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MGA Theatre Cochran Presents Pandemic-Influenced Play Created By Students

October 27, 2020

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

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Expect Chills & Thrills at Science Club’s 2020 Haunted Lab: The Science of Plagues

October 21, 2020

Science can be spooky. Just in time for Halloween, Dr. Sharon Mozley-Standridge and student members of Middle Georgia State University's Science Club plan to give us a few spine-tingling examples. With the participation of other students and ...

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Age Is No Barrier To This MGA Music Student

October 20, 2020

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

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

October 19, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Jacob Whatley

October 19, 2020

  MGA senior Jacob Whatley decided to become a respiratory therapist because of the care he received as an asthmatic child. His goal is to work at Egleston, the children’s hospital where he frequently was treated. Full Name: ...

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MGA Records $249 Million Economic Impact In Fiscal 2019

October 16, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) had an economic impact of $249 million in fiscal 2019 and accounted for more than 2,600 jobs due to on- and off-campus spending, according to a study released this week by the University System of ...

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MGA Freshman’s “You Matter” Project Helped Him Earn Southeast Military Youth of the Year Honors

October 07, 2020

Last year, after losing a friend to suicide, Marlon Grant wondered if he could have done more to help him. “You just feel confused,” said Grant, 18, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) freshman from St. Marys, Ga. ...

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Finding Greatness: Sarah Istambouli

October 02, 2020

Psychology major Sarah Istambouli is an honors program student and member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.   Full Name: Sarah Rosemary Istambouli. Hometown and Residence: Macon. Employment: “My employment ...

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Finding Greatness: Tesia Baker

September 29, 2020

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

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Teaching In The Time of COVID: MGA Education Professor Uses Her Tech Skills And Sense of Humor

September 24, 2020

Dr. Tammy Haislip, assistant professor of education at Middle Georgia State University, is a bit of a ham. When the COVID-19 pandemic put her in-person classes on pause, Haislip videotaped some of her instruction in an empty room and acted as ...

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Finding Greatness: Melinda McElwain

September 21, 2020

After her December 2020 graduation from MGA, rehabilitation science major Melinda McElwain will start her master’s degree as she prepares to become a licensed occupational therapist. Full Name: Melinda McElwain. Age: 21. ...

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

September 17, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Joey Bronner

September 07, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Jiel Combs

August 26, 2020

Jiel Combs, a 2016 graduate of MGA, is the founder of Hill Side Candles, which was featured recently in a local television story.     Full Name: Jiel Carter Combs. Age: 29.   Hometown: Louisville. Residence: ...

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MGA Dedicates Two New Airplanes Funded Through Jones Family Foundation

August 25, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) hosted a brief dedication ceremony for two single-engine Piper Archers on August 25 at Macon Downtown Airport. MGA purchased the new aircraft – funded through an $800,000 donation from the Charles ...

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MGA Partners with Westchester Community College on IT Degree Transfer Agreement

August 24, 2020

Students at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, N.Y., can now complete a fully online bachelor’s degree in information technology from Middle Georgia State University (MGA), thanks to a new agreement between the two ...

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

August 24, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Jordan Pridgeon

August 24, 2020

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

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MGA's Macon Campus Roundabout Formally Opens

August 19, 2020

The completion of a $2.5 million project to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety and create a more 'walkable' community for faculty, staff, students and guests while also increasing visibility and access to the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia ...

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

August 12, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Chip Fulcher

August 12, 2020

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

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

August 07, 2020

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

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MGA Planning Fall Student Activities to Reflect New Realities

August 04, 2020

As Middle Georgia State University prepares for fall semester, students may be wondering what kinds of activities and programs to expect in these days of COVID and social distancing. "It will be different," said Devereaux Lindsey, one of five ...

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GEMA Donates Additional PPE Supplies to University System of Georgia

July 30, 2020

  The University System of Georgia (USG) this week is receiving additional personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and will provide it to its 26 institutions – ...

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

July 30, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Kartavya Trivedi

July 27, 2020

Kartavya Trivedi, vice president of MGA’s Cyber Knights, has successfully competed in several national cybersecurity competitions and presented projects to industry professionals at national conferences. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker ...

