Tomorrow’s midterm elections are very important for the nation and I am glad that locally there have been voter registration initiatives for some months on our campuses to encourage students, faculty and staff to exercise our right to vote. If you haven’t done so already, please vote tomorrow!
We awoke this morning in middle Georgia to the real first feel of Autumn. Typically, at MGA we measure this seasonal change and the end of the first quarter in three ways: academically, operationally, and personally.
As we continue our focus on the imperatives of our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, “Elevating Middle Georgia,” we turn our attention to Building Shared Culture. Our shared culture is one of learning. As we prioritize learning, we strengthen the core of who we are and what we offer this region. This past week I was struck Continue reading
In the coming years we must rigorously apply this principle of intentionality in knowing what purpose we are addressing with every student we recruit, retain, and graduate here at Middle Georgia State.
I said at Convocation that there is no greater or more noble calling than education.
Today is the first step on a journey for many of our students, reminding me of that Chinese proverb that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I hope this day’s step for our students is a happy and joyful one too, and I congratulate you on being there with them as they take this first step or continue back on the pathway of learning
It is possible to do good work—great work—and to be fulfilled and inspired. It is possible to integrate our times of laughter, relaxation and innovation with what we do to help others.
This week we reach a moment of joy in the academic calendar, and one of extraordinary significance to those of us who earn our livelihoods at the University and those students who choose to build their learning and lives on our foundations.
Since I published my last blog, three important enrollment initiatives have occurred. Last weekend many of us met on our Cochran, Eastman, and Macon campuses to welcome hundreds of students and their guests to our first ever fully-fledged Open Houses. I thank the many staff and faculty who did an amazing job, with many of our Facilities staff even coming in at 5 am that morning. For several weeks many of us prepared for this occasion, and it was clearly a great success.
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.