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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. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. 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 Names Marquita D. Brazier As Telecounselor And Event Coordinator

By William Peace University on June 14, 2013 2:50 pm

William Peace University Names Marquita D. Brazier As Telecounselor And Event Coordinator

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Announces Hiring Of Admissions Professional

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Marquita D. Brazier has been hired to serve as the institution’s telecounselor and event coordinator. In her position, Brazier will be responsible for supporting a myriad of campus efforts throughout the year in relation to student recruitment, retention and alumni development – specifically leading outbound calls to prospective students in an effort to collect information, answer questions and follow up on inquiries, applications or deposits. Brazier will also oversee the accuracy of data entry and developing standard operating procedures and training materials for the Telemarketing and Call Center. In addition, Brazier will manage university event planning, including scheduling, planning, coordinating and budgeting for all admissions open houses and prospective student and group visits and tours.

Prior to joining William Peace University, Brazier served as an undergraduate admissions counselor for Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., and an admissions counselor for ITT Technical Institute in Cary, N.C. A member of the National Council of Negro Women – Capital Area Section, Brazier has worked within the realms of higher education for the last six years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communication and broadcasting from UNC Pembroke.

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“We are proud to have Marquita join William Peace University as our telecounselor and event coordinator,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The relationship between prospective students, current students and university alumni and our institution is of the utmost importance in ensuring future success, and Marquita understands exactly how to maintain communication with each of our key stakeholders. I look forward to having her on campus and assisting in our recruitment, retention and alumni development.”

“A career in higher education has opened the door for me to be in the business of helping people and lending a hand in their educational and professional success,” said Brazier. “I am honored to join William Peace University and take the skills and resources I have acquired over the years to assist people in reaching their higher education goals.”

 

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