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William Peace University To Host Speaker Series With Filmmaker Jonathan Dickinson On Feb. 12

By William Peace University on February 6, 2013 5:50 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Presents Screening Of Father Spirit,
A Movie Depicting One Man’s Struggle To Connect With His Terminally Ill Father

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will present as part of its speaker series a screening and discussion of Father Spirit with filmmaker Jonathan Dickinson on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kenan Auditorium, located at 15 E. Peace St. Father Spirit presents the story of Dickinson and his hopeful effort to connect with his terminally ill father as the latter contends the late stages of the brutal, degenerative effects of Huntington’s disease. The screening is made possible through the Betty Lou Fletcher Goodmon Visiting Scholars Fund of William Peace University. Afterward, Dickinson will discuss the film and his story with attendees present. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and must be made by Sunday, Feb. 10. For more information or to reserve a ticket, visit https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/wpu-speaker-series-father-spirit/.

“As a university, we always seek opportunities to find unique arts and entertainment events to share with our students and the local community,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Jonathan Dickinson’s film is a heart-wrenching portrayal of the love and unwavering bond between a father and son that will touch hearts and minds of all who see it. We are proud to host the screening of this film and hope that the community comes out to join in our viewing.”

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.

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