Monday, December 17, 2012

Find YOUR Place at Your College

Online registration for Spring 2013 Semester continues through Christmas Break

Online registration for the Spring 2013 semester at Midland College, is now underway ( CLICK HERE for a complete 2012/2013 MC Academic Calendar), and will continue through Christmas Break. Here are some handy links to help you find YOUR place at Your College.

 • 2013 Spring Course Schedule (Adobe .pdf file)
 • Interactive Course Schedule
 • "Ask MC" Assistance Form
 • Register on Campus Connect 

Registration for the Spring 2013 semester at MC ends Friday, January 11, with the first day of classes set for Monday, January 14.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Trim your tree with Your College

Hearing from Walter Waller, at the Midland College Bookstore ... "Hi. We have Christmas ornaments. Please see the attached picture. They are 5.99 each. Happy Holidays!"

Also, a note from Barbara Walter at the bookstore ... "We have new tee shirts in that will sell very fast. We wanted you to have first pick. These are unlike anything we've had before. Stop by today. These will make great gifts too! $16.49"

ON A RELATED NOTE ... The Midland College Bookstore will be one of the facilities on the main campus after the college itsel closes for the Christmas break.

The bookstore hours will be as follows:
Open December 17-21 and December 26-31 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed December 24-25 and January 1

The regular schedule will resume on January 2 which is 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SRSU bachelor degrees in Education, Kinesiology available through Midland College

By Jo Lynn Jones
Title V Coop Activity Director
West Texas residents can now get a bachelor’s degree from Sul Ross State University (SRSU) without leaving the Midland College (MC) campus. Through the HITAP program (Hispanic Institutions Transfer Access Project), a four-year degree is now available in education and kinesiology. Students can be enrolled at both MC and SRSU simultaneously. The application fee for SRSU is waived!

Upper division Sul Ross courses are available at MC via interactive television and the Internet. Students benefit from the small classroom size, regular contact with SRSU professors and the MC campus HITAP transfer specialists. In addition, on-site advisors are available to assist students with schedule creation, the financial aid process and other issues that may occur. For more information regarding the education and kinesiology programs, contact Odell Missildine, HITAP transfer ppecialist, at (432) 685-6820,

The collaboration between Midland College and Sul Ross started in 2002 with the math & science initiative. Four-year SRSU degrees are also available in biology, geology and mathematics at MC. For more information regarding the Midland College/Sul Ross math/science initiative, contact Lady Jena Carey at (432) 685-6454,

The lower-priced freshman/sophomore classes at Midland College and the lower-priced upper division tuition at Sul Ross make it one of the best higher education values in the area. MC and SRSU also offer numerous grants and scholarships for program participants.

“We hope that by providing the opportunity for students to stay at MC and finish a four-year degree they are able to complete more hours with us,” stated MC Vice President of Instruction Dr. Rex Peebles. “This makes degree completion a reality for our students who cannot leave Midland due to family and job responsibilities.” Upper division education and kinesiology courses offered at Midland College during the spring 2013 semester include the following:

Spring 2013 Midland College/Sul Ross HITAP Course Offerings
Education Courses
ED 4314  Reading Skills for Content Subjects  TR 11:00-12:15
GEOG 3301  Geography of Texas  TR 8:00-9:15
ED 4315  Reading Diagnosis and Remediation  TR 12:30-1:45
ED 3308  Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy  MW 12:30-1:45
On-Line Courses
ED 3302  Development and Learning Theory
Kinesiology Courses
PE 3305  Motor Development  TR 8:00-9:15
PE 3302  Theory and Practice of Basketball TR 11:00-12:15
PE 4301  Tests and Measurements  TR 12:30-1:45

To obtain additional information on the program, visit

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It can make a BIG difference! What's your credit score? Don't know? Find out at the Midland College Business & Economic Development Center. The BEDC will help you find your score, and help you improve it ... and it's FREE!

Midland College BEDC is a collaborative effort between Midland College and the City of Midland, Texas

The BEDC is located at the Midland College Cogdell Learning Center
201 W. Florida, Midland, Texas 79701
(432) 684-4309 /
(432) 684-4309 /

Winter Interim 2012 at Your College

By Rex Peebles
Vice President of Instruction

The college will close on Monday, December 17 at 5:00 p.m. for the Christmas break with the exception of the bookstore, general purpose computer lab, and the Fasken Learning Resource Center/Library (FLRC).

December 17 is the first day of classes for the Winter Interim 2012 semester at MC
January 2 is the last day to withdraw from classes
Final Exams are January 4

The Bookstore hours are as follows:
Open December 17-21 and December 26-31 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed December 24-25 and January 1

The regular schedule will resume on January 2 which is 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The General Purpose Computer Lab:
Normally located in the Fasken Learning Resource Center will be temporarily located in TC 149 during the break and its hours are as follows:

Open December 17-21, December 26-28 and January 2-4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On December 24 and December 31 it will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
It will be closed on December 25 and January 1.

