- February 28, 2015 NC FAFSA Day The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the State Employees' Credit Union hosts a FAFSA Day each February. College/University financial aid officers and other volunteers assist students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Click here to learn more and register. view Event
- March 3, 2015 Graduate School Panel Need info on Grad School and What to Expect? A panel of Peace alumni and community guests will discuss their experiences of applying and attending various Grad/Professional School programs. Come ask questions and learn what to expect. Questions? Contact the Career Center. view Event
- March 3, 2015 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series: Fanny Slater '10 - DATE CHANGE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 3, 2015 AT 3:30 PM IN LEGGETT THEATRE William Peace University welcomes Peace Alumna Fanny Slater '10 as part of the 2014-15 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series on March 3, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in Leggett Theatre. Slater will speak to the WPU Community (alumni, faculty, staff, students and the general public) about her journey. She will show clips from the Rachael Ray Show where she won last year's Great American Cookbook Challenge and a home video or two of Fanny cooking as a kid. Slater was most recently named by the StarNews as one of the "12 to Watch." RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET 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. Fanny's Bio: My life is a recipe scrapbook composed of extraordinary culinary encounters. I did not receive formal training, but was homeschooled on the art of savory scratchmade eats by my parents. They taught me words like fresh sage and bouillabaisse and encouraged me towards a life of pursuing my passions. I did not travel the world feasting on global delicacies, but I did learn to roast Cornish hens with my dad and sauté buttery leeks with my mom. I have no idea what I learned in my second grade math class, but I will never forget how to shape crab cakes. I graduated from Peace College in 2010. One year later, I left Raleigh for the very first time and moved across the country by myself to Hollywood, California to chase a lifelong dream of becoming an actress. A year and a half later, I followed my stomach back to the east coast with a head full of new ambitions and a cat named after a fruit. While living in Los Angeles, every bit of hunger I ever held for cooking, eating, and writing fermented inside of me until I couldn’t take it any longer. I had spent the past twenty five years daydreaming about a life under the Hollywood sign, and it was that very place where I realized that the only part I ever needed to play—was myself. A little closer to home, I was ready to begin my next chapter. I chose the coastal town of Wilmington, North Carolina and a professional path that paid the bills but allowed me some freedom to flex my food muscles on the side. One day, I finally said goodbye to a life of fruitless jobs and announced that I wouldn’t spend another minute in an unfulfilling occupation. So, I got my Fanny in the kitchen and became CEO (Chief Eating Officer) of Fanfare Catering and a food writer in my trendy riverfront town. In my kitchen today, I create enriched adaptations of the food that has touched my life. I unravel the flavors and weave them back together into an eclectic new dish. In November 2013, I was given the opportunity to share this very concept with the world. Along with nearly 1,000 others, I submitted my culinary concept to a national cookbook competition held by Rachael Ray. I stuck to the moral of my California adventure—to simply “be myself”—and soared to the top 5. In front of millions on May 19th 2014, I was announced as the winner. I’m currently in pursuit of my own cooking show and wrapping up my soon-to-be-Rachael-Ray-published cookbook which is set to launch mid-2015. This book is a celebration and reconnection of the nourishing experiences that have guided my hungry soul. It’s seasoned with absurdity and wit, and sprinkled with hilarious childhood stories and photos. It is Tina Fey meets Rachael Ray meets the girl next door who drinks craft beer and makes bacon jam just for fun. The Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series The Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series began in 2013-14 through a platinum presenting sponsorship made by Duke Energy and its community grants program. The speaker series brings guest speakers and lecturers from North Carolina to the University's campus each academic year. The University's Honors Program Coordinator is closely involved with the selection of speakers. One of the most exciting and prestigious programs on campus, the Honors Program provides academically talented and motivated students opportunities to study, conduct research and exchange ideas in a challenging and supportive academic environment. The Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series was created specifically with the Honors Program students in mind. Speakers included author Adam Shepard, musician Chris Hendricks, motivational speakers Joseph B. Washington and Dr. Kevin Snyder, Maestro William Henry Curry of the North Carolina Symphony, Professor Emerita of Psychology Dr. Korrel Kanoy, and former Mayor Smedes York, among others. Later this year, the program will feature Rep. Debra Ross and Trish Healy. The 2014-15 arts and events season will feature multiple visiting speakers from across North Carolina including: Rep. Deborah K. Ross, NC General Assembly; Eugene A. "Gene" Conti, Jr., former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation; Tom Darden, CEO of Cherokee and former Chairman of the Research Triangle Transit Authority; Trish Healy, Principal at Hyde Street Holdings; Steve Swayne, Professor of Music at Dartmouth College; Sarah Powers, Executive Director for Visual Art Exchange; Ryan Messer, Senior Division Mgr, Johnson & Johnson and Precinct Executive (Cincinnati). 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
Local Performance Groups From William Peace University And Southeast Raleigh High School Celebrate African-American Heritage At Progress Energy Center For The Performing Arts On Oct. 24
RALEIGH, N.C. – AT&T North Carolina has announced the Peace Singers of William Peace University and Southeast Raleigh High School’s E-Motion Dance Company will provide entertainment for the inaugural gala that will unveil the 2013 edition of “The Heritage Calendar: Celebrating the NC African-American Experience” on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2 E. South St. E-Motion, a nine-member dance company from Southeast Raleigh High School, will perform an African-American themed dance medley during the event, and the Peace Singers, a 25-member small vocal ensemble from William Peace University, will close the evening festivities.
The Heritage Calendar is a celebration of 12 men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African-Americans in North Carolina. The gala, an exclusive red carpet event which is free and open to the public, will be attended by the honorees and their families. The evening will celebrate the invaluable role each honoree has made in weaving the rich tapestry that is North Carolina’s diverse history, and will promote the individual stories and lives of all honorees to inspire the state’s future generation of leaders. It will include a VIP welcome reception for the honorees and their families, a special calendar signing, and meet and greet with the honorees for all attendees directly following the event. Gerald Owens, anchor and reporter from WRAL-TV, will serve as the event’s emcee. All attendees will receive a free copy of the calendar.
Included in the calendar are the stories of monthly honorees as well as historically important dates for both the state and the nation. AT&T worked closely with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to interview, write and produce biographies for all honorees. They partnered with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to develop lesson plans and other interactive materials based on the historical contributions of each honoree to be implemented in elementary, middle and high school 2013 curricula statewide. All materials will be used to spur student interest and understanding of the impact and history of North Carolina’s African-American community.
To reserve free tickets for the inaugural gala, email email@example.com or call (919) 835-1546. Tickets provided on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about the AT&T 2013 Heritage Calendar, visit http://ncheritagecalendar.com/.
“We are very excited to have these two outstanding performance groups from the Triangle to provide live entertainment for the Heritage Calendar Gala,” said Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina. “The talent that these young people have will be a great addition to the ceremony honoring so many outstanding and inspirational men and women who have profoundly affected the lives of our state’s African-American community.”
“It is an honor for the Peace Singers to participate in this historic event in North Carolina,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The honorees have played an incredible role in our state’s African-American heritage, and we are excited to be able to recognize their achievements through music.”
“Our group is proud and excited to perform at the 2013 Heritage Calendar Gala,” said Lisa Yvette Wilder, director of E-Motion and dance teacher at Southeast Raleigh High School. “We are preparing a special dance routine which will commemorate the history of African-Americans in our state in appreciation of this project and all of those deserving individuals being saluted for their contributions.”
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