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  • 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

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William Peace University To Offer Men’s Sports Starting Fall 2012

By on October 24, 2011 8:53 pm

NCAA Division III University To Introduce Men’s Basketball, Cross Country, Golf Teams For 2012 Academic Year

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the offering of men’s basketball, cross country and golf beginning in fall 2012. A member of the USA South Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the university will begin with three male sports teams and will integrate men’s soccer and baseball in subsequent years.

 

William Peace University currently offers six women’s sports – basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. The addition of the men’s sports will be in conjunction with the university’s transition to admit male students to its day program which also begins fall of 2012. Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009.

 

"Welcoming the male student population into our day, undergraduate educational programs means providing them with all the opportunities that the university has to offer, which includes collegiate sport participation," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D, president of William Peace University. "We look forward to these exciting changes and additions as we make the transition into a fully coeducational campus."

 

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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