- 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
Board Of Four-Year Baccalaureate University Honors Work Of Two Professors, With Newhouse Receiving A Promotion As Well
RALEIGH, N.C. – The board of trustees of William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Drs. Carol Hiscoe and Wade Newhouse have been granted tenure and that Dr. Newhouse has been named associate professor. Hiscoe has taught in the university’s English department since 1992 as an instructor, visiting assistant professor and associate professor. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NC State University and a Ph.D. in literature from Duke University. Known for her commitment to students, Hiscoe has worked closely with many of them on research projects and presentations for the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). A recipient of the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award twice (2001 and 2011), as well as the Alumnae Distinguished Service Award in 2006, Hiscoe has led the university in its accreditation reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and serves as the chair of the Faculty Advancement Committee.
Newhouse joined the faculty of the university’s English department in 2006, after teaching at Bentley College and Boston University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree from NC State, and a doctorate from Boston University. Newhouse was selected as First-Year Advisor of the Year in 2011. He is a member of the Curriculum Committee as well as a frequent performer in the university’s theatre productions. The author of numerous scholarly articles, Newhouse is working on a book project that intertwines southern literary culture and film theory.
The English department at William Peace University produces the Prism, the university’s literary magazine, which features student contributions.
"On behalf of William Peace University faculty, staff, students and alumni, I congratulate Dr. Hiscoe and Dr. Newhouse on receiving their honors," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Their love of and dedication to this institution is evident to anyone familiar with their work, and our English department has been markedly enriched by their strong participation."
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 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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