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Digital Twins: What Are They And Why Should We Care?

June 26, 2023

Recent advancements in technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and data analytics have made it easier and more cost effective to collect, process, and analyze large amounts of real-time ...

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Gulfstream Awards Grant To Support MGA’s Aircraft Maintenance & Structural Technology Programs

June 14, 2023

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has awarded $50,000 to the Middle Georgia State University Foundation, to support technologically advanced training in composites and composite repair at the School of Aviation.  The ...

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What’s Up With The Moon This Week? Dr. Lawrence Camarota Explains The “Da Vinci Glow”

May 18, 2023

Have you ever heard of the “Da Vinci glow?” We hadn’t either until the phrase started popping up in our news feeds a couple of days ago. According to the website earth.com, the Da Vinci glow is a celestial phenomenon ...

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The Loneliness Epidemic: A Q&A With Dr. James Collins

April 11, 2023

Americans are lonely. That’s the finding of a number of recent studies. Loneliness among Americans was prevalent even before the COVID pandemic, which only increased isolation among many people. A pre-pandemic report from the National ...

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MGA Foundation Presents Legacy of Leadership and Outstanding Alumnus Awards For 2021

November 23, 2021

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation has awarded Malcolm Burgess, chairman of Burgess Pigment Company, the Legacy of Leadership award for 2021, while Marvin Riggins, retired chief of the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, was ...

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Longleaf Pine A Natural Treasure For MGA

November 22, 2021

Along outer edges of the Macon and Cochran campuses of Middle Georgia State University (MGA), the tree that once dominated the South is making a comeback. Stands of longleaf pine the University planted just over a decade ago tower above 40 acres ...

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Ben Templeton’s Excellent Adventure

November 16, 2021

Ben Templeton could fly a plane before he could drive a car.At 18, when some teenagers are still getting their driver’s licenses, Templeton has flown cross-country to 48 states. Sometime soon, he hopes to have hit all 50.A Cochran-based ...

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MGA Earns ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Silver Seal For Student Voter Participation

November 08, 2021

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awarded Middle Georgia State University (MGA) a Silver Seal for achieving between a 60 percent and 69 percent voting rate among students in 2020. On Monday, Nov. 8, ALL IN announced the awards received by ...

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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 Freshman’s “You Matter” Project Helped Him Earn Southeast Military Youth of the Year Honors

October 07, 2020

Last year, after losing a friend to suicide, Marlon Grant wondered if he could have done more to help him. “You just feel confused,” said Grant, 18, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) freshman from St. Marys, Ga. ...

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MGA Posts Third-Highest Percentage Enrollment Increase in University System

November 12, 2019

Maintaining its upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall posted the third-highest percentage increase in enrollment within the University System of Georgia (USG). MGA's fall 2019 enrollment reached 8,066 students, according ...

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MGA Faculty Member’s Research Takes Historical Look at U.S. Impeachments

November 11, 2019

One of the first big national news events Dr. Buck Melton Jr. remembers is Watergate, a catchall term describing a web of political scandals that likely would have led to President Richard Nixon’s impeachment had he not resigned in ...

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MGA Puts Students With Special Needs to Work through Project Search

September 06, 2019

Parker Perry loves his job at the Recreation & Wellness Center on Middle Georgia State University’s Macon Campus. He staffs the front desk, scans IDs of students who come to work out or play basketball, keeps sports equipment ...

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MGA Posts Second-Highest Percentage Enrollment Increase in University System

November 09, 2018

Continuing an upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall posted the second-highest percentage increase in enrollment in the University System of Georgia. MGA's fall 2018 enrollment reached 7,802 students, according to the ...

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Dr. Ken L. Fincher Named VP for University Advancement

July 31, 2017

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

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Middle Georgia Institutions Restrict or Ban Hoverboards

January 27, 2016

Shawn Douglas, campus police chief at Middle Georgia State, said the university was already looking at a policy to deal with hoverboards before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced safety concerns in mid-December. Read more ...

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Middle Georgia Group Raises Money to Pay off Layaway Accounts

December 16, 2015

The group is made up of (Chris) Tsavatewa and Lee Greenway, who both work at Middle Georgia State University; John Roberts, who works for the Macon-based Atlantic Sun Conference; and Chris Floore, the spokesman for Macon-Bibb County ...

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An Update on the Newest U

November 17, 2015

Some of the improvements President Blake mentioned included nine Bachelors Degrees (up from three), more digitally connected classes and more online classes. Read the article here.

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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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MGA Students Help Build Space Telescope Parts

October 28, 2015

Students at Middle Georgia State's Eastman campus have been working on an out of this world project. The piece they built is a model of the support structure for the James Webb Space Telescope. The component is being sent for evaluation at ...

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MGA Expands Flight Program

October 23, 2015

Middle Georgia State University will be expanding its flight programs after an agreement with Macon-Bibb. The Macon-Bibb Industrial Authority will be allowing the university to use classrooms and hangar space at the newly renovated airport in ...

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Middle Georgia State Adds Flight Programs

October 23, 2015

Thursday morning, Middle Georgia State University's president, Christopher Blake announced the school's plans for the the Herbert Smart Airport in east Macon. The university and the Macon-Bibb government said they signed a lease with the ...

