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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 Names Dr. Elizabeth Kusko as Visiting Assistant Professor

By William Peace University on September 20, 2013 2:49 pm

William Peace University Names Dr. Elizabeth Kusko
as Visiting Assistant Professor
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes Political Science Instructor
with Three Years of Professional Experience

RALEIGH, NC, Sept. 20, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Elizabeth Kusko, MA, DA, has been named visiting assistant professor for the university’s political science department. In this position, Dr. Kusko will be responsible for preparing and teaching classes within her discipline, specifically on American Politics and Public Administration and Criminal Justice, as well as advising students, conducting scholarship and research in her field, and supporting other activities as needed within her department.

Prior to this position, Kusko served as an affiliate faculty member in the political science department at Idaho State University in Pocatello, where she taught Introduction to American Government and Introduction to Politics. Kusko earned her Doctor of Arts in political science at Idaho State, a Master of Arts in political science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science, psychology and international studies at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Her professional affiliations include the American Political Science Association, American Association of University Women and Phi Kappa Phi.

“Those who study political science at William Peace University learn the essentials of how politics, government and the law intersect and make a tremendous impact in our everyday lives,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Elizabeth will help our students learn how to effectively review and communicate what is occurring in our political scene both locally and internationally by providing an expert perspective on real-world activities.”

“Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to teach and impart knowledge to others in a professional career, and I am pleased to have that opportunity with William Peace University,” Kusko said. “I want students in my political sciences classes to be excited and exhilarated by the world that surrounds them and to understand the role they can play to shape and influence government and politics in society.”

 

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