Friday, July 31, 2015

Chap Basketball hosts summer camps

MC Photo by Katherine Curry

Coach Jordan Dreiling and Midland College Chaparral Basketball staff and players hosted a pair of Summer Basketball Camps for boys, in the Physical Education Building on the MC main campus.

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Thursday, July 30, 2015

News report previews Chap alum's entry in PGA Championship tournament

• Championship takes place August 13-16 in Wisconsin

By Matthew Villanueva, Sports Reporter
KOSA-TV

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland Country Club assistant golf pro Steven Young finished tied for 16th out of 400 at the PGA Professional National Championship earlier this month in Philadelphia. That was good enough to earn one of the 20 spots to qualify for the 2015 PGA Championship ...

... Born in Scotland, Young came to Midland to play for the Midland College Chaparrals in 1995. He quickly became the number one ranked junior college golfer in the nation. Young went as far as playing in the Walker Cup and two British Opens but a longing for family life brought him back to the Tall City ...

read/watch the rest of this KOSA report

Good luck, Steven!

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

"Throwback Thursday‬" ...

October, 1973 ... Groundbreaking for what will become Midland College ...




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Day's first light ...

... breaks over the horizon and shines on the Midland College campus just as I am arriving for work.

"For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm."

Edwin Way Teale

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

City of Midland Hosting Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic

Staff Report
KOSA-TV


MIDLAND, TEXAS - From The City of Midland: Midland Health & Senior Services is urging parents to bring their children in early to receive immunizations before the back-to school rush.

By maintaining their children's immunization schedule, parents can help reduce childhood diseases and suffering. In addition to necessary immunizations for grade school students, Health & Senior Services also offers the state-required meningitis vaccine to college students.


Every year, lines at Midland Health & Senior Services begin to grow as the school year nears. No appointment is necessary, so parents are encouraged to visit the center at 3303 W. Illinois in the Kingsway Mall to get their children vaccinated today.

For more info on Immunizations, please call (432) 681-7613,
or visit Health & Senior Services' Immunizations page 



A REMINDER FROM MC: As of January 1, 2014, all entering students at an institution of higher education are required to show proof of an initial meningococcal vaccination or a booster dose during the five-year period prior to enrolling. They must get the vaccine at least 10 days before the semester begins.

 Texas Department of State Health Services / Vaccine Requirements 

 Visit the MC Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Information page

Monday, July 27, 2015

Dōmo arigatō, Fort Stockton Roboto


Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

ONE WEEK LEFT ... Find YOUR Place at Your College with Chap OnBoard

Prospective students are invited to find their place at Midland College through Chap OnBoard.

Weekly Chap OnBoard sessions - Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. - are going on now and will continue through July 30th - that's just ONE more week, THIS week! - at the MC Welcome Center in the Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center.

If the student is unable to make these times, they can call and make an appointment that works with their schedule.

Session attendees will receive a checklist taking them through the admissions process at Midland College ... and guidance from MC staff to get them through each step of that process, helping them get ready for Fall 2015 at MC.

 
The last Chap OnBoard session will take place
Thursday, July 30

For more information about Chap OnBoard, please contact:

Amy Huff, MC Welcome Center Coordinator
(432) 686-4816
welcome@midland.edu

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lady Chap Volleyball wraps-up summer day camp season at MC this week

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

During July, the Midland College Athletics Department has been hosting various camps for children and youth ages 5-18. The summer day camps season concludes this week with ...
 
Girls Volleyball FUNdamentals Camp
Grades 7th-8th

July 27-29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
$80
visit the Lady Chap Girls Volleyball Camp webpage

Girls Volleyball Advanced Competition Camp
Grades 9th-12th

July 27-29, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
$80
visit the Lady Chap Girls Volleyball Camp webpage

As has been the case throughout the summer, this coming week's camps will be led by Midland College coaching staff and assisted by MC athletic team members. Campers will receive individualized instruction, and all camps include skills competitions and drills.

Midland College Athletic Director Forrest Allen said, “Our girls and boys basketball camps provide a great opportunity for younger children to learn the basics of the sport. The volleyball and basketball camps for older youth offer an opportunity to learn new techniques and refine existing skills before school starts. Participants will also enjoy getting some exercise and fun in an air conditioned gym out of the summer heat. We look forward to having young people in our facilities. Chaps and Lady Chaps camps are always one of the highlights of our summer season here at MC.”

Campers should pre-register for all camps. Registration fees include a free camp t-shirt. Visit www.gochaps.com/volleyball/camp for more information.

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Friday, July 24, 2015

Come sing with us in the Allegro Choral Festival!

From Michael Jordan
Midland College Music Faculty

As the Managing Director of Allegro, I am proud to announce that we will hold our annual choral festival in August of 2015. This year's festival will begin on August 10th, 2015.

