HPU To Host Fun, Entertainment For Alumni Weekend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2010 – High Point University will continue adding to its lineup of visitors to the bustling campus with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for its upcoming Alumni Weekend, to be held on Oct. 8-10 ? which falls just one week after HPU?s Fall Family Weekend. The scheduled events are not open to the public, however, alumni are encouraged to attend.

Highlights from the events scheduled for the weekend include:

Friday, Oct. 8:
? Alumni Golf Outing at 8 a.m. at Olde Homeplace in Winston-Salem.
? Alumni Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. at the High Point Country Club.
? Women?s Volleyball vs. Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m. in the Millis Athletic Convocation Center.
? Dessert and Cocktail Reception at 9 p.m. at the High Point Country Club.

Saturday, Oct. 9:
? State of the University Address from Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, at 10 a.m. in Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall.
? HPU Lecture Series, featuring David Bryden, who will present ?History and Artifacts of HPU? in the Smith Library, conference room A, at 1 p.m.; Dr. William Carpenter, who will present “Bob Dylan?s America” in the Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall at 1 p.m.; Dr. Paul Ringel, who will present ?Baseball and the American City, 1850-1930″ in the Francis Hall Auditorium in Phillips Hall at 2 p.m.; and Dr. Matt Schneider, who will present ?The Beatles and English Poetic Tradition” in the Francis Hall Auditorium in Phillips Hall at 3 p.m.
? Greek Life open house, from 2 to 4 p.m. at various Greek houses or lounges around campus.
? Greek Life Village Update, at 4 p.m. in the Francis Hall Auditorium in Phillips Hall.
? Women’s Volleyball vs. Presbyterian at 4 p.m. in the Millis Athletic Convocation Center.
? Extraordinaire Cinema Matinee at 4 p.m. in the University Center.
? Women’s Soccer vs. Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m. at the Vert Track and Soccer Stadium.
? Martinis and Motown featuring The Troupers, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the International Home Furnishings Center.

Sunday, Oct. 9:
? Alumni Chapel Service at 10 a.m. in the Hayworth Chapel.
? Brunch following the service, at 11:30 a.m.

Other various events planned for the weekend include HPU theatre performances of “Love/Sick” by John Cariani, an art exhibit by Jules Rochon, “Places I’ve Never Been,” an alumni archives display, campus tours and more.

For questions or to register, call 336-841-9127 or e-mail gvarner@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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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