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  • 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

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William Peace University Announces New Degree Program for Registered Nurses; Names Dr. Molly Curry Program Director

By William Peace University on April 8, 2014 1:50 pm

William Peace University Announces New Degree Program
for Registered Nurses; Names Dr. Molly Curry Program Director
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hires DNP, RN, to Lead
Expanded Curriculum (RN to BSN) in School of Professional Studies

RALEIGH, N.C., April 8, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce it is expanding its curriculum to include a Bachelor’s program specifically designed for Registered Nurses with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing. The RN to BSN will be offered online in the School of Professional Studies (SPS), and will be led by Dr. Molly Curry, Director of Health Sciences Programs and Associate Professor at WPU.

With courses beginning in the 2014 fall semester, the program will be among the most affordable and competitive RN to BSN programs in the Triangle. Additionally, graduates will have lifetime access to Career Services at WPU, and the opportunity to work individually with trained advisors who will help them chart the next step in their professional lives. A total of 120 credit hours will be required to earn the B.S in Nursing.

Curry, who has spent nearly 20 years in higher education and the health industry, will be responsible for developing and maintaining the program’s curriculum, accreditation, and overall outcomes, as well as teaching courses, recruiting students, and implementing quality improvement measures.

Before coming to WPU, Curry served as Chair of the BSN program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, and worked for 19 years in nursing education and critical care. She earned an ASN from Wilkes Community College, a BSN from George Mason University, a MSN with a focus in Health Systems Management from Queens University, and a DNP from the University of South Carolina.

“We understand the need to provide our students with up-to-date curriculum in an ever-evolving job market,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We expect the RN to BSN to develop into a flagship program that will help our students land leading roles in the careers of tomorrow.”

“I am thrilled to be a part of the WPU community and helping establish this program,” Curry said. “Nurses are more in-demand than ever and need the skills to lead the transformation of healthcare. We believe WPU can be the launching point for established RNs to further achieve their career and life goals.”

For more information on program admissions and curriculum, click here.

 

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