William Peace University Opens 2013-2014 Lunch and Learn Series Season with Vincent Melomo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology to Discuss Recent Archeological Research At Fort Caswell on Sept. 18

Raleigh, NC, September 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that its first 2013-2014 Lunch and Learn Series presentation will feature Vincent Melomo, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology at the university. Dr. Melomo will present “The Fort Caswell Field School and the Ethics of Archaeology” on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Main Parlor building on campus. In his presentation, Melomo will explore the goals and findings of William Peace University’s archaeological field school held this summer at the site of Fort Caswell on the North Carolina coast. Specifically, his talks will emphasize how the research ties into the university’s mission and the campus theme of ethical decision-making.

Melomo has co-directed three field schools in the lower Cape Fear for William Peace University, working alongside Tom Beaman, M.A., R.P.A., of Wake Technical Community College. Previous field schools held in 2009 and 2011 researched the Civil War occupation at the N.C. Historic Site of Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson. In the summer of 2013 the field school was held at Fort Caswell, located downriver from Fort Anderson at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Fort Caswell was initially constructed between 1826-1836 and was used throughout the Civil War and into World War I. The site is currently the property of the North Carolina Baptist Assembly, whose members generously supported the research.

Throughout the academic year, the Lunch and Learn Series will feature both university faculty and visiting faculty, as well as guest researchers, lectures and experts from across multiple majors, topics and industries. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Raleigh community are welcome to attend. Ticket cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and will include a bag lunch for all attendees. For more information and to register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/168IbBy.

“We are honored to have Dr. Melomo serve as our first lunch and learn series presenter for the 2013-2014 academic year,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “With his extensive experience teaching and researching the world of anthropology, attendees are sure to uncover new insights and learn from Vinnie and his work at Fort Caswell. These presentations are a wonderful way to highlight the work and expertise within our university as well as the greater educational community, and we look forward to welcoming those interested onto our campus to join in the discussion.”

“I am excited to have the opportunity to share with the campus community and beyond about the great work our students did this past summer,” said Melomo. “Fort Caswell is a historically rich and beautiful site, and it will be a pleasure to tell others about this North Carolina treasure.”

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William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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Jennifer Fair