- 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
Peace Alumna Tyler Luttman Gaviria ’02 ’04 Named Teacher of the Year by the Foreign Language Association of North CarolinaBy on October 28, 2010 12:54 pm
Victoria Tyler Luttmann Gaviria ’02 ’04, the daughter of Victor and Metta Luttmann of Hendersonville, received the 2010 Teacher of the Year award from the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. This is her fourth year teaching Spanish.
Tyler graduated from Hendersonville High School in 2000 and attended Peace College, receiving her A.A. in 2002 and her B.A. in 2004 in Spanish and Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Anthropology. She then served two years with AmeriCorps where she worked for El Pueblo, Inc., a state wide non-profit dedicated to serving the Latino community.
Tyler was inspired to go into teaching after working with Latino youth and helping them gain access to higher education. She soared through the NCTEACH lateral entry program at NC State University in 2008 and currently teaches at Garner Magnet High School in Wake County. She will graduate this summer from Bennington College in Vermont with a Master’s in teaching Spanish as a Second Language.
Tyler has extensive travel experiences as well. While at Peace, she studied abroad in Seville, Spain as well as participated in various summer programs in the Yucatan, Mexico and Oxford, England. She also interned abroad in Lisbon, Portugal at the U.S. Embassy and interned in Raleigh as the personal assistant to the Vice-Consul at the Consulate of Mexico.
Tyler is very passionate about Spanish language and culture. She performed for several years with an amateur flamenco troop after returning from Spain. She also teaches Zumba®, a mix of Latin American Dance and Aerobics, part-time.
Tyler hopes to show her students that they will no longer see other peoples as "foreigners" but as something familiar through increasing their world views of other languages and cultures, allowing them to break down stereotypes. She further hopes that her students will foster and encourage understanding and respect for all.
Peace College is a four-year baccalaureate arts and sciences college that offers a challenging program of study that provides women strong intellectual and personal foundations upon which to build successful and meaningful professional and academic careers. Peace’s educational program consistently earns the college rankings in the top 10 percent in several categories of the National Survey of Student Engagement.