MACON - State Representatives Jim Cole (R-Forsyth) and Allen Freeman (R-Macon) announced today that the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram), and other legislative leaders will join them for a tour of the Mercer University School of Medicine on Wednesday, May 11. The tour will start at 3 p.m. at the Medical School Auditorium.
 KENNESAW, Ga. - The Mercer men's basketball team topped league-leading Kennesaw State, 77-70, Saturday night in Atlantic Sun Conference action at the KSU Convocation Center. The Bears avenged an earlier loss to the Owls suffered just nine days ago in Macon.    After guard Jacob Skogen opened the scoring with a 12-foot jumper in the lane, the Owls went on a 7-2 run, grabbing an early 7-4 lead. But the Bears battled back with a 9-2 run of their own to take a 13-7 lead with just over 13 minutes left in the opening half. Skogen's 3-pointer from the left side capped the run.   After the Owls closed the gap to just two, at 19-17 with under eight minutes to go, sophomore Sam Dolan hit one-of-two free throws, and following a 3-pointer by guard Montavious Waters from the right wing and a deuce by Andrew Brown from just inside the arc, the Bears took an eight-point lead, their largest of the opening stanza. A free throw by Skogen at the 1:20 mark gave Mercer (5-12,...
(Published Thursday, April 27 in The Macon Telegraph)
MACON - Mercer University will hold two commencements at the University Center on the Macon campus on Saturday, May 13. Students from the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering and Tift College of Education will graduate during a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m., while students from the College of Continuing and Professional Studies will graduate in a ceremony at 4 p.m.   The main Macon commencement, which includes four schools, is the largest of the University's 10 commencements, with more than 460 graduates in attendance. For the first time, commencements are being held on campus in the University Center, opened in 2004 as the focal point of campus activity.   This year's exercises will be the final ceremonies that Dr. R. Kirby Godsey will preside over as president and CEO of Mercer. Dr. Godsey, the longest serving president in the University's history, will step down as president on June 30 after more than 27...
MACON, Ga. - Mercer University presented Nicole F. Nather of Fayetteville, Ga., with the Louie D. Newton Award for General Excellence during commencement on May 13 in the University Center. Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey presented her with the Louie D. Newton General Excellence Medal - one of two top awards given to Mercer undergraduate students.
ATLANTA - Dr. Richard Payne, director of Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, Duke Divinity School, will give a free breakfast presentation entitled "Faith, Hope & Hospice."  The program will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Trustees Dining Room on the Mercer University Atlanta campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, just off I-85 inside the northeast perimeter. A lunch presentation will be held at noon at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road.   Dr. Payne, a renowned neuro-oncologist and pain management specialist, pioneered research in the delivery of palliative care to the medically underserved populations. He will discuss the "under use" of palliative and hospice care among African Americans and explain the differences in how African Americans and other ethnic groups perceive end-of-life care. Additionally, he will talk on the potential role of clergy and lay leaders in helping to establish effective partnerships with physicians and other...
ATLANTA-Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University student Curlissa Pauldo Mapp, R.N., recently was awarded the prestigious Ethnic Minority Masters Scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation.
 SAVANNAH, Ga.- The Mercer men's basketball team placed three players in double figures en route to downing Savannah State, 77-60, in non-conference action Monday night.   After a game delay of approximately 10 minutes because of a power outage, then a further problem with the shot clock, the Bears took an early 3-2 lead on guard Ross Alacqua's 3-pointer from the left wing. A basket and free throw by Tigers' leading scorer Javon Randolph gave Savannah State a brief 5-3 lead. However, Mercer (7-16) ran off 10 straight points to gain a 15-5 lead, forcing SSU coach Horace Brodnax to call a 30-second timeout at the 15:43 mark. Senior forward Will Emerson led the breakout, scoring seven of the 10 points.   Playing its sixth game in 12 days, Mercer built a 13-point advantage at 23-10 with over 11 minutes remaining in the opening half, but poor shot selection and turnovers plagued the Bears and led to a 10-0 run by the Tigers, as they cut the Mercer lead to...
LITHIA SPRINGS - Mercer University's Douglas County Regional Academic Center will begin its second session of spring semester on Friday, March 10. Adults interested in earning a bachelor's degree through the center's evening and weekend programs are invited to a free open house Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Academic advisors, professors, financial planning representatives and admissions counselors will be available to answer questions and discuss programs.        
MACON, Ga. - Mercer University has developed a unique study abroad program that will take students to the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to spend three weeks engaging in adventure sports and studying photography or archeology. Dubbed, the Mercer Caribbean Experience, the first program participants will study in the tropics during Mercer's first summer session, May 31-June 21.

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