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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 Laura Vick, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

By William Peace University on June 20, 2013 1:02 pm

William Peace University Names Laura Vick, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Names Professor Of Anthropology As Professor Emeritus After 23 Years Of Higher Education Service

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Laura Vick, Ph.D., professor of anthropology, has been named professor emeritus. The recognition followed the unanimous approval of William Peace University’s Board of Trustees. Having joined the Peace faculty in 1990, Vick has served the higher education institution for 23 years.

An active scholar, Vick’s primary anthropology research has been centered on spider monkey socioecology and socialization in the Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Protected Area in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

In addition to her research, she has served on numerous committees including the division chair of History, Religion and the Social Sciences, and has received accolades including the Alumnae Distinguished Professorship, the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award and the Ragland Professorship for International Study.

Deeply invested in international studies, Vick has taken students annually since 1992 to Mexico for an intensive course in anthropology, archeology, history and art. A longtime organizer of student trips to Europe and the Middle East, she most notably launched the award-winning exchange program with Qatar University. The exchange program allows William Peace University students to attend Qatar while welcoming groups of Qatari students to Peace. Throughout the exchange program, students are exposed to a range of businesses across the Raleigh-Durham area as well as a fast-paced view of what it means to be a student of William Peace University.


“For more than 20 years, Laura has tirelessly educated the next generation of leaders, and it is through her unwavering passion and commitment to her study that our students have excelled year after year,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “She represents what we strive for as educators, and we are honored to unanimously recognize her as professor emeritus for her outstanding contribution to this institution.”


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