Saturday, February 28, 2015

MC/Frank Phillips baseball series postponed

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

NOTE NEW DATES/TIMES

Midland College Chaparral Baseball
WJCAC Opener
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Christensen Stadium
@ 1:00 p.m. Frank Phillips College vs. Midland College (DH)

Midland College Chaparral Baseball
Monday, March 2, 2015
Christensen Stadium
@ 12:00 p.m. Frank Phillips College vs. Midland College (DH)

 
NOTE: Midland College has postponed their games with Frank Phillips College until Sunday, March 1st and Monday, March 2nd. Sunday's doubleheader is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and Monday's doubleheader is scheduled for a 12:00 p.m. first pitch. All games at Christensen Stadium in Midland

Go Chaps!

Forrest L. Allen

Friday, February 27, 2015

Transfer Fair Success


Thursday, in the Amistad Atrium, F. Marie Hall Academic Building, we had over 100 students visit with 19 different University representatives from across the state as well as, New Mexico and Alabama.

A special thanks to all those who helped with set-up, welcoming, handing out pizza and the numerous other details that made this year’s Transfer Fair a success.

Thanks,

Diana Ramos & Tana Baker

UPDATE: A weather note for Monday ... Midland College Closed Today

Chap Alert! Update! All Midland College campuses in Midland County are closed today, Friday, February 27, due to winter weather conditions.



Weather note for Friday ... Delayed opening for Midland College Today

Chap Alert! Midland College is observing a delayed opening today, Friday, February 27, due to winter weather conditions. MC will open at 10:00 a.m. today. 8;00 and 9:00 a.m. classes are canceled.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winter weather concerns moving MC/Frank Phillips baseball series to Midland

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

Midland College Chaparral Baseball
WJCAC Opener
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Christensen Stadium
@ 1:00 p.m. Frank Phillips College vs. Midland College (DH)

Midland College Chaparral Baseball
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Christensen Stadium
@ 12:00 p.m. Frank Phillips College vs. Midland College (DH)

NOTE: Due to a very strong likelihood for snow and precipitation in the Borger (TX) area, the four-game series has been moved to Midland and will be played on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the expected high temperature is 51 degrees (early morning precipitation, possibly light snowfall) while Sunday the expected high is 65 degrees.

Go Chaps!

Forrest L. Allen

Getting ready for TONIGHT ... installing Changing Winds at McCormick Gallery

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald

Installation time at McCormick Gallery, with visiting artists Ellie Honl and Taryn McMahon, and MC art students installing the "Changing Winds" exhibit, which will run February 26 - April 17 at the gallery, in the Allison Fine Arts Building, on the MC main campus. Admission is free.



“Changing Winds”
Hanging February 26-April 17

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m

Thank you to the Midland College Foundation
for their generous support of this exhibition.

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 

What a difference a day can make ...

It got colder overnight ... and windy ... and there's a thick, gray overcast in the skies over Your College. It's hard to believe that just yesterday, for one brief and glorious afternoon, it looked like THIS ...


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Music, Your College, and All That Jazz

From Nick Elderkin
Department Chair, Arts & Humanities

The Department of Music cordially invites you to attend its Ensembles Concert on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00pm in Wagner & Brown Auditorium of the Allison Fine Arts Building. The concert is FREE and will feature MC’s Jazz Ensemble and Choir.

Zoom into zumba with MC Community Programs CE

Community Programs CE has created a Zumba class!

We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.


Zumba
9324143Q
$30
Instructor: Angela Aguirre
Thursdays, March 19 - May 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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


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

(Adobe .pdf file)

Courses began opening in January, with new courses opening up throughout the spring and in the months ahead. But you can get started now, including registering online, by visiting the MC CE Index Page.


Visiting artists work with MC printmaking classes

 
MC Photo by Jeff McDonald


Visiting artists Ellie Honl and Taryn McMahon have been working this week with students in Midland College's printmaking classes. Later this week, a new exhibit of works by Honl and McMahon will open at MC's McCormick Gallery. The exhibit will run through April, and the public is cordially invited to visit ... admission is free.



