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Diversity: Living in Community

The grant series assists HPU faculty in planning vibrant, intellectually stimulating cultural events that feature nationally renowned academics, artists and performers. The grants support programming in all academic disciplines and help introduce students to thought provoking ideas in art, literature, science, philosophy and business. The theme for this year’s Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grants is Diversity: Living in Community. Diversity is a core value at High Point University, and speaks to academic freedom, inclusivity, and community within and beyond campus.

 

Fall Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grants

 

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Drumming Up Diversity: West African Dancing and Drumming

Thursday, September 12 at 5:30 pm

David R. Hayworth Park, Hoffman Amphitheatre

Rain Location: Conference Center Ballroom

Open to the Public

No Tickets Required

Join in as the Amphitheatre comes alive with West African dancing and drumming. This hands-on teaching event will give students the opportunity to learn Malinke rhythms, dances, and call-and-response singing.  Students will also learn the religious belief systems and the cultural history of the rhythms they are learning.  Drums and other instruments will be provided, no experience is necessary, and everyone is invited.

 

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Daniela Tarud

Queen of the Carnival

Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Daniela Cepeda Tarud is the 2013 Queen of the Carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the representative of a city which, in its bicentennial year, has been honored as the 2013 American Capital of Culture in Latin America.  Her lecture and performance will focus on the music, folklore, customs, and culture of the Caribbean Carnival.

 

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Phoenix Reading Series: Juan Alvarez

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Juan Alvarez is one of Columbia’s most promising young fiction writers, his debut story collection Falsas Alarmas having been awarded Columbia’s National Story Award for “City of Bogota.”  He has since published a novel, interviews, non-fiction, vignettes, essays and translations in magazines such as Numero, El Malpensante, Etiqueta Negra, DonJuan, and many more.  Currently, he co-edits the literary magazine El Perro, and is a member of the Urtak Team at Urtak.com.

 

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Phoenix Reading Series: Gregory Flaxman

Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Gregory Flaxman is a film scholar and associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His books include Gilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of Philosophy: Powers of the False, Volume 1, and The Brain Is the Screen: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Cinema. His scholarship has been widely published.

 

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Phoenix Reading Series: Terry Kennedy and Drew Perry

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Terry L. Kennedy is the author of the book of poetry New River Breakdown, forthcoming from Unicorn Press in 2013, and the chapbook, Until the Clouds Shatter the Light That Plates Our Lives.  He teaches at UNC Greensboro where he is the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing. He is the editor of the online journal, storySouth, and the associate editor of the Greensboro Review.

Drew Perry’s widely praised first novel, This Is Just Exactly Like You, was released by Viking in 2010. His second novel, Semi-Flightless Birds, is due from Algonquin in January 2014. He has published fiction in Willow Springs, Black Warrior Review, Atlanta Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, and New Stories from the South, among other places. He is an assistant professor of English at Elon University.

 

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Phoenix Festival: Nathaniel Mackey

Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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.

 

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HPU Music Presents: Hansel and Gretel

Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Composed by Engelbert Humperdinck

The famous Grimm Brothers fairy tale comes to life in this operatic setting of Hansel and Gretel, sung in English by HPU students. Children and adults alike will delight in the magical setting, which will include special effects and a live animated backdrop.

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