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Noonkester School of Arts and Letters

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
The William Carey University Art Department will present the Senior Show and Student Show April 20-26 at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, located at 723 Main Street in downtown Hattiesburg. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Thursday, April 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Seniors exhibiting are Donnia Adams, Rachel Hinton, Cara Larsen, and Laken Britt. 
 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:55am

Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) will continue in the summer of 2017 despite the fact that the Tatum Theatre was heavily damaged and its support facilities totally destroyed in a tornado on Jan. 21.

 

The first step in continuing its rich tradition is the selection of performers and other personnel. Auditions for cast and interviews for crew for CDT’s 42nd season are Saturday, April 8 beginning at 10 a.m. in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Room 112, on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.

 

CDT presents two musicals in June and July. Each member of the company, both performers and staff, is paid. The financial package includes salary, tips (company members serve during dinner), and housing.

 

Those auditioning as performers will present a one-minute monolog from a modern prose play (no dialect), a one-minute vocal selection from a Broadway musical, and will participate in a dance audition. An accompanist will be available, but will not transpose. Taped accompaniment may be used. Each person who auditions should bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition.

 

Audition requirements for pianists include a prepared two-minute selection from a Broadway musical. Sight reading will be required.

 

Interviews will be held for technicians, costume assistants and house-box office personnel. Each person will complete an application and an interview with CDT staff. Portfolios are encouraged. Performers may also apply for staff positions.

 

Each applicant should bring a head shot to the audition/interview. For more information call 601-318-6218 or email cdt@wmcarey.edu. The company commitment is May 29 through July 24. Contracts are offered only to those who have graduated from high school by May 29, 2017.

 

Carey Dinner Theatre began in 1975 and has a long tradition of excellence. More than 60 colleges and universities, in addition to William Carey University, have been represented by students in the company.

 

 

 

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:22am
William Carey University professors and graduates from the Department of Language and Literature attended the 2017 Mississippi Philological Association meeting held Feb. 10-11 on the campus of the Mississippi Valley State University.
 
Dr. Ernest R. Pinson read his essay titled “Innovative Techniques by Modern Immigrant Writers.” Dr. Lorie Watkins Massey outlined potential classroom uses of the Digital Yoknapatawpha project in an essay titled “The Walking Dead: Mapping Digital Yoknapatawpha.” Watkins Massey is also editor of “Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association,” an academic journal that publishes select conference papers each year.
 
Laura Scovel, who graduated from Carey in May 2016 and is now a graduate student in the Master of Arts in English program, attended the meeting. Scovel also works as records specialist and Veterans Administration certifying official at WCU. Her parents are Harry and Carol Scovel of Wiggins. Two Carey graduates, Amanda Ringer and Joseph Goss also attended. Ringer, the daughter of David and Susan Ringer of Florence, works as an assistant professor of history and political science at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. Goss is a fourth-grade teacher at Union Baptist Academy in Caesar. His parents are Chad and Lisa Goss of Picayune. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 5:39pm
WCU Theatre will hold auditions for its One Acts on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Hartwig Theatre on the University of Southern Mississippi campus. A prepared monologue is preferred; however, there will be audition materials available on site. All Carey students are invited to audition.
 
For more information, please contact Jeanna Graves at (601) 318-6218 or email jgraves@wmcarey.edu.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:25am

The Lucile Parker Gallery will host an exhibit of paintings by John Armistead Jan. 10 – Feb. 2. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The gallery is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue on the William Carey University campus. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 1 to 4 p.m. or call (801) 755-4052 for an appointment.

John Armistead, an ordained minister, is an award-winning author, artist, and journalist. He holds degrees from Mississippi College (BA, English), the University of Mississippi (MA, classics), Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin).

Armistead began formal studio training in Mobile when he was eight years old, working in pastels and oils. He continued art studies through college, and in recent years has participated in master's classes taught by Everett Raymond Kinstler at the Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut, the Art Students League of New York, and the National Academy of Design in New York City. The influence of Kinstler, the country's foremost painter of five U.S. presidents and over 50 cabinet members, is increasingly evident in his work.
 
Armistead is the author of three mystery novels and two novels for teenagers, and hundreds of his paintings hang in museums and homes throughout the country. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Authors Guild, the National Association of Independent Artists, the Portrait Society of America, the Mississippi Art Colony, and the Harley Owners Group (HOG). He lives with his family in Tupelo.
 
Posted 1/5/2017