Midland College hosts new art exhibit
“Changing Winds”
Hanging February 26-April 17

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m

Thank you to the Midland College Foundation
for their generous support of this exhibition.

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 

Chap Basketball's 2015 season comes to an end

JC BASKETBALL: Chaps end season with loss to South Plains

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram
LEVELLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College men’s basketball season ended on Tuesday with a 98-67 loss to No. 21 South Plains College at the Texan Dome.

South Plains (21-6, 11-3 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference) jumped out to a 52-22 halftime lead and held the Chaps to 35.8 percent shooting ...


read the rest of this MRT report

Lady Chap Basketball ends regular season with win, place in regional tourney

JC BASKETBALL: Lady Chaps get 71-58 win over South Plains

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

LEVELLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College women’s basketball team shot 51 percent and played solid defense to beat South Plains College 71-58 in a Western Junior College Athletic Conference game Tuesday at the Texan Dome.

With the win, the Lady Chaparrals end the regular season with an 18-10 overall record and 9-4 mark in the WJCAC. They are a 1/2 game ahead of idle Odessa College in the standings ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps begin post-season play Wednesday, March 4, in the first round of the NJCAA Region V Tournament at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. More information on the tournament will be available later.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

lī-ˌbrer-ē ... Planning for Spring Break

From Jennifer Harris
Public Services Librarian Murray L. Fasken Learning Resources Center (LRC)

Spring break is approaching fast. What are you planning on doing? This is a good time to pick up one of those books you have been meaning to read. Check out our ZONE collection at the front of the library. It has books for high school and young adults.

If you liked the Mortal Instruments series, you might want to read The Infernal Devices also by Cassandre Clare.


Review from Barnes & Noble: Cassandra Clare, the author of the Mortal Instruments Trilogy, returns with a new series launch that promises to be as captivating as its predecessor. Clockwork Angel tracks the transatlantic story of 16-year-old Tessa Gray who travels to Victorian London to find her missing brother. Along the way, she is discovers that she possesses the gifts of a true Shadowhunter, one of the brave warrior who battle the demons of the city's rampant Downworld. Her search for her brother (and herself) is complicated by her strange attraction to two young male friends. Subtly rendered dark magic at twilight time.

Guys are Reading: Monument 14 series:


Review from Barnes and Noble: Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong. In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel Monument 14, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

Starting research papers? 

Having a hard time deciding what an Academic Journal or Peer Review Journal is? Go to the library’s web page: www.midland.edu/lrc/ ; find “Tutorials” on the left column, and go to “Modules.” You will see definitions of “Popular,” “Trade” and “Academic Journals.”

New art exhibit opens Thursday at McCormick Gallery ...

Midland College hosts new art exhibit
“Changing Winds”
Hanging February 26-April 17

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m


Beginning Thursday, Midland College’s McCormick Gallery will be hosting an exhibit entitled “Changing Winds” by Ellie Honl and Taryn McMahon. The exhibit will hang through April 17.

McCormick Gallery Director Michael Hubbard said, “Using imagery of botanical patterns, landscapes and geometric forms, the works by Honl and McMahon examine concepts of psychology, nature and bodily experience. This exhibition is designed as an immersive, multi-sensory experience focusing on the human desire to find stability in the unsteady present and unpredictable future.”


Both artists received MFA’s in printmaking from the University of Iowa. Ellie Honl is currently Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Indiana University. She is represented by the Kala Art Institute Gallery in Berkley, California.

Taryn McMahon is currently Assistant Professor at Kent State University. Both artists have received national recognition in a plethora of group and solo exhibitions. 

The artists will be on campus from February 23 - 26, working with art students and installing their work in the gallery.

Thank you to the Midland College Foundation
for their generous support of this exhibition.



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 

Lady Chap Softball continues winning streak through weekend games

JC SOFTBALL: Lady Chaps now 21-0 after sweep of Seward

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College's softball team swept a doubleheader against Seward County on Saturday at the Midland College softball field. The Lady Chaps won the first game, 9-1, in six innings and then won the second game, 8-5, in seven innings.

With the two wins, MC is now 21-0 on the season ...

read the rest of this report ...



