November 4-6, 2016

Schedule

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Register by 5 pm on September 30 for a chance to win 2 free nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Macon/Mercer University.

Half Century Club members and members of the undergraduate Class of 1966 will also receive printed invitations by mail.

 

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016


Alumni Career Speaker Series: Great Books

Steuart Botchford, CLA '07 and Managing Partner at Ultima Capital Partners in Boston, shares the role the Great Books track plays in the course of his professional ventures. After earning his BA in Economics and Philosophy, Botchford went on to the University of Michigan where he earned an MBA and MS in Environmental Policy. His past experiences include working with Teach for America in rural Mississippi and at the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Conference Room II, Connell Student Center

Alumni Career Speakers Series: Business

Darin Wettengel, BUSM '95, and a partner with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Charlotte, NC, was a four-year baseball letterman while at Mercer. He will share insights from his 20 years as an accountant.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Room 251, Stetson Hall

Alumni Career Speakers Series: Engineering

Dericus Harvey, EGR '99, and Business Consultant for Chick-fil-A in College Park, GA, shares his experience as an engineering graduate in his professional roles. Harvey earned his MBA from Indiana University and has seven years of management experience with Johnson & Johnson.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Peyton Anderson Auditorium, Room 110, Science & Engineering Building

Alumni Career Speakers Series: Health Sciences

Dr. Runi Arepally Foster, CLA '84, a pulmonologist with Pulmonary Physicians of Gainesville, FL, will address alumni and students in our Health Sciences presentation. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Lecture Hall, Willet Science Center

Admissions Workshop for Legacy Students

Get a head start on the Admissions process and hear from the experts. The Admissions staff will provide information on preparing a competitive college application, college entrance exams, financial aid, and the major changes in higher education over the last decade. You will have the opportunity to ask our admissions counselors your pressing questions about college readiness to help you prepare for that important process. For more information, contact Heather Perrin: perrin_h@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2076. Pre-registration is required.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Conference Room I, Connell Student Center

National Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

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

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bell Board Room, University Center

Golf Cart Tours for Undergraduate Class of 1966 and Half Century Club Members

Space is limited; Pre-registration is limited to graduates of the Class of 1966 and their guests, and is required for participants.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free, 3 max per registration
Location: Depart from University Center Patio

BLSA Alumni and Student Activity

This event is by invitation only. For more information, please visit law.mercer.edu/alumni/events or contact Cheryll King: king_c@law.mercer.edu; (478) 301-2180.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Lin Wood Courtroom & Reception Area 359

An Evening with Southern Spirits

Join us for an evening of cocktails and food pairings inspired by the South's most famous writers. Ever want to know Faulkner's recipe for the perfect mint julep? Or why Carson McCullers was partial to the Long Island Iced Tea? Now's your chance to find out. Southern Spirits has quickly become one of the most anticipated events at Alumni Weekend. For more information, contact Doug Thompson: thompson_d@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2017

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $50.00
Location: Woodruff House; 988 Bond Street

Undergraduate Class of 1966 Golden Anniversary Reception and Dinner

All members of the undergraduate Class of 1966 are invited to celebrate your 50th anniversary with your classmates, former professors, and current faculty and staff. Invitees will also receive printed invitations and registration forms by mail. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $35.00
Location: Presidents Dining Room, University Center

Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner

Our Second Annual Alumni Awards Dinner will honor this year's Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees, Chapter Leader Award winners, Greek Challenge Winners and recipients of the Alumni by Choice, Meritorious Service, Distinguished Alumnus, and Young Alumnus awards. Pre-registration is required; reception begins at 6:00, and dinner and program begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella: kinsella_jh@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2717.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $40.00
Location: Intramural Courts, University Center

Law Class of 1981 35th Year Reunion

This event is by invitation only. For more information, please visit law.mercer.edu/alumni/events or contact Cheryll King: king_c@law.mercer.edu; (478) 301-2180.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $35.00
Location: Gene & Joan Hatcher's Residence

Observing the Night Sky

Weather permitting, there will be several telescopes set up in Cruz Plaza. We will observe the Moon, Mars, and other astronomical objects. Please join us for some fun under the stars!

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza

Pep Rally and Fireworks

Free and open to all, our Annual Homecoming Pep Rally gets the party started!

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza

Homecoming Party

Join us after the Pep Rally and Fireworks for music, food, dancing, and fun. Winners of the Greek Challenge will will be announced from the pep rally stage to kick off the spirited festivities. Entry and food are free; cash bar is available.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza

Bear Bash Late Night Music Jam

Come listen to some special performers or come sing Karaoke...Bring your own beverages/snacks, blanket, chairs, sit under stars, enjoy the music (please make use of koozies or solo cups). For more information,visit the Bear Bash Facebook page.

Date: Nov. 4
Time: 11 p.m. – Midnight
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016


Law Half Century Breakfast with the Dean

This event is by invitation only. For more information, please visit law.mercer.edu/alumni/events or contact Cheryll King: king_c@law.mercer.edu; (478) 301-2180.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: 2nd Floor Event Room, Law School

Home of Hope Orphanage Fundraiser

This event is to help raise funds to support Home of Hope Orphanage, set up in N'zerekore, Guinea (West Africa) by My Vision for Refugees Inc., a 501 (c) non-profit organization founded by Sam Johnson, CLA '14, and a former refugee, himself.

We will be selling Dashikis (African print shirts/dresses) and note cards. All proceeds go toward the Home of Hope orphanage. The orphanage supports 16 refugee orphans and provides for their education, medical costs, and overall well-being. The aim is to give these children a better lilfe and to provide them with opportunities and skills to become self-sufficient in the future, and to be in the position to help others, as well.

