Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tick, tick, tick ... Writing contest entry deadline is THIS Sunday

Entries for the 2014 Rebecca T. Watson Creative Writing Contest are now being accepted.

ENTRY DEADLINE:
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

Awards ceremony: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:00 noon, McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts Building.

Midland College began its Creative Writing Contest in 1975. The contest was given a new name in honor of Professor Rebecca T. Watson, who retired from Midland College’s English Department last spring. Ms. Watson judged the first contest when she was an adjunct instructor, and then she guided the contest to maturity over many years of teaching creative writing classes and directing the contest. The English Department is grateful for her years of dedicated service.

Download a copy of the following information
    (Adobe.pdf file)

Online contest entry form
    (secure online form)

Categories
The contest accepts entries in three categories: poetry, short fiction, and essay. Contestants may submit a maximum of 3 fiction pieces, 3 essays, and/or 3 poems (three of each category).

Eligibility
Any full-time or part-time student registered in English classes at Midland College at any time since September 1, 2013 is eligible to compete. Any past first-place winner is eligible only in a category in which that student has not previously won.

Deadline
The deadline is Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Judging
All the judges are published writers FROM THE COMMUNITY, STATE AND/OR REGION, and/or teachers of writing from colleges or universities other than Midland College.

Prizes
First place: $150 and Certificate of Award
Second Place: $100 and Certificate of Award
Third Place: $75 and Certificate of Award
Honorable Mention: Certificate of Award
Note: Midland College reserves the right to withhold awards if entries in a category are lacking in sufficient quality.

Awards Celebration
The REBECCA T. WATSON CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST Awards Celebration will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at noon in the McCORMICK GALLERY at the Allison Fine Arts Building. Winners will not be notified in advance. Contestants are asked to attend the awards ceremony, TO PRESENT THEIR WORKS AND RECEIVE THEIR AWARDS AND PRIZES, except in extenuating circumstances.

Publication
Selected writings from the contest will be published in Tableau, an annual student publication produced cooperatively through the Departments of Communication and English. They may also appear on the college website. The writings published will be selected by the contest committee and approved by the president of Midland College. Visit the Student Publications Office, AFA 185, to look at previous copies of Tableau.

Submitting Your Entry
You will submit your entry online. To do this, go to the Midland College English Department webpage at midland.edu/English . Click on the Creative Writing Contest link. You will be able to fill out a submission form and upload your file containing your entry.

Contact
Brendan Egan
Department of English, Midland College
(432) 685-4638 | began@midland.edu


Department of English | Allison Fine Arts Building
3600 N. Garfield • Midland, TX • 79705
Phone: (432) 685-4624
E-mail: Fine Arts & Communications Division

A beginner at QuickBooks? MC Workforce CE has just the course for you!

This course is designed with the beginner in mind. You will learn which version of quickbooks you need for home or business and how they differ. The course also covers the different set-up options for you individual needs. This course is recommended for those students who wish to enroll in QuickBooks 101 - Pro 2014 and do not have an accounting background.

Introduction to QuickBooks - Beginners
CQ01141Q
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, October 27-28, 30
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC)

CLICK HERE for more information, and to register

Continuing your education at Your College ...

Continuing Education is for non-traditional students who wish to further their education for personal or professional reasons. Whether you're looking to move up on the job ladder, delve into a new career path, or simply explore new ideas, each course will provide unique learning opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

With convenient class times, one-day live seminars, and a wide variety of online courses, students can tailor their educational experiences to accommodate their schedules.

Many courses offer the continued training and education you need to receive Continuing Education Units for your professional field


Workforce CE classes are always popping up so be sure to check out www.midland.edu/workforce for more details and information on Workforce CE classes.

Lady Chap volleyball loses road match

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC VOLLEYBALL: Lady Chaparrals swept by NMMI in WJCAC play

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - The Midland College Lady Chaparrals volleyball team was swept by New Mexico Military Institute on Wednesday, 25-13, 25-17, 26-24.

