Tickets are still available for the 18th annual Mercer Big Dance that will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Edgar B. Wilson Convention Center at the Macon Centreplex.   This year's featured bands include: Pieces of Eight, The Band of Oz and The Grapevine.   Proceeds from The Big Dance, presented by Riverside Ford and sponsored by Kroger, Combest Communications, Mercer Health Systems, Cox Communication and Oakview Golf and Country Club, benefit the Mercer Athletic Department.   Tickets can be purchased individually or entire tables of eight may be reserved by calling (478) 301-2733. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m.
MACON - Four Mercer University students were recently selected to play at Carnegie Hall as members of the 2003 National Wind Ensemble.
MACON - Cynthia Wilson of Warner Robins and Rachel Hauser of Conyers received top prize in the 22nd Annual Macon Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, held at Mercer University's McCorkle Music Building Recital Hall on Saturday, Jan.11.
Atlanta - To celebrate 100 years of pharmacy education, Mercer University's Southern School of Pharmacy is hosting a Centennial Forum Lecture Series, which will feature renowned speakers throughout the year.
WHO:       Stephen Valentine, visionary architect for the Timeship, a six-acre life extension research and cryopreservation facility.
Macon - When the late Ruth Harrison Resseau read about Mercer University's plans to open the School of Medicine more than 20 years ago, she decided to do what she could to help. She presented one of the first private gifts to the School in 1981, and continued to be a devoted supporter of the School of Medicine over the past two decades.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends can soon keep up with Mercer athletics each week, thanks to a new Mercer-produced television show.   Beginning Friday, Jan. 17, Mercer In a Minute, a 60-second wrap-up of weekly Bears' athletics will air on the 58 ABC Sport Show, hosted by Sara Walsh and Frank Sulkowski.   Mercer In a Minute is a segment hosted by Mercer students and will air each Friday evening during the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., 58 ABCSports Show. 58 ABC is locally-owned affiliate WPGA, which covers a large viewing area in the mid-state.   Mercer In a Minute is produced entirely by Mercer students with assistance from advisor and Mercer Multimedia Productionspecialist Rebecca Sandifer. "Mercer In A Minute is just one of many outlets available for Mercer students with an interest in the many aspects of broadcast television and/or sports information," Sandifer said. "I am excited to help these students see their efforts recognized."...
Atlanta - To celebrate 100 years of pharmacy education, Mercer University's Southern School of Pharmacy is hosting a Centennial Forum Lecture Series, which will feature guest speakers throughout the year.
MACON - Three Mercer University students were recently selected to play at Carnegie Hall as members of the 2003 National Wind Ensemble.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a 7,300-student, comprehensive, Baptist-affiliated university, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, education, engineering, business and economics, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, theology and law.

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