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Nearly 700 Set To Graduate At MGA’s Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremonies

April 17, 2024

Nearly 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) spring 2024 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9. ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A With Dr. Melissa Sisson: The Buzz On “Cicada-Geddon”

April 08, 2024

As described by the publication Scientific American, two adjacent broods of periodical cicadas will emerge this spring in the eastern half of the U.S. These insects “crawl out of the ground once every 13 or 17 years for a rush of mating ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A With Kirby Swenson: Venomous Snakes In Georgia

April 02, 2024

Snake activity in Georgia, often referred to colloquially as "snake season," typically ramps up in the spring and extends through the summer months. We talk to Kirby Swenson, associate professor of biology, about what kinds of venomous snakes are ...

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MGA Faculty Member Among Participants Of AASCU Partnership with Glacier National Park

March 27, 2024

WASHINGTON – More than a dozen members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) have been selected to participate in the association’s Stewardship of Public Lands program, an initiative of ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A With Dr. Laurie Walters: Unraveling Work-Life Balance

March 25, 2024

In modern American society, life seems to be getting busier and more demanding. Between work, studying, family, and other duties, it feels like there's never a moment to breathe. Especially in the wake of the COVID pandemic, more of us are trying ...

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MGA Staff Q&A With Dr. Mary Roberts: Unlocking The Power Of Resumes

March 11, 2024

Despite the digital age revolutionizing how job seekers connect with potential employers, the traditional resume remains a cornerstone of the application process. In this Q&A with Dr. Mary Roberts, executive director of Middle Georgia State ...

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Renowned Composer Jongnic Bontemps, Who Scored “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” Headlines MGA’s 2024 Arts Festival

March 11, 2024

Modern film composer Jongnic Bontemps, also known as JB, headlines the 2024 Arts Festival, hosted by Middle Georgia State University’s School of Arts & Letters and scheduled for March 25-April 15. This year’s festival, the ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A With Dr. Lawrence Camarota: The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse

March 07, 2024

Inquiring minds want to know: Will those of us in the Middle Georgia region get to experience the celestial spectacle of the April 8 total solar eclipse? (Spoiler alert: We’ll be able to see about 80 percent of it, weather permitting.) ...

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L-R: Honors students Aliyah Durham, Teagen McSweeney, and Brooklyn Zeagler at the Georgia Collegiate Honors Conference in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Dr. Heather Ness-Maddox Assumes the Role of Honors Program Director at MGA

March 05, 2024

As of the spring 2024 semester, Dr. Heather Ness-Maddox, assistant professor of psychology, has assumed the role of director of the Honors Program at Middle Georgia State University (MGA). Despite being new to the role, Ness-Maddox is no ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A With Liz Riley: The Rise of Pickleball

February 19, 2024

Pickleball, a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, has been gaining traction across the globe in recent years. With its easy-to-learn rules, accessibility to players of all ages and skill levels, and a vibrant ...

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MGA Professor's Innovative Digital Technologies Textbook For Marketing & IT Students Published

February 14, 2024

A Middle Georgia State University (MGA) information technology professor is the leading author of a newly published second edition textbook focused on marketing and IT students navigating the dynamic nature of digital technologies.Routledge ...

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Finding Greatness: Elaine Martin

February 13, 2024

Elaine Martin of MGA’s Student Affairs staff recently helped the University obtain a $6,000 grant to provide food and other resources to students in need through Knights’ Table. Full Name: Elaine K. Martin. Full Title: ...

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Board of Regents Approves MGA’s Master of Education In Curriculum & Instruction With Literacy Focus

February 13, 2024

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) plans to launch a Master of Education and Instruction with a literacy focus this fall. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the program at its Tuesday, February 13, ...

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State of the University 2024: MGA President Asserts Institution Is Stronger Than Ever

January 29, 2024

With enrollment still going up, public and private resources increasing, and key initiatives coming to fruition, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) stands ready for expansion, as highlighted by President Christopher Blake in his 2024 State of ...

