MACON, Ga. - Mercer's 20th annual "Big Auction," to benefit the Bears' Athletics program, will be held at the Grand Opera House, Thursday, May 29. Silent items will be up for bid from noon until 7 p.m., with live items going on the block at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. This year's auction again features a "reverse raffle" with a $10,000 cash prize going to the winner. Tickets for the raffle are $100 each and are on sale now. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Each ticket stub from the raffle will admit two people to the hospitality area. Numerous outstanding items will be up for bid, including trips to Mexico, Hilton Head, St. Simon's Island, Tybee Island and weeklong stays at a mountain retreat in North Carolina and a Vermont chalet. Among the sports memorabilia are footballs signed by the NFL's all-time leading scorer and field goal kicker, Morten Anderson; a baseball signed by Hall of Famer Phil Niekro; a 1996 Atlanta Olympics golf bag and a Mark Richt autographed photo. Rounds of golf...
MACON - John Rolland, M.D., an internationally-recognized author and teacher in the area of caring for patients with chronic and terminal illness, will be the inaugural speaker for a distinguished lecture series hosted by Mercer University's Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine. The two-day series, to be held April 18-20, 2007, was made possible by a grant from the American Association for Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry."We invited Dr. Rolland because we felt that his work on the interface between medicine and mental health fits the Mercer mission to train physicians and health care professionals to work with patients and their families in rural and underserved areas," said Dr. Melton Strozier, chair of the Department of Psychiatry. "Medical students, psychiatrists, primary care physicians and family therapists will learn about the care of both patients and their families affected by illness." Rolland, the co-founder and co-director of the Chicago Center for Family...
Mercer Madness, the annual kick-off of men's and women's basketball for the upcoming season, will be held this year on Friday, Oct. 13, at the University Center. This year's event, sponsored by QuadWorks and Mercer Athletics, will feature a volleball game with the Bears hosting Savannah State.   The volleyball game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a spirit contest competition featuring Mercer Maniacs.   At 8 p.m., the dance team and cheerleaders will lead those in attendance into the promotional activities of Mercer Madness.   The women's basketball team, under the direction of interim head coach Sybil Blalock, will scrimmage at 8:45 p.m. followed by the finals of a women's 3-on-3 competition.   It will be the men's team's turn to scrimmage at 9:15 p.m. Coach Mark Slonaker will begin his 10th season at the helm of the Bears.   The men's 3-on-3 finals will follow at 9:30 p.m.   Beginning at 9:45 p.m., winners will be announced in the spirit...
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Mercer’s debate team began the 2016-2017 season with a strong showing at the University of North Georgia last weekend.
MACON - The Grand Opera House and Mercer University's Townsend School of Music will host two "sold out" performances of A Grand Mercer Christmas, a free concert for the community, on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Any unclaimed tickets will be released to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Patrons interested in receiving unclaimed tickets must come in person on Thursday to The Grand box office, located at 651 Mulberry St. Quantity is limited to four per patron, for as long as tickets last. Because this concert will be recorded for television broadcast, children under the age of five will not be allowed inside the theatre. Seating is general admission on a first-come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and patrons are strongly encouraged to arrive no later than 7 p.m. to find a seat.
On March 29, the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar released employment data for the class of 2012 as of Feb. 15, nine months after graduation. Mercer Law School was ranked 25th nationally, with 73.2 percent of its graduates in full-time, long-term positions requiring bar admission.
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MACON – Macon’s 21st annual CollegeTown Film Series, sponsored by Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts, Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, The 11th Hour and The Creek, opens Jan. 24 at the Douglass Theatre. The CollegeTown Film Series compliments student...
Dr. Kenyon Knapp, assistant dean for graduate studies and associate professor of counseling in Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies, has been named a member of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Board of Directors. His five-year term will run July 1, 2014-June 30, 2019.

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