- 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
William Peace University Announces 2014-2015
Manning Chamber Music Concert Season Schedule
Four-Year Baccalaureate Continues Partnership with
North Carolina Symphony in Eighth Annual Music Series
RALEIGH, N.C., August 25, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Manning Chamber Music Concert Season schedule. The eighth annual series is in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony, and will feature five shows throughout the academic year held on the William Peace University campus.
Performances will include Jazz musician Steve Elmer with Triangle residents and area musicians Robert Cohen and Don Gladstone, Monday, September 8, Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and WPU Visiting Professor Lauren Kennedy on Monday, October 20, and members of the North Carolina Symphony on Monday, November 10, Monday, January 12, and Monday, April 6. All performances are made possible through a gift made by Alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning ’58 ’60 which established The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund.
All Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public; however, registration is required for general admission reserved seating.
“We’re really excited for this year’s lineup,” said Julie Ricciardi, Vice President for Engagement at William Peace University. “Not only are we continuing our fantastic relationship with the North Carolina Symphony, but we’re adding some new pieces into the mix with one of our faculty members performing. It really is must-see entertainment.”
“We’re happy to provide our faculty, staff, students, and Alumni, along with the local community, a series of fun and exciting shows,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “The Manning Series has become a tradition here and it’s something people really enjoy seeing.”
“I love that the University offers us an outlet from school with awesome shows during the week,” said Justin Cornett, William Peace University ’16. “We’re in the middle of downtown, but we don’t even have to leave campus to catch great events.”
For more information on the Manning Chamber Music Series, including details on tickets and registration, click here.
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