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  • November 23, 2014 William Peace University Singers Fall Concert The William Peace University Singers, led by Julie Ricciardi, will perform their fall concert in Kenan Hall on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. Formed in the fall of 2011, the WPU Singers act as ambassadors to the community, performing both sacred and secular music ranging from Pop, Contemporary, Christian, Gospel, Jazz, Country, Blues, Swing, Classical, Broadway and more. The troupe performs throughout the state and the region, most recently at the 2013 North Carolina State Governor’s Ball, annual performances at the Wake County First Responders Appreciation Breakfast, the LGBT Center Awards Gala, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Women’s Luncheons, the Heritage Calendar Gala, the 2013 Wake County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, and they often appear at retirement centers, churches, schools and for retail openings. The University's glee club's is made up of some of the best and brightest students from across all majors. To learn more about the Singers, click here. Reserve your tickets here. view Event
  • November 24, 2014 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 stage in Kenan Hall on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 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, Jan. 12, 2015 Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three Manning Series events. We apologize, but this concert is now SOLD OUT. Thank you! 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
  • 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

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William Peace University President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., Discusses Campus Projects and Upcoming Events on TWC News

By William Peace University on February 11, 2014 4:30 pm

William Peace University President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.,
Discusses Campus Projects and Upcoming Events on TWC News
President of Local Four-Year Baccalaureate
Talks Renovations & Campus Updates In Television News Interview

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb 11, 2014 - Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University, appeared on Time Warner Cable News on Feb. 11, 2014 with Morning Anchor Marti Skold to discuss recent renovations and projects on campus, along with upcoming events.

Townsley highlighted recent upgrades made to Belk Dining Hall, which include increased seating and new dining booths, several flat-panel televisions, and new food stations provided by Sodexo. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the renovations will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Townsley also provided updates on construction to the new Student Services building, which is set to open by the end of the year, plus details on FASFA Day (Feb. 22) and upcoming Open House dates.

To see the full interview, click below.

Transcript:

Marti: “Tell us, first of all you’ve had some construction going on.”

Dr. Townsley: “We’ve renovated our dinning hall, Belk dinning hall, so it’s newly renovated. Sodexo is our food service provider, and this year we’ve gone to continuous dinning for students.”

Marti: “We’ve got the video and it’s beautiful because it’s wide open, but the nice thing is with student you know they schedule kind of their own life, so this makes it easier for them to eat whenever they need to eat.”

Dr. Townsley: “It does. They can do five small meals a day or six meals; they can do three big meals a deal; they can work around their athletic schedule or class schedule. It really works out well and the students are loving it.”

Marti: “Tell us about your other big project.”

Dr. Townsley: “We are finishing a new Student Services building. It’s beautiful; right in the center of campus.”

Marti: “I love this time lapse video because it kind of shows it from the beginning, and you are really making some inroads on this.”

Dr. Townsley: “Yes, it should be opening in the next couple of months I think, so we’re very excited about that too.”

Marti: “William Peace is a great place to go. We have students from there that intern with us; great education. Tell us about FASFA day that’s coming up for any students or parents that are thinking, ‘I want to go to William Peace.’ What do you have?”

Dr. Townsley: “On February 22nd, the CFNC, which is the College Foundation of North Carolina, is sponsoring FASFA Day. William Peace University is one of the hosts, so our financial aid staff and admissions staff will be helping families to fill out their FASFA. Also, if anybody wants to apply to William Peace University that day, we are waiving the application fee.”

Marti: “Which is a great thing for moms and dads. I can tell you that from having kids in college. So you also have some open houses, which is a good idea for parents to go along with the student to kind of get a feel for the campus.”

Dr. Townsley: “We have open houses coming up on March 8, March 22, and April 26. It’s a wonderful time for students and families to get a sense and get all of their questions answered. We hold a variety of events. There is a fair with professors so they can talk with professors in the program that they are interested in. We have coaches there and student services depending on what sport, government, or clubs they want to do. Then we break up the students so they can talk to students, and the parents can talk to administrators and staff and everybody can get their questions answered.”

Marti: “Such an important thing you do, and you guys just got number one for internships which is amazing. Here are all the details, as we’ve run out of time. FASFA day coming up on February 22; free application for seniors to get some help; open houses coming up on March 8, 22, and April 26.  Congratulations on all your new changes over there.”

 

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