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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Roger Shore Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

Roger Shore, associate professor of mathematics and computer science at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award at HPU’s 88th Commencement Ceremony. He developed the computer science minor program into a major in the early 1990s, and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has flourished since that time.

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Recent Graduate Receives International Communicator Award

Adam Keelan, a recent graduate of High Point University who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in electronic media, was presented an Award of Distinction at the Communicator Awards, an international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Keelan was recognized in the Film/Video-Student category for a promotional video on the uses of the HPU Passport Card.

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HPU Welcomes Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

The Department of Institutional Advancement at High Point University recently hired Mindy Mahrer as assistant director of alumni relations. In her new position, Mahrer, a native of Georgia, will be responsible for enhancing and overseeing the communication and marketing amongst alumni chapters, young alumni and reunion programs.

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'Clean Sweep' Event Collects Food, Clothing and Furniture for Local Nonprofits

High Point University students emptied their dorms from top to bottom at the end of the academic year as part of the university’s annual “Clean Sweep” event, which collects items needed by local nonprofit organizations that provide assistance in the community. The event collected more than 500 pounds of food for the United Way of Greater High Point’s 20th annual Postal Food Drive, which benefits 14 local food pantries.

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First Research and Creativity Symposium Allows Students to Present as Scholars

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works at High Point University began a new tradition this year that displays the diverse amount of knowledge HPU students gain through their studies at the university. The first High Point University Research and Creativity Symposium was held at the end of the academic year, and it brought more than 50 students together to present research projects.

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Senior Presents Psychology Research at Annual Meeting

Robin Fain, a senior at High Point University majoring in psychology, recently presented results from a collaborative research project at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Cognition Group. The event was held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Professor of Physical Therapy Wins Research Award

Dr. Alexis Wright, assistant professor of physical therapy at High Point University, recently received the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association’s Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award for her paper on hip osteoarthritis. She will receive her award at the APTA national conference this June in Tampa.

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