Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Club Fair ... connecting MC students to their college, their community ... their universe ..

The Fall 2015 edition of Club Fair at Midland College is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 - TOMORROW! - from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Beal Plaza, on the MC main campus.

A chance to connect with organizations at their college, and in their community, is just one of the incentives for students to attend. Free food will be provided to students with their Midland College ID.

Club Fair consists of on-campus registered student organizations, the MC Student Life department, local non-profits and local financial institutions.

The MC Anime Club, for example, whose faculty advisor, Professor Joey Severino, contributed to the following article ..
 
MRT Photo
• Midland finds its inner geek

Trent Johnson, Reporter
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - What do a Midland College professor, an English immigrant, an event organizer, college students and tabletop card players all have in common?

This isn’t a setup for an unfunny joke. Instead, it’s a glimpse into the burgeoning geek culture of Midland. These people all operate in different interests but similarly contribute to the geekiness in town.

The subculture is vibrant, varied and versatile, but perhaps not as out and about as America’s more metropolitan cities. Out and proud geeks are guarded and introverted, except in the few meetup spots, clubs and conventions that are now growing in West Texas ...


read the rest of this MRT report

Monday, August 31, 2015

MC presents "Cuentos"

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The official start of National Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15; however, Midland College (MC) is starting its observance and celebration beginning today by featuring the works of Chicana painter Marta Sanchez. The exhibit entitled “Cuentos” is made possible by support from the Midland College Foundation and will be displayed through September 25 in McCormick Gallery located in the Allison Fine Arts Building on the main MC campus, 3600 N. Garfield. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Marta Sanchez is deeply inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions. The majority of her paintings are on metal with oils and enamels. Her works on paper are mostly linocuts and monotypes that follow the social and cultural traditions of Mexican and Chicano art.

Currently, Sanchez is working on a series of paintings of the San Antonio train yards near her childhood home. Traveling circus and vaudeville troupes that performed throughout Mexico are the inspiration for another series that has captivated her creative energies.

Ms. Sanchez earned an MFA degree in painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and a BFA degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She currently resides in Philadelphia and teaches art at St. Joseph University and the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Sanchez is the co-founder of the grassroots organization “Cascarones Por La Vida,” which assists families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Paintings by Marta Sanchez are housed in various prestigious collections throughout the United States, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; La Salle University Art Museum; The State Museum of Pennsylvania; the McNay Art Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Her public art commissions can be seen in the Philadelphia area at Simons Recreation Center and the Children’s Hospital in Montgomery, PA.

In addition, actor/director Cheech Marin owns many of her pieces. Recently, the art of Marta Sanchez has been included in Mr. Marin’s new traveling exhibition, “Chicanitas/Size Does Not Matter,” featuring small works from his extensive private art collection.

MC Art Instructor and McCormick Gallery Director Michael Hubbard invites the public to meet Ms. Sanchez and enjoy a complimentary reception and artist lecture on Thursday, September 17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in McCormick Gallery. For more information, contact Mr. Hubbard at (432) 685-4651, mhubbard@midland.edu

"First Friday" of the fall semester is THIS Friday, this month

From Tom Ready
Chemistry Department, Midland College

Each month, Midland College hosts a lecture featuring current topics of interest in the science field. This coming Friday is another First Friday Science Seminar!

Each year working scientists present aspects of what their career (and results) are all about. Many Midland College students are on track(s) for a career in Health Sciences. We have two speakers (September and October) that will be of particular interest to those students.


Come and enjoy this lecture and encourage others to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch, to enjoy during the presentation. We hope to see all of you there!

Event: First Friday Science Seminar (September)
Time: Friday, September 4th, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Location: Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center, Midland College campus

Speaker: Lindsay Johnson
Title: "Professional Opportunities in the Health Science Field, and How Texas Tech University Can Help You Achieve Your Career Goals"

Lindsay Johnson is the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at Texas Tech University's School of Health Professions .

