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University Creating Public Art to Celebrate UNITY@MGA

November 13, 2017

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will host UNITY@MGA during the week of November 27- December 1, 2017, highlighting an interactive social dialogue through the creation of a public art installation on both the Macon and Cochran ...

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MGA Celebrates International Education Week

November 10, 2017

Middle Georgia State University will celebrate International Education Week 2017 with sessions on study abroad opportunities, mini language lessons, and a "Holidays Around the World" presentation for students, faculty, and staff. Those events ...

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Middle Georgia State's President to Launch Master Lectures Series with World War I Talks

October 16, 2017

"The Great War at 100: Its Shadow & Legacy" will be the topic of Middle Georgia State University's inaugural event of The Master Lectures & Conversations Series. Dr. Christopher Blake, Middle Georgia State president, will discuss aspects ...

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Lights, Camera, Action

October 09, 2017

Brooks Jones, an officer with the Middle Georgia State University Police Department, recently made his acting debut - sort of. As a young officer who recently graduated from police training, he was invited to play roles in a series of videos ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Brooke Miller

October 09, 2017

Dr. Brooke Miller is researching how students receive their information about current events. Full Name: Dr. Brooke M. Miller. Title: Associate Professor of Political Science. Degrees: Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science from the ...

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MGA Music Faculty Earn Recognition for Concert Band Composition

October 05, 2017

Two Middle Georgia State University music faculty members will perform their recently published concert band composition, Industria, with Warner Robins High School at the Alabama High School Honor Band Festival in February 2018.Also, the Arbor ...

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Middle Georgia State, Oconee Fall Line Tech Reach Student Transfer Agreement

September 21, 2017

Thanks to a new formal agreement, students who complete specific academic programs at Oconee Fall Line Technical College can seamlessly transfer to Middle Georgia State University to complete degrees. Dr. Christopher Blake, Middle Georgia State ...

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MGA's OTA Program Organizes Support Group for Parents of Special-Needs Children

September 20, 2017

Faculty and students of Middle Georgia State University's Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program are organizing a support group for parents of special-needs children in the Cochran area. The first meeting is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 ...

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MGA Library Hosts Free Film Screenings Focused on 1st Amendment Issues

September 07, 2017

The Middle Georgia State University Library is hosting screenings of two films in late September to generate discussion of First Amendment issues. All screenings are free and open to the public. The Library will show "I Am Not Your Negro," ...

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MGA Early Childhood Degree Adds Reading Endorsement

August 28, 2017

Students graduating from Middle Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Special Education are now able to add a Reading Endorsement to their certification. Effective fall 2017, the Georgia Professional Standards ...

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MGA's Master's Program in Nursing Earns Specialized Accreditation

August 24, 2017

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing recently granted initial accreditation to Middle Georgia State University's Master of Science in Nursing Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. As is standard practice, ...

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MGA's Dr. Pam Bedwell Honored by Armstrong State Alumni

August 23, 2017

Armstrong State University alumni have selected Dr. Pamela Harwood Bedwell, now vice provost at Middle Georgia State University, as one of the most inspiring and supportive faculty/staff members of Armstrong’s 1996-2014 era. She, along with ...

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MGA's School of Aviation Gets a Special Piece of Airspace

August 09, 2017

Thanks to recent approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, Middle Georgia State University's School of Aviation has its first permanent protective airspace box - a designated place in the sky where pilots in training can practice emergency ...

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MGA Hosts Eclipse Viewings for Students

August 08, 2017

Middle Georgia State University is hosting events for students, faculty and staff to view the eclipse of the sun that will be visible to all of North America on Monday, August 21. MGA's Student Life office is hosting an eclipse viewing from 2 ...

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Finding Greatness: Gene Behrends

August 07, 2017

Gene Behrends helps #MGA students take flight. Full Name: Gene Behrends. Full Title: Assistant Chief Pilot, MGA School of Aviation. Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Flight Management) from what is now Middle ...

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Dr. Ken L. Fincher Named VP for University Advancement

July 31, 2017

Dr. Ken L. Fincher is joining Middle Georgia State University as vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the Middle Georgia State Foundation. Most recently assistant vice chancellor for Advancement and Community ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Laura Thomason

July 31, 2017

Dr. Laura Thomason plays a major role in getting more MGA students to participate in international programs. Full Name: Dr. Laura E. Thomason. Title: Director of International Programs and Associate Professor of English. Degrees: ...

