Thursday, May 21, 2015

In Observance, and In Memory ...


"Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries." ( from Wikipedia )

Whatever your plans for the long weekend ahead, we hope that it is a happy and safe time for you and yours ... see you on Tuesday!

Continuing Ed at MC: 'Nurse Aide' Course at MC Health Science CE

Midland College Continuing Education is continuing into summer ... Over the next couple of weeks, we'll offer a preview of this summer's offering from CE@MC


This course will prepare the student for entry level nurse aide to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents. Content includes residents' rights, communication, safety, observations, reporting, and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.

The clinical experience is practical instruction with close and/or direct supervision provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. State of Texas Exam in skills and written competency will be scheduled once the program is complete.

No High School or GED required. Tuition includes: Liability Insurance, background check, and State of Texas testing fees. Location for classes and clinical: Advanced Technology Center 3200 W Cuthbert and Manor Park Nursing Facility 2208 N Loop 250.

NURA 1001 & 1060 - Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations

HN16144Q
M/T/W/Th/F, June 15th - July 10th
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
more information, and register online




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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

GED Graduation and Citizenship Honors at MC

Midland College held a special graduation ceremony for 12 students who successfully passed the GED® exam. 2015 Midland College GED® graduates are Lisesky Alba, Dora Beltran, Emilla Bristow, Elizabeth Caraveo, Maria Cuba, Alician Elrod, Patricia Galvan, Mark Ledesma, Hannah Manzano, Nandy Mata, Daniel Moore and Amalia Reyes.

Also during the ceremony, five students, who recently took their eight-week citizenship class and passed their oral and written citizenship examinations, were recognized as U.S. citizens. These individuals are Maria D. Alvarado, Rogelio Enriquez, Gracia M. Garcia, Ruthy M. Marmol and Manuela Natividad.

Midland College Dean of Adult & Developmental Education Lynda Webb proudly stated, “These students have reached a milestone by taking one step at a time. We are so proud of their accomplishments. I look forward to working with them as they take another step to achieve the next educational goal in their lives.”

Following the ceremony, friends and families celebrated with graduates and new citizens at a reception held in their honor at the Midland College Cogdell Learning Center.



CLICK HERE for a photo album
from the ceremony

Free "HAZMAT Training" Class at MC Risk Management Institute

Midland College Continuing Education is continuing into summer ... Over the next couple of weeks, we'll offer a preview of this summer's offering from CE@MC


"HAZMAT Training" is one of the topics that will be covered during the month of June in free courses offered by MC.

A schedule of free courses being offered this fall by the Risk Management Institute at Midland College, is now available online.

HAZMAT Training 

(RM09144Q)
Tuesday, June 9th
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

For more information about these courses, and to register, please contact the Risk Management Institute at Midland College, at ce.midland.edu/rmi/ or (432) 681-6303.

Now showing ...

... at McCormick Gallery
Texas Photographic Society International Competition Exhibition
May 18 - August 13, 2015

Gallery Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Barrier-free Access

McCormick Gallery
Allison Fine Arts Building
3600 N. Garfield Street
Midland, Texas 79705
(432) 685-4651 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Honoring the next generation of caring

Midland College held a pinning ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the students who completed the college’s Associate Degree Nursing program. The ceremony was held at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

The tradition of pinning began in 1860 when Florence Nightingale was awarded the Red Cross of St. George by Queen Victoria for her service in the Crimean War. Ms. Nightingale shared this honor with her nursing school students by giving each graduate a badge. In keeping with the tradition, nurses are now given a pin to wear on the left side of their uniform, over their heart, as a badge of honor.


CLICK HERE for a photo album
from the ceremony

Better balance, clearer minds, increased energy through yoga at MC Continuing Ed

Midland College Continuing Education is continuing into summer ... Over the next couple of weeks, we'll offer a preview of this summer's offering from CE@MC



Realize the awesome benefits of "Yoga," one of the courses offered this summer by MC's Community Programs Continuing Education.

Yoga
(9334144Q)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2 - July 9
9:30-10:30 a.m. 
COM Aquatics
more information




For more information about these courses, and to register, please contact Community Programs Continuing Education at Midland College, at ce.midland.edu/cp/ or (432) 685-4518.

Discount card fundraiser for Midland College Upward Bound students

From Pervis Evans
Upward Bound Director, Midland College

The MC Upward Bound Discount Card Fundraiser is here! Only 500 will be distributed throughout the community, so act fast!

This year's 18 participating vendors include following:

Dickey's Barbecue      IHOP
CiCi’s Pizza                 Wing Stop
Double Dave’s             Cinergy
Baskin Robbins           Sedona Grill
Arby’s                          Your Way Yogurt
Pizzeria Venti              Midas
Palio’s Pizza               Jack in the Box
TCBY                          Pizza Hut
Jersey Mike’s Subs     Smoothie King

The cards are available exclusively at the Midland College Bookstore through May 25, 2015, for a $10 donation to Upward Bound.All proceeds will support activities of the Upward Bound Student Scholars.

Pervis Evans
Upward Bound Director, Midland College
(432) 686-4221
pevans@midland.edu

Monday, May 18, 2015

MC students celebrate achievement, and support

It was an evening of achievement, pride and celebration in the Arnulfo T. Carrasco Room, of the Dorothy & Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center at MC. Students, family and friends, MC faculty, administration and staff came together to celebrate graduation of students students who had participated in the Student Support Services program at Midland College.



CLICK HERE for a photo album
from the reception

Kids' College registration underway NOW

Midland College Continuing Education is continuing into summer ... Over the next couple of weeks, we'll offer a preview of this summer's offering from CE@MC


Online registration for the 2015 edition of Kids' College at MC is now underway.

