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MGA’s Graduate Studies Librarian Named 2024 GALILEO Ambassador

June 12, 2024

Dana Casper, graduate studies librarian at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), is the 2024 GALILEO Ambassador, an award that recognizes her achievements building dynamic educational lessons that incorporate and promote the online library ...

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MGA To Offer Bachelor of Science In Health Science

June 11, 2024

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) plans to offer a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, following approval of the degree on Tuesday, May 14, by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. MGA plans to launch the degree this ...

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MGA English Professor Granted Research Fellowship To Study Norman Mailer's Short Fiction

June 05, 2024

Dr. Gerald Lucas, English professor at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), has been granted a month-long research fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin. His project is on Norman Mailer's short fiction ...

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In Want Of Jane Austen’s Roof Tile

May 28, 2024

Monica Miller was hooked from the first line of the English writer Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice – “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A With Dr. Simone Phipps: Why Women's Share Of Executive Jobs Is Falling

May 28, 2024

For the first time in nearly two decades, women's share of executive roles in the workplace dropped in 2023. The Washington Post recently quoted Dr. Simone Phipps, a management professor at MGA, in an article about this topic, and she breaks it ...

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MGA’s Dr. Scott Hinze Chosen As Governor’s Teaching Fellow

May 22, 2024

ATHENS – Middle Georgia State University faculty member Dr. Scott Hinze has been chosen to be a 2024 Governor’s Teaching Fellow. An associate professor of psychology. Hinze was among the faculty chosen for the highly ...

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Middle Georgia State University Partners with Fayette County Public Schools Center of Innovation to Offer Dual Enrollment Aviation Courses

May 08, 2024

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is partnering with Fayette County Public Schools Center of Innovation (COI) to offer aviation courses as dual enrollment options, catering to Fayette County's growing aviation community. Students enrolled in ...

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MGA To Host Foster Care Youth At Daylong Event To Explore University Life

May 07, 2024

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is hosting a daylong summer camp for youth in foster care to help them meet new people, get a taste for college life, and learn leadership skills. About 25 campers will spend June 11 on MGA’s Macon ...

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Finding Greatness: Kara Ussery

May 07, 2024

Kara Ussery brings an eclectic background to MGA, including time spent working in housing management at Yellowstone National Park. She is pursuing the Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing at MGA and just completed an internship ...

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Finding Greatness: Tally Gunter

May 07, 2024

Tally Gunter, psychology major, plans to go to graduate school and pursue a career in family and marriage counseling. She is an award-winning competitive bodybuilder. Full Name: Tally Joelle Gunter. Age: 19.   Hometown & ...

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How to Build a Strong LinkedIn Profile: MGA Staff Q&A with Dr. Mary Roberts

May 06, 2024

In today's digital age, LinkedIn has become more than just a platform for networking online; it's a powerful tool for personal branding and career advancement. Whether you're an industry veteran or a new graduate just starting your career, ...

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Dr. Kristie Roberts-Lewis Joins MGA as First Executive Director of Center for Middle Georgia Studies

May 01, 2024

Dr. Kristie Roberts-Lewis, most recently senior program manager at the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Institute for Capacity Building, has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as the first executive director of the Center for Middle ...

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MGA Students Receive 2024 Leadership Awards

April 30, 2024

The Middle Georgia State University Office of Student Affairs has presented leadership awards to about 40 students who were involved in various campus organizations during the 2023-2024 academic year. Here are the students recognized for their ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

April 30, 2024

Dr. Sabrina Wengier is the 2024 recipient of the Regents’ Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty award for the state university sector. The Hall of Fame award is given in recognition of individual faculty for a strong commitment to ...

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MGA Historic Preservation Class Research May Boost Payne City’s Possible National Register Bid

April 29, 2024

Despite living in Macon for more than two decades, Christina Spradlin knew next to nothing about Payne City, a former mill village off Vineville Avenue that dates to the late 19th century. “I’d heard of it, but I ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Monica Miller

April 29, 2024

Dr. Monica Miller is the 2024 recipient of the Excellence in Scholarship faculty award. Full Name: Dr. Monica Carol Miller Title: Associate Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Writing Programs Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy, English and ...

