Upcoming Events
  • October 20, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Broadway Comes to Peace William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE "Broadway Comes to Peace" Concert featuring Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, to the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. Carolann is a professional singer, actress and vocal technician/coach. She has been seen all over the United States as Marian in the first national tour of The Music Man and internationally as Maria in the European and Asian tours of West Side Story. She was was thrilled to appear as a soloist with the Naples Philharmonic Pops Orchestra for The Music of Marvin Hamlisch last April and to have had the pleasure of performing the role of Gwen in Bob Clyman’s play The Exceptionals as a part of Florida Repertory Theatre’s Play Lab Series in May. Favorite credits include High Society (Tracy Lord) at TheatreZone, Les Miserables (Cosette) at Flat Rock Playhouse, Beauty and the Beast (Belle) at Artpark,  Sweeney Todd (Johanna) and West Side Story (Maria) at Sacramento Music Circus, A Little Night Music (Anne) at South Coast Repertory,  Encore’s No, No Nanette at New York City Center, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy) at The Cape Playhouse, Urinetown (Hope) at the Geva Theatre, Barnum (Jenny Lind) at Westchester Broadway, and Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel) at the Fulton Theatre. Carolann is an adjunct voice professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and currently splits her time between NYC and SWFL. Lauren is currently a visiting professor of Musical Theatre at William Peace University. As an actress she has a appeared on Broadway as Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot, in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, in Side Show as Daisy Hilton, and in Les Miserables as Fantine. Also, Cinderella at New York City Opera and Off-Broadway she starred in Vanities and Good Ol' Girls. In London: Trevor Nunn's revival of South Pacific as Nellie Forbush at The Royal National Theatre. Lauren starred opposite Val Kilmer in The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. She starred in pre-Broadway production of Lone Star Love with Randy Quaid. Other new works and premieres: Zelda Fitzgerald in Frank Wildhorn's Waiting For The Moon (LENAPE, Barrymore Award Nom. for Best Actress), The Rhythm Club (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Nom. for Best Actress), White Christmas, Breakfast At Tiffany's (St. Louis MUNY), Hot Shoe Shuffle (TUTS), The Trumpet of the Swan (The Kennedy Center) and The Last Five Years (Northlight). She has also done a National Tour in Sunset Boulevard as Betty Schaeffer. Both her new album Here And Now and her debut album Lauren Kennedy Songs Of Jason Robert Brown have both received rave reviews and are available on PS Classics. Lauren is the Artistic Director at Hot Summer Night's At The Kennedy. She is most proud of her daughter Riley. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians, alongside vocalists from the William Peace University Singers and within the Bachelor of Fine Arts major. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. PRE-RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONLY. William Peace University wishes to make this 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 Engagement@peace.edu or 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
  • October 22, 2014 Career Connections William Peace University's Office of Career Services is delighted to offer "Career Connections" -- a series of undergraduate and graduate panels -- designed to connect alumni and community mentors with WPU students. Alumni and community mentors discuss their career paths. The event also connects students with professionals for career information, networking, internship(s) and job leads. Alumni interested in volunteering to sit on a professional panel as a Career Mentor should email Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services. Students interested in attending should sign up with Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services, by sending her an email with your name, student ID#, major and class year. view Event
  • October 23, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Verity Asset Management A Special Event for WPU Faculty & Staff Does your financial future scare you? Halloween may be just around the corner, but you don’t have to let retirement planning give you the creeps! WPU Faculty and Staff are invited to learn all about the University Retirement Plan (403B) from Verity Asset Management October 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. You bring your lunch. We’ll bring the dessert and beverages! WPU FACULTY & STAFF ONLY, REGISTER HERE view Event

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Letter to Students on 2012-2013 Tuition

By on November 29, 2011 10:35 pm

 November 28, 2011

 

Dear Current Student, Parent, and/or Guardian:

 

While most other universities have announced that their tuition next year will increase – in many cases a substantial increase – the William Peace University Board of Trustees has taken the unusual step of reducing the school’s tuition effective fall 2012.

 

This adjustment will make William Peace University one of the most affordable, private schools for tuition in the country. We recognize that students and families are struggling to pay higher education costs, and our primary motive is to do what we can to help students in this down economy afford tuition at a private university and obtain the best education possible despite economic conditions.

 

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved a 2012-13 tuition of $23,700, a substantial tuition reduction of 7.73 percent. If you are a resident, or purchase a meal plan, for your reference in planning your budget, we are estimating that the standard room (double occupancy) charge will not increase over last year and remains flat at $6,186; due to increases in food costs, board will increase by $120 to $2,814.

 

The University will continue to offer qualified students scholarship opportunities for more savings as well. In addition, students may apply for federal and state assistance if desired by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov between January 1, 2012 and our priority date of March 15, 2012. Remember, the William Peace University school code is 002953.

 

This tuition change is one more example of the Board’s commitment to being transparent with you, particularly regarding the challenge of the costs of higher education and the need to keep expenses as low as possible for our students and their families. The William Peace University Board of Trustees is sensitive to these issues, and has worked to streamline operations of the University over the past year as well as to enhance academic and student services as part of overall planned improvements for Peace, along with this reduction.

 

The Trustees, faculty, staff and administrators believe in the value of the Peace degree, and it is evident in our outcomes – more than 90 percent of our graduates find jobs or are accepted into graduate school within a year of graduation.

 

We recognize that this transition may generate questions, which is why we have staff members in our admissions, financial aid and business offices available and ready to address them. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (919) 508-2394 or finaid@peace.edu.

 

Please remember that we at William Peace University are always here to help you and make sure you have a top-quality learning experience. We believe this tuition change reflects the fact that William Peace University offers you the best value in higher education, and we look forward to answering any questions that you have.

 

Sincerely,

 

Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.

President

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