To our student veterans, looking back on the year 2018 with pride and accomplishment!
On Thursday, November 8th, The Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Affairs debuted their “Voices of Impact” Lecture Series with guest speaker, Dr. Vernard Hodges. Dr. Hodges shared his amazing journey detailing the circumstances he was born into and the choices he made as an adolescent, which almost led him down the wrong path. He also shared how he was able to shift his values and goals, which led to him successfully starting up multiple business ventures, such as starting a real estate holding company which has grown into a multi-million dollar company consisting of several apartment complexes and commercial properties.
Did you know that eligible voters CAN vote in the Nov. 26 runoff election, even if they did not vote in the General Election? Early voting is now underway in runoff elections to choose Georgia’s Secretary of State and to fill a Public Service Commission post.
The MGA Model African Union students from the three MGA campuses participated in the 22nd Annual Model African Union (SEMAU) Conference, hosted by Savannah State University, November 8-10, 2018. MGA student delegates represented the following African countries: Burundi (Cochran campus), Ghana (Macon campus), Namibia (Dublin campus) and Zambia (Cochran campus).
#MiddleGAVotes is a non-partisan coalition of businesses, civic organizations, and colleges and universities in the region dedicated to increasing civic involvement and voter registration among their employees and, in the case of educational institutions, students.
Keyona Reed jumped at it when her supervisor at Robins Air Force Base offered her a chance to take a short-term career development course at Middle Georgia State University.
“Eventually, I hope to get into a supervisory position myself,” Reed, an inventory management specialist at Robins, said in early November on the last day of the class, which met every other Wednesday for 10 weeks at the University’s Warner Robins Campus. “It was well worth it.”
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 system’s official report released this week. That is a 6.36 percent increase over last fall. Only Georgia Tech, with a 11.4 percent increase, posted a higher gain.
Runoff elections for Georgia Secretary of State and Public Service Commission District 3 are Tuesday, Dec. 4th.
The Need for Cybersecurity Awareness
USG Cybersecurity detects about 2 million threats to USG information systems per day. On average, more than a month of time and effort is required to contain the typical security breach. Remediation efforts cost about $135 per record. In addition to remediation costs, USG organizations suffer damage to their reputation when we experience an information systems breach.
Moreover, mobility and miniaturization of systems enable attackers to use new ways to threaten the organization. Small mobile devices are harder to detect and neutralize when brought into our network. Small mobile devices are more convenient but also more easily stolen and lost. When we lose a mobile device, we also lose control of the information it stores.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least in the lobby of the Macon Campus Student Life Center! A student organization, the #MGA Association of Healthcare Executives, is collecting holiday donations of new toys for families in need. Between now and Dec. 2, representatives of the organization will be in the Student Life Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to accept your donations.