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  • 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 Presents Manning Chamber Music Concert Season Kick-Off Opening Event And Pre-Reception

By William Peace University on September 19, 2013 12:51 pm

William Peace University Presents Manning Chamber Music Concert
Season Kick-Off Opening Event And Pre-Reception
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hosts Start Of Seventh Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series In Partnership With The North Carolina Symphony On Sept. 30

 RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 19, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the university will host a season kick-off opening performance and pre-reception for the launch of the seventh annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony on Monday, Sept. 28. The pre-performance reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Main Parlor, followed by the concert in Kenan Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Andrew Lowy, principal clarinetist for the North Carolina Symphony, accompanied by a string quartet in a program of music by Beethoven, Penderecki and other classical composers. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information and registration details, visit http://bit.ly/17NMsZ7.

The 2013-14 season will feature three concerts this year held on the William Peace University campus in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony. All are made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning ’58 ’60 which established The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund.

“One of the true cultural highlights every year for William Peace University is the participation of members of the North Carolina Symphony in performance as part of the Manning Chamber Music Concert Series,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “This season opener will provide a great opportunity for those who attend to meet and enjoy casual conversation prior to listening to expertly crafted music that is beautifully performed.”

 

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