- 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 Michelle L. Day Director of Financial Aid
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hires Financial Administrator
With More Than 25 Years Experience
RALEIGH, N.C., Jan 27, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the hiring of Michelle L. Day as Director of Financial Aid. In this position, Day will be responsible for the overall administration of financial aid programs and will provide leadership and effective management to ensure compliance with all federal, state and institutional financial aid program policies and regulations. Day will also develop policies and procedures that will govern the Office of Financial Aid and will manage the student financial aid and operating budgets.
Day has been a financial administrator since 1987, having worked at the University of Utah, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and most recently Campbell University. Additionally, she served as a Trainer, Consultant, Project Manager, and Product Manager for Ellucian, a company that develops software and provides services for higher education management, where she primarily worked with the North Carolina Community College System.
Day is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA), and outside of her profession, participates in Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, and Girl Scouts.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT., and resides in Cary, N.C. with her husband.
“I am thrilled to be working at such an outstanding university,” Day said. “William Peace prides itself on being a strong advocate for financial aid, and working with students to find an affordable means to get into the classroom. I could not be more proud to be a part of this institution and what it stands for. I look forward to helping the University foster new and innovative ways for our students to enjoy an affordable education.”
“We are very excited to welcome Michelle as Director of Financial Aid,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “She is a proven leader in the financial industry, and has more than 25 years of experience and leadership in higher education and helping students. We believe she will make an immediate, positive impact on our institution.”
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