The 17th annual Mercer Big Dance, to benefit the Athletic Department, will be held at the Edgar Wilson Convention Centre of the Macon Centreplex Feb. 22.   This year's dance, which will feature a Mardi Gras theme, will feature the Embers, the Coastline Band and Middle Georgia's favorite, the Grapevine.   Tickets are $20 each or tables of eight are $160. Call the Athletic Department at (478) 301-2733 to reserve a table today.   The Big Dance is a production of the Mercer Athletic Department and radio station WAYS (105.5), presented by Riverside Ford and sponsored by Kroger, Avaya Communications, Mercer Health Systems and Oakview Golf and Country Club. Don't miss this great mid-winter event.
MACON, Ga. - The following area resident(s) recently were named to the dean's or president's list at Mercer University for the 2001 fall semester. Inclusion on the dean's and president's lists requires students meet rigorous grade point average requirements specific to their school within the University.
ATLANTA - Two noted Baptist theologians will lecture on the influence of Calvinism on contemporary Baptists on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Cecil B. Day Hall on Mercer's Atlanta campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive.
Registration at the Douglas County and Griffin Centers will be held Friday, Jan. 4, from 3-7 p.m.   Registration at the Macon and Covington Centers will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Registration at the Eastman Center will be done by telephone.   
Mercer University's Macon campus will reopen Friday, Jan. 4. Employees should report at regular hours. The Macon weather alert phone number for Mercer is (478) 301-5335.   Registration at the Douglas County and Griffin Centers has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 4, from 3-7 p.m.   Registration for the Macon and Covington Centers has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Registration for the Eastman Center will be done by telephone. 
WHO: Mercer Center for Community Development in collaboration with the Georgia Faith Based Initiative Task Force, Charitable Connections Inc., Covenant Community Services, CTS Training Services, Cutting Edge Consulting, ISAYES Inc., People TV and Safehouse Ministries Inc. WHAT:Leadership Academy 2001:...
Macon, Ga. -- Mercer University launched its new Web site redesign Dec. 6, unveiling the project at a meeting of its Board of Trustees. The new site features a user-friendly design, a searchable calendar of events and new information about Mercer's four Macon undergraduate schools.   The new design allows visitors to move more easily throughout Mercer's 10,000-page Web site. Through the use of drop-down menus, users can scan many areas of the site without having to click through several pages. A "Spotlight" section on the home page targets news and announcements to Mercer's various audiences, including alumni, students, staff and the local community.   The site continues to offer features included in its earlier version, including online applications for admission, news releases, an e-mail search function and secure online giving.   The Web site launch marks the completion of phase one of the project, which included the new home page and...
Macon -- A scientist leading a team of researchers at Mercer University School of Medicine has discovered pluripotent stem cells in adult humans. These adult pluripotent stem cells have an extended life span and can form a variety of cells and tissues from a single cell, attributes similar to embryonic stem cells. His findings may reduce the need for embryonic stem cell use, while advancing medical science in the areas of tissue engineering and gene therapy. He is funded in part by MorphoGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a San Diego company dedicated to the research and commercialization of adult-derived pluripotent stem cells.
MACON -- President/Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, Rebecca Paul, will wrap-up Mercer University's Executive Forum lineup of fall speakers for the 2001-2002 series. Paul will address the members of the Forum at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Medical School Auditorium on Mercer's Macon campus.
Mercer University's Woodruff House will be open for free tours between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., Dec. 4-6. Each room will be trimmed for Christmas by local businesses and decorators, such as J.C. Penney Co.; C. Terry Holland, Interiors; Carol's Linens; Foxglove Cottage and Ocmulgee Arts. Visitors will enjoy refreshments, live music and storytelling.

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