Homecoming 2014
 
 

Schedule

Submit an event for 2015 here.

October 23rd - 25th, 2015

Check out the events we had in 2014 below!

 

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Dedication of the M. Diane Owens Garden

Date: Oct. 30
Time: 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Corner of University Center Drive and Stadium Drive
Our newly added landscaping at the south campus entrance will be dedicated as the M. Diane Owens Garden. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to Claude Smith Field, accessible from University Center Drive.

Trick-or-Treat!

Date: Oct. 30
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Greek Village

Bring your costumed cubs out for some Halloween fun sponsored by the Office of Campus Life.

Townsend School of Music Presents: Fresh Ink: The Verismo Trio Theresa Bogard, Piano; Nicole Riner, Flutes; Scott Turpen, Saxophones

Date: Oct. 30
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Fickling Recital Hall, McCorkle Music Building

Former Mercer faculty member Scott Turpen returns to campus with faculty colleagues from the University of Wyoming, introducing new sound concepts and new composers to audiences young and old. For more information: (478) 301-5751; campbell_jd@mercer.edu; music.mercer.edu/calendar.

Student Skit Competition

Date: Oct. 30
Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Willingham Auditorium

A Mercer tradition, the student skit competition kicks off our Homecoming weekend.

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Emerging Artists: New Forms

Date: Oct. 31
Location: Tattnall Square Park

New work by emerging regional artists. Outdoor sculpture exhibit.

Civil War 150 Traveling Exhibition

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Jack Tarver Library

The exhibit is a component of Civil War 150, a national program to encourage public exploration of the impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and features excerpts from original sources, images, and texts. This traveling exhibition, created by the Gilder Lehrman institute, invites the public to gain a deeper appreciation of the most transformative period in American history. For more information: www.gilderlehrman.org/civilwar150

HOMECOMING HEADQUARTERS Central Registration and Check-In Desk Open.

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Bear Rock Café, University Center

Welcome, Alumni and Friends! Stop by Homecoming Headquarters to pick up your tickets and other registration materials when you arrive. Having trouble finding a building or event? We're there to help!

Alumni Career Speakers Series Panel: Health Sciences - Careers in Dentistry and Medicine.

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Auditorium, School of Medicine

Featuring Jennifer Sherwood Bragg, DMD, CLA '93, Dentist, Bragg Dental; and Tina Cross Hawkins, MD, CLA '00, MED '04, Central Georgia Fertility Institute.

Alumni Career Speakers Series: Business - Entrepreneurship and Atlanta's Growing Film Industry.

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Room 251, Stetson Hall

Featuring Carrie Sagel Burns, BUSM BBA '96, BUSA MBA '99, Founder and Owner, Atlanta Movie Tours. Member, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics Alumni Board.

Alumni Career Speakers Series: Engineering - Gulfstream: America's Business Jet

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Peyton Anderson Auditorium, Science and Engineering Building, Room 110

Featuring Johnny Hodges, EGR '94, Director of Airframe Engineering, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

Alumni Career Speakers Series: Great Books - Its Impact on My Career.

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Connell Conference Room 1, Connell Student Center

Presented by Bethany Rezek, CLA '03, LAW '06; Senior Associate, Business Litigation Group, King & Spalding; Atlanta. Member, Walter F. George School of Law Alumni Board.

National Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Griffin B. Bell Board Room, University Center

This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella: kinsella_jh@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2717.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Homer and Ruth Drake Field House

Invitations for the 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner will be mailed in mid-October. For more information, contact Brian Gerrity: gerrity_bt@mercer.edu; (478) 301-4003.

An Evening with Southern Spirits

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $35.00
Location: Woodruff House

Pre-registration required. Join the Southern Studies faculty for an event that pairs great Southern authors and their favorite cocktails. Tastes of classic Southern food will accompany each pairing. Share the pleasures of Flannery O'Connor, Faulkner, Williams and others in the beauty of the Woodruff House. Transportation from campus will be provided. Meet in the Connell Student Center parking lot at 5pm. The trolley will depart for the Woodruff House at 5:15pm. Return transportation to campus will depart the Woodruff House at 7:45pm. Registration includes beverages, food, and transportation. For more information: Lake Lambert, lambert_l@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2915.

