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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 Reschedules Screening Of Sundance Award-Winning Documentary “Inequality for All” For Feb. 18

By William Peace University on January 23, 2014 3:09 pm

William Peace University Reschedules Screening
Of Sundance Award Winning Documentary “Inequality for All” For Feb. 18

Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Displays Critically Acclaimed
Documentary & Hosts Discussion On Income Inequality In U.S.

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan 23, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced it has rescheduled a screening of the Sundance award-winning documentary, “Inequality for All,” for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. The film was originally set to appear on January 28, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. It features American economist, professor, author and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, and examines income inequality in the United States, along with a shrinking middle class, and their effect on America’s economy and democracy.

Reich served as Secretary in the Clinton administration, and held offices under former Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. He has also written more than a dozen books, and is a political commentator on popular television programs such as Hardball with Chris Matthews and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

A discussion will be held following the screening and will feature a panel of speakers, including Dr. David McLennan, Dept. Chair of Political Science and Professor of Political Science and Communication at William Peace University, Alexandra Sirota, Director, North Carolina Budget and Tax Center, and MaryBe McMillan, Secretary-Treasurer at the North Carolina State AFL-CIO.

The event is free to the public, and is being held in Kenan Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information (including a detailed schedule), click here.

“At William Peace University, we are always looking to host influential works by figures such as Mr. Reich,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The film and discussion panel are sure to make an impact on our students and will challenge them to think about the issues facing them and our country. We are thankful for the opportunity to host this award-winning documentary and panel of speakers.”

Sponsors of the event include the North Carolina Justice Center, Working Films, AFL-CIO NC State, and United Steel Workers.

 

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