JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.- Using a balanced attack and a deep bench, the top-seeded Lipscomb Bisons ended the eighth-seeded Mercer Bears' basketball season by a 78-62 score Thursday afternoon in the Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at East Tennessee's Memorial Center.      In Mercer's last appearance as the number eight seed, the Bears advanced to the semifinals of the 2000 conference tourney after upsetting top-seeded Troy in the quarterfinals, but no such magic occurred Thursday afternoon as the Bisons avoided an upset. Lipscomb's only other appearance in the A-Sun tournament was last season when the Bisons fell, 68-64, to Jacksonville.   "We knew coming in that our margin of error was slim," said Mercer head coach Mark Slonaker. "We wanted to play more zone but their outside shooting prevented that. Our turnovers in the first half and the first five minutes of the second half were the keys to the game."   Mercer...
Mercer University's National Collegiate Wrestling Association team left Friday for the NCWA Southeastern Conference championship in Gainesville, Fla.   Mercer has three of six wrestlers ranked in their respected weight classes, with Richard Sexton ranked second in his weight class (197 lbs). Competing against 21 other colleges and universities in the southeast, Mercer wrestlers hope to qualify for the NCWA national competition in Grand Rapids, Mich.    The University of Central Florida and Pensacola Christian College are both two-time national champions and bring tough competition to the southeast conference. Among other teams competing include the University of Georgia, Auburn, University of Alabama and University of Florida.
MACON, Ga. - Mercer University joined former United States President Jimmy Carter in bringing together the leaders of Baptist conventions and organizations from throughout North America to explore opportunities for establishing a unified voice. The meeting was held earlier this month at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga., with participants representing more than 20 million Baptists in the United States and Canada. 
MACON - Mercer University will hold two commencements at the University Center on the Macon campus on Saturday, May 13. Students from the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering and Tift College of Education will graduate during a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m., while students from the College of Continuing and Professional Studies will graduate in a ceremony at 4 p.m.   The main Macon commencement, which includes four schools, is the largest of the University's 10 commencements, with more than 460 graduates in attendance. For the first time, commencements are being held on campus in the University Center, opened in 2004 as the focal point of campus activity.   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...
MACON/ATLANTA - Nearly 1,500 students will participate in graduation ceremonies on Mercer University's Macon and Atlanta campuses in May. Awarding bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, the University will hold 10 commencement ceremonies and hear from an array of renowned speakers, including several prominent Mercerians. Below is a listing of commencement dates, times and speakers.Atlanta Commencements - Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional CampusCollege of Pharmacy and Health SciencesSpeaker: Dr. Roger L. Williams, executive vice president and Chief Executive Officer of United States PharmacopeiaSaturday, May 5, 9 a.m.Sheffield Student CenterGraduates: 142Georgia Baptist College of NursingSpeaker: Kerry Gough, member of Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Board of Visitors and retired district manager with Travelers Insurance CompanySaturday, May 5, 12 p.m.Sheffield Student CenterGraduates: 47College of Continuing and Professional StudiesSpeaker: Dr. Peter Rhea Jones,...
MACON - Mercer University's fall enrollment increased by a healthy 5.2 percent over the fall of 2007, setting a record as the highest enrollment in Mercer's history.Based on official 15th class day numbers, Mercer has enrolled a total of 7,573 students, shattering the previous record fall enrollment of 7,200, set in 2001 and tied last fall. The 599 entering freshmen on the Macon campus recorded 25th/75th percentile SAT scores of 1080/1290. It is the largest freshman class since 2005. The most significant gains in enrollment were recorded in Mercer's Tift College of Education, which saw an increase of 314 students, or 21.9 percent over last year's figures. Other significant increases were recorded by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies - up 81 students, or 11.8 percent over last year - and the School of Medicine, which showed an increase of 54 students, or 15 percent, including 30 first-year M.D. students in the School's new four-year medical program on the Savannah...
LITHIA SPRINGS - Mercer University's Douglas County Regional Academic Center will hold a free information session beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, for prospective students considering applying for fall session, which begins Aug. 21. Adults interested in earning a bachelor's degree through the Center's evening and weekend programs are invited to the informational session to meet with academic advisors, professors and admissions counselors.
MACON - Southern literary scholar Anne Goodwyn Jones will present the 2007 Lamar Memorial Lecture Series of Mercer University, marking the program's 50th anniversary, on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16, on the university's Macon campus. Jones, visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, will present three lectures around the theme: "Before and After the War: Formations of Southern Manliness," which are free and open to the public.
ATLANTA - The College of Continuing and Professional Studies of Mercer University will hold a free information session on its new Master of Science in Public Safety Leadership program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, on the University's Atlanta campus. The event will be held in Room 213 of the Davis Building, 3001 Mercer University Dr., off I-85 just inside the northeast perimeter. Professors, administrators, and admissions and financial aid counselors will be available to talk with attendees.
ATLANTA - Mercer University will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, for nearly 200 future health care professionals in pharmacy and nursing at its Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta. The two ceremonies are the first of 10 the University will hold in May as more than 1,500 students graduate from its 11 schools and colleges.

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