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  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster Free Comedy Show The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April and will perform a FREE COMEDY SHOW FOR WPU STUDENTS at 7:00 p.m. on Class Day prior to Late Night Breakfast. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: FREE Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
  • April 24, 2014 Alumni Event: School of Professional Studies An After Hours Gathering in Main Parlor The Office of Engagement invites all William Peace University School of Professional Studies' graduates back for an after hours gathering in Main Parlor, hosted by Alumni Board member and SPS graduate, Maria H. Ewing '12. R.S.V.P. to Engagement@peace.edu by April 20. Or, register online here. EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014 EVENT TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Main Parlor, 1st Floor, Main Building Questions? Contact us at 919.508.2362 or email us here. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster In Concert The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Schedule: Private Student Performance, 7-8 p.m., Kenan Hall Pre-Show Public Reception (for ticket holders to the adult show) 8-9 p.m., 2nd Floor Kenan Hall Public Performance, 9-10 p.m., Kenan Hall Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Senior Citizens / $16 Alumni / $16 Faculty & Staff (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Click Here for Registration & Tickets 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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