- 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
Danville, Va. – The Peace Pacers volleyball squad earned their first win tonight defeating USA South foe Averett University 3-1 on the road. First-year outside hitter Taylor Johnson earned 13 kills (.400) to lead PC to victory. This marks the first win versus the Cougars since before joining the league in 2003.
The opponents traded the first 15 points of the match before Johnson put down a kill to ignite a 5-0 Peace run, including two service aces from Johnson and a kill from sophomore middle Lexi Parker. Three more Pacer kills and one of Johnson’s three blocks gave PC the eventual 1-0 match lead on a 25-18 score.
AU battled to take the clear 25-13 win in set two.
First-year local Lauren Naugle, who led Peace with 15 digs and four service aces, served Peace to an early 6-1 lead in set three. Averett tied Peace at 10-10 on a 5-0 run. PC’s first-year libero Melissa Cubillos put her team back on top 19-17 serving three straight, including one of her two aces. A block from Parker helped setter Olivia Griffin serve for the 25-22 win.
Griffin maintained the serve into the final set and with the help of four Pacer kills, gave her team an early five-point advantage that would carry to a 25-17 finish.
Parker and veteran outside Amber Lowe notched seven kills apiece for the visitors. Cubillos tallied 12 digs and Griffin topped all with 32 assists on the night.
Averett’s Hillary Metheny led all with 14 kills and Aaron Paige notched a match-high 24 digs.
Peace hosts Salem College tomorrow night in the home opener. First serve is slated for 7:00 pm in the Hermann Center. The team remains in town Saturday for a league quad at Meredith playing Christopher Newport at 2:00 pm and Ferrum at 4:00. Keep an eye on the action when away from campus with the Pacer live stats link. See you on the sidelines!