College Graduates Need Life Skills, According to a National Executive Poll Conducted by HPU

Senior executives say the main reasons new college graduates fail in the workplace are a lack of motivation or emotional intelligence, as opposed to technical skills. HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2019 – Recent college graduates need life skills to succeed in the workplace, according to executive leaders who participated in a national poll conducted […]

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Outstanding HPU Students Recognized at Honors Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2019 – High Point University honored outstanding student achievements in the classroom, on campus and in the community during the annual Honors Day ceremony on April 16. Among these awards, five standout students received University Awards for their impressive research, community service, leadership and positive impact. “Our faculty and staff […]

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HPU/News & Record Poll: No Clear Consensus on School Board Elections Among North Carolinians

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2019 – A High Point University/News and Record Poll finds that less than one-third (28%) of North Carolinians say school board elections should be partisan. Almost two in five (37%) agree school board elections should not be partisan, and 35% of poll participants didn’t offer an opinion. However, North Carolinians […]

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Musical Empowerment Hosts First Recital for Kirkman Park Elementary Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2019 – High Point University’s Wilson Ballroom was transformed into a concert hall on April 13 for HPU’s Musical Empowerment recital. Musical Empowerment is a national nonprofit on select university and college campuses that raises funds to purchase musical instruments for underserved children in the community and offers free one-on-one […]

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HPU Plants Tree at Shadybrook Elementary to Honor NC Arbor Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2019 – Today, about 80 pre-K and kindergarteners at Shadybrook Elementary School took their classroom outside to learn about planting trees from High Point University’s Campus Enhancement team. HPU landscape manager Matt Mahoney as well as Michael Beauregard and Patrick Gale of HPU’s Campus Enhancement team, joined children at Shadybrook […]

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Students Present Innovative Research at Seventh Annual Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2019 – More than 190 High Point University students from nearly 30 different academic pathways took part in the seventh annual HPU Research and Creativity Symposium (High-PURCS) on April 16, hosted by HPU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works. An HPU tradition, High-PURCS is an opportunity for students to […]

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Class of 2019 Outcomes: Gabrielle Propst Commits to Law School

With commencement is just around the corner, recent High Point University graduates are already preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one […]

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Transitioning Students to College Life

This story is featured in the upcoming Fall 2018 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how caring staff transition students into college life. What’s it like to make 1,500 new friends in a week? Scott Wojciechowski knows. It happens each August as new students arrive at their home away from home. As HPU’s assistant vice president for […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Returns to HPU to Mentor Students

HPUMinds group presented Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and HPU’s Innovator in Residence, an update on the self-driving golf cart. They’ve been working on the project with Wozniak since 2016. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2019 – High Point University students learned today that Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence, isn’t only one of […]

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Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Participated in Advocacy Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2019 –High Point University’s physical therapy faculty and students participated in the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association’s Advocacy Day on April 10 in Raleigh. The group met with their Rep. Jerry Tillman and Rep. Pat Hurley to learn more about the legislative process. The goal of the annual Advocacy Day […]

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