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  • September 17, 2014 Constitution Day William Peace University is delighted to invite members of the community to our annual Constitution Day! Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a  Federal holiday established in 2004 recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. September 17 marks the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. The law establishing this holiday was created with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. (Note: This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.) More information will be forthcoming regarding special programming from the Office of Student Services and the Director of Student Activities. view Event
  • October 5, 2014 Women's Alumni Softball Game 2014 with a Home Run Derby & Family Cookout William Peace University will host an Alumni Softball Game with Coach Charlie Dobbins on Sunday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m. at WPU's Wachovia Softball Field. 1:00 p.m. - HOME RUN DERBY 2:00 p.m. - BALL GAME Cookout to follow! Green Giants, Peace Pride, and Pacers are all welcome to come home for the Women's Softball Alumni Game! Check out the details on our Facebook page. view Event
  • October 15, 2014 The Importance of Being Earnest William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Amy White. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce, humor and witty dialog have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. TICKETS: $5 students / $10 Alumni, Senior Citizens, Faculty & Staff / $15 Adults SEATING: General Admission Purchase individual tickets online here. Purchase season tickets online here. view Event

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William Peace University Concludes Seventh Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in Conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony

By William Peace University on March 4, 2014 10:43 pm

William Peace University Concludes Seventh Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series
in Conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony
Four-Year Baccalaureate Hosts Music Series Season Finale
with Concert and Reception on March 10

RALEIGH, N.C., March 4, 2014 – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to conclude the 2013-14 Manning Chamber Music Concert Series with a concert and reception on Monday, March 10, 2014. The seventh annual series is in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and is made possible through a gift from Alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning (’58 ’60).

The third and final performance of the season will be held in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., and will feature numbers by William Peace University vocalists, as selected and introduced by Rhiannon Giddens Laffan of the Grammy Award-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. A reception will follow in Main Parlor at 9 p.m.

“This event is always a delight for the community, our students, faculty, staff, and Alumni,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The Manning Series has become an annual tradition here at WPU and we’re thankful for another successful year.”

Tickets for the event are sold out. For more information on other William Peace University arts and events, click here.

 

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