Thursday, October 31, 2013

REMINDER ... "Fall back" this weekend



"MC Students In Performance" ... a GREAT way to begin a Friday afternoon!

From Nick Elderkin
Music Instructor, Department Chair

Dear Friends,


The Midland College Department of Music would be thrilled if you could join us for our second student recital of the Fall 2013 semester.

Stop by the Wagner & Brown Auditorium this Friday (TOMORROW) at 12:30 p.m. to hear Brenda Aguirre (soprano) and Toni Burandt (mezzo-soprano) perform three beautiful songs. The recital will last no longer than 10 minutes. What a great way to begin a Friday afternoon!

Admission is FREE and open to the public. I hope to see you there! 

Special time, special event for this month's Business Networking Breakfast

Join us for the

November Networking Breakfast

"Small Business Expo: Holiday Shopping"

8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Carrasco Room • Scharbauer Student Center • Midland College

Free Admission to the Public / A Fee for Business Display/Sale Tables

Tuesday, November 19 • "Holiday Shopping: Small Business Expo" will be the theme of this special, annual breakfast event hosted by MC's Business & Economic Development Center and its partners. Open to the public, the event will feature expanded hours, food and prizes, and great opportunities for holiday shopping and business networking.You'll want to reserve a table for your business right away!

registration form (Adobe .pdf file) 


What is YOUR Goal ...

 • Business Ownership?
 Home Ownership?
  • Improve Your Credit Score?

The Midland College Business & Economic Development Center (BEDC) would like to help you meet your goal. The BEDC provides Business, Credit, and Certified Housing Counseling at no cost to you. Call 432-684-4309 to schedule your confidential one-on-one counseling.

The BEDC is certified as a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency.


Roswell-bound!


The Midland College Lady Chaparral volleyball team got off to an early start this morning, boarding the bus that will take them to the next stage of their 2013 season.

The Lady Chaps will be taking to the court this weekend as part of the NJCAA Region V West Volleyball Tournament pairings, Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, 2013, at the Cahoon Amory, New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, New Mexico. More information on the tournament below.
Go get 'em, Lady Chaps!




The Lady Chaps first match in the tournament is set for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1st, when they face Western Texas College.

Those unable to attend the tournament in person can watch the matches via the internet by going to http://www.ihigh.com/nmmi/

MC to host Veterans Day observance

Next week, Midland College will host a special time to gather and honor all those who have served in the United States armed forces.

The Veterans Day Celebration & Reception will take place Tuesday, November 5, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Club Room 134 of the Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center, on the MC main campus.

Scheduled activities will include a presentation of the colors by Junior ROTC students. It will also provide an opportunity to share the words and images that tell the stories of those who answered their nation's call.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

Won’t you join us?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Course schedule for MC's Spring Semester 2014 available online

Get your first look at the Spring 2014 schedule of courses at Midland College, available now in a downloadable, printable Adobe .pdf format.

get your copy ... (Adobe .pdf file)

ONLINE registration  for the Spring 2014 Semester (including dual-credit courses) begins Monday, November 11, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue through Monday, January 12, 2014.

WALKIN-IN registration  for the Spring 2014 Semester begins Monday, December 12, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue through Friday, December 13. After winter break, walk-in registration will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. and continue through
 Friday, January 10.



For your convenience, MC Admissions, Advising, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will remain open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

These offices are located in the Dorothy & Clarence Scharbauer Student Center, on the MC Main Campus, at 3600 N. Garfield Street, in Midland.

MC Admissions
MC Advising
MC Financial Aid
MC Registrar

PLEASE NOTE: This does not include Tuesdays where the campus is closed during the day as part of holiday observances.

Geology sweets "rock" ...

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Fundraiser going on NOW at Scharbauer Student Center!  Proceeds benefit the Geology Club at Midland College.

