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2022 Commencements | This Week @ Mercer
More than 2,300 students will receive their diplomas over the next two weeks in five commencements in Macon and Atlanta. Also, Dr. David Keith, retiring dean from the Townsend School of Music, will be keynote speaker at Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 1...

2021 Undergraduate Research Accomplishments
On April 21, 2022, the Council on Undergraduate Research presented Mercer with the Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments. Here's a look at some of Mercer's top research initiatives and what makes our University stand apart when...

Columbus Campus Dedication Ceremony | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University officially dedicated on April 22, 2022, its newest state-of-the-art building in Columbus for the School of Medicine. The University’s relocation and expansion of its Columbus campus, first announced in May 2019, enables the School...

Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature | This Week @ Mercer
The Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature recognizes authors who have made significant career contributions of writing about the South. Mercer University's Dr. David Davis, associate director of the Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Stu...

Bear on the Street, trivia edition (with a twist), with Olivia Scott
We're back with another episode of Bear on the Street! This time, host Olivia Scott challenged her peers to some easy trivia with a twist. Watch the fun unfold!

Diversity Day 2022 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University’s Minority Mentor Program and Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives will host the fifth annual Diversity Day on April 14, 2022, 3-6 p.m., on Cruz Plaza. Student Government Association President Rylan Allen, a mentor with t...

BEAR Day 2022 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University will hold its 12th annual Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day on April 21-22, 2022, to showcase outstanding student research and special projects from across the Macon campus. Dr. Clara Mengolini, associate pro...

Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo 2022
The Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo on March 26 was a day of hands-on learning and fun. Here's a look back at some of the activities and demonstrations that were offered by Mercer University's participating colleges and schools.

Bearstock 2022 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University’s annual Bearstock music festival will take place April 2, 2022, in Hawkins Arena, featuring artists Smino, Austin Mahone and Highway 49. Darius Jones, a member of the Mercer Live committee of QuadWorks, explains more about this y...

Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer will host the 2022 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State March 29-30, 2022, in Atlanta and Macon. Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Director of Education Charles Watson Jr. ex...

Atlanta Science Festival 2022 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer and Mercer Health Sciences Center are once again sponsors of the annual Atlanta Science Festival, which culminates in the Exploration Expo, held March 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in Piedmont Park. Director of Media Relations Kyle Sears explains more a...

Mercer Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Preview
For the fourth time in five years, head coach Susie Gardner, the Southern Conference (SoCon) Coach of the Year, is leading her women’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament.

Perspectives on the Russian/Ukraine Conflict
Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosted a panel discussion, titled “Perspectives on the Russia/Ukraine Conflict,” March 1 on the Macon campus. Distinguished University Professor of History Dr. Wallace Daniel spoke on “...

SoCon Tournament Bus Trip | This Week @ Mercer
After a year when no fans were in attendance because of the pandemic, capacity crowds are expected again this year for the 2022 Southern Conference Basketball Championships in Asheville, North Carolina. Campus Life is once again providing an excellen...

Spring Break for Service | This Week @ Mercer
Looking for alternative spring break plans? Join MerServe and volunteer with several of Macon’s nonprofit organizations. Special Coordinator for MerServe Drew Boyette shares more about Spring Break for Service, a comprehensive experience that allow...

Challenges to the Black Church Symposium | This Week @ Mercer
This year’s Black History Month Symposium will be held Feb. 24 via zoom featuring four prominent men and women in ministry. Dr. Chester Fontenot Jr., Baptist Professor of English and director of the Africana Studies Program, explains this year’s ...

A Valentine's Day to Remember
Tot isn't having the Valentine's Day she imagined. Will she be left with a broken heart, or can Toby save the day?

Founders' Day 2022
Former Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Mercer University alumnus, spoke in Willingham Auditorium at Founders' Day on Feb. 2, 2022.

Spring Arts Events 2022 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer continues to bring the arts alive in Macon and Middle Georgia. Check out these outstanding upcoming opportunities, including the Fabian Concert Series’ February Fireworks, a new art exhibit — Macon Music Project, a special Valentine’s Da...

