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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 ...

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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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: 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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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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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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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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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’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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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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New Agreement Gives MGA Students Early Access to Pharmacy School

April 09, 2019

Aspiring pharmacists who are students at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will be eligible to earn doctoral degrees a year early based on an articulation agreement recently signed by MGA and PCOM South Georgia. "The PharmD Early Assurance ...

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At Retirement, Beth Brown Leaves a Legacy of Hundreds of Graduates And a Stronger Respiratory Therapy Profession

April 03, 2019

If not for Beth Brown, Middle Georgia State University’s respiratory therapy degree might not exist today. Instead, a program that just hit the quarter century mark has produced more than 500 graduates and recently transitioned from an ...

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Tattnall Square, Eureka Scholastic Place First in MGA-Hosted Math Olympics

March 11, 2019

Students from Tattnall Square Academy in Macon and Eureka Scholastic Academy in Forsyth, Fulton, and Coweta County, captured first-place honors in the 39th annual Math Olympics at Middle Georgia State University (MGA).  More than 230 ...

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New Media Majors Display Talent, Creativity on Cochran Campus

February 28, 2019

Nikea Conyers of Decatur planned to study theater when she moved to Cochran a few years ago to enroll at Middle Georgia State University. At the time, MGA still offered an associate’s degree in that field. When the University ...

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Writers Group Founded by MGA Faculty Member Publishes Anthology

February 27, 2019

In 2009, shortly after taking a faculty position in the English department of what is now Middle Georgia State University, Dr. Shane Trayers founded the Macon Writers Group to create a community for writers living in the ...

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Cyber Knights Advance to Regional in Cyber Defense Competition

February 27, 2019

The Cyber Knights, Middle Georgia State University's cyber defense competition team, have advanced to the regional level of the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The winning institution at the regional level will move on to the ...

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Middle Georgia State Receives $480,000 Federal Grant for Metabolomics Research

February 19, 2019

Faculty and undergraduate research into metabolomics - an emerging technology with significant implications for medical science - has earned Middle Georgia State University a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $480,000, the largest award ...

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Middle Georgia State Student Groups Step Up to Help Homeless

February 14, 2019

For several years running, Middle Georgia State University faculty member Liz Riley has been among the campers at the Greater Macon Sleepout, an annual event to raise money to help homeless members of the community. Riley, an associate professor ...

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Finding Greatness: Grace Adams-Square

February 11, 2019

Grace Adams-Square of MGA’s political science faculty is known for her work that recognizes and honors the University’s students who are military veterans. Full Name: Grace Arden Adams-Square. Full Title: Assistant Professor ...

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MGA Professor’s Film Series Idea Celebrates Milestone

January 29, 2019

Beginning in 1999 as an effort to help revitalize downtown Macon life, and bring audiences to the newly renovated Douglass Theatre, the CollegeTown Film Series did so by bringing together students from Mercer University, Wesleyan College, and ...

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MGA President Blake: State of the University is Strong

January 28, 2019

With growing enrollment, an increasing number of graduates, and degree program expansion, Middle Georgia State University is stronger than ever just six years after the consolidation of two regional colleges created the five-campus ...

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MGA Part of New Cybersecurity Education Partnership with U.S. Army Cyber Center

January 23, 2019

Middle Georgia State University is one of five institutions joining forces with the U.S. Army Cyber Center at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., to help fill more than 11,000 cyber job openings around the state. The University System of Georgia (USG) ...

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MGA’s Cochran Campus Library Receives Grants to Preserve Historic Newspapers and Artifacts

January 09, 2019

Thanks to two recent grants, Middle Georgia State University librarians on the Cochran Campus are taking important steps to preserve local history. A $1,700 grant from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council is allowing the ...

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MGA's Carty Wins Marketing Achievement Award

November 28, 2018

The Georgia Education Advancement Council (GEAC) has recognized Cheryl Carty, Middle Georgia State University's chief marketing officer and assistant vice president, for individual achievement in marketing and communications. GEAC is a statewide ...

