- July 12, 2013 WPU Trip to Cuba Cuba Student/Alumni Trip (7 days): July 12-19, 2013. Tickets: $4,000 per person (includes airfare from Raleigh, NC, trip insurance, costs for meals not covered in tour, taxes and surcharges) Presented by the Office of Academic Affairs. CUBAN ARTS: PAST AND PRESENT Understanding Cuba through Writing, Religion, Music, and Dance PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: * Visit Old Havana’s Call Obispo, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of the Revolution. * Attend Opera de la Calle’s musical performance. * Observe historic architecture during walking tours of Old Havana and Vedado. * Tour the Yoruba Cultural Association with an anthropologist to discover Yoruba culture, religion, and literary traditions. * Discuss Cuban literature with local writers in Cienfuegos. * Spend a day in Trinidad, focusing on its history and literature. * Meet performers at a ballet studio in Old Havana. ITINERARY: FRIDAY, JULY 12 Depart Raleigh for Havana, via Miami. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. This afternoon, hear a talk about Cuba’s current economic, social, political and cultural transition. It provides an overview of the last two decades, showing the main problems in the Cuban socialist model, people’s concerns, and public policies. Gather for a welcome dinner. This evening attend Opera de la Calle’s musical performance. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (LD) SATURDAY, JULY 13 Gather for a talk by Rafael Hernandez about Cuba’s economic transition. Continue on to Old Havana’s Calle Obispo to explore public/private markets, supply and demand, prices, and dual currency during visits to diverse markets (state, private, convertible peso, and subsidized). Have lunch at Santo Angel Restaurant. This afternoon, visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Revolution. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (BL) SUNDAY, JULY 14 Take a walking tour of Old Havana. After lunch, discover Carpentier’s Havana on a walking tour of Vedado that focuses on the author and architecture, observing where tradition and modernity connect. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (BL) MONDAY, JULY 15 Visit the Yoruba Cultural Association. Meet the Association’s president and Ifa priest. See the museum with an anthropologist, followed by a discussion about Yoruba culture, religion and literary traditions. This afternoon, visit a working class neighborhood and interact with a Catholic priest and a leading hip hop musician/grassroots activist. Discuss popular religious beliefs and practices, social and race relations, and popular music (hip hop, rock, reggaeton) as expression of social issues. Continue to an agricultural coop and talk to workers about food production. (BL) TUESDAY, JULY 16 Travel to Cienfuegos. After lunch at Club Cienfuegos, meet with local writers to discuss their work, views about Cuban literature, and current challenges faced in Cuba. Also attend a Choir of Cienfuegos audition. Have dinner at a paladar with UNEAC members. Overnight at Hotel Union. (BLD) WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Spend the day in Trinidad. Visit the city with a special focus on its history and literature. Have lunch at a private home and talk with the owner about how his experience as an entrepreneur. Overnight at Hotel Union. (BL) THURSDAY, JULY 18 Return to Havana. This afternoon, experience Spain’s cultural footprint during a visit to a ballet studio in Old Havana. Meet performers and observe their fusion dance style, which combines Cuban and flamenco influences. This evening, dine at a paladar. Overnight at Hotel Vevado. (BD) FRIDAY, JULY 19 Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Raleigh, via Miami. (B) PROGRAM PRICING: * Tickets: $4,000 per person (includes airfare from Raleigh, NC, trip insurance, costs for meals not covered in tour, taxes and surcharges) THE FINE PRINT: Cost is based on double occupancy. A $200 per person deposit and enrollment form is due upon booking. This deposit is refundable until April 9, 2013 excluding a $100 cancelation fee. Final payments are due no later than April 9, 2013; cancelations received after this date are not refundable. Travel/trip cancelation insurance is strongly recommended. For more information call Travel Insured at 800-243-3174 or visit www.travelinsured.com. Holbrook Travel’s agency number is 15849. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Korczynski at 800-396-0763 or email Michelle here. Questions? Contact JoAnn Clark at 919-508-2291 or by email. Learn more here. view Event
- October 26, 2013 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. Details on times and specific events will be released at a later date. view Event
- November 16, 2013 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. Details on times and specific events will be released at a later date. view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands Athletic Department
With The Addition Of Baseball Coach For The Spring 2014 Team
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Chris Duty has been named the university’s first head baseball coach. In his position, Duty will be responsible for overseeing the recruitment of high school students and junior college baseball players in an effort to build the first baseball team, which will compete in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference. Additionally, he will attend baseball showcases across the state of North Carolina, meet with local community college coaches and develop the home game baseball schedule, which will take effect in the spring of 2014.
Outside of the university, Duty serves as the athletic facility supervisor for the USA Baseball National Training Complex, located in Cary, N.C. He has coached baseball for more than four years and worked as an associate scout with the Baltimore Orioles prior to joining William Peace University.
“One of the most exciting opportunities you can have as a coach is being able to serve on a college campus and build a team from the ground up,” said Duty. “As baseball is a sport that has encompassed my entire life, I value the opportunity the school has given me to work alongside students and develop the talents of young collegiate athletes who will be participating in William Peace University’s baseball program.”
“As with other college campuses, the athletic programs of William Peace University serve as an opportunity to gather our student body in support of our athletes and show unwavering school spirit, so naturally we are elated to expand that feeling to the baseball field,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Chris’ commitment and passion for the sport of baseball and advancing the talent of young athletes is undeniable. He will serve as a wonderful asset to our university, and I look forward to the program he will build over the coming years for William Peace University.”
Duty graduated from NC State University with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management. A graduate of the Major League Baseball Scouting School, Duty serves as a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association.
He resides in Clayton, N.C., with his wife, daughter and twin sons.
William Peace University is offering several other men’s sports for the first time for the 2012-2013 school year, including men’s basketball, cross country and golf. To date, women’s sports offered at William Peace University includes basketball, cross county, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. For more information, visit http://www.gopeacepacers.org/landing/index.