- 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
William Peace University Named Among Best In Nation
For Academics According To Latest NSSE Results
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University Places In
Top 10% Nationwide For Academics Per National Survey Of Student Engagement
RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 13, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has again been named among the best in the nation regarding academics. According to the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), William Peace ranked in the top 10% nationwide for student-faculty interaction, along with higher-order learning, reflective and integrative learning, learning strategies, discussions with diverse others, and supportive environment.
The annual report examines student engagement through surveys at bachelor’s degree-granting colleges and universities across the United States, and helps provide insight and recommended policy change for those institutions. This year, nearly 335,000 students from more than 550 academic institutions participated.
For WPU, the results of the survey are further indication of the University’s commitment to success and competition as a coeducational institution at the national level. In a study released this past October by U.S. News and World Report (Yahoo!), William Peace University ranked No. 1 in the nation regarding its notably high rate of student internships (to view that report, click here).
“We are thrilled to see such positive feedback from our students as we continue to strive for excellence,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We believe that our close interaction with students makes for a positive academic experience, and will greatly benefit them as they make their way into the professional world. We have outstanding professors who truly care about their success, and that’s something that really shines through when studies such as the NSSE are conducted.”
For more information on the National Survey of Student Engagement and this year’s results, click here.