HPU Professor's Research Published In Academic Journal

Stephanie Crofton, associate dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, had her article, entitled “Do Higher Real Minimum Wages Lead to More High School Dropouts?: Evidence from Maryland Across Races, 1993-2004,” published in the April issue of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

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HPU's New Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce to be Dedicated

High Point University will dedicate its new Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce on April 29 at 5:30 p.m. The event is not open to the public. Dr. Nido Qubein, president, will preside at the dedication ceremony. Dr. Dennis Carroll, vice president and dean for academic affairs, will provide a building overview and invocation, followed by a greeting by Marsha B. Slane, chair of the HPU Board of Trustees.

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HPU's Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity to Host Charity Car and Motorcycle Show

Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at High Point University, will host its first annual Charity Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, April 18, to raise funds for volunteer efforts including Habitat for Humanity, Christmas presents for orphanage children, animal shelters and highway cleanups. The show has commitments from two local clubs ? the Heart of the Carolinas’ classic car club and the United car club from Winston-Salem.

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HPU Evening Degree Program Congratulates National Honor Society Inductees

The Evening Degree Program at High Point University inducted new members into the Theta Theta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society on April 8. The EDP established the chapter in 1992 to recognize high scholastic achievement by adult students. To be considered for nomination, a student must have completed at least four sessions and a minimum of 30 semester hours at HPU.

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Human Link Sculpture Installed at High Point University

The High Point University campus is now home to another magnificent sculpture – “Human Link.” The sculpture, installed April 15, is located in David Hayworth University Park. The “Human Link,” a 1-ton, 24-foot-tall bronze and steel figure created by renowned sculptor Jon Hair, features three bronze figures helping each other climb a steel helix structure.

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HPU Professor Gives Presentation, Serves on Panels at New Orleans Conference

Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion of scholars exploring “The Obama Effect on Contemporary Black Music Culture” at the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, held April 8-11 in New Orleans.

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HPU to Host 'Cabaret… An Original HPU Music Production'

High Point University will host “Cabaret… An Original HPU Music Production,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Tickets are available for students, faculty, staff and the general public by contacting the HPU Hayworth Fine Arts Center Box Office at 336-841-4673. Students receive one complimentary ticket by showing their valid HPU Passport.

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HPU Professor's Work Featured in Education Publication

Dr. Debbie Linville, associate professor of education at High Point University, is having her work published in the May issue of “Language Arts,” a publication that connects theory and practice in education. Her article is entitled “Assessing Assessment.” Linville’s piece will appear in a section named “Educators on Assessment.”

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HPU Professor Presents Papers at Chicago Conference

Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently presented two papers at the Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) annual meeting, held April 2-4 in Chicago. Fox’s two papers examine and estimate the influence of the economy, international events and scandals on presidential job approval for the Carter and Clinton administrations.

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HPU Radio Appoints Wells as Station Manager

The Communications Committee at High Point University has appointed Matthew Wells as station manager of HPU Radio. Wells, a junior Communication major in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, is a native of Archdale, N.C., and is a 2007 graduate of Trinity High School. As station manager at HPU Radio, he will supervise more than 40 student announcers and programmers.

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HPU Professor Presents Shakespeare Research

Dr. Jim Casey, professor of English at High Point University, presented a paper on the performance of magic in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Fla. Casey examined how common knowledge of original practice (how Shakespeare’s company may have actually performed the work) alters the understanding of the play as a whole.

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HPU Computer Science Team Wins First Place at Programming Competition

A team of computer science students from High Point University took first place in a programming competition held at A&T University on April 4. The competition was sponsored by Math Strategies, Inc., and Intuit, Inc. Each team of three was presented with a collection of seven computational problems to solve within a specified period of time.

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HPU Professor to Serve on Editorial Board of Professional Journal

Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University, has been appointed to a four-year term to the Editorial Board of the “American Review of Canadian Studies” (ARCS). ARCS is the premier Canadian Studies journal in the United States and is published by the Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S.

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HPU Professor Presents Political Science Research

Dr. Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political science at High Point University, recently presented a paper, entitled “Why Wasn’t Mitt Romney the ‘Chosen One’? Influence of Minority Religions in Presidential Politics,” at the Midwestern Political Science Association conference, held April 2-5 in Chicago. DeSantis also served as a discussant (in charge of critiquing panel papers) on a panel, entitled “The Dynamics of Negative Campaigns.”

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HPU Evening Degree Program To Host Open House Events

The Evening Degree Program at High Point University will host two Open House events – one on the main High Point campus and another on the Winston-Salem campus. The events will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 14 and April 16. The April 14 event will be held in the Norcross Hall front lobby on the High Point campus; the April 16 event will be held in Room 113 in the North Building on the Winston-Salem campus (located off NC 52 and University Parkway).

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HPU Professors Present Workplace Research At New Orleans Conference

Dr. Deborah Danzis, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Wes Davenport, assistant professor of business management, both at High Point University, recently presented papers at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, held April 1-5 in New Orleans. “There have been relatively few studies that have examined perspective taking, and its role in team conflict,” says Davenport. 

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HPU To Host Educational Leadership Summer Institute

High Point University will host the Educational Leadership Summer Institute, which will include a full day of events, on July 24, 2009. Events will be held in the Phillips Hall lecture auditorium. Dr. Vernon Farrington, associate professor of education who heads the event, says it has been held only once before – in 2007 – and he now hopes to make it an annual event.

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HPU Campus Chronicle Names Nuckles As Editor-In-Chief

The Communications Committee at High Point University has appointed Michael Nuckles as editor-in-chief of the Campus Chronicle, the university?s biweekly student newspaper. “My goal for the Campus Chronicle is to take the next step in making everything at High Point University the best it can be,” says Nuckles. “With the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication moving into its new building, it is time for the Chronicle to move forward into unchartered territory.

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