The Lady Chaparrals (11-17, 4-3 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference) got off to a slow start in the first set, and just never seemed to recover against NMMI (10-15, 4-3) ...

read the rest of this MRT report

For their next match, the Lady Chaps return home Saturday, October 25, 2:00 p.m. at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, when they host Western Texas College.

MC partners with Texas Tech University to offer math scholarships

• Opportunities for MC graduates, current and future students

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is one of three regional colleges selected to partner with Texas Tech University to provide scholarships for students pursuing a degree in mathematics. The ultimate goal of this grant is to increase the number of students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field. This five-year grant was funded by the National Science Foundation.

A portion of the grant will be used to fund the South Plains Mathematics Fellows (SPMF) program at Texas Tech. This program will provide up to $2,000 per year to students who qualify at Midland College. Financial qualification is determined by the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

“Part of the approach represented that this type of effort to coordinate the transition of STEM students from regional colleges to STEM students at research universities could increase the overall number of students in STEM fields,” said Kent Pearce, lead investigator on the grant and the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University. “We hope to infuse new STEM students in the pipeline and enhance the retention of existing STEM students.”

Pearce explained that since 2007, a similar program at Texas Tech has been successful in providing scholarships to 40 students with financial need. More than 70 percent of those students have graduated, or are on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline.

Jerry Dwyer, mathematics professor and director of the STEM Center for Outreach, Research and Education at Texas Tech University, stated that a key component of the SPMF program is the mentorship.

“Students will be mentored at Midland College, and the mentors will get them ready to come here [Texas Tech University]. When they come here, we will continue to mentor them for their junior and senior years,” Dwyer said. “This program gives opportunities to people who might not attend a university because of cost. We specifically look to support mathematics students with financial aid.”

MC Dean of Math & Science Dr. Margaret Wade commented, “Over the past several years, Midland College has held several successful partnerships with Texas Tech in math and science disciplines. This grant will provide additional opportunities for our graduates, current students and future students.”

Additional information about the scholarship is available by contacting:

Dr. Margaret Wade
Dean of Math & Science, Midland College
(432) 685-4615
mwade@midland.edu

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Geo Mixer

From Antony Giles
Assistant Professor of Geology, Midland College

Midland College Geology Students attended the West Texas Geological Society annual social last Thursday.

Pictured (left to right) are: Jessica Whiteman (MC), Donnie McClure (Owner, McClure Oil Company), Marty Marin (MC), Frank Suttles (Owner, Suttles Mudlogging), Mike Carmona (MC), Justin Dyal (MC), Scott Ingram (Chevron), Savanna Morales (MC), Antony Giles (Asst. Professor of Geology, MC), Susan Harmon, Dexter Harmon (Exploration Manager, Fasken Oil and Ranch Ltd.)

Next truck driving course begins November 17 at MC

The Midland College Transportation Training Program provides individuals with the proper training in order to obtain a CDL License to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely within the rules and regulations set by the Department of Transportation.

We offer a four-week program that is 160 hours and consists of instruction in the classroom. Training is provided in pre-trip, post-trip,and backing. The last 80 hours involve actual hands-on driving by the student. Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a Class A License with the ability of obtaining endorsements in Hazmat, Doubles and Triples and Tankers.

Midland College's Professional Truck Driving program is an intensive four-week course scheduled from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. The program is a total of 160 hours and is comprised of the following sections:


  • Orientation
  • CDL written test preparation
  • Control systems
  • Basic control
  • Shifting
  • Backing
  • Turning
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Communications
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Cargo handling & documentation
  • Environmental issues
  • Accident procedures
  • Up to 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training
The next course begins Monday, November 17, 2014.
 
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, November 17 - December 16, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (off November 27, 28 for Thanksgiving break)
more information

Class enrollment is limited!

Applications for admission are accepted on a first-come, first-served bases according to the date of application.

