- 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
Raleigh, N.C. – Peace College Director of Athletics Kelly Johnson is pleased to welcome Keith Jenkins to the Pacer staff this week as the new head women’s soccer coach. Jenkins brings significant coaching experience to Peace College and will serve the college well in the coming years. "I am extremely honored and excited to be chosen as the new head coach of the Peace Pacers. I believe this team has tremendous potential for the future, and I look forward to working with the administration and current team members to lay a foundation for success for many years to come," stated Coach Jenkins.
Prior to joining the Peace staff, Jenkins coached high school soccer for the last 16 years and coached the Clayton High School boy’s junior varsity and varsity soccer teams in some capacity over the last 13. During his tenure with the varsity program, the varsity team won five conference championships, four conference tournament championships, and advanced to the NCHSAA 3A or 4A playoffs the last nine years. The 2004 squad was ranked as high as 1st among 3A members. And in 2006 his team ranked as high as 3rd at the 4A state level. During his tenure at Clayton, he oversaw the development of the junior varsity program that also won five conference championships. Coach Jenkins was honored in 2006 by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association as the inaugural assistant coach of the year recognizing the top assistant high school coach in the state.
Jenkins is the current director of coaching education for the Johnston United Soccer Association in Clayton, North Carolina. His role includes developing the coaching education program for JUSA as well as overseeing all travel coaches in the challenge and classic programs. He coached various boys and girls teams in the club including recreation, challenge and classic teams. Currently he coaches the U13 Cougars Challenge girl’s team of which his daughter is a member. Prior to joining JUSA, Jenkins coached with the Triangle Futbol Club.
Coach Jenkins holds several national coaching licenses including the United States Soccer Federation’s (USSF) national "C" license, the USSF national "Youth" license, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) advanced national diploma and the NSCAA goalkeeping I diploma as well as several NSCAA special topics diplomas. Jenkins plans to attend the NSCAA premier diploma residential academy in 2011.
Professionally, Jenkins is a 17-year veteran in municipal parks and recreation. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with emphasis in Sports Management. He has held various positions with the Town of Davidson, Town of Benson, City of Raleigh and currently the Town of Cary where he serves as the athletic facility supervisor at WakeMed Soccer Park. In Jenkins’ position at WakeMed Soccer Park, he has had the unique opportunity to be a co-tournament director for the ACC men’s and women’s soccer tournaments as well as the men’s and women’s NCAA college cups since 2004. Additionally, Coach Jenkins worked with the USSF to host both training and matches for the U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams and with the NCHSAA to host both boys and girls state championships at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Jenkins currently resides in Clayton with his two daughters MacKenzie and Victoria. In his spare time away from work and coaching, he enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his daughters.