- March 12, 2014 The Vagina Monologues William Peace University is delighted to present the student-led production of "The Vagina Monologues." Directed by Emily Giangrande '15, students, faculty and staff will perform monologues in the style of Eve Ensler's original episodic play. Proceeds benefit InterAct of Wake County, a private, nonprofit United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. InterAct also promotes violence-free relationships and communities through collaboration, public information, education, and advocacy. InterAct is the only confidential domestic violence prevention program serving Wake County's twelve municipalities. Tickets at the Door: $3 WPU Students / $5 General Admission Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Main Parlor view Event
- March 22, 2014 Admissions Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. To RSVP for Open House, please click here. view Event
- March 27, 2014 WPU Singers Spring Show A Spring Fling Concert William Peace University is delighted to announce the William Peace University Singers 3rd Annual Spring Concert in Kenan Hall at 7:30 p.m. The William Peace University Singers are the university's glee club and ambassadors of goodwill in the Triangle Community. Formed in the fall of 2011, the Singers have performed throughout the Triangle and beyond for regional retirement communities, such as Magnolia Glen, Springmore Retirement Community, and Waverly Place. They have mesmerized audiences for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Fifty Group, Wake County’s First Responder’s Breakfast, the Jackie Ammon’s Memorial Tournament, the Durham Bulls, the Raleigh Christmas Parade, the North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball, the Heritage Calendar Gala, A benefit concert for the Byer Family (Oakwood), Winterfest, Treyburn Country Club, LaFayette Village, the Raleigh Rotary Club, the Fourth Annual LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Awards Banquet and more. They have also traveled throughout North Carolina and Virginia to perform at regional churches and organizations. Each year, the Singers perform a variety of music that cover multiple genres and decades. Get your tickets early for this show-stopping event because we always sell out early! Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Registration & Tickets view Event
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.”