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Dr. Charles Joseph Warde 1940-2009
10.7.2009
Dr. Charles Warde, who previously served as professor and chair of the Chemistry Department, passed away on Sept. 30, 2009. Dr. Warde was born on July 3, 1940, in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, the eldest of four children. He was raised in Dublin and educated there, earning his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from University College.
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HPU English Professor Has Scholarly Essay Published
10.5.2009
Dr. Marion Hodge, professor of English at High Point University, has published a scholarly essay in the current issue of "The South Carolina Review." "When a great poet shows the reader, in poems, the variety of ways that he conceives poems, he shows us in powerful language how we, too, might bring forth forms of beauty and truth," says Hodge. "We might be happier by employing the imaginative force of creative invention."
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HPU Associate Professor Of French Attends Conference In Raleigh
10.2.2009
Dr. Jean-Francois Llorens, associate professor of French at High Point University, recently made a paper presentation at the 2009 Annual Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Conference, held on Sept. 25 in Raleigh. In his paper, Llorens discussed details about Christmas traditions in France. "I talked about the nativity scene," Llorens says. "It's a centuries-old tradition in France.
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HPU Hires Guran As Visiting Assistant Professor Of English
09.30.2009
Dr. Letitia Guran has been hired as visiting assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new role, Guran is responsible for teaching courses in English grammar and composition, as well as courses in general English literature. "I am happy to be part of such a vibrant, growing academic community to which I can only hope to be able to bring my own contribution," Guran says.
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HPU Hires Hammond AS Instructor of Religion
09.25.2009
Dr. David M. Hammond has been hired as instructor of religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at High Point University. In his new role, Hammond is responsible for teaching various courses in both religion and philosophy. "I love this beautiful place," Hammond says. "Working here is a privilege."
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HPU Hires Guzman As Instructor Of Mathematics
09.24.2009
High Point University has hired Maxine Guzman as instructor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. In her new role, Guzman is responsible for teaching various math courses and working with students on improving their math skills. "I am so privileged to be a faculty member of an esteemed university with a beautiful campus and such warm people," Guzman says. "I love coming to work every day."
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HPU Hires Duchess As Instructor Of History
09.22.2009
Eric D. Duchess has been hired as instructor of history in the Department of History at High Point University. In his new role, Duchess is responsible for teaching survey courses in both European and United States history. "My favorite part of the day is the time I get to spend in class with my students," Duchess says.
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HPU Hopes To Collect 500 Pints Of Blood At Upcoming Blood Drive
09.18.2009
High Point University is hoping a record number of people will donate life-saving blood during an upcoming blood drive. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Slane Student Center. The event is only open to students, faculty and staff of HPU. David Perez, coordinator of the university?s Volunteer Center, says he hopes to get at least 500 donors to the event.
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HPU Professor Of Art Has Sculptures Featured In Juried Exhibition
09.17.2009
Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, is showing her artistic talents thanks to a juried exhibition at Elon University in the Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts. The exhibition, called the Tri State Sculptors Exhibit 2009, features the work of sculptors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. It went on display Aug. 25 and will remain through Oct. 4.
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HPU Offers New Major In Graphic Design And Digital Imaging
09.15.2009
Students interested in pursuing a career in graphic design now have that option at High Point University thanks to the new graphic design major that was recently added to the ever-expanding academic lineup. The Graphic Design and Digital Imaging degree program was approved in March 2009 and implemented at the beginning of the fall 2009 semester.
 
