Monday, June 30, 2014

And that's a wrap!

Not as noisy, or as crazy or - admittedly - as fun around the campus of Your College this week, as it was last week. That's because we've wrapped-up the 2014 edition of Kids' College at MC ... and it was a blast ... see for yourself ...

enjoy a photo album from Kids' College Session 1

enjoy a photo album from Kids' College Session 2


Midland police officer, MC alum, publishes book

A former student of criminal justice and law enforcement at Midland College and Sul Ross State University, and current officer with the Midland Police Department, is now walking an additional beat as a published author.

• Police officer shares insights about faith in new book

Steve Kuhlman, Reporter
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Being a police officer is about enforcing the law, protecting the peace and ensuring the safety of the public. According to longtime Midland police officer Steven Sanders, if you pay close attention, it can also be an opportunity to learn about God along the way.

Sanders’ new book, “Parables from Patrol,” is a collection of brief tales from his 12 years on the force and the lessons he’s learned about God and faith.

“People, and the whole world, are screwed up,” said Sanders. “We need Jesus, He offers us grace, and he’s just, and the whole point of life is to know and love God. We’re screwed up, and we need him.”

While Sanders had been interested in writing a book for some time, he was particularly inspired one Christmas when his sister-in-law gave him a book about funny police stories ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"CPR - American Heart Association Basic Life Support" Course at MC Health Science CE

"CPR - American Heart Association Basic Life Support" is and American Heart Association affiliated Health Care Provider Course, taught by an AHA-certified instructor, and available through MC's Health Science Continuing Education program.


CPR - American Heart Association Basic Life Support

(HC10134Q)
Saturday, July 12th
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
more information



For more information about these courses, and to register, please contact Health Science Continuing Education at Midland College, at ce.midland.edu/hs/ or (432) 681-6303.

MC/ Tall City Blues Fest workshop to feature Gregg Wright

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

tcbf wrightXBLUES BY EAR: ADVANCED BLUES ROCK GUITAR
By Gregg Wright
Made possible by Touchwood Resources
2:15 - 3:30 PM, Ages: 14+
Min: 2 Max: 10
Doubletree Parlor 1117
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

Develop your ear for blues guitar in this intermediate to advanced workshop with former guitar player for Michael Jackson, Gregg Wright. Gregg plays upside-down and left-handed like Hendrix, so this is not a textbook classroom style workshop that will teach technique, but rather a workshop sharing guitar wisdom that can help you plug holes in your playing and take your game to the next level. A jam session is likely to break out!
Prerequisite: A basic to intermediate ability to play electric guitar.
What to Bring: An electric guitar and small amp.

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops

CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)

Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

Invitation to sing ...

From Michael Jordan
MC Music Faculty

Come sing with us in the Allegro Choral Festival!

Gabriel Faure
This Year's Allegro Choral Festival will feature the Gabriel Faure's setting of the Requiem along with John Rutter's setting of the Magnificat. These are two splendid works for chorus, orchestra and soloists. Aaron Hawley, the Director of Choirs at Permian High School, will be the clinician for the festival. Rehearsals begin on August 3 at 7 PM at Permian High School. We rehearse every evening during that week of August 3-7. The festival concludes with a performance at 7:30 PM at First Methodist Church in Odessa.

Come out and enjoy a wonderful week making music with us! Remember to register early: follow this link in order to pre-register for the festival.

There is a registration fee of $40.00 for the festival. Students may participate for free. The registration fee is due by August 3. Don't miss this great event!

Michael Jordan
(432) 685-4647
mjordan@midland.edu


Established in the fall of 2004 by musicians who live and work in the Permian Basin, Allegro is committed to bringing a fresh new expression of musical artistry to our community. We believe that music is for everyone, and our repertoire will mirror the cultural diversity found in our region. Our concerts are free of charge and will be held in a wide array of neighborhoods to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to experience what we have found to be true ...

