Save The Date:
Homecoming 2009

The Homecoming 2009 basketball game has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, against Florida State University. The week leading up to the game will feature numerous student events, with the weekend of the game featuring exciting alumni events. Mark your calendars now!

Writer-In-Residence Jarman
to Offer Public Events

Award-winning poet and 2009 Ferrol A. Sams Jr. Distinguished Writer in Residence Mark Jarman will give a poetry reading, lecture and sponsor a reading while in residence at the Macon campus. 

Jarman will give his first public reading, titled “Epistles: An Evening of Poetry by Mark Jarman,” on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall of Willet Science Center on Mercer’s Macon campus. On Feb. 16, he will give a talk about poetry at 7 p.m. in Willett, titled “Metaphor’s Matter and Spirit.” He will sponsor a reading on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in Willett by fellow poet Kate Daniels.


The programs are free of charge and open to the general public. For more information on the events, call (478) 301-2588. 

Conference to Explore Ethical Implications of Climate Change

In partnership with Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, Mercer’s Atlanta campus will host a multidiscplinary conference, titled “Caring for Creation: Ethical Responses to Climate Change,” Feb. 27-28, in the Atlanta Administration and Conference Center. The conference is being organized by the Atlanta Campus’ Quality Enhancement Plan Team for Mercer faculty, students and staff on the Atlanta campus.

With Harvard’s help, Mercer has secured the participation of leading scientists for this conference, such as Dr. Paul Epstein, a professor at Harvard who has written extensively on the impact of climate change on human health; Dr. Judith Curry, a professor at Georgia Tech and an expert on climate modeling and climate change; and Dr. Howard Frumkin, director of the National Center for Environmental Health, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mercer In The News Blog

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About News@Mercer Alumni Edition:

A publication of Marketing Communications at Mercer University, News@Mercer Alumni Edition is an online newsletter for Mercer University alumni and friends.

News@Mercer Alumni Edition Editor:
Mark Vanderhoek
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STOP to Hold National Anti-Human Trafficking Conference in Macon

Mercer will host a national conference on human trafficking, titled “STOP Sex trafficking: A Call to End 21st Century Slavery,” on March 19-20 in Willingham Auditorium on Mercer’s Macon campus. The conference is organized by Mercer students in STOP, the Sex Trafficking Opposition Project, to counter the growing worldwide crisis. According to the U.S. State Department, there are more than a million women and children trafficked into sex slavery each year. Nearly 20,000 are trafficked annually into the United States and many of these victims are trafficked into the Southeast. [more]

Dr. Wade Shaw Appointed Dean of School of Engineering

On Jan. 30, President William D. Underwood announced the appointment of Dr. Wade Shaw, professor of engineering systems at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., and editor-in-chief of IEEE Engineering Management Review , as dean of Mercer’s School of Engineering, effective July 1. [more]

Mercerian, ‘Remember the Titans’ Coach, to Speak at Founders’ Day

Coach William “Bill” Yoast, 1949 graduate of Mercer University who was chronicled in the movie, “Remember the Titans,” will be the keynote speaker at Founders’ Day on the Macon campus Wednesday, Feb. 11. The program will begin at 10 a.m. in the Willingham Auditorium on the Macon Campus. [more]

Counseling Program Earns National Accreditation

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies has earned the prestigious national accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for its Master of Science in Counseling program. The accreditation came at the end of an intensive three-year review process for the Atlanta-based program. [more]

McAfee Revises Doctor of Ministry Degree

The McAfee School of Theology has revised its Doctor of Ministry degree to make it more flexible for working students, potentially shortening the time it takes to complete the degree by as much as a year. By implementing ministry coaching over the summers and by revising a series of on-campus seminars, McAfee streamlined the timeline for earning the degree from four years to as little as three. [more]

Law School Fund-Raiser Shines Light on Public-Service Law

The Walter F. George School of Law, in conjunction with the Mercer Law and Public Service Program, is hosting its annual fund-raising event to support Mercer law students seeking unpaid summer internships in critical areas of public service. The Second Annual Celebration of ETHOS, an acronym that stands for “Extending The Hands Of Service,” is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19, in The Armory Ballroom in Macon from 6:30 – 11 p.m. [more]

Poole to Present William L. Self Preaching Lectures at McAfee

The Rev. Chuck Poole, senior pastor of Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., will deliver the 2009 William L. Self Preaching Lectures in Atlanta, Feb. 16-17, for  the McAfee School of Theology. Poole’s topic will be “Try to Say It Softly – Prophetic Preaching in a Pastoral Voice.”The event will be held in Cecil B. Day Hall. [more]

Southern Food Expert and Author to Speak on Feb. 25

One of America’s most prominent food writers and an expert on Southern cuisine, John T. Edge, will speak on the Macon campus on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in Newton Chapel.  His lecture, “Cornpone and Buttermilk: Rethinking Southern Culinary Icons,” is free and open to the public. [more]

Christianity Scholar Borg to Deliver Smith Lectures

Prominent author and Christian scholar Dr. Marcus J. Borg has been named the 2009 Harry Vaughan Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor of Christianity at Mercer. Dr. Borg will give three lectures on the Macon campus as part of his appointment.   Dr. Borg will speak in Newton Chapel, with each lecture building upon the theme “Rethinking the Big Questions: God, Jesus and the Christian Life.” [more]

McDuffie Announces Expansion of Center Program, Will Perform Feb. 18

The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, a special institute within the Townsend School of Music, will expand its program in the 2009-2010 academic year and is now accepting bass student applications for the fall. The Center has openings for two bass students, and auditions to fill the spaces will be held Feb. 21. [more]

Mercer Athletics Honors Mitchell, Preps for Conference Run

Mercer honored Sam Mitchell, the 2006-2007 National Basketball Association Coach of the Year, a 13-year NBA veteran player and Mercer's all-time leading scorer, at halftime of the Bears' game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Jan. 16. Mercer’s all-time leading scorer is a member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees and President's Club. He was presented the Spires of Higher Education portrait by President William D. Underwood and Athletic Director Bobby Pope on behalf of the University. [more]

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