Monday, February 29, 2016

Be a Hero, make a difference at the MC Blood Drive ... Wednesday

Here's an opportunity for you to step-up, 'Be a Hero!' ... and enjoy some pizza in the process.

From Dianne Scott
Donor Recruitment, United Blood Services

Our next blood drive at Midland College is Wednesday, March 2nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the the girls' dorm [I.A. O'Shaughnessy Residence Hall, for Women, on the northwest quarter of the MC campus]. We will be in the UBS Bloodmobile, and we will feed pizza to all the donors! If you have any questions, anyone can call my number at (432) 296-8755.

Thanks,

Dianne



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

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

And did we mention pizza ... hmmmm ???

TODAY's "MC Health & Wellness Week" activities include free HIV/AIDS testing

From Taneekwa Hurdle
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Good Morning All,

I hope each of you had a great weekend and are excited about cranking into gear for Health and Wellness Week: The Total You Experience! Today’s emphasis will be Sexual Health. In addition to today’s dynamic workshop opportunities, please encourage your colleagues and students to participate in the free HIV/AID and STD testing available in MHAB 209 from 11am-2pm. (The process is very discrete!) See you this afternoon!

The Hard Facts
As of 2015, there were 125 reported cases of HIV in Midland County
Youth, aged 13-24, account for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the U.S.
Over 50% of youth with HIV in the U.S. do not know they are infected
Faces of HIV (video)


For more information about MC Health & Wellness Week (February 29-March 4), contact:

Taneekwa Hurdle, MC Student Activities Coordinator
(432)685-4543
thurdle@midland.edu

Another tournament, another win for Chap Golf

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - The MC golf team continued their winning ways in taking the team and individual medalist titles at the 2016 NMMI Invitational at Roswell, NM. The Chaps, considered one of the top five teams in the NJCAA, secured the team title by 17 strokes in the one day, 36 hole event (par 72, 6652 yards) held at the New Mexico Military Institute Course.

The Chaps recorded teams scores of 283-279--562 (-14) for the title, followed by Garden City CC (KS) and New Mexico JC who shot 579 and 585 respectively.

Midland's Thomas Bailey, playing as an individual, shot scores of 67-72--139 (-5) to take the individual title by one stroke over Colorado School of Mining Technology's, George Markham (also an individual competitior).

Top Five Team:

1st: Midland College, 283-279--562
2nd: Garden City CC, 289-290--579
3rd: New Mexico JC, 287-298--585
4th: Ranger College, 302-285--587
5th: New Mexico Military, 297-305--602

Top Five Individuals and Midland College:

1st: Thomas Bailey, Midland College (I), 67-72--139
T-2nd: George Markham, CSoMT (I), 71-69--140
T-2nd: Stefan Cronje, Midland College, 68-72--140
T-2nd: Xander Basson, Midland College, 73-67--140
T-2nd: Jordan Bishop, Garden City CC, 70-70--140
T-6th: Lucas McCubbin, Midland College, 70-71--141
T-9th: Casey Fowler, Midland College (I), 75-67--142
T-11th: Hudson Ross, Midland College (I), 71-72--143
T-14th: Dominick Haskins, Midland College, 74-70--144
T-19th: Coleman Houston, Midland College (I), 72-74--146
T-21st: Ben Murray, Midland College, 71-76--147

• JC MEN'S GOLF: Chaps, Bailey capture NMMI Invitational

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - The Midland College men’s golf teams finished first and second at the NMMI Invitational played Sunday at the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course.

Thomas Bailey led the Chaparrals by winning medalist after shooting a 67-72-139 total ...

read the rest of the MRT report ...

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Reminder for Monday ... Netflix & Chill

From Taneekwa Hurdle
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Hello All,

Come discuss current trends in dating/relationships in this interactive, judgement free, thought provoking session. You do not want to miss this!

For more information about MC Health & Wellness Week (February 29-March 4), CLICK HERE or contact:

Taneekwa Hurdle, MC Student Activities Coordinator
(432)685-4543
thurdle@midland.edu

Chap Baseball wins one, loses one in Saturday doubleheader

JC BASEBALL: Chaps split doubleheader against Weatherford College

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College baseball team split its double header with visiting Weatherford College, winning the first game, 14-9 but dropping the second, 14-10 on Saturday at Christensen Stadium ...

read the rest of this MRT report

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Reminder for Monday ... Storm Spotter Training at MC

Midland College recently obtained status as a StormReady campus from the National Weather Service, which means we have met established guidelines and procedures for severe weather.