Music Unites Us.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MC/ Tall City Blues Fest workshop to feature Matt Isbell

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

tcbf isbellXMAKE & PLAY: CIGAR-BOX GUITAR BUILDING
Made Possible by Wolf Energy
By Matt Isbell
2:30-3:30 PM, Ages: 8+
Doubletree Parlor 1109
Min: 1 Max: 6
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

Participants will assemble an acoustic cigar-box guitar from pre-prepped components the first half of the workshop and be led in a group jam the last half with furnished bottleneck slides. Attendees will keep both the guitar and the bottleneck slides, hand-built by Memphis-based slide and cigar-box guitar maker, Matt Isbell. No heavy or electric equipment will be used during the construction phase of the workshop.
What to Bring: An interest in handmade, simple instruments

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops

CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)

Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MC's Wicks named to GCAA All-Nicklaus Team

David Wicks, a freshman on the Midland College Chaparral golf team who helped the Chaps to a sixth-place finish in the 2014 NJCAA Men's DI Golf Championships, and finished second in individual medalist standings at that tournament, has been named to the 2014 All-Nicklaus Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

In being named to this year's team, players from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized for their outstanding play during the past collegiate season. "The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008," the GCAA notes, "and is not only named for history’s greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf."


read the rest of the GCAA announcement ... 



MC/ Tall City Blues Fest workshop to feature Tas Cru

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

tcbf cruXWRITE YOUR BEST SONG SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
By Tas Cru
Made possible by Roger & Lynne Clark
1-2 PM, Ages: 10+
Min: 2 Max: 12
Doubletree Parlor 1117
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

Participants will learn about developing meaningful song topics, utilizing traditional and non-traditional blues song structures and making words work with rhythm and rhyme. Performance and song content are only part of what makes a good song, so 2014 Keeping the Blues Alive recipient, Tas Cru, will help songwriters craft lyrics that make their songs engaging and memorable in this interactive workshop. Participants will leave with a solid working draft of their own blues song.
What to Bring: Song ideas and drafts of working lyrics. Participants that also play guitar or use a guitar as a songwriting tool are welcome to bring their guitar, but not required

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops

CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)

Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

Rain is ...

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."       John Updike


A cool and refreshing start to the day, here on the campus of Your College. But with the grace and the life, the rain also brings us a reminder/caution from MCPD Officer Steven Bracken ... the gates at the south entrance to MC (at the intersection of I street and Wadley Avenue), are closed due to high water in the draw. If you you usually enter the campus that way, please allow yourself a little extra time and use one of the Garfield Street entrances to get to class.


Monday, June 23, 2014

MC/ Tall City Blues Fest workshop to feature Annika Chambers

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

tcbf chambersXUNLEASHING THE POWER OF STAGE PRESENCE
By Annika Chambers
Made possible by Printer Solutions
12:45-1:45 PM, Ages: 10+
Min: 4 Max: 12
Doubletree Parlor 1109
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

This workshop is not theory, chock-full with silly tips and tricks, but rather an interactive workshop where you will learn simple changes that can bolster your confidence while performing and help you better understand how to engage your audiences. Designed for those that are already performing and would like to hone their stage presence skills or for those contemplating performing and need some basic pointers.
What to Bring: Enthusiasm and an open mind

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops

CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)

Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Notice on MC food services for June 23 - July 7

From Jennie Fuls
Food Services Director

The Snack Bar in the Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center will be closed June 23 - July 7. Please come to the Jack E. Brown Dining Hall, and we will feed you.

Thanks, Jennie

Jack E. Brown Dining Hall menu for June 23-26

SUMMER HOURS at Brown Dining Hall:
 Monday - Thursday (Dine-In or Take-Out)
Breakfast, 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. (Hot Breakfast), 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Continental)
Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

MC/ Tall City Blues Fest workshop to feature Castro Coleman

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

tcbf colemanXFINDING JOY IN THE BLUES
Made possible by D.L. Taylor's Consulting
By Castro Coleman, aka: Mr. Sipp
11:30 AM -12:30 PM, Ages: 6-12
Min: 2 Max: 24
Doubletree Parlor 1109
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

Participants in this workshop will learn the fun, happy side of the blues, how it has come full circle, including how it started and where it is today. Taught by the 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner, Castro Coleman, he will also show participants how the music of today has evolved from the blues. This workshop will include both a presentation, as well as an interactive follow-along jam.
What to Bring: A curiosity about the blues

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops

CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)

Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

MC partnering with Chevron for savings in energy, money

• $2.8 million deal will save $3.6 million over 15 years

Tessa Duvall, Reporter
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College will realize more than $3.6 million in savings over the next 15 years, thanks to an agreement with Chevron Energy Solutions.

