March 4, 2022

Clay Whitehurst carefully aimed his mouse, lined up his shot on an enemy player, and fired. But in the end, it wasn’t enough. The WPU Valorant team lost to Catawba Valley Community College in their fi …

March 4, 2022

The Coastal Courageous Finish Scholarship is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Donors, like the Coasta …

March 3, 2022

The Peace Times earned the Best of Show for Newspaper award at the North Carolina College Media Conference this weekend. The annual conference is hosted by The North Carolina College Media Association …

Ronnie Laughlin ‘78
February 26, 2022

“It was the best year of my life,” said Ronnie Laughlin ‘78. “Where would I be had I not gone to Peace?” Laughlin, a native of Gibsonville, North Carolina, loves looking back at her time at William Pe …

February 24, 2022

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is raising awareness about Black History Month by hosting and collaborating on several in-person and remote events.  To align with this year’s theme, “Bla …

February 23, 2022

William Peace University softball is set to sponsor the largest collegiate softball tournament in the country this weekend as they will sponsor the 15th Annual Grand Slam Triangle Classic. The tournam …

February 23, 2022

William Peace University will make changes to its mask policy starting next week, following changes by the city of Raleigh and Wake County.  The City of Raleigh and Wake County have both repealed thei …

February 22, 2022

Tommaso Villa ’20 spends his days in Italy designing flight simulations for helicopters.  As a Software Developer at Alten Italia, Villa creates simulations that can save lives. For example, his simul …

February 21, 2022

When Sara Jo Manning ’58 ’60 graduated from what was then called Peace College, she knew she wanted to support her alma mater. She began her commitment with a $5 gift each year. Decades later, Manning …

February 17, 2022

Four WPU seniors went undefeated at the Ethics Bowl Friday, hosted by the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU).  The NCICU Ethics Bowl is an annual competition among 13 indepen …

February 14, 2022

RALEIGH, N.C. — A new partnership between Randolph Health and William Peace University will help more nurses earn their Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN), officials announced today.  Randolph Health, …

February 11, 2022

By: Liz Rieth William Peace University (WPU) is impacted by the courageous generosity of donors each day. Whether it’s a student attending the University with the help of a scholarship or a class lear …

February 8, 2022

WPU’s new esports and gaming lab with high-powered computers and gaming chairs was featured on an ABC11 News story. The lab opened in the fall 2021 semester to coincide with the launch of two new majo …

January 28, 2022

William Peace University Athletics celebrated a successful 2021 despite several challenges due to COVID-19. Sixteen programs competed in Spring 2021 seasons as competition was postponed for fall and w …

January 25, 2022

RALEIGH, N.C. — A new esports and gaming lab with high-powered computers and gaming chairs is now open for students at William Peace University (WPU).  The lab features 10 Alienware Aurora R12 gaming …

January 21, 2022

Due to winter weather conditions, William Peace University is canceling extracurricular activities for Saturday, Jan. 22.  The Women’s Basketball game is postponed. Watch for more at …

January 14, 2022

RALEIGH, NC – William Peace University is excited to announce Kyle Edlhuber as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.Coach Edlhuber joins the Pacers after working as a Minor League Rehab Strength …

January 12, 2022

It is without a doubt that the faculty and staff at William Peace University truly make the WPU experience exemplary. Each day, through their daily work in departments across our campus, WPU employees …

January 12, 2022

RALEIGH, NC – William Peace University athletics is excited to announce Becky Scroger as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach.Coach Scroger joins the Pacers after serving as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at …

January 6, 2022

Melvin Gray Jr. ’16 was determined to be a doctor. In high school, he had taken medical preparatory courses. At William Peace University (WPU), he diligently studied biology. He was set up perfectly f …

January 4, 2022

William Peace University classes resume on Jan. 12, and we are looking forward to seeing our Pacers back on campus. Families should note the following protocols:  Initial Testing for return to campus …

December 8, 2021

Eda Varinca Jones is a nurse at home and at work. Jones, of Fuquay-Varina, is a student in William Peace University’s RN to BSN program. She also works as a nurse at WakeMed Emergency Department in Ap …

December 7, 2021

Devon Umstead Brewer ‘00, Local Sales Manager at Spectrum Reach, supports William Peace University (WPU) currently as a Foundation Board member. Previously on the University Alumni Board, she helped h …

Exercise and Sport Science
December 7, 2021

Getting an Exercise and Sport Science degree (ESS) can provide students interested in athletic performance, physical education, sport psychology, or sports management with the skills and knowledge the …

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