Friday, January 13, 2017

MC closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


From Wikipedia: "Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act."

"King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000."

More about this day, from Wikipedia ...

More about Dr. King, from The King Center ...

MC ΦΘΚ Students @ MMH

CLICK HERE for a photo album
From Lea Keesee, Faculty Advisor
Midland College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

"The pics are from a community fun project we did in December. The PTK students dressed as story characters and visited patients and family members at Midland Memorial Hospital (specifically the oncology, geriatric, and pediatric units) It was an awesome experience for the PTK students and all those they visited!"


The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide an opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Chaps get conference win over Howard

MRT Photo by James Durbin
• JC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Chaps use 17-0 run to beat Howard College

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - There was no doubt that the Midland College men's basketball team was concerned when rival Howard College had a seven-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.

MC coach Jordan Dreiling knew his team had to buckle down and play as a team in order to pull out a key Western Junior College Athletic Conference home game on Thursday night ...

Read the rest of this MRT report, and enjoy a photo album from the game ...

Lady Chaps lose conference match with Howard

MRT Photo by James Durbin
• JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Lady Chaps beset by shooting woes in loss to Howard

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College women’s basketball coach Ron Jones knows that at some point his team has to start hitting some more shots.

The No. 17-ranked Lady Chaparrals have struggled shooting in their last few games, and on Thursday, rival Howard College took advantage ...

read the rest of this MRT report, and enjoy a photo album from the game ...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Accelerated training for high-demand entry-level health careers

• Pharmacy Technician class begins February 13

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The Midland College (MC) Health Sciences Continuing Education department offers multi-faceted educational courses with clinical experiences for entry-level health careers such as pharmacy technician, certified nurse aide, massage therapist, optical assistant and phlebotomist. The department also provides continuing education seminars and workshops focusing on health-related topics, including First Aid/CPR and HeartSaver courses. All of these educational opportunities are offered in accelerated formats throughout the calendar year.

An upcoming course in Pharmacy Technician training will begin on Monday, February 13, and will be offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at the convenient location of the Midland College Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert (corner of Midkiff and Cuthbert, next to Furr’s Cafeteria).

“At the end of the six-week course, students will be prepared to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam,” explained Wendy Wood-Collins, director of MC’s Health Sciences Continuing Education department. “There is a huge demand in the Permian Basin for pharmacy technicians to work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, retail drug stores and other healthcare settings. These professional technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and may eventually advance to managerial positions within the pharmacy or retail store.”

Limited scholarships for specific courses are available. For more information, visit www.midland.edu/hsce or call (432) 681-6354.

Newspaper profiles Chap Basketball player, previews match with Howard College

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Gracious Cardenas looks to step up for MC

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College men's basketball coach Jordan Dreiling said Juan Cardenas is the kind of player coaches love to coach and players like to play with.

Not only is the 6-foot-7 sophomore forward from Medellin, Colombia, a talented basketball player but he’s polite, grateful for the opportunity to play in the United States and he is always respectful to those around him ...

Read the rest of this MRT report ...

Newspaper profiles Lady Chap Basketball player, previews match with Howard College

MRT Photo by James Durbin
• JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Bretherton brings fire to the court for MC

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College women’s basketball coach Ron Jones is always looking for his team to bring a lot of energy to the court.

One of those players he doesn’t have to worry about bringing that energy every day is sophomore Kayla Bretherton ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MC a partner in Empty Bowls project

From Rebecca Bell
MC Dean of Community Relations

MC Art faculty member Michael Richardson has been instrumental in partnering with UTPB and OC, as well as various community organizations for the Empty Bowls project. Michael has led efforts for producing one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls for this event, including those created by MC art students.

Please see information below regarding the Empty Bowls event scheduled for next Friday, January 20.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Back by popular demand ... Conversational Sign Language

• Offered by Community Programs Continuing Ed at MC

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is excited to announce that its popular Conversational Sign Language course will be offered once again this month.

The course is taught by Instructors who are employed at the Highland Council for the Deaf. The continuing Education courses will be taught on Tuesday evenings, January 17 - February 7, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This past fall, we began partnering with the Highland Council for the Deaf to offer the Conversational Sign Language courses, and we had very favorable responses from our students," said Brenda Cordero, Associate Director of Community Programs Continuing Education at MC.

Cordero explained that the January 17 course will apply principles of sign language foundations and will focus on basic sign language to be used with people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in all walks of life. Instruction will include sign language skills, including at least 200 vocabulary words used at work, home and school. Course fee is $100.

To register or obtain more information, contact the MC Community Programs Continuing Education Department at (432) 685-4518 or visit www.midland.edu/cpce .

Chap basketball back on winning track

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Chaps roll past Ranger behind 2nd half surge

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Ranger College men’s basketball team felt pretty good at the half against the Midland College men's basketball team on Monday afternoon.

The Rangers took a 30-29 lead at the half at Chaparral Center on a thunderous dunk by Devonte Patterson and they had a spring in their step while walking back to their locker room.

Then the second half started ...

Read the rest of this MRT report, and enjoy a photo album ...

The Chaps will be back home for their next match when they host the Hawks of Howard College in a WJCAC match, Thursday, January 12, 7:45 p.m. at the Al G. Langford Chaparral center.

Up so early? Must be nuts!

No, just kicking-off another full day of in-service for Midland College faculty, staff and administration. Activities are starting now, and will continue throughout the day and into the early evening ... then we're back at tomorrow ... and the next day.

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald
The 2017 Spring Semester begins Tuesday morning, January 17th ... and we'll be ready!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Midland College CE to host College Classics Meet-and-Greet

There was once a popular saying ... something about "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" ... at Midland College, WE BEG TO DIFFER ...

