Students from Tattnall Square Academy in Macon and Eureka Scholastic Academy in Forsyth, Fulton, and Coweta County, captured first-place honors in the 39th annual Math Olympics at Middle Georgia State University.
In late February, Sara Lynn Slagle got an offer she did not want to refuse. A modeling agency offered the Middle Georgia State University student, a professional model since she was a junior at Macon’s First Presbyterian Day School, a chance to work in Los Angeles for two or three months – maybe longer. She could build her portfolio (her “book,” as they refer to it in the modeling industry) and potentially make some serious money.
Congratulations to Dr. Alan Clark, MGA’s director of bands, who was inducted into the Georgia chapter of Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmaster Fraternity. This is a distinct honor for Clark and the Band of Knights, as very few band directors are elected into membership.
Congratulations to Warner Robins High School, the winner of the 2019 Academic Bowl sponsored by Middle Georgia State University! The annual competition draws public attention to high school scholarship while giving top students an opportunity to display their academic skills.
In 2009, shortly after taking a faculty position in the English department of what is now Middle Georgia State University, Dr. Shane Trayers founded the Macon Writers Group to create a community for writers living in the region. This past January, the Macon Writers Group celebrated its 10th anniversary with a party and the publication of the anthology, Discover Why I’ve Led You Here.
The Cyber Knights, Middle Georgia State University’s cyber defense competition team, has advanced to the regional level of the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The winning institution at the regional level will move on to the national championship in late April in Orlando, Fla.
Faculty and undergraduate research into metabolomics – an emerging technology with significant implications for medical science – has earned Middle Georgia State University a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $480,000, the largest award of its kind in the institution’s history.
Tyus White, secretary of the student organization BOLD, is preparing for a career in digital forensics.
For several years running, Middle Georgia State University faculty member Liz Riley has been among the campers at the Greater Macon Sleepout, an annual event to raise money to help homeless members of the community. Riley, an associate professor in the School of Business, talks openly about losing a brother to alcoholism and homelessness, so the fundraiser is close to her heart. This year, she wondered if any student organizations might like to participate. To her pleasant surprise, three Middle Georgia State (MGA) student organizations stepped up.
A Bachelor of Science in Sport Management is joining Middle Georgia State University’s degree lineup. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the degree proposal at its February 12 meeting in Atlanta.Middle Georgia State (MGA) will house the bachelor’s degree, to be launched in fall 2019, in the School of Business and offer it on the Cochran and Macon campuses.