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Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Alumni Career Speaker Series: Business
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Room 251, Stetson Hall
Description:

Andy DuVall, BUSM '97, Revenue Controller, NCR Corporation, and CFO, Old 4th Distillery, returns to campus to speak to alumni, students, faculty and staff during our annual Alumni Career Speaker Series. Mr. DuValls topic is "My Journey from International Accountant to Entrepreneur." Pre-registration is required.

Alumni Career Speaker Series: Engineering
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Peyton Anderson Auditorium, Room 110, Science & Engineering Building
Description:

Ray McDonald, EGR '92, Vice President of Engineering, Ridge Corporation returns to campus to speak to alumni, students, faculty and staff during our annual Alumni Career Speaker Series. Mr. McDonald's topic is "Engineering Design in the Truck and Transportation Industry." Pre-registration is required.

Alumni Career Speaker Series: Great Books
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: TBD
Description:

Free for alumni, students, faculty and staff during our annual Alumni Career Speaker Series. Further details will be announced soon; please check back frequently for updated information. Pre-registration is required.

Alumni Career Speaker Series: Health Sciences Panel
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Medical School Auditorium
Description:

Hollie McIntosh, CLA '95, PHA '99, Pharmacist, High Point Health Systems, returns to campus to speak to alumni, students, faculty and staff during our annual Alumni Career Speaker Series. Further details regarding our Health Sciences Panel will be announced soon; please check back frequently for updated information. Pre-registration is required.

University Center Food Court Open
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: University Center
Description:

The University Center Food Court features Subway, Chick-Fil-A, GrillWorks, and a wide selection of carry-out meals and snacks. Cash, credit cards, and meal plans are accepted.

Homecoming Headquarters Open
Date: Oct. 23
Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: Athletic Desk, Lower Level, University Center
Description:

Your central location for Information, Event Registration, Campus Maps, Schedules, and more! Having trouble finding a building or event? We're here to help! 5K Participants: Early packet pick-up is available at Homecoming Headquarters. (Building 39 on the campus map.)

Guest Services
Date: Oct. 23
Time: All Day
Cost: Unavailable
Location: University Center
Description:

Visit the University Center for public restrooms, ATM, and vending. Located on the main level of the University Center.

National Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Griffin B. Bell Board Room, University Center
Description:

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

Homecoming Headquarters Open
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: Athletic Desk, Lower Level, University Center
Description:

Your central location for Information, Event Registration, Campus Maps, Schedules, and more! Having trouble finding a building or event? We're here to help! 5K Participants: Early packet pick-up is available at Homecoming Headquarters. (Building 39 on the campus map.)

Undergraduate Class of 1965 Golden Anniversary Reception and Dinner
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: $35.00
Location: Presidents Dining Room, University Center
Description:

All members of the undergraduate Class of 1965 are invited to celebrate your 50th anniversary with your classmates, current faculty, and staff. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

An Evening with Southern Spirits
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00
Location: Woodruff House
Description:

Pre-registration required. Our first Southern Spirits event was so hauntingly good, we're bringing it back! Join the Southern Studies faculty at the Woodruff House for pairings of great Southern authors and their favorite cocktails and tastes of classic Southern food. On the table this year are William Faulkner, Will Campbell, Thomas Wolfe, and more! Pre-registration includes transportation, food, and beverages. Transportation: Meet in Connell Student Center parking lot at 5pm; bus will depart for the Woodruff House at 5:15pm. The bus will pick up guests at the Woodruff House at 7:30pm, and will arrive at the Connell Student Center parking lot at 8pm.

Alumni Awards Dinner
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $30.00
Location: Intramural Courts, University Center
Description:

Honor our award recipients at our first-annual Alumni Awards Dinner! Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as our Chapter Award winners, Greek Challenge winners, and Alumni by Choice, Meritorious Service Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Young Alumnus Award recipients will be recognized. Registration is free for each honoree and one guest. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella: kinsella_jh@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2717.

Pep Rally and Fireworks
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Tattnall Square Park
Description:

Join the Mercer community on Cruz Plaza to get your spirit on with the Mercer Bears! Our annual pep rally and fireworks are a great way to warm up for an evening in Tattnall Square Park.

