William Carey News
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.
Dr. Paul Cotten, professor of music and psychology at William Carey University, will conduct a seminar titled, “All you ever wanted to know about mental retardation, but were afraid to ask” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 8 in Lecture Hall 2 in the academic building of the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine complex. Dr. Cotten began his career working in the field of mental retardation specializing in music therapy.
Dr. Janet Williams, RN, PhD, dean of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University, was recently awarded a 2011 Woman of Achievement Award in the education category by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women (BPW) organization. Lighthouse BPW represents successful women in every sector of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s business community, and too be eligible for this award, a candidate must have at least 10 years of work experience in her career field.
On November 17, William Carey University held a dedication ceremony for its newest addition to campus – a 600-pound bronze statue of the “Father of Modern Missions” and the institution’s namesake, William Carey. The seven foot statue, created by sculptor Ben Watts of Columbia, is titled “Carey Turns to the World.”
William Carey University is currently celebrating the 250th birthday of William Carey, the “Father of Modern Missions” and namesake of the institution, with a variety of events, including an International Missionary Appointment Service, a missionary address by president of the International Mission Board (IMB), and a dedication of a statue of William Carey.
William Carey University student-athletes Tiffany Roberts and Sean Carter were recently awarded the David M. Halbrook Award. Established by former Mississippi Representative David Halbrook and his brothers in honor of their parents, the Halbrook Award is awarded to student-athletes across the state who excel in academics, leadership, and community service.
The William Carey University Theatre will present the original children’s show, “The Princess and The Dragon,” December 8-9 at 7 p.m. and December 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre in Hattiesburg. “The Princess and The Dragon” is an original puppet play, written by WCU theatre faculty member Dewey Douglas, which features student-designed puppets that will be manipulated by actors on the stage.
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 is currently hosting the exhibit “Consequences of Affection” by contemporary artist Greg Cartmell in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art on the Hattiesburg campus. The exhibit, co-sponsored by the South Mississippi Art Association, will be on display through November 18 and is open to the public, free admission.
Dr. Paul Cotten, professor of music and psychology at William Carey University, recently returned from the 2011 National Foster Grandparent Conference held in Little Rock, Ark., October 21-24. This was the 7th year that Dr. Cotten served as program coordinator for the conference, which meets in a different state each year. The Foster Grandparent Program enables adults, ages 55 and up, to become mentors to abused children, troubled teenagers, and children with physical and mental disabilities, as well as those with an illnesses.
William Carey University hosted a reunion for the alumni of Mississippi Woman’s College on Friday, October 21, on the Hattiesburg campus. In addition to graduates of MWC, some who graduated during the transitional years of William Carey College were in attendance. The reunion featured a luncheon in the Glass Room of Thomas Business Building, with entertainment provided by Carey’s Songbirds, a women’s ensemble.
William Carey University will offer an activity directors’ state certification course for those already working in or planning to work in long-term care facilities. The course will be lead by Dr. Paul Cotten, professor of music and psychology at WCU and director of the Quality of Life Project (QLP), which benefits elderly persons with special needs, and Dr. Hank Rainer, LCSW, a national consultant on social work and activities services in long-term care facilities.