Two guest conductors are going to be featured this year: Frank Eychaner will conduct the Vivaldi Gloria for us, and Ken Sieloff will conduct Five Hebrew Love Songs by acclaimed composer Eric Whitacre.

Dr. Eychaner (left) is Director of Choirs at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Ken Sieloff (right) is Assistant Choral Director at Permian High School. He has just accepted a position as the Artistic Director of Allegro.


     

If you are interested in participating, you can register for the festival online. Just click on this link in order to sign up. 

Rehearsals will begin at 7 PM on Monday, August 10th. We will rehearse Monday, August 10th, through Friday, August 14th from 7-9:30 PM in Mason Hall at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. The festival will culminate in a concert event in Rea Hall at the WNPAC on Saturday, August 15th.

All participants will be asked to pay a $40.00 festival fee to cover the cost of the music and other supplies. Students in area high schools and colleges are exempt.

Don't miss this wonderful event!

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Thursday, July 23, 2015

"Lunch & Launch" with MC

We are hosting a “Midland College
Welcome Center Lunch & Launch”
on Tuesday, August 11, at 12:00 noon!



Visit the official launch of the MC Welcome Center and join us for a light lunch. MC staff will assist you in applying to Midland College and registering for fall classes. The Welcome Center is located in the Scharbauer Student Center. No reservation or appointment is needed.



For more information, please contact:

Amy Huff, Welcome Center Coordinator
(432) 685-4816


Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Early College High School at Midland College recognized by U.S. News & World Report

From the Midland Independent School District


Early College High School at Midland College (ECHS@MC) sent off the third group of graduating seniors this May.

There were 90 percent of students in the Class of 2015 who earned both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. Now the school has received a national, 2015 Bronze-level distinction from the U.S. News & World Report. The designation is based upon high performance on standardized tests.

Renee Aldrin, ECHS@MC principal, said, “Our students work extremely hard. We have superstar teachers. This speaks highly of our faculty and staff, and of the aspirations of our students.”

ECHS@MC is a collaboration between Midland College and Midland ISD. Open since 2009, the school focuses primarily on serving first-generation college students, those with a low socioeconomic status, and/or those whose ethnicities are underrepresented at the college level.


For more information about Early College High School at Midland College, please contact:

Renee Aldrin, Principal, ECHS@MC
(432) 685-4641
renee.aldrin@midlandisd.net

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Midland College’s University Connections program continues to grow

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is pleased to administer, coordinate and support various articulation agreements, grants and other opportunities for students to receive bachelors’ and masters’ degrees not only from MC, but also from several other institutions of higher learning.

In addition to Midland College’s baccalaureate degree in Organizational Management, the college also offers the following:

   • Noyce Scholars Program — collaboration between MC and Texas Tech University designed for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors.
   • South Plains Mathematics Fellows — program that provides scholarships for academically talented students who are interested in pursuing degrees in mathematics.

   • SRSU (Sul Ross State University) @ MC — partnership that enables students to stay on the Midland College campus and take courses via distance learning toward bachelors’ and masters’ degrees at SRSU. Several degree options are available including Criminal Justice, Engineering, English, Geology, Kinesiology and Mathematics.

   • Texas A&M College Station — opportunity for MC students to pursue a degree in Biomedical Science (BIMS). Students who fulfill academic requirements are automatically accepted to Texas A&M and may transfer up to 72 hours toward a bachelor’s degree.

   • Texas A&M Kingsville — articulation agreement that enables MC students who major in Chemistry and Biology and who maintain a prescribed grade point average to automatically be accepted and continue their studies toward a baccalaureate degree.

   • Texas Tech University Master of Physician Assistant Studies — opportunity for students to receive a master’s degree in order to pursue careers as physician assistants. All classes are taught in the Aaron Medical Science building on the MC campus.

   • Western Governors University — non-profit, online university that offers scholarships to MC graduates who want to pursue bachelors’ degrees.

MC Dean of Math & Science Dr. Margaret Wade oversees the University Connections program and explained, “University Connections has really expanded over the last couple of years, and we are anticipating offering several other opportunities for MC students who want to continue their educational pursuits toward bachelors’ and masters’ degrees. Midland College is a great place to begin college because the classes are small, and students are able to interact with masters-prepared and doctorate-prepared professors on a one-on-one basis. We are very proud to be able to work with other colleges and universities to offer our students these connections that they might not otherwise be able to obtain.”

Students interested in MC’s Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Organizational Management and/or any of the other University Connections programs should meet with a Midland College advisor to obtain a degree plan/pathway of study and find out about transfer requirements. The Midland College Advising Office is located in the Scharbauer Student Center on the main MC campus and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Advisors are also on duty on Tuesday evenings until 7:00 p.m. No appointment is needed.

