Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cramming for finals? ... MC Cram Fest is for YOU



For more information, contact:
Taneekwa Hurdle, MC Student Activities Coordinator
(432) 685-4543
thurdle@midland.edu

Chap Baseball opens road series in New Mexico

JC BASEBALL: Chaps split doubleheader with NMMI

Staff Report,
Midland Reporter Telegram

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - The Midland College baseball team split a Western Junior College Athletic Conference doubleheader vs. New Mexico Military Institute on Friday at NMMI Ballpark.

The Chaparrals scored two runs in the sixth inning and then held on for a 4-3 victory in the first game. But the Broncos bounced back with 14 hits in the second game to beat the Chaps 10-5 ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Friday, April 29, 2016

An addition to our Video Vault, Part 5


Midland College is Your College ...
Visit us at midland.edu


Midland College announces partnership with UT- Arlington for advanced safety training

All this week, we'll be sampling the opportunities for growth, advancement - and FUN! - available to the community through Midland College Continuing Education .



• MC offers Safety and Health Official Certification through top-ranked OSHA Training Institute Education Center in the U.S

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is partnering with The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) as a host campus for advanced OSHA certification training. The OSHA-prescribed professional and regulatory instruction is taught at Midland College’s Advanced Technology Center by instructors who hold highly ranked national certifications. The classes guarantee training and support services required to protect workers, reduce losses and realize the profitability of a safe and healthful work environment.

Elizabeth Wall with the MC Workforce Continuing Education Department explained, “We have a need from Midland-based companies for employees and managers to obtain these certifications locally. Courses are taught by qualified UTA Safety instructors, through the leading OSHA training institute in the country. We are very pleased to host these courses in Midland.

MC plans to host the following ten courses through July:

Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics (Course #3015) – April 12
Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards (Course #2045) – May 10
OSHA (Course #511) – May 24-27
Hazard Recognition and Standards for On-Shore (Course #5810) – June 7-10
Trainer Course for H2S (Course #OG200) – July 12-14
Update for H2S Trainer Course (Course #OG201) – July 15
Fall Protection (Course #3115) – July 19-21

All courses are hands-on and offered at the convenient location of the MC Advanced Technology Center located at 3200 W. Cuthbert (corner of Midkiff and Cuthbert next to Furr’s Cafeteria). To register and view course descriptions, visit the UTA Division for Enterprise Development website, www.uta.edu/wconnect/ace or call (817) 272-2581. The Midland College Workforce Continuing Education Department is also happy to assist at (432) 681-6301.

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Wall, MC Workforce Continuing Education Department
(432) 681-6301
ewall@midland.edu

STUDENTS ... Voting for Instructor of the Year awards ends TODAY

From Taneekwa Hurdle
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Good Afternoon All,

Friday, April 29 - TODAY - marks the final day of online voting for Instructor of the Year Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year! Voting is open to current MC students only.


This year, voting will be done in reference to our new Pathways (Professors/Instructors will be listed according to their disciplines within each respective Pathway), with the addition of an Adjunct Faculty category. Please share the categories below and encourage students to participate in the voting process. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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



Pathways/Departments

Social & Behavioral Science
Anthropology
Geography
History
Government
Psychology
Sociology

Business
Accounting
Business Administration
Business Management
Economics
Organizational Management (BAT)

Arts, Humanities, Communications
Anthropology
Art
Drama
Communication
English
History
Modern & Classical Languages
Music
Speech
International Studies

STEM
Biology
Chemistry
Engineering
Geology
Kinesiology
Mathematics
Physics

Health & Wellness
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Counseling
Cosmetology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Nursing- Associate Degree
Respiratory Care
Vocational Nursing

Computer Information Technology
Business Systems
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Health Information Management
Information Technology
Networking Systems

Industry, Energy, Transportation
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology
Automotive
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Diesel Program
Energy Technology
Welding Technology

Public Service & Education
Education/AAT
Child Development and Early Childhood
Criminal Justice
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Science Technology
Paralegal

Adjunct Faculty

Thursday, April 28, 2016

An addition to our Video Vault, Part 4


Midland College is Your College ...
Visit us at midland.edu


Enhancing your children's summer at Your College ...