The FLRC (Library) hours are as follows:
Open December 17 and January 2-4 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open December 18-21 and 26-28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Open December 24 and 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed December 25 and January 1

The front desk of the FLRC (685-4560) will serve as "Interim Headquarters".
Please note that the 2nd floor of the FLRC will be closed off due to it being carpeted during the break. This means that there will not be access to the 2nd floor employee copier.

MC security personnel will be available during the interim session and may be contacted at 685-4734.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Making a hall a home

By Amy Chavez
MC Student Life

Good day, everyone, and happy holidays! Tis the season for giving, re-giving, and being thankful for what we've got.

With that in mind if you've got any of the following that you no longer have a need for, but don't want to simply throw-out, we here at the David E. Daniel Hall will make good use of it/them!

---- For the entertainment and enrichment of our residents:
 • Books (any genre, any subject)
 • VHS Movies
 • Games (board-games, card games, wooden-peg games, puzzles even!)
 • A microwave (ours went the way of Christmas-past last semester...)
 • Scarves and/or Blankets (to be given to those without)

---- For the Daniel Hall Green Beautification Project: (This project is a personal endeavor to enhance the Daniel Residence Hall by creatively utilizing reclaimed/recycled/donated items and materials to the end of producing a more welcoming and stylish Men's Hall that aptly represents our pursuit of excellence.)

 • Framed art (any style / color / image)
 • Synthetic plants (trees / topiaries excluding flower arrangements)
 • Paintings (any size or material)
 • Bookcases (any finish, please let me know the dimensions so I can ensure we have space for it)

Best holiday wishes to all of you from all of us here in the David E. Daniel Hall!

Amy ChavezStudent Life, Men's Hall Manager
Midland College
(432) 685-8791

Get ready ... get set ...

THERE ... It's 12:12 (CST) on 12/12/12 at Your College!

"Once-in-a-lifetime 12/12/12 date spawns mass weddings, superstitions"
By Holly Yan, CNN

From India to Las Vegas, superstitious lovebirds and numbers geeks are reveling in a once-in-a-lifetime event: the date 12/12/12. Sure, it might be just another set of numbers for some. But unlike the past 11 years, this will be the last such triple date for almost a century -- until January 1, 2101.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of this story

Some openings still remain in Health Sciences CE at MC

By Patricia Currie
Secretary, MC Health Science CE Department

Extra, Extra ... read all about it! We still have spots available for our Certified Nurse's Aide program:
CNA   2/11/13 - 3/1/13
(program dates)  
CNA   3/18/13 - 4/9/13
CNA   4/22/13 - 5/10/13

We also have extra spots in our Phlebotomy class:
2/6/13 - 5/1/13, we  have 6 spots open

Don't forget our Pharmacy Tech class, where we we have 20 spots open:
3/4/13 - 4/29/13 

Thank you,

Patricia Currie
HSCE Secretary
(432) 681-6305

Health Sciences Continuing Education at Midland College is a multi-faceted program offering educational courses with clinical experiences for entry-level health careers such as certified nurses aide, phlebotomy, and other professional health careers such as certified massage therapy and so much more.

For more information, visit the MC-HSCE web page

Thursday, December 6, 2012

MCLASS conducting annual holiday gift drive

During this holiday season MCLASS (Midland College Latin American Student Society) will be donating Christmas presents to older children/young teens who are Casa de Amigos clients.

"MCLASS will be donating gifts for Christmas this year to Casa de Amigos. We would like your help in achieving this mission. We usually buy gifts for the younger children, but this year we would like to buy gifts for the older kids, who are sometimes forgotten," says Noemi Martinez, MCLASS President. "Some ideas though of would be gift cards for a movie or a restaurant for the boys, or nail polish, jewelry, or any other accessory for the girls. We will greatly appreciate anything!! Thank you for your help."

If you would like to participate in this special project, please consider donating a gift card (movie, restaurant, store) or cash. All donations can be given to club sponsor Isabel Jimenez, Room 131 Scharbauer Student Center,, 685-4284.

"They chose Casa de Amigos because they have donated to them in the past and because of the wonderful reputation they have for the work that they do in the community," says MCLASS Advisor Isabel Jimenez. "We know that the children that they choose will be children in need. On behalf of the MCLASS organization, I send a big thanks to those who have already contributed. Midland College has always been very generous in it's support!"

"So, as you are out and about preparing for your family's celebration, don't forget to get an extra gift card for the children from the Casa de Amigos neighborhood."

