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November 2019

Thanksgiving Message featuring Bruce Boguski and Donna Mack

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Bruce Boguski, author, motivational speaker, columnist, and media personality well known for his ability to inspire others to “do the impossible”. Bruce knows firsthand the attitude and skills required to overcome physical and mental challenges.  At age 18, Bruce was partially paralyzed in an automobile accident.  Although doctors warned that he might never walk again, he left the hospital a few months later under his own power.  After a two-year struggle to regain full use of his body, Bruce went on…

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Community Orchestra Concert

November 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Community Orchestra will perform it’s fall concert on Monday, November 25th at 7:30pm in HPU’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center.  Featured on the program is the seven-movement orchestral suite, The Planets, composed by Gustav Holst.  Each movement represents all of the known planets the solar system seen from Earth at the time (1916), and their corresponding astrological character.  In addition, HPU Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano, Dr. Wei Jiao, will perform one of the most famous of…

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December 2019

North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops Concert

December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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**SOLD OUT** Please call Campus Concierge to be placed on the wait-list. Join us on Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 PM in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center for the highly anticipated Holiday POPS concert, featuring the North Carolina Symphony. This exciting musical production will surely get you in the holiday mood as the North Carolina Symphony plays many favorite, holiday classics, such as the Concert Suite from The Polar Express and music from The Nutcracker. This performance is supported by the…

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Holiday Choral Concert

December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become one of the community’s most popular holiday events, and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music, Christmas songs from around the world, and some stunning new carols that are sure to delight.  The concert will feature all of the university choral ensembles: University Singers, Chapel Choir, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Glee Club, and Chamber Singers; under the direction of Dr. Marc…

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Lessons and Carols

December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This special candlelight service is the final Chapel service of the fall semester, bringing the community together to remember and retell the Christmas story. The service will feature members of the university community reading scripture and music led by the Chapel Choir. The service is based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge, England. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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49th Annual Prayer Breakfast

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268

For 49 consecutive years, High Point University has brought the wider High Point faith community together for the Annual Prayer Breakfast. Each year, the annual event includes an inspiring message, and special music provided by the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Mrs. Carol Earnhardt. A silent prayer is also held in memory of alumni, members of the university family and the community, as well as other friends who have passed away during the past year. This event sharpens the spiritual…

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Community Christmas Celebration

December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - December 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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High Point University invites neighbors and friends to experience the holiday season together by strolling down the festive Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade. Don't forget to take your complimentary photo with Santa as you enjoy Christmas music, beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, and more. No tickets required. Open to the public. Visit www.highpoint.edu/christmas or download the Community Christmas App for more information.

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HPU Christmas Drive

December 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - December 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
HPU Campus, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Come drive around High Point University's campus and take a look at all of the Christmas decorations! Guests are invited to drive through campus to enjoy views of the more than 100,000 Christmas lights, a candy cane DNA structure in Congdon Hall, a life-size Nativity scene, 138 nutcrackers and soldiers and other holiday decorations on December 18 - December 23 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm each day. Visitors should enter campus at the Centennial Avenue and International Drive intersection and will…

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January 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Service: Rev. Michael A Walrond, Jr.

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This annual chapel service celebrates the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and features noteworthy clergy and scholars from across the country. Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a most just society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects, scholarship opportunities, and worship services. High Point University and the surrounding community are growing their partnership to make MLK…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Elizabeth Bradfield

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Elizabeth Bradfield is a writer and naturalist. She is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work and the forthcoming mixed-genre Toward Antarctica. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, Orion and elsewhere. For the past twenty years, she has worked as a naturalist and guide on ships both at home and in some of the globe’s most remote places. Winner of the Audre Lorde Prize from the Publishing Triangle, finalist for…

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Copenhagen Play Reading

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Culp Planetarium in Wanek School of Natural Sciences

Join us for a reading of the play Copenhagen by Michael Frayn, directed by HPU student Emmie D’Amico. Scientists Heisenberg, Bohr, and Bohr's wife meet after their deaths to debate the motivations and outcomes of their attendance to a 1941 meeting in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear power. For guests interested in experiential learning, from 5:30-6:30 pm, the HPU Mobile Lab will be parked outside the Wanek School of Natural Sciences and will welcome visitors with activities that highlight the science concepts…

