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  • 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

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William Peace University Continues Lunch And Learn Series With Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., On Oct. 16

By William Peace University on October 16, 2013 12:04 am

William Peace University Continues Lunch And Learn Series
With Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., On Oct. 16
Professor Emeritus Of History To Discuss How The Work English Women Undertook From 1860-1939 Shaped Their Life Experiences

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the next presentation as part of its 2013-2014 Lunch and Learn Series will feature Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at the university. Hall will present findings from her book Women at Work 1860-1939: How Different Industries Shaped Women’s Experiences on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Parlor building on campus, located at 15 East Peace Street. Hall’s work makes significant contributions to the historical studies of women, labor, economics and society.

Hall examines three different groups of women living in northeast England, including those in coal mining, inshore fishing and agricultural labor communities. Her findings show how the work these groups of women performed fundamentally shaped their overall lives. For example, mining women achieved power in their homes through their meticulous domestic work, fisherwomen contributed to financial decision-making through baiting lines and selling fish, and some single female agricultural laborers enjoyed greater independence through their work as opposed to those with families. In addition, Hall’s work analyzes important distinctions among women with regard to socioeconomic class.

Throughout the academic year, the Lunch and Learn Series will feature both university and visiting faculty, as well as guest researchers, lecturers, and experts from across multiple majors, topics, and industries. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Raleigh community are welcome to attend. Ticket cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and will include a bag lunch for all attendees. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

“We are pleased to welcome back Valerie for our October installation of the Lunch and Learn Series,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Her vast experience teaching and researching women’s history is sure to foster a fascinating presentation and discussion regarding women’s roles in England’s workforce. All of the events in this series are wonderful opportunities to highlight the work and expertise within our university as well as the greater educational community, and we look forward to welcoming those interested onto our campus to join in the discussion.”

“I am excited to return to WPU so that I can present my research findings to the campus community,” said Hall. “There is a rich history of women’s work in England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and it will be a pleasure to share this fascinating topic with others.”

 

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