New Years | Bear On The Street
We're back with another "Bear on the Street!" In our new episode, host Benjamin Smith chats with his fellow Bears about their New Year's resolutions, thoughts on 2021 and goals for 2022.

Founders' Day 2022 | This Week @ Mercer
Former Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will be keynote speaker at Founders’ Day 2022 on Feb. 2. Gov. Deal, a Mercer trustee and Distinguished University Professor of Government, will speak at 10:20 a.m. in Willingham Auditorium. Asia Cladd, Heritage Life ...

2022 First Pitch Classic | This Week @ Mercer
Kyle Lewis, Major League Baseball’s American League 2020 Rookie of the Year and the most decorated student-athlete in Mercer's history, will return to campus Feb. 3 as the guest speaker for Mercer Baseball's annual First Pitch Classic event.

MLK: Living the Dream March and Tribute | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer students, faculty and staff are invited to the MLK “Living the Dream” march and tribute on Thursday, Jan. 13, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the bear statue near Cruz Plaza and the UC. Junior Rylan Allen shares more about the event, sponsored b...

Christmas Trivia | Bear On The Street
Check out our Christmas-themed "Bear On The Street!" Host Kendall Ross, a social media ambassador, went out on campus and tested students and professors with a little holiday trivia.

Carol of the Bells | Robert McDuffie Center for Strings
Please enjoy this rousing performance of "Carol of the Bells," brought to you by the talented students in Mercer University's McDuffie Center for Strings.

Stuffed French Toast | Cooking In The Cave
In the latest "Cooking in the Cave," Mercer Dining chefs Jarvis Napier and Jimmy Brown whip up a dish that's brimming with sweetness and cheer. Featuring Texas Toast, whipped cream, cream cheese and blueberries, this recipe for Stuffed French Toast t...

Columbus Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Yesterday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new School of Medicine campus in Columbus. Take a peek at the facility through our video.

Chocolate Turtle Bites | Cooking In The Cave
Whether you are looking for a snackable dessert to bring to a party or a treat to package in a tin, our next “Cooking in the Cave” recipe has you covered. In this episode, Mercer Dining Food Services Director Jarvis Napier and Executive Chef Jimm...

Christmas Tree Lighting 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercerians are encouraged to come get in the Christmas spirit at the annual SGA Christmas Tree Lighting. SGA spokesperson Anniston Nooks shares more about the event to be held Thursday night in Willingham Auditorium.

Grad student trains to compete in Winter Olympics | Beyond the Bear
A Mercer University graduate student training to compete in the Winter Olympics is one step closer to that goal after being named to the USA Skeleton Development Team. Austin Hayes, a graduate assistant cross-country/track and field coach, has been ...

Thanksgiving Message from President Underwood | This Week @ Mercer
A special Thanksgiving message for the Mercer community from President William D. Underwood.

Bear On The Street with Hunter Gause
It's time for another "Bear On the Street" episode, this time with social media ambassador Hunter Gause as your host! Follow along as she asks people on campus about their Thanksgiving traditions and the foods they love and loath.

International Day 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer will celebrate the cultural heritage of international students on the Atlanta Campus at the 2021 International Day on Nov. 17. Dr. Ansley Booker, director of diversity and inclusion initiatives, said this year’s event will be held on the Qua...

Homecoming Preview 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
One of the highlight weekends of any Mercer year is just around the corner. Caroline Jackson, Mercer Ambassadors president, explains Homecoming weekend of Nov. 12-13 features events for Mercerians of all generations to enjoy. The activities culminate...

Next Big Idea Competition | This Week @ Mercer
Undergraduate students have an opportunity this fall to compete and make a pitch in the Next Big Idea competition in Mercer’s version of Shark Tank. Stephanie Howard, director of the Mercer Innovation Center, explains how to enter the competition b...

Bear On The Street with Chance Allen
For our new video series, "Bear on the Street," our Social Media Ambassadors are going out on campus to ask their peers “hard-hitting” questions, like ... What's your favorite scary movie? What do you love most about fall? Follow Chance Allen ar...