As spring approaches, so does severe weather season. With that in mind we will be hosting FREE storm spotter training on ...

Monday February 29, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Marie Hall Academic Building

The class will last approximately 2 hours. I encourage everyone who is able to attend to do so, the more trained individuals we have the safer and more prepared we will be.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Chief Richard McKee
Midland College Police Department
(432)685-6833
rmckee@midland.edu

Chap Baseball drops game to Weatherford

JC BASEBALL: Chaps blow lead, fall to Weatherford College

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Weatherford College came back from a 5-0 deficit to beat Midland College baseball 9-7 in a non-conference game at Christensen Stadium on Friday ...

read the rest of this MRT report

Friday, February 26, 2016

Lady Chap Basketball at NJCAA regional tournament

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5, the Midland College Lady Chaparrals will be at the Brownwood Coliseum in Brownwood, Texas for the NJCAA Region V Women's Basketball Championships.

Regional tournament bracket ...

Physical Science on the Quad

MC Photos by Jeff McDonald
From Melissa McHale
MC Science Faculty

My PHYS 1415 Physical Science students were doing a lab designed to evaluate the kinetic and potential energies, as well as the power, involved in the eruption of a bottle of diet Coke after a few Mentos were added. The first group of students[in the photograph above], had the best eruption, generating an eruption of nearly 2 meters with 13 Joules of total energy.

MC Student Activities releases "Health & Welnness Week" schedule

From Taneekwa Hurdle
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Good Morning All,


For more information about MC Health & Wellness Week (February 29-March 4), contact:

Taneekwa Hurdle, MC Student Activities Coordinator
(432)685-4543
thurdle@midland.edu

Chap Basketball ends season on winning note

MRT Photo by James Durbin
• JC BASKETBALL: Chaps close out season with win against NMMI

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - Travaun Coad had a game-high 34 points to help the Midland College men's basketball team to a season-ending 91-88 victory over New Mexico Military Institute at the Cahoon Armory on Thursday.

The Chaparrals finished the year at 21-9 overall and 9-7 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, good enough for fifth place in the final regular season standings. The win also snapped a three-game losing streak ...

read the rest of this MRT report

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Storm Spotter Training, Monday at MC

Midland College recently obtained status as a StormReady campus from the National Weather Service, which means we have met established guidelines and procedures for severe weather.

As spring approaches, so does severe weather season. With that in mind we will be hosting FREE storm spotter training on Monday February 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the MHAB Auditorium.

The class will last approximately 2 hours. I encourage everyone who is able to attend to do so, the more trained individuals we have the safer and more prepared we will be.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Chief Richard McKee
Midland College Police Department
(432)685-6833
rmckee@midland.edu

Midland College Upward Bound participates in National TRiO Day of Service

Midland College Upward Bound participates in
National TRiO Day of Service
Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
F. Marie Hall Academic Building, Room 101

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Students and graduates from Upward Bound Program at Midland College (MC) will participate in the 2016 National TRiO Day of Service on Saturday, February 27. The purpose of the day is for students and graduates to express appreciation to the community for its support of the TRiO programs. Students will promote community literacy by donating children’s books to a local book drive. In addition, current Upward Bound participants will meet from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the F. Marie Hall Academic Building, Room 101, on the main MC campus to hear from former program participants as they describe the successes they have achieved since graduating from high school and college.

As part of the TRiO group of programs, MC’s Upward Bound’s mission is to encourage high school students to complete high school and pursue higher education. The program provides young people with opportunities and assistance to explore their potential for academic, social and personal growth. Upward Bound assists students with college selection and application, career planning and financial aid and scholarship application.

For millions of students from low-income families who strive to be the first in their families to attend and graduate from college, federally funded TRiO programs like Upward Bound are making a world of difference. For over 50 years, the TRIO programs have been providing valuable supportive services to students from poor and working families throughout the U.S. to successfully enter college and graduate.

