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MGA Announces Fall 2023 President’s List and Dean’s List

February 20, 2024

Middle Georgia State University announces the fall semester 2023 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade point ...

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State of the University 2024: MGA President Asserts Institution Is Stronger Than Ever

January 29, 2024

With enrollment still going up, public and private resources increasing, and key initiatives coming to fruition, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) stands ready for expansion, as highlighted by President Christopher Blake in his 2024 State of ...

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Peach Belt Extends Invitation To MGA For Conference Membership

January 10, 2024

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend an invitation to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) to join the league pending approval of their acceptance into the NCAA Division II provisional process. ...

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Finding Greatness: Maurice Curry

January 09, 2024

MGA Media & Communication grad Maurice Curry is now a production assistant at ESPN. Full Name: Maurice Deontae Curry. Age: 29. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Bristol, Connecticut. Current Employment: Production Assistant at ESPN. Middle ...

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MGA's Macon Campus Earns 15th Consecutive Tree Campus USA Designation

January 04, 2024

For the 15th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as a Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA is a program founded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize colleges and ...

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Student Affairs Announces New Recreation And Wellness Director For MGA

January 04, 2024

Carl Woods has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as director of Recreation and Wellness, part of the Division of Student Affairs. Most recently Wellness and Recreation director at Georgia Gwinnett College, Woods began his MGA position ...

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MGA Announces New Vice President For University Advancement And New Executive Director of Development & Planned Giving

January 03, 2024

Nancy Elizabeth White has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as vice president for University Advancement, while Gibson “Kelly” Pope is the new executive director of Development and Planned Giving. White, who also ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2023 Commencement Speakers

November 30, 2023

12:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 6 As president and owner of Collins Manufacturing Company in Macon, Gwen Collins is involved in day-to-day operations of the business. In 2006, she and her husband, Larry, who is vice president of the company, ...

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2024 College Town Film Series Explores Throwback Theme

November 30, 2023

"Throwback" is the theme of the 2024 College Town Film Series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Douglass Theater in downtown Macon. The 2024 series will serve as the 25th anniversary of the popular event. A collaboration of Middle ...

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More Than 800 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

November 29, 2023

About 810 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) fall 2023 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, ...

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MGA’s Fall 2023 Enrollment Increase Marks The University’s Continued Growth

November 27, 2023

Continuing an upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) grew its enrollment this fall by nearly 5 percent over last year. MGA's fall 2023 enrollment reached 8,039 students, according to the University System of Georgia’s ...

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MGA Announces New Athletics Director to Lead University’s Transition To NCAA Division II

November 01, 2023

Michael Brown, who has extensive leadership experience in collegiate athletics, has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as director of athletics, effective November 1. Most recently associate athletic director for operations at Purdue ...

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New Faculty Join MGA For 2023-2024 Academic Year

October 31, 2023

This fall, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) added eight new full-time faculty members in a number of academic disciplines, including art, education, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, and respiratory therapy.  The new faculty ...

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Faculty Q&A With Dr. Crystal O’Leary Davidson: Lock Your Doors, Bolt Your Windows, And Dive In To Some Halloween Literature

October 11, 2023

It's the spooky season! As the autumn leaves fall and the nights grow longer, our thoughts turn to Halloween, that enigmatic holiday filled with ghosts, ghouls, and jack-o'-lanterns. Yet, beyond the costumes and candy, Halloween carries a rich ...

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

September 18, 2023

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

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

September 11, 2023

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

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Finding Greatness: Jackson Griffith

August 28, 2023

Musician, artist, and graphic designer Jackson Griffith, who is finishing up his MGA degree this fall, will work full-time with the Otis Redding Foundation after graduation, doing graphic design and helping with education programming. He is ...

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Randy Thompson Joins MGA As Director Of Campus & Community Engagement

August 07, 2023

Randy Thompson, a Cochran resident with extensive experience in business management and education, is Middle Georgia State University’s new director of Campus & Community Engagement.  In his new position, Thompson will ...

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Faculty Q&A: Why Is “Barbie” Such A Cultural Phenomenon?

July 27, 2023

Barbie is having a moment. A movie based on the iconic doll raked in $337 million its opening weekend. We asked #MGA’s Dr. Susan Asbury, an assistant professor of history who was once, believe it or not, associate curator of Modern ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2023 President’s List and Dean’s List

July 25, 2023

Middle Georgia State University announces the spring semester 2023 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade point ...

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Faculty Q&A: Who Was J. Robert Oppenheimer?

July 25, 2023

The newly released film Oppenheimer, along with its star-studded cast, has taken social media by storm. Who is J. Robert Oppenheimer, the historical figure at the center of the film? We asked Dr. Javan Frazier, #MGA history professor, for an ...

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Peyton Anderson Foundation Awards $1.2 Million To MGA To Develop Center For Middle Georgia Studies

July 17, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will use a newly announced $1.2 million grant from the Peyton Anderson Foundation to help fund an intellectual and creative center designed to take on some of the region’s most difficult ...

