Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MC to host Advanced Driveability Seminar at ATC

From Pete Avalos
Department Chair, Automotive & Diesel Technology

The MC Automotive Technology and Diesel Technology programs are hosting an Advanced Driveability Seminar sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

The seminar will be presented Wednesday, April 8th in the Advanced Technology Center's Elizabeth and Herb Blankinship Lecture Hall from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The ATC is located at 3200 W. Cuthbert, just east of Midkiff Road, in Midland.

The event is available to the general public but individuals must register at one of the O’Reilly Auto Parts stores or if anyone would like additional information they may contact one of the store representatives.

Pete Avalos
Department Chair, Automotive & Diesel Technology
 (432) 681-6344
pavalos@midland.edu

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

No fooling ... online registration for Kids' College at MC begins April 1st

Online registration for the 2015 edition of Kids' College at MC begins tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 1st. 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

International Student Club fundraiser offers sweet taste of the world

Please join MC's International Student Club as they hold their 2015 Spring Dessert Fair. You will get to sample some homemade treats from some of our students' native countries.

The fair will be taking place Wednesday, April 8th, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Amistad Atrium, on the ground floor of the F. Marie Hall Academic Building.

Any donation (big or small) is appreciated. All proceeds go towards supporting the club's activities.

For more information, please contact ISC Sponsor/Advisor Amadomo Saye at (432) 685-4708 or asaye@midland.edu 

Last Call! ... Poetry contest entry deadline is this ...

... Friday, April 3, 2015 !


This is the 27th year of the contest. It honors student poets at Midland College with publication, recognition, and cash awards.

Entries

Contestants may enter a maximum of five poems written in any form and any length.

Eligibility

Any full-time or part-time student registered in English classes at Midland College at any time in the past year is eligible to compete. Eligible students may submit as many as five entries, but no contestant will be awarded more than one prize. Prior Grand Award winners are not eligible.

Format Requirements

Your entry may be disqualified if you fail to follow format requirements listed below:

Each poem should be submitted on a separate page in a MSWord (.doc/.docx) document using the following guidelines:
     Use 1” margins on all sides.
     Center the title, capitalizing important letters (follow standard MLA guidelines for titles) one inch from the top of the first page. Do NOT include your name or any other identifying information.
     Double-space after the title and between stanzas. Otherwise, single-space throughout.
     Place the title and the page number in a header in the top right corner every page.
     Do not include your name anywhere in the entry.
     Your filename should be the title of the entry.

Submitting the Entry

Entries must be submitted online at https://www.midland.edu/forms/poetry

Deadline

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 3, 2015.


Judging

This year's judge, Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick, received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has been nominated for a Best New Poets and her manuscript was a finalist for the Levis Prize in Poetry. Hardwick’s chapbook, Hummingbird Mind, is available through Mouthfeel Press and another, Francine in the Garden, is forthcoming with Thrush Press. She is an associate poetry editor for The Boiler Journal. Her work has appeared in the following: 3:AM Magazine, Night Train, Versal, Sugar House Review and Four Way Review, among others.

Awards

Grand Award: $600 and Award Plaque
Second Place Award: $400 and Award Plaque
Third Place Award: $200 and Award Plaque
Fourth Place Award: $100 and Award Plaque

NOTE: Midland College reserves the right to withhold awards if entries are lacking in quality.

Awards Celebration

The Awards Celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday April 16th, in the Allison Fine Arts Building. Winners will not be notified in advance and are expected to attend the awards ceremony. Failure to attend may result in loss of awards.

Publication

Selected writings from the Hilda Simmons Levitt Contest will be published in Tableau, an annual student publication produced through cooperation of the Departments of English and Journalism and may also appear on the Midland College website. The material published will be selected by the Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest Committee and approved by the President of Midland College.

Questions

Browse previous Tableau magazines at the Midland College website and peruse previous winners.

Contact the Language Hub, 182 TC, 685-4561, or email began@midland.edu with questions or for examples of the correct manuscript format.


The Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest — with more than $1,000 in prize money going to the winning poets — has been called one of the most prestigious in the state. It was established in 1988 by the late Stanley Levitt to honor his wife’s memory, and her love of poetry and Midland College. Hilda Simmons Levitt graduated with honors in journalism from Louisiana State University where she also studied under poet Robert Penn Warren. In 1979, at the age of 62, Mrs. Levitt decided to pursue writing again. For the next seven years, until her death in 1986, she studied creative writing at Midland College. The contest is now underwritten by Mrs. Levitt’s daughter Carol Schwartz, who lives in Washington, D.C.


