- 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
William Peace University Names Jashaun Peele
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Award-Winning
Higher Education Professional
RALEIGH, N.C., July 24, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Jashaun Peele as Associate Professor of Mathematics. In his new role, Peele will teach undergraduate, introductory level college mathematics courses, including algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, finite mathematics and introductory statistics. Additionally, Peele will be responsible for serving on campus-wide committees and will work with students outside of class.
Prior to joining William Peace University, Peele, a North Carolina native, taught Developmental Math at College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, and served as a Graduate Assistant and Adjunct Professor at Elizabeth City State University. He was also named Co-Coordinator for the Minority Male Mentoring Program at College of The Albemarle, where he received an Excellence in Teaching award. Peele holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Elizabeth City State University.
“I feel blessed and privileged to be given the opportunity to work here. It feels good to know that I am a part of a growing institution where I can make an impact on the students that I come in contact with,” Peele said. “I am excited about the upcoming school year and this new chapter in my career, and life. I can’t think of a better place to be than Pacer country.”
“We are very excited to welcome Jashaun to the WPU community,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Our students are sure to thrive under his teaching and leadership. We are very lucky to have him.”
“I’m happy that the administration is constantly seeking to expand its curriculum and hire experienced faculty,” said Joshua Walker, William Peace University ’16. “It’s an exciting time to be at WPU.”
Peele is from Garysburg and resides in Raleigh.
The University will be welcoming additional new faculty members for fall of 2014. For more information on that and other University news, click here.
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