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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 23, 2008 - High Point University celebrated the start of construction for the new Nido R. Qubein School of Communication with a groundbreaking ceremony on May 22. The celebration was attended by the Board of Trustees, friends of HPU and HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein's family.
The new Nido R. Qubein School of Communication will house a variety of areas of study, including electronic media, games and interactive communication, journalism, media and popular culture studies, and organizational communication.
The 58,000-square-foot state-of-the-art school will feature two television production studios, computer labs, a multi-track audio recording studio, a theater screening room, observation decks, faculty offices, editing suites and a games/interactive communication development studio.
The school's director, Dr. Wilfred Tremblay, has more than 27 years of experience in areas of communication and, prior to joining the HPU faculty, most recently served as Chair of the Department of Communication at The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU is a liberal arts institution with approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report 6th among comprehensive universities in the South and in the top 100 nationally. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 33 minors and seven graduate-degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
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