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February 2020

Chamber Music Series: Beethoven Celebration

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the HPU Music faculty will present an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, February 2 at 3:30 pm in Hayworth Chapel.   The program will feature a variety of Beethoven’s works including a transcription for piano six hands, a sonata movement for piano and cello, a selection from his opera Fidelio for vocal quartet, and one of the late string quartets.  The quartet, Op. 130, is one of his final compositions and will…

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Charles Franklin Finch Lecture

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Practicing Pilgrimage: A Discussion of the Ancient Practice of Pilgrimage and How it Might be Transformative in the Present Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, a Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies in Harvard Divinity School and Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Most recently, Dr. Paulsell is the author of Virginia Woolf and Religion (2019) and editor (with Davíd Carrasco and Mara Willard) of Goodness and the Literary Imagination (2019).  Since 2007, she has served…

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Sound in Picture Series

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Sound in Picture Concert Series: The Classical Masters Go to the Cinema! The concert event “The Classical Masters Go to the Cinema” will feature a variety of legendary classical composers used in film music.  Highlights of the program include music from Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, and Shostakovich. The concert will spotlight the SHU Strings piano trio featuring Dan Skidmore (violin), Bethany Uhler (cello), Jacob Hahn (piano) and HPU piano faculty Wei Jiao. The concert is free and open to the…

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Art Gallery Reception: Visions of Japan

February 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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE RESCHEDULED DATE IS February 13 at 4:00pm.   VISIONS OF JAPAN: Photographs by Dr. Morton Huber with Prints of ‘The Floating World’ The Sechrest Gallery of Art will host an exhibition of Morton and Kyoko Ushio Huber’s extensive collection of Ukiyo-e prints alongside Dr. Huber’s equally extensive collection of photographs taken during his residence and travels in Japan in the 1960s and 70s. This exhibition highlights what is clearly an historically significant collection of…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Barbara Keiler

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webb Conference Center, Ballroom, One University Parkway + Google Map

Barbara Keiler (Pseudonyms: JUDITH ARNOLD and ARIEL BERK) is the author of over a hundred mass market novels in multiple genres, including romance and mystery. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and earned numerous awards. She is a prior president of Novelists Inc. and holds an MFA from Brown University and a BA from Smith College. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Theater presents: Borrowed Babies

February 20 - February 26
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Inspired by the true story of young women using “practice babies” to learn about child-rearing, playwright Jennifer Blackmer has woven themes of feminism, women in the workforce, and the work/motherhood balance in her new play. Nightly performances on Feb. 20 - Feb. 22 and Feb. 24 - Feb. 26 at 7:30pm. Matinee performance on Sunday, February 23 at 2:00pm. Open to the public. Tickets available on the High Point University Theatre Department website.  

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Greensboro Symphony Presents: Farewell Symphony

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Greensboro Symphony will be performing on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The Symphony will be joined by musician Artyom Dervoed on guitar. Please join us for this wonderful celebration of music and talent! The works to be performed are: Capriccio Sinfonico, written by Giacomo Puccini Guitar Concerto, written by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Symphony No. 45 in F# minor “Farewell”, written by Franz Joseph Hadyn   A limited number of complimentary tickets…

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Cell-Art Collaborative: Experiment Day

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wanek School of Natural Sciences, One University Parkway
High Point, NC United States
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This event is to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 29 in the Wanek School of Natural Sciences. Young artists in our High Point community are invited to visit HPU research labs during Experiment Day and utilize the knowledge obtained and observations made to produce a work of art of their choice, whether that be in music, literature, or studio, which will then be displayed at the Cell Art Collaborative Showcase (Saturday, April 25th from 2pm-4pm,…

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March 2020

Kaleidoscope Concert

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Kaleidoscope features the HPU instrumental ensembles in a concert of great variety. Ensembles large and small will perform in “surround sound” within Pauline Theater, making for a fast-paced and enjoyable concert experience. This year’s performance at HPU will cover a broad spectrum of musical styles. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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