Video on Mercer TV Highlights Action-Packed Fall Semester

It was an exciting fall semester, and Mercer’s photographers and videographers were on hand for many of the great events – from the President’s Lecture featuring Jimmy Carter to Mercer’s Homecoming 2008. The visual record of this fall’s events has been compiled into a video presentation. The video is now on Mercer TV, the University’s multimedia channel.

To check out the presentation, visit Mercer TV, go>.

Mercer Icon Griffin Bell, Former U.S. Attorney General, Dies
Griffin Boyette Bell, one of Mercer’s most distinguished graduates and the 72nd Attorney General of the United States, died Jan. 5 in Atlanta. He was 90. To view Mercer's memorial Web page in his honor, featuring photos, speeches and remembrances, go>.
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Carnegie Picks Mercer for Highly Selective National Designation

Mercer earned national recognition from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its commitment to community engagement, the foundation announced Dec. 18. Mercer is the only college in Georgia, and one of just 119 in the United States, to be selected by the foundation for its 2008 Community Engagement Classification. Mercer joins 76 other institutions identified in the 2006 selection process, including Emory University and Spelman College, the only other Georgia institutions to achieve the classification to date. [more]

Double Graduate Makes History in State of Georgia

ATLANTA — In the chambers of the Georgia House of Representatives on Jan. 6 – amid a sea of state dignitaries, family, friends and media – Mercer University undergraduate and law school alumna, M. Yvette Miller, was sworn in as the state’s first African-American woman chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals. As chief judge of one of the busiest appellate courts in the United States, Judge Miller will be responsible for the administration on the court and will act as the head of the court for ceremonial purposes and for all communications. She will serve a two-year term. [more]

Danheiser Named Dean of College of Continuing and Professional Studies

Mercer President William D. Underwood announced the appointment of Dr. Priscilla Danheiser as dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, effective Dec. 15. The appointment of Dr. Danheiser, who holds the faculty rank of professor of psychology and has served as interim dean of the College since July 1, follows an eight-month-long national search. [more]

Atlanta Campus to Hold Conference on Climate Change

Mercer’s Atlanta campus will host a groundbreaking conference, titled “Caring for Creation: Ethical Responses to Climate Change,” Feb. 27-28 in the Atlanta Administration and Conference Center. The event is part of a campus-wide ethics initiative sponsored by the Atlanta Campus’ Quality Enhancement Plan committee, for Mercer faculty, students and staff on the Atlanta campus. [more]

Basketball Teams Enter Heart of Conference Schedules

After traveling cross-country and out of the country, the men’s and women’s basketball teams have completed non-conference play and now turn their attention to Atlantic Sun competition for the remainder of the season. [more]

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