Homecoming Showcase: Macon Octoberfest
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Tattnall Square Park
Description:

A Southern Music and Georgia Craft Beer Festival. Aside from the Bavarian culture that inspired the event, all of the breweries, performers, merchants, and a majority of the food are locally sourced from around the state. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Macon Octoberfest 2015 will benefit three inspiring local charities: Alzheimer’s Association, All About Animals Rescue and LH Harris Ecology Center. Tickets required and IDs checked at event entrance. Friday night admission is free for pre-registered alumni and friends with your Homecoming registration confirmation email!

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Guest Services
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: University Center
Description:

Visit the University Center for public restrooms, ATM, and vending. Located on the main level of the University Center.

Homecoming 5K Road Run
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Cost: $20.00
Location: Cruz Plaza, in front of Stetson Hall
Description:

A new course and timing chips await this year's 5K participants! Event t-shirts are included in registration fee. Course map will be provided closer to the event date. Further details will be published soon. For more information, contact Rachel Long: long_rm@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2224.

Homecoming Headquarters Open
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Unavailable
Location: Athletic Desk, Lower Level, University Center
Description:

Your central location for Information, Event Registration, Campus Maps, Schedules, and more! Having trouble finding a building or event? We're here to help! 5K Participants: Check-in is required between 7am-7:45am at Cruz Plaza. (Building 39 on the campus map.)

Alumni Chapter Leaders Breakfast Meet and Greet
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Farmers Market (formerly Bear Rock Café), University Center
Description:

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! This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Penfield College of Mercer University Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field
Description:

Homecoming Tailgate for Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff of Mercer University's Penfield College, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, and University College. For more information, contact Laurie Rea: Rea_ll@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6028.

Tailgating Areas Open
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field; Cruz Plaza
Description:

Public tailgate areas and rented tailgate packages are accessible beginning at 9am. Visit mercergameday.com to view tailgating policies and procedures, parking information, or to rent your tailgate tent!

Mercer Athletic Foundation Meeting
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Griffin B. Bell Board Room, University Center
Description:

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

MUSM All Class and Student Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Med School Front Lawn
Description:

Mercer University School of Medicine Alumni and Students are invited to this free Homecoming tailgate. Catch up with old friends and current happenings! Food and soft drinks will be provided; pre-registration is preferred. For more information, contact Trey Seagraves: seagraves_fe@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5648.

Tarver Library Open House
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Tarver Library
Description:

Remember the long nights spent in the library, toiling away while the aromas of fresh coffee and bagels wafted through the air? No? Tarver Library is opening its doors for our alumni and friends on Homecoming Saturday! You won't believe how much has changed since your last research paper, and we look forward to welcoming you home. Take a self-guided tour and visit our hospitality table - we'll have giveaways and more! Catch a sneak peek here.

Golf Cart Tour of Campus for Half Century Club Members and 50 Year Anniversary Class (1965)
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Depart from Stetson Parking Lot
Description:

This event is for members of our Half Century Club and 50-year Anniversary Class (Class of 1965) only. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

Half Century Club Shuttle
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Hilton Garden Inn (pick-up location)
Description:

A complimentary service provided for our Half Century Club members (those alumni who graduated in 1965 or earlier). The trolley will pick up guests at the Hilton Garden Inn beginning at 10:30am, and will drop off guests in the Stetson parking lot for easy access to the Intramural Courts in the University Center. Return trips to the Hilton Garden Inn will be made following the Half Century Club Luncheon.

University Center Food Court Open
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: University Center
Description:

The University Center Food Court features Subway, Chick-Fil-A, GrillWorks, and a wide selection of carry-out meals and snacks. Cash, credit cards, and meal plans are accepted.

Homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert in Fickling Hall
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free
Location: Fickling Recital Hall, McCorkle Music Building
Description:

The Townsend School of Music will be hosting a free Homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert at 11:00am. This one-hour concert will feature students, ensembles, and faculty of the Townsend School of Music. For more information, contact David Keith: keith_cd@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5639.

