School Department News

Tradition Campus

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:07am
The William Carey University Student Art Show and Competition, featuring artwork by students from both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses, will be on display at the Kress Live in Biloxi from April 16-30.
The opening reception for the show will be from 5:30 until 8 p.m. on April 16. The reception will feature musical entertainment from the Rockestra Revolution, which is made up of student musicians from the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport under the direction of Dr. Tim Bergman. The group plays rock and other forms of popular music with orchestral instruments.
Over 80 student works have been entered in the competition, which will be judged by John Oles, a ceramic artist from New Orleans. There are eight competition categories, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, 3-D, design, Best in Show and the People's Choice Award. Cash prizes will be given to the winners of the categories.
For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Tracy Williams, director of the Tradition campus art department, at (228) 702-1844 or by email at
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:11pm
The William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi is hosting a special art exhibit by area artist Kathryn McCann through April 30.
McCann graduated from Carey in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She went on to graduate from Mississippi College with a Master of Education degree in 2013 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2014. McCann's work consists primarily of mixed media and incorporates her loves of watercolor painting, papermaking, printmaking and ceramics.
Animals are the subject matter of McCann's artwork, which has been shown at various cafes and galleries in Mississippi including Cups Cafe in Clinton and the Samuel Marshall Gore Art Gallery. Each year, McCann also participates in the Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs. In addition to her work as an artist, McCann is also an adjunct instructor at both Carey and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
McCann's art is on display in the lobby of the Tradition campus A Building, which is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
For more information, contact Shanna Murray-Luke, assistant director of student services for the Tradition campus, at (228) 702-1862.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:24am
The William Carey University Office of Admissions will host Early Registration Day for the summer and fall terms at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 24.
During Early Registration Day, both freshman and transfer students can meet with admissions personnel and faculty advisors, visit key offices, register for classes and tour the university.
The summer term begins with the two-week May term from May 18-29. The 10-week summer trimester and the first five-week summer term begin on June 1. The first five-week term ends on July 2 with the second five-week summer term beginning on July 6. Summer classes conclude on August 7. The fall trimester begins on August 24 and runs through October 28.
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions in Hattiesburg at (601) 318-6051 or at the Tradition campus at (228) 702-1815. Apply online, view course schedules and learn more about Carey at
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 1:40pm
The William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi will host the Women's Power Hour, a special opportunity for female students of all ages to worship together and enjoy fellowship, from 4 until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.
It is the second Women's Power Hour event held at the campus, said Angela George, assistant director of the business office and sponsor of the event.
"We conducted a few informal surveys and a majority of the students noted that they would prefer to have more spiritual events on campus," said George. "This started out as a meeting with standing room only … since there was such a great response, we've decided to continue."
The event will be held in Room B-110. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact George at (228) 702-1810 or by email at
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:41pm
The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will present “The Magic Flute,” an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28 in Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs.
The Thursday and Friday performances will be in Smith Auditorium at the Hattiesburg campus. On Thursday, there will be a 10 a.m. performance for middle and high school students and a 7 p.m. performance for general audiences. The opera will also be performed for general audiences at 7 p.m. on Friday.
The Saturday performance will begin at 2 p.m. at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education, located at 1600 Government Street in Ocean Springs.
The opera is set in a “mythical land between the sun and the moon” and tells the story of a noble prince ordered by the mysterious Queen of the Night to rescue a beautiful princess who was kidnapped. The opera is known as a Singspiel, which is German for “sing-play,” because of a combination of spoken dialogue with arias and ensembles.
The production is directed by Dr. Kimberle Moon, artist-in-residence and instructor for voice and vocal arts. Co-director is Bethany Fagan, a senior music performance major from Petal. The cast, crew and orchestra include Carey students and faculty members.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for military personnel and $5 for students with ID and children under age 10. Tickets are $10 for groups of 10 or more.
Hattiesburg performance tickets can be purchased at Tickets for the O’Keefe Center performance can be purchased at
For more information, contact the Winters School of Music and Ministry at (601) 318-6175.