- 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 Student Body Names 2014 Mister and Miss Peace
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Announces Honors for
Seniors Christian Gray and Hannah Murphy ahead of 2014 Commencement
RALEIGH, N.C., May 2, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce seniors Christian Gray and Hannah Murphy as 2014 Mister and Miss Peace. The honors, which are voted on by the entire student body, are the highest tributes paid to individuals at William Peace University. The nomination is based on a student’s excellent academic qualities, community service and leadership.
Following the University’s transition to a full-time co-educational institution in 2012, Gray, a Fayetteville native, was one of the first young men to enroll in the University’s traditional program and is the first-ever Mister Peace. He was also one of the first male Resident Assistants during his first year and played for the WPU Men’s Basketball team as a guard, while also serving as one of the team’s first captains. Additionally, Gray led efforts to establish a new “emerging leaders” program at WPU, along with an outreach program called D.I.V.E.R.S.E (Dedicated Individuals who Value Education, Relationships, Success, and Effort). He is set to graduate with a B.S. in Psychology.
Murphy, a native of the Raleigh-area, has also left a lasting impact on the University. She was elected the 2014 Student Commencement Speaker and is a member of the William Peace Theatre Company, having acted in multiple productions, including: These Shining Lives, Circle Mirror Transformation, Godspell, Into the Woods, Spring Awakening and No Exit. Murphy is a member of several national honor societies, including: Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Chi, and Sigma Tau Delta. A consistent Dean’s Scholar, she is also the recipient of several University Awards: the Mary Pate Currie Humanities Award, the Penney English Award and the Mary P. Schwertman English Honors Award. Murphy is set to graduate with two B.A. degrees in English and Theatre.
“We are very proud of Christian and Hannah,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “They are wonderful students, like all of the other young people we have here at WPU. We hate to see them go, but we know they will make a lasting impact in the outside world, just as they have done at Peace.”
The University will hold its 2014 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. For more details on the ceremony, click here.
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