Homecoming Game Tickets On Sale for Alumni Oct. 5


Tickets for the Homecoming basketball game against Florida State will be available beginning Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Alumni may purchase up to four tickets at $10 each while supplies last. They can be purchased online at www.mercerbears.com. Go>

The ticket sale code for alumni is GOBEARS09.

Tickets may also be purchased at the University Center Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by phone at (478) 301-5470, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tip-off for the game is set for 4:30 p.m.

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October 2009   


University Launches Updated Web Site

Mercer launched its redesigned Web site (www.mercer.edu) Oct. 1, the first major redesign in three years. In addition to a new look and feel, the Mercer home page will be updated regularly to highlight programs, achievements and initiatives that demonstrate the distinctives that contribute to Mercer’s uniqueness — liberal learning, professional knowledge, discovery, service to humankind and community. Visitors to the site will be able to control which feature stories are highlighted on the home page by selecting from embedded thumbnail photos. [more]

Students Begin Pre-Conference Outreach with Green Service Projects

Groups of Mercer University students are volunteering with green projects throughout Macon to help residents reduce carbon emissions and build community projects. The efforts are part of the conference “Caring for Creation: A Scientific and Theological Response,” which will examine ethical,  scientific and religious dimensions of climate change. [more]

Law School, CLA Deans Announce Returns to Faculty Positions

Richard Fallis, Ph.D., dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Daisy Hurst Floyd, dean of the Walter F. George School of Law, announced recently that they will return to full-time teaching at the end of the academic year. Dean Fallis announced on Sept. 14 that he would retire as dean and – following a sabbatical – return to his faculty position in English. On Sept. 24, Dean Floyd announced that she would step down as dean to become University Professor of Law and Ethical Formation following a sabbatical. [more]

20th Annual Authors Luncheon Tickets Now On Sale

ATLANTA — Tickets are on sale for the 20th Annual Authors Luncheon, which will be held on Dec. 12 at the Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will also celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Mercer Press and feature a number of celebrated authors, including Nancy Grace, Mercer University alumna and trustee. [more]

Brazilian Judges Visit Law School in Intercultural Learning Program

MACON – In a unique intercultural and educational judicial program, 17 federal judges from Brazil participated in a 10-day experiential learning visit at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law to better understand the United States legal system. [more]

Mercer Law Students Visit Set of ‘Nancy Grace’

NEW YORK — Six Mercer Law School students were studio guests Sept. 16 on HLN’s top-rated program, "Nancy Grace," appearing before a live national audience during the last segment of the popular legal commentary show. Nancy Grace, who earned her bachelor’s and law degrees from Mercer, invited the law students to be studio guests after they met during a recent book signing in Macon for Grace’s New York Times bestseller The Eleventh Victim. [more]

Nursing Alumni Day Set for Oct. 16

The Georgia Baptist College of Nursing will host its annual Alumni Day on Friday, Oct. 16. The event, open to all alumni, will be held on the Atlanta Campus. [more]

Pharmacy Set for Alumni Weekend, Oct. 9-10

ATLANTA — The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will hold its Alumni Weekend on Oct. 9-10. Reunion dinners will be held at Violette Restaurant in Atlanta on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Classes with reunion dinners include the class of 1959 and before – the Half Century Club classes – as well as the classes of 1969, 1979, 1984, 1989 and 1999. [more]

Prominent Historian to Deliver Lamar Lecture Series

MACON — Noted historian and author Dr. Mark Smith will present Mercer’s 2009 Lamar Memorial Lectures on Oct. 19-20. Dr. Smith will present three lectures around the theme “Histories of a Hurricane: Camille, 1969.” All lectures will be held in the Medical School Auditorium and are free and open to the public. [more]

Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy Awarded Grant

MACON — Mercer’s Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy and Capitalism recently received a $16,000 grant from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation to advance the study of political economy at the University through a lecture series and funding student travel to national conferences.  This is the second year of support from the Koch Foundation. [more]

Mercer Senior Makes a Difference with PUSH America

Mercer senior Drayton Perkins spent his summer crossing America on a bike – it was his second trip cross country helping PUSH America’s Journey of Hope. Perkins worked this summer as crew chief for trans-America cycling route. Perkins, a professional accounting major in the MAPS program at Mercer, is from Barnesville. [more]

Mitchell and Everett Among Seven Selected into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Two Mercerians, former basketball great Sam Mitchell and golfer Edward Everett, were among the seven individuals selected in the 2010 induction class of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The seven individuals were chosen from an eligible pool of 252 nominees who best exemplify the tradition of sports excellence in the State of Georgia. [more]

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