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Albany Tech, MGA Sign Transfer Agreement

November 14, 2022

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

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

November 07, 2022

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

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University System And MGA Highlight Ethical Culture Through Ethics Awareness Week

November 03, 2022

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

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

November 02, 2022

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

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

October 26, 2022

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

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

October 25, 2022

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

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Dr. Loretta Clayton Named Dean of Graduate Studies at MGA

October 05, 2022

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

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MGA Political Science Professor Helps Lead Public Lands Stewardship Project

September 21, 2022

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

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

September 20, 2022

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

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Finding Greatness: Christian Weaver

September 16, 2022

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

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

September 06, 2022

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

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

August 31, 2022

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

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Finding Greatness: Zoe Von Holten

August 30, 2022

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

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

August 25, 2022

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

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

August 22, 2022

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

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Talking Inflation With Dr. Marc Miller

August 17, 2022

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

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MGA Partners With College AIM To Expand Access To Higher Education

August 17, 2022

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

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What Drives Gas Prices?

August 08, 2022

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

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

August 05, 2022

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

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Get Your Semester Off To A Positive And Successful Start

August 01, 2022

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

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MGA’s Economic Impact Increases To $268 Million

July 26, 2022

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

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Dr. Marc Miller Joins MGA As School Of Business Dean

July 14, 2022

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

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

July 05, 2022

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

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

June 29, 2022

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

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

June 21, 2022

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

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Is Social Media Bad For Your Mental Health?

June 16, 2022

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

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What Is The Summer Solstice?

June 12, 2022

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

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Work of Heart

June 02, 2022

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

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MGA Nursing Faculty Member Creates Anti-Vaping Curriculum

June 01, 2022

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

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MGA Graduate Student Forges Her Path in Public Relations

May 31, 2022

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

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Finding Greatness: Breanna Law

May 23, 2022

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

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

May 12, 2022

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

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Business Master’s Degree In Professional Leadership Coming to MGA

May 10, 2022

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

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

May 03, 2022

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

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Number of Graduates To Set MGA Spring Record

April 26, 2022

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

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What Exactly Is “The Great Resignation?”

April 21, 2022

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

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

April 19, 2022

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

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MGA’s First STEMposium To Highlight Undergraduate Students’ Research

April 14, 2022

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

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

April 12, 2022

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

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

April 04, 2022

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

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MGA's School of Computing Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar

March 24, 2022

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

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Fighting The Pandemic Funk

March 22, 2022

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

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SOAL Hosts 2nd Annual Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference

March 16, 2022

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

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MGA Biology Professor Wins Major Award From American Society of Parasitologists

March 16, 2022

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

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Talking To Your Kids About Ukraine-Russia Conflict

March 02, 2022

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

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

February 24, 2022

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

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

February 23, 2022

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

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MGA Professor Named Governor’s Teaching Fellow

February 17, 2022

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

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

January 19, 2022

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

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

January 11, 2022

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

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2022 College Town Film Series Explores “Revenge”

January 04, 2022

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

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MGA To Graduate Record Number Of Students At Fall Commencement

December 03, 2021

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

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

December 01, 2021

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

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Longleaf Pine A Natural Treasure For MGA

November 22, 2021

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

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

November 08, 2021

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

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MGA’s Dr. Kevin Floyd Receives Ben Bauman Award For Excellence

October 19, 2021

Dr. Kevin Floyd, associate dean and professor of information technology at Middle Georgia State University, received the Ben Bauman Award for Excellence at the recently held 61st annual International Conference for the International Association ...

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Two MGA Faculty Accepted Into AASCU’s Global Civic Literacy Initiative

October 14, 2021

Dr. Laura Thomason, Middle Georgia State University’s provost fellow for international programs, and Dr. Julie Lester, political science professor, have applied and been accepted into the American Association of State Colleges and ...

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MGA’s Museum of Technology Joins Georgia Association of Museums

October 13, 2021

Middle Georgia State University’s Museum of Technology (MoT) is now a member of the Georgia Association of Museums (GAM). GAM is a statewide organization dedicated to serving a diverse membership in a way that establishes a ...

