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  • May 13, 2016 Alumni Weekend 2016 Bloom Where You Were Planted! Alumni Weekend 2016 May 13-14, 2016 You spoke. We listened! Alumni Weekend is back this spring! Click here for the schedule. PAYMENT OPTIONS All Weekend Pass - $80 (Save $5), includes both Friday and Saturday events. Does NOT include Mimosas & Art due to space restrictions.* Click here. All-Day Saturday Pass - $60 (Save $5), includes all Saturday events. Does NOT include Mimosas & Art due to space restrictions.* Click here. "Orange, Lavender & Figs" Cookbook by Fanny Slater '09 - $12 (Save 46%) Pre-purchase the cookbook for Fanny to sign! Click here. *Mimosas and Art is a separate ticket. To register for all events, click here. To resister for Friday's event only, click here. We need YOUR help to invite classmates to attend. If you would like to nominate yourself or a classmate to serve as a reunion coordinator to work in partnership with the Alumni Board and the Office of Advancement, please contact Abby Coleman, alumni engagement admin, at Abby.Coleman@peace.edu or 919.508.ALUM. Don't forget to share on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) that you're coming home again. Use #AlumniWeekend2016WPU. Nominate a Classmate for an Award! Young Alumni Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. Distinguished Service Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. Distinguished Alumni Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. The Fine Print: Please note cancelations with refunds are only available between Jan. 5 and March 31. There are no refunds after April 1, 2016 due to vendor commitments and beverage, food orders. Events with alcohol are for those age 21+. For questions or concerns, please call 919.508.ALUM. view Event
  • May 13, 2016 Buds-N-Brew A Young Alumni Kickoff Reception to Alumni Weekend 2016! Click HERE to register! William Peace University invites all Young Alumni to Cloud's Brewery in downtown Raleigh for the kick-off to Alumni Weekend 2016. $20 gets you three drinks at the bar and food from 6-8 p.m. Bring your bud. We'll bring the beer. (Don't forget to designate a driver!) Sponsored by WPU's Office of Advancement and the Alumni Board. When     Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Where     Clouds Brewing - 126 North West Street Raleigh, NC 27603 REGISTER NOW. view Event
  • June 22, 2016 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 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

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#PeopleOfPeace: Donald Kent Named Interim Head Coach of Women’s Basketball

Donald Kent has been named the WPU Interim Head Women’s Basketball Coach starting June 1, 2016. The news of Kent’s new role comes after current Athletic Director and Head Coach Kelly Johnson made the decision to step down at the end of the …

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WPU Continues Trend of Award-Winning Online Learning

William Peace University continues to be recognized for its flexible and affordable online learning by various education research organizations. Recently, the University was ranked as one of  the best online schools in North Carolina by Accredited Schools Online. WPU was commended …

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WPU's Betty Witcher, Ph.D is Promoted to Professor

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#PeopleOfPeace: Betty Witcher, Ph.D., Achieves Highest Rank of Professor at WPU

William Peace University is proud to announce that Dr. Betty Witcher has been officially named Professor, the highest faculty rank at WPU which recognizes a member’s exemplary teaching, service, and scholarship/professional development. The Promotion and Tenure Committee, as well as the …

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William Peace University Sends Record Number of Students to national research conference, NCUR

William Peace University is proud to announce it is sending a university record nine students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), an annual event that promotes and displays research projects being performed at the undergraduate level at universities across …

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William Peace University Receives Gift On Founder’s Day To Add To Largest-Ever Unrestricted Gift Made By Alumna

William Peace University announced on March 17, 2016, during its Founder’s Day celebration, it was honored with an additional distribution from the estate of Peace College Alumna and University benefactor, Elizabeth “Betsy” Moore Ruffin ’53, of more than $442,000. The original …

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Alumna Fay Jackson Anderson, Class of 1954, Awarded University’s Highest Honor, William Peace Medallion

William Peace University is proud to announce that Ms. Fay Jackson Anderson ’54 has been awarded the William Peace Medallion, the highest (non-academic) award at William Peace University. The award recognizes an individual who, through a lifetime of support and …

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Kristin Cohen, Ph.D., Named Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

William Peace University is proud to name Kristin Cohen, Ph.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing. Cohen will lead and oversee multiple departments at the University, including Admissions, Communications and Marketing, Telecounseling, Records and Reports, and the Welcome Center. …

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WPU Biology Students & Professors Continue Research of Carcinogen Levels in Local Creek

William Peace University Biology students and professors are involved in important research concerning Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) levels throughout Crabtree Creek in Wake County. “Over the years our students have examined the impact of PCB contamination on the ecology of the Crabtree Creek …

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WPU to Host Largest Open House of Year, Saturday, March 19, 2016

William Peace University is expected to host its largest Open House event of the academic year on Saturday, March 19, 2016. More than 150 prospective students, their friends, and family members are expected to tour campus, meet WPU faculty and …

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#PeopleOfPeace: Justin Johnson, Creating Worlds as a Game Designer and Professor

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#PeopleOfPeace: Justin Johnson, Creating Worlds as a Game Designer and Professor

It’s not just fun and games for Justin Johnson, Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design (SGD) at WPU, who seems to be immersed in a real-life Role Playing Game, or RPG for true gamers. For every talent that Johnson …

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