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  • November 23, 2014 William Peace University Singers Fall Concert The William Peace University Singers, led by Julie Ricciardi, will perform their fall concert in Kenan Hall on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. Formed in the fall of 2011, the WPU Singers act as ambassadors to the community, performing both sacred and secular music ranging from Pop, Contemporary, Christian, Gospel, Jazz, Country, Blues, Swing, Classical, Broadway and more. The troupe performs throughout the state and the region, most recently at the 2013 North Carolina State Governor’s Ball, annual performances at the Wake County First Responders Appreciation Breakfast, the LGBT Center Awards Gala, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Women’s Luncheons, the Heritage Calendar Gala, the 2013 Wake County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, and they often appear at retirement centers, churches, schools and for retail openings. The University's glee club's is made up of some of the best and brightest students from across all majors. To learn more about the Singers, click here. Reserve your tickets here. view Event
  • November 24, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on stage in Kenan Hall on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three Manning Series events. We apologize, but this concert is now SOLD OUT. Thank you! William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
  • December 1, 2014 WPU Community Lovefeast A Peace Christmas Tradition William Peace University invites members of the Peace community and our neighbors to join us for the annual WPU Community Lovefeast in Dinwiddie Chapel (Main Building, 2nd Floor). Rev. Dr. R. Lee Carter, our William C. Bennett Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion, welcomes members of the community to receive Communion during this festive event. A Lovefeast service is a service dedicated to Christian love and is most famously practiced by the Moravians. A Lovefeast seeks to strengthen the bonds and the spirit of harmony, goodwill, and congeniality, as well as to forgive past disputes and instead love one another. The Moravian Lovefeast is based on the Agape feast and the meals of the early churches described in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles, which were partaken in unity and love. Traditionally for European, Canadian, and American Lovefeasts, a sweetened bun and coffee (sweetened milky tea in Germany, Holland and England) is served to the congregation in the pews by dieners (from the German for servers); before partaking, a simple table grace is said. The foods and drinks consumed from congregation may vary tremendously at the Lovefeast and are usually adapted from what the congregations have available. Services in some Colonial-era Lovefeasts, for example, used plain bread and water; some in Salem were known to have served beer. The Moravian Lovefeast also concentrates on the singing of hymns and listening to music which may come from the organ or choir. The songs and hymns chosen usually describe love and harmony. The congregation can talk quietly with their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ about their spiritual walk with God. The William Peace University Community Lovefeast will feature special student, faculty and staff speakers and dieners. Event Date: Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. Event Location: Dinwiddie Chapel, 2nd Floor of Main Building Admission: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   view Event

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William Peace University Names Dr. Amanda K. Bock Assistant Professor of Special Education

William Peace University Names Dr. Amanda K. Bock Assistant Professor of Special Education Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Education Professional With More Than 10 Years Experience RALEIGH, N.C., July 17, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, …

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William Peace University Names Dr. Nancy B. Riddell as Chair of Education Department and Associate Professor

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William Peace University Announces New Data That Shows Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate of 97 Percent for 2013 Graduates

William Peace University Announces New Data That Shows Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate of 97 Percent for 2013 Graduates Four-Year Baccalaureate Reveals New Statistics Which Indicate Continued Increase in Job and Further Education Placement RALEIGH, N.C., June 17, 2014 – William Peace …

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William Peace University’s Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D., Selected for C-SPAN Externship in Washington, D.C. by National Communication and Journalism Organization

William Peace University’s Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D., Selected for C-SPAN Externship in Washington, D.C. by National Communication and Journalism Organization Assoc. Professor & Dept. Chair from Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Selected for Two-Week Visiting Professor Externship by Association for Education in Journalism …

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William Peace University Hosts Final Open House of Academic Year

William Peace University Hosts Final Open House of Academic Year Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Potential Students for Last Admissions Event of 2013-2014 Academic Year  RALEIGH, N.C., April 26, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, welcomed …

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William Peace University Names Justin Johnson Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design

William Peace University Names Justin Johnson Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hires Professional Game Designer to Teach SGD Courses    RALEIGH, N.C., April 21, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, …

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William Peace University Announces New Degree Program for Registered Nurses; Names Dr. Molly Curry Program Director

William Peace University Announces New Degree Program for Registered Nurses; Names Dr. Molly Curry Program Director Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hires DNP, RN, to Lead Expanded Curriculum (RN to BSN) in School of Professional Studies RALEIGH, N.C., April 8, 2014 – William …

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William Peace University Expands Curriculum to Include New Majors and Additional Minor

William Peace University Expands Curriculum to Include New Majors and Additional Minor Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Launches Anthropology, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, and Writing Majors, along with Forensics Minor RALEIGH, N.C., March 31, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located …

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William Peace University Dept. Chair and Associate Professor Dr. Lynn C. Owens Discusses Jobs Research on TWC News

William Peace University Dept. Chair and Associate Professor Dr. Lynn C. Owens Discusses Jobs Research on TWC News Communication Professor and Expert at Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Shares Research Data with TWC News Anchor Marti Skold  RALEIGH, N.C., March 6, 2014 …

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William Peace University Among Best In Nation For Academics According To Latest NSSE Results

William Peace University Named Among Best In Nation For Academics According To Latest NSSE Results Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University Places In Top 10% Nationwide For Academics Per National Survey Of Student Engagement RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 13, 2014 – William Peace …

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