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  • 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

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William Peace University Presents Leadership Speakers Series With Joseph B. Washington, Adam Shepard

By William Peace University on August 20, 2013 12:48 pm

William Peace University Presents Leadership Speakers Series
With
Joseph B. Washington, Adam Shepard
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hosts Its Fall 2013 Speaker Series Presented By Duke Energy Featuring Native North Carolinians As Guests

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that motivational speaker Joseph B. Washington and author Adam Shepard, both native North Carolinians, will serve as its fall 2013 speaker series presenters in Kenan Recital Hall. Presented by Duke Energy, Washington and Shepard’s speeches will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Sept. 16, respectively. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is required in advance.

As president and CEO of The Joseph Washington Group in Atlanta, Washington specializes in helping corporate America, nonprofit organizations, colleges and networking marketing groups to deal with changing environments while maintaining a high level of performance. His presentation titled “7 Steps of Breaking the Spirit of Average” will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 and will address the WPU community and friends. Known across the United States for his passionate style of speaking, Washington is a dynamic motivator, with an ability to empower individuals through challenges and to embrace the future. For more information on his presentation or to register for the event, click here.

Shepard’s novel Scratch Beginnings has been selected as the 2013-2014 summer reading for all incoming first-year students as well as the greater campus community for its alignment with the university’s quality enhancement plan and ethical decision making. His presentation titled “Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25 and the Search for the American Dream,” will be held from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sept 17. Shepard will discuss with attendees his journey of finding a job, saving $2,500, purchasing a vehicle and furnishing an apartment in just one year. Following his presentation, he will host a book signing in Kenan Hall. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

“Each year we look forward to unveiling the upcoming presenters in our annual leadership speaker series, and this year is no different, as we welcome Joseph Washington and Adam Shepard onto our campus to share their insight and expertise with students, faculty, staff and the greater Raleigh community,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Both dynamic speakers are sure to bring excitement to our campus as they discuss their individual journeys, and the knowledge and insights they have learned which attendees can take away to improve and enrich their own paths. These presentations are generously brought to the community by Duke Energy, which we thank for its sponsorship of the events.”

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