- 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
Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Collaborate With Local Episcopal Institution For Pre-K Through Eighth-Grade Students On Mutually Beneficial Learning Opportunities
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced its partnership with St. Timothy’s School, an Episcopal educational institution based in Raleigh that teaches pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students. The partnership between the two institutions marks an agreement designed to engage participation by the university’s students to teach in St. Timothy’s classrooms as well as allow the school’s administrators, faculty and families use of WPU’s campus facilities when available. The provisions of the partnership call for St. Timothy’s to work with university administrators, advisors and faculty to offer internships, student teaching, class observations and guest lesson opportunities for WPU students, and make the university’s scholars available for guest lessons and speaking engagements with St. Timothy’s faculty and parents. In exchange, the university will provide St. Timothy’s access to the university’s performing arts venues, large group meeting/reception areas and athletic facilities. Additionally, the university will invite St. Timothy’s administrators, faculty and family members to periodic functions, including visiting scholars, seminars and guest lectures.
Located at 4523 Six Forks Road, St. Timothy’s School has blended Episcopal school traditions with academic excellence in an environment that has inspired the imagination, fostered creativity and promoted a love of learning among all of its students since it opened in 1958. The school has a staff and faculty of more than 70 individuals, and 464 students were enrolled during the 2011-2012 school year. For more information, visit www.sttimothys.org.
“We are excited to embark on a new level of opportunities allowed to our staff, faculty, students and their parents through this agreement,” said Timothy L. Tinnesz, headmaster at St. Timothy’s. “As we have limited room on our campus for expansion, we are grateful that this agreement permits us to enjoy some of the many amenities William Peace University provides for its students and the community at large for extracurricular activities. Additionally, we eagerly look forward to the contributions students and scholars from the university can provide in enhancing learning presentations to our students and inspiring them to study more in the process.”
“This partnership with St. Timothy’s School offers tremendous benefits for both participants,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our students and faculty will receive the chance to share their knowledge with promising young scholars at an established local educational institution that shares the same goals and values as William Peace University. At the same time, the school’s community will be able to interact with our campus and its activities on an increased level, including many of our educational outreach events.”
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
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.