Upcoming Events
  • 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 Ryan W. Davis As Director Of Residence Life And Housing

By William Peace University on December 17, 2012 5:08 pm

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 Ryan W. Davis HeadshotUniversity, 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.

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