- 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
April 5, 2011
For Immediate Release
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Peace College Names Ann Denlinger to Lead Growing Education Department
Veteran Schools Leader Becomes Associate Professor and Program Director
Raleigh — Peace College President Debra M. Townsley announced today that the College has appointed veteran North Carolina schools leader Dr. Ann Denlinger as Associate Professor and director of Peace College’s growing Education Department.
Denlinger has served for many years as one of North Carolina’s top education leaders. Until recently, she was President of the Wake Education Partnership. Before that, she served as School Superintendent in Wilson and Durham counties. In 2000, she was the first woman to be named North Carolina Superintendent of the Year.
"We’re thrilled that Peace College will now be home to Dr. Denlinger’s expertise in preparing world-class teachers for our schools. In the field of educating Peace College students to become excellent teachers, Ann Denlinger’s leadership will be of paramount importance," Townsley said.
Townsley noted that higher education is undergoing dramatic change. She said, "Peace College intends to be on the positive side of that change. Every institution makes its own decisions and charts its own path. At Peace College we’ll spend the months and years ahead growing, expanding, and innovating. The needs of our students are changing, and Peace College is changing with them."
Denlinger noted several changes that Peace will implement in its Education Department.
"First," she said, "students tell us they want the option to pursue middle school licensure at Peace, something we don’t offer now. We will begin work right away on bringing them that option.
"Second, we will continue to offer licensure in elementary and special education, but we will reorganize this part of the curriculum to meet the needs of students who tell us they want more flexibility as they prepare for one of several career paths.
"Going forward, students will be able to pursue licensure in Elementary Education — that’s grades K through 6 — or Special Education for the General Curriculum — that’s grades K through 12 — or a program that blends both together.
"Finally, as we add new course offerings and new faculty, we’re going to develop new ways to connect Peace College students with our schools, bringing their academic studies together with real-world experience as educators. We will continue our strong relationship with the Wake County schools as we seek to work with other education partners as well," Denlinger said.
Townsley said the changes in the Education Department were just a few of "many positive steps Peace College plans to take in the months and years ahead. More than 90% of our graduates go directly into careers or advanced degree programs, and we’re not resting on our laurels," she said.
Denlinger earned her associate’s degree from Peace College in 1964 and her master’s and doctorate in educational administration from Campbell University. She has been a classroom teacher and a school principal.
Townsley became the tenth President of Peace on August 2, 2010.
Peace College 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.
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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