Wednesday, December 31, 2014

More images ... MC Athletics contributes to photographer's year-in-pictures

• James Durbin's Year in Photos


Midland Reporter-Telegram Photographer James Durbin shares his best photos of year, from prairie dogs, pumpjacks and Sheriff Painter to sports falls, fights and celebrations ... including a post-match celebration for MC Lady Chaparral Volleyball.

enjoy Durbin's 2014 photo gallery ...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MC Athletics contributes to photo editor's year-in-pictures

• Tim Fischer's Year in Photos


The Midland Reporter-Telegram's Photo Editor Tim Fischer shares his best photos of the year, from surprise hugs to sports collisions and saves. This includes shots of MC Lady Chaparral Basketball and Lady Chaparral Volleyball in action.

enjoy Fischer's 2014 photo gallery ...

Loss ends tournament run for MC Men's Basketball

JC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Chaps fall in consolation final

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MESA, ARIZONA - The Midland College men's basketball team couldn’t overcome a 17-point halftime deficit as Williston State College took a 106-92 victory against the Chaparrals on Monday in the consolation final of the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout ...

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Monday, December 29, 2014

MC Men's Basketball gets tournament win

JC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Chaps rebound to top Salt Lake CC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MESA, ARIZONA - Jamal Evans came off the bench to score 23 points and pull down nine rebounds as the Midland College Chaparral basketball team took a 100-89 victory against Salt Lake Community College on Sunday during the second day of the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout.

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Jamal Evans

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Former MC Chap taking MLB assignment in stride

• BASEBALL: Bawcom designated for assignment by Mariners

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Seattle Mariners designated Greenwood grad and right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom for assignment on Wednesday.

The Mariners made the move to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was acquired on Wednesday for minor league pitcher Matt Brazis.

Bawcom, who also played Midland College Chaparral baseball for two years, was 4-4 with a 4.93 ERA, 32 strikeouts and 25 walks in 45 2/3 innings as a reliever with Triple-A Tacoma last season. His statistics last season were down from 2013 when he went 1-4 with a 2.91 ERA with 64 strikeouts and 24 walks in 65 innings of work ...


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

And that's a wrap!


Midland College will be closed for Winter Break

5:00 p.m. Wednesday December 17, 2014
through 8:00 a.m. Monday January 5, 2015


For information, please visit the MC website at www.midland.edu 

Please note the following schedule for the week of January 5, 2015:

Monday 1/5/15 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/6/15 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1/7/15 8:00 a.m. - Noon & 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/8/15 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 1/9/15 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Spring semester classes begin on Monday January 12, 2015

To register or pay your tuition bill, please log in to Campus Connect at www.midland.edu/campusconnect 



MC Chap Baseball registering for "Pro Scouts Winter Showcase"


Midland College Chaparral Baseball has announced the dates for the 2015 edition of the Pro Scouts Winter Showcase.

On January 10-11, 2015, professional baseball scouts will be on hand to teach young players (in the 9th-12th grades) the latest in hitting, catching, pitching and defense techniques during these camps at Christensen Stadium



For more information, you may also contact:
Hector Rodriguez, MC Baseball Assistant Coach
(432) 685-5562
hrodriguez@midland.edu


Monday, December 15, 2014

In Memory ...

The Midland College flag will fly at half-staff through Wednesday, December 17, in memory of Terriah Kerla Cooper, a sophomore at Odessa College and a member of the OC Wranglers Women’s Basketball Team. She suffered an automobile accident on Friday night while traveling from Odessa to the DFW Metroplex. A report on that accident, from KOSA-TV/CBS7 in Midland-Odessa, can be found HERE.

Continuing Ed continuing into Spring 2015

Here's your first look at the wide variety of opportunities that will be available in Spring 2015, through MC Continuing Education.

(Adobe .pdf file)

Courses begin opening in early-mid January, with new courses opening up throughout the following months. But you can get started now, including registering online, by visiting the MC CE Index Page.


For more information, please contact:

Brenda Cordero, Associate Director
(432) 685-4518 / Fax: (432) 685-6412
bcordero@midland.edu
agarrett@midland.edu

And that's a wrap!

We've wrapped-up the Fall Semester here, at Midland College ... our Winter Interim Semester begins shortly ... and we're already getting ready for the Spring Semester, which begins next month. As Cornelius Robinson always would (will?) say ...

