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September 2014

Phoenix Reading Series: Metta Sáma and Amy Catanzano

September 4 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Metta Sáma, Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Salem College, is the author of Nocturne Trio and South of Here.  Her poems, fiction, creative non-fiction, and book reviews have been published or forthcoming in Blackbird, Drunken Boat, Esque, The Owls, Pebble Lake Review, Reverie and Vinyl, among others. Sáma received her MFA and MA from Western Michigan and her PhD from SUNY-Binghamton. Amy Catanzano is an Assistant Professor of English and serves as Poet-in-Residence and Director of Creative…

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The Heightened Importance of Leadership in all Endeavors for the Betterment of Mankind

September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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The following authors will discuss with each other and High Point University students how to breathe leadership into current circumstances and life events.  The emphasis is about putting leadership into practice immediately as you prepare to transition to the work world. Phil Johnston is a specialist on leadership and managerial excellence, and is currently the Chief Legal Officer of ShareMail Inc.  Josiah Bunting is an American educator, and has served as a military officer, college president, and an author and…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Alan Michael Parker

September 18 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Alan Michael Parker, Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, has written three novels, Cry Uncle, Whale Man, and The Committee on Town Happiness, along with eight collections of poems. He served as Editor of The Imaginary Poets, and co-editor of two other volumes of scholarship.  His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, and The Yale Review, among others.  His prose has appeared in journals including The Believer, The New York…

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Dr. Alixandra Yanus

September 30 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Gender plays a powerful role in determining citizens’ willingness to run for public office. This presentation will explore the source and scope of those barriers as well as begin to explore what can be done to narrow this gender gap for future generations. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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October 2014

Marvin Blickenstaff Workshop 1

October 4 @ 10:00 am
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Honeymoon or Havoc:  The First Week of Practice on New Repertoire For most students, the first week of practice on a piece determines the final outcome, for many impressions and habits are established in those crucial beginning days.  Depending on how we teachers guide those first days of practice, the learning of a new piece can be a “honeymoon” experience, or can be a seemingly endless struggle to overcome faulty first impressions. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Marvin Blickenstaff Workshop 2

October 4 @ 2:00 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Doing What Comes Naturally:  Nature’s Clues to Effective Interpretation We know it when we hear it:  the performance sounds “natural” and “right.”  What are the elements that contribute to a “natural” interpretation?  In this presentation we examine the role that gravity, inertia, breath, and heart-beat play in formulating the interpretation of the music we play and teach. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required  

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Sebastian Guerrini

October 7 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Sebastian Guerrini is a Designer in Visual Communication, Postgraduate in Communication Technologies and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Image Studies at the University of Kent.  His area of specialty is the analysis and design of Institutional and Corporate Communication.  He has carried out image and identity design in 26 nations. He has developed projects for Amnesty International, Green Building Council, UNICEF, CLASCO and the United Nations.  Author of the graphical version of the Argentina National Emblem, Sebastian also designed…

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Todd Drake

October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Human rights photographer and installation artist, Todd Drake, creates art that addresses human rights issues among marginalized communities.  Working collaboratively with community members, Drake creates images that are both specific and universal and reveals his concern for the most basic of human rights – to be considered fully human.  Drake created the exhibition HELP: Hidden Work, Hidden Lives. He has worked collaboratively with communities including Muslim Americans, undocumented immigrants, and Palestinians. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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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

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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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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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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