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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 Click Here for Registration & Tickets 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.) Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event

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William Peace University Continues Speaker Series With Presentation By Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Dec. 7

By William Peace University on November 21, 2013 2:20 pm

William Peace University Continues Speaker Series
With Presentation By Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Dec. 7
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Features Professor Emerita Of Psychology
Discussing Children’s Emotional Intelligence

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 21, 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 Speaker Series will feature Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychology, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Leggett Theatre, located at 15 E. Peace St. Dr. Kanoy will discuss her book, The Everything Parents Guide to Children’s Emotional Intelligence: How to Raise Children Who Are Caring, Resilient, and Emotionally Strong, and she will sign copies afterwards with a Q&A session.

With more than 30 years of educational experience, Kanoy will explore children’s emotional intelligence while providing parents with skills to help their children reach their greatest potential. She notes that a child with high emotional intelligence has good self-control, resilience and empathy – all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying and successful life.

Kanoy joined the university’s faculty in 1981 as a professor of psychology, followed by serving as dean of academic affairs from 2006-2009 and in various administrative roles before retiring.  She helped lead the university’s Institutional Research during the 2011-2012 academic year by increasing the use of assessment and other data, which prepared William Peace for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) review for reaccreditation. In addition to teaching psychology, Kanoy co-founded Developmental Associates, LLC, with former William Peace professor Dr. Heather Lee in 2004. Developmental Associates is a consulting firm that specializes in developing emotional intelligence and leadership skills for individuals working in education, government and nonprofit settings.

The discussion is free and open to the public, but registration is required in advance. For more information and to register, click here.

“We are excited to have Dr. Kanoy join us to discuss her book on children’s emotional intelligence,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “With her vast knowledge of psychology and children’s development, and her strong ties to William Peace University, she is sure to be a dynamic speaker that will keep our audience engaged while providing them with the knowledge they need to help their children prosper.”

“I am excited to provide information on children’s development and emotional intelligence and discuss my book with the campus community,” said Kanoy. “Emotional intelligence skill development in children has been shown to improve their academic performance, increase positive behaviors, and decrease negative behaviors.  I look forward to sharing my insight on how this success can be attained.”

 

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