- 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 Continues Speaker Series
With Presentation By Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Dec. 7
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Features Professor Emerita Of Psychology
Discussing Children’s Emotional Intelligence
RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 21, 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 Speaker Series will feature Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychology, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Leggett Theatre, located at 15 E. Peace St. Dr. Kanoy will discuss her book, The Everything Parents Guide to Children’s Emotional Intelligence: How to Raise Children Who Are Caring, Resilient, and Emotionally Strong, and she will sign copies afterwards with a Q&A session.
With more than 30 years of educational experience, Kanoy will explore children’s emotional intelligence while providing parents with skills to help their children reach their greatest potential. She notes that a child with high emotional intelligence has good self-control, resilience and empathy – all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying and successful life.
Kanoy joined the university’s faculty in 1981 as a professor of psychology, followed by serving as dean of academic affairs from 2006-2009 and in various administrative roles before retiring. She helped lead the university’s Institutional Research during the 2011-2012 academic year by increasing the use of assessment and other data, which prepared William Peace for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) review for reaccreditation. In addition to teaching psychology, Kanoy co-founded Developmental Associates, LLC, with former William Peace professor Dr. Heather Lee in 2004. Developmental Associates is a consulting firm that specializes in developing emotional intelligence and leadership skills for individuals working in education, government and nonprofit settings.
The discussion is free and open to the public, but registration is required in advance. For more information and to register, click here.
“We are excited to have Dr. Kanoy join us to discuss her book on children’s emotional intelligence,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “With her vast knowledge of psychology and children’s development, and her strong ties to William Peace University, she is sure to be a dynamic speaker that will keep our audience engaged while providing them with the knowledge they need to help their children prosper.”
“I am excited to provide information on children’s development and emotional intelligence and discuss my book with the campus community,” said Kanoy. “Emotional intelligence skill development in children has been shown to improve their academic performance, increase positive behaviors, and decrease negative behaviors. I look forward to sharing my insight on how this success can be attained.”
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