MC has hosted a TRiO Upward Bound program for the past 17 years. Over three-fourths of the program participants are low-income and first-generation-to-college. Thanks to the program’s efforts, 84 percent of the participants in MC’s program have enrolled in college immediately after high school.

“The reiteration of access, opportunity and accountability is what has made our TRiO programs successful,” claimed Pervis Evans, Upward Bound director at MC.

For more information about Upward Bound, contact:

Pervis D. Evans
Director of Upward Bound at Midland College
(432) 686-4221
pevans@midland.edu

Shine a light ...

From Jenny Garnica
Accounting & Purchasing, Midland College

Today is “SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY DAY.” Mark a red X on your hand to support!
So, how can a simple red X do anything to fight Human Trafficking? This red X starts a conversation. This red X symbolizes the 27,000,000 victims being sold for their bodies around the world. This X proves that people are pushing for laws, raising awareness & fighting for the freedom of those in the slave trade. It is an opportunity to inform others that slavery still exists. It is a symbol that although they might feel forgotten, we are the voice for those who are sold.


Newspaper previews tonight's Chap Basketball home match with NMMI

• JC BASKETBALL: Preview for MC men's game at NMMI

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - This will be the final game of the season for Midland College men's basketball as the Chaparrals were eliminated from postseason contention on Monday ...

read the rest of this MRT preview

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Midland College inducts 31 students into Phi Theta Kappa honor society

MC Photo by Rebecca Bell
From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is proud to announce that 31 students have been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society servicing two-year colleges around the world. Membership is based on superior academic achievements and is conferred only by invitation. Students must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

On Tuesday evening, February 23, MC President Dr. Steve Thomas and MC Executive Vice President Dr. Richard Jolly led the traditional ceremony where students were presented with a white rose in front of families and friends in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room on the main MC campus. At MC’s annual commencement ceremony on May 13, graduating Phi Theta Kappa members will again be recognized for achieving academic excellence.

In his keynote address, Dr. Thomas told the students, “Being here tonight means that you have accomplished a great deal. Continue to be ‘Inner-directed.’ In other words, lead your life by your own scale of values as opposed to external norms.”

2016 MC Phi Theta Kappa Inductees

Jaime Jalain Bagley, Lyssa Bell, Dora Carey, Patricia Chick, Joselin Corral, Heather Dudley, Alex Figueroa, Ashley Frazier, Janith Ruiz Garcia, Derek Haskell, Guerardo Reyes Hernandez, Emily Hobbs, BreAnna LaFoy, Rachel Long, Taylor McComic, Lacy Noel Molina, Zack Neuser, Tho Nguyen, Silvia Pena, Raquel Ramirez, Erika Sanchez, Mingming Shi, Allison Smith, Cali Stone, Mckenzie Stubbs, Ashley Sullivan, Behrong Tahantani, Wendy Tenorio, Vincent Varela, Reba Vick and Abibat Yusuff.

MC Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisors are Lea Keesee, director of the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at Midland College, and Duberlinda Mauricio, associate professor of Spanish.

MC kicks-off a "Total You Experience" next week

From Taneekwa Hurdle
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Good Morning All,

Come discuss current trends in dating/relationships in this interactive, judgement free, thought provoking session. You do not want to miss this!

For more information about MC Health & Wellness Week (February 29-March 4), contact:

Taneekwa Hurdle, MC Student Activities Coordinator
(432)685-4543
thurdle@midland.edu

Be a Hero, make a difference at the MC Blood Drive ... next week

For more information about MC Health & Wellness Week (February 29-March 4), contact: 

Taneekwa Hurdle, MC Student Activities Coordinator
(432)685-4543
thurdle@midland.edu



Here's an opportunity for you to step-up, 'Be a Hero!' ... and enjoy some pizza in the process.

From Dianne Scott
Donor Recruitment, United Blood Services

Our next blood drive at Midland College is Wednesday, March 2nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the the girls' dorm [I.A. O'Shaughnessy Residence Hall, for Women, on the northwest quarter of the MC campus]. We will be in the UBS Bloodmobile, and we will feed pizza to all the donors! If you have any questions, anyone can call my number at (432) 296-8755.

Thanks,

Dianne



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

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

And did we mention pizza ... hmmmm ???

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Meet the Chaps ...

