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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 President To Lead Cooperating Raleigh Colleges

By William Peace University on February 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., To Serve As Board President Of Nonprofit Consortium Working To Promote Collaboration Among Raleigh Higher Education Institutions

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., has been appointed to lead the board of directors of Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC), a nonprofit consortium that works to promote collaboration among higher education institutions located in Raleigh and Wake County. Townsley, who will serve as board president for the 2012-2013 academic year, will work alongside the other presidents, chancellors and the executive director to ensure collaboration among participating institutions.

A primary initiative for the organization is to orchestrate and successfully carry out efforts to increase academic resource sharing among each of the member institutions. Under Townsley’s leadership, the CRC will concentrate on building on the organization’s goal of collaborating and informing community leaders about the importance of higher education to the overall quality of life and the positive impact it has on the economic development of North Carolina. Additionally, the CRC Board of Directors and its members will review and propose specific initiatives, which include encouraging professional development for administration and faculty across campuses; acting as a liaison to further develop the relationships between the institutions and governmental, business and community leaders; and promoting student and staff leadership development.

The CRC includes Meredith College, NC State University, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University and William Peace University. Wake Technical Community College is scheduled to join CRC on July 1, 2013. Based on the CRC Economic Impact Study, its five institutions of higher education represent 25 percent of all wage and salary income and 20 percent of the total employment across Wake County.

“As a community, we are fortunate to be able to have so many institutes of higher learning within a short distance of each other, and the best way to take advantage of that asset is for our colleges and universities to work alongside one another through collaboration and teamwork,” said Townsley. “I am honored to serve as the CRC board president and look forward to working on building the strengths and opportunities that are derived from being part of the same community as these excellent educational institutions.”

“We are honored to have Dr. Townsley serve as our board president for the 2012-2013 academic year,” said Jenny Spiker, director of Cooperating Raleigh Colleges. “Dr. Townsley understands first-hand the value and importance of community partnerships, and also recognizes the advantages that come from collaborating with out neighborhood institutions. We look forward to the professional development and community support that will come from her leadership.”

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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