- December 7, 2013 Children’s Holiday Story Hour with Santa Here Comes Santa Claus! William Peace University invites you to join us for our 4th Annual Children's Holiday Story Hour with Santa. Listen to two stories read by WPU President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.. Have your pictures taken and get a special present from Santa himself! Enjoy cookies and refreshments in Main Parlor and Carols by the William Peace University Singers. This event is one of the most anticipated family events of the year at WPU. Be sure to register early! Event Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Event Location: Main Parlor Tickets: WE ARE SOLD OUT! COME SEE US NEXT YEAR. view Event
- December 7, 2013 WPU Speaker Series: Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D. The Everything Parents' Guide to Children's Emotional Intelligence William Peace University is delighted to welcome back Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, to William Peace University to present on emotional intelligence in children. Kanoy will discuss her book, "The Everything Parents' Guide to Children's Emotional Intelligence: How to Raise Children Who Are Caring, Resilient, and Emotionally Strong" (from her "Everything" series) and sign copies of her books after the Q&A session. Kanoy notes that a child's emotional intelligence has been shown to be one of the strongest factors in whether or not that child will be successful later in life. A child with high emotional intelligence (EQ) has good self-control, resilience, and empathy--all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying, and successful life. With "The Everything Parent's Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children," you will learn how to help your child: Improve academic achievement and behavior Achieve mindfulness Understand emotions Empathize with others Improve self-confidence Build inner resilience This hands-on guide shows you exactly how to promote core EQ skills in your child and provides you with all you need to help your children achieve their greatest potential. Biography Dr. Korrel Kanoy joined the Peace faculty in 1981. Rising through the ranks, she became Professor of Psychology, and served in several administrative roles, including Dean of Academic Affairs from 2006-2009. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Kanoy provided leadership to the university’s Institutional Research area, helping increase the use of assessment and other data, contributing directly to preparing for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) review for reaccreditation. In addition to her academic ties to Peace, Kanoy was also connected to the institution through her late mother-in-law, Peace College alumna Betsy Fields Kanoy ‘41. Through over 30 years teaching psychology, child development and emotional intelligence, Kanoy maintained an active scholarly life, writing books and articles on parent-child interactions, emotional intelligence, and retention. In 2011, higher-education publisher Jossey-Bass invited her to write a textbook, facilitation guide and student workbook titled The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success – all released in February of 2013. Seeking a new challenge, Kanoy noted the writing, “stretched me in ways that I had not been stretched before.” She also published The Everything Parent’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children in 2013. (All available on Amazon.com.) “Emotional intelligence is the capacity for recognizing how one’s emotions are affecting behaviors and then managing those emotions more effectively to improve outcomes (such as better decision making or more effective communication) which is associated with healthier relationships and more academic or work success,” she explained. In 2008, first-year Peace students were required take a test measuring emotional intelligence. According to longitudinal research Kanoy did, the students with the highest EI scores as first-year students were more likely to graduate four years later, even though they did not have better high-school GPAs or SAT scores than non-graduates. In 2004, Kanoy co-founded, with former Peace professor Dr. Heather Lee, Developmental Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in developing emotional intelligence and leadership skills for individuals working in education, government and non-profit settings. What started as part-time work that she described as interesting and fun became full-time after she retired from Peace in July 2012. Event Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Event Location: Leggett Theatre (Presentation) / Book Signing (Blue Parlor) Tickets: Free, but tickets are required. Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
- December 7, 2013 WPU Singers Christmas Show Featuring the William Peace University Singers William Peace University invites you to the Christmas Show featuring the William Peace University Singers on Dec. 7, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. in Kenan Hall. Join us for a special concert filled with Christmas classics, holiday songs and carols (secular and sacred) from across the decades and from multiple genres. Bring the whole family! Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Note: a 3% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) ONLINE TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE. view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Host Local Foundation’s Movie On Discovering How To Unleash The Potential Of Children With Communications Challenges
William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will host a special viewing of Certain Proof: A Question of Worth, an award-winning documentary produced by Footpath Pictures in cooperation with the local New Voices Foundation, at the Browne-McPherson Performing Arts Center in Kenan Hall Monday, Oct. 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The documentary was written, directed and produced in its entirety in Wake County by filmmakers Ray and Susan Ellis. It portrays how difficult but necessary it is for families and teachers to find ways to unleash the potential of children who cannot speak or use their hands to write by following the struggles of three children with cerebral palsy in public schools over the course of two and a half years. This documentary outlines the goal of the New Voices Foundation, which works to improve educational opportunities for children with severe communication and mobility disabilities. Attending the showing will be Don Stedman, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the New Voices Foundation.
Following the showing, there will be a book signing from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring Dr. Sharon Draper, a two-time Coretta Scott King award-winning children’s author. Draper will discuss and sign copies of her recent novel, Out of My Mind, which chronicles the story of a New Voices-like child, 11-year-old Melody, who is unable to speak or walk. The novel chronicles Melody’s frustrations and successes as she is given the opportunity to communicate.
William Peace University will be hosting students from its education department as well as those from the same programs at Meredith College and NC State University for the event. The public is invited to attend this free event, but reservations for the showing are required. Tickets can be obtained by Wednesday, Oct. 10 through filling out a form at https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/new-voices-documentary-seating-reservations.
“We are honored to be allowed the opportunity to host Certain Proof: A Question of Worth and feature a book signing with Dr. Sharon Draper,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Dr. Stedman, who is a former university dean, founded New Voices with the belief that the educational community can and should be expanding opportunities for everyone to learn wherever possible and supporting those families and children in the process. The powerful stories told here about the challenges and triumphs of these children are moving testaments about the importance of being able to participate in our educational system. We encourage all those interested to attend this event.”
Certain Proof: A Question of Worth has garnered acclaim at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival, Vail Film Festival and other public showings.
For more information on the film, visit http://www.certainproof.com/site.
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 welcomed its first coeducational class 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.