William Carey News

Friday, April 8, 2016
The William Carey University School of Education will host a celebration in honor of local Teachers of the Year and incoming education students at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
The “Cinco de Mayo” themed event will be held at the student conference center, located in Wilkes Dining Hall on the WCU campus. Phi Delta Kappa Pine Belt Chapter 75 will present plaques to the Teacher of the Year recipients. New WCU education students will participate in a signing ceremony.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
A support group for diabetics and pre-diabetics founded by William Carey University students and Dr. Josye Brookter, assistant professor of language and literature, will meet for the first time at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg from 9 until 10:30 a.m. on April 9.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Dr. Read Diket, chair of the Department of Art and professor of art and education at William Carey University, was recently awarded the Maryl Fletcher de Jong Service Award by the Women’s Caucus of the National Art Education Association.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Houston Saxon of Lumberton, a junior English and history major and philosophy minor at William Carey University, recently scored in the 100th percentile nationally on the Area Concentration Achievement Test for English.
Monday, April 4, 2016
The Mississippi Arts Commission has named Dr. Mark Malone, professor of music and coordinator of music education at William Carey University, as the project director for the “Two Hundred Years of Arts in Mississippi: A History” initiative.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will host the fourth annual “My First String Camp at Carey” from June 13-17 at the Hattiesburg campus.
The camp, a part of the FestivalSouth activities in the Pine Belt area, offers Suzuki and elementary string classes for children from first to sixth grades in instruments including the violin, viola, cello and bass. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. until noon daily.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The William Carey University School of Education will offer free ACT preparation camps for upcoming high school juniors and seniors during June at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
Camps are June 1-3 at Tradition and June 6-9 at Hattiesburg. Sessions will meet from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily and will focus on test-taking strategy through small group instruction. Meals and snacks, study materials, college scholarship information and information on professional education will also be offered.
Monday, March 21, 2016
William Carey University and Oddfellows Gallery will present “The Art of Osmo Visuri,” an exhibit of watercolor paintings by the late Finnish artist, from April 14 through May 21 at the gallery in downtown Hattiesburg.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on April 14.
Monday, March 14, 2016
The William Carey University Student Foundation will host the fifth annual iRun 5K and 1-mile Fun Run during Homecoming festivities at the Hattiesburg campus on April 9.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the Kennedy Sports Complex. The race will begin at 8 a.m. and will circle the campus. The Fun Run will immediately follow the 5K.
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.