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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. 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 Hosts Dozens of Potential Students and Participants from 2014 East Coast Gaming Conference

By William Peace University on April 23, 2014 11:55 pm

William Peace University Hosts Dozens of Potential Students and
Participants from 2014 East Coast Gaming Conference
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Takes Part in National Gaming
Conference by Sponsoring Event and Hosting Tours

RALEIGH, N.C., April 23, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, hosted dozens of potential students on Wednesday, April 23, as part of the 2014 East Coast Game Conference (ECGC), a gathering that is the largest of its kind on the east coast, and provides video game professionals, academics, and industry leaders with opportunities to network and collaborate on design, programming, art, and writing. The University, which also sponsored the conference, participated in the scavenger hunt portion of the event which took participants to several stops around Raleigh.

During their stop at WPU, ECGC participants specifically toured the newly renovated Simulation and Game Design (SGD) Lab, which houses many state-of-the-art technologies, including a full-scale video motion capture system, a 3-D printer, personal sketch tablets, and 3-DS animation software, among other items. The space was completed in the summer of 2013 and has become a popular attraction for potential students.

“Our SGD program, along with our other fields of study, offers curriculum that we are very proud of here at WPU,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our current and future students have access to some of the latest and greatest technology, along with experienced instructors who truly care about their success.”

“We were very excited to host participants from the ECGD here in our Simulation and Game Design Lab. Our current SGD students were more than happy to show them our great facilities, technology, and software,” said Roger Christman, Associate Professor and Department Chair at William Peace University. “It makes perfect sense with WPU being downtown that we be a partner in all of this.”

The conference, which attracted more than 1,300 people in 2013, was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. For more information on the event, click here.

For more details on the WPU Simulation and Game Design program, click here.

 

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