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Fall 2013 highpoint.edu


HPU Theatre Presents: Waiting for Godot Thursday, August 15 - Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 pm, Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Open to the Public Written by Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot, whom they only know by reputation. To occupy the time, they philosophize, sleep, argue, sing, exercise, swap hats, and consider suicide – anything “to hold the terrible silence at bay.” Godot’s absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, has led to many different interpretations since the play’s premiere. It was voted “the most significant English language play of the 20th century”. 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.

Dear World

Wednesday, September 4 at 8:00 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre HPU Students, Faculty, and Staff only. No Tickets Required. Dear World Live is an interactive, award winning event that explores the subtle and powerful connections that students, faculty and staff have on colleges across the country. Robert X. Fogarty has been invited to our campus to photograph students, faculty, and staff, and culminates with a participatory and emotionally stimulating event where he will share portraits that will make you smile, cry, and laugh out loud.

Sechrest Art Gallery: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary Monday - Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4685 for more information) Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery Open to the Public, No Tickets Required August 27 – November 1 This exhibition seeks to investigate our perception of the ordinary. It’s about the power of everyday objects and imagery to stir our emotions. Our experience of the commonplace becomes elevated. Layers of meaning can be conveyed through simple presentation. The ordinary can be transformed to a new realm….an alternate reality of space and time.

Faculty Dance Performance and Panel Friday, September 6 at 7:30 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

The HPU dance minor program presents an evening of professional dance works by HPU dance faculty. Cara Hagan, Director of the dance minor program, Lindsey Howie (Theatre/Dance minor) and Melissa Pihos (PE) will perform contemporary dance works that speak to a broad range of styles and themes. Panel discussion to follow.


Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grants The Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grants assist 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 the best 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.

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.

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.

Phoenix Reading Series: Juan Alvarez Thursday, September 26 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 has 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. He has a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from the Universidad de los Andes, a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Texas, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia University in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures. Reading and Book Signing, followed by a light reception.

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 an associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Flaxman’s widely published scholarship includes the books 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. There will be a brief question and answer session following the lecture.

Phoenix Reading Series: Terry Kennedy and Drew Perry Wednesday, November 6 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, 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, Kids These Days, 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.

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.


Praxis CD Release Concert Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Dr. Brian Meixner, HPU Assistant Professor of Music, presents a concert celebrating the release of Praxis, his compact disc recording of music for euphonium and percussion. Dr. Meixner, playing the euphonium, is joined by HPU faculty percussionists Dr. Nathan Daughtrey and Dr. Danny Frye, as well as the Gate City Percussion. The performance features music from the new album with contemporary and exciting new compositions for this fascinating combination of instruments.

Family Weekend HPU Lecture Series For more information and to register, please go to HPU Family Weekend website at www.highpoint.edu.

Dr. Dennis Carroll

Friday, September 27 at 4:00 pm Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium HPU Students and Family Members Only “Vision, Engagement, and Excellence: the High Point University Academic Experience” Dr. Dennis Carroll, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, will provide an overview and update of new programs, experiential opportunities, new student success initiatives, and much more.

Dr. Jacob Paul

Saturday, September 28 at 10:30 am Norton Hall, La-Z-Boy Room HPU Students and Family Members Only

Family Weekend: Tim Decker

Friday, September 27 at 7:00pm and 8:30 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre HPU Students and Family Members Only Tim Decker is a nationally touring artist who quickly paints celebrity and patriotic portraits live in front of a crowd. Tim has managed to develop his own unique style that focuses on making the most of negative space. His high energy show combines music, art, humor, and audience participation to create a performance that event-goers will talk about long after viewing. For more information and to register, please go to the HPU Family Weekend website at www.highpoint.edu

“Truth in Fiction: How reading (and writing) fiction can offer answers to questions with which other philosophical forms struggle.” Jacob Paul will discuss how poetics in general, and fiction in particular, offers unique opportunities for inquiry by modeling conflict rather than testing, and proving, theses. His lecture will draw on his novel, Sarah/Sara, which is the story of a young woman kayaking the arctic to make sense of her parents’ death during a terrorist attack, as well as a range of other texts written in response to trauma and paradox.

Are you LinkedIn?

Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 pm Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium HPU Students and Family Members Only “Create, Connect, & Contribute: The Everevolving Digital World and Your Place in It”

This fast-paced, interactive session will highlight how blogging, tweeting, posting, and using networking

tools like LinkedIn provide your student with the opportunity to build their personal brand and prepare them for successful career opportunities. Hosted by the Office of Communications, the Office of Career & Internship Services, and the Alumni Association.

Len and Cherylann Gengel

Saturday, September 28 at 2:30 pm Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium HPU Students and Family Members Only “Be Like Brit” Be Like Brit is a non-profit organization with a vision of bringing joy, opportunity and voice to families in need. It was Britney Gengel’s compassion for others that brought her to Haiti, just a day before a catastrophic earthquake that claimed an estimated 230,000 lives rocked the small, poverty stricken country. In Britney’s memory, her family has established the organization whose mission is to serve the children of Haiti by establishing a safe, nurturing and sustainable orphanage in an environment where they can grow, learn & thrive. As parents of a current HPU student, the Gengels are proud to take part in High Point University’s Family Weekend.

