- 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
Communications And Anthropology Professors Of Four-Year Baccalaureate University Earn Tenure For Educational Excellence
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D., and Vincent H. Melomo, Ph.D., professors of the university, have recently earned tenure status. Having been with William Peace University for more than five years, both Dr. Owens and Dr. Melomo have served as assistant professors of their individual disciplines of communications and anthropology respectively. The William Peace University Board of Trustees unanimously appointed tenure to Owens and Melomo as a salute to their excellent teaching, service and scholarship. Along with their tenure status, Owens will serve as an associate professor of communication as well as the department chair for communication, and Melomo will serve as an associate professor of anthropology.
Before joining the faculty of William Peace University, Owens served as an assistant professor of the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Mass Communication, in Richmond. With a Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she holds a vast knowledge regarding communication, specifically stemming from her research concentration on race, class, gender and international communication. Owens teaches a variety of communication courses for the university which include writing for the media, international communication, writing for mass media, introduction to broadcast writing and electronic journalism. Recognized for numerous awards, she is the recipient of the 2003 N.C. Associated Press award for Best Newscast and two Emmy nominations in 2003 for Best Coverage of a Special Event and Best Weekend Newscast. A published author, Owens’ has written “International News: What Makes College Students Want to Keep Reading?” for Newspaper Research Journal and “Network News: The Role of Race in Source Selection and Story Topic” for the Howard Journal of Communications.
An assistant professor of anthropology at William Peace University since 2004, Melomo has served in a variety of capacities including director and co-creator of the anthropology program, advisor to the anthropology club and member of the student showcase planning committee. He previously held faculty positions at Binghamton University in New York as well as NC State University and Meredith College in Raleigh. Melomo teaches an array of courses at William Peace University, including American ethnic relations, archeological fieldwork, connecting the living and the dead, ethnographic methods, and globalization, people and culture. His work has appeared in the University of Georgia Press (“Questioning Commemorations of English Settlement by Remembering Our Diversity in the Past and Present”) and the Edinburgh University Press (“I Love My India”). Melomo earned both his Master of Arts and his doctorate in anthropology from Binghamton University, receiving the latter with a dissertation titled “Immigrant Dreams and Second Generation Realities: Indian Americans Negotiating Marriage, Culture and Identity in North Carolina in Late Modernity.”
“The exceptional faculty that lead our departments is just one of the reasons why William Peace University is such a wonderful institution,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The tenure status that Lynn and Vincent have received is well deserved due to the extensive educational accomplishments and research in their respective fields that have taken place throughout their professional careers. We are honored to have distinguished professors such as these teaching and preparing our students as they ready themselves to enter the workforce and become contributing
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.