April 23, 2019

WPU students traveled to New York City to trace the footsteps of the millions of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island and settled in the New York City area and beyond. Students visited iconic Ne …

April 18, 2019

SEE PICTURES FROM THIS YEAR’S SHOWCASE William Peace University recently hosted its 15th annual #MyWPUShowcase, celebrating its largest attendance in event history. This year’s Showcase featured 221 s …

April 17, 2019

William Peace University is pleased to officially announce a new academic program, Sport and Fitness Studies (SFS), which is set to launch in the fall 2019 semester within the University’s traditional …

April 5, 2019

The administration at William Peace University has been actively investigating allegations of misconduct by an employee. During the fall of 2018, upon receiving details regarding rumors of an employee …

March 21, 2019

Marketing is more than a concentration within a business major. More accurately, it describes a collection of skills that are useful in any career. As a professional discipline, marketing is a vital f …

March 21, 2019

William Peace University Communication students won multiple awards for their exemplary work for the University’s student publication, The Peace Times, at the 2019 North Carolina College Media Associa …

March 20, 2019

“Prove it to Yourself, So Others can Believe.” By Valeska Redmond, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives  Lloyd Thompson ’15 had always played with the idea of going back to school …

March 18, 2019

What is higher education? Well, higher education is considered the last step in formal education. It follows the achievement of a high school diploma and generally involves the completion of a degree. …

March 18, 2019

WPU Musical Theatre students traveled to New York City over spring break for an unforgettable immersive learning experience on Broadway. The student-performers took in Broadway shows, studied in a per …

March 14, 2019

William Peace University signed an articulation agreement with the NC Community College System (NCCCS) and the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) that has opened a channel fo …

March 12, 2019

William Peace University is proud to name Machelle Sanders, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Administration, as its 2019 Commencement Speaker. This year’s Commencement Ceremony will be he …

March 6, 2019

Song Courtesy: p.a.t. junior William Peace University has rescheduled its inaugural Hip Hop and Higher Education Symposium (#HipHopEdWPU) for April 4-5 following Hurricane Florence. The event will foc …

March 5, 2019

Coming home from your first semester at college, you’re likely to be inundated with questions about the experience. Have you made good friends? Have you joined any clubs? Are your classes hard? Then t …

February 28, 2019

WPU proudly attended myFutureNC’s goal announcement event last week, where leaders of the commission issued a call-to-action for the state of North Carolina in regards to education. State leaders and …

February 26, 2019

Sometimes, it seems like the excitement surrounding college applications is sapped by the dread of financial aid. Not only do letters vary in language and structure, but they also determine one’s elig …

February 20, 2019

It’s never too late to earn a degree. A college education is a smart investment — and one that is not bound by age. Today’s colleges and universities recognize an incredible opportunity to educate adu …

February 12, 2019

#WPUPeaceOfMind Blog No. 3: What’s Love Got to Do with It? By Mindy McDowell, Counseling Intern Edited by Sheri Keasler, Student Services Office Manager Valentine’s Day may not be all candy hearts and …

February 8, 2019

The faculty at William Peace University are dedicated and respected scholar-practitioners. They challenge students while pushing themselves and contributing to their fields of expertise. Here’s a quic …

February 4, 2019

For the second year in a row, a select group of students from WPU will embark in a battle of wits as they compete in the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl, hoste …

January 30, 2019

William Peace University welcomes Christopher Born, Ph.D., as Director of Immersive Learning, a role designed as part of the Believe in Peace Strategic Plan to facilitate immersive learning. Dr. Born’ …

January 24, 2019

#WPUPeaceOfMind Blog No. 2: Is it “The FLU?” By Dr. Laura Hardin-Lee, University Physician It is that time of year again. How can you tell when you need to go to the doctor? The flu is typically seen …

January 17, 2019

William Peace University is proud to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with various student service events and a tribute next week. On Monday, programming will consist of a Day of Ser …

January 14, 2019

Last week William Peace University’s Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a launch event with Bird Scooters for students on campus. There will now be multiple hubs, or “nests,” around campus wh …

January 10, 2019

Deja Gainey ’20 made her Washington, DC debut last semester through an internship at the U.S. Department of State. She and her team worked behind the scenes of the State Department and in close contac …

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