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Finding Greatness: Odell Blackmon

October 20, 2017

Odell Blackmon III, a dual-enrollment student at MGA's Georgia Academy, is preparing for the world of tech startups. Full Name: Odell Blackmon III. Age: 17. Hometown & Residence: Covington. High School: Young Americans Christian School ...

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STEM Students Get GPA Boost

October 18, 2017

Students now have more incentive to take rigorous science, technology, pre-engineering, and math classes at Middle Georgia State University (MGA). In fall 2017, students began receiving a boost to their college HOPE GPA for specific, rigorous ...

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Middle Georgia State Adding Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Musicianship

October 18, 2017

Middle Georgia State University is launching a new four-year degree: the Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Musicianship. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the degree at its October 11 meeting, which was held on the ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Garrett Stone

September 25, 2017

Choosing to stay home for college has opened doors to the world for Psychology major Garrett Stone. Full Name: Garrett Steve Stone. Age: 23. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Lizella. High School: Tattnall Square Academy, where he participated in ...

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Middle Georgia State to Host Public Forum on Confederate Monuments

August 25, 2017

A public forum to discuss Confederate monuments and the various takes on what they symbolize will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, at Middle Georgia State University. This event, hosted by Middle Georgia State's History and Political ...

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MGA Adds Technical Writing and Digital Communication Graduate Certificate

August 25, 2017

Middle Georgia State University is rolling out a graduate certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication this October. The graduate certificate, which the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently ...

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Finding Greatness: Alexandria Hughes

August 14, 2017

MGA grad Alexandria Hughes is marketing coordinator for the Middle Georgia Regional Library. Full Name: Alexandria Hughes. Age: 24. Hometown and Residence: Macon. Employment: Marketing Coordinator for the Middle Georgia Regional ...

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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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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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Finding Greatness: Dr. Pushpa Yadav

June 26, 2017

You've probably heard of the sugar substitute called stevia. Dr. Pushpa Yadav, assistant professor of Biology, and some of her students have been conducting tissue culture research on this natural, zero-calorie sugar plant. Full Name: Dr. ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Andre Nicholson

June 14, 2017

Dr. Andre Nicholson, a member of #MGA's Media, Culture and the Arts faculty, uses social issues to drive discussion and learning among his students. Full Name: Dr. Andre Nicholson. Full Title: Assistant Professor of New Media and ...

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Mounds, Monuments and Mysteries

June 07, 2017

Matt Jennings saw Ocmulgee National Monument for the first time in 2000 when, as a graduate student in History at the University of Illinois, he attended an archeological conference at the prehistoric Native American site in east Macon. “I had ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Rachel Hastings

May 08, 2017

Rachel Hastings is the President's Scholar for MGA's Class of 2017. Each year, a graduating senior is chosen by the Honors, Awards and Graduation Committee, with the approval of the University president, to be the President's Scholar. The chosen ...

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English Majors Present Capstone Research Projects

May 08, 2017

With topics ranging from "Manifestations of Trauma and Madness in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein" to "George Orwell vs. the Roman Catholic Party," eight graduating Middle Georgia State University seniors finishing up their bachelor's degrees in ...

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MGA English Majors Reach Milestone

May 03, 2017

Middle Georgia State students Hope Fuqua and Samantha Morgan made a bit of University history when they became the first students to complete all of the coursework required for the Bachelor of Arts in English on the Cochran Campus. The ...

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Finding Greatness: Edwin Yu

May 01, 2017

An Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan, Biology major Edwin Yu is now pursuing a career in dentistry. Full Name: Edwin Yu. Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Residence: Warner Robins. High School: Fort Hamilton High School. ...

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New Media Students Screen Fiction Films

April 28, 2017

MGA's New Media and Communications department is hosting a public screening of student-created short fiction films at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Arts Complex Theater on the Macon Campus. This event, which highlights the work of students in the ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Carmishia Primus

April 24, 2017

Public Service major Carmishia Primus, president of MGA's Residence Housing Association, is pursuing a career in guidance counseling and mentoring. Full Name: Carmishia Primus. Age: 23. Hometown: Sparta. Residence: Macon. High ...

