- 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 Hosts Gov. Pat McCrory and Cooperating Raleigh Colleges to Discuss Higher Education and its Economic Impact on Wake CountyBy William Peace University on March 27, 2014 4:39 pm
William Peace University Hosts Gov. Pat McCrory and Cooperating Raleigh Colleges to Discuss Higher Education and its Economic Impact on Wake County
NC Governor Joins Education Leaders at Four-Year Baccalaureate
to Reveal Findings of Higher Education Economic Impact Study by CRC
RALEIGH, N.C., March 27, 2014 - William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, welcomed the 74th Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, to its campus Wednesday, March 26, 2014, to reveal and discuss the findings of a recent study conducted by Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) on the 2013 economic impact on Wake County by the six campuses that comprise the CRC: Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Wake Tech Community College, and William Peace University.
The report found that the six CRC campuses contributed an estimated $8 billion to the local economy, accounting for 205,413 jobs for faculty, staff, students and alumni. The totals represent 24 percent of all wage and salary income in the local economy and 43 percent of all Wake County jobs in 2013. For a detailed look at the report, click here.
McCrory, who graduated from Catawba College, a small, private university located north of Charlotte, NC, discussed the need for academic institutions to work together and praised the efforts of CRC and its working relationship in bringing resources and a well-rounded curriculum to its various student audiences.
“We’re all a part of the same team,” McCrory stressed to an audience of CRC members, education leaders from across the area, and other city, state and county officials. “We’re a part of one education process. The more we share, the more we work as a team, and find our own unique, individual niches; when we can’t meet that niche, we’ll go to our neighboring school and fill it. The number one customer is the student.”
“We were thrilled to have the Governor here on our campus,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Having graduated from a similar institution to WPU, Gov. McCrory believes in the power and impact of higher education, from small to big schools. We are thankful that he took the time out of his busy schedule to be here.”
To hear Gov. McCrory’s full speech, click the play button below. To view pictures from the event, click here.
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