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"Paw Points" program disbanded, taken over by Mercer Maniacs

"Paw Points" program disbanded, taken over by Mercer Maniacs

Sarah Pounds

March 29, 2015

The Paw Points program goal of motivating students to attend sporting events has largely been taken over by the Mercer Maniacs — and because of that, Paw Points are going away. “Everything that Paw Points would be doing, Mercer Maniacs pretty much does,” said John Morris, the Chairman of the P...

'First come, first considered' — Why SGA's Fiscal Affairs Committee only has $12 left from a $70,000 budget

'First come, first considered' — Why SGA's Fiscal Affairs Committee only has $12 left from a $70,000 budget

Sarah Pounds

March 23, 2015

The email came the Thursday before Spring Break, notifying every organization leader of the Fiscal Affairs committee’s recent reversal of fortune. “At this point of the year the SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee has allocated $69,988 of it's $70,000 available, leaving us with a total of $12.00 in our...

The Society of American Military Engineers is Mercer's new kid on the block

The Society of American Military Engineers is Mercer's new kid on the block

Sarah Pounds

March 3, 2015

The motion to make the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) a recognized Mercer student organization passed unanimously March 3. The group, headed by sophomore Matthew Long, is part of a national organization that has over 50 student chapters across the nation. They focus on  “maintaini...

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

Sarah Pounds

February 28, 2015

In one of his first major acts as Senator at Large, Timothy Lewis pushed for the SGA funding of Bear DVDs to be cut, which means that the $500 that annually funded the program can now be used for other student concerns. Bear DVDs are the movies and shows in Tarver Library’s DVD section that hav...

Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

Sarah Pounds

February 25, 2015

The event was pitched as a place to “voice your concerns” on the organization’s Facebook page, but there weren’t many issues raised at Bear Forum because there were only three students there that aren't on SGA. “We were expecting 60,” said Senator Min Oh, the chairwoman of Public Relations and El...

So you want to be SGA President

So you want to be SGA President

Sarah Pounds

February 21, 2015

You may be wondering about how to make an impact on campus. You might want to be the next Wozniak. You might want to rule the world, and think that Mercer’s campus is a good place to start. In any case, you’re in luck. The Student Government Association Presidential Elections Qualifications will be...

Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Marin Guta

February 2, 2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets to add another Super Bowl ring to his collection. Just in case you missed Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots clinched a win over the Seattle Seahawks in a nail-biting game that ended 28-24. Now that the 37 year old has four Super Bowl titles underneath his belt, many believe that this will settle the dispute that...

Mercer Senior Macie Franklin wins QEP logo competition

Mercer Senior Macie Franklin wins QEP logo competition

Emily Farlow

November 14, 2014

Mercer University senior Macie Franklin was named the winner of the Quality Enhancement Plan logo design competition hosted by the Student Government Association. A version of her design will be used to promote “Research that Reaches Out,” the five-year QEP aimed at improving student learning. ...

$40 Million to $50 Million Housing Project for Mercer Students

$40 Million to $50 Million Housing Project for Mercer Students

Jenna Eason

November 13, 2014

A $40 million to $50 million housing project is coming to Mercer University   . The complex is planned to be established across the road from the football stadium by the fall 2016. “It’s not just a housing development. It’s a full on retail, residential, commercial development,” Student Governmen...

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Brett Felty

September 27, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 17, Mercer University hosted its first-ever Turn Out to Vote concert, purposed to promote civic engagement within the Mercer University student body and in the community at large. The concert took place in Mercer Village and was free and open to the community, drawing in a large crowd from around the Middle Georgia area. The concert, which was headlined by popular Nashville based singer-songwriter Ben Rector and featured Macon natives Good Night Alive!, was a joint effort among Tur...

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

Marin Guta

August 27, 2014

Mercer Student Government Association recently launched Mercer Mobile, a mobile application that aims to connect students and the local community to Mercer University and Macon. The application is available for download on iOS and Android web-enabled phones or devices. Using Mercer Mobile, students ...

SGA welcomes Mercerians young and old

SGA welcomes Mercerians young and old

Joey Wozniak

August 15, 2014

Hey Bears! On behalf of the Student Government Association, we would like to warmly welcome you to Mercer University. You are entering the hub of excitement and growth in Central Georgia. Mercer is explosively growing, and you get to witness all of it. Mercer has received national attention for the...

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