- May 30, 2013 WPU Hosts WCPSS Magnet Schools Scholastic Pursuit Quiz Bowl Join us on Thursday, May 30th for the WCPSS Magnet Schools Scholastic Pursuit Quiz Bowl. William Peace University is proud to host the event for a 19th consecutive year. The Quiz Bowl will feature dozens of local fifth graders who will compete in front of a series of principals, judges & teachers from a number of Wake County magnet elementary schools. The event will offer food and drinks to contestants, and will be held in classrooms across campus. It begins at 7:15 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. view Event
- July 12, 2013 WPU Trip to Cuba Cuba Student/Alumni Trip (7 days): July 12-19, 2013. Tickets: $4,000 per person (includes airfare from Raleigh, NC, trip insurance, costs for meals not covered in tour, taxes and surcharges) Presented by the Office of Academic Affairs. CUBAN ARTS: PAST AND PRESENT Understanding Cuba through Writing, Religion, Music, and Dance PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: * Visit Old Havana’s Call Obispo, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of the Revolution. * Attend Opera de la Calle’s musical performance. * Observe historic architecture during walking tours of Old Havana and Vedado. * Tour the Yoruba Cultural Association with an anthropologist to discover Yoruba culture, religion, and literary traditions. * Discuss Cuban literature with local writers in Cienfuegos. * Spend a day in Trinidad, focusing on its history and literature. * Meet performers at a ballet studio in Old Havana. ITINERARY: FRIDAY, JULY 12 Depart Raleigh for Havana, via Miami. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. This afternoon, hear a talk about Cuba’s current economic, social, political and cultural transition. It provides an overview of the last two decades, showing the main problems in the Cuban socialist model, people’s concerns, and public policies. Gather for a welcome dinner. This evening attend Opera de la Calle’s musical performance. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (LD) SATURDAY, JULY 13 Gather for a talk by Rafael Hernandez about Cuba’s economic transition. Continue on to Old Havana’s Calle Obispo to explore public/private markets, supply and demand, prices, and dual currency during visits to diverse markets (state, private, convertible peso, and subsidized). Have lunch at Santo Angel Restaurant. This afternoon, visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Revolution. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (BL) SUNDAY, JULY 14 Take a walking tour of Old Havana. After lunch, discover Carpentier’s Havana on a walking tour of Vedado that focuses on the author and architecture, observing where tradition and modernity connect. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (BL) MONDAY, JULY 15 Visit the Yoruba Cultural Association. Meet the Association’s president and Ifa priest. See the museum with an anthropologist, followed by a discussion about Yoruba culture, religion and literary traditions. This afternoon, visit a working class neighborhood and interact with a Catholic priest and a leading hip hop musician/grassroots activist. Discuss popular religious beliefs and practices, social and race relations, and popular music (hip hop, rock, reggaeton) as expression of social issues. Continue to an agricultural coop and talk to workers about food production. (BL) TUESDAY, JULY 16 Travel to Cienfuegos. After lunch at Club Cienfuegos, meet with local writers to discuss their work, views about Cuban literature, and current challenges faced in Cuba. Also attend a Choir of Cienfuegos audition. Have dinner at a paladar with UNEAC members. Overnight at Hotel Union. (BLD) WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Spend the day in Trinidad. Visit the city with a special focus on its history and literature. Have lunch at a private home and talk with the owner about how his experience as an entrepreneur. Overnight at Hotel Union. (BL) THURSDAY, JULY 18 Return to Havana. This afternoon, experience Spain’s cultural footprint during a visit to a ballet studio in Old Havana. Meet performers and observe their fusion dance style, which combines Cuban and flamenco influences. This evening, dine at a paladar. Overnight at Hotel Vevado. (BD) FRIDAY, JULY 19 Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Raleigh, via Miami. (B) PROGRAM PRICING: * Tickets: $4,000 per person (includes airfare from Raleigh, NC, trip insurance, costs for meals not covered in tour, taxes and surcharges) THE FINE PRINT: Cost is based on double occupancy. A $200 per person deposit and enrollment form is due upon booking. This deposit is refundable until April 9, 2013 excluding a $100 cancelation fee. Final payments are due no later than April 9, 2013; cancelations received after this date are not refundable. Travel/trip cancelation insurance is strongly recommended. For more information call Travel Insured at 800-243-3174 or visit www.travelinsured.com. Holbrook Travel’s agency number is 15849. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Korczynski at 800-396-0763 or email Michelle here. Questions? Contact JoAnn Clark at 919-508-2291 or by email. Learn more here. view Event
- October 26, 2013 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. Details on times and specific events will be released at a later date. 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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