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  • September 17, 2014 Constitution Day William Peace University is delighted to invite members of the community to our annual Constitution Day! Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a  Federal holiday established in 2004 recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. September 17 marks the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. The law establishing this holiday was created with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. (Note: This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.) More information will be forthcoming regarding special programming from the Office of Student Services and the Director of Student Activities. view Event
  • 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

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William Peace University Reschedules Screening Of Sundance Award-Winning Documentary “Inequality for All” For Feb. 18

By William Peace University on January 23, 2014 3:09 pm

William Peace University Reschedules Screening
Of Sundance Award Winning Documentary “Inequality for All” For Feb. 18

Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Displays Critically Acclaimed
Documentary & Hosts Discussion On Income Inequality In U.S.

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan 23, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced it has rescheduled a screening of the Sundance award-winning documentary, “Inequality for All,” for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. The film was originally set to appear on January 28, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. It features American economist, professor, author and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, and examines income inequality in the United States, along with a shrinking middle class, and their effect on America’s economy and democracy.

Reich served as Secretary in the Clinton administration, and held offices under former Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. He has also written more than a dozen books, and is a political commentator on popular television programs such as Hardball with Chris Matthews and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

A discussion will be held following the screening and will feature a panel of speakers, including Dr. David McLennan, Dept. Chair of Political Science and Professor of Political Science and Communication at William Peace University, Alexandra Sirota, Director, North Carolina Budget and Tax Center, and MaryBe McMillan, Secretary-Treasurer at the North Carolina State AFL-CIO.

The event is free to the public, and is being held in Kenan Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information (including a detailed schedule), click here.

“At William Peace University, we are always looking to host influential works by figures such as Mr. Reich,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The film and discussion panel are sure to make an impact on our students and will challenge them to think about the issues facing them and our country. We are thankful for the opportunity to host this award-winning documentary and panel of speakers.”

Sponsors of the event include the North Carolina Justice Center, Working Films, AFL-CIO NC State, and United Steel Workers.

 

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