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Friday January 31, 2014

12:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Registration
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Main Level
12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Open House in the Office of Student Life
Location: Slane Center, Office of Student Life
Meet the Office of Student Life staff and find out more about 2014 housing selections.
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Academic Open Houses
High Point University families are invited to attend various open houses across campus to meet key University faculty and staff members and ask questions about the services and programs offered to students.
School of Education - School of Education Building
School of Communication - Qubein School of Communication
Phillips School of Business - Wilson School of Commerce Building
School of Pharmacy - Conference Center 202
College of Arts and Sciences - Chapel Fellowship Hall
School of Art and Design - Norton Hall, Gallery
School of Health Sciences - Conference Center Ballroom
12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Conferences with Faculty
Schedule in Advance by calling 336.841.9478
2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.Art Exhibit: “Merry Moor Winnett: A Photographic Perspective”
Location: Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery
Due to popular demand, the Gallery will extend the showing of Merry Moor Winnett’s works. Winnett (1951-1994) established herself in the late 1970s as the queen of experimental photography, known for infrared, hand painted, toned, stitched, composite-printed images of seemingly endless innovation. 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.
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. HPU Lecture Series: Dr. Donna Scheidt “Law as Story”
Location: Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
Dr. Scheidt, Assistant Professor of English, explains how understanding law as literature provides insight into how legal rhetoric shapes ideas fundamental to free speech, the death penalty, and search and seizure.
4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Campus Walking Tour
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Main Level
Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time, as the tour group will leave on time. This is a walking tour of campus, so please dress accordingly.
4:00 P.M. – 4:45 P.M. Biography Channel Movie: “Nido R. Qubein, A Life of Success and Significance”
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema
The extraordinary life accomplishments of Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, recently captured the attention of Biography Channel producers. Interested in sharing his story with millions of viewers, a Biography Channel production team stormed the HPU campus last spring for several days. Cameramen filmed the campus and interviewed students, faculty and staff while producers sat down with Dr. Qubein to discuss his life’s journey. The result? A 30-minute documentary titled: Nido R. Qubein, A Life of Success and Significance.
4:15 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Study Abroad Session
Location: Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
Join the Office of Study Abroad and a panel of returned study abroad students and their parents to learn more about study abroad programs at High Point University. Whether your student is interested in a semester or May-term program, you will get answers to all of your study abroad-related questions during this interactive session.
7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Patrick Henry*
Location: Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre
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.
7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Movie – "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema
7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.Family Bingo
Location: Slane, Student Center
It’s simple – play bingo and win prizes! Plus meet other HPU students and their families at this popular Family Weekend event. The games are ongoing from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Feel free to drop in at any time.
8:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. Patrick Henry*
Location: Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre
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.
9:45 P.M. - 11:45 P.M.Movie – "Jobs"
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema
The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension as one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
*HPU Family Weekend badge and/or a student Passport is required for access to these events. Guests with badges and/or student Passports will be welcomed 60 minutes before start time.
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema
The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension as one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
*HPU Family Weekend badge and/or a student Passport is required for access to these events. Guests with badges and/or student Passports will be welcomed 60 minutes before start time.

