Gorgia's oldest nursing education program, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing was founded as the Tabernacle Infirmary and Training School for Nurses in 1902 by Dr. Len G. Broughton, a Baptist minister and physician. The inaugural class had four graduates.
Macon, GA - When Space Shuttle Atlantis returns to Earth on Friday, Oct. 18, a Mercer University researcher will be on hand to greet them. Peter N. Uchakin, Ph.D., is leading a study of the effects space flight stress has on the immune system.   His job on Friday will be to collect blood samples from Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Ph.D, a first-time shuttle flier when Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted-off from Kennedy Space Center on Oct. 7.   "Space flight generates stress, not only emotional stress, but physical stress," said Uchakin. "Launch and landing accelerations, microgravity and psychological factors all play a role in producing stress on the body. Each of these factors can affect the immune systems of crewmembers and have a negative impact on their well-being."   The study is an international collaboration between Mercer University, NASA and the Institute for Biomedical Problems, based in Moscow.   In their investigation, the researchers are...
Leading Old Testament scholar, Tony Cartledge, Ph.D., will speak on I and II Samuel at the 2002 Annual Bible Conference sponsored by Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, on Mercer's Cecil B. Day Campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, then repeated on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Religious Life Center on the Mercer campus, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon. Registration is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Call (678) 547-6470 to register.   President and editor of The Biblical Recorder, North Carolina's Baptist newspaper,  Cartledge writes a weekly opinion and devotional column. Among his numerous writings, he is author of the Smyth & Helwys Bible commentary on I and II Samuel and of Vows in the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East.  He is also published frequently by Baptist Press, Associated Baptist Press and Baptists Today.   During his career, he has taught or...
Tucker Carlson, co-host of Crossfire, CNN’s long-running political debate program, and Bill Press, former co-host of Crossfire and current co-host of MSNBC’s Buchanan and Press, will face-off for a lively discussion followed by Q & A from the audience...
Macon - Nine of the nation's leading legal and business authorities will participate in the annual Law Review Symposium hosted by Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, 1021 Georgia Ave., Macon, on Oct. 17. The symposium will be held in the Moot Court Room and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Yonna Shaw at (478) 301-2622
 WHO: Peter W. Milonni, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Georgia's oldest college of nursing is gearing up for a festive weekend to commemorate its 100th anniversary this year.
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...

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