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
The 2016 juco baseball season is under way, and it's time to get to know your Chaps! Individual player photos have been uploaded to the Midland College Baseball roster web page.

visit the MC Baseball Roster page ...

Reminder ...

Hi all!

Friendly reminder: The Testing Center will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday) due to TSI testing at Midland and Lee high schools.

Thanks,

Julia

Julia A. Vickery, Director of Pathways Advising
Midland College
(432) 685-4704
jvickery@midland.edu

Midland College music students receive honors and awards

• Students excel at regional and state bands and music festivals

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) music students Rebecca James and Manny Navarrete have recently received state and regional awards and recognition.

Rebecca James was chosen first chair oboist of the Texas Community College Band Director’s Association All-State Honor Band (TCCBDA). The band spent several days in rehearsal prior to performing at the Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio on February 10-13. James is a music major and private student of MC adjunct woodwind instructor Elaine Welch. In addition, Rebecca James plays oboe in the MC Wind Ensemble and saxophone in the MC Jazz Band, both under the direction of MC Music Program Chair Rabon Bewley.

Manny Navarrete won first place in the collegiate division of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s 2016 West Texas Guitar Festival. He was awarded prizes of music merchandise and given the honor of performing solo at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center to conclude the festival. In addition, he will also be featured in a solo performance at a future Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center concert. Navarrete is a private student of MC adjunct guitar instructor Mary Kaylyn Miller.

“We are extremely proud of these students,” noted Mr. Bewley. “Rebecca and Manny are very talented, and I appreciate their contributions to MC’s outstanding music program.”

MC Homecoming spirit took to the streets in community parade

CLICK HERE for a photo album ...
It's a wrap! Many, many thanks to everyone who was instrumental in making Homecoming Week 2016 a huge success!

Taneekwa Hurdle
Student Activities Coordinator
Midland College

Chap basketball drops home finale to OC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC BASKETBALL: Odessa College knock Chaps out of playoff contention

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Monday night’s game between Midland College men's basketball and Odessa College showed a perfect contrast between the two teams.

On one end was a team that was fighting for a Western Junior College Athletic Conference championship and still looked like it was having fun.

On the other end, there was a team that was mentally beaten up and had a long hard road to even have a shot at the postseason ...

read the rest of this MRT report, and enjoy a photo album ...

Lady Chap basketball closes regular season with win, playoff spot

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Inspired Lady Chaps down Odessa College in home finale

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 12-ranked Midland College women’s basketball team just needed a little motivation.

Playing rival Odessa College proved to be the spark to fuel the Lady Chaparrals’ fire ...

read the rest of this MRT report, and enjoy a photo album ...

Monday, February 22, 2016

Transfer Fair at Midland College a success

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald
From Julia Vickery
Director, Pathways Advising, Midland College

With 18 University Reps and running out of pizza for students, I say that Transfer Fair 2016 was a HUGE success!

CLICK HERE for a photo album ...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone that assisted with set up, wore a college or university shirt, stopped by to make the recruiters feel welcome, and/or encouraged student attendance.

Sincerely,

Julia

Midland College hosting monthly “On Track” session for high school seniors

Information to be provided regarding college entry exams, Campus Connect portal, online courses, online classroom management system and library resources.

Thursday, February 25, 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center, Midland College

On Thursday, February 25, Midland College (MC) will host the third in a series of “On Track” sessions. MC provides these opportunities free of charge for high school seniors and their parents. Thursday’s session will be held from 5:45-7:00 p.m. in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room on the main MC campus. No reservations are required.

Visit the "On Track" web page ...

MC Director of Enrollment Services Jeremy Martinez explained, “The college application process can be rather intimidating at times. This is our third year to host these monthly On Track sessions, and students and parents have told us that the information we provide during the informal presentations and discussions have really helped take the ‘mystery’ out of applying to college and registering for classes.”

Martinez said that all are welcome, even those who may not have attended the first two sessions. Each session is independent from the previous one. The topics for Thursday night will be entrance and placement testing, online courses, online classroom management system and library resources. Of particular interest will be information about MC’s Campus Connect portal, which enables students to register for classes, pay tuition and fees and keep track of personal college records such as transcripts, financial aid, etc.