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HPU Art ? Students Lend Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Anniversary
09.14.2009
Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University have a unique opportunity this semester ? they've been given the chance to help design a mural that will be created at City Lake Park as part of High Point's 150th anniversary. The mural will be displayed on Sept. 19 at the park. Sponsored by the High Point Arts Council, the project is being handled by Theater Art Galleries.
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High Point University Launches New Official Athletics Web Site
09.9.2009
High Point University has teamed with Internet Consulting Services (ICS) to launch a new and improved official athletics web site, highpointpanthers.com. The site features a more exciting and cleaner design and has the ability to host many new multimedia features. The site will help improve the visibility of all Panthers sports teams.
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HPU Students Participate In Dan River Cleanup
09.7.2009
High Point University students involved in the Outdoor Activities Club and a kayaking class recently cleaned a 12-mile section of the Dan River in Stokes County. This cleanup, part of the Big Sweep North Carolina initiative, marks the 12th cleanup in which these two groups have participated since 2003. The HPU groups typically help clean up the Dan River twice a year.
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HPU Senior Gains Valuable Experience During Summer Internship
09.4.2009
Brittany Overman, a senior at High Point University, spent her summer helping racecar drivers stay on the track - she interned with the Department of Human Performance at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, N.C. Overman, a Snow Camp native majoring in athletic training, worked under the supervision of athletic trainer and HPU alumnus Shane Picha.
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HPU Associate Professor Of Economics Publishes Article In Prestigious Journal
09.1.2009
Dr. Gerald Fox, associate professor of economics at High Point University, recently submitted an article that was accepted for publication in the "Journal of Conflict Resolution." The article, titled "Partisan Divide on War and the Economy: Presidential Approval of G. W. Bush," will appear in the December 2009 issue of the prestigious journal, which is ranked No. 2 in international relations and No. 5 in political science.
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HPU Students Get Visit From N.C. State Treasurer
08.28.2009
High Point University hosted North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell today for a luncheon and roundtable discussion with 10 HPU students. uring her visit to campus, she discussed management of debt, including credit card issues, and affordability issues with students at a special luncheon, discussing not only debt issues that face students in North Carolina, but also their own personal stories and experiences with paying for their education.
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HPU Continues To Support Local Businesses Through Passport Partners Program
08.27.2009
High Point University knows how important it is to support the High Point community, so it seems fitting that students, faculty and staff help support local businesses as well. Thanks to HPU's Passport Partners program, a partnership between the university and local businesses, HPU faculty, staff and students spent more than $80,000 using their Passport cards at local businesses during the 2008-09 academic year.
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HPU First Lady Wins State Honor For Campus Arboretum
08.25.2009
High Point University First Lady Mariana Qubein has been named by the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources as the Outstanding Individual Merit Winner of the Urban Forest Awards Program. The annual program rewards cities, towns, organizations, businesses and individuals for outstanding work to protect and enhance community forests and raise awareness about the importance of urban forestry projects.
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HPU's Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Wins Awards At Centennial Celebration
08.14.2009
High Point University's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity recently earned prestigious awards during the chapter's Centennial Celebration, held July 31-Aug. 1 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and Butler University campus in Indianapolis. The chapter won three substantial awards during the two-day celebration ? the Tozier Brown Award, the Membership Recruitment Award and the Grand High Alpha Challenge.  
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HPU Ranks In Top 6 Percent Nationally In Forbes.com 'America's Best Colleges'
08.11.2009
Forbes.com has ranked High Point University at No. 296 in its national listing, "America's Best Colleges." With 4,352 higher-education institutions in the United States, this ranking places HPU in the top 6 percent of all schools nationally. Other prestigious North Carolina institutions included on the list are Davidson College (No. 60), UNC Chapel Hill (No. 68), Duke University (No. 104) and Wake Forest University (No. 130).
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HPU Political Science Student Gains Political Experience Through Summer Internship
08.7.2009
John Gillespie, a rising junior majoring in political science at High Point University, has had a busy summer learning the ins and outs of the Tennessee political scene by interning for the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. "I have been to several swearing-in ceremonies for new U.S. citizens, and have been to an event that the secretary of Housing and Urban Development attended," Gillespie says.
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HPU Introduces New Department Of Music
08.3.2009
The halls of High Point University will be filled with lots of music, thanks to the adoption of a new curriculum that will add an innovative and progressive Bachelor of Arts degree in music in the university?s new Department of Music. The degree program will begin in 2010.
 