Midland College Transportation Training
 Advanced Technology Center
3200 W. Cuthbert Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701
(432) 681-6318
(800) 474-7164 (toll-free)

Dennis McCampbell, Director of Transportation Training
(432) 681-6317
dmccampbell@midland.edu

Leticia Ramos, Data Specialist
(432) 681-6318
lramos@midland.edu

Chap Golf wins Texas/New Mexico tournament

• JC GOLF: Chaps shoot 9-under to win in Gaines County

Staff Report

Midland Reporter-Telegram

SEMINOLE, TEXAS - The Midland College Chaparral golf team shot a 9-under par as a team over two rounds and won the West Texas-New Mexico Championship on Monday at Gaines County Golf Course.

The Chaparrals shot 284-283--567 over the two rounds on Monday, winning by eight strokes over second place Western Texas College ...

read the rest of the MRT report ... 


The Chaparrals' next match is set for Monday, October 27, returning to the Gaines County Golf Course in Seminole, Texas, for the Gaines County College Invitational.

Newspaper offers preview of tonight's Lady Chap Volleyball road match

MRT File Photo by Tim Fischer
JC VOLLEYBALL: MC vs. NMMI preview capsule

Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - The Midland College Lady Chaparrals look to extend its four-match winning streak tonight. The Lady Chaparrals have won the last three matches in straight sets as they won 3-0 at WJCAC foe Clarendon College a week ago and then beat Brookhaven College and Ranger College in straight sets on Saturday ...

read the rest of this MRT report

 The match begins at 8:00 p.m. (CDT) in Cahoon Armory, Roswell, New Mexico.

MCT deal for MC students

Midland Community Theatre has a special offer for Midland College students for the American classic by Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire."

As a reminder, Midland College students can get one free ticket to any MCT production with their student ID. Thus, if you are in need of an extra credit project for your students, attending and writing a paper on this great show might be an option. The full run of the show will be October 24-November 15, 2014. More details on performance dates and times can be found at www.mctmidland.org

Tickets: www.mctmidland.org

See you at the theatre!

Tim Jebsen
Midland College Drama Instructor/MCT Executive Director
(432) 682-2544, ext: 110
TJebsen@midland.edu

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sweeeeet!

Photo by MC Chemistry Club

It was a celebration of the “sweet side of chemistry!” This year, National Chemistry Week (NCW) is showcasing the chemistry involved in candy and confections. On Sunday, October 19, the Midland College Chemistry Department celebrated NCW with hands-on demonstrations at the Midland Park Mall near Dillard’s.


For more information about the MC Chemistry Club and its activities, please contact:

Pat Nandakumar Ph.D.
Chemistry Department, Midland College
(432) 685-7638
pnandakumar@midland.edu

Electricians ... Time to register for "Residential Wiring" course at MC Workforce CE

Introduction to Residential Wiring
(ELTN1091)

This course builds upon skills studied in our Introduction to Electricity course. The course covers fundamental residential wiring methods including topics such as: load calculations and safety,installation of wiring, load protection, ground fault, and other devices commonly used in electrical installations. The course also covers conduit bending and installation. All classes held at the Midland College Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert.

EL04141Q
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 28 - November 20
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC)

CLICK HERE for more information, and to register

Continuing your education at Your College ...

Continuing Education is for non-traditional students who wish to further their education for personal or professional reasons. Whether you're looking to move up on the job ladder, delve into a new career path, or simply explore new ideas, each course will provide unique learning opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

With convenient class times, one-day live seminars, and a wide variety of online courses, students can tailor their educational experiences to accommodate their schedules.

Many courses offer the continued training and education you need to receive Continuing Education Units for your professional field


Workforce CE classes are always popping up so be sure to check out www.midland.edu/workforce for more details and information on Workforce CE classes.

On Tuesdays, we leave the light on for you

The weather may seem like autumn, but Midland College (MC) has Spring Fever. On October 20-24, MC is observing “Spring Fever Week” to remind students that Priority Registration for the spring semester began on Monday, October 20, and is continuing right now.

check out a complete 2014/2015 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.

In Memory ...

