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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 Hosts Dozens of Potential Students and Participants from 2014 East Coast Gaming Conference

By William Peace University on April 23, 2014 11:55 pm

William Peace University Hosts Dozens of Potential Students and
Participants from 2014 East Coast Gaming Conference
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Takes Part in National Gaming
Conference by Sponsoring Event and Hosting Tours

RALEIGH, N.C., April 23, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, hosted dozens of potential students on Wednesday, April 23, as part of the 2014 East Coast Game Conference (ECGC), a gathering that is the largest of its kind on the east coast, and provides video game professionals, academics, and industry leaders with opportunities to network and collaborate on design, programming, art, and writing. The University, which also sponsored the conference, participated in the scavenger hunt portion of the event which took participants to several stops around Raleigh.

During their stop at WPU, ECGC participants specifically toured the newly renovated Simulation and Game Design (SGD) Lab, which houses many state-of-the-art technologies, including a full-scale video motion capture system, a 3-D printer, personal sketch tablets, and 3-DS animation software, among other items. The space was completed in the summer of 2013 and has become a popular attraction for potential students.

“Our SGD program, along with our other fields of study, offers curriculum that we are very proud of here at WPU,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our current and future students have access to some of the latest and greatest technology, along with experienced instructors who truly care about their success.”

“We were very excited to host participants from the ECGD here in our Simulation and Game Design Lab. Our current SGD students were more than happy to show them our great facilities, technology, and software,” said Roger Christman, Associate Professor and Department Chair at William Peace University. “It makes perfect sense with WPU being downtown that we be a partner in all of this.”

The conference, which attracted more than 1,300 people in 2013, was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. For more information on the event, click here.

For more details on the WPU Simulation and Game Design program, click here.

 

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