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  • 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. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. 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

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William Peace University Athletic Director Joins Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance Advisory Board

By William Peace University on September 25, 2012 7:48 pm

Kelly Johnson To Serve Among Local Sports Leaders On Sports Marketing Department Of The Greater Raleigh Convention And Visitors Bureau

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Kelly Johnson, director of athletics, has been selected to serve on the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance Advisory Board. The 21-member board is comprised of sports, government, tourism and hospitality officials who play key roles in the sports event industry in the community. Each member will provide strategic guidance for the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA), the new name for the sports marketing department of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GRSA will market Wake County for the purpose of attracting sporting events, tournaments, championships and sports-related meetings to the area. Additionally, it will provide support and host services to existing events in order to help those events grow, become successful and ultimately remain in Wake County.

The GRSA Advisory Board will meet quarterly, beginning this fall. Board members serving alongside Johnson include:

  • Paul Campion, senior director of sales, Octagon Global Events;
  • Al Carter, dean of students, Shaw University;
  • William Davis, athletic manager, Town of Cary;
  • Alison Edmonds, executive director, Greater Raleigh Sports Council;
  • Curt Johnson, president, Carolina RailHawks;
  • Chris Kingston, executive senior associate director of athletics, NC State University;
  • Joe Kremer, general manager, Carolina Mudcats;
  • Brian Maloney, general manager of Capitol Sports Radio, Capitol Broadcasting;
  • Jeff Merritt, executive director, Centennial Authority;
  • Barry Mitsch, vice president, Pyramid Resource Group;
  • Jackie Myers, athletics director, Meredith College;
  • Laurie Okun, director of sales and marketing, Raleigh Convention Center;
  • Dave Olsen, executive vice president, Carolina Hurricanes/PNC Arena;
  • David Perkins, chief operating officer, USA Baseball;
  • Larry Perkins, vice president of guest relations, Carolina Hurricanes/PNC Arena;
  • Diane Sauer, parks and recreation director, City of Raleigh;
  • Charlie Slagle, CEO, Capital Area Soccer League;
  • Chris Snow, parks, recreation and open space director, Wake County;
  • George Williams, director of athletics, St. Augustine’s University;
  • Hotel Representative (one-year term): Michele Bevevino, director of sales and marketing, Raleigh Marriott City Center

“I am honored to serve on the GRSA Advisory Board,” said Johnson. “Raleigh and Wake County in general offer a vibrant sports scene with an abundance of recreational events for the community to enjoy as participating individuals and teams. My hope in working with the board is to ensure that residents know the full range of opportunities available to enjoy and take advantage of as many of these activities as possible.”

“On behalf of William Peace University, I congratulate Kelly on his appointed position with the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Watching and taking part in major sporting events are part of the appeal of living in this area. Kelly knows and appreciates that fact, and will work to promote their continued success through this new board.

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