William Carey News
A group of senior William Carey University business students enrolled in Strategic Management are participating in a Business Simulation Game (BSG) and for the week of January 12-29, ranked globally based on their company’s competitive performance in five specific areas. BSGs allow participants to experience the realities of strategic management in an interactive, virtual economy, competing with one another in a real-time competition.
William Carey University recently signed Raleigh High School standout Lauren Little to play for the Lady Crusaders softball team. Little is the first recruit signed by the Lady Crusaders for the 2012-2013 recruiting class.
Little, a 5”10 All-State first baseman, posted impressive numbers during her junior season, hitting 608 with five homeruns, six triples, seven doubles and 40 runs batted in (RBIs). She spends her summers playing travel softball with the Mississippi Elite program.
Amite County resident Mildred Belle Martin Barron, the oldest living graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College, which is now William Carey University, celebrated her 105th birthday on January 2 in Summit. For her birthday, WCU presented Mildred with a framed copy of her diploma from MWC, to replace the original one that burned in a house fire in 1936.
Parents and students from Christian Home Educators of Hattiesburg (CHEH) visited William Carey University to see the traveling exhibition Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art on Friday, February 10. CHEH is a support group of Christian homeschoolers whose goal is to provide spiritual and emotional support as well as to enrich ministry, academic, and recreational activities for member families.
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.
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.