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MGA Political Science Department To Host Youth Civic Summit

January 22, 2024

Motivated by a desire to help area high school students learn more about local government and community issues, the Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Department of Political Science is sponsoring its first Youth Civic Summit in early March. ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2023 Commencement Speakers

November 30, 2023

12:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 6 As president and owner of Collins Manufacturing Company in Macon, Gwen Collins is involved in day-to-day operations of the business. In 2006, she and her husband, Larry, who is vice president of the company, ...

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2024 College Town Film Series Explores Throwback Theme

November 30, 2023

"Throwback" is the theme of the 2024 College Town Film Series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Douglass Theater in downtown Macon. The 2024 series will serve as the 25th anniversary of the popular event. A collaboration of Middle ...

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More Than 800 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

November 29, 2023

About 810 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) fall 2023 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, ...

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MGA’s Fall 2023 Enrollment Increase Marks The University’s Continued Growth

November 27, 2023

Continuing an upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) grew its enrollment this fall by nearly 5 percent over last year. MGA's fall 2023 enrollment reached 8,039 students, according to the University System of Georgia’s ...

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MGA Announces New Athletics Director to Lead University’s Transition To NCAA Division II

November 01, 2023

Michael Brown, who has extensive leadership experience in collegiate athletics, has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as director of athletics, effective November 1. Most recently associate athletic director for operations at Purdue ...

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New Faculty Join MGA For 2023-2024 Academic Year

October 31, 2023

This fall, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) added eight new full-time faculty members in a number of academic disciplines, including art, education, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, and respiratory therapy.  The new faculty ...

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Faculty Q&A With Dr. Crystal O’Leary Davidson: Lock Your Doors, Bolt Your Windows, And Dive In To Some Halloween Literature

October 11, 2023

It's the spooky season! As the autumn leaves fall and the nights grow longer, our thoughts turn to Halloween, that enigmatic holiday filled with ghosts, ghouls, and jack-o'-lanterns. Yet, beyond the costumes and candy, Halloween carries a rich ...

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MGA School of Education & Behavioral Sciences Gets Ready To Host 6th FIRST LEGO League Challenge

October 04, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is gearing up to host, for the sixth time, the FIRST LEGO League Challenge on December 2 and 9. This international competition for “challenge teams” of elementary and middle-school ...

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School of Computing Receives Grant from the E.J. Grassman Trust To Support Cybersecurity Education

October 03, 2023

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) School of Computing recently received a $15,000.00 grant from the E.J. Grassman Trust to purchase equipment for its Cyber Forensics lab. The lab was initially funded as part of the National Science ...

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MGA Re-designated as a National Center Of Academic Excellence In Cyber Defense Education

October 03, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) was formally re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) on September 19, 2023, during a ceremony at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill. Dr. David ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A: The October 14 Solar Eclipse

September 20, 2023

Heads up, astronomy enthusiasts. On Saturday, Oct. 14, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. It will be visible in Georgia. An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, but ...

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Carolyn Wynn Smalley Estate Gift To MGA To Support Endowed Professorships, Equestrian Team

September 18, 2023

A $1.2 million gift to the Middle Georgia State University Foundation from the estate of Carolyn Wynn Smalley, a Wilkinson County woman known for her love of horses, nature, and Georgia history and culture, will fund the creation of two special ...

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Middle Georgia State University Partners With Amazon's Career Choice Program

September 11, 2023

Amazon has selected Middle Georgia State University (MGA) to join its Career Choice program, which eases access to college degrees for hourly employees of the multinational technology company.  Career Choice is an education benefit that ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A: The Blue Moon Isn’t Blue & Other Things To Know About This Week’s Celestial Event

August 29, 2023

If cloud conditions allow it, we’ll be able to see a rare(ish) blue moon on Wednesday night (8/30). It will reach its peak at 9:36 p.m. EDT. To learn more about this celestial event, we turned to Dr. Lawrence Camarota of Middle Georgia ...

