HPU To Offer Portuguese Starting Fall Of 2010

Beginning in August 2010, High Point University will begin offering Portuguese as a foreign language option for students. The course will be taught by Priscilla Almeida-Rankin, a native of Rio de Janeiro, who also teaches Spanish at the university.
 

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A Message From Dr. Qubein Regarding Last Night's Severe Weather

Last night the city of High Point, and much of North Carolina, was subjected to dangerous weather conditions including a tornado warning.  Please know that your student was safe on our campus and that our able staff communicated constantly (in person, via  text, and email) with all students and executed the emergency system perfectly.

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HPU to Host HGTV Interior Design Expert Libby Langdon

Libby Langdon, nationally known interior design expert, will visit High Point University from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 31 in Phillips Hall as part of a regional meeting through “WithIt” — Women in the Home Industries Today. The event is free to all WithIt members and to students with a valid student ID. Langdon, formerly of High Point, is a designer on HGTV’s “Small Space, Big Style” and makeover guru on “The Rachael Ray Show.”

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HPU Evening Degree Program Students Selected For Horton Godwin Scholarship

High Point University students Denise Barnhardt and Eulah Petty, both accounting majors in the Evening Degree Program, have been selected as recipients of the 2010 Horton Godwin Scholarship. Sponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of NCACPA and Dixon Hughes PLLC, the Horton Godwin Scholarship program is intended to honor the memory of Horton Godwin, a CPA who was dedicated to high ethical standards and professionalism in the practice of public accountancy.

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HPU Fraternity Pi Kappa Phi Hosts National 'Ban The "R" Word' Event

Twenty students from High Point University recently volunteered to participate in a telethon on March 20 for the UNC-TV station in the Research Triangle Park near Raleigh. The telethon was part of the UNC-TV’s Festival 2010, an annual on-air fundraiser. “After a short training session, students manned the telephones from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.”

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HPU Students Volunteer For UNC-TV Telethon

Twenty students from High Point University recently volunteered to participate in a telethon on March 20 for the UNC-TV station in the Research Triangle Park near Raleigh. The telethon was part of the UNC-TV’s Festival 2010, an annual on-air fundraiser. “After a short training session, students manned the telephones from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.” 

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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Host Tour To Virginia Museums

The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University is sponsoring a trip that will certainly pique the interest of art lovers – an excursion to Roanoke, Va., which includes visits to two museums. The trip, which is open to the community, will take place on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; cost is $85 per person and space is limited. Maxine Campbell, curator of the Sechrest Gallery at HPU, says the day’s excursions will make for a very unique trip.

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HPU Hosts Dr. Russ Sobel As Part Of BB&T Speaker Series

High Point University will host Dr. Russ Sobel as part of the BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. Sobel, professor of economics and holder of the James Clark Coffman Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at West Virginia University, will speak about “Economic Freedom, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity.”

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HPU Accounting Students Give Back To Community Program During Tax Season

Two High Point University juniors are helping to give back to the community during this tax season, thanks to the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). The students, Ashley Johnson and Tiffani Shimp, both accounting majors in the Phillips School of Business, will contribute around 50 hours of assistance to needy residents of Guilford County as part of the program ? which they learned about through the United Way.

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HPU Libraries Utilize Social Media And Late Night Hours To Help Students Stay In Touch

March 15, 2010 – In the old days, a card catalog and a microfilm reader were considered high-tech in terms of tools in the library, but students today need much, much more ? and thanks to ever-growing services in the High Point University libraries, students have everything they need and more. Case in point? The library is on Facebook, and students can literally be in touch with the library all day, every day ? a feature that?s new this semester.

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Incoming HPU Freshman Volunteers As Head Coach For Special Olympics

High Point University will be welcoming a student with a heart of gold in the fall of 2010. Kendall Hagar, who will begin her freshman year at HPU in a matter of months, is no stranger to giving back to her community.  Hagar, a native of Centennial, Colo., was recently named as one of the 2010 9Kids Who Care ? an honor bestowed upon nine area kids who go far beyond the ordinary in serving their community.

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HPU Sechrest Gallery To Feature Figurative Exhibit

The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will soon feature an exquisite example of figurative works as part of its newest exhibit. The exhibit, which opens on March 16 and runs through April 27, will deal with the human form in drawing, painting and sculpture. The art pieces are comprised primarily of classical traditional work with contemporary painting.

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HPU Greek Life Holds Educational Events To Help Students Face Everyday Challenges

The High Point University Greek community recently held events to help educate new members on important challenges they may face throughout their time in college. The series of events were held on Feb. 15, Feb. 25 and March 1. Meredith McCrea, Greek Life coordinator at HPU, says the sessions included information about the dangers of alcohol and narcotics, as well as hazing.

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HPU Chair Of Performing Arts Department To Appear On 'Triad Today'

March 10, 2010 ? Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre at High Point University, will be featured on “Triad Today,” at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, March 12. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC 45 (Time Warner channel 7). During his appearance, Simpson will discuss his play, “Elephant Sighs,” which was recently made into a movie, starring film legend Ed Asner.

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HPU To Feature Spring Music Festival Of Worship

High Point University will host the annual Spring Music Festival of Worship – combining the talents of the congregation and choirs of Hayworth Chapel along with the Department of Music. The festival will be held at the 5:30 p.m. worship service on March 24 in the Hayworth Chapel. The music-filled celebration is open to the public.

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HPU Expects To Draw Crowds, Business During Upcoming Big South Championship Tournament

High Point University will host the Big South Women?s Basketball Tournament March 12-14 ? drawing a crowd of teams and fans that will flood the High Point area during this popular event. Eight teams will be competing in the tournament ? four quarterfinal games on Friday, March 12; two semifinal games on Saturday, March 13; and the championship game on Sunday, March 14.

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