Donated items will be delivering the items collected on Wednesday, December 12th after 1:30 p.m.  If items are collected after that date, they will deliver them on Friday the 14th.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MC named co-development partner in state project

Midland College named one of nine community colleges to serve as co-development partners for state "Mathways Project"

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin announced the implementation of the New Mathways Project (NMP). Midland College (MC) is one of nine Texas community colleges that will develop the gateway courses that are critical to student completion.

In a press release dated May 9, the Charles A. Dana Center reported that high failure rates in mathematics developmental education courses prevent hundreds of thousands of students from progressing in their academic programs each year, contributing to a national crisis.
The NMP is a statewide approach to reforming mathematics developmental education in order to help students more quickly learn and earn college-level credits in rigorous mathematics. The NMP will enable students to succeed in the math needed for their majors and future careers. As the NMP is implemented across the state of Texas, the other 41 Texas community colleges will begin the implementation phase as either Active Learning or Capacity Building sites.

“Midland College is excited to be chosen as a co-development partner,” said MC President Dr. Steve Thomas. “This project will allow our incredible faculty an opportunity to be fully engaged in designing courses that will make learning math successful experiences.”

In addition to Midland College, other NMP co-development sites are

Northwest Vista College in San Antonio
Austin Community College
Brazosport College in Lake Jackson
El Paso Community College
Kilgore College
Kingwood College
South Texas College in McAllen
Temple College

Bill Holda, TACC chair and president of Kilgore College, said, “The 50 community colleges of TACC understand that developmental mathematics must be reformed, and NMP is the game-changer that will make a difference ensuring students are successful.”

Sweet Celebration at Chap Center

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

Over the past 75 years NJCAA member institutions have witnessed the educational and athletic accomplishments of millions of its student-athletes. Looking at the rich history of, not only the NJCAA, but professional sports leagues and associations all across the globe as well as many professional occupations, you will see the names our former student-athletes. NJCAA athletes have found their way to the NFL, NBA, MLB, the Olympics, professional soccer, volleyball and many other such sports. Ours is a very proud legacy!

Midland College was founded in 1972 and joined the NJCAA in 1974. We are celebrating our 40th year of existence and concurrently our nearly forty years of membership in the Association.

On Tuesday, November 20th the Midland College men's and women's basketball teams played host to our friends from Ranger College in a double-header. Midland College priced game admission at 75-cents to commemorate the year long celebration of the NJCAA's founding. The college also and served free cake and cupcakes to the games attendees.

We are proud of our almost four decade association with the NJCAA and we join our fellow member institutions in celebrating 75 years of excellence and achievement!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's just a jump to the left, at Your College

It's just a jump to the left for students of the Music Department at Midland College, as the MC Chap Singers, the MC Orchestra and the MC Jazz Band perform the song 'Time Warp' by Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell and Charles Gray, from the rock musical and film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

For information on vocal and/or instrumental instruction at Midland College, please contact us at:
• (432) 685-4624

Be inspired! Be Heard! Be Midland College ... Your College!

Join us this "Holiday Evening at MC" !!!

Midland College, in partnership with the Midland Chamber of Commerce, cordially invites you to attend our annual Holiday Evening ... a sparkling of music, art and merriment, food and fellowship that has become a one of West Texas' favorite holiday celebrations. This year's celebration will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the MC Main Campus (3600 N. Garfield, Midland, Texas), and will features something for everyone.

Come enjoy visits with Santa Claus, as well as complimentary baked goodies, hot chocolate and cider. We'll also be hosting a toy drive, and we hope you'll bring along a contribution and help fill Santa's Model T.

5:30 p.m. Frito Pie Fundraiser for MC Students in Philanthropy
$5 / bowl, begins at 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts Building

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Christmas at Dollye Neal Chapel
Enjoy accoustical music by guitarist Albert Madrid, in a candle-lit setting filled with holiday cheer. FREE admission.

6:30 p.m. Lighting of the Hodge Carillon Tower
With caroling by the Midland College Chap Singers. FREE admission.

6:45 p.m. Fall Student Art Show in McCormick Gallery
FREE admission.

Also, the 17th Annual Midland College Student Art Hallway Sale hosted by the Midland Art Guild will be held from 6:45 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6 and 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 7. The art sale features paintings, watercolors, ceramics and photography – all of which make great Christmas presents. This is a great time to buy unique holiday gifts.

7:30 p.m. "Sounds of Christmas" Concert
MC Music Department student ensembles will perform in the Wagner & Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building

During the celebration, a vintage Model T truck will be parked outside the Allison Fine Arts Building for anyone who wishes to donate a new unwrapped toy to the “Townsquare Cares” Toy Drive. The truck was donated to MC’s Automotive Technology program by Midlander Charles Priddy. Usually the truck is located at the MC Advanced Technology Center and is used for instructional purposes. However, at Thursday evening’s festivities the truck will be used as a collection receptacle for the toys.

For more information, contact Rebecca Bell, Dean of Community Relations & Special Events
(432) 685-4556