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HPU Biology Instructor Presents At NERA Journal Club
10.6.2009
Eleanor Russell, instructor of biology at High Point University, recently gave a presentation for the Nutrition Epidemiology Research and Applications (NERA) Journal Club. She made the presentation, titled "Exploring Long-term Dietary Supplementation," to club members on Sept. 11 at the Women?s Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem.
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HPU Residence Hall Organizations Create Better Communication On Campus
10.2.2009
High Point University has recently created new residence hall associations - Area Councils and InterResidence Council (IRC) - to help better communicate between living areas on campus.  "Both are student organizations focused on students living on campus in residence halls, allowing them to play an active part in making their building a home and creating a fun and caring community," says Sarah Haak, director of residence life at HPU.
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HPU Hires Brown As Assistant Professor Of History
10.1.2009
Dr. Lauren Erin Brown has been hired as assistant professor of U.S. history in the Department of History at High Point University. Brown is currently teaching abroad in Moscow at the Russian State University for the Humanities, where she is a Fulbright Scholar. Upon her return to HPU she will be responsible for conducting history courses, particularly in the specialized area of the 20th century.
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HPU Hires Summers As Instructor Of English
09.30.2009
Karen Summers has been hired as instructor of English in the Department of English at High Point University. In her new role, Summers is responsible for teaching English composition, among other courses. "High Point University is clearly a unique, dynamic school, and it is very exciting professionally to be here during this transformation," Summers says. "I can't wait to see what it will be like in a few more years."
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Accounting Recruitment Day Is Held For HPU Accounting Majors
09.29.2009
High Point University recently hosted an Accounting Recruitment Day for HPU and Meredith College students. The event, held Sept. 25 in Phillips Hall, gave students a chance to network with representatives from accounting firms and executive recruiters. Participants, all of whom were seniors planning to graduate in May 2010, were also able to interview with several area accounting firms and recruiters.
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HPU Hires Lambert In Department Of Admissions
09.28.2009
High Point University has hired Andrea Lambert as enrollment services assistant in the Department of Admissions. In her role, Lambert is responsible for providing administrative support to the documents team in admissions, as well as filing preparation and organization, pulling completed applications and event preparation.
 
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HPU To Host Annual Fall Concert
09.25.2009
High Point University will bring music to the community with its annual Fall Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir and University Singers. A variety of repertoire will be presented, including classical, contemporary and spirituals.
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HPU Hires Goodman As Assistant Professor Of Media Production
09.23.2009
High Point University has hired James L. Goodman as assistant professor of media production in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. In his new role, Goodman is responsible for teaching various communication courses in media production. "Seeing all the wonderful things happening here at HPU is really special for me, since I am also a proud alumnus, having received my undergraduate degree here," Goodman says.
 
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HPU Hires Emerson As Assistant Professor Of Theater
09.22.2009

Matthew E. Emerson has been hired as assistant professor of theater in the Department of Theater at High Point University. In his new role, Emerson will be responsible for teaching technical theater courses, ranging from basic building techniques for stage and film to scene painting and model making. In addition to this, he will also design the lights and scenery for four of the university theater productions.

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HPU Hires Fuselier As Assistant Professor Of Mathematics
09.21.2009
Dr. Edward J. Fuselier Jr. has been hired as assistant professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at High Point University. In his new role, Fuselier is responsible for teaching varying levels of mathematics courses, in addition to conducting mathematical research. "I am often in awe of the beauty and power of mathematics, and I'm excited to share that perspective with my students at HPU," Fuselier says.
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HPU Offers New Major In Biochemistry
09.17.2009
High Point University is now offering students a way to further their science education by offering a new major in biochemistry. The biochemistry bachelor's degree program, implemented at the start of the fall 2009 semester, qualifies students to attend graduate school in a biochemistry program, and prepares them for a range of opportunities in industrial employment, professional schools and high school teaching.
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HPU Dedicates The Nido R. Qubein School Of Communication
09.16.2009
High Point University celebrated the dedication of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication on Sept. 15 with pomp and circumstance, thanks to several special guests and events throughout the afternoon and evening. More than 1,500 people attended the events. Events included a panel discussion, "Communication Trends: A future View."
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Fuddy Meers'
09.15.2009
The High Point University Theatre will present "Fuddy Meers" Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 8-11 in the Old Student Center's Empty Space Theatre. The production, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, is an American play that tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who awakens each morning as a blank slate on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life.
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HPU Junior Dives Into Summer Internship
09.14.2009
Steven Sherrick, a junior majoring in marketing and finance at High Point University, spent his summer at the pool thanks to an exciting internship in New Jersey. During his internship experience, Sherrick was responsible for a corps of lifeguards. "The most exciting part of this internship was the amount of responsibility I had," Sherrick says.
 
