- 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 Names Dr. Amanda K. Bock
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Education Professional
With More Than 10 Years Experience
RALEIGH, N.C., July 17, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Amanda K. Bock as Assistant Professor of Special Education. In her new role, Bock will teach education courses, advise students, and supervise field experiences and student teaching. Additionally, she will serve as a resource for students interested in special education, inclusive education, and dual licensure.
Prior to joining William Peace University, Bock, a North Carolina native, worked as a literacy consultant and research assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and taught special education in North Carolina and Georgia public schools. She is a member of several education organizations, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH), and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Bock holds both a Ph.D. in Education and B.A in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with a M.Ed. in Special Education from Columbus State University.
“I am thrilled to join the faculty of William Peace University,” Bock said. “I am excited to become part of a university with such a strong commitment to quality education and to preparing students for success in their future careers. I look forward to helping our students develop into confident, committed, passionate, and reflective teachers.”
“Dr. Bock is a much welcomed resource for our students,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “She is going to make an immediate impact in helping shape the futures of our students, and we are thrilled to have her.”
Bock is from Cary and resides in Carrboro with her two children.
The University will be welcoming additional new faculty members for fall of 2014. For more information on that and other University news, click here.
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