Mercer Theatre Presents Hamlet 2020 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University Theatre will present “Hamlet 2020: The Bard Meets the Black Experience” on Oct. 21-24 and 28-31 at Tattnall Square Center for the Arts. Guest director and Mercer alumnus Charlie Thomas talks more about the production born of the...

Pilgrimage to Penfield | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University students are invited to take a trip back to where it all began, Penfield, on Oct. 17. Learn more about the annual Pilgrimage to Penfield trip and how to register.

Shrimp and Grits | Cooking In The Cave
You'll be ready to serve up a Southern staple after watching our latest "Cooking in the Cave." Hosts Jarvis Napier and Jimmy Brown walk us through their recipe for unforgettable shrimp and grits. Get the recipe at https://den.mercer.edu/a-cooking-in-...

Mercer staff member breaks gender barrier as NCAA football official
On weekdays, Tangela Mitchell is coordinator of student affairs services on Mercer University's Atlanta campus. But on any given weekend in the fall, she's traveling the South as a football official for the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Mitchell ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Concert | This Week @ Mercer
The community is invited to a free concert on the Macon campus on Oct. 16 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is organized by Mercer's Faith in the Vaccine Ambassadors, in partnership with NotiVisión Georgia.

Family Weekend Preview 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
One of the annual highlights for fall semester is Family Weekend, a time when families of Mercer students not only can enjoy the beauty of the Macon Campus with their favorite Mercerians, but also participate in exciting activities including a footba...

How to Dance the Rumba | How Do You Do That?
Need a little help with your dance moves? Mercer Ballroom Dance Club members Noah De Mers and Sarah Storch showed us how to look cool and confident on the dance floor. Follow along as they teach the basics of the rumba in our new "How Do You Do That?...

Be A Good Neighbear | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University’s annual Be a Good NeighBear is set for Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Macon. Lauren Shinholster, coordinator of community engagement, says the event is not just an act of volunteerism but gives students a chance to meet new friends...

Job & Internship Career Expo Fall 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer students and alumni are invited to the Fall Job and Internship Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22 in Heritage Hall in the University Center on the Macon campus. Stefanie Swanger, assistant director of Mercer's Center for Career and Professional...

Brownie in a Mug | Cooking in the Cave
We're back with another "Cooking In The Cave” episode, and this time Mercer Dining chefs Jarvis Napier and Jimmy Brown demonstrate how to make a personal-sized, hassle-free brownie in a mug. Visit https://den.mercer.edu/a-quick--easy-dessert-that-y...

Quadworks 20th Birthday Bash | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer’s student programming board QuadWorks is celebrating its 20th birthday Sept. 10, 2021, 6-8 p.m., on Cruz Plaza. Associate Director of Campus Life Meredith Keating White shares more about the celebration and the organization that is rooted in...

Football Home Opener | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer Nation is excited for the return of fall football to Five Star Stadium. Coach Drew Cronic can’t wait for his Bears to run through the tunnel for a 7 p.m. kickoff Thursday night vs. Point University. Tonight’s coach’s show -- where one lu...

Mercer freshmen move-in during 2021 Opening Days
Opening Days on our Macon campus were a flurry of activity and excitement, and we wouldn't have had it any other way! In In our recap video, see highlights from move-in, Bear Beginnings, the First-Year Lawn Party on Cruz, Convocation and Bear Fair.

Move-In Week | This Week @ Mercer
Our undergrad students are back on campus and settling into their Bear dens in the residence halls. Here's what some of our Bears had to say about our move-in days and coming to Mercer. #MercerTraditions

Mercer upgrades Fresh Foods Company to include allergen-friendly station
Mercer University's Fresh Foods Company dining hall inside Connell Student Center has a new look and some brand-new offerings, including an allergen-friendly food station.

How to Organize a Residence Hall Room | How Do You Do That?
With limited space and roommates, a little bit of organization can make a big difference in a residence hall room. Anna Bray, from Mercer's Office of Enrollment Management, offers up advice for a functional and clutter-free room in our latest "How Do...

Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms | Cooking In the Cave
Impress your friends and family with an easy pasta recipe that doesn’t take much time but packs a lot of flavor. In our latest “Cooking in the Cave” video, Mercer Dining Food Services Director Jarvis Napier and Executive Chef Jimmy Brown demons...