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HPU's Student Newspaper Wins Award
09.10.2009
High Point University's student newspaper, The Campus Chronicle, recently won a national award from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA). HPU was one of 16 schools in the United States with an enrollment of 2,500 or more to receive the first place award. The award is based on content coverage, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.
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HPU Evening Degree Program To Host Open House Events
09.9.2009
The Evening Degree Program at High Point University will host two Open House events this month ? one on the main High Point campus and another on the Winston-Salem campus.  The "drop-in" events will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 17. Advisors from EDP will be available at each Open House to answer questions.
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HPU Board Of Stewards Donates Spring Offerings To West End Ministries
The High Point University Board of Stewards recently presented West End Ministries with a sizable donation - $2,522.68, which came from the spring 2009 semester chapel worship services. Pictured, from left (in back), are Marielle Harris, Jennifer Arnold, Alyssa Wiley, Valerie Park, Sarah Goss, Spencer Hatcher and Jenna Wiederhold, all members of the HPU Board of Stewards.
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HPU Hires Carpenter As Director Of Writing Program
09.7.2009

High Point University has hired Dr. William J. Carpenter as director of the Writing Program. In his new role, Carpenter will work with the English department in designing, implementing and assessing the effectiveness of HPU's composition courses. He will also teach courses in composition, ranging from first-year composition to upper-division classes in writing theory and writing as a means of civic engagement.

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HPU Junior Places In National U.S. Pageant
Marie Ventrone, a junior majoring in performance theatre with a minor in vocal music at High Point University, recently spent an exciting four days in New Orleans ? she competed in and placed third runner-up in the Miss National U.S. Pageant. entrone, who was one of 11 semifinalists in the event and won the "Sponsorship and Advertising Award," reigns as Miss North Carolina National US 2009.
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HPU To Host Film And Lecture Series Focusing On Women In Society
08.28.2009
High Point University will kick off a special year-long documentary film and lecture series, "Turn Down the Lights/Turn Up the Volume: Women?s Documentary Film and Lecture Series," which is dedicated to the experiences of women as their lives intersect in all aspects of society. The first event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 in Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall. The event is open to the public.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Information Systems Publishes Paper
08.27.2009
Dr. Bryan Hertweck, assistant professor of information systems at High Point University, recently published a paper in the "International Journal of Electronic Business 2009." The article, titled "The Effects of Comparison Shopping Behaviour on Dynamic Pricing Strategy Selection in an Agent-enabled E-Market," detailed software agents, known as shopbots, that are used by e-buyers to help collect and display market data, make buying decisions and execute sales transactions.
 
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HPU Welcomes Record Number Of Freshmen At Opening Convocation
08.24.2009
On Saturday, Aug. 22, High Point University welcomed a record 1,030 incoming freshmen to campus with the annual Opening Convocation at the Millis Athletic Convocation Center. The Convocation, which celebrated the official beginning of the 2009-10 academic year, brought together faculty and administration, as well as the new students.
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HPU Director Of Nonprofit Management Program Attends International Program In Scotland
08.21.2009
David Walker, associate professor and director of the Master of Arts Nonprofit Management Program at High Point University, recently attended an international conference on ?Social Capital and Community Resilience." The conference, held in June near Glasgow, Scotland, focused on the role of social capital in community problem solving, resilience and collective well being.
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HPU: State Treasurer To Visit Campus To Talk To Students About Debt
08.19.2009
High Point University will host North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell on Aug. 28. During her visit to campus, she will discuss debt and affordability issues with students. Cowell will arrive on campus at 10:30 a.m. to tour the campus, then will have a roundtable discussion and boxed lunch with students. Cowell will arrive on campus at 10:30 a.m. to tour the campus, then will have a roundtable discussion and boxed lunch with students.
 