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Middle Georgia State University Hosting Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence From Ukraine

August 16, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has been selected to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Ukraine during the 2023-2024 academic year. Dr. Yuriy Loboda, associate professor at the National Defense University of Ukraine, was selected ...

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Randy Thompson Joins MGA As Director Of Campus & Community Engagement

August 07, 2023

Randy Thompson, a Cochran resident with extensive experience in business management and education, is Middle Georgia State University’s new director of Campus & Community Engagement.  In his new position, Thompson will ...

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Faculty Q&A: Why Is “Barbie” Such A Cultural Phenomenon?

July 27, 2023

Barbie is having a moment. A movie based on the iconic doll raked in $337 million its opening weekend. We asked #MGA’s Dr. Susan Asbury, an assistant professor of history who was once, believe it or not, associate curator of Modern ...

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Faculty Q&A: Who Was J. Robert Oppenheimer?

July 25, 2023

The newly released film Oppenheimer, along with its star-studded cast, has taken social media by storm. Who is J. Robert Oppenheimer, the historical figure at the center of the film? We asked Dr. Javan Frazier, #MGA history professor, for an ...

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Threads Vs. Twitter: Comparing Two Social Media Rivals

July 17, 2023

On July 5, Meta Platforms launched the social networking service Threads in direct competition to Twitter. Threads gained 100 million users within its first five days, surpassing the record previously set by ChatGPT. Here is Tina Ashford, #MGA ...

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Peyton Anderson Foundation Awards $1.2 Million To MGA To Develop Center For Middle Georgia Studies

July 17, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will use a newly announced $1.2 million grant from the Peyton Anderson Foundation to help fund an intellectual and creative center designed to take on some of the region’s most difficult ...

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Faculty Perspective: Is the “Bamboo Craze” Here To Stay?

July 13, 2023

The "bamboo craze" refers to the growing popularity and widespread fascination with bamboo as a versatile and sustainable material. Bamboo, a fast-growing plant known for its strength and durability, has gained immense attention in recent years ...

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MGA’s Bachelor of Science In Social Work Earns CSWE Accreditation

July 11, 2023

Middle Georgia State’s University’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work has been granted full accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This prestigious recognition reaffirms the program's commitment to ...

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Faculty Q&A: 24 Hours Of Chaos In Russia

July 06, 2023

In late June the Wagner group, a private military army that’s been fighting alongside Russia’s regular army in Ukraine, initiated an uprising – a so-called attempted coup - against the government. According to a CNBC ...

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Digital Twins: What Are They And Why Should We Care?

June 26, 2023

Recent advancements in technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and data analytics have made it easier and more cost effective to collect, process, and analyze large amounts of real-time ...

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Angela (Angie) O’Neal on MGA's Macon Campus.

Angela O’Neal Joins MGA As Registrar

June 22, 2023

Angela "Angie" O’Neal has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as registrar. She comes to MGA from Wesleyan College, where she also served as registrar for nearly a decade.In her new role at MGA, O’Neal will lead the ...

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Gulfstream Awards Grant To Support MGA’s Aircraft Maintenance & Structural Technology Programs

June 14, 2023

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has awarded $50,000 to the Middle Georgia State University Foundation, to support technologically advanced training in composites and composite repair at the School of Aviation.  The ...

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What’s Up With The Moon This Week? Dr. Lawrence Camarota Explains The “Da Vinci Glow”

May 18, 2023

Have you ever heard of the “Da Vinci glow?” We hadn’t either until the phrase started popping up in our news feeds a couple of days ago. According to the website earth.com, the Da Vinci glow is a celestial phenomenon ...

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Board of Regents Approves Doctor of Science In Public Safety For Middle Georgia State University

May 16, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will launch a Doctor of Science in Public Safety to help prepare leaders for crucial roles in public safety agencies across the state. MGA anticipates launching this new program in January 2024, following ...

