- 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
Board Of Four-Year Baccalaureate University Honors Work Of Two Professors, With Newhouse Receiving A Promotion As Well
RALEIGH, N.C. – The board of trustees of William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Drs. Carol Hiscoe and Wade Newhouse have been granted tenure and that Dr. Newhouse has been named associate professor. Hiscoe has taught in the university’s English department since 1992 as an instructor, visiting assistant professor and associate professor. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NC State University and a Ph.D. in literature from Duke University. Known for her commitment to students, Hiscoe has worked closely with many of them on research projects and presentations for the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). A recipient of the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award twice (2001 and 2011), as well as the Alumnae Distinguished Service Award in 2006, Hiscoe has led the university in its accreditation reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and serves as the chair of the Faculty Advancement Committee.
Newhouse joined the faculty of the university’s English department in 2006, after teaching at Bentley College and Boston University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree from NC State, and a doctorate from Boston University. Newhouse was selected as First-Year Advisor of the Year in 2011. He is a member of the Curriculum Committee as well as a frequent performer in the university’s theatre productions. The author of numerous scholarly articles, Newhouse is working on a book project that intertwines southern literary culture and film theory.
The English department at William Peace University produces the Prism, the university’s literary magazine, which features student contributions.
"On behalf of William Peace University faculty, staff, students and alumni, I congratulate Dr. Hiscoe and Dr. Newhouse on receiving their honors," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Their love of and dedication to this institution is evident to anyone familiar with their work, and our English department has been markedly enriched by their strong participation."
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 will begin admitting male students 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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