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HPU To Feature 'Cities Of The Underworld' Host As Part Of Media And Performance Symposium

03.2.2009

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2, 2009 – Don Wildman, host of the History Channel’s “Cities of the Underworld,” will visit High Point University March 16-19 as a guest artist in the university’s Media and Performance Symposium, a yearlong series designed to supplement the educational and artistic experiences of HPU students.

Wildman, former host of ESPN’s “Men’s Journal,” the Travel Channel’s “Weird Travels” and CNBC’s “Ushuaia,” is an adventurous host who now explores the storied undergrounds of the world’s great urban centers on “Cities of the Underworld.” He has also appeared in more than 125 national commercials.

At HPU, Wildman will host workshops, screenings and talkback sessions following the screenings. He will discuss “Adventures in Reality Television,” host screenings of “Cities of the Underworld” and present workshops exploring the media in America and how to establish careers in the entertainment industry. 

The Media and Performance Symposium will continue to bring nationally recognized artists from all areas of the entertainment industry during the spring 2009 semester. The program is jointly sponsored by HPU’s Department of Performing Arts and the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 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 No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. 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.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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