All this week, we'll be sampling the opportunities for growth, advancement - and FUN! - available to the community through Midland College Continuing Education .



Kids' College is a summer enrichment program for students who will be completing the first through sixth grade this spring. The curriculum has been developed to offer courses for instruction and enhancement rather than for in-depth study. Every year, over 1,000 children participate in Kids' College. The Kids' College staff is looking forward to a very successful program of fun and enriching classes. This year classes will also be offered off-campus through COM Aquatics, Inc., and at Midland Community Theater.

Registration for Session 1 (June 6-16)
will conclude Monday, June 6.

Registration for Session 1 (June 20-30)
will conclude Monday, June 20.

Courses are reserved on a first-registered, first-paid basis and all fees must be paid when registering.

More information about registration and payment, and a link for registration, can be found on the Kids’ College website, at www.midland.edu/kc

If you any questions, please give us a call.

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An addition to our Video Vault, Part 3


Midland College is Your College ...
Visit us at midland.edu


"CPR / American Heart Association Basic Life Support" Course at MC Health Science CE

All this week, we'll be sampling the opportunities for growth, advancement - and FUN! - available to the community through Midland College Continuing Education .



"CPR - American Heart Association Basic Life Support" is an American Heart Association-affiliated Health Care Provider Course, taught by an AHA-certified instructor, and available through MC's Health Science Continuing Education program.

EMSP 1019 - CPR / American Heart Association Basic Life Support

(HC11154Q)
Saturday, June 4
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Midland College ATC, 3200 W. Cuthbert
more information



For more information about these courses, and to register, please contact Health Science Continuing Education at Midland College, at ce.midland.edu/hs/ or (432) 681-6303.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

An addition to our Video Vault, Part 2


Midland College is Your College ...
Visit us at midland.edu


"Concealed Handgun" among special interest courses at MC Continuing Ed

All this week, we'll be sampling the opportunities for growth, advancement - and FUN! - available to the community through Midland College Continuing Education .



This class - offered through MC's Community Programs Continuing Education - teaches the laws relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun in the state of Texas, basic Handgun Safety and Storage, Use of Force and Non-Violent Dispute Resolution.

Concealed Handgun
(9256153Q)
Saturday, May 21
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Midland Shooters Association Range
more information



For more information about these courses, and to register, please contact Community Programs Continuing Education at Midland College, at ce.midland.edu/cp/ or (432) 685-4518.

Monday, April 25, 2016

An addition to our Video Vault, Part 1


Midland College is Your College ...
Visit us at midland.edu


MC to host "Environmental Regulatory Seminar"

All this week, we'll be sampling the opportunities for growth, advancement - and FUN! - available to the community through Midland College Continuing Education .



Thursday, May 12, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center, Midland College

Registration discount available until May 9
for this popular annual seminar

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The Midland College (MC) Petroleum Professional Development Center is once again partnering with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association to host the annual Permian Basin Environmental Regulatory Seminar scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., on the main MC campus in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room.

The seminar is held each spring in response to concerns from oil and gas industry professionals who need to keep current with environmental regulatory and policy changes.

This important one-day seminar will focus on regulatory changes from the past year, distilled to highlight changes with actual operational impacts. Important changes to EPA’s policies and approaches will also be presented and explored in terms of real “on the ground” impact to regulated facilities.

MC Petroleum Professional Development Center Director Curtis Helms explained the importance of the seminar, “A current understanding of regulatory changes and fast access to reference materials is important for energy industry professionals. Similarly, maintaining compliance and alerting management to upcoming changes enhances the value of both environmental professionals and environmental departments. Understanding how recent and upcoming changes affect oil and gas operations will allow companies to avoid surprises, proactively manage regulatory compliance and identify organizational risks.”

