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  • 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

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William Peace University Professors Lynn C. Owens And Vincent H. Melomo Receive Tenure

By William Peace University on February 25, 2013 1:01 pm

Communications And Anthropology Professors Of Four-Year Baccalaureate University Earn Tenure For Educational Excellence

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D., and Vincent H. Melomo, Ph.D., professors of the university, have recently earned tenure status. Having been with William Peace University for more than five years, both Dr. Owens and Dr. Melomo have served as assistant professors of their individual disciplines of communications and anthropology respectively. The William Peace University Board of Trustees unanimously appointed tenure to Owens and Melomo as a salute to their excellent teaching, service and scholarship. Along with their tenure status, Owens will serve as an associate professor of communication as well as the department chair for communication, and Melomo will serve as an associate professor of anthropology.

Before joining the faculty of William Peace University, Owens served as an assistant professor of the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Mass Communication, in Richmond. With a Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she holds a vast knowledge regarding communication, specifically stemming from her research concentration on race, class, gender and international communication. Owens teaches a variety of communication courses for the university which include writing for the media, international communication, writing for mass media, introduction to broadcast writing and electronic journalism. Recognized for numerous awards, she is the recipient of the 2003 N.C. Associated Press award for Best Newscast and two Emmy nominations in 2003 for Best Coverage of a Special Event and Best Weekend Newscast. A published author, Owens’ has written “International News: What Makes College Students Want to Keep Reading?” for Newspaper Research Journal and “Network News: The Role of Race in Source Selection and Story Topic” for the Howard Journal of Communications.

An assistant professor of anthropology at William Peace University since 2004, Melomo has served in a variety of capacities including director and co-creator of the anthropology program, advisor to the anthropology club and member of the student showcase planning committee. He previously held faculty positions at Binghamton University in New York as well as NC State University and Meredith College in Raleigh. Melomo teaches an array of courses at William Peace University, including American ethnic relations, archeological fieldwork, connecting the living and the dead, ethnographic methods, and globalization, people and culture. His work has appeared in the University of Georgia Press (“Questioning Commemorations of English Settlement by Remembering Our Diversity in the Past and Present”) and the Edinburgh University Press (“I Love My India”). Melomo earned both his Master of Arts and his doctorate in anthropology from Binghamton University, receiving the latter with a dissertation titled “Immigrant Dreams and Second Generation Realities: Indian Americans Negotiating Marriage, Culture and Identity in North Carolina in Late Modernity.”

“The exceptional faculty that lead our departments is just one of the reasons why William Peace University is such a wonderful institution,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The tenure status that Lynn and Vincent have received is well deserved due to the extensive educational accomplishments and research in their respective fields that have taken place throughout their professional careers. We are honored to have distinguished professors such as these teaching and preparing our students as they ready themselves to enter the workforce and become contributing

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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