- 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
Environmental Water Conservation Program Will Include New Showerheads And Sink Aerators, More Efficient Toilets
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it has launched the Rainwater Harvesting System Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) Grant Project, a $710,000 campuswide environmental water conservation program. The grant will support the installation of a cistern which is projected to supply campus with 90% of the irrigation water needed.
In addition to the CWMTF, William Peace University will install new showerheads and sink aerators as part of its "going green" initiatives. The aerators and showerheads are free of cost to the university, with the latter occurring in exchange for the old ones on campus, courtesy of the City of Raleigh. In addition, the university is receiving rebates for replacing toilets with water-saving models going from 3 gallons per flush to 1.2 gallons per flush.
John B. Cranham, associate vice president of buildings and grounds for the university, is overseeing the implementation of the program, which is being funded by a grant from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund. The CWMTF awards money as grants allocated by the legislature from tax dollars for implementing projects that further the goal of the U.S. Clean Water Act. Besides the CWMTF, William Peace University’s other partner on the project is the NC State University Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The project’s contractor is Mid-Atlantic Infrastructure Systems, Inc., headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., whose work will be performed out of the company’s office in Durham, N.C.
"We are pleased that as part of our ongoing upgrades for the campus, we will be able to be more environmentally friendly and use our water more efficiently," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "I am excited about the upcoming improvements, and I know John and his facility staff members will make these changes swiftly and unobtrusively for the university’s students, employees and guests to enjoy."
"This ambitious project will make a noticeable impact on lowering the water usage on campus once it is complete," said Cranham. "As the student body of William Peace University continues to expand, conservation measures such as this will reduce our overall operating costs while providing students and staff with water service equal to or more than what they are enjoying at present."
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
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 will begin admitting male students 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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