- 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 Joshua Neaves
Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes Staff Member To Ensure Student Safety And Assist In Housing Needs
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 14, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Joshua Neaves has been named assistant director for residential life & housing. In his position, Neaves will be responsible for overseeing student conduct, assisting other campus staff members and student employees as they perform duties that provide safety to WPU students, as well as supervising students residing at Wolf Creek Apartments. Additionally, he will serve on various university committees and work with other student services on campus as needed. He is a member of the National Orientation Directors Association.
Neaves has four years of professional experience. He earned his Master of Science in higher education student personnel at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where he served as the graduate assistant for two offices: student affairs administration and dean of students. For the student affairs administration office, Neaves coordinated its Distinguished Lecture Series and the Eagle EDGE program, where he organized speaking events that included Dr. Robert Gates, John Legend and Dr. Robert Huizenga. As graduate assistant for the dean of students office, he served as conduct officer, investigating and adjudicating any violations of the Code of Student Conduct. In addition, Neaves worked at Texas Woman’s University in Denton as a part-time orientation coordinator for the institution’s spring and summer sessions.
Prior to those roles, Neaves earned his Bachelor of Science in multidisciplinary studies with a concentration in social studies at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Listed twice among “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges,” Neaves became the first recipient for the Student Affairs Lifetime Achievement Award at McMurry University, where he served as student body president and a representative on its board of trustees.
“When William Peace University entered into an agreement with Wolf Creek Apartments this year to provide off-campus housing for our sophomore, junior and senior students, we knew we needed to have an experienced individual to serve as liaison and handle coordination of efforts between the apartments and the university,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Joshua has a strong record of leadership among college students that makes him ideal to be our assistant director of residential life and housing. We are pleased to have him contribute to our new venture.”
“I am excited to have this position with William Peace University where I can actively pursue my passion of student conduct and help college students become successful,” said Neaves. “I look forward to educating students about the choices they make as an adult while ensuring they have a safe and pleasant experience living at Wolf Creek and on the university campus as well.”
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