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October 2014

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “High Point University Explores the Art of Seating”

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - December 5 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information) Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery Open to the Public, No Tickets Required *Chair Dance Recital – Friday, November 14 at 5:00 pm The university’s School of Art & Design presents an exhibition of innovative student and faculty chair designs. Our exhibit is on display in conjunction with the Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s special exhibit, The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of…

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Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Barbara Nessim: Mad Men Era Artist & Illustrator”

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - December 4 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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October 27 – December 4, 2014 Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information) Open to the Public, No Tickets Required Internationally-renowned artist, illustrator, and educator, Barbara Nessim has been a vital contributor and influential trendsetter in the art world over the past several decades. Women who built careers as illustrators in the “Mad Men” era NY were few and far between. The work that she produced was a wonderful evocation of the New…

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Beka Butts

October 29 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Beka Butts is an illustrator currently living in Greensboro, NC since her graduation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009.  She is a co-founder of the 512 Collective, an artist collective and gallery in High Point, NC that hopes to bring the growing art community in High Point together to create a culture of locally supported artists and makers. She has participated in several artistic festivals and showings including but not limited to: The First Friday Indie…

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November 2014

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 1 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Join the HPU Percussion Ensemble for an evening of exciting music, directed by world-renowned marimbist and composer Dr. Nathan Daughtrey.  Open to the Public, No Tickets Required  

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WAGE Roundtable on North Carolina Women Leaders

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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The WAGE Leadership Project is an interdisciplinary initiative that fosters leadership and professional development skills in students across disciplines. This roundtable will include area leaders discussing their experiences, focusing on gender equity and its impact on leadership, civic engagement, and professional achievement. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Phoenix Reading Series: Etgar Keret

November 6 @ 7:00 pm
Extraordinaire Cinema, R.G. Wanek Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television.  His work has garnered international awards in literature and film. His stories and graphic novels have been printed in English and his films have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and the Canne Film Festival. National Public Radio has aired excerpts from eight of his stories.  He has received the Prime Minister’s award for literature, and the Ministry of Culture’s…

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Barbara Nessim

November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Barbara Nessim is an American artist, illustrator, and educator.  As a young professional, she broke gender boundaries as one of very few full-time professional female illustrators in the United States during the 1960s.  She entered the highly competitive field of graphic design by illustrating record album covers, and magazine covers for Rolling Stone, Time, Ms, New York Magazine, and The Boston Globe.  She was a pioneer in the practice of digital art and illustration and has since used the computer…

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Greensboro Symphony Presents “Eroica”

November 7 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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The Greensboro Symphony explores the fine line between Heroes and Villains this November 7th at High Point University. Initially written in celebration of Napoleon’s revolutionary regime, Beethoven’s Symphony #3 swiftly changed course when Bonaparte revealed his true intentions & proclaimed himself Emperor of the French in 1804. Disgusted by Napoleon’s thirst for power, Beethoven dramatically ripped up the title page, re-named it “Sinfonia eroica” and established it as one of the most legendary works of the 19th century. Russian pianist…

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Animal Stars Book Presentation and Book Signing with Dr. Robin Ganzert

November 14 @ 4:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Jim Cathcart

November 19 @ 5:30 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Serial entrepreneur Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE will be sharing his personal success strategies plus the insights he has gained during this past year through over 100 interviews he conducted with self-made millionaires and highly successful entrepreneurs. He has found that the personal attributes you develop as an entrepreneur can have as much impact on your success as do the business ideas upon which your enterprise is built. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Phoenix Festival – Nathaniel Mackey

November 20 @ 7:00 pm
Greek Village Conference Center, Ballroom,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point,
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Nathaniel Mackey is an American poet, novelist, literary critic, editor and jazz aficionado. He is currently the Reynolds Price Professor of English at Duke.  Mr. Mackey is a National Book Award winner for poetry, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poetry for six years, and a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors.  As a tribute to High Point’s jazz heritage, members of the HPU Jazz Ensemble will also be playing at this year’s annual Phoenix Festival.   Open…

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HPU Theatre Presents: The Drowsy Chaperone

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - November 23 @ 2:00 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Thursday, November 20 – Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm The musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. The show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. Open to the Public Tickets are available for HPU students, faculty,…

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Thanksgiving Message: Bill Magee and Six Appeal

November 24 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Dr. William P. Magee Jr., is a leading plastic and craniofacial surgeon who founded Operation Smile in 1982 with his wife, Kathleen S. Magee, and serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. Magee’s work on behalf of children around the world has led to numerous awards and honors. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report named Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee one of “America’s Best Leaders.” In 2007, USAID presented them with the President’s Call to Service Award from…

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December 2014

Opera Scenes Concert – “Mostly Mozart”

December 2 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Chapel,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, 27262
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Students from the Opera Scenes class will present a semi-staged program of excerpts by Mozart and other well-known composers, under the direction of Dr. Scott MacLeod. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Holiday Choral Concert

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - December 6 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm Open to the Public Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become a popular event for the High Point community and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music. A full orchestra made up of students, faculty, and guests will accompany this concert. To register for the event on Friday, December 5,  please click here: www.highpoint.edu/community/holidaychoralfriday  To register for the event on Saturday, December 6, …

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Fall Band Concert

December 8 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Comprised of students from across campus, the HPU Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of music at multiple concerts throughout the year.  This year’s Fall Concert will feature the full ensemble, smaller chamber groups, traditional compositions and new, modern works. Please join us for an entertaining night of music. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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North Carolina Symphony Holiday Pops Concert

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Each year at the holidays, the North Carolina Symphony performs Holiday Pops, a festive tradition that is a favorite with audiences around the state!   Founded by Lamar Stringfield in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with 66 musicians under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn. Open to the Public *Professional Dress Required Please register for the event here: www.highpoint.edu/community/ncsymphony   A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available at the Campus Concierge desk…

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Lessons and Carols

December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hayworth Chapel,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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This special candlelight service will feature members of the university community, the Chapel Choir and the Flute Ensemble. The Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta sorority and Alpha Phi Omega fraternity will serve as ushers and greeters. The service is based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols at King’s College, Cambridge, England. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Community Christmas Celebration

December 18 @ 5:30 pm - December 19 @ 8:30 pm
Kester International Promenade,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Thursday, December 18 and Friday, December 19 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Kester International Promenade You are invited to bring the family and take a stroll down the festive Jane and Gene Kester  International Promenade, enjoy Christmas music,  beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, and more.  Children may have a complimentary photo  taken with Santa, and he’s bringing gifts too! Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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    Oct
    01
    10.01 - 1:00pm

    Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “High Point University Explores the Art of Seating”
    Oct
    27
    10.27 - 1:00pm

    Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Barbara Nessim: Mad Men Era Artist & Illustrator”
    Oct
    29
    10.29 - 7:00pm

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