- September 17, 2014 Constitution Day William Peace University is delighted to invite members of the community to our annual Constitution Day! Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a Federal holiday established in 2004 recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. September 17 marks the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. The law establishing this holiday was created with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. (Note: This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.) More information will be forthcoming regarding special programming from the Office of Student Services and the Director of Student Activities. view Event
- October 5, 2014 Women's Alumni Softball Game 2014 with a Home Run Derby & Family Cookout William Peace University will host an Alumni Softball Game with Coach Charlie Dobbins on Sunday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m. at WPU's Wachovia Softball Field. 1:00 p.m. - HOME RUN DERBY 2:00 p.m. - BALL GAME Cookout to follow! Green Giants, Peace Pride, and Pacers are all welcome to come home for the Women's Softball Alumni Game! Check out the details on our Facebook page. view Event
- October 15, 2014 The Importance of Being Earnest William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Amy White. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce, humor and witty dialog have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. TICKETS: $5 students / $10 Alumni, Senior Citizens, Faculty & Staff / $15 Adults SEATING: General Admission Purchase individual tickets online here. Purchase season tickets online here. view Event
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University Names Government Relations Professional With 19 Years Of Experience As Adjunct Faculty Member
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Paula A. Wolf has been named an adjunct faculty member and will teach one of the university’s public policy courses beginning in the fall of 2012. A North Carolina governmental relations professional since 1993, Wolf serves as a contract lobbyist where she represents organizations, most often nonprofits, in front of the N.C. General Assembly as well as the executive branch of state government. As a lobbyist with more than 19 years of experience, she advises clients on public policy, strategy, media and public relations. Wolf is a pioneer in the implementation of grassroots lobbying on the Internet. Some of her clients include the March of Dimes Foundation, Health Care for All NC and Friends of Residents in Long Term Care. Wolf served as the executive director of the NC Child Fatality Task Force and was the chief lobbyist for the Covenant with NC’s Children. She has managed statewide judicial campaigns as well.
“To have an experienced governmental relations professional such as Paula join William Peace University come and teach one of our public policy courses is beneficial to our institution and our students,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “She has developed an extensive career and working knowledge of the public policies that govern our state and our nation, and her background will provide students with a real-world perspective of the law and other essential elements needed for strong and effective government relations.”
“One of the biggest challenges we face as a state and a nation is voter apathy. While some people around the world risk their lives for the opportunity to vote in a free election, Americans seem to take our right to vote for granted,” said Wolf. “I am pleased to motivate students at William Peace University to engage in the democratic process. For our system to work, we all must participate.”
Wolf earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and speech as well as an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in social sciences from Northeast Illinois University in Chicago. These were followed by a doctorate coursework and exams in the sociology of higher education at the University of Chicago.
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s 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. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.