June 15, 2015

William Peace University is proud to announce the release of its 2014 University graduate data which revealed an employment/further education placement rate of 97 percent. Data was based on a Universi …

March 10, 2015

William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, it will sponsor the 2015 East Coast Game Conference (EC …

February 26, 2015

William Peace University is proud to announce that its Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Claude Shields, has been elected the USA South Athletic Conference 2014-15 Coach of the Year. In just the program’s …

February 25, 2015

William Peace University is proud to announce that three of its student athletes from the Men’s Basketball Team have been named to the USA South 2014-15 All-Conference Team. Senior Shawn Shaffer has e …

February 25, 2015

William Peace University is proud to announce that Assad Meymandi, MD, PhD, DLFAPA (Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association), will serve as its 2015 Commencement Speaker. The Unive …

February 19, 2015

William Peace University is proud to announce the results of a recent study conducted through North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), which found the University to have a total e …

February 9, 2015

William Peace University welcomes C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman as part of William Peace University’s FREE Guest Speaker Series on March 17th at 3:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. Mortman …

February 6, 2015

William Peace University is proud to announce that Michael Wolf , a senior point guard for the WPU Men’s Basketball Team, has been selected to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men’s Bas …

January 12, 2015

William Peace University will welcome Alumna Fanny Slater ’10 to Kenan Hall as part of the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series on February 26 at 3:30 p.m. Slater, who won last year’s “Great A …

January 7, 2015

William Peace University is proud to announce the hiring of Neill Prewitt as Assistant Professor of Communications. Since fall 2013, Prewitt has taught Multimedia Editing and several design courses as …

October 22, 2013

William Peace University is one of the top universities in the country when it comes to internships. According to rankings from U.S. News & News World Report, WPU produces the largest percentage o …

February 4, 2013

William Peace University is proud to announce that Dr. Scott McElreath, associate professor of philosophy, has been named to the board of directors for the American Association of Philosophy Teachers …

January 29, 2013

William Peace University is proud to announce a partnership with St. Timothy’s School, an Episcopal educational institution based in Raleigh that teaches pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students …

January 1, 1970

A thriving program, WPU Athletics offers students the opportunities to develop instrumental leadership skills along with physical and emotional well-being.  This program, comprised of 17 different tea …

January 1, 1970

WPU is excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of alumna, Margaret Zeugner ’55 and her husband, Charles Zeugner, the Margaret and Charles Commuter Student Scholarship was established in Fall …

January 1, 1970

Twice the Experience By Valeska Redmond, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives  Eva Benton ’17, B.A. Psychology, ’19 Dual Licensure in Education From shoes to cosmetics, you name i …

January 1, 1970

Knowing What YOU Want isn’t a Crime By Valeska Redmond, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives Robert Smith ’17, B.S. Criminal Justice Robert Smith work attire is a little different …

January 1, 1970

2018 – 2019 Season Lineup Speech and Debate – Oct 18-21 – Leggett Theatre In this uproariously funny comedy, three high school students use the platform of an ad hoc speech and debate team to address …

January 1, 1970

      I truly can’t say enough about the benefits of the partnership between William Peace University elementary education students and Project RISE. Both Dr. Bock and the future teache …

January 1, 1970

CLOSURE Weather Alert for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 William Peace University will be closed Wednesday, January 17, 2018, due to winter weather. All classes, campus activities, and athletics events a …

January 1, 1970

On Friday, September 29, 2017, five WPU tutors were afforded a professional development opportunity as first time attendees of the Southeastern Writing Center Association’s (SWCA) Tutor Collaborative …

January 1, 1970

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