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Finding Greatness: Brian White

April 18, 2017

Brian White, who is about to graduate with a B.S. in Biology, wants a professional career working with fellow amputees. Full Name: Brian Jason White. Age: 35. Hometown: Rentz. Residence: Cadwell. Family: Wife, Alicia, and “two ...

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Finding Greatness: Tiffany Barragan

April 17, 2017

English major Tiffany Barragan, vice president of Alpha Rho Sigma, is headed to law school. Full Name: Tiffany Duanjan Barragan. Age: 21. Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska. Residence: Macon. High School: "I went to two different high ...

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Faculty Members Receive Service, Teaching and Scholarship Awards

April 13, 2017

Middle Georgia State University honored three faculty members with awards for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Paul Gladden, associate professor of Psychology, received the Excellence in ...

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MGA History Grad to Discuss Her Central Georgia Textile Mill Book

April 03, 2017

Billie Coleman, a History degree graduate of Middle Georgia State University, will discuss her new pictorial book, Central Georgia Textile Mills, at 5 p.m. Monday, April 10, in room 212 of the Charles H. Jones Building, Macon Campus. The book is ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Sara Hughes

April 03, 2017

Award-winning poet Dr. Sara Hughes inspires students with her creativity and personal triumphs. Full Name: Dr. Sara Hughes. Full Title: Lecturer of English. Degrees: Ph.D. in English from Georgia State University, Master of Fine Arts in ...

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Historian to Display and Discuss Ethiopian Manuscripts and Scrolls

March 29, 2017

Dr. Sean M. Winslow, a manuscript historian and expert, will discuss the Ethiopian scribal tradition at two Middle Georgia State University events and at the Ampersand Guild Hall in downtown Macon in late April. Accompanied by a selection of ...

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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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Artist Featured in Oscar-Winning Short Film Headlines MGA's Arts Festival

March 22, 2017

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Stratford Academy, Westfield School Place First at MGA Math Olympics

March 21, 2017

Students from Stratford Academy in Macon and The Westfield School in Perry captured first-place honors in the 37th annual Math Olympics, sponsored by the Department of Math at Middle Georgia State University. Teams from 13 public and private high ...

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European Union Certificate Program Now Offered Through Middle Georgia State

March 15, 2017

Middle Georgia State University now offers a certificate in European Union Studies, ideal for professionals who work in international relations and business and for students interested in graduate school or further studies in world ...

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MGA Student Documents Traveling History Class Through Photography

March 15, 2017

Last summer, John Legg was one of several Middle Georgia State University students who took a "College on the Move" class to historic sites in the Carolinas. Over the course of the two-week trip, the students and their professor, Dr. Niels ...

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Finding Greatness: Shalique Brown

February 27, 2017

Shalique Brown, Biology major, is leading the effort to establish a sorority based at MGA's Cochran Campus. Full Name: Shalique Quynia Brown. Age: 19. Hometown: Queens, N.Y. Residence: Lawrenceville, Ga. High School: "I attended ...

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MGA Music Programs Consolidating on Macon Campus

February 14, 2017

Beginning fall 2017, Middle Georgia State University will consolidate all vocal and instrumental music program instruction on the Macon Campus while continuing to perform at events across the institution. MGA's vocal and instrumental music ...

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MGA to Help Study Mental Health of Bibb County Jail Inmates

February 14, 2017

Middle Georgia State University is working with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office to study and improve mental health among local prison inmates. The University's Center for Applied Research and Education (CARE) will be allotted $70,000 of a ...

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MGA Hosts Screening of Film Documenting Coastal Georgia During WW2

February 10, 2017

Filmmaker Lance P. Toland will show his documentary movie “The Golden Isles at War” at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in room 145 of the Charles H. Jones Building on Middle Georgia State University’s Macon Campus. A question and answer session with ...

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Finding Greatness: Stephanie Breitenbach

February 06, 2017

Stephanie Breitenbach,editor of MGA's student newspaper,is preparing for a career in entertainment production and event management. Full Name: Stephanie Breitenbach. Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio. Residence: Macon. Family: “My ...

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Finding Greatness: Stephanie Breitenbach

February 06, 2017

Stephanie Breitenbach,editor of MGA's student newspaper,is preparing for a career in entertainment production and event management. Full Name: Stephanie Breitenbach. Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio. Residence: Macon. Family: “My ...

