Thursday, April 30, 2015

MC health sciences educator suggests way to help in Nepal

You may be wondering how you can help the people in Napal. Their situation is heart-breaking and their needs are many. Please consider supporting Doctors Without Borders. This is the website: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/nepal

Emergency aid for Nepal
(information from the MSF website)

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Kathmandu Valley before noon on Saturday. Although the extent of the damages is still unknown, initial reports say houses and buildings collapsed in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Tremors were also strongly felt in northern India, in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. If you use Twitter, follow @MSF_USA for updates.

MSF is sending eight medical and non-medical teams to assist victims. MSF teams have arrived in Nepal and are currently assessing the most urgent medical needs. Further teams are expected to arrive in Nepal over the coming days. One 17-member team is in Kathmandu. They have carried out an initial assessment of the damage by helicopter. One team was expected in Kathmandu on April 27 after flying in from New Delhi. They were initially rerouted back to India after aftershocks prevented the plane from landing. One team has reached Gorkha, 70 kilometers [about 43 miles] northwest of Kathmandu, after traveling by road from Bihar State in India. Three trucks containing essential relief items have also crossed the Nepalese border and are on their way to Gorkha.

An 11-member surgical and medical team was on its way to Kathmandu from Brussels with a rapid intervention surgical kit that enabled them to set up a surgical unit and start performing surgical operations within the vital 72-hour window after the earthquake struck. The team will also travel to the districts of Tanahu, Lamjung, and Gorkha with the aim of providing support to hospitals, running mobile clinics, distributing essential relief items (blankets, hygiene kits, and shelters), and providing water and sanitation services according to people’s needs. A three-member MSF team (including a midwife and an anesthesiologist) left Paris on April 27. A 35-ton charter with another inflatable hospital, drugs will depart from Bordeaux, France, on April 28. Emergency supplies will be dispatched as well.

Peace, Carmen

Carmen Edwards, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
Program Chair Associate Degree Nursing
(432) 685-4600
cedwards@midland.edu

Midland College dual credit students win contests at state competition

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Thirteen students from Midland High School and Lee High School who are taking dual credit career/technology courses at Midland College (MC) received winning scores at the State Skills USA competition in Corpus Christi on March 26-28.

Midland High School student Anna Villegas won 1st place in Medical Assisting, and Midland High School student Julica Romero won 2nd place in Nurse Assisting.

Lee High School students Ethan Welch, Pete Chavez, Collin Crouch and Carlos Padilla received superior ratings for their Automotive/Diesel turbo projects. Also receiving a superior rating from Lee High School was Juan Martinez for his Automotive/Diesel starter project. In addition to the project rating, Ethan Welch competed in the Diesel hands-on competition against 16 of the state’s top diesel students and earned a silver medal. Collin Crouch won a silver medal in the Engine Performance category; Carlos Padilla won a silver medal in the Electrical Systems category; and Pete Chavez won a bronze medal in the Suspension/Steering category. Lee High School student Paulino Rios received an excellent rating for his automotive/diesel alternator project.

Midland High School students receiving superior and excellent ratings in the Automotive/Diesel category include Jesus Sanchez (superior rating for alternator project), Luke Romero (superior rating for turbo project), Joseph Velasco (excellent rating for alternator project), Alfredo Arredondo (excellent rating for starter project) and Adrian Caldera (excellent rating for turbo project). Jesus Sanchez also competed in the Automotive hands-on competition against 23 of the state’s top automotive students and placed 4th. Joseph Velasco won a silver medal in the Brake Systems category.

MC Automotive/Diesel Technology Department Chair Pete Avalos said, “It is indeed an honor for so many of our students to place in these extremely difficult contests. Dual credit students enrolled in Midland College’s Automotive, Diesel and Health Sciences programs have spent many hours throughout the school year in classrooms and labs to perfect their projects and practice their skills. Their hard work and dedication has certainly been rewarded.”


