- 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. (March 29, 2010) – For the fourth-straight year, a Peace College team has won the state championship in the "HR Games," a collegiate competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Peace’s "White Team" defeated a team from UNC-Wilmington in the championship round on Saturday to take the title. A Peace College team has won either first or second place in statewide "HR Games" competition in seven of the last eight years.
Eighteen teams from seven North Carolina universities and colleges took part in the annual competition held this year at N.C. State’s College of Management. The competition features questions selected from the national human resources certification examination posed in matches styled after the game show "Jeopardy!"
For the first time, Peace entered four teams into the competition. Peace’s White Team had to defeat Peace’s Green Team in the semifinals to go up against UNC-Wilmington for the championship.
"I’m very proud of our students and the way they performed," said Kathy Corley, the coach for Peace’s HR Games teams.
Corley said the annual competition offers human resources students an opportunity to bring students and HR professionals together.
"The students receive an invaluable opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals in the business community and showcase their knowledge to these business and HR practitioners," she said.
Peace’s White Team is made up of Lauren Rouse, a senior from Fayetteville majoring in psychology and business administration; Bianca Boles, a junior from Knightdale, N.C., and Angleton, Texas, majoring in human resources and leadership studies; and, Melissa Meek, a senior from Selma, N.C., majoring in business administration.
Peace’s winning team will compete against students from surrounding states in the Southeastern regional competition April 9-11 in Knoxville, Tenn. Winners of the regional competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the SHRM national convention in San Diego in June and a $500 scholarship. Peace last won the regional competition in 2007.
The state competition saw teams from Peace, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, Meredith College, N.C. A&T University and Winston-Salem State University.
Peace’s Green Team is made up of Maureen Friece, a senior from Norwood, Mass., majoring in human resources; Glenna Thornton, a senior from Cary, N.C., triple majoring in human resources, psychology and leadership studies; and, Paulette Culp Williams of Cary, N.C., who graduated in December with a major in human resources.
Other Peace HR Games contestants were Valerie White of Raleigh, Kirsten Jarrell of Hope Mills, N.C., Jessica Jordan of Creedmoor, N.C., Grace Proctor of Mendham, N.J., Melissa Holt of Raleigh and Megan Langlois of Greensboro, N.C.
Peace College is a four-year baccalaureate arts and sciences college that offers a challenging program of study that provides women strong intellectual and personal foundations upon which to build successful and meaningful professional and academic careers. Peace’s educational program consistently earns the college rankings in the top 10 percent in several categories of the National Survey of Student Engagement.