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Finding Greatness: Charles Williams

August 28, 2017

Air Force veteran Charles Williams, now pursuing his master's degree in IT from Middle Georgia State, is a charter member of the Graduate Studies Advisory Council. Full Name: Charles Moses Williams, Jr. Age: 53. Hometown: Daytona Beach, ...

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MGA Team Makes Hackathon Competition Finals with Ride Share App

August 22, 2017

A team representing Middle Georgia State University advanced to the finals of the recent Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) Information of Things (IOT) Hackathon 2017 in Alpharetta, Ga. Two faculty members from MGA's School of Information ...

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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 ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. John P. Girard

July 17, 2017

Dr. John P. Girard is an author, teacher, storyteller and adventurer. Full Name: Dr. John P. Girard. Full Title: Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair and Professor of Information Technology. Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (Business ...

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A Meaningful Journey

June 28, 2017

For a pioneering group of Middle Georgia State University students, time abroad was time to serve. On a humid day in late May, Victoria Klingler is navigating some hilly countryside on foot in the Dominican Republic, making her way to a ...

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Spring 2017 MGA Today Highlights Faculty Research and More

May 15, 2017

Dr. Matt Jennings explores the secrets of Macon's greatest historic treasure. Read the story - and others - in the spring 2017 issue of MGA Today!! Table of Contents: Mounds, Monuments and Mysteries MGA Faculty Produce Array of Professional ...

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School of Information Technology Inducts First Honor Society Members

May 05, 2017

Middle Georgia State University inducted its first members of Alpha Iota Mu honor society chapter on May 5. During the campus celebration, MGA honored 11 students and three faculty members. Alpha Iota Mu (AIM) is the international information ...

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Coliseum CEO, "Remember the Titans" Coach to Speak at MGA's Spring Graduations

April 26, 2017

Steve J. Daugherty, CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed in the movie “Remember the Titans,” are the commencement speakers for Middle Georgia State University's spring 2017 ...

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MGA’s Dual-Enrollment Students Take Advantage of Free College

March 28, 2017

This fall, when she heads off to the University of Georgia, Bleckley County High School senior Jordan Barker is taking along something extra – nearly 40 hours of college credit. That’s roughly a year and a half of college she’s already ...

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Cyber Knights Advance to Regional Cyber Defense Competition

March 01, 2017

The Cyber Knights, Middle Georgia State University's cyber defense competition squad, is one of only eight teams to advance to the regional level of the annual Southeast Regional Cyber Defense Competition. At recent state level competition, 33 ...

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MGA Launches First Grad Student Advisory Council

February 23, 2017

Darquita Loyd is proud to be among the first students who will graduate from Middle Georgia State University with a master's degree in Nursing. While she's pleased with the quality of the program, she wants to make it even better. That's why ...

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MGA's School of Information Technology Hosts Conference on Cybersecurity Issues

January 31, 2017

Middle Georgia State University's School of Information Technology is hosting its first Cybersecurity Conference, featuring experts on key issues in cybersecurity, on Tuesday, Feb. 14. This daylong event, to be held in the banquet hall of Middle ...

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Finding Greatness: Alexandra Papadopoulos

January 23, 2017

While helping other students as a volunteer at a recent MGA career fair, Alexandra Papadopoulos was sought out by a recruiter for a major employer and interviewed on the spot. Full Name: Alexandra Papadopoulos. Hometown and Residence: ...

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MGA's First Master’s Degree Students Among Fall Graduates

December 08, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's first master's degree students were among those to receive diplomas at fall 2016 graduation on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Macon Campus. Nearly 500 total candidates for ...

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MGA Students Place Second in IT Hackathon

December 01, 2016

A Middle Georgia State University team placed second in the Technology Association of Georgia's recent Hackathon 2.0 held at Georgia State University. Team “Hackers” was led by Dr.Myungjae Kwak and consisted of IT majors Rashid Ibrahim, Jimmy ...

