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  • 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
  • January 12, 2015 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 the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 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, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. 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

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William Peace University Continues Lunch And Learn Series With Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., On Oct. 16

By William Peace University on October 16, 2013 12:04 am

William Peace University Continues Lunch And Learn Series
With Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., On Oct. 16
Professor Emeritus Of History To Discuss How The Work English Women Undertook From 1860-1939 Shaped Their Life Experiences

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the next presentation as part of its 2013-2014 Lunch and Learn Series will feature Valerie G. Hall, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at the university. Hall will present findings from her book Women at Work 1860-1939: How Different Industries Shaped Women’s Experiences on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Parlor building on campus, located at 15 East Peace Street. Hall’s work makes significant contributions to the historical studies of women, labor, economics and society.

Hall examines three different groups of women living in northeast England, including those in coal mining, inshore fishing and agricultural labor communities. Her findings show how the work these groups of women performed fundamentally shaped their overall lives. For example, mining women achieved power in their homes through their meticulous domestic work, fisherwomen contributed to financial decision-making through baiting lines and selling fish, and some single female agricultural laborers enjoyed greater independence through their work as opposed to those with families. In addition, Hall’s work analyzes important distinctions among women with regard to socioeconomic class.

Throughout the academic year, the Lunch and Learn Series will feature both university and visiting faculty, as well as guest researchers, lecturers, and experts from across multiple majors, topics, and industries. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Raleigh community are welcome to attend. Ticket cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and will include a bag lunch for all attendees. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

“We are pleased to welcome back Valerie for our October installation of the Lunch and Learn Series,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Her vast experience teaching and researching women’s history is sure to foster a fascinating presentation and discussion regarding women’s roles in England’s workforce. All of the events in this series are wonderful opportunities to highlight the work and expertise within our university as well as the greater educational community, and we look forward to welcoming those interested onto our campus to join in the discussion.”

“I am excited to return to WPU so that I can present my research findings to the campus community,” said Hall. “There is a rich history of women’s work in England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and it will be a pleasure to share this fascinating topic with others.”

 

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