- September 4, 2014 Blake Vogt, Magician An Original Magic Show The William Peace University Arts and Events Committee welcomes magician Blake Vogt to the Kenan Hall stage! Blake Vogt is one of the top illusionists performing and creating magic today. At only 25 years old, he has already created magic for David Copperfield, David Blaine, Dynamo, and many other top magicians all over the world. Blake has performed his unique brand of magic all over the world for crowds ranging from 20 people to 2,000 people. His style of magic is fun and goofy and he always tries to make you smile whether its with a funny "trick" or a friggin' miracle. Blake currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and is staying busy creatively consulting for live theatre, musicians, television, and movies. He is also regularly performing his brand of off the wall magic for private events and functions all over the world. The only thing you will never see Blake do is pull a rabbit out of a hat... because sadly... he is very allergic to those adorable creatures. FREE ADMISSION. Student or Faculty/Staff I.D. or Season Ticket pass required for entry. view Event
- September 8, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Steve Elmer Jazz Trio Performs William Peace University kicks off the 2014-15 Manning Music Concert Series with a performance by the Steve Elmer Jazz Trio, live from New York City, on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Hall. The Steve Elmer Trio features Steve Elmer (piano), Don Gladstone (bass), and Bobby Cohen (drums) playing jazz standards and original compositions. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. The concerts this year include: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 featuring Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, in a "Broadway Comes to Peace" concert. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians, alongside vocalists from the William Peace University Singers and within the Bachelor of Fine Arts major. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
- September 9, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Proactive Health & Wellness William Peace University welcomes Dr. Josh McMillon from Proactive Health & Wellness in Raleigh, NC for the kick-off Lunch and Learn Series event on September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Josh McMillon will speak on "Understanding Stress" for faculty, staff and Season Ticket holders. Dr. McMillon has a doctorate from University of Western States in Portland Oregon. His doctorate includes a masters level in nutrition all rolled into his doctorate program. He has also completed additional certifications in functional blood chemistry and nutrition from Apex Energetics and Standard Process seminars. Proactive Health & Wellness has been part of the community for five years and is committed to giving back to many area nonprofits, helping ensure that the people of our community have opportunities to live well and live long. Tickets: Free Admission for WPU Faculty and Staff, and Season Ticket Holders. REGISTER HERE. view Event
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Feature Three Lecturers In Free Events On Campus
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced its speaker series which will take place on campus during the fall 2012 semester. Kicking off the series, Doc Hendley will discuss “Wine to Water,” an American charitable organization he created that is devoted to providing clean water and sanitation to people around the world. The discussion will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. in Kenan Hall. The Lunch and Learn presentations will begin with David McLennan, Ph.D., political science professor with the university, providing an overview of “The 2012 Election & My Predictions” on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at noon in Flowe Building, Room 110. The final discussion in the series will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at noon, where Marnie Arkenberg, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Shaw University, will address “Vocabulary Development” in Flowe Building, Room 110. All three events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.
“William Peace University continuously seeks to engage the local community in the learning process as well as our students, faculty and staff, and one of our most effective venues has been through the university’s speaker series,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We have a strong lineup of topics and speakers guaranteed to stimulate an intelligent flow of conversation following each of their presentations, and I encourage all who are interested to attend these great discussions.”
To register for the Hendley presentation, visit https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/wpu-speaker-series-doc-hendley-wine-to-water/.
To register for Dr. McLennan, visit https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/lunch-learn-dr-david-mclennan/.
To register for Dr. Arkenberg, visit https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/lunch-learn-dr-marnie-arkenberg/.