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Finding Greatness: Nemiah Plant

July 13, 2020

MGA senior Nemiah Plant plans to build on her political science degree with graduate study and pursue a career in community focused health informatics.   Full Name: Nemiah Plant. Age: 21. Hometown: Fort Valley. Residence: ...

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Middle Georgia State University Sets Summer Enrollment Record

July 08, 2020

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

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State Project Funding to Help MGA Graduate More Nurses for Dublin Area, Support Aviation Program, and Complete Cochran Campus Renovations

July 07, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will soon admit significantly more students into the Dublin Campus nursing program, purchase nine trainer aircraft for aviation programs, and finish facility renovations on the Cochran Campus, thanks to $11 ...

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

June 16, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Adarius McCoy

June 15, 2020

MGA accounting major Adarius McCoy’s research into the impact of national and state recessions on unemployment and personal income was accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. While the conference ...

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Mid-1990s Cochran Campus International Students Maintain Ties, Share Memories

May 19, 2020

Even now, a quarter of a century later, what they remember most fondly about their year as international students at Middle Georgia College in Cochran are things that maybe seemed inconsequential at the time.  Sabine Vanderstricht ...

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

May 12, 2020

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

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Earning Her Wings

May 06, 2020

When Lacey Needham decided to study flight at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), she knew she was entering a field many still consider a “boy’s club.” Even in an era when some barriers to women pursuing ...

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

April 30, 2020

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

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MGA Continuing Education Presents Poetry, Fiction Writing Online Workshops

April 30, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is presenting two online writing workshops this June with faculty members Dr. Kevin Cantwell, poet, and Andy Davidson, novelist. MGA's Continuing Education department is hosting the workshops. "Poetry with ...

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MGA Launches Teacher Certification Pathway for Paraprofessionals

April 28, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is introducing a way for currently working school paraprofessionals to earn their bachelor’s degrees and become certified teachers. The online/weekend track to the Bachelor of Science in ...

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

April 27, 2020

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

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MGA Today Spring Issue Now Online

April 27, 2020

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

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MGA Professor: Why Shakespeare Still Matters

April 23, 2020

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

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MGA Professor Named Governor’s Teaching Fellow

April 20, 2020

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

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

April 16, 2020

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

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MGA’s Center for Software Innovation Launches Project to Create Thousands of Medical Face Shield Components

April 16, 2020

Middle Georgia State University's Center for Software Innovation is using high-end 3D printers to help create as many as 4,000 medical face shields for distribution to healthcare professionals at Robins Air Force Base, Houston Healthcare Center, ...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Respiratory Therapy Students at MGA and Other Schools

April 10, 2020

Jasmine King isn’t directly involved with treating COVID-19 patients, but the pandemic looms large over her final weeks of clinical training as a Middle Georgia State University respiratory therapy major. King, 23, is working rotations ...

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Finding Greatness: Karolina Philmon

March 23, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Teralonjha Byer

March 16, 2020

A senior in #MGA’s fully online criminal justice degree program with an IT minor, Teralonjha Byer is pursuing a career in cyber forensics. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and, while she takes all of her ...

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Finding Greatness: Jarvis Reese

March 04, 2020

Finding Greatness: Jarvis Reese got his bachelor’s degree in nursing from #MGA. Now an RN at Coliseum Medical Center, he is expanding his career options by completing the University’s master’s degree in ...

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Finding Greatness: Wesley White

February 24, 2020

Aviation major Wesley White, who enrolled at MGA after serving in the Marine Corps, recently became a certified flight instructor. He is also a skilled photographer who takes amazing images of MGA aircraft. Full Name: Wesley Neal White. Age: ...

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MGA History Professor Receives $40,000 Research Grant

February 17, 2020

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

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

February 13, 2020

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

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MGA Accounting Students Help Others Through Volunteer Tax Preparation Service

February 12, 2020

Summer Beattie-Moore is getting some valuable work experience and helping people at the same time. Along with another Middle Georgia State University (MGA) accounting student, Beattie-Moore is helping low-to-moderate income families and ...

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MGA School of Business Introduces Financial Economics Concentration

February 11, 2020

The School of Business is rolling out a new concentration in financial economics in fall 2020. The concentration is a new specialty area that students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can choose. “This new ...