Class of 1964 Reception and Dinner

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $30.00
Location: Presidents Dining Room, University Center

Calling all members of the Class of 1964! Celebrate your 50th anniversary with your classmates, former professors, and current faculty and staff. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

Mercer Women's Volleyball vs The Citadel

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Hawkins Arena, University Center

Penfield College Reception

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza patio, near the water feature

Alumni, prospective students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to a casual reception to learn more about Penfield College of Mercer University (formerly College of Continuing and Professional Studies). This fun and informative event is a great way to learn more about the College.

Alumni Reunions for Undergraduate Anniversary Classes

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza

Members of the undergraduate classes of 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004. Join your classmates for pre-Homecoming Party fun and fellowship! Food and beverages provided.

Homecoming Light Parade

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Begins at the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot

Led by our current students, lights instead of floats will kick off our traditional opening Homecoming festivities. The parade will depart from the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot and wind its way through Mercer Village and back onto campus. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information: (478) 301-2868; campuslife@mercer.edu

Special University Announcement, Homecoming Alumni Reunion and Party!

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza

President Underwood invites you to join the Mercer family in celebrating our accomplishments and planning our future! Free to alumni and friends, this year’s Homecoming party aims to surpass your expectations, with food, dancing, live music from Party Nation, and a few surprises guaranteed to inspire your imaginations. Fall in love with Mercer all over again at an event you’ll have to see to believe. Our program kicks off promptly at 8pm on the beautiful Cruz Plaza, and guests will receive two free drink tickets. Cash bar opens for everyone following the special announcement. We can’t wait to see you there!

S'Mores, Pep Rally and Fireworks

Date: Oct. 31
Time: 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather each year to kick off our Homecoming weekend at this free, fun event. Meet our Mercer Bears while enjoying music, complimentary hot chocolate, s'mores-making, and a spectacular fireworks display!

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Emerging Artists: New Forms

Date: Nov. 1
Location: Tattnall Square Park

New work by emerging regional artists. Outdoor sculpture exhibit.

Mercer Bookstore Open

Date: Nov. 1
Location: Mercer Village, University Center, and Football Stadium

Visit www.shopmercerbears.com for bookstore hours. Alumni, opt-in for discounts before you arrive.

Homecoming 5K Road Run

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $20.00
Location: Cruz Plaza

Run, jog, walk, or sprint through the beautiful Macon campus alongside friends, current students, former professors, and family members while you enjoy a morning run. Race will begin at 8am, check-in or on-site registration required between 7am-7:45am on Cruz Plaza. Chipped race. See course map here. For more information, contact Todd Thomas: thomas_ta@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2370.

Admissions Check-In for Prospective Students

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: TBD

This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Kaitlin Schlosser: schlosser_ke@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2314

HOMECOMING HEADQUARTERS Central Registration and Check-In Desk Open

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Bear Rock Café, University Center

Welcome, Alumni and Friends! Stop by Homecoming Headquarters to pick up your tickets and other registration materials when you arrive. Having trouble finding a building or event? We're there to help!

Homecoming Breakfast

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $7.00
Location: Fresh Food Company, Connell Student Center

Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast in the Fresh Food Company! Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the breakfast. Please note this event has moved from Cruz Plaza.

SOLD OUT Half Century Club and Class of '64 Golf Cart Tour of Campus

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Departs from Stetson Parking Lot

Registration Required - Limited to 5 passengers per cart. All campus buildings open for touring.

Football Tailgate Areas Open

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Various Locations

Reserved tailgate packages and first-come, first-served tailgate areas will be accessible beginning at 9am. Personal belongings and equipment must be removed by 10pm. Planning to tailgate for the big game? Let us know by registering for this event on the registration form. We'll stop by to say hello!

All Greek Houses open for Alumni Touring

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Greek Village

Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Lamda Chi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Panhellenic House, Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Mu, Sigma Nu, Zeta Phi Beta.

