MGA nursing students place a leg brace on a training manikin during a lab class.

Middle Georgia State University Nursing Graduates Exceed NCLEX Pass Rates For 2023

February 22, 2024

Middle Georgia State University’s nursing programs have exceeded the National Council Licensure Examination’s (NCLEX) state and national pass rate levels for 2023.  According to the official 2023 NCLEX results, ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2023 President’s List and Dean’s List

February 20, 2024

Middle Georgia State University announces the fall semester 2023 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 point ...

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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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U.S. News Ranks MGA Online Graduate Education Program In Top 50

February 14, 2024

The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings place Middle Georgia State University’s online graduate program in education in the top 50 nationally.   Middle Georgia State (MGA) tied for 45th in the ...

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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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Class Of 1930 Graduation Ring With MGA Ties A Priceless Heirloom For Cochran Family

January 29, 2024

From Sonja Curtis's earliest memories, the ring has loomed large in her life. It’s a 14-karat gold class ring, worn smooth with age, that her mother, Ruth Monteen Cook, received in 1930 when she graduated from what many in Cochran and ...

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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 ...

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Peach Belt Extends Invitation To MGA For Conference Membership

January 10, 2024

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend an invitation to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) to join the league pending approval of their acceptance into the NCAA Division II provisional process. ...

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Finding Greatness: Maurice Curry

January 09, 2024

MGA Media & Communication grad Maurice Curry is now a production assistant at ESPN. Full Name: Maurice Deontae Curry. Age: 29. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Bristol, Connecticut. Current Employment: Production Assistant at ESPN. Middle ...

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MGA's Macon Campus Earns 15th Consecutive Tree Campus USA Designation

January 04, 2024

For the 15th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as a Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA is a program founded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize colleges and ...

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Student Affairs Announces New Recreation And Wellness Director For MGA

January 04, 2024

Carl Woods has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as director of Recreation and Wellness, part of the Division of Student Affairs. Most recently Wellness and Recreation director at Georgia Gwinnett College, Woods began his MGA position ...

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MGA Announces New Vice President For University Advancement And New Executive Director of Development & Planned Giving

January 03, 2024

Nancy Elizabeth White has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as vice president for University Advancement, while Gibson “Kelly” Pope is the new executive director of Development and Planned Giving. White, who also ...

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Representatives from Middle Georgia State University and Houston Healthcare at the ribbon cutting and reception for the Houston Healthcare Nursing Suite.

Middle Georgia State University Honors Houston Healthcare with Naming of Nursing Suite 

December 15, 2023

For 19 years, Houston Healthcare has been a continued supporter of Middle Georgia State University’s nursing programs, helping to shape the education and future careers of aspiring nurses. In recognition of its dedication, MGA is ...

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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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Elaine Martin at the Macon Campus Knights' Table.

MGA’s Knights’ Table Food Pantry Receives $6,000 Grant from Swipe Out Hunger

November 21, 2023

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) food pantry, Knights’ Table, has received a $6,000 grant from Swipe Out Hunger and the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation to increase accessibility of the food pantry across all five ...

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Kruger Family, Keith Moffett Recognized As MGA Foundation’s 2023 Legacy of Leadership and Outstanding Alumnus Award Recipients

November 06, 2023

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation has awarded the Kruger family, well-known in the region for business and philanthropic accomplishments, the 2023 Legacy of Leadership award, while Dr. Keith Moffett, the current Macon-Bibb ...

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MGA Waives Application Fee for “No Fee November”

November 01, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is making college even more accessible.   During November, the Georgia Student Finance Commission and other state education agencies, including the University System of Georgia, partner to ...

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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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MGA, Macon-Bibb Co-Host Veterans Day Ceremony At Coleman Hill

November 01, 2023

For the eighth 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 open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10. In ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Sonja Rivers

October 30, 2023

Sonja Rivers, an academic advisor in MGA’s School of Education & Behavioral Sciences, created a peer mentorship program as part of a class assignment. She is finishing up her Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing this ...

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The Delta Air Lines Foundation Boosts Aviation Education in Georgia With $3 Million Grant To Middle Georgia State University

October 23, 2023

The Delta Air Lines Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to Middle Georgia State University (MGA), marking a significant development in the institution's aviation programs. This substantial award, the largest single contribution in MGA's ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Coby Roye

September 27, 2023

IT major Coby Roye is a cybersecurity intern for the Georgia Tech Research Institute, president of the Cyber Knights student organization, and a leadership program participant through the MGA Center for Career & Leadership Development. Full ...

