HPU Welcomes New Media And Digital Services Librarian

High Point University has hired Brian Davis as a media and digital services librarian in the Herman H. and Louise M. Smith Library. Davis’ background as a library media developer with experience in current Web 2.0 technologies will help to broaden the scope of the Smith Library. He brings with him a host of skills in digitization, archival standards and video technologies.

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High Point University Exhibit Featured At High Point Museum

High Point University has experienced tremendous growth and change over the past few years, but the school, founded in 1924, has much more of a story to tell. The High Point Museum details the rich history of the university in a new exhibit, which will remain on display through Dec. 31. Also included in the display is part of a memory book that details High Point students in the service.

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Students Receive Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship

High Point University students Chandler L. Davis and Skylar N. Davis have been named as the recipients of the Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship for 2009. Both rising seniors at HPU, Chandler, an accounting major, and Skylar, an interior design major, are twins.  These two young women each have a tremendous amount of support from the faculty!”

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HPU To Provide More Than $2 Million In Scholarships For First-Generation Scholars In High Point

High Point University held a press conference on May 12 to announce a new $2,000,000.00 scholarship program for first-generation college-bound students from High Point attending Guilford County Schools. HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, joined by Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green and High Point Mayor Becky Smothers, made the special announcement in the university?s Slane Student Center.

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HPU Students Assist American Friends Service Committee

High Point University students have spent a great deal of time helping others this semester through a Service Learning Program partnership with the American Friends Service Committee. The students enjoyed the work and enjoyed each other. I have nothing but praise for the way the conducted themselves and the way in which they represented High Point University.”

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HPU Student Government Association Holds End-Of-Year Food And Furniture Drives

High Point University’s Student Government Association ended the 2008-09 academic year by giving back to the local community – it held a food drive in conjunction with the United Way’s “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” and a furniture donation project in conjunction with the Salvation Army. The drives, held May 4-7 on campus, were sponsored by SGA and the HPU Office of Student Life.

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Headlines Memorable HPU Graduation Ceremony

High Point University held an inspiring and memorable Graduation Ceremony on May 9, with 657 graduates marching across the Roberts Hall Front Lawn to receive their degrees. The event featured NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin as the Commencement speaker. In fact, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Aldrin’s historic walk on the moon with fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission.

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HPU Professor Presents History Paper On Canadian Industry

Dr. James Stitt, professor of history at High Point University, presented his paper, entitled “Canada’s National Productivity Council,? at the 34th annual meeting of the Economic and Business Historical Society in Grand Rapids. At the meeting, Stitt was also reelected as chairman of the Board of Trustees for a second three-year term.

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Two Former Miss North Carolina Teen USA Students Graduate From HPU

Two former Miss North Carolina Teen USA students will graduate from High Point University on May 9. The students, Elizabeth Carty and Brittany Crews, were the first Miss N.C. Teen USA contestant winners to accept the scholarship to HPU. Carty, who will graduate on Saturday with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education, was Miss N.C. Teen USA in 2004-05, and won Miss United States Teen in 2006 as a freshman at HPU.

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HPU's Head Basketball Coach Scott Cherry Featured on ESPN

Scott Cherry’s new role as head men’s basketball coach at High Point University is drawing national attention – in fact, he is featured in a May 6 article by Dana O’Neil on ESPN.com. In the article, O’Neil discusses Cherry’s ascension through the ranks to his current position, including his high hopes for Panther men’s basketball.

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HPU Professor Authors Section In 'Encyclopedia Of Hip Hop Literature'

Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently authored a contribution in the “Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature,” published by Greenwood Press. Isaksen’s entry is on Imani Perry, one of America’s leading cultural critics of the artistry and literary narrative forms within hip-hop music.

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HPU Holds Luncheon To Honor Retiring Faculty

High Point University held a special Retirement Recognition Luncheon to honor retiring faculty members. The event was held on May 6 in the Slane Student Center. Faculty who were honored include: Dr. James M. Adams, Vernon E. Liberty, Dr. Barbara F. Mascali and Charles L. Stout. Each one was presented with a special plaque and a rocking chair. Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department, accepted on behalf of Mascali.

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AT&T N.C. Teacher Of The Year Finalist To Speak At HPU

May 6, 2009 – Cindi Rigsbee, the 2008-09 AT&T North Carolina Teacher of the Year, will be the guest speaker during High Point University’s School of Education Student Teacher Breakfast on May 7. The breakfast will take place in Slane Center Rooms A and B at 9 a.m. The event is not open to the public. Rigsbee is a sixth- and seventh-grade reading resource teacher at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Orange County.

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Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Holds Philanthropy Event At HPU

The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at High Point University recently held a Rock-a-Thon philanthropic event with all proceeds going toward the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. The organization, which is searching for a cure, assists those affected by the disease and provides medical equipment to those in need. Aicardi Syndrome is a genetic disorder that only affects girls.

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HPU's 2009-10 Keller Scholarship Recipients Announced

High Point University has awarded Keller Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year to Mary Funke of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Kristin Qualters of La Plata, Md. The Keller Scholarship is an endowed scholarship provided by Rosemary Keller in honor of her husband, furniture designer Tom Keller. Two freshmen are chosen from this group and awarded prestigious Keller Scholarships, which are renewable annually as long as the students maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

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HPU Visual Art Department Seniors Hold 19th Annual Senior Seminar Exhibition

Senior students in the Visual Art Department at High Point University presented their works of art on May 2 in the Deal Student Gallery of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University. Each senior was required to create a body of work in the medium of her choice. Many of the students have been working on these pieces for more than a year, with media including paint, clay and diverse materials such as bamboo and vellum.

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HPU Professor Presents Shakespeare Research At Conference

Dr. Jim Casey, assistant professor of English at High Point University, presented a paper on early modern monstrosity in Shakespeare?s “Richard III” at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in Washington, D.C. Deformed children were seen as “monsters” in the early modern period, warnings from the gods, and this moral dimension informs Shakespeare’s portrayal of the crookbacked king.

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HPU Professor Presents Paper On Math Education At Conference

Dr. Lisa Carnell, professor in the School of Education and Department of Mathematics at High Point University, presented a paper entitled “At-Risk Learners in the Mathematics Classroom: A Brain-Based Learning Perspective” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting, held April 22-25 in Washington, D.C.

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HPU Junior Wins Communication Scholarship

High Point University junior and communications major Kathryn Stanley of High Point is the 2009 recipient of the Sam J. Underwood Scholarship. Stanley was selected by the faculty of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication as the recipient because of the academic excellence she demonstrates in the classroom.
The Sam J. Underwood Scholarship was established in 1992 through gifts from the estate of Roy Franklin Nelson, a friend of the university.

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