Monday, April 27, 2015

Blood Drive at MC THIS week

NEXT WEEK ... Midland College and United Blood Services offers you an opportunity to step-up and 'Be a Hero!'

We will be hosting United Blood Services for a blood drive THIS Thursday, April 30th from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. in the Bloodmobile in front of O’Shaughnessy Residence Hall. If you donated in the last blood drive on campus, you are eligible to donate in this one.

If you would like to set up an appointment, please send me an email and I will get you on the list. Appointment times are in 20 minute increments beginning at 12:00, with the last appointment scheduled at 2:40 p.m. At the time of donation you must take your driver’s license or state-issued ID card, and your Donor's Card if you have one

There's still time for you to be a part of the drive. Contact Ty Soliz at 685-6467 to sign up, or you can visit the United Blood Services website at www.unitedbloodservices.org/ and reserve a donation time.

For more information, please contact:
Ty Soliz, MC Intramural Sports and Health & Wellness Coordinator
(432) 685-6467
asoliz@midland.edu 





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

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

Guest Artist Recital part of evening for the arts at MC

From Nick Elderkin
Department Chair, Arts & Humanities

The Music Department will be hosting a guest artist recital featuring Mr. Alex Norris (violin) on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Wagner & Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building. Alex is a member of the Permian Basin String Quartet. He will be accompanied by MC faculty members Shari Santorelli on piano and Amy Huzjak, cello. Below is his music program.

Legende, op. 17 in G minor by Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880), with Shari Santorelli, piano

Sonata for Solo Violin BWV 1001 in G minor, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
1. Adagio
2. Fuga
3. Siciliana
4. Presto

Poeme Elegiaque, op 12 in D minor by Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) with Shari Santorelli, piano

Trio No.1 op.49 in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), with Shari Santorelli, piano and Amy Huzjak, cello
1. Molto allegro ed agitato
2. Andante con moto tranquillo
3. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
4. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato



Dual credit students receive tuition and equipment from Permian Basin Workforce Development Board

From Rebecca C. Bell
Dean, MC Community Relations

Thanks to a generous grant from the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board, MISD students enrolled in career/technology dual credit courses at Midland College (MC) have been able to receive new tools and tuition assistance. High school juniors and seniors enrolled in MC Energy Technology, Welding Technology, Automotive Technology and Diesel Technology are now equipped with state-of-the-art tools as they pursue additional training and/or careers in these in-demand professions.

The grant for tuition and equipment was awarded to the following students:

Energy Technology students receiving tool bag, socket set and electrical testing tools:
  • Anthony Garza
  • Aries Pantoja

Welding Technology students receiving metal grinder, tool bag and welding gloves:

  •
Javier Sanchez
  • Raymond Armenta
  • Tanner Davis
  • Yesenia Martinez
  • Edgar Sarabia

Automotive Technology students receiving socket set, wrench set and tool box:

  •
Leopoldo Torres
  • Jennifer Vargas
  • Giovany Armendariz
  • Braulio Cabello
  • Timothy Hennings
  • Braden Brown
  • Mark Hernandez
  • Vicente Ochoa III

Diesel Technology students receiving socket set, wrench set and tool box:

  •
Roman Cabello
  • Luke Romero Pete Chavez
  • Juan Martinez
  • Paulino Rios

MC Dean of Applied Technology Curt Pervier said, “These students have done an outstanding job this year in their respective dual credit courses. We thank the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board for recognizing our students and helping them with their future endeavors. This gift not only benefits these young people, but also promotes Permian Basin industry and careers.”


Extra performances of West Side Story this weekend

Reminder, there is an additional weekend of two performances of WEST SIDE STORY this weekend – starring the faculty and students of Midland College Music and Drama and the volunteers of Midland Community Theatre. Performances take place at the historic Yucca Theatre, 208 North Colorado in downtown Midland.

Performance dates and times:

Friday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
Added Shows!!!


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

See you at the theatre!

