- 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
William Peace University Receives Multiple Awards at CASE Conference in Orlando, FL
Four-Year Baccalaureate Recognized by Council for Advancement and Support of
Education Southeast District III for Achievements in Writing, Branding, and Graphic Design
RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the institution’s campus magazine, The Peace Bulletin, is the winner of two awards at the 2014 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Southeast District III Conference in Orlando, F.L. The publication has been honored with the Grand Award in the category of “Writing – Publications Writing” and the Special Merit Award in the category of “Graphic Design – Editorial Design” for its 2013 summer edition. This marks the second consecutive year the publication has taken home an accolade from the conference after it was awarded the Grand Award in the category of “Graphic Design – Editorial Design” for its 2012 summer edition.
The Bulletin is published twice yearly, and focuses on faculty, students, staff and alumni-based stories as a way to recognize those who play an integral role in promoting the mission and vision of the institution. It is led by Lauren E. Gerber, Editor-In-Chief and Director of Communications and Outreach in the Office of Engagement, and an Advisory Board comprised of faculty, staff, students, Alumni, and community members.
Additionally, the University received the Award of Excellence in the category of “New Brand Identity.” WPU’s new brand identity campaign was led by Justin G. Roy, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Communications/Marketing, and his communications staff, as the University transitioned from Peace College to William Peace University in 2011.
Committed to advancing and supporting educational and professional institutions throughout the Southeast, CASE District III focuses on enhancing the effectiveness of higher education. The organization’s efforts span across education and include alumni relations, fundraising initiatives, internal and external communications, marketing efforts and professional advancement.
“Those of us here at William Peace University are thrilled that our Bulletin has been honored for a second straight year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our Bulletin strives to be the best, and to do that, it takes having a dedicated and talented team and branding from top to bottom. We could not be more proud.”
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