We extend our sympathy to the family of William Hoyle McCright, Jr. Mr. McCright passed away on October 19. He was an original member of the Midland College's Board of Trustees and was actively involved in the location, planning and building of Midland College.

Visitation and celebration of his life and memories will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle Welch Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 22. A public graveside funeral service will be at Resthaven Memorial Park at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23.

If you wish to contribute toward a brick in memory of William Hoyle McCright, Jr., you may send your contribution to the Office of Institutional Advancement, room 141 PAD or go online at https://www.midland.edu/foundation/how/gift/

Midland College Information Technology degree becomes a Texas Skill Standards Board-approved program

• Statewide advisory board approves Network Systems Administration credentials

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Wednesday, October 8, at the Texas Community College Instructional Leaders Conference in Austin, a representative of Governor Rick Perry’s office presented the Midland College (MC) Information Technology Department with a certificate of excellence for developing student learning outcomes that align with employer expectations and standards. MC Information Technology Program Chair Marty Villarreal was commended for her efforts to integrate the skill standards into MC’s curriculum.

Villarreal explained, “MC’s computer networking program has been a Cisco-approved academy for several years. In fact, I’m a former student of the program, and the Cisco status was one thing that attracted me to the program. The TSSB [ Texas Skill Standards Board ] designation is another credential that proves graduates possess the knowledge and skills necessary to meet industry demands. Del Mar College in Corpus Christi originally developed the statewide standards while working with industry professionals from throughout Texas. I used a matrix to compare MC’s student learning outcomes with those approved by the TSSB.”

Midland College now has authority to affix the TSSB gold seal to all diplomas received by students who graduate from the program. Villarreal explained that even though Del Mar College led the effort to establish curriculum for computer network administration, the actual skill standards were developed by industry front-line workers—those who actually perform the job—and their immediate supervisors. The standards were then validated with workers across the industry to ensure the content is representative of the work it describes.

According to Villarreal, several Midland companies offer internships to MC students while they are still enrolled in the program. Students who graduate from MC obtain entry-level jobs earning approximately $30/hour. MC Information Technology alumni are eligible to take the Cisco CCNA exam currently offered at Synetra in Odessa. Villarreal said that Midland College is in the process of becoming a CCNA exam center so that students will not have to travel to Odessa or the next closest location, which is Lubbock.

MC Executive Vice President Dr. Richard Jolly said, “Midland College is very proud of our Information Technology program. In order for our program to be recognized, Ms. Villarreal had to provide evidence that both the skill standards content and the student learning outcomes are valid and reliable. In the end, our students are the beneficiaries. TSSB-recognized program status means that MC’s Network Systems Administration graduates are immediately employable and will be successful in their careers.”

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lady Chap Volleyball gets non-conference win on the road

MRT File Photo by Tim Fischer
Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram


ODESSA, TEXAS - The Midland College Lady Chaps volleyball team defeated Ranger College in straight sets, 25-17, 25-23, 25-20, in its first match at a tri-match between MC, Ranger College and Brookhaven College ...
read the rest of this MRT report


The Lady Chaps will be on the road once again for their next matches when they take on New Mexico Miniltary Institute, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (MST), October 22, at Roswell, New Mexico.

BEWARE ... Coming to Your College ...

From Ty Soliz
MC Intramural Sports / Health & Wellness

RRUUUNNN ... They're Coming!!! Run To Survive, "The Infection" ... and NO, it's NOT Ebola ...

The course will take you through the Quick Sand of Death, into the Graves of the Unknown, through the Field of Flesh Eating Bacteria, and around the Greenhouse of Ghouls. You will travel the path of no end wandering aimlessly in hopes of surviving to see another day...and survive it as well.

Sound like fun??? Then join us for the 2014 "Infected Zombie Run" ... please see below for more details. You can register as either a Human or Zombie and costumes are encouraged.

And for those who will ask ... Yes, you can walk the course, but you will be considered a zombie.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Ty

Ty Soliz
MC Intramural Sports and Health & Wellness Coordinator
(432) 685-6467
asoliz@midland.edu 



MC's Cogdell Center among polling locations for November general election

Midland College's Bill Pace Cogdell Center, located at 211 W. Florida Avenue, will be serving as a polling location for the November 4, 2014 general election - in the weeks leading up to Election Day, and that day itself.

