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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 Participate In Raleigh Christmas Parade

By William Peace University on November 15, 2012 4:58 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Joins 2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade
With School Float, Cheerleaders And Peace Singers

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced its participation in the 2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 beginning at 9:40 a.m. and lasting until noon. The university will have a school float riding in this year’s parade alongside university cheerleaders and performances by the Peace Singers. An annual holiday event, the Raleigh Christmas parade will begin on Hillsborough Street near St. Mary’s School, proceed eastward to the State Capitol and conclude on Lenoir Street. The parade is expected to last for approximately two and a half hours and will be televised live over WRAL-TV and UNC-TV. It will rebroadcast on Christmas morning, Tuesday, Dec. 25.

“The Raleigh Christmas Parade has grown to be a holiday staple across the local community, and over the years has evolved into one of the largest Christmas parades between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D. president of William Peace University. “Our students are looking forward to joining in this year’s celebrations and showing our commitment to and love of being part of this great city as we wrap up 2012.”

For more information about the WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade, visit http://grma.org/christmas-parade/.

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 welcomed its first coeducational class 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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