The purpose of the Geological Club at Midland College is to provide an informal environment for students and faculty to discuss geologic topics, to promote their interaction, and to expand their opportunities for learning and experience through field trips and guest speakers.

more information about the Geology Club

THIS FRIDAY ... "First Friday" science seminar looks at gold as a chemical catalyst

From Tom Ready
Chemistry Department, Midland College

On the first Friday of each month, Midland College (hosts a lecture featuring current topics of interest in the science field. This Friday, November 1, Dr. Christine Hahn, Asst. Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M - Kingsville, will be the featured speaker, discussing research related to using Gold as a catalyst for chemical reactions.

Event: First Friday Science Seminar (November)
Time: Friday, November 1st, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Location: Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center, Midland College campus (change of venue from the last two seminars)
Speaker: Christine Hahn; Ph.D. - Asst. Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M - Kingsville

Topic:
Aspects of Gold catalysis - although we all are aware that gold has risen in price recently to unprecedented levels, in the last 10 to 15 years there has been a lot of research concerning the use of gold complexes as catalysts to make chemical reactions more efficient. Gold catalysts are attractive because they have shown some interesting versatility that other catalysts have not. Dr. Hahn is one of a handful of chemists in the world who are exploring this chemistry.
Title:
"Platinum(II) and gold(I) complexes as catalysts for alkyne functionalization reactions"
Abstract:
The development of new catalysts for addition reactions of water and arenes to alkynes is of great importance for the industrial production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The goal is to make current processes environmentally friendlier, safer, and with less energy. Complexes of platinum(II) and gold(I) complexes are efficient catalysts for alkyne functionalization reactions. However, the efficiency needs still to be improved, i.e. to shorten reaction time, to broaden the substrate scope, increasing the chemoselectivity or to reduce the amount of acid co-catalyst. Mechanistic studies with a platinum(II) model catalyst have been done to understand in more detail individual reaction steps of the catalytic cycle. These include the activation of substrate at the metal center. A new gold(I) complex containing a diphosphine monoxide ligand has been synthesized and structurally characterized. This complex was found to be an active catalyst for the hydration of various alkynes, and is a particularly efficient catalyst for the alkyne hydroarylation.

The free lecture will be held at 12:00 noon in the Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center. Guests are invited to bring their lunch.

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

Free "Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Training" Class at MC Risk Management Institute

"Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Training" is one of the topics that will be covered during the month of October 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.

 • CLICK HERE for your copy of RMI's fall schedule (Adobe .pdf file)


Hot Works & Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Training 
(I012131Q)
Monday, November 18th
1:00 - 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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Change of location for today's TLT ... but the action remains the same

Redecorating Scharbauer Student Center for TLT
From Stephanie VanCuren
Midland College Student Activities Coordinator

Hey everyone!

We are continuing Scare Week on Tuesday, October 29, with TACTICAL LASER TAG. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to advance forward as a team in pursuit of victory. This is a fast-action high-tech game, so grab your teammates and join us!


TLT has been moved into the Student Center due to the forecasting of rain and thunderstorms. It's happening at the Scharbauer Student Center from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.



Tomorrow (10/30): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or until all pumpkins are carved). Pumpkin Carving in the Student Center. Prizes will be awarded for best pumpkin, scariest pumpkin, and most unique pumpkin. (Students only, please.)

Thursday (10/31): 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Halloween Dance & Costume Contest in the Student Center. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. (Costume contest is for students only, please. All others are welcome to attend the dance.)


Please help us get the word out about Scare Week !

Stephanie VanCuren
Student Activities Coordinator
(432) 685-4543
svancuren@midland.edu 

Lady Chap Volleyball ends regular season with sophomore tribute

CLICK HERE to enjoy a photo album from Sophomore Night
By Forrest Allen
MC Athletic Director

The Midland College Lady Chaparral volleyball team will be advancing to the 2013 NJCAA Region V West tournament on the heels of a disappointing home loss, on Sophomore Day, to Western Texas College on Saturday at the Chaparral Center. Midland College now 14-12, recently gained two regular season victories, via forfeit as a result of Lee College's use of an ineligible player, finished conference with a 5-5 record and a #4 seed in the NJCAA Region V West Tournament (November 1-2, 2013 in Roswell, NM).

