President William D. Underwood held his first news conference Monday morning, July 3, during his first official business day in the president's office.   A large number of faculty, staff and students were in attendance at the news conference and to welcome Mr. Underwood to Mercer.   Click here and then on "First Official Press Conference " to watch the news conference held at the Godsey Administration Building.
Bill Underwood readily admits he has "lofty ambitions" for Mercer University.
 MACON, Ga.- The Mercer men's basketball team heads to Johnson City, Tenn., as the eighth seed in the Atlantic Sun conference tournament which runs Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4. The Bears will face the top-seeded Lipscomb Bisons in the first game of the event, with tip off scheduled for 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Center.  2006 Tournament Guide    Mercer (9-18, 7-13 A-Sun), which is competing in its fourth consecutive conference tournament and sixth in the last seven years, closed out the regular season by dropping two games, but won three of its last five contests.   Senior Andrew Brown leads the Bears' attack, averaging 15.7 points per game and collects an average of 4.6 rebounds from his guard position. Forward Will Emerson adds 11.8 points a contest, while grabbing a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game. Browns ranks 10th in scoring in the A-Sun and fifth in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc, while Emerson is in...
MACON - Noted political scientist Charles S. Bullock III will deliver a lecture on "Lessons from the Presidential Selection Process" at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 21, in the auditorium of the Science and Engineering Building on Mercer University's Macon campus.
Mercer University will launch a new center this fall that will provide a venue for theologically based discussions on current issues and controversies. The Center for Theology and Public Life, led by Dr. David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, will hold events on the Macon and Atlanta campuses each year focused on discussing current controversies from a sound theological and ethical perspective.
 MACON, Ga.- The visiting Lipscomb Bisons combined lethal outside shooting and a strong inside game to down Mercer, 83-66, in Atlantic Sun men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at the University Center.   Shooting woes from the charity stripe also contributed to the Bears' downfall as Mercer (5-15, 4-10 A-Sun) hit only five-of-13 free throws in the opening half and finished the game with a season-low 46.7 percent on 14-of-30 from the line.   "We knew we had to play our best to beat Lipscomb," said Mercer head coach Mark Slonaker. "But poor free throw shooting and shot selection really hurt us. Lipscomb is a quality team."   Reigning A-Sun Player-of-the-Week Brian Fisk picked up two personal fouls inside the opening minute of play but teammate Eddie Ard picked up the slack, scoring 18 first-half points. Mercer picked up a free throw and an inside bucket by Sam Dolan to take an early 3-2 lead but Lipscomb edged out to a six-point lead with just over 12...
Mercer students return to the classroom this week to begin the 2008-2009 academic year at all six locations.
MCDONOUGH - Mercer University's Henry County Regional Academic Center will hold an information session this week for its second summer session as well as the two fall sessions. Adults interested in earning a bachelor's degree through the Center's evening and weekend programs are invited to the free information session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. Academic advisors, professors and admissions counselors will be available to answer questions and discuss programs.        
LITHIA SPRINGS - Mercer University's Douglas County Regional Academic Center will begin its first session of the summer term on Friday, May 19. Adults interested in earning a bachelor's degree through the center's evening and weekend programs are invited to a free drop-in informational session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. Academic advisors, professors, financial planning representatives and admissions counselors will be available to answer questions and discuss programs.        
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.