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CCJ event features writers Tom Junod and Charles McNair as guests

CCJ event features writers Tom Junod and Charles McNair as guests

Rachel Paul

April 4, 2014

On March 26, Tom Junod and Charles McNair made their appearance on Mercer University’s Macon campus to talk about writing, share their struggles and success stories and to introduce a technique of blending fact and fiction in writing. Hosted by the Center for Collaborative Journalism, the event was ope...

Beautiful sights of Cherry Blossom showcase Macon

Beautiful sights of Cherry Blossom showcase Macon

Rachel Paul

April 4, 2014

Kicking off Friday, March 21, Macon’s 32nd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival offered a wide variety of activities that featured some of Macon’s classic landmarks and once-in-a-lifetime experiences and sights. Held throughout the entire Cherry Blossom Festival, March 21 through March 30, was Ocmulgee...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Achim Kopp

Rachel Paul

April 4, 2014

As a professor of foreign languages and literatures, and the director of the Great Books Program, Dr. Achim Kopp has served Mercer University for more than 16 years. The Mercer professor, a native of Germany, said, “I got all my schooling there: High school, followed by a graduate degree and Ph.D....

Just so you know: What is Lent?

Rachel Paul

March 20, 2014

Following Ash Wednesday, which occurred on March 5 this year, the season and practices of Lent, implemented by various Christian denominations, began. According to Dr. Craig McMahan, dean of chapel at Mercer University, in the earliest Christian traditions, new converts were baptized on Easter, therefore,...

Hometown Yoga invites community to stretch, breath and relax

Rachel Paul

March 20, 2014

Macon welcomes Hometown Yoga as the innovative community-approach style studio for yoga classes. The studio offers a wide variety of classes while bringing the Macon community together in a relaxed setting. Offering an extensive variety and number of classes, Hometown Yoga is like no other yoga studio...

Daybreak exposes community members to homelessness

Rachel Paul

March 20, 2014

Macon has an estimated average of 400 homeless individuals. There are several organizations dedicated to assisting Macon’s homeless population. Daybreak is a unique program that provides specific services unavailable elsewhere. They do not offer services found in other homeless organizations of Macon,...

Mercer Law appoints dean of school as new provost

Rachel Paul

March 20, 2014

Mercer recently named Gary J. Simson as senior vice provost for scholarship at the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. Daisy Hurst Floyd will take Simson’s previous role as law dean until a new individual is found. As senior vice provost for research and dean of graduate studies, Dr....

Parisian night of philosophy, painting and puns with Players in ‘Picasso’

Rachel Paul

February 20, 2014

What happens when Picasso, Einstein and Elvis walk into a bar? Comedy, wit and the truth about creativity and humanity. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” directed by Marian Zielinski, opened on Feb. 13 in Mercer University’s Back Door Theatre. Set in Paris in 1904, the play was written by Steve Martin in 1...

College Hill challenges students’ entrepenuerial spirit

Rachel Paul

February 20, 2014

The Next Big Idea Entrepreneurship Competition allows college students in middle Georgia to compete for monetary prizes up to $10,000. Semifinals and finalist competitions will commence on March 10 and April 5, respectively. The entrepreneurship competition hosted by College Hill Alliance and sponsored...

Pete Rose featured as keynote speaker at First Pitch Classic

Rachel Paul

February 9, 2014

The sixth annual First Pitch Classic ceremony marking the start of the Mercer Bears baseball season will be hosted this year on Tuesday, Feb. 4, featuring keynote speaker Pete Rose, a former 24 year-career MLB star. Unlike previous speakers from the Atlanta Braves such as Chipper Jones, Dale Murphy, Jeff Francoeur and J...

Mercer Professor to represent school at Policy Intensive in Washington DC

Rachel Paul

February 6, 2014

The second annual Faculty Policy Intensive hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), from March 24-27, in Washington, D.C. this year will feature Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing assistant professor, Tammy Barbé. Although Barbé will represent Mercer at the...

Mercer Opera presents ‘The Magic Flute’

Elizabeth Tate / Cluster Staff

Rachel Paul

January 22, 2014

Mercer University’s Opera and Townsend School of Music began the semester with a colorful production of W.A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Under the direction of Dr. Martha Malone, Chair of Vocal Studies and the Director of Mercer University Opera, the opera featured over 30 vocalists, ...

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