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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 Completes Latest Campus Construction Project; Officially Opens New Student Services Building

By William Peace University on June 12, 2014 5:01 pm

William Peace University Completes Latest Campus Construction Project;
Officially Opens New Student Services Building
Four-Year Baccalaureate Opens New Building in
Center of Campus for Students and Staff

RALEIGH, N.C., June 12, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the official opening of its new Student Services Building, located in the heart of campus at 15 East Peace Street, adjacent to Belk Dining Hall and the Hermann Athletic Center. The building, which expands upon a historic facility that currently houses the school’s boiler room, features spacious, energy-efficient offices for members of the WPU Student Services Department, and a bottom floor that will eventually house a coffee shop and student lounge.

The building’s construction perfectly demonstrates the University’s continuous efforts to expand and renovate campus facilities. This past year, Belk Dining Hall underwent a massive redesign, which included increased seating and dining booths, several flat-panel televisions, and new food stations provided by Sodexo. One year earlier, labs for both Simulation and Game Design and Physics were completely renovated to include state-of-the-art technology and modernizations, and in 2012, the Hermann Athletic Center underwent a dramatic revitalization which included the installations of a newly designed basketball court, auxiliary gym, weight room, and business offices.

“These projects are a direct example of the University’s mission and desire to meet the needs of its current and future students,” said John Cranham, Associate Vice President for Buildings and Grounds at William Peace University. “Everything we do is for our students, and their success is truly our mission. They will be able to enjoy this latest space, along with the others we’ve renovated, for years to come.”

“We could not be more thrilled about the completion of this latest project,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Our students deserve the very best in education and facilities and we continue to provide them with that.”

Construction was completed in about one year, and was performed by Davidson & Jones Construction Company of Raleigh.

 

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