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August 2017

Chapel Services

August 23, 2017 - April 25, 2018
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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January 2018

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Connections” By Kyle Lusk

January 11 - March 2
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday January 11, 2018 from 5 to 7PM with Artist Talk at 6PM by Kyle Lusk. The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday. The exhibit will feature works in steel,  cast iron and bronze and will also include maquettes for large scale public works. Kyle Van Lusk was born and raised in Brevard, N.C. and from a very young age was encouraged by his family to become…

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February 2018

Spring Dance Concert

February 22 - February 24
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm each night. The 2018 Spring Dance Concert features a mix of dance styles from hip-hop to modern to afro-cuban. The show features 5 standout pieces including new works choreographed by faculty members Lindsey Howie, Christine Stevens, and Michele Trumble as well as guest artists Joe-Joe Grooves and Steven Messina. The Spring Dance Concert is a food drive for Open Door Ministries of High Point. Reserve your complimentary ticket and bring a non-perishable food item to…

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Instrumental Kaleidoscope Concert

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Kaleidoscope concert is one of the most popular instrumental concerts every year,” says Dr. Danny Frye, director of instrumental studies. “With a menagerie of ensembles positioned in different locations in the auditorium performing a broad spectrum of music, it’s a non-stop musical experience. Audiences seem to appreciate the variety of music and the shifting visual focus of the performances.” This year’s performance at HPU will cover a broad spectrum of musical styles. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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March 2018

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Dressed for Success” By Jessica Burke

March 13 - April 20
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday March 22, 2018 from 4 to 6PM. Jessica Burke will give an artist talk at 5:00pm. The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday. Artist Statement:  Death is our silent companion through life. It is our witness to childhood fantasies and adult realities. This collection of drawings investigates the fiction of identity through its performance in physical and cerebral spaces that demonstrate a willingness to project…

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Chamber Music Series Presents: Leonard Bernstein at 100

March 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Leonard Bernstein is America’s most celebrated composer, and his music is a treasure to the world. Join HPU for a fun celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year. Musical works range from Bernstein’s iconic “West Side Story” and “Candide” to selections from his salute to America’s Bicentennial in 1976, “SONGFEST,” and his rock oratorio, “MASS.” HPU faculty, alumni and community members will perform, including Candice Burrows, voice; Melanie Crump, voice; Liz Doebler, voice; Ashley Russell ‘17, voice; Scott Robertson, voice;…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Toril Moi

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Preeminent Duke scholar of literature, theatre, and philosophy, Toril Moi will discuss her newest work Revolution of the Ordinary, which rethinks literary studies and political activism through “ordinary philosophy.”  In a captivating and accessible way, Moi addresses current politically charged issues by arguing that language means only through its use, and offering up a fresh vision for social and literary engagement. No tickets required. Open to the public.  

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“Dressed for Success” By Jessica Burke Opening Reception

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday March 22, 2018 from 4 to 6PM with Artist Talk at 5PM by Jessica Burke. Artist Statement: Death is our silent companion through life. It is our witness to childhood fantasies and adult realities. This collection of drawings investigates the fiction of identity through its performance in physical and cerebral spaces that demonstrate a willingness to project and construct meaning. These works call for interpretation through iterative, meditative and labored processes that respond to intuition rather than…

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Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert will offer audience members the opportunity to experience the broad range of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and timbral qualities of this unique ensemble. From soloists and small chamber works, to full ensemble selections, this concert is sure to leave you tapping your foot and humming memorable melodies! The HPU Percussion Ensemble is composed of HPU students, both music majors and non-majors. This group works incredibly hard to achieve the level of excellence we desire. We think…

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Piano Faculty Recital

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This recital will include solos and duets played by the HPU piano faculty. Faculty members, Wei Jiao, Marcia Dills, Rob Hallquist and Mayumi Osada will play from a wide repertoire of works that include famous composers Rachmaninov and Ravel. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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April 2018

Heal Documentary

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Extraordinaire Cinema at R. G. Wanek Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Director Kelly Noonan Gores' documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new…

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Humanitarian Digital Campaigns (Creating Awareness One Bit at a Time) with Ronik Design

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Ronik Design was born five years ago in the world of online news and media. We’ve acted as the in-house digital team for various media companies, including Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Fast Company, with additional media clients including Time, ESPN, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Ronik has been involved in full-scale redesigns, humanitarian initiatives, marketing initiatives, sponsorship strategies, and a multitude of consumer-facing products and user-experiences, from interactives to mobile apps to rich storytelling experiences. We live in a global…

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Clarinet and Saxophone Ensemble Concert

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Jazz Ensemble Concert

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Please join High Point University's Department of Music for a Jazz Ensemble Concert. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Brass Ensembles Concert

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Theatre Presents: Topsy Turvy World Adapted by Nathan Hedman from Ludwig Tieck

April 12 - April 15
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm each night. Topsy-Turvy World is one of the silliest, most mind-bending plays of all time, yet it has never been produced!  Perhaps it is impossible naval battle in the Third Act?  Or the final act’s vertiginous play-within-a-play-within-a-play? What begins as a pleasant evening at the theatre devolves into sweet anarchy as The Playwright watches his own play be taken over by the audience and testy actors switching characters mid-play. Issuing from the mind of the great…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Ross White and Christine Marshall

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Ross White is the author of How We Came Upon the Colony (Unicorn Press, 2014) and The Polite Society (Unicorn Press, 2017). With Matthew Olzmann, he edited Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2012, Poetry Daily, New England Review, The Southern Review, and others. He is a recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Sicily, and…

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String Ensembles Concert

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Community Orchestra Concert

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ United Methodist Church, 1300 North College Drive
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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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.  This performance will include George Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1 and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 45, the Farewell Symphony.  Featured soloist on the program is the 2017-18 HPU Student Concerto Competition winner, clarinet major…

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Pep Band Concert

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Wear your HPU purple gear and come cheer, dance, sing, and show your HPU pride with the HPU Pep Band Open to the public. No tickets required.

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