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Finding Greatness: Robert Asher

May 08, 2023

Robert Asher, who is about to graduate from MGA with a B.A. in Media and Communications, has been accepted to New York University (and offered a scholarship) to pursue the Master of Arts in Cinema Studies. He is interested in either a career in ...

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The Second Amendment: A Q&A With MGA’s Dr. Chris Lawrence

April 20, 2023

Ratified in 1791 along with nine other articles of the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a controversial topic for millions of Americans. The Second Amendment is brief – one sentence with only 27 ...

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Gaslighting: What Is It And How Do We Fight Back?

April 17, 2023

In the U.S., social media, the #MeToo movement, the political climate, and, in general, increased awareness have led to more conversations about gaslighting and its effects. But what exactly is gaslighting and why is it so harmful? We asked Dr. ...

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Finding Greatness: Christina Spradlin

April 12, 2023

As a CNA, Christina Spradlin enjoyed learning the histories and background stories of her patients. She returned to school at MGA to complete a history degree, with the goal of working in an archive or museum. Full Name: Christina D. ...

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The Loneliness Epidemic: A Q&A With Dr. James Collins

April 11, 2023

Americans are lonely. That’s the finding of a number of recent studies. Loneliness among Americans was prevalent even before the COVID pandemic, which only increased isolation among many people. A pre-pandemic report from the National ...

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MGA’s Dublin Campus Partners With Dublin City Schools To Offer Dual Enrollment

March 28, 2023

Middle Georgia State University’s Dublin Campus is partnering with Heart of Georgia College & Career Academy to offer core courses and a potential path into the nursing program to dual-enrolled students. Through the partnership, ...

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MGA To Launch Graduate Certificates In Creative Writing & Teaching College Writing

March 22, 2023

New graduate certificates in creative writing and teaching college writing are coming to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall. Housed in MGA’s School of Arts & Letters, the certificates are primarily geared toward ...

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City of Warner Robins & MGA Join Forces To Help Residents Start Small Businesses

March 15, 2023

Reviving the city’s traditional central business district by helping residents become entrepreneurs is among the main goals of a new collaboration between Warner Robins and Middle Georgia State University (MGA). Beginning April 4, MGA ...

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MGA Faculty Release Issa Rae Book

March 14, 2023

Two Middle Georgia State University (MGA) faculty, Dr. Andre Nicholson and Dr. LaRonda Sanders-Senu, are among the co-editors of a new book, Insecure, Awkward, and #Winning: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Works of Issa ...

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Finding Greatness: Audrey Barr

March 06, 2023

One of MGA’s top accounting majors, Audrey Barr plans to build a career as a CPA working with small businesses. Full Name: Audrey Barr. Age: 22. Hometown & Residence: Forsyth.   High School: Mary ...

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With The Theme “Reclaiming The Native South,” MGA’s 2023 Arts Festival Features Native American Writers & Scholars

February 23, 2023

Built around the theme “Reclaiming the Native South,” the 2023 Arts Festival hosted by Middle Georgia State University's School of Arts & Letters features a reading and book talk with author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle ...

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The Side Hustle Craze: A Q&A With MGA’s Dr. Greg George

February 08, 2023

Let’s talk side hustles. According to a recent survey, two in five Americans created or maintained at least one additional source of income in 2022. That represents an increase from late 2020, mostly driven by members of the millennial ...

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MGA Music Professor To Perform At College Music Society’s International Conference This Summer

February 06, 2023

Pianist and educator Giuliano Graniti, a Middle Georgia State University assistant professor of music, is embarking on a concert tour of Europe this summer, including performing at the College Music Society’s international conference in ...

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MGA To Host National History Day Regional Contest

February 02, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will host the 2023 National History Day regional contest on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Macon Campus. This year’s theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. MGA is also a sponsor of the ...

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MGA Professor Explains The ‘Green’ Comet

January 25, 2023

Have you heard the hype about a rare “green” comet currently traveling through our solar system for the first time in 50,000 years? We wanted to know more so we asked our go-to astronomy consultant - Dr. Lawrence Camarota, ...