MC offers services and scholarships for military veterans

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events


Midland College (MC) is committed to ensuring that U.S. military veterans receive a quality education and that their needs outside the classroom are met. During the past year, MC has not only increased scholarship opportunities for military veterans and their dependents, but also added services for counseling and support for students who served in the U.S. military.

Two new endowed scholarships are available through the MC Financial Aid Office. The first scholarship provides $1,500 per semester for military veterans and their dependents to attend Midland College. The other scholarship provides $1,500 per semester for former soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who received administrative discharges.

Kennedy said, “Many times an administrative discharge prevents veterans from receiving some of their VA benefits, including education. Without VA benefits, many veterans become drug addicts and/or get caught up in crime. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 18 veterans commit suicide each day. Suicide is significantly more likely in veterans without VA benefits. Many of these men and women have seen and done things none of us even want to contemplate. Education is the way back.”

Last November, MC implemented the Green Zone program, which provides mentoring and guidance to military veteran students who may be having a difficult time transitioning from military service to civilian life.


In the past, MC has honored military veterans on the Midland College campus through Veterans Day celebrations and graduation recognition. Kennedy explained that MC will add to these special recognitions, as well as offer special lectures and presentations for veteran students.

Dr. Kennedy said, “Student veterans are a unique and growing population on our campus. It is not only our mission, but also our duty, to assist student veterans through a successful transition back to civilian life and a rewarding career.”

Persons interested in Midland College scholarships and services for military veterans should contact Kay Schipper, MC Veterans Assistance coordinator, (432) 685-4511, kschipper@midland.edu


Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

MC Health Sciences CE to host open house for Massage Therapy program

On Tuesday, August 11, Midland College Health Sciences Continuing Education will host an open house of its Massage Therapy program. The event will take place from 7:00 p.m. at the Midland College Advanced Technology Center located at 3200 W. Cuthbert in Midland.



Massage Therapy can be a rewarding career with flexibility to work in settings such as medical office, sports clinics, day spa, and resort spa or a home business. Our Massage Therapy Program provides classroom instruction, clinicals and internship.

For more information about about the Massage Therapy and other programs available at at Midland College HS Continuing Ed, please contact:

Health Science Continuing Education
(432) 681-6303
• ce.midland.edu/hs/

Wendy Wood-Collins BSN, RN
(432) 681-6364
wwoodcollins@midland.edu

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MC Chap Basketball alum shines at NBA Summer League championship

NBA.com Photo
• Hammon, Simmons highlight Spurs’ Summer League title

By John Shumann
hangtime.blogs.nba.com

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - At Summer League, you don’t always get good basketball. But you always get good stories. And the San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League championship was about good stories.

First, there was Becky Hammon, the first ever female Summer League head coach, leading her team to a 6-1 record and the title her in Las Vegas. A year ago, she was playing for the San Antonio Stars. And already, she’s got some head coaching experience ...

... another great story was [Midland College basketball alum] Jonathon Simmons, who was voted the championship game MVP after scoring 23 points on 7-for-14 shooting ...

read/watch the rest of Schumann's post ... 

stats/video from the championship game ... 


In Memory ...

Midland College will fly flags at half-staff through Saturday, July 25, in memory of the five United States service personnel who were killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We keep their families and all military personnel in our thoughts and prayers.

CLICK HERE for more on this story from CNN ...

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

MC awards Bill Pace Cogdell Scholarship to 16 students

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is proud to announce that 16 students have received the Bill Pace Cogdell Scholarship. This year’s scholarship awardees are Jose Aranda, Erica Barrios, Tina Ellis, Cristi Escamilla, Becca Garcia, Michael Garza, Valeria Goni, Jovany Guzman, Valeria Juarez, Samantha Melendez, Kodie Ochoa, Terisa Norris, Ksssandra Ramirez, Draven Soto, Dively Vega and Jordan York.

Each year in July, MC awards the Cogdell Scholarship to 10-20 deserving students. The scholarship funds tuition, fees and books during the fall and spring semesters for students taking 6 credit hours or more at Midland College and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB). Students who maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 will continue to receive the scholarship throughout their studies at the two institutions.

MC Community Liaison/Student Advisor Mary Martinez Gonzales explained, “In order to apply for the scholarship, each student had to submit a personal essay and a letter of reference. A face-to-face interview with the selection committee was also required. When selecting students to receive the Cogdell Scholarship, the selection team considered personal history, education and career goals and financial need, among other criteria.”

For more information, please contact:

Mary Martinez Gonzales
(432) 685-6023
mgonzales@midland.edu

Monday, July 20, 2015

TWO WEEKS LEFT ... Find YOUR Place at Your College with Chap OnBoard

Prospective students are invited to find their place at Midland College through Chap OnBoard.

Weekly Chap OnBoard sessions - Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. - are going on now and will continue through July 30th - that's just two more weeks! - at the MC Welcome Center in the Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center.

