What you missed this summer

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What you missed this summer

Amanda Barrentine

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TARDIS Library Is Installed —

Funded by a grant from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, free “Little Libraries” are placed in various locations around Macon. One such library is located on the corner of College Street and Georgia Avenue and is in the shape of the TARDIS from BBC’s “DOCTOR WHO.” Macon holds seven Little Libraries in total, which are intended to increase community interaction. The libraries implement a “Take a Book, Leave a Book” policy and are also equipped with paper for community members to leave notes. The TARDIS library has 18 different doors with nine shelves built-in and has books ranging from juvenile to young adult literature. Unlike the others, the TARDIS library will soon be equipped with solar panels to power the sign and lights.

 

Pio Nono Kroger Shows Support for Mercer University Football —

A local Kroger has shown that it is ready and waiting for the Mercer football season to start with the above display. 12-packs of Sprite make up the football field, with a 50-yard line made of Diet Dr. Pepper. Backdrops created with orange Fanta cases outline the words “Mercer” and “Bears” on opposite sides of the field, spelled out with black Coke Zero cases. Orange Fanta boxes make another appearance as the Mercer football players, facing off against an unnamed team Coke. The display was the idea of the new store manager, who wanted to show support for the Bears while also tying in the community and the college.

 

ESPN Films SEC Network Promo on Macon Campus –

On July 29th, ESPN visited Mercer’s Macon campus to film the opening sequence of the gameday show “SEC NATION” from SEC Network. A drumline featured in the video consisted of musicians representing the fourteen Southeastern Conference universities. The drumline was joined by tailgating fans and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, who performed the song “Take the Party.” According to officials at Mercer, Cruz Plaza and the surrounding area were chosen for the “neutral and picturesque setting for the tailgating scenes depicted in the shoot.” The sequence has not yet been released to the public.

 

Mercer Celebrates 11 Years on Princeton Review’s Best Colleges

For the past 11 years, THE PRINCETON REVIEW has featured Mercer in its annual “best colleges” guide, and once again, the university appears within its pages. In a two-page profile, the REVIEW details that Mercer is a place “that respects its students and knows the enormous potential its students have.” The guide is based on the surveys of 130,000 regarding their school’s academics, administration and student bodies as well as themselves. Rob Franek, the senior vice president, publisher and author of this year’s edition, “The Best 379 Colleges,” said that the main reason behind Mercer’s selection was the outstanding academics that the university offers. Only 15 percent of the US’s 2500 four-year universities are chosen to be represented in the publication, and only four colleges from outside the US are included.

 

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