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Jazz Ensemble takes on the works of Thelonious Monk

At the height of the American jazz era, Thelonious Monk jumped into the scene and dominated. What started as talent and promise became revolution. Monk was responsible for making jazz accessible to a worldwide audience, supported by his sincere and socially lovable character. His quirky lifestyle and bohemian fashion style defined him as a guru of the contemporary jazz community. ...

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Mercer student studies perceptions of HIV in South Africa during internship

“Go ahead, Thobeka” Mama Maureen said after what seemed like a fifteen-minute stream of no-breath Xhosa. “Go ahead.” She calls me by my given Xhosa name and by her outstretched hand. I stand in what I hope is a nonintrusive manner. “Hi, my name is Nora – or, Thobeka, I guess, but Nora really, by birth – I’m a student ...

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Public health abroad: Healing the mind through art

When you first consider the field of public health, you probably think about epidemics, vaccinations or media campaigns that warn against tobacco use. You might not consider mental health as a component of public health. Public health seems geared toward limiting disease spread and making sure people are safe in their communities. It is a shame that we do not ...

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AMA event aims to give students entreprenuerial skillets

This year Mercer’s American Marketing Association’s annual AMA Day focused on marketing for entrepreneurs and being prepared to work for yourself. The event was held March 26, and business owners came to talk to the group. Steven McClung, faculty advisor for AMA, said that the event went very well, and he was impressed with the speakers. “Bart Campione, president of ...

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Student Organization Spotlight: Mercer Masala

Mercer prides itself on its diversity and cultural awareness, and this year a group of students took the initiative to create a student organization for appreciation of South-Asian heritage. Junior biochemistry and molecular biology major Utkarsh Parwal and a group of friends decided the demand for such an organization was too high for Mercer not to have one. So the ...

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Sophomore Seeks to Unite Organizations

Rebekah Fulton, sophomore individualized Ethics major at Mercer University, looked around one day and identified a component she felt was missing: unity among the Christian organizations on campus. Mercer has four Christian campus ministries that serve roughly the same purpose, holding weekly worship and sermon session. On Monday nights, AGAPE, a Greek word for “love” and an acronym for All ...

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When A City Loves A Man: The Waldens Remember Percy Sledge

The king of slow soul went silent. The world—and the city that finally learned to love him—gave him one last ovation as the curtains closed. Percy Sledge, best known for his 1966 ballad and chart-topper “When A Man Loves A Woman”, passed away April 14 at his Baton Rouge, Louisiana home after a bout with liver cancer. He was laid ...

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Conference 101

As a first year pharmacy student who has never attended a professional conference, my first year has been so exciting: 4 different conferences in 4 different states. I have learned a lot of do’s and don’ts that will help my fellow student travelers make the most out of their experience.   Have a game plan Conferences last about 4-5 days ...

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