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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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Peace College Dance Company Presents Spring 2010 Concert

By on March 31, 2010 1:26 pm

The Peace College Dance Company presents its Spring 2010 Concert, featuring pieces choreographed by students, alumnae and company Director Beth Wright.  The concert will run Thursday, April 8, through Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Leggett Theatre.

 

Tickets: $8 general admission; $5 students, seniors and N.C. Dance Alliance members. For information or reservations please contact bwright@peace.edu, (919) 508-2333.

 

The Peace College Dance Company is an ensemble of dancers interested in continuing the pursuit of dance while cultivating their college education.  It is a semi-professional dance company focusing on modern dance and exploring all dance modalities.  A wide range of opportunities enable company members to expand their movement and cultural experiences.  Students perform four to six times per year and have multiple opportunities to work with guest artists as well as develop their own choreography.  Guest artists have included internationally and nationally renowned artists such as Dr. Chuck Davis (African American Dance Ensemble), Christal Brown (Urban Bush Women, Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.), Monique Newton (Philadanco), Michelle Pearson (Liz Lerman Dance Exchange), Kirstie Tice (Cats), Tiffany Rhynard (Rhynard And Dancers), Chrissy Pressley (Urban Gypsies, Gamble/Van Dyke Company), Betsy Ward-Hutchinson (Even Exchange), Joan Nicholas-Walker (NickWalk Dance Project), Susan Quinn, Shara English, 2 Near the Edge (LD Burris, Keval Kaur Khalsa), and Katherine Ferrier.  Masterclasses have included African Dance, Ashtanga Yoga, Jazz, Capoeria, Contact Improvisation, Composition, Belly Dance, and others.

 

 

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