- 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
William Peace University Names Dr. Nancy B. Riddell as Chair of Education Department and Associate ProfessorBy William Peace University on July 10, 2014 5:00 pm
William Peace University Names Dr. Nancy B. Riddell
as Chair of Education Department and Associate Professor
Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes New Department Chair and Professor
With More Than 25 Years Experience in Education
RALEIGH, N.C., July 10, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Nancy B. Riddell as Chair of the Education Department and Associate Professor. In her new roles, Riddell will lead the Department of Education along with the University’s program of dual preparation of teachers in elementary education and special education, as well as teach courses such as Introduction to Education, Mathematics Methods, and 21st Century Teacher Leadership.
Prior to joining William Peace University, Riddell, a North Carolina native, served as Associate Professor of Education and Elementary Education Coordinator at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, as well as Adjunct Professor and Doctorial at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. During her 26 years in education, she has become licensed in several areas of education from Division Superintendent to Elementary School Principal, and is the recipient of many awards, including three Teacher of the Year accolades for her work with the Thomas Hunter School, the Piankatank Citizen’s Committee, and the Tidewater Soil/Water Conservation District. Riddell is also a member of several education organizations, including the Association for Childhood Education International and the American Educational Research Association.
Riddell holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Long Island University, an M.S. in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, & Leadership from the College of William & Mary. She is originally from Roxboro and currently resides in Raleigh.
“It is not often that one receives an opportunity to be on the forefront of significant institutional change,” Riddell said. “I feel honored that I was chosen to help the Education Department maintain and expand upon its excellent foundation and move forward with a vision of progress.”
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Riddell come aboard,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “We believe that her experience in education will help further our mission and goals as an institution, and will help prepare our students for the careers of tomorrow. We are very happy to have her here.”
The University will be welcoming additional new faculty members for fall of 2014. For more information on that and other University news, click here.
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