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MGA's Peacock Gallery Features Faculty Art

January 25, 2017

Middle Georgia State University's Peacock Gallery is presenting "We Teach Too II," an exhibit of faculty art, from Monday, Jan. 30, through Friday, Feb. 24. The exhibit includes work of MGA faculty members Charlie Agnew, associate professor of ...

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Tubman Museum to Screen MGA Student Films

January 25, 2017

The Tubman Museum in downtown Macon will host a screening of selected films by Middle Georgia State University students from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. This event is free and open to the public. Middle Georgia State will show selected films ...

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MGA Sponsors "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War" Exhibit and Lectures

January 10, 2017

A traveling exhibit that explores the history of amputations endured by injured soldiers - an important, albeit difficult to discuss, aspect of the U.S. Civil War - is coming to the Middle Georgia State University library on the Macon ...

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College Town Film Series 2017 to Screen Films “On the Margins”

January 04, 2017

"On the Margins" is the theme of the 2017 College Town Film Series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Douglass Theater in Macon. A collaboration of Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College and Mercer University, the annual ...

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MGA Continues Crafting Master's Degrees

December 12, 2016

Earlier this year, after completing her bachelor's in English from Middle Georgia State, Terrie Lewis got an email asking if she would be interested in the University's forthcoming Master of Arts in Teaching degree. "I was like, 'Yes, yes, yes, ...

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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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Finding Greatness: George Davis

December 06, 2016

Wrapping up a successful internship with the Bibb County Department of Family and Children Services, MGA soon-to-be graduate George Davis prepares for a career protecting children and helping them thrive. Full Name: George Dontanec Davis. ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Heather Johnson

November 28, 2016

MGA senior Heather Johnson is interning with NewTown Macon to help preserve local history. Full Name: Heather Nicole Johnson. Age: 26 Hometown and Residence: Forsyth. High School: “I graduated from Mary Persons High School in 2009. ...

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Finding Greatness: Alfreda T. Lockett

November 14, 2016

Locally renowned restaurant owner and chef Alfreda Lockett has returned to MGA four decades after first pursuing a college degree so she could complete a bachelor's and serve as a role model for her grandchildren. Full Name: Alfreda T. ...

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MGA History Faculty Members Receive State Award for Archives Work

November 09, 2016

Two Middle Georgia State University faculty members, Dr. Buckner F. Melton Jr. and Dr. Carol Willcox Melton, received the 2016 Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Documenting Georgia’s History during a ceremony on ...

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MGA's Peacock Gallery Features Ceramics Work

November 09, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's Peacock Gallery will feature the work of Sandra Trujillo, artist and associate professor of Art in Ceramics at Georgia College, and Curtis Stewardson, studio artist from Milledgeville from Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, ...

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Finding Greatness: Shanya Kadian

October 20, 2016

Finding Greatness: A strong interest in a law-enforcement career and community service led Shanya Kadian to MGA's bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Full Name: Shanya Kadian Age: 24. Hometown and Residence: Macon. Family: ...

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Dysphoria: MGA Involvement Drives Unique October-Themed Art Exhibit

October 20, 2016

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Andrew Reeves

October 17, 2016

Finding Greatness: Dr. Andrew Reeves, assistant professor of History, is a medieval studies specialist and active supporter of Cochran Campus student life. Full Name: Dr. Andrew Buchanan Reeves. Title: Assistant Professor of History. Degrees: ...

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Finding Greatness: Dani Grisamore

October 07, 2016

MGA English grad Dani Grisamore is a co-founder of Macon's Lost Keys Literary Festival. Full Name: Jamie Danielle Grisamore. Age: 29. Hometown: Milledgeville. Residence: Macon. Family: "I'm married to Joel Ed Grisamore and we ...

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Peacock Gallery Displays Work of Elsie Hill

October 04, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's Peacock Gallery will display the work of artist Elsie Hill, assistant professor of Foundations, Painting and Drawing at Georgia Southern University, from October 10 through November 4. An opening reception ...

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Finding Greatness: DeMarcus Beckham

October 03, 2016

A Student Life leader, DeMarcus Beckham is committed to public service and activism. Full Name: DeMarcus Shyheim Beckham. Hometown: Zebulon. Residence: Macon. High School: At Pike County High School, I was president of the Y-Club ...

