- December 8, 2013 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 Time: 3:00 p.m. Event Location: Dinwiddie Chapel, 2nd Floor of Main Building Tickets: Free, but reservations are required. Reserve your seat here. view Event
- January 6, 2014 Manning Chamber Music Concert Winter Concert and Reception William Peace University is pleased to present the 7th Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony. The 2013-14 season will feature three concerts this year held on the institution’s campus in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 to establish The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund. The second Manning Concert for the 2013-14 performing arts season will feature concert in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with a reception held immediately following in Main Parlor (9:00 p.m.). This evening's program will feature the North Carolina Symphony's Woodwind Quintet: Mary E. Boone, Sandra Posch, Victor Benedict, Michael E. Cyzewski and Rachel Niketopoulos, along with Symphony musicians Rebekah Binford, violin and Craig Brown, bass. An eclectic mix of music will be performed, including Malcolm Arnold's Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Op. 37; Barber's Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31 and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. Limited seating is available and tickets are required for the event. Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: Free, but reservations are required. Click Here for Reservations view Event
- January 8, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Raleigh's Village Idiots Raleigh's Homegrown Improv Comedy Group William Peace University is pleased to welcome back Raleigh's Village Idiots to the William Peace Theatre stage! The Idiots are Raleigh's own homegrown improv comedy group. They perform short- and long-form improv comedy, including scenes, stories, games and songs that are improvised based on audience suggestions. The exact combination varies from night to night, so you'll be as surprised as they are! Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Leggett Theatre Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Note: a 3% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Registration & Tickets: Individual Tickets (click here) view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires Williams To
Lead First-Ever Men’s Soccer Team
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Zane Hill has been hired as the university’s head men’s soccer coach. In his position, Hill is responsible for initiating all aspects of the men’s soccer program, which includes recruiting prospective players, overseeing the training and coaching of team members, and coordinating the development and promotion of the men’s program, which is slated to play its first game in 2013.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Hill moved to Woodbridge, Va. and attended the University of Virginia where he played varsity soccer and lettered all four years. Upon graduation, he served as a relief counselor in Charlottesville, Va., while coaching soccer and working as an outreach coordinator with Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle. Hill has coached soccer at varying grade levels while simultaneously working as a substitute teacher and school counseling intern across Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. When he moved to North Carolina, he initially worked as a teacher’s assistant in Wake County as well as a coach for club games of the Triangle United Soccer Association in Chapel Hill. Prior to joining William Peace University, Hill most recently served as the lead soccer coach at WakeMed Soccer Park. He holds the U.S. Soccer Federation National “B” license, which certifies him to coach players age 16 to college level.
“I am extremely honored to be named the first-ever men’s soccer coach at William Peace University, and consider myself fortunate to join such a quality university,” said Hill. “Located in a community with a strong soccer presence and talent pool, the team has great potential for long-term success. Working alongside our administration, the William Peace University athletic staff and the local Raleigh community, I look forward to building a strong foundation for the upcoming 2013 season and beyond.”
“We are proud to announce Zane Hill as William Peace University’s head men’s soccer coach,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “He comes to us with a highly experienced athletic background, and he has an optimistic vision for university athletics and how to best position our men’s soccer program for the years to come. We trust that Zane will create and guide our men’s team into a successful program, and we look forward to supporting his efforts.”
Hill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of Virginia in 2005 and a Masters of Arts in school counseling from Marymount University in 2011.
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.