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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
  • October 18, 2014 Classy Cocktails Alumni Reunion William Peace University will celebrate the Peace College reunion years for the classes of 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984 and 1979 during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2014. Classy Cocktails has become an annual tradition and includes reunion pinnings during a special reception held in Main Parlor. Come back this year to reminisce and make new memories with your classmates. (Note: The Class of 1964 50th Reunion will be held on April 12, 2015 during a special Reunion Tea hosted by the Alumni Board.) Date: Oct. 18, 2014 Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Main Parlor REGISTER 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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