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

February 11, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Will Simmons

February 10, 2020

Will Simmons, a sport management major, hopes to become an athletic director at the middle school level. Full Name: William Sawyer Simmons. Age: 20. Hometown: Cochran. Employment: MGA Library student assistant; assistant middle school ...

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Finding Greatness: Katelyn Dever

February 03, 2020

Katelyn Dever, a fully online student pursuing MGA’s bachelor’s degree in IT, is currently an intern at NASA, working on Command and Control Systems software development. Full Name: Katelyn Dever. Age: ...

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Finding Greatness: Sandy Callaway

January 28, 2020

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

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MGA President Highlights Enrollment Growth, Innovation, & the Decade Ahead in State of the University Address

January 23, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), as a top performer in enrollment growth and other areas, is well positioned to enter a new decade that will be full of unique challenges, President Dr. Christopher Blake said this week in his 2020 State of ...

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MGA Formally Begins Construction Of Peyton Anderson Enrollment Center

January 23, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23, for the newly named Peyton Anderson Enrollment Center, a privately funded facility on the Macon Campus designed to ease and streamline enrollment for ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2019 Dean's and President's Lists

January 17, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the fall semester 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Finding Greatness: Sarah Choi

January 14, 2020

Georgia Academy student Sarah Choi, a biology major, has received a full scholarship to attend Yale University this fall. Georgia Academy at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is a residential option for high school students to earn college ...

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Middle Georgia State University to Launch First Doctoral Degree

January 08, 2020

The first doctoral degree in the institution’s history is coming to Middle Georgia State University. Following the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approval on January 8, 2020, Middle Georgia State (MGA) hopes ...

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

January 06, 2020

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

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

December 16, 2019

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

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MGA Partners with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex To Open Center for Software Innovation

December 05, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), in partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC) at Robins Air Force Base, is launching a Center for Software Innovation, designed to identify software development projects that will elevate ...

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MGA to Graduate Nearly 700 Students at Fall 2019 Commencement

December 05, 2019

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

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Simulation Exposes MGA Students to Realities of Poverty

December 04, 2019

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

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MGA Professor Appointed Research Fellow at University of Cambridge Business School

December 03, 2019

Dr. Simone T.A. Phipps, associate professor of management at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), has been appointed a research fellow at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in England. Phipps will spend a week, to be scheduled ...

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Finding Greatness: Drew McIntosh

November 25, 2019

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

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Curriculum Revamp Emphasizes Career Paths of MGA’s School of Arts & Letters Degrees

November 21, 2019

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) School of Arts & Letters is rolling out new “work-ready” concentrations in various degree programs to help students chart specific paths into careers.  “Part of ...

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Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work Coming to MGA

November 14, 2019

A Bachelor of Science in Social Work – a program that many current and prospective students have long asked for – is coming to Middle Georgia State University (MGA). The University System of Georgia’s Board of ...

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

November 14, 2019

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

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Wi-Fi Macon to Launch Downtown on November 18

November 14, 2019

Members of the public are invited to join Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in downtown Macon on Monday, November 18, for the launch of Wi-Fi Macon, a free wireless internet service now being offered along Poplar Street.  The event ...

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MGA Posts Third-Highest Percentage Enrollment Increase in University System

November 12, 2019

Maintaining its upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall posted the third-highest percentage increase in enrollment within the University System of Georgia (USG). MGA's fall 2019 enrollment reached 8,066 students, according ...

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MGA Receives Gold Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

November 12, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) received a gold seal at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards ceremony, held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing student voting rates. MGA received a gold seal for achieving a student ...

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Finding Greatness: Crystal Jones

November 12, 2019

This special edition of Finding Greatness marks the University System of Georgia’s “Ethics Awareness Week” by featuring MGA alumna Crystal Jones, recently appointed Macon-Bibb Municipal Court judge. Full Name: ...

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

November 11, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Earl Kline

November 11, 2019

After teaching abroad in several countries, UGA grad Earl Kline returned to Middle Georgia State (MGA) to pursue a new degree and a career in accounting. Full Name: Earl Ray Kline II. Age: 37. Hometown & Residence: “I am from ...

