- 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
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires Williams To
Lead First-Ever Men’s Soccer Team
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Zane Hill has been hired as the university’s head men’s soccer coach. In his position, Hill is responsible for initiating all aspects of the men’s soccer program, which includes recruiting prospective players, overseeing the training and coaching of team members, and coordinating the development and promotion of the men’s program, which is slated to play its first game in 2013.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Hill moved to Woodbridge, Va. and attended the University of Virginia where he played varsity soccer and lettered all four years. Upon graduation, he served as a relief counselor in Charlottesville, Va., while coaching soccer and working as an outreach coordinator with Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle. Hill has coached soccer at varying grade levels while simultaneously working as a substitute teacher and school counseling intern across Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. When he moved to North Carolina, he initially worked as a teacher’s assistant in Wake County as well as a coach for club games of the Triangle United Soccer Association in Chapel Hill. Prior to joining William Peace University, Hill most recently served as the lead soccer coach at WakeMed Soccer Park. He holds the U.S. Soccer Federation National “B” license, which certifies him to coach players age 16 to college level.
“I am extremely honored to be named the first-ever men’s soccer coach at William Peace University, and consider myself fortunate to join such a quality university,” said Hill. “Located in a community with a strong soccer presence and talent pool, the team has great potential for long-term success. Working alongside our administration, the William Peace University athletic staff and the local Raleigh community, I look forward to building a strong foundation for the upcoming 2013 season and beyond.”
“We are proud to announce Zane Hill as William Peace University’s head men’s soccer coach,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “He comes to us with a highly experienced athletic background, and he has an optimistic vision for university athletics and how to best position our men’s soccer program for the years to come. We trust that Zane will create and guide our men’s team into a successful program, and we look forward to supporting his efforts.”
Hill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of Virginia in 2005 and a Masters of Arts in school counseling from Marymount University in 2011.
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.