Upcoming Events
  • August 2, 2014 Alumni Cocktail Party Come celebrate with us! The Office of Engagement invites you to an end-of-summer Alumni Cocktail Party hosted by the Alumni Board. The Peace College / William Peace University alumni event will be held in Main Parlor and Main Patio where we will welcome some of our newest alumni. R.S.V.P. ONLINE BY JULY 28, 2014 - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED view Event
  • September 8, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Steve Elmer Jazz Trio Performs William Peace University kicks off the 2014-15 Manning Music Concert Series with a performance by the Steve Elmer Jazz Trio, live from New York City, on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Hall. The Steve Elmer Trio features Steve Elmer (piano), Don Gladstone (bass), and Bobby Cohen (drums) playing jazz standards and original compositions. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 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. The concerts this year include: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 featuring Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, in a "Broadway Comes to Peace" concert.* Monday, Nov. 10, 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. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. 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
  • September 9, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Proactive Health & Wellness William Peace University welcomes Dr. Josh McMillon from Proactive Health & Wellness in Raleigh, NC for the kick-off Lunch and Learn Series event on September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Josh McMillon has a doctorate from University of Western States in Portland Oregon. His doctorate includes a masters level in nutrition all rolled into his doctorate program. He has also completed additional certifications in functional blood chemistry and nutrition from Apex Energetics and Standard Process seminars.  Proactive Health & Wellness has been part of the community for five years and is committed to giving back to many area nonprofits, helping ensure that the people of our community have opportunities to live well and live long. Tickets: $5 Students/ $10 Adults, lunch is included. REGISTER HERE. view Event

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William Peace University Among Best In Nation For Academics According To Latest NSSE Results

By William Peace University on January 13, 2014 7:30 am

William Peace University Named Among Best In Nation
For Academics According To Latest NSSE Results
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University Places In
Top 10% Nationwide For Academics Per National Survey Of Student Engagement

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 13, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has again been named among the best in the nation regarding academics. According to the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), William Peace ranked in the top 10% nationwide for student-faculty interaction, along with higher-order learning, reflective and integrative learning, learning strategies, discussions with diverse others, and supportive environment.

The annual report examines student engagement through surveys at bachelor’s degree-granting colleges and universities across the United States, and helps provide insight and recommended policy change for those institutions. This year, nearly 335,000 students from more than 550 academic institutions participated.

For WPU, the results of the survey are further indication of the University’s commitment to success and competition as a coeducational institution at the national level. In a study released this past October by U.S. News and World Report (Yahoo!), William Peace University ranked No. 1 in the nation regarding its notably high rate of student internships (to view that report, click here).

“We are thrilled to see such positive feedback from our students as we continue to strive for excellence,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We believe that our close interaction with students makes for a positive academic experience, and will greatly benefit them as they make their way into the professional world. We have outstanding professors who truly care about their success, and that’s something that really shines through when studies such as the NSSE are conducted.”

For more information on the National Survey of Student Engagement and this year’s results, click here.

 

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