In the Western Texas College match, the Lady Chaps were led by sophomore Gaby Nieto's 18 kills. WTC defeated MC 25-20, 25-23, 18-25, 25-14 (3-1) in the final home match for six Lady Chap sophomores. They include: Marina Salazar (Odessa, TX), Nieto (Jalisco, Mexico), Kristina Gafford (Lubbock, TX), Naomi Posada (Midland, TX), Megan Sanchez (El Paso, TX) as well as injury redshirt, Kathleen Leausa (West Jordan, UT).

Freshman RS Larissa Gomes also recorded double figures in kills with 11 in the contest. Midland College's Gafford led the Lady Chaps with 25 assists while fellow sophomore, Marina Salazar picked up 21 digs. Posada, freshman Samantha Orta and Nieto were big at the net for MC with 5, 5 and 4.5 blocks respectively. Orta also recorded 13 assists and 12 digs in the match.



Moving ahead to the Region V West Tournament, each of the WJCAC's six teams will comprise the tournament field with Odessa College and New Mexico Military Institute finishing the season as conference co-champions. OC gets the top seed in the tournament by virtue of a tie-breaker.

The tournament schedule can be found at:  http://www.njcaaregion5.com/d/2013-14/Volleyball/Final-Bracket.pdf  

Seeding for the event is as follows:
#1  Odessa College
#2  New Mexico Military Institutue
#3  Frank Phillips College
#4  Midland College
#5  Western Texas College
#6  Clarendon College

The Lady Chaps will face Western Texas College in a rematch of last Saturday's contest.  WTC also defeated MC 3-2 in their earlier match in Snyder, TX.  The MC-WTC match will be played at the Cahoon Armory on the campus of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM on Friday, November 1st @ 6:00 p.m. (MT).  Following that match, #3 FPC will take on #6 Clarendon College at 8:00 p.m. (MT).

Those unable to attend the tournament in person can watch the matches via the internet by going to http://www.ihigh.com/nmmi/

WJCAC Baseball Fall Invitational starts Thursday at MC

By Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

The Midland College baseball team will be hosting 2013 WJCAC Fall Invitational, October 31 - November 2, welcoming teams from across West Texas and southeast New Mexico to Christensen Stadium.
 

WJCAC Fall Invitational
October 31 - November 3, 2013
Christensen Stadium, Midland, Texas

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 31

4:00 - ODESSA VS. NEW MEXICO
6:45 -NEW MEXICO VS MIDLAND

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 1

9:30 - HOWARD VS. MIDLAND
12:15 - Odessa VS. Western Texas
2:45 - Frank Phillips VS. Howard
5:15 - Western Texas VS. Frank Phillips
8:00 - El Paso VS. Odessa

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 2

11:00 - HOWARD VS. El Paso
1:45 - NEW MEXICO VS. HOWARD
4:00 - NEW MEXICO MILITARY VS. El Paso
6:45 - NEW MEXICO VS. NEW MEXICO MILITARY

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 3

10:00 - NEW MEXICO MILITARY VS. ODESSA
12:45 - WESTERN TEXAS VS. NEW MEXICO MILITARY
3:15 - WESTERN TEXAS VS. MIDLAND

* NO NEW INNING STARTS AFTER 2 HOURS.
* DROP DEAD AT 2:15 - GAME OVER
* TEAM LISTED SECOND IS THE HOME TEAM
* MIDLAND COLLEGE WILL HAVE THE 3B DUGOUT FOR ALL THEIR GAMES.

Free "H2S Certification" Class at MC Risk Management Institute

"H2S Certification" is one of the topics that will be covered during the month of October 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.

 • CLICK HERE for your copy of RMI's fall schedule (Adobe .pdf file)

H2S Certification 
(I011131Q)
Thursday, November 14th
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

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.

