- December 4, 2013 National Anthem Singing Contest Do YOU want to be one of WPU's official "National Anthem" singers for Pacer Athletic events during the spring 2014 semester? Have you ever dreamed of singing the National Anthem? Are your singing talents far too superior to be hidden at home? We want to share the talent that our students, faculty and staff have! On December 4, 2013, there will be a contest on campus open to all students, faculty and staff. The contest winners will sing the National Anthem for the 2013-14 athletic home games! Yes, multiple singers and groups will be chosen to perform at home games at WPU for the winter and spring sports! Individuals or groups are welcome. So, get those vocal chords warmed up, show some WPU spirit and come out to audition! Please note the following information to ensure a smooth performance. * Audition Date: December 4, 2013 * Audition Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. * Audition Location: Hermann Athletic Center (Main Gymnasium) * Prepare a version of the "National Anthem" (must be 1 min. or under) * Dress in your William Peace University gear (what you would wear to perform at one of our games) * Contest will be judged by Sheri Keasler, Debbie Potter and Julie Ricciardi * There is more than one spot available and you may be selected as one of several performers or groups. REGISTER TO AUDITION HERE. view Event
- December 7, 2013 Children’s Holiday Story Hour with Santa Here Comes Santa Claus! William Peace University invites you to join us for our 4th 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: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Event Location: Main Parlor Tickets: WE ARE SOLD OUT! COME SEE US NEXT YEAR. view Event
- December 7, 2013 WPU Speaker Series: Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D. The Everything Parents' Guide to Children's Emotional Intelligence William Peace University is delighted to welcome back Korrel Kanoy, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, to William Peace University to present on emotional intelligence in children. Kanoy will discuss her book, "The Everything Parents' Guide to Children's Emotional Intelligence: How to Raise Children Who Are Caring, Resilient, and Emotionally Strong" (from her "Everything" series) and sign copies of her books after the Q&A session. Kanoy notes that a child's emotional intelligence has been shown to be one of the strongest factors in whether or not that child will be successful later in life. A child with high emotional intelligence (EQ) has good self-control, resilience, and empathy--all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying, and successful life. With "The Everything Parent's Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children," you will learn how to help your child: Improve academic achievement and behavior Achieve mindfulness Understand emotions Empathize with others Improve self-confidence Build inner resilience This hands-on guide shows you exactly how to promote core EQ skills in your child and provides you with all you need to help your children achieve their greatest potential. Biography Dr. Korrel Kanoy joined the Peace faculty in 1981. Rising through the ranks, she became Professor of Psychology, and served in several administrative roles, including Dean of Academic Affairs from 2006-2009. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Kanoy provided leadership to the university’s Institutional Research area, helping increase the use of assessment and other data, contributing directly to preparing for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) review for reaccreditation. In addition to her academic ties to Peace, Kanoy was also connected to the institution through her late mother-in-law, Peace College alumna Betsy Fields Kanoy ‘41. Through over 30 years teaching psychology, child development and emotional intelligence, Kanoy maintained an active scholarly life, writing books and articles on parent-child interactions, emotional intelligence, and retention. In 2011, higher-education publisher Jossey-Bass invited her to write a textbook, facilitation guide and student workbook titled The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success – all released in February of 2013. Seeking a new challenge, Kanoy noted the writing, “stretched me in ways that I had not been stretched before.” She also published The Everything Parent’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children in 2013. (All available on Amazon.com.) “Emotional intelligence is the capacity for recognizing how one’s emotions are affecting behaviors and then managing those emotions more effectively to improve outcomes (such as better decision making or more effective communication) which is associated with healthier relationships and more academic or work success,” she explained. In 2008, first-year Peace students were required take a test measuring emotional intelligence. According to longitudinal research Kanoy did, the students with the highest EI scores as first-year students were more likely to graduate four years later, even though they did not have better high-school GPAs or SAT scores than non-graduates. In 2004, Kanoy co-founded, with former Peace professor Dr. Heather Lee, Developmental Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in developing emotional intelligence and leadership skills for individuals working in education, government and non-profit settings. What started as part-time work that she described as interesting and fun became full-time after she retired from Peace in July 2012. Event Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Event Location: Leggett Theatre (Presentation) / Book Signing (Blue Parlor) Tickets: Free, but tickets are required. Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
William Peace University Singers To Perform At North Chapel Hill Baptist Church On Aug. 25
Vocal Group Of Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Sing A Wide Repertoire Of Sacred Music At Worship Service
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 23, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the William Peace University Singers will Boulevard) and Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, N.C. The choral ensemble, directed by Julie Ricciardi, vice president of engagement, will sing a wide repertoire of sacred music, including spiritual and contemporary Christian music. The public is invited to attend this free event.perform at the 11 a.m. worship service of North Chapel Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 25. The church is located near the intersection of Highway 86 (Martin Luther King Jr.
The William Peace University Singers are a musical staple of the university and have performed across the Triangle in a variety of showcases. Their most recent appearances have included Governor Pat McCrory’s inauguration ball, the inaugural AT&T Heritage Calendar gala in Raleigh and carols at the Treyburn Country Club in Durham, N.C.
“William Peace University is honored to have the opportunity for our Peace Singers to showcase their skills at North Chapel Hill Baptist Church, a religious institution in this area for nearly 90 years,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “This occasion will mark the first appearance this fall season of our talented and well-recognized ensemble, and we encourage everyone who enjoys great harmonies and strong vocals presented with a professional style to come out to this special event.”
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