William Carey News

Friday, July 21, 2017
It’s a hot, sunny summer day in Hattiesburg today, July 21, 2017. Six months ago in the early morning hours of January 21, many of our Carey students awoke to rain, thunder and lightning as storms rolled through the Pine Belt, bringing with them the EF-3 tornado that tore through our campus. 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
William Carey University music student Nick Joslin will spend six weeks this summer participating in the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. This is the leading summer music program in Europe and offers students a one-of-a-kind experience as they prepare for careers as professional musicians. 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Each year William Carey University chooses an annual theme which provides an idea for the university community to focus on throughout the year. The theme for 2017-2018 is “Carey Strong – God is our Refuge and Strength,” which is based on Psalm 46:1-2, 11. 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Carey Dinner Theatre, Mississippi’s unique dinner theatre, continues its 42nd season with “8-Track: The Sounds of the 70s,” opening on Tuesday, July 11. The show will run through July 22, with performances on Tuesday-Saturday nights at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the William Carey University campus in Hattiesburg.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
William Carey University’s 2017 HEADWAE honorees Adrienne Madden and Dr. Noel Mann were recognized at the Honors Convocation held April 26.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
William Carey University associate professor Lorie Watkins is the editor of a new book, “A Literary History of Mississippi.” The book is being promoted as the “first comprehensive history of literature from a state with perhaps the nation’s richest literary lode.”
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
William Carey University Winters School of Music students Tyler Greer and Kyle Dykes were elected as performers for the Southeast Trombone Symposium being held June 22-27 at Columbus State University in Georgia. They will participate in lectures, master classes, and recitals with some of the world’s leading trombone performers and educators.
Dykes is a senior music education major from Purvis and Greer is a sophomore music performance major from Philadelphia, MS.
Friday, June 16, 2017
William Carey University students aren’t letting damage from the tornado that hit campus on January 21 stop them from continuing their education.
Registration for the summer trimester closed on June 9, and the university is reporting a 2 percent increase in enrollment over summer 2016. The number of students enrolled on the Hattiesburg campus increased from 1,638 in 2016 to 1,650 this year. Enrollment at the Tradition campus in Biloxi and the programs at Keesler Air Force Base stands at 655, up from 621 in 2016. Total enrollment grew from 2,259 last summer to 2,305 this year.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Brian Murphy, assistant professor of music at William Carey University, is a recipient of the Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award for 2016. Christy Meyers of Steinway Piano Gallery in Mobile, Alabama, nominated Murphy for his outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education and performance. “His commitment to his students is also evident in his continued dedication to provide music students the finest of instruments for practice and performance,” said Meyers.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre will present “Country Is: The Music of Main Street” June 15 – July 1 at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. Pictured are Tessa Flesher, Emily Oliver, Ben Salters and Joey Parker rehearsing a scene from the country music revue which includes classics from Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and others. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. with the performance following.
For reservations call (601) 318-6221. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are $30 per person and includes dinner, show, and sales tax.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
William Carey University will upgrade its student system to Unit4 Student Management in the cloud. 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
William Carey University alumnus W. L. “Trey” Folse III has been named the 2017 Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Executives (LASE). This award is given each year to a superintendent who demonstrates strong leadership and excellence in education. 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Jennifer Hotzman, assistant professor of anatomy at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, needed a CAT scan of Native American bones from the time shortly after Columbus arrived. She put out a call for assistance and Singing River Hospital stepped in to help. 
“Tipu is a unique Mayan archeological site in Belize that dates to the 1500s. It contains about 600 burials,” said Hotzman. “Of course, everyone knows Columbus came to the new world in 1492. The major question I want to answer is how the native population was influenced by their contact and interaction with the Spanish.”
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Dr. Lynne Houston, associate vice president for university enhancement, will speak at the June meeting of Sales and Marketing Professionals – Pine Belt (SMP).  
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13, at The Lake Terrace Convention Center. Networking and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon. Cost for guest is $15.
Friday, May 26, 2017
The Avista-NAIA World Series gets underway today, Friday, May 26, in Lewiston, Idaho. The Crusaders (#9) are making their first World Series appearance since 1978. They take to the field at 3 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. Central time) against the #8 seeded Hope International University Royals.
The 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State, takes place May 26 – June 2. The World Series is a 10-team, double-elimination tournament with the winner being crowned either June 1 or June 2 depending on if the eventual national champion drops one of its earlier round games. 
The Crusaders athletic teams have posted good records this spring, and it seems the destruction of the January 21 tornado has left them even more determined to excel and demonstrate their Carey Strong spirit.