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  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster Free Comedy Show The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April and will perform a FREE COMEDY SHOW FOR WPU STUDENTS at 7:00 p.m. on Class Day prior to Late Night Breakfast. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: FREE Advance Ticketing Now Closed. Get Your Tickets at the Door. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 Alumni Event: School of Professional Studies An After Hours Gathering in Main Parlor The Office of Engagement invites all William Peace University School of Professional Studies' graduates back for an after hours gathering in Main Parlor, hosted by Alumni Board member and SPS graduate, Maria H. Ewing '12. R.S.V.P. to Engagement@peace.edu by April 20. Or, register online here. EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014 EVENT TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Main Parlor, 1st Floor, Main Building Questions? Contact us at 919.508.2362 or email us here. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster In Concert The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Schedule: Private Student Performance, 7-8 p.m., Kenan Hall Pre-Show Public Reception (for ticket holders to the adult show) 8-9 p.m., 2nd Floor Kenan Hall Public Performance, 9-10 p.m., Kenan Hall Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Senior Citizens / $16 Alumni / $16 Faculty & Staff (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Advance Ticketing Now Closed. Get Your Tickets at the Door. view Event

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William Peace University Continues Lunch And Learn Series With Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., On Oct. 16

By William Peace University on October 16, 2013 12:04 am

William Peace University Continues Lunch And Learn Series
With Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., On Oct. 16
Professor Emeritus Of History To Discuss How The Work English Women Undertook From 1860-1939 Shaped Their Life Experiences

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the next presentation as part of its 2013-2014 Lunch and Learn Series will feature Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at the university. Hall will present findings from her book Women at Work 1860-1939: How Different Industries Shaped Women’s Experiences on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Parlor building on campus, located at 15 East Peace Street. Hall’s work makes significant contributions to the historical studies of women, labor, economics and society.

Hall examines three different groups of women living in northeast England, including those in coal mining, inshore fishing and agricultural labor communities. Her findings show how the work these groups of women performed fundamentally shaped their overall lives. For example, mining women achieved power in their homes through their meticulous domestic work, fisherwomen contributed to financial decision-making through baiting lines and selling fish, and some single female agricultural laborers enjoyed greater independence through their work as opposed to those with families. In addition, Hall’s work analyzes important distinctions among women with regard to socioeconomic class.

Throughout the academic year, the Lunch and Learn Series will feature both university 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. Ticket cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and will include a bag lunch for all attendees. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

“We are pleased to welcome back Valerie for our October installation of the Lunch and Learn Series,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Her vast experience teaching and researching women’s history is sure to foster a fascinating presentation and discussion regarding women’s roles in England’s workforce. All of the events in this series are wonderful opportunities to highlight the work and expertise within our university as well as the greater educational community, and we look forward to welcoming those interested onto our campus to join in the discussion.”

“I am excited to return to WPU so that I can present my research findings to the campus community,” said Hall. “There is a rich history of women’s work in England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and it will be a pleasure to share this fascinating topic with others.”

 

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