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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 Continues Lunch and Learn Series With Local Nonprofit The Green Chair Project on Feb. 12

By William Peace University on February 7, 2014 3:12 pm

William Peace University Continues Lunch and Learn Series
With Local Nonprofit The Green Chair Project on Feb. 12
Co-Founder of Raleigh-Based Nonprofit Organization
To Speak At Local Four-Year Baccalaureate

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the next installment of its 2013-2014 Lunch and Learn Series will feature The Green Chair Project. Founded in 2010 by Jackie Craig and Beth Smoot, the local nonprofit assists Wake County individuals and families that are transitioning from homelessness, disaster or crisis create well-equipped, sustainable homes by using donated furnishings from the community. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Parlor building on campus. Craig, who is also Executive Director of the organization, will share its mission of “reusing furnishings, renewing lives.”

Throughout the academic year, the William Peace University Lunch and Learn Series features presentations from both resident and visiting faculty, as well as guest researchers, lecturers, and experts from across multiple majors, topics, and industries. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Raleigh community are welcome to attend. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more details on the event and to purchase tickets, click here.

“We are honored to have The Green Chair Project for February’s session of the Lunch and Learn series,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Jackie and Beth have created an organization that is truly impactful in helping our community and the people within it. Our students, faculty, staff, and the public have a great opportunity to learn about their cause.”

For more information on The Green Chair Project, click here.

 

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