The keynote luncheon speaker is J. Ross Craft of Approach Resources LLC. Other presentations include speakers from Texas University Lands, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, Bureau of Economic Geology and New Mexico Oil Conservation Division.

A pre-registration discount of $50 is available until May 9. The pre-registration fee for Texas residents is $195 per person; pre-registration fee for those residing in other states is $220 per person. To register, visit the MC Petroleum Professional Development Center website at www.midland.edu/ppdc .

Series of FREE Alzheimer's workshops continuing at MC

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is once again partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to host a series of workshops for people who work with Alzheimer patients and for family and friends of Alzheimer patients. The series of 10 workshops will be offered periodically January through June. Participants may register and attend each workshop separately. There is no charge; however, health and social work professionals may register for continuing education credit for $15 per workshop.

All workshops in the series will be held on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon on the following dates:

• April 28
May 12
June 16

For more information, contact the Midland College department of Health Sciences Continuing Education at (432) 681-6354, or email Kimberly Daw at kdaw@midland.edu

Chap Golf ends regular season with another tournament win

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
• JC GOLF: McCubbin leads MC in WJCAC Invitational victory

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

RUIDOSO, NEW MEXICO - Led by Lucas McCubbin, the Midland College golf team won another tournament on Sunday.

The Chaparrals won the Western Junior College Athletic Conference Invitational by six strokes over Western Texas College with at 291-288--579 total at the Links at Sierra Blanca ...

read the rest of the MRT report ...

STUDENTS ... Voting for Instructor of the Year awards begins TODAY

From Taneekwa Hurdle
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Good Afternoon All,

Monday, April 25 - TODAY - marks the beginning of online voting for Instructor of the Year Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year! Voting is open to current MC students only; and will conclude Friday, April 29.


This year, voting will be done in reference to our new Pathways (Professors/Instructors will be listed according to their disciplines within each respective Pathway), with the addition of an Adjunct Faculty category. Please share the categories below and encourage students to participate in the voting process. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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



Pathways/Departments

Social & Behavioral Science
Anthropology
Geography
History
Government
Psychology
Sociology

Business
Accounting
Business Administration
Business Management
Economics
Organizational Management (BAT)

Arts, Humanities, Communications
Anthropology
Art
Drama
Communication
English
History
Modern & Classical Languages
Music
Speech
International Studies

STEM
Biology
Chemistry
Engineering
Geology
Kinesiology
Mathematics
Physics

Health & Wellness
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Counseling
Cosmetology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Nursing- Associate Degree
Respiratory Care
Vocational Nursing

Computer Information Technology
Business Systems
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Health Information Management
Information Technology
Networking Systems

Industry, Energy, Transportation
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology
Automotive
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Diesel Program
Energy Technology
Welding Technology

Public Service & Education
Education/AAT
Child Development and Early Childhood
Criminal Justice
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Science Technology
Paralegal

Adjunct Faculty

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Relocation of MC Transportation Training Office complete

From Bryan Aldridge
Director of Transportation Training, Midland College

Hello to you all,

I have some very exciting news!!

The day has finally arrived! The Transportation Training Office has finally made its move to its new location. All of our phone numbers will remain the same. I would like to take this time to thank all of those involved in the construction and completion process of our new facility.

For those of you that encounter any wondering students looking to obtain a CDL, please send them our way to the new location at:

MC Photos by Jeff McDonald
Christensen Stadium Transportation Training Location
4300 N. Lamesa Rd.
Midland, Texas 79705

Thank you and have a great day!

Bryan Aldridge, Director of Transportation Training
(432) 681-6317
baldridge@midland.edu


Chap Baseball wins one, loses one at home

JC BASEBALL: Chaps win marathon to split series with NMJC

Staff Report,
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College baseball coach David Coleman was actually at a loss for words when asked to describe his team’s 12-11 win in the second game of a doubleheader against New Mexico Junior College on Saturday.