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HPU Graduate Finds Career Success With FDIC
08.14.2009
Recent High Point University graduate Matthew Boswell has a lot for which to be thankful ? not only did he graduate in May at the top of his class with a double major and a double minor, but he's also started an impressive career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Charlotte. Boswell, who graduated with a double major in finance and entrepreneurship and a double minor in economics and religion, serves as a bank examiner with the FDIC.
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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education To Have Article Published In Journal
08.12.2009
Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education at High Point University, recently submitted an article to the "North Carolina Middle School Journal." His article will appear in the September issue. The article, titled "Instructional Program Coherence as a Possible Link to Increased Student Achievement in North Carolina Middle Schools," details the importance of instructional coherence in public schools, specifically at the middle grades level. 
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HPU Sophomore Makes A Difference In Lives Of Children In Kenya
08.11.2009
High Point University rising sophomore Rebekah Hollar truly has a philanthropic heart ? she's spent the past two years working diligently to help the children of Kenya. She even recently visited the children overseas to not only help, but to teach them as well. Specifically, Hollar, who is majoring in education at HPU, has been helping children who attend the Mercy Care Centre in the Mathare Valley in Kenya.
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HPU History Professor Takes Class On Historical Field Trip To Battlegrounds
08.5.2009
Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University, recently took a group of students on a historical field trip to Antietam and Gettysburg. The field trip - the Antietam-Gettysburg Staff Ride 2009 - was part of Schneid's graduate course, History 566: Great Military Leaders. The course examines command in war and the variables related to generalship and warfare from the 17th century to World War II.
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HPU Hosts Alumni And Family Weekend
10.6.2009
High Point University hosted a weekend of celebration and activities for the annual Alumni and Family Weekend, which welcomed more than 3,500 guests. The weekend also featured a series of three lectures by HPU professors Dr. Matthew DeSantis, Dr. Stephanie Crofton and Dr. Matthew Schneider.
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HPU Information Systems Professor Delivers Course In France
10.2.2009
Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of information systems at High Point University, recently delivered a course on Information Systems Management at the ESC-Clermont Graduate School of Management in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He was in France Sept. 21-25. "I enjoy the challenge of dealing with students from other cultures, but my conversations with the faculty and staff members in France are always fruitful as well," says Smith.
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HPU Receives Art Donations From Local Families
09.30.2009
High Point University wants to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education, so the addition of art collections adds the perfect touch of color to campus. Now, thanks to generous donations of art from Robert Brown, Harrison Rucker, Darrel Sechrest, and Betsy and Joe Byerly, students have multiple examples of paintings and artifacts from around the world.
 
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HPU, Community Celebrate Unveiling Of Memorial Statue
09.28.2009
Thanks to the generosity of High Point University and Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, in cooperation with The High Point Community Foundation and other charitable donors, the High Point Police Department secured enough funds for the completion of the "Memorial Guardian Statue." The statue, unveiled on Sept. 25, represents the pride of the agency and honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community.
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HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drive
High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 24 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff. David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 271 donors took the time out of their busy schedules to donate blood. "That will save the lives of 813 people, and accounts for a total of 9 percent of our student population," says Perez.
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HPU Receives $2 Million Donation Toward Baseball Training Facility
09.24.2009

An anonymous out-of-state supporter has committed a $2 million gift for an indoor baseball training facility at High Point University. The facility - a fully enclosed, 11,000-square-foot structure that will include indoor batting and pitching cages, locker rooms for players and coaches, and other amenities - will be located next to Willard Stadium.