Class of 1975 Reunion Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field
Description:

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Class of 1985 Reunion Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field
Description:

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Class of 1990 Reunion Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field
Description:

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Class of 1995 Reunion Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field
Description:

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Class of 2005 Reunion Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field
Description:

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Homecoming Showcase: Macon OctoberKIDS
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Tattnall Square Park Playground
Description:

Macon Octoberfest Arts, Activities and Entertainment for children and families to enjoy. Admission is free.

Homecoming Showcase: Macon Octoberfest
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: Tattnall Square Park
Description:

A Southern Music and Georgia Craft Beer Festival. Aside from the Bavarian culture that inspired the event, all of the breweries, performers, merchants, and a majority of the food are locally sourced from around the state. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Macon Octoberfest 2015 will benefit three inspiring local charities: Alzheimer’s Association, All About Animals Rescue and LH Harris Ecology Center. Register today to access discounted tickets through Mercer Ticket Sales. Tickets required and IDs checked at event entrance.

Half Century Club Luncheon
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00, 2 free
Location: IM Court, University Center
Description:

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 $25/person. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

Men's Soccer vs VMI
Date: Oct. 24
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bear Field (located behind the School of Medicine)
Description:

A fun, free activity for all ages, come on out and cheer for the Bears on the soccer field!

School of Engineering Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: LaTorre Family Plaza (breezeway between Engineering School and Science and Engineering Building)
Description:

For more information, contact Scott Schultz at schultz_sr@mercer.edu, or (478) 301-2840.

Tarver Library Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field
Description:

Drop by during the pre-game festivities to visit with Tarver Library staff, peruse old Cauldrons, and snag some swag! Portions of our Special Collections will be viewable onsite, as well - a treat for all Mercer Bears!

Great Books Alumni Tailgate
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field
Description:

All alumni, faculty, and emeriti faculty of the Great Books Program are invited to a drop-in tailgate reception before the football game. A candy table, Great Books-themed photos, and current GBK students are part of this casual and fun reunion. Further details will be added as they are finalized, so check back often!

Half Century Club Shuttle
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Stetson parking lot (pick-up location)
Description:

A complimentary service provided for our Half Century Club members (those alumni who graduated in 1965 or earlier). The trolley will pick up guests in the Stetson parking lot beginning at 1pm, and will drop off guests at the Hilton Garden Inn. The trolley will continue this route until 2pm.

Mercer Bears Football vs VMI
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $15.00
Location: Five Star Stadium
Description:

Tickets are required. Reserved seating $15; grass berm seating: $8. Stadium gates will open at 1:30pm. Visit mercergameday.com for information regarding parking, traffic, and policies and procedures.

Astronomical Observing Session
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza
Description:

Join members of Mercer's Astronomy Club in observing the moon through some of Mercer's telescopes. Depending on weather conditions, other astronomical objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy and the Orion Nebula may be viewable, as well. In the event of severe weather, this event will be canceled or postponed. For more information, contact Matt Marone: marone_mj@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2597.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Homecoming Brunch
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: $9.25
Location: Fresh Food Company, Connell Student Center
Homecoming Showcase: Macon Octoberfest Brewer's Brunch
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: Tattnall Square Park
Description:

An exclusive one-on-one tasting with the brewers from all over the state while enjoying brunch presented by Grow. Tickets required and IDs checked at event entrance. Tickets are available through Mercer Ticket Sales or at maconoctoberfest.com.

Homecoming Showcase: Macon Octoberfest
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Unavailable
Location: Tattnall Square Park
Description:

A Southern Music and Georgia Craft Beer Festival. Aside from the Bavarian culture that inspired the event, all of the breweries, performers, merchants, and a majority of the food are locally sourced from around the state. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Macon Octoberfest 2015 will benefit three inspiring local charities: Alzheimer’s Association, All About Animals Rescue and LH Harris Ecology Center. Register today to access discounted tickets through Mercer Ticket Sales. Tickets required and IDs checked at event entrance.

Homecoming Showcase: Macon OctoberKIDS
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Tattnall Square Park Playground
Description:

Macon Octoberfest Arts, Activities and Entertainment for children and families to enjoy. Admission is free.

Women's Soccer vs Furman
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bear Field (located behind the School of Medicine)
Description:

Women's Soccer battles Furman on Senior Day! Send our senior women off with a roar! For more information, contact Lee Walker: walker_lb@mercer.edu.