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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 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.


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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