ATLANTA - David R. Blumenthal, Ph.D., the Jay and Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies at Emory University, is the featured lecturer at Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology Jewish/Christian Dialogue, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12, in Cecil B. Day Hall on Mercer's Atlanta campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive. The conference, now in its fourth year, is co-sponsored by McAfee and the National Conference on Community and Justice. It is free and open to the public.
Mercer’s Townsend School of Music would like to welcome all prospective piano students grades 8th-12th, teachers and parents to discover the piano at Mercer University.
For this reason, I’ve got a new slogan that I’d like to offer as a calling for all of us at McAfee and as the US church in the twenty-first century: “We’re Out to Be Transformed.” We’re open to what God would say to us in such a day. We’re open to listening. We’re open to ministry together in partnership with a global church that, quite honestly, has far more to teach us than it has to learn from us.
ATLANTA - Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is launching a new monthly speaker series showcasing expertise from successful alumni. The Stetson Success series kicks off this month with a presentation by JoAnn Herold, vice president of brand marketing for Arby's Restaurant Group and vice chair of the Arby's Foundation, on March 22 at 6 p.m. Her presentation is titled "Marketing and Your Brand," and will be held in Day Hall on the University's Atlanta Campus. The event is free and open to the public but preregistration is required. For more information and to preregister, email GraduateSSBE@mercer.edu or call (678) 547-6194.
Dr. Daniel Aleshire is excecutive director of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), a position he has held since 1998. ATS accredits a wide range of educational institutions and approves the degree program they offer.
ATLANTA/MACON/SAVANNAH - For the fifth straight year Mercer University has enrolled a record number of students. The University-wide student population is up 1.2 percent to 8,336 students. This also marks the third year in a row the University's enrollment has been more than 8,000 students.
WHO: Mercer University Board of Trustee chair Robert F. Hatcher and his wife, Georgia,
ATLANTA-Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy student Adina Hirsch was one of 10 students in the country awarded the prestigious Gateway Research Scholarship from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.   Hirsch, a first-year student in Mercer's doctor of pharmacy degree program, will receive a $5,000 stipend to assist Mercer's Dr. Ajay K. Banga, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, with pharmaceutical research for the next year.   "I am thinking of a career in research, and working for Dr. Banga will be very good exposure to pharmaceutical research," Hirsch, an Atlanta resident, said.   Specifically, Hirsch will research administering the drug Tacrine through the skin using in vitro skin samples. The drug, which is used by Alzheimer's patients, is currently available in a capsule form, but frequent administration is required. This research project could serve as the basis for a future skin patch for the drug Tacrine and will...
MACON - As Georgia's premier business enrichment program, Mercer University's Executive Forum, a membership-based speaker series designed to link the business community to Mercer's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, will bring in some of the nations most sought-after speakers to its Macon campus for the 2002-2003 speaker series.
  WHO: Mercer University students   WHAT: In the tradition of the popular TV program "American Idol," students will produce and participate in "Mercer Idols." Each week, finalists are eliminated from this vocal performance competition.   WHEN: Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m.  Finale night is April 14.   WHERE: Coffee Shop in Mercer's University Center   BACKGROUND: This is the second annual "Mercer Idols." Approximately 30 students tried out for the show, and the top nine were selected as contestants. The program airs on Mercer99 every day at 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 12 a.m.  Judges are Jim Crisp, artistic director for Theatre Macon; Rusty Banks, technical director for the Grand Opera House; and Trey Giddens, the 2003 Mercer Idol winner. "Mercer Idols" is sponsored by Mercer Film Producers   PLEASE NOTE: Media interested in covering this event will need a pass to enter the University Center. Contact Jenny Butkus at the telephone...

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