Scholastic Bookfairs coming to Midland College

Carrasco Room, Dorothy & Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center
MC Main Campus, 3600 N. Garfield Street, Midland, Texas

Wednesday, May 6
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 7
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Register online to receive a Fast Pass discount coupon ...
scholastic.com/bookfairs/warehouse

For more information:
(800) 792-2002, Ext. 314

Chapararral Baseball drops non-conference match

JC BASEBALL: Chaps undone by errors in loss to New Mexico JC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - New Mexico Junior College defeated Midland College 6-3 in a non-conference game at Christensen Stadium on Wednesday ...

read the rest of this MRT report 


The Chaps resume conference play Friday, beginning at 12:00 noon, when they travel to Clarendon, Texas for a series with Clarendon College.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thursday is a day of arts and music for your community, at Your College

MC "Students in Performance" Music Recital

A reminder from the Midland College Department of Music ... Come out and enjoy our student recital Thursday at 12:00 noon in the Wagner Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building. Everyone is welcome! This is our last student recital of the semester. The recital will last approximately 30 minutes and will feature musical selections for piano, voice, and guitar. Admission is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there! 

MC Arts Guild T-Shirt and Art Sale

In addition to all the things happening in the AFA building Thursday night, the M.C. Art Guild will be having a (silk screen) T-shirt and ART SALE. It will be going on from 6:00-8:00 p.m., in conjunction with the Student Art Show!! There will be ceramics/sculpture , t-shirts and 2-d works for sale!! So please come by and support the Midland College Art Guild! Thank you for your support!

Reception for Spring Student Art Show

In celebration of MC’s Spring Student Art Show, the Art Department and Community Relations Department will host an evening reception for the public. The exhibition features works by students currently enrolled in Fine Arts courses at Midland College. Come see the creativity our MC students exude! 

more about the exhibit

Guest Artist Recital: Alex Norris

After viewing the Student Art Show, why not treat yourself to some gorgeous violin music? Our guest performer, violinist Alex Norris, is a member of the Permian Basin String Quartet. Mr. Norris will be accompanied by MC faculty members Shari Santorelli on piano and Amy Huzjak on cello. Admission is FREE and open to the public. I hope to see you there!

more about the recital






Let us commence ...


The 42nd Annual Commencement at Midland College is set for Friday, May 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center. Rehearsal will take place Thursday, May 7th, 5:00 p.m. at the center.

2015 Midland College Guide to Graduation
  (Adobe .pdf file)



Back by popular demand ...


No matter where you are, you'll be able to enjoy Midland College's 42nd Annual Commencement live, as it happens. Live streaming video of the event will be available online, beginning Friday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. (CST), thanks to our friends at AV Workshop Productions.

visit the live-streaming web page


What do you think?


In an effort to continuously improve MC's programs and services, we are seeking your observations from your experiences at MC and your ideas. Please take a few minutes to complete the Graduate Survey. The survey is voluntary and anonymous, and will run through June 1st.

Take the MC Graduate Survey


Midland College Alumni Association


From J. Don Wallace, Director of Alumni Relations & Development at Midland College ... "We want to connect with MC alumni and build strong engaging relationships with former and current students, as well as with employees and retirees."

learn more about the MC Alumni Association


See you Friday night, May 8!





Chap Golf headed for NJCAA national tournament

     Chap golfers Lucas McCubbin and David Wicks    (MRT File Photo)
• JC GOLF: MC 3rd in NJCAA District 2 tourney, heading to nationals


Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ABILENE, TEXAS - After shooting a three-round score of 873 at the second leg of the NJCAA District 2 Tournament at Diamondback Golf Course, the Midland College men's golf team has qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...


The Chaps now move on to the NJCAA D1 Men's Golf Championship Tournament, May 10-15 at the Sand Creek Station Golf Club in Newton, Kansas.

Blood Drive at MC ... but WAIT ... you ALSO get!

Midland College will be hosting United Blood Services for a blood drive THIS Thursday (TOMORROW) April 30th from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. in the Bloodmobile in front of O’Shaughnessy Residence Hall. If you donated in the last blood drive on campus, you are eligible to donate in this one ... but WAIT ... this time, you also get ...


United Blood Services will be providing free pizza and Fandango Movie Tickets to all who donate blood on Thursday. The tickets can be used at any movie theater. They are extremely low on blood and are pulling out all the stops to make sure this is a successful drive.

I still have several openings available so. if you need to schedule a time, please send me an email and let me know. Appointment times are in 20 minute increments beginning at 12:00, with the last appointment scheduled at 2:40 p.m. The 2:00 and 2:20 time slots are full, but the others are available.

At the time of donation you must take your driver’s license or state-issued ID card, and your Donor's Card if you have one


There's still time for you to be a part of the drive. Contact me at 685-6467 to sign up, or you can visit the United Blood Services website at www.unitedbloodservices.org/ and reserve a donation time.

