William Carey News

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Administrative offices will be closed and day classes will not meet at William Carey University in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18. Night classes will meet at their regularly scheduled times. These closings apply to both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi. For more information, call the switchboard at (601) 318-6051.

Friday, January 8, 2016
The William Carey University Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art will host a new exhibit, “Mississippi Landscape: An Artistic Legacy,” from January 25 through February 29.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on January 26 at the museum, which is located on the Hattiesburg campus adjacent to Smith/Rouse Library.
Friday, January 8, 2016
The William Carey University Lucile Parker Gallery will feature an exhibit of oil paintings by Marshall Polson, a Mississippi-based artist and educator, from January 12-28.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on January 12 at the gallery, which is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
William Carey University sophomore Kyle Dykes has been named as the principal trombonist and brass section leader for the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Keone Fuqua, a William Carey University theatre professor, will appear on the silver screen in the upcoming Christian film “Yellow Day.”
The film, directed by Carl Lauten, follows a young man’s journey through the Yellow Day, a “miraculous day where the world is revealed as seen through the eyes of God,” according to a review in The Christian Post. The film was produced in Mobile, Alabama, and uses both live action and high-quality animation to reveal how God’s grace changes lives.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
William Carey University will not raise general tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year, university officials announced on January 4.
“Support from the Mississippi Baptist Convention and individual donors makes it possible for us to maintain affordable, low rates,” said Dr. Tommy King, Carey president. “We work very hard to provide a quality, affordable education, and low tuition, combined with generous scholarships, keeps Carey competitive, even with public institutions.”
Monday, January 4, 2016
William Carey University will offer an online master’s degree in criminal justice beginning with the winter term in February 2016.
The master’s degree offers several benefits to those with an interest in the field, said Dr. Karla Pope, chair of Carey’s Department of Criminal Justice.
Friday, December 18, 2015
William Carey University has again been recognized by two national military publications for providing outstanding service in military and veteran education.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Center for Creative Scholars at William Carey University will host the Mission S.T.E.A.M. Possible! Creativity Exploration Camp in Lorena Roseberry Smith Hall on the Hattiesburg campus from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on January 23.
Students in grades 2-6 are invited to attend the camp and explore their creative potential through activities in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The workshop will engage participants through critical thinking and problem solving with a creative arts emphasis.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The William Carey University Department of Criminal Justice, located on the Tradition campus in Biloxi, held a dedication service on December 7 for a new bench installed on the campus in honor of the service and work of local law enforcement officers.
The six-foot bench, located in the portico connecting the administration and academic buildings, was placed as a way to thank law enforcement for the work they do in the community and for their assistance with Carey’s criminal justice program, said Dr. Karla Pope, chair of the department.
Friday, December 11, 2015
William Carey University will offer J-Term, an opportunity to earn full credit for a college class in a one-week period, from January 4-8 at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
William Carey University will soon add women’s volleyball to its roster of competitive sports.
Carey officials have hired Kelsea Seymour, the volleyball coach at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg and the owner of the Hub City Volleyball Club, as the full-time head coach. The university will also soon begin construction on a multi-use facility to house the team.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Four William Carey University students recently qualified for finals during a competition held by the National Association of Teachers of Singing Southern Region from November 12-14 in Monroe, Louisiana.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

William Carey University will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays beginning December 21. Administrative offices will reopen and J-Term classes will begin on January 4. Winter classes will resume on January 11. For other information on the holiday closing, call the university switchboard at (601) 318-6051. Security may be contacted during the holiday break by calling the switchboard.