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MGA Math Professor Spends Summer at Federal Research Facility

September 08, 2016

Dr. David Vogel, associate professor of Math at Middle Georgia State University, spent summer 2016 as a faculty scholar at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a federal research facility in Livermore, Calif., founded by the University of ...

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MGA History Student Organization and Gay-Straight Alliance Host Political Discussion with State Representatives

September 06, 2016

The Middle Georgia State University History Student Organization and the Gay-Straight Alliance, both student organizations, are hosting area members of the Georgia House of Representatives for a panel discussion of current political events, ...

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Hawkinsville High Students Bus Their Way to MGA – And Into a Bright Future

September 01, 2016

She dreams of one day enrolling at Stanford University in California's Silicon Valley. Eventually, she’d like to learn sign language and become a lawyer who specializes in working with hearing-impaired clients. But at the moment, 16-year-old ...

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Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion Set for September 22

September 01, 2016

The Middle Georgia State University Library and the Department of Media, Culture and the Arts are hosting a panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Arts Complex Theater on the Macon ...

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Finding Greatness: John Legg

August 29, 2016

Combining his love of history and photography, senior John Legg is collaborating on a book with an MGA professor. Full Name: John Robert Legg. Age: 25. Hometown: Hartland, Mich., 30 minutes south of Flint. Residence: Macon. ...

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MGA's Peacock Gallery Features Work of Luke Buffenmyer

August 22, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's Peacock Gallery will feature work of Luke Buffenmyer, assistant professor of Art at Mercer University, from August 29 to September 30. An opening reception/gallery talk, free and open to the public, will take ...

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Biology Prof to Study Binge Drinking Effect on Fetal Development

August 01, 2016

Dr. Laura Dyer, assistant professor of Biology at Middle Georgia State University, has received a short-term visiting scholarship from the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) to study how a single episode of binge drinking in the first ...

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No Strings Attached: MGA Part-Time Music Instructor Gives Donated Guitars, Lessons to Macon Kids

July 19, 2016

Just a few weeks after getting their first guitar lessons, about a dozen Macon kids gave an impromptu performance of "Ode to Joy" to a couple of surprise guests at their summer camp. The visitors? Laraine Potter and Surelle Pinkston of the ...

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MGA's Dublin Campus to Introduce Bachelor's Degrees

July 18, 2016

Bachelor's degree programs are coming to Middle Georgia State University's Dublin Campus. Dr. Christopher Blake, MGA's president, announced the programs - Health Services Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies - during a recent reception ...

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Finding Greatness: Rhonda Crombie

July 11, 2016

Popular and "nerdy" English prof Rhonda Crombie is based on the Dublin Campus, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Full Name: Rhonda Davis Crombie. Title: Associate Professor of English. Degrees: Master of Arts in English, ...

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New Downtown Macon Gallery Featuring MGA Art Prof's Work

June 22, 2016

Ampersand Guild, a new artist-run space and cafe in downtown Macon, will feature some of the work of D.L. Simmons, Middle Georgia State University assistant professor of art, at its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25. ...

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MGA Expands Bachelor’s Degree in History to Cochran Campus

June 20, 2016

Middle Georgia State University will soon make all courses required to earn a Bachelor of Arts in History available at the Cochran Campus. Dr. Matthew Zimmerman, chair of the Department of History and Political Science, said that beginning ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Javan Frazier

June 20, 2016

Full Name: Javan David Frazier. Title: Associate Professor of History. Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy, History, Auburn University. Doctoral Dissertation: "Atomic Apartheid: U.S.-South African Nuclear Relations from Truman to ...

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Finding Greatness: Tara Tourville

June 13, 2016

MGA English grad Tara Tourville just completed Mercer University law school. Full Name: Tara Danielle Tourville. Age: 26. Hometown and Residence: Warner Robins. Family: "My immediate family consists of my husband, Alex Tourville; ...

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MGA Faculty Member Named a 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow

May 27, 2016

ATHENS, Ga. – Dr. Emmie Cochran-Jackson, assistant professor Psychology at Middle Georgia State University, was selected as a 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow. As one of 15 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state, ...

