In addition to the Macon campus push to “Paint the Town Orange,” there will be a number of events and presentations among at Mercer to wind down the semester. Several student groups are also holding events to involve the community.
Take Back the Night March and Vigil
Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.
The Women’s and Gender Studies program and Mercer’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance are inviting community members to take part in an empowerment march to end sexual violence. The events is part of “Take Back the Night” and will being at 7 p.m., when participants will gather at Third Street Park, march down Cherry and Magnolia Streets, and end with a candlelight vigil in Washington Park in downtown Macon. During the vigil, survivors, supporters and advocates are encouraged to help break the silence about sexual violence and speak out about their own experiences with sexual violence.
Engineering Expo and Undergraduate Research Symposium
This event combines two of the highlights of Mercer’s undergraduate academic experience at the University Center on April 18.
The Mercer Undergraduate Research Symposium
Friday, April 18, 2 to 5 p.m.
The event will include 35 poster presentations by 47 undergraduate students from 10 departments across the Macon campus from 2 to 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall.
At 4 p.m., the event will move to the Presidents Dining Room for a key note address by undergraduate research expert Moses Lee, Dean of Natural Sciences at Hope College in Michigan.
April 18, 2 to 5 p.m.
The Inaugural Mercer Engineering Expo is an expansion of the extraordinarily successful Introduction to Engineering Design Competition of The School of Engineering, the Expo will be held in the University Center Arena. The event will open at 2 p.m. and feature engineering student organizations, senior design projects, honors projects, and student-faculty research and class projects as well as the Introduction to Engineering Design Competition. The Competition portion of the Expo will feature teams of three to four first year engineering students pitting their designs against each other in Cable Car, Hill Climber, Off Road Derby, Rampster, and Tug-of-War events. The competitions will start at 3 p.m. with winners determined by 5 p.m.
Latin Health Fair
Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Norcross First United Methodist Church, 2500 Beaver Ruin Road
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will conduct a Latin Health Fair for the community. The fair will offer free diabetes and blood pressure screenings and will also provide information about pediatric immunization schedules, cancer awareness, heartburn awareness and women’s health issues. Pharmacists will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Translators will be available for Spanish-speaking patients.