HPU’s Community Enrichment Series Events for October

During the month of October, HPU will host nine events as part of its Community Enrichment Series.


HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 27, 2019 – High Point University invites the community to campus for the following Community Enrichment Series events during the month of October.

Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates about community events at HPU throughout the year by visiting www.highpoint.edu/friends. They can also receive notifications about events by downloading the HPU Community App at www.highpoint.edu/communityapp.

Art Gallery Opening Reception: Emily Clare, to be held from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public. This event is features work from Emily Clare and is entitled “Seeing from Within: The Magical Femiverse.”

HPU Wind Ensemble and Faculty Showcase, to be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the Pauline Theatre in Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public. This event will be the ensemble’s first concert of the academic year and will consist of HPU Instrumental Division faculty in varying chamber ensemble settings as well as masterworks from the wind band repertoire brought to you by the Wind Ensemble. It is an event full of rich collaboration of HPU woodwind, brass and percussion between faculty and students.

The Sound in Picture Concert, to be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Free and open to the public. This year, the concert will be a Movie Music Extravaganza featuring a variety of musical styles borrowed from film music, including classical, jazz and popular music and Broadway pieces. It will spotlight HPU music faculty, students and small assemblies, as well as guest performers.

Michael Davidson Concert, to be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel. Free and open to the public. Dr. Michael Davidson, associate professor of trombone at the University of Kansas, will be coming to HPU’s campus for a recital to perform a varied program of solo works for the trombone. He will also be featuring pieces for the trombone with the piano.

African American Religiosity Lecture: Dr. William D. Hart, “Afterlives of Slavery,” to be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Wilson Ballroom inside the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce. Free and open to the public. Dr. William D. Hart, religious studies professor at Macalester College, will be giving a lecture entitled, “Afterlives of Slavery.” HPU will be partnering with the city of High Point for this event in commemoration of 400 Years of African American History. Hart currently holds the Margaret W. Harmon Chair at Macalester College and works on research regarding the intersection of religion, ethics and politics. He is the author of multiple works concerning these topics as well.

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Nicole Walker, to be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the ballroom in Webb Conference Center. Free and open to the public. A nonfiction author and editor as well as an associate professor at Northern Arizona University, Walker has received notable awards in nonfiction writing, including notable essayist in Best American multiple years and nonfiction winner of Nest of the Net two years in a row. Her two most recent books bare the titles “Sustainability: A Love Story” and “A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins.” Previously, she has had five other books published through multiple noteworthy publishers. Her work reaches beyond writing and editing as well as she curated with Rebecca Campbell “7 Artists, 7 Rings—an Artist’s Game of Telephone” for the Huffington Post.

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The Jazz Ensemble will perform in HPU’s Empty Space Theatre on Oct 29

Fall Dance Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 through 27, including a matinee performance on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m., in the Empty Space Theater. Free and open to the public. Complimentary tickets can be reserved starting Oct. 10 by contacting Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or concierge@highpoint.edu. The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to share and showcase the talents of its students. The program will feature choreography by alumni, guest artists and students as well as a variety of dance styles including tap, contemporary, hip hop and more. Attendees are asked to bring a school supply donation for Fairview Elementary School in High Point.

Photograph 51 Play Reading, to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Wanek School of Natural Sciences. Free and open to the public. This event welcomes guests to a reading of Anne Ziegler’s “Photograph 51,” which focuses on the role of the X-Ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin in the discovery of the structure of DNA. This cross-section of the arts with science will leave audiences intellectually stimulated with ideas and inspiration.

Jazz Ensemble, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Empty Space Theatre. Free and open to the public. Join the High Point University Jazz Ensemble for a swinging evening of music representing the best of every era. From the big band repertoire of Ellington and Basie, to the modern standards of Miles, Coltrane and beyond, the concert includes favorite classics, old and new.

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