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Disney-themed homecoming week animates student body

Mercerians participated in a slew of events the week of Oct. 19 to mark the university’s 2015 homecoming season. The Disney-themed week started off with pumpkin carving in the Quad and a showing of Disney’s “Maleficent” in Willingham Auditorium Sunday evening. On Monday, a lip sync competition ...

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Bear Grants Senate sets precedents for funding

[infographic align="right"] [/infographic] Projectors. Printers. Laser tag trips. Sound boards. Organizations on campus need a wide variety of things to function, and they don’t always have the funds to cover them. Every year, Mercer’s SGA is allocated a certain amount of money, known as Bear ...

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Do not Cross: Update on Crime and Safety at Mercer

On Oct. 1 — the last day allowed by federal law — Mercer University Police posted their annual Crime Awareness and Campus Security report to their website in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The document includes information ...

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From Bear to Crown: Betty Cantrell wins Miss America

Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music had its shining moment on an unlikely national platform — the stage of the 95th Miss America Pageant Competition. Mercer music student Betty Cantrell competed in front of an estimated 7.1 million viewers, according to Nielson Twitter TV Ratings. Some ...

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Mercer to host chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society

One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor societies will make its home at Mercer, according to a letter from President Underwood. This afternoon, during Phi Beta Kappa's 44th Triennial Council, delegates found that Mercer qualified to host the honor society on its campus. This means that ...

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Fresh off the Docket

Bear Forum About 15 students attended tonight's Bear Forum with SGA and they raised a variety of concerns, including: Internet speed and bandwidth Requests for more Bear Card tappers outside of Residence Halls Potential of a feature in the Mercer Mobile App that would allow you to see which study ...

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Fresh Off the Docket

PARKING Student Government Association (SGA) President Austin Harrison met with President Underwood very recently, and in that meeting, they discussed parking. President Underwood told Harrison that he wanted students to know that 120 parking spots should be coming online next semester. On the ...

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Lofts on College Hill offering new experiences for residents

Now that the construction is cleared away and the structures are complete, the Lofts at College Hill on Hardeman Avenue are focusing on building community through events to get residents more acquainted with downtown, the new living space, and each other. For example, on Aug. 25 the Lofts at College ...

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New future in store for Religious Life Center

The COW party is hard to describe. “We are not religious rush,” Mercer University’s Dean of Chapel Craig McMahan said, dismissing any similarities between the party and Greek recruitment. There were a lot of freshman in the room though, and the hope is that these ministries can become like families ...

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Mercer Artist: Ashley Greene, Actor

The wide-eyed freshman stood just behind the show curtain, fumbling with the ribbon tie slipping under her jacket bottom. Too nervous to worry about her lines, she just wanted to make sure she had her gloves and sword. She’s the quintessential perfectionist. Oscar, Mercer’s notorious theater ...

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Macon campus sees changes and growth

[gallery ids="16179,16178"] Over the last several years, Mercer University’s Macon campus has transformed due to additions, such as the Five Star Stadium — home of Mercer’s football and lacrosse team — and the sprawling Cruz Plaza. Both of which were completed in 2013. Mercer continues ...

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Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb and his Mercer Bears are optimistic as the program enters its third season. After going an astounding 10-3 in their first season since 1941, Lamb and the Bears moved up to the Southern Conference and showed flashes of excellence, but failed to execute when it ...

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Senior shares sage advice for first-year students

Dear Freshman, Congratulations, you’re finally out of the house embarking on this crazy journey called college. You may feel excited about exploring your newfound independence, or maybe you’re absolutely terrified about being away from home. Maybe you’re nervous about entering the rigorous ...

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New bear comes to the den

At the first football game, there will be a new feature that has already caused an uproar among some Mercer fans. It’s a bear. A big bear. The new bronze statue measures over 10 feet long and weighs 1,800 pounds. It’s a gift to the university from retired businessman Irwin Belk, who is the former ...

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