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  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster Free Comedy Show The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April and will perform a FREE COMEDY SHOW FOR WPU STUDENTS at 7:00 p.m. on Class Day prior to Late Night Breakfast. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: FREE Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
  • April 24, 2014 Alumni Event: School of Professional Studies An After Hours Gathering in Main Parlor The Office of Engagement invites all William Peace University School of Professional Studies' graduates back for an after hours gathering in Main Parlor, hosted by Alumni Board member and SPS graduate, Maria H. Ewing '12. R.S.V.P. to Engagement@peace.edu by April 20. Or, register online here. EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014 EVENT TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Main Parlor, 1st Floor, Main Building Questions? Contact us at 919.508.2362 or email us here. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster In Concert The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Schedule: Private Student Performance, 7-8 p.m., Kenan Hall Pre-Show Public Reception (for ticket holders to the adult show) 8-9 p.m., 2nd Floor Kenan Hall Public Performance, 9-10 p.m., Kenan Hall Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Senior Citizens / $16 Alumni / $16 Faculty & Staff (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event

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William Peace University Hosts Concert Performance By Chris Hendricks

By William Peace University on September 13, 2013 1:54 am

William Peace University Hosts Concert Performance By Chris Hendricks
Local Musical Talent To Hold Outdoor Performance On Saturday, Sept. 21
At Four-Year Baccalaureate University For Greater Raleigh Community

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced it will host a concert performance by rock musician Chris Hendricks on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7p.m. on the University Green, located at 15 E. Peace St. The local musician will perform accompanied by his band members, Mark McKee, Michael Bare, Saul Johnson and Chad Lister. Sponsored by Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Which Wich, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom, the event is free and open to students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater Raleigh community. This family-friendly event is open to guests of all ages, and Raleigh residents are welcome to bring their children and pets.

Hendricks appeared in August on the campus to present his Breaking Down Barriers program for nearly 400 WPU first year students. Breaking Down Barriers is an anti-bullying initiative that works with area schools to raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and the importance of being true to one’s self. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, Hendricks uses his music and life experiences in an effort to inspire others, reaching out to schools, businesses and organizations throughout the country.

Throughout his career, Hendricks has performed at iconic venues across the country, including Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, N.C., and the Los Angeles House of Blues. His hit song “Noise” was featured at the Louvre Museum in Paris and was chosen as the 2011-2012 season theme song for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers. The EP that features “Noise” has sold more than 6,000 copies to date. Hendricks’ latest EP, Meant To Survive, is quickly becoming a fan favorite.

For more information on Chris Hendricks, visit http://www.chrishendricksmusic.com. To register for the event, click here.

“As we kick off the fall 2013 semester and welcome students back to campus, William Peace University is proud to host Chris Hendricks and his band for a live concert for not only students, but the local community to enjoy,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our desire is to make outdoor concerts a regular part of our arts programming and hope that the community will come out to the first concert event to help support Chris and future outdoor community events. Stop by Seaboard Station, pick up dinner and enjoy the evening at WPU.”

 

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