- November 24, 2014 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 stage in Kenan Hall on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 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, Jan. 12, 2015 Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three Manning Series events. We apologize, but this concert is now SOLD OUT. Thank you! 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
- 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
William Peace University Names Dr. Cindy Gnadinger
As Vice President for Academic Affairs
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes New Academic Administrator With More Than 19 Years Experience
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 5, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Cindy Gnadinger, Ed.D., has been named its new vice president for academic affairs. In her position, Dr. Gnadinger will report directly to President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., and serve as a member of the senior cabinet to create institutional goals, priorities and policies, lead faculty, and implement and assess an innovative curriculum for the university. She will play a central role in the university’s faculty recruitment, promotion and professional development as well. As the university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, she will contribute to maintaining the standards set for accreditation by the organization.
With more than 19 years of experience in higher education, including a decade in academic administration, Gnadinger assumes her position after having served as assistant vice president for academic affairs and dean of the school of education at Bellarmine University, an independent Catholic institution of higher learning based in Louisville, Ky., where she was the recipient of a 2013 Fulbright Award. She joined Bellarmine in 2000 after having served six years in various capacities including part-time faculty, professional development school liaison, and as a researcher on several research grants at the University of Louisville. Gnadinger received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green before attaining her Masters of Education in early education and her Doctorate in supervision of instruction from the University of Louisville. In 2010, she was a recipient of a national leadership faculty appointment with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Gnadinger has served as a reviewer for the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges, as a Kentucky Board examiner for K-12 state accreditation, and on a Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board Committee. Her numerous publications, grants and presentations nationally have focused on developing and improving programming for K-12 educators and children.
Gnadinger will begin her role with the university in November 2013.
“Dr. Gnadinger brings valuable experience in academic administration to our staff, including several successes in faculty recruitment, mentoring and program development, and I am pleased she is assuming this role helping to lead our university as we grow and reach new levels of excellence,” said Townsley. “It is an honor to have her join William Peace University, and I look forward to her contributions to our institution.”
“I am honored to join William Peace University as its vice president for academic affairs,” said Gnadinger. “I have already experienced the warmth and welcoming nature of the William Peace University campus, and it is clear how passionate the entire university community is to supporting each other. The university has a remarkable faculty and staff, and I look forward to working closely with them as we prepare students for the careers of tomorrow.”
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