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William Carey News

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 13, 2013 - Celebrations of the 252nd birthday of Dr. William Carey, the “Father of Modern Missions” and William Carey University’s namesake will be held at 18 sites throughout the month. Carey was born on August 17, 1761, and each year, as part of Worldwide Carey Day, the university hosts gatherings and encourages alumni, students, and others associated with the university to honor his life.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tradition, Miss., August 8, 2013 - William Carey University student Lucy Landry of Biloxi was awarded The Betty Dettre Visual Arts Scholarship on August 6 during a luncheon at the Country Club of Jackson. Mrs. Betty Dettre, a visual artist, established The Betty Body Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., which is a special collection of research material on women artists.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 5, 2013 - William Carey University will host “An Evening with Keri Alkema,” featuring the rising opera star, on Thursday August 29, at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. Admission is free.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 1, 2013 -  William Carey University welcomed a new class to the Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program on July 31.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 - The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) welcomed new medical students with orientation activities beginning July 29. Included in the three-day orientation schedule are welcoming sessions, distribution of medical instruments, lectures on study skills, overviews of courses, a student organization fair, a breakfast sponsored by Crowne Apartments, and a Mississippi State Medical Association membership recruitment reception.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 - Approximately 500 students will receive degrees at William Carey University in one of four graduation ceremonies August 9-10. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, will preside at the ceremonies, which are for undergraduate and graduate students of the New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and Tradition campuses.

The ceremony for students on the New Orleans campus is Friday, August 9, at 5 p.m. in Leavell Chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The speaker for the ceremony is Dr. Janet Williams, dean of the WCU School of Nursing.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 - William Carey University will hold orientation for all new undergraduate students, including both freshmen and transfer students, at noon on Friday, August 23 in Clinton Gymnasium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 -

William Carey University’s Center for Creative Scholars held the 43rd Annual Creativity Workshop for children grades K-12 on the Hattiesburg campus July 22-24. Nearly 100 children and teenagers participated in the workshop.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Biloxi, Miss., July 29, 2013 - William Carey University’s Tradition Campus, located on Highway 67 in Biloxi, is offering a new Saturday Business Program that will be available beginning in the Fall 2013. Offered for the convenience of working individuals, the program courses will be held on Saturdays and will allow students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Management/Marketing.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 26, 2013 - The U. S. Department of Education has just released its College Financial Responsibility Composite Scores for private non-profit and proprietary schools, and William Carey University received a perfect score of 3.  The composite score reflects the overall relative financial health of institutions along a scale from negative 1.0 to positive 3.0.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 19, 2013 - William Carey University officials are proud to announce that the long awaited dream for a new School of Business building will finally be a reality. WCU officials, faculty, staff, students, and friends gathered on Friday, July 19, to break ground on the new building, a 20,574-square-foot facility that will sit on Tuscan Avenue across from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine complex.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 17, 2013 - Dr. Lorie Watkins, associate professor of language and literature at William Carey University, was recently named editor of the Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association (POMPA), the journal of the Mississippi Philological Association (MPA). Dr. Watkins is taking over the position from J.B. Potts of Mississippi College, who has edited the journal for seven years.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tradition, Miss., July 16, 2013 - William Carey University’s Tradition Campus located off Highway 67 in Biloxi will host 2013 Super Saturday for new students, both incoming freshmen and transfers, on July 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students who have been approved for admission are invited to attend.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 15, 2013 - William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) student Chelsea Rick was crowned Miss Mississippi in Vicksburg on July 13. Rick, a native of Fulton, is a second-year medical student who plans to specialize in internal medicine.

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