Four-Year Baccalaureate University Sponsors Half-Day Knowledge Competition For High School Students Presented By International Affairs Council Of North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it is hosting Academic WorldQuest, an action-packed competition to promote knowledge about geography, international history and world affairs, on campus Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. Presented by the International Affairs Council of North Carolina, and supported by Leigh Wallace Hines, a William Peace University student interning with the group, Academic WorldQuest will involve teams of four high school contestants and one alternate playing 10 rounds of 10 questions each on worldwide affairs, geography and cultures. Answers will be submitted by the teams, not individuals, and teams will have 60 seconds to answer each question. Answer sheets will be collected at the end of each round, and the trophy goes to the team with the highest total points for the 10 rounds.
"We are delighted to hold Academic WorldQuest on our campus in cooperation with the International Affairs Council of North Carolina," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Any effort to expand educational efforts about international affairs for students is a benefit for society at large, especially given today’s global economy, and this event promises to be a fun activity that will help participants learn more about the world around them in the process. I am proud as well that one of our own William Peace University students, Leigh Wallace Hines, is assisting in organizing this major event."
The topics slated to be covered in the competition include U.S. Education: Competing Globally, U.S. Energy Policy, U.S. Economic Competitiveness, the Middle East, Afghanistan/Pakistan, China, NATO, U.N. Millennium Goals: Child Health, Azerbaijan and Current Events.
Entry fee is $25 per team.
For more information about Academic WorldQuest, visit http://www.iacnc.org/events.php?event=19.
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. 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 will begin 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. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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