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MGA To Host Cyclocross Races On Georgia Premier Course

October 12, 2021

Trey Crisp calls cyclocross the “punk rock” of bike racing. “It’s such a fun style of racing,” said Crisp, who is Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) facilities director ...

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MGA Cochran Campus Library to Showcase Archival Treasures at Open House

September 30, 2021

On March 13, 1926, the main classroom building of what is now Middle Georgia State University’s Cochran Campus caught fire. As people fled the premises, some managed to grab a few papers and a very small number of furnishings, ...

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MGA Makes U.S. News & World Report's “Best Regional Colleges South” List

September 13, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is ranked 10th among the best public regional institutions in the South, according to the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. MGA made the rankings in the “Top Public Schools ...

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MGA To Participate In 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Education Exhibition

September 07, 2021

The Middle Georgia State University Library is participating in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, an educational poster exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications. The 9/11 Memorial ...

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Mary McDonald Named VP For University Advancement & Executive Director Of Middle Georgia State University Foundation

September 03, 2021

Mary McDonald has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as vice president for University Advancement. In that role she also serves as the executive director of the Middle Georgia State University Foundation. Most recently special ...

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Nearly Twenty New Faculty Join MGA At Start Of 2021-22 Academic Year

August 24, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has added 19 new faculty members in a number of academic disciplines, including natural sciences, health sciences, education, business, art, IT, public relations, history, political science, aviation, and ...

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Study Abroad Is (Fingers Crossed) Back For MGA Students

August 17, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is among the many U.S. colleges and universities making plans to revive at least some study abroad opportunities for students during the 2021-2022 academic year. Things could change, of course, depending on ...

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MGA Recognizes Faculty and Staff Members for Various Teaching and Service Awards

August 09, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) honored five faculty members with awards for excellence in scholarship, teaching, service, and championing diversity. Also honored at the 2021 MGA Convocation kicking off a new academic year were three staff ...

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Dr. David Jenks Named MGA Provost

August 04, 2021

Dr. David Jenks, former vice provost at the University of West Georgia, has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.     Jenks, who brings ...

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Finding Greatness: Rebecca Edwards

July 28, 2021

An MGA alumna who now teaches media and communication at the University, Rebecca Edwards has 22 years of experience in the film and TV industry. Full Name: Rebecca Edwards. Title: Senior Lecturer. Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Communication ...

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MGA & Waterford Institute In Ireland Formalize Partnership

July 21, 2021

A formal partnership between Middle Georgia State University and Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland opens the door to student and faculty exchanges between the two institutions. In addition, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that ...

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More Than A Game: MGA Media Majors Get Practical Experience As Macon Bacon Photographers/Videographers

July 19, 2021

Once he graduates from Middle Georgia State University (MGA) later this summer, Brant Daughtry is off to Auburn, Ala., to work for Tiger Communications as an entry level sports journalist. He’ll be part of a team covering Auburn ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2021 Dean's and President's Lists

June 22, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the spring semester 2021 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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MGA Expands Diversity Programming And Conversations

June 08, 2021

In response to the wave of social movements and protests that followed the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd in 2020, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) placed a renewed emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and ...

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Finding Greatness: Leonard Carolan

June 07, 2021

Leonard Carolan is among the MGA students majoring in Air Traffic Management, a vital program offered through the School of Aviation. His goal is to work for the Federal Aviation Administration.   Full Name: Leonard Joseph Carolan ...

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MGA’s Capital Projects Carry On, Enhancing Campuses & Academic Programs

June 02, 2021

Even during the pandemic, Middle Georgia State University continued work on several capital projects that are either now completed or well underway. In addition, a generous donation from the Charles H. Jones Foundation allowed MGA to purchase new ...

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MGA’s First Doctorate Attracts Aspiring Technology Leaders and Educators

May 27, 2021

Jason Ellingson’s long career in information technology dates back to his Air Force service in the mid-1990s, where as a senior airman he served as a communications/computer systems operator. “A good search on the internet ...

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Persevering In A Pandemic

May 24, 2021

 Adapting to unprecedented challenges, Middle Georgia State University finds ways to live up to its values and support students pursuing their degrees in an unsettling time.     By March 2020, math major Kessiny Neal ...

