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  • 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
  • December 6, 2014 Children’s Holiday Story Hour with Santa Here Comes Santa Claus! William Peace University invites you to join us for our 5th Annual Children's Holiday Story Hour with Santa. Listen to two stories read by WPU President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.. Have your pictures taken and get a special present from Santa himself! Enjoy cookies and refreshments in Main Parlor and Carols by the William Peace University Singers. This event is one of the most anticipated family events of the year at WPU. Be sure to register early! Event Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Event Location: Main Parlor RESERVE YOUR FAMILY'S SPOT BY CLICKING HERE. view Event
  • January 12, 2015 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 the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 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, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. 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

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William Peace University Professor David McLennan, Ph.D. To Moderate Political Party Panel Discussions

By William Peace University on October 10, 2012 6:20 pm

Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Host Republican And Democratic Panel
Discussions Oct. 11 And 18 Outlining Parties’ Economic And Social Policy Principles

William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will host two separate political party panel discussions in an effort to provide a more real-world understanding of what it means to be a party affiliate of the Republican and Democratic parties. With the presidential election approaching, the panel discussion will serve as a platform to evaluate the core beliefs and platforms behind each political party while examining each party’s basic political philosophies. The discussions, which are open to the public, will include question and answer sessions. David McLennan, Ph.D., political science professor, will serve as the panel moderator.

The Republican panel discussion will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., located in Kenan Hall. The panel will consist of Virginia Foxx, U.S. congresswoman, Phil Kirk, former N.C. senator, Tamara Barringer, N.C. House of Representatives candidate and Greg Steele, N.C. Federation of College Republicans.

The Democratic panel discussion will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., located in Kenan Hall. The lineup for the panel remains to be determined.

“As with every election season, the campaign issues often lead the forefront of our conversation and prevent voters from really digging to the core of what it means to align ourselves with the Republican or Democratic parties,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The panel discussions that William Peace University will host over the next two weeks will solely focus on the basic philosophies of each party, shedding light on the economic and social policy principles that define each. We hope that the discussions will better assist voters as we cut through the noise and get to the root of each party.”

“Both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates have said this election will come down to what vision of America voters want, but what often is lost in the discussion is the fact those visions are based on the central truths held by both parties,” said McLennan. “I look forward to engaging my distinguished panelists in discussions designed to provide insight about the reasons why and how they endorse certain positions as members of their party. Their comments will offer a glimpse into what issues actually divide us, as well as where all parties really share common ground.”

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 began 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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