Two Mercer University programming teams placed third and fourth at the Southeastern Small College Programming Contest in Nashville, Tenn. The two teams correctly coded computer programming solutions to four problems, including one problem that required the team to write a software program for electrical routing. Mercer was the only school to have two teams finish in the top 10.
To increase awareness of ankylosing spondylitis, Californian Rob Williams is traveling across the country by bike, stopping at medical schools along the way to deliver a message about the disease. He will be in Macon on Wednesday, Nov. 7, to speak to Mercer University medical students, Mercer/Medical Center of Central Georgia residents, local physicians and other health care workers beginning at 2 p.m. in the Ebersole Auditorium at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Macon -- Dr. Melinda K. Dalgarn has been named vice president for student affairs at Mercer University. Dalgarn is currently associate dean of student affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where she has served for more than 20 years. She will join the university administration on Nov. 1.