Dr. Jerry Rankin, former president of the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention, will teach REL 310 Principles and Practice of Missions, at William Carey University during the Spring Trimester. The Tuesday evening credit class, which begins February 21 and ends May 1, will meet in Lawrence Hall, Room 101 from 6-9:45 p.m. Church leaders and members of any denomination will be allowed to take the course on a non-credit basis for a $50 fee with the approval of their pastor. A maximum of 20 slots are available at this rate.
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William Carey University held a dedication ceremony for the Jack Jones Soccer-Tennis Field House, honoring former tennis player and coach Jack Jones, on Sunday, February 5.
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with the Family Health Care Clinic in Laurel, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, and Dr. Jim Turner, dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr. Rashad Ali, obstetrician and gynecologist, on Tuesday, January 31.
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with South Central Regional Medical Center of Laurel, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, and Dr. Jim Turner, associate dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr.
The traveling exhibition Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, continues through February 16 in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art on the campus of William Carey University. The exhibit celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history. The library is sponsoring free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition.
Vice president for advancement and church relations at William Carey University, Dr. Scott Hummel, and some of the university's Chinese students planted a Chinese Golden Rain Tree in celebration of the growing number of Chinese students who attend the university. The tree also acknowledges the faculty and student exchange partnership WCU and China’s Linyi University established in 2007. The tree is located near the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Daniel C. Browning, professor of religion at William Carey University, gave a lecture titled “Covering the Feet: Scatological References in the King James Bible” on January 30, at 7 p.m. in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building at WCU. The lecture correlated with activities surrounding the traveling exhibition, Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, that WCU is currently housing in the Sarah Gillespie Museum. A discussion followed the lecture.
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)has established a partnership with Hattiesburg Clinic, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr. John Fitzpatrick, president of Hattiesburg Clinic, on Tuesday, January 24, in the presence of Hattiesburg Clinic’s executive committee and a few of the participating physician.
The exhibit is on display through January 31 in the Lucile Parker Gallery at WCU.
Long’s ceramic exhibit will be on display in the Lucile Parker Gallery on William Carey University’s campus until January 31.
Colby Lambert, a senior biblical studies major and English minor from Raleigh, recently received the Ernest Pinson Scholarship awarded by the Board of Ministerial Education, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. Board member Dr. Daniel Caldwell, dean of the Cooper School of Missions and Biblical studies and professor of religion at WCU, presented the scholarship to Lambert.
The scholarship is given to outstanding church-related vocations students. Lambert serves as youth pastor, as well as interim pastor, at Lake Como Baptist Church.
Accreditation for William Carey University’s Winters School of Music has been re-affirmed by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Every 10 years, each NASM member institution thoroughly examines its own music study programs to make sure highest standards of excellence are maintained. Following the self-critique, the NASM Commission completes its own review, encouraging institutions to maintain the highest standards of excellence in advancing various music disciplines in higher education.
Dr. Garry Breland, vice president for academic affairs at William Carey University, has had his first book, entitled Whole Cloth: Sacred Stories in Verse, published by Fields Publishing, Inc., Nashville. Breland began writing the poems in 2010. All 42 poems are based on Biblical themes from both the Old and New Testament, with special emphasis on the Christmas Nativity scene and the Beatitudes, the set of teachings by Jesus that appear in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
William Carey University gave area high school students a unique opportunity to obtain leadership skills through a hands-on, college-credit course during J-Term. Taught by Hattiesburg residents Lt. Col. Fred Varnado and his wife, Col. Sheila Varnado, 20 high school juniors and seniors from Hattiesburg High School and Presbyterian Christian High School met January 2-6 to expand their goal-setting and team building skills and meet with area community leaders.