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Finding Greatness: Frieda Wilson

September 25, 2023

Frieda Wilson is active in MGA’s Cyber Knights student organization and helped a University team place third in a Women in Technology (WiT) competition last year. She is finishing up her bachelor’s degree in IT. Full Name: ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Anna Schumaker

September 20, 2023

An IT major aiming for a career in software engineering or cybersecurity, Anna Schumaker is president of the Association of Information Technology Students, Cochran Campus chapter. Full Name: Anna Schumaker. Age: 19. Hometown: Gig Harbor, ...

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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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Middle Georgia State University’s School of Aviation Partners with United Aviate to Offer Pilot Pathway Program

September 07, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) and United’s Aviate program announce a new partnership to provide a career pathway for MGA pilots.  The pathway program will be provided through United Aviate, established by United ...

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Finding Greatness: Nathan Hall

September 07, 2023

Nathan Hall is president of the student organization for respiratory therapy majors, MGREAT. Full Name: Nathan Hall. Age: 23. Hometown: Dublin. Residence: Macon. High School: Dublin High School. Family: Mom, Angela Hall; brother, Caleb ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Jackson Griffith

August 28, 2023

Musician, artist, and graphic designer Jackson Griffith, who is finishing up his MGA degree this fall, will work full-time with the Otis Redding Foundation after graduation, doing graphic design and helping with education programming. He is ...

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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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Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Now Offered at GRCCA Thanks to a New Partnership with Middle Georgia State University

August 15, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is partnering with the Griffin Region College and Career Academy (GRCCA) to offer Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) dual-enrollment classes to high school students.  The Federal Aviation ...

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Middle Georgia State University's New Strategic Plan Champions Student Success, Innovation, Fiscal Resilience & More

August 07, 2023

Middle Georgia State University’s path to excellence continues with solid plans for championing student success, leading innovation and economic opportunity, building culture and identity, and sustaining fiscal resilience and brand ...

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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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MGA Announces Spring 2023 President’s List and Dean’s List

July 25, 2023

Middle Georgia State University announces the spring semester 2023 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 point ...

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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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Finding Greatness: George LeBlanc

July 11, 2023

MGA graduate student George LeBlanc recently completed an internship with Groundwork Resources, a consulting agency that provides services to nonprofits and socially-minded businesses to amplify their messages. Full Name: George LeBlanc. Age: ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Rachel Robinson

June 26, 2023

Using the resources of MGA's Center for Career & Leadership Development, business major Rachel Robinson landed an internship in contracting with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers - Norfolk District, Norfolk, Va. Name: Rachel D. ...

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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 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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Need For Speed: MGA Flight Student An Accomplished Spec Miata Racer

June 20, 2023

Last fall, when he enrolled at Middle Georgia State University to pursue a degree in flight, Antonio Abrom essentially hit the gas toward a career that offers an adrenaline rush on par with his fast and furious hobby of motorsports racing. At ...

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Barnes & Noble College To Manage MGA Bookstore Operations

June 15, 2023

Middle Georgia State University has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble College (BNC) to be the new contract operator for the MGA Bookstore. BNC, a Barnes & Noble Education company, will take over on-site retail and online operations ...

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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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Finding Greatness: A'Daysia Bivins

May 02, 2023

A’Daysia Bivins, who participated in several leadership programs offered through MGA’s Center for Career & Leadership Development, begins her career as a first-grade teacher at C.B. Watson Primary School. She is the ...

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More Than 700 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies

April 25, 2023

More than 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) spring 2023 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2023 Commencement Speakers

April 25, 2023

Tracey Blalock – 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, ceremony Tracey Blalock has served as the senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Atrium Health Navicent since 2013. Tracey started her career at Atrium Health Navicent in 1988 as a ...

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ChatGPT (And Other AI Language Models): What’s All The Hype About?

April 24, 2023

If you haven’t yet paid much attention to ChatGPT, or AI language models in general, you will soon. People are increasingly using AI language models in a wide range of applications, such as chatbots, virtual assistants, and content ...

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Finding Greatness: Colleen Moore

April 24, 2023

An externship helped nursing major Colleen Moore land a full-time position with Houston Healthcare. Her externship, which in nursing is similar to an internship, was voluntary on her part and enhanced her required clinical experiences. ...

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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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MGA Honors Students For Academic Achievements & Recognizes Faculty For Teaching, Scholarship, & Service

April 17, 2023

Tavius Clark, a senior finishing his Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, and George Gordon, a senior completing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, are Middle Georgia State University’s ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Jarvin Wright

March 15, 2023

An employee of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Jarvin Wright is pursuing MGA’s social work degree to prepare for a second career as a school social worker. Full Name: Jarvin Wright. Age: 48. Hometown: Dublin. ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Cody Hubener

March 01, 2023

Cody Hubener is president of MGA’s Around the World languages club and aspires to a multilingual career in marketing and management. Full Name: Cody Hubener. Age: 22. Hometown & Residence: McDonough. High School: Ola High ...