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MGA’s Museum Of Technology Launches Monthly RetroTech Series

January 23, 2023

The Museum of Technology at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is launching a series of “RetroTech” seminars – including one featuring a rare, working ALTAIR 8800 - to highlight the gallery’s collection ...

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MGA To Offer Bachelor’s & Associate’s Degrees In Computer Science On Warner Robins Campus

January 18, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will launch both bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in computer science in fall 2023. The University will base the programs, which the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia ...

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Associate Provosts In Data Strategy And Academic Innovation Join MGA

January 10, 2023

Dr. Jesse Bishop joins Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as associate provost for Data Strategy, while Dr. James Blackburn comes on board as associate provost for Academic Innovation. “Both men bring an impressive amount of ...

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MGA Formally Opens Dublin Campus Health Sciences Expansion

January 09, 2023

DUBLIN - Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is celebrating the completion of a nearly $6.8 million renovation and expansion of the institution’s Dublin Campus into a healthcare degree program hub. MGA President Christopher Blake, ...

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2023 College Town Film Series Explores “Brainwashed” Theme

January 04, 2023

"Brainwashed" is the theme of the 2023 College Town Film Series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Douglass Theater in downtown Macon. A collaboration of Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University, the ...

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MGA Announces New VP For Finance & Business

December 01, 2022

Amanda Neff Funches, a veteran manager and director for Middle Georgia State University’s budgetary and accounting operations, has been appointed the new vice president for Finance & Business, effective January 1, 2023. Funches, who ...

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About 750 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies

November 28, 2022

About 750 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) fall 2022 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8. ...

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Albany Tech, MGA Sign Transfer Agreement

November 14, 2022

Officials from Albany Technical College (ATC) and Middle Georgia State University (MGA) signed a formal agreement on Monday, Nov. 14, that creates a seamless transition for ATC graduates to earn their bachelor's degrees at MGA. This agreement is ...

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MGA School of Education & Behavioral Sciences Gets Ready To Host 5th FIRST LEGO League Challenge

November 07, 2022

Dr. David Biek calls it “the most insane thing ever.”  What else would you get when you turn loose more than 200 kids from area middle and elementary schools onto a robotics competition, LEGO building contest, and ...

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University System And MGA Highlight Ethical Culture Through Ethics Awareness Week

November 03, 2022

The University System of Georgia (USG) is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in pursuit of its mission to create knowledge. Accomplishing this mission demands integrity, good judgment and dedication to public ...

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MGA Respiratory Therapy Faculty Member Selected As Governor’s Teaching Fellow

November 02, 2022

ATHENS – Middle Georgia State University faculty member Nancy Guyse has been chosen to be a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year. A registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and assistant professor of ...

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MGA’s Music Program Presents Series of Fall Concerts & Other Events

October 26, 2022

From senior recitals to the Guitar Ensemble to the Chamber Singers, Middle Georgia State University’s music program is rolling out a series of fall concerts and events throughout the month of November. All events are free and open to ...

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MGA, Macon-Bibb To Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill

October 25, 2022

MGA, Macon-Bibb To Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill For the seventh consecutive year, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) and Macon-Bibb are co-hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at Coleman Hill in downtown Macon. The event, which is ...

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Dr. Loretta Clayton Named Dean of Graduate Studies at MGA

October 05, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Loretta Clayton, who has been named dean of Middle Georgia State University (MGA)'s Graduate Studies effective October 1. Clayton, who had been leading the office as interim dean, is charged with the ...

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MGA Political Science Professor Helps Lead Public Lands Stewardship Project

September 21, 2022

Dr. Julie Lester, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) political science professor, is working to re-establish the Stewardship of Public Lands program as a member of the Civic Fellows cohort of the American Democracy Project. The American ...

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Twenty One Faculty Join MGA At Start Of 2022-23 Academic Year

September 20, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has added 21 new full-time faculty members in a number of academic disciplines, including aviation, health sciences, IT, teacher education, social work, music, and English. The new faculty ...

