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November 2017

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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January 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Service

January 21, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mahler Promenade at the Wanek School of Natural Sciences, 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Phoenix Literary Festival Featuring Keynote: Maaza Mengiste

November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Phoenix Literary Festival Dates: November 15th at 5:00pm, November 16th at 11:00am Location: Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium Maaza Mengiste, born in Ethiopia. In the mid-’70s, there was a revolution and an authoritarian dictatorship took over.  She lived in Nigeria for a while, and then Kenya. When she was seven, her family moved to Colorado. She went to college thinking she would become a doctor. That’s every Ethiopian parent’s dream for their child. But as soon as she got there, she…

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Thanksgiving Message featuring Bruce Boguski and Donna Mack

November 25, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

49th Annual Prayer Breakfast

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268

For 49 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 Mrs. Carol Earnhardt. 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…

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January 2020

Phoenix Reading Series: Elizabeth Bradfield

January 23 @ 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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February 2020

Charles Franklin Finch Lecture

February 10 @ 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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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Barbara Keiler

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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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Cell-Art Collaborative: Experiment Day

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wanek School of Natural Sciences, One University Parkway
High Point, NC United States
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This event is to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 29 in the Wanek School of Natural Sciences. Young artists in our High Point community are invited to visit HPU research labs during Experiment Day and utilize the knowledge obtained and observations made to produce a work of art of their choice, whether that be in music, literature, or studio, which will then be displayed at the Cell Art Collaborative Showcase (Saturday, April 25th from 2pm-4pm,…

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April 2020

Arbor Day Celebration

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mahler Promenade at the Wanek School of Natural Sciences, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

Based on the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation and advice from health officials, this year's annual Arbor Day event on Thursday, April 16 has been canceled.   Please join High Point University on Thursday, April 16th for our annual Arbor Day Celebration. This event will feature notable speaker, First Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This year, High Point University will celebrate its 11th anniversary of achieving the Tree Campus USA…

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Cell-Art Collaborative: Showcase Day

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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This event is to be held starting at 2 p.m. on April 25 as an online video meeting and as a Facebook Live stream. Join us to celebrate the ways in which we connect art and science! HPU alumna, award-winning medical illustrator Casey Garr will tell us more about the ways in which she has combined art and science in her professional career. This event is part of the 2020 North Carolina Science Festival. To sign up to attend/participate, contact…

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