William Carey News

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss.,  April 14, 2014 - Faculty and students from the year William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) conducted a Human Body Fair for with kindergarten students on April 8 at Oak Grove Primary School. The fair consisted of hands-on teaching experiences with the children to teach them about how their senses work and how to keep themselves healthy.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 14, 2014 - The Hattiesburg Metropolitan Club (HMC) Endowed Scholarship has been established at William Carey University (WCU). A generous donation from HMC will fund the perpetual endowment, which will award one scholarship per academic year to a deserving student at William Carey University who meets certain criteria.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 8, 2014 - A new walking club is one part of a health initiative recently launched by William Carey University (WCU) to benefit its employees and students. The university’s walking club, designed originally to get employees up and moving, was founded in September 2013 by WCU President Dr. Tommy King.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 7, 2014 - The Cobbler, the student newspaper of William Carey University, earned several awards during the 2013-2014 Better Newspaper Contest – Student Division, hosted by the Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 7, 2014 - Three William Carey University music students received honors at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference and Competition held at Belhaven College in Jackson March 21-22. Emma Oberdick of Wadsworth, Ill., won 1st place in Sophomore Women. Emma is a student of Dr. Connie Roberts, professor of music. Austin Williams of Carriere won 3rd place in Junior Men and Stephen Kelly of Starkville won 4th place in Senior Men. Williams and Kelly are students of Graham Anduri.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 7, 2014 - Pictured are William Carey University’s (left to right) Dr. Tyler Hodges, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Michael McNatt, assistant professor of chemistry and physics, who will present lectures at WCU’s Common Ground coffee shop for the NASA DEVELOP program Science Café on April 15 at 6 p.m. Dr. Hodges will present a lecture titled, “Marine Bacteria as a Source of New Pharmaceuticals,” and Dr.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 3, 2014 -  Dr. Janet Williams, RN, PhD, dean of the William Carey University School of Nursing, was recently appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to serve on the State Board of Nursing. She has served in the school of nursing for over 20 years as a teacher and administrator, and most recently, as dean.

“This is a distinct honor for Dr. Williams and for WCU,” said Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU. “The school of nursing has made tremendous strides in recent years.”

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 28, 2014 - The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Nursing held “An Exploration of Interprofessional Education and Opportunities for Faculty Collaboration” in the Fail-Asbury Nursing Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus on March 21. Interprofessional education in the health sciences involves members of two or more professions learning with, from and about one another to improve collaboration and the delivery of high-quality care to patients.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 26, 2014 - Sisters Nancy and Autumn Barnard of Laurel, who are both students at William Carey University, recently presented conference papers at the 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Annual International Convention held February 26 - March 1 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront in Savannah, Ga.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 26, 2014 - The Student Government Association (SGA) at William Carey University inducted officers for the 2014-2015 academic year on February 10 in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art. The SGA, advised by Emily Sheckells, student activities director, is led by a council elected by the student body. The SGA serves as the liaison between students and university administration, while offering students various activities and events to enhance their college experience.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 11, 2014 - William Carey University’s School of Education hosted the ninth annual Young Authors Celebration (YAC) on March 7. There were approximately 500 students from 12 area elementary and middle schools at the event, along with their teachers and parent chaperons.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 11, 2014 - The art department of William Carey University hosted the Fifth Annual High School Art Competition in the Lucile Parker Gallery (LPG) on March 1. The exhibition gave area high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for scholarships. Thirty-two students from the following high schools participated in the competition: Oak Grove High School, Perry Central High School, Presbyterian Christian High School, South Jones High School, and West Jones High School. The event was directed by Dr.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 11, 2014 - William Carey University’s nursing professors Felicia Browning and Karen Sicard will both be presenting posters at nursing conferences in April.

Browning, assistant professor of nursing and director of continuing education, will present at the Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) in Mobile, Ala., on April 4. This is the first conference held by the Alabama-Mississippi chapter of TCNS, and the theme is “Transcultural Caring: Transcending Differences Embracing Commonalities.”

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 7, 2014 - Dr. LaRue Stephens of Biloxi, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Long Beach, will serve as chair of the William Carey University Board of Trustees for 2014. Dr. Stephens served as an adjunct professor of religion at WCU for seven years and previously served on the Board of Trustees.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 5, 2014 - The William Carey University Quality of Life (QOL) Project is a program that pairs students with adults with intellectual developmental disabilities to engage in activities designed to enrich their lives. Recently, the group made a trip to Memphis to visit the National Civil Rights Museum and tour Graceland. The program is funded through The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation’s Ann Morris Memorial Fund, which was set up by John Morris to honor the life of John’s late daughter, Ann, who was mentally disabled.