- 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
- October 18, 2014 Classy Cocktails Alumni Reunion William Peace University will celebrate the Peace College reunion years for the classes of 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984 and 1979 during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2014. Classy Cocktails has become an annual tradition and includes reunion pinnings during a special reception held in Main Parlor. Come back this year to reminisce and make new memories with your classmates. (Note: The Class of 1964 50th Reunion will be held on April 12, 2015 during a special Reunion Tea hosted by the Alumni Board.) Date: Oct. 18, 2014 Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Main Parlor REGISTER HERE view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires Former Faculty Member With 16 Years Of Teaching Experience To Oversee Business/Human Resources/Leadership Program
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the hiring of Carolyn T. Nye, Ph.D., as the university’s business faculty and program coordinator for business/human resources/leadership. Formerly serving on the business faculty of William Peace University from 2000 through 2005 before returning to the campus this year, Dr. Nye will be responsible for teaching marketing and business courses, advising students, supervising student internships, managing and evaluating adjunct professors, and developing the business curriculum. With 16 years of educational experience, Dr. Nye has held business faculty positions at Meredith College in Raleigh, Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., and Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. She has served as assistant controller at Research Planning, Inc. in Columbia, S.C., accountant at Envoy Systems Corp. in Waltham, Mass. and marketing associate at Hewlett Packard in Andover, Mass. as well.
"Having previously served this campus for five years, I can say it is a privilege and a joy to return to William Peace University and assist in its transition into a coeducational institution of higher learning," said Dr. Nye. "I have a broad interest in history, culture, language, marketing and other areas, and this position allows me to incorporate all of those into a single discipline to benefit the students and faculty of the university in the business program."
"Handling the management and staffing of our business/human resources/leadership program is a major responsibility, and I know Carolyn’s history with our university will help her fulfill her duties to the utmost," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "I am pleased that she has returned to help strengthen and improve our program for both our current and incoming students."
Nye earned her Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
She serves on the board of the North Carolina World Trade Association and is a member of the Society of Marketing Advances.
A native of Cambridge, Mass., Nye resides in North Raleigh with her husband and children.
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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