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Peace College
Established 1857
Type Private
President Laura Carpenter Bingham '77
Undergraduates 662
Postgraduates 0
Location RaleighNorth Carolina USA
Campus Urban
Colors Green and white
Mascot Pacer
Website peace.edu

Peace College is a small women's liberal arts college located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.[1] As of 2006, Peace College has a student body of 662 women and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[2][3] The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... Nickname: The City of Oaks Map Political Statistics Founded 1792 County Wake County Mayor Charles Meeker Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 299. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Raleigh Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, Florida. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Nickname: The City of Oaks Map Political Statistics Founded 1792 County Wake County Mayor Charles Meeker Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 299. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Raleigh Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq. ... Emblem of the PC(USA) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or PC(USA) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. ... Introduction The Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities is a private, not-for-profit organization of colleges and universities associated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), a Protestant Christian religious denomination. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...

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History

The college was founded in 1857 as the Peace Institute by prominent men within the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolina. The funding came from a $10,000 USD ($205,000 in 2005 dollars) donation from William Peace, a prominent local merchant.[4] 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... A synod (also known as a council) is a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A member of the Women's College Coalition, Peace is the 13th-oldest women's college in the country. It is the second-oldest in North Carolina, predated only by Salem College, the oldest in the nation (founded 1772).[5] Salem College is a small, womens liberal arts college located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Academics

Peace offers majors in the following areas: biology, business administration, child development, communication, English, graphic design, human resources, leadership studies, liberal studies, music performance, politics and public affairs, psychology, Spanish, History, and Anthropology .[6] Biology is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ... Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Communication studies is the academic discipline that studies communication; subdisciplines include animal communication, argumentation, speech communication, rhetoric, communication theory, group communication, information theory, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, intrapersonal communication, marketing, organizational communication, persuasion, propaganda, public affairs, public relations and telecommunication. ... The academic discipline of English studies explores the production and analysis of texts produced in English (or in areas of the world in which English is a common mode of communication). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... David Likes French Fries! This article is about human resources, as it applies to business, labor, and economies. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Music is conceptual time expressed in the structures of tones and silence. ... Political science is an academic and research discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Psychology (Gk: psyche, soul or mind + logos, speech) is an academic and applied field involving the study of the mind, brain, and behavior, both human and nonhuman. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... Anthropology (from the Greek word άνθρωπος, human or person) consists of the study of humanity (see genus Homo). ...


Minors offered include the following: anthropology, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, English, French, history, human resources, information systems and services, music, psychology, religion, Spanish, theatre, and visual communication.[7] Anthropology (from the Greek word άνθρωπος, human or person) consists of the study of humanity (see genus Homo). ... Multicolored chemicals are frequent hallmarks of chemistry. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... As an area of study it is commonly referred to as information technology management. ... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... Visual communication is the communication of ideas through the visual display of information. ...


As an exclusively undergraduate college, Peace offers only Bachelor's degrees. The most popular majors at the college are in the field of communications, where one quarter of all students focus their studies.[8] Peace also offers an honors program for academically-advanced students, as well as a teaching licensure program for aspiring educators.[9] The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A teachers room in a Japanese middle school, 2005. ...


All Bachelor of Arts candidates must complete an internship while at Peace.[10] The college also encourages study abroad, paying 15% of all costs for qualified students looking to study outside of the United States.[11][12] A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... In North America, an intern is one who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on education rather than merely employment, making it similar in some respects to an apprenticeship. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Rankings

U.S. News & World Report placed Peace 36th out of the 53 colleges in its "Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's (South)" category in their America's Best Colleges rankings for 2006, deeming it a "less selective" school in terms of admissions standards.[13] It was tied with Elizabeth City State University, also located in North Carolina.[14] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. ...


In November 2005, Peace was named one of the top schools out of 528 surveyed for Indiana University's annual National Survey of Student Engagement, ranking in the top 10% for student-faculty interaction, active and collaborative learning, and supportive campus environment.[15] Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) (pronounced: nessie) is a survey instrument used to gauge the level of student participation at universities and colleges in Canada and the United States as it relates to learning. ...


Campus life

There are approximately 30 student-run clubs and organizations at Peace. These groups include political clubs, like the College Democrats and College Republicans; religious clubs, like the Peace Student Christian Association; academic clubs, like the Psychology Club and the Technical Awareness Club; and arts clubs, like the Peace College Chamber Singers and the Peace College Theatre. There are also sports groups, governance committees, ethnic organizations, and various others. A club is generally an association of people united by a common interest or goal, as opposed to any natural ties of kinship. ... The College Democrats (officially named the College Democrats of America) is the official organization of the Democratic Party of the United States for college and university students. ... The College Republicans, although lacking official ties, are an auxilliary of the Republican Party of the United States for college and university students. ...


The three student publications at Peace are The Peace Times, the student newspaper; The Lotus, the yearbook; and The Prism, a literary magazine.[16] A student newspaper is a newspaper run by university or high or middle school students that covers local and in particular school or university news. ... A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a book to record and commemorate the past year of a school or a book published annually as a report or summary of statistics or facts. ... A literary magazine is a periodical devoted to literature in a broad sense. ...


Peace competes in the USA South Athletic Conference as a Division III school in the NCAA. Teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Peace has been a full member of the NCAA since 2002 after having been granted provisional membership in 1995. Prior to that, Peace had competed in Region X of the NJCAA dating back to 1973. USA South membership was granted in 2003, making it the first women's college in the state to join a co-educational conference.[17] The USA South Athletic Conference (formerly the Dixie Conference and the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member schools are located in North Carolina and Virginia. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... A cross country race in Minnesota. ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (28 to 30. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Australian Rod Laver, a candidate for the greatest player of all time This article is about the sport. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams, separated by a high net, hit a ball back and forth over the net between the teams. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities; co-ed is a shortened adjectival form of co-educational. ...


Traditions

Like most women's colleges, Peace has a number of campus traditions. These include the Fall Cocktail, a formal dance held each year; Father/Daughter Weekend, Mother/Daughter Weekend, and Little Sister Weekend, held to encourage family ties and involvement while at Peace; Honor Day, when all first-year students sign the college's code of honor; and the Red Rose Ball, a formal dance held each spring. The word tradition, comes from the Latin word traditio which means to hand down or to hand over. ... An honor code or honor system is a set of rules or principles governing a community based on a set of rules or ideals that define what constitutes honorable behavior within that community. ...


Another tradition is the wearing of special colored robes at Commencement. Before the elimination of the Associate's degree at Peace, Women receiving them wore long white dresses and carried red roses. Currently, women receiving Bachelor's degrees wear green heirloom academic robes, with the names of the graduate who wore the robe previously embroidered on the sleeve. Additionally, upon graduation, all Peace College women are gifted with a personalized bible. [18] Academic procession during the University of Canterbury graduation ceremony. ... Academic dress or academical dress (also known in the United States as academic regalia) is traditional clothing worn specifically in academic settings. ... The Gutenberg bible owned by the U.S. Library of Congress The Bible (Hebrew: תנ״ך tanakh, Greek: η Βίβλος hē biblos) (sometimes The Holy Bible, The Book, Work of God, The Word, The Good Book or Scripture), from Greek (τα) βίβλια, (ta) biblia, (the) books, is the name used by Jews and Christians for their...


External links

  • Peace College - official college website
  • Go Peace Pacers! - official athletics website
USA South Athletic Conference
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womens sports only joining during 2007

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