For more information about the "First Friday" Science Seminar Series at MC, please contact:

Tom Ready, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department
Midland College
432-685-6748
tready@midland.edu

Pizza party, meet & greet, this week at MC Language Hub

The The Language Hub at Midland College is the school's reading and writing center, where you can get help with any paper that you write for any class. You can also work on computer-based interactive tutorials in reading and writing. The Hub staff look forward to meeting students this week, and to working with them throughout this semester.

And speaking of meeting ... 


For more information, please contact:


Sara Peterson, Language Hub Coordinator
(432) 685-4718
speterson@midland.edu 

FREE tickets NOW available for Ballet Folklorico performance at MC

FREE tickets NOW available through
www.brownpapertickets.com



Midland College Phyllis and Bob Cowan
Performing Arts Series presents
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Saturday, September 12, 8:00 p.m.
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center

FREE tickets available beginning Monday, August 31, 8:00 a.m.
at www.brownpapertickets.com

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events


Back by popular demand, the Midland College (MC) Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series and MC Friends of the Series present Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández on Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 p.m. at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center on the MC main campus. This is the second appearance of the internationally famous dance troupe at Midland College. In October 2002, the group first performed to a packed house at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

MC Communications & Special Events Coordinator Mary Lopez said, “The 2002 appearance of the ballet folklórico was our largest Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series event. The group performs all over the world, and when they perform in Mexico, people travel from miles to see them. The first time they were in Midland, the response from the crowd was phenomenal.”



Lopez explained that the performance on September 12 will include traditional dances that originated in Mexico and Central America, as well as the Caribbean. The repertoire will include “Los Matachines” from Northern Mexico; “Fiesta En Tlacotalpan,” a dance dedicated to the Candelaria Virgin; “Danza del los Quetzales,” an ancient dance based upon a mythological Central American bird that native people considered sacred; as well as others. The evening will end with “Fiesta En Jalisco” and will include a mariachi band.

The performance is FREE; however, tickets are required. FREE General Admission tickets may be ordered at
www.brownpapertickets.com beginning Monday, August 31. There is a limit of four tickets per each order. Once ordered, tickets will be available for pick up at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center box office (Door #2) on Thursday and Friday, September 10 and 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Preferred seating is available for MC Friends of the Series and Distinguished Chaparral Circle Donors. Friends and donor tickets may be obtained by contacting the Midland College Foundation Office at (432) 685-4526 or email Deonne Presley, dpresley@midland.edu

For more information about the performance and General Admission tickets, please contact the Midland College Community Relations Office at (432) 685-4556 or visit www.midland.edu/folklorico

Friday, August 28, 2015

Getting ready to tell stories ...

"Soledad" by Marta Sanchez
A lot of unpacking and preparation going on at MC's McCormick Gallery, getting ready for Monday, August 31, and the opening of the fall season with a new exhibit ...
CUENTOS
The Art of Marta Sanchez

August 31 - September 25

 
Reception and Gallery Talk

Thursday September 17
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This exhibition is presented as part of Midland College's Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, painter Marta Sanchez is deeply inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions.

Learn more about Sanchez and her art at her website.

McCormick Gallery is located in the Allison Fine Arts Building, on the MC main campus, 3600 N. Garfield Street, in Midland.


Admission to the gallery is FREE, and open to the public.

The gallery's hours are:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Special thanks to the Midland College Foundation

Midland College offers training for federally mandated healthcare coding system

• Online training available for ICD-10-CM

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) has developed online curriculum for the federally mandated ICD-10-CM implementation, which becomes effective October 1, 2015. The 12-week course is specifically targeted to meet the continuous training needs of employees in hospitals, physician practice groups, home health agencies, state health departments, rehabilitation facilities and other healthcare organizations.

