Features Archive

The Lofts at Mercer Village

The Lofts at Mercer Village, a $10 million mixed-use development on Mercer’s Macon campus, recently opened the doors to its bustling 13,750 square feet of retail space and fully leased top three floors of three- and four-bedroom loft-style apartments that reflect a sleek urban design. With Phase I complete, and Phase II of Lofts at Mercer Village on its way, success resounds on multiple fronts: for the University and its students, the City of Macon, and the surrounding neighborhood. Read More>

May 2011 Graduates
Move on to Global Opportunities

More than 1,700 students will graduate from Mercer’s 11 schools and colleges in May. Many of these graduates will launch their careers, others will change careers, and yet others will continue their education at prestigious graduate and professional schools. Here is a sampling of what some members of the Class of 2011 will be doing after graduation. Read More>

Distinguished Alumnus Nathan Deal
Inaugurated as Georgia’s 82nd Governor

Mercer Distinguished Alumnus and former trustee Nathan Deal was inaugurated as Georgia’s 82nd governor Jan. 10, during a ceremony at the State Capitol in Atlanta. He becomes the 11th Mercer alumnus to hold that office. Seven Mercerians have led the State of Georgia, and four others have served as governors of the states of Alabama, Texas, New Hampshire and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Read More>

Mercer Traditions

Generating New Knowledge Through Research

Three fundamental responsibilities of higher education are to deliver content to students, develop their critical thinking skills, and, as importantly, generate new knowledge. Most people are familiar with the delivery of content and critical thinking development as participants in the classroom setting and through capstone projects and independent study. But it is also incumbent upon an institution of higher learning to generate knowledge through research and scholarship by its faculty and students. Read More>

Rite of Initiation
White Coat Ceremonies Welcome Incoming Health Care Professionals

The White Coat Ceremony is an important tradition for Mercer’s health sciences students. Each fall, hundreds of students assemble in auditoriums in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah to participate in the programs, which mark their entry into the healing professions. Read More>

Mercer to field NCAA Division I Lacrosse

Mercer University will add men’s NCAA Division I lacrosse to its intercollegiate athletic program during the 2010-2011 academic year and will add a Division I women’s team in 2011-2012. Read More>

Mercer On Mission Changing Lives

Students and professors from across Mercer’s diverse locations and colleges participate in one of the University’s signature service-learning programs each summer. Read More>

Peter Brown Earns National Community Engagement Recognition

Campus Compact, a national coalition committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, has selected Mercer University Senior Vice Provost Dr. Peter C. Brown as a finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. Read More>

New Engineering Graduate Degrees Address Environmental Challenges

Mercer University’s School of Engineering is launching two new degree programs to help meet the nation’s mounting environmental challenges. Read More>

20th annual Authors Luncheon

Four all-star presenters wowed the audience: New York Times best selling author, Mercer alumna and Trustee Nancy Grace; New York Times best selling author Kathryn Stockett; popular author, priest and professor Barbara Brown Taylor; and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, who read several of his poems, including “The Lanyard” and “Litany.” Read More>

College Hill Alliance

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Caring for Creation Conference Calls for a Change of Heart

There must be a change of heart and a new commitment to Care for Creation if we are to address humanity’s impact on the global environment, speakers told Mercer’s Caring for Creation conference, held Oct. 29-31, 2009 on the Macon campus. There must be comprehensive efforts to sway the evangelical Christian community in the United States, as well as individual efforts to further environmental stewardship in this country and around the world. Read More>

The Torch is Passed

In the second half of Mercer’s game at Charlotte on Dec. 29, senior point guard James Florence drained a 3-point shot from the corner and became Mercer’s all-time leading scorer. Florence, in the game against the 49ers, not only passed the legendary Sam Mitchell’s career total of 1,986 points but became the first Mercer player ever to score 2,000 points. Mitchell, who had a very successful professional career in the National Basketball Association and a former NBA Coach of the Year while at Toronto, played for the Bears from 1982-85. Read More>

May 2010 Graduates Move on to Global Opportunities

More than 1,600 students will graduate from Mercer’s 11 schools and colleges in May. Many of these graduates will launch their careers, others will change careers, and yet others will continue their education at prestigious graduate and professional schools. Some will pursue post-graduate opportunities through the Fulbright and Teach For America programs. Here is a sampling of what some members of the Class of 2010 will be doing after graduation. Read More>

The Lofts at Mercer Village Coming in 2010

Mercer University, Sierra Development and Piedmont Construction Group LLC on Dec. 4th announced plans for a $10 million mixed-use development on the University’s Macon campus that will feature loft-style apartments and retail space for the Mercer Bookstore and other businesses that cater to the Mercer community and residents in the College Hill Corridor.

Revitalizing Macon's Historic Neighborhoods

Dr. Patrick Roche was tired of his 40-minute roundtrip commute each day from the North Macon suburbs to teach at the Mercer University School of Medicine. Environmentally conscious, he also wanted to live closer to work and use less fuel. And, he and his wife, Kathy, liked the sense of community that Macon's Intown neighborhoods offer, finding it similar to the small North Carolina town where they lived prior to moving to Macon. Read More>

Student Research Impacts Communities

Efforts to end sex trafficking in Middle Georgia by Mercer service-learning classes has resulted in an invitation to the courses’ professors and students to speak at a national conference on undergraduate research this summer. Dr. Andrew Silver, Hunter Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Mary Alice Morgan, senior vice provost for service-learning, professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, taught the courses and will lead a plenary session during the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 13th Annual National Conference in Ogden, Utah, June 19-22 2010. Read More>