"Keep moving forward!"

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A look ahead at Winter Break

Midland College will be closed for Winter Break

5:00 p.m. Wednesday December 17, 2014
through 8:00 a.m. Monday January 5, 2015


For information, please visit the MC website at www.midland.edu 

Please note the following schedule for the week of January 5, 2015:

Monday 1/5/15 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/6/15 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1/7/15 8:00 a.m. - Noon & 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/8/15 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 1/9/15 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Spring semester classes begin on Monday January 12, 2015

To register or pay your tuition bill, please log in to Campus Connect at www.midland.edu/campusconnect 



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2014 issue of MC literary magazine now on the racks

"Value" by Sarah Drescher Braswell
Tableau is published once each year during the fall semester. The work found in Tableau comes from the winners of the annual Rebecca T. Watson Creative Writing Contest and the Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest. The contest is judged by professionals.

The advisors of the contests, the Dean of Fine Arts and Communications, the Allison Chair of Journalism, the student publications lab instructor, and the student editors also serve as the editorial board for the literary magazine, Tableau.

View the latest edition of Tableau (Adobe .pdf file)


Peruse the Tableau archive 

Interim Schedule for Fasken LRC

From John Deats
Fasken LRC/Library Director

Dear readers,

The following schedule will be observed for the Fasken Learning Resource Center (library), on the MC main campus, during Winter Interim and In-service week. The General Purpose Lab (LRC 213) will close 30 minutes before the FLRC building (2:30 PM on most days).

Monday, Dec. 15 through Wednesday, Dec. 17—8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, Dec. 18 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(Interim schedule begins; GP lab closes at 2:30 PM)
Friday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 20- Closed

Monday, Dec. 22 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 24 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Thursday, Dec. 25- Holiday (closed)
Friday, Dec. 26- 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 27-Closed

Monday, Dec. 29- 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 30- 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 31 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
(last half-day of Interim)
Thursday, January 1- Holiday (closed)
Friday, January 2- Closed
Saturday, Jan. 3 – Closed

Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 9
(Faculty In-service week)—8:00 AM—5:00 PM

On behalf of the library staff, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

John Deats, LRC Director
(432) 685-4726
jdeats@midland.edu

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Oh, what a night ... Holiday Evening at Midland College

MC Photos by Jeff McDonald
A fun-filled event for the entire family took place Thursday, December 4 when Midland College, in partnership with the Midland Chamber of Commerce, invited the Midland community to enjoy a Holiday Evening!


Activities that evening included a Frito Pie Chili Supper, the opening of the Fall Student Art Show, a Hallway Art Sale and concerts by the Chap Singers and the MC Music Department Student Ensembles ... and of course, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

The “Holiday Evening” tradition – a time when community members can join the Midland College family on campus – began at Midland College 25 years ago, and has grown in many ways since its beginning.


THIS SATURDAY ... Chap Basketball offers help for that hectic holiday hustle

It's not as well-publicized as "Black Friday" or "Cyber Monday" ... but this weekend, we will be helpng you get through "I Still Haven't Got my Shopping Done Saturday" ... and don't worry ... you're not alone ... you've probably noticed how the tempo around town has picked up.

So, how about you? Looking for a little help to get you though the rush of the holiday season? The Midland College Chaparral basketball team, trainers and coaches invite you to drop off your kids to play the day away while you go Christmas shopping.

Chap Christmas Camp
  Saturday, December 13
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Midland College
Physical Education (PE) Building

CLICK HERE for more information and a registration form

You may also contact:

Jordan Dreiling, Head Coach
MC Men's Basketball
(432) 685-4577
jdreiling@midland.edu

Chap Golf, Baseball delivers the (canned) goods

MC Photos by Katherine Curry
Canned goods collected by MC Student Activities were delivered to Memorial Christian Church's Food Pantry by members of the MC Chaparral Golf and Baseball teams.




The food pantry at Memorial Christian Church, located at 1001 Andrews Highway in Midland, has been in operation since 1986 and is completely manned by church volunteers.

MC Student Activities Coordinator Stephanie Van Curen explained, “We started doing this about 15 years ago, and there is always a friendly competition to see which building on campus can donate the most. Employees and students participate. Then, the Midland College Chaparrals deliver the cans to the food pantry.”



