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September 2017

Building Foodway Bridges in the Nuevo New South

September 21
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Steven Alvarez is an activist, educator, and scholar who has successfully combined his passion for college education with meaningful interventions in the community. He has presented in many universities throughout the United States and has recently received attention in several national media outlets for his pedagogical initiative “taco literacy,” which attempts to locate culture in quotidian food artifacts that we have discounted as culturally inconsequential. In this talk, Dr. Alvarez will provide practical strategies for thinking about everyday cultural…

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October 2017

HPU/St. Mary’s Lecture Series

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Building Bridges Through Art

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Argentinean artist Fernanda Piamonti has been awarded many national and international awards during her career. In 2008, she participated in an International Scholarship in Saint Martí de Empuriers, Spain, with the idea of working with “the circular space.” Terraces of overlooks allowed her to see complete 360 degree panoramic views. In 2014 and 2016, she obtained artist residencies in the Cité International des Arts, Paris in order to carry out a project on the aerial panoramic. The panoramic works delved into…

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Hemingway’s Brain: Exploring the Intersections of Literature and Psychiatry, a talk by Andrew Farah, MD, DFAPA

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Farah is a graduate of Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed his residency at Wake Forest University. He is regarded as one of the nation’s leading psychiatrists and currently serves as Chief of Psychiatry, High Point Division of University of North Carolina Healthcare, as well as a clinical faculty member in the Physician Assistant Studies program at High Point University. He has published widely in his field and served as editor for two psychiatric journals.…

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November 2017

Phoenix Literary Festival

November 10 - November 11
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Thanksgiving Message: Mike Schlappi and Karen Jacobsen

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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  Mike Schlappi, Hall of Fame Gold Medalist, Author of SHOT HAPPENS, Professional Speaker, Husband and Father of five, will inspire you with some workable strategies, tools, and mindsets that can be used to enrich your life. A story that began with a tragic accident has evolved into a lifetime of lessons and victories. An award-winning Singer and Songwriter, Karen Jacobsen's musical career highlights include: sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross and singing the national…

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December 2017

47th Annual Prayer Breakfast

December 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Avenue
High Point, 27268
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For 47 consecutive years, High Point University has brought the wider High Point faith community together for the Annual Prayer Breakfast. Each year, the annual event includes an inspiring message, and special music provided by the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler. A silent prayer is also held in memory of alumni, members of the university family and the community, as well as other friends who have passed away during the past year. This event sharpens the spiritual senses…

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January 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Service

January 15, 2018 @ 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. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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February 2018

Charles Franklin Finch Lecture

February 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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 2018

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

April 5, 2018 @ 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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