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Monday, April 21, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 21, 2014 - Four William Carey University students - Shelby Barrett of Lumberton, Erin Ford of Collins, Alyssa Keyes of Ringgold, Ga., and Nistha Pradhan of Lalitpur, Nepal - presented papers at the Alpha Chi National Honor Society Convention in St. Louis, Mo., March 27-29. Pictured are (left to right) Dolores O’Mary, administrative assistant for language and literature and Alpha Chi co-sponsor, Nistha Pradhan, Erin Ford, Alyssa Keyes, Shelby Barrett, and Dr. Randall Harris, professor biomedical sciences and Alpha Chi advisor Alpha Chi co-sponsor.

The aims of the English courses are to help the student learn to write with a high level of accuracy, effectiveness, and fluency; to give emphasis to research techniques, particularly for prospective graduate students in English; and to help the student to develop the ability to read critically and appreciatively the best of English, American, and continental literature.

The aims of the foreign language courses are to develop foreign language skills which enable the student to engage in oral and written communication with other peoples of the world and provide an auxiliary skill in professions; to develop in students a linguistic sense  sufficient for students to be able to compare a native tongue with other languages; to give the student through  readings in foreign language a background of culture of the nations using this language; to enable the student to read scientific, literary, and other texts in a foreign language.