Mercer Athletic Foundation Meeting

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Griffin B. Bell Board Room, University Center

For more information, contact Brian Gerrity: gerrity_bt@mercer.edu; (478) 301-4003.

Law School Open House

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free
Location: Walter F. George School of Law

Hosted by the Walter F. George School of Law Office of Admissions. Further details will be added soon. For more information contact Marilyn Sutton: (478) 301-2429; sutton_m@law.mercer.edu

Greek Football Tailgating

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Greek Village

Our Greek organizations will be tailgating all day. Drop by and say hello!

Civil War 150 Traveling Exhibition

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Jack Tarver Library

The exhibit is a component of Civil War 150, a national program to encourage public exploration of the impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and features excerpts from original sources, images, and texts. This traveling exhibition, created by the Gilder Lehrman institute, invites the public to gain a deeper appreciation of the most transformative period in American history. For more information: www.gilderlehrman.org/civilwar150

Second Annual Nicholas Schade Whitlock Foundation Tailgate

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: NSW Foundation Tent, Athletic Quad

Adults: $20; Students: $10. The NSW Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization established in 2012 in honor of Captain Nicholas Schade Whitlock, who gave his life in service of his country. One of the primary goals of the Foundation is to establish a scholarship at Mercer University in honor of this very worthy alumnus. Each year the Foundation hosts a number of fundraising events, including an annual tailgate during Mercer Football. This year's tailgate will be catered by Satterfield's BBQ. HD Satellite TV will also be available to allow tailgaters to fully appreciate Football Saturday. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.whitlockfoundation.com. For event details and to register, contact Garrett Ratcliff: merceruniversityscholarship@whitlockfoundation.com, or (954) 551-7724. All proceeds benefit the NSW Memorial Scholarship. The NSW Foundation is a volunteer-led group, and is not an official Mercer University organization.

Townsend School of Music Homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free
Location: Fickling Recital Hall, McCorkle Music Building

A Homecoming concert showcasing the students of Townsend School of Music! For more information: (478) 301-5751; campbell_jd@mercer.edu; music.mercer.edu/calendar.

Half Century Club Luncheon

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: 2 free $20.00 each additional
Location: Intramural Courts, University Center

Registration Required. Invitations will be mailed to our alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors, registration is free for alumni and one guest. Registration for additional guests is $20/person. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

Food for Feet: MPOC Homecoming Charity BBQ

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $7.00
Location: Cruz Plaza, directly across from the Bear Statue

Created in 2012, Mercer Prosthetics and Orthotics Club is a student-led organization that encourages interest, raises funds, and manufactures prosthetic devices for Mercer on Mission: Vietnam. In order to provide medications and amenities to rural Vietnamese amputees, MPOC hosts this charity BBQ, complete with delicious homemade Southern dishes. Located on Cruz Plaza, this event will not only provide freshly prepared plates of food, but also other fun activities, such as a photo booth to celebrate Mercer and its homecoming. All event proceeds support MPOC's mission in Vietnam. With good food and a good cause, we hope to help amputees one plate at a time. For more information: muprosthetics@gmail.com or (912) 245-5657. Tickets are $7 online or $10 at the door.

Wesley House Tailgate

Date: Nov. 1
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Wesley Foundation

Tailgate at Wesley House! For more information: wesleyofmacon@gmail.com or (478) 742-1998.

Bear Force Homecoming Tailgate

Date: Nov. 1
Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Athletic Quad

Bear Force alumni and current staff are invited to attend a cookout in appreciation of your years of service and good work. This event is by invitation only. For more information: bearforce411@mercer.edu.

African American Alumni Group Tailgate

Date: Nov. 1
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: Athletic Quad

Registration Required - Join classmates, family and friends for food and fun during our 2014 tailgate. Bring your lawn chair and look for our signs and tents on the day of the event! Don’t miss our recognition of the 2014 African American Alumni Distinguished Leaders for those who have outstanding contributions in their respective fields of study at 2pm! The African American Alumni group is a volunteer-led organization. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, please contact Velde Hardy at mubearsaaa@gmail.com.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc - Theta Pi Chapter/Alumni Tailgate

Date: Nov. 1
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Athletic Quad

Welcome home, Nupes! Join brothers from 38 years of achievement at Mercer and beyond! Friends and family welcome. Guide Right activity: Bring canned goods to be donated to Loaves and Fishes Ministry (Brother Charles Hines, III - Executive Director). $100 prize to any group/Greek organization/Club/Friends who donates the largest number of canned goods. Bring canned goods to the Kappa Tailgate Tent on the Athletic Quad.

