Georgia's oldest college of nursing is gearing up for a festive weekend to commemorate its 100th anniversary this year.
WHO:             Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University   WHAT:            Building Dedication Ceremony   WHEN:            12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12   WHERE:            Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University building, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta (just off I-85 inside the northeast perimeter)   WHY:              Part of the Centennial Celebration weekend activities for the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the 60,000-square-foot, three-story building will be dedicated by Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey.   The state-of-the-art nursing education building represents the finest in teaching technology - quite...
WHO:             Diane McWhorter, author of "Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama - The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution."   WHAT:            McWhorter will give the National Endowment for the Humanities lecture titled "Images of America, Civil Rights and Wrongs: Birmingham, Alabama 1963." The event is free and open to the public.   WHEN:            7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9   WHERE:            Willingham Hall, Mercer's Macon campus, 1400 Coleman Ave.   WHY:              McWhorter won six awards for nonfiction writing including the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, for book on Birmingham and the Civil Rights movement. McWhorter's lecture will be preceded by a viewing of...
This Week at Mercer University Sept. 30 - Oct. 4   This is the weekly installment of story ideas and news items from Mercer University. For more information on these or other stories, please contact Lance Wallace at (800) 837-2911 or (478) 301-4037 or send an e-mail to wallace_le@mercer.edu.   What's Coming Up:   o             Nursing Education Transformed from Apprenticeship to Academic Model   o            Mercer to Host Pulitzer Prize Winner for National Endowment for the Humanities Lecture on Civil Rights   o           Just How Fast is Light?   o           What Women Preachers Need to Hear   o           As Schools Shrink Arts Education Budgets, Mercer's GrandKids Program...
WHO:             Beverly Bowden Pickard, artist and retired faculty member of Mercer University School of Medicine.       WHAT:           "Paintings and Prints" art exhibition opening reception       WHEN:           5 - 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4       WHERE:        Lobby, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College St., Macon       WHY:              Retired faculty member and Mercer alumna Beverly Bowden Pickard is exhibiting paintings and prints in celebration of the Medical School's 20th anniversary. Pickard received her Master of Liberal Studies degree in marriage and family therapy from Mercer and joined the faculty of the Medical School in 1982...
MACON, Ga. - With the help of a $50,000 donation from Brown & Williamson Tobacco and the promise of an additional 120 mentors, provided by Mercer University, Big Brothers Big Sisters will be able to grow and sustain its First Mentors program for more than 550 at-risk youth in the Central Georgia area.   For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping children in Central Georgia stay in school with its one-to-one mentoring program. "Currently the program matches 408 children with mentors throughout our five county service area," said Dianna Glymph, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. "The continued generosity of Brown & Williamson Tobacco enables us to expand the reach of our program to involve a minimum of 100 new college mentors in 2002."   Students from six area colleges and universities led by Mercer University will participate as mentors in the program.  Once students are screened and trained by the Big Brothers Big Sisters...
ATLANTA - Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy student Alissa Hall has been chosen as the national president of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) of the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA).
WHO:             The Hon. Louise Arbour, Justice, Supreme Court of Canada    WHAT:           Speaking on "The International Criminal Court: Can it Live up to its Promise."       WHEN:           7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17       WHERE:        Moot Court Room, Walter F. George School of Law, 1021 Georgia Ave., Macon       WHY:              Macon attorney and Mercer law alumnus John E. James endowed a distinguished lecture series at Mercer that features the highly regarded Arbour as the keynote speaker this year. In a climate of terrorism and conflict abroad, Arbour will shed light on the topic of how effective international law is at bringing the perpetrators of...
ATLANTA - Nationally acclaimed preacher Dr. Fred Craddock will present a five-part workshop titled "Taking P301 Again for the First Time: How We Can Stay Fresh in Our Own Preaching" on consecutive Thursdays from 1-3 p.m., Oct. 3 - 31, in Cecil B. Day Hall on Mercer's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta. The cost is $125, and participants should register by Sept. 20 by calling (678) 547-6470 or (888) 471-9922.

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