Ty Soliz, MC Student Life Director
(432) 685-6467
asoliz@midland.edu 



Learn more about blood donation from United Blood Services at unitedbloodservices.org/learnmore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lady Chap Softball headed to Lubbock this weekend for NJCAA regional tournament

From Forrest Allen 
MC Athletic Director

The #11 Midland College Lady Chap softball team, opens play in the NJCAA Region V West Tournament on Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. versus Luna CC. Midland College is currently 46-7 this season will be playing against Luna Community College (Las Vegas, NM) who is currently 12-22 this season.

Here is the bracket:

The final season standings in the WJCAC were as follows (also tournament seeding):

#1 seed Howard College (conference champion) 42-11, 23-5
#2 seed Odessa College 38-16, 21-7

     (OC defeated MC three games to one, in head to head play)
#3 seed Midland College 46-7, 21-7
#4 seed Clarendon College 26-22, 17-11
#5 seed Western Texas College 23-22, 13-14
#6 seed Luna Community College 12-22, 8-19

Live streamed Video of the 2015 NJCAA Region V West Tournament will be available at www.psblive.com

 
Good luck, Lady Chaps!

MC celebrates community service with essays from Legacy Scholarship recipients

Pictured from left to right:  Herb Cartwright, Abell-Hanger Foundation; Joselin Corral, fall 2014 essay winner; Miranda Nhoy, fall 2014 essay winner; Victoria Pearson, spring 2015 essay winner; Kieri Sitz, spring 2015 essay winner; Shaylee Winchell, spring 2015 essay winner; Lyssa Bell, spring 2015 essay winner; Kacey Barton, spring 2015 essay winner; and Diana Ramos, MC Legacy Scholarship advisor.
From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Community service is the basis for the Legacy Essay Contest, sponsored by Abell-Hanger Foundation. The purpose of the contest is to honor students’ community service and to let the students tell their stories of how that service has enriched their lives.

This year, ten MC students received scholarships for essays written about their community service. Spring 2015 semester winners are Kacey Barton, Lyssa Bell, Victoria Pearson, Kieri Sitz and Shaylee Winchell. On Monday, April 27, these five students — along with the fall 2014 semester winners (Victoria Chadwick, Joselin Corral, Marissa Gonzales, Miranda Nhoy and Ashley Turner) — were honored at a luncheon in the Midland College Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room.

Fall essay winner Joselin Corral summarized the true meaning of community service when she wrote, “Volunteering is more than just volunteering; it is all about giving back to your community, helping not because you’re told to, but because you feel the need within you to do something about a problem going on in your city or because you want to give a hand to those who need help. Volunteers don’t get paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”

The winning essays can be found at www.midland.edu/legacyessays.


Chap Golf in NJCAA district tournament

• JC GOLF: Chaps in 5th at NJCAA District 2 tourney

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ABILENE, TEXAS - The Midland College is in fifth place after the first two rounds of the NJCAA District 2 Championship played at Diamondback Golf Course ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...


The Chaps will continue play today as they enter the final round of the NJCAA District District 2 Championship at the Diamondback Golf Course in Abilene, Texas.

"First Friday", May First

From Tom Ready
Chemistry Department, Midland College

Each month, Midland College hosts a lecture featuring current topics of interest in the science field. This Friday, May 1st, 2015, we will be having our First Friday Science Seminar with Saul Romero, Jr., at noon in the Carrasco Room. He will be giving a presentation on "Safety and Construction Materials Used in Road Construction.”

Come and enjoy this lecture and encourage others to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch, to enjoy during the presentation. We hope to see all of you there!

Event: First Friday Science Seminar (May)
Time: Friday, May 1st, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Location: Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center, Midland College campus
Speaker: Saul Romero, Jr.
Title: "Safety and Construction Materials Used in Road Construction"

Saul Romero, Jr. is an Engineer with the Texas Department of Transportation. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer with a BSCE from Texas Tech University, and five years of experience as a Transportation Engineer, including Design.

For more information about the "First Friday" Science Seminar Series at MC, please contact:

Tom Ready, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department
Midland College
432-685-6748
tready@midland.edu


Monday, April 27, 2015

Blood Drive at MC ... TODAY

NEXT WEEK ... Midland College and United Blood Services offers you an opportunity to step-up and 'Be a Hero!'

We will be hosting United Blood Services for a blood drive THIS Thursday, April 30th from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. in the Bloodmobile in front of O’Shaughnessy Residence Hall. If you donated in the last blood drive on campus, you are eligible to donate in this one.

