HPU Art ? Students Lend Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Anniversary

Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University have a unique opportunity this semester ? they’ve been given the chance to help design a mural that will be created at City Lake Park as part of High Point’s 150th anniversary. The mural will be displayed on Sept. 19 at the park. Sponsored by the High Point Arts Council, the project is being handled by Theater Art Galleries.

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HPU Junior Dives Into Summer Internship

Steven Sherrick, a junior majoring in marketing and finance at High Point University, spent his summer at the pool thanks to an exciting internship in New Jersey. During his internship experience, Sherrick was responsible for a corps of lifeguards. “The most exciting part of this internship was the amount of responsibility I had,” Sherrick says.
 

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High Point University Donates Items To Guilford County Schools

High Point University recently donated several items to Guilford County Schools. The items donated include index tables, overhead projectors and task seating. “High Point University is pleased to have a great partnership with Guilford County Schools, and we are thrilled to be able to provide the school system with these instructional tools and furnishings, which we trust will benefit local students,” says Dr.

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HPU's Student Newspaper Wins Award

High Point University’s student newspaper, The Campus Chronicle, recently won a national award from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA). HPU was one of 16 schools in the United States with an enrollment of 2,500 or more to receive the first place award. The award is based on content coverage, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.

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High Point University Launches New Official Athletics Web Site

High Point University has teamed with Internet Consulting Services (ICS) to launch a new and improved official athletics web site, highpointpanthers.com. The site features a more exciting and cleaner design and has the ability to host many new multimedia features. The site will help improve the visibility of all Panthers sports teams.

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HPU Evening Degree Program To Host Open House Events

The Evening Degree Program at High Point University will host two Open House events this month ? one on the main High Point campus and another on the Winston-Salem campus.  The “drop-in” events will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 17. Advisors from EDP will be available at each Open House to answer questions.

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HPU Evening Degree Program Students Receive Scholarships

High Point University students Bryan Collins and Lucile Jackson, who are both in the Evening Degree Program, recently received scholarships through the North Carolina CPA Foundation. Collins, an accounting major, received a $1,000 scholarship. Collins, who hopes to take the CPA exam following graduation in May 2010, was thrilled to receive the scholarship.
 

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HPU First Year Seminar Provides Freshmen With Tools They Need To Succeed In College

High Point University hopes to help first-year students make a smooth transition from high school to college with its new course, the First Year Seminar. The seminar, a keystone of HPU’s Academic Planning Committee’s new core curriculum (to be fully implemented in 2010), is designed to facilitate the students’ transition from high school learners to university scholars.

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HPU Board Of Stewards Donates Spring Offerings To West End Ministries

The High Point University Board of Stewards recently presented West End Ministries with a sizable donation – $2,522.68, which came from the spring 2009 semester chapel worship services. Pictured, from left (in back), are Marielle Harris, Jennifer Arnold, Alyssa Wiley, Valerie Park, Sarah Goss, Spencer Hatcher and Jenna Wiederhold, all members of the HPU Board of Stewards.

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HPU School Of Education Partners With Montlieu Math And Science Academy

Students in the High Point University School of Education are busy helping to make a difference in the lives of local schoolchildren thanks to a unique partnership with Montlieu Math and Science Academy in High Point. Mariann Tillery, dean of the School of Education, explains that Guilford County Schools approached the School of Education, asking if HPU students could provide assistance.

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HPU Students Participate In Dan River Cleanup

High Point University students involved in the Outdoor Activities Club and a kayaking class recently cleaned a 12-mile section of the Dan River in Stokes County. This cleanup, part of the Big Sweep North Carolina initiative, marks the 12th cleanup in which these two groups have participated since 2003. The HPU groups typically help clean up the Dan River twice a year.

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HPU Hires Carpenter As Director Of Writing Program

High Point University has hired Dr. William J. Carpenter as director of the Writing Program. In his new role, Carpenter will work with the English department in designing, implementing and assessing the effectiveness of HPU’s composition courses. He will also teach courses in composition, ranging from first-year composition to upper-division classes in writing theory and writing as a means of civic engagement.

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HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority To Celebrate National Women's Friendship Month

Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University is celebrating friendship by observing National Women’s Friendship Month. To celebrate, the group will host events on Sept. 20 and Sept. 29. All females on campus – students, faculty and staff – are invited to attend the events. Another event will be held at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Slane Student Center cafe. There, the group will play friendship trivia.

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HPU Senior Gains Valuable Experience During Summer Internship

Brittany Overman, a senior at High Point University, spent her summer helping racecar drivers stay on the track – she interned with the Department of Human Performance at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, N.C. Overman, a Snow Camp native majoring in athletic training, worked under the supervision of athletic trainer and HPU alumnus Shane Picha.

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High Point University Names Tim Teefy Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

High Point University has named Tim Teefy head strength & conditioning coach, Athletic Director Craig Keilitz announced on Wednesday. A Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Teefy comes to HPU after two years as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at George Mason. “Tim Teefy is an excellent addition to High Point Athletics,” said Keilitz.

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HPU Junior Places In National U.S. Pageant

Marie Ventrone, a junior majoring in performance theatre with a minor in vocal music at High Point University, recently spent an exciting four days in New Orleans ? she competed in and placed third runner-up in the Miss National U.S. Pageant. entrone, who was one of 11 semifinalists in the event and won the “Sponsorship and Advertising Award,” reigns as Miss North Carolina National US 2009.

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