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  • March 10, 2015 Teacher Network Fair Presented by the Office of Career Services The William Peace University Office of Career Services invites WPU students to attend the Teacher Network Fair held in conjunction with Meredith College. The event is scheduled for March 10, 2015 in Belk Dining Hall on the Meredith College campus from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This is a Career fair for education majors seeking teaching positions; Private and public schools systems from the southeast will be in attendance. Questions? Contact Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services. view Event
  • March 17, 2015 WPU Speaker Series: Howard Mortman of C-SPAN William Peace University welcomes C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman as part of the William Peace University FREE Guest Speaker Series on March 17th at 3:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. Mortman comes to William Peace University as part of the Scripps Howard/AEJMC Social Media Fellowship Program. WPU Associate Professor of Communication, Dr. Lynn Owens, won the competitive fellowship and spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. working with Mortman and his team at C-SPAN this past June. On his visit to WPU, Mortman will also be guest lecturing in Communications courses and working with students one-on-one to review their professional portfolios. During his campus visit, he will discuss the exciting and often tumultuous challenge of covering politics in Washington, D.C., as well as how social media is being used to reach and engage audiences. Members of the WPU Community and local media professionals are invited to attend at no cost.  To reserve your spot, click here. About Howard Mortman Howard Mortman is a member of the executive leadership team for the nation's only public affairs cable TV network, and leads the organization’s million-followers-strong social media efforts.  Mortman worked previously as Public Affairs Directors for New Media Strategies, and as the Communications Director for the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors. He was also a producer for the MSNBC Program “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” About William Peace University: William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and began admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. William Peace University wishes to make all events accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Titles I and II of the ADA of 1990, and Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Reasonable accommodations to fully participate in on-campus events may be made by contacting the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
  • March 17, 2015 Founder's Day Tea & Presentation Celebrating the Founding of Peace Institute in 1857! The William Peace University community is invited to a special Founder's Day presentation and Tea in Main Parlor, featuring Peace College Alumna and William Peace historian, Besty Johnson Shaw '51 '83, with words from WPU's William C. Bennett Chaplain Rev. Dr. R. Lee Carter, and a short presentation by WPU students. Join us for a wonderful discussion about the founding of Peace Institute and our founder William Peace. Enjoy a lovely tea, check out items from our history made possible by Finch Librarian Diane Jensen, and learn more about the history of William Peace University. To register a seat for this FREE event, R.S.V.P. by March 12, 2015 by clicking here. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event

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William Peace University First-Year New Enrollment Up 69 Percent For 2012-2013 School Year

By William Peace University on September 26, 2012 4:29 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Has 310 New Students Entering, 33.5 Percent Of Which Are Male

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that its enrollment figure for the 2012-2013 school year totaled 791 students, an increase of 9 percent from its 725 student enrollment in 2011-2012. This year’s enrollment includes 621 students in the university’s traditional day program and 170 students in the School of Professional Studies, which provides accelerated evening, weekend and online courses to nontraditional students and offers a Bachelor of Science in business administration, a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education, an elementary education licensure only program, a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

A total of 310 new students enrolled in William Peace University, including first-year, transfer and re-entry individuals this fall: 104 of them, or 33.5 percent, are male. This school year marks the first academic year that the university has admitted male students to its day program.

A total of 76 of the 230 first-year students are male, or 33 percent of the class. The female/male distribution remains close to the national average of other universities, most of which are approximately 60 percent female and 40 percent male. The number of students in the 2012-2013 first-year class is 69.1 percent higher than the first-year class of the previous year.

The number of returning students who requested to live on campus in 2012-2013 is 12 percent higher than the previous school year.

There were 4,500 inquiries from juniors interested in attending the university, and demand has been so high that the university added Early Decision Admissions earlier this year.

“It is exciting to see such an increase in our student enrollment at William Peace University this year, as the uptick stands as an indication that our efforts to expand accessibility to our programs is succeeding,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “I am impressed with the turnout of our new male student body being in line with what other coeducational institutions are experiencing, and I look forward to their contributions to our study groups and campus life. It is also great to see that our retention rates and the number of returning students interested in living on campus are rising. All of these factors are strong indicators that our new coeducational model is in line with what our students need and want.  We are on track for an outstanding school year at the university.”

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