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Finding Greatness: Christian Weaver

September 16, 2022

As a biology major with a creative writing minor, Christian Weaver has found MGA to be a place where he can cultivate his scientific and artistic passions. He is currently applying for Ph.D programs as he pursues a dual career in plant pathology ...

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The Dissertation of Smaug: Talkin' Tolkien with Dr. Andrew Reeves

September 06, 2022

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or barricaded yourself in your hobbit-hole), there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name “Tolkien”—or at least viewed The Lord of the Rings films. ...

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Fact, Fiction, or Fake News: How Can You Be More Responsible For The Information You Consume?

August 31, 2022

We are all quite familiar with the phrase “fake news” at this point. The catchphrase raises some questions. How can you tell if something being reported is fake? What can consumers do to protect themselves against ...

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Finding Greatness: Zoe Von Holten

August 30, 2022

Biology major Zoe Von Holten, who started MGA as a dual-enrolled student, is now involved in a research project with Dr. Tyler Achatz involving systematic parasitology. Her goal is to earn a Ph.D for a career in academia. Full Name: Zoe Von ...

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MGA Receives Georgia Council For The Arts Grant To Fund Native American-Themed Festival

August 25, 2022

The Georgia Council for the Arts awarded a $6,000 grant to Middle Georgia State University’s School of Arts & Letters to help organize and host a major festival celebrating Native American arts and culture, the organization ...

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MGA Grad Makes History As First Woman To Pilot Helicopters For Georgia State Patrol

August 22, 2022

The aviation bug bit Haley Jo Lucas at about age 14, when she toured a beach by helicopter during a family vacation.  So she added “helicopter pilot” to her list of dream jobs, along with law enforcement officer and ...

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Talking Inflation With Dr. Marc Miller

August 17, 2022

Concerned about inflation? Who isn’t? We asked Dr. Marc Miller, MGA’s new dean of the School of Business, to answer a few questions about inflation, beginning with … what exactly is it? What exactly is inflation and ...

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MGA Partners With College AIM To Expand Access To Higher Education

August 17, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is partnering with an Atlanta-area nonprofit that works to ease the path to college for high school students. The nonprofit is called “College AIM.” The program’s purpose is to ...

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What Drives Gas Prices?

August 08, 2022

After hitting records highs earlier in the summer, U.S. gasoline prices have been declining in recent weeks. What causes gas price fluctuations? What should consumers know going forward? In this Q&A, Dr. William Carty, assistant professor of ...

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Seven Faculty & Staff Honored for Teaching, Scholarship, Or Service Excellence At MGA Fall Convocation

August 05, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) recognized seven faculty and staff members for outstanding achievements in teaching, scholarship, and/or various areas of service. The seven received the awards at 2022 Convocation, an annual gathering of ...

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Get Your Semester Off To A Positive And Successful Start

August 01, 2022

You’re at Middle Georgia State University for a reason.  Knowing why you’re here is essential - and so is knowing how to keep going until you get the degree.  To succeed in college, you first have to know how ...

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MGA’s Economic Impact Increases To $268 Million

July 26, 2022

Middle Georgia State University contributed a total of nearly $268 million to the economy in fiscal 2021 – an 8 percent increase over the previous year - and accounted for more than 2,600 jobs due to on- and off-campus spending, ...

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Dr. Marc Miller Joins MGA As School Of Business Dean

July 14, 2022

Dr. Marc D. Miller has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as dean of the School of Business. He comes to MGA from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., where he was also School of Business dean. MGA represents a return for ...

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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park: “A Site Of Utmost Significance”

July 05, 2022

Located on the east bank of the Ocmulgee River in Macon, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is one of the region’s greatest historical treasures - a Native ancestral land shaped by “17 millennia of continuous human ...

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MGA Receives Federal Grant To Build Pavilion At Cross-Country Course, Expand Recreation Tourism For Community

June 29, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is receiving $1.24 million in federal funding to build athletic facilities connected by a pavilion at its Georgia Premier cross-country course on the Macon Campus. The project will allow the University to ...

