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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 Nancy Eaton Welch As Registrar

By William Peace University on May 23, 2013 12:53 pm

William Peace University Names Nancy Eaton Welch As Registrar
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands Academic Affairs Department With The Hiring Of 30-Year Industry Veteran

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Nancy Eaton Welch will serve as registrar. In her role, Welch will be responsible for compiling and maintaining all student records in compliance with federal, state and accreditation laws. Additionally, she will work closely with faculty and staff in preparation for graduation, perform degree audits, and collaborate with faculty and the academic affairs department on how to improve processes that best accommodate the needs of the university’s students.

With 30 years of professional experience in higher education, Welch has worked with a diverse population of students in undergraduate and graduate programs in technical schools, private, for-profit and most recently at an Ivy League school in New England. During her career, she has progressed from counselor to assistant, associate and ultimately director of the office of financial aid and registrar.

Welch’s professional affiliations include the Vermont Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), where she served as president, Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA), where she chaired the membership committee and worked on the conference committee, New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators  (NHASFAA), National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in American literature from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., followed by graduate work in education at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. Welch completed the HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Institute, a program that provides an intensive 12-day curriculum that prepares women faculty and administrators for institutional leadership roles, at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass.


“The position of registrar at William Peace University requires an individual who can work comfortably with faculty, staff and students while providing a high level of creativity to contribute to the growth of our institution,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Nancy is strongly experienced in handling all of these responsibilities, and I look forward to the contributions she will make to our campus.”

“I am very excited to work for an institution that has a clear mission and a strongly engaged faculty, staff, board of directors and alumni,” said Welch. “William Peace University truly has ambitious plans for the future while remaining committed to the students and the community in which it serves, and I am honored to be part of it.”



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