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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 Dr. Nancy B. Riddell as Chair of Education Department and Associate Professor

By William Peace University on July 10, 2014 5:00 pm

William Peace University Names Dr. Nancy B. Riddell
as Chair of Education Department and Associate Professor
Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes New Department Chair and Professor
With More Than 25 Years Experience in Education

RALEIGH, N.C., July 10, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Nancy B. Riddell as Chair of the Education Department and Associate Professor. In her new roles, Riddell will lead the Department of Education along with the University’s program of dual preparation of teachers in elementary education and special education, as well as teach courses such as Introduction to Education, Mathematics Methods, and 21st Century Teacher Leadership.

Prior to joining William Peace University, Riddell, a North Carolina native, served as Associate Professor of Education and Elementary Education Coordinator at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, as well as Adjunct Professor and Doctorial at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. During her 26 years in education, she has become licensed in several areas of education from Division Superintendent to Elementary School Principal, and is the recipient of many awards, including three Teacher of the Year accolades for her work with the Thomas Hunter School, the Piankatank Citizen’s Committee, and the Tidewater Soil/Water Conservation District. Riddell is also a member of several education organizations, including the Association for Childhood Education International and the American Educational Research Association.

Riddell holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Long Island University, an M.S. in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, & Leadership from the College of William & Mary. She is originally from Roxboro and currently resides in Raleigh.

“It is not often that one receives an opportunity to be on the forefront of significant institutional change,” Riddell said. “I feel honored that I was chosen to help the Education Department maintain and expand upon its excellent foundation and move forward with a vision of progress.”

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Riddell come aboard,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “We believe that her experience in education will help further our mission and goals as an institution, and will help prepare our students for the careers of tomorrow. We are very happy to have her here.”

The University will be welcoming additional new faculty members for fall of 2014. For more information on that and other University news, click here.






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