Contact

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


MC Chaparral Baseball introduces "Reel Recruits" camp

A special notice from the Midland College Baseball program ... 

Are you serious about playing baseball in college? Do you know how to get attention from college coaches? Do you have a professional recruiting video? If not, here is the perfect opportunity to get your skills on tape for college coaches to see! Join us for the first-ever Reel Recruits Camp hosted at Midland College!

CLICK here for more information

Monday, March 30, 2015

SRSU@MC ... April 14

From Jacqueline January,
MC Math & Science Division

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
SRSU@MC Event

Tuesday, April 14 • 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center

Meet & Greet and Question & Answer sessions for interested students. This is an informal event where area students can come and meet our staff and faculty members of the SRSU@MC Distance Education Program, along with Sul Ross State University Admissions and Financial Aid staff.

Degrees offered:
Biology
Criminal Justice
Education
English
Geology
Kinesiology
Mathematics

Please RSVP that you would like to attend:

Lady Jena Carey
Coordinator of Transfer Services for SRSU@MC
(432) 685-6454
jcarey@sulross.edu

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

Chap Golf competes at conference tournament

• JC GOLF: Chaps place fourth in Seminole

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

SEMINOLE, TEXAS - The Midland College golf team finished in fourth place at the Western Junior College Athletic Conference Invitational held Thursday at Gaines County Golf Course.

The Chaparrals shot 286-283--569 to finish nine strokes back of first place Odessa College. New Mexico Junior College was second with a 562 total, followed by Western Texas College with a 568 ...

read the rest of this report ...  


The Chaps are back on the road for their next match when they travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Oral Roberts University Invitational Tournament, April 12-14.

MC, MCT join forces to bring acclaimed musical to the stage


Join Midland Community Theatre and Midland College as they present the musical classic, West Side Story. There are Midland College faculty and students involved in the cast, the choir and the band, along with other members of the community

This modern musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in an ethnically diverse neighborhood on the upper west side of NYC follows two rival gangs, The Jets and The Sharks. When Tony, a member of the Jets, falls for Maria, the sister of the Sharks’ leader, they must keep the love secret or face retribution.


PLEASE NOTE: This Yucca Theater Special is not an official part of MCT's 2015 Season. However, members do get discounted tickets and are not subject to ticketing fees.

CLICK HERE for more about the show, and to order tickets

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A wonderful evening at Your College ...


Chap Baseball wins on the road at Western Texas

JC BASEBALL: Chaps sweep Western Texas College

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram


SNYDER, TEXAS - The Midland College baseball team swept a doubleheader at Western Texas College on Saturday, winning 9-7 in eight innings and then posting a 5-0 shutout ...

read the rest of this MRT report ... 


The Chaps are back on the road Wednesday, April 1, when they travel to Hobbs, New Mexico for a game with New Mexico Junior College, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Lady Chap Softball drops doubleheader to Howard on the road

JC SOFTBALL: Howard takes series from No. 3 Lady Chaps

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram


BIG SPRING, TEXAS - The Howard College softball team bested No. 3 Midland College in the team’s four-game series after sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader.

The Lady Hawks outslugged the Lady Chaps, 10-7, in game one and followed with an 8-0 win in six innings during the second contest ...

read the rest of this report ...



The Lady Chaps are back home Friday, April 1, as they host Luna College at 1:00 p.m. at the Lady Chaparral Softball Field, on the east side of the Midland College main campus in Midland, Texas.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Huh? What's that big bright thing up in the sky?


Chap Baseball splits doubleheader with Western Texas

MRT Photo by Tim Snyder
JC BASEBALL: Defensive errors plague Chaparrals

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College baseball coach David Coleman said his team has been defying the rules of baseball with the multitude of errors committed in the past few games.

Things didn’t get any cleaner in the fielding department during Friday’s doubleheader against Western Texas College at Christensen Stadium.

The Chaparrals had three errors in the first game, but the Westerners were sloppy themselves as MC pulled away for an 8-5 victory. Then, despite seven errors by the Westerners in the second game, the Chaps had five of their own, while also giving up three critical home runs in a 13-10 loss ...


read the rest of this MRT report ... 


The Chaps are on the road today, Saturday, as they travel to Snyder for another doubleheader with Western Texas College, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Lady Chap Softball splits doubleheader with Howard

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC SOFTBALL: Zuniga helps Lady Chaps split with Howard College

By Chris Hadorn, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter-Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - She is referrred to as Melissa Zuniga on the Midland College softball roster.

