Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cooler, with a chance of snow ...


... a lot of photos from around town, taken during last week's snowfall. Here's one of mine, with a quote that expresses very well the quiet, the calm that morning around the campus of Your College.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Chap basketball drops close match to Howard

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Chaps’ comeback bid falls short against Howard

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - At one point in the second half of Midland College’s game against rival Howard College on Thursday night, it looked like the Hawks were poised to run away with a win at Chaparral Center.

The Chaparrals had starting point guard Dontay Caruthers and leading scorer Torren Jones in foul trouble. Plus, Howard’s Rob Gray was having a huge night thanks in part to five 3-pointers in the game.

But somehow, the Chaps continued to fight and even had a chance to pull off a comeback victory. However, Howard’s guards made key plays down the stretch and Maurice O’Field missed a last-second 3-point attempt as the Hawks held on to a thrilling 73-70 Western Junior College Athletic Conference win ...


read the rest of this MRT report


The Chaps are on the road for their next match when they take on Clarendon College at 7:45 p.m. Monday, February 2, at the Bulldog Gym in Clarendon, Texas.

Lady Chap basketball posts another conference win

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Veiga battles through injury to lead Lady Chaps past Howard

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College’s Tajanay Veiga displayed the kind of toughness Thursday night that has become expected from the team captain and sophomore point guard.

Late in the second half against rival Howard College, Veiga took a shot to the ribs and fell at midcourt in obvious pain. It was a scary moment for the Lady Chaparrals, who can’t afford to lose one of their key leaders in the middle of Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.

Veiga got up about two minutes later, and then a couple of minutes later she drained a 3-pointer to help MC spoil any hopes of a Hawks comeback in a 61-51 victory at Chaparral Center ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps are on the road for their next match when they take on Clarendon College at 5:45 p.m. Monday, February 2, at the Bulldog Gym in Clarendon, Texas.

Midland College WRTTC — Expanding Opportunities

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The Midland College Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC) located in Fort Stockton has given many Pecos County residents opportunities for fulfilling life and career goals. Midland College’s (MC) only branch campus, the WRTTC was established approximately 18 years ago to serve the educational needs of the Fort Stockton community and surrounding region. The 20,000 square-foot facility features extensive classrooms, biology lab, nursing labs, computer labs, distance learning labs and more.

Thirty-four-year-old Melody Kennel is a former WRTTC student. She completed her training to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in August of 2013 and is now working at the Family Care Center Clinic at Pecos County Memorial Hospital (PCMH). The Buena Vista High School graduate said that she became interested in healthcare at the age of 14 when she helped to take care of her grandmother. Thanks to the opportunities provided at the WRTTC, she is now able to realize her dream of becoming a nurse.

“I really enjoy my job,” said Kennel. I’m able to work with people from newborn to age 90+. I love helping them and educating them on how to maintain good health and prevent diseases.”

Kennel has three daughters ages 16, 13 and 9. She said that raising a family and going to school was difficult at times, but the year-long LVN program was well worth it. Her ultimate goal is to now return to school in order to become a Registered Nurse.


Single mom Tiffany Sloan (right) also sees the benefits of a college education. Sloan found herself pregnant as a high school sophomore. Thanks to Fort Stockton ISD’s Panther Den program, she was able to complete her high school degree. Then in 2011, Sloan began taking classes at the WRTTC in order to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. Sloan, who is now 20, will graduate in May with an Associate of Science degree and plans to continue her Criminal Justice studies toward an online bachelor’s degree from Kaplan University.

Eventually she wants to work as a juvenile probation officer.

Sloan explained, “I’m originally from San Diego, but I’ve lived in Fort Stockton since 2009. I love West Texas and guess I was destined to live here! My father landed in Fort Stockton in 2008 when his car broke down on I-10. He liked the town so well that he decided to stay, and we joined him about a year later.”

In addition to taking classes at the WRTTC, Sloan also works part-time at the facility. She takes care of the general purpose lab and works as a certified GED® proctor.

The GED® program provides many Fort Stockton residents with their first introduction to the WRTTC. MC’s Adult Basic Education Department offers GED® prep classes and the computerized GED® exam at the WRTTC.


Jacob and Kaleb Johnson (above) took advantage of the program and received their GED® in October 2013. Now the two young men are taking computer classes at the WRTTC from long-time computer instructor and former MC student Anita Shellenberger. Kaleb and Jacob both love video games. (They describe video gaming as more than just a hobby. “It’s an obsession!”) When thinking about classes, computers just seemed to be a natural fit.