The Lady Chaps are on the road for their next game when they enter the Region 14 Crossover Tournament, Friday in Longview, Texas.

Chap Baseball adds two to the 'win' column

JC BASEBALL: MC sweeps Seward in doubleheader

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - In comeback fashion, the Midland College baseball team swept a doubleheader against Seward County, Saturday at Christensen Field.

The Chaps won the first game, 11-8, in seven innings. MC then won the second game, 9-7. With the sweep, MC moved to 5-5 on the season ...


read the rest of this report 


The Chaps are are back home for their next game when they host Colby County Community College in a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 noon Tuesday, February 24 (TODAY), at Christensen Stadium

Newspaper previews tonight's Chap, Lady Chap basketball games on the road

JC BASKETBALL: Today's preview capsules for MC's games at South Plains College

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College looks to close out the regular season on a good note after a disappointing performance against Odessa College where the Lady Chaparrals turned the ball over 21 times and shot just 30 percent from the floor ... The Lady Chaps look to regain their consistent play against a team that’s fighting to qualify for the regional tournament ...

Midland College saw its postseason hopes end with the loss to Odessa College as New Mexico Military Institute is not only up by 1 1/2 games in the standings but holds the tiebreaker over MC. This is the fourth straight season that the Chaparrals will miss postseason play, a rarity for the program ...


read the rest of this MRT preview


These are the games that were originally set to be played Monday (yesterday) evening, but were postponed to today because of winter weather conditions. 

The Lady Chaps begin play at 5:45 p.m. while the Chaps begin at 7:45 p.m. at the Texan Dome in Levelland, Texas.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Transfer Fair ... THIS week at MC

Your education and your future ... you're off to a great start at Your College! So, where do you take it from here? Transfer Fair might provide just the answers you're looking for!

MORE WEATHER NEWS: Tonight's Chap/Lady Chap Basketball Matches postponed to Tuesday

Chap Alert! Due to icy road conditions in and around Midland, tonight's Midland College @ South Plains College basketball games will be played on Tuesday, February 24th, at 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. at the Texan Dome in Levelland, Texas.

Thank you to Joe Tubb and South Plains College for working with us to place the safety of our students and coaches above everything else.

Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director




UPDATE: A weather note for Monday ... Midland College Closed Today

Chap Alert! Update! All Midland College campuses in Midland County are closed today, Monday, February 23, due to winter weather conditions.



Friday, February 20, 2015

Auditions for MC/MCT production of "West Side Story" begin this weekend


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, auditions begin this weekend, and continue through Tuesday evening.

Audition packets – information, character breakdown and script – are available in the MCT Box Office and Business Office, 2000 W. Wadley Avenue, in Midland.

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

Chap Basketball loses 'heartbreaker' on the road

JC BASKETBALLL: Chaps blow big lead, lose to OC in overtime

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - It didn't take long for Willie Conner to sense that the game against Midland College was turning to his team's favor.

The Chaparrals had taken a commanding 47-29 lead at the intermission and things didn't look good for Odessa College against its bitter rival.

But as soon as the Wranglers started hitting shots early in the second half, they started to gain confidence. They not only stormed back to tie the game, but made just enough plays in overtime to pull out an 89-87 victory Thursday night at the OC Sports Center.

It was heartbreaker in more ways than one for the Chaparrals ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Chaps are on the road for their next match when they take on South Plains College at 7:45 p.m. Monday, February 23, at the Texan Dome in Levelland, Texas.


Lady Chap Basketball falls to OC on the road

JC BASKETBALL: Rough first half dooms Lady Chaps vs. Odessa College

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - The Odessa College women's basketball team looked like it wanted to take out a little frustration on rival Midland College on Thursday night.

Coming off a surprising loss to Howard College — the last place team in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference — on Monday, the Lady Wranglers played great team basketball and forced 21 turnovers to cruise past the Lady Chaparrals, 70-56, at the OC Sports Center.

“I thought our kids played hard, played together, and I was real proud of them,” OC coach Ara Baten said. “I don't know what inspires them but they were definitely ready to play, they were ready to play together. I was proud to see how they encouraged one another. I thought we had a really good game.”

