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....
MACON - The seven candidates running for mayor of the city of Macon will address citizens' concerns in a public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, downtown Macon. Mercer University, The Telegraph and the League of Women Voters, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, sponsor the event. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
MACON - Mercer University senior Hannah Vann will be awarded the Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Student Contributions to Service-Learning in March at the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education in Athens. The Summit is the service-learning professional organization for the southeast region and includes schools such as Tulane University, Emory University and Mercer.
 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In its first meeting against Atlantic Sun newcomer North Florida, the Mercer women's basketball team couldn't hit its stride offensively in the second half and fell to the Lady Ospreys, 66-61.   North Florida (6-10, 4-4 A-Sun) opened the first half quickly with a 7-2 run with Jackie Beik hitting a trey and lay-up for the Lady Ospreys. Mercer struggled to find its offensive groove early in the opening frame, and trailed by as many as nine twice.   The Bears (8-7, 5-3 A-Sun) picked up their defensive intensity, which lead to its offense firing on all pistons. After Megan delaRosa's 3-pointer tied the game at 24, Mercer scored four of the final six points in the first half to take a 28-26 lead at the break.   The Lady Ospreys opened the second half with a 9-2 run, taking a 35-30 lead they would never surrender. UNF eventually pushed its lead to 11 with five minutes remaining, but Mercer rallied.   TaShera Lewis helped...
Mercer University President William D. Underwood today announced the appointment of Dr. Mary Alice Morgan, professor of English and director of Women's and Gender Studies, to the position of senior vice provost for service-learning, effective July 1.
Freshman guard Montavious Waters hit a buzzer-beating jumper from the right baseline to give the Mercer men's basketball team a 74-73 win over Florida Atlantic in Atlantic Sun Conference action Tuesday night at the University Center.Mercer (6-15, 5-10 A-Sun) had taken a 72-70 lead on senior Will Emerson's traditional three-point play with 21 seconds remaining in the game, only to see FAU senior Rodney Webb drop in a 3-pointer from the left corner six seconds later, giving the Owls a one-point edge with 15 ticks on the clock.Following Webb's bucket, Mercer coach Mark Slonaker called a timeout to set the final play. Waters drove to the hoop and missed the shot, but the ball was kept alive by sophomore Sam Dolan, who missed the stickback, with Emerson grabbing the rebound but missing the point-blank attempt. The ball kicked out to the right side where Waters collected it and stuck it home as the horn sounded."It was a great win for us," said Mercer head coach Mark Slonaker. "Montavious...
MACON - Department of Music professor Ian Altman, piano, will present a concert featuring works by Bach, Schumann, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Chopin and Liszt, as part of the Mercer Music Faculty Artist Series. The recital begins at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Neva Langley Fickling Hall of the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer's Macon campus. The event is free and open to the public. Call (478) 301-2748 for more information. Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.   ###
MACON - Henry E. Young, Ph.D., was presented the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Faculty Humanism in Medicine Award from Mercer University School of Medicine during commencement May 7 in Macon. Young - the first non-physician to ever receive the award in the School's history - was chosen by the Class of 2005 for his empathetic, sensitive and respective behavior in providing patient care.
Mercer University will wind down the year with a number of lectures from various parts of the University's Macon campus. Free Lectures:
Macon and Atlanta- More than 1,600 students are expected to participate in graduation ceremonies on Mercer's Macon and Atlanta campuses over the next month. The University will hold nine commencement ceremonies and hear from an array of renowned speakers. Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey will also present three honorary degrees. Larry Braden, president of Lacey Drug Company, will be presented an honorary doctor of sciences degree on May 1 at the Southern School of Pharmacy commencement. Godsey will present two honorary degrees on May 9 at the Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Tift College of Education and College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Joseph Hillman Harvey, chairman and CEO of Harveys supermarket chain, will receive an honorary doctor of commerce degree. David Shi, president of Furman University, will be granted an honorary doctor of laws degree. Below is...

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