Monday, October 28, 2013

TOMORROW, MC presents "An Evening of Pop Music"

TOMORROW!
The Department of Music at Midland College presents
“An Evening of Pop Music”
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Wagner & Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building

The Department of Music at Midland College presents “An Evening of Pop Music” at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, in the Wagner & Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

The MC Jazz Orchestra will be conducted by Mr. Rabon Bewley, Director of Instrumental Music, and will perform selections including Over the Rainbow, Under the Sea, and Tiger of San Pedro.

The MC Choir will be conducted by Mr. Bert Bostic, Director of Choral Activities, and will perform selections from the Broadway musicals West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Carousel.

Special guest performers from the Midland Community Symphonic Band will further enrich the concert soundscape.

This concert will also feature musicians performing on the Music Department’s newly acquired Conn-Selmer orchestra instruments, made possible by the FMH Foundation and Rea Charitable Trust.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.
Bring a friend!

When:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

Where:
Wagner & Brown Auditorium
Allison Fine Arts Building
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield

Contact:
Dr. Nick Elderkin
Department Chair, Visual & Performing Arts
(432) 685-4644


Lady Chap Volleyball enters NJCAA regional tournament this weekend

By Forrest Allen
MC Athletic Director

The Midland College Lady Chaparral volleyball team will be taking to the court this weekend as part of the NJCAA Region V West Volleyball Tournament pairings, Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, 2013, at the Cahoon Amory, New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, New Mexico.





The Lady Chaps first match in the tournament is set for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1st, when they face Western Texas College.

Those unable to attend the tournament in person can watch the matches via the internet by going to http://www.ihigh.com/nmmi/

Friday, October 25, 2013

Midland College journalism students win awards

Midland College communication students won 10 awards from the Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) at the annual convention held October 4 in Denton, Texas.

“Our journalism students represented Midland College well as they achieved success in statewide competition,” said Bob Templeton, Allison Chair of Journalism.

Troy Pardue won five awards, including a second place in the Division II newspaper column category for his write-up "Pride, Strength, Unity," about a need to support Men's basketball coach Craig as he resigned amidst personal problems.

Pardue’s other awards were third place in cartoon newspaper category for "I'm sorry Billy" about the Boy Scouts admitting gay youth members; third place in the magazine open journalism story category for his Chaparral magazine piece on Texas music; honorable mention in the layout and design magazine category for the same music story/photography package; and third place in the newspaper news writing category.

Erin Barnes won second place in the magazine journalism story category for an article on suicide in Midland.

Ernesto Macias, now a student at Texas State University in San Marcos, won a third place for a newspaper editorial about honoring heroes.

Current El Paisano newspaper editor Mary Margaret Peterson won an honorable mention in the newspaper sports writing category for her article, "Chaps Men Start Slow, Lose To Ranger College."

Kourtney Kelley and Grayson Bewley won an honorable mention in the cover design magazine for the 2012 issue of the Tableau, MC's literary magazine.

The El Paisano newspaper staff won an honorable mention in the layout and design category for a picture page on the Texas State Fair.

The awards were for work done during the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters.

Own a Piece of MC History

30” x 60” vinyl banners available for
$100 donation to the MC Alumni Association
During the 2012-13 academic year, special 40th anniversary banners were hung on the light poles around the campus circle and on Foundation Blvd. to commemorate MC's 40th anniversary. The banners have been removed and cleaned and are available for a donation of $100 to to the MC Alumni Association.

Donations will be used for the creation of an MC Alumni Association Scholarship to be awarded to MC graduates who transfer to 4-year institutions.

The banners are 30" x 60" and are double-sided. They are made of top-quality vinyl, and all four corners have brass grommets for easy hanging.

MC Director of Alumni Relations J. Don Wallace said, "These banners certainly have some history to them, and they reflect how important Midland College has been to our community the last 40 years. What a great way to show your support to the MC Alumni Association by purchasing one of these banners as a keepsake."

