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September 2014

Registration

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wanek Center, Main Level
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Conferences with Faculty

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Schedule in Advance by calling 336.841.9478

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Art Exhibits: “Invention as Art” and “Art of Seating”

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery

“Invention as Art” An invention is a unique novel device, method, composition or process.  It may be an improvement something existing, or a new process for creating an object or a result.  For an invention to crossover and be designated a work of art it must adhere to certain aesthetic principles and standards.  This exhibition explores the realm of constructed invention in 2D and 3D format, showing artwork in the form of drawings and sculptural works, including kinetic sculpture that…

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Lecture Series: Nicky Billou

September 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Nicky Billou is one of Canada’s leading peak performance experts, with a particular emphasis on health and fitness as a means of enhancing productivity and employee retention. He has been designing and leading programs for executives and organizations in the arena of boosting productivity, supercharging employee retention, and maximizing energy, health and wellness. His clients include Pathway Communications, RBC, Veritas Investment Research, Lululemon, Robin Sharma International, and Common Outlook Consulting.  The co-founder of TBG — The Billou Group, a company…

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Movie: “Muppets Most Wanted”

September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema

This film takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic.

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Study Abroad Dessert Reception

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom

Studying abroad is an important part of becoming a global citizen. Mingle with HPU students who have studied abroad and the Office of Study Abroad staff at a dessert reception and learn about the broad range of study abroad opportunities at High Point University.

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Lecture Series: Kevin Reilly

September 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

“Overcoming Life’s Obstacles” Kevin Reilly may have lost his arm to cancer, but the former Philadelphia Eagles football player gained something in return: a unique understanding of what it takes to fight back and win.  Kevin has risen over life’s challenges by believing in the four F’s of life  – Faith, Family, Friends and Fortitude. His compelling story laced with drama and humor will motivate anyone who is facing life’s challenges and provide entertainment for audiences of all ages.  

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Strandbeest *

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Theo Jansen has been creating Strandbeest (Dutch: strand=beach; beest=beast), wind-walking examples of artificial life, since 1990. Constructed as intricate assemblages of piping, wood, and wing-like sails, Jansen’s creations are constantly being improved and have become excellently adapted to their sandy beach environment. The creations sport legs, which “prove to be more efficient on sand than wheels…they don’t need to touch every inch of the ground along the way, as a wheel has to.” *HPU Family Weekend Badge and/or a student…

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Movie: “Maleficent”

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema

The untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge,…

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Family Bingo

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Slane Student Center, Gym

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.

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Movie: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

September 26 @ 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the…

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5K Family Fun Run

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Slane Student Center, Outdoor Basketball Courts

Lace up your running shoes and join us for the annual HPU Family Fun Run!  The 5K (3.1 mile) Fun Run/Walk route navigates through the beautiful High Point University Campus.  Race Registration begins at 7:00am.

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Art Exhibits: “Invention as Art” and “High Point University Explores The Art of Seating”

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

“Invention as Art” An invention is a unique novel device, method, composition or process.  It may be an improvement something existing, or a new process for creating an object or a result. For an invention to crossover and be designated a work of art it must adhere to certain aesthetic principles and standards. This exhibition explores the realm of constructed invention in 2D and 3D format, showing artwork in the form of drawings and sculptural works, including kinetic sculpture that started…

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Grandparents and Students Breakfast and Lecture

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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.

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Greek Life Information Session

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Greek Village Conference Center, Ballroom

During this session, we will review the policies and procedures involved in joining a fraternity or sorority and answer your questions.  If your son or daughter is interested in participating in recruitment, or just wants to know more about Greek Life at HPU, we encourage you to attend.

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Faculty Lecture Series: Ms. Allison Walker

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom

“HPU LifeLines: Poetic Medicine Heals Young and Old” Could poetry improve a doctor’s bedside manner? Could it help patients heal? Proponents of the field of “narrative medicine” believe that stories of illness and healing can better enable us to deal with the trauma of sickness, whether we are patients, healthcare providers, or observers. Effective care requires a sturdy bond of trust between doctors and patients, yet the current healthcare-industrial complex often dehumanizes suffering and desensitizes healthcare professionals to the personal…

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University Update with the President *

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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**

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Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Roselle

September 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Dr. Tom Roselle is an integrative health & wellness expert, author, talk show host, practicing health care professional, facility director, philanthropist and Chairman of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. He is well known for his mid-Atlantic health radio talk show, “Dr. Tom Roselle Live!,” his acclaimed self-health book, “Ageless Health: Health Is A Do-It-To-Yourself Program” and his twice Emmy® award nominated television broadcast, “Ageless Health – The Special.” He will present an intimate and close up look at the health and…

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Garden Walking Tour: What’s Growing on at HPU!

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Slane Student Center, Side Patio

Join our Curator of Grounds on a guided walking tour of some of the newest additions and enhancements to the campus landscape. Highlights will include the new Reflecting pool, Quilt Garden, & Butterfly Garden as well as many seasonal highlights as yet to be determined by Mother Nature.

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Movie: “Maleficent”

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema

The untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge,…

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Please note that the schedule of events is not final and is subject to change.

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