- 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
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Presents Screening Of Father Spirit,
A Movie Depicting One Man’s Struggle To Connect With His Terminally Ill Father
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will present as part of its speaker series a screening and discussion of Father Spirit with filmmaker Jonathan Dickinson on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kenan Auditorium, located at 15 E. Peace St. Father Spirit presents the story of Dickinson and his hopeful effort to connect with his terminally ill father as the latter contends the late stages of the brutal, degenerative effects of Huntington’s disease. The screening is made possible through the Betty Lou Fletcher Goodmon Visiting Scholars Fund of William Peace University. Afterward, Dickinson will discuss the film and his story with attendees present. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and must be made by Sunday, Feb. 10. For more information or to reserve a ticket, visit https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/wpu-speaker-series-father-spirit/.
“As a university, we always seek opportunities to find unique arts and entertainment events to share with our students and the local community,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Jonathan Dickinson’s film is a heart-wrenching portrayal of the love and unwavering bond between a father and son that will touch hearts and minds of all who see it. We are proud to host the screening of this film and hope that the community comes out to join in our viewing.”
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 welcomed its first coeducational class 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.