Thursday, April 20, 2017

MC honor society holding Suitcase Drive

• Effort to benefit High Sky Children's Ranch

From Terry Gilmour
Professor of Government, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor

We have an awesome opportunity to help children of our community in a very tangible way! For our  Phi Theta Kappa College Project, we have elected to host a suitcase drive benefiting the children of High Sky Children's Ranch. High Sky Children's Ranch is dedicated to healing abused children and promoting family wholeness within the foster care system.

A need for suitcases arises when these children enter the ranch's care. The transitional phase is extremely difficult for the children, as many are often forced to transport their belongings in a single trash bag. This transportation method not only forces many of the children to leave behind treasured belongings, but also creates a very negative implication regarding the value of their belongings and the worth that they each hold.

Our goal: We will be collecting suitcases in new or slightly used condition to provide each foster child of High Sky Children's Ranch with a suitcase of their own. By doing so, we hope to promote a message: that they and their belongings have worth.

Please note: suitcases with hard outer shells are difficult to store within the foster homes. We graciously ask that you seek out collapsible bags, similar to what many of you would deem a carry on bag. Examples are provided below.
When: PTK will be holding our drive now through April 28th!
Where: PTK will have drop-off locations available at the:
     Welcome Center in the Scharbauer Student Center
     Office 160 in Marie Hall Academic Building
For more information: Terry Gilmour, (432) 685-6816, tgilmour@midland.edu

Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause!

From MC President Dr. Steve Thomas: This is a VERY worthwhile project for our PTK Chapter.  I encourage you to help the children at High Sky, who in most cases have very little and a suitcase will be a wonderful gift. Count me in for a donation.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chap golfer earns conference honor

NJCAA Region 5 Photo
• JC MEN’S GOLF: Chap golfer honored by WJCAC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College men's golf sophomore Stefan Cronje was named the Western Junior College Athletic Conference for the week of April 9-15 ...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LitFlix Movie Nights series continues this Thursday

LitFlix
English Movie and Pizza Parties
Free Pizza, BYOB
Free to all MC students

MC students are invited to join the Midland College English Department for a movie night featuring a film inspired by literature ...

Thursday, April 20

Easy A
(2010, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter)

The party begins at 6:30 p.m.
in Room 138 (Choir Room)
of the Allison Fine Arts Bldg.

For more information, contact:
Allison Brown, MC English Instructor
(432) 685-4648

Monday, April 17, 2017

Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair ... This Saturday at Midland College

• College partners with the Midland Vet Center and Permian Basin Military Partners Coalition to host Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Saturday, April 22, Midland College (MC) will honor the men and women who currently serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Services.

MC will partner with the Midland Vet Center and Permian Basin Military Partners Coalition to host a Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Scharbauer Student Center on the main MC campus, 3600 N. Garfield in Midland. Veterans and their families are invited to stop by during the day for information about services in the Midland community. Representatives from various organizations, including the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) will be present.

MC Vice President of Information Technology & Facilities Dennis Sever serves as an advisor to the MC veterans student organization and explained, “Midland College currently has approximately 300 students who are military veterans. Staff in our Veterans Assistance Office connect our students to organizations for assistance; however, we realize that there are many military veterans in our community who do not know where they can go for assistance. We also want to be able to share information with veterans about special educational opportunities and tuition assistance.”

• Special Seating for military veterans and active-duty military service personnel when Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series presents Drew Thomas Magic

On Saturday evening, April 22, military veterans, active duty military service personnel and their families will receive special reserved seating at the Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series feature performance of Drew Thomas Magic. FREE reserved tickets for military seating will be available at the Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair or at the door of the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair, contact the MC Veterans Assistance Office at (432) 685-4511, kschipper@midland.edu .

THIS WEEK ... a special time and service for "Night Writers" at MC's Language Hub

The Language Hub is located in TC 182 and offers FREE tutoring in writing for all subjects by trained faculty, staff, and peer tutors. Bring your writing assignment, your research, and your draft to TC 182, and let our tutors help you to improve your writing.

We are open Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (tutoring services begin at 7:30 a.m.); Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon (tutoring services begin at 7:30 a.m.). We are closed Saturday - Sunday.

And ... for those late-night writers, join us for "Late Night at the Language Hub." The Tuesday following the Easter Holiday (Tuesday, April 18) - TOMORROW - we will keep the Language Hub open until 10:00 p.m. and serve free pizza starting at 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for "night owls" and students working on end-of-semester papers, projects, and assignments.

For more information, contact:

Stacy Egan
(432) 685-6700
segan@midland.edu 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lady Chaps 3-1 in weekend home/road series

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC SOFTBALL: Lady Chaps split with Western Texas College

Christopher Hadorn, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter-Telegram

SNYDER, TEXAS - The No. 12-ranked Midland College team was on both the winning and losing end of two run-rule games against Western Texas College in Saturday’s Western Athletic Junior College Conference doubleheader ...

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From Friday: Lady Chaps' bats come alive in DH sweep of WTC ...

The Lady Chaps' ill be at home for their next match when they welcome the Howard College Lady Hawks in a doublegeader begining at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 21 at Doftball Field on the MC main campus.

Chap Baseball goes 2-0 on weekend road trip

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC BASEBALL: Chaps win series against WTC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

SNYDER, TEXAS - The No. 12 Midland College baseball team swept Western Texas College in a doubleheader played on Saturday.

The Chaparrals held on for an 8-7 win in the first game, before rolling to a 9-3 win in the second game to take three out of four games in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference series ...

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From Friday: Chaps split wild doubleheader with WTC ...

The Chaps will be on the road for their next match when they meet the Clarendon College Bulldogs in a doubleheader starting at 12:00 noon Friday, April 21, in Clarendon, Texas.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Chap Golf finishes third at SWJC Championship

• JC MEN’S GOLF: MC finishes 3rd at Southwest JC Championship

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

POTTSBOEO, TEXAS - The Midland College men's golf team finished in a tie for third place at the Southwest Junior College Championship at Tanglewood Resort on Tuesday ...

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The Chaparrals will next play in the NJCAA District II Championship, which also serves as part of national tournament qualifying, in Abilene, Texas on April 24-25.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Have a safe, happy and blessed holiday, everyone!

LitFlix Movie Nights series continues next week

LitFlix
English Movie and Pizza Parties
Free Pizza, BYOB
Free to all MC students

MC students are invited to join the Midland College English Department for a movie night featuring a film inspired by literature ...

Thursday, April 20

Easy A
(2010, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter)

The party begins at 6:30 p.m.
in Room 138 (Choir Room)
of the Allison Fine Arts Bldg.

For more information, contact:
Allison Brown, MC English Instructor
(432) 685-4648