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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 President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., Discusses Campus Projects and Upcoming Events on TWC News

By William Peace University on February 11, 2014 4:30 pm

William Peace University President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.,
Discusses Campus Projects and Upcoming Events on TWC News
President of Local Four-Year Baccalaureate
Talks Renovations & Campus Updates In Television News Interview

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb 11, 2014 - Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University, appeared on Time Warner Cable News on Feb. 11, 2014 with Morning Anchor Marti Skold to discuss recent renovations and projects on campus, along with upcoming events.

Townsley highlighted recent upgrades made to Belk Dining Hall, which include increased seating and new dining booths, several flat-panel televisions, and new food stations provided by Sodexo. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the renovations will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Townsley also provided updates on construction to the new Student Services building, which is set to open by the end of the year, plus details on FASFA Day (Feb. 22) and upcoming Open House dates.

To see the full interview, click below.

Transcript:

Marti: “Tell us, first of all you’ve had some construction going on.”

Dr. Townsley: “We’ve renovated our dinning hall, Belk dinning hall, so it’s newly renovated. Sodexo is our food service provider, and this year we’ve gone to continuous dinning for students.”

Marti: “We’ve got the video and it’s beautiful because it’s wide open, but the nice thing is with student you know they schedule kind of their own life, so this makes it easier for them to eat whenever they need to eat.”

Dr. Townsley: “It does. They can do five small meals a day or six meals; they can do three big meals a deal; they can work around their athletic schedule or class schedule. It really works out well and the students are loving it.”

Marti: “Tell us about your other big project.”

Dr. Townsley: “We are finishing a new Student Services building. It’s beautiful; right in the center of campus.”

Marti: “I love this time lapse video because it kind of shows it from the beginning, and you are really making some inroads on this.”

Dr. Townsley: “Yes, it should be opening in the next couple of months I think, so we’re very excited about that too.”

Marti: “William Peace is a great place to go. We have students from there that intern with us; great education. Tell us about FASFA day that’s coming up for any students or parents that are thinking, ‘I want to go to William Peace.’ What do you have?”

Dr. Townsley: “On February 22nd, the CFNC, which is the College Foundation of North Carolina, is sponsoring FASFA Day. William Peace University is one of the hosts, so our financial aid staff and admissions staff will be helping families to fill out their FASFA. Also, if anybody wants to apply to William Peace University that day, we are waiving the application fee.”

Marti: “Which is a great thing for moms and dads. I can tell you that from having kids in college. So you also have some open houses, which is a good idea for parents to go along with the student to kind of get a feel for the campus.”

Dr. Townsley: “We have open houses coming up on March 8, March 22, and April 26. It’s a wonderful time for students and families to get a sense and get all of their questions answered. We hold a variety of events. There is a fair with professors so they can talk with professors in the program that they are interested in. We have coaches there and student services depending on what sport, government, or clubs they want to do. Then we break up the students so they can talk to students, and the parents can talk to administrators and staff and everybody can get their questions answered.”

Marti: “Such an important thing you do, and you guys just got number one for internships which is amazing. Here are all the details, as we’ve run out of time. FASFA day coming up on February 22; free application for seniors to get some help; open houses coming up on March 8, 22, and April 26.  Congratulations on all your new changes over there.”

 

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