William Carey News

Friday, March 11, 2016
The William Carey University Department of Art hosted the seventh annual High School Art Scholarship Competition on March 5 at the Lucile Parker Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.
Homeschool students and students from Picayune High School, South Jones High School and West Jones High School entered the contest, which awarded scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $2,000. Thirty-six students participated in the competition.
Friday, March 11, 2016
William Carey University alumni and their guests are invited to attend Homecoming festivities from April 8-9 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Events will begin at noon on Friday, April 8 with the 50-year luncheon honoring the Class of 1966. Highlights of Friday’s activities include the second annual Homecoming parade, the alumni banquet and a pops concert hosted by the Winters School of Music and Ministry. 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The William Carey University School of Education is seeking applicants for the second year of the Science and Mathematics Alternate Route Teacher (SMART) grant at the main campus in Hattiesburg and at the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
The $296,200 SMART grant is funded for three years by the Robert M. Hearin Foundation. It provides opportunities for non-education graduates to enter the teaching profession by obtaining new job skills and also provides licensed teachers in the critical teacher shortage areas of mathematics and science.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Leah Graves, a William Carey University freshman from Seminary, was recently crowned as the Covington County Miss Hospitality.
The daughter of Neil and Kristen Graves, Graves is a pre-nursing major. She is active in the Gamma Chi sorority and is a member of the Baptist Student Union leadership team, Crusaders for Life, College Republicans, the autism awareness group TEAAM Carey, the Student Government Association and Diamond Girls.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
William Carey University will observe spring break at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi during the week of March 14-18.
Classes will not meet during the week. Offices will be open March 14-15 but will be closed for the remainder of the week.
Classes will resume and offices will reopen on March 21.
Monday, March 7, 2016
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members and students visited the State Capitol in Jackson on Feb. 25 for activities with the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and the Mississippi State Medical Association.
During the visit, the group attended the Capitol Day event hosted by the academy. The theme for this year’s event was “The Magic of Family Medicine.” The annual event is held to promote the important role that family physicians play in the health of residents of Mississippi.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Brett Jones, retired owner of the Columbia-based Jones Companies, delivered the William Carey University Christian Leadership Lecture on March 2 at the Hattiesburg campus.
During the lecture, Jones gave Carey students practical advice on the Christian lifestyle, relationships, friendships, tithing, hard work, honesty, dependability and punctuality. His lecture was peppered with his personal experiences, including his many years of work in the family business, his personal testimony, his mission work and his marriage of 40 years to his wife, Lisa.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
William Carey University music therapy students assisted with Camp Rocky Creek, a one-day camp for clients of Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources, on Feb. 6 in Marion County.
Students under the direction of Jim Pierce, assistant professor of music therapy, were paired with clients to participate in various activity groups, including arts and crafts, music and movement, music self-expression activities and music games.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
William Carey University is presenting “The Art of Marie Hull,” a special exhibit of drawings and paintings by the famous Mississippi artist, through April 9 at Oddfellows Gallery at 119 E. Front St. in downtown Hattiesburg.
The closing reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on April 9. Refreshments will be served and live music will be presented by the Carey Guitar Ensemble. The reception is a part of the Downtown Hattiesburg Art Walk.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Dr. Lorie Watkins Massey and Laura Scovel of Wiggins represented William Carey University at the 27th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration as the university’s 2016 William Winter Faculty and Student Scholars.
Monday, February 29, 2016
William Carey University will host Super Saturday, an early registration event for incoming freshmen and transfer students, at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi on March 5.
Super Saturday allows new students to finalize paperwork, tour the Carey campus, meet with academic advisors and financial aid officers, and register for classes for the summer and fall terms. Activities will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hattiesburg campus and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Tradition campus.
Friday, February 26, 2016
The William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi hosted the opening reception for “The Art of Osmo Visuri” exhibit on Feb. 25.
Twenty-six paintings by the late Finnish artist, which are on loan from Mary Pyle of Gulfport, are on display at the campus through March 31. Pyle met Visuri, who was a professor at the University of Helsinki and a noted photographer and author, in 1988 through her work as a presidentially-appointed member of the National Council on Vocational Education.
Friday, February 26, 2016
The William Carey University School of Education has been honored by the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education as a member of a community partnership to improve Earl Travillion Attendance Center in Hattiesburg.
The School of Education and several other organizations, including PineBelt360, the Impact Education Group, SchoolStatus and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, have partnered with the attendance center to offer a variety of volunteer services, including campus beautification, student mentoring and professional development.
Friday, February 26, 2016
The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will host the 2016 Honor Band Clinic Concert Series from March 3-5 at the Hattiesburg campus.
The band includes nearly 200 students selected from high schools in Alabama and Mississippi. More than 300 students were nominated for the band by their local band directors. Students were selected for the band based on individual achievement and merit. 
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Dr. Robert Fortenberry, superintendent of Jackson Public Schools from 1973-1990, delivered the latest installment of the William Carey University Lecture Series in the Student Conference Center on the Hattiesburg campus on Feb. 25.
During his lecture, which was entitled “Celebrating Progress, Seeking Solutions,” Fortenberry discussed his views on the improvement of civil rights in the United States over the past few decades and the need for continued improvement.