Dr. Ronald Ragan

Saturday, September 28 at 3:45 pm Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium HPU Students and Family Members Only “The Changing Healthcare Environment and Where the New High Point University School of Pharmacy Fits” Attendees will learn about the new School of Pharmacy, including the curriculum, admission process and student characteristics. The audience should expect to gain an understanding of how High Point University’s School of Pharmacy will assume a position of leadership in regional healthcare and prepare students to provide exceptional care.


Family Weekend: HPU Choral Concert

HPU Jazz Ensemble Concert

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.

Director Dr. Robert Faub invites you to attend the annual fall concert of The High Point University Jazz Ensemble. Come enjoy an evening of toe-tapping jazz, from classic to modern.

Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre HPU Students and Family Members Only

For more information and to register, please go to the HPU Family Weekend website at www.highpoint.edu.

Monday, October 21 at 7:30 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

HPU Fall Band Concert Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Join the HPU Symphonic Band as they present their Fall Band Concert. The concert will feature a variety of musical styles ranging from marches, to staples in the band repertoire, to contemporary music. Additionally, the concert will feature some of our advanced instrumentalists showcasing their talents.

Envisioning Beloved Community: Christianity and Race Monday, October 28 at 4:30 pm Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

HPU Theatre Presents: The Diary of Anne Frank

HPU welcomes two esteemed theologians, Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, of Boston College, and Dr. Willie Jennings, of Duke Divinity School, for lecture and conversation. The event will be relevant to a diverse and ecumenical audience, and will investigate the meaning of racial reconciliation for faith communities, as well as assessing the prospects for and obstacles to such reconciliation.

Thursday, October 3 - Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 pm; Monday, October 7 – Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 pm

Empty Space Theatre Open to the Public By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett The Diary of Anne Frank is a stage adaptation of the book The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. From 1942 to 1944, in a Nazi occupied Amsterdam, the thirteen year old German Jewish girl, Anne Frank, lives hiding in an attic of a condiment factory with her sister, her parents, three members of another family and an old dentist. Along more than two years, she wrote in her diary, her feelings, her fears and relationship with the other dwellers. 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 Percussion Ensemble Concert Monday, October 28 at 7:30 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Join the HPU Percussion Ensemble for an evening of exciting music, directed by worldrenowned percussionist and composer Dr. Nathan Daughtrey.


High Point Community Concert: American Chamber Players Friday, November 1 at 7:30 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Professional Dress Required

Among today’s most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles, The American Chamber Players were formed in 1985 by Miles Hoffman from a core group of artists of The Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival. The ensemble performs repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works, and it’s fascinating and delightful programs with varied instrumental combinations have been as enthusiastically praised as its extraordinary, dynamic performances. 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.

HPU Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

Thursday, November 14 – Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Open to the Public Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine In this fractured fairy tale, a baker and his wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door. They embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell – swindling, lying, and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Sechrest Art Gallery: Merry Moor Winnett: A Photographic Personal Perspective Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4685 for more information) Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery Open to the Public, No Tickets Required November 11 – December 4 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.

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.

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.


Thanksgiving Message: Justin Constantine Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Volunteering for his deployment to Iraq in 2006, Justin Constantine was excited to lead other Marines and help rebuild that war-torn part of the world. Little did he know that he would come inches from losing his life. While on a routine combat patrol, an enemy sniper shot Justin in the head, causing catastrophic damage along the way and destroying his jaws and much of his face. Thanks to the heroic efforts of a young Navy Corpsman, as well as his own warrior spirit, Justin is still alive today. Justin’s personal awards from his time in Iraq include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Justin speaks about the value of a positive attitude, teamwork and community values in overcoming adversity, and he now serves as a mentor to young students in his local community. 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.

HPU Holiday Choral Concert

Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm

North Carolina Symphony Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Open to the Public

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre Professional Dress Required Open to the Public

Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become a popular event for the High Point community and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music. A full orchestra made up of students, faculty, and guests will accompany this concert.

Each year during the holidays, the North Carolina Symphony performs Holiday Pops, a festive tradition that is a favorite with audiences around the state! Founded by Lamar Stringfield in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with 65 members under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn.

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 for the public by contacting 336-841-9209 or reservations@highpoint.edu.

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 reservations@highpoint.edu.

Lessons and Carols

Wednesday, December 4 at 5:30 pm

Hayworth Chapel Open to the Public, No Tickets Required This special candlelight service will feature members of the university community, the Chapel Choir and the Flute Ensemble. The Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta sorority and Alpha Phi Omega fraternity will serve as ushers and greeters. The service is based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols at King’s College, Cambridge, England.

HPU Campus Christmas Celebration Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Kester International Promenade Open to the Public, No Tickets Required Guests may stroll the Kester International Promenade, hear local choir performances, enjoy hot chocolate and warm cookies, and the little ones may even get a special present from Santa.


At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.

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