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  • 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

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William Peace University Names Ed Parsons Technical Support Analyst

By William Peace University on March 18, 2014 1:37 pm

William Peace University Names Ed Parsons Technical Support Analyst
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes IT Professional
with Nearly 20 Years of Industry Experience

RALEIGH, N.C., March 18, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the addition of Ed Parsons to its Information Technology (IT) Department. Parsons will serve as a Technical Support Analyst who will be responsible for developing support policies and procedures, executing projects, and determining appropriate technology for the University. Additionally, Parsons will work closely with the Director of IT and the Systems Administrator, and will be responsible for the end user experience and management of equipment.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Parsons brings 18 years of IT experience to William Peace having worked as an Information Resource Consultant at Coastal Carolina University, and a Lab Manager and Team Leader of Desktop Support at Nortel Networks.

“I am honored to join William Peace University,” Parsons said. “Technology is my passion, and I enjoy working with people to help them with their technology needs and problems. The warm and welcoming atmosphere at WPU is remarkable, and I look forward to working closely with the faculty, staff and students.”

“We’re excited to bring Ed aboard,” said Joshua Frank, Director of Information Technology at William Peace University. “He brings nearly two decades of experience to the table, and he will greatly help this department and University.”

Parsons resides in Cary with his wife, Kathy, and teenage daughter, Kayla.

 

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