Kaleb, age 20, is still thinking about his future career goals; however, Jacob, age 19, loves his computer classes so much, that he is seriously contemplating continuing his studies and eventually becoming a computer network technician. The Johnson brothers proudly claim to be eighth-generation Texans but said that eventually they want to experience other parts of the United States. After having spent their childhood in various communities in North Carolina and West Texas, the Johnsons moved to Fort Stockton approximately six years ago in order to live with their grandfather John Carpenter. They credit beloved former WRTTC employee Sharon Roosevelt, who is now deceased, as the catalyst that spurred them to get their GED® and then begin college classes.

Roosevelt was also the reason that 18-year-old Chanda Morris (below) decided to start taking GED® classes in the fall of 2013. Morris dropped out of school at Grape Creek near San Angelo when she was in the third grade. She said that she started mowing yards in order to help her financially strapped family. Between the ages of 10 and 15, Morris took some online courses through a home school program. In 2012, she and her mother moved to Fort Stockton. Just a short time later, Morris found herself in the GED® program and completed the GED® exam in May 2013 at the age of 16!


Today, Morris is taking MC courses at the WRTTC toward an Associate of Science degree and is on track to graduate in May 2016. She works part-time in the Adult Basic Education Office at the WRTTC.

“When I graduate with my associate degree, I plan to attend Sul Ross University, where I want to obtain a veterinary technology degree and then eventually go to veterinary school,” explained Morris. “Having been out of school since I was in the third grade, I was really intimidated at the thought of taking classes, but the small classes and the hometown atmosphere at the WRTTC immediately made me feel comfortable. I wouldn’t have gotten this far if it weren’t for the employees. No one is rude, mean or scary. Soon, I’ll be the first person in my family to graduate from college!”

Chanda Morris, Kaleb and Jacob Johnson, Tiffany Sloan and Melody Kennel have all taken somewhat of a non-traditional route to college. These young men and women overcame challenges before they found themselves in college classes. They all said that had it not been for the programs offered through Midland College at the WRTTC, they probably wouldn’t have even considered attending college. Now, they are on the road to realizing their full potential.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Starting NEXT WEEK, MC Continuing Ed offers variety of ways to express yourself

Learn the basics of exposure and composition in Introduction to Photography. Participate in weekly photo assignments and group critique sessions as well as hands-on demonstrations and field trips.

Photojournalism
9471142Q
Mondays/Wednesdays, February 2nd - April 29th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Room 203, Marie Hall Academic Building

For more information or to register, please call (432) 685-4518 or visit www.midland.edu/cpce



This three-week class will explore the technique of cutting circles, with the completion of two styles of glass bowls. All supplies included.

Fused Glass Bowl Workshop
9000142Q
Tuesdays, February 3rd - 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Room 202, Marie Hall Academic Building

For more information or to register, please call (432) 685-4518 or visit www.midland.edu/cpce



This course will teach you how to decorate wreaths for different seasons and occasions. First wreath is provided. The first wreath will be a mesh wreath so make sure to bring the mesh you want to decorate. Student will also need to provide glue gun, wire cutters, decorating supplies and other wreaths to decorate.

Seasonal Wreath Making
9061142Q
Tuesdays, February 3rd - March 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location TBA

For more information or to register, please call (432) 685-4518 or visit www.midland.edu/cpce

Newspaper previews Chap basketball, at home this evening

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Chaps enter second half of WJCAC looking for consistency

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College men’s basketball team has put itself in a tough position as the second half of Western Junior College Athletic Conference play begins today.

When the Chaparrals host Howard College today at Chaparral Center, they bring a 3-5 record in WJCAC play and face a huge challenge of trying to put themselves in position to be one of the four teams out of the conference to qualify for the Region V Tournament. It’s not a secret that the Chaps (13-9 overall) have an uphill battle ahead but second-year head coach Jordan Dreiling said his team remains confident ...


read the rest of this MRT report


The Chaps are back home for this match when they host Howard College at 7:45 p.m. Thursday (TONIGHT) at the Al. G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Newspaper previews Lady Chap basketball, at home this afternoon

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: MC wants to continue energetic play in WJCAC second half

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College women’s basketball coach Ron Jones believes that if a team plays with energy, it can find ways to be successful on both ends of the court.

Going into today’s Western Junior College Athletic Conference game against rival Howard College (6-16, 0-7), the Lady Chaparrals (14-8, 5-2) are riding a two-game winning streak that could be attributed mostly to playing with the kind of energy their coach expects.

