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Mercer makes Princeton Review

Katey Skelton

August 28, 2013

Mercer University has been named in The Princeton Review’s guide to “The Best 378 Colleges 2014 Edition.” The book displays a two-page spread of information specifically addressing Mercer. Princeton’s review said, “Mercer University is a school that students flock to for ‘its reputation...

Football etiquette for dummies

Katey Skelton

August 28, 2013

While Mercer University prepares for their first football game in decades, students should keep a few guidelines concerning the etiquette of the game in mind. A famous coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi once said, “Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work,...

Senior Spotlight: David Randall

Senior Spotlight: David Randall

Katey Skelton

April 10, 2013

Left-handed pitcher for Mercer’s baseball team, David Randall hopes to work for the financial management company, Merrill Lynch after completing his last season playing for the Bears. Randall achieved a BA in marketing and business management last fall. He began working on his MBA at Mercer in January. The...

Mercer Memories: Melissa Mashburn

Katey Skelton

April 10, 2013

Melissa Mashburn is the associate director of residence life at Mercer University. She graduated from Mercer in 2004 after receiving her BA in communications and theatre arts. Cluster: What initially attracted you to Mercer? Mashburn: When I was a junior in high school, I was on the cheerleading squad,...

Marketing students promote Mercer Bears baseball

Katey Skelton

March 27, 2013

Senior marketing students are working to promote Mercer University’s baseball team by inviting students, faculty, and local families to themed games held on Claude Smith Field throughout the semester. The baseball-marketing group, self titled as the SSBE Marketing Group is part of a yearlong Strategic...

Day in the Life: Derrick Workman

Day in the Life: Derrick Workman

Katey Skelton

March 6, 2013

With a strong motivation to excel in both athletics and academics, baseball player Derrick Workman manages his busy schedule with steadfast determination. Workman is a right fielder for the Mercer men’s baseball team. “It’s a privilege to play,” Workman said. As a junior majoring in communications...

Home renovation preserves history, revitalizes downtown

Katey Skelton

February 20, 2013

Inside Macon’s Historic District, the pink cottage on College St. often attracts attention from on lookers passing through the neighborhood. The historic Willingham Hill O’Neal cottage was recently renovated by Macon native and Mercer University alumn Joe Adams. “I was really wanting to do a renovation,...

Mercer Baseball’s First Pitch Classic featured Dale Murphy

Katey Skelton

February 20, 2013

Mercer University’s baseball team hosted their annual First Pitch Classic event Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the University Center to kick off the beginning of the season. Dale Murphy of the Atlanta Braves was the keynote speaker for the event. Murphy talked with many of the guests in attendance while signing...

College Hill welcomes new director

Katey Skelton

January 23, 2013

Director of Milledgeville’s Digital Bridges Project, Heather Holder, became the new College Hill Alliance Executive Director Jan. 9, after Patrick Madison’s resignation two months prior. Holder attended Georgia College and State University where she received a B.A. in History and a Master’s...

Student Government Association prepares for spring semester

Katey Skelton

January 23, 2013

President Mollie Davis motioned to suspend normal business at the beginning of Student Governor Association’s first meeting this semester order to swear in the new Media Secretary, Caroline Cooper. The meeting was held Monday Jan. 14 at 5:30pm in the Connell Student Center. Cooper replaced Edward Fletcher...

Cherry Blossom Festival president and CEO resigns

Katey Skelton

November 7, 2012

Every spring, the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World, Macon Ga., holds a 10-day festival to celebrate the blooming of over 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees. This event is very important to the Macon community, and The Cherry Blossom Festival staff maintains a chief role in the planning of the celebration. The...

Coaching Spotlight: Susie Gardner

Katey Skelton

November 7, 2012

Veteran NCAA Division I coach Susie Gardner became Mercer University’s 10th head women’s basketball coach on Jun. 24, 2010. Throughout Gardner’s career she has established herself both as a player, and as a coach in women’s basketball. Gardner was a member of the University of Georgia women’s...

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