Dr. Garry Breland, vice president for academic affairs at William Carey University, has had his first book, entitled Whole Cloth: Sacred Stories in Verse, published by Fields Publishing, Inc., Nashville. Breland began writing the poems in 2010. All 42 poems are based on Biblical themes from both the Old and New Testament, with special emphasis on the Christmas Nativity scene and the Beatitudes, the set of teachings by Jesus that appear in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
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William Carey University gave area high school students a unique opportunity to obtain leadership skills through a hands-on, college-credit course during J-Term. Taught by Hattiesburg residents Lt. Col. Fred Varnado and his wife, Col. Sheila Varnado, 20 high school juniors and seniors from Hattiesburg High School and Presbyterian Christian High School met January 2-6 to expand their goal-setting and team building skills and meet with area community leaders.
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, a traveling exhibition opening at the Sarah Gillespie Museum on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus on January 19, 2012, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history.
William Carey University inducted 66 new members into the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on November 30 in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus. Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate classes, and at WCU, students must have at least a 3.70 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify.
William Carey University announces that general registration for the Spring Trimester for new students begins on Friday, February 17, from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 5 p.m. Spring trimester classes begin on February 20 and end May 2.
Ken’Ja Seals of Jefferson, La., and Cari Jo Stafford of Hammond, La., both senior nursing students at William Carey University’s New Orleans campus, perform color blindness vision tests for elementary school children at Benjamin Mays Preparatory Academy, a New Orleans charter school, on November 8. The WCU nursing students did complete vision screenings for 196 students in grades k-2, in addition to a some special education students at Benjamin Mays on November 7, 8, and 14.
Randy Swan, news director and main anchor at WDAM, was the guest speaker for William Carey University’s Christian Leadership Lecture on Wednesday, December 7, in Smith Auditorium. A question and answer session was held following the lecture in the Lucile Parker Gallery for students interested in journalism or mass communication careers.
William Carey University hosted a Preview Day for prospective students on Friday, December 9. Designed for first-time freshmen and transfer students, Preview Day gives prospective students 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.
William Carey University inducted 66 new members into Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on November 30 in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus. Five of those students were from Jefferson and Marion Counties: Haley Bryant of Bassfield; Jennifer Carney and Amy Lowery of Columbia; Courtney Daley of Carson; and Lindsay Stogner from Sandy Hook.
In an effort to reach out to Hattiesburg’s Hispanic community, William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) hosted an event titled, “¿Qué es un DO?” (What is a DO?) at Hardy Street Baptist Church on October 13.
Three professors from William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) visited students in Anna Winstead’s fifth grade class at Oak Grove Upper Elementary on November 18 as part of American Physiological Society’s (APS) Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week’s classroom outreach program. The APS PhUn Week was established to increase student awareness of physiology in their lives and aims to enhance student interest in physiology as a possible career. Dr. Jessica Taylor, assistant professor of physiology, Dr.
The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit “A Lifetime of Landscapes: Paintings by Myra Meade” on Thursday, December 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The exhibit, which is on display November 28 – December 13, features the work of a seasoned artist. Meade, an adjunct professor of painting and art education at WCU, has been a painter in the Hattiesburg community for over 40 years.
William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) hosted a hospital fair November 17 in the Student Conference Center of Wilkes Hall. Fifty representatives from 27 hospitals met with second-year WCUCOM students to discuss future internship and job opportunities. The representatives were from Mississippi hospitals, Christus St. Patrick Medical Group in Lake Charles, La., and North Okaloosa County Medical Center in Crestview, Fla.