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Friday, March 6, 2015
The William Carey University School of Education hosted the 10th annual Young Authors’ Celebration, a day of honoring young artists while also promoting lifelong reading, writing and visual expression, on March 6 at the Hattiesburg campus. Approximately 450 first through sixth graders from Lamar County, Jackson, Columbia and Jefferson Davis County schools attended.
Activities started in Smith Auditorium with a magic show performed by Scot Jones of Hattiesburg, followed by the opening ceremony with keynote speaker Chad Watson, a music teacher at Oak Grove Upper Elementary School in Hattiesburg. Other guest speakers included Pine Belt restaurant owner and author Robert St. John of Hattiesburg; storyteller Diane Williams of Jackson; artist Kim Garraway-Braley of Hattiesburg; author Diane Sauls of Columbia; counselor Ginny Kemp of Columbia; artist Rick Anderson of Clinton; and Carey faculty members Dr. Read Diket and Christy Liverett.

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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.