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  • 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

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William Peace University Singers To Perform At Wake County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony May 16

By on May 14, 2012 6:25 pm

Chorus At Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Sing With Christian Music Artist John Angotti At Annual Event Honoring The Memories Of Wake County’s Fallen Officers 

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the Peace Singers will be performing with Christian music artist John Angotti as part of the third annual Wake County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. outside the Progress Energy Center at 2 E. South St. A small group of the 18-member vocal ensemble of university students will perform Kirk Franklin’s "My Life Is In Your Hands," "Thanks and Praise," and "Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace" at the event, which honors the sacrifice of Wake County’s 19 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in the county over the years. Raleigh Police Chief Harry Dolan invited the Peace Singers to participate in the event. This marks the first time the Peace Singers have appeared at the ceremony.

 

Each May during National Police Week, which occurs each year during the week in which May 15 falls, the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. National Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers. The week is marked by a series of commemorative events in Washington, D.C., where law enforcement officers from all over the nation gather to remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The local ceremony is planned by representatives from the Raleigh Police Department, Wake County Sheriff’s Office, Cary Police Department, Morrisville Police Department, Wake Forest Police Department and the State Highway Patrol.

 
"William Peace University is humbled to participate in this ceremony to remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our protection," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "The Peace Singers will be representing our love and commitment to the community through their talents in this ceremony. We thank Chief Dolan for offering us to contribute to this important event."

 

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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