William Carey News

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Center for Creative Scholars at William Carey University will host the Mission S.T.E.A.M. Possible! Creativity Exploration Camp in Lorena Roseberry Smith Hall on the Hattiesburg campus from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on January 23.
Students in grades 2-6 are invited to attend the camp and explore their creative potential through activities in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The workshop will engage participants through critical thinking and problem solving with a creative arts emphasis.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The William Carey University Department of Criminal Justice, located on the Tradition campus in Biloxi, held a dedication service on December 7 for a new bench installed on the campus in honor of the service and work of local law enforcement officers.
The six-foot bench, located in the portico connecting the administration and academic buildings, was placed as a way to thank law enforcement for the work they do in the community and for their assistance with Carey’s criminal justice program, said Dr. Karla Pope, chair of the department.
Friday, December 11, 2015
William Carey University will offer J-Term, an opportunity to earn full credit for a college class in a one-week period, from January 4-8 at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
William Carey University will soon add women’s volleyball to its roster of competitive sports.
Carey officials have hired Kelsea Seymour, the volleyball coach at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg and the owner of the Hub City Volleyball Club, as the full-time head coach. The university will also soon begin construction on a multi-use facility to house the team.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Four William Carey University students recently qualified for finals during a competition held by the National Association of Teachers of Singing Southern Region from November 12-14 in Monroe, Louisiana.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

William Carey University will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays beginning December 21. Administrative offices will reopen and J-Term classes will begin on January 4. Winter classes will resume on January 11. For other information on the holiday closing, call the university switchboard at (601) 318-6051. Security may be contacted during the holiday break by calling the switchboard.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A major thoroughfare to the William Carey University Hattiesburg campus has been renamed to give greater visibility to the university.
After receiving a recommendation from the Hattiesburg Planning Commission, the Hattiesburg City Council on December 8 unanimously approved the renaming of Helveston Road and one block of Penton Street to William Carey Parkway. The streets, now under the new unified name, connect U.S. 49 to Tuscan Avenue.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Furry friends from the Hub City Humane Society will be the guests of honor at the William Carey University Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art from 1 until 4 p.m. on December 15.
Kittens and puppies will be on hand to provide stress relief for students in the midst of exams or others who just need a little love from the shelter animals. The event will be held to promote the museum’s current exhibit, “All Creatures Great and Small,” a collection of paintings from Mississippi artists featuring animals.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
William Carey University inducted 21 students into the Alpha Beta Circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society on December 3 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Potential applicants to the William Carey University Doctor of Physical Therapy program are invited to attend an information session from 9 until 11 a.m. on December 14 in the Kresge Room of the Thomas Building on the Hattiesburg campus.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Today is #GivingTuesday, a day born of a growing movement for generosity following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Countless organizations across the United States will benefit from generous donors today.
Please consider a gift to William Carey University. Your gift makes our growth possible. In the past few years, enrollment has skyrocketed – and so have our needs. With 90 percent of our students receiving financial assistance and space at a premium, funds are needed for scholarships and for capital projects. 
Monday, November 30, 2015
William Carey University will offer scholarships for participation in the university’s inaugural archery team beginning in August 2016.
Students interested in archery at Carey must meet all of the requirements for admission to the university and must also try out for the team. The team is coached by Carey graduate Liam Openshaw and is currently in the organizational stages. Darryn Cook-Kelley, Carey’s intramural sports coordinator, will be the staff sponsor.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Theodore “Ted” Lane Jr., a junior music performance major at William Carey University, was awarded the Hub Award Leadership and Service Scholarship during the annual award dinner and program on November 17 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.