HPU Earns Special Designation Thanks To Addition Of 14 Steinway Pianos

High Point University has become the 110th university in the world and the first university in North Carolina to be designated an “All Steinway School,” thanks to the Jan. 11 delivery of several of the high-quality instruments to campus. The 14 handsome Steinway pianos ? which were all handmade in New York ? made their way to the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, paving the way for faculty and students to experience music at its finest.

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HPU To Feature Artistic Sounds Of The North Carolina Symphony

The High Point University campus will be filled with harmonious tunes, thanks to an upcoming event featuring the North Carolina Symphony. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public; admission is free. The North Carolina Symphony was organized in 1932 under the direction of Pulitzer traveling fellowship recipient and composer Lamar Stringfield.

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HPU Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Service Featuring Pastor Of D.C.-Based Metropolitan Baptist Church

High Point University hosted a special service to honor the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 300 people attended the Jan. 18 service, which was open to the university family and the community. The annual event featured special guest speaker the Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr., a Baton Rouge, La., native who now serves as the fifth minister in the 136-year history of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. ? a church that exceeds 6,000 members.

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HPU To Feature Astronomy Expert Don Cline For Annual 'High Point Universe Day' Event

High Point University will host a public lecture on astronomy in honor of “High Point Universe Day.” The annual event, which will feature astronomy expert Don Cline, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, in Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. During the event, Cline will discuss the historical significance and the astronomical importance of the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive.

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HPU Professor Of History Presents At International Conference In China

Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently gave a presentation at an international conference, held on the campus of Chongqing Teachers University in Chongqing, China. The Dec. 26 conference also coincided with the publication of Deng?s written work, which appeared in “Wusheng de Qunluo (Silent Tribe).” Deng says the conference theme was the Pre-cultural Revolution (before 1966) Shangshanxiaxiang (Urban-to-rural transfer) Movement.

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HPU To Host Talents Of Music Department With Annual Faculty Recital

High Point University will share the talents of the music faculty with its annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The special recital will feature the music faculty in solo and combined works. Full-time and adjunct faculty will perform both vocal and instrumental solos that display the diverse talents of the music faculty.

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Education Has Article Published In Journal

Dr. Dustin Johnson, assistant professor of education at High Point University, recently submitted an article to the “North Carolina Middle School Journal.” His article appeared in the winter 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 To Feature Art Exhibitions In Sechrest Gallery

The Sechrest Gallery in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center of High Point University will host two art exhibitions during the upcoming spring semester on campus. The first, the Fernanda Piamonti Painting Exhibition, will be held Jan. 20 through March 3. A reception will be held Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m., following a 4:30 p.m. Artist Talk, in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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HPU Student Honored With Scholarship From NAACP

Lauren Williams, a junior at High Point University, was recently awarded with a $2,500 scholarship from the Hickory, N.C., branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Williams, who is majoring in nonprofit leadership and management with a minor in sociology, received the scholarship at a special ceremony at her church, Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, in Hickory. 

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HPU Director Of Residence Life Receives Honor From Big Brothers/Big Sisters Of High Point

Sarah Haak, director of Residence Life at High Point University, was recently bestowed a big honor ? she was awarded the “Big Sister of the Year” from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of High Point. Haak, who received the award on Nov. 19, was honored to have received the award. “It means a lot to me to be able to make a difference in the life of a young female within the High Point community,” Haak says.

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High Point University Board Of Stewards Brings Christmas To 120 Area Children

The High Point University Board of Stewards is helping to brighten Christmas for 120 needy children through the High Point Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The Stewards collected the offerings from fall semester Hayworth Chapel worship services ? totaling $7,175.39 this year ? and 100 percent of the funds were used to purchase toys and other gift items for the children. 

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HPU Names Chairman Of Nightingale-Conant Corp. To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors

Vic Conant, chairman of the board of Nightingale-Conant Corp. – the premier publisher of audio personal development programs in the world – has been named by High Point University to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors. Upon graduation and a stint in Vietnam, Conant joined his father’s business and began pubishing other authors, including Denis Waitley and eventually the Who’s Who of business and self-improvement.

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HPU Adds 'The Learning Commons' Satellite Library In University Center

High Point University has added an additional space for students to study and research, thanks to the opening of The Learning Commons, a satellite library in the University Center. The Commons is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when classes are in session. It offers secure, supervised study space and operates as a satellite location to Smith Library.

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HPU Hosts Guilford County Principals For Special Meeting

High Point University recently hosted principals in the Western Region of Guilford County Schools for a special meeting and presentation. Those participating included 24 principals, five regional staff members and four Guilford County Schools employees ? and all presented information during the event. While on campus, the group utilized Norton Hall?s state-of-the-art facilities for presentations. The attendees also had lunch and took a tour of the campus.

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