Walk-in registration begins Tuesday, May 26.

Courses are reserved on a first-registered, first-paid basis and all fees must be paid when registering.

More information about registration and payment, and a link for registration, can be found on the Kids’ College website, at www.midland.edu/kc


If you any questions, please give us a call.


Brenda Cordero, Associate Director
Ashley Garrett, Resource Specialist
(432) 685-4518 / Fax: (432) 685-6412
bcordero@midland.edu
agarrett@midland.edu

A reminder about the next two weeks at MC and across the state ...

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) “Click It or Ticket” campaign to promote seat belt use began today, Monday, May 18, 2015. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state, including the Midland College Police Department, will be actively targeting seat belt and child restraint violations.


In a press release, TxDOT Deputy Executive Director John Barton stated, “It’s heartbreaking to know lives are being lost on Texas roadways because people are still not buckling up. These motorists have friends and families who will never get over the loss of their loved one. It’s really simple. Seat belts save lives. Every single individual in a vehicle needs to be buckled up.”

Midland College Police Chief Richard McKee said, “Midland College Police will stop vehicles on campus where drivers and passengers are observed not wearing seat belts. In Texas, the law requires everyone in a vehicle to be buckled up, including back seat passengers. Fines and court costs can total up to $200.”

According to TxDOT, the “Click It or Ticket” campaign, combined with enforcement, is credited with motivating millions of motorists to always use their seat belts. Only 76 percent of Texans used seat belts when the campaign started in 2002. Today, 9 out of 10 Texans buckle up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that since its inception, the “Click It or Ticket” campaign in Texas has resulted in 4,319 fewer traffic fatalities while preventing 72,926 serious injuries and saving more than $16.7 billion in related economic costs.

The campaign runs through May 31, 2015.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Chap Golf struggles through NJCAA national tournament's final round

• JC GOLF: MC's Wicks earns All-American honor, finishes tied for 4th

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

NEWTON, KANSAS - Midland College sophomore David Wicks earned First Team NJCAA All-American honors on Friday after finishing in a tie for fourth in the medalist standings at the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Golf Championship played at Sand Creek Station in Newton, Kansas ...

... As a team Midland College struggled again in the final round as the Chaparrals shot 316 to finish with a 1,241 total and in 16th place, the lowest finish for MC at the national tournament ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...




Friday, May 15, 2015

Let's get clicking at Your College

MCPD joining nationwide "Click it or Ticket" initiative,
May 18th-31st, 2015.

The Texas Department of Transportation Click it or Ticket campaign to promote seat belt use will begin Monday May 18, 2015. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state, including Midland College Police Department will be actively targeting seat belt and child restraint violations. Please buckle up.

More on Click It or Ticket

FREE "H2S Certification" Class at MC Risk Management Institute

Midland College Continuing Education is continuing into summer ... Over the next couple of weeks, we'll offer a preview of this summer's offering from CE@MC


Looking ahead to - and planning for - next month ... "H2S Certification" is is one of the workplace safety topics that will be covered this month in FREE continuing education courses offered by MC's Risk Management Institute.

Explores the hazardous nature of H2S gas, the symptoms of exposure, and monitoring systems and respiratory protection to prevent inhalation in an H2S certification.

H2S Certification
(RM08144Q)
Tuesday, June 2nd
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
more information, and register online




For more information about these courses, and to register, please contact the Risk Management Institute at Midland College, at ce.midland.edu/rmi/ or (432) 681-6303.

Chap Golf moving into NJCAA national tournament's final round

• JC GOLF: MC’s Wicks in a tie for 5th at nationals

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

NEWTON, KANSAS - Midland College sophomore David Wicks remains in contention for a national title after shooting a 3-under par 69 during the third round of the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Golf Championship played on Thursday.

Wicks’ 213 total has him in a tie for fifth place in the medalist standings and five shots back of leader Vetle Maroy of Odessa College. Maroy shot the best round of the tournament on Thursday with a 6-under 66 score.

As a team, Midland College had its best round of the tournament with 295 on Thursday for a 925 total, which places the Chaparrals in 15th place in the team standings ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...




Thursday, May 14, 2015

Reception at MC for National Nurses Week, 2015

The Davidson Family Health Sciences Building, on the MC main campus, was the setting for a reception honoring Midland College nursing students, faculty and staff, as part of National Nurses Week 2015.

CLICK HERE for a photo album
from the reception

Midland College PPDC offering "Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists"

Midland College Continuing Education is continuing into summer ... Over the next couple of weeks, we'll offer a preview of this summer's offering from CE@MC


From MC's Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) ... "Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists"

This class is designed for landmen, geological technicians, secretaries, and engineers with no geological background. The goal of this class is to provide non-geologists with a practical understanding of petroleum geology by reviewing both the scientific background and the practical applications of geology in the search for oil and gas.

Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists
G168144Q
Instructor: Paul Pausé
Monday-Thursday, June 8-11
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

For more information about this and other Continuing Education courses at MC, please contact:


Brenda Cordero (432) 685-4724 bcordero@midland.edu 

Chap Golf moves up some in NJCAA national tournament

• JC GOLF: MC’s Wicks in a tie for 4th at nationals

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

NEWTON, KANSAS - Midland College golfer David Wicks is in a tie for fourth place in the medalist standings after the second round of the NJCAA Division Men’s National Golf Championship on Wednesday.

Wicks shot a 1-under par 71 at Sand Creek Station to give him a 144 total, five shots back of leader Michael DeMorat of Eastern Florida State ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...