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  • 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 Announces New Degree Program for Registered Nurses; Names Dr. Molly Curry Program Director

By William Peace University on April 8, 2014 1:50 pm

William Peace University Announces New Degree Program
for Registered Nurses; Names Dr. Molly Curry Program Director
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hires DNP, RN, to Lead
Expanded Curriculum (RN to BSN) in School of Professional Studies

RALEIGH, N.C., April 8, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce it is expanding its curriculum to include a Bachelor’s program specifically designed for Registered Nurses with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing. The RN to BSN will be offered online in the School of Professional Studies (SPS), and will be led by Dr. Molly Curry, Director of Health Sciences Programs and Associate Professor at WPU.

With courses beginning in the 2014 fall semester, the program will be among the most affordable and competitive RN to BSN programs in the Triangle. Additionally, graduates will have lifetime access to Career Services at WPU, and the opportunity to work individually with trained advisors who will help them chart the next step in their professional lives. A total of 120 credit hours will be required to earn the B.S in Nursing.

Curry, who has spent nearly 20 years in higher education and the health industry, will be responsible for developing and maintaining the program’s curriculum, accreditation, and overall outcomes, as well as teaching courses, recruiting students, and implementing quality improvement measures.

Before coming to WPU, Curry served as Chair of the BSN program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, and worked for 19 years in nursing education and critical care. She earned an ASN from Wilkes Community College, a BSN from George Mason University, a MSN with a focus in Health Systems Management from Queens University, and a DNP from the University of South Carolina.

“We understand the need to provide our students with up-to-date curriculum in an ever-evolving job market,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We expect the RN to BSN to develop into a flagship program that will help our students land leading roles in the careers of tomorrow.”

“I am thrilled to be a part of the WPU community and helping establish this program,” Curry said. “Nurses are more in-demand than ever and need the skills to lead the transformation of healthcare. We believe WPU can be the launching point for established RNs to further achieve their career and life goals.”

For more information on program admissions and curriculum, click here.

 

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