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

Bruce Graham, a playwright and screenwriter who rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of America’s top dramatists, will visit High Point University as a guest artist in the Media and Performance Symposium. Graham will be on campus Feb. 26-March 1 and will present a series of classes and writing workshops over a three-day period. He will also attend the opening performance of his play, “Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille,” which will be held on Feb.

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HPU Senior Gets Valuable Internship Experience At High Point Regional Hospital

Marcus Penick, a senior human relations major at High Point University, is spending his semester making people feel a little better thanks to an internship in the Emergency Department at High Point Regional Hospital. He says he gets to do a variety of helpful tasks, such as refilling the saline warmers, but his main goal is to make sure each patient and his or her family members have the best, most positive experience possible.

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HPU Host Annual Family Winter Weekend

High Point University was the scene of fun and fellowship for more than 1,500 people at its annual Family Winter Weekend, held Feb. 6-7. Some of the highlights included Bingo at the Slane Student Center and a movie in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on Friday. Saturday included a 5K run, campus tours, HPU women’s and men’s basketball games, and a tailgating party.

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HPU Radio Makes Its Debut

High Point University is ready to rock – thanks to its brand new radio station, which is making its official debut today. The station, which has been in the process of testing for the past two weeks, will air as a student-programmed Internet station at http://www.hpur.org/. Programming and music will be broadcast yearlong during all hours. Students will broadcast live from 4 p.m. to midnight every day during the academic year.

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HPU Hosts Fifth Annual Science Fair

High Point University recently hosted more than 150 parents and children for the fifth annual Piedmont Science Fair for Non-Public Schools. The event, held on Jan. 31, included two one-hour demonstration shows – a chemistry demonstration by Dr. Harold Goldston from the Department of Chemistry at HPU, and a physics demonstration by Dr. Bill McNairy, a lecturer and physics lecture demonstration coordinator from Duke University.

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Marketing VP For Piedmont Triad Partnership Visits HPU Students

Senior marketing majors at High Point University recently received assistance with developing their senior projects thanks to special guest Dawn Booker from the Piedmont Triad Partnership, who visited the campus on Feb. 2. Booker, vice president of marketing for the Piedmont Triad Partnership – one of the 10 best economic development organizations in North America according to Site Selection magazine – helped students develop a marketing plan.

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HPU To Feature Special Guest For Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lecture

High Point University will host the Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lecture, featuring special guest lecturer Kathleen O’Neil. O’Neil, president and CEO of Liberty Street Advisors, LLC – a company she established in 2001 – previously headed IBM’s Global Financial Markets Infrastructure Group and served in a series of executive roles for 24 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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HPU Theatre To Present 'Early One Evening At The Rainbow Bar And Grille'

The High Point University Theatre will present the comedy “Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille” in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The show will run Feb. 26 through March 1 and is open to the public. “In addition to being an offbeat comedy, it’s also a modern morality play, addressing – in a comic way – some important ethical, moral and religious issues,”Simpson says.”

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HPU To Host Fifth Annual Design, Art And Technology Symposium

High Point University will host “Design Matters,” the Fifth Annual Design, Art and Technology Symposium (DATS), on March 5-6. The event is free and open to the public; however, registration for the event is required no later than Feb. 20. The symposium, featuring three special guests – Alexander Julian, James Grashow and Dr.

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High Point University Hosts Blood Drive

The High Point University Volunteer Center, led by David Perez, a junior, hosted a blood drive on Jan. 27 in the Slane Student Center. The event was sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at HPU. The Volunteer Center previously held a blood drive in November, where they collected 92 units from the HPU family – including 37 first-time donors.

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HPU Marketing Students Get Visit From President Of Archdale Trinity Chamber Of Commerce

High Point University senior marketing students recently had a special visitor in their marketing management class. Beverly Nelson, president of the Archdale Trinity Chamber of Commerce, held a marketing plan briefing for the class on Jan. 28 in Norton Hall. She encouraged the students, who are working on their senior project, by helping them develop a marketing plan

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HPU Senior Interns At Accounting Firm In Greensboro

Joshua Jones, a senior majoring in accounting at High Point University, is getting valuable career experience, thanks to a hands-on internship at Bernard Robinson and Co., L.L.P., a public accounting firm in Greensboro. Jones says he has been busy since day one, working on client engagements that vary from audit and writing of financial statements to the preparation and processing of tax paperwork.

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HPU Theatre Students Honored

Some High Point University theatre students have been honored recently, thanks to outstanding theatre performances over the past year. “Almost, Maine” was recognized as an honorable mention production, which means it was one of the top eight productions in the nine-state southeast region. Three outstanding HPU student performances were recognized for this production as well – Nathan Ruffin, Luke Mullinax and Sean Scurlock.

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HPU Professor Participates In Education Forum In China

Dr. Christine Allred, professor of education at High Point University, recently had the opportunity to take part in the Sino-US Education Forum in Guiyang, China. The three-day event began with an opening ceremony, where dignitaries from both China and the United States talked about each country’s education system’s accomplishments, as well as their plan to improve education.

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HPU Students, Faculty Participate In Regional Meeting Of America Chemical Society

High Point University students recently presented papers at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in November in Nashville. Dr. B. Gray Bowman, professor of chemistry at HPU, accompanied the students and presented research as well. Students presenting were: W.H. Craig Clodfelter, Joseph W. Kennaday, Chelsea A. Betts and Claire K. Poh.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Attends Leadership Program In Chapel Hill

Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education and educational leadership coordinator at High Point University, recently served as a presenter and panel member for the “Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals,” held on Jan. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Johnson says serving as a presenter for the program was one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.

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HPU Senior Gains Experience Thanks To Internship At High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau

Destinee Brown, a senior at High Point University, is very busy discovering the ins and outs of the City of High Point this semester thanks to a valuable internship experience with the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau. Brown, a senior majoring in human relations, began her internship at the start of the spring semester. She is already discovering that the experience is helping expand upon what she’s learning through her studies at HPU.
 

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HPU Student Gains Web Design Experience Through Greensboro Internship

James Yarbough, a senior at High Point University, is gaining valuable career experience thanks to an internship at IComm Design in Greensboro. Yarbough, who is majoring in computer information systems, is interning as a Web designer and developer at the local company, which produces Web and media products for a variety of businesses in the Triad, including managing Natural Triad Magazine.

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HPU History Professor Presents Paper At China Conference

Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the International Symposium on the Shangshanxiaxiang Movement, sponsored by Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The event was held Dec. 21-22 in Shanghai, China. “Due to the sensitive nature of the topic and its bold argument, my paper generated much discussion after my presentation,” Deng says.

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