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August 2016

Sechrest Art Gallery: Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

August 22 - December 7
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Call 336-841-4680 or 336-803-1815 for more information) This traveling exhibition will showcase the work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting and dynamic exhibit. It will be visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and ultimately deeply moving.  

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Chapel Services

August 24, 2016 - April 26, 2017
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Every Wednesday the university community gathers to deepen its soul through song, prayer, preaching and meditative silence. It’s a time to move from the chaos of life to the most important things in life: community, care of self, and creativity of God’s spirit that transforms the world. Join us from 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. in the Hayworth Chapel with fellowship and small group discussion to follow. Reverend Preston Davis (Minister to the University) preaches at each service, unless otherwise…

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September 2016

Growing Our Future: Global Development and Local Farmers in School Feeding Programs

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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katherine Casey

Katherine Casey, Learning Manager for the “Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding” project, will discuss the role of NGOs in helping small farms get local produce into schools in Ghana, Kenya, and Mali. The discussion will focus on global development and interventions linked with policy, production, and social development, and the ways that lessons from the project can be applied to existing school feeding programs to improve practice at local, regional, and national levels. Open to the public. No tickets…

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HPUniverse Day

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congdon Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268 United States
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Free Astronomy Activities for Kids and Adults of All Ages! September 30th, 2016 (Friday evening) HPUniverse Day is a free educational outreach event held in the Department of Physics at High Point University in the Fall. Visitors are encouraged to explore space, science, and beyond through 20 different learning stations and activities. Visit enough stations, and you can collect a prize! While many of the activities are geared towards kids and their families, there are several that adults will enjoy,…

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October 2016

How To Make Your Voice Last a Lifetime: Leda Scearce, Performing Voice Specialist, Duke Voice Care Center

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Leda Scearce

Singers and career speakers are vocal athletes: they require their voices to be in peak condition to accomplish super-human vocal feats. As a result, they are at high risk for developing vocal injuries. Performing Voice Specialist Leda Scearce will reveal how the voice works, illustrate typical voice problems that can result from misuse, and provide strategies and guidelines to help maintain optimal vocal health and avoid vocal disasters. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Theatre Presents: THE 39 STEPS

October 6 - October 12
Empty Space Theatre,
One University Parkway
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39 steps

Thursday, October 6 - Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm Monday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30pm Adapted by Patrick Barlow: Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Mothy Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! “Theatre at its finest…Absurdly enjoyable!” The New York Times. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available at the Campus Concierge desk for HPU students, faculty,…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Sarah Hogan

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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sarah hogan

Sarah Hogan is an Assistant Professor of English at Wake Forest University.  She is currently completing a book of Renaissance literary criticism, Island Worlds and Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, Empire (1516-1660). Her writing has appeared in The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, Upstart, The Collagist, and The Rumpus. Open to the public. No tickets required.  

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Outdoor Movies: Featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and North by Northwest

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Alumni Avenue Amphitheater,
One University Parkway 27268
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Nicknamed “The Master of Suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock received AFI's Life Achievement Award in 1979 for his directing in more than 50 feature films. “The Birds” and “North by Northwest” present two sides of his genius for the thriller. “The Birds” begins as a story of romance that soon twists into darkness when a peaceful village is attacked by masses of birds. “North by Northwest” is Hitchcock at his most entertaining, delivering a gripping yet humorous tale of mistaken identity and…

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Mazzjazz

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Mazzjazz Concert

Department of Music faculty member Mark Mazzatenta (guitar) along with his twin brother, Michael (piano), write original music for the band, which combines classical, jazz, improvisation and cinematic elements. Mazzjazz also plays rearrangements of songs such as “Over the Rainbow” and “Pink Panther.” The band includes Wolfgang Planz on bass and guest artist Max Wood on drums. Drummer Max Wood, one of Seattle's most versatile musicians, will be the featured guest artist with Mazzjazz and will conduct a drumset workshop…

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Symphonic Band Presents: Pops In the Park

