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Mercer Innovation Center set to launch entrepreneurship program

Mercer Innovation Center set to launch entrepreneurship program

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

“The Mercer Innovation Center is working on developing programs to encourage entrepreneurship and connect students with real-life startups,” said director of the Mercer Innovation Center Stephanie Howard. “What better way than to connect over coffee, and have meaningful conversations about starting a business? We hope that programs like The Grind will inspire students to develop their ideas and explore possibilities.”

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Tattnall Park to hold Sidewalk Chalk Festival

Tattnall Park to hold Sidewalk Chalk Festival

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

Artists will compete against each other by creating chalk murals along the sidewalks in Tattnall Square Park, April 29th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Christianity major morphs into more inclusive religious studies

Christianity major morphs into more inclusive religious studies

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under News

“I decided to go with the transition and adopt a religion minor instead of keeping a Christianity minor,” Bekah Fulton said. “I felt it was a more inclusive title, a better representation of my studies and I wanted to support the change from Christianity to religion.”

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Mercer hosts history honor society conference

Mercer hosts history honor society conference

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under News

“I’m very excited,” Hannah Keller said. “This [was] my first conference, but I love history, and I love sharing it with people. To know that my work was worthy of an award is really gratifying. It lets me know that I’m in the right field.”

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Two Mercer students win Goldwater scholarship

Two Mercer students win Goldwater scholarship

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Runyu Cai, a sophomore engineering student, said that after learning he received the scholarship, three thoughts stood out in his mind. “First of all, my hard work and perseverance over years paid off. Secondly, I was so grateful that there are so many people standing behind me and giving me their best support,” he said in an email. “Thirdly, I felt a great honor to be able to represent my dear Mercer University at such a high level of recognition!”

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Bearstock wows the crowd with big names and new format

Bearstock wows the crowd with big names and new format

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“I thought I was going to hate the move to Hawkin’s arena,” junior Meghan Veuleman said. “Overall, it was my favorite Bearstock that I have been to.”

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Mercer ties school record with three Fulbright Scholars

Mercer ties school record with three Fulbright Scholars

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News

“It’s a very prestigious award with a lot of benefits, but it’s for a great mission where you can do good work,” Aaron Scherf said.

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Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

After another record-breaking election, it’s clear that there are going to be a lot of new senators in the Student Government Association next year — including a greater number of minority students.

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Sophomore to spend the summer speaking Swahili

Sophomore to spend the summer speaking Swahili

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“You’re literally thrown in there and forced to do it,” Anastasia Winfield said about speaking Swahili. “It’s going to be super immersive."

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Buckner and Onuh named winners of 2017 SGA Presidential Election

Buckner and Onuh named winners of 2017 SGA Presidential Election

Sarah Pounds and Elizabeth Tammi
March 31, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Olivia Buckner and Oge Onuh have been named the new President and Vice President for the 2017-2018 Student Government Association. “We’re really excited,” Buckner said. “We’re ready to hit the ground running, and we’ll probably have a meeting tomorrow.” The pair won with 636 vote...

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

“This has been a conversation SGA has had a lot this year. Senators have been discussing how we can get better representation in SGA among our senators and student correspondents and how we can better represent our student body by reaching other groups we may not necessarily have on our senate body,” Catie Byrd said.

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