- 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
William Peace University Expands Curriculum to Include New Majors and Additional Minor
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Launches Anthropology, Global Studies,
Environmental Studies, and Writing Majors, along with Forensics Minor
RALEIGH, N.C., March 31, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it is expanding its curriculum to include majors of Anthropology, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, and Writing, along with a minor in Forensics. The new curriculum was unanimously approved by the University Board of Trustees and faculty, and will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2014. Each major will require a total of 120 credit hours, including 49 hours of liberal education. The Forensics minor will require 19 credit hours, including 13 hours of required curriculum and six hours of electives.
Keeping in line with its mission of preparing students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow, the University chose to broaden its curriculum based on research, the economic demand, and job opportunities available in each of the aforementioned fields. For example, according to results from a recent study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, “today’s employers expect more from their employees: a broader skill set, increased teamwork capabilities, a global perspective, and high-level problem solving abilities.” Additionally, a 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that “written and oral communication skills” were identified by more than 700 employers as the leading skill deficit among graduates.
“William Peace University is proud to announce an expansion in its curriculum,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are always looking to adapt to the job market, and add innovative and creative courses that will prepare our students for a bright and successful future. We believe that each of these major and minor additions will greatly benefit our University and students.”
For more information on the added majors, and minor, click here.
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