- 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 Joshua Neaves
Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes Staff Member To Ensure Student Safety And Assist In Housing Needs
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 14, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Joshua Neaves has been named assistant director for residential life & housing. In his position, Neaves will be responsible for overseeing student conduct, assisting other campus staff members and student employees as they perform duties that provide safety to WPU students, as well as supervising students residing at Wolf Creek Apartments. Additionally, he will serve on various university committees and work with other student services on campus as needed. He is a member of the National Orientation Directors Association.
Neaves has four years of professional experience. He earned his Master of Science in higher education student personnel at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where he served as the graduate assistant for two offices: student affairs administration and dean of students. For the student affairs administration office, Neaves coordinated its Distinguished Lecture Series and the Eagle EDGE program, where he organized speaking events that included Dr. Robert Gates, John Legend and Dr. Robert Huizenga. As graduate assistant for the dean of students office, he served as conduct officer, investigating and adjudicating any violations of the Code of Student Conduct. In addition, Neaves worked at Texas Woman’s University in Denton as a part-time orientation coordinator for the institution’s spring and summer sessions.
Prior to those roles, Neaves earned his Bachelor of Science in multidisciplinary studies with a concentration in social studies at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Listed twice among “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges,” Neaves became the first recipient for the Student Affairs Lifetime Achievement Award at McMurry University, where he served as student body president and a representative on its board of trustees.
“When William Peace University entered into an agreement with Wolf Creek Apartments this year to provide off-campus housing for our sophomore, junior and senior students, we knew we needed to have an experienced individual to serve as liaison and handle coordination of efforts between the apartments and the university,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Joshua has a strong record of leadership among college students that makes him ideal to be our assistant director of residential life and housing. We are pleased to have him contribute to our new venture.”
“I am excited to have this position with William Peace University where I can actively pursue my passion of student conduct and help college students become successful,” said Neaves. “I look forward to educating students about the choices they make as an adult while ensuring they have a safe and pleasant experience living at Wolf Creek and on the university campus as well.”
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