- 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
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Sponsors Major League Baseball’s Free Contest To Recognize Individual Excellence In Core Softball Skills For Girls
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will sponsor the Aquafina® Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & RunTM Competition for girls on Sunday, April 1 starting at 10 a.m. at the Wachovia Athletic Park, located on campus at 15 E. Peace St. As the official skills competition for Major League Baseball®, this grassroots program for girls ages 7 to 14 provides a free opportunity to participate in an event that recognizes individual excellence in core softball skills. Competitors are divided into four age ranges – 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 – and have the chance to advance to four levels of competition, including Team Championship at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2012 MLBTM All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each group in the local competition, will advance to the Sectional Level of competition.
"As part of our continuing outreach to the local community, William Peace University is honored to sponsor this athletic competition," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "This event will provide the girls with a great, constructive opportunity to hone their athletic skills. We wish all participants the best of luck and invite everyone to come out and cheer for these players."
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For more information on the program, visit http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/kids/mlb_pitch_hit_run.jsp.
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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