If you would like to set up an appointment, please send me an email and I will get you on the list. Appointment times are in 20 minute increments beginning at 12:00, with the last appointment scheduled at 2:40 p.m. At the time of donation you must take your driver’s license or state-issued ID card, and your Donor's Card if you have one

There's still time for you to be a part of the drive. Contact Ty Soliz at 685-6467 to sign up, or you can visit the United Blood Services website at www.unitedbloodservices.org/ and reserve a donation time.

For more information, please contact:
Ty Soliz, MC Intramural Sports and Health & Wellness Coordinator
(432) 685-6467
asoliz@midland.edu 





All donors will receive points that can be redermed for prizes like t-shirts and movie tickets at unitedbloodservices.org/rewards !

Learn more about blood donation from United Blood Services at unitedbloodservices.org/learnmore

Guest Artist Recital part of evening for the arts at MC

From Nick Elderkin
Department Chair, Arts & Humanities

The Music Department will be hosting a guest artist recital featuring Mr. Alex Norris (violin) on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Wagner & Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building. Alex is a member of the Permian Basin String Quartet. He will be accompanied by MC faculty members Shari Santorelli on piano and Amy Huzjak, cello. Below is his music program.

Legende, op. 17 in G minor by Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880), with Shari Santorelli, piano

Sonata for Solo Violin BWV 1001 in G minor, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
1. Adagio
2. Fuga
3. Siciliana
4. Presto

Poeme Elegiaque, op 12 in D minor by Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) with Shari Santorelli, piano

Trio No.1 op.49 in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), with Shari Santorelli, piano and Amy Huzjak, cello
1. Molto allegro ed agitato
2. Andante con moto tranquillo
3. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
4. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato



Dual credit students receive tuition and equipment from Permian Basin Workforce Development Board

From Rebecca C. Bell
Dean, MC Community Relations

Thanks to a generous grant from the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board, MISD students enrolled in career/technology dual credit courses at Midland College (MC) have been able to receive new tools and tuition assistance. High school juniors and seniors enrolled in MC Energy Technology, Welding Technology, Automotive Technology and Diesel Technology are now equipped with state-of-the-art tools as they pursue additional training and/or careers in these in-demand professions.

The grant for tuition and equipment was awarded to the following students:

Energy Technology students receiving tool bag, socket set and electrical testing tools:
  • Anthony Garza
  • Aries Pantoja

Welding Technology students receiving metal grinder, tool bag and welding gloves:

  •
Javier Sanchez
  • Raymond Armenta
  • Tanner Davis
  • Yesenia Martinez
  • Edgar Sarabia

Automotive Technology students receiving socket set, wrench set and tool box:

  •
Leopoldo Torres
  • Jennifer Vargas
  • Giovany Armendariz
  • Braulio Cabello
  • Timothy Hennings
  • Braden Brown
  • Mark Hernandez
  • Vicente Ochoa III

Diesel Technology students receiving socket set, wrench set and tool box:

  •
Roman Cabello
  • Luke Romero Pete Chavez
  • Juan Martinez
  • Paulino Rios

MC Dean of Applied Technology Curt Pervier said, “These students have done an outstanding job this year in their respective dual credit courses. We thank the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board for recognizing our students and helping them with their future endeavors. This gift not only benefits these young people, but also promotes Permian Basin industry and careers.”


Extra performances of West Side Story this weekend

Reminder, there is an additional weekend of two performances of WEST SIDE STORY this weekend – starring the faculty and students of Midland College Music and Drama and the volunteers of Midland Community Theatre. Performances take place at the historic Yucca Theatre, 208 North Colorado in downtown Midland.

Performance dates and times:

Friday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
Added Shows!!!


CLICK HERE for more about the show, and to order tickets

See you at the theatre!

Tim Jebsen

Head of Drama – Midland College

Join Midland Community Theatre and Midland College as they present the musical classic, West Side Story. There are Midland College faculty and students involved in the cast, the choir and the band, along with other members of the community

This modern musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in an ethnically diverse neighborhood on the upper west side of NYC follows two rival gangs, The Jets and The Sharks. When Tony, a member of the Jets, falls for Maria, the sister of the Sharks’ leader, they must keep the love secret or face retribution.


PLEASE NOTE: This Yucca Theater Special is not an official part of MCT's 2015 Season. However, members do get discounted tickets and are not subject to ticketing fees.