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Fall 2016 Issue of MGA Today Released

November 28, 2016

Check out the Fall 2016 issue of MGA Today magazine! Read about the new VECTR center that connects veterans to higher education, the University's upcoming master's degree programs, new NAIA teams in volleyball and cross-country, and more.

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MGA Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

November 03, 2016

Faculty members from Middle Georgia State University's School of Information Technology traveled to Kansas City this week to receive official recognition as one of eight new National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE). ...

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MGA Grad Studies to host drop-in info session

October 25, 2016

Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Graduate Studies will host a drop-in information session and mixer for prospective students interested in its new master’s degrees. MGA is accepting applications for its currently ...

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MGA Graduate IT Students Present Publication-Accepted Research at International Conference

October 20, 2016

Benjamin Brantley, Misty Kiernan and Douglas Smalley, all students in Middle Georgia State University's graduate program in Information Technology, presented their research of hot-button digital issues at the recent International Association for ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Myungjae Kwak

September 26, 2016

Finding Greatness: Popular IT professor Dr. Myungjae Kwak’s research interests focus on data analytics, information retrieval/data mining, business simulation and educational game design and development. Name: Dr. Myungjae Kwak Full ...

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IT Grad Degree Continues a Middle Georgia State Legacy

June 06, 2016

One of the first four-year degrees launched by what is now Middle Georgia State University was a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Nearly two decades later, IT makes history again as one of Middle Georgia State’s first graduate ...

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University Adds Software Development to Graduate IT Degree

May 09, 2016

Middle Georgia State University is adding a third concentration, Software Development, to its master's degree in Information Technology. The graduate program, which the University launched in January 2016, already offers concentrations in ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2016 Commencement Speakers

April 27, 2016

Nearly 1,100 students earned their post-secondary credential from the state’s newest public University in 2015-16, and about 520 of them will walk across the stage at Middle Georgia State University's three spring commencement ceremonies, ...

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Finding Greatness: Taryn Gabriel

February 22, 2016

A standout cybersecurity student at #MGA, Taryn Gabriel is proving to be a great public spokesman about his field’s tremendous growth and job prospects. Full Name: Taryn Ricardo Gabriel. Hometown: Cochabamba, Bolivia. Residence: Macon. ...

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Middle Georgia State Students Fight Cybercrime

January 27, 2016

“Middle Georgia State University is part of a 4 year, national science foundation grant; part of the grant is to build that next digital forensics workforce,” says Johnathan Yerby, an assistant professor with Middle Georgia State ...

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Cybersecurity Education Center Part of Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge

December 15, 2015

Middle Georgia State University's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research is one of the academic partners launching this year's Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge. The Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge is an annual ...

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Middle Georgia State University Approved to Admit Students to Graduate Programs

December 08, 2015

Georgia’s newest university has been authorized by its regional accrediting agency to admit and register students for its new graduate programs. At the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ...

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Middle Georgia State Launches Cybersecurity Center

November 17, 2015

"Our plan is for the cybersecurity center to expand on the School of IT's academic offerings and do more outreach," Kevin Floyd, program chairman and associate professor, said in the release. "We will work closely with area businesses to help ...

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School of IT Launches Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research

November 16, 2015

Teaching and promoting cybersecurity to businesses, government and individuals are among the goals of a new center just launched by Middle Georgia State University's School of Information Technology. The Center for Cybersecurity Education ...

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Middle Georgians Caught Up In Ashley Madison Info Leak

August 31, 2015

Cybersecurity specialists have said the information appears to be genuine, but it doesn’t mean that all of it is reliable. The website apparently does not verify email addresses, and it’s possible that a user could give the site a bogus email ...

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Finding Greatness: Amanda Johnson

August 24, 2015

IT major Amanda Johnson, a President’s Torch Society member, wants to teach at her soon-to-be alma mater. Full Name: Amanda Johnson. Age: 35. Hometown: Vidalia. Residence: Warner Robins. Family: “I am married to my best friend ...

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Middle Georgia State Shares Cyber Security Expertise With Robert Morris University

August 10, 2015

Middle Georgia State University is partnering with Robert Morris University (RMU) to train faculty and students at the Pittsburgh, Pa., institution in mobile Internet security. Under a $224,000 National Science Foundation grant, and also in ...

