Cultural Enrichment Series



Anita Sarkeesian

Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video web series that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Sarkeesian’s talk, which is co-hosted by Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Communication, will discuss the creation of her popular video blog and her series focused on gender and video games. Sarkeesian will also speak about her successful Kickstarter campaign and how her work has sparked a dialogue on online sexual harassment and the nature of online communities.




Regan Brashear

Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm

Extraordinaire Cinema, University Center

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

A haunting, subtle, urgent documentary, FIXED questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and mind forever. Told primarily through the perspectives of five people with disabilities: a scientist, journalist, community organizer, bionics engineer and exoskeleton test pilot, FIXED takes a close look at the implications of emerging human enhancement technologies for the future of humanity. A discussion with Producer/Director Regan Brashear will follow the screening of the film.




HPU Theatre Presents: The Winter’s Tale

Thursday through Saturday, April 10 – 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Open to the Public

Tragic, romantic, hilarious, and uplifting, this genre-bending masterpiece is one of Shakespeare’s most elegant and haunting plays. This beautiful, music-filled, and magical classic celebrates redemption, reconciliation, and the mending of broken hearts. Princes and princesses, disguised identities, jealous kings, oracles, pickpockets, and one ravenous bear— if you haven’t seen The Winter’s Tale before, don’t miss this opportunity!

Tickets are available for HPU students, faculty, staff, and the general public by contacting the HPU Box Office at Hayworth Fine Arts Center at 336-841-4673. Students receive one complimentary ticket by showing their valid HPU Passport Card.




HPU Spring Choral Concert

Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Open to the Public

The annual Spring Choral Concert will feature the University Singers, Chapel Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Choir along with the newly formed HPU Community Orchestra, made up of students, faculty, and community players. Under the direction of Dr. Marc Foster, chair of Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities, the combined choirs and HPU Community Orchestra will perform, for the first time together, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s monumental Requiem, composed in Vienna in 1791.

A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available at the Campus Concierge desk for HPU students, faculty, and staff with a valid HPU Passport Card. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available by contacting 336-841-9209 or . 




High Point Community Concert: Concert Pianist: Kent Lyman

Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Professional Dress Required

Kent Lyman is a Steinway Artist, and has distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician throughout much of the United States, in South Korea, China, and in Brazil. He has performed and/or lectured in many venues, including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, the National Conference of the Sonneck Society for American Music in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, and many more. He has appeared with a number of orchestras and is currently the Professor of Music and Coordinator of Piano Studies at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Tickets are available for the general public at the door for a one time admission. $20.00  for adults and $10.00 for students with ID.

A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available at the Campus Concierge desk for HPU students, faculty, and staff with a valid HPU Passport Card.




Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant

Phoenix Reading Series: Melanie Rae Thon

Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Melanie Rae Thon is the author of the novels Sweet Hearts, Meteors in August, and Iona Moon, and the story collections, In This Light, Girls in the Grass, and First, Body. Her prose has long been widely acclaimed for its style. In 2011, she won the Mountains + Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Book Award for her fourth novel, The Voice of the River. Her short fiction has won numerous awards. Thon has received grants from the National Foundation of the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. Thon teaches in the 4th highest ranked PhD program in Creative Writing, which is at the University of Utah, as well as that school’s Environmental Humanities program.




Arbor Day

Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 pm

David R. Hayworth Park, Hoffman Amphitheatre

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

The annual Arbor Day event will feature various speakers including HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and Jon Roethling, curator of the grounds.

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