Monday, August 3, 2015

On Tuesdays, we leave the light on for you

Online and Walk-In Registration for the 2015 Fall Semester at MC is going on RIGHT NOW, and it's a great opportunity to get a jump on the new school year, beat the rush and avoid long lines. And if it's difficult to get in during normal business hours right now, maybe you can come in Tuesday evenings. It's one more way we're helping you find your place at Your College.

check out a complete 2015/2016 Academic Calendar (Adobe .pdf file)

Helpful links to get you started ...

 • Online Courses - Canvas
 • Campus Connect (Register for Classes)
 • MC Student Life


For more information about admissions at MC, contact:
(432) 685-4501
 enroll@midland.edu 



On a related note ... we know your daytime schedules can be a little hectic ... and so can the lunch-hour traffic. That makes it hard for some of us to stop in at MC during the day - during 'normal' business hours - to register for a class.

So ... on Tuesdays, we leave the light on!

For your convenience, MC Admissions, Advising, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will remain open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

These offices are located in the Dorothy & Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center, on the MC Main Campus, at 3600 N. Garfield Street, in Midland.


PLEASE NOTE: This does not include Tuesdays where the campus is closed during the day as part of holiday observances.

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

MC Lady Chapparal alum to head Odessa High School volleyball program

OA Photo by Edyta Blaszczyk
• Odessa High coach Victoria Smith leads Lady Bronchos into new season

By Joshua Perry, Sports Reporter
The Odessa American

ODESSA, TEXAS - A familiar face will lead the Odessa High volleyball team into the 2015 season as the Lady Bronchos look for their first playoff appearance in five years.

Victoria Smith, a 2011 OHS graduate [and MC Lady Chap volleyball alum], will take the helm for the upcoming season and will look to have her alma mater pick up where it left off during her playing days ...

read the rest of this OA report

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Friday, July 31, 2015

Chap Basketball hosts summer camps

MC Photo by Katherine Curry

Coach Jordan Dreiling and Midland College Chaparral Basketball staff and players hosted a pair of Summer Basketball Camps for boys, in the Physical Education Building on the MC main campus.

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Thursday, July 30, 2015

News report previews Chap alum's entry in PGA Championship tournament

• Championship takes place August 13-16 in Wisconsin

By Matthew Villanueva, Sports Reporter
KOSA-TV

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland Country Club assistant golf pro Steven Young finished tied for 16th out of 400 at the PGA Professional National Championship earlier this month in Philadelphia. That was good enough to earn one of the 20 spots to qualify for the 2015 PGA Championship ...

... Born in Scotland, Young came to Midland to play for the Midland College Chaparrals in 1995. He quickly became the number one ranked junior college golfer in the nation. Young went as far as playing in the Walker Cup and two British Opens but a longing for family life brought him back to the Tall City ...

read/watch the rest of this KOSA report

Good luck, Steven!

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

"Throwback Thursday‬" ...

October, 1973 ... Groundbreaking for what will become Midland College ...


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Day's first light ...

... breaks over the horizon and shines on the Midland College campus just as I am arriving for work.

"For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm."

Edwin Way Teale

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

City of Midland Hosting Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic

Staff Report
KOSA-TV


MIDLAND, TEXAS - From The City of Midland: Midland Health & Senior Services is urging parents to bring their children in early to receive immunizations before the back-to school rush.

By maintaining their children's immunization schedule, parents can help reduce childhood diseases and suffering. In addition to necessary immunizations for grade school students, Health & Senior Services also offers the state-required meningitis vaccine to college students.


Every year, lines at Midland Health & Senior Services begin to grow as the school year nears. No appointment is necessary, so parents are encouraged to visit the center at 3303 W. Illinois in the Kingsway Mall to get their children vaccinated today.

For more info on Immunizations, please call (432) 681-7613,
or visit Health & Senior Services' Immunizations page 



A REMINDER FROM MC: As of January 1, 2014, all entering students at an institution of higher education are required to show proof of an initial meningococcal vaccination or a booster dose during the five-year period prior to enrolling. They must get the vaccine at least 10 days before the semester begins.

 Texas Department of State Health Services / Vaccine Requirements 

 Visit the MC Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Information page