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November 2019

HPU Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The HPU Wind Ensemble will present its Winter Concert on Friday, November 22nd at 7:30pm in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. This performance will include a mixture of holiday favorites and traditional works for wind band.  Get into the holiday spirit with this delightful performance by the HPU Wind Ensemble!

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Thanksgiving Message featuring Bruce Boguski and Donna Mack

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Bruce Boguski, author, motivational speaker, columnist, and media personality well known for his ability to inspire others to “do the impossible”. Bruce knows firsthand the attitude and skills required to overcome physical and mental challenges.  At age 18, Bruce was partially paralyzed in an automobile accident.  Although doctors warned that he might never walk again, he left the hospital a few months later under his own power.  After a two-year struggle to regain full use of his body, Bruce went on…

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Community Orchestra Concert

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Community Orchestra will perform it’s fall concert on Monday, November 25th at 7:30pm in HPU’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center.  Featured on the program is the seven-movement orchestral suite, The Planets, composed by Gustav Holst.  Each movement represents all of the known planets the solar system seen from Earth at the time (1916), and their corresponding astrological character.  In addition, HPU Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano, Dr. Wei Jiao, will perform one of the most famous of…

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December 2019

North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops Concert

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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**SOLD OUT** Please call Campus Concierge to be placed on the wait-list. Join us on Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 PM in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center for the highly anticipated Holiday POPS concert, featuring the North Carolina Symphony. This exciting musical production will surely get you in the holiday mood as the North Carolina Symphony plays many favorite, holiday classics, such as the Concert Suite from The Polar Express and music from The Nutcracker. This performance is supported by the…

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Holiday Choral Concert

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become one of the community’s most popular holiday events, and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music, Christmas songs from around the world, and some stunning new carols that are sure to delight.  The concert will feature all of the university choral ensembles: University Singers, Chapel Choir, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Glee Club, and Chamber Singers; under the direction of Dr. Marc…

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Lessons and Carols

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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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Community Christmas Celebration

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - December 13 @ 5:30 pm
Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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High Point University invites neighbors and friends to experience the holiday season together by strolling down the festive Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade. Don't forget to take your complimentary photo with Santa as you enjoy Christmas music, beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, and more. No tickets required. Open to the public. Visit www.highpoint.edu/christmas or download the Community Christmas App for more information.

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January 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Service: Rev. Michael A Walrond, Jr.

January 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This annual chapel service celebrates the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and features noteworthy clergy and scholars from across the country. Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a most just society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects, scholarship opportunities, and worship services. High Point University and the surrounding community are growing their partnership to make MLK…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Elizabeth Bradfield

January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Elizabeth Bradfield is a writer and naturalist. She is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work and the forthcoming mixed-genre Toward Antarctica. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, Orion and elsewhere. For the past twenty years, she has worked as a naturalist and guide on ships both at home and in some of the globe’s most remote places. Winner of the Audre Lorde Prize from the Publishing Triangle, finalist for…

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Copenhagen Play Reading

January 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Culp Planetarium in Wanek School of Natural Sciences

Join us for a reading of the play Copenhagen by Michael Frayn, directed by HPU student Emmie D’Amico. Scientists Heisenberg, Bohr, and Bohr's wife meet after their deaths to debate the motivations and outcomes of their attendance to a 1941 meeting in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear power. For guests interested in experiential learning, from 5:30-6:30 pm, the HPU Mobile Lab will be parked outside the Wanek School of Natural Sciences and will welcome visitors with activities that highlight the science concepts…

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February 2020

Art Gallery Reception: Visions of Japan

February 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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VISIONS OF JAPAN: Photographs by Dr. Morton Huber with Prints of ‘The Floating World’ The Sechrest Gallery of Art will host an exhibition of Morton and Kyoko Ushio Huber’s extensive collection of Ukiyo-e prints alongside Dr. Huber’s equally extensive collection of photographs taken during his residence and travels in Japan in the 1960s and 70s. This exhibition highlights what is clearly an historically significant collection of prints and will pair the genre images they contain with Dr. Huber’s large-scale black…

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Charles Franklin Finch Lecture

February 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Practicing Pilgrimage: A Discussion of the Ancient Practice of Pilgrimage and How it Might be Transformative in the Present Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, a Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies in Harvard Divinity School and Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Most recently, Dr. Paulsell is the author of Virginia Woolf and Religion (2019) and editor (with Davíd Carrasco and Mara Willard) of Goodness and the Literary Imagination (2019).  Since 2007, she has served…

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Sound in Picture Series

February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Sound in Picture Concert Series: The Classical Masters Go to the Cinema! The concert event “The Classical Masters Go to the Cinema” will feature a variety of legendary classical composers used in film music.  Highlights of the program include music from Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, and Shostakovich. The concert will spotlight the SHU Strings piano trio featuring Dan Skidmore (violin), Bethany Uhler (cello), Jacob Hahn (piano) and HPU piano faculty Wei Jiao. The concert is free and open to the…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Barbara Keiler

February 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webb Conference Center, Ballroom, One University Parkway + Google Map

Barbara Keiler (Pseudonyms: JUDITH ARNOLD and ARIEL BERK) is the author of over a hundred mass market novels in multiple genres, including romance and mystery. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and earned numerous awards. She is a prior president of Novelists Inc. and holds an MFA from Brown University and a BA from Smith College. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Theater presents: Borrowed Babies

February 20, 2020 - February 26, 2020
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Inspired by the true story of young women using “practice babies” to learn about child-rearing, playwright Jennifer Blackmer has woven themes of feminism, women in the workforce, and the work/motherhood balance in her new play. Nightly performances on Feb. 20 - Feb. 22 and Feb. 24 - Feb. 26 at 7:30pm. Matinee performance on Sunday, February 23 at 2:00pm. Open to the public. Tickets available on the High Point University Theatre Department website.  

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March 2020

Phoenix Scholarly Talk: “Reading/Romance”

March 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Scott Black is professor and chair of English at University of Utah. He is author of Without the Novel: Romance and the History of Prose Fiction, which explores a longer, wider, and weirder history of fiction from the perspective of experimental romance. He is currently working on a project on Ursula K. Le Guin and Daoism. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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April 2020

Art Gallery Reception: Cheryl Goldsleger and Larry Millard

April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Cheryl Goldsleger and Larry Millard bring their artistic styles together for this exhibit. Goldsleger’s paintings and drawings weave together clearly portrayed geometry with abstract, painterly marks to express something akin to our contemporary sensibility. Millard’s use of geometrical forms in his sculptures give the impression that his pieces are innate objects in the spaces we occupy. Goldsleger currently serves as the Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University. She has received awards and displayed exhibits nationally and internationally. Her…

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Studio Art Senior Exhibition

April 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Sechrest Gallery closes out the 2019/20 Academic year by celebrating our graduating Senior Studio Art Majors. 9 Seniors will be represented in this exhibition, which represents the culmination of their work in a variety of media throughout the past 4 years. This exhibit will run from April 28, 2020 to May 9, 2020.

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