- 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
Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Host Local Foundation’s Movie On Discovering How To Unleash The Potential Of Children With Communications Challenges
William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will host a special viewing of Certain Proof: A Question of Worth, an award-winning documentary produced by Footpath Pictures in cooperation with the local New Voices Foundation, at the Browne-McPherson Performing Arts Center in Kenan Hall Monday, Oct. 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The documentary was written, directed and produced in its entirety in Wake County by filmmakers Ray and Susan Ellis. It portrays how difficult but necessary it is for families and teachers to find ways to unleash the potential of children who cannot speak or use their hands to write by following the struggles of three children with cerebral palsy in public schools over the course of two and a half years. This documentary outlines the goal of the New Voices Foundation, which works to improve educational opportunities for children with severe communication and mobility disabilities. Attending the showing will be Don Stedman, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the New Voices Foundation.
Following the showing, there will be a book signing from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring Dr. Sharon Draper, a two-time Coretta Scott King award-winning children’s author. Draper will discuss and sign copies of her recent novel, Out of My Mind, which chronicles the story of a New Voices-like child, 11-year-old Melody, who is unable to speak or walk. The novel chronicles Melody’s frustrations and successes as she is given the opportunity to communicate.
William Peace University will be hosting students from its education department as well as those from the same programs at Meredith College and NC State University for the event. The public is invited to attend this free event, but reservations for the showing are required. Tickets can be obtained by Wednesday, Oct. 10 through filling out a form at https://wpeaceu.wufoo.com/forms/new-voices-documentary-seating-reservations.
“We are honored to be allowed the opportunity to host Certain Proof: A Question of Worth and feature a book signing with Dr. Sharon Draper,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Dr. Stedman, who is a former university dean, founded New Voices with the belief that the educational community can and should be expanding opportunities for everyone to learn wherever possible and supporting those families and children in the process. The powerful stories told here about the challenges and triumphs of these children are moving testaments about the importance of being able to participate in our educational system. We encourage all those interested to attend this event.”
Certain Proof: A Question of Worth has garnered acclaim at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival, Vail Film Festival and other public showings.
For more information on the film, visit http://www.certainproof.com/site.
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 welcomed its first coeducational class 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.