As the Lady Chaps begin the second half of WJCAC play, Jones said his team must sustain that energy to achieve its goals ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps are back home for this match match when they host Howard College at 5:45 p.m. Thursday (TODAY) at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Voice for the Sold! @ MC

From Jenny Garnica
Accounting & Purchasing

Hello there! I am so honored to announce the launch of a new club at Midland College, Voice for the Sold!

This club is dedicated to raising awareness on Human and Sex trafficking and the harmful effects of pornography. We had a successful day at the Club Fair a couple weeks ago, where many students of all ages were interested in becoming a voice for this issue. We have a generation that wants to fight for something that is so hidden and covered up. During the fair, I was able to provide information to the students about the subject. Something I shared with them was that the city of Houston was number one in our area with the most human trafficking cases, only to find out TODAY through a local women’s shelter, that Odessa has surpassed that. It is such a tragedy that this is so close to home.

Also, something that caught the students attention was a headline on our poster that read, “IS PORN LINKED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING?” The students were surprised to find that it most definitely is. A large number of the trafficked victims are forced into a life of pornography and prostitution. Many do not know that once they click, they are only supporting the demand.

The club’s mission is to become a voice and start a movement not only in our school, but in our city.

This Friday, January 30th, Voice for the Sold will be sharing a documentary in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We will be showing this in Club Room 134 located in the Scharbauer Student Center at 6pm. It is highly encouraged to watch to get an understanding of what we are fighting for. If you, or anyone you know is interested, please do not hesitate to attend!

Feel free to contact me at: for further questions!

Thank you and have a Wonderful day!

Jenny Garnica
Accounting & Purchasing
(432) 685-6448
jgarnica@midland.edu

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Get ready NOW for Session 2 of "College Classics"

COLLEGE CLASSICS is perhaps the most interesting of all Midland College classes to area senior citizens. The program, which was initiated in the spring of 1989, includes a series of courses designed especially for local residents who are 50 and older.

Registration/Cancellation Procedures

Courses

Instructors

Classes are offered through a registration fee of just $25.00 per semester. Payment of this fee entitles the student to enroll in as many classes as he or she chooses. As a special service to the students for which the program is designed, many of the classes are scheduled between 1:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. The spring semester consists of three sessions and the fall semester consists of two. Sessions are four weeks in length.

SPRING SESSION 2 begins February 23, 2015

SPRING SESSION 3 begins March 30, 2015

The instructors of COLLEGE CLASSICS are recruited from among the Midland College faculty, continuing education teachers and community volunteers. With their areas of expertise and years of experience, these teachers truly bring to life such subjects as Political Geography where students have an opportunity to learn about the culture, history, and politics of others countries; Movies in Review where the class will view segments of various films and discuss the director's techniques and intentions; United States Presidents and their impact on our heritage; and virtual tours of foreign lands to name a few. The generosity of these instructors allows the college to offer this unique program to a special segment of the community.





COLLEGE CLASSICS are designed especially for local residents who are 50 and older for more information, please contact:

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

agarrett@midland.edu



Black History Month at Your College to include video broadcast

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In observance of Black History Month, Midland College is sponsoring a half-hour documentary which will air on KMID-TV Channel 2 (Channel 3 on cable) on Saturday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m. entitled “Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience.”

The documentary pieces together a 450 year-long thread of African American history that begins in Spanish Florida, prior to the development of Jamestown and continues through the Civil Rights movement.



In addition, MC will sponsor vignettes about African American history that will be aired on KMID at various times throughout the month of February.

It is hoped that the documentary and the vignettes will help to educate our students and the Midland community of the African American experience in the United States.

Newspaper reports on Chap Baseball's ranking in pre-season poll

MRT Photo
• JC BASEBALL: Chaps No. 15 in NJCAA preseason poll

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College Chaparral baseball team is ranked No. 15 in the 2015 Preseason NJCAA Division Baseball Poll released on Tuesday.

The Chaparrals are coming off a third place finish at the JUCO World Series, the second straight appearance for the program, and a 42-25 record ...


  read the rest of this report
 

Auditions set for MC/MCT production of "West Side Story"


Midland College will be joining with Midland Community Theatre this spring to present the acclaimed American musical West Side Story, set to take the Yucca Theatre stage April 17-25, 2015.

For those wishing to be part of this timeless classic of the musical stage, preparations begin in just a few days ...