Trustees unanimously approved the nearly $2.8 million contract at its meeting Tuesday afternoon. The contract was Phase II of the plan with Chevron, and deals mainly with internal lighting and cloud services.

Work on Phase II will begin nearly immediately with most improvements completed by the end of this calendar year, and the final work wrapping up in October 2015.

Savings in the first year will total $787,000, and reach $3.6 million by the end of the contract. Additionally, Midland College will receive an estimated $75,000 rebate from Oncor because of reduced energy demand ...

read the rest of this story ...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Take a closer look at Your College

Biology and Health Sciences ...
a Winning Partnership

Meet the instructors and tour the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, the Microbiology Lab and the Anatomy & Physiology Lab at Midland College

High school students, incoming Midland College students and family members are welcome.

Tuesday, July 22
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Midland College Campus
Davidson Lecture Hall, Davidson Family Health Sciences Building
(enter near the ambulance)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Margaret Wade, Dean of Mathematics and Science
(432) 685-4615
mwade@midland.edu

Carmen Edwards, Associate Degree Nursing Director
(432) 686-4822
cedwards@midland.edu

MC-BEDC to host free "Start Your Own Business" seminar in July

From Betsy Fredericks
Associate Director, Midland College Business and Economic Development Center

Is business ownership for you?

On Wednesday, July 16th, the Midland College BEDC will host its monthly "Start Your Own Business" Seminar. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Conference Room of the Midland College Cogdell learning Center. This a FREE seminar, and will cover topics related to starting, purchasing or expanding a business. The event flyer is below.

Please call the BEDC to reserve your place!

Betsy Fredericks
Midland College Business and Economic Development Center
(432) 684-4309
bfredericks@midland.edu



MC/ Tall City Blues Fest workshop to feature Ted Drozdowski

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

tcbf drozdowskiXSLIDE GUITAR BASICS
By Ted Drozdowski
Made possible by Peyton's Bikes
11:15 AM -12:15 PM, Ages: 14+
Min: 2 Max: 20
Doubletree Parlor 1117
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

Ever wonder how Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Son House and other greats make their guitars whinny like horses on the Brazos or cry like a lost calf in the back 40? Learn how to play slide guitar in a few easy steps. This workshop will cover slide selection and materials, the two traditional styles of open tuning and essential tips for using a slide along with basic finger picking. Designed for beginning slide players and fans who want to know more about the magical sound of slide. A handout on basic open tunings will be provided.
What to Bring: An electric or acoustic guitar and a slide

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops
CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)


Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

Coming to Midland in August ...

Last night, I had a chance to enjoy a preview of a group that will be coming to the Tall City. Midland College is pleased to announce that a special back-to-school FREE concert by The Avett Brothers will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center. The special evening is part of MC’s Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series.

I was watching a repeat of a 2012 episode of CMT Crossroads, "pairing country artists with musicians from other genres, playing together, swapping stories and sharing their common love of music." In this episode, "folk rock band the Avett Brothers and legendary country singer Randy Travis join together to perform songs of life, love and truth. Collaborations included versions of Travis' most famous hits, along with memorable singles from the Avett Brothers." One of the songs performed was the "Murder in the City."



The show left me wanting to hear more from the Avett Brothers ... and I will DEFINITELY be at Chap Center the night of August 26 for their free concert!



