WHAT: Mercer University's Macon Commencement, in which more than 500 students will graduate from the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Tift College of Education, and the Townsend School of Music. More than 2,600 family and friends are expected to attend the ceremony.
MACON, Ga. -No family is immune from the possibility of dealing with age-related, memory-loss and/or confusion illnesses. Two of the more prominent are Parkinson's Disease Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia. Because of the aging of the population, particularly Baby Boomers, and the fact that people are living longer, these diseases are expected to triple in prevalence over the next 40 years. And Middle Georgia may experience an even greater rate of increase since Georgia ranks in the 3rd and 4th deciles of elderly influx among the 50 U.S. states.
 MACON, Ga. - After dropping two straight on the road, the Mercer women's basketball team returns to the friendly confines of the University Center to face Stetson Friday.  Game Notes (pdf)   The Bears (10-9, 7-5 A-Sun) are undefeated at home in conference play this season, building a 6-0 mark with upsets of Belmont and East Tennessee State.  Despite their successes this season, February has been traditionally a tough stretch for the Bears under Brenda Welch-Nichols.  Mercer is 24-11 (.686) in January under Nichols, but just 11-16 (.407) in February, including two road losses last weekend.   The Hatters (5-15, 3-10 A-Sun) have been up and down all season, failing to put together anything more than a two-game winning streak. Stetson is 0-12 on the road this season, including a 0-7 mark against conference opponents.   Preseason Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Nefertiti Walker is the motor that makes the Hatters go, leading the team and...
Mercer Trustees today endorsed a new vision statement and an ambitious 10-year strategic plan for the University that calls for more than $1.2 billion in new investments in the institution's endowment, faculty and staff, facilities and technology, and academic and co-curricular programs over the next decade.
 MACON, Ga.- The Mercer men's basketball team rallied from an 11-point deficit but fell just short as Stetson held on for a 73-72 victory in Atlantic Sun Conference action Friday night at the University Center.   The Bears had an opportunity to pull out their second straight last-second win when Stetson's Kris Thomas missed two free throws with 6.7 seconds remaining and Mercer's Andrew Brown grabbed the rebound and raced toward the Bears' offensive end of the court. But Brown slipped, losing control of the basketball as he neared midcourt and time expired as players from both teams scrambled for the loose ball.   The Hatters' E.J. Gordon hit a layup with 1:16 remaining giving Stetson (7-17, 6-9 A-Sun) a 73-69 lead, but Brown answered with his second 3-pointer of the night, pulling the Bears to within one with just 49 seconds left in the contest.   In a first half that featured four ties and 10 lead changes, the Hatters used a 5-0 run to pull away from a...
MACON, Ga. - Mercer University presented Nicole F. Nather of Fayetteville, Ga., with the Louie D. Newton Award for General Excellence during commencement on May 13 in the University Center. Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey presented her with the Louie D. Newton General Excellence Medal - one of two top awards given to Mercer undergraduate students.
ATLANTA - Dr. Richard Payne, director of Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, Duke Divinity School, will give a free breakfast presentation entitled "Faith, Hope & Hospice."  The program will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Trustees Dining Room on the Mercer University Atlanta campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, just off I-85 inside the northeast perimeter. A lunch presentation will be held at noon at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road.   Dr. Payne, a renowned neuro-oncologist and pain management specialist, pioneered research in the delivery of palliative care to the medically underserved populations. He will discuss the "under use" of palliative and hospice care among African Americans and explain the differences in how African Americans and other ethnic groups perceive end-of-life care. Additionally, he will talk on the potential role of clergy and lay leaders in helping to establish effective partnerships with physicians and other...
ATLANTA - What are the ethical implications of climate change? What can people do to confront and solve this mounting challenge? How can we better care for God's Creation? More than 250 students, faculty and staff from Mercer University will be looking for answers to those questions when they gather at a conference, titled "Caring for Creation: Ethical Responses to Climate Change," on Feb. 27 and 28 on the University's Atlanta campus.
ATLANTA - Mercer University will hold its final four commencements of the year on Saturday, May 20, on the University's Cecil B. Day Campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta. The ceremonies will be the last 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 and the longest serving seated university president in Georgia, will step down as president on June 30 after more than 27 years and will become chancellor and university professor.   On Saturday, Dr. Godsey will shake the hand of the final graduate of his presidency after more 250 commencements and more than 30,000 graduates. The last commencement Saturday will be the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A member of the class of 2006 Executive Master of Business Administration program will receive the final handshake.   Prior to the final commencement, three other ceremonies will...
NEW YORK - Students from Mercer's Professional Master of Business Administration program recently returned from a five-day tour of the Big Apple, going from Broadway to Wall Street as part of the cohort's Best Practices Field Residency.

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