Audition packets – information, character breakdown and script – will be available in the MCT Box Office and Business Office (2000 W. Wadley Avenue, in Midland) starting on Monday, February 2.

AUDITION SCHEDULE:

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. – Midland Community Theatre’s Cole Theatre, 2000 West Wadley Avenue in Midland

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. – Midland College’s Allison Fine Arts Building, 3600 North Garfield in Midland

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. – Midland’s Hispanic Cultural Center, 1311 East Wadley in Hogan Park, Midland

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kids' College 2015 looking for instructors

From Brenda Cordero
Associate Director, MC Continuing Education

I’m looking for instructors for the following courses. If you know of anyone interested, please have them complete the attached documents and return to me as soon as possible. Descriptions, dates, times, session(s) and grades are up to the instructor. Last year’s descriptions and/or lesson plans are available.

Roving Reporter
Head to Toe (beauty tips for for hair, skin, nails)

Spanish
Awesome Origami
Duck Tape Designs
Computer Creations
Baseball
Cheerleading
Soccer
Volleyball

Pay Rates:

10 students = $20.60 per hour
  9 students = $18.54 per hour
  8 students = $16.48 per hour
  7 students = $14.42 per hour
  6 students = $12.36 per hour
  5 students = $10.30 per hour

Only classroom time paid – 12 hours per class earned.

Documents necessary to apply can be picked up in my office or at the Kids’ College website, www.midland.edu/kc

If you any questions, please give me a call.


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

Chap Golf spring schedule now available

The Spring 2015 schedule for the Midland College Chaparral golf team is now available online.

The Golf Schedule page on the gochaps.com website will also include results as they become available. That page also has a link for a downloadable/printable Adobe .pdf file of the spring golf schedule.

The Spring 2015 season for Midland College Chaparral Golf begins with the Western New Mexico University Invitational, Saturday-Monday, February 7-9 at Lone Star Golf Club in El Paso, Texas.


Reception to celebrate new art exhibit at McCormick Gallery

Midland College hosts new art exhibit ...

“What It Is Not”

... now showing through February 20

Opening Reception on Thursday, January 29
6:00-8:00 p.m.

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College’s McCormick Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit entitled “What It Is Not” by Jake Weigel, lecturer of Sculpture and director of the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB).

Weigel described the exhibit which showcases his contemporary art in the following way: “Any ultimate truth likely exists in paradox, contradictory in nature and eluding categorization or concreteness. ‘What It Is Not’ shows work that meditates on this idea while not actually providing complete answers. Ambiguity rules the day as each object merges from various subject matters to form a new object, definition and idea of the world.”


Weigel was born and raised in Marshfield, WI. He received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Sculpture from the University of Mississippi. In addition to his job at UTPB, Weigel also writes monthly articles for the International Sculpture Center based in Hamilton, NJ, and periodically for other publications, including Number, Inc. and Temporary Art Review. He serves on the Odessa Council for Arts and Humanities’ Public Art Committee.

McCormick Gallery is located in the Allison Fine Arts Building on the Midland College campus. Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weigel’s exhibit hangs through February 20. McCormick Gallery Director Michael Hubbard invites the public to a complimentary reception to view the exhibit and meet Mr. Weigel on Thursday, January 29, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Hubbard at (432) 685-4651 / mhubbard@midland.edu , or the Midland College Community Relations Office at (432) 685-4556.


Lecture, performance to explore "Art of Possibility"

The Midland College Music Department and Cassatt in the Basin! present

“The Art of Possibility”
A Lecture/Demonstration

An evening with Maestro Benjamin Zander, conductor of
the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Youth Orchestra

With the Cassatt String Quartet performing Mozart's
String Quartet “Divertimento” KV 136

Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Wagner & Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building
Midland College

Tickets are available for this FREE event and may be obtained in person at the Midland College Allison Fine Arts Building, Room 141, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Limit two tickets per person.

Benjamin Zander is the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and a guest conductor around the world. With London's famed Philharmonia Orchestra he is recording the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies, recordings that have been received with extraordinary critical acclaim both for the performance and Zander's now famous full-length disc explaining the music for the lay listener ... In 1967, Mr. Zander joined the faculty at New England Conservatory, where he taught an interpretation class, conducted the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducted the conservatory orchestras. For 30 years he was the Artistic Director of the joint program between New England Conservatory's Preparatory School and The Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts.
CLICK HERE to learn more ...

Acclaimed as one of America's outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan-based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East ... Formed in 1985 with the encouragement of the Juilliard Quartet, the Cassatt initiated and served as the inaugural participants in Juilliard's Young Artists Quartet Program ... The Cassatt celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2006 with a series of world-premieres.
CLICK HERE to learn more ...


