- 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
William Peace University Student Body Names 2014 Mister and Miss Peace
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Announces Honors for
Seniors Christian Gray and Hannah Murphy ahead of 2014 Commencement
RALEIGH, N.C., May 2, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce seniors Christian Gray and Hannah Murphy as 2014 Mister and Miss Peace. The honors, which are voted on by the entire student body, are the highest tributes paid to individuals at William Peace University. The nomination is based on a student’s excellent academic qualities, community service and leadership.
Following the University’s transition to a full-time co-educational institution in 2012, Gray, a Fayetteville native, was one of the first young men to enroll in the University’s traditional program and is the first-ever Mister Peace. He was also one of the first male Resident Assistants during his first year and played for the WPU Men’s Basketball team as a guard, while also serving as one of the team’s first captains. Additionally, Gray led efforts to establish a new “emerging leaders” program at WPU, along with an outreach program called D.I.V.E.R.S.E (Dedicated Individuals who Value Education, Relationships, Success, and Effort). He is set to graduate with a B.S. in Psychology.
Murphy, a native of the Raleigh-area, has also left a lasting impact on the University. She was elected the 2014 Student Commencement Speaker and is a member of the William Peace Theatre Company, having acted in multiple productions, including: These Shining Lives, Circle Mirror Transformation, Godspell, Into the Woods, Spring Awakening and No Exit. Murphy is a member of several national honor societies, including: Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Chi, and Sigma Tau Delta. A consistent Dean’s Scholar, she is also the recipient of several University Awards: the Mary Pate Currie Humanities Award, the Penney English Award and the Mary P. Schwertman English Honors Award. Murphy is set to graduate with two B.A. degrees in English and Theatre.
“We are very proud of Christian and Hannah,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “They are wonderful students, like all of the other young people we have here at WPU. We hate to see them go, but we know they will make a lasting impact in the outside world, just as they have done at Peace.”
The University will hold its 2014 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. For more details on the ceremony, click here.
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