- 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
- 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
Danville, Va. – The Peace Pacers volleyball squad earned their first win tonight defeating USA South foe Averett University 3-1 on the road. First-year outside hitter Taylor Johnson earned 13 kills (.400) to lead PC to victory. This marks the first win versus the Cougars since before joining the league in 2003.
The opponents traded the first 15 points of the match before Johnson put down a kill to ignite a 5-0 Peace run, including two service aces from Johnson and a kill from sophomore middle Lexi Parker. Three more Pacer kills and one of Johnson’s three blocks gave PC the eventual 1-0 match lead on a 25-18 score.
AU battled to take the clear 25-13 win in set two.
First-year local Lauren Naugle, who led Peace with 15 digs and four service aces, served Peace to an early 6-1 lead in set three. Averett tied Peace at 10-10 on a 5-0 run. PC’s first-year libero Melissa Cubillos put her team back on top 19-17 serving three straight, including one of her two aces. A block from Parker helped setter Olivia Griffin serve for the 25-22 win.
Griffin maintained the serve into the final set and with the help of four Pacer kills, gave her team an early five-point advantage that would carry to a 25-17 finish.
Parker and veteran outside Amber Lowe notched seven kills apiece for the visitors. Cubillos tallied 12 digs and Griffin topped all with 32 assists on the night.
Averett’s Hillary Metheny led all with 14 kills and Aaron Paige notched a match-high 24 digs.
Peace hosts Salem College tomorrow night in the home opener. First serve is slated for 7:00 pm in the Hermann Center. The team remains in town Saturday for a league quad at Meredith playing Christopher Newport at 2:00 pm and Ferrum at 4:00. Keep an eye on the action when away from campus with the Pacer live stats link. See you on the sidelines!