School Department News

Language and Literature

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 1:13pm
William Carey University hosted a regional workshop for the Mississippi Foreign Language Association at the Hattiesburg campus on July 24.
The workshop, now in its fourth year at Carey, is held for teachers to share experiences they have in their respective classrooms and to also learn new ways of instructing their students.
Seven presenters were featured, including Sirlene Capers, South Jones High School; Erica Scott, Delisle Elementary School in Pass Christian; Edgar Serrano, the University of Mississippi and Oxford University School; Dr. Aurora Fiengo-Varn, Gulfport High School; Yohanna Jimenez, St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama; Lucy Solano, Petal High School; and Hector Barberena, Pascagoula High School. Jimenez, a former president of the state foreign language association, served as coordinator of the workshop.
Topics covered at the workshop ranged from the benefits of educational travel for high school students to using social network site Pinterest as a resource for teachers. The presentation given by Fiengo-Varn and Jimenez, titled “Optimizing YouTube Videos in the World Language Classroom,” and the presentation given by Serrano, titled “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Really,” tied for “Best of Mississippi” at the 2014 association state conference.
In addition to the presentations, attendees also learned about various foreign language professional associations and enjoyed a luncheon and door prizes.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:11am
Four William Carey University students were inducted into Alpha Gamma Gamma, the William Carey University chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society, on May 1.
Inductees include Alyssa Ward of Hattiesburg; Hailey Nowell of Hattiesburg; Marissa James of Hattiesburg; and Nicole Carr of Taylorsville.
Carey has been affiliated with Sigma Tau Delta for over 20 years. The honor society was founded in 1924 as "an order designed to promote the mastery of written expression, encourage worthwhile reading and foster a spirit of fellowship among those specializing in the English language and literature." Admission to the chapter is open to undergraduate and graduate students with an overall "B" average in English courses and ranking in the highest 35 percent of the student’s class in general scholarship. The sponsor of the Carey chapter is Dr. Marsha Newman, associate professor of English.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:17pm
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:47am
Sixteen William Carey University students were inducted into the Mississippi Beta chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on April 15.
Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior and graduate class members. Carey students must have at least a 3.70 grade point average on the 4.0 scale to qualify for membership.
The new inductees include Miguel Izquierdo Puertas of Burgos, Spain; Kasey McWilliams of Mendenhall; Brent Manint of Tylertown; Alyson Davis of Laurel; Malin Collin of Stromstad, Sweden; Kaitlyn Pitts of Ellisville; Colleen Stewart of Laurel; Spencer Hollingsworth of Hattiesburg; Tiffany DeVore of Picayune; Angelo Morales of Covington, La.; Haylee Pierce of Petal; Makayla Cooper of Columbia; Adrienne Madden of Purvis; Leonard Sechi of Friedrichsdorf, Germany; John Clark of Waynesboro; and Katie Sims of Purvis.
In addition to the student inductees, Dr. Garry Breland, Carey's vice president for academic affairs, received an honorary membership into the honor society.
The chapter's student officers for 2014-2015 are Erin Ford of Collins, president; Lexi Davis of Leakesville, vice president; and Kendal Banks of Wiggins, secretary. Advisors are Dr. Read Diket, chair of the Department of Art; Dr. Randall Harris, professor of biomedical sciences; Dolores O’Mary, administrative assistant for language and literature; Dr. Everett Roark, assistant professor of biomedical sciences; and Dr. Tom Richardson, chair of the Department of Language and Literature.