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  • December 1, 2015 Christmas Lovefeast Chapel Service A Peace Christmas Tradition William Peace University invites members of the Peace community and its neighbors to join us for the annual Christmas Lovefeast Chapel Service 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: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 Event Time: 3:30 p.m. Event Location: Dinwiddie Chapel, 2nd Floor of Main Building Admission: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   view Event
  • December 5, 2015 Children’s Holiday Story Hour with Santa Here Comes Santa Claus! William Peace University invites you to join us for our 6th Annual Children's Holiday Story Hour with Santa. Listen to two stories read by a special guest. Have your pictures taken with the Clauses 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 Free Admission, Click Here to register! view Event
  • December 5, 2015 WPU Christmas Show William Peace University invites you to experience Christmas at PEACE! Our 2015 Christmas Show will feature performances from several campus groups and entertainers, including WPU's student a capella group Vocal MasterPEACE, the William Peace University Singers glee club, and our Gospel group the Ambassadors for Christ, as well as several singers within the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and others. Join us for this special concert filled with Christmas classics, holiday songs and carols (secular and sacred) from across the decades and from multiple genres. Bring the whole family! Date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 Time: 3:30 PM Location: Kenan Hall Free Admission. Reservations required. - Coming Soon! William Peace University wishes to make every 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 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

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William Peace University’s Dr. Scott McElreath To Lead American Association Of Philosophy Teachers

By William Peace University on February 4, 2013 8:48 pm

Associate Professor Of Philosophy Elected To
Board Of Directors For The American Association Of Philosophy Teachers

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Dr. Scott McElreath, associate professor of philosophy, has been named to the board of directors for the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT). Dedicated to the advancements of the art of philosophy education, the AAPT was formed as the main national pedagogy organization for philosophy, seeking to promote and improve the quality of instruction for the subject matter across all higher education levels. As a member of the board, McElreath will work with the directors and AAPT members to encourage and ensure research, experimentation and investigation within the teaching realms of philosophy. AAPT works to facilitate professional cooperation, public discussions and programs for all philosophy educators nationwide.

A professor at William Peace University for more than 11 years, McElreath earned his tenure with the institution in 2007 with a range of educational expertise, including animal ethics, bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, sexual ethics, ethical theory, political philosophy, ancient and modern philosophy, and metaphysics. He is a published author of such articles as “Maximizing Act Consequentialism and Friendship” and “Dirty Hands: Indirect Responsibility for Unethical Acts.”

“Being named to the board of directors for the American Association of Philosophy Teachers is truly an honor, as it represents the lifelong commitment and passion that I have for the principles and education of this discipline,” said McElreath. “I first wanted to study philosophy to try and answer big questions such as ‘Where does the universe come from?’ ‘What kinds of things are in the universe?’ ‘What kind of person am I?’ But what first began as an interest in seeking responses has now evolved into a passion to educate and teach others as they seek answers to their own questions.”

“Dr. McElreath embodies what it truly means to be an educator – a person who understands that our role is to go beyond lecturing and instruct students in a manner that allows them to think and problem solve for themselves,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are proud of his deserving appointment to the AAPT and look forward to the continued contributions he will make to the study of philosophy.”

McElreath earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in philosophy from the University of Maryland at College Park. He received a second Master of Arts as well a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Rochester in New York.

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

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