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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 Names ’07 Alumna Lara Lee King Director Of Student Leadership And Service

By William Peace University on July 8, 2013 3:01 pm

William Peace University Names ’07 Alumna Lara Lee King Director Of Student Leadership And Service
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Promotes Lara Lee King From The Office Of Student Services To Lead The Institution’s Leadership And Service Efforts

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Lara Lee King has been promoted to serve as the director of student leadership and service for the Office of Student Services. In her new position, King will be responsible for working directly with university organizations and student groups including the Student Government Association, Peer Mentors and the Class Council, among others. Additionally, she plans to bring an emerging leadership series to first-year students of William Peace University, extend the institution’s local community service efforts and reintroduce fall and spring alternative break trips.

Having graduated from the institution in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies and a concentration in psychology, King was hired as coordinator of The Loyalty Fund, William Peace University’s annual campaign for contributions. She later transitioned into the admissions office and focused on outreach to prospective students. Quickly growing in her career, King was promoted to director of student activities, where she worked closely with the institution’s current student body prior to assuming her new role.


“It is always a rewarding experience to watch a previous student graduate from our institution and return as a member of our staff,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Lara Lee’s passion and energy for her job will help to improve the leadership skills of all William Peace University students she encounters throughout her years to come.”

“The opportunity to explore numerous areas of interest with the flexibility of a liberal studies degree from William Peace University was a blessing,” said King. “Through my years as a student on this wonderful campus, I enjoyed many different types of classes and experiences that fully prepared me for my career. It is a privilege to work alongside those that were instrumental in my academic success and to give back and prepare the next generation of leaders.”



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