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January 2017

Sidney Outlaw Vocal Masterclass

January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Baritone Sidney Outlaw instructs HPU students and the community in a vocal masterclass. Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” and The San Francisco Chronicle as “an opera powerhouse”, Sidney Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence. This masterclass is open to the public, no tickets required.

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March 2017

An Evening With Chris Abani

March 23, 2017 @ 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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September 2017

Building Foodway Bridges in the Nuevo New South

September 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Luke Bretherton is professor of theological ethics and senior fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Dr. Bretherton will be speaking about "Faith, Morality, and the Politics of a Common Life." Dr. Bretherton will also give the homimly for the noon eucharist at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Wednesday, October 4th, at noon. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Building Bridges Through Art

October 3, 2017 @ 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 Dr. Andrew Farah

October 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, 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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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Paisley Rekdal

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Rekdal grew up in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a Chinese American mother and a Norwegian father. She earned a BA from the University of Washington, an MA from the University of Toronto Centre for Medieval Studies, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of the poetry collections A Crash of Rhinos (2000), Six Girls Without Pants (2002), The Invention of the Kaleidoscope (2007), and Imaginary Vessels (2016), as well as the book of essays The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations…

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November 2017

Phoenix Literary Festival – Wayne Koestenbaum

November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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HPU welcomes poet and cultural critic, Wayne Koestenbaum, a Harvard University graduate with an MA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from Princeton University. Koestenbaum’s work often explores the male body and the emotional, sexual, and social weight of its exposure. About his poetry, David Lehman has said, “Wayne Koestenbaum has been writing poems so dashing and poignant, so sexy and savvy, that it’s hard not to like them. He puts wordplay at the service of autobiography, and…

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Thanksgiving Message: Mike Schlappi

November 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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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. Mike Schlappi’s life is an example that the will of the human heart can conquer all obstacles. He is a role model and real hero. A story that began with a tragic accident has evolved into a lifetime of lessons and victories Reserve your seat…

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February 2018

Every Generation Blames the One Before: God, Memory, and Protest Movements By Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems

February 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Charles Franklin Finch Lecture Series is proud to welcome Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems to High Point University.  Dr. Renita J. Weems is a nationally renowned theologian whose scholarly insights into biblical text and the role of spirituality in everyday lives have made her a popular author and speaker. Weems is founder of Something Within a monthly e-newsletter and blog that explores issues of faith in the context of the challenges women face on a daily basis. An ordained minister in…

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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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September 2018

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Ingrid Rojas Contreras

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cottrell Hall, Kushner
Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is an award-winning author who was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Huffington Post, among others. She recently received the Mary Tanenbaum Award for non-fiction, and the Audio Miller Prize from the Missouri Review. She has been a fellow at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the San Francisco Writer's Grotto, and has received scholarships and support from VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, Djerassi Artist Residency Program, and…

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October 2018

Phoenix Reading Series Natasha Saje

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cottrell Hall, Kushner

Natasha Sajé is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she also curates the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. In addition, Sajé is a member of the poetry faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, a book of poetry criticism, and many essays. Her work has been honored with the Robert Winner and Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards, a Fulbright fellowship,…

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November 2018

Phoenix Literary Festival Featuring Keynote Ben Marcus and Rory Sparks

November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Ben Marcus is the author of four books of fiction: Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Age of Wire and String, and The Flame Alphabet. His new book, Leaving the Sea, will be published by Knopf in January, 2019. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Paris Review, The Believer, The New York Times, Salon, McSweeney’s, Time, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. He is the editor of The Anchor Book of New…

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December 2018

48th Annual Prayer Breakfast

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268

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 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Service

January 21 @ 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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February 2019

Open Mic Night

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congdon Hall, Callicutt Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point,
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Join High Point University’s Bateman’s Competition Team during their Flip the Switch Open Mic Night, as we will have a conversation surrounding the importance of diversity on campus, in the professional world, and more specifically, in the field of communication. Students and faculty members will be sharing their perspectives on the importance of diversity and we will facilitate a meaningful conversation that will surely be one to remember. Brittani Hunt, Director of Multicultural Affairs at High Point University, will be…

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April 2019

HPU Arbor Day Celebration

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

Please join High Point University on Thursday, April 25th for our annual Arbor Day Celebration. This event will feature notable speaker, Frist Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This year's presenting sponsor will be Davey Tree. Davey Tree’s mission is to provide the Piedmont Triad with environmental excellence for a growing world. This year High Point University will celebrate its 10th anniversary of achieving the Tree Campus USA designation. We welcome…

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September 2019

Is Soccer Art?

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cottrell Hall, Kushner

In this talk, Dr. Laurent Dubois will explore the links between soccer and other forms of culture, including contemporary visual art, film, and literature. Dr. Dubois will begin by offering an overview of the spread and anchoring of soccer throughout the globe, offering a few thoughts about precisely why this cultural form has become so widely shared even as it has taken a variety of different forms and expressions in different parts of the world. He will then explore how artists have engaged…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Rajia Hassib

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Rajia Hassib’s first novel, In the Language of Miracles, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection and received an honorable mention from the Arab American Book Award. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Marshall University and has written for The New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker online. A Pure Heart is a powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters, their divergent fates, and the secrets of one family. This event is open to the public.…

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