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Students Donate $20,000 for Cancer Research
03.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity recently donated $20,000 to cancer research. The money was raised over the fraternity’s philanthropy week which included a Jail and Bail event, a date auction, Panther cookout and the annual Garnet and Gold Golf Classic. All the money raised [...]
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New Travel Opportunities from the Office of Study Abroad
In: Blog
The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce two new options for our students who would like to spend a semester abroad. Bangor University in Wales and the University of Graz in Austria are the latest additions to the list of prestigious universities with which High Point University exchanges students. With over 16,000 students, [...]
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Students Serve in Haiti on Spring Break
03.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2014 – Spring break for one group of High Point University students has been filled with opportunities to serve and learn from others in Haiti this week. Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university, and 11 students traveled to Haiti on March 1 to begin a week of service to [...]
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HPU to Host Emotional Intelligence Coach, Speaker with ‘Skills for Success’ Event
03.4.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2014 – High Point University will host emotional intelligence executive coach and speaker Jen Shirkani as part of its ongoing Cultural Enrichment Series. The event, “Emotional Intelligence: Skills for Success,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 13 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is open to [...]
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Theatre to Perform ‘Eurydice’
02.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will present “Eurydice,” playwright Sarah Ruhl’s retelling of the myth of Orpheus, at 7:30 p.m. March 13-15 and March 17-18 in the Empty Space Theatre on the HPU campus. It is open to the public, and tickets are available to purchase. “Eurydice” [...]
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HPU Hosts First Open House for Doctor of Pharmacy Program
02.27.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 – High Point University will host two open houses in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom March 13. This will be the first open house for the Doctor of Pharmacy program, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The second will be held for Norcross Graduate Programs in [...]
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Students’ Work Chosen for Statewide Exhibit
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 – Four High Point University photography students recently had their work accepted into a juried exhibition at the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro. The works were selected for the “Obscure” exhibit being shown from Feb. 7 to March 14. The exhibit shows selected works from students in North [...]
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HPU Poll: North Carolinians Mixed on the Economy and Personal Finances
02.25.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 – North Carolinians have not fully recovered their confidence in the economy, according to the latest HPU Poll’s Consumer Sentiment Index. The index, based on HPU Poll data, stands at 73.5 this month. This is slightly higher than the 70.2 index registered in September 2013, but still lower than [...]
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HPU Competes in First Mock Trial Tournament
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 – High Point University fielded its first-ever intercollegiate mock trial team at the North Carolina Regional Tournament of the American Mock Trial Association in Durham. The team, composed of students Caroline Palmer, Norah Lawrence, Jonathan Grimmel, Austin Slutsky, Tyler Farley, Ashley Prindle, Steven Edwards and Richard Hartman, had to [...]
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IFC Students Take the ‘Polar Plunge’ for Testicular Cancer
02.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 –High Point University students recently took an icy dip for a good cause. Sunday 25 students, including members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Greek community and student body participated in the IFC’s annual Polar Plunge 3K race, raising funds for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. “The Polar Plunge is [...]
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Winter Weather Update February 14, 2014
02.13.2014
Dear HPU Students, Due to continued inclement weather and poor road conditions in High Point and around the region, and for the safety of the HPU community, all undergraduate and graduate classes are canceled and most administrative offices will be closed on Friday, February 14, 2014. Below please find an update on student services for [...]
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Bradley Joins Admissions Team
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Taylor Bradley as admissions phone counselor. Bradley is responsible for serving as a point of contact for potential HPU students and for guiding students through the admissions process. “It is really remarkable to have transitioned from a [...]
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Theatre Majors Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival
02.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – A group of High Point University theatre majors recently performed at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. The students were invited to compete based on their outstanding work on and off the stage. Students nominated for performance work were seniors David Mikulay and Courtney Feiman; juniors Ashton [...]
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HPU: More Than Just a Pretty Place
02.6.2014
By Amanda Crow, Campus Chronicle Staff Writer The five swimming pools. The admissions tours on golf carts. The water fountains and classical music playing on the Promenade. For a college campus, it all seems too good to be true. That’s what the Huffington Post recently wrote about in an article regarding High Point University– how the [...]
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Career & Internship Expo
NOW is the time to secure a summer internship, and on March 13 HPU will host the Spring Career and Internship Expo, which will be open to all students. Associate Director of Career & Internship Services Sue Brien stated “this expo is a tremendous opportunity for students to have face-to-face conversations and network with over [...]
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Haire Joins Staff as Community Relations Manager
03.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Natalie Haire as community relations manager in the Office of Communications. Haire is responsible for the university’s Passport Partner Program, which provides an exclusive opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure to HPU students, faculty and staff. She will continue to build partnerships [...]
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Junior’s Research Presented at Professional Psychology Conference
02.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2014 – High Point University psychology major Ashlee Branch recently had her research presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in Austin, Texas. Branch’s presentation, entitled “Beauty and the Billionaire: Evolutionary Psychology and Risk Regulation as Predictors of Partner Preference,” examines why people may [...]
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Turning Comedy into a Career
02.19.2014
Few college students get the chance to meet giants in their fields, but High Point University junior Hayley Ellman has earned the chance to do just that. Ellman, an electronic communication major, was hand-picked by “Funny or Die” president Mike Farah through Intern Sushi’s contest to conduct informational interviews with industry leaders. Students are selected [...]
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HPU Welcomes Atchley to Freshman Success Program
02.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently hired April Atchley as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Atchley provides support and guidance to incoming HPU freshmen. Along with aiding students in their academic, social and career choices, Atchley supports students in the transition from high school to college. She [...]
