Derrow Joins President’s Office

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 27, 2016 – High Point University welcomes Jeannie Derrow as an office assistant in the Office of the President. A native of the High Point area, Derrow has provided office management and support for the Children’s Home Society, Lifetouch School Studios and Andrews High School. She brings her administrative and customer […]

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Staff Profile: Changing Lives in Chapel Life

Spend five minutes with Brittani Hunt, and you’ll see she has a passion for helping people. When she talks about the injustices that exist in today’s world, the tone in her voice changes – still quiet, yet stern. Empathetic, yet demanding improvement. She says she’s a change agent – a person who creatively, intentionally and […]

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Professor Shares Research, Takes Leadership Role at Association Meeting

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 27, 2016 – Dr. Christopher Lootens, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, attended the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Chicago, where he presented research and accepted a new leadership role as the president of the ABCT Special Interest Group for Teaching Clinical Psychology. […]

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HPU Hires Robinson as Student Success Coach

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2016 – High Point University welcomes Michael Robinson as a student success coach. Robinson fosters the academic, personal and social success of freshmen entering the communication field. He also helps students connect with the many services the university offers. “The transition from high school to college can be difficult in […]

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HPU Grad Finds Herself through Service

It was a Saturday, less than 15 minutes after graduation, and Shannon Barr was still in her black graduation gown when she got a text message from one of her professors, Amy MacArthur. “Are you still on campus? I have an offer for you.” She went looking for MacArthur and found her along with the […]

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NIH Features Pharmacy Professor’s Paper

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2016 – The National Institutes of Health featured a research paper about a new treatment for addiction authored by Dr. Comfort Boateng, assistant professor of pharmacy at High Point University. The paper, titled “High Affinity Dopamine D3 Receptor (D3R)-Selective Antagonists Attenuate Heroin Self-Administration in Wild-Type but not D3R Knockout Mice,” […]

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5 Ways HPU Students Benefit from a Network of Mentorship

The benefits of having a mentor are limitless – career advice, insight, friendship, teachings, connections and more. High Point University understands the power of mentorship. That’s why HPU surrounds students with caring heroes, models and mentors who connect with students as they prepare them to become future leaders. In celebration of National Mentorship Month, here […]

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New Resident Director Joins Staff at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 25, 2016 – High Point University welcomes Tim Day as a resident director in the Office of Student Life. Day’s responsibilities include overseeing resident and student events, ensuring the safety and well-being of students and managing resident assistants and student office assistants. “I am excited to work with students and join […]

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Winter Weather Update for January 25, 2016

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Dear HPU Family, For the safety of our HPU community, classes have been canceled until 10:40 a.m. on Monday, January 25th. This allows more time for travel and for conditions on and off campus to improve. All classes from 10:40 a.m. on, will operate on a regular schedule. The On-Campus Shuttles will start at 8:00 a.m. Administrative […]

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Five Ways HPU President Nido Qubein Mentors Students

It’s National Mentoring Month. However, High Point University celebrates and fosters mentorship year-round. One of HPU’s most prolific advocates for mentorship is university President Nido Qubein. Through one-on-one meetings, course offerings and more, Dr. Qubein guides students to become the best version of themselves.   1. Freshman Seminar A student’s first semester of college can […]

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Chadwell Joins HPU Library Team

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016 – High Point University hired Amy Chadwell as the Smith Library media and digital services librarian. Chadwell oversees the media lab at Smith Library and helps students and faculty with creating multimedia presentations. “I’m excited to work with HPU students on creative assignments involving emerging technology,” says Chadwell. “It […]

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Winter Weather Update for January 22, 2016

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Dear HPU Family, 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, January 22nd, 2016. Staff should confirm their work status with their supervisor. All […]

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5 Lessons Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Shared with HPU Students

On Jan. 20, High Point University welcomed Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter who, from humble beginnings, transformed into a Silicon Valley leader. In a conversation with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, the two discussed Stone’s winding journey to success. Stone’s answers were filled with stories about overcoming adversity in his childhood, as well as […]

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