The Avett Brothers – FREE concert
Sponsored by the Phyllis & Bob Cowan
Performing Arts Series at Midland College

The Avett Brothers’ music has roots in traditional folk and bluegrass, but also captures the high spirits and no-boundaries attitude of rock & roll—which is appropriate, since rock is where Scott Avett and Seth Avett first cut their teeth as musicians. The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.”

MC Foundation Executive Director Kathy Fletcher said, “Because of the generous endowment from Mr. & Mrs. Cowan and the additional support from our special Friends of the Series members, we are able to provide concerts such as this one by The Avett Brothers free to the entire community. Thanks to some ‘behind the scenes’ work by the great guys at Tall Townes Entertainment, we managed to book The Avett Brothers right before their Labor Day weekend Las Vegas concert.”

Tickets are not required for general admission seating. Preferred seating is available for Midland College Friends of the Series and Distinguished Donors. For more information about these opportunities, please contact the MC Foundation Office at (432) 685-4526.

General information about The Avett Brothers’ Midland concert is available at www.midland.edu/avett



Two to four times each year, the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series presents FREE cultural and artistic performances of International interest and scope to stimulate and inspire the Midland arts community, which prides itself on a rich tradition of excellence in the performing arts.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Learn basic self-defense, conflict management techniques with MC Continuing Ed

Coming up next month from MC Community Programs Continuing Education ...
"Aikido"
Students will learn basic self-defense and conflict management techniques and strategies based on the martial art of Aikido. Students will learn to roll, fall and execute locks, pins and throws from various attacks such as grabs, chokes and strikes. Training in wooden sword (bokken) and wooden staff (jo) are also provided.

* Class will meet at Aikido of Midland, 3803 Jasmine.

Aikido
9573134Q
$100
Instructor: Dr. John Riggs, 4th degree black belt; and qualified teaching staff
Mondays/Thursdays, July 14 - August 14, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

For more information about this and other Continuing Education courses at MC, please contact:


Brenda Cordero (432) 685-4724 bcordero@midland.edu 

MC/ Tall City Blues Fest workshop to feature Ted Drozdowski

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

tcbf drozdowskiXMAKE & PLAY: DIDDLEY BOW BUILDING
By Ted Drozdowski
Made possible by Midland Root Beer
10-11 AM, Ages: 8+
Min: 1 Max: 6
Doubletree Parlor 1117
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

Participants will assemble a primitive one-string diddley bow made from a can, a piece of wood, nails and a wire. Muddy Waters, Jessie Mae Hemphill and countless other blues greats learned to play on an instrument like this. After constructing the instrument, which participants will keep, they will get a lesson in playing one-string Mississippi twang with slides provided by Rocky Mountain Slides. Strings are furnished courtesy of GHS Strings.
What to Bring: An interest in roots instruments

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops

CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)

Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

MC Volleyball to host summer camp in July

Midland College Volleyball
2014 All-Skills Camp
Monday, July 21st - Friday, July 25th

The Midland College Lady Chaparral Volleyball All-Skills Camp is designed for girls grades 7-12, who are hoping to develop in all areas of volleyball. This camp will focus on all aspects of the game with emphasis on fundamentals. On the court instruction will include work on these areas: serving, serve reception, forearm and overhead passing, setting, attacking, team defense, blocking, attack coverage, and team transition. Time will also be devoted to specific position training and team concepts.

There will be two sessions of the camp. The morning session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) is for 7th and 8th grades only. The afternoon session (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.) is for 9th through 12th grades only. Both sessions will be held in the Physical Education Building (across the street from Chap Center), on the Midland College campus.

Cost of the camp is $100.00 per camper. Family members of Midland College employees receive a 50% discount on the price of camp!


CLICK HERE for more information
and to register online

You may also contact:

Tammie Jimenez, Head Coach
(432) 685-4650
tjimenez@midland.edu

Monday, June 16, 2014

REMINDER ... Tuesday evenings, MC Student Services leaves the light on for you

Here's a great opportunity to take advantage of Priority Registration for the Fall Semester, going on NOW at Your College.

Sometimes, your daytime schedules can be a little hectic ... and so can the lunch hour traffic. That makes it hard for some of us to stop in at MC during the day - during 'normal' business hours - to register for a class.

