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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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Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff To Discuss Corruption, Political Reform At William Peace University

By on February 7, 2012 4:08 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Host Talk Featuring Self-Described Notorious Lobbyist Offering His Opinions On What Changes Are Needed In The Political System

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Jack Abramoff, formerly one of the nation’s most powerful and notorious lobbyists, will offer his unique insight into corruption within the government and explain ways to reform the political system in a free public event on campus at Kenan Recital Hall on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Damon Circosta, executive director of the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Voter Education, which will host the event, will lead a discussion with Abramoff that will include audience questions.

 

Once dubbed by Time magazine as "The Man Who Bought Washington," Abramoff rose to become one of the most influential figures in the halls of government before being sentenced in 2006 to six years in federal prison for mail fraud and conspiracy charges. After serving 43 months of his sentence, Abramoff was released from prison in the summer of 2010.

 

In 2011 Abramoff published an autobiographical memoir entitled Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist, uncovering what he describes as America’s broken democracy and examining the drastic corrective measures needed to repair the situation. A book signing will follow the discussion.

 

"I am pleased that the North Carolina Center for Voter Education has chosen William Peace University as the host site for what should be a provocative conversation about corruption in government from someone who has firsthand knowledge of the climate and has learned the error of his ways," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "This promises to be an interesting evening, and I encourage all members of the general public who want to learn more about how the political system works to attend for an insightful discussion with Mr. Abramoff and Mr. Circosta."

 

The NC Center for Voter Education is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to informing and involving citizens so they may fully participate in democracy. For more information, please visit http://www.ncvotered.com.

 

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. 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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