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Finding Greatness: George LeBlanc

July 11, 2023

MGA graduate student George LeBlanc recently completed an internship with Groundwork Resources, a consulting agency that provides services to nonprofits and socially-minded businesses to amplify their messages. Full Name: George LeBlanc. Age: ...

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Faculty Q&A: 24 Hours Of Chaos In Russia

July 06, 2023

In late June the Wagner group, a private military army that’s been fighting alongside Russia’s regular army in Ukraine, initiated an uprising – a so-called attempted coup - against the government. According to a CNBC ...

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Angela O’Neal Joins MGA As Registrar

June 22, 2023

Angela "Angie" O’Neal has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as registrar. She comes to MGA from Wesleyan College, where she also served as registrar for nearly a decade.In her new role at MGA, O’Neal will lead the ...

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Finding Greatness: Robert Asher

May 08, 2023

Robert Asher, who is about to graduate from MGA with a B.A. in Media and Communications, has been accepted to New York University (and offered a scholarship) to pursue the Master of Arts in Cinema Studies. He is interested in either a career in ...

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More Than 700 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies

April 25, 2023

More than 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) spring 2023 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2023 Commencement Speakers

April 25, 2023

Tracey Blalock – 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, ceremony Tracey Blalock has served as the senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Atrium Health Navicent since 2013. Tracey started her career at Atrium Health Navicent in 1988 as a ...

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Finding Greatness: Christina Spradlin

April 12, 2023

As a CNA, Christina Spradlin enjoyed learning the histories and background stories of her patients. She returned to school at MGA to complete a history degree, with the goal of working in an archive or museum. Full Name: Christina D. ...

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MGA To Launch Graduate Certificates In Creative Writing & Teaching College Writing

March 22, 2023

New graduate certificates in creative writing and teaching college writing are coming to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall. Housed in MGA’s School of Arts & Letters, the certificates are primarily geared toward ...

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MGA Faculty Release Issa Rae Book

March 14, 2023

Two Middle Georgia State University (MGA) faculty, Dr. Andre Nicholson and Dr. LaRonda Sanders-Senu, are among the co-editors of a new book, Insecure, Awkward, and #Winning: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Works of Issa ...

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With The Theme “Reclaiming The Native South,” MGA’s 2023 Arts Festival Features Native American Writers & Scholars

February 23, 2023

Built around the theme “Reclaiming the Native South,” the 2023 Arts Festival hosted by Middle Georgia State University's School of Arts & Letters features a reading and book talk with author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List

February 09, 2023

Middle Georgia State University announces the fall semester 2022 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade point ...

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MGA Music Professor To Perform At College Music Society’s International Conference This Summer

February 06, 2023

Pianist and educator Giuliano Graniti, a Middle Georgia State University assistant professor of music, is embarking on a concert tour of Europe this summer, including performing at the College Music Society’s international conference in ...

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MGA To Host National History Day Regional Contest

February 02, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will host the 2023 National History Day regional contest on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Macon Campus. This year’s theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. MGA is also a sponsor of the ...

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Associate Provosts In Data Strategy And Academic Innovation Join MGA

January 10, 2023

Dr. Jesse Bishop joins Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as associate provost for Data Strategy, while Dr. James Blackburn comes on board as associate provost for Academic Innovation. “Both men bring an impressive amount of ...

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Finding Greatness: Paige Boeke

January 05, 2023

After completing her Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing from MGA, Paige Boeke is now a senior technical editor at Savannah River Site. Full Name: Paige Boeke. Hometown: Leominster, Massachusetts.   Residence: North ...

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2023 College Town Film Series Explores “Brainwashed” Theme

January 04, 2023

"Brainwashed" is the theme of the 2023 College Town Film Series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Douglass Theater in downtown Macon. A collaboration of Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University, the ...

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MGA Announces New VP For Finance & Business

December 01, 2022

Amanda Neff Funches, a veteran manager and director for Middle Georgia State University’s budgetary and accounting operations, has been appointed the new vice president for Finance & Business, effective January 1, 2023. Funches, who ...

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Finding Greatness: Kimani Black

November 30, 2022

A recent graduate of MGA’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kimani Black recently took a position as an assistant program coordinator for Emory University’s Advancement and Alumni Engagement Division. He is ...

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About 750 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies

November 28, 2022

About 750 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) fall 2022 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8. ...

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Finding Greatness: Taylor Toellner

November 17, 2022

Taylor Toellner is an example of the ‘professional pivot’ that MGA’s interdisciplinary graduate programs facilitate. With an undergraduate degree in IT, she is now pursuing the Master of Arts in Technical 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’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 Announces Summer 2022 President’s & Dean’s List

October 04, 2022

Middle Georgia State University announces the summer semester 2022 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade point ...

