HPU Chair Of Performing Arts Department To Appear On 'Triad Today'

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2010 ? Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre at High Point University, will be featured on “Triad Today,” at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, March 12. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC 45 (Time Warner channel 7).

During his appearance, Simpson will discuss his play, “Elephant Sighs,” which was recently made into a movie, starring film legend Ed Asner. Filming took place in January 2010.

“I plan to talk about the writing and directing of my movie,” Simpson says. “And, I’ll have the chance to talk about what it was like to work with Ed Asner. I also hope to show a clip of the movie during my appearance.”

The program will repeat at 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, on WMYV-My 48 (Time Warner channel 15).

Triad Today is a locally produced public affairs program that covers a variety of topics, ranging from healthcare to education, and from politics to finance. For more information, visit http://www.triadtoday.com/.

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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