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September 2018

HPUniverse Day 2018

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Couch Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC United States
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Free Astronomy Activities for Kids and Adults of All Ages! 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, too! HPUniverse Day was inspired…

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October 2018

Men on Boats

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Directed by Jay Putnam In 1869, ten daring volunteers set out to explore the Colorado River and Grand Canyon for the very first time. (Kind of.) They rode rapids, scaled canyons, tamed wildlife, and left their mark on virgin territory, in a manner of speaking. Led by a one-armed captain, these Men on Boats battled nature, history, and their own cluelessness on this historic voyage. Join us on a hilarious adventure as a cast of ten fearless women recreate this…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents Lisa Fay Coutley

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Lisa Fay Coutley

Lisa Fay Coutley is the author of tether (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), Errata (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015), which was selected by Adrienne Su as a winner of the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and was named a finalist for the Society of Midland Authors’ Best Book of 2015 and for Foreword Review’s 2015 Book of the Year awards, In the Carnival of Breathing (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), winner of the Black River Chapbook Competition, and Back-Talk (Articles Press, 2010), winner of the Rooms Chapbook Contest. She is the recipient of…

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Symphonic Band Concert

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Comprised of students from across campus, the HPU Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of music at multiple concerts throughout the year.  This year's Fall Concert will feature the full ensemble, smaller chamber groups, traditional compositions and new, modern works. Please join us for an entertaining night of music. Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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Alexander Technique Workshop

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congdon Hall, Ballroom

The Alexander Technique, named after its creator Frederick Matthias Alexander, is an educational process that was created to retrain habitual patterns of movement and posture. This method is useful for musicians, actors, athletes, or anyone who would benefit from improved movement efficiency and tension release. Dr. Shawn Copeland, Certified Alexander Teacher and Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Idaho, will lead a workshop of explorative exercises to introduce the Alexander Technique and ways to increase body awareness.

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Aqui Estamos, Here We Are Exhibit By Jose Galvez

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The first Mexican-American photographer on staff at the Los Angeles Times, photojournalist José Galvez and his Chicano colleagues at the Times won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for a series on Latino life in Southern California. Galvez left the Times in 1992 after winning many other awards for his photography. Galvez was senior photo editor for and a contributor to Americanos, a multimedia exhibition led by Edward James Olmos documenting Latino life in the United States. Galvez has collaborated on books including Vatos with esteemed poet Luis Alberto Urrea…

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Phoenix Reading Series Natasha Saje

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cottrell Hall, Kushner

Natasha Sajé is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she also curates the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. In addition, Sajé is a member of the poetry faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, a book of poetry criticism, and many essays. Her work has been honored with the Robert Winner and Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards, a Fulbright fellowship,…

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Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Percussion Ensemble is a dynamic vehicle for sharing exciting new music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Under the direction of Dr. Danny Frye, the ensemble will perform culturally diverse works.  Open to the Public. No tickets required.

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Piano Division Series Presents: Wei Jiao

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Wei Jiao

Chamber of music series presents the Piano Division series featuring, Wei Jiao (Click Here to Learn about Dr. Wei Jiao). To be held on Oct. 28 in Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Time to be announced. Free and open to the public. Music helps to bridge the gap between different cultures from the East to the West. This piano recital, led by Dr. Wei Jiao, will present a diverse selection of solo Chinese piano repertoire and piano duets from a…

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November 2018

Opera Scenes

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Johann Strauss II, known as “The Waltz King,” was the musical star of Vienna, Austria at the end of the 19th century. His comic operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) captures the elegance and opulence of pre-World War I Viennese society. Students enrolled in Opera Scenes will perform a concert version of this beautiful and whimsical operetta, sung in English and accompanied by piano and strings. The performance will include digital designs by Brad Lambert, Assistant Professor of New Media. Approximate run time:…

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Sechrest Art Gallery Hanna Jubran Opening Reception

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This exhibit will be open from Tuesday, October 23rd through Thursday, December 6, 2018. Artist Hanna Jubran will host an Artist Talk at 5pm. Hanna Jubran received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor and  Sculpture Area Coordinator at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.  Hanna’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. The work…

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Veterans Day Celebration

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Avenue
High Point, 27268

A Patriotic Salute and breakfast for military heroes. President Qubein and the entire HPU family warmly invite local veterans to celebrate their sacrifice and service to our nation. Featuring performances by the North Carolina Brass Band and The High Point University Chamber Singers.  

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Phoenix Literary Festival Featuring Keynote Ben Marcus and Rory Sparks

November 9 @ 5:00 pm - November 10 @ 10:00 am
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Ben Marcus is the author of four books of fiction: Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Age of Wire and String, and The Flame Alphabet. His new book, Leaving the Sea, will be published by Knopf in January, 2014. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Paris Review, The Believer, The New York Times, Salon, McSweeney’s, Time, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. He is the editor of The Anchor Book of New…

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HPU Theatre Presents: Little Women

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Please visit www.highpoint.edu/theatre for more information about upcoming shows and tickets.

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Thanksgiving Message featuring Marcus Engel

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP is a speaker, author and respected thought leader who inspires and educates healthcare professionals with narratives of unforgettable patient experiences. As a college freshman, Marcus was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Marcus’ keynote presentation, "The Other End of the Stethoscope” chronicles his lengthy recovery from massive trauma and shares tales of compassionate communication shown by his care team. His keynotes have been witnessed by hundreds of thousands of healthcare…

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HPU Community Orchestra Concert

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Community Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Brian Meixner, performs its final concert of the 2017-18 season.  Members of the HPUCO include HPU students, staff, faculty and members of the surrounding community, representing a rich collaboration of musicians from all walks of life.   Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Holiday Choral Concert

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - December 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268

Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become a popular event for the High Point community and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music. A full orchestra made up of students, faculty, and guests will accompany this concert. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the general public by contacting the HPU Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or concierge@highpoint.edu.

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December 2018

Holiday Symphonic Band Concert

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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HPU Symphonic Band will present its annual Holiday Concert. Featuring traditional Christmas carols, multi-cultural works, and holiday favorites, this concert will start your holiday season right. Join us for a night of delightful music celebrating the Christmas season. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops Concert

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This performance is supported by the Anne Kerr Walker Community Events Fund. Holiday Pops is a North Carolina Symphony tradition that is a favorite with audiences around the state. The festive concert showcases seasonal favorites and the always popular sing-a-longs. Founded by Lamar Stringfield in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with 66 musicians under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available by contacting Campus Concierge…

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Lessons and Carols

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This special candlelight service is the final Chapel service of the fall semester, bringing the community together to remember and retell the Christmas story. The service will feature members of the university community reading scripture and music led by the Chapel Choir. The service is based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge, England. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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