With the loss, Midland College (18-10, 9-4) is now in a tie for second place in the WJCAC with Odessa College (23-6, 9-4) with one conference game left for each team ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps are on the road for their next match when they take on South Plains College at 5:45 p.m. Monday, February 23, at the Texan Dome in Levelland, Texas.


Midland College Dual Credit Health Sciences students win district contests

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On February 6-7, dual credit students from Midland High School participated in the SKILLS USA District 2 health sciences competitions in San Angelo, TX. These students are enrolled in Midland College’s (MC) dual credit programs, which offer high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to prepare for rewarding careers and receive college and high school credit simultaneously.

The following students from Midland were 1st and 2nd place winners in the competition:

   Araceli Bocanegra received 1st place in Medical Terminology and tied for 1st place in the Health Quiz Bowl
   Alyssa Garciaroiz received 1st place in Medical Assisting
   Fernanda Garcia Juarez tied for 1st place in the Health Quiz Bowl and received 2nd place in Medical Terminology
   Julica Romero received 1st place in Nurse Assistant
   Anna Villegas received 1st place in Medical Assisting

MC Health Sciences Continuing Education Director Wendy Wood-Collins said, “This is quite an honor for our dual credit students. Congratulations to MC instructors Holly Geerts and Gail Day for their excellent efforts to prepare these students for vital careers in the healthcare field. We especially congratulate the students. Their hard work was well worth the effort!”

MC’s dual credit health sciences programs include hands-on training in certified nurse aide skills, CPR and medical terminology. Courses are held at the Midland College Advanced Technology Center on Cuthbert Street. For more information about high school health sciences programs, call (432) 681-6364.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Welcome to Your College!

Students and teachers from Greenwood High School took advantage of warmer temperatures and clear, sunny skies to enjoy a tour of the Midland College campus today.

Chap Baseball drops doubleheader on the road

JC BASEBALL: Chaps swept by Hill College

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram


ABILENE, TEXAS - The No. 15 Midland College baseball team was swept by Hill College in a doubleheader played Wednesday at Hardin-Simmons University.

Hill defeated MC 10-4 and 7-2 as the Chaparrals dropped to 3-5 on the season ...


read the rest of this report 


The Chaps are are back home for their next game when they host Seward County Community College in a doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday, February 21, at Christensen Stadium.

The action continues the next day when the Chaps host Colby College in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at Christensen Stadium

There's still time to FILL this box ...

... but not much! The MC Student Government Association's Book Drive wraps up Friday afternoon, February 20th ... TOMORROW!

Details about the book drive are below. There are two collection sites set-up. Here's the collection site in the student lounge area of the Dorothy & Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center. There's also a collection site in the F. Marie Hall Academic Building. 

Your contribution is a "Random Act of Kindness" ... and those acts go both ways ... as I found out when I dropped off my donation earlier today at the Scharbauer Student Center.



From Terry Gilmour
Professor of Government

The MC Student Government Association approved a community affairs project for the Midland ISD elementary school kids. Beginning Monday, February 16, they will be collecting new or gently-used K-6th grade books which will then be distributed to area elementary schools in need.

The drop off boxes will be located in the Marie Hall Academic Building and in the Dorothy & Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center all next week. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Thanks so much, and as Stephanie VanCuren would say - "Thanks for supporting student activities!"

Terry L. Gilmour, Ph.D.
Room #160, Marie Hall Academic Building, Midland College
(432) 685-6816
tgilmour@midland.edu


Newspaper previews Chap Basketball's road match with OC, tonight

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC BASKETBALL: MC's O'Field determined to finish strong

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Just a few seconds into the game against New Mexico Junior College on Monday night, Maurice O’Field is flying through the air to put down an emphatic two-handed slam dunk.

Usually, 6-foot-8 Torren Jones wins the opening tip, gets the ball to point guard. Dontay Caruthers, who then finds O’Field for the alley-oop. Whenever the 6-6 freshman small forward for the Midland College men’s basketball team has delivered on that dunk, it has gotten the crowd and his team energized, which is what he was aiming to do.

