- August 24, 2015 Steven Stone Comedy & Magic Show William Peace University welcomes comedian, hypnotist and magician, Steven Stone to the Kenan Stage as part of Welcome Week! Steven Stone has performed in front of many audiences, creating an entertaining and unforgettable night filled with fun and laughter. Stone's talent in hypnosis was developed early on, and he's been performing in venues around the world ever since. Stone's is perhaps one of the only shows where audience members are offered the best seats in the house...right on the stage! Students, faculty, staff and season ticket holders are invited to attend. Free Admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Student Services for more information. William Peace University wishes to make every event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
- September 11, 2015 Dramatic Irony Club Production William Peace University's student-led Dramatic Irony Club presents opens its season on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Dramatic Irony is a club made up of students interested in theatre and musical theatre. Student-led and performed, these productions are brought to the stage with full production, direction, and leadership by William Peace University students, alongside their advisor Dr. Wade Newhouse. Check back with us when the production title is announced! Free Admission at the door. No reservation required. William Peace University wishes to make every event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
- September 12, 2015 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. To RSVP for an Open House, please click here. Students interested in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Theatre majors can also sign up to audition for the program from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. during Open House. If you are interested in auditioning, be sure to also register for your opportunity by clicking here. view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hosts Annual Softball Event In Support Of The Pretty In Pink Foundation
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will be hosting the 7th Annual Softball Doubleheader game against Meredith College, an independent private women’s college in Raleigh, on Tuesday, March 20 beginning at 2 p.m. Playing in support of the fight against breast cancer, all proceeds donated from the event will go to the Pretty in Pink Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving breast cancer patients with limited or in many cases no health insurance benefits. The doubleheader runs in conjunction with the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association’s (NFPCA) annual StrikeOut Cancer event, where the NFPCA partners with the American Cancer Society® to support women’s cancer research. The event will include two NCAA conference games between student athletes of both campuses, with the first pitch thrown by local breast cancer survivors, as well as on-site dunking booths for students to dunk both Meredith College and William Peace University faculty and staff.
"The annual softball doubleheader is an event that we look forward to each year, as it brings together one of the biggest rivalries on North Carolina college campuses," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D, president of William Peace University. "We cannot think of a better way to support the fight against breast cancer and celebrate the lives of its survivors than an event that gathers people of all ages to enjoy an afternoon of good food, games and collegiate sporting competition."
For more information on the Pretty in Pink Foundation, visit http://bit.ly/S8Qy6.
For more information on the NFPCA, visit http://bit.ly/zxBNIn.
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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