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  • January 12, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 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. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. 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
  • January 16, 2015 Raleigh's Village Idiots William Peace Theatre presents "Raleigh's Village Idiots" January 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Idiots perform short- and long-form improv comedy. Scenes, stories, games and songs are improvised at your suggestion. Exactly what the combination is on any night... Your guess is as good as ours! For more information on the Idiots, visit their website. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE view Event
  • February 5, 2015 The Piano Lesson A Celebrating Black History Month Event William Peace Theatre presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson, directed by Amy White, M.F.A., through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy -- an antique piano. The fourth play of August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle, The Piano Lesson is a stunning and moving drama of family, history, and survival. The William Peace Theatre Company actors selected for the cast include:  DJ Curtis as "Doaker" Jarrett Bennett as "Boy Willie" Josh Walker as "Lymon" Ebony Miles as "Bernice" Maya Bryant as "Maretha" Chris Haskins as "Avery" Demetrius Jackson as "Wining Boy" Breanna Durham as "Grace" Tickets go on sale soon! view Event

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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.”

ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
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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