Melinda Teel, MC program chair of Health Information Management, explained, “Healthcare providers will not be able to submit claims for healthcare services unless they understand the new ICD-10-CM system. It is not a small change; it is a completely different system moving from a five digit code to a seven digit alphanumeric code. The new system will affect all claims paid to private insurance or Medicare and Medicaid. ICD-10 is so different, so much more expansive, and requires adjustments within every provider function that feeds into the revenue cycle. Midland College wants to reach out to the healthcare communities by offering this course. ”

The course will cover the following topics:

      Concepts and methodology for ICDE-10-CM transition
      Guidelines with examples and practice in coding diagnoses
      All body systems and morbidities

The continuing education online course begins Tuesday, September 1; course fee is $350. Registration is available online at ce.midland.edu/hs or by contacting Shirley Linstedt at (432) 681-6305, slinstedt@midland.edu


A required access code for instructional material is available in the Midland College Bookstore .

The course is approved for 5 CEUs by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Participants should have had previous coursework in Anatomy & Physiology as well as Medical Terminology. Previous coding experience is also highly recommended

Student Advisory: Drop for nonpayment - payment due September 1st

From Liz Zenteno
Dean of Enrollment Management, Midland College

Several hundred students (about half are dual-credit) still need to pay their Fall tuition/fees balance or set-up a payment plan by midnight on Tuesday, September 1st, to avoid having their fall classes dropped. Enrollment Management will send out text messages and e-mails today to all students with balances. Students are urged to check their account balance in Campus Connect.

Are you ready for some football?

From Leigh Ann Fierro
Intramural Sports Coordinator/Spirit Squad Coach

Hello All!

Flag football registration is open and under way. Our students are eagerly awaiting some friendly competition with Midland College Faculty and Staff! This year during new student orientation we strongly encouraged our new students to get involved and introduce themselves outside the classroom. As faculty, I am challenging you to get involved as well! We know statistically that our students have more success when they have more contact hours with faculty outside the classroom. Don’t you want to be a part of your student’s success and show them who really dominates the campus! Dust off those old cleats and bust out the athletic shorts and sign up today!

Leigh Ann Fierro
Intramural Sports Coordinator/Spirit Squad Coach
(432) 686-4828
lfierro@midland.edu

Thursday, August 27, 2015

On a mission ...

The mission of Wigs for Kids is "Helping Children Look Themselves & Live Their Lives" ... joining them recently in that mission was J. Michael Fields, director of Midland College's Cosmetology Program, his students and - in the case of the photo below - donor Amanda Bell, a recent graduate of Greenwood High School.


Their website notes that, "For over 30 years, Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families."

"The effects of hair loss go deeper than just a change in a child’s outward appearance. Hair loss can erode a child’s self-confidence and limit them from experiencing life the way children should. With an injured self-image, a child’s attitude toward treatment and their physical response to it can be negatively affected also. Wigs for Kids helps children suffering from hair loss look themselves and live their lives."

"Because we never charge families for hair replacements, we depend on generous people like you that want to help donate hair for cancer and other sources of hair loss. In order to help children who have suffered from hair loss due to complications such as Alopecia in children and other medical issues, a monetary or hair donation is always appreciated."

Video: NSO@MC

What a tremendous sight to see all these students on campus! A lot of preparation, participation and encouragement from MC faculty/staff/upperclassmen - coupled with a huge response from prospective students - were priceless in creating a successful New Student Orientation. Thanks to all of you who have made Midland College, YOUR College ... GEAUX CHAPS!!!

Spreading the word ...

The following is a press release from Midland Independent School District regarding student safety. Dr. Ryder Warren, MISD superintendent, is asking parents of young children to help emphasize the importance of “Stranger Danger” ...



I need assistance from you publicizing this issue to our Midland parents and caregivers. We've had a great start to our school year, but we need to emphasize student safety moving forward.

Specifically, we have thousands of students in Midland who walk to and from school every day. We have already dealt with an issue where an individual has tried to coerce students into a vehicle. The students (age 8 and 10) were wise enough to run away from this individual. This happened in the area of Henderson Elementary School, but we are going to be discussing Stranger Danger and personal safety procedures across the district.