College Classics is perhaps the most interesting of all Midland College classes to area senior citizens. The program, which was initiated in the spring of 1989, includes a series of courses designed especially for local residents who are 50 and older.

For almost 30 years, Midland residents who are 50 years of age and older have been able to take advantage of Midland College’s (MC) special programming called College Classics.

A registration fee of just $25 per semester entitles a student to enroll in as many classes as he or she chooses. Most of the classes are scheduled between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. and are offered in 4-week increments. College Classics instructors are volunteers who are recruited from among the Midland College faculty, continuing education teachers and other community experts.

On Wednesday, January 11, at 11:30 a.m., in the Allison Fine Arts Building on the main MC campus, area residents are invited to meet the instructors and learn about this semester’s courses. A complimentary lunch will be served courtesy of Debbie Wolfe and Shep Grinnan. During Wednesday’s “Meet & Greet,” students will be able to register for spring semester College Classics courses, which begin on January 23.

No reservation is required for the Meet & Greet/lunch.

Courses to be offered this spring include Archaeology, Clogging, The Constitution and the Supreme Court, Poetry of War, History of the Cold War, American Industrial Revolution, Random Pathway through Cinema, Let’s Dance, Love Poetry and a special course entitled Seniors: Information You Need to Know, which will be a discussion-based class that will include recommendations of self-defense for seniors, how to recognize and avoid scams and current topics in law enforcement.

“College Classics is one of MC”s most interesting programs, and we LOVE our Classics students,” said Brenda Cordero, associate director of Community Programs Continuing Education. “We are offering several new courses this spring that I think will be some of our most popular courses we have had to date.”

For more information about MC’s College Classics program, visit their website at ce.midland.edu/cc/.

You may also contact Brenda Cordero or Ashley Garrett in the MC Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518. Email bcordero@midland.edu or agarrett@midland.edu to request to be added to the mailing list for fall classes.

THIS Weekend ... MC Chap Baseball to host winter camp

Coming up January 14-15, 2017 ... it's the 2017 edition of the Texas Pro Scouts Winter Showcase at Midland College, featuring instructors from three area universities and three Major League Baseball teams.

The camp is open to any and all baseball players in grades 9-12, and there is a registration fee.

CLICK HERE for more information, and a link to a downloadable/printable registration form (Adobe .pdf file)



For more information, you may also contact:

Coach David Coleman, MC Chaparral Baseball
(432) 685-5561
dcoleman@midland.edu

In Memory ...

Former member of the MC Board of Trustees John Cooper passed away over the weekend.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 201 S. Carver, in Midland, Texas.

The MC flag will be flying at half-staff through Saturday, January 14.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Midland College Foundation, c/o Deonne Presley, Room 141, Pevehouse Administration Building, Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705; or online at midlandcollegefoundation.org/gift.

Lady Chap basketball drops road match to Temple

• JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Temple College outlasts Lady Chaps

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

TEMPLE, TEXAS - Temple College used a 35-26 advantage over the second and third quarters to outlast No. 12-ranked Midland College women’s basketball, 63-58 on Saturday in non-conference play ...

read the rest of this MRT report, and a photo slideshow from the game ...

The Lady Chaps will be back home for their next match when they host the Lady Hawks of Howard College in a WJCAC match, Thursday, January 12, 5:45 p.m. at the Al G. Langford Chaparral center.

Friday, January 6, 2017

So, how COLD is it?

Hmmmm ... pretty cold, actually ...

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald

Lady Chap basketball now 2-0 in 2017

MRT Photo by James Durbin
• JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: MC routs Trinidad St. behind defense, rebounding

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College women’s basketball coach Ron Jones believes as long as the Lady Chaparrals hustle and do the little things on the court, it will take care of any offensive woes.

The No. 12-ranked Lady Chaps shot only 37 percent from the floor but crashed the boards and played great defense in a 66-38 non-conference rout of Trinidad State Junior College on Thursday at Chaparral Center ...

read the rest of this MRT report, and a photo slideshow from the game ...

The Lady Chaps will be on the road for their next match when they visit Temple, Texas, to play the Lady Leopards of Temple College Saturday, January 7.

Be a Hero, make a difference at the MC Blood Drive ... February 8

Have a heart for helping? United Blood Services' Bloodmobile will be pulling into MC's Advanced Technology Center for a blood drive ... and a chance for YOU to Be a Hero.

All donors will receive points that can be redeemed for prizes like t-shirts and movie tickets at unitedbloodservices.org !

Learn more about blood donation from United Blood Services at unitedbloodservices.org/


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lady Chaps kick-off new year with a win

• JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: MC shakes off rust, pushes past Coastal Bend College

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College women’s basketball coach Ron Jones knew that his team would be rusty against Coastal Bend College on Wednesday since the Lady Chaparrals had not played in nearly a month.

That rust showed especially early when the No. 12-ranked Lady Chaps struggled to get out of the gate against the Cougars ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

The Lady Chaps will be back on the court at Chap Center when they host Trinidad State College today (Thursday, January 5) at 4:00 p.m.

Lady Chap Volleyball helped others during holiday season

CLICK HERE for a photo album ...
From Deonne Presley
Secretary to Institutional Advancement & MC Foundation
Jubilee Center Volunteer

The Midland College Lady Chaparral volleyball team was at our (Jubilee Center Food Pantry) December food distribution on Saturday, December 10th, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

They greeted all of our clients and helped carry groceries to the car (most of our clients are disabled and not able to carry much, so we have volunteers that “haul” the groceries to their cars).

The attached pictures show how the food pantry is set up. We have a “Client Choice” pantry and the clients “shop” for groceries. The bags (or boxes) are carried by the haulers through the whole pantry and taken out to the car.

We got lots of compliments on the volleyball team being “sweet, caring and fun!”