William Carey News

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dr. Daniel C. Browning, professor of religion at William Carey University, gave a lecture titled “Covering the Feet: Scatological References in the King James Bible” on January 30, at 7 p.m. in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building at WCU. The lecture correlated with activities surrounding the traveling exhibition, Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, that WCU is currently housing in the Sarah Gillespie Museum. A discussion followed the lecture.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)has established a partnership with Hattiesburg Clinic, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr. John Fitzpatrick, president of Hattiesburg Clinic, on Tuesday, January 24, in the presence of Hattiesburg Clinic’s executive committee and a few of the participating physician.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The exhibit is on display through January 31 in the Lucile Parker Gallery at WCU.

 Long’s ceramic exhibit will be on display in the Lucile Parker Gallery on William Carey University’s campus until January 31.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Friday, January 13, 2012

Colby Lambert, a senior biblical studies major and English minor from Raleigh, recently received the Ernest Pinson Scholarship awarded by the Board of Ministerial Education, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. Board member Dr. Daniel Caldwell, dean of the Cooper School of Missions and Biblical studies and professor of religion at WCU, presented the scholarship to Lambert.

The scholarship is given to outstanding church-related vocations students. Lambert serves as youth pastor, as well as interim pastor, at Lake Como Baptist Church.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Accreditation for William Carey University’s Winters School of Music has been re-affirmed by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Every 10 years, each NASM member institution thoroughly examines its own music study programs to make sure highest standards of excellence are maintained. Following the self-critique, the NASM Commission completes its own review, encouraging institutions to maintain the highest standards of excellence in advancing various music disciplines in higher education.

Monday, January 9, 2012

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.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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.

Monday, December 12, 2011

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.

Monday, December 12, 2011

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. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

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.