CLICK HERE for more about the show, and to order tickets

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fall 2015 Registration Events, Tuesday @ Science Faculty Building


The Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building on MC's main campus will be hosting special events this Tuesday, April 28. We'll have everything you need to find YOUR place at Your College this Fall .. helpful staff, registration information and forms ... and donuts ... and pizza!

Please make plans to join us, and help us to "Pack the Room" this Tuesday!

Lady Chap Softball closes regular season with pair of wins

JC SOFTBALL: MC softball sweeps Frank Phillips

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 11-ranked Midland College softball team closed out the regular season by getting a doubleheader sweep of Frank Phillips College at the Midland College softball field on Saturday.

Dominique Lozano Alcocer pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout in an 8-0 win in the first game. Then in the second game, the Lady Chaparrals rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to beat the Lady Plainsmen 7-4 ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...



The Lady Chaps now go into the Region V West Tournament at Texas Tech’s Rocky Johnson Field, in Lubbock, Texas. They will play their first game at 3:00 p.m. Friday against Luna Community College.

Chapararral Baseball drop second of weekend's doubleheaders with NMMI

MRT Photo
JC BASEBALL: MC baseball swept by NMMI

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College’s Christian Whigham probably thought he had at least tied the game with the way he made contact with the ball in the bottom of the ninth inning against New Mexico Military Institute at Christensen Stadium.

The ball was in the air for what seemed like an eternity, but Bronco center fielder Marion McLean ran underneath the ball, made the catch and then crashed hard into the center field fence. He stayed down for about a minute or two but he hung on to the ball and NMMI held on for a 10-9 victory ...


read the rest of this MRT report 


The Chaps are home once again when they host New Mexico Junior College at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Christensen Stadium.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lady Chap Softball wins first of two weekend doubleheaders

Join us at the Lady Chap softball field on Saturday, April 25th as we say farewell to our outstanding Lady Chaparral Softball sophomore class. We will be taking on Frank Phillips College in a 12:00 p.m. double header. The softball team will also be observing Breast Cancer Awareness Day. We’re asking anyone in attendance to wear something pink!



JC SOFTBALL: Midland College pounds Clarendon in doubleheader

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 11-ranked Midland College softball team came away with an impressive doubleheader sweep of Clarendon College on Friday, winning 14-5 and 16-5 at the Freddie Ezell Softball Complex. Both games ended in five innings because of the run rule ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...



The Lady Chaps are home once again when they host Frank Phillips College in a doubleheader today, Saturday, April 25, beginning at noon at Lady Chaparral Softball Field, on the MC main campus.

Chapararral Baseball wins first doubleheader with NMMI

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC BASEBALL: Thibideau's big day helps Chaps sweep NMMI in doublheader

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Over the last two years, Chris Thibideau has been one of the most feared power hitters that the Midland College Baseball program has ever known.

In a doubleheader against New Mexico Military Institute on Friday, the sophomore second baseman not only displayed his power but came up big when the Chaparrals needed him in a sweep of the Broncos at Christensen Stadium ...


read the rest of this MRT report 


The Chaps are home once again when they host NMMI in another doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. today, Saturday, April 25, at Christensen Stadium.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Good fun, Great Gatsby ... Saturday at MC

This Saturday, April 25th, at 7:00pm, Sigma Kappa Delta will host movie night open to all MC students. We are showing "The Great Gatsby" (the newest version) in the Carrasco room and will have free snacks and drinks!

All students are welcome to join!

Thank you and have a great weekend

Stacy Egan
MC English Department
(432) 685-6700
segan@midland.edu

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lady Chap Softball game and Sophomore Day this weekend

From Forrest Allen 
MC Athletic Director

Join us at the Lady Chap softball field on Saturday, April 25th as we say farewell to our outstanding Lady Chaparral Softball sophomore class.  We will be taking on Frank Phillips College in a 12:00 p.m. double header.  The softball team will also be observing Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

We’re asking anyone in attendance to wear something pink!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Midland College Students in Philanthropy award $20,000 to local nonprofit agencies

Communities in Schools received the 2015 David E. Daniel Agency Excellence Award from Midland College Students in Philanthropy.  Pictured from left to right are Raul Corrales, Midland College SIP member; Celina Adame, Midland College SIP Treasurer; Mary Gonzales, Communities in Schools board member; and Kevin Plaisted, Communities in Schools treasurer.
From Rebecca C. Bell
Dean, MC Community Relations

On Monday, April 20, the Midland College Students in Philanthropy (SIP) organization held their annual grant awards celebration. Thanks to a very successful year of fundraising, the students were able to award $20,000 to local nonprofit agencies.

