- 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
William Peace University Congratulates 2013 Graduates
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Celebrates Job Placement And Graduate Education Of Its 2013 Graduating Class
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, congratulates all of its 2013 graduates who turned their tassels on May 11. The university awarded more than 150 degrees to its students.
Continuing in the institution’s path of secured job placement among graduates, William Peace University’s Class of 2013 has accepted professional careers both locally and nationally. Graduates have accepted positions within a wide range of industries that include, but are not limited to, the following: U.S. Coast Guard, AT&T, USA Baseball, Urban Ministries, Hospice of Wake County, LORD Corporation, News 14 Carolina, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Violence, WakeMed Health & Hospital, LabCorp, Walt Disney World, Triangle Family Services, Patton Boggs, LLP and the office of Congressman Walter B. Jones.
In addition, 2013 graduates are now in pursuit of a graduate degree from higher learning institutions across the Southeast – North Carolina Central University, Western Carolina University, Liberty University, NC State University, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, East Carolina University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Pursuing a range of degrees, 2013 graduates can be found in the fields of library science, human resource management, professional counseling, experimental psychology, sociology, public administration, social work and special education.
“The preparation to reach collegiate graduation is no small feat, as the journey brings with it challenges and joys along the way,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “I speak for the faculty, staff, alumni and parents of our graduates when I say just how proud we are to recognize the achievements of the Class of 2013. We look forward to watching your professions unfold as you join society and take the ranks as future leaders.”
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