Monday, December 8, 2014

Newspaper reports on Chap basketball conference win over Clarendon

MRT Photo by James Durbin
• JC MEN’S HOOPS: Chaps take dominating win against Clarendon

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College men’s basketball team did not want a repeat of their second half performance against Howard College. And they certainly didn’t want that to carry over into Saturday’s home game against Clarendon College.

The Chaparrals desperately wanted to get the bad taste out of their mouths from their 87-79 loss to the Hawks as they didn’t defend very well, didn’t rebound well enough and didn’t play as a team at times.

Clarendon College was just the unfortunate team standing in the way of MC’s goal to take out its frustration in a dominating 104-69 victory Saturday afternoon at Chaparral Center ...


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Newspaper reports on Lady Chap basketball's weekend win over Clarendon

MRT Photo
JC WOMEN’S HOOPS: Defense paces Lady Chaps in blowout win

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - As long as the Midland College women’s basketball team plays good defense, the success on the offensive end tends to follow.

The Lady Chaparrals did a better job of containing Clarendon College’s 3-point shooters in the second half, and for the second consecutive game, MC pulled away for a dominating 83-58 victory in Western Junior College Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Chaparral Center ...


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This morning, on the campus of Your College

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Newspaper previews Chap basketball, at home this afternoon

JC MEN'S BASKETBALL: MC vs. Clarendon Preview Capsule

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College Chaparral men's basketball teamMidland College looks to bounce back after suffering a road loss to Howard in the WJCAC opener ... MC coach Jordan Dreiling said he was surprised how his team reacted in the second half after taking a 40-34 lead into the locker room. He said for the first time this season, the Chaparrals were playing as individuals instead of a team, took ill-advised shots, didn’t defend well enough and didn’t rebound well enough. Dreiling said today’s game is an opportunity for his team to step up its play ...

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Newspaper previews Lady Chap basketball, at home this afternoon

JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: MC vs. Clarendon Preview Capsule

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College Lady Chaparrals are looking to stay unbeaten in the WJCAC when they host Clarendon College today ... MC is coming off an impressive win over Howard College as the Lady Chaps used a strong second half effort to pull away from the Hawks. Sophomore G Tajanay Veiga had a game-high 21 points, Sierra Dixon added 14, Walnatia Wright had 11 and Mary Savoy added 10 ... MC coach Ron Jones said he was happy with the team’s concentration in the win over Howard. He added that today’s last game for a month will be an opportunity for his team to go into the break on a good note and it will be a chance for his team to continue to improve and to do what it needs to do to be successful ...

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Friday, December 5, 2014

MC grad pursues graphic design career

 From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

As a child at Quanah Parker Elementary School in Midland, Tevin Simmons had no idea about college, and since neither of his parents attended college, it was not mentioned much throughout his childhood and early teen years. Fortunately for Simmons, when he was at Lee High School (LHS), he discovered Midland College’s (MC) Upward Bound program.

Upward Bound is designed to encourage high school students to pursue higher education. Simmons was one of 50 students selected to participate in the program that provided him with opportunities and assistance for realizing his potential for academic, social and personal growth. The program allowed Simmons to explore the possibility of using his artistic passion and talent as a career. Today, Simmons is a December 2014 graduate of Angelo State University with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

“I want to pursue a career in a field that allows me to use my artwork along with computers doing animation, concept art and advertising,” explained Simmons.

The 2010 LHS graduate said that Upward Bound gave him the drive to finish high school with good grades and the confidence to enter college. In the fall of 2010, Simmons entered Midland College and discovered another program that proved beneficial in ensuring his higher education success. Simmons said that MC’s Student Support Services helped to prepare him for the outside world, showed him how to network, helped him procure financial aid and provided assistance with transitioning into a college environment.

Simmons explained, “Upward Bound exposed me to the possibility of college, and Student Support Services gave me the tools I needed to be successful in college.”

Simmons always knew that he had a knack for art, and thanks to Upward Bound, he discovered that he could apply his artistic abilities to a career.

“I’ve been interested in art since I was a child,” stated Simmons. “I started drawing when I was 4, and then when I was at MC, I took as many art classes as I could. I also worked part-time in the art department and had great instructors like Dagan Sherman and Kent Moss who encouraged me and taught me how to expand my talents.”

In 2012, Simmons graduated from MC with an associate degree and transferred to Angelo State University (ASU), where he continued to study art. At ASU, Simmons was a member of the Graphic Design Club and Mu Epsilon Kappa anime club. He also was able to enjoy another of his interests through the Urban Dance Society.