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Middle Georgia State University Adds Flight Programs to Downtown Macon Airport

October 23, 2015

Middle Georgia State University is expanding its fixed-wing flight and airport management instruction by offering it at Macon Downtown Airport. The university also will manage the fixed-base operation and fuel farm at the airport in east Bibb ...

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USA Today Recognizes Middle Georgia State's Tuition Value

October 14, 2015

USA Today takes note of what we've known all along: Middle Georgia State is a tremendous value. ? "With the cheapest tuition on the list, Middle Georgia State ... offers an education you may just be able to pay for out of pocket. It just ...

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Middle Georgia State Hosts Equality Panel

October 14, 2015

With the recent legalization of same-sex marriage and remarks of forgiveness for homosexuality made by the Pope during his visit to the United States, the struggle for gay rights is still very much an issue. Middle Georgia State University ...

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Middle Georgia State Students Host Gay Equality Discussion

October 14, 2015

It's been a little more than 3 months since same sex marriage became legal in the United States. But some Middle Georgia State University students say there's still a long road ahead for justice for same sex couples. The Gay-Straight Alliance ...

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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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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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Drone operator program to be built into curriculum

July 29, 2015

A drone operator program is being incorporated into the curriculum at Middle Georgia State College.

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Tuskegee Airmen Camp Helps Dreams Take Flight

July 23, 2015

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Work Begins on Veterans Training Center in Warner Robins

July 20, 2015

WARNER ROBINS -- Construction of Georgia’s education center for veterans is underway. Excavation work on the site began about a month ago and work on the building itself should start soon, said Nancy Stroud, ...

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University Rec Centers Now Open to Public

July 07, 2015

Do you love to workout, but wish you could swim, bowl, or play racquetball during your trip to the gym? Middle Georgia State University's Recreation and Wellness Center may be the place for you, but it isn't free. The 80,000 square foot ...

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Big Day Arrives for Middle Georgia State University

July 01, 2015

New signs big and small trumpet a historic day at Middle Georgia State: The college becomes a university Wednesday. “We are Georgia’s newest university,” college President Christopher Blake said Tuesday. ...

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Eastman Aviation Program Helps Fuel Pilot Pipeline

June 29, 2015

Aspiring aviators will likely maneuver smooth skies if they enter their job search in the next twenty years. The airline industry predicts a need for more than a half-million pilots. The Middle Georgia State College Aviation Campus in Eastman ...

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Macon Campers Learn About UAVs

June 28, 2015

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Middle Georgia State Prepares for Official University Status

June 15, 2015

With less than a month before Middle Georgia State College turns into a university, officials with the school prepare to market and re-brand. Student Brittany Ramos says it’s a much needed change. "I'm really excited. I've been to ...

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Middle Georgia State Becomes University July 1

June 11, 2015

Middle Georgia State College officially becomes a university July 1st. But getting there isn't easy. "We have a grand total of over 650 signs that we're going to be replacing or updating," said David Sims of the institution's facilities ...

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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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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 ...

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Rutland High Students Weather the Storm with Success

June 01, 2015

For two Rutland High students graduation on Saturday is more than just a ceremony. It's an accomplished step into a bright future. The road hasn't been easy for either of them paved with health problems and hardship. But that didn't hold ...

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Eisenhower Tax District Project Moving Forward

May 28, 2015

Before any work begins, a nonprofit that is tentatively being called the Middle Georgia Educational Corridor Business Improvement District will have to be created with its own executive director and board of directors, which will be made up of ...

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MGA Foundation Awards Scholarships

May 21, 2015

About 175 top-notch students are getting help paying for their higher education thanks to scholarships just awarded through the Middle Georgia State Foundation. The Foundation on May 21 announced the names of recipients of 191 scholarships ...

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Majority of Baby Boomers Face Retirement Challenges

May 20, 2015

"The trend has been to under-save. It's one of the problems with people depending on Social Security," says Greg George, the Director for the Center of Economic Analysis at Middle Georgia State. He says this many people retiring at once will ...

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Warner Robins Campus Gets New STEM Building

May 13, 2015

WARNER ROBINS -- Middle Georgia State College is expanding its Warner Robins campus. The state budget signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday includes $5 million for a science, technology, engineering ...

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Governor Signs State Budget Into Law

May 12, 2015

Governor Nathan Deal flew into Macon Monday to sign the state's budget into law. House Bill 76 breaks down the funding for next year's $40 billion budget. Deal says this will keep Georgia moving forward in education, public safety, economic ...

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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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Student Excels in High School, College and Music

May 07, 2015

Like many teenagers, Faye Chu is preparing for graduation. But unlike other students, he’s not only graduating from Glynn Academy, he’s also getting a college degree — an associate of science degree — from Middle Georgia State University in ...

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New Bibb Charter School Preps for Next School Year

May 05, 2015

ACE Charter School FounderLaura Perkins, and Professor at Middle Georgia State Dr. Elise Langan talk about the charter school movement, and the progress of ACE.

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Bishop Vows to End the Death Tax

April 27, 2015

It’s been said the only certain things are death and taxes. But it’s only a matter of time before the combination of the two -- what is commonly called the death tax or estate tax -- goes away, said U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop ...

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MGA Economics Prof Discusses Smart Shopping

April 24, 2015

"A large portion of the average household budget is comprised of food, gasoline, and of course your utilities and your rent,” Dr. Greg George, an economics professor from Middle Georgia State College, said. “If you're going 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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