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alumni Avenue Amphitheater,
One University Parkway 27268
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HPU Symphonic Band will present its first concert of the year, “Pops in the Park.” Held in the beautiful Alumni Amphitheater, the band is excited to offer a fun, varied program of popular music since 1960. Featuring songs by the Beatles, hits from the eighties, and Harry Potter, this concert is certain to offer something for everyone. Bring your lawn chair enjoy the evening with us! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Gender, Politics, and Election 2016

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
Alixandra-Yanus

Dr. Alixandra Yanus, Assistant Professor of Political Science, will discuss the role of gender in voting habits and candidates’ decisions to run for elected office. In addition to looking at the role of gender in the 2016 Presidential election, Dr. Yanus’s talk will explore the source and scope of gender barriers in government participation, as well as what can be done to narrow the gender gap in politics for future generations. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Can you Dig This?

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
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As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these self-titled “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. Can You Dig This? follows the journeys of four of these unlikely gardeners and the transformative power of…

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Phoenix Reading Series: J.D. Daniels

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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JD Daniels

Can civilization save us from ourselves? That is the question J. D. Daniels asks in his first book, a series of six letters written during dark nights of the soul. Working from his own highly varied experience—as a janitor, night watchman, adjunct professor, drunk, exterminator, dutiful son—he considers how far books and learning and psychoanalysis can get us, and how much we’re stuck in the mud. In prose wound as tight as a copper spring, Daniels takes us from the highways…

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HPU Chamber Music Recital #2: Euphonium Euphoria

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Brian Meixner, Associate Professor of Music at HPU, will perform a faculty chamber recital featuring himself on euphonium, Ben Blozan on piano, and several other colleagues in various combinations of instruments with euphonium.  You won't want to miss this varied program featuring top-flight artists! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Percussion Ensemble Concert

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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percussion concert

Join the HPU Percussion Ensemble for an evening of exciting music. With the variety of sounds the percussion ensemble can produce, this concert will offer something for everyone. Trios, large percussion orchestra, and soloists will captivate both the eyes and ears of audience members. Make sure not to miss this concert! Open to the Public. No tickets required.

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North Carolina Youth Brass Band Concert

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The North Carolina Youth Brass Band, under the direction of HPU Associate Professor of Music Dr. Brian Meixner, is an auditioned ensemble composed of high school brass and percussion students from across the region. In residence at HPU, the NCYBB provides an opportunity for young musicians to develop their skills and musicianship while playing fun and exciting music in a 30+ member brass band!  This first concert of the NCYBB’s 2016-17 season will feature a wide range of repertoire for…

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November 2016

Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series: Cynthia Leibrock

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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(NYT10) LIVERMORE, Colo. -- Feb. 18, 2009 -- HOME-DESIGN-ELDERLY-2 --  Universal design expert Cynthia Leibrock at her home in Livemore, Colo., Jan. 19, 2009. The house incorporates elements to promote healthy living at any age. (Kevin Moloney/The New York Times)

Cynthia Leibrock MA, ASID, Hon. IIDA, is an award winning author, international lecturer and universal designer with over thirty years of experience. Her life-long mission is to improve health and longevity through universal design. She is the principal/founder of EASY ACCESS TO HEALTH, LLC located in Livermore, Colorado. The firm offers consulting services in patient centered design, planning for independent living, product analysis, and judiciary witness services. Prominent projects include The Betty Ford Center, the UCLA Medical Center, automotive interior…

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Phoenix Literary Festival: Eileen Myles

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a reissue of Chelsea Girls, both out in fall 2015, from Ecco/Harper Collins. They are the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Prize from The Poetry Society of America, as well as being named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List. Currently they teach at NYU and Naropa…

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HPU Theatre Presents: Curtains: A murder Mystery With a Book by Rupert Holmes

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - November 20 @ 2:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Thursday, November 17 - Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 pm Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 pm Curtains is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before…

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HPU Chamber Music Recital #3: Schumann Hour

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Throughout Western music history, family ties frequently emerge: one thinks immediately of the Bach or the Scarlatti families. The incidence of husband-and-wife composers is less common, with Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and Clara Schumann (1819-1896) being most illustrious. Come hear a rich sample of their instrumental and vocal chamber music! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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