HPU Theatre Presents 'Steel Magnolias'

The High Point University Theatre will present “Steel Magnolias” April 2-5 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show is open to the public. The well-known production, written by Robert Harling, is set in a small-town Louisiana beauty parlor owned by a woman named Truvy, and follows the lives of several women who often meet there.

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HPU Hosts Acclaimed Playwright And Screenwriter As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium

High Point University will host Roy Steinberg, producer and director for “Guiding Light” and “Days of Our Lives,” on March 25-28 as part of the Media and Performance Symposium, a yearlong series designed to supplement the educational and artistic experiences of HPU students. The workshops will also feature screenings of the independent film “Lunch,” as well as daytime dramas.

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HPU Alum Tubby Smith Brings Golden Gophers Basketball Team To HPU To Prepare For NCAA Tournament

The Golden Gophers men’s basketball team from the University of Minnesota, along with coach Tubby Smith, a High Point University alumnus, recently paid a visit to the HPU campus to get ready for the NCAA tournament. The Gophers, coached by Smith – an HPU basketball standout in the late 1960s and early 1970s – practiced on campus on the morning of March 18 to prepare for an upcoming game against the University of Texas, which will be held on Thursday in the Greensboro Coliseum.

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HPU Professor Of English Presents Paper At Southern Writers Symposium

Dr. Ed Piacentino, professor of English at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the 20th Southern Writers Symposium – a biennial conference focusing on the literature of the American South – at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. His paper, titled “Ham Jones, North Carolina Backwoods Humorist,” discusses Jones, a Salisbury and Rowan County native.

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HPU Chapel Worship Service To Be A Festival Of Music

The congregation and choirs of Hayworth Chapel and the Performing Arts Department at High Point University will present a Festival of Music at the 5:30 p.m. worship service on March 25 in Hayworth Chapel. The event is open to the public, in celebration of the importance of music enhancing worship. Each year, the popular service is attended by large numbers of students and the community.

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Psychology Student Gains Hands-On Experience Through Internship

Samantha Darnell, a senior majoring in psychology at High Point University, is on the fast-track to her dream job – becoming a forensic psychologist – thanks to experience she?s gaining from an internship with John F. Warren and Associates, P.A. “This has allowed me to see many aspects of the field, as well as gain more knowledge in areas where I held previous knowledge,” Darnell says.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Economics Presents, Discusses Papers At New York City Conference

Dr. Suryadipta Roy, assistant professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently presented and discussed papers at the annual conference of the Eastern Economic Association, held in New York City from Feb. 27 to March 1. Roy presented a paper that researched the effect of corruption on trade openness and its implications on the income distribution between labor and capital.

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HPU Hosts Dr. Bruce Yandle As Part Of BB&T Speaker Series

High Point University will host Dr. Bruce Yandle as part of the BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. The event is open to the public. The BB&T speaker series is designed to highlight key thinking from the worlds of business practice, academia and the policy community regarding critical aspects for understanding the foundations of capitalism. It is sponsored by the BB&T Charitable Foundation.

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HPU To Feature Dr. Jeffrey D. Ford As Part Of Cultural Enrichment Series

High Point University will feature Dr. Jeffrey D. Ford as part of the Cultural Enrichment Series at 7 p.m. on April 7 in Norton Hall, Room 101. The event is open to the public. He is a frequent consultant to organizations such as Intel and Mead Paper. He also teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive-level courses including organization design and managing change at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

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HPU To Host Production Of 'Periphery' By Community Theater Of Greensboro

High Point University will host a production of “Periphery,” performed by the Community Theater of Greensboro, at 7:30 p.m. on March 22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The production is open to the public. The production, directed by Michael Kamtman, a faculty member from Greensboro College, features Doug Brown, instructor of theatre at HPU.

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HPU Hosts Design, Art And Technology Symposium

High Point University “wowed” guests with a giant cardboard creation named “Gulliver,” a 55-foot piece created by internationally acclaimed artist James Grashow and a team of HPU students. The enormous artwork was part of the Fifth Annual Design, Art and Technology Symposium, held March 5-6 on the HPU campus.

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HPU Named 'Project Of The Year' By High Point Economic Development Corporation

The High Point Economic Development Corporation named High Point University the city’s “Project of the Year” thanks to its significant boost to the local economy. During 2008, HPU brought in $367 million into the city’s economy, thanks to impressive expansion plans. The university also attracted 58,000 visitors to High Point thanks to HPU-sponsored events. Those visitors contributed to High Point’s economy by booking 5,350 hotel rooms and by spending money in the city’s retail stores.

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HPU Students, Faculty Attend Annual Meeting At Wake Forest University

High Point University professors and several HPU students recently attended the annual meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society, held at Wake Forest University. Dr. Clinton Corcoran, chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, was elected to a two-year term as president of the North Carolina Philosophical Society. He previously served as secretary-treasurer for the group.
 

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HPU Chair Of Criminal Justice Makes Presentation At Greensboro Conference

Dr. Bobby Little, chair of the Criminal Justice Department at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the 2009 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, held on Feb. 21 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Little says he selected a number of audience members to apply the legal lessons they learned by role-playing a domestic violence crime scenario.

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HPU Student Stars In High Point Theatre Production Of 'The Producers'

High Point University student Jennifer Arnold, from Charleston, W.Va., will soon be in the spotlight, thanks to a big role she’ll play in “The Producers,” a production by the High Point Community Theatre. Arnold has most recently held roles as Rosamund in HPU’s “The Robber Bridegroom” and played Sandy in the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “Grease.”

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HPU Interfraternity Council To Host 'Save A Life Tour'

The Interfraternity Council at High Point University will host the “Save a Life Tour” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 4 in the Slane Student Center. The event, a national drunk driving awareness event and simulator, is a service project sponsored by the IFC. The IFC held fundraisers and other various events in order to bring the program to campus.

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