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August 2016

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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January 2017

Visions 2017: Food For Thought

January 17 @ 9:00 am - March 2 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our Fifth Annual Invitational exhibition, which is open to all for submissions will tie in with the university’s Common Experience theme for the academic year. In January the emphasis will be on Exercising Food Justice, looking at connections among injustice, hunger and food production. In February the topic will be The Culture of Food which is about food diversity. This exhibition will address those issues and more.  It will be curated by Greg Shelnutt who is the Department of Art Chair at…

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March 2017

Piano Recital: Yi-Yang Chen

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Taiwanese pianist Yi-Yang Chen, 22, has been training on piano since age 8. He was admitted as a graduate student to Robert McDonald and Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School in 2012 and obtained his Master of Music in piano performance in 2014. Chen is currently a doctoral student in piano performance at Eastman School of Music, where he also received a Bachelor of Music while studying under Douglas Humpherys. He has attended the Perlman Music Program, Taos School of Music…

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Sechrest Art Gallery: Faculty Exhibition 2017

March 14 @ 9:00 am - April 20 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This exhibition will feature the work of our esteemed faculty. Our professors are presenting their most recent studio works of art showcasing a wide range of mediums and styles. Opening Reception will be Thursday, March 23 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Sechrest Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Please call 336-841-4680 for more information.            

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Design Artist Lecture: Art Chantry

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Art Chantry is a graphic designer provocateur from Tacoma, Washington that utilizes analog techniques while celebrating the arcane and obscure. His work can be seen on record covers (over 200 design credits to his name), t-shirts, posters, products, and the walls of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chantry’s pieces are in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. His writings and musings on art, pop and  design culture can be…

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Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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For this exhibition we feature the work of our esteemed faculty. Our professors are presenting their most recent studio works of art showcasing a wide range of mediums and styles. No tickets required. Open to the public. Please call 336-841-4680 or email amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.

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An Evening With Chris Abani

March 23 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Dr. Chris Abani is an acclaimed author of over a dozen works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria, received a BA in English from Imo State University, Nigeria, an MA in English, Gender and Culture from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He has resided in the United States since 2001. He…

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Charles Franklin Finch lecture: Faith and Doubt in the Modern World: Christian Witness in the 21st Century and Engagements with its Cultured Despisers

March 27 @ 5:30 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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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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April 2017

Ceramics Talk With Fred Johnston

April 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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Fred Johnston is an internationally known ceramicist from the Seagrove area in North Carolina.  He creates functional and nonfunctional forms and tiles and says of his work “I question how I can extend the tradition of pottery.  What can I contribute?  I am not interested in pots that are mindless, shallow imitations and replications of the past.  I believe in the idea of cross-fertilization and playfulness.  The mixing and matching of different cultures, motifs, and art styles are fertile ground,…

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HPU Theatre Presents: Steve Martin’s The Underpants

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - April 12 @ 7:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Thursday, April 6 – Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm Monday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30pm A wild comedy about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers accidentally fall down in public. Though Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal, it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available at…

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Spring Orchestra and Choral Concert

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Community Orchestra, conducted by HPU Associate Professor of Music Dr. Brian Meixner, will join forces with the HPU Choirs, prepared by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler, for a performance of A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.  A large-scale work for orchestra and choir, A German Requiem is one of the most significant compositions of the 19th century and arguably the most important work of Brahms, a musical titan of the Romantic era.  This work features HPU voice faculty Dr. Scott MacLeod, baritone,…

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HPU Arbor Day Celebration

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

The annual Arbor Day event will feature various speakers including HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and Jon Roethling, curator of the grounds. High Point University is one of only twelve universities in North Carolina to achieve Tree Campus USA status. Please join us for this annual event. To reserve your seat please call Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or email concierge@highpoint.edu by April 18, 2017. Parking and shuttle service…

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Musical Theatre Scenes Performance: Movie Musicals

April 21 @ 7:30 pm
Extraordinaire Cinema at R. G. Wanek Center, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Enjoy scenes from your favorite movie musicals, accompanied by live music! Students from MUS 1360-01 will perform songs from popular musicals while you watch the classic film versions on the big screen. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Symphonic Band Concert

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

The spring concert will be a celebration of America. Presented in the Cottrell Amphitheater, the HPU Symphonic Band will perform a variety of patriotic favorites, ranging from marches to traditional band staples, to contemporary music. Some of the pieces to be featured include "The Washington Post March", "An American Spectacular", and "The Stars and Stripes Forever." “We are excited to celebrate our country with patriotic selections that are sure to entertain,” says Danny Frye, Director of University Bands. “Our students are…

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Sechrest Art Gallery: Senior Studio Exhibition

April 27 @ 9:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,

Our senior Studio Art majors have the opportunity to show their selected work in a professional gallery setting. Students will have the opportunity to be involved in the collaborative process of curating and hanging the exhibition. Sechrest Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Please call 336-841-4680 for more information.

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