Mercer alumnus makes prosthetic for a puppy missing a paw
Mercer University graduate Chris Scrivner, an alumnus of the Mercer On Mission Vietnam program, went to school to make prosthetics and orthotics for people. Then, people started asking him to help their pets. Now, dogs like Goose can walk with all f...

How to hem pants, sew a button and fix a hole | How Do You Do That?
Mercer University alumna Lauren Parris demonstrates basic sewing tips that will extend the life of your clothes, including hemming pants, sewing a button and mending a tear or hole. Jump to section: 0:00 Intro 0:26 How to hem pants 4:21 How to sew a...

Cameron Rolling | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Class of 2021 graduate Cameron Rolling will start working toward master's degrees in coral conducting and vocal performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City this fall. As a future educator, he hopes to cultivate skills in his students so the...

Louis Negron | Outstanding Graduate 2021
At Mercer, Louis Negron discovered a family and a safe space to grow and succeed. He gained a foundation of knowing and understanding as a School of Theology student, and he now brings that new perspective into his work in the community.

Abigail Standard | Outstanding Graduate 2021
At Mercer University, Abigail Standard discovered that the best way to use her love of history would be to teach it. The Class of 2021 graduate, who now holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the College of Education, said support from her professor...

Azizi Ray | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Azizi Ray found a welcoming environment at Mercer University's College of Pharmacy, where in 2021 she earned a Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree. She plans to continue her studies at the University of Arkansas, researching how computational models of neural acti...

Wendy Miller | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Class of 2021 graduate Wendy Miller not only honed her nursing skills at Mercer University but also developed her critical thinking abilities. Miller, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and was awa...

Career Search Techniques: Opportunities, Challenges and Personal Branding
Anne Kelly, PCC, CMCS, director of career and professional development in Mercer University’s School of Business, shares how job seekers have an opportunity to rewrite their expectations of employers. This session reviews the current landscape of ...

Strength, Courage and Wisdom: Leadership Lessons for Longevity
Dr. Nadia Barnett, LPC, NCC, ACS, and assistant professor and graduate program coordinator of human services at Mercer University, explores intrapersonal strategies for balancing multiple roles in an organization and how to maintain long-term excelle...

Netnography 101: How to Spot Business Opportunities and Needs via Social Media
Dr. Ania Rynarzewska, Mercer University assistant professor of sports marketing and analytics and business owner, discusses how shifts in political and economic environments can affect consumers and how to spot business opportunities via social media...

Touch3D Yearbook Presentation at Georgia Academy for the Blind
Mercer's School of Engineering continued its Touch3D Yearbook project this year with new editions for 2020 and 2021 graduates of Macon's Georgia Academy for the Blind. The Mercer team added an audio component for the latest yearbooks.

Becoming A Bear: A year of memories & reflections from a Mercer freshman
What's it like to become a Mercer Bear? We kept in touch with Benjamin Smith throughout his first year at Mercer, and he documented his experience for us by regularly taking photos. In our video, you'll see how he changed from his first to last days ...

Elizabeth Merchant | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Elizabeth Merchant, who earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in May, came to Mercer because of the small class sizes and the opportunity to be a student-athlete, and she gained leadership skills that she'll carry into her future. She plans ...

Vivian Madrid | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Vivian Madrid worked full time while earning her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Mercer University. Hands-on experience in the classroom and personal attention from her professors in the College of Education helped her realize she wants ...

Memorial Day Tribute
Remembering the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. This #MemorialDay video tribute features Dr. Douglas Hill, music professor and director of instrumental ensembles and undergraduate studies in the School of Music, play...

Jessica Herndon | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Jessica Herndon had the unique experience of being employed at Mercer University while also being a student. Herndon earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from the College of Professional Advancement while working in Human Resourc...

Thomas Head | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Mercer University College of Health Professions graduate Thomas Head wants to lesson the burden of infectious disease on the world. While at Mercer, Head started a HOSA — Future Health Professionals chapter at Mercer and helped with the local healt...

