Mercer Madness, the annual kick-off of men's and women's basketball for the upcoming season, will be held this year on Friday, Oct. 13, at the University Center. This year's event, sponsored by QuadWorks and Mercer Athletics, will feature a volleball game with the Bears hosting Savannah State.   The volleyball game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a spirit contest competition featuring Mercer Maniacs.   At 8 p.m., the dance team and cheerleaders will lead those in attendance into the promotional activities of Mercer Madness.   The women's basketball team, under the direction of interim head coach Sybil Blalock, will scrimmage at 8:45 p.m. followed by the finals of a women's 3-on-3 competition.   It will be the men's team's turn to scrimmage at 9:15 p.m. Coach Mark Slonaker will begin his 10th season at the helm of the Bears.   The men's 3-on-3 finals will follow at 9:30 p.m.   Beginning at 9:45 p.m., winners will be announced in the spirit...
MACON - Southern literary scholar Anne Goodwyn Jones will present the 2007 Lamar Memorial Lecture Series of Mercer University, marking the program's 50th anniversary, on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16, on the university's Macon campus. Jones, visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, will present three lectures around the theme: "Before and After the War: Formations of Southern Manliness," which are free and open to the public.
MACON - The United States Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Marc T. Treadwell, a 1981 graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, to fill a vacancy on Middle Georgia's federal bench. Treadwell, who also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Law School, will fill the vacancy created when Judge Hugh Lawson took senior status in 2008.
MACON - The Princeton Review ranked Mercer University No. 8 among schools in its The Best 377 Colleges guidebook for the level of participation in intramural sports. For the ninth consecutive year, Mercer was named to the prestigious guidebook in the 2013 edition. The Review does not rank the 377 schools, but does add top 10 lists for certain categories based on student surveys. Mercer placed in the "Everyone Plays Intramural Sports." Only about 15 percent of the four-year colleges in America and two Canadian colleges were chosen for the book, which goes on sale today.
MACON--- Ellie Potts of LaFayette knows no boundaries. When she told people she wanted to attend Mercer University in Macon, many people said she couldn't do it. Potts, who has cerebral palsy, proved them wrong. She graduated with honors from Mercer on Sunday, May 9. This didn't surprise her peers and professors who had seen Potts' intelligence time and time again during her four years at Mercer. The 21-year-old communication and theatre arts major was so dedicated to her studies that she insisted on returning to class the same day she suffered a brain seizure. Not only did she return to class, but she also proceeded to answer all of her professor's questions correctly. But Potts never does anything average. On Sunday, she fulfilled two dreams. Not only did she graduate, but she also surprised everyone at the Macon Coliseum when she was helped out of her wheelchair and took several steps to get her diploma. "Walking at graduation is the most vulnerable thing I could do," Potts...
ATLANTA - Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics will hold a free reception and information session for its new 16-month accelerated Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree as well as its Flexible MBA. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road NE. Stetson School of Business and Economics Dean Roger C. Tutterow will speak about the programs.  Faculty, alumni and admissions/financial aid representatives will also be available.   The new accelerated EMBA is designed for current and aspiring business managers who have a minimum of five years of professional work experience. Classes will be held on Friday afternoon and Saturday every third weekend, interspersed with online activities, allowing even the busiest professionals the opportunity to earn this advanced degree. Three off-campus retreats provide a concentrated study on specific business topics,...
MACON, Ga. - The Mercer University Educational Opportunity Center has received a renewal grant of $1.86 million from the United States Department of Education to continue to provide information and counsel to individuals wanting to expand their education beyond high school. The grant to Mercer, which will be distributed over four years, was one of only three awarded to educational institutions in Georgia.   "This grant renewal is another indication of Mercer's commitment to helping young people pursue higher education in Central Georgia," said Mercer University President William D. Underwood. "Mercer's Educational Opportunity Center has enabled thousands of adults and high school students realize their dream of post-secondary education."   The grant takes effect Sept. 1 and funds the Center's outreach to U.S. citizens living in an eight-county area around Macon. It allows the Center to continue to provide a range of free services, including GED preparation, referral...
MACON, Ga. - Chpryelle "CeCe" Carr, daughter of Malvin and Shirley Carr of Lawrenceville, Ga., is one of two students to receive the highest honor Mercer University bestows on a graduating student: the Griffin B. Bell Award for Community Service. She was presented a crystal Steuben sculpture during the May 5 commencement of the Mercer University School of Medicine, where she received the doctor of medicine degree.Named in honor of Mercer alumnus and former United States Attorney General Griffin B. Bell, the award recognizes students who have exemplified the true meaning of community service during their studies, improving the lives of others through their dedication and commitment. The other 2007 award recipient is Steuart H. Botchford, a graduate of Mercer's College of Liberal Arts.Dr. Carr demonstrated a steadfast commitment to serving others while completing her medical studies. A 2002 graduate of the University of Georgia, where she was an All-American Scholar and was active in...
WHO: Mercer administrators, faculty and staff will be on the Macon campusready to move boxes, refrigerators and anything else the arriving enteringstudents are bringing to start their college life.

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