- March 8, 2014 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. To RSVP for Open House, please click here. view Event
- March 10, 2014 Manning Chamber Music Concert Spring Concert and Reception William Peace University is pleased to present the 7th Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony. The 2013-14 season will feature three concerts this year held on the institution’s campus in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 to establish The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund. The third Manning Concert for the 2013-14 performing arts season will feature concert in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with a reception held immediately following in Main Parlor (9:00 p.m.). For this concert, performances will include numbers by William Peace University vocalists, as selected and introduced by Rhiannon Giddens Laffan of the Grammy Award-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Limited seating is available and tickets are required for the event. Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: Free & Open to the Public. Reservations Required. SORRY, THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT. view Event
- March 11, 2014 Teacher Network Fair Calling all teachers! The William Peace University Office of Career Services invites you to a career fair for alumni and students who are education majors seeking teaching positions. Private and public school systems from the southeast are in attendance. Questions? Contact the Career Center. 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.