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  • 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. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. 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

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William Peace University’s Justin G. Roy Joins Artspace 2013 Collectors Gala Committee

By William Peace University on August 8, 2013 12:55 pm

William Peace University’s Justin G. Roy Joins
Artspace 2013 Collectors Gala Committee
Vice President For Communications And Marketing To Serve On Committee For Local Nonprofit Fundraising Event Showcasing Visual Arts Nov. 23

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Justin G. Roy, vice president for communications and marketing, has been named to the Artspace 2013 Collectors Gala Committee. The committee will organize and execute Artspace’s annual fundraiser, the Collectors Gala, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the organization’s studios at 201 E Davie St in Raleigh. Roy will assist in coordinating all details of the fundraising event, including the development of the event’s theme, sponsorship participation, live and silent auction collection, and volunteer recruitment.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment for more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has provided the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, visit http://artspacenc.org/.

“It is organizations such as Artspace that showcase and applaud local talent and craftsmanship that makes Raleigh such a wonderful place to live and work,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are honored to have Justin serve and represent William Peace University on the 2013 Collectors Gala Committee, as we know that his creative and innovative approach will help to ensure an outstanding fundraising event for one of Raleigh’s most beloved nonprofits.”

“Artspace understands the importance and beauty behind visual art, and it is committed to showcasing the talents of this community,” said Roy. “I am honored to serve on the 2013 Collectors Gala Committee for Artspace and work among other community leaders to ensure that the organization is able to continue to educate and promote the arts both locally and nationally.”

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