Admissions Tailgate for Prospective Students

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Athletic Quad

This event is by invitation only. For more information, conctact Kaitlin Schlosser: schlosser_ke@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2314.

Mercer Women's Volleyball vs Samford

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Hawkins Arena, University Center

CANCELED Music and Munchies!

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: TBD

"Jam band" and tailgating by Campus Life/Quadworks/Student Affairs.

OA/PA Reunion

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Athletic Quad

Celebrate 35 years of Orientation Assistants and Peer Advisors as part of New Student Programs at Mercer! If you served as an OA or PA during your time at Mercer (or are currently a part of our PA program), please bring your families and attend the reunion to celebrate your contributions over the years! Mix and mingle with former Orientation Coordinators, Student Coordinators/Orientation Leadership Teams, and OAs and PAs, and enjoy a refreshing frozen treat served in a commemorative OA/PA stadium cup! For more information, contact Amanda Carls: carls_as@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2037.

Tift College of Education Tailgate

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Athletic Quad

All current Tift College of Education students and alumni are invited for food and drinks with your classmates and friends! For more information, contact Joann Bass at bass_je@mercer.edu or (478) 301-2249.

Penfield College Tailgate

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Athletic Quad

Penfield College Alumni and Friends, join us on game day for tailgating!

Law School Alumni Tailgate

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Athletic Quad

For more information, and to register, click here.

Mercer University Theatre presents: Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille, by Bruce Graham.

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Back Door Theatre

A special, invitation-only performance for Theatre Alumni. For more information: (478) 301-2974.
 

Pony Rides and Hunt Seat Riding Exhibition

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Lawn between Patterson Building and the Medical School

One of our favorite Homecoming traditions, Mercer's Equestrian Club and Intercollegiate Hunt Seat Equitation Team never fail to delight participants of all ages!

Mercer Bears vs The Citadel Bulldogs Football

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Mercer University Stadium

Tickets required. Come cheer on the Bears in our first Southern Conference Homecoming football game! Remember to wear your orange and black! Go, Bears!

Ticket Option: I am a Football Season Ticket Holder

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Mercer University Stadium

Thank you for your patronage! We encourage you to register for additional Homecoming events, and look forward to seeing you on campus. Your season tickets include admission to the Homecoming football game, and you do not need to select either of the ticket options below when registering, unless you wish to purchase tickets in addition to your season tickets. Please do let us know you plan to attend the game by selecting "I am a Football Season Ticket Holder" on your registration form.

Ticket Option: Seating $8 (Football General Admission, Grass Berm)

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Mercer University Stadium

When registering please select attendees to be provided with a one-time-use link and coupon code to purchase berm tickets. Link and coupon code to purchase tickets will be made available after submission and completion of your Homecoming registration. Note that tickets to the Homecoming football game are available for purchase only through Homecoming registration. Football ticket purchases require a separate transaction. 

Ticket Option: Seating $12 SOLD OUT (Football Reserved Seat in the Stands)

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Mercer University Stadium

SOLD OUT

When registering please select attendees to be provided with a one-time-use link and coupon code to purchase reserved seat tickets. Link and coupon code to purchase tickets will be made available after submission and completion of your Homecoming registration. Note that tickets to the Homecoming football game are available for purchase only through Homecoming registration. Football ticket purchases require a separate transaction. 

