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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. 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 Opens Renovated Hermann Athletic Center On Sept. 20

By William Peace University on September 26, 2012 4:55 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Opens Recently Renovated Athletic Center And Expands Fitness Programs With CrossFit Training

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that its Hermann Athletic Center, which was recently renovated, opened its doors on Thursday, Sept. 20. The Hermann Athletic Center, built in 1963 with a gift from Grover M. Hermann and family, marked the first building upgraded through the university’s campus improvement initiative. The facility includes the gym featuring a new floor, a fitness center, weight rooms, home and visiting locker rooms for both female and male athletes, a field house for spring training and intramural space, a training room and athletic offices. The athletic center was designed to meet the needs of intramural sports participants as well as athletes who compete for William Peace University in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference.

Along with the standard training and fitness equipment, the university now offers the CrossFit program to students, faculty and staff. A fitness program that has swept the United States, CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for police academies, tactical operation teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and countless elite and professional athletes nationwide. Led by Kevin Daniels, assistant director of athletics and head volleyball coach, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it suitable to all committed individuals regardless of their experience in exercising.

“We could not be more excited to have opened the doors of the Hermann Athletic Center,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The expanded facility offers more programming and activities for our students, including the popular addition of intramural sports. Just as we are approaching and assessing a number of our campus facilities, it is important that we keep our athletic center up to date and aligned with the needs of today’s student body.”

“For nearly all universities, the athletic center serves as a gathering place for students to congregate, work out, train and cheer on our student athletes,” said Daniels. “More than any other generation before, today’s students have a keen understanding of the value that comes from a healthy diet and exercise regiment. The renovated athletic center, along with training programs like CrossFit, will assist our athletic department in ensuring that students are fully equipped with the tools needed to fully execute and customize their training while on campus.”

ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.

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