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Finding Greatness: Alex Jordan

May 17, 2016

Criminal Justice major Alex Jordan is a student leader on the Cochran Campus. Full Name: Alexander Jordan. Age: 19. Hometown: Atlanta. Residence: Jonesboro. High School: “I attended Jonesboro High School, where I was a part of ...

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Finding Greatness: Calabria Turner

May 09, 2016

Grad-school bound honors student Calabria Turner is a member of the President’s Torch Society. Full Name: Calabria Denise Turner. Age: 22. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Lizella. High School: She participated in Marine Corps Junior ...

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MGA English Majors Present Major Research Projects

May 06, 2016

With topics ranging from “Neo-Victorian Fiction and the Female Criminal” to “The Automated American Gothic,” 14 graduating Middle Georgia State University seniors finishing up their bachelor's degrees in English made their capstone ...

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Finding Greatness: Joshua Dean

May 05, 2016

Study abroad participant Joshua Dean will begin a career this fall teaching French at Central High School. Full Name: Joshua Jacques Dean. Age: 22. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Lizella. High School: "I served as the president of ...

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Finding Greatness: Cyrus Allen

April 28, 2016

Recently accepted to graduate school, Cyrus Allen plans to become a counselor to help people with gender and sexual issues. Full Name: Charles Jeffery "Cyrus" Allen Jr. Age: 27. Hometown: Marshalville. Residence: Byron. Family: ...

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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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Spring Digital Video Fest Scheduled for May 2

April 26, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's 2016 Spring Digital Video Festival takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, in the Arts Complex Theatre on the Macon Campus. This event is free and open to the public. The festival features students’ final video ...

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MGA’s Impromptu Players Founder Makes Her Exit

April 26, 2016

For Amy Ferrell of Warner Robins, the theatre program at what is now Middle Georgia State University was a lifesaver. A self-described shy loner with just a few friends in high school, she enrolled at the former Macon College in the mid-1990s ...

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Finding Greatness: Brandon Poulton

April 25, 2016

Brandon Poulton, a Middle Georgia State Foundation scholarship recipient, wants to help make the world a better place through an engineering career. Full Name: Brandon George Poulton. Age: 19. Hometown and Residence: Dublin. High ...

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Middle Georgia State Longtime Theatre Director Hosts Reunion

April 14, 2016

Sydney Chalfa, longtime play director at what is now Middle Georgia State University, is hosting a reunion of the casts and crews of the institution’s productions dating back 26 years. Chalfa, who is retiring this year as associate professor ...

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Finding Greatness: Patrick Layson

March 21, 2016

Two study abroad trips to Scotland helped shape History major Patrick Layson’s goals for an academic career. Full Name: Robert Patrick Layson. Hometown: Perry. Residence: Warner Robins. High School: Perry High School. “I was ...

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Science Club Holds Annual Plant Sale

March 16, 2016

The Middle Georgia State University Science Club, based on the Cochran Campus, is holding its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Dillard Hall lobby. A variety of plants are grown and sold by students to support ...

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History Major Creates Civil Rights Era-Inspired Photo Series

February 23, 2016

At age 25, John Legg is two generations removed from the height of the U.S. civil rights movement. But he has long been drawn to the era’s iconic imagery. The stunning composition of many of the black and white photos illustrating the ...

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Finding Greatness: TyAsia Grayer

February 15, 2016

A six-foot forward for the Middle Georgia State Knights basketball team, TyAsia Grayer also stands tall in the classroom as she pursues her dream of becoming a dentist. Full Name: TyAsia DeVaughn Grayer. Age: 19. Hometown and ...

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Mystery at the Library: Middle Georgia State English Grad Pens Educational Video Game Script

February 12, 2016

The sign above the outside door - "Edison Library of Finer Arts and Science" - is surprisingly intact, considering the damage the fire left. Parts of the building's blackened roof are caved in. Smoke curls from the rubble. Inside, shelves are ...

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Tubman and Middle Georgia State Host Black History Month Events

February 11, 2016

Tubman Museum and Middle Georgia State University are partnering to sponsor Black History Month events, including film screenings and a gallery talk. For more information, contact Jesse Klein, Middle Georgia State assistant professor of New ...

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Finding Greatness: Christopher Hunt

February 08, 2016

Christopher Hunt is an officer with Middle Georgia State’s newly established fraternity, Kappa Sigma. Full Name: Christopher Hunt. Age: 22. Hometown and Residence: Atlanta. High School: Grady High School, where he played football ...