We will be sending notes home with children asking for parents and caregivers to have the same discussions with kids - most of our parents already do this - but I would like you to remind everyone as well. We are going to have a phenomenal school year, but we must make sure we are safe first before any learning can take place.

Don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions, and thank you for your support and your work to keep our kids safe.

Ryder Warren

Educating the Future!

"Throwback Thursday‬" ...

December, 1975 ...

Growth on the campus of Your College continued with the opening of the Physical Education Building.
The Midland College Chaparral men's basketball team hosted their first home game on campus.



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Department Chair at MC

From Curt Pervier
Dean, Applied Technology, Midland College

Derek Gasch has been named to be the new Department Chair of Manufacturing Services for the Applied Technology division. He will supervise the Air Conditioning, Computer Graphics and Welding programs.

When you see him, congratulate him on this new appointment. He can be contacted at dgasch@midland.edu or 432-681-6314. His office is room 129 at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), 3200 W. Cuthbert, in Midland.

Regards,

Curt

MC, Midland County Library to host regional writers workshop

The Midland County Public Library is hosting the first professional writers’ workshop in the Permian Basin in recent memory. Sponsored by the Midland County Public Library Foundation, the Permian Basin Writers’ Workshop ( #PBWW ) will feature four presenting authors, agents and editors from around the country during the day-and-a-half workshop at the Centennial Library, and at Midland College’s Carrasco Room, in the Dorothy & Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center, on the MC main campus (less than a 5-minute drive from Centennial Library).

The workshop is an opportunity for West Texas authors to engage in high level professional development, and networking, without traveling too far from home.

Permian Basin Writers’ Workshop presenters include keynote speaker Sarah Cortez with: Kay Ellington & Barbara Brannon, Seth Fishman, and Stephen Graham Jones. Participants will be able to choose from a diverse set of breakout sessions including: How to Write a Query Letter and Find an Agent, Circles of Desire: Six Steps to the Heart of a Stronger Story, Metadata Madness: How to Make Sure Your Book is Discoverable in a Digital World, and First Lines: Creating a Killer First Page, just to name a few.

Sarah Cortez, is a Councilor of the Texas Institute of Letters, winner of the PEN Texas Literary Award in poetry, recipient of an International Latino Book Award, and recognized by the Border Regional Librarians Association with the Southwestern Book Award.

Kay Ellington & Barbara Brannon – Kay Ellington, a native West Texan, has worked in newspapers from New York to California to the Carolinas—and back again to her home state. Barbara Brannon, formerly led the Publishing Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, but got to Texas as soon as she could.

Seth Fishman - Seth Fishman is a native of Midland, Texas and a graduate of Princeton University and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He spends his days as a literary agent at The Gernert Company, and his nights (and mornings) writing.

Stephen Graham Jones - Stephen Graham Jones, a Stanton Texas native, has over 24 books, and a couple hundred short stories published. He has been an NEA Fellow, a Texas Writers League Fellow, and has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction and the Independent Publishers Multicultural Award.

A full schedule of events, and additional information about the workshop presenters, can be found at www.permianbasinwritersworkshop.org. Advanced registration is required, and a fee of $35 is being charged to cover the cost of a dinner and lunch.

Registration will close on September 12, 2015.

For more information call the library’s Education and Program Coordinator, Edward McPherson at (432)742-7438, or you can email him at libadm02@co.midland.tx.us .



A timely reminder for the start of a new school year

From Dennis Sever
Vice President, Information Technology & Facilities, Midland College

About Cybersecurity:

1. Use difficult passwords. The current best practice is to use a long password (or pass phrase, if you prefer). The difficulty of cracking a password increases logarithmically as password length increases. Some of us use passages from literature or songs to make long passphrases. For example, “apoemaslovelyasatree.” This is a 20 character passphrase that is practically impossible to crack using current computing capacity. If you are mathematically inclined a good formula can serve as a password, “g(x+h)-k(m-r)+[z+k]/2-q=1.” Some of us have begun using a system of three, four (or more) unrelated four letter words. For example, “bookfoodtileauto.” This generates a 16 character password which is too much trouble for most cyber thieves to brute force compromise, unless of course, you are fabulously wealthy.

