- October 5, 2014 Women's Alumni Softball Game 2014 with a Home Run Derby & Family Cookout William Peace University will host an Alumni Softball Game with Coach Charlie Dobbins on Sunday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m. at WPU's Wachovia Softball Field. 1:00 p.m. - HOME RUN DERBY 2:00 p.m. - BALL GAME Cookout to follow! Green Giants, Peace Pride, and Pacers are all welcome to come home for the Women's Softball Alumni Game! Check out the details on our Facebook page. view Event
- October 15, 2014 The Importance of Being Earnest William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Amy White. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce, humor and witty dialog have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. TICKETS: $5 students / $10 Alumni, Senior Citizens, Faculty & Staff / $15 Adults SEATING: General Admission Purchase individual tickets online here. Purchase season tickets online here. view Event
- October 18, 2014 Classy Cocktails Alumni Reunion William Peace University will celebrate the Peace College reunion years for the classes of 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984 and 1979 during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2014. Classy Cocktails has become an annual tradition and includes reunion pinnings during a special reception held in Main Parlor. Come back this year to reminisce and make new memories with your classmates. (Note: The Class of 1964 50th Reunion will be held on April 12, 2015 during a special Reunion Tea hosted by the Alumni Board.) Date: Oct. 18, 2014 Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Main Parlor REGISTER HERE view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires Davis To Lead
Student Life Residence And Housing Department
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Ryan W. Davis has been named director of residence life and housing. In his role, Davis will be responsible for overseeing all activities related to the overall residential life experience of William Peace University, which will include student development and daily operations. Additionally, Davis will establish and maintain communication with students living in the residence halls, serve as a personal counseling resource for residence hall students, and oversee the long-term growth of the university’s residence life and housing department. With more than seven years of higher education experience, Davis previously worked as the area coordinator and assistant director of summer programs at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.
“There is nothing like being a part of a college campus and working alongside students during one of the most exciting and challenging moments of their life,” said Davis. “William Peace University understands the importance and role of the residence life and housing department, as it plays a crucial role in helping students receive a well-rounded educational experience that extends beyond classroom learning. I look forward to working with the students, faculty and staff as we work together to ensure that our students have a safe and enjoyable time while attending university.”
“The college experience encompasses so much more than the time spent in a classroom, “said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our residence life and housing department recognize the importance of ensuring that the needs of students staying on our campus after regular class hours are met. With a passion for supporting students through their educational journey, Ryan is the best person to lead our efforts, and I look forward to watching as this department continues to grow and serve students on campus.”
Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, in theatre and psychology. In 2011, he graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene with a Master of Arts in family psychology.
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.