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HPU Undergraduate Student's First Work Of Nonfiction To Be Published By Penguin Group
09.23.2009
Austin Carty, a senior majoring in English literature at High Point University, is well on his way to becoming a professional writer and speaker - in fact, his first work of nonfiction is due for publication by Penguin Plume in January 2010. arty's book, "High Points and Lows: Life, Faith, and Figuring it All Out," details his own journey toward adulthood and true faith by drawing on lessons from pop culture and Christianity.
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HPU Art Students Share Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Celebration
09.22.2009
Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University recently had the opportunity to take part in a special project as part of High Point's 150th celebration. Bruce Shores, instructor of art at HPU, says several students helped design a mural that was created on Sept. 18-19 at City Lake Park. Bruce Shores, instructor of art at HPU, says several students helped design a mural that was created on Sept. 18-19 at City Lake Park.
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HPU Student Hopes To Compete In Miss North Carolina USA Pageant
09.18.2009
Kenzalia Bryant-Scott, a sophomore majoring in exercise science at High Point University, has truly had some crowning achievements this year ? not only has she served as Teen Miss North Carolina East Coast USA 2009, but she now has plans to compete in the Miss North Carolina USA Pageant. Bryant-Scott, a native of Manassas, Va., hopes to compete for the title in November.
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HPU Accounting Students To Take Part In Daylong Mock Investigation
09.17.2009
High Point University will host Criminal Investigation agents from the IRS for a daylong mock investigation, called "The Adrian Project," for accounting majors. The event will be held on Oct. 1 and is not open to the public. The event will be a multi-part endeavor that involves forensic accounting, interviewing witnesses and obtaining a subpoena, which culminates in the arrest of a perpetrator.
 
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HPU Celebrates 85 Years With Month-Long Birthday Celebration
09.15.2009
High Point University is celebrating its 85th birthday with festivities around campus. The birthday celebration began on Sept. 14 with a special proclamation by High Point Mayor Becky Smothers; the month-long birthday celebration will end with the Alumni and Family Weekend, to be held Oct. 2-4. Other observations around campus throughout the month include special 85th anniversary flags.
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HPU Junior Interns With Pittsburgh Today Live
Jourdan Cable, a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in marketing, spent her summer behind the camera thanks to an internship with Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA-TV. During the internship, Cable was responsible for preparing the green room, escorting and interacting with guests, finding and booking people to appear on the show, writing segments for the show, going on-location with reporters, and even doing interviews and going on TV.
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High Point University Donates Items To Guilford County Schools
09.14.2009
High Point University recently donated several items to Guilford County Schools. The items donated include index tables, overhead projectors and task seating. "High Point University is pleased to have a great partnership with Guilford County Schools, and we are thrilled to be able to provide the school system with these instructional tools and furnishings, which we trust will benefit local students," says Dr.
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HPU Evening Degree Program Students Receive Scholarships
09.9.2009
High Point University students Bryan Collins and Lucile Jackson, who are both in the Evening Degree Program, recently received scholarships through the North Carolina CPA Foundation. Collins, an accounting major, received a $1,000 scholarship. Collins, who hopes to take the CPA exam following graduation in May 2010, was thrilled to receive the scholarship.
 
