Mercer University and Mercer Health Sciences Center are again major sponsors of the Atlanta Science Festival, a week of events held March 21-28 that culminates in the Exploration Expo on Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Centennial Olympic Park.
Dr. Patricia Sullivan, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, will deliver three lectures on the theme "What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement" as part of Mercer University's 58th annual Lamar Lectures, the most prominent lecture series on Southern history and culture in the U.S.
WMUB, Mercer University Broadcasting, will televise more than 100 NCAA Division I basketball games live during the upcoming season through the station's affiliation with the American Sports Network (ASN).
The men's basketball team will open play in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Thursday at 1 p.m. against top-seeded Lipscomb.   Click here for complete tournament information.
MACON - The national tour of "The Wizard of Oz" - touching down in Macon in March 2011 - is sounding the alarm and calling for 12 children from the area to perform the roles of "munchkins." The auditions will take place at the Academy of the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct 2. Eight and 9-year-olds audition at10 a.m. and 10 to 12-year-olds audition at 2 p.m. The Academy of the Performing Arts is located at 3378 Brookdale Ave, Suite 1, Macon. Children should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Broadway Show tune, bring sheet music and dress for a dance audition. Children need to be under 4-feet 8-inches tall and weigh less than 100 pounds. For more information call (478) 476-1910 or email"The Wizard of Oz" is looking for a group of 12 skilled dancers and singers engaged in an ongoing study of acting, music and/or dance to perform timeless classics such as "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," and help bring this national treasure to the Macon stage. This...
MACON - Dr. Paul Seale, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine and a physician at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to train primary care faculty and medical residents in alcohol screening and intervention. The project, which will train 430 physicians in Georgia and Texas over the next two years, will build on the successful pilot program conducted at the Family Health Center, a Medical Center of Central Georgia facility that serves as the primary training site for Mercer's family medicine residency program.
MACON/ATLANTA - More than 1,500 students will participate in graduation ceremonies on Mercer University's Macon and Atlanta campuses in May. Mercer President William D. Underwood will confer bachelors', masters' and doctoral degrees during 10 commencements, and graduates will hear from an array of renowned speakers, including three prominent Mercerians. Among those speaking will be national television legal analyst Nancy Grace and renowned economist Arthur B. Laffer Sr. Mercer alumna and trustee Grace, host of Headline News' popular legal analysis program "Nancy Grace," will give the keynote address at the May 10 commencement, which includes the University's five undergraduate schools and colleges in Macon. Grace is a 1981 graduate of Mercer's College of Liberal Arts and 1984 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law. Widely known as the "father of supply-side economics," Arthur B. Laffer Sr. will be the featured speaker at the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics...
WHAT: Boxes, trunks, lamps and even stuffed animals will line the sidewalks around Mercer's residence halls as new students arrive on campus for fall semester. Faculty and staff will join families in helping students settle into their new living quarters away from home. Parents will have a chance to visit on campus and share time with their student in the University's new dining facility before waving goodbye. WHO: Mercer University's incoming new students and their families WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16 WHERE: Mercer's Macon campus, 1400 Coleman Ave. WHY: An annual event anticipated by the University and Macon communities, Mercer move-in day promises to be a touching and emotional time in the life of new Mercer students who officially begin their college experience on Saturday. As part of Mercer's tradition of personal attention and service, faculty and staff will be on hand to help the first-year students move into the residence halls on Saturday before they begin their...
(The following article was published Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in the Douglas County Sentinel.)By Winston JonesStaff Writer Fred W. and Aileen K. Borrish were lauded Wednesday as two individuals who have committed themselves to making quality education available for the people of Douglas County.
MCDONOUGH- Mercer University's Henry County Regional Academic Center will hold a Fresh Start Career Extravaganza Saturday, July 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Center is located at 160 Henry Parkway. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Mercer's Jesse Mercer Stewards program and the Office of Career Services. Registration is required and should be submitted by Wednesday.