- 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. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. 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 Welcomes National Comedian and Alumna Emily Fortune Feimster for Comedy Show and Reception, April 24By William Peace University on March 20, 2014 12:58 pm
William Peace University Welcomes National Comedian and Alumna
Emily Fortune Feimster for Comedy Show and Reception, April 24
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hosts Celebrity And Former
Standout Student For Comedy Event On Campus
RALEIGH, N.C., March 20, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it will host a comedy show by celebrity comedian and Alumna Emily Fortune Feimster on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Kenan Auditorium, located at 15 E.Peace St. Feimster is best known for her work on E! Network’s Chelsea Lately, where she serves as a writer and commentator on celebrity news and gossip. She was also a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and has made several comedic appearances on HBO and Comedy Central.
A 2002 Peace graduate, Summa Cum Laude, Feimster was elected Miss Peace by her fellow students and served as the graduate speaker at Commencement. She also performed in the Peace Theatre Company and was the proud recipient of the 2010 Young Alumni Award. Following her time at WPU, Feimster traveled the world, back-packing through Europe, teaching English and learning Spanish in Seville, Spain. She later moved to Los Angeles, California where she became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood, and wrote for media outlets such as the Creators Syndicate, Netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. She was also a member of the famous Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe and school based in Los Angeles.
Feimster’s comedy show at WPU will feature three separate events, consisting of a private student performance from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., a pre-show public reception from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a public performance from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The performances are Rated-R and are not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.
Tickets cost $18 for adults and $16 for senior citizens, Alumni, faculty and staff. For more details on the show and to purchase tickets, click here.
“William Peace University is proud to welcome back one of its Alumnae,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Emily is remembered for her bright spirit and enthusiasm while attending Peace, and we know those traits will shine through on stage as she entertains our students, faculty and staff, and the public. We are thrilled to welcome her back to her Alma Mater.”
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