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  • 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

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William Peace University Names Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

By on July 26, 2012 8:24 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Names Director Of Institutional Research As Professor Emeritus After More Than 30 Years Of Higher Education Experience

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., director of institutional research and professor of psychology, has been named professor emeritus, following the unanimous approval of the university’s board of trustees. With more than 30 years of higher education experience, Kanoy has previously served as faculty member, associate dean of academic affairs, dean of academic affairs and chairperson of numerous campus and educational committees. As director of institutional research and professor of psychology, she administers student assessments and evaluates campus data to ensure that William Peace University meets its strategic and educational goals. Kanoy has received numerous university award recognitions, including the Alumnae Distinguished Professor Award, Excellence in Campus Leadership and the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award.

 

One of the highest honors among higher education institutions, the title of professor emeritus is bestowed upon faculty members who have completed a minimum of 15 years of university service and are in service to the university at the time of retirement. Eligible candidates must have an excellent record of teaching, received the ranking of professor and be nominated by the appropriate division chair, in consultation with the vice president for academic affairs as well as the president of the university.

 
"The title of professor emeritus is granted to long-term university educators that have a proven record of providing educational excellence to the students and our campus as a whole," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "It is truly my pleasure to recognize Korrel with this honor, as her more than 30 years of service as an educator, scholar and participant in the community and to our institution are a testament to her unwavering commitment and support of William Peace University. She has touched the lives of countless students and colleagues, and we wish her nothing but continued success in the future."

 

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.

 

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