Tim Jebsen

Head of Drama – Midland College

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, April 26, 2015

Fall 2015 Registration Events, Tuesday @ Science Faculty Building


The Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building on MC's main campus will be hosting special events this Tuesday, April 28. We'll have everything you need to find YOUR place at Your College this Fall .. helpful staff, registration information and forms ... and donuts ... and pizza!

Please make plans to join us, and help us to "Pack the Room" this Tuesday!

Lady Chap Softball closes regular season with pair of wins

JC SOFTBALL: MC softball sweeps Frank Phillips

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 11-ranked Midland College softball team closed out the regular season by getting a doubleheader sweep of Frank Phillips College at the Midland College softball field on Saturday.

Dominique Lozano Alcocer pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout in an 8-0 win in the first game. Then in the second game, the Lady Chaparrals rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to beat the Lady Plainsmen 7-4 ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...



The Lady Chaps now go into the Region V West Tournament at Texas Tech’s Rocky Johnson Field, in Lubbock, Texas. They will play their first game at 3:00 p.m. Friday against Luna Community College.

Chapararral Baseball drop second of weekend's doubleheaders with NMMI

MRT Photo
JC BASEBALL: MC baseball swept by NMMI

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College’s Christian Whigham probably thought he had at least tied the game with the way he made contact with the ball in the bottom of the ninth inning against New Mexico Military Institute at Christensen Stadium.

The ball was in the air for what seemed like an eternity, but Bronco center fielder Marion McLean ran underneath the ball, made the catch and then crashed hard into the center field fence. He stayed down for about a minute or two but he hung on to the ball and NMMI held on for a 10-9 victory ...


read the rest of this MRT report 


The Chaps are home once again when they host New Mexico Junior College at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Christensen Stadium.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lady Chap Softball wins first of two weekend doubleheaders

Join us at the Lady Chap softball field on Saturday, April 25th as we say farewell to our outstanding Lady Chaparral Softball sophomore class. We will be taking on Frank Phillips College in a 12:00 p.m. double header. The softball team will also be observing Breast Cancer Awareness Day. We’re asking anyone in attendance to wear something pink!



JC SOFTBALL: Midland College pounds Clarendon in doubleheader

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 11-ranked Midland College softball team came away with an impressive doubleheader sweep of Clarendon College on Friday, winning 14-5 and 16-5 at the Freddie Ezell Softball Complex. Both games ended in five innings because of the run rule ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...



The Lady Chaps are home once again when they host Frank Phillips College in a doubleheader today, Saturday, April 25, beginning at noon at Lady Chaparral Softball Field, on the MC main campus.

Chapararral Baseball wins first doubleheader with NMMI

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC BASEBALL: Thibideau's big day helps Chaps sweep NMMI in doublheader

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Over the last two years, Chris Thibideau has been one of the most feared power hitters that the Midland College Baseball program has ever known.

In a doubleheader against New Mexico Military Institute on Friday, the sophomore second baseman not only displayed his power but came up big when the Chaparrals needed him in a sweep of the Broncos at Christensen Stadium ...


read the rest of this MRT report 


The Chaps are home once again when they host NMMI in another doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. today, Saturday, April 25, at Christensen Stadium.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Good fun, Great Gatsby ... Saturday at MC

This Saturday, April 25th, at 7:00pm, Sigma Kappa Delta will host movie night open to all MC students. We are showing "The Great Gatsby" (the newest version) in the Carrasco room and will have free snacks and drinks!

All students are welcome to join!

