MACON – Mercer University will hold its 11th annual Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day on April 14-15 to showcase outstanding student research and special projects from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, College of Education, School of Music, College of Health Professions and School of Engineering.

BEAR Day will feature more than 200 poster and oral presentations and artist exhibits including contributions from more than 250 students. Masking, social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols will be observed for all events.

Festivities will begin with poster presentations on April 14, 4-6 p.m., in the University Center, followed by oral presentations on April 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at locations across the Macon campus.

BEAR Day will conclude with an art and design senior exhibition on April 15, 6-8 p.m., at the McEachern Art Center in downtown Macon.

A full schedule is available in this year’s digital program featured on the BEAR Day webpage.

“BEAR Day demonstrates and honors the achievements of students and highlights the depth and breadth of the academic experiences at Mercer,” said Dr. Wayne C. Glasgow, senior vice provost for research. “I trust that BEAR Day will spark your own intellectual curiosity and inspire further scholarly pursuits.”

Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​