- 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
Rebecca B. Leggett Appointed To Serve On
Local Nonprofit Organization’s Board Of Directors
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Rebecca B. Leggett, director of visitor services, has been appointed to Wake County Community Foundation’s board of directors. A charitable and nonprofit organization which stands as an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF), the Wake County Community Foundation works alongside more than 650 community partners in an effort to transform the United States and its neighborhoods through the power of philanthropy. Leggett will serve as part of an all-volunteer board whose 14 members reflect the communities assisted by the foundation.
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina, having made $68 million in grants since its inception in 1998. Over the last 14 years, NCCF has consistently provided long-term support to a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. Its partnership with 60 affiliate foundations, like the Wake County Community Foundation, has opened the door to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across 67 North Carolina counties.
As William Peace University’s director of visitor services, Leggett is responsible for serving external and internal clients in facility rental and usage, assisting faculty and staff members in planning major campus events, and scheduling the use of university facilities for internal, non-academic events and meetings. Additionally, she proactively recruits guest groups who further the mission of the university, develops revenue and direct expense budgets, and tracks inquiry sources for marketing planning.
“One of the most important activities we can provide is to take the time to give back to others in need,” said Leggett. “The foundation is passionate about implementing innovative and mutually beneficial community programs across Wake County and I am proud to serve on foundation’s board of directors and work for those who need our support the most.”
“As educators, we enter our field knowing that we have committed to a life of service as we teach and build up the next generation of leaders,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We appreciate that Rebecca has embraced this philosophy to assist the Wake County Community Foundation and its philanthropic efforts toward learning and other opportunities that will assist many individuals in need.”
For more information on the Wake County Community Foundation, visit http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/section/wake.
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.