MACON - Diana Butler Bass, an accomplished scholar, lecturer and best-selling author, has been named the 2012 Harry Vaughan Smith Visiting Distinguished Professor of Christianity in Mercer University's Roberts Department of Christianity. She will deliver three lectures as part of her appointment on Feb. 14 and 15 built around the theme "Christianity After Religion." All three lectures will be held in Newton Chapel on the Macon campus and are free and open to the public.
MCDONOUGH, 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. Wednesday, April 12, in Room 128 of Mercer's Henry County Regional Academic Center in McDonough, 160 Henry Parkway.
MACON - Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's most prestigious honor societies has awarded Mercer University graduate Samson Alva with a scholarship for post graduate study. Alva graduated magna cum laude May 13 from the College of Liberal Arts with degrees in physics, mathematics and economics and a minor in German. Annually, Phi Kappa Phi presents only 40 Award of Excellence scholarships and Alva was one of only three students in Georgia to receive the award.
ATLANTA - The Attorney General of Georgia will address aspiring school leaders at Mercer University's E.L.I.T.E. Leadership Academy at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, in the Administration and Conference Center on Mercer's Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta, 2930 Flowers Road South. Thurbert E. Baker will deliver the keynote address about school-related legal issues.
ATLANTA- The Hon. Sharon Cooper addressed nearly 90 candidates receiving nursing degrees at the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University's Commencement, held May 1 on Mercer's Atlanta campus. A highlight of the ceremony was the graduation of the College's first class of students to earn the master of science in nursing degree.
MACON - A group of Mercer University business students is working to bring more interaction between the Macon community and Mercer students through a series of events for students and community members called "Paint the Town Orange." The events, which are part of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's new "Macon. Discover it." initiative, will take place from April 14-18, include discounts for Mercer students and events that are free and open to public, including an outdoor concert on April 18.
MACON - The Grand Opera House, a Performing Arts Center of Mercer University, marked its 125th birthday by unveiling its new state-of-the-art marquee today. The Grand has illuminated Macon and Central Georgia with the best in theater, music and special events and the marquee will brighten the theater's exciting future. "Mercer University is very pleased to have been involved with this project from the beginning," said President William D. Underwood. "The University's commitment to this project has been instrumental in ensuring its successful completion. We are pleased to make this contribution to the citizens of Bibb County and all of Central Georgia.""On the 125th anniversary of The Grand Opera House, we are celebrating this historic building, quite literally, in lights," said Karen Lambert, executive director of The Grand Opera House. "The marquee is a distinctive and beautiful feature for the Grand, for Mulberry Street and for all of downtown Macon for many years to come and we are...
ATLANTA - Kicking off Mercer University's 2002-2003 Executive Forum speaker series is economist Todd Buchholz, co-founder and managing director of Enso Capital Management. He correctly forecasted the 2001 slowdown in the U.S. economy through his editorials in the Wall Street Journal and warned of the quicksand facing the stock market in his book, Market Shock. He will give a lunch presentation titled "Is the Economy Headed Higher - or Off a Cliff?" at noon, Sept. 24, in the Trustees' Dining Room on Mercer's Atlanta campus.
MACON-Mercer University head men's basketball coach Mark Slonaker has agreed to a four-year contract extension that will keep him at Mercer through the 2008 season. Slonaker had one year remaining on a four-year agreement that was signed in 1999.
MACON, Ga.-  The Mercer women's basketball team will host Georgia State Wednesday evening in a match-up of the top two teams in the Atlantic Sun Conference.  Georgia State (12-5, 9-1 A-Sun) comes into the contest leading the league standings by two full games.  Their lone loss came at the hands of Lipscomb, who is tied with Mercer in second place in the conference.  The Lady Panthers are led by the A-Sun's leading scorer, Patechia Hartman, who is averaging 18.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest.  Hartman has already been named A-Sun "Player of the Week" four times and is a lock to make the league's all-conference team.Mercer (9-8, 7-3 A-Sun) has won two in a row and three of their last four games as their home-court advantage has carried over from Porter Gym to the new University Center.  The Bears will look to continue their home-court dominance, as they have won 13 of their last 16 home games and 11 of their last 13 home A-Sun...

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