Cultural Enrichment Series


Merry Moor Winnett

Sechrest Art Gallery

“Merry Moor Winnett: A Photographic Personal Perspective”

January 6 – February 27

Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

(Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information)

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Merry Moor Winnett (1951-1994) moved to North Carolina in the late 1970s and quickly established herself as the queen of experimental photography known for infrared, hand painted, toned, stitched, composite-printed images of seemingly endless innovation.  She used literature including mythology, science fiction, poetry and popular culture as well as her own life experiences to produce photographic passions.   Whimsical and complex images were predominant in her early career while the later years were mixed between the tragedy of cancer and the exuberance of life.




Martin Luther King, Jr. Service

Speaker: Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman

Monday, January 20 at 11:00 am

Hayworth Chapel

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

This annual service of worship on the High Point University campus celebrates the life and word of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is open to HPU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater High Point community, and features noteworthy clergy and scholars from across the country offering messages of hope, inspiration and peace on Martin Luther King Day.




HPU Faculty Recital

Due to inclement weather, this recital is being postponed.

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

This recital will feature the extraordinary talents of the music faculty at HPU. Audience members will be delighted by the rich diversity our music faculty display as they sing and/or play music from nearly all genres.



GSO Symphony

Greensboro Symphony

“Diamonds in the Rough”

Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Professional Dress Required

Open to the Public

Beethoven’s glorious Violin Concerto didn’t fully reveal its beauties until it found a capable champion four decades after the composer wrote it. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, world renowned conductor and violinist, will conduct and perform this piece with the Greensboro Symphony followed by Sibelius’ richly romantic Fifth Symphony written by Finland’s greatest composer just before his country finally achieved independence and nationhood in 1917.

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




Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant 

Phoenix Reading Series: Bill Rasmovicz and Carrie Olivia Adams

Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Bill Rasmovicz is the author of three books of poems: The World in Place of Itself, winner of the Sheila Margaret Motton Award and Kinereth Gensler Award, Gross Ardor, and Idiopaths. His poems have appeared in Hotel Amerika, Hunger Mountain, Nimrod, Mid-American Review, Third Coast, Gulf Coast, BODY and other publications. He has served as a workshop co-leader and literary excursion leader throughout Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, England, Wales, and the Czech Republic.

Carrie Olivia Adams is a professional book publicist for the University of Chicago Press and the poetry editor for the indie press Black Ocean. She is the author of two books of poems: Intervening Absence and Forty-One Jane Doe’s, as well as the chapbook, A Useless Window. Her poems and films have appeared in such journals as Cannibal, DIAGRAM, The Laurel Review, Horse Less Review, Slope, H_NGM_N, Poetry Northwest and Thermos, and the films have been screened in galleries in Los Angeles and Chicago.


Winter Family Weekend 2014

HPU Students and Family Members Only 

For more information and to register, please go to HPU Family Weekend website at



Donna Scheidt

Family Weekend Lecture: Dr. Donna Scheidt

“Law as Story”

Friday, January 31 at 3:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

HPU Students and Family Members Only

Understanding law as literature provides insight into how legal rhetoric shapes ideas fundamental to free speech, the death penalty, and search and seizure.




Family Weekend Presents: Patrick Henry

Friday, January 31 at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

HPU Students and Family Members Only 

Patrick Henry brings audiences to their feet with hilarious songs, laugh out loud stories and actionable content that shows people how to become better at what they do. With relatable songs and stories about family, life, and business, Patrick touches audiences on an emotional level. He teaches them how to create an emotional connection with the people they serve because Patrick believes that when you can make people feel, only then are you truly open for business.



Brad Barlow

Family Weekend Lecture: Dr. Brad Barlow

“A Zombie Star Lurking in Our Cosmic Backyard”

Saturday, February 1 at 10:30am

Norton Hall,  La-Z-Boy Room 101

HPU Students and Family Members Only

Type 1A supernovae are some of the largest explosions we know about and are important tools for determining the fate of our universe.  These events are consistent with a stellar corpse that comes back to life and explodes after sucking matter off of a nearby companion star.   Here I present the discovery of a pair of objects that will soon become a ‘zombie star’ system and explode as a Type 1A supernova.  Surprisingly, this system is located in our Solar neighborhood; when it explodes, its brightness will rival the brightest stellar event in recorded history.




Family Weekend Lecture: Brian Biro

“Breakthrough Leadership”

Saturday, February 1 at 1:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

HPU Students and Family Members Only

Ultimately, no matter what field High Point students dive into, they will be in the BREAKTHROUGH business!  The key to lasting success both personally and professionally is breaking through fears, obstacles, habits, or doubts that hold us back from our true potential.  At High Point students are encouraged to see themselves as breakthrough leaders!  This presentation creates a fresh, new, and exciting vision of leadership for life!



Mark Teaford

Family Weekend Lecture: Dr. Mark Teaford 

Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

HPU Students and Family Members Only

“Out of the mouths of monkeys … come insights into our ancestors”

How do we know what our ancestors were eating in the distant past?  Their teeth give us crucial clues, but we need information from the present to gain insights into the past.   This talk will pull together information from Dr. Teaford’s research on laboratory monkeys, dental patients, and even monkeys in the wild to show some new perspectives on the topic.



Donald Martin

Family Weekend Lecture: Dr. Donald Martin

“The Changing Landscape of Public Education”

Saturday, February 1 at 3:30pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

HPU Students and Family Members Only

The advent of charter schools, voucher programs, and public school choice have dramatically altered how society views elementary and secondary education in the US.  State Legislatures and Governors are allocating public dollars to support private education.  Is there a new governance structure that could bring under one umbrella all publically funded education efforts that would improve the likelihood of  increased student performance?  Maybe – this lecture will explore some possibilities.



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Family Weekend: HPU Winter Choral Concert

Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

HPU Students and Family Members Only

The Winter Choral Concert will feature all of our choral ensembles in a wonderful evening of diverse music from around the world. The concert will feature members of Chapel Choir, University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Choir. It will be an evening that celebrates the rich diversity of musical talent that exists on the HPU campus.



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