William Carey News

Thursday, September 27, 2012

From September 27 – October 18, William Carey University’s level two nursing students taking pediatric nursing classes under Felicia Browning, instructor of nursing, will conduct vision screenings for nearly 500 children at six local elementary schools. Sonia Laster, a nurse for the Hattiesburg Public School District, trained the nursing students on September 25. The participating elementary schools are Grace Christian Elementary, Hawkins Elementary, Lillie Burney Elementary, Rowan Elementary, Thames Elementary, and Woodley Elementary.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

William Carey University’s Baptist Student Union (BSU) will host the 2012 Mission Banquet on Thursday, October 11 at 5 p.m. in the Student Conference Center.  The theme is “Mission Possible,” and the guest speaker is Melody Harper, International Mission Board Campus Strategist of the Southern Baptist Convention. The event is free of charge, with donations accepted.  All contributions will go towards BSU’s summer mission goal of $10,013.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The William Carey University Theatre will present the original 1940’s detective noir “Crimson,” by Amanda Walley, October 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre in Hattiesburg.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 21, 2012 - Dr. Benjamin Waddle, professor of health, physical education, and recreation at William Carey University (WCU), was recently honored for his 45 years of service to the university at the annual faculty and staff meeting on Aug. 23.

Waddle has served as a full professor and chairman of the health, physical education, and recreation department at WCU since arriving at the university in 1967. He continues to teach a full class load during the academic year and in the summer.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 21, 2012 - The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art at William Carey University is currently displaying a fall exhibit featuring works by Lucile Parker, Greg Cartmell, William Hollingsworth, Jr. Marie Hull, Karl Wolfe, and other Mississippi artists. The exhibit will hang until September 28.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 20, 2012 -

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 20, 2012 - The School of Education at William Carey University, in partnership with the Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Association, presented a Dyslexia Institute on September 6 on the Hattiesburg campus. The sessions included “Screening Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade for Dyslexia” and “Dyslexia for Diagnosticians.” The Dyslexia Institute sessions were led by Rep. Larry Byrd, state representative, District 104; Dr.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 4, 2012 - William Carey University announced its Student Government Association (SGA) officers and representatives for the 2012-2013 academic year during Opening Convocation on August 27. The officers and representatives are (front row, left to right) Nistha Pradhan of Lalitpur, Nepal, treasurer; Nina Tessin of Richland Hills, Texas, chief justice; Marian Mauseth of Indianola, vice president; Colton Lee of Poplarville, chief of staff and commissioner of student affairs; and Brooke Morgan of Hickory, commissioner of entertainment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 2, 1012 - William Carey University held its annual Opening Convocation to welcome students, faculty, and staff in Smith Auditorium on August 27. The ceremony included a processional of faculty, staff members, and students representing the different departments, special music by the Carey Chorale, a welcome by president Dr. Tommy King, introduction of the Student Government Association officers introduction of campus organizations, and introductions of new faculty and staff members.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Dr. Kimberle Moon, a well-known performer, educator, and clinician who specializes in vocal health issues for singers, actors, and pastors, recently joined the William Carey University Winters School of Music faculty as artist in residence in voice. Dr. Moon obtained her bachelor’s and master’s in voice from Ohio University before earning her D.M.A. in voice and speech pathology from Ohio State University. She also studied voice, acting, dance, and directing at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 15, 2012 - Iris Easterling, retired assistant professor of language and literature and curator of the Sarah Gillespie Art Museum at William Carey University, has published an extensive collection handbook for the  museum. Easterling and Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, presented the first copy to local artist Tommie Hollingsworth-Williams on August 7.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 14, 2012 - Stephen G. Fletcher, second year medical student from Hattiesburg, was presented with the Asbury Award for academic excellence by William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg endowed the award to recognize the student from the Asbury service area who achieves the highest grade point average during his/her freshman year.  Mr. William K. “Bill” Ray, president and CEO of the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg, Inc., presented Mr. Fletcher with a medallion and Dr.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 10, 2012 -

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 10, 2012 - The Area Development Partnership, the Historic Downtown Association (HHDA), the City of Hattiesburg, and VisitHATTIESBURG hosted a private reception to welcome the new William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) students and faculty on Wednesday, August 8, at the Historic Depot in downtown Hattiesburg. Featured speakers included Betsy Rowell, executive director of HHDA; Web Heidelberg, president of HHAD; John Brown, assistant to the mayor, speaking on behalf of the City of Hattiesburg, and Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 8, 2012 - William Carey University welcomed a new class to the Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program on Friday, August 3.