The Mercer Center for Community Development is accepting nominations for the Neighborhood Advocates Fellowship Program.
WHO: Mercer Law School   WHAT: Law School student Mike Voynich will exchange roles with Interim Dean Mike Sabbath for the day.   WHEN: Monday, April 21   WHERE: Mercer Law School, atop Coleman Hill   WHY: At the Association of Women Law Students' (A.W.L.S.) charity auction, student MIke Voynich paid $80 to exchange places with Dean Sabbath for a day. On April 21, the switch will take place with Voynich leading staff meetings and conducting the business of the Law School while Dean Sabbath will be attending Voynich's classes. The A.W.L.S. auction generated more than $10,000 for a battered women's center in Baldwin County and the Macon Rescue Mission.   Media interested in covering Dean for a Day should contact Richard L.Cameron. Following a senior staff meeting at 9 a.m., Voynich will go to the Dean's office for business while Dean Sabbath makes his way to class.   
Atlanta-With literacy being the cornerstone of a child's education, students and teachers in Mercer University's Tift College of Education are learning how to creatively bring the excitement of reading to the kids in their classrooms.
MACON - The timeless sounds of traditional jazz come to Macon with the arrival of one of the greatest jazz bands of our day. Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at The Grand Opera House at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 11. Tickets will be $15 for general admission.
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature
WHO: Poet Dana Gioia, Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and 2002 American Book Award winner.
The Association of Women Law Students (A.W.L.S.) at Mercer Law School  will host the 5th annual Charity Auction and Ball Thursday, March 27, 7-11 p.m., at The Cupola at Plantation Centre.   All proceeds will be donated to "In Our Best Interest," a battered women's center in Baldwin County, and the Macon Rescue Mission.   The Charity Auction will feature law professor Chris Wells as the celebrity auctioneer. A new addition this year includes the band Big Johnson and the Criminals, comprised of Mercer Law students, providing entertainment.   A.W.L.S. has set a goal to exceed the $10,000 raised at last year's event. Organizers feel there are many unique items for bidding.   Tickets are $17 per person, in advance, or $20 at the door.   For more information, contact Suzi Zgraggen at the Law School.
Brunswick Attorney Honored by Mercer Law School
MACON-Walter Homer Drake Jr., United States bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Georgia, was honored by the Mercer University Law School as the recipient of the 2003 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Drake is a double graduate of Mercer, earning his bachelor of arts degree in 1954 and his law degree in 1956.