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Finding Greatness: Alan Stines

July 24, 2017

A graduate of what is now MGA, Alan Stines began his career with a University staff position and eventually became a member of the IT faculty. Full Name: Alan Stines. Full Title: Lecturer of Information Technology. Degrees: Master of ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. John P. Girard

July 17, 2017

Dr. John P. Girard is an author, teacher, storyteller and adventurer. Full Name: Dr. John P. Girard. Full Title: Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair and Professor of Information Technology. Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (Business ...

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A Tale of Two Ducks

July 10, 2017

Becky Carlisle knows her ducks. She can tell you, for example, that Middle Georgia State University is not a good home for the beautiful white ducks often seen gliding across the Macon Campus lake. "Those are Pekin ducks," said Carlisle, ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Simone Phipps

July 10, 2017

Dr. Simone Phipps conducts groundbreaking research into the contributions of minorities to the field of management. Full Name: Dr. Simone Phipps. Title: Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business. Degrees: Bachelor of ...

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Mounds, Monuments and Mysteries

June 07, 2017

Matt Jennings saw Ocmulgee National Monument for the first time in 2000 when, as a graduate student in History at the University of Illinois, he attended an archeological conference at the prehistoric Native American site in east Macon. “I had ...

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MGA Names New Deans for Schools of Business and Health Sciences

May 09, 2017

Academic leaders with extensive experience in their fields are joining Middle Georgia State as deans of the two of the University's largest schools. Dr. Michael Kenneth Holt, most recently of Austin Peay University, is joining Middle Georgia ...

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School of Information Technology Inducts First Honor Society Members

May 05, 2017

Middle Georgia State University inducted its first members of Alpha Iota Mu honor society chapter on May 5. During the campus celebration, MGA honored 11 students and three faculty members. Alpha Iota Mu (AIM) is the international information ...

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Chip Smith Joins MGA as Athletics Director

April 18, 2017

Joseph “Chip” Smith will be the new director of Athletics at Middle Georgia State University (MGA). Jennifer Brannon, vice president for Student Affairs, made the announcement on Monday, April 17. Smith comes to MGA from the ...

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Faculty Members Receive Service, Teaching and Scholarship Awards

April 13, 2017

Middle Georgia State University honored three faculty members with awards for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Paul Gladden, associate professor of Psychology, received the Excellence in ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Sara Hughes

April 03, 2017

Award-winning poet Dr. Sara Hughes inspires students with her creativity and personal triumphs. Full Name: Dr. Sara Hughes. Full Title: Lecturer of English. Degrees: Ph.D. in English from Georgia State University, Master of Fine Arts in ...

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Artist Featured in Oscar-Winning Short Film Headlines MGA's Arts Festival

March 22, 2017

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Finding Greatness: Mallory Miller

March 13, 2017

A proud graduate of Middle Georgia State, Mallory Miller now shares her experiences with prospective students as she recruits for the University. Full Name: Mallory Miller. Job Title: Recruiter. Degree: Bachelor of Science, Middle ...

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MGA Flight Programs Taking Off in Macon

February 23, 2017

Middle Georgia State University is making it easier than ever for Georgians with a penchant for pilotage to follow their dreams skyward. The University is currently in the middle of a three-year strategic plan to expand its aviation offerings ...

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MGA's School of Information Technology Hosts Conference on Cybersecurity Issues

January 31, 2017

Middle Georgia State University's School of Information Technology is hosting its first Cybersecurity Conference, featuring experts on key issues in cybersecurity, on Tuesday, Feb. 14. This daylong event, to be held in the banquet hall of Middle ...

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MGA School of Education Wins Grant to Reduce Textbook Costs for Students

January 30, 2017

Middle Georgia State University students majoring in Education are about to get a big break on textbook costs. Affordable Learning Georgia, an initiative of the state's University System to promote student success by providing affordable ...

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MGA President’s Annual Report Showcases Growth, Impact

November 03, 2016

Middle Georgia State University President Christopher Blake released his 2015-16 Annual Report, “Greatness in the Making, publicly this week. The report showcases advances made by the University related to its four core values: ...

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Dysphoria: MGA Involvement Drives Unique October-Themed Art Exhibit

October 20, 2016

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Andrew Reeves

October 17, 2016

Finding Greatness: Dr. Andrew Reeves, assistant professor of History, is a medieval studies specialist and active supporter of Cochran Campus student life. Full Name: Dr. Andrew Buchanan Reeves. Title: Assistant Professor of History. Degrees: ...

