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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 Receives Multiple Awards at CASE Conference in Orlando, FL

By William Peace University on February 20, 2014 2:02 pm

William Peace University Receives Multiple Awards at CASE Conference in Orlando, FL
Four-Year Baccalaureate Recognized by Council for Advancement and Support of
Education Southeast District III for Achievements in Writing, Branding, and Graphic Design

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the institution’s campus magazine, The Peace Bulletin, is the winner of two awards at the 2014 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Southeast District III Conference in Orlando, F.L. The publication has been honored with the Grand Award in the category of “Writing – Publications Writing” and the Special Merit Award in the category of “Graphic Design – Editorial Design” for its 2013 summer edition. This marks the second consecutive year the publication has taken home an accolade from the conference after it was awarded the Grand Award in the category of “Graphic Design – Editorial Design” for its 2012 summer edition.

The Bulletin is published twice yearly, and focuses on faculty, students, staff and alumni-based stories as a way to recognize those who play an integral role in promoting the mission and vision of the institution. It is led by Lauren E. Gerber, Editor-In-Chief and Director of Communications and Outreach in the Office of Engagement, and an Advisory Board comprised of faculty, staff, students, Alumni, and community members.

Additionally, the University received the Award of Excellence in the category of “New Brand Identity.” WPU’s new brand identity campaign was led by Justin G. Roy, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Communications/Marketing, and his communications staff, as the University transitioned from Peace College to William Peace University in 2011.

Committed to advancing and supporting educational and professional institutions throughout the Southeast, CASE District III focuses on enhancing the effectiveness of higher education. The organization’s efforts span across education and include alumni relations, fundraising initiatives, internal and external communications, marketing efforts and professional advancement.

“Those of us here at William Peace University are thrilled that our Bulletin has been honored for a second straight year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our Bulletin strives to be the best, and to do that, it takes having a dedicated and talented team and branding from top to bottom. We could not be more proud.”

For more information on CASE and the awards, click here. To view the latest and past issues of the Peace Bulletin, click here.

 

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