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New student organization tutors children in Ghana

Mandi DeLong and Lars Lonnroth February 7, 2021
A new student organization at Mercer is working to mentor children in villages around the world, seeking to help address poverty through providing education to low-income communities internationally.
Mercer's Baptist Collegiate Ministries chapter meets in Newton Chapel Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Campus worship organizations adjust to pandemic reality 

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer November 10, 2020
At a time when large gatherings must be held carefully, religious groups have had to change the way they hold worship. 
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Mercer’s Gaming Society to host fundraiser for local Macon children’s hospital

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. 
Photo courtesy of Macon Peace

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

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.
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.

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

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. 
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

What were the bears up to this summer?

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?
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.

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

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

First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

On Sept. 26, MerServe wants to have 50-60 students volunteering in the community.
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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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