- December 7, 2013 Children’s Holiday Story Hour with Santa Here Comes Santa Claus! William Peace University invites you to join us for our 4th Annual Children's Holiday Story Hour with Santa. Listen to two stories read by WPU President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.. Have your pictures taken and get a special present from Santa himself! Enjoy cookies and refreshments in Main Parlor and Carols by the William Peace University Singers. This event is one of the most anticipated family events of the year at WPU. Be sure to register early! Event Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Event Location: Main Parlor Tickets: WE ARE SOLD OUT! COME SEE US NEXT YEAR. view Event
- December 7, 2013 WPU Speaker Series: Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D. The Everything Parents' Guide to Children's Emotional Intelligence William Peace University is delighted to welcome back Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, to William Peace University to present on emotional intelligence in children. Kanoy will discuss her book, "The Everything Parents' Guide to Children's Emotional Intelligence: How to Raise Children Who Are Caring, Resilient, and Emotionally Strong" (from her "Everything" series) and sign copies of her books after the Q&A session. Kanoy notes that a child's emotional intelligence has been shown to be one of the strongest factors in whether or not that child will be successful later in life. A child with high emotional intelligence (EQ) has good self-control, resilience, and empathy--all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying, and successful life. With "The Everything Parent's Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children," you will learn how to help your child: Improve academic achievement and behavior Achieve mindfulness Understand emotions Empathize with others Improve self-confidence Build inner resilience This hands-on guide shows you exactly how to promote core EQ skills in your child and provides you with all you need to help your children achieve their greatest potential. Biography Dr. Korrel Kanoy joined the Peace faculty in 1981. Rising through the ranks, she became Professor of Psychology, and served in several administrative roles, including Dean of Academic Affairs from 2006-2009. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Kanoy provided leadership to the university’s Institutional Research area, helping increase the use of assessment and other data, contributing directly to preparing for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) review for reaccreditation. In addition to her academic ties to Peace, Kanoy was also connected to the institution through her late mother-in-law, Peace College alumna Betsy Fields Kanoy ‘41. Through over 30 years teaching psychology, child development and emotional intelligence, Kanoy maintained an active scholarly life, writing books and articles on parent-child interactions, emotional intelligence, and retention. In 2011, higher-education publisher Jossey-Bass invited her to write a textbook, facilitation guide and student workbook titled The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success – all released in February of 2013. Seeking a new challenge, Kanoy noted the writing, “stretched me in ways that I had not been stretched before.” She also published The Everything Parent’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children in 2013. (All available on Amazon.com.) “Emotional intelligence is the capacity for recognizing how one’s emotions are affecting behaviors and then managing those emotions more effectively to improve outcomes (such as better decision making or more effective communication) which is associated with healthier relationships and more academic or work success,” she explained. In 2008, first-year Peace students were required take a test measuring emotional intelligence. According to longitudinal research Kanoy did, the students with the highest EI scores as first-year students were more likely to graduate four years later, even though they did not have better high-school GPAs or SAT scores than non-graduates. In 2004, Kanoy co-founded, with former Peace professor Dr. Heather Lee, Developmental Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in developing emotional intelligence and leadership skills for individuals working in education, government and non-profit settings. What started as part-time work that she described as interesting and fun became full-time after she retired from Peace in July 2012. Event Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Event Location: Leggett Theatre (Presentation) / Book Signing (Blue Parlor) Tickets: Free, but tickets are required. Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
- December 7, 2013 WPU Singers Christmas Show Featuring the William Peace University Singers William Peace University invites you to the Christmas Show featuring the William Peace University Singers on Dec. 7, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. in Kenan Hall. Join us for a special concert filled with Christmas classics, holiday songs and carols (secular and sacred) from across the decades and from multiple genres. Bring the whole family! Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Note: a 3% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) ONLINE TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE. 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.