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  • 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

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William Peace University Completes Latest Campus Construction Project; Officially Opens New Student Services Building

By William Peace University on June 12, 2014 5:01 pm

William Peace University Completes Latest Campus Construction Project;
Officially Opens New Student Services Building
Four-Year Baccalaureate Opens New Building in
Center of Campus for Students and Staff

RALEIGH, N.C., June 12, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the official opening of its new Student Services Building, located in the heart of campus at 15 East Peace Street, adjacent to Belk Dining Hall and the Hermann Athletic Center. The building, which expands upon a historic facility that currently houses the school’s boiler room, features spacious, energy-efficient offices for members of the WPU Student Services Department, and a bottom floor that will eventually house a coffee shop and student lounge.

The building’s construction perfectly demonstrates the University’s continuous efforts to expand and renovate campus facilities. This past year, Belk Dining Hall underwent a massive redesign, which included increased seating and dining booths, several flat-panel televisions, and new food stations provided by Sodexo. One year earlier, labs for both Simulation and Game Design and Physics were completely renovated to include state-of-the-art technology and modernizations, and in 2012, the Hermann Athletic Center underwent a dramatic revitalization which included the installations of a newly designed basketball court, auxiliary gym, weight room, and business offices.

“These projects are a direct example of the University’s mission and desire to meet the needs of its current and future students,” said John Cranham, Associate Vice President for Buildings and Grounds at William Peace University. “Everything we do is for our students, and their success is truly our mission. They will be able to enjoy this latest space, along with the others we’ve renovated, for years to come.”

“We could not be more thrilled about the completion of this latest project,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Our students deserve the very best in education and facilities and we continue to provide them with that.”

Construction was completed in about one year, and was performed by Davidson & Jones Construction Company of Raleigh.

 

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