MACON- Acclaimed creative writer Judith Ortiz Cofer will visit Mercer University on Tuesday, October 26, for a poetry and creative writing reading and book signing. The poetry reading will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Connell Conference Room I in Mercer's Connell Student Center on the Macon Campus, with the book signing to immediately follow. The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Mercer with co-sponsors Quad Works, Campus Life, the Foreign Language Department, the English Department, the First Year Seminar Program, and the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office.  Cofer is the author of the forthcoming Call Me Maria, a young adult novel; The Meaning of Consuelo, a novel; Woman in Front of the Sun: On Becoming a Writer, a collection of essays; The Line of the Sun, a novel; Silent Dancing, a collection of essays and poetry; two books of poetry: Terms of Survival and Reaching for the Mainland; and The Latin Deli:...
MACON - Is a criminal defendant entitled to have his conviction reversed when his lawyer gave him bad advice to reject a plea bargain offer and then the lawyer slept through a portion of the defendant's trial? That is the question being asked of 22 moot court teams from law schools across the nation traveling to Macon for the second annual moot court competition in legal ethics and professionalism. The competition is being held by Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law this Friday and Saturday in the law school's moot court room.
MACON - Mercer's recently established Center for the Teaching of America's Western Foundations will sponsor three lectures this fall and spring, as well as a conference in April to shed light on the intellectual underpinnings of American society, particularly the influence of prominent Western philosophers and thinkers.
SAVANNAH- Shannon McGhee, an August graduate of Mercer University's Ph.D. program in educational leadership, won the Outstanding Student Research Award from the Georgia Educational Research Association. McGhee is associate director of financial planning at Mercer and was in the higher education leadership track of the Ph.D. program. The award was presented at the 36th annual meeting of the GERA, which took place Oct. 21-22 in Savannah.
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.
A memorial service honoring Jennifer Ross, a Mercer student who died tragically on Jan. 1 will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., in Willingham Auditorium. Students, faculty and friends are invited to join in a service of memories and reflections that celebrate her life. (In order to comply with the desires of those directing the service, the media will not be invited.)      Jennifer Ross Obituary Notice
MACON - Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts will kick off it "Spotlight on China Series" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, with a lecture by China expert and Mercer Economics Professor Penelope Prime, Ph.D., entitled "China's Economic Rise: Context and Implications." Held in Medical School Auditorium, the event, co-sponsored by Mercer's Department of International Programs, is free and open to the public.
  ATLANTA - Penelope B. Prime, Ph.D., an expert in international economics as well as China and Asia, has joined the faculty of Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. She holds the academic rank of professor and will teach on Mercer's Atlanta campus.   Dr. Prime is also director of the China Research Center, which she founded in 2001.  The Center has associates from numerous institutions in Georgia, with its base of operations now at Mercer University. Prime was formerly a faculty member at Kennesaw State University.   "Dr. Prime's addition to the faculty will give our students an insight and perspective into Asia and China that will be invaluable in their professional lives," said Dean Roger Tutterow. "Interest in China has increased in the last few years, but Penny has been studying and visiting China since the 1970s. Her depth of experience in that growing region has been invaluable to the state of Georgia and the numerous...
The return of football has contributed to an unprecedented level of excitement surrounding Mercer University's annual Homecoming Weekend, which will include a men's basketball game and football game on Saturday, Nov. 23.
(Published Thursday, April 27 in The Macon Telegraph)

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