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Middle Georgia State, Macon-Bibb to Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill

November 04, 2019

For the fourth 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, open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Participants ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Crystal O'Leary-Davidson

October 28, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Christian Baumgarth

October 28, 2019

A UGA grad with bachelor's degrees in math and economics, Christian Baumgarth is building a new career in education through MGA’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. Full Name: Christian Baumgarth. Age: 23. Hometown: Johns ...

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New Agreement To Ease Student Transfers Between CGTC And MGA

October 25, 2019

Thanks to a new formal agreement, Central Georgia Technical College students who complete that institution’s Associate of Science in General Studies can now more easily transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at Middle ...

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A Novel Idea: MGA Students Look Forward to NaNoWriMo

October 17, 2019

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

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Middle Georgia State University Foundation Announces 2019 Legacy of Leadership and Outstanding Alumni Awards

October 14, 2019

Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. of Macon, who is chairman of the board of Sheridan Construction, is the 2019 recipient of the Legacy of Leadership honor, while Dr. Christina Chu, who conducts research in physics for a contractor, is this year's ...

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

October 14, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Carolyn Goodman

October 14, 2019

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

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MGA Library Named An Official NaNoWriMo Writing Center

October 10, 2019

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

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Middle Georgia State University Receives Special Accreditation For Advanced Flight Degree

October 09, 2019

Middle Georgia State University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science and Management - Advanced Flight degree is now accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. Middle Georgia State (MGA) is the first public ...

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Finding Greatness: Zoe Edenfield

October 08, 2019

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

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

September 30, 2019

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

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MGA Graduate Student Among Finalists In U.S. Cyber FastTrack Competition

September 30, 2019

Cathy Sowa, a Middle Georgia State University student pursuing a master's degree in Information Technology, is among the 100 finalists in the U.S. Cyber FastTrack competition who has been awarded a $22,000 scholarship to attend the SANS ...

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Finding Greatness: Jeffrey Tarver

September 30, 2019

Jeffrey Tarver of MGA’s School of Education & Behavioral Sciences is the founder of a non-profit organization that teaches life skills to participants through sports and activities. Full Name: Jeffrey M. Tarver. Title: Assistant ...

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MGA Launches Strategic Partnerships Office to Support Online Campus

September 18, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Helen Ho

September 10, 2019

Helen Ho, an MGA biology major, is doing some high-caliber research under the guidance of Dr. Pushpa Yadav, associate professor of biology. Ho’s goals include becoming a general dentist or an oral surgeon and opening a non-profit dental ...

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MGA Puts Students With Special Needs to Work through Project Search

September 06, 2019

Parker Perry loves his job at the Recreation & Wellness Center on Middle Georgia State University’s Macon Campus. He staffs the front desk, scans IDs of students who come to work out or play basketball, keeps sports equipment ...

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Finding Greatness: KeShawn Hurst

September 03, 2019

As he prepares to graduate, MGA education major KeShawn Hurst is aiming high with a long-term goal to become a county school superintendent. Full Name: KeShawn Jartavious Hurst. Age: 22. Hometown & Residence: Dublin. High School: ...

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

August 26, 2019

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

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MGA Announces Summer 2019 Dean's and President's Lists

August 23, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the summer semester 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Regional Economic Impact of Middle Georgia State University totals $251.6 Million

August 22, 2019

Middle Georgia State University had an estimated economic impact on the region of $251.6 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a study released Tuesday, August 20. The study, conducted annually by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the ...

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Macon Area Habitat for Humanity announces new Collegiate Chapter at MGA

August 13, 2019

When students return to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall they will have a new opportunity to engage with fellow students while testing their construction skills and serving their community. In the spring of 2019 MGA received ...

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MGA Holding Auditions for “Blood at the Root” Play

August 12, 2019

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

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MGA Becomes Part of a Remarkable Young Man’s ‘Second Chance’

August 05, 2019

Among William Lewis’s few good memories of growing up in Clayton County are the times he watched in amazement as passenger jets climbed into the sky after takeoff or came in for landings at nearby Hartsfield–Jackson ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. John Hall

August 05, 2019

Dr. John Hall is building student organizations to support MGA’s new Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Full Name: Dr. John Powell Hall. Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science. Degrees: • Bachelor of Arts ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Daneell Moore

July 15, 2019

Dr. Daneell Moore was instrumental in the development of a mini-libraries initiative at Bibb County’s Porter Elementary School, a project she is now helping to expand to other locations. Full Name: Dr. Daneell Moore. Title: Assistant ...