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MGA President Joins Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Advisory Board

October 13, 2016

Dr. Christopher Blake, Middle Georgia State University president, has joined the advisory board of the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission, which is tasked with helping to prepare high-profile commemoration events in 2017 and 2018. In ...

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Air Show, Concert, Football Among MGA's 2016 Homecoming Events

October 04, 2016

Among the many activities planned for Middle Georgia State University's 2016 Homecoming are an air show in Eastman, oyster roast in Macon, football and an international festival in Cochran, live music in Dublin and craft brew time in Warner ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Myungjae Kwak

September 26, 2016

Finding Greatness: Popular IT professor Dr. Myungjae Kwak’s research interests focus on data analytics, information retrieval/data mining, business simulation and educational game design and development. Name: Dr. Myungjae Kwak Full ...

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Dr. Kendra Russell

Finding Greatness: Dr. Kendra Russell

September 06, 2016

Dr. Kendra Russell, whose research focus is on improving the healthcare of premature infants, recently represented MGA at the International Conference on Pediatric Nursing & Healthcare. Full Name: Dr. Kendra Russell. Title: Professor of ...

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Finding Greatness: Chris Nylund

August 15, 2016

Trust us, Chris Nylund is one of the coolest academic librarians you will ever meet. Full Name: Chris Nylund Title: Graduate Studies Librarian Degrees: Master of Library and Information Science, Valdosta State University Master of ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Javan Frazier

June 20, 2016

Full Name: Javan David Frazier. Title: Associate Professor of History. Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy, History, Auburn University. Doctoral Dissertation: "Atomic Apartheid: U.S.-South African Nuclear Relations from Truman to ...

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MGA Professor’s Adventure Takes Him Near the Top of the World

June 16, 2016

For the record, Dr. Greg George did not climb Mount Everest. The headline of an online story posted on a Macon TV station’s website claimed the Middle Georgia State University professor did just that, but it was an understandable mistake. A ...

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MGA’s Clayton Chosen as VP/President-Elect of Georgia Council of Graduate Schools

June 15, 2016

Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University’s interim dean of Graduate Studies, is the new vice president/president-elect of the Georgia Council of Graduate Schools (GCGS). She was elected during the spring 2016 GCGS conference in ...

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MGA Earns State Charitable Campaign Honors

June 14, 2016

Middle Georgia State University earned the 2016 Commissioner's Award in recognition of employee donations through the State Charitable Contributions Program. The Commissioner’s Award is runner-up to the Governor’s Cup, the highest award given. ...

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MGA Faculty Member Named a 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow

May 27, 2016

ATHENS, Ga. – Dr. Emmie Cochran-Jackson, assistant professor Psychology at Middle Georgia State University, was selected as a 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow. As one of 15 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state, ...

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New Director Energizes MGA's Career Services Office

May 26, 2016

After 20 years in the Air Force, Maurice Hill looked forward to transitioning to a civilian career. Settling in Warner Robins with his wife, Twila, who works in finance at Robins Air Force Base, Hill enrolled at Middle Georgia State University ...

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Penn State DuBois Chancellor Joins Middle Georgia State as Provost

May 18, 2016

Melanie Hatch, Ph.D., will be Middle Georgia State University’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs, President Dr.Christopher Blake announced today. Hatch, currently chancellor and chief academic officer for Penn State ...

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Middle Georgia State Launching Education Degree Evening Track

May 18, 2016

Middle Georgia State University is clearing a path for prospective students who work full-time to be able to complete their bachelor's degrees in Education. The University's School of Education is launching an Evening Track in fall 2016, ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2016 Commencement Speakers

April 27, 2016

Nearly 1,100 students earned their post-secondary credential from the state’s newest public University in 2015-16, and about 520 of them will walk across the stage at Middle Georgia State University's three spring commencement ceremonies, ...

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Faculty Members Recognized for Excellence

April 12, 2016

Middle Georgia State University recognized four faculty members for excellence at the 2016 Honors Convocation. Dr. John Girard received the Excellence in Scholarship award. Girard is internationally recognized for his academic and applied ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Melinda Robinson-Moffett

April 04, 2016

Dr. Melinda Robinson-Moffett is elevating the University's Career Services office to an essential service for students and alumni. Full name: Dr. Melinda Robinson-Moffett. Hometown and Residence: "Lizella, just four minutes from the Macon ...