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Finding Greatness: Colin Penndorf

February 01, 2016

Interdisciplinary Studies major Colin Penndorf, a tutor for the History and Political Science department, is letting his love for the humanities drive his professional and personal ambitions. Full Name: Colin Forrest Penndorf. Age: 23. ...

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Finding Greatness: Aaron Lewis

January 11, 2016

Math major Aaron Lewis, who aspires to a career in finance, is president of the Brothers of Leadership and Distinction student organization. Full Name: Aaron Lewis. Age: 21. Hometown: Warner Robins. High School: Northside High ...

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"Future Shock" is Theme of 2016 College Town Film Series

December 10, 2015

“Future Shock” is the theme of the 2016 College Town Film Series at downtown Macon’s Douglass Theater, hosted by Middle Georgia State University, Mercer University and Wesleyan College. Art and literature often help us to imagine life in times ...

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Harry Potter Propels Middle Georgia State Student’s Virtual Running Club to Magical Heights

December 07, 2015

Photo: Dawn and Brian Biggs show off some of the medals Hogwarts Running Club members receive for completing virtual racing events. It began as a way to raise a little money for charity and connect online with other Harry Potter ...

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Finding Greatness: Kylie Mims

November 30, 2015

Honors Program student Kylie Mims wants to earn a doctorate in adolescent delinquency prevention and intervention to help at-risk youth. She graduates in December with zero student loan debt. Full Name: Kylie Elana Mims. Age: ...

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USG’s Asia Council, Middle Georgia State Expand Study Abroad Opportunities

November 18, 2015

As the U.S. Departments of State and Education observe International Education Week (November 16–20), Middle Georgia State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University System of Georgia International Education office’s ...

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Finding Greatness: Rasmus Arousell

November 16, 2015

International student Rasmus Arousell recently was named by the College Sports Information Directors of America to the District 1 Academic All-American team. Full Name: Rasmus Karl Mani Arousell. Age: 20. Hometown: Stockholm, ...

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Middle Georgia State Gets More Grants to Reduce Textbook Costs

November 04, 2015

Free, open-source textbooks will soon be available to students taking physics at Middle Georgia State University. The University was awarded a $10,800 grant from Affordable Learning Georgia to help two faculty members, Dr. Edwynn Wallace and ...

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MGA Bookstores Host Signings for Faculty Authors of Callaway Biography

November 03, 2015

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MGA to Host Veterans Day Tributes in Dublin, Macon

October 26, 2015

Middle Georgia State will pay tribute to World War II veterans at a special event beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the University's Dublin Campus. At 11 a.m. that day, the University will host a ceremony on Coleman Hill in downtown ...

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Finding Greatness: John Mark Allen

October 26, 2015

Psychology major John Mark Allen, known for his charming offbeatness, aspires to a career helping people in poverty. Full Name: John Mark Allen. Age: 20. Hometown: Hawkinsville. Residence: Cochran. High School: Homeschooled. ...

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English Prof Publishes Book Examining Caribbean Poetry in America

September 28, 2015

Dr. Derrilyn E. Morrison, associate professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, recently published "Making History Happen: Caribbean Poetry in America." The book examines Lorna Goodison’s "Turn Thanks," McCallum’s "The Water ...

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Finding Greatness: Tara-Ann Taylor

September 28, 2015

President’s Torch Society member Tara-Ann Taylor found at MGA a welcoming environment as an adult learner. Full Name: Tara-Ann Taylor. Age: “I have 10 children. Do the math.” Hometown: Boerne, Texas. Residence: Kathleen. High ...

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Finding Greatness: Katie Gray

September 21, 2015

Aspiring English teacher Katie Gray is an ambassador of study abroad to fellow students. Full Name: Katherine “Katie" Sharon Gray. Age: 23. Hometown: Monticello. Residence: Macon. High School: “I graduated from Jasper County ...

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MGA Professors Publish Biography of Textile Magnate Fuller E. Callaway

September 14, 2015

Two Middle Georgia State University history professors have authored a biography of Fuller E. Callaway, an American textile manufacturer from LaGrange, Ga., who was regarded as one of the leading industrial magnates of the Southern U.S. ...

