- March 10, 2015 Teacher Network Fair Presented by the Office of Career Services The William Peace University Office of Career Services invites WPU students to attend the Teacher Network Fair held in conjunction with Meredith College. The event is scheduled for March 10, 2015 in Belk Dining Hall on the Meredith College campus from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This is a Career fair for education majors seeking teaching positions; Private and public schools systems from the southeast will be in attendance. Questions? Contact Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services. view Event
- March 17, 2015 WPU Speaker Series: Howard Mortman of C-SPAN William Peace University welcomes C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman as part of the William Peace University FREE Guest Speaker Series on March 17th at 3:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. Mortman comes to William Peace University as part of the Scripps Howard/AEJMC Social Media Fellowship Program. WPU Associate Professor of Communication, Dr. Lynn Owens, won the competitive fellowship and spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. working with Mortman and his team at C-SPAN this past June. On his visit to WPU, Mortman will also be guest lecturing in Communications courses and working with students one-on-one to review their professional portfolios. During his campus visit, he will discuss the exciting and often tumultuous challenge of covering politics in Washington, D.C., as well as how social media is being used to reach and engage audiences. Members of the WPU Community and local media professionals are invited to attend at no cost. To reserve your spot, click here. About Howard Mortman Howard Mortman is a member of the executive leadership team for the nation's only public affairs cable TV network, and leads the organization’s million-followers-strong social media efforts. Mortman worked previously as Public Affairs Directors for New Media Strategies, and as the Communications Director for the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors. He was also a producer for the MSNBC Program “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” 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. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, 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 began 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. William Peace University wishes to make all events accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Titles I and II of the ADA of 1990, and Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Reasonable accommodations to fully participate in on-campus events may be made by contacting the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
- March 17, 2015 Founder's Day Tea & Presentation Celebrating the Founding of Peace Institute in 1857! The William Peace University community is invited to a special Founder's Day presentation and Tea in Main Parlor, featuring Peace College Alumna and William Peace historian, Besty Johnson Shaw '51 '83, with words from WPU's William C. Bennett Chaplain Rev. Dr. R. Lee Carter, and a short presentation by WPU students. Join us for a wonderful discussion about the founding of Peace Institute and our founder William Peace. Enjoy a lovely tea, check out items from our history made possible by Finch Librarian Diane Jensen, and learn more about the history of William Peace University. To register a seat for this FREE event, R.S.V.P. by March 12, 2015 by clicking here. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. 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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