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Middle Georgia State Recruiting Part-Time Faculty for Dublin Campus

March 16, 2016

Middle Georgia State University is holding a recruitment fair for people interested in teaching part-time on the Dublin Campus. The information and recruitment session is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Dublin Campus ...

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University Welcomes SACS-COC Visiting Review Team

February 24, 2016

Middle Georgia State University on March 1-3 welcomes a visiting review team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). SACS-COC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting ...

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Tubman and Middle Georgia State Host Black History Month Events

February 11, 2016

Tubman Museum and Middle Georgia State University are partnering to sponsor Black History Month events, including film screenings and a gallery talk. For more information, contact Jesse Klein, Middle Georgia State assistant professor of New ...

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Guyton Joins Middle Georgia State as Director of Student Engagement

February 04, 2016

Dr. Corey Guyton has joined Middle Georgia State University as director of Student Engagement. His responsibilities include overseeing student activities, student government, student leadership development, clubs and organizations and Greek life. ...

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Middle Georgia State Launches Search for Provost and VPAA

January 27, 2016

Middle Georgia State University is launching a nationwide search for a new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is handling the search for the University. The provost and VPAA is the ...

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Middle Georgia State Students Fight Cybercrime

January 27, 2016

“Middle Georgia State University is part of a 4 year, national science foundation grant; part of the grant is to build that next digital forensics workforce,” says Johnathan Yerby, an assistant professor with Middle Georgia State ...

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Provost taking new position with University System

January 21, 2016

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Middle Georgia Group Raises Money to Pay off Layaway Accounts

December 16, 2015

The group is made up of (Chris) Tsavatewa and Lee Greenway, who both work at Middle Georgia State University; John Roberts, who works for the Macon-based Atlantic Sun Conference; and Chris Floore, the spokesman for Macon-Bibb County ...

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Middle Georgia State Today Fall Edition Published

December 02, 2015

The Fall Edition of Middle Georgia State Today magazine has been published and features articles about: -- The new "Knowledge At Work" initiative. -- Expansion of the aviation program to Macon Downtown Airport. -- A partnership involving ...

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USG’s Asia Council, Middle Georgia State Expand Study Abroad Opportunities

November 18, 2015

As the U.S. Departments of State and Education observe International Education Week (November 16–20), Middle Georgia State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University System of Georgia International Education office’s ...

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Middle Georgia State Gets More Grants to Reduce Textbook Costs

November 04, 2015

Free, open-source textbooks will soon be available to students taking physics at Middle Georgia State University. The University was awarded a $10,800 grant from Affordable Learning Georgia to help two faculty members, Dr. Edwynn Wallace and ...

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MGA Bookstores Host Signings for Faculty Authors of Callaway Biography

November 03, 2015

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Two MGA Employees Receive Service Excellence Awards From Chancellor

October 21, 2015

Melinda Rodgers and the Middle Georgia State University Enrollment Call Center team have received a Silver Award for service excellence from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Rodgers and her team's recognition is in the ...

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English Prof Publishes Book Examining Caribbean Poetry in America

September 28, 2015

Dr. Derrilyn E. Morrison, associate professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, recently published "Making History Happen: Caribbean Poetry in America." The book examines Lorna Goodison’s "Turn Thanks," McCallum’s "The Water ...

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Middle Georgia State Welcomes SACS-COC Visiting Review Team

September 21, 2015

Middle Georgia State on September 21-24 welcomes a visiting review team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). SACS-COC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher ...

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Online Academic Advising Comes to Middle Georgia State

September 16, 2015

Middle Georgia State University students are about to have another, more convenient way to get the academic advising so crucial to completing their degrees. The university has rolled out a new web-based tool called eAdvising. Faculty and staff ...

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MGA Professors Publish Biography of Textile Magnate Fuller E. Callaway

September 14, 2015

Two Middle Georgia State University history professors have authored a biography of Fuller E. Callaway, an American textile manufacturer from LaGrange, Ga., who was regarded as one of the leading industrial magnates of the Southern U.S. ...

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MGA's CARE Uses Faculty and Student Expertise to Help Community Organizations

September 14, 2015

Small businesses, local governments and non-profits often need affordable ways to measure how effective their services are or to gauge what the public thinks about various issues. The Center for Applied Research and Education (CARE), a new ...

