HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 23, 2019 – High Point University invites the community to campus for the following Community Enrichment Series events during the month of February.
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David L. Clough: The Challenge of Christian Animal Ethics, to be held at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. Open to the public. No tickets required. David Clough is professor of theological ethics at the University of Chester and has just finished a term as president of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics. He co-wrote “Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War” (2007), debating just war and pacifism in a 21st century context, and has recently completed the landmark two-volume monograph “On Animals” (2012, 2018), on the place of animals in Christian theology and ethics. He is the founder of CreatureKind, a project aiming to engage Christians with farmed animal welfare, and principal investigator for a three-year U.K. Research Council-funded project on the Christian ethics of farmed animal welfare in partnership with major U.K. churches and Compassion in World Farming. He is a Methodist lay preacher and has represented the Methodist Church on national ecumenical working groups on the ethics of warfare and climate change.
The Pass/Fail Series: Steven Cozart’s Gallery Talk and Reception, to be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the Sechrest Art Gallery of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. No tickets required. Steven Cozart will first give a short gallery talk about his exhibition followed by a light reception for attendees to appreciate his art. This exhibition will be on view Jan. 15 through March 8. Cozart is a North Carolina native and a graduate of East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design. He has taught art students of all ages for Guilford County Schools, The Center for Visual Arts and Theater Art Galleries since 1995. Cozart now pursues an ongoing career in freelance illustration, producing fine art, and works on private commissions as well. He lives with his family in Greensboro. His work has evolved into drawings, paintings and mixed media, and he has begun to collaborate with artists in other disciplines, such as dance, music production and digital media.
Charles Franklin Finch Lecture: Got Privilege, to be held at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the ballroom of Webb Conference Center. Open to the public. No tickets required. Privilege is often invisible to those who have it. This lecture by Dr. Alice Hunt will examine ways privilege functions in our society and will raise questions about how our values should impact our engagement with our privileges. Hunt is executive director of the American Academy of Religion, the major association for scholars of religion in the U.S. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School, where she taught Hebrew Bible and served as associate dean for Academic Affairs. She served as president of Chicago Theological Seminary for 10 years.
Vocal Recital: Jaeyoon Kim and Seung-Ah Kim, to be held at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Open to the public. No tickets required. Dr. Jaeyoon Kim, a native of Seoul, Korea, has been praised for his lyric tenor repertoire. His operatic credits include the principal tenor roles in “The Tales of Hoffmann,” “La Bohème,” “Gianni Schicchi,” “Don Pasquale,” “The Merry Widow” and many others in the United States, South Korea, Italy and Austria. As an active oratorio soloist, Kim has also performed in “Messiah,” “Elijah,” “Creation,” “St. Paul,” Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s “Requiem,” “Coronation Mass,” Rossini’s “Stabat Mater,” Verdi’s “Requiem,” Britten’s “War Requiem” and many others. As an equally comfortable singer of art songs, he has been presenting art song recitals with his wife and concert pianist, Dr. Seung-Ah Kim. In 2016, they released a CD, “Romantic Art Songs,” featuring art songs by Donizetti, Bellini, Turina, Liszt, Duparc, Rachmaninoff and Tosti. They have presented recitals at universities across the U.S. Jaeyoon Kim is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he coordinates vocal studies and directs University Chorale. At UNCP, he has presented large choral works series with University Chorale, and the auditioned chamber choir, Pembroke Singers, has been actively presenting choral concerts in its local area and also had concert tours abroad. Kim is also the music director at Hay Street United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.
Cell-Art Collaborative Experiment Day, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 16 on the second floor of Couch Hall. Open to the public. To sign up to attend or participate, contact Dr. Veronica Segarra at email@example.com. High Point University’s Cell-Art Collaborative event gives local high school artists the opportunity to collaborate with HPU undergraduate scientists and explore the ways science and art can be integrated. Young artists will be invited to visit HPU research labs during Experiment Day and utilize the knowledge obtained and observations made to produce a work of art of their choice, whether that be in music, literature, or studio. These works will be displayed at a showcase on April 13.
HPU Theatre: “The Great God Pan,” to be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-27 in the Empty Space Theatre. Open to the public. Complimentary tickets can be reserved starting Feb. 4 at http://www.highpoint.edu/theatre. Evocative, discerning and unswervingly sincere, “The Great God Pan” is a complex study of the ways in which a tragic event affects our lives and the lives of those around us. The play centers on an encounter between two childhood friends who have not seen each other for over 25 years. When one reveals a hidden secret from the past, the well-ordered world of the other begins to unravel and his life will never be the same again. “The Great God Pan” explores the questions of what is lost and what is won when we are exposed to potentially life-changing truths.
Showcase of Dominican Cinema: The Capus M. Waynick Lecture and Cultural Series Endowment Fund, to be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the screening room of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. Open to the public. No tickets required. Juan Namnun Tavarez, assistant professor of film studies at the Technical Institute of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will lecture about the history and main themes of Dominican Films, showing clips of the most important movies of each period, concluding with an overview of the current trends of the industry.
Phoenix Reading Series: Winners from the Phoenix Literary Festival Writing Contest, to be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the ballroom of the Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building. Open to the public. No tickets required. A reading by winners of the Phoenix Literary Festival’s creative writing contest will be followed by a discussion and light reception. The winners are to be announced.
March event update: “Hansel and Gretel” will be held on March 2 and 3.
Greensboro Opera Presents Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” to be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 2 and at 2 p.m. on March 3 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by contacting Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HPU is pleased to have the Greensboro Opera, under the artistic direction of David Holley, at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center for a timeless opera performance of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.”