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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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Chamber Music Series Concert Presents: Sierra Duo with Matthew Bengtson, piano, and John Haines-Eitzen, cello

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Sierra Duo (John Haines-Eitzen, cello, and Matthew Bengtson, piano) formed in 2015 through a multi-year recording project for Albany Records to record all of composer Roberto Sierra’s works for cello and piano. Matt and John discovered their shared musical vision and quickly developed a close camaraderie. Their musical values and passion are apparent in their interpretations of Sierra's music, in classics by Beethoven, Chopin, and Brahms, and in the music of lesser-known composers such as Arthur Foote, whose music…

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February 2018

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Michele Tracy Berger

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Novelist, Dr. Michele Tracy Berger will read from her latest novel, Reenu-You, a work of Afro-Futurist  speculative fiction. Her reading will be followed by a Q&A and a light reception, at which she will sign copies of her work. Dr. Berger is an associate professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at UNC, Chapel Hill.

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Chamber Music Series Presents: Elektra Winds

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Established in 2015, Elektra is comprised of four professional musicians from Forsyth and Guilford Counties. Core members are Dr. Laura Stevens, flute; Dr. Anna Lampidis, oboe; Dr. Eileen Young, clarinet; and Amber Ferenz, bassoon. Elektra Winds members teach at several universities in the area and all are members of at least six regional orchestras, including the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Asheville symphonies. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Piano Recital Featuring Lin Ye

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Chinese pianist, Lin Ye, is the winner of the 3rd annual, 2017 HPU Piano Competition.  Ye left his native country, China, to study at the Hochschuler fur Musik in Hannover, Germany in 2008 at age of 15. He graduated with a master's degree from Hannover and is currently working on an artist diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Ye has won many competitions throughout his career. These include 1st place in the 71st…

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HPU Theatre Presents: The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey

February 15 - February 21
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Thursday, February 15 – Saturday, February 17th Monday, February 19th – Wednesday, February 21st at 7:30pm No performance on Sunday. Starts at 7:30pm each night. Shots are fired in a school house, and the world seems to stop. A stunned community — teachers, parents, friends, families of the victims and the perpetrators — must find a way to keep living their lives. This lyrical and potent drama explores the aftermath of a school shooting in an Amish community, and the path of…

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Charles Franklin Finch Lecture

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the University of Virginia, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1989. Is belief in God a product of wishful thinking? Is religious belief a symptom of neurotic behavior? If there is no God, is everything permissible? Is atheism (new and old) parasitic on the moral convictions inspired by religion?…

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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. Our annual Spring Dance Concert will showcase the talents of students, including works choreographed by faculty members Lindsey Howie and Christine Stevens, as well as guest artists and student choreographers. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Open Door Ministries of High Point. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for the general public. Visit www.highpoint.edu/theatre or call the Box Office at 336-841-4529 for more information.

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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 Jessica Burke Exhibit

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. Open to the public. No tickets required. The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday.

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Chamber Music Series Presents: Bernstein Focus

March 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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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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Toril Moi is James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, and Professor of English, and Theater Studies at Duke University. She is also Director of the Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature at Duke.  

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Jessica Burke Exhibit 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.   Open to the public. No tickets required.

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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, 833 Montlieu Ave
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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