“if students cannot attend on Thursday, we encourage them stop by the MC Welcome Center to learn more about Midland College and the application process,” stated Martinez. “Registration for the fall semester begins in April, so now is the time to start applying. Before students are able to register for fall classes, they must complete and submit an application and take the TSI exam. For those who may be anxious about the TSI exam, we offer TSI Prep Classes, which will also be explained in Thursday’s On Track session.”

For more information about applying to MC and registering for classes, visit www.midland.edu/enroll or contact the MC Office of Enrollment Services at enroll@midland.edu , (432) 685-4501.

A full evening of basketball action - and more - tonight at Chap Center

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

Join us at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center as we say farewell to our departing sophomore basketball athletes. The action begins at 5:45 p.m. with a women's match up between the visiting Odessa College Lady Wranglers and the #12 ranked Midland College Lady Chaps.

Immediately following the conclusing of the women's contest, our four second-year members of the Lady Chap basketball team will be honored. Then the men take the court with the Odessa College Wranglers squaring off with the Midland College Chaparrals.

Just prior to the introduction of the men's game starters, we will be honoring the second-year members of the Midland College Chaps. The OC Wranglers versus MC Chaparrals game will tip off at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Also, we will be saluting the members of the military with commemorative t-shirts being distributed to those in attendance. The shirts are sponsored by the Midland College Veteran's Association (on-campus organization).

Lady Chap Sophomores: Morgan Ashton (Midland, TX), Sierra Dixon (Pittsburg, CA), Valentine Zambelli (Montreui, France) and Walnatia Wright (Augusta, GA)

Chaparral Sophomores: William Tchiengang (Yaounde, Cameroon), Austin Dacent (Charlotte, NC), Bryce Irvin (Houston, TX), Solomon Hainna (Los Angeles, CA), Gee Giga (Kuanas, Lithuania), Trevan Coad (West Lawn, PA), James McPherson (Ann Arbor, MI) and Daeshon Francis (Indianapolis, IN).



• JC BASKETBALL: Preview capsules for today's MC games vs. Odessa College

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

Women's Basketball

MIDLAND, TEXAS - This is not only the last regular-season game for Midland College women’s basketball but it is “sophomore night” at Chaparral Center ... The Lady Chaps would love nothing more than to get a win against their biggest rival and get some momentum heading into the Region V Tournament to be held March 3-5 at Howard Payne University in Brownwood ...

Men's Basketball

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College men's basketball put itself in a very tough position as its third WJCAC home loss of the season has the Chaparrals on the outside looking in for next month’s Region V Tournament. MC trails fourth-place Frank Phillips College with two games remaining ... Odessa College has wrapped up a berth in the Region V Tournament and still has a chance at a WJCAC title ...

read the rest of this MRT preview

MC Testing Center Closed Wednesday

From Craig Balch
Testing Center Coordinator

The Testing Center will be closed all day on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. All personnel will be administering off-site TSI Assessments that day. Regular operation will resume Thursday, February 25 at 8:00 AM.

Craig Balch
(432) 685-4735
cbalch@midland.edu

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Chap Baseball wins one, loses one in Sunday doubleheader

JC BASEBALL: Chaps split doubleheader vs. Seward

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College baseball team split its doubleheader against Seward County (Kan.) Community College at Christensen Stadium on Sunday ...

read the rest of this MRT report

Busy Saturday for Chap baseball, Lady Chap softball

JC BASEBALL: Chaps split with Colby County

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College baseball team splits its home-opening doubleheader against Colby County (Kan.) Community College on Saturday at Christensen Stadium ...

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• JC SOFTBALL: Lady Chaps split in Odessa

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - he No. 15-ranked Midland College softball experienced the extremes of winning and losing as it went 1-1 during two games on Saturday at the Odessa Classic Tournament ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Good start to Odessa tournament for Lady Chap softball

Game 1's winning pitcher, Sanae Nokoa                                                         MC Photo by Forrest Allen
• JC SOFTBALL: Lady Chaps get 2 wins at Odessa tourney

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - The No. 15-ranked Midland College softball team swept Friday’s first day of action at the Odessa Classic Tournament held at the Odessa College softball complex ...

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Congratulations ...

MC Photo by Katherine Curry
Queen Lyssa Bell and King Issac Constancio
2016 Midland College Homecoming Royalty