HPU Business Students Conduct Classes For West End Ministries

Members of High Point University’s SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team delivered financial literacy life skills classes at West End Ministries in High Point on Feb. 25 and March 4. HPU students Jeremy Hiatt, Matthew Schiffer, Adam Harie, Lisa Judkins, Jack Joseph, Nicholas Lincoln, Ayonna Thompson and Chelsea Swaim shared with female residents of the West End the basic principles of investing, budgeting, credit cards and debt. 

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HPU Senior Takes Internship To Print

Sean Firestone, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in management at High Point University, is putting his experience in print thanks to an internship at Wall Printing, a commercial print company in High Point. He sometimes sits in on appointments as well to see how sales meetings are run. Firestone adds that his internship experience has helped him in his major as well.

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HPU Service Fraternity Participates In Project For Annual Conference

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at High Point University took part in a special service project as part of the group’s annual Sectionals Conference, held on March 20. This year’s project, headed by APO member Meighan Avalos, consisted of creating candy-filled clay flowerpots and making cards, which will be sent to Wake Forest Children’s Hospital as well as local elementary schools. The group also participated in a toiletry drive.

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HPU Hosts Production Of 'Periphery' By Community Theater Of Greensboro

High Point University hosted a production of “Periphery,” performed by the Community Theater of Greensboro on March 22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The play, written by Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at HPU, highlights the events of Feb. 1, 1960 – the sit-in by four African-American college students at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro.

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HPU Hosts TV Producers, Writers As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium

Brenda Lilly, producer, writer and creator of the TV series “State of Grace,” and Pat Green, three-time Emmy Award-winning producer, writer and creator of the TV series “Christy,” will visit High Point University April 13-16 as guest artists in the university?s Media and Performance Symposium, a yearlong series designed to supplement the educational and artistic experiences of HPU students.

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HPU Hosts Biology Professor From Reed College

Dr. David Dalton, biology professor at Reed College, will present a special lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Congdon Hall Room 206 on April 10 at High Point University. The lecture is open to the public. Dalton will present “Biochemistry and Physiology of Antioxidants: How to Live Forever and Fix Nitrogen, Too.” The lecture will cover oxygen, which Dalton says presents a “fundamental paradox in biology.”

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HPU Hosts International Visitors As Part Of Panel Discussion

High Point University hosted a group of African visitors, sponsored through the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, on March 23 to attend a panel discussion on “Transparency in Government.” PTCIV is the local branch of the Council for International Visitors, funded and administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

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HPU Adds New Foreign Language Courses

Four new foreign language classes will be added to the course lineup at High Point University. Beginning in the fall 2009 semester, Arabic 101 and 102 will be offered, as well as Intermediate Japanese 201 and 202. Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at HPU, feels that Arabic is a particularly interesting course to add.

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HPU Interior Design Student Receives Scholarship Award

Skylar Davis, a junior from Creedmoor, N.C., majoring in interior design at High Point University, was recently awarded the annual High Point Design Center Foundation 2008-2009 Scholarship Award. The scholarship is awarded yearly to an outstanding student who is majoring in interior design – and Davis is a prime example of that.

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HPU Hosts 'A Gathering Of Entrepreneurs'

High Point University recently hosted “A Gathering of Entrepreneurs” on campus. The event took place on March 18 in David Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. Approximately 100 HPU alumni executives and business owners gathered to build relationships, identify internship and job opportunities for students, and volunteer as guest lecturers. HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein gave a presentation discussing business in the 21st century.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Sociology Presents Paper In Boston

Dr. Terrell A. Hayes, associate professor of sociology in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology and Non-Profit Studies at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the 46th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, held March 10-14 in Boston. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.

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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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