HPU To Host Fourth Event In Film And Lecture Series, Featuring Writer And Director Denice Ann Evans

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2010 ? High Point University will host writer and director Denice Ann Evans as part of HPU?s year-long “Turn Down the Lights/Turn Up the Volume: Women?s Documentary Film and Lecture Series.” The event ? the fourth in the series ? will focus on “Dating, Mating and Hooking Up.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the University Center.

Evans will screen and discuss her award-winning documentary, “Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture,” a frank examination of the socially accepted culture of sexual promiscuity and its relationship to alcohol and drugs that exists on today’s college campuses. “Spitting Game” describes hooking up as a “drunken, no-strings attached sexual encounter” ? behavior that completely eclipses traditional dating and romance.

The series, which began in the fall of 2009, is dedicated to the experiences of women as their lives intersect in all aspects of society. The unique collection of events is coordinated by Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of communication, and Dr. Joanne Sandberg, assistant professor of sociology. Each session contains information on a number of issues, including advertising, health and beauty issues, lifestyle choices, relationships and more.

For more information, visit http://www.womensseries.highpoint.edu/.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 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.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate 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 http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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