- 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
Ann Denlinger, a 40-year educator and schools administrator who serves as president of the Wake Education Partnership, has received Peace College’s 2010 Distinguished Alumna Award.
Denlinger, a native of Fuquay-Varina who lives in Raleigh, was presented the award on May 14 during a reception at the Governor’s Mansion that kicked off Peace College’s annual Alumnae Weekend festivities.
Denlinger, who received an associate’s degree from Peace College in 1964, served as superintendent of Durham Public Schools from 1997 to 2005. Previously, she served as superintendent of Wilson County Schools and has worked as an assistant superintendent, principal and teacher in the Wake County Public School System.
Denlinger holds both a master’s and a doctorate degree in educational administration from Campbell University.
Denlinger’s work in education has earned many awards and recognitions.
In 2000, she became the first woman to be named the N.C. Superintendent of the Year. In 2002, she received the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Award from the Boston Teacher Leader Institute for her work in promoting literacy in the early grades. In 2003, Denlinger became the first schools superintendent to receive the Durham Chamber of Commerce Civic Honor Award, given to a Durham resident who has improved the community through leadership and service.
In 2006, she became the sixth recipient of the Jay Robinson Leadership Award, given by the Public School Forum of North Carolina in recognition of her commitment to helping all children achieve higher levels of performance.
In 2009, Denlinger was inducted into the Academy of Women by the Greater Triangle YWCA.
At Peace College, she serves on the Education Advisory Council, which advises the college’s teacher education program. She is also involved in numerous civic organizations.
At Wake Education Partnership she has worked to bring people together to raise the level of discussion regarding school issues.
Denlinger is married to Bob Denlinger. They have one son, Chris, who lives with his wife, Dawn, in Raleigh.