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September 2015

Images, Identity and Community with Laura El-Tantawy

September 9 @ 5:30 pm
The David L. Francis Lecture Hall at Earl N. Phillips School of Business,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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As part of High Point University’s Common Experience theme “Just Communities” Laura El-Tantawy will speak about her experiences as a female photographer and address the role of photographic images as a tool to explore identity and community, with an emphasis on Indian farmers and the Arab Spring. El-Tantawy’s work is well regarded in the international community and will offer students a glimpse into a global world to which many of them have not yet been exposed. Her lecture will address…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Jacob Paul and Matthew Fiander

September 10 @ 7:00 pm
The David L. Francis Lecture Hall at Earl N. Phillips School of Business,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Jacob Paul and Matthew Fiander are both faculty in the English Department. Paul’s first novel, Sarah/Sara was named one of 2010’s five best first fictions by Poets & Writers. The Public called his most recent novel, A Song of Ilan “a remarkable exploration of issues and experiences that are often discounted or outright ignored in American writing today.” Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Tea with Patricia Park, Phoenix Reading Series Sponsors BookMarks Author

September 11 @ 3:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point , 27268
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Publisher’s Weekly has called Patricia Park’s first novel, Re Jane: “a cheeky, clever homage to Jane Eyre, interwoven with touching meditations on Korean-American identity.” Please join us as Patricia Park will talk about her craft and answer questions. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Constitution Day

September 16 @ 7:00 pm
The David L. Francis Lecture Hall at Earl N. Phillips School of Business,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Join us for an intellectual discussion of this 228-year-old document. Associate Professor of History Dr. Paul Ringel will moderate a panel of distinguished legal scholars led by former North Carolina Chief Justice Burley B. Mitchell, Jr.  This program is jointly sponsored by High Point University, High Point Museum Guild, and Alexander Martin Chapter, NSDAR. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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High Point University Presents a Discussion with Wes Moore, Author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work and President Dr. Nido Qubein

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Wes Moore

Wes Moore is a decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate and CEO of BridgeEdU, a national initiative focusing on addressing the college completion and career placement crisis by reinventing the Freshman Year of college. He is also the author two instant New York Times bestselling books, The Other Wes Moore, a story of the importance of individual decisions as well as community support, and The Work, which chronicles Wes’s journey to discover meaning in his work and how he found that meaning in…

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A Picture of Courage with Stacy Pearsall

September 23 @ 7:00 pm
The David L. Francis Lecture Hall at Earl N. Phillips School of Business,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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A two-time winner of the National Press Photographers Association, Military combat photographer of the year as well as the Air Force Veteran of the year, Stacy Pearsall will present about what she has learned about courage, perseverance, and personal strength on and off of the battlefield. Pearsall’s presentation will include a show of her photographic work at the High Point Museum to be on exhibit through November 2015. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required  

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Phoenix Reading Series: Randall Horton

September 24 @ 7:00 pm
The David L. Francis Lecture Hall at Earl N. Phillips School of Business,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Randall Horton is the author of the memoirs, Roxbury, and Hook: A Memoir, and the poetry collections, The Definition of Place, The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street, and his most recent, Pitch Dark Anarchy. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Haven, Connecticut and is a Cave Canem fellow. Please join us as Horton reads from his work and answers questions.  Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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October 2015

Poetry in Communities with Richard Krawiec

October 1 @ 7:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Richard Krawic’s expansive body of work moves between plays, stories, novels, and poems. Since 1983, he has offered training workshops on how to teach writing to children and adults at writer’s conferences, literacy centers, Departments of Education, various universities and colleges, and in public schools. He teaches writing in community sites such as shelters, housing projects, women’s centers, and prisons, including Death Row, as well as in traditional educational institutions. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Communities of Mercy with Joseph Bathanti

October 29 @ 7:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Joseph Bathanti, North Carolina’s Poet Laureate from 2012-2014, will be speaking about “Communities of Mercy.” His lecture draws from his own experiences as a teacher and writer in nontraditional writing contexts, such as prisons, and consider the role of poetry in and for the community. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have earned him several distinctions, including the Spoken Prize, the Linda Flowers Literary Award, and Sherwood Anderson Award. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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The Big Ditch: The Panama Canal and the Infrastructure of a Global Community with Dr. Ashley Carse

October 30 @ 4:00 pm
The David L. Francis Lecture Hall at Earl N. Phillips School of Business,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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It is widely acknowledged that, during the course of the twentieth century, the transoceanic Panama Canal—or the “Big Ditch,” as it is called—was an instrumental part of the infrastructure that gave rise to a global community by the end of the millennium. In this talk, anthropologist Ashley Carse shifts the framework and discuss the implications of that project for indigenous and Afro-Panamanian communities, who once laid claim to the land that the canal currently occupies and who have benefited significantly…

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November 2015

High Point University Presents a Discussion with Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix and President Dr. Nido Qubein

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Marc was co-founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors until his retirement in 2004. Although best known for starting Netflix, Randolph’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He’s founded more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, served as a mentor…

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Phoenix Festival – Douglas Glover

November 19 @ 7:00 pm
Extraordinaire Cinema at R. G. Wanek Center,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Savage-Love

Douglas Glover’s latest book is a short story collection, Savage Love. He has written five other books of short stories, four novels, two books of essays and The Enamoured Knight, a book about Cervantes and novel form. His novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General’s Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 2007 he received the Writers’ Trust Timothy Findley Award. From 1996 to 2006 he was the editor of the annual collection Best…

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