HPU Theatre Presents 'Our Town'

High Point University Theatre will present “Our Town” in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show will run Nov. 18 through Nov. 21; it is open to the public. The production, directed by Ed Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Theater at HPU, is described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written.” “It is a rich, powerful and warmly human play,” Simpson says.

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HPU Recipient Of Davidson County Estate

High Point University received a gift of a country home and 20 acres of land located in Davidson County this week from Molly Millis, a High Point philanthropist. The estate will potentially be used by the university as a retreat with a ropes course and equestrian center. The property’s proximity to campus makes it ideal for our faculty and students to incorporate it into our experiential learning program,” said president Dr. Nido R. Qubein.

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HPU Director Of Survey Research Center To Be Featured On WFMY And Rush Radio; Will Provide Expert Commentary On Election

Dr. Martin Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the High Point University Survey Research Center, will be featured during WFMY?s 11 p.m. newscast and on Rush Radio 94.5 FM at 8:37 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. During the broadcasts, he will provide expert commentary on the election results and offer opinions on the implications of the results.

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HPU Professor Of Media And Popular Culture Featured On 'The State Of Things' Radio Program

Dr. Katherine Fowkes was recently featured as a guest on North Carolina Public Radio’s program, “The State of Things.” The 30-minute segment, hosted by noted radio personality Frank Stasio, featured Fowkes and two other guests in a discussion about horror and supernatural films. “Frank Stasio was such a wonderful host,” Fowkes says. “He’s extremely good at what he does ? very professional, but also very warm and friendly.

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HPU Announces Creation of 100 New Jobs by August 2011

Thanks to continued growth at High Point University, the school plans to expand its workforce by at least 100 positions by the end of August 2011. This will bring HPU’s total workforce up to 997, up from 462 five years ago.  “A growing High Point University is good for our city and our region,” says Chris Dudley, vice president for Administration.

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HPU Hosts Children In Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys And Girls Club Of High Point For Trick-Or-Treat

Dozens of children with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club of High Point went home with their Halloween bags filled with treats thanks to High Point University, which hosted the groups on campus for a special trick-or-treat event. The children – dressed in variety of festive costumes – visited North College Townhomes, the Terrace and the Women?s Complex on Oct. 28 for the event.

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HPU Hires Linn As Instructor Of Interior Design

John Linn has been hired as instructor of interior design in the School of Art and Design at High Point University. Linn, who is originally from Lansing, Mich., received a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture, as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan.

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HPU Hires Burns As Instructor Of French

Patricia M. Burns has been hired as instructor of French in the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In her new role, Burns is responsible for teaching various first-year French language courses. The fact that we offer eight foreign languages is so exciting and shows how much the university is growing.”

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HPU School Of Business Hosts Student Night For Local Triad Institutions

The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently hosted the Local Triad Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors? Student Night. Prior to the meeting, students had an opportunity to take part in a Mock Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam Competition. While taking the exam was not required for attendance at the event, students were encouraged to participate for the exposure to an alternative professional certification and career path. 

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HPU Norcross Graduate School To Host Program Information Session

The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University will host an information session on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sechrest Art Gallery at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The session is being held to introduce the selection of graduate programs offered at HPU and give potential graduate students an in-person discussion with directors and staff about their program of interest.

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HPU Hires Knippenberg As Assistant Professor Of Chemistry

Dr. M. Todd Knippenberg has been hired as assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at High Point University. In his new role, Knippenberg is responsible for teaching various chemistry courses and assisting chemistry majors with computational chemistry research. “I’m very excited to be a new member of the growing HPU family,” Knippenberg says.

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HPU Names Director Of Physical Therapy For New School Of Health Sciences

High Point University has named Dr. Eric J. Hegedus as the director of the proposed Physical Therapy program in the new School of Health Sciences. The School of Health Sciences is set to open in the fall of 2013 with a brand new, $50 million, state-of-the-art building, pending approval from the accrediting bodies. He also received a board specialty in orthopedic physical therapy, and a specialty certification in strength and conditioning.

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HPU Professor Of Criminal Justice Presents At Florida Conference

Dr. Heather Ahn-Redding, assistant professor of criminal justice in the Department of Criminal Justice at High Point University, recently attended the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The conference, which provides opportunities for members to access the most current research findings on a wide range of criminal justice related topics, was held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.

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HPU Accounting Students Attend Career Fair

Accounting students from the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend an Accounting Career Fair. The event gave students the chance to participate in small-group interview sessions. The format consisted of “speed meetings,” where groups of three students spent 10 minutes at one firm’s table before moving on to the next.

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HPU Hires Fisher As Assistant Professor Of Anthropology

Dr. Joshua B. Fisher has been hired as assistant professor of anthropology at High Point University. Fisher is responsible for teaching various anthropology courses and coordinating student research, as well as serving as the anthropology program coordinator and helping with curriculum development. “I am excited to be a new member at HPU and contribute to its family,” Fisher says.

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HPU Hosts Community-Wide Crop Walk To End Hunger

High Point University recently hosted a community-wide CROP Hunger Walk at Vert Stadium on the HPU campus. The CROP walk, one of many sponsored nationwide by Church World Service and organized by local congregations, was held in an effort to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Participants took part in a walk and collected a variety of canned foods to donate to Open Door Ministries of High Point.

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HPU Inter-Residence Council Links Residents To Provide Better Programs, Services

A new organization at High Point University has hit the ground running this year. The Inter-Residence Council, which began in April of 2010, has been working hard to make a difference in its first full semester at the university. It is a place where students can voice their ideas, concerns and suggestions. The IRC also serves as a link between residents and the Office of Student Life. 

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HPU Hires Epstein As Instructor Of Sociology

Dr. Jonathon S. Epstein has been hired as instructor of sociology in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology, and Nonprofit Studies at High Point University. In his new role, Epstein is responsible for instructing students in various courses including the individual in society, race and ethnicity, and visual sociology. “I am very impressed with the attention paid to the students and the focus on instructional excellence here,” Epstein says.

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