ATLANTA-Mercer University's chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Students in Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) recently received national honors for its community outreach efforts.
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.
  WHO:  High school students from across the Southeast, including students from Westside High School in Macon.   WHAT:  Botball - student teams from Georgia high schools compete in a series of challenges using robots they built and programmed. It is part of a national Botball competition sponsored by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics.   WHEN:   1 p.m., Saturday, April 24.   WHERE:  Mercer University Macon CampusHuman Resources and Recreation BuildingGo to North Campus Entrance off College Street. Turn left at stop sign and turn right into parking lot in front of Human Resources Building.   BACKGROUND:  This is the third year Mercer has hosted Botball in Georgia. High school students from across the Southeast will compete for state honors and to advance to national competition in the Botball tournament. Students came to Mercer in March to get a tutorial on the rules of this year's competition and how to build their...
Macon--As Mercer gears up for 2004-2005, the University has many reasons for anticipating another exceptional academic year. The University's reputation for excellence has reached the far corners of the country, with an approximately 725 new undergraduate students joining the Macon campus representing 28 different states, including Maine, Iowa and California. The University's international population is also growing, with freshmen joining the University from Ghana, Bolivia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Canada, Mexico and Sweden. The new students bring to campus some impressive academic qualifications. The freshmen class has an estimated 1200 SAT average, including one student who achieved a perfect 1600, and an academic grade point average of 3.6. The School of Engineering touts the highest freshman SAT average, with its incoming students averaging a SAT score of 1214. Approximately 135, or 19 percent, of the new undergraduate students are transfer students.  Some of the...
WHO: Thirty teams of computer programmers from more than a dozen colleges and universities across the Southeast, including Georgia Tech, Wofford College and Augusta State University. Mercer University's Binary Bears will field five teams in the event. WHAT: Mercer's computer science department's Spring Programming Competition WHEN:   1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22 WHERE:  The Computer Science Building off College Street on Mercer's Macon Campus. WHY:  Teams are competing for awards in two divisions. The competition will pit three-person teams in the divisions against one another to see who can program their way through six to 10 problems the fastest and with the fewest errors. There will be many opportunities for video and photos. Media interested in doing interviews with students or professors or getting still photographs or video should contact Mark Vanderhoek at (478) 301-4037 or (478) 952-5514.   ###
WHO: Thirty-eight teams, made up of 124 Mercer University first-year engineering students, along with a number of spectators, including parents, professors and students will be on hand for the Mercer School of Engineering's annual Introduction to Engineering Design Competition.
ATLANTA - Mercer University will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, for nearly 200 future health care professionals in pharmacy and nursing at its Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta. The two ceremonies are the first of 10 the University will hold in May as more than 1,500 students graduate from its 11 schools and colleges.
MACON - Have you ever wondered why two siblings raised in the same family and under the same conditions can turn out so very differently? Or how emotional issues can factor into physical illness? Renowned researcher and physician Michael E. Kerr, director of the Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown Family Center, will speak on these and other topics at the Sixth Annual Armour Family Therapy Lecture Series, to be held May 16 and 17 at the Mercer University School of Medicine auditorium. The series is free and open to the public.
(The following article was published Tuesday, April 2, 2007 in the Macon Telegraph.)By Jennifer