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.
 NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Belmont Bruins' hot hand from beyond the three-point line put the Mercer men's basketball team in a early hole as the Bears wrapped up a two-game road swing through Nashville with a 96-60 A-Sun Conference loss at Belmont Monday night at the Curb Event Center.   Belmont (8-7, 6-2 A-Sun) shot a blistering 61.5 percent on eight-of 13 treys inside the first 10 minutes of the opening half to open up a 26-9 lead midway through the period. Eight of the Bruins' first nine baskets were 3-pointers.   Mercer (3-10, 2-5 A-Sun) scored the first basket of the contest on senior guard Andrew Brown's jumper, giving Mercer its only lead of the night. Belmont answered with its outside game, eventually pushing out to a 27-point lead.   Back-to-back 3-pointers by Brown cut the deficit to 20 inside the final five minutes and a trey by junior Ross Alacqua at the 3:08 mark further cut the Belmont lead to 17, at 46-29 but the Bears could get no closer,...
ATLANTA - Two Mercer University pharmacy students have been awarded pre-doctoral fellowships from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). Doctoral students Nima Akhavein of San Francisco, Calif., and John Bauer of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., each received $6,000 stipends to continue their studies and earn the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences at the Southern School of Pharmacy of Mercer University.
The excitement of the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta will kick off early Friday morning and nearly 50 Mercer students will be on hand to join in the excitement. The Georgia Dome is the host site Saturday and Monday for the NCAA basketball finals and CBS is the network originating coverage for the Final Four.
MACON/ATLANTA - Mercer University will hold 10 commencements in two cities over three weekends during the month of May as more than 1,500 graduates receive their degrees. This year's exercises will be the final ceremonies that Dr. R. Kirby Godsey will preside over as president and CEO of Mercer. Dr. Godsey, the longest serving president in the University's history, will step down as president on June 30 after more than 27 years and will become chancellor and university professor.   President Godsey will give the address on Saturday, May 13, at the Macon Commencement, which includes the School of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics and the Tift College of Education. During his address, President Godsey will also introduce special guest, highly respected jazz and rock and roll musician Mr. Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, who will perform a special musical selection.   Two...
MACON - Mercer University will present Academic All-American basketball player William L. Emerson with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, one of the two highest honors given to undergraduates, during its commencement on Saturday, May 13.   "In all my dealings with athletes over the last 30 some years, I've never known a better 'student-athlete,' and he's the first athlete to win the Sullivan award since I've been here," said Bobby Pope, Mercer's Director of Athletics for the past 17 years. "We've had some very good athletes and some very good students, but we've never had one like Will. He's as good as they come. He's a great representative for the University and I think he'll make a great physician." Emerson will attend medical school in the fall.   Emerson excelled as both an athlete and in the classroom; playing for four years on the men's basketball team and serving as captain his senior year. He was twice recognized as a first-team Academic All-American by ESPN The...
  WHO:  Mercer University first-year engineering students   WHAT:  Students are designing and constructing vehicles using K'Nex building toys to compete in the following categories: boat, amphibious, dragster, cable car, rampster and tug-o-war.   WHEN:  Friday, April 22, 3-5 p.m.   WHERE:  University Center on Mercer's Macon Campus   WHY:  The students enrolled in EGR 107 - the first-year engineering course - have been designing and building vehicles using K'Nex building kits. These vehicles will compete in a variety of events at the School of Engineering. Each design category will have four to six design teams competing. This is a fun and challenging way for students to put their designs to the test and learn the skills necessary to succeed in the engineering field.   There will be many opportunities for video and photos. Media interested in doing interviews with students or professors or getting still...
MACON, Ga. - Mercer University's Tift College of Education will hold an informational session for teachers and school administrators interested in Mercer's Educational Leadership program, including the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and the new Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. The drop-in open house will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the W.G. Lee Alumni House at the corner of College Street and Ash Street on Mercer's Macon campus.
Dr. David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, has joined the stable of contributors for The Washington Post's coverage of religion through its "On Faith" Web site. Dr. Gushee, who also writes for Associated Baptist Press and the Huffington Post, will join a set of Washington Post "On Faith" contributors that includes Martin Marty, Cal Thomas, Arthur Waskow, Susan Jacoby and Brent Walker. The "On Faith" Web site is moderated by Newsweek's Jon Meacham and The Washington Post's Sally Quinn.
Atlanta-After more than 100 years in the nursing education business, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing has witnessed an evolution in the type of students interested in nursing.

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