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February 17, 2017

“To be able to be a part of something that thousands of people enjoy is a great feeling.” Video of WPU Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Jashaun Peele, has gone viral on Facebook. Peele, who plays s …

February 16, 2017

William Peace University’s Amy White takes the stage in Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “One Man, Two Guvnor’s.” White, who is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at WPU, cost …

February 14, 2017

William Peace Theatre stages Michael Frayn’s wild 1982 comedy, Noises Off. This fast-paced farce takes audiences on and off stage through the tribulations and trysts of an increasingly beleaguered cas …

February 14, 2017

William Peace University dual-license education students traveled to Wilmington, NC for the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference this past month. Students participated in …

February 10, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – William Peace University’s Advancement and Communications and Marketing Teams are celebrating big wins following the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) D …

January 31, 2017

William Peace University is proud to announce Dean’s List for fall 2016. A total of 229 students from 12 different states made the list, which is comprised of three (3) separate achievement levels dep …

January 31, 2017

William Peace University is proud to announce it will host four-day academic summer camps Monday, July 10, through Thursday, July 13, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The camps are designed for the high school st …

January 25, 2017

For most people, the start of a new year means change, often through resolutions and the setting of new goals, but for alumna Fanny Slater, 2017 means the start of something truly amazing. For Slater, …

January 23, 2017

William Peace University is proud to announce Assistant Professor of Special Education, Dr. Amanda Bock, has been elected 2017 Vice President of the North Carolina chapter of the Council for Exception …

January 5, 2017

William Peace University is proud to announce it has been named to OnlineU.org’s national list of “2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Criminal Justice.” The ranking represents institutions acros …

December 26, 2016

As the year comes to a close, WPU celebrates its achievements and milestones in 2016 through this latest edition of WPU Rewind. We take you through 2016’s major stories and announcements. From the Pre …

December 15, 2016

As the year comes to a close, few people have been as busy in 2016 as WPU Alum Christian Gray. Gray owns and operates D.I.V.E.R.S.E. (Dedicated Individuals who Value Education, Relationships, Success, …

December 14, 2016

William Peace University is proud to announce the construction of a new premier strength and conditioning performance center and remodeling of its current fitness center on campus. The projects should …

November 29, 2016

William Peace University is proud to announce the addition of Women’s and Men’s Swimming to its athletics roster. After conducting a nationwide search, Jamie Bloom has been named as the Head Coach of …

November 16, 2016

Much of Anthony McCue’s collegiate career and future goals hinged on passing the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and becoming a lawyer. As a pre-law major at WPU, it had been a dream of his for as l …

November 14, 2016

William Peace University will hold a ceremony on campus tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, to honor and celebrate the life of beloved faculty member, Dr. Carol Hiscoe, who passed away last month du …

November 4, 2016

A few Fridays ago, seniors Dustin Walker, Katie Beth Jenkins, alumni Alexandra Finazzo ’16 and myself, decided to hit the town and have some Friday night fun! We wanted to find somewhere we didn’t hav …

October 31, 2016

William Peace University is deeply saddened by the passing of a beloved faculty member, Dr. Carol Hiscoe. The entire William Peace community – students, alums, faculty, and staff – were touched by Dr. …

October 21, 2016

William Peace University is streamlining the admissions process for prospective transfer students and adult professionals looking to further their careers, making it easier than ever to attend college …

October 18, 2016

William Peace Theatre opens its 2016-17 season with the beloved Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate. The show runs two weeks, October 20-22 and 28-29 at Kenan Auditorium on the William Peace University Ca …

October 17, 2016

Rather than spending time relaxing on the couch at home on Fall Break, a group of William Peace University students went above and beyond, spending their time off school helping others. A dozen studen …

October 12, 2016

William Peace University is proud to announce it has launched a new website experience for prospective students, families, and alumni. The website (www.peace.edu) is fully responsive, meaning it can r …

October 5, 2016

William Peace University is pleased to announce two new academic programs, Exercise and Sport Science and History and American Studies, set to launch in fall 2017. These new programs are designed to m …

September 30, 2016

After a week of celebratory events leading to the Installation of its 11th president, William Peace University officially installed Dr. Brian C. Ralph on Friday, April 15, 2016. Dr. Ralph’s Installati …

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