A student working on the virtual tour of WPU’s campus. | Photo provided by William Peace University
Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, William Peace University offers courses focused on providing an immersive learning experience with skill-developing core curriculum + small class sizes. This focus opens the door to a variety of creative courses that give both first-time college students and working adults real-world, career-ready skills.
Here are five interesting courses we’d take if we attended WPU:
Advanced Graphic Design (COM 417)
WPU’s Interactive Design program allows students to take a creative, technological, and experiential approach when solving complex design problems. The advanced graphic design course is the starting point for a career in this field.
This past spring, students in COM 417 created a virtual reality tour of the campus for an Oculus headset. In the tour, users will feel as if they’re in the WPU Welcome Center. They can pick up things, watch videos, and read more about attending. 💻
Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ 201)
Perhaps you see yourself as an FBI agent, serving your community as a police officer, or maybe becoming a lawyer. If so, William Peace University’s criminal justice program can help you get there.
Available to both undergraduates andworking adults, the program uses immersive learning, like the Hunt-a-Killer game in CRJ 201, to help students explore all aspects of the discipline — including the criminal justice system, forensic science, social work, juvenile justice, social sciences + more. 🔍
Business Policy (BSA 499)
While categorized as a Business Core Course, Business Policy is a class students in the School of Professional Studies (WPU’s accelerated hybrid program) also often take. The class uses a collaborative web-based simulation game, The Business Strategy Game (BSG), to learn balancing the opportunities and risks in a global business environment.
During a recent BSG, students were divided into teams and assigned to run an athletic footwear company in head-to-head competition against companies run by other students. Companies competed in a global market arena, selling branded and private-label athletic footwear in four geographic regions — Europe-Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. 👟
Yoga in the Park | Mon., Sept. 26 | 6-7 p.m. | Flowers Field, Dix Park | Enjoy the nature and tranquility of the outdoors with this yoga class designed to increase strength + flexibility. 🧘
Candle Making Workshop | Tues., Sept. 27 | 6-8 p.m. | The Willard, 9 Glenwood Ave. | $55 | During this workshop led by Usu Company Candles, you’ll get to sample, select, and blend a one-of-a-kind scent. 🕯️
Hurricanes vs. Lightning | Tues., Sept. 27 | 7 p.m. | PNC Arena | $20+ | Cheer on the Canes during this preseason game against Tampa Bay. 🏒
Wellness Wednesdays | Wed., Sept. 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5 | YoBa Studio will lead a class for all fitness levels.
Jazz in the Square | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 6 p.m. | Moore Square, 201 S. Blount St. | Free | The Second Line Stompers will perform smooth jazz sounds. 🎺
Trivia Night | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Vault Craft Beer, 518 W. South St. | Free | Hammered Trivia is hosting this friendly competition + Friendly Tacos is serving yummy eats.
IBMA Bluegrass Live! | Fri., Sept. 30-Sat., Oct. 1 | Times vary | Red Hat Amphiteater + Fayetteville Street | $25+ | This bluegrass music festival features award-winning musicians, emerging acts, and collaborations. 🪕
COIN | Fri., Sept. 30 | 7 p.m. | The Ritz, 2820 Industrial Dr. | $65+ | See this pop-rock band perform on the Uncanny Valley Tour.
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Watch out for a new traffic pattern between West Hargett Street and West Martin Street. South West Street is now one-way (southbound only) until fall 2025 due to RUS Bus project construction. Check out a visual. 🚗
Join the effort to help end child abuse and neglect during Walk Together RDU on Sun., Oct. 2. The event begins at 12 p.m. + features a walk from 2-3 p.m. at the NC State Centennial Campus. Register. 🚶
It’s time to make reservations. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance announced the 15+ participants for this year’s Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week (Mon., Oct. 3-Sun., Oct. 9). 🍴
ICYMI, Glasshouse Kitchen — an elegant eatery serving Southern American favorites with global flare — is now open in Durham. A new dinner menu + hours (Wednesday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.) will begin this Wed., Sept. 28. Make a reservation.
This event sounds like the GOAT. Head to Crank Arm Brewing for goat yoga on Sun., Oct. 2 from 10-11 a.m. After a relaxing morning of stretching with baby goats, enjoy a complimentary brew. Sign up ($27). 🐐
Former WRAL anchor David Crabtree is now PBS NC’s new CEO and geneneral manager after the UNC System Board of Governors officially voted him in last Thursday. David will be responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction, and operation of the organization. (Triangle Business Journal)
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Guests will be able to stroll around the arboretum after hours while enjoying the light show, live music, and seasonal treats like roasted marshmallows + hot apple cider. Food will be available from various vendors, so come hungry. View the full entertainment + food truck lineup.
It’s time to plan for a magical night. Mark your calendars for one (or a few) of these dates + choose a specific entry time:
Thurs., Nov. 10-Sat., Nov. 12 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 17-Sat., Nov. 19 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
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