See this site for more on this system including a password generator: http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html

2. Having a great password is no protection if you share it. According to British researchers, 90% of the data crimes against businesses in Great Britain are committed with the unwitting assistance of employees. The practice of Social Engineering, has become a widely used technique. If you answer enough questions about yourself, they may well collect enough information about you to convince a bank’s helpdesk they are you. I urge you to develop the habit of hanging-up on callers requesting personal information. At home, I actually just set the phone down and walk off or go back to what I was doing. After a while, they hang up and I go onto their list as a time waster. At the college, our practice in IT is that we do not discuss our operations with anyone on an unsolicited telephone call. We don’t tell callers what software we use, what brand of printers, or computers we use, etc. If they want to sell us something, we tell them mail us their offer. Then, if we are interested, we’ll respond.

3. Check your information regularly. If you use a bank, or credit card, develop the habit of checking your balances at least two or three times per week. If you have a homeowner’s policy (or renter’s policy) consider requesting an identity theft rider. You may even want to consider a subscription to one of the identify theft prevention companies like Lifelock. Many banks now offer a notification service when a check or draft clears. The offering bank allows the client to set a trigger amount and then sends a text to the client when a check or draft exceeding the trigger amount clears.

4. Develop these and other security habits. Log off the computer. When you login to your computer, it’s like stepping into the roadway. If you leave to go to lunch or to class without logging off, it’s like leaving your purse or wallet in the roadway. Develop security habits.

5. Learn to recognize phishing attempts. Neither your bank, your credit card company, your insurance company, your physician, nor your employer will ever send you an e-mail asking you to verify your account information. When you move the mouse over an active link, the address of the link shows up in a small text box in the bottom left corner of your monitor or in a text box just above or below the mouse pointer. If the address of the link is not what you expect, don’t click on it.

6. An effective identity protection called “two factor verification” that is offered by a growing number of email and service providers is going largely ignored. It requires an extra step and a few extra seconds to login. Careless behavior and laziness always trump security. Please pay attention. Be diligent about protecting your identity and the identity of those whose information is in your care.

Off to a good start

The rose bushes outside Pevehouse Administration Building, on the MC main campus, are off to a good start, with budding blossoms and the promise of what lies ahead.

A good analogy, really, for the college as a whole ... where the Fall Semester has gotten off to a good start, with budding lives and careers, and the promise of what lies ahead for us all here, at Your College.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

MC to present internationally acclaimed Ballet Folklorico

Midland College Phyllis and Bob Cowan
Performing Arts Series presents
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Saturday, September 12, 8:00 p.m.
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center

FREE tickets available beginning Monday, August 31, 8:00 a.m.
at www.brownpapertickets.com

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events


Back by popular demand, the Midland College (MC) Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series and MC Friends of the Series present Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández on Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 p.m. at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center on the MC main campus. This is the second appearance of the internationally famous dance troupe at Midland College. In October 2002, the group first performed to a packed house at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

MC Communications & Special Events Coordinator Mary Lopez said, “The 2002 appearance of the ballet folklórico was our largest Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series event. The group performs all over the world, and when they perform in Mexico, people travel from miles to see them. The first time they were in Midland, the response from the crowd was phenomenal.”



Lopez explained that the performance on September 12 will include traditional dances that originated in Mexico and Central America, as well as the Caribbean. The repertoire will include “Los Matachines” from Northern Mexico; “Fiesta En Tlacotalpan,” a dance dedicated to the Candelaria Virgin; “Danza del los Quetzales,” an ancient dance based upon a mythological Central American bird that native people considered sacred; as well as others. The evening will end with “Fiesta En Jalisco” and will include a mariachi band.