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Middle Georgia State IT Program Recognized

June 01, 2015

Middle Georgia State College’s School of IT was recently recognized at the 2015 International ABET Symposium held April 23-24 in Atlanta. The school’s self-study report was nominated by ABET program evaluators and selected by ABET Symposium ...

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MGA's School of IT Recognized at International ABET Symposium

May 15, 2015

Middle Georgia State's School of IT was recently recognized at the 2015 International ABET Symposium held April 23-24 in Atlanta. The school's self-study report was nominated by ABET program evaluators and selected by ABET Symposium organizers as ...

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MGA's Hollifield Is a Real Gamer

May 11, 2015

Sarah Hollifield couldn’t imagine how her love of video games would ever lead to a career. But by next Thursday, she’ll be graduating from Middle Georgia State College with a bachelor’s degree in information ...

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Faculty Members Promoted, Awarded Tenure

April 27, 2015

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who earned promotion and/or tenure this year: Tenure Charlie Aiken, School of Business Carol Sargent, School of Business Paige Crump, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Media, ...

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MGA Cyber Knights Continue 'Hacker' Fighting Success

April 06, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Middle Georgia State’s Cyber Knights Competition Team is one of only eight teams to advance to the regional level in the annual Southeast Regional Cyber Defense Competition, to be held at Kennesaw State ...

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MGA Cyber Knights Continue "Hacker" Fighting Success

March 24, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Middle Georgia State's Cyber Knights Competition Team is one of only eight teams to advance to the regional level in the annual Southeast Regional Cyber Defense Competition, to be held at Kennesaw State ...

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It’s Official: Middle Georgia to Become a State University on July 1

March 18, 2015

Fulfilling a longtime dream of many graduates, students, faculty, benefactors and regional leaders, Middle Georgia State College is on the brink of officially becoming a university. The institution’s name will be Middle Georgia State ...

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MGA, South Georgia Tech Sign Articulation Agreement

March 12, 2015

Americus - Officials from Middle Georgia State College and South Georgia Technical College signed an agreement on March 10 that will provide a pathway for South Georgia Tech students studying information technology to seamlessly continue their ...

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Middle Georgia State Launches IT Summer Camp for High School Students

March 03, 2015

Middle Georgia State’s School of Information Technology will introduce high school students to the wonders of game development, digital forensics, robotics and other hot topics in the field at the first-ever IT Summer Camp, scheduled for June 9 ...

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School of IT Promotes Programs at Info Sessions

February 17, 2015

Middle Georgia State College's School of Information Technology will host information sessions about its degree programs during the month of March on the Macon, Cochran, and Warner Robins campuses. All sessions are free and open to the public. ...

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Textbook Alternatives Save Thousands For MGA Students

February 03, 2015

Middle Georgia State College continues to help students avoid the high cost of textbooks. The School of Information Technology has received the institution's second Affordable Learning Georgia grant to replace traditional textbooks with free ...

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Middle Georgia State MVP: Cody Meek

January 12, 2015

Cody Meek is a Warner Robins Campus SGA rep and aspiring digital designer. Full Name: Cody Meek. Hometown: “Colorado Springs, Colo., is where I was born, but I consider my hometown San Antonio, Texas.” Residence: Warner ...

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Colleges Agree to New Pathway for I.T. Students

December 18, 2014

Officials from Middle Georgia State College and Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin signed an agreement today that will provide a pathway for SCTC students studying information technology to seamlessly continue their studies and obtain ...

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School Of IT Among Digital Economy Summit Sponsors

October 16, 2014

The region's digital economy is the topic of an upcoming summit to be held on the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State College. The Middle Georgia Digital Economy Summit is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Professional ...

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Middle Georgia State Student Excels at Game Design

August 27, 2014

Middle Georgia State senior Sarah Hollifield is building a game to help students learn digital forensics. Read the article at http://hhjonline.com/hollifield-excels-in-digital-forensics-game-development-at-middle-ga-p5203-117.htm.

