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August 3, 2017

Liz Webb You might ask yourself, “How does an admissions person get into local theatre?” Liz Webb, like many of our #PeopleOfPeace, is more than just her job. Don’t get us wrong. She loves data, crunc …

August 2, 2017

It’s been a busy summer for WPU. From building a new 24-hour student hub to adding new computers across campus, the University has been working diligently to renovate and improve facilities during the …

July 19, 2017

Stadium rendering courtesy of North Carolina Football Club and Gensler Get ready. Downtown Raleigh could soon have a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, with a state-of-the-art facility just steps aw …

July 13, 2017

William Peace University is proud to report that 98% of its 2016 graduates have either gained employment or continued their education – the highest placement rate the University has achieved in the pa …

July 10, 2017

Every student remembers their favorite teacher. Maybe it was the goofy Algebra instructor who made math fun, or the insightful English professor who forever changed the way you look at prose. The ones …

June 13, 2017

Throughout the course of Dr. Laura Vick’s vast career, which spans continents from the Middle East all the way to South America, she has become many things – a scientist, educator, adventurer, wife an …

June 8, 2017

William Peace University is proud to announce Dean’s List for spring 2017 . A total of 211 students from 12 different states made the list, which is comprised of three (3) separate achievement levels …

May 12, 2017

Nearly 250 traditional and adult professional students are now proud graduates of William Peace University following the University’s 145th Commencement this past weekend. More than 2,000 friends, fam …

May 2, 2017

Raleigh is slotted to have another big year. So far in 2017, the City of Oaks, located right out the front gates of WPU, has been named to a number of national watch lists for growth, careers, and jus …

April 28, 2017

Video filmed, edited and produced by WPU Professor, Roger Christman WPU students are getting the chance of a lifetime this summer, traveling abroad to both Mexico and Japan. Students traveling to Japa …

April 27, 2017

WPU’s International Students Association (ISA) is celebrating a recent trip to the International Students Leadership Conference (ISLC) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This year’s conference theme was “Expe …

April 25, 2017

The WPU community is enjoying a new state-of-the-art athletic training facility on campus. The Pacer Performance Center houses a fully loaded CrossFit space and brand new Rogue fitness equipment, incl …

April 24, 2017

The University is proud to honor the following students who have been awarded the President’s Award for 2017. This award recognizes students annually who are outstanding contributors to our community …

April 20, 2017

 Outstanding Seniors Hunter Allen Cameron Ford Jacob Ennis Michael Marchetta Alex Van Meir Outstanding Juniors Ryan Appleyard Isaac Bates Carson Williams Outstanding Sophomores Andrew Anderson Tanner …

April 18, 2017

Rev. Dr. Christopher Edmonston will serve as the University’s Baccalaureate Speaker on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, across from the WPU campus. The Baccalaureate …

April 11, 2017

The William Peace University Baseball Team has had a historic season. After earning a major win this past weekend, the Pacers earned their first ever USA South Tournament appearance in the four-year h …

April 5, 2017

William Peace University has been awarded another national accolade for its online learning. This time, the University ranks No. 7 nationally on the 2017 list of “10 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s …

April 3, 2017

Big changes are coming this summer to the WPU campus – most notably, a large-scale renovation of the Belk building. A new 24-hour student hub will be the latest addition to campus that is fully focuse …

March 29, 2017

William Peace University is proud to name James F. Goodmon, President and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, as its 2017 Commencement Speaker. Mr. Goodmon will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree i …

March 27, 2017

Jay-Len Roberts is all about goals. As a forward for the WPU Men’s Basketball team, it’s Roberts’ job to make field goals, and as a student it’s his job to make good grades and graduate. However, some …

March 20, 2017

Want to know what your next four years will look like? It all starts at #PeacePreview where you’ll meet your future professors, explore your hangout spots in downtown Raleigh, and get a taste of colle …

March 17, 2017

William Peace University is proud to celebrate 160 years of success, following its Founder’s Day celebration on Friday, March 17, where the University welcomed students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fr …

March 9, 2017

William Peace University is proud to announce that Dr. Brian C. Ralph, President, has been selected to serve on the Alexander Family YMCA Board of Advisors. Ralph is the 11th President of WPU and bega …

March 7, 2017

Update: Jen ended up landing a job at Ubisoft just a few months after graduating For anyone who has ever stepped foot into WPU’s Simulation and Game Design lab, it’s obvious that making games isn’t ju …

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