HPU Business Students Learn Valuable Information From Morgan Creek CEO

High Point University students in the Phillips School of Business got a taste of real-world business sense, thanks to a visit from Mark W. Yusko, CEO and chief investment officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC. Yusko, who gave a presentation to students on Feb. 11, shared his views on key global macroeconomic trends and his outlook on the current global financial market environment.

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HPU Associate Dean In EDP To Serve As Vice President Of North Carolina Adult Education Association

Tracy Collum, associate dean in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, was recently elected as vice president of the North Carolina Adult Education Association. Collum, who previously served as a board member of NCAEA for the 2008-09 term, will be developing a new Web site for the upcoming term year to help kick start the group?s membership campaign, and increase the statewide visibility for the association.

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HPU Hosts Annual 'Family Winter Weekend'

More than 2,000 visitors had a weekend of fun and entertainment, thanks to the exciting events held during the annual “Family Winter Weekend.” HPU students and families had the chance to take part in tours of the new steakhouse, 1924 Prime, in the University Center; attend an exhibition of paintings by Argentinean artist Fernanda Piamonti; have tea with HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein; and attend HPU women?s and men’s basketball games.

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HPU Adds Degree Program In Mathematical Economics

High Point University will begin offering a new major that blends both business and math skills ? a Bachelor of Science in mathematical economics. The major, which was developed in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, will prepare students to master advanced quantitative and statistical techniques and apply them to the social science and business fields.  

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HPU Sponsors Performance By North Carolina Symphony

More than 450 guests had the opportunity to enjoy the musical talent of the North Carolina Symphony, which performed at High Point University on Feb. 11 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. This is the second time the group has performed on campus. The HPU-sponsored event serves as a gift to the community, and allows the general public to experience music at its finest ? providing not only a pleasant experience, but an educational one as well.

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HPU Associate Professor Of Sociology Publishes In Scholarly Journal

Dr. Terrell A. Hayes, associate professor of sociology at High Point University, published in the most recent edition of “Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal.” The article, titled “Labeling and the Adoption of a Deviant Status” explores, through in-depth interviews, the role social- and self-labeling play in the process by which 46 members of Debtors Anonymous came to recognize their personal indebtedness as indicative of a deviant status.

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HPU's Austin Dillon To Compete In NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Austin Dillon may only be a second-semester freshman at High Point University, but he is already racing to success ? thanks to his skills in the classroom and on the racetrack. Dillon, a Lewisville native who is majoring in strategic communication, will attempt to make his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race when he makes his qualifying run for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway.

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HPU Presidential Scholarship Weekend Brings Hundreds To High Point

High Point University hosted more than 900 visitors during the Feb. 5-7 weekend, thanks to the first of two Presidential Scholarship Weekends. The university will host a second Presidential Scholarship Weekend later this month. “Likewise, we encourage our visitors to explore the city of High Point during their stay and discover the wonderful amenities the town has to offer.” 

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HPU Professor Publishes Poems In NY Journal

Dr. Marion Hodge, professor of English at High Point University, recently had two poems accepted for publication in “Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems” ? a journal based in Southold, N.Y. His second poem, “A Natural Color,” will appear in the summer issue. The poem presents a scene from Hodge’s youth, when he came upon the hide and bones of a calf which had apparently tried but failed to jump over a barbed-wire fence.

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HPU Manager Of Budd Family Campus For EDP Program Presents Paper At Orlando Conference

Tara Shollenberger, manager of the Budd Family Campus for the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, recently presented a paper at The College Teaching and Learning Conference, held in Orlando. Shollenberger presented “Faculty Perceptions of Students with Learning Disabilities: A Review of Literature,” which detailed faculty perceptions, attitudes and views on accommodations to adult students with learning disabilities.

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HPU Donates Vacant Homes To Organizations In Need

High Point University is doing its part to help community organizations in need, thanks to the donation of several vacant homes on university property. “High Point University is extending an offer to any non-profit organization or housing authority in the Triad area,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU.

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HPU Hosts Reception For Artist-In-Residence Fernanda Piamonti

High Point University recently hosted a reception in the Sechrest Gallery for talented guest artist Fernanda Piamonti. Piamonti served as an artist-in-residence for a week on campus, and her abstract art collection will be featured in the gallery through March 3. Piamonti, a 36-year-old from Argentina, is being hailed as the next up-and-coming artist, and wowed faculty, students and art aficionados with her unusual painting style.

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HPU Theatre To Feature 'The Dining Room'

The High Point University Theatre will present “The Dining Room,” Feb. 18-28 in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center. The production is open to the public. “The Dining Room” is a humorous and compassionate play from American playwright A.R. Gurney. Scripted as a series of overlapping vignettes, the play visits a host of characters as they go about their daily business.

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HPU To Host Fourth Event In Film And Lecture Series, Featuring Writer And Director Denice Ann Evans

High Point University will host writer and director Denice Ann Evans as part of HPU?s year-long “Turn Down the Lights/Turn Up the Volume: Women?s Documentary Film and Lecture Series.” The event ? the fourth in the series ? will focus on “Dating, Mating and Hooking Up.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the University Center.

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HPU's Smith Library Awarded Federal Grant

Smith Library at High Point University will soon see a great deal of book and monograph additions to its current media collection, thanks to a recent $19,500 federal grant. The grant was one of only 185 awarded to North Carolina libraries during the 2009-10 fiscal year.

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HPU To Bring More Than 5,000 Visitors To High Point In February

Thanks to High Point University, the city of High Point will see a flurry of activity from out-of-town guests during the month of February. The campus will bring in more than 5,000 visitors from two dozen states throughout the month as part of HPU-related events. Students and parents will visit campus twice this month for Presidential Scholar weekends on Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 19-20; and family members will be buzzing around HPU during the Winter Family Weekend, scheduled for Feb. 12-13.

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HPU Alumnae Named 'Rookie Teacher Of The Year'

Sumia Mustafa, a 2008 graduate of High Point University, is receiving accolades for her teaching skills. Mustafa was selected as “Rookie Teacher of the Year” at The Academy at Smith High School in Greensboro. Mustafa, who was born in Pakistan and raised in New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and teacher education licensure in secondary biology. 

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HPU History Professor Presents Ridenhour Lecture

Dr. Frederick Schneid, professor of history at High Point University and recipient of the 2009 Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award, recently presented “Historical Problems and National Myths: The Second War of Italian Unification, 1859-1861.” Schneid’s lecture examined the problems with the historical narrative of Italian unification and the Franco-Piedmontese War with Austria.

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HPU Raises Money For Haiti Relief

High Point University students came together in a big way, raising $5,242.76 during “HPU for Haiti,” a week of special activities to help provide relief for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. All donations from the week?s events went to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Events during the week included a dorm storm, a Benefit Concert that featured the University Singers, the Chapel Choir, the Toccatatones and more.

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