- 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
Ann Denlinger, a 40-year educator and schools administrator who serves as president of the Wake Education Partnership, has received Peace College’s 2010 Distinguished Alumna Award.
Denlinger, a native of Fuquay-Varina who lives in Raleigh, was presented the award on May 14 during a reception at the Governor’s Mansion that kicked off Peace College’s annual Alumnae Weekend festivities.
Denlinger, who received an associate’s degree from Peace College in 1964, served as superintendent of Durham Public Schools from 1997 to 2005. Previously, she served as superintendent of Wilson County Schools and has worked as an assistant superintendent, principal and teacher in the Wake County Public School System.
Denlinger holds both a master’s and a doctorate degree in educational administration from Campbell University.
Denlinger’s work in education has earned many awards and recognitions.
In 2000, she became the first woman to be named the N.C. Superintendent of the Year. In 2002, she received the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Award from the Boston Teacher Leader Institute for her work in promoting literacy in the early grades. In 2003, Denlinger became the first schools superintendent to receive the Durham Chamber of Commerce Civic Honor Award, given to a Durham resident who has improved the community through leadership and service.
In 2006, she became the sixth recipient of the Jay Robinson Leadership Award, given by the Public School Forum of North Carolina in recognition of her commitment to helping all children achieve higher levels of performance.
In 2009, Denlinger was inducted into the Academy of Women by the Greater Triangle YWCA.
At Peace College, she serves on the Education Advisory Council, which advises the college’s teacher education program. She is also involved in numerous civic organizations.
At Wake Education Partnership she has worked to bring people together to raise the level of discussion regarding school issues.
Denlinger is married to Bob Denlinger. They have one son, Chris, who lives with his wife, Dawn, in Raleigh.