- May 30, 2013 WPU Hosts WCPSS Magnet Schools Scholastic Pursuit Quiz Bowl Join us on Thursday, May 30th for the WCPSS Magnet Schools Scholastic Pursuit Quiz Bowl. William Peace University is proud to host the event for a 19th consecutive year. The Quiz Bowl will feature dozens of local fifth graders who will compete in front of a series of principals, judges & teachers from a number of Wake County magnet elementary schools. The event will offer food and drinks to contestants, and will be held in classrooms across campus. It begins at 7:15 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. view Event
- July 12, 2013 WPU Trip to Cuba Cuba Student/Alumni Trip (7 days): July 12-19, 2013. Tickets: $4,000 per person (includes airfare from Raleigh, NC, trip insurance, costs for meals not covered in tour, taxes and surcharges) Presented by the Office of Academic Affairs. CUBAN ARTS: PAST AND PRESENT Understanding Cuba through Writing, Religion, Music, and Dance PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: * Visit Old Havana’s Call Obispo, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of the Revolution. * Attend Opera de la Calle’s musical performance. * Observe historic architecture during walking tours of Old Havana and Vedado. * Tour the Yoruba Cultural Association with an anthropologist to discover Yoruba culture, religion, and literary traditions. * Discuss Cuban literature with local writers in Cienfuegos. * Spend a day in Trinidad, focusing on its history and literature. * Meet performers at a ballet studio in Old Havana. ITINERARY: FRIDAY, JULY 12 Depart Raleigh for Havana, via Miami. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. This afternoon, hear a talk about Cuba’s current economic, social, political and cultural transition. It provides an overview of the last two decades, showing the main problems in the Cuban socialist model, people’s concerns, and public policies. Gather for a welcome dinner. This evening attend Opera de la Calle’s musical performance. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (LD) SATURDAY, JULY 13 Gather for a talk by Rafael Hernandez about Cuba’s economic transition. Continue on to Old Havana’s Calle Obispo to explore public/private markets, supply and demand, prices, and dual currency during visits to diverse markets (state, private, convertible peso, and subsidized). Have lunch at Santo Angel Restaurant. This afternoon, visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Revolution. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (BL) SUNDAY, JULY 14 Take a walking tour of Old Havana. After lunch, discover Carpentier’s Havana on a walking tour of Vedado that focuses on the author and architecture, observing where tradition and modernity connect. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (BL) MONDAY, JULY 15 Visit the Yoruba Cultural Association. Meet the Association’s president and Ifa priest. See the museum with an anthropologist, followed by a discussion about Yoruba culture, religion and literary traditions. This afternoon, visit a working class neighborhood and interact with a Catholic priest and a leading hip hop musician/grassroots activist. Discuss popular religious beliefs and practices, social and race relations, and popular music (hip hop, rock, reggaeton) as expression of social issues. Continue to an agricultural coop and talk to workers about food production. (BL) TUESDAY, JULY 16 Travel to Cienfuegos. After lunch at Club Cienfuegos, meet with local writers to discuss their work, views about Cuban literature, and current challenges faced in Cuba. Also attend a Choir of Cienfuegos audition. Have dinner at a paladar with UNEAC members. Overnight at Hotel Union. (BLD) WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Spend the day in Trinidad. Visit the city with a special focus on its history and literature. Have lunch at a private home and talk with the owner about how his experience as an entrepreneur. Overnight at Hotel Union. (BL) THURSDAY, JULY 18 Return to Havana. This afternoon, experience Spain’s cultural footprint during a visit to a ballet studio in Old Havana. Meet performers and observe their fusion dance style, which combines Cuban and flamenco influences. This evening, dine at a paladar. Overnight at Hotel Vevado. (BD) FRIDAY, JULY 19 Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Raleigh, via Miami. (B) PROGRAM PRICING: * Tickets: $4,000 per person (includes airfare from Raleigh, NC, trip insurance, costs for meals not covered in tour, taxes and surcharges) THE FINE PRINT: Cost is based on double occupancy. A $200 per person deposit and enrollment form is due upon booking. This deposit is refundable until April 9, 2013 excluding a $100 cancelation fee. Final payments are due no later than April 9, 2013; cancelations received after this date are not refundable. Travel/trip cancelation insurance is strongly recommended. For more information call Travel Insured at 800-243-3174 or visit www.travelinsured.com. Holbrook Travel’s agency number is 15849. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Korczynski at 800-396-0763 or email Michelle here. Questions? Contact JoAnn Clark at 919-508-2291 or by email. Learn more here. view Event
- October 26, 2013 Admissions Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. Details on times and specific events will be released at a later date. view Event
May 3, 2011
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NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall Helps Peace College Kick Off New Program
"The Raleigh Experience" Links Classes and Public Service
Raleigh — Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and the leaders of the NC Center for Women in Public Service joined Peace College President Debra Townsley this morning to announce major changes in the political science and pre-law programs at Peace, with a big emphasis on public service.
The changes include an innovative new curriculum called "The Raleigh Experience," that will connect the classroom to the real world of public policy. In addition, the officials announced that the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service has moved into Peace College, strengthening the College’s commitment to shaping and mentoring North Carolina’s future female leaders.
"Obviously, these are times of huge change in higher education. With exciting new programs like this, it’s clear that Peace College intends to be on the positive side of that change," said Marshall. "The changes in the political science and pre-law curriculum, the move onto campus of the Center for Women in Public Service, and the launch of the Raleigh Experience are all very good news for students at Peace."
Marshall is an honorary Director of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service.
Townsley said, "students are telling us they want degree programs that more directly prepare them for their careers, and we’re listening. The changes we’re announcing today at Peace, which is just across the street from the heart of state government, will help the College prepare the next generation of women for leadership roles in North Carolina."
David McLennan, Chair of Peace’s political science department, said, "our new political science and pre-law programs will be unique. They will be a fully integrated mix of professional experience, academic coursework, and real-life challenges."
McLennan said, "every political science or pre-law major will take a core group of classes that will prepare her for graduate school or a public service career. These courses develop critical thinking, research, and writing skills that public sector employers and law school admission deans say are critical for success."
McLennan explained that the centerpiece of both the political science and pre-law programs will be the Raleigh Experience. "It’s a cooperative learning experience for students that will enhance their resumes and launch their public service careers. Each student will spend a semester cooping full-time in governmental, legal, nonprofit, and political organizations," he said.
The North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide organization whose mission is to prepare women to seek and serve in elected and appointed office in North Carolina.
"We are charting a new course in the history of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service, and this deeper collaboration with Peace College will strengthen our platform to prepare women to serve in appointed and elected offices in North Carolina," said Annette Taylor, Executive Director of the Center.
The Center offers both interactive one-day workshops that equip women with the tools to seek and serve in appointed public office, and runs the Women in Office Institute, an intensive seven day, leadership and campaign training program that prepares women to seek elected office.
"The women of Peace College today are the policymakers of tomorrow. And they are our future generation of leaders," Taylor said. "We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with this excellent institution."
Townsley said the announcement is part of a series of moves the College is making to strengthen its offerings and remain responsive to student needs. "In changing times," she said, "every college and university must make its own decisions and chart its own course. At Peace College, we’ve made the decision that we’re going to spend the months and years ahead growing, expanding, and innovating."
Peace College is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for girls and women from kindergarten to college courses. Peace College became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009 and remains a women’s college for its day program.
Its mission is to prepare students for lifelong learning, meaningful careers, and ethical citizenship. On average, more than 90% of Peace College students are placed in jobs or graduate school upon graduation.
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