William Carey News

Monday, August 14, 2017
Two William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine students were recognized recently for their high grade point averages.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
William Carey University will award degrees to more than 400 students during three commencement ceremonies August 11 and 12. All ceremonies will be held at Temple Baptist Church, located at 5220 Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg. The graduation services have been moved off-campus this year due to continuing repairs from the January tornado.
Combined with spring commencement, Carey will graduate more than 1,000 students for the seventh consecutive year. 
The schedule and guest speakers are as follows:
Monday, August 7, 2017
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) welcomed its eighth class of students during the annual white coat ceremony on July 29, 2017, at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Members of the faculty, family and mentors presented each student a traditional white lab coat bearing the COM seal. 
Friday, August 4, 2017
William Carey University broke ground for the new Tatum Court and the Asbury Academic Building on August 2, 2017.
“Today was an exciting time as we broke ground for the new Tatum Court,” said Dr. Tommy King, WCU president. “This is further evidence that Carey will come back stronger than ever.”
The new Tatum Court will replace the historic 1914 building which was declared a complete loss after the January 21, 2017, tornado that hit campus. 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated the re-opening of its Interactive Learning Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 27. 
Friday, July 21, 2017
It’s a hot, sunny summer day in Hattiesburg today, July 21, 2017. Six months ago in the early morning hours of January 21, many of our Carey students awoke to rain, thunder and lightning as storms rolled through the Pine Belt, bringing with them the EF-3 tornado that tore through our campus. 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
William Carey University music student Nick Joslin will spend six weeks this summer participating in the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. This is the leading summer music program in Europe and offers students a one-of-a-kind experience as they prepare for careers as professional musicians. 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Each year William Carey University chooses an annual theme which provides an idea for the university community to focus on throughout the year. The theme for 2017-2018 is “Carey Strong – God is our Refuge and Strength,” which is based on Psalm 46:1-2, 11. 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Carey Dinner Theatre, Mississippi’s unique dinner theatre, continues its 42nd season with “8-Track: The Sounds of the 70s,” opening on Tuesday, July 11. The show will run through July 22, with performances on Tuesday-Saturday nights at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the William Carey University campus in Hattiesburg.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
William Carey University’s 2017 HEADWAE honorees Adrienne Madden and Dr. Noel Mann were recognized at the Honors Convocation held April 26.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
William Carey University associate professor Lorie Watkins is the editor of a new book, “A Literary History of Mississippi.” The book is being promoted as the “first comprehensive history of literature from a state with perhaps the nation’s richest literary lode.”
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
William Carey University Winters School of Music students Tyler Greer and Kyle Dykes were elected as performers for the Southeast Trombone Symposium being held June 22-27 at Columbus State University in Georgia. They will participate in lectures, master classes, and recitals with some of the world’s leading trombone performers and educators.
Dykes is a senior music education major from Purvis and Greer is a sophomore music performance major from Philadelphia, MS.
Friday, June 16, 2017
William Carey University students aren’t letting damage from the tornado that hit campus on January 21 stop them from continuing their education.
Registration for the summer trimester closed on June 9, and the university is reporting a 2 percent increase in enrollment over summer 2016. The number of students enrolled on the Hattiesburg campus increased from 1,638 in 2016 to 1,650 this year. Enrollment at the Tradition campus in Biloxi and the programs at Keesler Air Force Base stands at 655, up from 621 in 2016. Total enrollment grew from 2,259 last summer to 2,305 this year.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Brian Murphy, assistant professor of music at William Carey University, is a recipient of the Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award for 2016. Christy Meyers of Steinway Piano Gallery in Mobile, Alabama, nominated Murphy for his outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education and performance. “His commitment to his students is also evident in his continued dedication to provide music students the finest of instruments for practice and performance,” said Meyers.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre will present “Country Is: The Music of Main Street” June 15 – July 1 at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. Pictured are Tessa Flesher, Emily Oliver, Ben Salters and Joey Parker rehearsing a scene from the country music revue which includes classics from Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and others. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. with the performance following.
For reservations call (601) 318-6221. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are $30 per person and includes dinner, show, and sales tax.