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Students Gain Experience at Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 – Three High Point University students are getting valuable work experience while interning with the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau this spring. Briayna Cuffie and Taylor Smith, juniors, and Natalie Noble, senior, are working in the bureau’s sales and service department, gaining experience in marketing and public relations. [...]
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Winter Weather Update for February 12
02.12.2014
In: Blog News
Dear HPU Family: Due to inclement weather, we are closing most administrative offices for the remainder of the day, today, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Employees in student support positions should exercise caution and remain at work unless notified otherwise by their supervisor. HPU security and student life staff will be on duty around the clock. [...]
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Turning Anger into Art
Art helps us explore the beauty of the world, as well as the parts of life that are more difficult to address. That is one of the lessons art majors at High Point University learn in their four years on campus, and one that Scott Raynor, art department chair, has deep, personal experiences in. Raynor [...]
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Teachers of Tomorrow Reward Local High School Students
02.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – High Point University’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter spent the afternoon rewarding local high school students who went above and beyond this past semester. T. Wingate Andrews High School recently lost funding for its Incentives Program, which rewards students for outstanding work. To help keep the program going, HPU’s [...]
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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Give Public Schools a ‘C’
02.5.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – In the latest High Point University Poll, North Carolina residents give state public education an average grade, and say public education in the state is headed in the wrong direction. The poll found 60 percent of N.C. respondents believe public education in North Carolina is headed in the [...]
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The Total Package: HPU Greek Life
- By Meaghan McRee With Sorority Bid Day 2014 finally down in the history books, the new members to each organization now get to experience what many speculate about but few understand: the total package of wonderful bonding, relationship-building, growth and purpose-driven priorities that are the core of Greek Organizations on campus. What few seem [...]
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HPU Receives Highest Score from U.S. Department of Education
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2014 – High Point University has received the highest score for financial responsibility from the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, which uses audited financial statements in its review. The annual financial responsibility test for the 2012 fiscal year scored private colleges on a scale from negative 1 to positive [...]
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Who You Spend Time With is Who You Become
03.7.2014
Career office develops outstanding students by surrounding them with students who stand out Cups of coffee pass through the line at Starbucks as iPhones are checked and laptops are plugged into countertop power outlets. Energy is everywhere. What looks like the scene of an international airport is actually the concourse of the Slane Student Center. [...]
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Junior Awarded ‘Best Undergraduate Essay’
03.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2014 – High Point University junior Tina Burchette was recently awarded the 2013 prize for Best Undergraduate Essay by the Margaret Atwood Society for her paper titled, “The Split Self in Atwood’s ‘Miss July Grows Older’.” The essay was the product of an undergraduate research project, and it analyzed a [...]
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HPU Hosts Open House for Graduate Programs
02.24.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host an open house for its Graduate Programs March 13 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admission process, curriculum and potential career options with the various degrees HPU [...]
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HPU Sweeps 4-0 in Ethics Bowl
02.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2014 – A team of five High Point University students came home undefeated from the third annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl tournament. The HPU team of Michael Ball, Jordan Cohen, Brea Hampton, Jane Horton and Will Trimble, along with campus co-coordinators Dr. Matthew Brophy and Dr. [...]
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President Turned Professor
-By Meaghan McRee, senior and strategic communication major Few people get to say that their university president is also one of their professors. But at High Point University, President Nido Qubein turns into “Professor Qubein” each week through the President’s Seminar. For several years, freshmen at HPU have taken his seminar during the fall semester [...]
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Leading Lives of Service
02.17.2014
Community service and leading responsible lives are two things January’s Extraordinary Leaders have in common. Junior Steven Edwards and senior Ashley Prindle each have impressive resumes; they are each members of an honors society on campus, have served as student justices and are currently members of Phi Alpha Delta, HPU’s law fraternity. They’ve also taken [...]
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Winter Weather Update for February 13th
02.12.2014
In: Blog News
Dear HPU Family: Due to inclement weather and for the safety of the HPU community, all undergraduate and graduate classes are canceled and most administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  Employees in student support positions should exercise caution and report to work as notified by their supervisor. Below please find an [...]
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Exploring Summer Internship Opportunities
02.10.2014
As we approach Spring Break, students and parents are focused on securing a summer experience that will further define career goals and help pave the way to employment following graduation. This can be job shadowing plans, an internship (paid, for academic credit or both), a paid summer job related to career goals, volunteer/mission work, travel [...]
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Graduate School Welcomes Carene Kelsey
02.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 – Carene Kelsey was recently hired by the Norcross Graduate School at High Point University as a graduate recruiter of health professions. Kelsey is responsible for assisting prospective physician assistant and doctor of pharmacy students with the application and admission process. With dedication and expertise in higher education, Kelsey [...]
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Blosser Recognized as Emerging Leader in Civic Engagement
02.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – Reverend Dr. Joseph Blosser, Robert G. Culp Jr. Director of Service Learning at High Point University, has been named the 2014 Civic Engagement “Emerging Leader” Professional of the Year by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award goes to one staff person in the state each year for efforts [...]
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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Favor Tax Increase to Raise Teacher Pay
02.4.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 4, 2014 – As the North Carolina legislature prepares to discuss education this week, most North Carolinians say they are willing to pay higher taxes in order to increase teacher pay. Respondents in a new High Point University poll also gave their opinion on education legislation recently signed into law. The [...]
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