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Mercerian Romance: Morgann and Stephen

Mercerian Romance: Morgann and Stephen

Kaleigh Manson

April 10, 2013

Couple goes on campus-wide scavenger hunt, candlelit proposal on Tarver Library roof Mercer University brings many people together. Four years at this institution gives the students wonderful memories, lifelong friends and to the very lucky, their future spouses. On Feb. 16 Morgann Belcher and Stephen...

SGA presidential candidates debate hot topics

Kaleigh Manson

March 27, 2013

The Student Government Association held the annual presidential debate featuring the president and vice president candidates. Sophomore senators Raymond Partolan and Melina Hettiaratchi are on one ticket and junior senators Austin Thompson and Kelsey Jones are on the other. Current SGA president Mollie...

Dance Marathon raises thousands for The Children’s Hospital

Dance Marathon raises thousands for The Children’s Hospital

Kaleigh Manson

March 6, 2013

Dance Marathon is more than just dancing. It’s about staying active and on your feet for six hours to raise money and awareness “For the Kids.” The eighth annual event was held Feb. 23 to rase money for The Children’s Hospital in downtown Macon. Dance Marathon is a nationwide organization where...

Car stolen from Mercer Police parking lot, used in robbery

Kaleigh Manson

February 20, 2013

On Feb. 7, junior Carly Iannarino was in class taking a test when she received a phone call saying her car had been stolen and found. Iannarino was not aware her car had been stolen the previous night. A Macon police officer found Iannarino’s green 1995 Honda Accord abandoned near Macon Mall after...

Mercer music takes over The Grand Opera House

Kaleigh Manson

November 28, 2012

Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music will host “A Grand Mercer Christmas” concert on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at The Grand Opera House. The event is a holiday favorite for Mercerians and the Macon community, as many people attend to hear favorite holiday music,...

Swift shows new styles in “Red”

Kaleigh Manson

November 28, 2012

To quote one of her own songs, loving Taylor Swift is red. One song can be so good you have it on repeat for days and the next has you wanting to rip your hair out when it plays on the radio. Yet whether you love her or hate her, you can’t deny her music is catchy, relatable and extremely popular. Swift’s...

Honorary Mercer alumna and former Miss America dies at 79

Kaleigh Manson

November 28, 2012

Mercer University honorary alumna Neva Jane Langley Fickling died Nov. 18 at the age of 79. She was an accomplished pianist, a former Miss America and the wife of Mercer Trustee William A. Fickling Jr. Mrs. Fickling was a longtime Macon arts supporter and community leader. Mercer’s McCorkle Music Building...

Students uncover possible evidence of Lost Colony

Kaleigh Manson

November 7, 2012

Seven Mercer University cultural archeology students traveled to Roanoke Island, N.C. and uncovered possible evidence that could be connected to Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony. The students went for fall break, Oct. 6-13, to research and work on an archeological excavation of the Lost Colony. Dr....

Three vehicle accident occurs returning from Penfield trip

Kaleigh Manson

October 24, 2012

Returning from Student Government Association’s annual Pilgrimage to Penfield event on Oct. 19, one of the eight charter buses experienced a three vehicle automobile accident. The bus was the second to last bus driving and contained 54 people onboard, including three SGA members and the bus driver. No...

Engineering program is given two grants for research projects

Kaleigh Manson

October 10, 2012

Mercer University’s School of Engineering was awarded two grants to support the research projects of Dr. Sinjae Hyun, associate professor of biomedical engineering. The grants were awarded from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants will aid in creating a more effective inhalation drug delivery...

Macon supports Joshua’s Wish

Macon supports Joshua’s Wish

Kaleigh Manson

September 26, 2012

To recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the third annual Joshua’s Walk was held Sept. 22 at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. The event’s proceeds benefit Joshua’s Wish, a non-profit organization focused on raising funds and awareness for pediatric brain cancer. This year’s Jos...

Mercer receives grant to benefit chemistry lab experience

Kaleigh Manson

September 12, 2012

Mercer University was recently awarded a grant of $174,574 from The National Science Foundation to benefit the University’s Chemistry Department and improve the undergraduate chemistry lab experience. The funds will primarily provide six students the opportunity to work as researchers using the studio...

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