For more information, contact Wallace at (432) 685-4765, jwallace@midland.edu

Midland Development Corporation awards grant to Midland College for energy industry training

From left: Midland Development Corporation Executive Director Pam Welch, MC Dean of Applied Technology Curt Pervier and Midland Development Corporation Economic Development Specialist Zach Gilbert.
The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) recognizes the need for skilled technicians to work in the expanding Permian Basin energy industry. To that end, the MDC recently awarded a $55,000 grant to Midland College.

Approximately $15,000 from the grant will be used for promoting MC’s career/technical programs to the community, especially to area high school students. Approximately $40,000 was used to purchase a truck for MC’s rapidly growing Transportation Training Program.

MC Dean of Applied Technology Curt Pervier was instrumental in securing the grant and explained, “We need to let Midlanders know that high-paying jobs are available right here in the Permian Basin. Many of these skilled technician jobs do not require a bachelor’s degree and are easily attainable with only a year or two of training. Thanks to the MDC, we now have resources to produce informational material about the training that Midland College can provide to prepare individuals for successful West Texas careers.”

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Frenzied weekend ahead for Lady Chap Basketball


REMINDER ... the Midland College Lady Chaparral basketball team will be hosting the 11th Annual Free Throw Frenzy on Sunday, October 27th at 2:00 pm in the PE building. Funds raised will help the Lady Chap basketball program with its many financial needs they encounter throughout the season and in the future. Please consider sponsoring a Lady Chap and thank you for your support in advance.

The Free Throw Frenzy will be held in the P.E. Building at Midland College. Each individual Lady Chap player will be shooting a total of 100 free throws. Now here’s your challenge…you may make a pledge toward every made free throw that the player completes out of 100 attempts.  Please complete and return the form below right away!!!!! If you happen to miss the date and/or cannot attend the Free Throw Frenzy, we welcome any donation you would like to offer!

Donation form available at http://www.midland.edu/docs/events/freethrowfrenzy.pdf

For more information, please contact:

Ginger Gatliff, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
(432) 685-6469
ggatliff@midland.edu

National Chemistry Week ... Spread the Word!


Hello Everyone,
This week is National Chemistry Week. This year's theme is "Energy- Now and Forever." I have attached the booklet from American Chemical Society for your reading. Please share it with your children /grandchildren/ friends to raise awareness.
Enjoy!

Pat, Chemistry Ambassador

 • get your copy (Adobe .pdf file)

Pat Nandakumar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Midland College
(432) 685-6738
pnandakumar@midland.edu

Scare Week to kick-off with fun run, obstacle course and zombies

From Stephanie VanCuren
Midland College Student Activities Coordinator

Hey everyone!

We are kicking off Scare Week with ZOMBIE RUN 5K , a fun run and obstacle course, on Monday, October 28! Registration will be from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Student Center.

   Costume contest at 6:45 p.m.
   Race to begin at 7 p.m.
   Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per 17 and under, and free for MC students with their MC IDs

This run is not timed. Join us for some Halloween Fun!

Proceeds benefit the MC Student Government Association and the MC Cheerleaders.


Stephanie VanCuren
Student Activities Coordinator
(432) 685-4543
svancuren@midland.edu 


more information about other Scare Week activities

An early start to the day

Enjoying a colorful West Texas sunrise is one of the perqs for coming into the office a little earlier than usual.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MC campaign to raise awareness, funds for cancer research nearing goal

From J. Michael Fields 
Program Chair of Cosmetology

The MC Cosmetology Program is $370 away from our $1000 goal for breast cancer awareness. Please help us reach our goal with you $5, or more, donation. You don't have to take the pink hair extension if you don't want to. Remember men, breast cancer affects us also.

If you would like to get a pink hair extension, you can call Carolyn Sutton at 685-6721 to schedule a time, or walk in.

The MC Cosmetology Program is located in Room 159 of the Technical Center (Adobe .pdf file), on the MC Main Campus (Adobe .pdf file).

