- 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. (March 29, 2010) – For the fourth-straight year, a Peace College team has won the state championship in the "HR Games," a collegiate competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Peace’s "White Team" defeated a team from UNC-Wilmington in the championship round on Saturday to take the title. A Peace College team has won either first or second place in statewide "HR Games" competition in seven of the last eight years.
Eighteen teams from seven North Carolina universities and colleges took part in the annual competition held this year at N.C. State’s College of Management. The competition features questions selected from the national human resources certification examination posed in matches styled after the game show "Jeopardy!"
For the first time, Peace entered four teams into the competition. Peace’s White Team had to defeat Peace’s Green Team in the semifinals to go up against UNC-Wilmington for the championship.
"I’m very proud of our students and the way they performed," said Kathy Corley, the coach for Peace’s HR Games teams.
Corley said the annual competition offers human resources students an opportunity to bring students and HR professionals together.
"The students receive an invaluable opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals in the business community and showcase their knowledge to these business and HR practitioners," she said.
Peace’s White Team is made up of Lauren Rouse, a senior from Fayetteville majoring in psychology and business administration; Bianca Boles, a junior from Knightdale, N.C., and Angleton, Texas, majoring in human resources and leadership studies; and, Melissa Meek, a senior from Selma, N.C., majoring in business administration.
Peace’s winning team will compete against students from surrounding states in the Southeastern regional competition April 9-11 in Knoxville, Tenn. Winners of the regional competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the SHRM national convention in San Diego in June and a $500 scholarship. Peace last won the regional competition in 2007.
The state competition saw teams from Peace, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, Meredith College, N.C. A&T University and Winston-Salem State University.
Peace’s Green Team is made up of Maureen Friece, a senior from Norwood, Mass., majoring in human resources; Glenna Thornton, a senior from Cary, N.C., triple majoring in human resources, psychology and leadership studies; and, Paulette Culp Williams of Cary, N.C., who graduated in December with a major in human resources.
Other Peace HR Games contestants were Valerie White of Raleigh, Kirsten Jarrell of Hope Mills, N.C., Jessica Jordan of Creedmoor, N.C., Grace Proctor of Mendham, N.J., Melissa Holt of Raleigh and Megan Langlois of Greensboro, N.C.
Peace College is a four-year baccalaureate arts and sciences college that offers a challenging program of study that provides women strong intellectual and personal foundations upon which to build successful and meaningful professional and academic careers. Peace’s educational program consistently earns the college rankings in the top 10 percent in several categories of the National Survey of Student Engagement.