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.


Toy Drive Donations are being Collected for Families in Need by the MGA Association of Healthcare Executives

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.