 Sponsored by:


Midland College Rea Charitable Trust
Permian Basin Youth Chavarim Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities
Ector County ISD Midland ISD
Odessa College University of Texas of the Permian Basin
The Odessa American Wood's Boots
Jim's Big & Tall Men Carl P. Jones
The orchestra booster clubs of Odessa,
Permian and Lee high schools

Monday, January 26, 2015

REMINDER ... Globetrotters coming to Midland ... THIS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:00pm
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center
Midland College, Midland, Texas

Tickets start at $20 and are now available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.boxofficesolutions.net, or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com


The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to the Chaparral Center in Midland on Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.


The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters nearly a half century ago. It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing: victory over the Globetrotters.

Tickets start at $20 and are now available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.boxofficesolutions.net, or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com

Theater deal for MC students

From Tim Jebsen
MC Drama and MCT Executive Director

Midland Community Theatre will open its 2015 membership season with the hilarious musical The Addams Family. Performances are January 30-February 28, 2015 in Davis Theatre One. There are shows on Friday and Saturday every evening at 7:30 p.m. for these five weekends (with select Thursday and Sunday shows).

Midland College student with a valid student ID can get one FREE ticket to an MCT show - including The Addams Family - by visiting the Box Office (Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., or one hour before curtain time). This is a great way for your students to have a laugh, enjoy a show and support the community (or maybe even write an extra credit paper for a review!).

MC, Midland ISD co-sponsoring Career Exploration Fair for high school students

The Applied Technology Division at Midland College is joining with the Midland Independent School District and Workforce Solutions of the Permian Basin in sponsoring a Career Exploration Fair for Midland ISD high school students and their families.

We invite you out for an evening of Career Exploration Fair. This is your opportunity to learn about high demand, high wage career choices available in the Permian Basin. The Career Fair is designed to educate our future workforce on growing employment opportunities and the appropriate skill development needed in creating your career path.


Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gym 101, P.E. Building, Midland College
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, Texas

For more information, please contact:

Julia Vogt
(432) 563-5239
Julia.Vogt@workforcepb.org 


MC Continuing Ed course in the news

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• Midlander to teach off-road etiquette course

By Steve Kuhlman
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Although it might seem simple enough on the surface, David Diffie said the subtleties and etiquette of off-roading are important knowledge for anyone involved or interested in the subculture. Diffie is teaching the course 4x4 Offroad Principals and Techniques at Midland College.

“My goal is certainly to get the knowledge out,” Diffie said. “We all want to be better stewards of the things that we have, and that is where we’re coming from. That’s the most underlying theme in what we’re doing. Plus, we have a lot of fun doing it, as well ...”


read the rest of this MRT report



Owners of four-wheel, short-wheel base vehicles (90 to 120 inch) that can be driven on trails AND highways should attend this course. This is not limited to just Jeeps. This is not for ATV’s or for extreme rock crawlers. Experience level is for novice to moderate experience with 4WD and trails.

4X4 Off-Road Principles & Techniques
9703142Q
Wednesdays, Jan 28 – Mar 4
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location TBA

For more information, please contact:

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



(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
Ashley Garrett, Resource Specialist
(432) 685-4518 / Fax: (432) 685-6412
bcordero@midland.edu
agarrett@midland.edu

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cooler, with a chance of snow ...

MC Photos by Jeff McDonald
It started with snow flurries, Thursday morning on the Midland College campus. The flurries persisted throughout the day before giving way to more serious precipitation overnight ... and a different look to the campus of Your College.



Chap basketball falls to SPC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Birt leads Texans in blowout of Chaps

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - It seemed like the Midland College men’s basketball team was grabbing some momentum late in the first half against No. 25 South Plains College. However, Pat Birt wasn’t going to allow that to happen.

The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard for the Texans got hot from the outside as he nailed three consecutive 3-pointers to help give South Plains a 49-43 lead at the intermission Thursday night at Chaparral Center.

The Texans continued to build on that momentum in the second half, plus the starting point guard for the Chaparrals got into foul trouble. It all equaled a 101-73 blowout Western Junior College Athletic Conference victory by South Plains College ...


read the rest of this MRT report


The Chaps are home for their next match when they host Howard College at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at the Al. G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Lady Chap basketball gets conference win over SPC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Veiga paces MC past South Plains

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Tajanay Veiga had kind of a quiet game in the win against Odessa College on Monday. The Midland College sophomore guard made up for that on Thursday.