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Finding Greatness: Juwan Severson

September 14, 2015

Juwan Severson’s experience as a Public Service major has inspired him to work toward building up a non-profit organization to help children. Full Name: Juwan Malik Severson. Age: 22. Hometown: Arlington, Ga. Residence: Macon. ...

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MGA's CARE Uses Faculty and Student Expertise to Help Community Organizations

September 14, 2015

Small businesses, local governments and non-profits often need affordable ways to measure how effective their services are or to gauge what the public thinks about various issues. The Center for Applied Research and Education (CARE), a new ...

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University Allows Police Training to Count Toward Degree

September 08, 2015

"We are trying to improve access to degrees and decrease costs," says Art Recesso, the assistant provost of Innovation and Outreach at Middle Georgia State University. He says this will streamline the process of obtaining a degree by preventing ...

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Middle Georgia State and Tubman Partner on Film Center

September 02, 2015

The past is coming into view with a collaboration between Middle Georgia State University and the Tubman Museum, but so is the future. Their partnership will give students and visiting filmmakers a new resource to preserve history ...

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Tubman Museum, MGA Partnership Focuses on Groundbreaking Film Production

September 01, 2015

Producing a series of social documentaries that examine the local effects of the Civil Rights movement is among the key goals of a new partnership between the Tubman Museum and Middle Georgia State University. Through the partnership, ...

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Middle Georgia State, Georgia Public Safety Training Center Partnership Opens Degree Options to Law Enforcement Professionals

July 16, 2015

People working to become law enforcement professionals can now complete associate's degrees while in training or getting started in their first jobs, thanks to a new partnership between Middle Georgia State University and the Georgia Public ...

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History Prof's New Book Examines Ocmulgee National Monument

July 01, 2015

A pictorial history of Macon's Ocmulgee National Monument is the latest work by Dr. Matthew Jennings, associate professor of history at Middle Georgia State University. "Images of America: Ocmulgee National Monument" is set for release on July ...

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MGA's Dr. Gerald Lucas is One of America's Most Social Media Savvy Profs

June 01, 2015

Dr. Gerald R. Lucas, professor of English at Middle Georgia State College, recently was named one of the "50 Most Social Media Savvy Professors in America" by the website OnlineColleges.net. Lucas, who joined Middle Georgia State's faculty in ...

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Graduating English Majors Present Major Research Projects

April 30, 2015

Eleven graduating Middle Georgia State seniors finishing up their bachelor's degrees in English are making their capstone presentations on topics ranging from “Elie Wiesel’s Night: Silence and Self-Destruction” to “The Pale Criminal: Beauty and ...

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Graduating English Majors Present Major Research Projects

April 30, 2015

Eleven graduating Middle Georgia State seniors finishing up their bachelor's degrees in English are making their capstone presentations on topics ranging from “Elie Wiesel’s Night: Silence and Self-Destruction” to “The Pale Criminal: Beauty and ...

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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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Middle Georgia State MVP: Andrew Preston

April 27, 2015

Criminal justice major and Knights soccer player Andrew Preston wants a career in forensics investigations. Full Name: Andrew Louis Preston. Age: 23. Hometown: Seoul, South Korea. Residence: Hampton, Ga. High School: “I went to ...

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Gnat Line Hasn't Moved, Says MGA Professor

April 22, 2015

If you have spent time outside lately, you have likely been swatting annoying gnats. They are just one of the nuisances that come around with all the recent rain. They are so infamous in Georgia, Savannah named its baseball team after them, the ...

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Spring Digital Video Fest Set for May 4

April 20, 2015

The annual Middle Georgia State CollegeSpring Digital Video Festival will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 4, in the auditorium of the Math Building on the Macon Campus. The festival will feature final student video projects from ...

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Spring Digital Video Fest Set for May 4

April 20, 2015

The annual MiddleGeorgia State CollegeSpring Digital Video Festival will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 4, in the auditorium of the Math Building onthe Macon Campus. The festivalwill feature final student video projects from ...

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English Renaissance Drama Students Present Readers' Theater

April 16, 2015

Students in Dr. Nancy Bunker’s English Renaissance Drama class at Middle Georgia State will present a Readers' Theater performance, featuring selected works of some of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, including Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton, John ...

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