Dr. Daniel Aleshire is excecutive director of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), a position he has held since 1998. ATS accredits a wide range of educational institutions and approves the degree program they offer.
WHO: Mercer University first-year engineering students   WHAT: Students are designing and constructing vehicles using a K'Nex based building kit to compete in the following categories: tugboats-o-war, amphibious, cable car, rampster and tug-o-war.   WHEN: 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 21   WHERE: University Center on Mercer's Macon Campus   WHY: The students enrolled in EGR 107 - Introduction to Engineering Design - have been designing and building vehicles using K'Nex building kits. These vehicles will compete in a variety of events at the School of Engineering. Each design category will have five to seven design teams competing. This is a fun and challenging way for students to put their designs to the test and learn the skills necessary to succeed in the engineering field.   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...
MACON - Mercer's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics will hold a free MBA information session at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, in Warner Robins. The drop-in session will be held at the Mercer Engineering Research Center, located at 135 Osigian Boulevard in the Advanced Technology Park.   Participants will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and learn more about Mercer's Master of Business Administration program taught on the Macon campus. With its focus on ethical leadership and problem-solving skills, Mercer's MBA program in Macon enables students to apply their knowledge to the demands of their careers and to the realities of the workplace, giving them a competitive edge in the business world. The two-year, evening program is tailored to meet the needs of individuals already employed as managers, as well as persons preparing for advancement into middle-management or administrative levels.   The Stetson School of Business and Economics holds...
ATLANTA - The College of Continuing and Professional Studies of Mercer University will hold a free information session on its new Master of Science in Public Safety Leadership program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, on the University's Atlanta campus. The event will be held in Room 213 of the Davis Building, 3001 Mercer University Dr., off I-85 just inside the northeast perimeter. Professors, administrators, and admissions and financial aid counselors will be available to talk with attendees.
MACON - A Mercer On Mission project that provides low-cost prosthetics to amputees in developing countries has received two substantial grants this spring to help with those efforts. The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance awarded Dr. Ha Van Vo, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, with a Sustainable Vision Grant of $37,275 to help him perfect his design and set up a prosthetic lab and clinic in Vietnam. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship awarded the University a $50,000 grant to replicate the Vietnam program in Haiti, where the 2010 earthquake left thousands of Haitians without limbs.
MACON - The Georgia Cancer Coalition has awarded one of its six research grants for 2010 to a member of the Mercer University School of Medicine faculty. The organization will provide $50,000 to Dr. Robert J. McKallip, an assistant professor of immunology in the Division of Basic Medical Sciences at the School of Medicine in Macon, to study therapies for treating malignant melanoma.
Two teams of Mercer students and faculty, funded by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, will travel to Haiti on Thursday to help the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake and lay the groundwork for future trips to help the country and its citizens recover from their wounds, both seen and unseen.
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.
MACON - Department of Music professor Ian Altman, piano, will present a concert featuring works by Bach, Schumann, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Chopin and Liszt, as part of the Mercer Music Faculty Artist Series. The recital begins at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Neva Langley Fickling Hall of the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer's Macon campus. The event is free and open to the public. Call (478) 301-2748 for more information. Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.   ###
ATLANTA - Two Mercer University pharmacy students have been awarded pre-doctoral fellowships from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). Doctoral students Nima Akhavein of San Francisco, Calif., and John Bauer of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., each received $6,000 stipends to continue their studies and earn the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences at the Southern School of Pharmacy of Mercer University.