- 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 Plans To Open Two New On-Campus Educational Labs
Four Year Baccalaureate University Reveals Plans For New Science Lab And Simulation And Game Design Lab Set To Open Fall 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the addition of two educational labs, one for its science courses and the other for its simulation and game design major, which are scheduled to open fall 2013. Both labs will be housed in William Peace University’s Pressly Arts and Science Building.
The new science lab will host classes for ecology, botany, histology, biology and physics. A longstanding required course for all students in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in biology, the university’s physics class is designed for students to develop a conceptual understanding of the laws of nature through lectures, demonstrations and discussions. In the new lab, students will have an opportunity to enhance their learning experience on campus through experiments and hands-on interaction with chemicals.
Additionally, William Peace University has expanded its offerings for students in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts in simulation and game design, one of the university’s most recent degree offerings. This lab will facilitate collaboration and learning in art, design, 3D modeling, integrated media and software used to develop video games and simulation training programs. The program itself is two years away from graduating its first class, and it is specifically directed toward meeting the needs of tech savvy students focused on enhancing their virtual prowess and launching a career in industries including homeland security, healthcare education and defense.
“We are proud to announce our new educational labs for science and the simulation and game design major,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Each of our academic departments is fully committed to providing students with comprehensive learning, as we recognize there are occasions when students need to step outside of the traditional classroom format to broaden their knowledge. The new labs will open the door for students to interact with education in a whole new way, and I look forward to watching the changes unfold.”
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