The agencies that received grants include:


  • Communities in Schools
  • Family Promise of Midland
  • George W. Bush Childhood Home
  • Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
  • I-20 Wildlife Preserve
  • Jubilee Center of Midland
  • MARC
  • Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center
  • Museum of the Southwest
  • Recording Library of West Texas


In addition, the David E. Daniel Agency Excellence Award was presented to Communities in Schools. The award, which is named after former Midland College President Dr. David Daniel, consists of an additional unrestricted grant of $2,000, and is presented each year to an organization that demonstrates outstanding community service.


The SIP program enables students to learn about the importance of philanthropy and the role of nonprofit organizations in the community. Through the fundraising and grant-making process, students not only make needed contributions to nonprofit organizations, but also gain leadership and stewardship training through a structured program designed to educate, support and promote philanthropy in the community. During the 2014-15 school year, Midland College SIP students raised $10,000 through various fundraising activities. These funds were matched with an additional $10,000 by Abell-Hanger Foundation and Helen Greathouse Charitable Trust


At Tuesday’s ceremony, Suzanne Thomas, Abell-Hanger Foundation grants officer, told the students, “What you are doing today will have an impact on tomorrow. Thank you for fulfilling the dreams of George and Gladys Abell by helping the community.”


Each year, up to 20 students are selected for Midland College SIP through an application and interview process. Selected students receive a $1,500 scholarship and are required to participate in fundraising and attend weekly meetings designed to enhance their knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic communities.


For more information about Midland College’s Students in Philanthropy program, please contact Midland College Student Development Coordinator Julia Vickery, jvickery@midland.edu, 432/685-4704.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Big, enthusiastic response to Science Extravaganza at MC

Midland College and various community partners welcomed more than 2,000 sixth-graders for this year’s Science Extravaganza, an annual event that makes math and science hands-on activities that are intriguing, noisy and – most of all – fun.


Special guest highlights cars and comedy at Your College

Late night talk show legend Jay Leno not only brought his comedy to MC for the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series ... he also brought his enthusiasm for automobiles to a car show benefiting the MC Student Government Association!

Chap Golf playing well in tournament's early rounds

• JC GOLF: Wicks in 1st, Chaps in 2nd at NJCAA SW Championship

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

POTTSBORO, TEXAS - Midland College sophomore David Wicks is in first place after the first two rounds of the NJCAA Southwest Championship at Tangelwood Resort.

Wicks shot a 72-69--141 total and is one stroke ahead of Paris Junior College’s Grayson Benavidez in the medalist standings.

As a team Midland College is in second place, five shots back of Odessa College, after the Chaparrals shot 291-296--587 on Monday ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...  


The Chaps will continue play today as they enter the final round of the NJCAA District Tournament at the Tanglewood Resort Golf Club in Pottsboro, Texas.

Now showing ...

... at McCormick Gallery
Spring Student Art Show

An exhibition of works by students currently enrolled in
Fine Arts courses at Midland College

April 20 - May 5

Opening Reception:
 Thursday, April 30, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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 



Monday, April 20, 2015

Blood Drive at MC next week

NEXT WEEK ... Midland College and United Blood Services offers you an opportunity to step-up and 'Be a Hero!'

We will be hosting United Blood Services for a blood drive on Thursday, April 30th from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. in the Bloodmobile in front of O’Shaughnessy Residence Hall. If you donated in the last blood drive on campus, you are eligible to donate in this one.

If you would like to set up an appointment, please send me an email and I will get you on the list. Appointment times are in 20 minute increments beginning at 12:00, with the last appointment scheduled at 2:40 p.m. At the time of donation you must take your driver’s license or state-issued ID card, and your Donor's Card if you have one

There's still time for you to be a part of the drive. Contact Ty Soliz at 685-6467 to sign up, or you can visit the United Blood Services website at www.unitedbloodservices.org/ and reserve a donation time.

For more information, please contact:
Ty Soliz, MC Intramural Sports and Health & Wellness Coordinator
(432) 685-6467
asoliz@midland.edu 





All donors will receive points that can be redemed for prizes like t-shirts and movie tickets at unitedbloodservices.org/rewards !

Learn more about blood donation from United Blood Services at unitedbloodservices.org/learnmore