The performance is FREE; however, tickets are required. FREE General Admission tickets may be ordered at
www.brownpapertickets.com beginning Monday, August 31. There is a limit of four tickets per each order. Once ordered, tickets will be available for pick up at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center box office (Door #2) on Thursday and Friday, September 10 and 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Preferred seating is available for MC Friends of the Series and Distinguished Chaparral Circle Donors. Friends and donor tickets may be obtained by contacting the Midland College Foundation Office at (432) 685-4526 or email Deonne Presley, dpresley@midland.edu

For more information about the performance and General Admission tickets, please contact the Midland College Community Relations Office at (432) 685-4556 or visit www.midland.edu/folklorico

In Memory ...

UPDATE: A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3011 W. Kansas, Midland, TX 79701 under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland. CLICK HERE to to read his complete obituary in the Midland Reporter-Telegram.



MC Photo
We extend our sympathy to the family of Jack E. Brown, MC Foundation Board member since 1987. Mr. Brown passed away last night.

Mr. Brown was a self-made oil man, who came to West Texas in the early 1950s. Evidence of his philanthropy can be seen in much of the Midland community, including Midland College.

In 1992, the Allison Fine Arts Building Auditorium was renamed the Wagner & Brown Auditorium to honor Mr. Brown and his longtime business partner Cy Wagner. The Jack E. Brown Dining Hall was dedicated in September 2001, after Mr. Brown contributed funds to build the 10,784-square-foot student dining hall.

In 2006, Mr. Brown generously funded the Frances Brown Endowed Scholarship at Midland College in honor of his wife. The scholarship reflects the interests of both Frances and Jack Brown who enjoyed contributing to causes close to their hearts, including the pursuit of higher education and the improvement and beautification of educational institutions.

Also at MC, the Browns have financially supported the Advanced Technology Center, Craddick Hall, the Chaparral Circle Endowment Funds, Friends of the Series, athletics and the Dr. Gregory Bartha Health Sciences Scholarship.

For his philanthropy, Mr. Brown has also been honored by Texas A&M University, received the Top Hand Award from the Permian Basin Petroleum Association and was named to the Petroleum Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Memorial services are pending. The MC flag will fly at half-staff through Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Frances Brown Endowed Scholarship or the June and Frank Cowden Dining Hall, and can be sent 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.



Works of retired MC professor now showing at ASU gallery

"Rembrandt's Garden" by Warren Taylor
Inspired by the masters: Taylor's pieces often refer to historic works

Andrew Atterbury, Reporter
San Angelo Standard-Times


SAN ANGELO, TEXAS - Warren Taylor considers himself a frustrated art historian.

Visiting London a few months ago, the retired Midland College art professor viewed Rembrandt’s self-portrait from 1669 and became transfixed. A chill rose up his spine as he gazed upon a work more than 300 years old. It still spoke to him, Taylor said.

“Political and military history comes and goes,” Taylor said. “Great art always stays. That to me speaks volumes.”

Angelo State University is presenting an exhibit of abstract, complex watercolor paintings by Taylor in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

The exhibit, titled “Now and Then,” is housed in the EFA Building’s Gallery 193 and is open for free public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through September 25 ...


read the rest of this SAST report

"Kickoff Classic" review, photo album

• CLICK HERE for a photo album
From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

The MC Lady Chap volleyball team opened the 2015 season, at home, when they hosted the Midland College Kickoff Classic (August 21st-22nd). The tournament field included Coastal Bend College, Laredo Community College, Lee College, Richland College and Temple College.

In MC's opening match of the classic, the Lady Chaps took on a very solid Lee College Lady Rebels team. The match see-sawed between games with MC winning the first and third, while Lee took sets two and four, which forced a deciding game. In the fifth, the Lady Chaps got off to a sluggish start, conceding the lead 7-1 before starting to make a comeback. However Midland College fell short by a score of 15-9 in the fifth, to lose the match three sets to two 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 22-25, 9-15).