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Tubman Museum, MGA Partnership Focuses on Groundbreaking Film Production

September 01, 2015

Producing a series of social documentaries that examine the local effects of the Civil Rights movement is among the key goals of a new partnership between the Tubman Museum and Middle Georgia State University. Through the partnership, ...

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Air Show, Food Fests, Football Among Middle Georgia State Homecoming Events

August 20, 2015

Middle Georgia State will welcome alumni and the community at large when its first homecoming as a university takes place September 9-12. Activities are scheduled for all five campuses and include an air show, food festival, football game ...

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Heart of Georgia Air Show a Featured Event of Middle Georgia State Homecoming

August 19, 2015

The first Heart of Georgia Air Show, part of Middle Georgia State University’s 2015 homecoming celebration, takes to the skies from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on the Eastman Campus, which is east of Eastman on Georgia Highway 46, ...

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Strategic Plan Details Initiatives for Middle Georgia State

August 11, 2015

Student success, community outreach and technology are among the new strategic directions that have been adopted by Middle Georgia State, the state’s newest public university. Dr. Christopher Blake, Middle Georgia State’s president, revealed ...

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Summer Edition of Middle Georgia State Today Published

July 27, 2015

The Summer Edition of Middle Georgia State Today has been published and features articles about: -- Launch of the new university. -- Launch of a new Alumni Association. -- Details about the Regents' Engineering Transfer Program. -- Details ...

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Robinson-Moffett Takes Helm of Career Services at MGA

July 23, 2015

Dr. Melinda Robinson-Moffett has joined Middle Georgia State University as director of Career Services. She is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of career and employment assistance programs for students, graduates and ...

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Burroughs Joins MGA as Executive Director of Human Resources

July 16, 2015

Dr. Lisa L. Burroughs has joined Middle Georgia StateUniversity as executive director of Human Resources. She is responsible foroverseeing and executing a wide range of human resources functions in supportof the university’s five ...

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Recesso Joins MGA as Assistant Provost for Innovation and Outreach

July 16, 2015

Dr. Art Recesso has joined Middle Georgia State Universityas assistant provost for Innovation and Outreach. In that role, Recesso isleading several units, including instructional design and development,innovations in teaching and learning, ...

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History Prof's New Book Examines Ocmulgee National Monument

July 01, 2015

A pictorial history of Macon's Ocmulgee National Monument is the latest work by Dr. Matthew Jennings, associate professor of history at Middle Georgia State University. "Images of America: Ocmulgee National Monument" is set for release on July ...

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MGA's Dr. Gerald Lucas is One of America's Most Social Media Savvy Profs

June 01, 2015

Dr. Gerald R. Lucas, professor of English at Middle Georgia State College, recently was named one of the "50 Most Social Media Savvy Professors in America" by the website OnlineColleges.net. Lucas, who joined Middle Georgia State's faculty in ...

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Commencement process, procedures, protocol

May 06, 2015

This posting contains tips with information for graduation candidates, their families and their friends about the commencement ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, May 14, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Macon Coliseum. Additional information about ...

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New Bibb Charter School Preps for Next School Year

May 05, 2015

ACE Charter School FounderLaura Perkins, and Professor at Middle Georgia State Dr. Elise Langan talk about the charter school movement, and the progress of ACE. See the video here.

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Faculty Members Promoted, Awarded Tenure

April 27, 2015

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who earned promotion and/or tenure this year: Tenure Charlie Aiken, School of Business Carol Sargent, School of Business Paige Crump, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Media, ...

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Bishop Vows to End the Death Tax

April 27, 2015

It’s been said the only certain things are death and taxes. But it’s only a matter of time before the combination of the two -- what is commonly called the death tax or estate tax -- goes away, said U.S. Rep. ...

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MGA, University of Northampton Sign Cooperative Agreement

April 27, 2015

Middle Georgia State and the University of Northampton, based in Northamptonshire, England, will exchange faculty and students and collaborate on research as part of an agreement established by leaders of both institutions. Dr. Christopher ...

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MGA Economics Prof Discusses Smart Shopping

April 24, 2015

"A large portion of the average household budget is comprised of food, gasoline, and of course your utilities and your rent,” Dr. Greg George, an economics professor from Middle Georgia State College, said. “If you're going to save money, there's ...