“Maybe six or seven games ago, I think we were 3-6 (in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference) and I said to myself, we need something, we need a spark,” O’Field said, “so I just said why not get the game started off with a dunk to get me started, to get the crowd started, to get me pumped, to get the team pumped, just have high energy and play hard from the jump. I think if we play hard we can contend with anyone.”

The Chaparrals (17-11, 7-7 in WJCAC) need that kind of spark as they face must-win situations heading into the final two games of the regular season as they hope to make the regional tournament. A big one is tonight when they face rival Odessa College (19-9, 7-7) at the OC Sports Center ...


read the rest of this MRT preview

The Chaps are on the road for their next match when they take on Odessa College at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, February 19 (TONIGHT), at the OC Sports Center in Odessa, Texas.


Newspaper previews Lady Chap Basketball's road match with OC, today

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC BASKETBALL: Lady Chaps hope to use Garate's energy vs. OC

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Just about every time Marielka Garate steps on the court for the Midland College women’s basketball team, she brings so much passion and energy to the game that head coach Ron Jones can’t help but admire.

“She always plays hard,” Jones said. “I think that’s the best thing about her. No matter what happens, she’s competing and is real consistent with her effort.”

That kind of energy is what Jones likes to see out of his team, and he has used the 6-foot-2 sophomore post from Caracas, Venezuela, as an example for the rest of the team to follow.

The Lady Chaparrals (18-9, 9-3 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference) hope to use Garate’s energy as a spark tonight when they head to the OC Sports Center to take on rival Odessa College (22-6, 8-4) ...


read the rest of this MRT preview

The Lady Chaps are on the road for their next match when they take on Odessa College at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, February 19 (TODAY), at the OC Sports Center in Odessa, Texas.


Dr. Jess H. Parrish Memorial Scholarship Fund established at MC

From Kathy Fletcher
Executive Director, Midland College Foundation, Inc.

To honor Dr. Jess Parrish’s service and impact upon Midland College, we have established the Dr. Jess H. Parrish Memorial Scholarship Fund. As Deana Savage so eloquently stated,

“Jess Parrish was the right kind of leader at the right time. He encouraged a rich community services agenda as a way of better sharing the resources of the college. Under his leadership, new departments and initiatives emerged. When the Abell-Hanger Foundation broached the possibility of universal scholarships for high school graduates, he embraced the concept as the ultimate example of how a community college could partner in service. As a mentor, he was demanding and he was forgiving, always on the side of growth even when it was painful. He changed those of us who worked with him, and he broadened our sense of why we were there.”

This scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving students who give of their best, just as Dr. Jess Parrish did time and time again.



If you wish to contribute in memory of Dr. Jess H. Parrish, you may send your contribution to the Office of Institutional Advancement, in Room 141 of the Pevehouse Administration Building, or go online at midland.edu/foundation.org/gift.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Annual poetry competition issues call for entries

Announcing the 2015 edition of the Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest!

The Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest — with more than $1,000 in prize money going to the winning poets — has been called one of the most prestigious in the state. It was established in 1988 by the late Stanley Levitt to honor his wife’s memory, and her love of poetry and Midland College. Hilda Simmons Levitt graduated with honors in journalism from Louisiana State University where she also studied under poet Robert Penn Warren. In 1979, at the age of 62, Mrs. Levitt decided to pursue writing again. For the next seven years, until her death in 1986, she studied creative writing at Midland College. The contest is now underwritten by Mrs. Levitt’s daughter Carol Schwartz, who lives in Washington, D.C.

This is the 27th year of the contest. It honors student poets at Midland College with publication, recognition, and cash awards.

Entries

Contestants may enter a maximum of five poems written in any form and any length.

Eligibility

Any full-time or part-time student registered in English classes at Midland College at any time in the past year is eligible to compete. Eligible students may submit as many as five entries, but no contestant will be awarded more than one prize. Prior Grand Award winners are not eligible.