The Lady Chap's second match on Friday, the team rebounded against Temple College for their first victory of the new season. MC was led by the duo of sophomores DeeAnn Greehey and Yahelis Villegas who each recorded eleven kills. MC was strong from the outset, jumping out to a two set margin. Temple fought back in the third by a score of 25-21, however the Lady Chaps responded in the fourth set to take their first match victory of 2015. Scores in the match were 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23 (3-1).

In both matches on Saturday, MC dominated Laredo Community College and Richland College, both matches by 3-0 margins. Against Laredo CC, MC charged out to a two game lead. Unfortunately, the Ladies relaxed a bit and Laredo fought to a 20-10 lead in the third. However Midland College refused to die, fighting back to tie the match at 24-24. The fourth set swing back and forth with each team taking the lead only to lose the next point, to retie the contest. Finally, MC was able to secure the match 32-30 in the third game and win the match (25-17, 25-22, 32-30).

Versus Richland the Lady Chaps easily subdued the Thunderducks taking the match with scores of 25-14, 25-6 and 25-7. The win over Richland improved Midland College's record to 3-1 this season and a three match win streak in 2015, headed into next weekend's appearance at the Coastal Bend College Invitational in Beeville, TX (August 28-29)


Advice FOR students, FROM students

Advice for new students ... from those who have 'been there, done that.' Start your future NOW at Midland College ... YOUR college. Visit www.midland.edu for more information about MC, and what we have to offer.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Midland College offers FREE Alzheimer’s workshops

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Midland College (MC) will be hosting a series of one-hour workshops targeted for healthcare workers and social workers as well as family members and friends who know someone affected with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. All sessions are FREE and are held once a month on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Midland College Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert. People who want professional continuing education credit may enroll through MC for $15 each session.

Wendy Wood-Collins, director of Health Sciences Continuing Education at MC, said, “These workshops offer information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. Each session focuses on a different topic. We are pleased to be able to offer these workshops to the Midland community.”

Wood-Collins explained that five monthly workshops will be held through December. Participants may attend one or several of the sessions. The first workshop was held on August 20. Future workshops will be September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 10. The title of September’s workshop is “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.”

“Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives people a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future,” noted Wood-Collins. “The September 17 session will be an interactive workshop featuring video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.”

To reserve a space, call 1-800-272-3900. More information is available through the Midland College Health Sciences Continuing Education office at (432) 681-6338.
 

Reminder from the MCPD ...

From Midland College Police Chief Richard McKee ... “Welcome back! I hope everyone is off to a fun and exciting fall semester. A few quick reminders: all vehicles must have a parking permit to park on campus. The first parking permit is free and may be picked up at the Midland College Police Department, Scharbauer Student Center, Rm 136.

Also the Midland College Police Department is available to assist with any issues on campus and can be reached 24/7 at (432) 685-4734.”


Chief Richard McKee
Midland College Police Department
(432)685-6833
rmckee@midland.edu

Wrap-up of weekend tournament for Lady Chap Volleyball

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JC VOLLEYBALL: Lady Chaps show growth in Kick-Off Classic

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College Lady Chaparral volleyball sophomore outside hitter DeeAnn Greehey said it’s almost like night and day with the way her team is playing now compared to last year.

As a freshman-dominated squad, the Lady Chaparrals went through a few growing pains along the way to a 13-19 season.

But in the four matches played over the weekend during the Midland College Kick-Off Classic at Chaparral Center, the Lady Chaps looked like a more experienced team with something to prove ...


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BIG day at Your College

It's a big, busy day on campus today ... the first day of the Fall Semester at Midland College !!! Thanks, everyone, for making MC YOUR college. If this part of West Texas had mountains, you'd be moving 'em ... just ask Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel ...