- 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
William Peace University Student Body Names 2014 Mister and Miss Peace
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Announces Honors for
Seniors Christian Gray and Hannah Murphy ahead of 2014 Commencement
RALEIGH, N.C., May 2, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce seniors Christian Gray and Hannah Murphy as 2014 Mister and Miss Peace. The honors, which are voted on by the entire student body, are the highest tributes paid to individuals at William Peace University. The nomination is based on a student’s excellent academic qualities, community service and leadership.
Following the University’s transition to a full-time co-educational institution in 2012, Gray, a Fayetteville native, was one of the first young men to enroll in the University’s traditional program and is the first-ever Mister Peace. He was also one of the first male Resident Assistants during his first year and played for the WPU Men’s Basketball team as a guard, while also serving as one of the team’s first captains. Additionally, Gray led efforts to establish a new “emerging leaders” program at WPU, along with an outreach program called D.I.V.E.R.S.E (Dedicated Individuals who Value Education, Relationships, Success, and Effort). He is set to graduate with a B.S. in Psychology.
Murphy, a native of the Raleigh-area, has also left a lasting impact on the University. She was elected the 2014 Student Commencement Speaker and is a member of the William Peace Theatre Company, having acted in multiple productions, including: These Shining Lives, Circle Mirror Transformation, Godspell, Into the Woods, Spring Awakening and No Exit. Murphy is a member of several national honor societies, including: Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Chi, and Sigma Tau Delta. A consistent Dean’s Scholar, she is also the recipient of several University Awards: the Mary Pate Currie Humanities Award, the Penney English Award and the Mary P. Schwertman English Honors Award. Murphy is set to graduate with two B.A. degrees in English and Theatre.
“We are very proud of Christian and Hannah,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “They are wonderful students, like all of the other young people we have here at WPU. We hate to see them go, but we know they will make a lasting impact in the outside world, just as they have done at Peace.”
The University will hold its 2014 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. For more details on the ceremony, click here.
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