Saturday February 1, 2014

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.Registration
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Main Level
9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Open House in the Office of Student Life
Location: Slane Center, Office of Student Life
Meet the Office of Student Life staff and find out more about 2014 housing selections.
9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. Art Exhibit: “Merry Moor Winnett: A Photographic Perspective”
Location: Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery
Due to popular demand, the Gallery will extend the showing of Merry Moor Winnett’s works. Winnett (1951-1994) established herself in the late 1970s as the queen of experimental photography, known for infrared, hand painted, toned, stitched, composite-printed images of seemingly endless innovation. 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.
9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.Grandparents and Students Breakfast and Lecture
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Learning Commons
Family Weekend isn’t just for parents and siblings! Grandparents are an important part of the High Point University community, too. Mingle with other HPU grandparents and their students over a continental breakfast and learn the many ways you can become involved with High Point University.
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Biomechanics Open House
Location: Human Biomechanics Lab
The Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab houses state-of-the-art research equipment utilized by students and faculty studying a variety of fields including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic training, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and more. Students can study injury prevention and rehabilitation methods, as well as methods to improve human physiologic response to activity and overall physical performance. Transportation will be provided from the R. G. Wanek Center Shuttle Stop. Please arrive by 9:50 A.M.
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.Campus Walking Tour
Location: R.G. Wanek Center, Main Level
Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time, as the tour group will leave on time. This is a walking tour of campus, so please dress accordingly.
10:15 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Sibling Admissions Overview and Tour
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema
This program allows siblings of HPU students an opportunity to get to learn more about the university, the place where their brother or sister will be living and learning during the next few years.
10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. HPU Lecture Series: Dr. Brad Barlow “A Zombie Star Lurking in Our Cosmic Backyard”
Location: Norton Hall, La-Z-Boy Room 101
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. Presented is 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.
11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. *University Update with Dr. Qubein
Location: Hayworth Fine Arts Center
Join High Point University’s President Dr. Nido Qubein in a session on growth and progression at HPU. **Due to space, this session is limited to 2 tickets per family. Please inquire for tickets at registration**
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Biomechanics Open House
Location: Human Biomechanics Lab
The Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab houses state-of-the-art research equipment utilized by students and faculty studying a variety of fields including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic training, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and more. Students can study injury prevention and rehabilitation methods, as well as methods to improve human physiologic response to activity and overall physical performance. Transportation will be provided from the R. G. Wanek Center Shuttle Stop. Please arrive by 10:50 A.M.
1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.Biography Channel Video “Nido R. Qubein, A Life of Success and Significance”
Location: R.G WC, Cinema
The extraordinary life accomplishments of Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, recently captured the attention of Biography Channel producers. Interested in sharing his story with millions of viewers, a Biography Channel production team stormed the HPU campus last spring for several days. Cameramen filmed the campus and interviewed students, faculty and staff while producers sat down with Dr. Qubein to discuss his life’s journey. The result? A 30-minute documentary titled: Nido R. Qubein, A Life of Success and Significance.
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. HPU Lecture Series: Brian Biro "Breakthrough Leadership"
Location: Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
Ultimately, no matter what field High Point University 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 University students are encouraged to see themselves as breakthrough leaders! This presentation creates a fresh, new, and exciting vision of leadership for life!
2:15 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. HPU Lecture Series: Dr. Mark Teaford
Location: Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
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.
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.Campus Walking Tour
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Main Level
Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time, as the tour group will leave on time. This is a walking tour of campus, so please dress accordingly.
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.Movie - "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"
Location: WC, Extraordinaire Cinema
Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention, a machine that caused cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating "foodimals !" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, and cheespiders to save the world.
3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.HPU Lecture Series: Dr. Don Martin “The Changing Landscape of Public Education”
Location: Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium
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.
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.HPU Lecture Series: Curator of Grounds Jon Roethling “Warming up the Winter Landscape”
Location: Qubein Communication, Screening RoomWhether through flower, fragrance, fruit or form there are many pleasant surprises which can brighten the winter days on the campus of High Point University. Join Curator of Grounds, Jon Roethling on a photographic journey of the many highlights that have been added over the last few years. Additionally, a glimpse of some projects on the horizon will also be touched upon.
4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.Campus Walking Tour
Location: R. G. Wanek Center, Main Level
Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time, the tour group will leave on time. This is a walking tour of campus, so please dress accordingly.
7:00 P.M.*Men’s Basketball vs. Winthrop
Location: Millis Athletic/Convocation Center
A HPU Family Weekend badge and/or Student Passport is required to access the Men's Basketball game. Guests with badges and/or Student Passports will be welcomed 60 minutes before the start time of the game, beginning at 6:00pm.
7:30 P.M.*Choral Concert
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre
The Choral Department, consisting of University Singers, Chamber Singers, Chapel Choir, and Women’s Choir, will present an exciting program of choral music from ancient to modern and incorporate a wide variety of styles.
7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.Movie - "Jobs"
Location: WC, Extraordinaire Cinema
The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension as one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
9:45 P.M.- 11:15 P.M.Movie - "One Direction - This Is Us"
Location: WC, Extraordinaire Cinema
The story of this musical group’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to competing on the X-Factor to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena.
*HPU Family Weekend badge and/or a student Passport is required for access to these events. Guests with badges and/or student Passports will be welcomed 60 minutes before start time.

Sunday February 2, 2014

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Family Weekend Worship Service *
Location: Hayworth Chapel, Sanctuary
This special service is for current students and family members visiting our campus. The Chapel Choir will provide the music. Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Delta Theta and the Board of Stewards will serve as worship leaders and ushers.
1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Catholic Worship Service
Location: Hayworth Chapel, Fellowship Hall
*HPU Family Weekend badge and/or a student Passport is required for access to these events. Guests with badges and/or student Passports will be welcomed 60 minutes before start time.

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