- 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 Completes Latest Campus Construction Project; Officially Opens New Student Services BuildingBy William Peace University on June 12, 2014 5:01 pm
William Peace University Completes Latest Campus Construction Project;
Officially Opens New Student Services Building
Four-Year Baccalaureate Opens New Building in
Center of Campus for Students and Staff
RALEIGH, N.C., June 12, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the official opening of its new Student Services Building, located in the heart of campus at 15 East Peace Street, adjacent to Belk Dining Hall and the Hermann Athletic Center. The building, which expands upon a historic facility that currently houses the school’s boiler room, features spacious, energy-efficient offices for members of the WPU Student Services Department, and a bottom floor that will eventually house a coffee shop and student lounge.
The building’s construction perfectly demonstrates the University’s continuous efforts to expand and renovate campus facilities. This past year, Belk Dining Hall underwent a massive redesign, which included increased seating and dining booths, several flat-panel televisions, and new food stations provided by Sodexo. One year earlier, labs for both Simulation and Game Design and Physics were completely renovated to include state-of-the-art technology and modernizations, and in 2012, the Hermann Athletic Center underwent a dramatic revitalization which included the installations of a newly designed basketball court, auxiliary gym, weight room, and business offices.
“These projects are a direct example of the University’s mission and desire to meet the needs of its current and future students,” said John Cranham, Associate Vice President for Buildings and Grounds at William Peace University. “Everything we do is for our students, and their success is truly our mission. They will be able to enjoy this latest space, along with the others we’ve renovated, for years to come.”
“We could not be more thrilled about the completion of this latest project,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Our students deserve the very best in education and facilities and we continue to provide them with that.”
Construction was completed in about one year, and was performed by Davidson & Jones Construction Company of Raleigh.
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