- 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
William Peace University Renews Membership with
North Carolina Presenters Consortium for 2014-15
Four-Year Baccalaureate Continues Relationship with Respected
Performing Arts Association
RALEIGH, N.C., July 30, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce its renewal as a member of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium (NCPC). Founded in 1991, NCPC is a not-for-profit membership association comprised of professional performing arts presenting organizations throughout North Carolina, and industry professionals from NC and beyond, who share the mission of bringing artists and audiences together. NCPC is supported by member dues, program fees, and grant subsidy from the North Carolina Arts Council. Additional in-kind support is provided by its NC statewide project partner, OUR STATE Magazine.
As a presenting member, WPU will help the consortium to meet its mission of advancing the performing arts through collaboration, shared resources and professional development in bringing artists and audiences together for live performances. One of the most respected networks of its kind, NCPC members build valuable and treasured professional and personal relationships. Additionally, membership provides the opportunity to tap into the collective knowledge and expertise of its members.
“William Peace University’s reputation as a downtown Raleigh performing arts destination is growing,” said Julie E. Ricciardi, Vice President for the Office of Engagement. “With membership in the North Carolina Presenters Consortium, we gain valuable expertise and extensive networks that will help us – and other member institutions and organizations – bring artists and audiences together.”
“We are delighted to renew our membership in this important North Carolina organization,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “We believe that the NCPC’s and William Peace University’s missions are mutually supportive. With this membership we will continue to further our mission and goals as an institution, as we help prepare our students for the careers of tomorrow.”
“Being a student in both the Theatre and Musical Theatre programs, I think this is great for the school,” said Melvin Gray, William Peace University ’16. “This partnership will not only benefit current students, like me, but those who will be here in the future.”
For more information on the North Carolina Presenters Consortium, click here.
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