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August 2016

Sechrest Art Gallery: Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

August 22 - December 7
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Call 336-841-4680 or 336-803-1815 for more information) This traveling exhibition will showcase the work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting and dynamic exhibit. It will be visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and ultimately deeply moving.  

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Chapel Services

August 24, 2016 - April 26, 2017
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Every Wednesday the university community gathers to deepen its soul through song, prayer, preaching and meditative silence. It’s a time to move from the chaos of life to the most important things in life: community, care of self, and creativity of God’s spirit that transforms the world. Join us from 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. in the Hayworth Chapel with fellowship and small group discussion to follow. Reverend Preston Davis (Minister to the University) preaches at each service, unless otherwise…

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September 2016

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate Opening Reception and Talk by Owens Daniels

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Owens Daniels

Opening Reception will be Thursday, September 8 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a talk at 5:00pm by local artist, Owens Daniels. This opening reception will showcase the traveling exhibition work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting and dynamic exhibit. It will be visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and ultimately deeply moving. Winston Salem's well known photographer, Owens Daniels work will also be show cased on the Loft of the Sechrest Gallery. Open…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Colson Whitehead

September 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Colson Whitehead is a New York Times bestselling author, born and raised in Manhattan. After graduating from Harvard College, he worked at the Village Voice. His first novel, The Intuitionist, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway and a winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award. Whiteheads five following books of fiction and nonfiction received wide acclaim, including: finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Award, finalist for the Pulitzer…

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HPU Piano Competition: Funded by The Randall Thomas Johnson Trust

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Piano Competition brings 3 finalists to campus for our September 10 event to compete for cash prizes.  Finalists are selected by the HPU piano faculty from a pool of submissions.  The three finalists will then compete for first, second and third place cash prizes determined by outside judges brought to campus. This is a national competition open to pianists ages 15 through 25. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.  

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Reflections V: Featuring JW Turner, Solo Cello

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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cello Turner

Inspired by the book Becoming Who You Are by James Matrin S.J., Dr. JW Turner presents a program of solo cello music from the 20th and 21st centuries featuring composers Frank Corcoran, Harald Genzmer, Jeffrey Harrington, Bernard Heiden, and Jorge Muñiz. Turner explains how his inspiration came from the book Becoming Who You Are, by James Martin, S.J., and how he relates to the book that explores Thomas Merton’s notion of the “true” and “false” self. Fr. Martin weaves a…

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HPU Chamber Music Recital #1: Made in the U.S.A.

September 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our still youthful American music took some time to pull away from European models and come distinctively "into its own." Come help us celebrate four composers who helped lay the foundation of 20th-century American music: Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), Aaron Copland (1900-1990), and George Gershwin (1898-1937)! Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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Growing Our Future: Global Development and Local Farmers in School Feeding Programs

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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katherine Casey

Katherine Casey, Learning Manager for the “Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding” project, will discuss the role of NGOs in helping small farms get local produce into schools in Ghana, Kenya, and Mali. The discussion will focus on global development and interventions linked with policy, production, and social development, and the ways that lessons from the project can be applied to existing school feeding programs to improve practice at local, regional, and national levels. Open to the public. No tickets…

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October 2016

How To Make Your Voice Last a Lifetime: Leda Scearce, Performing Voice Specialist, Duke Voice Care Center

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Leda Scearce

Singers and career speakers are vocal athletes: they require their voices to be in peak condition to accomplish super-human vocal feats. As a result, they are at high risk for developing vocal injuries. Performing Voice Specialist Leda Scearce will reveal how the voice works, illustrate typical voice problems that can result from misuse, and provide strategies and guidelines to help maintain optimal vocal health and avoid vocal disasters. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Theatre Presents: THE 39 STEPS

October 6 - October 12
Empty Space Theatre,
One University Parkway
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Thursday, October 6 - Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm Monday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30pm Adapted by Patrick Barlow: Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Mothy Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! “Theatre at its finest…Absurdly enjoyable!” The New York Times. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available at the Campus Concierge desk for HPU students, faculty,…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Sarah Hogan

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Sarah Hogan is an Assistant Professor of English at Wake Forest University.  She is currently completing a book of Renaissance literary criticism, Island Worlds and Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, Empire (1516-1660). Her writing has appeared in The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, Upstart, The Collagist, and The Rumpus. Open to the public. No tickets required.  

