William Carey University’s teacher education program has recently been approved by the Mississippi State Board of Education under the new Blue Ribbon Redesign for Teacher Education. Every college and university in the state of Mississippi must meet a certain criteria to receive Blue Ribbon status.
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William Carey University hosted a Gear-Up Day for high school students on Friday, January 20. Gear-Up Day gives prospective students, even as young as high school sophomores, a glimpse into university life and offers information on admissions, financial aid, housing and student life. After a welcome session in the Student Conference Center, students were led on campus tours by Carey Connection student ambassadors, followed by lunch in Wilkes Dining Hall.
Five William Carey University theatre majors received awards at the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) held in Daytona, Fla., January 31-February 4.
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) supported American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women – National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3. The students wore red, and invited students, faculty, and staff on the WCU campus to walk at least one lap on the campus walking track during the lunch hour. SOMA also set up a link to collect donations for the American Heart Association.
William Carey University is now accepting applications for its Master of Education in Education Leadership Program (M.Ed.) for Fall Trimester 2012. The deadline for receiving applications is July 15, and interviews begin in March.
William Carey University faculty members Dr. Patrick Brady, assistant professor of nursing, New Orleans campus, Dr. Deborah Chatham, assistant professor of nursing, Tradition, and Dr. Karen Taylor, assistant professor of nursing and coordinator for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, Hattiesburg, attended the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA) 2012 Nursing Summit in Jackson on Tuesday, January 31. The summit, with the theme “Nothing Stays the Same Forever,” focused on the changes facing nurses in Mississippi.
Dr. Jerry Rankin, former president of the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention, will teach REL 310 Principles and Practice of Missions, at William Carey University during the Spring Trimester. The Tuesday evening credit class, which begins February 21 and ends May 1, will meet in Lawrence Hall, Room 101 from 6-9:45 p.m. Church leaders and members of any denomination will be allowed to take the course on a non-credit basis for a $50 fee with the approval of their pastor. A maximum of 20 slots are available at this rate.
William Carey University held a dedication ceremony for the Jack Jones Soccer-Tennis Field House, honoring former tennis player and coach Jack Jones, on Sunday, February 5.
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with the Family Health Care Clinic in Laurel, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, and Dr. Jim Turner, dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr. Rashad Ali, obstetrician and gynecologist, on Tuesday, January 31.
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with South Central Regional Medical Center of Laurel, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, and Dr. Jim Turner, associate dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr.
The traveling exhibition Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, continues through February 16 in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art on the campus of William Carey University. The exhibit celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history. The library is sponsoring free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition.
Vice president for advancement and church relations at William Carey University, Dr. Scott Hummel, and some of the university's Chinese students planted a Chinese Golden Rain Tree in celebration of the growing number of Chinese students who attend the university. The tree also acknowledges the faculty and student exchange partnership WCU and China’s Linyi University established in 2007. The tree is located near the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Daniel C. Browning, professor of religion at William Carey University, gave a lecture titled “Covering the Feet: Scatological References in the King James Bible” on January 30, at 7 p.m. in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building at WCU. The lecture correlated with activities surrounding the traveling exhibition, Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, that WCU is currently housing in the Sarah Gillespie Museum. A discussion followed the lecture.
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)has established a partnership with Hattiesburg Clinic, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr. John Fitzpatrick, president of Hattiesburg Clinic, on Tuesday, January 24, in the presence of Hattiesburg Clinic’s executive committee and a few of the participating physician.