English Studies Organization | Alpha Rho Sigma | The Fall Line Review | The Writing Centers at MGA

English Studies Organization (ESO)

The ESO is a vibrant and active student organization dedicated to supporting members' appreciation of literature in an engaging social environment. Open to all MGA students, this group hosts a range of events, including lectures, book discussions, and film screenings on the Macon and Cochran campuses. Each year since 2014, ESO members have written, produced, and performed Mystery Dinner Theater productions, and the annual trip to the Shakespeare Tavern is a cherished ESO tradition.

Faculty advisors for ESO are Dr. Benita Muth and Dr. Shane Trayers. 

Please check your email regularly for news about the English Studies Organization, and follow ESO news and events on Facebook: search “MGA ESO.”

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Alpha Rho Sigma (ARS)

Alpha Rho Sigma (ARS) is the Middle Georgia State chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. As indicated in the ARS charter, "The central purpose of Alpha Rho Sigma is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies and to promote literacy in the local community."

Recent ARS activities include co-sponsoring a record-breaking bone marrow donor drive, tutoring middle school students at the Rosa Jackson Recreation Center in Macon, conducting book discussions at middle Georgia elementary and high schools, presenting workshops on GRE preparation, and book drives supporting worldwide literacy efforts in partnership with Better World Books.

The ARS faculty advisor is Dr. Kathleen Burt. Visit for more information about becoming a member. Find ARS on Facebook by searching “MGS ARS.”

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The Fall Line Review

The Fall Line Review is an annual journal dedicated to highlighting the literary and artistic achievements of Middle Georgia State University students. The journal was created in the early 1970's and was called Timepiece. In 1998, the journal became The Fall Line Review, placing it within a literary tradition of journals that incorporate a sense of layered time, locale, and geography that the original journal sought to achieve.

Faculty advisors are Dr. Kelly Whiddon and Mr. Adam Young.

The Fall Line Review welcomes music and digital media submissions as well as works of poetry, prose, artwork, and photography.

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The Writing Centers of MGA

The Writing Centers on the Macon, Cochran, Warner-Robins, and Dublin campuses are open to all students in all majors seeking tutorial assistance with their writing. The MGA Writing Center is a free service that provides one-on-one consultations to assist students with all types of writing. Online tutoring is available as well.

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