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Literary Dissection Gets Real in MGA English Prof's Unique Course

November 26, 2018

When Jahi Mendes registered for Dr. Karmen Lenz’s early British literature course, the last thing he expected to see on the syllabus was a heart dissection. “I was extremely curious regarding how heart dissection had any ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Monica Miller

November 19, 2018

Dr. Monica Miller is one of 18 faculty members from institutions of higher education across Georgia selected as a 2018 Governor's Teaching Fellow. Full Name: Dr. Monica Carol Miller. Title: Assistant Professor of English. Degrees: ...

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MGA Students Bring New Life to Old Computers for Museum Project

November 16, 2018

The five Middle Georgia State University students who signed up for Tina Ashford's new "IT Museum" class this fall just wanted to tinker with vintage computers that are, in most cases, considerably older than them. They ended up becoming de ...

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MGA Student Success Center Coordinator's Hobby is for the Birds

November 08, 2018

At age 7, Paul Johnson mimicked bird paintings while taking art lessons. Now, he’s channeled his creativity into publishing books about them. Johnson, Student Success Center coordinator at Middle Georgia State University's Macon ...

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MGA Recognized by Washington Monthly for Student Voting Efforts

November 06, 2018

Washington Monthly recently included Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in its 2018 America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting guide. A part of The College Guide and Rankings – which rates colleges and universities on their ...

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Finding Greatness: Matt Noble

October 08, 2018

Dr. Matt Noble, assistant professor of math, is the 2018 recipient of the faculty award for Outstanding Scholarship. Full name: Dr. Matt Noble. Title: Assistant professor of mathematics. Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Applied ...

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MGA's Dr. Monica Miller Named a 2018 Governor's Teaching Fellow

September 20, 2018

ATHENS – Dr. Monica Miller, assistant professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, has been selected as a 2018 Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the academic year symposium program. As one of 18 faculty members from ...

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Peach County's Dr. Vernard Hodges to Kick Off Middle Georgia State's Voices of Impact Series

September 06, 2018

Middle Georgia State University’s Voices of Impact Lecture Series premiers at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with guest speaker Dr. Vernard Hodges, veterinarian, entrepreneur and author.Presented by the University’s Office of ...

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Middle Georgia State Staffer's Horror Writing Career Takes Off

September 04, 2018

UPDATE: Davidson’s latest novel, “The Boatman’s Daughter: A Novel,” was released on February 11, 2020, to rave reviews. Davidson is now a full-time lecturer in English at ...

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Ember Bishop Bentley, Former Georgia First Lady Chief of Staff, Joins MGA as Chief of Staff and Government Relations Officer

August 23, 2018

Ember Bishop Bentley, currently executive director of the Georgia Forestry Foundation and former chief of staff for Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, is joining Middle Georgia State University as chief of staff and government relations officer. ...

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MGA Professor Promotes Norman Mailer Society Conference Scheduled for Macon

August 20, 2018

Macon, Ga., is hosting the 2018 conference of the Norman Mailer Society from Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27. Dr. Gerald Lucas, English professor at Middle Georgia State University, is vice president of the Norman Mailer Society and ...

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MGA Faculty, Staff Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

August 07, 2018

Six Middle Georgia State University (MGA) faculty and staff members were recognized at the annual Fall Convocation for outstanding achievements. Dr. Matthew Noble, assistant professor of math, won the Outstanding Scholarship award. In four years ...

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Stenander Joins Middle Georgia State as Vice President for Enrollment Management

August 07, 2018

Jennifer Stenander is the new vice president for Enrollment Management at Middle Georgia State University. Stenander, 44, originally from Monticello, Ga., joined Middle Georgia State on August 1, 2018. Most recently the founder and president of ...

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MGA English Professors Publish "Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable"

July 26, 2018

A newly published book by three members of Middle Georgia State University's English department is pretty monstrous. And that's exactly how they intended it to be.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing just released "Monsters of Film, ...

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Finding Greatness: Betsy McDaniel

July 16, 2018

Betsy McDaniel is a graduate of MGA's Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program who went on to become its director. Full Name: Betsy McDaniel. Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program director. Degrees: Associate of Science in ...

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Finding Greatness: Brooke Jordan

June 19, 2018

Recent MGA graduate Brooke Jordan, the first in her family to finish college, will begin a teaching career this fall. One of her inspirations was her 7th grade teacher who became a Middle Georgia State faculty member  the same year ...

