Mercer University Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics David Gushee will participate in a Publishers Weekly-sponsored panel on faith and politics at the 2008 BookExpo America in Los Angeles. The panel will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.The session, titled "Evolving Evangelicals and the Presidential Election," will address how religion will once again play a crucial role in the upcoming presidential election. This is currently a time of change in the evangelical movement. The concerns of many in this large and influential group of Americans have expanded beyond hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage to embrace other social issues such as poverty, the environment and global AIDS. A panel of authors who write on the intersection of Christianity and politics will discuss how these shifts might influence the race to the White House.Other panelists include Randall Balmer, Ron Snider and Marcia Ford. Publishers Weekly...
MACON - Mercer University is hosting a Fulbright Scholar over the coming weeks as part of its efforts to foster a greater understanding of the Muslim world, both inside and outside the University. The scholar will also help the University to infuse its curriculum with a greater emphasis on, and understanding of, the Muslim world.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Three Mercer University student teams brought home awards from a recent American Society of Engineering Education Southeastern Section Student Poster Competition held at Virginia Tech. In all, five teams of Mercer environmental engineering students participated in the event, which was attended by students and faculty from engineering programs in the Southeast.
NEW YORK - Students from Mercer's Professional Master of Business Administration program recently returned from a five-day tour of the Big Apple, going from Broadway to Wall Street as part of the cohort's Best Practices Field Residency.
MACON - Mercer University will hold an observance of the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attack on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in Newton Chapel on the Macon campus. Titled "Remembering 9/11: A Time of Healing and Hope," the interfaith service will begin at Newton Chapel and conclude with a candlelight vigil around the flag pole in front of Roberts Hall. This service is jointly sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, Campus Life, Religious Life and the Mercer Veteran's Association.
Mercer's Southern Studies Department held its second National Endowment for the Humanities Institute this summer for 24 selected teachers who traveled from New York, Washington, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Alabama. The five-week institute, titled "Cotton Culture in the U.S. South, 1865-1965," was funded by a $185,000 NEH grant, and held June 24 - July 27 on Mercer's Macon campus.
Mercer's Student Government Association has launched the Paint the Town Orange initiative, an effort to increase engagement between Mercer and the community through job placement and shopping incentives. Today through Thursday, SGA and Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, are co-sponsoring a student conference to help engage the student body in the initiative.
Kellye Moore,'93, appeared in the June 2013 issue of ABA Journal as part of a feature story on six female law firm leaders at the top of their games. Moore has more than 20 years experience as a civil...
Reprinted from the Daily Herald By Clay Wilson   Classroom 142 of the Mercer Regional Academic Center was as tense as a newsroom on deadline Thursday.   Indeed, the click of keyboards and the concentration of the writers pointed to a looming deadline. The 20-or-so youngsters in the class were typing away on their almost-final drafts of works that were on their way to the publisher.   The rising fourth-through-rising sixth graders from the Henry and Spalding County school systems were participating in Mercer University's "College for Kids Budding Authors" program.   "You can see the tension," said program coordinator Natasha Griffin. "It's crunch time.   The program takes (students) through the writing process-the drafting, the editing, the revising.   "We're trying to help motivate them to keep writing and to make writing a lifelong learning experience," said Mercer's Larry Robinson.   The coordinator of the university's Macon...
ATLANTA - Ashley Adams, a third-year pharmacy student at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy, was one of six students nationally to be awarded the Zada M. Cooper Scholarship by the Kappa Epsilon (KE) Foundation. The scholarship recognizes pharmacy students with superior academic standards who have also contributed substantially to the activities of their KE chapter and pharmacy school.