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Outdoor Movies: Featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Strangers on a Train

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Alumni Avenue Amphitheater,
One University Parkway 27268
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Nicknamed "The Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock received AFI's Life Achievement Award in 1979 for directing more than 50 feature films. The Birds and Strangers on a Train are both adaptations from novels that share an interest in human psychology. Film critic David Thomson calls The Birds Hitchcock's "last unflawed film." Almar Haflidason calls Strangers on a Train, "Fast, exciting, and woven with wicked style and one of Hitchcock's most efficient and ruthlessly delicious thrillers." Bring your blanket, friends and family and enjoy…

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Mazzjazz

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Mazzjazz Concert

Mazzjazz (guitar, piano, bass, drums) Department of Music faculty member Mark Mazzatenta (guitar) along with his twin brother Michael (piano) write original music for the band, which combines classical, jazz, improvisation, and cinematic elements.  Mazzjazz also plays rearrangements of songs such as Over the Rainbow and Pink Panther. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Symphonic Band Presents: Pops In the Park

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alumni Avenue Amphitheater,
One University Parkway 27268
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HPU Symphonic Band will present its first concert of the year, “Pops in the Park.” Held in the beautiful Alumni Amphitheater, the band is excited to offer a fun, varied program of popular music since 1960. Featuring songs by the Beatles, hits from the eighties, and Star Wars, this concert is certain to offer something for everyone. Bring your lawn chair enjoy the evening with us! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Gender, Politics, and Election 2016

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
Alixandra-Yanus

Dr. Alixandra Yanus, Assistant Professor of Political Science, will discuss the role of gender in voting habits and candidates’ decisions to run for elected office. In addition to looking at the role of gender in the 2016 Presidential election, Dr. Yanus’s talk will explore the source and scope of gender barriers in government participation, as well as what can be done to narrow the gender gap in politics for future generations. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Can you Dig This?

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
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As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these self-titled “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. Can You Dig This? follows the journeys of four of these unlikely gardeners and the transformative power of…

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Phoenix Reading Series: J.D. Daniels

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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JD Daniels

Can civilization save us from ourselves? That is the question J. D. Daniels asks in his first book, a series of six letters written during dark nights of the soul. Working from his own highly varied experience—as a janitor, night watchman, adjunct professor, drunk, exterminator, dutiful son—he considers how far books and learning and psychoanalysis can get us, and how much we’re stuck in the mud. In prose wound as tight as a copper spring, Daniels takes us from the highways…

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HPU Chamber Music Recital #2: Euphonium Euphoria

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Brian Meixner, Associate Professor of Music at HPU, will perform a faculty chamber recital featuring himself on euphonium, Ben Blozan on piano, and several other colleagues in various combinations of instruments with euphonium.  You won't want to miss this varied program featuring top-flight artists! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Percussion Ensemble Concert

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Join the HPU Percussion Ensemble for an evening of exciting music. With the variety of sounds the percussion ensemble can produce, this concert will offer something for everyone. Trios, large percussion orchestra, and soloists will captivate both the eyes and ears of audience members. Make sure not to miss this concert! Open to the Public. No tickets required.

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North Carolina Youth Brass Band Concert

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The North Carolina Youth Brass Band, under the direction of HPU Associate Professor of Music Dr. Brian Meixner, is an auditioned ensemble composed of high school brass and percussion students from across the region. In residence at HPU, the NCYBB provides an opportunity for young musicians to develop their skills and musicianship while playing fun and exciting music in a 30+ member brass band!  This first concert of the NCYBB’s 2016-17 season will feature a wide range of repertoire for…

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