Georgia Council of Graduate Schools Spring 2018 Conference

The Georgia Council of Graduate Schools Spring 2018 Conference & Meeting will be on April 19 – 20, 2018 at the Marriott City Center Hotel in downtown Macon.

The GCGS is comprised of administrators, faculty, and staff throughout the state who work in the area of graduate studies and MGA has had a strong presence in the GCGS for the past few years. Several MGA administrators, including Dr. Cantwell, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, and faculty members who teach graduate classes are presenting at the Spring 2018 Conference. The annual conference provides an opportunity to share knowledge, expertise, and best practices


Winners of March Staff Council Meal Passes

Congratulations to Tammy Coody and ­Whitney Rowland! The Staff Council drew two names from a list of staff members who were hired in the month of March. The prize was a meal coupon redeemable at Camelot Court or Georgia Dining Hall. Thank you staff members for your hard work in making MGA a great place!


Office of Student Life Presents: Warner Robins Campus Events

Warner Robins Knights,

Check out what’s coming your way. Important updates and opportunities are inside! Keep scrolling to the end. Have a great week!


FY 18 Year-End Travel Deadlines

Good Afternoon: As we approach the end of the fiscal year, we have established the following cut-off dates for travel reimbursement in the Travel & Expense Module: Cash Advance entry: Friday, June 1, 2018 Expense Report (and non-travel items) entry: Thursday, June 14, 2018 If you will be traveling from now until June 14th, please submit your expense report through Continue reading


Using Films on Demand and the Swank Digital Campus

Do you ever use audiovisual resources to teach your class? Do you assign films for your students to watch? If so, the Library and SSC can assist you in your search for digitized videos. Come learn about in-class and out-of-class video resources offered by the MGA Library and Student Success Center. The workshop will cover Films on Demand, Swank Digital Campus, and in-house SSC streaming.


#MiddleGAVotes Checking Your Registration Status!

#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. The goal of #MiddleGAVotes is to inspire, inform, equip, and empower all Middle Georgians to become voters.


Scheduled Downtime for Banner

Banner and SWORDS will be down April 22 – 26 for migration to Managed Services.

This is an initiative of the University System of Georgia. It means that our Banner databases and servers will now be managed/hosted by ITS at the System Office instead of locally at our institution. You should not see much difference in the functional side of things. This is more of a technical, behind-the-scenes change.


President’s Blog: Spring Break – Engaging Learning Beyond the Classroom

The picture of Spring Break perpetuated by pop culture is one of partying on the beach. Yet, what we are increasingly witnessing at Middle Georgia State University each year is something quite different. While many of us take a deserved moment to recharge and relax—on or off the beach—during the break from classes, many of our students and faculty also take the opportunity to engage beyond the classroom.
This year, our students and faculty interacted with communities and colleagues both at home and abroad. Residence Life once again offered Alternative Spring Break, this year taking a group of students to Texas, where they volunteered with the largest food bank in the nation, the Houston Food Bank.