EARLY VOTING

From Monday, October 20, through Friday, October 24, the polling location will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 25, the location will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

On Sunday, October 26, the location will be open 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

From Monday, October 27, through Friday, October 31, the polling location will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

ELECTION DAY

On Tuesday, November 4 (Election Day), the location will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.




Frenzied weekend ahead for Lady Chap Basketball


REMINDER ... the Midland College Lady Chaparral basketball team will be hosting the 12th Annual Free Throw Frenzy on Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 pm in the PE building. Funds raised will help the Lady Chap basketball program with its many financial needs they encounter throughout the season and in the future. Please consider sponsoring a Lady Chap and thank you for your support in advance.

The Lady Chap basketball team has once again hit the court running and preparing for the 2014- 2015 season. The Lady Chaps look forward to the season and would like to ask for your support. Expectations are high and we are hoping that you will join us for the ch allenges and excitement that lie ahead.

The Free Throw Frenzy will be held in the P.E. Building at Midland College. Each individual Lady Chap player will be shooting a total of 100 free throws. Now here’s your challenge…you may make a pledge toward every made free throw that the player completes out of 100 attempts.  Please complete and return the form below right away!!!!! If you happen to miss the date and/or cannot attend the Free Throw Frenzy, we welcome any donation you would like to offer!

Donation form available at gochaps.com/docs/freethrowfrenzy.pdf
 

For more information, please contact:
Ginger Gatliff 

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
(432) 685-6469
ggatliff@midland.edu

Midland College receives grant for Energy Technology and Diesel Technology programs

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events


Because of the high demand for petroleum technicians and diesel technicians in the Permian Basin, Midland College has been awarded a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) program grant. The $232,777.42 grant award has enabled MC to purchase a lab volt instrument and process control training system and a fork lift. Total cost of the equipment is $245,028.86. Per terms of the grant, MC provided a 5 percent match ($12,251.44) for equipment costs.

MC Dean of Applied Technology Curt Pervier explained, “The training system simulates a wide range of industrial processes including regulation controls for temperature, pressure, flow and level. In addition to using the hands-on simulator to learn and rehearse the use of practical applications as they are found in today’s oil and gas industry, MC is also be able to use the instrumentation and hydraulics simulator to teach theoretical concepts. The forklift allows students to further apply the theory and concepts learned on the simulator. We are able to use it to test students’ abilities to employ procedures in real-world circumstances.”

MC strives to work with area employers to keep a stream of qualified candidates in the pipeline ready to meet job demand. To this end, the college is committed to provide education and training at a level and of the quality and relevance required to make new employees job ready. A team of industry and community leaders sit on an advisory board to keep staff and faculty abreast of changes in the field, and course materials are consistently reviewed in order to be kept up-to-date. Business and industry partners refer their applicants to MC’s applied technology programs, and a high percentage of students receive tuition assistance, much of which is in the form of oil and gas industry scholarships. MC Energy Technology Program Chair Tracy Gandy estimates that more than 240 petroleum technicians will be needed over the next year by Permian Basin energy companies.

In a letter of support, Permian Basin Workforce Development Board Chief Executive Officer Willie Taylor wrote, “I can attest that training [for petroleum and diesel technicians] is needed in the emerging industry of Petroleum Technology as determined by the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board. Furthermore, I can personally attest that Midland College is committed to providing quality training for local youth.”

Pervier projects that over the next 6 years, 900 students will be trained on the new equipment.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Midland College Art Department partnering with West Texas Food Bank, Jason’s Deli for “Empty Bowls” fundraiser

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Thursday, November 6, the Midland College Art Department will host “Empty Bowls” to raise funds for the West Texas Food Bank. Donations of $10 will entitle participants to purchase a handcrafted bowl and enjoy a light meal, courtesy of Jason’s Deli. The event will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the McCormick Gallery section of the Allison Fine Arts Building on the MC main campus, 3600 N. Garfield.