However, her teammates know Zuniga as “Chicken”.

Zuniga, a.k.a “Chicken”, went 4-for-4 with a home run and two doubles, propelling the Lady Chaparrals to an 11-3 thumping of Howard College in the second game of a doubleheader held at Midland College on Friday ...

read the rest of this report ...



The Lady Chaps are on the road today, March 28, as they again face Howard College at 1:00 p.m. in Big Spring, Texas.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Get your motor running ... head on to Your College ...

The Spring 2015 edition of the MC Student Government Association's Car Show takes place Friday, April 17, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, on the MC main campus.

Admission to see the show is free and open to the public.

There is a $25 fee for each car entered in the show, and a $10 fee for each mortorcycle entered. Proceeds benefit the SGA and it's upcoming trip to a statewaide gathering of student government associations in Dallas, Texas.

For more information, and to register entry, you can call MC's Community Relations office at (432) 685-4556, or email the MC-SGA at sga@midland.edu



The Midland College's Student Government Association provides numerous leadership opportunities. The association organizes and assists with extracurricular activities including homecoming, speakers, mixers, fund raising, and community service. MCSGA is a member of the Texas Junior College Student Government Association.

Newspaper previews Chapararral Baseball games today, tomorrow

JC BASEBALL: Preview capsule for Midland College vs. Western Texas College series

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College baseball team is looking to elevate its play this weekend, especially defensively ... The Chaparrals are coming off a sloppy outing with eight errors in a 19-18 non-conference loss to Odessa College on Wednesday. That followed a five-error performance against Luna Community College in a doubleheader on Sunday. “We’ve played well on the weekends, but last weekend we were really bad defensively,” MC coach David Coleman said. “So my concern is our ability to defend. The pitching seems to be making a turn and getting better. We’ve got to be able to catch it when it’s thrown to us” ...

read the rest of this MRT preview 


The Chaps are at home for their next competition when they host Western Texas College in a conference doubleheader beginning at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Christensen Stadium. On Saturday, they travel to Snyder for another doubleheader with Western Texas College, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Newspaper profiles Lady Chap softball player, previews 2-day, 4-game series with Howard

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC SOFTBALL: Viliamu a rock for No. 3 Lady Chaps

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter-Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - There has been a tried and true approach that the Midland College softball team has taken this season that has translated to much of its success.

MC coach Tommy Ramos said the goal in each game for his No. 3-ranked Lady Chaparrals this season has been to focus on being consistent, at the plate and on the field, and never get too high or too low.

If there is one player that embodies what the Lady Chaps have done this season is sophomore infielder Tammy Viliamu, who has been a solid contributor at the plate and in the field ...

read the rest of this profile and preview ...



The Lady Chaps are back on the field this Friday, March 27, when they host Howard College at 1:00 p.m. at the Lady Chaparral Softball Field, on the east side of the Midland College main campus in Midland, Texas. The next day, March 28, they are on the road, again facing Howard College at 1:00 p.m. in Big Spring, Texas.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm ...

From Adelle Dowling
MC Social Behavioral Sciences & Business Studies

Student Nurses are having a Bake Sale NOW in the Amistad Atrium of the Marie Hall Academic Building!

Delicious !!!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lady Chap Softball moves up in national poll

The Midland College Lady Chaparral softball team has improved its standing in the NJCAA's national Women's Softball/Division 1 poll.

The Lady Chaps were unranked until they made their first appearance of the year last week, occupying the #4 position in the March 18 poll. They improved upon that in the March 25 edition of the poll, now occupying the #3 position.

The Lady Chaps are currently 32-1. They are back on the field this Friday, March 27, when they host Howard College at 1:00 p.m. at the Lady Chaparral Softball Field, on the east side of the Midland College main campus in Midland, Texas. The next day, March 28, they are on the road, again facing Howard College at 1:00 p.m. in Big Spring, Texas.

Chap Baseball falls to Odessa in extra innings

JC BASEBALL: Chaps lose wild, sloppy game to Wranglers

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - The Midland College baseball team committed eight errors, and Odessa College scored a run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Wranglers defeated the Chaparrals 19-18 in a non-conference game at American Legion Field on Wednesday ...

read the rest of this MRT report 

The Chaps are at home for their next competition when they host Western Texas College in a conference game beginning at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Christensen Stadium.