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Gnat Line Hasn't Moved, Says MGA Professor

April 22, 2015

If you have spent time outside lately, you have likely been swatting annoying gnats. They are just one of the nuisances that come around with all the recent rain. They are so infamous in Georgia, Savannah named its baseball team after them, the ...

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Psychologist Blames Mental Health for Animal Hoarding Problem

April 10, 2015

Michele Scordato is a psychology professor at Middle Georgia State College. “A person's living condition's is usually is very unsanitary and unlivable due to the fact that they've had an abnormal amount of animals living in their home,” ...

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Brig. Gen. Cedric D. George to Deliver MGA 2015 Commencement Address

April 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Cedric D. George, deputy director of Resource Integration at USAF Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and a former commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, will be the keynote speaker Thursday, May 14, at ...

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MGA Faculty Honored for Excellence

April 06, 2015

Middle Georgia State honored three faculty members at the 2015 Honors Convocation for excellence in their work. Dr. Jeffrey Mohr, assistant professor of biology, received the Excellence in Teaching award. He joined Middle Georgia State in ...

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New Charter School Will Pump Millions Into Midstate

March 26, 2015

Bibb County’s newest charter school could have an economic impact of about $50 million over the next five years, the authors of a new study say. Macon Charter Academy, which held its groundbreaking recently, ...

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Houston County Population Growth Slows

March 26, 2015

WARNER ROBINS -- Not long ago, Houston County was among the fastest-growing communities in the country. These days, it’s got a middling record even in Georgia, new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates ...

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History Prof to Discuss Bartram Book

March 19, 2015

Dr. Matt Jennings, Middle Georgia State associate professor of history, will read and discuss selections from his latest work, "The Flower Hunter and the People: William Bartram in the Native American Southeast" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in ...

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MGA, South Georgia Tech Sign Articulation Agreement

March 12, 2015

Americus - Officials from Middle Georgia State College and South Georgia Technical College signed an agreement on March 10 that will provide a pathway for South Georgia Tech students studying information technology to seamlessly continue their ...

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Middle Georgia State Raises Money for Student Fund

March 06, 2015

"We have been raising money for this plunge event for our SEAL program, Student Emergency Access to Learning, an initiative that will directly impact them in completing their college goals, to help curtail any of those incidental, acute emergency ...

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Poverty Summit Aims to Shine Light on Macon-Bibb problem

March 05, 2015

Emmie Cochran-Jackson, assistant professor of sociology at Middle Georgia State College, took to heart a comment from Jay Bailey, CEO of Operation HOPE, Southeast Region. That’s a group that plans to work in Macon soon. If Macon doesn’t address ...

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'Without Margins' Theme of 2015 Arts Fest

March 04, 2015

The Middle Georgia State annual Arts Festival, this year called "Without Margins," will take place Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, March 20, in the College of Arts and Sciences building on the Macon Campus. All events are free and open to the ...

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Middle Georgia State Launches IT Summer Camp for High School Students

March 03, 2015

Middle Georgia State’s School of Information Technology will introduce high school students to the wonders of game development, digital forensics, robotics and other hot topics in the field at the first-ever IT Summer Camp, scheduled for June 9 ...

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The Real Vera Stark Comes to Middle Georgia State

February 25, 2015

The Academy Awards have wrapped up, but the criticism by some over the lack of diversity in the nominations is still being buzzed about. A new report by the Center for the Study of Women in Television finds that last year only 12% of the top 100 ...

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Georgia Police Consider Using Drones For Investigations

February 24, 2015

"(Getting FAA approval is) a rigorous process says Chad Dennis. He is the director of the group helping craft Georgia drone laws, the Unmanned Aerial Systems working group, and a teacher at Middle Georgia State College's Eastman Aviation ...

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Middle Georgia State Named Tree Campus USA

February 24, 2015

Middle Georgia State College was among Georgia campuses recognized on February 18 for their commitment to caring for and managing their trees. Middle Georgia State College was honored during the 2015 State Arbor Day celebration at Wesleyan ...

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MGA Prof Hopes State Plan Will Turn Schools Around

February 24, 2015

Dr. Elise Langan is a professor at Middle Georgia State College. She teaches high school teachers how to better educate students. She joined 41NBC to talk about the governor's plan to take over failing schools in Georgia. See the interview here.

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MGA Continues to Earn Grants to Reduce Textbook Costs

February 16, 2015

Now it's Middle Georgia State nursing students who can expect to pay zero in textbook costs for certain introductory courses. Three chemistry professors in the Department of Natural Sciences have joined the ranks of several other Middle ...

