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  • January 12, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 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. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. 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
  • January 16, 2015 Raleigh's Village Idiots William Peace Theatre presents "Raleigh's Village Idiots" January 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Idiots perform short- and long-form improv comedy. Scenes, stories, games and songs are improvised at your suggestion. Exactly what the combination is on any night... Your guess is as good as ours! For more information on the Idiots, visit their website. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE view Event
  • February 5, 2015 The Piano Lesson A Celebrating Black History Month Event William Peace Theatre presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson, directed by Amy White, M.F.A., through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy -- an antique piano. The fourth play of August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle, The Piano Lesson is a stunning and moving drama of family, history, and survival. The William Peace Theatre Company actors selected for the cast include:  DJ Curtis as "Doaker" Jarrett Bennett as "Boy Willie" Josh Walker as "Lymon" Ebony Miles as "Bernice" Maya Bryant as "Maretha" Chris Haskins as "Avery" Demetrius Jackson as "Wining Boy" Breanna Durham as "Grace" Tickets go on sale soon! view Event

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William Peace University Presents Leadership Speakers Series With Joseph B. Washington, Adam Shepard

By William Peace University on August 20, 2013 12:48 pm

William Peace University Presents Leadership Speakers Series
With
Joseph B. Washington, Adam Shepard
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hosts Its Fall 2013 Speaker Series Presented By Duke Energy Featuring Native North Carolinians As Guests

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that motivational speaker Joseph B. Washington and author Adam Shepard, both native North Carolinians, will serve as its fall 2013 speaker series presenters in Kenan Recital Hall. Presented by Duke Energy, Washington and Shepard’s speeches will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Sept. 16, respectively. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is required in advance.

As president and CEO of The Joseph Washington Group in Atlanta, Washington specializes in helping corporate America, nonprofit organizations, colleges and networking marketing groups to deal with changing environments while maintaining a high level of performance. His presentation titled “7 Steps of Breaking the Spirit of Average” will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 and will address the WPU community and friends. Known across the United States for his passionate style of speaking, Washington is a dynamic motivator, with an ability to empower individuals through challenges and to embrace the future. For more information on his presentation or to register for the event, click here.

Shepard’s novel Scratch Beginnings has been selected as the 2013-2014 summer reading for all incoming first-year students as well as the greater campus community for its alignment with the university’s quality enhancement plan and ethical decision making. His presentation titled “Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25 and the Search for the American Dream,” will be held from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sept 17. Shepard will discuss with attendees his journey of finding a job, saving $2,500, purchasing a vehicle and furnishing an apartment in just one year. Following his presentation, he will host a book signing in Kenan Hall. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

“Each year we look forward to unveiling the upcoming presenters in our annual leadership speaker series, and this year is no different, as we welcome Joseph Washington and Adam Shepard onto our campus to share their insight and expertise with students, faculty, staff and the greater Raleigh community,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Both dynamic speakers are sure to bring excitement to our campus as they discuss their individual journeys, and the knowledge and insights they have learned which attendees can take away to improve and enrich their own paths. These presentations are generously brought to the community by Duke Energy, which we thank for its sponsorship of the events.”

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