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HPU School Of Education Partners With Montlieu Math And Science Academy
09.8.2009
Students in the High Point University School of Education are busy helping to make a difference in the lives of local schoolchildren thanks to a unique partnership with Montlieu Math and Science Academy in High Point. Mariann Tillery, dean of the School of Education, explains that Guilford County Schools approached the School of Education, asking if HPU students could provide assistance.
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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority To Celebrate National Women's Friendship Month
09.7.2009
Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University is celebrating friendship by observing National Women's Friendship Month. To celebrate, the group will host events on Sept. 20 and Sept. 29. All females on campus - students, faculty and staff - are invited to attend the events. Another event will be held at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Slane Student Center cafe. There, the group will play friendship trivia.
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HPU To Host Art Exhibitions In Sechrest Gallery
09.1.2009
High Point University will host two art exhibitions at the Sechrest Art Gallery in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus - the "Faculty Show" and the "Catherine Murray Exhibition." The "Faculty Show," to be held from Sept. 8 through Oct. 17, is a biannual show presented by the Visual Arts Department of HPU. The exhibit showcases the best work of the university's faculty artists.
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HPU Opens 'The Center For Financial Research'
08.31.2009
Students at High Point University can now benefit from a unique new academic facility - The Center for Financial Research is a key feature in the newly opened state-of-the-art Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce. The center essentially serves as a trading room - making students feel like they're in the middle of Wall Street, says Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at HPU.
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HPU Junior Spends Summer Interning At The Emmerich Group
08.27.2009
Stephanie Duhaime, a junior majoring in journalism at High Point University, recently completed a summer internship with The Emmerich Group. Duhaime's boss, Roxanne Emmerich, came out with a book this summer, called "Thank God It's Monday," which details how to create a fun and extraordinary work environment.
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HPU Announces Celia Moh Scholarship Recipients
08.25.2009
High Point University students Skylar Davis and Jessica Henderson have been named as the recipients of the 2009-10 Celia Moh Scholarship, a program that provides full tuition, room, board, books and fees for recipients. Davis, a senior majoring in interior design with a minor in psychology, has been a Presidential Scholar and was also a supplemental instructor for the campus' drafting class.
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HPU Ranks NO. 1 Among 'Up-And-Coming Schools' In U.S. News & World Report
08.21.2009
High Point University continues to find success - not only in growth in campus size and population, but in national rankings as well. New rankings that appeared in "America's Best Colleges," 2010 edition, published by the U.S. News & World Report, rank HPU as No. 1 in "Best Colleges: Up-and-coming Baccalaureate Colleges (South)," as well as No. 5 among all "Baccalaureate Colleges (South)."
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HPU Department Of Religion And Philosophy Welcomes Toole
08.20.2009
High Point University has hired Dr. Mark Toole as a professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy. Toole, who previously served a three-year appointment at the University of Colorado, is passionate about exploring the intersection of religious belief, practice and identity through comparative analysis.
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HPU Senior Spends Summer Interning At New York-Based Marketing Company
08.14.2009
Janine Lind, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending the summer racking up regional advertising business for the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Gourmet and more. Lind, a Garden City, N.Y., native who is majoring in business administration with a minor in marketing, is interning at Mediamax Network, a partner of the publishing giant Conde Nast Publications.
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HPU Student And HPU Graduate Spend Summer Saving Lives On East Coast
08.13.2009
High Point University student Casey Pisano and HPU graduate Sam Crist are busy educating the public about ocean safety this summer - both are working on the Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue team. Pisano, a junior majoring in business, and Crist, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science, are spending their time being proactive with beachgoers by helping the beach area to remain a safe environment.
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HPU's Chair Of Theater Department Inducted Into Prestigious Conference
08.12.2009
Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at High Point University, was recently elected to the prestigious National Theatre Conference.  Simpson will be inducted into the NTC on Oct. 30 at The Players Club in New York City. The National Theatre Conference, founded in 1925, is a cooperative association of distinguished leaders of the American theater, both professional and university.
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HPU Student Spends Summer Researching In Lipid Sciences Lab At Wake Forest Medical School
08.6.2009
Sydney Clark, a rising junior at High Point University, is getting plenty of lab experience thanks to her involvement in a summer program at Wake Forest Medical School. During her two months spent in the Lipid Sciences lab, she was able to learn new and different lab techniques and several mechanisms in the subject of biochemistry. She also had the chance to investigate what initiates the process of the secretion of VLDL (very low density lipoproteins) in the liver.
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HPU Student Helps With University Center Theater Design
08.4.2009
Hannah Lowell, a sophomore at High Point University, has started her career experience early as she aids her father in the decorating of the movie theater in the University Center. Her duties as a volunteer for her father's company, Stage Decoration and Supplies, include taking pictures of the room, writing down measurements, and using drafting skills to make sure everything is in place for the installment of curtains.
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