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MGA Theatre Cochran Presents Pandemic-Influenced Play Created By Students

October 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting live theatre perhaps more than any other art form. Social distancing makes it difficult – impossible in many cases – for audiences to gather in theaters to watch live performances. Production ...

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Age Is No Barrier To This MGA Music Student

October 20, 2020

Dolan Suggs describes himself as a “returning” Middle Georgia State University student.  But he’s a bit more than that. At 74, he is the oldest student pursuing the University’s Bachelor of Arts ...

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USG Grant To Help Middle Georgia State University’s BROS Initiative

October 19, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has received another grant from the University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative, a program designed to increase graduation rates of Black male students. The most recent grant is ...

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Finding Greatness: Tesia Baker

September 29, 2020

Health services administration major Tesia Baker is one of #MGA’s most high-profile student leaders. She is, among many other things, president of the University’s Student Government Association. Baker was a panelist for the ...

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MGA Ranks 14th on U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Colleges South” List

September 17, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is among the best public regional institutions in the South, according to the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. MGA tied for 14th on the list of institutions included in the ...

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Finding Greatness: Joey Bronner

September 07, 2020

Joey Bronner, a church music director and private percussion and piano instructor, is pursuing MGA’s Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Musicianship to take his career to a new level.    Full Name: Joey ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2020 President’s And Dean’s Lists

August 24, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the summer semester 2020 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Finding Greatness: Jordan Pridgeon

August 24, 2020

Media and Communication major Jordan Pridgeon is editor of the MGA student newspaper, The Statement, and layout editor of the art and literary publication, The Fall Line Review. First Name: Jordan Pridgeon. Age: 21. Hometown: “I was ...

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MGA Theatre Director Envisions ‘Hybrid’ Production in Midst of Pandemic

August 12, 2020

Like many things in the age of COVID-19, theatre faces an uncertain future. When will it be safe for audiences to gather again to watch live drama productions? Dr. Stephen Wisker, visiting theatre director at Middle Georgia State, ...

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Finding Greatness: Chip Fulcher

August 12, 2020

U.S. Army veteran Chip Fulcher is now completing his B.A. in history from MGA with the goal of becoming a military historian. Full Name: Chip Aaron Fulcher. Age: 35. Hometown: Fairbury, Nebraska. Residence: Macon. High School: Fairbury High ...

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MGA Faculty and Staff Members Recognized for Scholarship, Service, and Teaching

August 07, 2020

Eight Middle Georgia State University (MGA) faculty and staff members have received awards for excellence in scholarship, service of various kinds, and teaching. The awards were announced at the 2020 fall convocation held virtually on Thursday, ...

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MGA’s School of Arts & Letters Kick Starts University Discussions on Racial Justice

July 30, 2020

Middle Georgia State University’s School of Arts & Letters is hosting a Collective Action Series to candidly explore, discuss, and combat racial ...

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Middle Georgia State University Sets Summer Enrollment Record

July 08, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) set a summer enrollment record in 2020 - the largest percentage increase in its history. Summer 2020 enrollment is 4,090, a 14.5 percent increase over summer 2019 and a 21 percent increase over summer 2018. ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2020 Dean's and President's Lists

June 16, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the spring semester 2020 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 ...

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MGA to Host Web-Based Info Session About Fully Online Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing

May 12, 2020

Middle Georgia State University's Office of Graduate Studies is hosting a web-based meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, to give anyone interested in the Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing or the 15-credit-hour graduate ...

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MGA’s New School of Arts & Letters Focuses on Program Innovation, Marketplace Value

April 30, 2020

As the first dean of Middle Georgia State University’s new School of Arts & Letters, Dr. Mary Wearn is committed to countering the “false narrative” that liberal arts programs are great at producing creative ...

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MGA Direct Energizes Middle Georgia State’s Fully Online Degree Options

April 27, 2020

When Christina McDaniel enrolled at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in 2013, her love of literature drew her to the bachelor’s degree program in English.The Warner Robins native and Houston County High School graduate said she ...

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MGA Today Spring Issue Now Online

April 27, 2020

The online version of MGA Today magazine, spring 2020 issue, is now available! You'll find stories about MGA Direct (our fully online campus), the new School of Arts & Letters, the growing number of women enrolling in our School of Aviation ...

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MGA Professor: Why Shakespeare Still Matters

April 23, 2020

William Shakespeare, the renowned English poet and playwright, was born on April 23, 1564. On this, his 456th birthday, it's worth pondering: Does "the Bard" still matter? Is his work relevant today? The answer, according to Middle Georgia ...

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MGA Professor Named Governor’s Teaching Fellow

April 20, 2020

Dr. Andre Nicholson, associate professor of New Media and Communications at Middle Georgia State University, has been selected as a 2020-2021 Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the academic year symposium program. As one of 18 faculty ...

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Adapting to the Online Class Shift: One MGA Professor’s Story

April 16, 2020

Dr. Sabrina Wengier, associate professor of French at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), is used to teaching classes online – just not all of them at once. As it did for many of her MGA colleagues, as well as college and university ...

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Finding Greatness: Karolina Philmon

March 23, 2020

New Media major Karolina Philmon is chief content editor for the Fall Line Review, MGA’s literary magazine, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is a nontraditional student who works fulltime while ...

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MGA History Professor Receives $40,000 Research Grant

February 17, 2020

Dr. Andrew M. Manis, professor of history at Middle Georgia State University, is one of 12 recipients of a research sabbatical grant that the Louisville Institute awards annually to scholars of American religion. Beginning Sept. 1, 2020, the ...

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English Major Logan Gibbs Named MGA’s 2020 Academic Recognition Day Scholar

February 13, 2020

Logan M. Gibbs, a senior English major, has been named Middle Georgia State University’s 2020 Academic Recognition Day Scholar. Each year, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) honors a student from each of the ...

