- 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. Nancy B. Riddell as Chair of Education Department and Associate ProfessorBy William Peace University on July 10, 2014 5:00 pm
William Peace University Names Dr. Nancy B. Riddell
as Chair of Education Department and Associate Professor
Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes New Department Chair and Professor
With More Than 25 Years Experience in Education
RALEIGH, N.C., July 10, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Nancy B. Riddell as Chair of the Education Department and Associate Professor. In her new roles, Riddell will lead the Department of Education along with the University’s program of dual preparation of teachers in elementary education and special education, as well as teach courses such as Introduction to Education, Mathematics Methods, and 21st Century Teacher Leadership.
Prior to joining William Peace University, Riddell, a North Carolina native, served as Associate Professor of Education and Elementary Education Coordinator at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, as well as Adjunct Professor and Doctorial at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. During her 26 years in education, she has become licensed in several areas of education from Division Superintendent to Elementary School Principal, and is the recipient of many awards, including three Teacher of the Year accolades for her work with the Thomas Hunter School, the Piankatank Citizen’s Committee, and the Tidewater Soil/Water Conservation District. Riddell is also a member of several education organizations, including the Association for Childhood Education International and the American Educational Research Association.
Riddell holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Long Island University, an M.S. in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, & Leadership from the College of William & Mary. She is originally from Roxboro and currently resides in Raleigh.
“It is not often that one receives an opportunity to be on the forefront of significant institutional change,” Riddell said. “I feel honored that I was chosen to help the Education Department maintain and expand upon its excellent foundation and move forward with a vision of progress.”
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Riddell come aboard,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “We believe that her experience in education will help further our mission and goals as an institution, and will help prepare our students for the careers of tomorrow. We are very happy to have her here.”
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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