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  • 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

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William Peace University Expands Curriculum to Include New Majors and Additional Minor

By William Peace University on March 31, 2014 1:15 pm

William Peace University Expands Curriculum to Include New Majors and Additional Minor
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Launches Anthropology, Global Studies,
Environmental Studies, and Writing Majors, along with Forensics Minor

RALEIGH, N.C., March 31, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it is expanding its curriculum to include majors of Anthropology, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, and Writing, along with a minor in Forensics. The new curriculum was unanimously approved by the University Board of Trustees and faculty, and will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2014. Each major will require a total of 120 credit hours, including 49 hours of liberal education. The Forensics minor will require 19 credit hours, including 13 hours of required curriculum and six hours of electives.

Keeping in line with its mission of preparing students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow, the University chose to broaden its curriculum based on research, the economic demand, and job opportunities available in each of the aforementioned fields. For example, according to results from a recent study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, “today’s employers expect more from their employees: a broader skill set, increased teamwork capabilities, a global perspective, and high-level problem solving abilities.” Additionally, a 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that “written and oral communication skills” were identified by more than 700 employers as the leading skill deficit among graduates.

“William Peace University is proud to announce an expansion in its curriculum,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are always looking to adapt to the job market, and add innovative and creative courses that will prepare our students for a bright and successful future. We believe that each of these major and minor additions will greatly benefit our University and students.”

For more information on the added majors, and minor, click here.

 

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