“I’ve always enjoyed dance and started dancing seriously in high school in a Step Dance club. It’s fun and great exercise. I think it’s important to balance work with a hobby or outside interest, and dance allows me to do that.”

When asked if he had any advice for future college students, Simmons said, “Always stay on task and keep a well-rounded schedule. Learn time management. Don’t procrastinate. In high school things are easy—that’s not always the case in college.”

Having lived in Midland since the age of 2, Simmons explained that he plans to return to Midland and begin his graphic arts career. Simmons stated, “Thanks to the assistance and encouragement I received from Upward Bound and Student Support Services, I know that I can definitely achieve my goals. Everything I’m doing now is for a reason. I’m not sure exactly where the future will lead, but in ten years, I see myself doing graphic design for something big.”

Chilly meets chili at MC Students In Philanthropy Frito Pie Fundraiser

Kicking-off Holiday Evening at Midland College was the Frito Pie Chili Supper sponsored by Students in Philanthropy (SIP) in the McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts Building. Cost was $5 per bowl (tea and dessert included). Proceeds from the Chili Supper will go to the SIP grants program which will benefit non-profit agencies next spring.


"I just want to add my THANKS," said Julia A. Vickery, Students in Philanthropy Coordinator. "The Frito Pie Supper takes so many hands to get ready in an hour; thank you thank you thank to all that helped with set-up."

"And then there is all that yummy chili (donated by Great Western) to be eaten; thank you, thank you, thank you, to all that supported the Students in Philanthropy."

"Merry Christmas!"

Winners announced for annual creative writing contest at MC

A full house was on hand for the Rebecca T. Watson Creative Writing Contest Awards Celebration, to honor this year's winners and to hear readings from their winning compositions.

Midland College began its Creative Writing Contest forty years ago. The contest was later named in honor of Professor Rebecca T. Watson, on her retirement from Midland College's English Department. Ms. Watson has judged the first contest when she was an adjunct instructor at MC, and then guides the the contest to maturity over many years of teaching creative writing classes and directing the annual competition.


The judges for this year's competition were Allie Mariano, Non-Fiction; J. Bruce Fuller, Poetry; and Scott Thomason, Fiction.

Non-Fiction

1st Place: Ashley White, "Seeing the World in Black and White"
2nd Place: Zach Neuser, "Saved a Wretch Like Me"
3rd Place: Chris Cruz, "The Room"
Honorable Mention: Janeth Ruiz Garcia, "Living Life as an Introvert"
NON-FICTION WINNERS: (from left) Chris Cruz, Ashley Hearn, Zach Neuser and Janeth Ruiz Garcia

Fiction

1st Place: Marcus Orona: "The Strangers"
2nd Place: David Scott: "Saiumi and Tain"
3rd Place: Emily Hobbs, "Dreams of Time"
Honorable Mention: Kerilyn Gomez, "The Person I Meet in Heaven"
Honorable Mention: Sidney Nwangwu
FICTION WINNERS: (from left) Kerilyn Gomez, Emily Hobbs. Marcus Orona and David Scott. Not pictured, Sidney Nwangwu.

Poetry

1st Place: Amy Harris, "The Violin"
2nd Place: Kevin Leoffler, "Memories of Dad"
3rd Place, Victoria Hernandez, "Everything's Alright"
Honorable Mention: Bryan Sanchez, "Happiness at My Feet"
Honorable Mention: Janeth Ruiz Garcia, "Brown Eyes"
POETRY WINNERS: (from left) Victoria Hernandez, Amy Harris, Janeth Ruiz Garcia and Kevin Leoffler. Not pictured, Bryan Sanchez.

Student Art Show and Sale continues TODAY

The Fall 2014 Student Art Show continues through TODAY, Friday, December 5, at the McCormick Gallery, which is located in the Allison Fine Arts Building, on the MC main campus. Admission to the gallery is free.

At the same time, there will also be the Student Art Sale, taking place in the Fine Arts Hallway of the Allison FAB,Thursday, December 4, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., and Friday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. There will be a variety of student work available, including ceramics, paintings and photographs. The Art Sale is being run by the MC Student Art Guild, and 33% of all sales will help fund the club.

