- 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
Raleigh, N.C. – Peace College Director of Athletics Kelly Johnson is pleased to welcome Keith Jenkins to the Pacer staff this week as the new head women’s soccer coach. Jenkins brings significant coaching experience to Peace College and will serve the college well in the coming years. "I am extremely honored and excited to be chosen as the new head coach of the Peace Pacers. I believe this team has tremendous potential for the future, and I look forward to working with the administration and current team members to lay a foundation for success for many years to come," stated Coach Jenkins.
Prior to joining the Peace staff, Jenkins coached high school soccer for the last 16 years and coached the Clayton High School boy’s junior varsity and varsity soccer teams in some capacity over the last 13. During his tenure with the varsity program, the varsity team won five conference championships, four conference tournament championships, and advanced to the NCHSAA 3A or 4A playoffs the last nine years. The 2004 squad was ranked as high as 1st among 3A members. And in 2006 his team ranked as high as 3rd at the 4A state level. During his tenure at Clayton, he oversaw the development of the junior varsity program that also won five conference championships. Coach Jenkins was honored in 2006 by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association as the inaugural assistant coach of the year recognizing the top assistant high school coach in the state.
Jenkins is the current director of coaching education for the Johnston United Soccer Association in Clayton, North Carolina. His role includes developing the coaching education program for JUSA as well as overseeing all travel coaches in the challenge and classic programs. He coached various boys and girls teams in the club including recreation, challenge and classic teams. Currently he coaches the U13 Cougars Challenge girl’s team of which his daughter is a member. Prior to joining JUSA, Jenkins coached with the Triangle Futbol Club.
Coach Jenkins holds several national coaching licenses including the United States Soccer Federation’s (USSF) national "C" license, the USSF national "Youth" license, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) advanced national diploma and the NSCAA goalkeeping I diploma as well as several NSCAA special topics diplomas. Jenkins plans to attend the NSCAA premier diploma residential academy in 2011.
Professionally, Jenkins is a 17-year veteran in municipal parks and recreation. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with emphasis in Sports Management. He has held various positions with the Town of Davidson, Town of Benson, City of Raleigh and currently the Town of Cary where he serves as the athletic facility supervisor at WakeMed Soccer Park. In Jenkins’ position at WakeMed Soccer Park, he has had the unique opportunity to be a co-tournament director for the ACC men’s and women’s soccer tournaments as well as the men’s and women’s NCAA college cups since 2004. Additionally, Coach Jenkins worked with the USSF to host both training and matches for the U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams and with the NCHSAA to host both boys and girls state championships at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Jenkins currently resides in Clayton with his two daughters MacKenzie and Victoria. In his spare time away from work and coaching, he enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his daughters.