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IT Major Excels at Digital Forensics Game Development

August 20, 2014

In high school, whenever she pondered what she might want to do for a living, Sarah Hollifield asked herself what she excelled at. “I’m good at video games,” she thought. “But where will that get me?” Impressively far, as it turned out. ...

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Middle Georgia State Collaborates With International Universities

July 17, 2014

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School of IT to Collaborate with Universities in Poland

July 16, 2014

Middle Georgia State College's School of Information Technology and two universities in Poland will work together on research and also exchange students and faculty, thanks to new collaborative agreements. The agreements were signed recently ...

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School of IT Partners With South Korean Universities

June 23, 2014

South Korean students will study information technology at Middle Georgia State College as soon as spring 2015. Read the full article here. (4th item.)

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Student Exchanges, Faculty Research Part of MGA Collaboration With South Korean Universities

June 16, 2014

Students studying information technology at two South Korean universities will soon spend an academic year at Middle Georgia State College, and faculty members at all three institutions will begin collaborating on research projects. An ...

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Student Team Wins 1st Place In National Day of Civic Hacking Competition

June 09, 2014

A team of Middle Georgia State College School of IT students won first place in the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH), a fun weekend of community service using design, programming and technology. In this national event, which took place May ...

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School of IT Creates Transfer Agreement With South Piedmont

May 05, 2014

Middle Georgia State's School of IT recently partnered with South Piedmont Community College in Monroe. N.C., to make it easier for applied associate's degree graduates to seamlessly transfer into a bachelor's program. Through the articulation ...

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Northeast High Students Get Schooled In Digital Forensics

April 28, 2014

Middle Georgia State's School of IT introduced the world of digital forensics to a group of Bibb County's Northeast High students on April 25. The 9 Northeast students, all members of the STEM club, visited Middle Georgia State to tour the ...

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IT Cyber Defense Team Makes Top 8 At Regional Competition

April 14, 2014

The team representing Middle Georgia State College finished in the top eight of the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition held recently at Kennesaw State University. Top eight schools were not ranked in order but included: ...

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IT Students Host "Just Build It" Gaming Workshop

April 03, 2014

Want to build games? Join Middle Georgia State College IT students for "Just Build It," a gaming workshop conducted by Diego Rivera, Microsoft Developer Technical Evangelist. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, ...

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IT Students Make Top 8 Of Regional Cyber Defense Competition

March 10, 2014

The team representing Middle Georgia State College finished in the top eight of the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition held recently at Kennesaw State University. Top eight schools were not ranked in order but included: ...

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School of IT Teaches Cybercrime Fighting in New Digital Forensics Lab

February 05, 2014

Michael Viox, a Middle Georgia State College IT major, is the lead cyber investigator on a case of corporate espionage. He seizes a company computer’s hard drive, makes a copy and then analyzes it using forensics software. He recovers data, ...

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Middle Georgia State's Online IT Degree Ranked Nation's Most Affordable

October 14, 2013

Middle Georgia State College's online bachelor's degree in information technology has been ranked the nation's most affordable by the consumer information website GetEducated.com. Get Educated’s “Best Buy” rankings reveal the 34 most ...

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College's Online IT Degree Ranked Nation's Most Affordable

September 03, 2013

Middle Georgia State College's online bachelor's degree in information technology has been ranked the nation's most affordable by the consumer information website GetEducated.com. Get Educated’s “Best Buy” rankings reveal the 34 most ...

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School of IT Part of Digital Forensics Studies Consortium

April 23, 2013

The School of Information Technology at Middle Georgia State College is part of a consortium that soon will give students the chance to study digital forensics online. The Southeastern Advanced Cybersecurity Education Consortium (ACE) is made ...

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School of IT Partners with Gwinnett Tech

January 02, 2013

Middle Georgia State College has now partnered with Gwinnett Technical College to provide students a pathway to information technology bachelor's degrees. Thanks to an articulation agreement that will take effect on January 1, 2013, qualified ...

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