- 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 Jashaun Peele
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Award-Winning
Higher Education Professional
RALEIGH, N.C., July 24, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Jashaun Peele as Associate Professor of Mathematics. In his new role, Peele will teach undergraduate, introductory level college mathematics courses, including algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, finite mathematics and introductory statistics. Additionally, Peele will be responsible for serving on campus-wide committees and will work with students outside of class.
Prior to joining William Peace University, Peele, a North Carolina native, taught Developmental Math at College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, and served as a Graduate Assistant and Adjunct Professor at Elizabeth City State University. He was also named Co-Coordinator for the Minority Male Mentoring Program at College of The Albemarle, where he received an Excellence in Teaching award. Peele holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Elizabeth City State University.
“I feel blessed and privileged to be given the opportunity to work here. It feels good to know that I am a part of a growing institution where I can make an impact on the students that I come in contact with,” Peele said. “I am excited about the upcoming school year and this new chapter in my career, and life. I can’t think of a better place to be than Pacer country.”
“We are very excited to welcome Jashaun to the WPU community,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Our students are sure to thrive under his teaching and leadership. We are very lucky to have him.”
“I’m happy that the administration is constantly seeking to expand its curriculum and hire experienced faculty,” said Joshua Walker, William Peace University ’16. “It’s an exciting time to be at WPU.”
Peele is from Garysburg and resides in Raleigh.
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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