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  • February 28, 2015 NC FAFSA Day The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the State Employees' Credit Union hosts a FAFSA Day each February. College/University financial aid officers and other volunteers assist students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Click here to learn more and register. view Event
  • March 3, 2015 Graduate School Panel Need info on Grad School and What to Expect? A panel of Peace alumni and community guests will discuss their experiences of applying and attending various Grad/Professional School programs. Come ask questions and learn what to expect. Questions? Contact the Career Center. view Event
  • March 3, 2015 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series: Fanny Slater '10 - DATE CHANGE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 3, 2015 AT 3:30 PM IN LEGGETT THEATRE William Peace University welcomes Peace Alumna Fanny Slater '10  as part of the 2014-15 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series on March 3, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in Leggett Theatre. Slater will speak to the WPU Community (alumni, faculty, staff, students and the general public) about her journey. She will show clips from the Rachael Ray Show where she won last year's Great American Cookbook Challenge and a home video or two of Fanny cooking as a kid. Slater was most recently named by the StarNews as one of the "12 to Watch." RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET 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. Fanny's Bio: My life is a recipe scrapbook composed of extraordinary culinary encounters. I did not receive formal training, but was homeschooled on the art of savory scratchmade eats by my parents. They taught me words like fresh sage and bouillabaisse and encouraged me towards a life of pursuing my passions. I did not travel the world feasting on global delicacies, but I did learn to roast Cornish hens with my dad and sauté buttery leeks with my mom. I have no idea what I learned in my second grade math class, but I will never forget how to shape crab cakes. I graduated from Peace College in 2010. One year later, I left Raleigh for the very first time and moved across the country by myself to Hollywood, California to chase a lifelong dream of becoming an actress. A year and a half later, I followed my stomach back to the east coast with a head full of new ambitions and a cat named after a fruit. While living in Los Angeles, every bit of hunger I ever held for cooking, eating, and writing fermented inside of me until I couldn’t take it any longer. I had spent the past twenty five years daydreaming about a life under the Hollywood sign, and it was that very place where I realized that the only part I ever needed to play—was myself. A little closer to home, I was ready to begin my next chapter. I chose the coastal town of Wilmington, North Carolina and a professional path that paid the bills but allowed me some freedom to flex my food muscles on the side. One day, I finally said goodbye to a life of fruitless jobs and announced that I wouldn’t spend another minute in an unfulfilling occupation.  So, I got my Fanny in the kitchen and became CEO (Chief Eating Officer) of Fanfare Catering and a food writer in my trendy riverfront town. In my kitchen today, I create enriched adaptations of the food that has touched my life. I unravel the flavors and weave them back together into an eclectic new dish. In November 2013, I was given the opportunity to share this very concept with the world. Along with nearly 1,000 others, I submitted my culinary concept to a national cookbook competition held by Rachael Ray. I stuck to the moral of my California adventure—to simply “be myself”—and soared to the top 5. In front of millions on May 19th 2014, I was announced as the winner. I’m currently in pursuit of my own cooking show and wrapping up my soon-to-be-Rachael-Ray-published cookbook which is set to launch mid-2015. This book is a celebration and reconnection of the nourishing experiences that have guided my hungry soul. It’s seasoned with absurdity and wit, and sprinkled with hilarious childhood stories and photos. It is Tina Fey meets Rachael Ray meets the girl next door who drinks craft beer and makes bacon jam just for fun. The Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series The Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series began in 2013-14 through a platinum presenting sponsorship made by Duke Energy and its community grants program. The speaker series brings guest speakers and lecturers from North Carolina to the University's campus each academic year. The University's Honors Program Coordinator is closely involved with the selection of speakers. One of the most exciting and prestigious programs on campus, the Honors Program provides academically talented and motivated students opportunities to study, conduct research and exchange ideas in a challenging and supportive academic environment. The Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series was created specifically with the Honors Program students in mind. Speakers included author Adam Shepard, musician Chris Hendricks, motivational speakers Joseph B. Washington and Dr. Kevin Snyder, Maestro William Henry Curry of the North Carolina Symphony, Professor Emerita of Psychology Dr. Korrel Kanoy, and former Mayor Smedes York, among others. Later this year, the program will feature Rep. Debra Ross and Trish Healy. The 2014-15 arts and events season will feature multiple visiting speakers from across North Carolina including: Rep. Deborah K. Ross, NC General Assembly; Eugene A. "Gene" Conti, Jr., former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation; Tom Darden, CEO of Cherokee and former Chairman of the Research Triangle Transit Authority; Trish Healy, Principal at Hyde Street Holdings; Steve Swayne, Professor of Music at Dartmouth College; Sarah Powers, Executive Director for Visual Art Exchange; Ryan Messer, Senior Division Mgr, Johnson & Johnson and Precinct Executive (Cincinnati). 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

