Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky will be featured speaker at the first presentation of the 2003-2004 Executive Forum series on Sept. 25.   She will give a lunch presentation on Mercer's Cecil B. Day Graduate campus in Atlanta at 12 p.m. in the Trustees Dining Room. She will then give a dinner presentation in Macon at 6:30 p.m. at Mercer University's Religious Life Center, located on College Street, off Mercer University Drive. The Executive Forum is a business outreach program of Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and the Office of Advancement. Entering its 24th year, The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally-noted speakers on business trends while networking with other business leaders. As editor-at-large for Money, the financial editor for NBC's Today and a regular columnist for Time and USA Weekend, Chatzky is one of America's most trusted financial advisers. Known for her...
MACON-- Mercer University will hold a free information session on its new master's program, the Holistic Educator, on the Macon campus Monday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. at Stetson Hall, room 162.   The University will also hold an information session at the Regional Academic Center in Eastman, Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m. With classes beginning in October in Eastman and Macon, Mercer is breaking ground with this innovative graduate program. A program of Mercer's Tift College of Education, the Holistic Educator is designed to benefit more than the classroom teacher. A wide range of professionals who work with children or families, including family specialists, caregivers and health educators, can use the information offered through the Holistic Educator graduate program. As populations grow more diverse, the Holistic Educator program will equip professionals with the knowledge and tools needed for working with young people of all backgrounds and abilities....
WHO: Six Mercer University ROTC Color Guard members: Peter Chi of Coppell, Texas; Mitchell Davenport of Cleveland, Ga.; Evelyn Epps of College Park, Ga.; Laron Somerville of Lithonia, Ga.; Lamar White of Thomaston, Ga.; and Eric VonFischer-Benzon of Savannah, Ga.   WHAT: ROTC cadets will participate in a memorial ceremony recognizing the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Doug Steeples, the former dean of Mercer College of Liberal Arts, will play the bagpipes at the ceremony.   WHEN: Friday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m.   WHERE: Andersonville National Historic Site, 496 Cemetery Road,  Andersonville, Ga.   WHY:  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.   DIRECTIONS:  From Macon, take I-75 South to Exit 135, GA Route 127 (Perry-Marshallville Exit). Turn right onto GA Route 127. GA Route 127 will veer off to the left after approximately 2 miles of travel. Stay to the left onto GA Route 224, which will...
American eating habits and trends are a hot topic. Fast food companies are seeing lawsuits materialize against them, an increasing variety of diets are being tried, and the topic of eating disorders is continues to gain steam. All this "food" talk has caused colleges across the country to ask, "What do we feed these consumer-conscious college kids?"
MACON- Of the 750 new undergraduate students beginning classes at Mercer University in Macon this month, 80 percent are from outside of central Georgia.   Mercer's School of Law and School of Medicine share similar statistics. Of the 139 first-year law students, 83 percent are from outside of central Georgia. And 82 percent of the 60 first-year medical school students come from other parts of Georgia. Twenty-six percent of the new students enrolled in fall classes are from out of state. This all means dollar signs for the local economy and brings diversity to the University campus, benefiting both the Mercer community and central Georgia as a whole.  "Attracting and enrolling students from a wide geographic area makes Mercer and Macon a better place," said Allen London, associate vice president and director of undergraduate admissions at Mercer.  "When students from states like Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, as well as international students,...
The place where who one is intersects with what one does.      -President R. Kirby Godsey's definition of "vocation" It has been three years since University Commons initiated its Lilly Grant-funded Theological Exploration of Vocation. The idea behind...
On Friday, Sept. 12, Mercer University's Department of Music will host an evening of music and poetry, featuring the world premiere of "The Laughing Monkeys of Gravity," a poem by award-winning poet Stephen Bluestone (shown at right) set to the music of Atlanta composer Curtis Bryant. The program will be at 8 p.m. in Neva Langley Fickling Hall in Mercer's McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free; however, seating is limited.
ATLANTA - Mercer University has purchased the Baptist Center located at 2930 Flowers Road South, previously owned by the Georgia Baptist Convention and adjacent to the University's Atlanta campus.
MACON- Mercer University continues to be acknowledged as one of the premier universities in the nation. Released this week, U.S. News & World Report's popular America's Best Colleges 2004 issue ranks Mercer 6th among universities in the South. That is up two spots from Mercer's ranking of 8th last year. This is the 14th consecutive year Mercer has been named one of the leading institutions of higher education in the South by U.S. News & World Report. "The University continues to provide the highest quality education to its students, and this latest ranking is indicative of other institutions of higher education recognizing Mercer's steadfast commitment to excellence," Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey said. Mercer has been recognized as one of the best from several well-known college guides. Mercer has been listed a "Best Buy" by Barron's for the 10th consecutive year, and Peterson's has listed Mercer in its Competitive Colleges Guide for the past two years....
MACON, Ga.--Allen London, associate vice president and director of Undergraduate Admissions at Mercer University, has an excellent reason to be excited about the University's future enrollment levels.

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