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On Flannery O’Connor And The ‘Tackiness’ Of The South

June 21, 2022

This summer sees the release of two distinctly Southern-flavored books edited or co-edited by Dr. Monica Miller, Middle Georgia State University assistant professor of English. The Tacky South, released on June 15 by LSU Press, is a collection ...

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Is Social Media Bad For Your Mental Health?

June 16, 2022

From Facebook to TikTok and everything in between, social media is engrained in our everyday lives, connecting us to work, school, businesses, and each other. However, while social media helps to build these connections and ease feelings of ...

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What Is The Summer Solstice?

June 12, 2022

The summer solstice, which this year occurs on June 21, marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. But what, exactly, is it? Dr. Larry Camarota, assistant professor for Middle Georgia State University’s ...

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Work of Heart

June 02, 2022

The pandemic created challenges for healthcare professions but career opportunities still abound. Student interest in Middle Georgia State University’s nursing, respiratory therapy, and rehabilitation sciences programs remains solid and ...

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MGA Nursing Faculty Member Creates Anti-Vaping Curriculum

June 01, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) nursing faculty member Elisha A. Tribble created an anti-vaping curriculum now used by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association’s C.H.A.M.P.S. (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting ...

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MGA Graduate Student Forges Her Path in Public Relations

May 31, 2022

When Lynzee White discovered Middle Georgia State University’s public relations graduate program, she knew she had found the perfect fit — “keeping me close to home while receiving a quality education.” ...

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Finding Greatness: Breanna Law

May 23, 2022

Breanna Law, whose career goal is to become a psychotherapist, just graduated from MGA with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She was an undergraduate research assistant for a study examining mental health stigma. Her next step is ...

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New State Funding To Help MGA Increase Pipeline of Pilots & Other Professionals Into Georgia’s Aviation Industry

May 12, 2022

Following an investment of resources from the state, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is better able to implement plans to bolster Georgia’s flagship School of Aviation in ways that will begin to address the long waiting list of ...

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Business Master’s Degree In Professional Leadership Coming to MGA

May 10, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will soon launch a fully online master’s degree designed for professionals who want to advance as leaders for various private- and public-sector employers.   The University System of ...

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When It Comes To Your Career, Graduation Is Only The Beginning

May 03, 2022

Congratulations, Graduate! You have achieved another educational feat, and we celebrate your accomplishment. So what’s next? Here are some timely tips from Barneika Williams and Debra Mainor, both career advisors for Middle Georgia ...

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Number of Graduates To Set MGA Spring Record

April 26, 2022

Nearly 760 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s spring 2022 commencement ceremonies. That is the highest number of prospective graduates for a spring commencement season in MGA’s ...

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What Exactly Is “The Great Resignation?”

April 21, 2022

You’ve probably heard the term “The Great Resignation” at some point over the past two years. But what does that term mean, what are the contributors to the phenomenon, and what are the impacts on our ...

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MGA Honors President’s Scholar, Academic Recognition Day Scholar, & Other Students For Academic Achievements

April 19, 2022

Rebecca Symone Caldwell, a senior finishing her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, is the President’s Scholar for the Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Class of 2022. Caldwell received the award at MGA Honors ...

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MGA’s First STEMposium To Highlight Undergraduate Students’ Research

April 14, 2022

Oyster spat settlement patterns on Jekyll Island and exploring Riemann’s rearrangement theorem are just two of the many research topics Middle Georgia State University (MGA) students will discuss at STEMposium, hosted by the departments ...

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MGA Baseball Hosts Second Annual Stuckey’s Day At Stuckey Field

April 12, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Knights baseball will host the second annual “Stuckey’s Day” on Saturday, April 23. The Knights will take on the University of Mobile at 12:45 p.m. at Stuckey Field on the ...

