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  • April 6, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony, with WPU student vocalists from the B.F.A. Program, on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, April 6, 2015 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. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. THE WINTER & SPRING CONCERTS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. Thank you! 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
  • April 7, 2015 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series: Deborah K. Ross William Peace University is delighted to present the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series thanks to a generous grant made by Duke Energy in 2013. The speaker series brings guest speakers and lecturers from across North Carolina to the University's campus each academic year. On April 7, 2015, the campus community welcomes Deborah K. Ross in Main Parlor at 3:30 p.m.., as part of the Duke Energy Series. After serving in the NC House of Representatives for more than 10 years, Deborah K. Ross became General Counsel at Triangle Transit (June 2013). From Jan. 2003-June 2013, she was an attorney with Styers, Kemerait & Mitchell, a Legislator with the NC House of Representatives, and a senior lecturer at Duke Law School. While in service with the NC General Assembly, she was a majority and minority whip and Chair of the Judiciary and Ethics Committees. Ross holds an Honorary Doctorate from William Peace University (2011), a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Brown University, and her Juris Doctorate in International Relations and Affairs from The University of North Carolina School of Law. Admission is Free with WPU ID. view Event
  • April 12, 2015 25th & 50th Reunion Tea & Alumni Mimosa Reception William Peace University welcomes the Peace College Classes of 1964 and 1990 as we celebrate their reunions this spring with a special tea and mimosa reception hosted by the Alumni Board! The Class of 1964 will be inducted into the 50th Reunion Club in celebration of their reunion (est. last year). We are also celebrating the Class of 1990's 25th reunion this year, beginning with this special afternoon celebration. (Another induction ceremony will also be held in the fall for those unable to make it to the spring event.) All Alumni are invited back to campus to help us celebrate and induct the Class of 1964 (50th Reunion was last fall) and the Class of 1990 as they celebrate their 25th reunion during this special reunion tea and Mimosa reception. Later that evening, following the event, will be a concert by the William Peace University Singers. Concert is included in the ticket price for the tea. Guests are also welcome. Tickets: $25 each / $50 per couple Click here to register for the 25th or 50th Reunion event. 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

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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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