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  • August 2, 2014 Alumni Cocktail Party Come celebrate with us! The Office of Engagement invites you to an end-of-summer Alumni Cocktail Party hosted by the Alumni Board. The Peace College / William Peace University alumni event will be held in Main Parlor and Main Patio where we will welcome some of our newest alumni. R.S.V.P. ONLINE BY JULY 28, 2014 - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED view Event
  • September 8, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Steve Elmer Jazz Trio Performs William Peace University kicks off the 2014-15 Manning Music Concert Series with a performance by the Steve Elmer Jazz Trio, live from New York City, on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Hall. The Steve Elmer Trio features Steve Elmer (piano), Don Gladstone (bass), and Bobby Cohen (drums) playing jazz standards and original compositions. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund.  For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. The concerts this year include: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 featuring Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, in a "Broadway Comes to Peace" concert.* Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians, alongside vocalists from the William Peace University Singers and within the Bachelor of Fine Arts major. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
  • September 9, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Proactive Health & Wellness William Peace University welcomes Dr. Josh McMillon from Proactive Health & Wellness in Raleigh, NC for the kick-off Lunch and Learn Series event on September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Josh McMillon has a doctorate from University of Western States in Portland Oregon. His doctorate includes a masters level in nutrition all rolled into his doctorate program. He has also completed additional certifications in functional blood chemistry and nutrition from Apex Energetics and Standard Process seminars.  Proactive Health & Wellness has been part of the community for five years and is committed to giving back to many area nonprofits, helping ensure that the people of our community have opportunities to live well and live long. Tickets: $5 Students/ $10 Adults, lunch is included. REGISTER HERE. view Event

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WPU ranked among nation’s best

By on August 10, 2011 6:41 pm

RALEIGH, NC — William Peace University, previously known as Peace College, was recently ranked among the nation’s best in value-added gains in three of the four categories of the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a nationally-normed assessment of critical thinking and analytical writing.

The class of 2011 finished in the 87th percentile for value-added gains of critiquing an argument and in the 92nd percentile for value-added gains in analytical writing and making an argument. Value-added gains is the amount of improvement between test scores as a first-year student and as a senior. The value-added scores are a reflection of the amount learned by students while at WPU.

"The value-added gains achieved by graduating seniors in critical thinking during their time at Peace is a testament both to our students’ willingness to learn and to the teaching skill of our faculty," WPU professor Korrel Kanoy said. "For Peace to place among the top 10% of schools nationwide in the amount our students progress in their writing and analytical abilities from the first year to the senior year is very exciting."

Seniors also scored at the expected level of gain between their first and fourth years in performance task, the fourth subscale of the CLA.

William Peace University 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. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and began admitting male students to its day program for the first time.

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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