If the student is unable to make these times, they can call and make an appointment that works with their schedule.

Session attendees will receive a checklist taking them through the admissions process at Midland College ... and guidance from MC staff to get them through each step of that process, helping them get ready for Fall 2015 at MC.

 
The last Chap OnBoard session will take place
Thursday, July 30

For more information about Chap OnBoard, please contact:

Amy Huff, MC Welcome Center Coordinator
(432) 686-4816
welcome@midland.edu

Today's "30 in 30" Fun Fact ...




What is “30 in 30” ?

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

In August, Midland College (MC) will award $100 book vouchers to 30 full-time students who have registered for and arranged payment for the fall semester. Students who register between April 23, 2015, and August 7, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for the vouchers.

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez said, “We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to register for fall classes early. Now is the time to stop by the Scharbauer Student Center on the main campus and visit with an advisor in order to get a degree plan and register for classes. Some of our classes are already getting full!”

Martinez explained that in addition to the book voucher drawing, Midland College is also sharing a “fun fact or tip” with the community each day for the next 30 days starting today. This information will be displayed on the Midland College website and also on MC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Martinez stated, “We think it will be entertaining for students and the community to learn a little something about MC’s history and to get some great helpful tips for registering for the fall semester. We hope everyone enjoys reading about our community college.”

People who are new to the Midland community and/or Midland College may want to also take advantage of the college’s new Welcome Center located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff in the center are available to offer one-on-one assistance with the MC application process, financial aid/scholarships and other procedures for entering college.

No appointment is necessary to visit with Welcome Center staff or to see a college advisor. The Welcome Center and the MC Advising Office are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the convenience of those who might not be able to stop by during the day, MC employees are also available for assistance until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. College officials said that July is the best month to register for fall classes. Later in August, the wait time to see an advisor can get rather long. For more information about MC’s “30 in 30” campaign, completing an application and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll

Midland College partners with Rice University for Physics textbooks

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) students enrolled in Physics courses this fall will not have to purchase textbooks. The MC Physics department has entered into an agreement with OpenStax College for introductory physics course material, including textbooks, at no cost to students.


Initiated by Rice University, OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate and meet the scope and sequence requirements of courses. The OpenStax College project is one way that Rice strives to increase access to high-quality educational materials for all students.

MC Physics Instructor Jeremy Lusk explained, “Midland College Dean of Math & Science Dr. Margaret Wade discovered the OpenStax textbooks at a conference and relayed the information to several faculty. I wasn’t super happy with the existing Physics texts that we were using in our classes, so I contacted OpenStax and did some research. Their material is great. It is not only very thorough, but also well written in a student friendly format. And, the best news is that it’s absolutely free to students.”

MC students who register for PHYS 1401 and PHYS 1402 will be given information about creating an account in order to download the textbook from a website. The textbook is available in Adobe pdf format, in web format, audio and even Braille for the visually impaired. For students who want printed material, OpenStax will print and bind a copy and mail it to students at a nominal fee.

Lusk stated, “I’m looking forward to using the OpenStax material in my classes this fall, and I hope this will provide a little financial relief to our students. College textbooks are so expensive, and I’m glad that this is at least one textbook that students won’t have to purchase.”

For more information about the OpenStax College Physics textbooks and MC Physics courses, please contact Lusk at 432/685-4617, jlusk@midland.edu

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Glory-ous start to the morning ...

Sharing some morning glories that get my day off to a good start, on the walk to my office at Fasken Learning Resource Center ...



Friday, July 17, 2015

Follow-up on MC Chaparral Basketball alum

• Former Midland College Cager, Simmons Inks with San Antonio Spurs

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

The San Antonio Spurs have signed, former Midland College Chap, Jonathan Simmons to a two-year deal at the veteran’s minimum (first year guaranteed, Spurs hold option for second year). Simmons (6’5” guard) is a native of Houston, TX, played for the Chaps and head coach Ross Hodge in 2009-10, having played his freshman year at Paris JC for Hodge.

In the 2009-10 season, Simmons helped lead MC to a 30-3 overall record, including winning their first 26 games of the season that year. Two of the three losses that season, came at the hands of Howard College, including a thrilling game in the 2010 NJCAA Region V Championship game (66-76). Howard College won the 2010 National Championship. That season Simmons averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 rebounds, while shooting 53 percent from the floor in 32 games.

Following his one season at Midland College, Simmons transferred to the University of Houston where he played one season. He declared for the NBA draft in 2012 and went undrafted. Simmons has played three seasons in the NBA Developmental League for the Austin Spurs.




In his San Antonio Spurs/NBA Summer League debut game against the New York Knicks in Las Vegas on Saturday (a 78-73 loss), Simmons had 15 points and six rebounds for the Spurs.