Danielle Countryman | Outstanding Graduate 2021
With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University in hand, Danielle Countryman plans to pursue a Master of Public Health in global health at The George Washington University. Study abroad was an integral part of her college experience, which led ...

Irán Hernandez Imbert | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Iran Hernandez Imbert, a Mercer 2021 engineering graduate, plans to one day work in the research and development sector of the automotive industry and develop different sources of sustainable energy and fuels. She hopes to make a positive impact on t...

Michelle Graham | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Michelle Graham's classroom and research experiences at Mercer have given her a solid foundation and skillset for her future. A 2021 Mercer engineering graduate, she plans to change the world by getting her Ph.D. in environmental engineering and purs...

Jordan Beasley | Outstanding Graduate 2021
Now that she holds a Ph.D. of Philosophy from Mercer's College of Professional Advancement, Dr. Jordan Beasley wants to use her knowledge and expertise to inspire future counselors who will go out into the schools and have a positive on children. She...

Mercer University Commencements 2021
Mercer University welcomed an additional 2,223 alumni following five commencement ceremonies in Macon and Atlanta.

How to Make a Container Garden | How Do You Do That?
Dr. Heather Bowman Cutway, a biology professor in Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers tips on how to plant a container garden.

2021 Commencements | This Week @ Mercer
Between now and May 17, 2021, some 2,223 graduates will receive Mercer University degrees at five commencements in Macon and Atlanta. Tony Kemp, associate vice president of events and special programs, believes commencement season is the most wonderf...

Mercer Ballroom Dance Club celebrates International Dance Day
Mercer University‘s Ballroom Dance Club celebrated International Dance Day April 29 with a special choreographed dance. Participating in the dance, from left to right, were Trey Dennard, a senior double-majoring in history and Spanish; Bethanyanne ...

Recreational Sports Fields Construction | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University’s newly constructed recreational sports fields will open in August along a two-block stretch beginning at the corner of Linden Avenue and Oglethorpe Street near Tattnall Square Park and the Macon Dog Park. Director of Recreational...

Beef Teriyaki Ramen | Cooking in the Cave
Mercer Dining chefs Jarvis Napier and Jimmy Brown make a beef teriyaki ramen bowl using just a handful of products available for purchase at the P.O.D. Market on Mercer University's Macon campus.

Mercer Arts Events Spring 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
The Macon campus will feature an “explosion of activities for arts and culture" on April 24, 2021, according to Julia Rubens, director of arts and marketing. Rubens said Mercerians will not want to miss out on the festivities that include an opera,...

Bearstock 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University’s annual Bearstock music festival will take place 3-7 p.m. April 17, 2021, on Cruz Plaza. Assistant Director of Campus Life Meredith Keating White shares more about this afternoon and evening of free music and food open to the ent...

Atlanta Research Conference and BEAR Day 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer’s Atlanta Research Conference and BEAR Day will showcase research from across the University. Dr. Cameron Miller, associate professor of psychology in the College of Professional Advancement, and Dr. Adam Kiefer, Distinguished University Pro...

Malcolm Lester Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Series 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
This year’s Malcolm Lester Phi Beta Kappa Lectures will focus on how the value and importance of a liberal arts education has been challenged in the past year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. David Davis, assistant professor and director of national f...

Finding a creative outlet through decorating cookies | Beyond the Bear
Andrea Pendleton, director of development for the College of Pharmacy at Mercer University, took a cookie decorating class and was hooked. After posting pictures of her cookies on her Instagram page, friends and family began asking her to make cookie...

Diversity Day | This Week @ Mercer
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Dr. Ansley Booker shares information about Mercer University’s upcoming Diversity Day, 3-6 p.m. April 13, 2021, on Cruz Plaza. (The event was originally scheduled for March 18 and postponed due to wea...

How to decide if grad school is right for you | How Do You Do That?
Courtney Honeycutt, coordinator of pre-graduate school advising in the Office of Academic and Advising Services at Mercer University, offers tips on how to figure out if graduate school is the right path for you and, if so, how to start the applicati...

