HPU Hires Corl as Admissions Event Coordinator

Melanie Corl has been hired as admissions event coordinator by the Office of Admissions at High Point University. She will be responsible for planning and managing events designed for prospective and incoming students at HPU. Currently, the admissions office welcomes more than 7,000 prospective students to campus each year.

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HPU Hires Malley as Resident Director

The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Sydney Malley as resident director for the University Center residence hall. Malley, who recently graduated from HPU, will be responsible for assisting students with their residential experience, as well as overseeing residents and a team of resident assistants.

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Student Hosts Successful Bone Marrow Drive

Emily Guffey, a sophomore at High Point University, recently reached her goal of adding more than 50 people to a national registry of potential bone marrow donors during a Be the Match event that she held on the HPU campus last semester. Guffey held the event in honor of one person in particular – Dylan Price, a freshman at Page High School in Greensboro who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

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HPU to Host Evening of Music at Annual Faculty Recital

High Point University will showcase the musical talents of the university’s prestigious music faculty with the annual Faculty Recital, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The evening of music will feature a diverse selection as full-time and adjunct faculty members will both sing and play selections from nearly all genres.

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Professor, Athletic Trainer Awarded Grant to Increase Diversity

Dr. Jolene Henning, Associate Professor of Athletic Training at High Point University, and Geoffrey Staton, Assistant Athletic Trainer at HPU, were recently both awarded a grant from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee. The grant is titled “Enhancing Ethnic Diversity in Athletic Training: Development of an Athletic Training Symposium for High School Students in an Ethnically Diverse Region of North Carolina.”

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Journal Founded by HPU Professor Wins National Award

“Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture,” an interior design journal that was co-founded by Dr. John Turpin, dean of the High Point University School of Art and Design, was recently recognized with the 2011 Best New Journal Award by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

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Dr. Jeffrey Taylor Joins HPU in School of Health Sciences

The Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University recently announced its hire of Dr. Jeffrey B. Taylor as assistant professor and director of clinical education in the new School of Health Sciences. Taylor’s role at HPU will be director of clinical education for the Department of Physical Therapy in the new School of Health Sciences.

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Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated with Inspirational Service

High Point University celebrated the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday with its inspirational annual service held in the Hayworth Chapel on campus. The service featured the Rev. Dr. Tyrone Gordon, who serves as the senior pastor of St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas. Gordon was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers in 2011.

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HPU Toms Shoes Chapter Makes Top 10 List of Events for 2011

The awareness week that students in the TOMS Shoes Campus Chapter at High Point University organized in November had a great impact on the international TOMS Shoes organization – so much that it landed a spot on the Top 10 TOMS Events around the World in 2011. The TOMS Week was organized by students and held on the HPU campus.

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HPU Welcomes Community to Greensboro Symphony Performance

High Point University will delight audiences with a complimentary performance of the Greensboro Symphony, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The concert kicks off the university’s spring Cultural Enrichment Series, which offers numerous other complimentary performances and events throughout the spring semester.

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HPU Welcomes Sekhon as Chair of New Department of Physician Assistant Studies in School of Health Sciences

Dr. Linda Sekhon has joined the School of Health Sciences at High Point University as the Chair of the new Department of Physician Assistant Studies. In her role at HPU, she will work with Dr. Daniel Erb, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, to lay the groundwork for a Physician Assistant Studies curriculum. Sekhon says that the immense growth in the last 40 years of the PA occupation makes this an exciting time to chair the new department at HPU.

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HPU to Feature Dallas-Based Pastor for Martin Luther King, Jr. Service

High Point University will host an inspirational service at 11 a.m. on Jan. 16 at Hayworth Chapel to celebrate the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The service is open to the public. The service will feature the Rev. Dr. Tyrone Gordon, who currently serves as the senior pastor of St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas.

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Professor to Deliver N.C. Economic Outlook at Annual Event

Dr. Stephanie Crofton, associate dean of the Phillips School of Business at High Point University, will deliver an economic outlook for North Carolina at The Best of Our State annual event, scheduled for this weekend. Crofton will present “North Carolina’s Economy: Challenges and Opportunities” on Jan. 7.

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Withers Joins HPU as Resident Director

The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Shemika Withers as resident director for the Village I residence hall. Withers will ensure that students receive a positive experience while residing at HPU.

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Former NBC Vice President Joins School of Communication

High Point University recently hired Charisse McGhee-Lazarou in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication as an assistant professor of Communication and the head of the Media Fellows Program. Her previous job experience includes serving as vice president of Primetime Programming at NBC, where she created and oversaw production for the network’s primetime comedies and dramas, including “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Sisters,” “ER” and “For Your Love.”

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HPU Hires Ouakrim as Instructor of Arabic and French

Mina Ouakrim was recently hired as an instructor of Arabic and French by the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. “As a foreign language instructor, I am able to open a window of opportunities for students to learn a language, and also understand a different culture and civilization,” says Ouakrim. “Working at HPU is a great opportunity and a wonderful experience for me.”

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Lipowski Joins HPU as Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Stacy Lipowski was recently hired in the Wilson School of Commerce at High Point University as assistant professor of psychology. In her new position, Lipowski will be teaching psychology courses, advising, and continuing her current line of research and working on new projects with the university, as well as mentoring students both inside and outside the classroom.

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Dr. Leslie Cavendish Joins School of Education

Dr. Leslie Cavendish was recently hired as assistant professor of education at High Point University. In her new position, Cavendish will be responsible for teaching elementary education courses and working alongside Montlieu Elementary to provide the Book Buddies, Reading Tutors and Literacy Night programs. Additionally, she will be working with graduate students with their final practicum experience.

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Professors Present at Health and Physical Education Conference

Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at High Point University, and Dr. Jenny Lukow, associate professor of sport management at HPU, recently gave a presentation for the Physical Education Association at the annual North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAAHPERD) Conference.

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Students Deck the Halls to Benefit Charities

Students at High Point University gathered to give back during the holiday season in creative unique way – by decking their residence halls to the nines during “Hallidazzle,” a decorating competition designed to benefit United Way charities. The competition was hosted by The Office of Student Life and the Inter-Residence Council at HPU, and it challenged students to decorate the common areas of their building to win $500 for a local United Way charities and causes.

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