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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 Continues Speaker Series With Presentation By Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Dec. 7

By William Peace University on November 21, 2013 2:20 pm

William Peace University Continues Speaker Series
With Presentation By Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Dec. 7
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Features Professor Emerita Of Psychology
Discussing Children’s Emotional Intelligence

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 21, 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 Speaker Series will feature Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychology, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Leggett Theatre, located at 15 E. Peace St. Dr. Kanoy will discuss her book, The Everything Parents Guide to Children’s Emotional Intelligence: How to Raise Children Who Are Caring, Resilient, and Emotionally Strong, and she will sign copies afterwards with a Q&A session.

With more than 30 years of educational experience, Kanoy will explore children’s emotional intelligence while providing parents with skills to help their children reach their greatest potential. She notes that a child with high emotional intelligence has good self-control, resilience and empathy – all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying and successful life.

Kanoy joined the university’s faculty in 1981 as a professor of psychology, followed by serving as dean of academic affairs from 2006-2009 and in various administrative roles before retiring.  She helped lead the university’s Institutional Research during the 2011-2012 academic year by increasing the use of assessment and other data, which prepared William Peace for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) review for reaccreditation. In addition to teaching psychology, Kanoy co-founded Developmental Associates, LLC, with former William Peace professor Dr. Heather Lee in 2004. Developmental Associates is a consulting firm that specializes in developing emotional intelligence and leadership skills for individuals working in education, government and nonprofit settings.

The discussion is free and open to the public, but registration is required in advance. For more information and to register, click here.

“We are excited to have Dr. Kanoy join us to discuss her book on children’s emotional intelligence,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “With her vast knowledge of psychology and children’s development, and her strong ties to William Peace University, she is sure to be a dynamic speaker that will keep our audience engaged while providing them with the knowledge they need to help their children prosper.”

“I am excited to provide information on children’s development and emotional intelligence and discuss my book with the campus community,” said Kanoy. “Emotional intelligence skill development in children has been shown to improve their academic performance, increase positive behaviors, and decrease negative behaviors.  I look forward to sharing my insight on how this success can be attained.”




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