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Dr. Stephen Schultheis Joins MGA As Vice President For Enrollment Management

April 04, 2022

Dr. Stephen P. Schultheis has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as vice president for Enrollment Management. Among other things in his new role, Schultheis is developing the University’s short- and long-term strategies to ...

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MGA's School of Computing Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar

March 24, 2022

Representatives of the military, law enforcement, financial services, and other sectors are scheduled to speak at the 2022 Academic Cybersecurity Seminar hosted by Middle Georgia State University’s School of Computing. The seminar, ...

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Fighting The Pandemic Funk

March 22, 2022

Feeling “pandemic funk?” You’re not alone. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 25 percent in the Covid-19 era. The organization attributed this ...

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SOAL Hosts 2nd Annual Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference

March 16, 2022

For the second consecutive year, Middle Georgia State University’s School of Arts and Letters (SOAL) hosted the Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference. This year’s theme was “Adapting to a New ...

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MGA Biology Professor Wins Major Award From American Society of Parasitologists

March 16, 2022

Dr. Tyler Achatz, Middle Georgia State University assistant professor of biology, is the 2022 recipient of the American Society of Parasitologists’ (ASP) Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award. This award is given to the most outstanding ...

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Talking To Your Kids About Ukraine-Russia Conflict

March 02, 2022

Today, American children and teens have access to more news and information than ever. So when the headlines are scary, as they are with the Russia-Ukraine conflict, what should parents and caregivers do to help their kids? We asked Kelisa ...

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MGA Played A Small But Significant Part Of James Webb Space Telescope Development

February 24, 2022

In a way, Middle Georgia State University was along for the ride when NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched into the cosmos during the early morning hours of Christmas Day 2021. Years earlier, the University’s Institute ...

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Georgia House And Senate Honor MGA With Resolutions Marking Aerospace Day At State Capitol

February 23, 2022

Recognizing Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as the home to Georgia’s flagship aviation school, the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate approved formal resolutions honoring the University on Aerospace Day, which was ...

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MGA Professor Named Governor’s Teaching Fellow

February 17, 2022

Dr. Patsy Butts, associate professor of nursing and coordinator of the Pre-Licensure BSN degree program at Middle Georgia State University, is among the faculty from institutions of higher education across the state selected to be 2022 ...

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MGA Aviation featured in “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” on Disney+

January 19, 2022

Jeff Goldblum has a unique way of looking at the world. In his Disney+ streaming series, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” each episode features the actor and musician taking a deep dive into a particular subject, from ...

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Governor’s Funding Award Boosts MGA’s Dublin Campus Healthcare Program Expansion

January 11, 2022

Thanks to $900,000 in new funding the Georgia governor’s office has awarded, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is substantially bolstering an expansion of the Dublin ...

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2022 College Town Film Series Explores “Revenge”

January 04, 2022

"Revenge" is the theme of the 2022 College Town Film Series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Douglass Theater in Macon. A collaboration of Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University, the annual College ...

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MGA To Graduate Record Number Of Students At Fall Commencement

December 03, 2021

The December 2021 ceremonies will again feature “pod” seating arrangements for graduates and their guests after proving popular during pandemic    A record number of students are candidates for fall ...

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MGA Surpasses $11 Million Goal In University’s “Legacy Of Greatness” Fundraising Campaign

December 01, 2021

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation’s “Building A Legacy of Greatness” private fundraising campaign – the most ambitious in the institution’s history – exceeded its $11 ...

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Longleaf Pine A Natural Treasure For MGA

November 22, 2021

Along outer edges of the Macon and Cochran campuses of Middle Georgia State University (MGA), the tree that once dominated the South is making a comeback. Stands of longleaf pine the University planted just over a decade ago tower above 40 acres ...

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MGA Earns ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Silver Seal For Student Voter Participation

November 08, 2021

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awarded Middle Georgia State University (MGA) a Silver Seal for achieving between a 60 percent and 69 percent voting rate among students in 2020. On Monday, Nov. 8, ALL IN announced the awards received by ...

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