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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 Alethea J. Byrd, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer

By William Peace University on October 7, 2013 1:00 pm

William Peace University Names Alethea J. Byrd, ATC,
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes Certified Athletic Trainer To Prevent And Treat Injuries During Competitions

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Alethea J. Byrd, a certified athletic trainer, has been named assistant athletic trainer. In her position, Byrd will provide support for university athletes to ensure that they are competing safely and avoiding potential injuries. She will help athletes warm up and stretch properly, provide prophylactic taping and bracing for athletes with sustained injuries, and serve as first responder in the case of an emergency. In addition, Byrd will assist with the rehabilitative process of injured athletes through use of therapeutic exercise and modalities, such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation.

A 2006 graduate of Miller-Motte Technical College in Cary, N.C., as a certified massage therapist, Byrd earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training with a concentration in exercise sports science from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham. While studying at NCCU, she worked with Duke University’s baseball team, Jordan High School’s football and cheerleading teams, and various NCCU sports teams as an athletic training student. Additionally, Byrd has volunteered as a first responder at an NFL-sponsored youth football camp in Durham and has presented health and wellness workshops for faculty and staff at S.W. Snowden Elementary School in Aurora, N.C. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity. A native of New Jersey, Byrd resides in Raleigh.

“William Peace University is pleased to welcome Alethea as assistant athletic trainer,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Her experience as a massage therapist and extensive educational background in athletic training will be essential in providing quality care and support for all of our athletes.”

“I look forward to developing strong relationships with the athletes I will serve at William Peace University,” said Byrd. “Being an athletic trainer here is an ideal career opportunity, because it allows me to seamlessly combine my passions for sports and helping others.”






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