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  • August 24, 2015 Steven Stone Comedy & Magic Show Register here. 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. Register here. 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

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Alumna Leaves Largest-Ever Unrestricted Gift to William Peace University

Alumna Leaves Largest-Ever Unrestricted Gift to William Peace University Four-Year Baccalaureate University Receives Bequest in Excess of $1.5 Million Through Estate of Late Elizabeth “Betsy” Moore Ruffin ’53 RALEIGH, N.C., June 30, 2015 – With gratitude, William Peace University, a private four-year …

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William Peace University Launches New Academic Program Geared Toward College Transfer Students and Working Adults

William Peace University Launches New Academic Program Geared Toward College Transfer Students and Working Adults Four-Year Baccalaureate University Now Offering Classes Virtually Around the Clock through New FLEX (FLX) Program RALEIGH, N.C., June 23, 2015 – William Peace University, a …

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Presidential Search Update: June 19, 2015

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni: We are fully engaged in the search for our next president. As Peter Meehan, chair of the Search Committee, has reported earlier, we have retained an executive search firm to aid in the process. They …

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William Peace University Continues Trend of High Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate for Recent Graduates

William Peace University Continues Trend of High Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate for Recent Graduates For Second Consecutive Year, Four-Year Baccalaureate Finds 97 Percent Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate for Graduates RALEIGH, N.C., June 15, 2015 – William Peace University, a private four-year …

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Presidential Search Update

To the Peace Community, We are fully engaged in the search for our next president. As Peter Meehan, chair of the Search Committee, has reported earlier, we have retained an executive search firm to aid in the process. They have received …

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William Peace University Named Among Best Online Colleges in North Carolina by Affordable Colleges Online

William Peace University Named Among Best Online Colleges in North Carolina by Affordable Colleges Online Independent Education Organization Ranks William Peace University in Top 15 of “Best In-State Online Colleges” RALEIGH, N.C., June 3, 2015 – William Peace University, a private …

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Presidential Search Update

Dear Peace Community, Many thanks to those of you who picked up and listened in on our first phone cast. With more than 500 callers on the line we appreciated your time and thoughtful comments which have been passed to …

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William Peace University Honors President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., with Honorary Degree

William Peace University Honors President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., with Honorary Degree Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University Awards Departing President with Honorary Doctorate; Institution Concludes Academic Year with Commencement RALEIGH, N.C., May 11, 2015 – William Peace University, a private four-year university …

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William Peace University’s Julie Ricciardi Named to CASE District III Board and as 2016 Conference Co-Chair

William Peace University’s Julie Ricciardi Named to CASE District III Board and as 2016 Conference Co-Chair April 27, 2015 (Raleigh, NC)—Julie Ricciardi, CFRE, Vice President for William Peace University’s Office of Engagement has been elected to the Council for Advancement …

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William Peace University President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., Honored With NC’s Most Prestigious Award for Significant Achievement and Service

William Peace University President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., Honored With NC’s Most Prestigious Award for Significant Achievement and Service Four-Year Baccalaureate University Announces Presidential Achievement Presented by the Office of the Governor Recognizing Significant Successes and Committed Service RALEIGH, N.C., …

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