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Mercer’s Gaming Society to host fundraiser for local Macon children’s hospital

Provided by the Mercer Gaming Society

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

The gaming marathon will include activities like board games, poker, video games and roleplaying games, provided by participating organizations. 

“Macon Peace”: Local organizations aim to decrease youth violence

Photo courtesy of Macon Peace

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

Organizer and creator of the community organization LJ Malone said he believes that the citizens of Macon desperately need a new approach to handling violence. He got the idea to start this organization while advocating for music artists in the Macon area.

“All for One, and One for All”: Mercer and the United Way’s latest campaign to make a difference

Mercer’s United Way Campaign co-chairs, April Mills and Patrick Roche (left to right), discuss the set up for their Sept. 12 campaign kick-off luncheon, which will take place at Penfield Hall.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

September 10, 2019

Mercer University and the United Way have developed a campaign focused on fighting for health, education and economic stability for all. 

What were the bears up to this summer?

Joshua Dupaty, a fourth-year biomedical engineering major, spent his summer participating in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where he received an honorable mention for an outstanding oral presentation at the conference. Photo courtesy of Joshua Dupaty

Mahima Sultan, Lifestyle & Opinions Editor

August 14, 2019

Over the summer, the bears left the den for three months — but what exactly were they up to during this time?

Mercer freshman establishes new service club to help local students with learning differences

Aniya Watts founded The Buddy Bunch to help Mercer support special-needs students in the community. She was inspired by her sister, who lives with cerebral palsy.

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

A new service organization, The Buddy Bunch, is coming to Mercer’s campus with a goal to serve local students with developmental disabilities.

First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

Janea Feeney helps paint the exterior of a house as part of the 2014 MLK Day of Service.

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2015

MerServe aims to heighten community involvement among students this year by hosting monthly Service Saturdays, which will place student volunteers in contact with local non-profits in need of aid.

NCNW is now at Mercer

NCNW is now at Mercer

Sarah Pounds

February 17, 2015

The National Council of Negro Women is an organization focused on enabling and advocating for African-American women -- and now, they’re at Mercer. Jacqueline Zvandasara, a Women and Gender Studies major, recently saw that there aren’t a lot of organizations on campus that specifically focus on...

Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

Sarah Pounds

January 29, 2015

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...

Get involved in Macon with Service Saturdays

Get involved in Macon with Service Saturdays

Jenna Eason

November 20, 2014

Change the world one Saturday at a time with the Center for Leadership and Volunteerism’s Service Saturdays. The center organizes the events to help the community by allowing students to volunteer. “I think it’s a good way to get involved with the community and let the community know that you c...

Sand volleyball girls go above and beyond

Sand volleyball girls go above and beyond

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014

While other students spent their summer working jobs or enjoying the beach, four members of the Mercer University Sand Volleyball team dedicated part of their summer to service. For the first month and a half of their summer vacation, these girls devoted their time and energy into helping others on two...

Service Scholars meet Carter on annual retreat

Service Scholars meet Carter on annual retreat

Brittani Howell

January 25, 2012

The Mercer Service Scholars spent their annual retreat in Americus, Ga., over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. They spent the weekend furthering the organization’s relationship with the Fuller Center for Housing through service projects in Americus and at Koinonia Farms. On Sunday, the...

LEAP tops 5,000 volunteer hours

LEAP tops 5,000 volunteer hours

Garret McDowell

December 7, 2011

On November 19, the student organization called Local Engagement Against Poverty, better known as LEAP, jumped past 5,000 hours of service by the student body since its inception. When asked why he attends LEAP service days, sophomore Peer Advisor Kevin Jiles said “[LEAP] has been a great tool for Mercer st...

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