“Empty Bowls” is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Its basic premise is simple: Potters, craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal, and in exchange for a cash donation, they may keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

Michael Richardson, MC art instructor, is serving as event coordinator and said, “I started working with the West Texas Food Bank on this endeavor this past summer. It’s a great way to get Midland College students involved in giving back to the community. Many of the bowls were made by MC students, and you will see that they are quite beautiful. They make great holiday gifts that are especially meaningful because the money used to purchase them is used to help those in need.”

Richardson stressed that the community is invited to participate in the event. Reservations are not required.

For more information about this event, and how you can be part of it, please contact:

Michael Richardson
Midland College Art Instructor
(432) 685-4652
mrichardson@midland.edu


"CPR / American Heart Association Basic Life Support" Course at MC Health Science CE

"CPR - American Heart Association Basic Life Support" is an American Heart Association-affiliated Health Care Provider Course, taught by an AHA-certified instructor, and available through MC's Health Science Continuing Education program.


EMSP 1019 - CPR / American Heart Association Basic Life Support

(HC02141Q)
Saturday, November 1st
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
more information



For more information about these courses, and to register, please contact Health Science Continuing Education at Midland College, at ce.midland.edu/hs/ or (432) 681-6303.

Midland College celebrates National Chemistry Week

Hands-on Exhibit/Demos
Sunday, October 19
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Midland Park Mall
(near Dillard’s)


From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

It’s a celebration of the “sweet side of chemistry!” This year, National Chemistry Week will showcase the chemistry involved in candy and confections. On Sunday, October 19, from 1:00-5:00 p.m., the Midland College Chemistry Department will be celebrating with hands-on demonstrations at the Midland Park Mall near Dillard’s.

MC Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Pat Nandakumar explained, “NCW [National Chemistry Week] is coordinated by the American Chemical Society and is an annual event held in the U.S. to raise public awareness of the importance of chemistry in everyday life. In addition to Sunday’s mall exhibit, we have also scheduled week-long activities planned on the Midland College main campus and in various elementary schools in Midland and Odessa. Our goal is to emphasize the importance of chemistry and how it can be fun.”

Throughout the year, Nandukumar actively promotes science in the Permian Basin and organizes various community outreach events to increase the awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. On October 27, she will participate as a panel member in Basin PBS’ Community Cinema event of “MAKERS: Women in Space.”

For more information about this weekend's activity, please contact:

Pat Nandakumar Ph.D.
Chemistry Department, Midland College
(432) 685-7638
pnandakumar@midland.edu

Lady Chap Volleyball gets another win on the road

Midland College's Shelby Bartley goes for a kill during a match with Trinity
Valley Community College                              MC Photo by Forrest Allen
JC VOLLEYBALL: MC rolls by Clarendon in three sets

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

CLARENDON, TEXAS - The Midland College Lady Chaps volleyball team didn’t waste any time on Wednesday in dispatching Clarendon in three sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-22 at Bulldog Arena, in a Western Junior College Athletic Conference match.

The Lady Chaparrals (9-16, 4-2 in WJCAC play) had three players with double-digit kills as Deeann Greehey, Shelby Bartley and Yahelis Villegas each had 10 kills in the victory ...

read the rest of this MRT report


The Lady Chaps will be on the road once again for their next matches when they take on Brookhaven College and Ranger College in non-conference competition, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Odessa College.

Chap Golf wins dual match in Abilene

                                                                                  Lucas McCubbin                                   MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC GOLF: MC wins match with Ranger College

Staff Report

Midland Reporter-Telegram

ABILENE, TEXAS - The Midland College Chaparral golf team won a three-man dual match with Ranger College on Wednesday at Diamondback Golf Club ...

read the rest of the MRT report ... 


The Chaparrals' next match is set for Monday, October 13, in the West Texas-New Mexico Invitational at Gaines County Golf Course in Seminole, Texas.