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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 Shawn Henderson As Director Of Financial Aid

By William Peace University on April 10, 2013 4:37 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Promotes From Within Office Of Financial Aid
A New Director For The Department

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Shawn Henderson has been promoted to serve as the director of financial aid. In his role, Henderson will be responsible for overseeing the financial aid process and the financial aid staff, managing the administration of the financial aid program, and ensuring the university’s compliance with all federal, state and institution program policies and regulations for traditional and nontraditional programs. Additionally, Henderson will lead the development of processes that will maximize the use of financial aid dollars in order to promote the recruitment and retention of William Peace University students.

With more than 10 years of higher education experience, Henderson has served in William Peace University’s Office of Financial Aid since 2001. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Shaw University in Raleigh, a MBA from Strayer University and an Educational Specialist degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.  Deeply involved in the professional community, Henderson is a member of the NC Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) and the Southern Association of Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA).

“We are proud to announce that Shawn, who has been with our institution for nearly 12 years, will now serve as our director of financial aid, and will work to ensure that affordability is made possible across the board for all students,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Shawn has demonstrated through his years with William Peace University that he possesses a keen understanding of both the financial aid process, and the integral components that go into financial regulations and compliance. He truly is a valued asset and essential member of our university staff, and I congratulate him on assuming his new responsibilities.”

“It was during my own undergraduate education that I first developed an appreciation for the dedication and passion behind the individuals who work in the office of financial aid,” said Henderson. “I am proud to serve as William Peace University’s director of financial aid, and I look forward to assisting the department as we work to improve and expand our efforts in ensuring that all student needs our met throughout the educational process.”

William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.

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