- 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
Raleigh, N.C. – Peace College Director of Athletics Kelly Johnson is pleased to welcome Keith Jenkins to the Pacer staff this week as the new head women’s soccer coach. Jenkins brings significant coaching experience to Peace College and will serve the college well in the coming years. "I am extremely honored and excited to be chosen as the new head coach of the Peace Pacers. I believe this team has tremendous potential for the future, and I look forward to working with the administration and current team members to lay a foundation for success for many years to come," stated Coach Jenkins.
Prior to joining the Peace staff, Jenkins coached high school soccer for the last 16 years and coached the Clayton High School boy’s junior varsity and varsity soccer teams in some capacity over the last 13. During his tenure with the varsity program, the varsity team won five conference championships, four conference tournament championships, and advanced to the NCHSAA 3A or 4A playoffs the last nine years. The 2004 squad was ranked as high as 1st among 3A members. And in 2006 his team ranked as high as 3rd at the 4A state level. During his tenure at Clayton, he oversaw the development of the junior varsity program that also won five conference championships. Coach Jenkins was honored in 2006 by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association as the inaugural assistant coach of the year recognizing the top assistant high school coach in the state.
Jenkins is the current director of coaching education for the Johnston United Soccer Association in Clayton, North Carolina. His role includes developing the coaching education program for JUSA as well as overseeing all travel coaches in the challenge and classic programs. He coached various boys and girls teams in the club including recreation, challenge and classic teams. Currently he coaches the U13 Cougars Challenge girl’s team of which his daughter is a member. Prior to joining JUSA, Jenkins coached with the Triangle Futbol Club.
Coach Jenkins holds several national coaching licenses including the United States Soccer Federation’s (USSF) national "C" license, the USSF national "Youth" license, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) advanced national diploma and the NSCAA goalkeeping I diploma as well as several NSCAA special topics diplomas. Jenkins plans to attend the NSCAA premier diploma residential academy in 2011.
Professionally, Jenkins is a 17-year veteran in municipal parks and recreation. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with emphasis in Sports Management. He has held various positions with the Town of Davidson, Town of Benson, City of Raleigh and currently the Town of Cary where he serves as the athletic facility supervisor at WakeMed Soccer Park. In Jenkins’ position at WakeMed Soccer Park, he has had the unique opportunity to be a co-tournament director for the ACC men’s and women’s soccer tournaments as well as the men’s and women’s NCAA college cups since 2004. Additionally, Coach Jenkins worked with the USSF to host both training and matches for the U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams and with the NCHSAA to host both boys and girls state championships at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Jenkins currently resides in Clayton with his two daughters MacKenzie and Victoria. In his spare time away from work and coaching, he enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his daughters.