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  • February 10, 2016 Pacer Discovery The Office of Admission invites you, and a family member to a snapshot of the life of a William Peace University student!  You will have the opportunity to meet fellow high school seniors, tour our beautiful downtown campus, and get a hands on feel in our classroom experience. After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. Space is Limited, call 919-508-2350 to reserve your spot view Event
  • 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

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William Peace University Concludes Seventh Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in Conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony

By William Peace University on March 4, 2014 10:43 pm

William Peace University Concludes Seventh Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series
in Conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony
Four-Year Baccalaureate Hosts Music Series Season Finale
with Concert and Reception on March 10

RALEIGH, N.C., March 4, 2014 – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to conclude the 2013-14 Manning Chamber Music Concert Series with a concert and reception on Monday, March 10, 2014. The seventh annual series is in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and is made possible through a gift from Alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning (’58 ’60).

The third and final performance of the season will be held in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., and will feature numbers by William Peace University vocalists, as selected and introduced by Rhiannon Giddens Laffan of the Grammy Award-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. A reception will follow in Main Parlor at 9 p.m.

“This event is always a delight for the community, our students, faculty, staff, and Alumni,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The Manning Series has become an annual tradition here at WPU and we’re thankful for another successful year.”

Tickets for the event are sold out. For more information on other William Peace University arts and events, click here.

 

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