- 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
William Peace University Sponsors and Hosts CityCamp; Draws More Than a Hundred Government Officials, Entrepreneurs, and Citizens From Across NCBy William Peace University on June 3, 2014 2:24 pm
William Peace University Sponsors and Hosts CityCamp; Draws More Than a Hundred Government Officials, Entrepreneurs, and Citizens From Across NC
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes 150 Participants for
Annual Three-Day Event on Bettering North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C., June 3, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it sponsored and hosted the fifth annual CityCamp event, Friday, May 29, through Sunday, May 31. The non-profit event, which was previously held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State University’s Centennial campus, brings citizens, government officials, and businesses together to openly innovate and improve quality of life in North Carolina through technology.
In all, 150 people, including WPU students, faculty and staff, along with representatives from companies such as Red Hat and Lenovo, participated in workshops, discussions, and a contest that pitted teams against one another with the chance to win $3,000. The winner of the contest, FreeWheeling NC, pitched an app idea that suggested safer bike routes for citizens in North Carolina in an effort to avoid areas with high road traffic.
“Overall, we had a great time and the rooms and buildings were a great fit,” said CityCamp Co-Planner Leo Suarez. “We very much enjoyed having this year’s event at WPU. The closeness of the classrooms and lecture hall was a good environment for people to socialize but easily find a space to break out and work.”
“This was a very exciting opportunity for us,” said Rebecca Leggett, Director of Visitor Services at William Peace University. “We believe in bettering our students and because of this event we’re going to be able to develop some sustainable relationships that could result in internship opportunities for them.”
The event was co-sponsored by Red Hat, MetLife, WRAL TechWire, and R4U. For more information, click here.
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