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  • September 17, 2014 Constitution Day William Peace University is delighted to invite members of the community to our annual Constitution Day! Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a  Federal holiday established in 2004 recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. September 17 marks the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. The law establishing this holiday was created with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. (Note: This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.) More information will be forthcoming regarding special programming from the Office of Student Services and the Director of Student Activities. view Event
  • October 5, 2014 Women's Alumni Softball Game 2014 with a Home Run Derby & Family Cookout William Peace University will host an Alumni Softball Game with Coach Charlie Dobbins on Sunday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m. at WPU's Wachovia Softball Field. 1:00 p.m. - HOME RUN DERBY 2:00 p.m. - BALL GAME Cookout to follow! Green Giants, Peace Pride, and Pacers are all welcome to come home for the Women's Softball Alumni Game! Check out the details on our Facebook page. view Event
  • October 15, 2014 The Importance of Being Earnest William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Amy White. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce, humor and witty dialog have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. TICKETS: $5 students / $10 Alumni, Senior Citizens, Faculty & Staff / $15 Adults SEATING: General Admission Purchase individual tickets online here. Purchase season tickets online here. view Event

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William Peace University Names Amy White Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre

By William Peace University on August 8, 2014 7:06 pm

William Peace University Names Amy White
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre
Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Former Actress and Off-Broadway
Professional With 10 Years Industry Experience

RALEIGH, N.C., August 8, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Amy White as Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre. In her new roles, White will teach Musical Theatre and Theatre classes, particularly in the realms of acting and dance. Additionally, she is providing private voice and piano lessons, and directing this year’s upcoming student performance The Importance of Being Earnest.

Prior to WPU, White worked in the theatre industry for a decade, having worked as a professional actress based in New York City, off-Broadway, and on touring companies playing such roles as Sharpay in High School Musical, Bianca in Taming of the Shrew, and the title role in Cinderella. Off stage, she has acted as a director, voice coach and choreographer for numerous productions across the East Coast. In 2010, White helped found an ensemble-based theatre company in NYC called the madCAP collective. She has also dedicated many summers directing and choreographing for the Apollo Civic Theatre’s Youth Summer Workshop.

White holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance from the State University of New York at Fredonia, along with a MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Theatre faculty at William Peace University,” White said. “There truly seems to be a deep respect for developed artistry, hard work, and creativity among the students, faculty and staff. I believe WPU has great potential to create a symbiotic relationship with Raleigh community through the arts and I look forward to helping cultivate this collaboration. It is a great honor and joy to be a part of this rapidly growing program.”

“We are ecstatic to welcome Amy to WPU,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “She brings a great deal of knowledge and industry experience to our institution, and will surely have an impact on students in the BFA Program.”

“I’m really happy that the University is bringing in someone who has real-world and industry experience,” said Luis Beltran, William Peace University ’16. “I can’t wait to pick her [Ms. White’s] brain about acting in New York City and things like that.”

For more information on the William Peace University BFA Program, click here.

For details on WPU Arts and Events, click here.

 

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