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Canned Food Drive at MC to benefit newly renovated food pantry at Memorial Christian Church

The Midland College Student Activities office is once again coordinating the annual MC canned food drive to benefit Memorial Christian Church’s food pantry. Donations are being accepted at various locations on the main MC campus through 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5.

MC Student Activities Coordinator Stephanie Van Curen explained, “We started doing this about 15 years ago, and there is always a friendly competition to see which building on campus can donate the most. Employees and students participate. Then, the Midland College Chaparral golf team delivers the cans to the food pantry.”

The food pantry at Memorial Christian Church, located at 1001 Andrews Highway in Midland, has been in operation since 1986 and is completely manned by church volunteers. The pantry has been closed for several weeks undergoing renovations, but will reopen at 1:00 p.m. today. Approximately 250 Permian Basin families take advantage of the church’s food pantry services each month.

“The donations from Midland College are always so much appreciated,” said Food Pantry coordinator Mike Landrum. “We see so many families struggling to make ends meet in Midland due to the high cost of living,. Thanks to the donations from the college, we can provide a little extra something for families during the holiday season.”

For more information regarding the MC Food Drive and/or Memorial Christian Church’s Food Pantry, please contact:

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

Newspaper reports on Chap basketball's conference opener

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Hawks rally to beat Chaps in WJCAC opener

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

BIG SPRING, TEXAS - The Midland College Chaparral men's basketball team had the momentum going into the locker room at halftime against Howard College on Wednesday night.

Then it was gone in an instant, and the Chaparrals were left a bit shell-shocked.

The Hawks began the second half on a 9-0 run and took advantage of their opportunities at the free-throw line to come back and beat Midland College 87-79 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference opener at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum ...

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Midland College returns home to play Clarendon College in another WJCAC game at 5 p.m. Saturday, in the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, MC Main Campus

Newspaper reports on Lady Chap basketball's conference opener

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Lady Chaps pick up pace in 2nd half to top Howard

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

BIG SPRING, TEXAS - With Howard College making it a close game at the half, Midland College coach Ron Jones told his Lady Chaparral basketball ream to pick up the pace.

The Lady Chaps, in particular Tajanay Veiga, responded with a strong second half to pull away from the Hawks at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Midland College shot 54 percent in the second half and Veiga finished with a game-high 21 points as the Lady Chaps rolled to a 77-53 victory in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference opener for both teams ...


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Midland College returns home to play Clarendon College in another WJCAC game at 3 p.m. Saturday, in the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, MC Main Campus

MC and Midland Chamber of Commerce present "Holiday Evening" ... TONIGHT!

Midland College, in partnership with the Midland Chamber of Commerce, invites you to enjoy a Holiday Evening!
A fun-filled event for the entire family!
Thursday, December 4, 2015

Events begin at 5:30 p.m. in the McCormick Gallery,
Allison Fine Arts Building

MC President Dr. Steve Thomas will lead the
annual “Lighting of the Carillon Tower” at 6:30 p.m.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to a Frito Pie Chili Supper, the opening of the Fall Student Art Show, a Hallway Art Sale and concerts by the Chap Singers and the MC Music Department Student Ensembles at Midland College’s annual Holiday Evening on Thursday, December 4. The “Holiday Evening” tradition – a time when community members can join the Midland College family on campus – began at Midland College 25 years ago. The Evening has expanded to include the following family events:

5:30-6:30 p.m. — Frito Pie Chili Supper sponsored by Students in Philanthropy (SIP) in the McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts Building. Cost is $5 per bowl (includes tea and dessert). Proceeds from the Chili Supper will go to the SIP grants program which will benefit non-profit agencies next spring.

6:30 p.m. — MC President Dr. Steve Thomas will lead the annual “Lighting of the Carillon Tower” Caroling will be led by the MC Chap Singers.

6:45 p.m. — Opening reception of the Fall Student Art Show, McCormick Gallery in the Allison Fine Arts Building. Holiday treats, hot chocolate, coffee, punch and hot cider will be served. Bring the children for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

7:00 p.m.— “Sounds of Christmas” featuring MC Music Department Student Ensembles in concert in the Wagner & Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building.

Also, the 19th Annual Midland College Student Art Hallway Sale hosted by the Midland Art Guild will be held from 5:30-8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 4 and 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 5. The art sale features paintings, watercolors, ceramics and photography – all of which make wonderful Christmas presents. This is a great time to buy unique holiday gifts!