Dept. Arts and Sciences

MGA Student’s Unexpected Move Across Country Won’t Derail Her Degree

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.


Dept. Arts and Sciences

Dr. Alan Clark Inducted into Bandmaster Fraternity

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.


Dept. Arts and Sciences

Writers Group Founded By MGA Faculty Member Publishes Anthology

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.


Middle Georgia State University Cyber Knights Advance to Regional in Cyber Defense Competition

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.


Middle Georgia State Receives $480,000 Federal Grant For Metabolomics Research

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.


Middle Georgia State Student Groups Step Up To Help Homeless

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.


Middle Georgia State To Offer Bachelor’s Degree In Sport Management

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.