Classically Jazzed

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Macon City Auditorium

At Classically Jazzed, experience the world premier of Three Shades Of Blue, Concerto for Violin, Orchestra, and Jazz Trio. This piece was written by Matt Catingub, specially for violin virtuoso, Amy Schwartz Moretti and her husband, Steve Moretti. This spectacular show will feature works for musicians who have their roots in both jazz and classical music. The evening promises to offer Macon's music fans plenty of opportunities to dance and will showcase the highest level of camaraderie, musicianship, and entertainment. For more information: maconpops@gmail.com. $10 General Admission balcony seats are available for purchase by cash or check at the door of the event. To purchase a table or request a block of tickets for groups of 10 or more, visit www.maconpops.com. Note: tickets purchased through Ticketmaster have been canceled and refunded.

Kappa Komedy Night, hosted by Theta Pi Alumni, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Douglass Theatre; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.; Macon, GA 31201

Purchase tickets at www.douglasstheatre.org ($40/$30/$25).Welcome home former Mercer student DREW THOMAS, with special guests JJ WILLIAMSON and MIA JACKSON. Proceeds benefit Loaves and Fishes Ministry of Macon, GA. Kappa Komedy Night is a volunteer-led event. For more information, contact chillymost5@homekoming.net; (478) 742-2000.

Mercer Men's Soccer vs East Tennessee State

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Bear Field

Game day tickets go on sale and gates open 1.5 hours prior to game start time. Admission is $5. The ticket window is located behind the grandstand on the northeast corner of Bear Field. Parking is available adjacent to Bear Field, past the Mercer University School of Medicine.

SGA Alumni Group Reunion

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Woodruff House

Student Government Association alumni are invited to attend a reception and reunion at the Woodruff House. Cash Bar. The SGA Alumni Group is a volunteer-led organization. Please contact Joey Wozniak at j.knight.wozniak@gmail.com for more information.

African American Alumni Group Mix and Mingle

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: Macon Marriott City Center Hotel 240 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217

Registration Required - Join the Mercer AAA for an evening of music, cards and board games – including a Bid Whist competition. For more information, please contact Velde Hardy at mubearsaaa@gmail.com.

My Orange is Black After Party Featuring AJ the DJ and DJ Amore

Date: Nov. 1
Time: 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: Macon Marriott City Center Hotel 240 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217

Registration Required - The African American Alumni Group, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., invite all alumni and their guests to join us at the My Orange is Black After Party. Come out and enjoy dancing, cash bar and great company as we groove to five decades of great music...and Greeks, get ready; gather your teams for our first ever Stroll Competition! Dress code: Upscale cosmopolitan, black with a splash of any color. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, please contact Velde Hardy at mubearsaaa@gmail.com.

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Emerging Artists: New Forms

Date: Nov. 2
Location: Tattnall Square Park

New work by emerging regional artists. Outdoor sculpture exhibit.

African American Alumni Group Unity Worship Service

Date: Nov. 2
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Macon Marriott City Center Hotel 240 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217

Join us as we close out the weekend with our Unity Worship Services. Service will be led by fellow alumni. OBS Choir reunion anyone? For more information, please contact Velde Hardy at mubearsaaa@gmail.com.

Homecoming Brunch

Date: Nov. 2
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $8.00
Location: Fresh Food Company, Connell Student Center

Forget the old Caf, and come enjoy the new Fresh Food Company in the Connell Student Center. All you can eat brunch in a redesigned cafeteria you'll have to see to believe.

Civil War 150 Traveling Exhibition

Date: Nov. 2
Time: 2 p.m. – Midnight
Cost: Free
Location: Jack Tarver Library

The exhibit is a component of Civil War 150, a national program to encourage public exploration of the impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and features excerpts from original sources, images, and texts. This traveling exhibition, created by the Gilder Lehrman institute, invites the public to gain a deeper appreciation of the most transformative period in American history. For more information: www.gilderlehrman.org/civilwar150

8th Regiment Band of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry Performance

Date: Nov. 2
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Willingham Auditorium

The 8th Regiment Band has performed on Good Morning American, Performance Today, NPR, and Great American Brass Band Festivals. Celebrating the Civil War 150 exhibit at Jack Tarver Library, this free concert is open to the public. Note: this event was previously advertised for November 9. For more information, contact Lee Olson at olson_lt@mercer.edu or (478) 301-2852.