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August 2017

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Hunt Seat and Equitation” By Elise Schweitzer

August 22 - October 13
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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A collection of paintings and drawings exploring the visual conventions of the equitation style of horseback riding. This series is also an examination of that strange visual overlay found in competitive horse shows of nineteenth century fashion, sharp black boots and black blazers and beautiful horses, jumbled up with electric blue North face fleeces and Gatorade bottles. Please call 336-841-4680 for more information. Open to the public. No tickets required.   The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am –…

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Chapel Services

August 23, 2017 - April 25, 2018
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 2017

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Stephanie Watts

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Stephanie Powell Watts won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her debut story collection, We Are Taking Only What We Need (2012), also named one of 2013’s Best Summer Reads by O: The Oprah Magazine. Her short fiction has been included in two volumes of the Best New Stories from the South anthology and honored with a Pushcart Prize. Ms. Powell Watts’s stories explore the lives of African Americans in fast food and factory jobs, working door to door as Jehovah’s Witness…

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HPU Piano Competition: Funded by The Randall Thomas Johnson Trust

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 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 9th 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. Reserve your free…

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A Conversation with President Nido R. Qubein and Kevin Ashton

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Kevin Ashton is a visionary technologist. He coined the term "the Internet of Things," co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT, and has led three successful tech start-ups, including Zensi, which he co-founded and sold to Belkin in 2010. His writing about innovation and technology has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Politico, and Quartz. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available. Reserve your ticket now by calling Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or emailing concierge@highpoint.edu.  

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“Hunt Seat and Equitation” Opening Reception

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Artist Talk by Elise Schweitzer starting at 5pm. Please call 336-841-4680 for more information. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Concert

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Department of Music celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft's Golden Record with performances of selections from the disc. In 1977 the Voyager spacecraft launched carrying a gold-plated phonograph record with images and sounds that portray the diversity of life and culture on earth.  The concert features music by Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong,  Blind Willie Johnson, and folk music from around the world. Open to the public. No tickets required. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Building Foodway Bridges in the Nuevo New South

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Steven Alvarez is an activist, educator, and scholar who has successfully combined his passion for college education with meaningful interventions in the community. He has presented in many universities throughout the United States and has recently received attention in several national media outlets for his pedagogical initiative “taco literacy,” which attempts to locate culture in quotidian food artifacts that we have discounted as culturally inconsequential. In this talk, Dr. Alvarez will provide practical strategies for thinking about everyday cultural…

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HPU Chamber Music Series: A Schumann Hour

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Join us for performances of Robert Schumann's Papillons Op. 2 and excerpts from his Sonata in F Minor Op. 14, given by HPU piano faculty member Robert Hallquist. To conclude, Hallquist will partner with HPU violin faculty member Matt Kiefer in Schumann's Violin/Piano Sonata in A Minor Op. 105. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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October 2017

Faculty Recital: JW Turner with Mayumi Osada, “Traditional and Popular Music of Japan.”

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hayworth Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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With the support of the HPU Anime Club and in conjunction with JW Turner's research, this program will present evocations of Japanese traditional music, including Toshiro Mayuzumi's "Bunraku for Solo Cello" (1960), as well as a group of songs from the popular anime series "Bakemonogatari. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU/St. Mary’s Lecture Series

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Luke Bretherton is professor of theological ethics and senior fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Dr. Bretherton will be speaking about "Faith, Morality, and the Politics of a Common Life." Dr. Bretherton will also give the homimly for the noon eucharist at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Wednesday, October 4th, at noon. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Building Bridges Through Art

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Argentinean artist Fernanda Piamonti has been awarded many national and international awards during her career. In 2008, she participated in an International Scholarship in Saint Martí de Empuriers, Spain, with the idea of working with “the circular space.” Terraces of overlooks allowed her to see complete 360 degree panoramic views. In 2014 and 2016, she obtained artist residencies in the Cité International des Arts, Paris in order to carry out a project on the aerial panoramic. The panoramic works delved into…

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HPU Theatre Presents: Seascape by Edward Albee

October 5 - October 11
Black Box Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Thursday, October 5 – Saturday, October 7th Monday, October 9 – Wednesday, October 11th No performance on Sunday. Starts at 7:30pm each night.   On a deserted stretch of beach a middle-aged couple, relaxing after a picnic lunch, talk idly about home, family and their life together. She sketches, he naps, and then, suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures—lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore. Initial fear, and then suspicion of each other, are…

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Hemingway’s Brain: Exploring the Intersections of Literature and Psychiatry, a talk by Andrew Farah, MD, DFAPA

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Farah is a graduate of Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed his residency at Wake Forest University. He is regarded as one of the nation’s leading psychiatrists and currently serves as Chief of Psychiatry, High Point Division of University of North Carolina Healthcare, as well as a clinical faculty member in the Physician Assistant Studies program at High Point University. He has published widely in his field and served as editor for two psychiatric journals.…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Holly Goddard Jones

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Webb Conference Center, Ballroom, One University Parkway + Google Map

Holly Goddard Jones is the author of The Salt Line, The Next Time You See Me and Girl Trouble (stories). Her work has appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, Tin House magazine, and elsewhere. She was a recipient of The Fellowship of Southern Writers' Hillsdale Prize for Excellence in Fiction and of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. She earned her M.F.A. from Ohio State University and her B.A. from the University of Kentucky. She teaches creative writing at UNC Greensboro and lives in…

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Pep Band Concert

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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A limited number of complimentary tickets are available. Reserve your ticket now by calling Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or emailing concierge@highpoint.edu.

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Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Murta-Kruti” By Vilas Tonape

October 24 - December 7
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday November 9, 2017 from 4 to 6PM with Artist Talk 5PM by Vilas Tonape. Sanskrit for “Embodied Creation”, Murta-Kruti is a series of portraiture and figure works by artist and Methodist University Art Department Chair, Vilas Tonape. Murta-Kruti celebrates the uniqueness of the individual human form, with contemporary realism rooted in classical inspiration.   Open to the public. No tickets required.   The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Paisley Rekdal

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Rekdal grew up in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a Chinese American mother and a Norwegian father. She earned a BA from the University of Washington, an MA from the University of Toronto Centre for Medieval Studies, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of the poetry collections A Crash of Rhinos (2000), Six Girls Without Pants (2002), The Invention of the Kaleidoscope (2007), and Imaginary Vessels (2016), as well as the book of essays The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations…

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Fall Dance Concert

October 26 - October 28
Black Box Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm. The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to share and showcase the talents of students in the first ever Fall Dance Concert. It is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. However, we are asking attendees to bring a school supply item for us to donate to our local schools.  We have a lot to be thankful for and we want us to pass that along to help out the community.…

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HPU Chamber Music Series presents Melinda Whittington, soprano and Ben Blozan, piano

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Melinda Whittington is one of the most promising sopranos working today. She has created a wide-ranging recital built around the theme of evening and will be joined in its presentation by HPU piano faculty member Ben Blozan. Don't miss this exciting event! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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