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Scottish Heritage Day at Macon’s Hay House

Bailee Kitchens

April 25, 2013

On April 12, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation, USA and the Knight Fund for Macon of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia hosted the First Annual Scottish Heritage Festival at the Hay House, located on Georgia Avenue. This event was also held with aid from the Freeman’s Auctioneers...

Annual BEAR Day features student work

Bailee Kitchens

April 25, 2013

On April 11, students presented unique works from the year at the Breakthrough Engaging the Arts and Research event, known as BEAR Day. BEAR Day allows students to present research in the sciences and humanities through posters, presentations and an art show. BEAR Day ran in parallel with an Engineering...

Mercer partners with Piedmont to open organ transplant center

Bailee Kitchens

April 10, 2013

April 17 will mark the opening of Mercer Medicine’s and Piedmont Healthcare’s collaborative organ transplant satellite clinic. The clinic will provide crucial preoperative and post-operative transplant services to those in Central Georgia needing kidney transplants. Of the 3,200 Georgia patients...

Experience history at Ocmulgee National Monument

Bailee Kitchens

April 10, 2013

Macon is a city full of history and culture. There are many unique places to visit all over town. One of the oldest places to visit is the Ocmulgee National Monument. With evidence of human life dating back 17,000 years, the Ocmulgee National Monument is a great place for anyone interested in science,...

Mercer University makes President’s Higher Education Community Honor Roll

Bailee Kitchens

March 27, 2013

Everyone at Mercer is aware of the strong push on campus for service and work in the community through programs like LEAP and Mercer on Mission. Because of these efforts, Mercer University has been honored as one of 113 schools recognized on President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll...

Mercer’s Debate team places third

Bailee Kitchens

March 27, 2013

Before Spring Break, Mercer’s debate team competed in the Florida-held Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha National Championship Tournament. The team overall received third place, with sophomore Caleb Maier placing as the best overall speaker for the entire tournament. In addition, Gabriel Ramirez took...

ASA hosts African Takeover Day

Bailee Kitchens

March 6, 2013

Last Thursday, the African Student Association (ASA) held African Takeover Day. Students who are members of the organization, have African heritage or ties to the continent dressed in traditional garb to celebrate African heritage and cultural diversity. They planned the event for the final day of Black...

Mercer on Mission gives back to South African school in Cape Town

Bailee Kitchens

March 6, 2013

Mercer students who participate in Mercer on Missions feel a strong connection to the place and the people they visit. One such group has taken it a step further and has started collecting for those with whom they worked while traveling. All last week, students who participated in the most recent Mercer...

Professor receives chemistry grant to study environment around Macon

Bailee Kitchens

February 20, 2013

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Jennifer Look and a collection of students will be studying the chemical make-up of neighborhoods around Mercer. Look received a grant from the Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation of $500, which was then matched...

Find your off-campus ‘home away from home’

Bailee Kitchens

February 20, 2013

Living off campus is a prize upperclassmen earn after surviving two years of noisy neighbors and strict RAs. It is much cheaper and has much more freedom than on-campus options. However, it requires a good bit of effort and energy to make it work. If you can manage, you can have a cool off-campus crib...

New Bibb D.A. moves to target sex trafficking

Bailee Kitchens

February 6, 2013

Bibb County’s new District Attorney David Cook hired attorney Deshala Dixon to serve as an Assistant D.A. in the major crimes division. One of the goals of her hire is to enforce certain ordinances that will aim to shut down local massage parlors working for sex trafficking. Dixon will specialize in...

Executive Forum welcomes CEO

Bailee Kitchens

February 6, 2013

On Jan. 24, Georgia Power President and CEO Paul Bowers visited both the Atlanta and Macon campuses of Mercer University to give a presentation to the Mercer Executive Forum. Funded in large part by BB&T, the Executive Forum of Mercer University aims to be an outreach program of the business school and...

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