The Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America's Founding Principles exists to supplement Mercer University's excellent liberal arts program with a redoubled commitment to the foundational texts and ideas which have shaped Western Civilization and the American political order.
In Fall of 2014, the McDonald Center will be offering its first course, a general education course on America's Founding Principles. The Center is also sponsoring, once again, the University's Undergraduate Constitution Day Lecture.
The Center’s programming includes an annual lecture series, the A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas, high school teacher and student workshops, faculty-student reading groups, a general education course on America's Founding Principles, and undergraduate research fellowships.
In the Summer of 2015, the Center will run two great programs. The first (June 21-July 3) is our Great Books travel program for high school teachers, in Florence, Italy. The second (July 12-17) is our Great Books program for high school students. Applications for both programs are available now.