Mercer Players seek volunteers for 'The Phoenx Project: Renewal'
The Mercer Players begin rehearsals for its next performance, "The Phoenix Project: Renewal," which will take place April 24, 2021, on Cruz Plaza.

Atlanta Science Festival Preview | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University and the Mercer Health Sciences Center are again major sponsors of the Atlanta Science Festival, held March 13-27, 2021. The festival has adapted its format to address concerns about COVID-19 by organizing more than 80 virtual, self-...

How Fossils are Made | Atlanta Science Festival
Dr. Francis Kirera, assistant professor of anatomy in the Mercer University School of Medicine, explains how real-life fossils are formed.

The Process of Invention | Atlanta Science Festival
Mercer Innovation Center Director Stephanie Howard explains the process of invention and challenges viewers to come up with their own problem-solving idea.

The Physics Behind the Bottle Flip Challenge | Atlanta Science Festival
How does the bottle flip challenge work? Dr. Matt Marone, associate professor of physics at Mercer University, explains the science behind the water bottle flip challenge viral trend.

Atlanta Mercer Village Construction | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta is finalizing transformation of 190,000 square feet of new campus housing, office space and retail development with the addition of its own Mercer Village. Kellie Appel senior vice president for stra...

Moving for Your Heart | Go Red Week
Join fitness instructor Brian Cassidy as he leads a great at home or in office workout.

Seared Salmon with a Sweet Potato Edamame Barley Bowl | Cooking in the Cave
Learn how to make this heart-healthy recipe for pan-seared salmon with a sweet potato edamame barley bowl and wilted Swiss chard, grilled ratatouille salad and mini key lime pies. Mercer University's Food Services Director Jarvis Napier and Executive...

Go Red Week | This Week @ Mercer
Mercerians are encouraged to participate this week in Go Red Week, an annual observance of activities and emphasis on proper heart health. Brian Cassidy, fitness instructor at Mercer, says there are many ways that faculty, staff and students can join...

Dr. Kirk A. Nooks speaks for Founders' Day 2021
In keeping with tradition, Mercer held its annual Founders' Day program with guest speaker, Dr. Kirk A. Nooks. Dr. Nooks, a Double Bear, earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial management in 1996 and his Master of Business Administration in mark...

Spring Sports 2021 | This Week @ Mercer
With the transfer of many fall sports into the spring calendar, it is a busy time for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Among the “spring sports” schedule is a full Southern Conference slate for the football team. Athletic Director Jim...

Mercer Innovation Center | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer Innovation Center is in the midst of another exciting semester of entrepreneurship-focused programming. The Center’s director, Stephanie Howard, explains how students can participate in the upcoming Elevator Pitch and Next Big Idea competiti...

How to Change a Tire | How Do You Do That?
Mercer University Police Lt. Gary Mills and Officer Charles Platt demonstrate how to change a tire and remind us of the importance of being prepared for a roadside emergency, such as getting a flat.

Campus Life Events Spring 2021
Following safety guidelines, Mercer University's office of Campus Life offers many activities for students to engage in the remainder of the academic year. Meredith Keating White, assistant director of Campus Life, shares some of the many upcoming ev...

A Thank You to Our Faculty & Staff | This Week @ Mercer
As a token of appreciation for the dedication and hard work of Mercer faculty and staff, the University is making available free tickets to a couple of upcoming women’s and men’s basketball games. Candace Whaley, associate vice president for Huma...

MLK "Living the Dream" March and Tribute
Mercer is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with a march and program on Jan. 14 and community service activities on Jan. 16. Learn more in our story for details on how to register for the program or watch it via Zoom, as well as how to ...

Mercerians: Faithful to Our Mission, Now More Than Ever
Our lives and our world have changed in so many ways over the past year. We’ve all made sacrifices. But one thing has remained steadfast – Mercer’s commitment to educating the next generation of leaders and creators.

How to Wrap a Gift | How Do You Do That?
Liz Fabian, civic reporting senior fellow for the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University, demonstrates how to perfectly wrap a present and tie a bow.