For more information, contact Sam Johnson: myvisionforrefugees@gmail.com; (470) 985-9304; or visit www.myvision4refugees.org or www.facebook.com/myvisionforrefugees.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field

Alumni Chapter Leaders Breakfast Meet and Greet

This event is by invitation only. Welcome, Chapter Leaders! As a thank-you for your leadership role, join the staff of Alumni Services for breakfast, and meet your fellow Chapter Leaders from across the country!

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: Farmers Market, University Center

BLSA Breakfast Meeting

This event is by invitation only. For more information, please visit law.mercer.edu/alumni/events or contact Cheryll King: king_c@law.mercer.edu; (478) 301-2180.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Lin Wood Courtroom

Bear Bash Tailgate

Please note that the Bear Bash Tailgate is a volunteer-organized event.

This year we are raising funds and awareness for Mercer On Mission Prosthetic Vietnam Campaign.

YOU MUST MAKE YOUR SHIRT/HOODIE ORDER AT THIS LINK BEFORE OCTOBER 10th.  Oct. Tenth.  The 10th of OCTOBER. Got It?

https://www.booster.com/mercerbearbashtailgate 

Mercer engineering department and Mercer on Mission are creating and delivering prosthetic legs to those in need.  Each leg only cost $250 so we are selling Bear Bash Tailgate shirts/hoodies and every penny of profit goes to M.O.M. More information is available here: Bear Bash Facebook page

Give a leg up and order your tshirt, sweat, or hoodie here at https://www.booster.com/mercerbearbashtailgate

YOU MUST MAKE YOUR ORDER BEFORE OCTOBER 10th, and product is shipped to your home address from Booster, between Oct. 25th and 29th, wear your apparel to homecoming weekend.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black

Reserved Tailgating Packages Accessible

Click here for more information and to reserve a tailgate package. Planning to tailgate on your own? Register for this event to let us know. We'll stop by to welcome you to campus!

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field

Theta Pi 40th Anniversary KAPsi Tailgate

Mercer University's Theta Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. celebrates its 40th Anniversary.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: Black Field

Mercer Athletic Foundation Meeting

This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Brian Gerrity: gerrity_bt@mercer.edu; (478) 301-4003.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bell Board Room, University Center

Law School Open House

This event is by invitation only. For more information, please visit law.mercer.edu/alumni/events or contact Cheryll King: king_c@law.mercer.edu; (478) 301-2180.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free
Location: Law School

Kaleidoscope Concert

A Homecoming concert showcasing the faculty and students of Townsend School of Music. This fast-paced concert will include all musical mediums and showcase the outstanding talent of the School of Music.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Fickling Hall - McCorkle Music Building

Tift Alumni Tailgate

The Tift College of Education is excited to host our alumni during the 2016 Mercer University Homecoming! Feel free to stop by to find out all the exciting news at the Tift College of Education.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field

Sigma Nu Friends and Family Tailgate

Sigma Nu Friends and Family Tailgate- Stop by and see us! This event is by invitation only. Sigma Nu Alumni Family and Friends only; Not open to students or general public.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bear Plus Tailgating Area

Half Century Club Luncheon

This event is by invitation only for our undergraduate alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, alumni and one guest attend free. A registration fee of $25 applies to each additional guest. Invitees will also receive printed invitations and registration forms by mail. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: first 2 free, then $25.00
Location: Intramural Courts, University Center

Class Reunion Tailgates: Classes of 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2006

Join your classmates from the Class of 1976, Class of 1986, Class of 1991, Class of 1996, and Class of 2006 as you celebrate your 40th, 30th, 25th, 20th, and 10th anniversaries, respectively!

Date: Nov. 5
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Location: Black Field

Math Tailgate

Mathematics Alumni and Friends are welcome at the Math tailgate. Food and drink will be provided.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Newton/Willingham Plaza

Penfield Alumni, Student, Faculty and Staff Mingle in Mercer Village

Join Penfield College (formerly the College of Continuing and Professional Studies) Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff for lunch and conversation!

Date: Nov. 5
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Sauced Pizzeria

School of Engineering Alumni Tailgate

Engineering Alumni and Friends - Join us for a tailgate before the game! We will have grills and tables set up on LaTorre Family Plaza between the Engineering Building and the Science and Engineering Building. Bring a meat to grill, a side dish to share, or just stop by and say hi to faculty and friends. Ice, drinks, plates, plasticware, and napkins will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Date: Nov. 5
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: The LaTorre Family Plaza

University Libraries Tailgating

Stop by and see what's new at the University Libraries!

Date: Nov. 5
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field

Law Homecoming Tailgate

This event is by invitation only. For more information, please visit law.mercer.edu/alumni/events or contact Cheryll King: king_c@law.mercer.edu; (478) 301-2180.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field

School of Medicine and MUSM Class of 1986 Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Dr. Ed Roberts' bust

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Medical School

Football vs ETSU Buccaneers

Planning to purchase tickets to the game? Choose this event as a registration option to receive your pre-sale code for Homecoming football tickets! Tickets are $15, and must be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first served basis. You must have the code provided to you in your Homecoming registration confirmation to purchase tickets.

 

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Five Star Stadium

BLSA Introduction to the Bar

This annual event is organized by the Mercer Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and is by invitation only. It is a celebratory dinner geared toward recognizing the bar admission of Mercer BLSA's most recent graduates. Invitees will receive emailed invitations with a link on how to register for this free event. For more information, contact Omolayo Omotosho: oomotosho18@lawmail.mercer.edu; (404)-441-2693.

Date: Nov. 5
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: President's Dining Room

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016


Orange and White Game

Come catch a sneak peek of the Bears in action before start of the regular season. The annual scrimmage, held the Sunday before the start of the regular season is sure to be a fun event.

Date: Nov. 6
Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Hawkins Arena
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