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William Carey News

Friday, March 6, 2015

William Carey University will observe spring break the week of March 9-13. Classes will not meet during the week. Offices will be open Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, but will be closed for the remainder of the week. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, March 16.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The William Carey University School of Education has seen an enrollment increase in each trimester of the 2014-2015 academic year, school officials recently announced.
 
Dr. Ben Burnett, dean of the School of Education, said the spring trimester saw the largest enrollment increase with a jump of eight percent.
 
“Much of the growth is due to new online programs,” said Dr. Burnett.
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Jim Braswell of Hattiesburg, a pilot for Delta Airlines, served as guest speaker for the William Carey University Christian Leadership Lecture on March 4.
 
Braswell discussed his life and experiences as a college student studying electrical engineering, his marriage to his college sweetheart, his time as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and his experiences as a pilot for four airlines before beginning his 23 years of service at Delta. The central theme of the lecture was Braswell’s reliance on and trust in God throughout his life and career.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The William Carey University Department of Art hosted the sixth annual High School Art Scholarship Competition on February 28 at the Lucile Parker Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.
 
Students from area home schools and four local high schools, including West Jones, South Jones, Sacred Heart and Perry Central, participated in the competition, which awarded a $250 cash award known as the President’s Purchase Award and four scholarships to Carey ranging in amounts from $500 to $2,000.
 
Friday, February 27, 2015
The William Carey University music therapy program has entered into its fourth decade of providing a quality education to students interested in using their musical talents to enhance the lives of others.
 
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Representatives from the William Carey University Department of Language and Literature attended the annual meeting of the Mississippi Philological Association from January 23-24 at Mississippi State University.
 
Friday, February 20, 2015
The William Carey University Office of Admissions hosted the South Mississippi Counselors’ Workshop and Luncheon at the Hattiesburg campus on February 19.
 
The inaugural event was held for local grade school counselors. Over 50 counselors from 30 schools attended the event, which included a tour of the Carey campus and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, a complimentary luncheon and an educational session led by Gail Simmons, director of career, counseling and support services for the Mississippi Department of Education.
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
William Carey University’s Dr. Brett Golson, assistant professor of religion, chair of the Department of Christian Ministries and director of bivocational ministries, and Mihaela Florescu, a senior from the eastern European country of Moldova, were recently recognized as the Carey HEADWAE faculty and student honorees.
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recently announced that William Carey University junior women’s golfer Hope Biggs of Clinton will serve as one of 27 members of the proposed Association of Student-Athletes (ASA).
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The William Carey University Theatre will present “A Lesson Before Dying,” a studio production by Ernest J. Gaines honoring African-American History Month, from February 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Auditions for cast and interviews for crew positions for the 40th season of William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.
 
CDT presents two musicals in June and July. Each member of the company is paid. The financial package includes salary, tips from serving during dinner and housing.
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The William Carey University School of Music and Ministry is hosting the third annual “My First String Camp at Carey” from June 15-19 at the Hattiesburg campus.
 
The camp, a part of the FestivalSouth activities conducted 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. No prior experience is necessary. Students can bring their own instruments or rent one for $10.
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Latrina G. McClenton of Terry, a student in the William Carey University nursing education and administration doctoral program, was recently awarded the Betty Dickson Health Policy Award by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.
 
The purpose of the Health Policy Award is to increase the number and quality of registered nurses trained in health policy at the state and national level. McClenton will receive up to $2,000 in expense reimbursement in order to attend a national health policy meeting and conference of her choosing.
 

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