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Finding Greatness: Sandra Hernandez

September 26, 2022

Media and Communication major Sandra Hernandez is editor of The Statement, MGA’s digital student newspaper, and an intern with Mercer ESPN. Full Name: Sandra M. Hernandez. Age: 20. Hometown: Warner Robins. High School: Northside ...

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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: Vickia Johnson

September 13, 2022

Vickia Johnson has worked multiple internships as part of her Media and Communication major, including two that are sports oriented, and she is a student leadership program standout. Full Name: Vickia Johnson.  Hometown & ...

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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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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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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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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 Announces Spring 2022 President's & Dean's Lists

June 21, 2022

Middle Georgia State University announces the spring semester 2022 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade point ...

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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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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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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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Finding Greatness: Angleen Hudlin

April 26, 2022

Angleen Hudlin is pursuing MGA’s B.A. in Applied Art & Design with a concentration in visual communications. Her goals are to expand her graphic design career and to develop a nonprofit to help victims of domestic violence. Full ...

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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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Board of Regents Eliminates Special Institutional Fee, Adjusts MGA Undergraduate Tuition Rate

April 12, 2022

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) on Tuesday, April 12, approved an undergraduate tuition adjustment plan to align Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA) tuition rate with other Georgia public institutions ...

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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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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 To Launch Graduate Certificate In Strategic Business Communication

February 15, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is introducing a graduate certificate in Strategic Business Communication in fall 2022. The 15-credit-hour online program is designed to develop students’ skills in public relations, marketing, ...

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

January 31, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the fall 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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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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Finding Greatness: Vanessa Jimison

November 29, 2021

Vanessa Jimison is an Army veteran now studying creative writing as part of her MGA English degree program and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Name: Vanessa Lynn Jimison. Hometown: Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany. ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2021 President’s And Dean’s Lists

October 19, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the summer 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 Recognizes Students For Academic Achievements

April 13, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) graduating seniors Daisja Butts of Rex, Ga., Amanda Juarez of Macon, and Matthew Molina of Warner Robins have been chosen as President’s Scholars for the Class of 2021. They were among the nearly 40 ...

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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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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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Finding Greatness: Keynayoka Benton

February 15, 2021

Keynayoka Benton, whose career goal is to become a graphic designer and animator, is among the first students to pursue MGA’s new B.A. in Applied Art & Design. Full Name: Keynayoka Benton. Age: 21. Hometown: East Point. High ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Daisja Butts

February 01, 2021

With a goal of working in the animation industry, Daisja Butts – a member of the MGA Knights women’s basketball team – created her own academic path through the bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2020 President’s And Dean’s Lists

January 11, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the names of undergraduate students who made the fall semester 2020 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 ...

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MGA Launches “Be Well” Mental Health Support To Students

January 11, 2021

In partnership with the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is significantly expanding mental health services to students.  As part of a new initiative called BeWell@MGA, the University will introduce 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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MGA’s Fall 2020 Enrollment Marks Eight Consecutive Semesters of Growth

November 11, 2020

Continuing an upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) grew its enrollment this fall by more than 4 percent over last year. MGA's fall 2020 enrollment reached 8,404 students, according to the University System of Georgia’s ...

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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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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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Finding Greatness: Tesia Baker

September 29, 2020

Health services administration major Tesia Baker is one of #MGA’s most high-profile student leaders. She is, among many other things, president of the University’s Student Government Association. Baker was a panelist for the ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Joey Bronner

September 07, 2020

Joey Bronner, a church music director and private percussion and piano instructor, is pursuing MGA’s Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Musicianship to take his career to a new level.    Full Name: Joey ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2020 President’s And Dean’s Lists

August 24, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the summer semester 2020 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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Finding Greatness: Jordan Pridgeon

August 24, 2020

Media and Communication major Jordan Pridgeon is editor of the MGA student newspaper, The Statement, and layout editor of the art and literary publication, The Fall Line Review. First Name: Jordan Pridgeon. Age: 21. Hometown: “I was ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Chip Fulcher

August 12, 2020

U.S. Army veteran Chip Fulcher is now completing his B.A. in history from MGA with the goal of becoming a military historian. Full Name: Chip Aaron Fulcher. Age: 35. Hometown: Fairbury, Nebraska. Residence: Macon. High School: Fairbury High ...

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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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MGA Announces Spring 2020 Dean's and President's Lists

June 16, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the spring semester 2020 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 ...

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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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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 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: Why Shakespeare Still Matters

April 23, 2020

William Shakespeare, the renowned English poet and playwright, was born on April 23, 1564. On this, his 456th birthday, it's worth pondering: Does "the Bard" still matter? Is his work relevant today? The answer, according to Middle Georgia ...

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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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Adapting to the Online Class Shift: One MGA Professor’s Story

April 16, 2020

Dr. Sabrina Wengier, associate professor of French at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), is used to teaching classes online – just not all of them at once. As it did for many of her MGA colleagues, as well as college and university ...

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