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MGA Professor Hopes to Turn Civil Rights Book Into Movie

February 16, 2015

Manis has already told the story of Shuttlesworth to great acclaim with his 1999 biography, “A Fire You Can’t Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham’s Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.” The book earned many accolades, including the 2000 Lillian ...

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Provost named as member of Ga. Professional Standards Commission

December 22, 2014

Dr. Martha Venn, provost of Middle Georgia State College, has been named by Gov. Nathan Deal as a member of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Deal made the announcement on Friday, Dec. 19. Venn assumes her appointment on Jan. ...

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Most college offices closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 5.

December 22, 2014

The college's administrative offices and libraries will be closed for the holidays beginning Wednesday, Dec. 24, reopening on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The recreation and wellness center on the Macon Campus will be closed during this time as ...

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MGA participating in USG’s drive to create a more ethical culture

November 17, 2014

Middle Georgia State College is participating this week in the University System of Georgia’s “SPIRIT of USG Week,” which is being conducted during International Fraud Awareness Week. The college will be hosting a presentation on Wednesday, ...

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Veterans honored at 7 events in all 5 MGA cities

November 12, 2014

Middle Georgia State College students, faculty and staff participated in seven Veterans Day activities on Tuesday, Nov. 11 that were aimed at honoring veterans who have served, or are currently serving, their country. Ceremonies or events ...

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Poetry Runs Deep In Fabric Of Georgia City

October 27, 2014

Macon lost its elder statesman of poetry, Seaborn Jones, last month. The author of five books of poetry, who was also widely published in literary magazines, was 71. Macon had such a statesman in part because ...

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Grant Will Help MGA Students Cut Textbook Costs

October 06, 2014

This spring, Middle Georgia State College students who take introductory courses in education and political science with certain faculty members won’t have to worry about buying books for those classes. Read more at ...

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Middle Georgia State Receives Grants To Reduce Textbook Costs

October 02, 2014

The bane of college students everywhere is how much textbooks cost. Come spring, Middle Georgia State College students who take introductory courses in education and political science with certain faculty members won't have to worry about ...

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Whitfield Joins MGA As Campus Director

September 30, 2014

Henry C. Whitfield has joined Middle Georgia State College as director for the Cochran and Eastman campuses. He is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of both campuses and serving as a liaison between the institution and the ...

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Commercial UAVs Mean Big Business for Georgia

September 24, 2014

The center has been involved with The University of Georgia and Middle Georgia State College on a project testing camera-mounted UAVs to monitor the health of crops in farm fields. Read the story here.

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Engineering Faculty and Students to Study Rural Intersection Safety

September 17, 2014

Middle Georgia State College engineering faculty and students will help research the relationship between natural light at different times of day and accidents at rural intersections across the region. Money for the study comes via a $20,000 ...

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Colleges Rethink Remediation

September 05, 2014

Peter Gareis of Middle Georgia State's English department is quoted in this NPR piece: http://wabe.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/college-officials-rethink-approach-remediation

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MGA School of Education Awarded $10K

September 04, 2014

Middle Georgia State College's School of Education was awarded $10,000 in federal planning funds to come up with ways to strengthen teacher preparation. Complete article in the Sept. 2 edition of The Cochran Journal. ...

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Carnley Joins MGA As University Advancement VP

September 03, 2014

Raymond E. Carnley has joined Middle Georgia State College as Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Middle Georgia State College Foundation. He is overseeing development, alumni,marketing and communications ...

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Macon Gas Prices Drop

September 03, 2014

Dr. Greg George, director of Middle Georgia State's Center for Economic Analysis, discusses why the per-gallon cost of gasoline is declining. http://www.13wmaz.com/story/money/2014/09/02/macon-gas-prices-drop-from-last-year/14991165/

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History Prof Publishes Book About Neo-Confucian Philosopher

September 02, 2014

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Improved Detection Leads to Fraud Investigations Increase

September 01, 2014

Dr. Greg George, director of Middle Georgia State's Center for Economic Analysis, discusses the increase in unemployment fraud case ...

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Managing Debt a Struggle for Some

August 25, 2014

Dr. Greg George, director of Middle Georgia State's Center for Economic Analysis, discusses consumer debt. Read the complete article at http://www.macon.com/2014/08/23/3265019_managing-debt-a-struggle-for-some.html?rh=1.

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