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Finding Greatness: Katie Starcher

May 10, 2021

Nursing major Katie Starcher is president of MGA’s Association of Nursing Students. She is about to start a job as a student nurse at Regency Hospital Center. Full Name: Katie Starcher. Age: 21. Hometown: Augusta. Residence: ...

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MGA Resumes In-Person Ceremonies At Spring 2021 Graduation

May 05, 2021

Nearly 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, scheduled for May 11, 12, and 13. These ceremonies will mark the return of in-person graduations held at the ...

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MGA Students Receive 2020-2021 Leadership Awards

April 19, 2021

The Middle Georgia State University Student Affairs office has presented leadership awards to about 30 students involved in various campus organizations during the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition, two organizations received special ...

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Mom’s Nostalgia For Stuckey’s Leads To Special Baseball Game Day At MGA

April 07, 2021

One of Kathy Wilson’s fondest childhood memories is all the stops her family made at Stuckey’s while driving her from one dance competition to another around the Midwest.   From the late 1930s through the 1970s, the ...

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Special Flag Honors Memories Of MGA Students And Employees

April 01, 2021

In recent months, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) students, employees, and visitors may have noticed that, from time to time, something new is displayed on the outdoor poles used to fly the flags of the U.S. and Georgia on all five ...

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Jazz Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, Emmy-Winning Film Editor Denny Thomas Featured At MGA’s 2021 Arts Festival

March 25, 2021

Appearances by American jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and Emmy-winning film editor Denny Thomas, known for his work on the critically acclaimed series “Vice on HBO,” are among the highlights of the 2021 Arts Festival ...

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Finding Greatness: Sierra Stark Stevens

March 15, 2021

English major, poet, Macon Magazine intern, and aspiring professor Sierra Stark Stevens found “mentors, friends, purpose, and joy” at MGA.   Full Name: Sierra Stark Stevens. Age: ...

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Finding Greatness: Eunice Chon

March 11, 2021

Dual-enrolled student Eunice Chon is valedictorian of her high school and finishing up an associate’s degree from MGA. She is active in numerous civic and student organizations and plans to go to law school after completing her ...

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MGA Faculty Present Virtual Conference

March 10, 2021

Due to the pandemic, MGA faculty members have not been able to attend in-person academic conferences to present their research and other work. But several faculty members, including Dr. Andre Nicholson, Dr. Sabrina Wengier, Dr. Kathleen Burt, ...

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MGA Art Professor’s Collaborative Works Featured At Columbus State Exhibition

February 02, 2021

A major exhibition presented by Columbus State University features the collaborative art of one of Middle Georgia State University’s newest faculty members. “Agglomeration” is an exhibit featuring paintings and ...

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Atlanta Gas Light Endows Scholarship at MGA for Students in STEM Majors

January 25, 2021

Atlanta Gas Light is establishing an endowed scholarship through the Middle Georgia State (MGA) University Foundation to help students pursuing STEM-related degrees pay for their education. Company leaders presented a $30,000 check to University ...

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MGA President Blake Elected To SACSCOC Board of Trustees

December 11, 2020

Dr. Christopher Blake, Middle Georgia State University president, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). He will serve a two-year term. SACSCOC is the ...

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MGA Approved As Level V Institution, Paving The Way For Doctoral Degree Introduction

December 08, 2020

Middle Georgia State University is now a Level V institution following approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The new status, which SACSCOC announced on December 8, 2020, means that Middle Georgia ...

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Middle Georgia State University Launches Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

November 30, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is introducing a fully online post-master's certificate program in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Scheduled to launch in spring 2021, the certificate program is geared toward Advanced ...

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MGA Theatre’s Unique Pandemic Era Production Set for November 18

November 10, 2020

Ok, so the title of Middle Georgia State University Theatre’s upcoming production needs a bit of explaining. The “hybrid” play, so called because the production does not take place on a traditional stage but will be ...

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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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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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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 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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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’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 issues.   ...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 Successful Fundraising Campaign, Building Projects, Economic Outlook, And More In State of the University Address

January 26, 2020

Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID pandemic, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) made great strides in 2021, including pulling in $11.6 million in a record-breaking fundraising campaign, launching its first doctorate, and attracting ...

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