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
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.
The Professional Closet is an MGA service, maintained by the Career Services office, that gives students a place to buy gently used professional clothing, shoes, and accessories for job interviews. Each item of clothing – donated by MGA faculty, staff, students and members of the community – is $5 or less. If you’re a current student or recent grad who needs a job-interview outfit or if you have gently used professional clothing you’d like to donate, call 478.471.2714 for more info.
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.
From the President’s Stand for Greatness blog: This Thursday, more than 500 students will graduate from Middle Georgia State University. Their commencement caps the end of our Fall semester, as we prepare to enjoy some rest and recreation with loved ones this holiday season. Of the 516 candidates for graduation, 37 will receive master’s degrees, Continue reading
Effective Spring Semester, all library services for the Warner Robins campus will move from the Nola Brantley Memorial Library to Oak Hall. Our librarian will have an office in what will be the Armory suite on the first floor (where Nursing faculty are currently located) to provide one-on-one reference service with students. There will also Continue reading
Two weeks into the Fall semester, as students and faculty settle into new schedules and we begin to get a clear picture of our enrollment, it is worth focusing on the human element of higher education. The stress factor is palpable, or as all-too-common social media memes might put it, “the struggle is real.” Yet Continue reading
As thousands of students return to our five campuses today, we begin a new academic year. For some, this is the very first day of their college careers. For others, the final stretch towards graduation in December or May. For all of us, today holds promise
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Our planning intentions are now refined into precise actions that will result in where the institution needs to go. This third year of our plan is critical in terms of delivering on Continue reading
Our progress under Complete College Georgia—an initiative that seeks to remove artificial barriers to post-secondary student success—provides policymakers with a picture of how well we, as educators, are preparing Georgia’s workforce for industries that drive our economy. Increasingly we are overcoming our silos and working collaboratively across divisions, departments and campuses. Learn more about our Continue reading