the meetings.

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HPU Staff Honored by ROTC Detachment

The Air Force ROTC Detachment 605 recently honored two High Point University staff members for their effort to help the program throughout the academic year. Dr. Donald Scarborough, vice president of community relations, and Melissa Anderson, director of university events, received the “Wingman Award” that acknowledged their assistance over the past year with the ROTC program.

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