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Friday, February 27, 2015
The William Carey University music therapy program has entered into its 40th year of providing a quality education to students interested in using their musical talents to enhance the lives of others.
 
A reception was held at the Hattiesburg campus on February 26 to honor the program’s 40th anniversary. The program was established in 1975 as an initiative of Dr. Don Winters, then-dean of the School of Music. Dr. Paul Cotten, a noted music therapist, psychologist and then-director of Ellisville State School, was employed to head up the program and recruit the first students.
 
“Dr. Winters was a very creative, innovative fellow who was very interested in doing good,” said Dr. Cotten, who retired as full-time faculty from Carey in 2014 and is now an adjunct professor. “He learned about music therapy because I was speaking about it around the area at the time … and he thought the program was needed at Carey.”
 

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dr. Howard Keever, WCU Professor of Music, will be the speaker for the William Carey University Lecture series on the Hattiesburg campus on March 19, 2015. His lecture is entitled, "Music in the 1960s."  The lecture will be held in the Thomas Business Building, Kresge Room, at 3:00 pm.