January 4, 2019

A new year means new statistics. WPU proudly reports that 98% of its 2017 graduates have either gained employment or continued their education – this marks the second year in a row the University has …

December 20, 2018

William Peace University is proud to announce two of its students have been awarded scholarships from the Dereck Whittenburg Foundation (DW Foundation), a local nonprofit that aims to provide financia …

December 18, 2018

#WPUPeaceOfMind Blog No. 1: When the Holidays Are Not So Happy By Kelsey Garner, LPCA, NCC, Assistant Director of Counseling & Disability Services Edited by Sheri Keasler, Student Services Office …

December 14, 2018

William Peace University is proud to announce its spring and summer 2018 Dean’s List recipients. These hardworking students have achieved one of three levels, depending on certain criteria: Dean’s Lis …

December 13, 2018

Dr. Brian C. Ralph, President of William Peace University issued the following statement regarding the University’s sale of Seaboard Station to developer PN Hoffman: “Great things are happening here a …

December 3, 2018

WPU is issuing an all clear and Raleigh Police has determined there is no threat to campus. The University issued a Pacer Alert earlier this afternoon about a possible threat; however, Raleigh Police …

November 14, 2018

William Peace University, which recently added a RN to BSN program within its School of Professional Studies, is proud to announce it has signed an agreement that will make it easier for registered nu …

November 11, 2018

A student post by Caitlin Richards ’19, COMMUNICATION major Q&A: Getting to Know the Art of Style Kendra Leonard and Natalie Drennon are the owners/managers at The Art of Style, which is a local c …

November 8, 2018

William Peace University (WPU) is excited to announce that First Citizens Bank has invested in the University’s Believe in Peace Strategic Plan by making a significant donation in support of the plan’ …

November 6, 2018

WPU Professor Elizabeth Kusko, DA, spoke as a panelist last week at the News & Observer’s Community Voices forum on the importance of the midterm elections. She and three other panelists discussed …

November 1, 2018

WPU Communication students won a 2018 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for their work promoting the grand opening of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The students were awarded by the Raleigh Public Relations Society …

October 29, 2018

William Peace University (WPU) has received a generous financial donation from Clancy & Theys Construction Company in support of their newest academic initiative, APEX – a Center for Academic Part …

October 18, 2018

William Peace University is excited to announce it has become the only Triangle institution to offer a RN to BSN program through its School of Professional Studies (SPS). Beginning January 2019, regis …

October 15, 2018

While most students start their Fall Break by relaxing or studying for mid-terms, a group of 65 WPU students took a day trip to clear debris in Wilmington, North Carolina, one of the areas most impact …

October 11, 2018

Due to impending weather conditions from Hurricane Michael, now a tropical storm, William Peace University is cancelling classes effective 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018, and is suspending a …

September 26, 2018

“The Revolutionists” runs from September 28 through October 14 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre at Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT), and will include several members of the William Peace University community. …

September 24, 2018

“Raleigh is an amazing college town.” That’s the message that Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) is stressing at its anniversary event on Monday, Sept. 24th at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, 5:30 p …

September 20, 2018

WPU is proud to announce Janelle Jennings-Alexander, Assistant Professor of English, has won the 2018 National Council of Teachers of English Early Career Educator of Color (EC-EOC) Leadership Award. …

August 29, 2018

William Peace University prides itself in bringing exceptional and talented new faculty to campus. With fall semester underway, please join us in welcoming our new faculty members to the WPU community …

August 15, 2018

William Peace University is excited to announce it has added  Strategic Communication as a new academic program within the School of Professional Studies (SPS), an accelerated degree program for worki …

August 1, 2018

William Peace University is proud to welcome students from The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, as well as South University in High Point, in their college transition. All three institut …

July 12, 2018

William Peace University conducted a field school in historical archaeology last month at Oberlin Village in Raleigh, in cooperation with neighboring institution, Wake Technical Community College. Obe …

July 11, 2018

UPDATE: Maya received a job offer from the Office of Advancement at WPU in 2018 and now works as the University’s Annual Giving and Engagement Coordinator. WPU Alumna Maya Bryant ’17 finished 11th in …

June 27, 2018

Alec Allred ’18 has made William Peace University history by becoming the first-ever baseball player to sign a professional contract. Allred signed a professional deal last week with the Westside Wool …

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