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  • 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

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William Peace University Welcomes National Comedian and Alumna Emily Fortune Feimster for Comedy Show and Reception, April 24

By William Peace University on March 20, 2014 12:58 pm

William Peace University Welcomes National Comedian and Alumna
Emily Fortune Feimster for Comedy Show and Reception, April 24
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hosts Celebrity And Former
Standout Student For Comedy Event On Campus

RALEIGH, N.C., March 20, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it will host a comedy show by celebrity comedian and Alumna Emily Fortune Feimster on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Kenan Auditorium, located at 15 E.Peace St. Feimster is best known for her work on E! Network’s Chelsea Lately, where she serves as a writer and commentator on celebrity news and gossip. She was also a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and has made several comedic appearances on HBO and Comedy Central.

A 2002 Peace graduate, Summa Cum Laude, Feimster was elected Miss Peace by her fellow students and served as the graduate speaker at Commencement. She also performed in the Peace Theatre Company and was the proud recipient of the 2010 Young Alumni Award. Following her time at WPU, Feimster traveled the world, back-packing through Europe, teaching English and learning Spanish in Seville, Spain. She later moved to Los Angeles, California where she became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood, and wrote for media outlets such as the Creators Syndicate, Netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. She was also a member of the famous Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe and school based in Los Angeles.

Feimster’s comedy show at WPU will feature three separate events, consisting of a private student performance from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., a pre-show public reception from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a public performance from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The performances are Rated-R and are not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.

Tickets cost $18 for adults and $16 for senior citizens, Alumni, faculty and staff. For more details on the show and to purchase tickets, click here.

“William Peace University is proud to welcome back one of its Alumnae,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Emily is remembered for her bright spirit and enthusiasm while attending Peace, and we know those traits will shine through on stage as she entertains our students, faculty and staff, and the public. We are thrilled to welcome her back to her Alma Mater.”

 

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