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Dr. Ha Van Vo is a Eminent Scholar and associate professor of biomedical engineering at Mercer. He was recently recognized as SoCon Faculty Member of the Year.

Engineering professor named Southern Conference’s Faculty Member of the Year

The Southern Conference (SoCon) announced Dr. Ha Van Vo as the recipient of the Southern Conference inaugural Faculty Member of the Year, according to a news release. Vo is “the first recipient of this conference-wide honor,” President Underwood wrote in an email to students. The chief academic officers of the 10 institutions within the league each submitted a nomination for[Read More…]

by Jan 31 0 comments Campus, News
Indie film ‘Not My Life’ documents reality of modern slavery

Indie film ‘Not My Life’ documents reality of modern slavery

“Not My Life” is a wake-up call. There exists a reality about human trafficking that is largely unidentified by the majority of the population. It is ultimately a crime that stems from archaic social structures. Yet, the practice has survived and is substantially present every day, all around us. It was a shocking statistic to the attendees of the “Not[Read More…]

Mercer Opera premieres Handel’s ‘Alcina’ in Middle Georgia

Mercer Opera premieres Handel’s ‘Alcina’ in Middle Georgia

Mercer University’s production of “Alcina” is the first time that this Handel opera has ever been performed in Middle Georgia, according to Mercer Opera’s music director, Dr. Richard Kosowski. Handel’s “Alcina” is an opera about a woman named Bradamante seeking her lost lover Ruggiero on an enchanted island ruled by the sorceress Alcina. Conflicts arise in the form of amnesia[Read More…]

Movie Review: Birdman

Movie Review: Birdman

When first we encounter Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), star of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” we interrupt a meditative levitating act boding peculiar schizophrenia and pitiful self-doubt. Whilst floating in his dressing room, Thomson struggles with the voice of his past. This voice, strangely enough, is Birdman (ahem, Batman?), the masked Superhero icon that Thomson[Read More…]

Macon community gathers to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and pursuit of unity, Mercer students spent their Monday off actively engaged with the Macon community at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration and following march to the Government Center. At the breakfast, Mercer students greeted patrons at the door, doled out food from behind the counter and[Read More…]

by Jan 29 0 comments Campus, City, News
“I think my jump shot has most improved,” said Coursey. “I didn't really have one during my time at Mercer and now it's how I score a lot of my points.”

Daniel Coursey continues his success in d-league

As the Mercer Men’s Basketball continues its success in the Southern Conference, a former member of the team is also continuing his success on the court. Daniel Coursey, a vital member Mercer team from 2010 to 2014, has been with the Erie BayHawks since he was drafted last November. This opportunity with the developmental league gives Coursey an ample amount[Read More…]