MGA Students Bring New Life To Old Computers For Museum Project

The five Middle Georgia State University students who signed up for Tina Ashford’s new “IT Museum” class this fall just wanted to tinker with vintage computers that are, in most cases, considerably older than them.

They ended up becoming de facto archivists and historians behind what is on the way to becoming a permanent display of classic personal computers and other equipment in a lobby and hallway of the Macon Campus’s Professional Sciences building, where the University’s School of Information Technology is based.


Accounting Students Win First Place in State-Wide Competition

  Brent Barnes, Andrew (“Cody”) Beck and Drewry (“Jackson”) Hobbs won first place (and $1,000 each) for their research and analysis of a not-for-profit entity with governance, control and reporting weaknesses.  Their work bested teams from undergraduate and graduate schools across Georgia.  Their faculty advisor, Dr. Carol Sargent, has coached MGA teams “to the podium” Continue reading


Teacher Education and Social Work are sponsoring a B.S. Public Service Internship Completion Ceremony

The Department of Teacher Education and Social Work, for the B.S. Public Service program, will be sponsoring a B.S. Public Service Internship Completion Ceremony at 6:00 pm, Monday, December 3rd,  2018 in the Foundation Boardroom in the Student Life Center on the Macon campus.


Dept. Arts and Sciences

Music Major, Alexis Brown, Wins Solo Competition

Alexis Brown, an #MGA junior pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Musicianship, recently won the Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) solo timpani competition in Indianapolis. Here she is with Dr. John Beck, professor emeritus from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y, who composed her competition solo. PASIC is the largest and most prestigious percussion conference in the world, so this is a tremendous accomplishment for Brown and her MGA instructor, Miguel Castro.


MGA Student Success Center Coordinator’s Hobby is for the Birds

At age 7, Paul Johnson mimicked bird paintings while taking art lessons. Now, he’s channeled his creativity into publishing books about them.

Johnson, Student Success Center coordinator at Middle Georgia State University’s Macon Campus, will talk at November’s Ocmulgee Audubon Society (OAS) meeting about the history of birding in Middle Georgia based on his research for the his newly released 2nd edition of Annotated Checklist of Birds of Middle Georgia.


Ethics and Cybersecurity Awareness

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.


Middle Georgia State University Recognized by Washington Monthly for Student Voting Efforts

Washington Monthly recently included Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in its 2018 America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting guide. A part of The College Guide and Rankings – which rates colleges and universities on their contributions to social mobility, research, and public service – this is a first-of-its-kind list of the schools doing the most to turn students into citizens.