HPU Chair Of Modern Foreign Language Meets International Officials At Washington, D.C. Conference

Dr. Carole Head, professor of French and chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University, recently attended the National Convention of NCIV (National Council for International Visitors). While there, she had the opportunity to attend a special reception in the Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke. She also had the opportunity to meet the Belgian Ambassador to the United States.

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HPU Students Team Up To Help Ban The 'R' Word

Kendall Hagar, a freshman at High Point University and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity partnered to present a campaign on campus to help eliminate the use of the ?R? word. The ?R Word?, retard or retarded, has evolved in common language to become a derogatory and hurtful insult to people with intellectual disabilities. The campaign, implemented nationally by Special Olympics, is called ?Spread the Word to End the Word,? and was held throughout the first week in March.

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HPU To Host Rothenberg Seminar In Military History

High Point University will present the annual Gunther E. Rothenberg Seminar in Military History on Saturday, March 19, in the Phillips School of Business, Room 120. The event, which is based on the military history of Italy, is open to the public. The HPU Department of History sponsors the annual seminar, which offers a different theme each year and features a host of leading scholars who present their most recent research and latest interpretations.

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Derrow Joins HPU As IT Services Coordinator

Lyndsey Dawn Derrow has recently joined the HPU staff as IT services coordinator in the Office of Information Technology. In her new role, Derrow is responsible for coordinating the tech support team to resolve technology challenges across campus. ?The growth of High Point University has been impressive and the continuous expansion of the campus provides an exciting work environment,? Derrow says.

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Johnson Joins HPU As Resident Director

Stephen Johnson has been hired as a resident director in The Office of Student Life at High Point University to ensure the safety and security of all HPU resident students. His responsibilities include overseeing the York Residence Hall and the Point Place apartments. Johnson is a graduate of Western Carolina University.

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Potter Joins HPU As Director Of Facility Operations

Stephen L. Potter has joined High Point University as director of facility operations. Prior to joining HPU, Potter served as vice president of support services at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has more than 15 years of experience in facility operations leadership. Potter will be responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination and direction of daily activities related to campus facilities.

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HPU's Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Gives To Red Cross

Members of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity at High Point University recently made a $210 donation to the American Red Cross. The money was raised through fundraising efforts with the help of the Mad Greek Grill in High Point. The fraternity had planned the event previously and had earmarked the money for the American Red Cross, the group?s national philanthropy, but in the process, found out about a family who had lost everything in a fire.

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HPU Honored By Area Red Cross

High Point University has been honored by the American Red Cross in Winston-Salem, where the area?s blood services branch is located, as one of the Area Premier Sponsors for 2010. The university will be recognized at an awards luncheon on March 21 in Winston-Salem at the Graylyn International Conference Center.

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Senior Lands Competitive Entrepreneurship Internship

Chris Meriwether, a senior majoring in religion with a minor in philosophy at High Point University, was recently selected to participate in the competitive Young Entrepreneurs Across America internship. The internship, which partners with Student Painters, gives college students an opportunity to create and manage their own exterior painting business over the course of a summer.

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Boyd Joins HPU As Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs

Keishea Boyd has been hired as assistant director of judicial affairs in the Office of Student Life at High Point University. She will make a lasting impact on students by educating them on the university’s Honor Code and code of conduct. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from HPU in 2003 as well as a Master of Science Degree from North Carolina Central University.

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Slocum Joins HPU As Campus Concierge

Heather Slocum has joined High Point University as a campus concierge. Slocum will be responsible for providing students with first-class customer service. She will also act as the building manager for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. The Campus Concierge is proud to model the value of service at High Point University. Its goal is to improve the daily lives of students by providing a single source of knowledge for all campus and community information.

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HPU Hosts Dr. Yaron Brook As Part of BB&T Speaker Series

The Phillips School of Business at High Point University will host noted speaker and Forbes.com columnist Dr. Yaron Brook as part of the annual BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 23 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. It is open to the public. Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will address faculty, students and community guests in a presentation.

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HPU Investment Club Hosts Vice President From Merrill Lynch

The Floyd T. Craven Investment Club at High Point University had the privilege of hosting Scott Tilley, certified financial analyst and first vice president of Investments at Merrill Lynch in High Point. The meeting allowed students to learn about the investing industry with one of the most respected investing professionals in the Triad.

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HPU Center For Entrepreneurship And Innovation, SBTDC To Hold Conference

The Phillips School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at High Point University will host ?Becoming an Investor Ready Entrepreneur,? a program of the Small Business Technology and Development Center (SBTDC), from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 23. The program will offer students, faculty and local business professionals a one-day session designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to find, meet and succeed when engaging private equity investors.

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Norcross Graduate School At HPU To Host Free GRE Course

The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University is hosting a free Graduate Record Exam preview course presented by Kaplan Test Prep, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mar. 26. The course will teach valuable strategies and methods to raise GRE scores by an expert teacher, and will provide information on the structure and scoring of the GRE exam.

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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Volunteers With Habitat for Humanity

Brothers and potential new members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at High Point University recently spent two consecutive weeks volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of High Point. The fraternity, which plans to make the event an annual service commitment, worked rebuilding, painting and insulating a home for the organization.

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