- 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
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires Williams To
Lead First-Ever Men’s Soccer Team
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Zane Hill has been hired as the university’s head men’s soccer coach. In his position, Hill is responsible for initiating all aspects of the men’s soccer program, which includes recruiting prospective players, overseeing the training and coaching of team members, and coordinating the development and promotion of the men’s program, which is slated to play its first game in 2013.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Hill moved to Woodbridge, Va. and attended the University of Virginia where he played varsity soccer and lettered all four years. Upon graduation, he served as a relief counselor in Charlottesville, Va., while coaching soccer and working as an outreach coordinator with Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle. Hill has coached soccer at varying grade levels while simultaneously working as a substitute teacher and school counseling intern across Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. When he moved to North Carolina, he initially worked as a teacher’s assistant in Wake County as well as a coach for club games of the Triangle United Soccer Association in Chapel Hill. Prior to joining William Peace University, Hill most recently served as the lead soccer coach at WakeMed Soccer Park. He holds the U.S. Soccer Federation National “B” license, which certifies him to coach players age 16 to college level.
“I am extremely honored to be named the first-ever men’s soccer coach at William Peace University, and consider myself fortunate to join such a quality university,” said Hill. “Located in a community with a strong soccer presence and talent pool, the team has great potential for long-term success. Working alongside our administration, the William Peace University athletic staff and the local Raleigh community, I look forward to building a strong foundation for the upcoming 2013 season and beyond.”
“We are proud to announce Zane Hill as William Peace University’s head men’s soccer coach,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “He comes to us with a highly experienced athletic background, and he has an optimistic vision for university athletics and how to best position our men’s soccer program for the years to come. We trust that Zane will create and guide our men’s team into a successful program, and we look forward to supporting his efforts.”
Hill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of Virginia in 2005 and a Masters of Arts in school counseling from Marymount University in 2011.
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.