Veiga’s 19 first-half points helped Midland College to a strong start against South Plans College and then the Lady Chaparrals rolled from there to an 81-54 victory at Chaparral Center ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps are home for their next match when they host Howard College at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A weather note for Friday ... Delayed Opening

Chap Alert! Midland College is observing a delayed opening on Friday, January 23, due to winter weather conditions. The college will open at 10:00 a.m.



Now showing at MC's McCormick Gallery ...

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Admission to the reception is free. Enjoy refreshments and a talk from the artist.

Jake Weigel was born and raised in Marshfield, Wisconsin. He is currently Lecturer of Sculpture and Gallery Director of the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Additionally, Weigel writes monthly articles for the International Sculpture Center based in Hamilton, NJ and periodically for other publications including Number: Inc. and Temporary Art Review. He also serves on the Odessa Council for Arts and Humanities’ Public Art Committee. Weigel received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Sculpture from the University of Mississippi.

Learn more about the artist at his website

Admission to the gallery is free
 Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Barrier-free Access
Barrier Free Access
Allison Fine Arts Building
3600 N. Garfield Street
Midland, Texas 79705
(432) 685-4651 

1098-T Q&A @ MC

From Tanya Griffith
Director of Accounting, Midland College

Our Cashier's Office will field questions on 1098-Ts. The electronic forms are now available to students through their Campus Connect account by clicking on the "Student Info" tab, then clicking on the link "Review 1098-T." This link will take students to www.1098T.com so that they may view and download their 1098-T form.

I should hear back this week from our 1098-T processor as to when the hard-copy forms will be mailed. Let m know if I can be of any further assistance.

Tanya Griffith
(432) 685-4571
tgriffith@midland.edu 

... speaking of tonight's Chap, Lady Chap basketball games

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

I have been in touch with South Plains College, as recently as 10:30 a.m. today, and their Director of Athletics, Joe Tubb is comfortable with their teams traveling to Midland for tonight’s games.

We will tip-off the South Plains Lady Texans @ Midland College Lady Chap game as scheduled at 5:45 p.m. with the men’s game starting 15 minutes following the conclusion of the women’s game (approximately 7:35 p.m.).

Thanks and see everyone tonight!

Forrest L. Allen


Newspaper previews today's Chap, Lady Chap basketball home games

JC BASKETBALL: MC vs. South Plains preview capsules

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College women’s basketball team got back into the thick of the WJCAC race with its win on Monday against rival and sixth-ranked Odessa College ... “It was an important game and it was important to get that home game,” MC coach Ron Jones said ...

The Midland College men's basketball team looks to build off Monday’s upset win over rival Odessa College. MC coach Jordan Dreiling said he was proud of the way his team showed toughness, especially down the stretch when the Chaparrals outscored the Wranglers 15-6 in the last four minutes of the game. “It was a big win and a must-win for us, but we feel like the next two are going to be the same way,” Dreiling said ...


read the rest of this MRT report


The Lady Chaps begin play at 5:45 p.m. while the Chaps begin at 7:45 p.m. in the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, MC main campus.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Students connect at MC Student Club Fair

CLICK HERE to enjoy a photo album
The Spring Club Fair at Midland College connected students with one another, and with a wide variety of campus clubs and community organizations.

Research shows that students involved in their campuses are more likely to have enhanced college experiences and higher academic performance.


For more information about Club Fair at other student activities at Midland College, please contact ...

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

MCBHC offers services for MC students and employees, and the community

Midland College
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
Located in Abell-Hangar Science Faculty Building
Room 176

The MCBHC offers INTEGRATED counseling services to Midland College Students and Employees. Counseling services offered include and are not limited to the following:

 • Substance Abuse Counseling
 • Individual & Family Counseling
 • Couples & Marriage Counseling
 • Mental Health Counseling
 • Behavioral Counseling
 • College Issues
 • Adjustment Issues
 • Crisis intervention

Community members are welcome to use the services offered by the MCBHC.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with mental health or behavioral health issues, please refer to the following contacts for additional information:

Contact: Stacie Goran, M.A., LPC, LCDC
MCBHC Clinical Director
(432) 686-4277
sgoran@midland.edu

Chesly Herd, M.Ed, LPC-Supervisor, LCDC
ADAC Program Chair
(432) 685-4729
cherd@midland.edu



The Midland College Behavioral Health Center is a part of Midland College’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling Program.