On Tuesdays, we leave the light on!

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, Jr. 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.

Hit the links with MC Continuing Ed

Coming up next month from MC Community Programs Continuing Education ... "Golf 101"

"Golf 101" is a course designed for any golfer with a desire to learn or review the basics of golf. Each class will include, introduction to golf, rules and etiquette, putting, chipping, pitching and sand play, full swing on the range and on course instruction. Students must have their own golf clubs. Range balls will be included. This class is located at Nueva Vista Golf Course, 6101 W. Wadley.

Golf 101
9573134Q
$60
Instructor: Mike Crosser, PGA Professional
Wednesdays, July 9-30, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

For more information about this and other Continuing Education courses at MC, please contact:


Brenda Cordero (432) 685-4724 bcordero@midland.edu 

MC/ Tall City Blues Fest workshop to feature Adam Gussow

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

tcbf gussowXBEGINNER BLUES HARMONICA
By Adam Gussow
Made possible by Susan, Bill & Pancho Blair Armstrong
10-11 AM, Ages: 14+
Min: 2 Max: 12
Doubletree Parlor 1109
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

If you've always wanted to learn how to play blues harmonica, commonly referred to as a “harp” for its reference to being a mouth harp, this workshop will open the door and walk you through. You'll learn how to hold the harp, how to make single notes and chords, how to play a basic train rhythm and how to bend and warble. Handouts will be provided. Beginner harmonicas in the key of C provided courtesy of Hohner Harmonicas. Participants are also welcome to bring their own harmonicas, as long as they are in the key of C.
What to Bring: An interest in playing harmonica.

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops

Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

Applications being accepted for Bill Pace Cogdell Scholarship

Bill Pace Cogdell
Midland College is currently accepting applications for the Bill Pace Cogdell Scholarship. The application period runs through June 27. The Scholarship Selection Committee anticipates announcing the new scholarship recipients by mid- to late-July.

The Cogdell Scholarship funds tuition, fees and books during the fall and spring semesters for students taking 6 credit hours or more. After graduating from MC with an associate degree, students will continue to receive scholarship assistance if they enroll in MC’s Bachelor of Applied Technology program or attend the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB).

The application form is available at www.midland.edu/cogdell

Anyone who is attending or will be attending Midland College may apply, as long as they meet the criteria listed on the cover page of the application form. Extra points are awarded for

1. First-generation-to-college applicants,
2. Applicants with demonstrated financial need, and
3. Those who have participated in activities/services offered at the Midland College Bill Pace Cogdell Learning Center.

MC Community Liaison/Student Advisor Mary Martinez Gonzales explained, “The application includes submission of transcripts for high school and any previous college work, a personal essay and a letter of reference. A face-to-face interview with the selection committee will also be required. When selecting students to receive the Cogdell Scholarship, the selection team considers personal history, education and career goals and demonstrated financial need, among other criteria.”

For more information, contact:
Mary Martinez Gonzales
(432) 685-6023
mgonzales@midland.edu



Established in 1992, the Cogdell Learning Center and the scholarship in his name were made possible through the generosity of Bill Pace Cogdell, a local businessman whose wish was to help residents of South and East Midland pursue a college education.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

MC club to co-host innaugural anime event

• Anime fans to host local convention at library

Joseph Basco, Reporter
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Organizers of a daylong event at the Midland County Public Library Centennial branch hope to introduce Japanese animation to a wider audience.

Two Midland anime fan groups, including the Anime Club at Midland College, organized Kōya-Con, the first anime convention for the area. Kōya-Con will take place for most of Saturday and will have everything one would expect at an anime convention, or con, including panels, activity rooms and contests. And anyone who has been to or seen images from major cons such as Comic Con, knows cosplay — dressing up as your favorite fiction character — will be happening at the library this Saturday ...

... But unlike other cons across the country that go on for multiple days in convention centers, require costly tickets and feature questionable content, Kōya-Con will be a one-day free event at the library and will be family oriented.

read the rest of this story ...