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MGA Student Provides Critical Training for 911 Operators

April 26, 2024

Psychology and criminal justice student Shaynee Hogges, 35, recently instructed a class on Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training, a special course designed to enhance 911 operators’ knowledge and abilities to assist in critical ...

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MGA to Host Arbor Day Celebration and FFA State Convention Student Volunteers

April 23, 2024

In celebration of Arbor Day and in collaboration with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Convention, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will host two special campus beautification events on the Macon Campus. On April 24 and 25, MGA ...

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Finding Greatness: Leslie Guevara Rogers

April 22, 2024

Leslie Guevara Rogers, who is graduating this spring with her education degree, is a President’s Scholar for the Class of 2024 and will serve as the student speaker at MGA’s spring graduation ceremonies. Full Name: Leslie ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Lorraine Dubuisson

April 22, 2024

Dr. Lorraine Dubuisson of MGA’s English faculty is the recipient of the inaugural Provost’s Award. The award recognizes a faculty member’s significant contributions in teaching, scholarship, and service. Full ...

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Finding Greatness: Haley Troup

April 18, 2024

Haley Troup, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Middle Georgia State, is now enrolled in Mercer University School of Medicine’s Master of Family Therapy program. She was named recently to a cohort of Children’s ...

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

April 17, 2024

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

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MGA Announces Speakers For 2024 Spring Graduation Ceremonies

April 16, 2024

Middle Georgia State University is honored to host distinguished leaders in healthcare, government, education, aviation, and law as the keynote speakers at the 2024 spring graduation ceremonies. Charles Briscoe, CEO, Houston Healthcare will ...

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MGA Recognizes Faculty Members for Various Teaching And Service Awards

April 16, 2024

At the 2024 Honors Convocation, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) honored six faculty members with awards for excellence in scholarship, teaching, service, and championing culture and community. Edwynn Wallace of the Department of Natural ...

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MGA’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program Earns ACOTE Accreditation

April 16, 2024

Middle Georgia State University’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Bridge Program has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 09, 2024

Chloe Davis, a nursing major, Jeffrey Hester, an IT major, and Leslie Guevara Rogers, an education major, have been chosen President’s Scholars for Middle Georgia State University’s Class of 2024. The three were among more ...

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

April 08, 2024

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

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

April 02, 2024

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

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

March 27, 2024

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

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

March 25, 2024

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

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Finding Greatness: Nicholas Germundsen

March 18, 2024

After earning his bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Science from MGA, Nicholas Germundsen is pursuing a master’s degree and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Full Name:  Nicholas B. Germundsen. Age: ...

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Atlanta Gas Light Company Presents MGA Foundation With $25,000 Check

March 18, 2024

The Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGL) recently presented the Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation with a check for $25,000 for the Atlanta Gas Light Endowed Scholarship fund.  Since 2018, the Atlanta Gas Light Company has been ...

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Counseling Services A Vital Part of Support System For MGA Students

March 18, 2024

Fear of academic failure. Relationship issues. Navigating young adulthood. And, for some, a tendency toward suicidal thoughts. Those are part of the mixed bag of emotional and mental health challenges that college students nationwide can ...

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MGA Math Department Hosts 42nd Annual Math Olympics

March 12, 2024

The 42nd annual Math Olympics was held by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Middle Georgia State University on Friday, March 8. More than 160 high school students from 16 high schools in Georgia competed in the all-day event, and ...

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

March 11, 2024

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

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

March 11, 2024

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

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

March 07, 2024

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

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

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

March 05, 2024

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

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MGA Renews Academic Partnership with Robins Air Force Base

March 04, 2024

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has renewed a strategic partnership with the 78th Air Base Wing at Robins Air Force Base.   The 5-year renewed partnership, which gives MGA a Warner Robins presence to help service ...

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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 March. ...

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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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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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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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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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MGA Faculty Q&A: The October 14 Solar Eclipse

September 20, 2023

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

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

September 18, 2023

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

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

September 11, 2023

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

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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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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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