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Finding Greatness: Isaac Ramsingh

February 27, 2023

An Atrium vice president and an MGA graduate, Isaac Ramsingh serves on University’s Alumni Board out of a desire to advocate for students. Full Name: Isaac Ramsingh. Age: 43. Hometown & Residence: “Living in Macon, Ga., ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Sharona Rubinstein

February 23, 2023

With the ultimate goal of creating a center for healing arts, Sharona Rubinstein is merging her background as a professional dancer, choreographer, and artistic director with new skills and knowledge gained through MGA’s occupational ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List

February 09, 2023

Middle Georgia State University announces the fall semester 2022 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 point ...

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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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State of the University 2023: MGA President Highlights Positive Enrollment Signs, New Degrees, Campus Evolutions, & More

January 30, 2023

In an era when many U.S. institutions of higher education are grappling with uncertain futures, Middle Georgia State (MGA) is poised for growth, President Christopher Blake, Ph.D., said in his 2023 State of the University address.   The ...

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Finding Greatness: Ryan Ashford

January 30, 2023

The second youngest student to earn an associate’s degree from MGA (he was 16 at the time), Ryan Ashford has since finished his bachelor’s and is now, at age 20, a student in the Master of Science in IT program. He is a ...

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Finding Greatness: Shane Archibald

January 25, 2023

Shane Archibald, a cybersecurity instructor, enrolled in MGA’s Doctor of Science in Information Technology to further his teaching and consulting career. Full Name: Shane Archibald. Hometown & Residence: Snellville. ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Paige Boeke

January 05, 2023

After completing her Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing from MGA, Paige Boeke is now a senior technical editor at Savannah River Site. Full Name: Paige Boeke. Hometown: Leominster, Massachusetts.   Residence: North ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Elizabeth Eddins

December 01, 2022

Elizabeth “Beth” Eddins, a standout student and pitcher for the MGA Knights softball team, plans to enroll in the University’s new Master of Business in Professional Leadership after completing her undergraduate ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Kimani Black

November 30, 2022

A recent graduate of MGA’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kimani Black recently took a position as an assistant program coordinator for Emory University’s Advancement and Alumni Engagement Division. He is ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Ian Kloster

November 28, 2022

Visual artist Ian Kloster chose MGA’s Master of Arts in Teacher Education so he could transition to a classroom-based art teacher. “Making the commitment to apply for graduate school was a serious endeavor,” he said. ...

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Finding Greatness: Taylor Toellner

November 17, 2022

Taylor Toellner is an example of the ‘professional pivot’ that MGA’s interdisciplinary graduate programs facilitate. With an undergraduate degree in IT, she is now pursuing the Master of Arts in Technical and ...

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MGA Graduate’s Son To Share His Father’s Pearl Harbor Story At Roberts Library

November 16, 2022

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Valda Adams Jr., a Cochran native and alumnus of Middle Georgia College (now Middle Georgia State University), watched in stunned disbelief as Japanese airplanes dipped and swerved from ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Courtney Anderson

November 14, 2022

Courtney Anderson, a student in MGA’s master’s degree in nursing program, is the sepsis coordinator for Atrium Health Navicent. She and her husband founded a non-profit to increase awareness of the causes of sudden cardiac ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Luke Usry

November 07, 2022

After transitioning from the business world to education, Luke Usry looks to expand on his new career by earning the University’s master’s degree in teacher education. The three-semester program is designed for professionals ...

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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 Waives Application Fee For ‘Apply to College’ Month

November 02, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), already the most affordable public state university in Georgia, is even more of a bargain for anyone who applies for admission this month.   November is “Apply to College Month." ...

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Finding Greatness: Victoria Horton-Roark

November 01, 2022

Victoria Horton-Roark, who is pursuing the University’s Master of Science in Management degree, is a graduate research assistant for MGA’s School of Business. She recently presented a research paper at a conference of the ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Davlin Wilson

October 20, 2022

Coming from a family of educators, #MGA education major Davlin Wilson plans to continue the tradition by starting his career as a kindergarten teacher. He is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the MGA ...

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Finding Greatness: Miracle Odom

October 17, 2022

Student leader Miracle Odom, a senior majoring in biology, is participating in magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) research with MGA faculty members. After graduation, she plans to join the U.S. Air Force and pursue a medical career. Full ...

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Finding Greatness: Yvonne Hartridge

October 11, 2022

Yvonne Hartridge is finishing up her degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. A standout student, former Knights softball player, and MGA Cochran Campus leader, she hopes to combine OT with her athletics background into a career ...

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Finding Greatness: Nettie Conner

October 07, 2022

Seeking a fourth career, non-traditional student Nettie Conner is enrolled in MGA’s social work degree program. An officer for Horizons, a student club for social work majors, Conner hopes to work for a non-profit that helps people ...

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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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