Thank you and have a great weekend

Stacy Egan
MC English Department
(432) 685-6700
segan@midland.edu

Thursday, April 23, 2015

L:ady Chap Softball game and Sophomore Day this weekend

From Forrest Allen 
MC Athletic Director

Join us at the Lady Chap softball field on Saturday, April 25th as we say farewell to our outstanding Lady Chaparral Softball sophomore class.  We will be taking on Frank Phillips College in a 12:00 p.m. double header.  The softball team will also be observing Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

We’re asking anyone in attendance to wear something pink!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Midland College Students in Philanthropy award $20,000 to local nonprofit agencies

Communities in Schools received the 2015 David E. Daniel Agency Excellence Award from Midland College Students in Philanthropy.  Pictured from left to right are Raul Corrales, Midland College SIP member; Celina Adame, Midland College SIP Treasurer; Mary Gonzales, Communities in Schools board member; and Kevin Plaisted, Communities in Schools treasurer.
From Rebecca C. Bell
Dean, MC Community Relations

On Monday, April 20, the Midland College Students in Philanthropy (SIP) organization held their annual grant awards celebration. Thanks to a very successful year of fundraising, the students were able to award $20,000 to local nonprofit agencies.

The agencies that received grants include:


  • Communities in Schools
  • Family Promise of Midland
  • George W. Bush Childhood Home
  • Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
  • I-20 Wildlife Preserve
  • Jubilee Center of Midland
  • MARC
  • Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center
  • Museum of the Southwest
  • Recording Library of West Texas


In addition, the David E. Daniel Agency Excellence Award was presented to Communities in Schools. The award, which is named after former Midland College President Dr. David Daniel, consists of an additional unrestricted grant of $2,000, and is presented each year to an organization that demonstrates outstanding community service.


The SIP program enables students to learn about the importance of philanthropy and the role of nonprofit organizations in the community. Through the fundraising and grant-making process, students not only make needed contributions to nonprofit organizations, but also gain leadership and stewardship training through a structured program designed to educate, support and promote philanthropy in the community. During the 2014-15 school year, Midland College SIP students raised $10,000 through various fundraising activities. These funds were matched with an additional $10,000 by Abell-Hanger Foundation and Helen Greathouse Charitable Trust


At Tuesday’s ceremony, Suzanne Thomas, Abell-Hanger Foundation grants officer, told the students, “What you are doing today will have an impact on tomorrow. Thank you for fulfilling the dreams of George and Gladys Abell by helping the community.”


Each year, up to 20 students are selected for Midland College SIP through an application and interview process. Selected students receive a $1,500 scholarship and are required to participate in fundraising and attend weekly meetings designed to enhance their knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic communities.


For more information about Midland College’s Students in Philanthropy program, please contact Midland College Student Development Coordinator Julia Vickery, jvickery@midland.edu, 432/685-4704.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Big, enthusiastic response to Science Extravaganza at MC

Midland College and various community partners welcomed more than 2,000 sixth-graders for this year’s Science Extravaganza, an annual event that makes math and science hands-on activities that are intriguing, noisy and – most of all – fun.


Special guest highlights cars and comedy at Your College

Late night talk show legend Jay Leno not only brought his comedy to MC for the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series ... he also brought his enthusiasm for automobiles to a car show benefiting the MC Student Government Association!

Chap Golf playing well in tournament's early rounds

• JC GOLF: Wicks in 1st, Chaps in 2nd at NJCAA SW Championship

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

POTTSBORO, TEXAS - Midland College sophomore David Wicks is in first place after the first two rounds of the NJCAA Southwest Championship at Tangelwood Resort.

Wicks shot a 72-69--141 total and is one stroke ahead of Paris Junior College’s Grayson Benavidez in the medalist standings.

As a team Midland College is in second place, five shots back of Odessa College, after the Chaparrals shot 291-296--587 on Monday ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...  


The Chaps will continue play today as they enter the final round of the NJCAA District Tournament at the Tanglewood Resort Golf Club in Pottsboro, Texas.

Now showing ...

... at McCormick Gallery
Spring Student Art Show

An exhibition of works by students currently enrolled in
Fine Arts courses at Midland College

April 20 - May 5

Opening Reception:
 Thursday, April 30, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Barrier-free Access
Barrier Free Access
Allison Fine Arts Building
3600 N. Garfield Street
Midland, Texas 79705
(432) 685-4651