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William Peace University Welcomes C-SPAN Executive, Howard Mortman, to Discuss New Media and Politics

William Peace University Welcomes C-SPAN Executive, Howard Mortman, to Discuss New Media and Politics C-SPAN’s Communications Director to give campus lecture on covering politics in Washington, D.C. through traditional and social media RALEIGH, N.C., February, 2015 – William Peace University, …

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William Peace University Welcomes Actress Laurel Harris from “Wicked” as Visiting Guest Artist in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program

William Peace University Welcomes North Carolina Native and “Wicked” National Tour’s Laurel Harris (“Elphaba”) as Visiting Guest Artist for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Announces Special Collaboration To Support Experiential Learning For B.F.A. Students and Local …

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William Peace University Hosts Award-Winning Musician and Spoken Word Artist in Live Concert as Part of Concert & Comedy Series and Black History Month Celebrations

William Peace University Hosts Award-Winning Musician and Spoken Word Artist in Live Concert as Part of Concert & Comedy Series and Black History Month Celebrations Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes A.B.Y.S.S. and the UpRite Lyons, Performing alongside WPU’s PhenoMEnal Student …

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William Peace University Welcomes Esteemed Actor, Director and Legendary Acting Coach Lynda Clark as a Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker and Visiting Guest Artist for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program

William Peace University Welcomes Lynda Clark as Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker and Visiting Guest Artist for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program Esteemed Actor, Director and Legendary Acting Coach to Speak at Local Four-Year Baccalaureate; Will Work with B.F.A. …

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William Peace University Presents Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series Event Featuring North Carolina Foodie, Author and Alumna Fanny Slater ’10

William Peace University Presents Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series Event Featuring North Carolina Foodie, Author and Alumna Fanny Slater ’10 Alumna from Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University to Discuss Her Journey to Become a Business Owner, Published Author, and Celebrity …

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William Peace University Singers Perform 4th Annual Fall Show on November 23rd

William Peace University Singers Perform 4th Annual Fall Show on November 23rd Glee Club Members from Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Perform for University Audience and Community Members RALEIGH, N.C., November 18, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located …

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William Peace University Theatre Company Performs Howard Ashman’s “Little Shop of Horrors” Nov. 13-16

William Peace University Theatre Company Performs Howard Ashman’s “Little Shop of Horrors” Nov. 13-16 Four-Year Baccalaureate Hosts Famous Musical Directed by Visiting Broadway Director RALEIGH, N.C., November 4, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is …

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William Peace University Celebrates Homecoming Weekend with Alumni Reunion and Events

William Peace University Celebrates Homecoming Weekend with Alumni Reunion and Events Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Back Alumni for Homecoming Weekend on October 18th   RALEIGH, N.C., October 14, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced …

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William Peace University’s Theatre Company Performs Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” Oct. 16-19

William Peace University’s Theatre Company Performs Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” Oct. 16-19 Theatre Students at Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Begin New Season with Famous Victorian Satire RALEIGH, N.C., September 24, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located …

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William Peace University Set for First Open House Event of Academic Year

William Peace University Set for First Open House Event of Academic Year Four-Year Baccalaureate Expected to Welcome 100 Plus Visitors for First Open House of 2014-2015  RALEIGH, N.C., September 11, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in …

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