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Dr. Robertiena Fletcher to Visit Middle Georgia State University To Discuss Her Civil Rights Activism

February 11, 2020

Dr. Robertiena Fletcher, who in the early 1960s was one of a number of girls locked away in an abandoned Leesburg, Ga., jail for protesting racial segregation, will talk about her experiences at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Arts Complex ...

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Finding Greatness: Sandy Callaway

January 28, 2020

Sandy Callaway is pursuing a Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing to help her design resources for MGA online students. Full Name: Sandy Elizabeth Callaway. Age: 62. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Warner Robins. Family: ...

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Middle Georgia State University to Host U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

January 06, 2020

Note: The location for the event at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 19, has changed to the Volleyball Gym on MGA's Macon Campus. Joy Harjo, the 2019-2020 U.S. poet laureate, is coming to Middle Georgia State University. Harjo, the first Native ...

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MGA Hosts Award-Winning Journalist Sarah Topol For Master Lectures and Conversations Series

December 16, 2019

Sarah Topol, an investigative journalist who has reported from the Middle East, Africa, and the former Soviet Union, will talk about her career experiences during an appearance at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as part of the Master ...

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MGA to Graduate Nearly 700 Students at Fall 2019 Commencement

December 05, 2019

Nearly 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University's 2019 fall commencement ceremonies, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13. The commencement speaker for the December 12 ceremonies is Sachin ...

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Simulation Exposes MGA Students to Realities of Poverty

December 04, 2019

At first glance, it looks like a particularly complicated board game, or maybe a tabletop role-playing game – tables covered in play money, pages describing specific scenarios, special tokens representing physical objects and decks of ...

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Finding Greatness: Drew McIntosh

November 25, 2019

The academic journal “Liberated Arts” recently published a paper by Drew McIntosh, a non-traditional student who returned to MGA to complete his Bachelor of Arts in English. He also gave a presentation at the 2019 National ...

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Middle Georgia State University to Launch B.A. in Applied Art & Design

November 14, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is adding a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art & Design following approval by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents on Tuesday, Nov. 12.   The program is a professionally ...

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MGA Faculty Member’s Research Takes Historical Look at U.S. Impeachments

November 11, 2019

One of the first big national news events Dr. Buck Melton Jr. remembers is Watergate, a catchall term describing a web of political scandals that likely would have led to President Richard Nixon’s impeachment had he not resigned in ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Crystal O'Leary-Davidson

October 28, 2019

The director of the recent Warner Robins Little Theatre play “Dracula,” Dr. Crystal O'Leary-Davidson, English professor, shares her love of pop culture, film and literature, and all things goth with her MGA students. Full ...

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A Novel Idea: MGA Students Look Forward to NaNoWriMo

October 17, 2019

Zach Brigmond is close to finishing his first novel, a science fiction tale with a military theme that he describes as “Tom Clancy meets Starship Troopers.” “I’ve got everything outlined and I’m ...

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Middle Georgia State Symposium Highlights the Achievements and Suffering of an American Composer

October 14, 2019

The Middle Georgia State University School of Arts & Letters is hosting a symposium and concert on Thursday, Oct. 24, that focus on the life of Kathleen Lockhart Manning, an American composer and singer. The public event is designed to ...

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Finding Greatness: Carolyn Goodman

October 14, 2019

Carolyn Goodman is studying cybersecurity with the goal of becoming an attorney with highly versatile skills. Full Name: Carolyn Rebecca Goodman. Age: 22. Hometown and Residence: Lizella. High School: “I graduated from the ...

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MGA Library Named An Official NaNoWriMo Writing Center

October 10, 2019

In preparation for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, the MGA Library is hosting three writing workshops on the Macon Campus in October. The writing workshops will be led by creative writing faculty, starting with "Developing a ...

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Finding Greatness: Zoe Edenfield

October 08, 2019

New Media & Communications major Zoe Edenfield is the current editor-in-chief of The Statement, MGA’s student newspaper. Full Name: Zoe Cecilia Edenfield. Age: 24. Hometown: Statesboro. Residence: Byron. Degree Objective: ...

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Volunteer Numbers Jump for MGA’s Second Annual Day of Service

September 30, 2019

Middle Georgia State University’s second annual Day of Service saw participation more than double over last year as students, staff, and faculty fanned out across the region to volunteer at various service organizations. Day of Service ...

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MGA Launches Strategic Partnerships Office to Support Online Campus

September 18, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the creation of a Strategic Partnerships office to work directly with businesses of all sizes, government, and various community organizations interested in helping their employees grow ...

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MGA Appoints New Deans of the Schools of Arts & Letters and Business

August 26, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has appointed Dr. Mary Wearn as dean of the new School of Arts & Letters and Dr. Stephen Morse as dean of the School of Business. Their appointments come as MGA introduces a new academic organizational ...

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MGA Holding Auditions for “Blood at the Root” Play

August 12, 2019

Marking the return of live theater to Middle Georgia State University (MGA), Dr. Stephen Wisker will direct the play Blood at the Root with performances October 3, 4, and 5 on the Macon Campus. Wisker, MGA’s visiting theater director, ...

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Middle Georgia State University Introduces New Schools in Academic Reorganization

July 01, 2019

A new academic organizational structure will help Middle Georgia State (MGA) strengthen efforts to create smaller, supportive communities of students, faculty and others within the University as a whole. As of July 1, 2019, MGA’s ...

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On July 1, 2019 a new academic structure went into effect at MGA and many academic departments were moved into new schools. For releases dated before July 1, 2019, please see the category page from the specific department’s former college/school: