Students Answer the Call to Provide Presents to Local Children

When High Point University students learned that the Salvation Army had a need to fill Christmas stockings for local children who may not otherwise get gifts on Christmas day, they answered the call abundantly. More than 150 students participated in the Stuff a Stocking Campaign by picking up a stocking from the Office of Student Life at HPU, filling it with toys and personal hygiene items and returning it to a drop-off location on campus.

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Theatre Department Honored with NCTC Award

The spotlight is on the Department of Theatre at High Point University with their recent recognition by the North Carolina Theatre Conference. The conference honored the department with the 2011 NCTC College/University Award for their artistic excellence, continued alumni success and statewide leadership.

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Alumna, Faculty Member Co-Author Article about Facebook

Dr. Kirsten Li-Barber, associate professor of psychology at High Point University, recently co-authored an article with Whitney Special (class of 2008) which was published in the November issue of the “Computers in Human Behavior” journal. The article is titled “Self Disclosure and Student Satisfaction with Facebook.”

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HPU Shares the Spirit of the Season with the Community

High Point University welcomed nearly 1,000 members of the community in a special Christmas event by inviting friends and neighbors to campus to share the sights and sounds of the season. The campus glistened with Christmas lights, and offered music, decorations, hot chocolate and even a visit from Santa Claus for the public to enjoy during the event.

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UNC-TV to Air 'HPU Presents: Malcolm Gladwell and Nido Qubein' TV Special

The UNC-TV network will highlight High Point University in a special program early in the new year, with “High Point University Presents: Malcolm Gladwell and Nido Qubein.” The program will air at 10 p.m. on Jan. 12 on the UNC-TV network. The televised special will feature a lively and fascinating conversation between Malcolm Gladwell and Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president, before a live audience on the university campus.

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HPU Students Take First, Second Place at Research Conference

Four students majoring in computer science at High Point University recently won awards for their research presentations at the Association of Computing Machinery Mid-Southeast Conference. As part of the conference, students in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs across the region presented their findings in various research projects, including three presentations from HPU students.

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HPU Holds Canned Food Drive to Benefit Salvation Army

High Point University recently joined forces with Sealy, FOX 8 and Old Dominion Freight Line to help restock the shelves of the Salvation Army as a part of the annual Sealy/Fox8 Holiday Concert. More than 700 cans of food and other nonperishable items were collected on campus as part of the event.

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HPU Expands Again with Proposed Fifth Street Commons

In order to accomodate a growing student population and demand for on-campus housing, High Point University will build a 200,000 square feet, four-and-a-half story, residential and student services complex encompassing two city blocks at Fifth Street and North Avenue on the HPU campus.

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Student Club Makes a Difference by 'Creating Smiles, Changing Lives'

High Point University student Alexa Crawford has found the perfect gift – one that will last a lifetime. This year, she and fellow HPU students – several of whom were born with cleft palates themselves – have started an Operation Smile chapter on the HPU campus to help fund corrective surgeries for children born with cleft lips and cleft palates worldwide.

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HPU Presents Annual Holiday Choral Concert

More than 500 members of the High Point community were recently treated to a festive evening of Christmas music at High Point University’s annual Holiday Choral concert. The performance featured the university’s choral ensembles, which was accompanied by a full orchestra made up of students, faculty and guests musicians.

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Student Provides Art Therapy to Children Through Internship at Brenner Children’s Hospital

Meghan Callahan, a junior at High Point University, recently found a unique way to use her art major to benefit local children with a life-threatening illness thanks to an internship with Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. Callahan is working as an Arts for Life Intern, a program on the oncology floor that focuses on using arts as a form of being joy to the children.

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HPU Wins Donate for Life Challenge

Megan Kurtzman, a junior at High Point University, has a lot to celebrate these days. Kurtzman challenged the campus to get involved in a cause near and dear to her heart – the Donate for Life Campus Challenge – and the HPU community answered her call. They won with 500 new organ donors – beating out other large schools in the challenge such as East Carolina University.

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Student Government Association Gives Donation to United Way

The Student Government Association at High Point University recently presented a $1,500 donation to the United Way of Greater High Point on Dec. 1 as their annual holiday gift. “The SGA Executive Council felt that during this season of giving, we should give a donation to a local charity,” says Nicholas Lincoln, SGA president.

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Psychology Students Send Hundreds of Cards and Thanks to Troops

Thanks to interactive learning projects in Dr. Sadie Leder’s psychology classes, High Point University students had the opportunity to create and write messages in Christmas cards to send to U.S. soldiers stationed around the country and overseas. Her class completed the project this week, mailing more than 100 cards to U.S. troops.

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HPU Welcomes Award-Winning Performer as Dance Instructor

Cara Hagan, an award-winning choreographer and performer, has joined High Point University as instructor of dance. In her new position, she will be creating a new dance minor program. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Hagan will be responsible for teaching classes in various dance techniques, as well as choreographing musicals and dance concerts.

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Professor Conducts Rhetorical Analysis of Obama

Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of Communication at High Point University, recently published an article in the Fall edition of the Communication Studies journal, titled “Obama’s Rhetorical Shift: Insights for Communication Studies.” In this article Isaksen explores the shifting rhetorical strategies that Barack Obama employed throughout most of his presidential campaign.

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