- February 20, 2016 Presidential Open House for the Classes of 2004-2011 A Chance to Be Heard Dr. Brian C. Ralph, William Peace University's 11th President, extends a special invitation to Peace College alumnae from the Classes of 2004-2011 to come back to their Alma Mater for a private open house. Meet Dr. Ralph from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Drop by for a quick visit, a long talk, a campus tour, or anything in between. Main Parlor will be set to receive individuals or groups. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 13, 2016 by clicking here. Refreshments served. view Event
- February 25, 2016 Twelfth Night by William Peace Theatre William Peace Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" directed by Dr. Wade Newhouse, Feb. 25-28, 2016. TICKETS: $15 Adult, $10 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $5 Student REGISTER HERE William Peace Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy February 25 - 28 in Leggett Theatre on the campus of William Peace University. Drawing inspiration from the romantic comedies of influential filmmaker John Hughes, the show’s design captures the exuberant teen romance of the 1980’s. Twins Viola and Sebastian have been separated from each other in a shipwreck along the coast of Illyria. Disguising herself as a boy named Cesario, she enters the employ of Duke Orsino, who pines after the Lady Olivia. As Orsino sends her to deliver messages of love to Olivia, she falls for him and Olivia falls for her. Meanwhile, Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby Belch, and a dimwitted knight named Sir Andrew Aguecheek, accompanied by various servants and clowns cause drunken mayhem and prank Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, into believing she is in love with him. Dr. Wade Newhouse directs this production. At William Peace University he currently serves as the Interim Program Coordinator for Theatre and Musical Theatre, and teaches such courses as Composition, Children’s Literature, Southern Literature, Storytelling for Simulation, Critical Approaches to Film, and American Hauntings. He has published articles and book chapters on a wide variety of authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Ambrose Bierce, William Faulkner, and Neil Gaiman. He is the Assistant Director of Raleigh’s Village Idiots and has performed with that improvisational comedy troupe for over ten years. As an actor, Dr. Newhouse has often appeared on the Peace stage, playing such roles as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, the Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods, and the Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Dr. Newhouse has also performed with Bare Theatre, hiSTORYstage, and Forest Moon Theater. view Event
- March 3, 2016 Charlotte Alumni Reception An Evening with Dr. Brian C. Ralph Charlotte-area alumni and friends are invited to a special "Meet and Greet the President" cocktail reception hosted by Amanda Hollingsworth '01, Patton & Cindy Pinkston McDowell '87 and Jim & Beth Michael Moncure '77. Event Location: Dressler's Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave #125, Charlotte, NC (Complimentary Parking Available) Event Date: March 3, 2016 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. by February 24, 2016 by clicking here. view Event
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Feature Three Lecturers In Free Events On Campus
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced its speaker series which will take place on campus during the fall 2012 semester. Kicking off the series, Doc Hendley will discuss “Wine to Water,” an American charitable organization he created that is devoted to providing clean water and sanitation to people around the world. The discussion will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. in Kenan Hall. The Lunch and Learn presentations will begin with David McLennan, Ph.D., political science professor with the university, providing an overview of “The 2012 Election & My Predictions” on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at noon in Flowe Building, Room 110. The final discussion in the series will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at noon, where Marnie Arkenberg, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Shaw University, will address “Vocabulary Development” in Flowe Building, Room 110. All three events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.
“William Peace University continuously seeks to engage the local community in the learning process as well as our students, faculty and staff, and one of our most effective venues has been through the university’s speaker series,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We have a strong lineup of topics and speakers guaranteed to stimulate an intelligent flow of conversation following each of their presentations, and I encourage all who are interested to attend these great discussions.”
To register for the Hendley presentation, visit https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/wpu-speaker-series-doc-hendley-wine-to-water/.
To register for Dr. McLennan, visit https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/lunch-learn-dr-david-mclennan/.
To register for Dr. Arkenberg, visit https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/lunch-learn-dr-marnie-arkenberg/.