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  • 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
  • January 12, 2015 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 the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 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, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. 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

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William Peace University Names Sarah Heenan ’08 As Director of Student Activities

By William Peace University on June 26, 2013 2:13 pm

William Peace University Names Sarah Heenan ’08 As Director of Student Activities
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands Staff With The Addition Of 2008 Alumna

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Sarah G. Heenan, a 2008 alumna, has been named director of student activities. In her position, Heenan will be responsible for overseeing the student involvement component of William Peace University as well as providing leadership in developing a cohesive student experience through campus activities, traditional campus wide events and downtown Raleigh-related programming. Additionally, she will advise the university’s campus activities board, maintain the student services events website and develop a comprehensive First-Year Experience program.

Previously, Heenan served as state authorization compliance assistant for Appalachian State University’s Office of Academic Affairs and Legal Counsel, as well as the graduate customer service assistant and textbook rush-floor manager for the university’s bookstore. Prior to that, she served as the bookstore manager for William Peace University. Heenan received a Bachelor of Arts in history followed by a Master of Arts in higher education administration from Appalachian State.

A native of Herndon, Va., Heenan is actively involved in the local community and serves as a board member for the North Carolina College and Personnel Association (NCCPA). NCCPA operates as the state’s division of the American College Personnel Association, which is committed to the student affairs profession and the higher education community in providing outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning.

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“I am honored to return to my alma mater and have the opportunity to serve as the director of student activities alongside several faculty and staff members who were key components of my college and early professional learning experiences,” said Heenan. “We have an ambitious slate of events we plan to implement to broaden our students’ experiences at William Peace University, and I look forward to unveiling and managing them.”

“William Peace University’s student services office truly enhances the overall educational experience for those learning at our institute,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are proud to welcome Sarah back and have her serve as a leader and mentor to the future generations of students here at William Peace University.”

 

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