William Carey News

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 10 - Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Small Business Leadership Award, given annually by the Area Development Partnership (ADP) and William Carey University (WCU).

The award recognizes the important contributions small businesses make to the economic, social and cultural life of the community and the particular achievements of one individual or family. The award was established in 1990 and is given in memory of Dr. Joe Roberts, a former professor of communications at WCU and one of the founders of Aycock-Roberts Furniture.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 8, 2014 - Five William Carey University art students were recently juried into the 2014 Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition. Out of 767 entries from 11 schools, Juror Kathryn Jill Johnson chose 124 pieces for inclusion in the show, which is a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 7, 2014 - The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University will host a reception to celebrate the opening of "An Exhibit of Illustrations and Graphic Design" by Ed Ford on January 16, from 4:30-6 p.m. Ford is the director of the Lucile Parker Gallery and assistant professor of art at WCU. The gallery, now located at 512 Tuscan Avenue at Cherry Street, is open Tuesday-Thursday, from 1-4 p.m., or by appointment 801-755-4052. The exhibit starts on January 15 and will hang though February 12.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., February 13, 2014 - Dr. James “Jim” M. Turner, D.O., FACOFP, FACOEP, dean of the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), was recently invited by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve as a member of the Healthcare Solutions Institute’s Board of Directors. The Mississippi Healthcare Solutions Institute, which was formed in 2013, serves as a public-private partnership to champion healthcare growth and development.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hattiesburg Miss., December 20, 2013 - William Carey University is offering unique classes during the J-Term, January 6-10, 2014, on the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. The deadline for registration is noon on the first day of class, January 6.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 19, 2013 - William Carey University Business Leadership Institute students recently attended the Area Development Partnership (ADP) Annual Meeting featuring Governor Phil Bryant as keynote speaker. Led by Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business, the Leadership Institute (LI) seeks to develop leadership skills of elite Carey business students through professional and community activities.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 19, 2013 - William Carey University inducted 28 new members, all students on the Hattiesburg campus, into the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on December 11. Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate class members, and WCU students must have at least a 3.70 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 17, 2013 - William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) student Ryan Hagenson of Purvis recently received The Lois S. McKenzie Humanitarian Restricted Scholarship. Chosen by the dean of the WCUCOM, Dr. Jim Turner, the scholarship is awarded to a top second-year WCUCOM student from South Mississippi who shows an interest in practicing medicine in Mississippi and working with the elderly. The scholarship was established by Lois S. McKenzie's son, Joel McKenzie of Foxworth.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 5, 2013 - Dr. Read Diket, professor of art and education/director of Center for Creative Scholars at William Carey University, along with her daughter, Tally Scully, and Tally's niece, Callie LaValle, recently published their first book, "Houdini and the Magic Molt." Scully and LaValle wrote the educational children's story, and Dr. Diket created the illustrations. Dr. Diket will hold a book signing for the new publication on WCU's campus December 11 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in front of Wilkes Hall.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 3, 2013 - William Carey University will host a Christmas dinner for residential students in Wilkes Dining Hall followed by the annual Christmas Vespers and Hanging of the Green service in Smith Auditorium in the Thomas Fine Arts Center on December 5. Following Vespers, WCU will also hold an Old -Fashioned Christmas Festival in the area between Bass Hall and Ross Hall.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 2, 2013 - William Carey University Theatre will present the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” The Radio Play December 12 through 14 at 7 p.m. in the Joe & Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.

Written by Joe Landry, “It’s a Wonderful Life” The Radio Play, celebrates the season with one of America’s favorite Christmas stories presented with live foley sound effects. Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects added to enhance the quality of audio for film, television, and radio.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 2, 2013 - William Carey University graduate (’71) Dr. G. Douglas Inglis, director and research professor at The Texas Tech University Center in Seville, Spain, will teach the course HIS 490/590: History of the Southern Frontier at WCU’s Hattiesburg campus during  J-Term January 6-10, 2014. The class, which counts for undergraduate or graduate credit, will be from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with an hour lunch break from 12 – 1 p.m. The cost is $340 per hour for the three-hour credit course.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., November 25, 2013 - Inspirational speaker and author David Vince of “When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging,” a double-amputee who coached baseball in the college and high school ranks over three decades, will be speaking at William Carey University’s chapel service at 9:25 a.m. on December 4 as part of WCU’s Christian Leadership Lecture series. Vince will also hold a book signing in front of Wilkes Hall from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on December 4, and serve as keynote speaker for the Sports Banquet which will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., November 21, 2013 - Three William Carey University students were formally inducted into the WCU Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society on November 15 on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus. Established in 1924 to confer distinction for high achievement in English language, literature, and writing, Sigma Tau Delta invites members to join based on academic excellence.