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  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster Free Comedy Show The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April and will perform a FREE COMEDY SHOW FOR WPU STUDENTS at 7:00 p.m. on Class Day prior to Late Night Breakfast. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: FREE Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
  • April 24, 2014 Alumni Event: School of Professional Studies An After Hours Gathering in Main Parlor The Office of Engagement invites all William Peace University School of Professional Studies' graduates back for an after hours gathering in Main Parlor, hosted by Alumni Board member and SPS graduate, Maria H. Ewing '12. R.S.V.P. to Engagement@peace.edu by April 20. Or, register online here. EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014 EVENT TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Main Parlor, 1st Floor, Main Building Questions? Contact us at 919.508.2362 or email us here. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster In Concert The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Schedule: Private Student Performance, 7-8 p.m., Kenan Hall Pre-Show Public Reception (for ticket holders to the adult show) 8-9 p.m., 2nd Floor Kenan Hall Public Performance, 9-10 p.m., Kenan Hall Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Senior Citizens / $16 Alumni / $16 Faculty & Staff (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event

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NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall Helps Peace College Kick Off New Program

By on May 3, 2011 4:56 pm

 

May 3, 2011

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Justin G. Roy, jgroy@peace.edu

 

 

 

NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall Helps Peace College Kick Off New Program

 

"The Raleigh Experience" Links Classes and Public Service

 

 

Raleigh — Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and the leaders of the NC Center for Women in Public Service joined Peace College President Debra Townsley this morning to announce major changes in the political science and pre-law programs at Peace, with a big emphasis on public service.

 

The changes include an innovative new curriculum called "The Raleigh Experience," that will connect the classroom to the real world of public policy.  In addition, the officials announced that the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service has moved into Peace College, strengthening the College’s commitment to shaping and mentoring North Carolina’s future female leaders.

 

"Obviously, these are times of huge change in higher education.  With exciting new programs like this, it’s clear that Peace College intends to be on the positive side of that change," said Marshall.  "The changes in the political science and pre-law curriculum, the move onto campus of the Center for Women in Public Service, and the launch of the Raleigh Experience are all very good news for students at Peace."

 

Marshall is an honorary Director of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service.

 

Townsley said, "students are telling us they want degree programs that more directly prepare them for their careers, and we’re listening.  The changes we’re announcing today at Peace, which is just across the street from the heart of state government, will help the College prepare the next generation of women for leadership roles in North Carolina."

 

David McLennan, Chair of Peace’s political science department, said, "our new political science and pre-law programs will be unique.  They will be a fully integrated mix of professional experience, academic coursework, and real-life challenges."

 

McLennan said, "every political science or pre-law major will take a core group of classes that will prepare her for graduate school or a public service career.  These courses develop critical thinking, research, and writing skills that public sector employers and law school admission deans say are critical for success."

 

McLennan explained that the centerpiece of both the political science and pre-law programs will be the Raleigh Experience.  "It’s a cooperative learning experience for students that will enhance their resumes and launch their public service careers.  Each student will spend a semester cooping full-time in governmental, legal, nonprofit, and political organizations," he said.

 

The North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit  statewide organization whose mission is to prepare women to seek and serve in elected and appointed office in North Carolina.

 

"We are charting a new course in the history of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service, and this deeper collaboration with Peace College will strengthen our platform to prepare women to serve in appointed and elected offices in North Carolina," said Annette Taylor, Executive Director of the Center.

 

The Center offers both interactive one-day workshops that equip women with the tools to seek and serve in appointed public office, and runs the Women in Office Institute, an intensive seven day, leadership and campaign training program that prepares women to seek elected office.

 

"The women of Peace College today are the policymakers of tomorrow.  And they are our future generation of leaders," Taylor said.  "We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with this excellent institution."

 

Townsley said the announcement is part of a series of moves the College is making to strengthen its offerings and remain responsive to student needs.  "In changing times," she said, "every college and university must make its own decisions and chart its own course.  At Peace College, we’ve made the decision that we’re going to spend the months and years ahead growing, expanding, and innovating."

 

Peace College is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina.  It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for girls and women from kindergarten to college courses.  Peace College became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009 and remains a women’s college for its day program.

 

Its mission is to prepare students for lifelong learning, meaningful careers, and ethical citizenship.  On average, more than 90% of Peace College students are placed in jobs or graduate school upon graduation.

 

 

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