Format Requirements

Your entry may be disqualified if you fail to follow format requirements listed below:

Each poem should be submitted on a separate page in a MSWord (.doc/.docx) document using the following guidelines:
     Use 1” margins on all sides.
     Center the title, capitalizing important letters (follow standard MLA guidelines for titles) one inch from the top of the first page. Do NOT include your name or any other identifying information.
     Double-space after the title and between stanzas. Otherwise, single-space throughout.
     Place the title and the page number in a header in the top right corner every page.
     Do not include your name anywhere in the entry.
     Your filename should be the title of the entry.

Submitting the Entry

Entries must be submitted online at https://www.midland.edu/forms/poetry

Deadline

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 3, 2015.


Judging

This year's judge, Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick, received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has been nominated for a Best New Poets and her manuscript was a finalist for the Levis Prize in Poetry. Hardwick’s chapbook, Hummingbird Mind, is available through Mouthfeel Press and another, Francine in the Garden, is forthcoming with Thrush Press. She is an associate poetry editor for The Boiler Journal. Her work has appeared in the following: 3:AM Magazine, Night Train, Versal, Sugar House Review and Four Way Review, among others.

Awards

Grand Award: $600 and Award Plaque
Second Place Award: $400 and Award Plaque
Third Place Award: $200 and Award Plaque
Fourth Place Award: $100 and Award Plaque

NOTE: Midland College reserves the right to withhold awards if entries are lacking in quality.

Awards Celebration

The Awards Celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday April 16th, in the Allison Fine Arts Building. Winners will not be notified in advance and are expected to attend the awards ceremony. Failure to attend may result in loss of awards.

Publication

Selected writings from the Hilda Simmons Levitt Contest will be published in Tableau, an annual student publication produced through cooperation of the Departments of English and Journalism and may also appear on the Midland College website. The material published will be selected by the Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest Committee and approved by the President of Midland College.

Questions

Browse previous Tableau magazines at the Midland College website and peruse previous winners.

Contact the Language Hub, 182 TC, 685-4561, or email began@midland.edu with questions or for examples of the correct manuscript format.


Contact

Brendan Egan
Department of English, Midland College
(432) 685-4638
began@midland.edu


Free FAFSA Clinics kick-off this weekend

Sessions for students and parents
provided throughout the spring

As students and families prepare for post-secondary education, the completion of the FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid ) is an important step in the process. The FAFSA application is required in the consideration of financial aid at higher education institutions.

The clinics are conducted by staff in the Midland College Financial Aid Office. The first one will be held this Saturday, February 21, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Room 137 of the Midland College Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert in Midland.

Other sessions are scheduled as follows:


Saturday, March 21
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Rm. 137, Midland College Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
3200 W. Cuthbert Ave.

Tuesday, March 31
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rm. 104, Technology Center Building, Midland College
3600 N. Garfield St.

Saturday, April 18
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Rm. 137, Midland College Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
3200 W. Cuthbert Ave.

Tuesday, April 21
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rm. 104, Technology Center Building, Midland College
3600 N. Garfield St.

The mission of the Financial Aid Office at Midland College is to eliminate the financial barriers to students seeking a degree at Midland College. For more information about financial aid at MC, please contact:

Financial Aid Main Number: (432) 685-5511
Email: finaid@midland.edu

Coming to McCormick Gallery ...

Changing Winds
Works by Ellie Honl and Taryn McMahon

February 26 - April 17

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Thursday, February 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The “Changing Winds” exhibition features artworks in a range of media by Ellie Honl and Taryn McMahon. Using imagery of botanical patterns, landscapes, and geometric forms, their works examine concepts of psychology, nature, and bodily experience. This exhibition is designed as an immersive, multi-sensory experience focusing on the human desire to find stability in the unsteady present and unpredictable future.

Both artists received MFA’s in printmaking from the University of Iowa. Ellie Honl is currently Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Indiana University. She is represented by the Kala Art Institute Gallery in Berkley, California.

Taryn McMahon is currently Assistant Professor at Kent State University. Both artists have received national recognition in a plethora of group and solo exhibitions. 

The artists will be on campus from February 23 - 26, working with art students and installing their work in the gallery.

Thank you to the Midland College Foundation
for their generous support of this exhibition.



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