- May 21, 2013 Raleigh Charter High School Strings Concert 2013 Join us Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m. for Raleigh Charter High School's String Ensemble Concert. view Event
- May 30, 2013 WPU Hosts WCPSS Magnet Schools Scholastic Pursuit Quiz Bowl Join us on Thursday, May 30th for the WCPSS Magnet Schools Scholastic Pursuit Quiz Bowl. William Peace University is proud to host the event for a 19th consecutive year. The Quiz Bowl will feature dozens of local fifth graders who will compete in front of a series of principals, judges & teachers from a number of Wake County magnet elementary schools. The event will offer food and drinks to contestants, and will be held in classrooms across campus. It begins at 7:15 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. view Event
- July 12, 2013 WPU Trip to Cuba Cuba Student/Alumni Trip (7 days): July 12-19, 2013. Tickets: $4,000 per person (includes airfare from Raleigh, NC, trip insurance, costs for meals not covered in tour, taxes and surcharges) Presented by the Office of Academic Affairs. CUBAN ARTS: PAST AND PRESENT Understanding Cuba through Writing, Religion, Music, and Dance PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: * Visit Old Havana’s Call Obispo, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of the Revolution. * Attend Opera de la Calle’s musical performance. * Observe historic architecture during walking tours of Old Havana and Vedado. * Tour the Yoruba Cultural Association with an anthropologist to discover Yoruba culture, religion, and literary traditions. * Discuss Cuban literature with local writers in Cienfuegos. * Spend a day in Trinidad, focusing on its history and literature. * Meet performers at a ballet studio in Old Havana. ITINERARY: FRIDAY, JULY 12 Depart Raleigh for Havana, via Miami. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. This afternoon, hear a talk about Cuba’s current economic, social, political and cultural transition. It provides an overview of the last two decades, showing the main problems in the Cuban socialist model, people’s concerns, and public policies. Gather for a welcome dinner. This evening attend Opera de la Calle’s musical performance. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (LD) SATURDAY, JULY 13 Gather for a talk by Rafael Hernandez about Cuba’s economic transition. Continue on to Old Havana’s Calle Obispo to explore public/private markets, supply and demand, prices, and dual currency during visits to diverse markets (state, private, convertible peso, and subsidized). Have lunch at Santo Angel Restaurant. This afternoon, visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Revolution. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (BL) SUNDAY, JULY 14 Take a walking tour of Old Havana. After lunch, discover Carpentier’s Havana on a walking tour of Vedado that focuses on the author and architecture, observing where tradition and modernity connect. Overnight at Hotel Vedado. (BL) MONDAY, JULY 15 Visit the Yoruba Cultural Association. Meet the Association’s president and Ifa priest. See the museum with an anthropologist, followed by a discussion about Yoruba culture, religion and literary traditions. This afternoon, visit a working class neighborhood and interact with a Catholic priest and a leading hip hop musician/grassroots activist. Discuss popular religious beliefs and practices, social and race relations, and popular music (hip hop, rock, reggaeton) as expression of social issues. Continue to an agricultural coop and talk to workers about food production. (BL) TUESDAY, JULY 16 Travel to Cienfuegos. After lunch at Club Cienfuegos, meet with local writers to discuss their work, views about Cuban literature, and current challenges faced in Cuba. Also attend a Choir of Cienfuegos audition. Have dinner at a paladar with UNEAC members. Overnight at Hotel Union. (BLD) WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Spend the day in Trinidad. Visit the city with a special focus on its history and literature. Have lunch at a private home and talk with the owner about how his experience as an entrepreneur. Overnight at Hotel Union. (BL) THURSDAY, JULY 18 Return to Havana. This afternoon, experience Spain’s cultural footprint during a visit to a ballet studio in Old Havana. Meet performers and observe their fusion dance style, which combines Cuban and flamenco influences. This evening, dine at a paladar. Overnight at Hotel Vevado. (BD) FRIDAY, JULY 19 Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Raleigh, via Miami. (B) PROGRAM PRICING: * Tickets: $4,000 per person (includes airfare from Raleigh, NC, trip insurance, costs for meals not covered in tour, taxes and surcharges) THE FINE PRINT: Cost is based on double occupancy. A $200 per person deposit and enrollment form is due upon booking. This deposit is refundable until April 9, 2013 excluding a $100 cancelation fee. Final payments are due no later than April 9, 2013; cancelations received after this date are not refundable. Travel/trip cancelation insurance is strongly recommended. For more information call Travel Insured at 800-243-3174 or visit www.travelinsured.com. Holbrook Travel’s agency number is 15849. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Korczynski at 800-396-0763 or email Michelle here. Questions? Contact JoAnn Clark at 919-508-2291 or by email. Learn more here. view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Renovate Hermann Athletic Center, Expand Space In Student Center, Relocate Bookstore And President’s House
RALEIGH, N.C. – On Jan. 19, 2012, the Board of Trustees of William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, approved a multiyear plan of significant campus improvements, including the athletic center, student center, bookstore and President’s House.
The Hermann Athletic Center, built in 1963 with a gift from Grover M. Hermann and family, will be the first building upgraded and will include a fitness center, weight rooms, home and visiting locker rooms for both female and male athletes, a field house for spring training and intramural space, a training room, offices, and a dance/aerobics studio. These changes will accommodate the university’s students and expansion of three men’s sports teams beginning in the fall of 2012. Presently, William Peace University participates in NCAA Division III in the USA South Athletic Conference in six women’s sports.
For the student center, the bookstore will relocate from Belk Hall to allow for more meeting and recreational space. Renovations there will include an updated dining hall, coffee shop, student game and lounge space, and student government offices. The bookstore will move to the current location of the maintenance offices, which will be remodeled to ensure that students have access to the supplies and books that they need. The maintenance offices will in turn be relocated to a building on the back campus.
The Trustees have voted to bring the President’s House, which is currently located near North Hills, back to downtown Raleigh, in an effort to increase meeting and entertainment space for students, faculty, staff, alumnae and community members. The President’s House has served the university well in its location near North Hills since it was established in 1979. However, the Trustees believe a downtown Raleigh location will better serve these needs over the long run.
Additional long-term planned improvements by the university include investments in energy-saving devices, its website and other information technology initiatives that will produce considerable cost savings in operations in the future. Execution of this plan will begin in Spring 2012 and is expected to take several years.
"The Board of Trustees believes these investments are wise ones for the university to make to stay competitive and remain a top school of choice for students interested in an affordable, quality post-secondary education, and I concur with their decisions," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "The upgrades will offer great advantages and convenience that our faculty, staff, alumnae and visitors will appreciate as well, and we look forward to seeing these improvements once they are finished and ready to be enjoyed."
The total estimated cost for the improvements is $6 million, which includes all planned upcoming renovations on campus.
Money for the improvements came from donations, the William Peace University capital campaign and external financing. Gifts from alumnae and friends of the university are supporting the projects as well.
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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