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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 Launches Newly Renovated Website

By William Peace University on April 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Redesigns Website To
Better Engage And Reach Current And Prospective Students And Alumni

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the launch of the university’s new website. An ongoing project overseen by the Office of Communications and Marketing, the website has been tailored to focus on enrollment and audience-based messaging by using both verbal and visual platforms that fall in line with the overall messaging of the university’s other marketing collateral. By fully integrating monitoring, measurement and audience engagement features, the redesigned website incorporates easier navigation that adjusts to meet the needs of the individual user depending on which section is selected – prospective students for the day program, prospective students for the school of professional studies or university alumni. Additionally, the website launched a new live chat, which allows visitors to directly connect with university representatives. By evaluating the user’s page, the live chat system notifies representatives from the appropriate university departments to answer user questions and concerns in an effort to deliver the most effective response.

William Peace University’s athletic website (http://www.gopeacepacers.org/landing/index) has received an extensive renovation to provide a more interactive platform, including minute-by-minute statistics and news, social feeds and page wraps. The site displays general information for each university sport as well as individual athlete highlights and statistics.

The website redesign occurred in conjunction with Marketing Partners, Inc., a strategic marketing and branding company located in Raleigh, and Mad Monk Interactive, an interactive marketing agency based in Greensboro, N.C.

“The fast pace transition and integration of online media has directly impacted the approach we now take in reaching our students, as it has been proven that more college-bound students correlate their knowledge of a university by first visiting an institution’s website when compared against any other print marketing collateral,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are proud of the newly redesigned website, as it achieves our goal to use the site as a platform to highlight what a WPU education really means and the potential outcomes that can follow.”

“We are excited to have launched the newly renovated website for William Peace University,” said Justin G. Roy, vice president for communications and marketing. “All web content has been fully optimized and evaluated in an effort to provide users with a clean, ‘less is more,’ intuitive website layout. The website showcases the exciting activities and events taking place across campus as well as provides an excellent way for students and alumni to remain connected while still providing general university information.”

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.

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