- 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 Awarded One-Stop Shop Certification for Meetings, Conferences, and Events by ACCED-IBy William Peace University on February 28, 2014 9:58 pm
William Peace University Awarded One-Stop Shop Certification
for Meetings, Conferences, and Events by ACCED-I
Four-Year Baccalaureate Publicly Recognized by National Organization
in Conference and Event Planning
RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it has been officially certified as a One-Stop Shop meeting and events institution by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). One-Stop Shop Certification is the industry’s premier resource for defining and identifying conforming campus events. Effective immediately, William Peace University is now recognized for its long-time process of providing a central contact person, single contract and one itemized bill for all services provided by the University.
To become a Certified One-Stop Shop, an institution must apply and undergo a detailed review process by ACCED-I, maintain a history of meeting, event and conference hosting, and feature a website, among other criteria. Once approved for certification, an institution undergoes a review by ACCED-I every two years for recertification.
Having been in the conferencing industry for more than 30 years, William Peace University has supported a variety of guest groups, including the International Esperanto Conference 2013, the filming of a nationally-distributed ESPN commercial, the Wake County Public School System, contestants with the Miss North Carolina Pageant, and the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Each summer, between 7,000 and 10,000 guests reside and meet on campus, in addition to the many admissions and special event visitors during the year.
The University is also a member of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB), and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and works with these organizations to support local and statewide tourism efforts.
“It is exciting that we are officially recognized in this manner,” said Rebecca Leggett, Director of Visitor Services at William Peace University. “This certification elevates our conference and meeting planning process to a level similar to a conference center or hotel. As a downtown Raleigh venue, this certification attests to our ability to serve a variety of groups, events and logistics with an easy, streamlined approach tailored to each meeting planner’s unique needs and desired outcomes.”
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