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MGA Receives STEM Grant to Expand Undergraduate Research Opportunities

July 10, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) undergraduates pursuing science and math degrees will soon get opportunities to do more research, thanks to a new $50,000 grant. The funds will allow faculty in those departments to expand independent ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Vicky Sandoval

July 08, 2019

Dr. Vicky Sandoval plays a key role in designing and teaching courses for the School of Computing’s online degree programs. Full Name: Dr. Vicky Sandoval. Title: Assistant Professor of Information Technology. Degrees: • ...

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Middle Georgia State University Introduces New Schools in Academic Reorganization

July 01, 2019

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

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2019 President's and Dean's List

June 20, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the spring semester 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Jones Family Foundation Gift to Expand Middle Georgia State University Flight Training in Macon

June 04, 2019

Middle Georgia State University’s flight education program at the Macon Downtown Airport is getting two additional airplanes thanks to the generosity of the Charles H. Jones Family Foundation. The foundation’s $800,000 gift ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Chris Lawrence

June 03, 2019

Dr. Chris Lawrence played a key role in developing Middle Georgia State’s new Bachelor of Science in Political Science and is the ‘campus champion’ behind efforts to lower the cost of textbooks and other course ...

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Middle Georgia State to Launch MGA Direct - Degrees Offered Online with 8-week Classes

May 22, 2019

MGA Direct - Middle Georgia State University’s streamlined initiative that offers degree programs through the University’s Online Campus- launches this fall. Courses offered through MGA Direct will last eight weeks instead of ...

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“If we do it right, everybody wins” – Middle Georgia State University hosts community leaders at THRIVE Summit

May 15, 2019

More than 70 leaders from Middle Georgia communities gathered at the Hatcher Conference Center at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA) Macon Campus for the THRIVE Summit on Wednesday, May 15.  The day-long event, hosted by ...

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Master’s in Technical and Professional Writing Coming to Middle Georgia State University

May 15, 2019

A Master of Arts Degree in Technical and Professional Writing is coming to Middle Georgia State University (MGA). The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the degree at its May 14 meeting. MGA will launch the degree in ...

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Middle Georgia State University Hosts Groundbreaking for New Residence Hall on Macon Campus

May 13, 2019

Construction on a three-story residence hall for the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is underway, with a formal groundbreaking scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16. The $18.5 million project will result in the first ...

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Middle Georgia State University Foundation Awards Scholarships to 230 Students

April 29, 2019

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation has awarded more than $260,000 in scholarships to students for the 2019-2020 academic year – and there’s more to come. “One of the MGA Foundation’s top ...

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MGA Student Wins Coveted Scholarship to Attend Iconic Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

April 29, 2019

Michael Koohang, a Middle Georgia State University graduating senior, is one of just 350 students to win a scholarship to attend this year's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Calif., an iconic event where the company ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 26, 2019

Taylor Cravey of Dudley, Ga., a Middle Georgia State University senior graduating with a bachelor's degree in elementary special education, has been chosen the President's Scholar for the Class of 2019. Cravey was one of more than 50 MGA students ...

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Middle Georgia State’s Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Earns Special Designation From U.S. Defense Agencies

April 24, 2019

Middle Georgia State University’s master’s degree in information technology is now a designated program of the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE). The designation, which CAE-CDE made formally on ...

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MGA to Graduate 630 at Spring Commencement Ceremonies; Life Balance Inc. President Is Commencement Speaker

April 24, 2019

Nearly 630 students are eligible to graduate from Middle Georgia State University at spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, May 9. Mary LoVerde, president of Life Balance Inc., and a writer and speaker, will be the commencement ...

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Waters Joins Middle Georgia State University as University Counsel

April 19, 2019

Josh Waters has joined Middle Georgia State University as university counsel. Waters most recently was in private practice in Perry at the law firm of Walker, Hulbert, Gray and Moore. Waters is a graduate of Houston County High School. He ...

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Board of Regents Approves New Occupational Therapy Graduate Degree at Middle Georgia State

April 19, 2019

A proposal to launch a new graduate program at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) was approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia at its April meeting. The new degree, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy ...

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