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  • 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
  • October 18, 2014 Classy Cocktails Alumni Reunion William Peace University will celebrate the Peace College reunion years for the classes of 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984 and 1979 during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2014. Classy Cocktails has become an annual tradition and includes reunion pinnings during a special reception held in Main Parlor. Come back this year to reminisce and make new memories with your classmates. (Note: The Class of 1964 50th Reunion will be held on April 12, 2015 during a special Reunion Tea hosted by the Alumni Board.) Date: Oct. 18, 2014 Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Main Parlor REGISTER HERE view Event

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William Peace University Sponsors and Hosts CityCamp; Draws More Than a Hundred Government Officials, Entrepreneurs, and Citizens From Across NC

By William Peace University on June 3, 2014 2:24 pm

William Peace University Sponsors and Hosts CityCamp; Draws More Than a Hundred Government Officials, Entrepreneurs, and Citizens From Across NC
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes 150 Participants for
Annual Three-Day Event on Bettering North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C., June 3, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it sponsored and hosted the fifth annual CityCamp event, Friday, May 29, through Sunday, May 31. The non-profit event, which was previously held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State University’s Centennial campus, brings citizens, government officials, and businesses together to openly innovate and improve quality of life in North Carolina through technology.

In all, 150 people, including WPU students, faculty and staff, along with representatives from companies such as Red Hat and Lenovo, participated in workshops, discussions, and a contest that pitted teams against one another with the chance to win $3,000. The winner of the contest, FreeWheeling NC, pitched an app idea that suggested safer bike routes for citizens in North Carolina in an effort to avoid areas with high road traffic.

“Overall, we had a great time and the rooms and buildings were a great fit,” said CityCamp Co-Planner Leo Suarez. “We very much enjoyed having this year’s event at WPU. The closeness of the classrooms and lecture hall was a good environment for people to socialize but easily find a space to break out and work.”

“This was a very exciting opportunity for us,” said Rebecca Leggett, Director of Visitor Services at William Peace University. “We believe in bettering our students and because of this event we’re going to be able to develop some sustainable relationships that could result in internship opportunities for them.”

The event was co-sponsored by Red Hat, MetLife, WRAL TechWire, and R4U. For more information, click here.

 

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