Mercer professor creates luxury soaps and skin care | Beyond the Bear
Dr. Ania Rynarzewska, an assistant professor in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business at Mercer University, founded Lux Leonis Skin Care to provide sustainable luxury skin care products to its customers and educational opportunities to Mercer studen...

Bear Excellence Committee for Student Service | This Week @ Mercer
During the COVID 19 pandemic, Mercer has had the opportunity to amplify its service to students. A new initiative to continue building on what the University is already doing in service to students is the creation of the Bear Excellence Committee for...

Mercer Dining's Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking in the Cave
Learn how to make Mercer University's legendary chocolate chip cookies, affectionately called "caf cookies," with this recipe.

"Be Still, My Soul" performed by the Mercer Singers
“Be Still, My Soul” performed by the Mercer Singers Stanley L. Roberts, conductor Augusta Schubert, violin Alan Davis, arranger Chris Schmitz, violin obbligato Music: Jean Sibelius, 1899, from Finlandia Text: Katharina von Schlegel,...

Thanksgiving Message from President Underwood | This Week @ Mercer
As the University observes its final two days of in-person classes for the fall, President William D. Underwood reflects on the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and his gratefulness for members of the Mercer community and their contributions toward prov...

Mercer University Homecoming 2020
Homecoming looked a little different this year, but we loved it all the same. Here’s a recap of our celebrations.

Student Voting Election Day 2020 | This Week @ Mercer
With Election Day coming up, Mercer’s Coordinator for Community Engagement Lauren Shinholster explains the University’s efforts to promote student voter engagement, as well as a few tips for those students who are planning to go to the polls on T...

Student Homecoming Events 2020 | This Week @ Mercer
Homecoming 2020 is taking on a new twist this year with most activities centered around student participation, as explained by Meredith Keating White, assistant director of campus life and student involvement at Mercer University. The highlight of th...

Education and Career Choice as Central Elements to Maximizing Wealth
Dr. Nik Volkov, assistant professor of finance and program director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program at Mercer University, defines wealth and describes how education and career choice influence an individual’s wealth. Dr. Volk...

Virtual Pilgrimage to Penfield | Mercer University
Every year, a new group of undergraduate students embark on a "Pilgrimage to Penfield" to see Mercer University's origins in Penfield, Georgia. Normally, they travel by bus to the University's first home for a day of history and celebration, but this...

National Career Development Month | This Week @ Mercer
Kim Meredith, interim executive director of Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD), shares information on three programs being offered in November in celebration of National Career Development Month. CCPD serves students and...

Mercer Arts Calendar Fall 2020 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University Director of Arts Marketing Julia Rubens explains that now is a safe time to enjoy arts and culture across the University with protocols in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. She goes into detail regarding several exa...

Cyber Security Awareness Month | This Week @ Mercer
Now more than ever, as most everyone works more remotely and virtually, it is important to protect personal information through cyber security. Denise Rogers, executive director, IT client support services, explains how October is a great opportunity...

Why Mercerians are getting their flu shot
Mercer University has scheduled flu shot clinics on its Macon and Atlanta campuses throughout October to make it easy and convenient for students, faculty and staff to get the flu vaccine.

Campus Life Events | This Week @ Mercer
Even though students have made adjustments to events and activities for fall semester because of safety protocols resulting from COVID-19, Campus Life has maintained many offerings for students to enjoy. Several other major events are forthcoming, in...

Is Your Quarantine Business Idea Worth Pursuing?
Dr. Briana Stenard, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Mercer University's Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, outlines how to generate new ideas and evaluate business ideas for feasibility.

Mindful Decision-Making for Effective Leadership
Dr. Morgan Riechel, assistant professor of counseling in the College of Professional Advancement, and Jordon Beasley, certified school counselor and Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. candidate, explore intentional decision-making techniques a...

United Way Campaign Kick-Off 2020 | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer launches its 2020 United Way campaign Sept. 23 with a box lunch for faculty and staff. Find out more about this year's campaign and how you can "Be the Good. Be the Bear" in this video and at https://www.mercer.edu/united-way/. Make a donation...

Leading Virtual Teams
Jacqueline Stephen, instructor of leadership studies and director of the Office of Distance Learning within Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement, reveals best practices for leaders to establish productive virtual teams.

