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American Indian actor, Martin Sensmeir made an appearance in the Distinguished Speakers Series at Givens Performing Arts Center on Sep. 27, 2018. PN Photo/ Ro-Shonda King

The Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by the Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership (CEL)...

     This year, the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series will return to the stage of Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC). The series features appearances from prominent stars and motivational speakers, who share their experiences of success and hardship with stud...

Photo by Willis Glassgow

The annual Miss UNCP Pageant has come and gone again and as always it featured a great turnout. With a crowd comprised of students, alumni and proud locals, the room was full of love and excitement as it is every year.

This year was the 65th ann...

The singing quartet, Well-Strung, made their first southern stop at UNCP on Jan. 23 at the Givens Performing Arts Center. Edmund Bagnell, Chris Marchant, Daniel Shevlin and Trevor Wadleigh amused the audience with facts about classical music with a twist of comedy.


On Jan. 9, Derik Nelson and Family staged an amazing performance at UNC Pembroke in the Givens Performing Arts Center.

This was the folk and pop group’s first time performing in North Carolina. Derik Nelson and Family are a sibling band consisting of Derik Nelson, the...

Eight years after his passing, the King of Pop has returned--sort of. 


On Oct. 27, students and surrounding residents piled into GPAC to witness “Who’s Bad: A Michael Jackson Experience.” 


The concert, which started at 8 p.m., featured h...

Photo by Dr. James Bass

The air was smoky. The haze created a mysterious atmosphere, full of suspense, while the audience members took their seats. The stage was set with a large white cross in the center, its outline lit with red lights. 


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