- March 12, 2014 The Vagina Monologues William Peace University is delighted to present the student-led production of "The Vagina Monologues." Directed by Emily Giangrande '15, students, faculty and staff will perform monologues in the style of Eve Ensler's original episodic play. Proceeds benefit InterAct of Wake County, a private, nonprofit United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. InterAct also promotes violence-free relationships and communities through collaboration, public information, education, and advocacy. InterAct is the only confidential domestic violence prevention program serving Wake County's twelve municipalities. Tickets at the Door: $3 WPU Students / $5 General Admission Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Main Parlor view Event
- March 22, 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 27, 2014 WPU Singers Spring Show A Spring Fling Concert William Peace University is delighted to announce the William Peace University Singers 3rd Annual Spring Concert in Kenan Hall at 7:30 p.m. The William Peace University Singers are the university's glee club and ambassadors of goodwill in the Triangle Community. Formed in the fall of 2011, the Singers have performed throughout the Triangle and beyond for regional retirement communities, such as Magnolia Glen, Springmore Retirement Community, and Waverly Place. They have mesmerized audiences for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Fifty Group, Wake County’s First Responder’s Breakfast, the Jackie Ammon’s Memorial Tournament, the Durham Bulls, the Raleigh Christmas Parade, the North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball, the Heritage Calendar Gala, A benefit concert for the Byer Family (Oakwood), Winterfest, Treyburn Country Club, LaFayette Village, the Raleigh Rotary Club, the Fourth Annual LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Awards Banquet and more. They have also traveled throughout North Carolina and Virginia to perform at regional churches and organizations. Each year, the Singers perform a variety of music that cover multiple genres and decades. Get your tickets early for this show-stopping event because we always sell out early! Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Registration & Tickets view Event
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.