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Finding Greatness: Jasmine Brown

June 11, 2018

Jasmine Brown, director of Clinical Education for MGA's Department of Respiratory Therapy, develops Experiential Learning projects for RT students, and serves on the Faculty Senate. Full Name: Jasmine Brown. Full Title: Director of Clinical ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Rebecca Nees

June 04, 2018

Dr. Rebecca Nees played a key role in the development of MGA's new sociology minor and is teaching in the University's inaugural Summer Scholars program. Full Name: Dr. Rebecca Nees. Full Title: Associate Professor of Sociology. Degree: Doctor ...

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MGA Creates a Trendsetter Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy

May 24, 2018

The respiratory therapy program at Middle Georgia State University is taking an innovative leap forward. Beginning fall 2018, Middle Georgia State (MGA) will offer respiratory therapy as a bachelor's degree only. Students currently in the ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Lorraine Dubuisson

May 21, 2018

Dr. Lorraine Dubuisson is president of the Georgia Philological Association and organizer of the recent Knight Writers camp, designed to connect MGA's Cochran Campus with the local school system. Full Name: Dr. Lorraine Dubuisson. Title: ...

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Knight Writers Camp Connects MGA to Bleckley County High

April 17, 2018

There might be more pleasant ways to while away a mild, sunny school day than sitting outside and writing about anything you see around you. But based on the intensity of their concentration, some 30 Bleckley County High School freshmen seemed ...

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MGA's Macon Campus Earns 10th Consecutive Tree Campus USA Designation

February 21, 2018

For the 10th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation recognizes the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University as a Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA is a program founded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize colleges and universities ...

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MGA Receives Bronze Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

February 13, 2018

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) received a bronze seal at the first-ever ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony that recognized colleges and universities committed to increasing student voting rates. At the ceremony, held late last fall, ...

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Finding Greatness: Heather McIntosh

February 12, 2018

A graduate of Middle Georgia State, Heather McIntosh now works with current students as they prepare for careers after graduation. Full Name: Heather Dyanne McIntosh. Full Title: Career Services Advisor. Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English ...

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Fall Issue of MGA Today Now Online

January 09, 2018

The fall 2018 edition of MGA Today magazine is now online! Read about high school students getting a jumpstart on college through Middle Georgia State's dual enrollment program. Other articles explore the University's Knights Impact ...

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New Provost Sees MGA as 'Hidden Gem' Poised for Growth

January 01, 2018

In January 2018, Dr. Jonathan R. Anderson became provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Middle Georgia State University. The provost is the University's chief academic officer and serves as the chief executive in the absence of the ...

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Finding Greatness: Fabian Gordon

December 04, 2017

When events run smoothly at MGA, Fabian "Flash" Gordon is among those the University community can thank. He is also a student at Middle Georgia State, working on a Business degree. Full Name: Fabian Gordon. Full Title: Event Coordinator and ...

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MGA Names Conference Center After Robert F. Hatcher Sr.

November 28, 2017

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announced at a ceremony on Monday, November 27, that the conference center located on the University’s Macon Campus would be named in honor of longtime MGA supporter Robert F. Hatcher Sr. Hatcher, ...

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Middle Georgia State, Bibb Sheriff's Office Awarded Federal Grant to Help Reduce Gang Violence

November 28, 2017

Middle Georgia State University and the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, in collaboration, were recently awarded a federal multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help reduce violent gang activity and gun crime within the Middle ...

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University Creating Public Art to Celebrate UNITY@MGA

November 13, 2017

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

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MGA Celebrates International Education Week

November 10, 2017

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

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

October 16, 2017

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

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Lights, Camera, Action

October 09, 2017

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

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Brooke Miller

October 09, 2017

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

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MGA Music Faculty Earn Recognition for Concert Band Composition

October 05, 2017

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

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

September 21, 2017

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

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

September 20, 2017

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

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

September 07, 2017

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

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MGA Early Childhood Degree Adds Reading Endorsement

August 28, 2017

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

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

August 24, 2017

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

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

August 23, 2017

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

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

August 09, 2017

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

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MGA Hosts Eclipse Viewings for Students

August 08, 2017

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

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Finding Greatness: Gene Behrends

August 07, 2017

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

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Dr. Ken L. Fincher Named VP for University Advancement

July 31, 2017

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

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Laura Thomason

July 31, 2017

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

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Finding Greatness: Alan Stines

July 24, 2017

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

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