Midland College PPDC offering "PetroSkills" series

From MC's Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) ... "PetroSkills Workshops"

This series of PetroSkills workshops, held in conjunction with Midland College PPDC, is designed for petroleum industry professionals who wish to improve their presentation and communication, acquire the skills and techniques needed to design and run efficient meetings, and demonstrate the skills and techniques needed to design and deliver creative and effective presentations.

PetroSkills: Making Your Words Count
G183134Q
Instructor: Dr. David Pelton
Monday, June 30
8:00 am – 12:00 noon


PetroSkills: Meetings Waste Not, Want Not
G184134Q
Instructor: Dr. David Pelton
Monday, June 30
1:00 – 5:00 pm


PetroSkills: SpeechMeet
G185134Q
Instructor: Dr. David Pelton
Tuesday, July 1
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


For more information about this and other Continuing Education courses at MC, please contact:

Brenda Cordero (432) 685-4724 bcordero@midland.edu

Canine campus activity ... next week at Your College

From J. Don Wallace
Director of Alumni Relations

Come support the Midland College Alumni Association as we host the first annual "Dog Days of Summer." You and your canine(s) are invited to tour the campus of Midland College. All canines will receive a goodie bag with treats, water, waste bag and a gift for your furry friend.

WHEN: Saturday, June 21, 2014

TIME: 9:30 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. - Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Carillon Tower.

PLACE: Activities will take place in the center of campus near the Carillon Tower and Beal Plaza

There will be contests for Best Costume, Prettiest, Friendliest, Dog/Owner Look Alike, Best Behaved, Smartest, Best Diva, Most Spoiled and Best Trick.

Also, the City of Midland Animal Control will be available for micro-chipping ... $10 per pet

Donations to the Alumni Association are appreciated!

Please Note: Vaccinations should be up-to-date and we ask that they wear appropriate tags. All dogs must be on a leash. Also, use good judgement regarding the temperament of your pet so the event will be enjoyable for everyone.

For more information, contact J. Don Wallace in the Alumni Relations office at (432) 685-4765 or via email at jwallace@midland.edu

Test your 'metal' with MC Continuing Ed

Coming up next month from MC Community Programs Continuing Education ... "Metal Sculpture"

This course is an introduction to metal as a material for making art. We will explore the various techniques common to working with steel. We will look at metal historically and contemporarily as a medium for exploring three-dimensional form and making art.

Metal Sculpture
9009134Q
$149
Instructor: Michael Richardson
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, July 10 - August 14, 6:00 – 8:45 p.m.

For more information about this and other Continuing Education courses at MC, please contact:


Brenda Cordero (432) 685-4724 bcordero@midland.edu 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Session one, almost done

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The first session of KIDS’ COLLEGE, MC’s Summer Enrichment program for 1st through 6th-graders, will conclude tomorrow, Thursday, June 12. Over 500 children are attending this session. Tomorrow’s events are scheduled from 12:40-5:00 p.m. and include class demonstrations, water activities and FREE snow cones for the young 'Kid Gollegians.'

Classes offering demonstrations include Magic Fun, Roving Reporter, Ooey Gooey Science, Cup Stacking, Archery, Cheerleading, and Wild & Crazy Kids, just to name a few.

The second session of KIDS’ COLLEGE begins Monday, June 16, and classes are still available. Registration for that session will continue through June 16. For more information and registration questions, please contact the Community Programs Continuing Education Department at 685-4518.

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MC-BEDC to host free "Start Your Own Business" Seminar next week

From Betsy Fredericks
Associate Director, Midland College Business and Economic Development Center

Is business ownership for you?

On Wednesday, June 18th, the Midland College BEDC will host its monthly "Start Your Own Business" Seminar. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Conference Room of the Midland College Cogdell learning Center. This a FREE seminar, and will cover topics related to starting, purchasing or expanding a business. The event flyer is below.

Please call the BEDC to reserve your place!

Betsy Fredericks
Midland College Business and Economic Development Center
(432) 684-4309
bfredericks@midland.edu