- 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
William Peace University Announces New Data That Shows Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate of 97 Percent for 2013 GraduatesBy William Peace University on June 17, 2014 6:27 pm
William Peace University Announces New Data That Shows Employment/Graduate School
Placement Rate of 97 Percent for 2013 Graduates
Four-Year Baccalaureate Reveals New Statistics
Which Indicate Continued Increase in Job and Further Education Placement
RALEIGH, N.C., June 17, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the release of its 2013 University graduate data which revealed an employment/further education placement rate of 97 percent. Data was based on a University questionnaire which was answered by 69 percent of graduates and was collected 12 months following graduation. Statistics of both full-time and part-time employment were included. The statistic of 97 percent is the third highest employment/graduate school placement rate for the University since data began being collected in 2000, and far exceeds the national average of 59% reported in 2011-2012 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Career Services Benchmark Survey.
As part of career preparation, all students participate in the Professional Development Seminar, a series of three classes that focus on career and professional readiness. In these courses, students mock interview with their faculty and with local businesses who volunteer their time, construct a resume, and build a portfolio of their learning to share with potential employers when they are interviewing. The series culminates with an internship requirement that combines education and job experience. In fact, in October 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked William Peace University No. 1 in the country among schools that produced the largest percentage of interns.
“We are very pleased with the results of the survey for the class of 2013,” said Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services at William Peace University. “Nowhere is it more evident that the lessons and skills learned in and out of the classroom here at WPU pay off in the employment market than our annual survey of graduates. Each year, we continue to see a high percentage of graduates in jobs or graduate school and we are very proud of the citizens they have become.”
“Our Alumni, along with our current students, faculty, and staff, continue to amaze us,” said Debra M. Townsley, President of William Peace University. “Data, such as this current report, matches the University’s mission and the goals we set for ourselves as education professionals and as an institution. The success of our students is our primary mission.”
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