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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 Trustees Award Tenure To Doctors Carol Hiscoe And Wade Newhouse

By on March 20, 2012 7:34 pm

Board Of Four-Year Baccalaureate University Honors Work Of Two Professors, With Newhouse Receiving A Promotion As Well


RALEIGH, N.C. – The board of trustees of William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Drs. Carol Hiscoe and Wade Newhouse have been granted tenure and that Dr. Newhouse has been named associate professor. Hiscoe has taught in the university’s English department since 1992 as an instructor, visiting assistant professor and associate professor. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NC State University and a Ph.D. in literature from Duke University. Known for her commitment to students, Hiscoe has worked closely with many of them on research projects and presentations for the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). A recipient of the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award twice (2001 and 2011), as well as the Alumnae Distinguished Service Award in 2006, Hiscoe has led the university in its accreditation reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and serves as the chair of the Faculty Advancement Committee.


Newhouse joined the faculty of the university’s English department in 2006, after teaching at Bentley College and Boston University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree from NC State, and a doctorate from Boston University.  Newhouse was selected as First-Year Advisor of the Year in 2011. He is a member of the Curriculum Committee as well as a frequent performer in the university’s theatre productions. The author of numerous scholarly articles, Newhouse is working on a book project that intertwines southern literary culture and film theory.


The English department at William Peace University produces the Prism, the university’s literary magazine, which features student contributions.


"On behalf of William Peace University faculty, staff, students and alumni, I congratulate Dr. Hiscoe and Dr. Newhouse on receiving their honors," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Their love of and dedication to this institution is evident to anyone familiar with their work, and our English department has been markedly enriched by their strong participation."



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 will begin admitting male students 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.



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