Malcolm Lester Phi Beta Kappa Lectures | This Week @ Mercer
The Malcolm Lester Phi Beta Kappa Lectures, named after the Mercer alumnus and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts, allow the University to attract some of the most prominent figures in higher education. Dr. David Davis, associate professor an...

The Importance of Negotiating and How We Can Do Better
Dr. Elizabeth Chapman, associate professor of management at Mercer University's Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, discusses why negotiation is an important skill and addresses unique challenges and opportunities for women negotiators.

Living on campus during COVID-19 | Mercer University
Living on campus is going to be a little different this year. Here's how Mercer University is helping to keep its residential students safe during COVID-19 and providing them with the on-campus experience they've come to expect.

Mercer University breaks ground on new medical school campus in Columbus
Mercer University held a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 3, 2020, at the site of its planned medical school campus in Uptown Columbus, Georgia, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The University’s relocation and expansion of its Columbus campus...

Columbus Campus Groundbreaking Ceremony | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer University on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned medical school campus in Uptown Columbus on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The University’s relocation and expansion of its Columbus camp...

Center for Executive Education Programs | This Week @ Mercer
Mercer’s Center for Executive Education is offering several programs this fall aimed at increasing specific skills in the workplace. Director Jeff Wolfe discusses upcoming FAA Drone Certification Test Prep, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate an...

Why I Wear a Mask | A Message from Mercer University's SGA
Mercer University's Student Government Association has a special video message about health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic for their fellow Bears.

Diversity and Inclusion Book Club | This Week @ Mercer
A new offering this academic year is the Mercer Social Justice Book Club. In a time of social unrest, Dr. Ansley Booker, director of diversity and inclusion, and Dr. Carol Bokros, director of pre-health professional programs, explain this is a time f...

Crosby Adams performs his original song, "Let You Go" | Beyond the Bear
Crosby Adams, a plumber at Mercer University, is a self-taught musician. He's played the streets of Nashville and auditioned for "The Voice." Here, he performs his original song "Let You Go" at Mercer Music at Capricorn in Macon, Georgia.

A plumber by trade, a performer at heart | Beyond the Bear
Crosby Adams is a plumber at Mercer University, but his true passion is performing. A self-taught musician, Adams has played guitar on the streets of Nashville and auditioned twice for "The Voice." He's also performed in local theater productions and...

Mastering Change With or Without a Pandemic
Dr. Linda Brennan, former professor of management at Mercer University's Stetson-Hatcher School of Business and certified business coach, describes the formula for organizations to address change successfully both during the pandemic and beyond.

Class of 2024 arrives at Mercer University
Mercer University welcomed the Class of 2024 to its Macon campus. Students moved in to their residence halls during Opening Days Aug. 12-Aug. 14, 2020.

Mercer students write letters to seniors during COVID-19 pandemic
Mercer University students are writing letters to senior citizens who are isolated and could use extra companionship during the coronavirus pandemic.

Move-In Week 2020 | This Week @ Mercer
Move-In Week took on a different look last week for the some 1,000 academic record-breaking new students on the Macon Campus. The former Move-In Day was spread out over three days to limit the number of students and their families on campus at one ti...

Mercer University 2020 Commencement
About 1,500 graduates participated in five commencement ceremonies across Mercer University‘s campuses, including Macon and Atlanta, Aug. 7-9.

Mercer professor creates artist's book, entitled "Please Wear This Book," to promote mask wearing
Tennille Shuster, associate professor and director of graphic design at Mercer University, created an artist's book out of masks to raise money for COVID-19 relief in Macon, Georgia, and inspire mask wearing in the community. The book is entitled "Pl...

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma — Yellow Belt
Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, associate professor of economics at Mercer University's Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, and Dr. Eric Kushins, assistant professor of management at Berry College, provide an overview of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training...

Supply Chains — The Perfect Storm?
Dr. Carol Cagle, associate professor of management at Mercer University's Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, describes how supply chains are facing unprecedented disruption during the pandemic and approaches to move toward supply chain resilience.

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