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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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William Peace University’s Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D., Selected for C-SPAN Externship in Washington, D.C. by National Communication and Journalism Organization

By William Peace University on May 23, 2014 3:09 pm

William Peace University’s Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D., Selected for C-SPAN Externship in Washington, D.C. by National Communication and Journalism Organization
Assoc. Professor & Dept. Chair from Local Four-Year Baccalaureate
Selected for Two-Week Visiting Professor Externship by
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

RALEIGH, N.C., May 23, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication, Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D., has been selected for a two-week visiting professor externship at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C. by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Made possible through a grant from the E.W. Scripps Company, Owens will experience first-hand how media outlets are using social media to deliver and enhance their communications. Additionally, a C-SPAN representative will visit the WPU campus, speak with students and tour facilities. A date for that visit has yet to be determined.

Owens, who has been an Associate Professor at WPU since 2008, has received national and international recognition before having co-authored a research paper titled, “The Evolution of Journalism Skills Required by Top U.S. News Companies,” which won third place at the World Journalism Education Council Conference in 2013. Her other research primarily focuses on newsroom best practices and diversity issues in broadcast news. Before returning to academia, Owens was a reporter at WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C., where her work won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and two Emmy nominations.

“I am so excited to learn from the professionals at C-SPAN,” Owens said. “I know the lessons I learn in Washington I will be able to pass along to my students next semester and in the future.”

“We are so proud of Lynn and her continued accomplishments,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “She embodies everything that we strive to do here at WPU, and we know that this experience will result in her continued education which is sure to make an impact on our students and their education.”

Owens, along with five other educators from across the nation, underwent an extensive application process, and was selected for the externship based on several characteristics, including the value and need of the program and impact of the visit on the applicant’s home campus.

 

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