2013-14 Midland College Lady Chaparral Women's Basketball


MC Lady Chaparral Basketball Home Page

MC Chaparral Basketball 2013/2014 Roster

MC Lady Chaparral Basketball 2013/2014 Schedule

Transfer Q&A: Abilene Christian University rep to visit MC campus

Do you have questions about transferring to Abilene Christian University?
Want to know more about our programs?
Not sure what’s required for admission?

A representative of ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY will be visiting YOUR area!

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Amistad Atrium, F. Marie Hall Academic Building

CLICK HERE for more about transferring to Abilene Christian University

For more information about transfer studies at Midland College, contact:

Diana Ramos, Advisor/Counseling
(432) 685-4506
dramos@midland.edu 
 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Midland College Volleyball Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Lady Chap volleyball players Shalie Case (left) and Samantha Orta (right) model
this year's breast cancer awareness t-shirt
By Forrest Allen
MC Athletic Director

The Midland College Lady Chaparral volleyball team will play host to Clarendon College on Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:00 p.m. and both teams will adorn pink in observation of Breast Cancer Awareness. At 6:45 p.m. the Lady Chaps and the Lady Bulldogs will participate in a photo op, which will include everyone in attendance. Spectators are encouraged to wear pink (shirt, blouse) in support of building awareness of breast cancer awareness.

As in the past there will be a photo of everyone in attendance along with the Lady Chap team. Then the Clarendon College volleyball team and coaches will join us for a photo. The match will start with with a ceremonial "first serve" using a pink/white volleyball. The match will began following the ceremonial serve.

We're asking as many people as possible to come out in support of the event


Go Chaps!


REMINDER: After this, we only have ONE remaining home matches this season for the MC Lady Chaparral volleyball team. Come on out and support the Lady Chaps!!

• Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.
Western Texas College @ Midland College / Sophomore Day


Midland Mayoral Candidates Forum, TONIGHT at MC's Cogdell Center

A special invitation to the Midland community ... Want to learn more about the candidates in the upcoming local elections, and their views on the issues? LAST WEEK, Midland College announced an addition to the schedule of candidates' forums it has already hosted ...

... AND THAT FORUM IS TAKING PLACE TONIGHT!

On Tuesday, October 22, at 6:00 p.m., Midland College, the MC Business & Economic Development Center and the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will present a Midland Mayoral Candidates Forum at MC's Bill Pace Cogdell Learning Center, 201 W. Florida Avenue. You are invited to come and listen, and ask questions of the mayoral candidates.

Associate Director of the MC Business & Economic Development Center Betsy Fredericks said, “While there have been other mayoral candidate forums held during the past several weeks, none have been held in Southeast Midland.  We are delighted to work with the Hispanic Chamber in providing a forum that will be convenient for residents who live in South and East Midland.”
 
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Rachel Stone confirmed that all five mayoral candidates have indicated that they will be at the forum. For more information, please contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at (432) 682-2960 or visit their website at www.midlandhcc.com

A good way to prep for tonight's event was published this past weekend ...

On Sunday, October 20, the Midland Reporter-Telegram (which partnered with MC to host the October 15 debate) offered readers the League of Women Voters’ voting guide and its own profiles on the candidates based on interviews from editorial board meetings, offering "a thorough review of the men and women on the ballot."

Then there's ELECTION DAY itself ... Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Midland County polling locations that day will include MC's south campus, the Cogdell Learning Center at 211 W. Florida Avenue.

CLICK HERE for more information about elections in Midland County

Transfer Q&A: University of Texas - Permian Basin rep to visit MC campus

Do you have questions about transferring to University of Texas for the Permian Basin?
Want to know more about our programs?
Not sure what’s required for admission?

A representative of UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOR THE PERMIAN BASIN will be visiting YOUR area!

Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Amistad Atrium, F. Marie Hall Academic Building

CLICK HERE for more about transferring to UTPB

For more information about transfer studies at Midland College, contact:

Diana Ramos, Advisor/Counseling
(432) 685-4506
dramos@midland.edu