After further thought, he compared the game to a heavyweight boxing match where two fighters would trade blow for blow ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

... and from earlier this weekend ...

Chap Baseball wins one, loses one on the road ...

Lady Chap Softball swept in DH on the road

• JC SOFTBALL: Odessa College wins series with doubleheader sweep of MC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - A pair of late rallies sunk the Midland College softball team, as Odessa College earned a Western Junior College Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep of the Lady Chaparrals on Saturday at Lady Wrangler Softball Complex ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

... and from earlier this weekend...

1 W, 1 L for Lady Chap Softball in DH with OC ...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

STUDENTS ... Voting for Instructor of the Year awards begins Monday

From Taneekwa Hurdle
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Good Afternoon All,

Monday, April 25, marks the beginning of online voting for Instructor of the Year Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year! Voting is open to current MC students only; and will conclude Friday, April 29.

This year, voting will be done in reference to our new Pathways (Professors/Instructors will be listed according to their disciplines within each respective Pathway), with the addition of an Adjunct Faculty category. Please share the categories below with students and encourage them to participate in the voting process. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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



Pathways/Departments

Social & Behavioral Science
Anthropology
Geography
History
Government
Psychology
Sociology

Business
Accounting
Business Administration
Business Management
Economics
Organizational Management (BAT)

Arts, Humanities, Communications
Anthropology
Art
Drama
Communication
English
History
Modern & Classical Languages
Music
Speech
International Studies

STEM
Biology
Chemistry
Engineering
Geology
Kinesiology
Mathematics
Physics

Health & Wellness
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Counseling
Cosmetology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Nursing- Associate Degree
Respiratory Care
Vocational Nursing

Computer Information Technology
Business Systems
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Health Information Management
Information Technology
Networking Systems

Industry, Energy, Transportation
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology
Automotive
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Diesel Program
Energy Technology
Welding Technology

Public Service & Education
Education/AAT
Child Development and Early Childhood
Criminal Justice
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Science Technology
Paralegal

Adjunct Faculty

Chap Baseball wins one, loses one on the road

JC BASEBALL: Chaps, NMJC split in high-scoring doubleheader

Staff Report,
Midland Reporter Telegram

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - The Midland College and New Mexico Junior College baseball teams lived up to their reputation as the top two offensive teams in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference on Friday.

The teams combined for seven home runs in the first game of a doubleheader at Ray Birmingham Thunderbird Field but it was a three-run homer by Travon Benton in the 10th inning that proved to be the difference in a 12-9 win by the T-Birds. The Chaparrals bounced back in the second game as they overcame four errors to beat NMJC, 9-5, and maintain a five-game lead in the WJCAC standings ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

1 W, 1 L for Lady Chap Softball in DH with OC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC SOFTBALL: MC, Odessa College split twin-bill, remain tied for 1st

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - After Friday, there is still no clear cut leader in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference softball standings.

Midland College softball and Odessa College stayed in a tie for first place after the teams split a doubleheader at the Midland College softball field ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Friday, April 22, 2016

Not your average school field trip ...

The Fire Science Technology Program at Midland College prepares students for careers in the fire service field with municipal fire departments, insurance inspection agencies, industrial safety firms, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Defense. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of personnel currently employed in fire service positions and those desiring preparation for employment ... and that includes firefighting drills in the field!


THANKS to Mark Kuhn for the photos!

For more information about the Fire Science Technology Program at Midland College, you may visit their page on MC's online catalog .

You may also contact:
Mark Kuhn, Program Director
Portable Building #4, MC Main Campus
(432) 685-6757
MKuhn@midland.edu

Newspaper offers preview of MC softball, baseball this weekend

JC BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Preview capsules for MC's weekend series

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram


Lady Chaparral Softball
Midland College vs. Odessa College
When/Where: Doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. today, Midland College softball field; doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, OC Softball Complex, Odessa.

This is a big series in the WJCAC as the teams are tied for first place, just percentage points ahead of Howard College. “There’s always such a big emphasis playing Odessa College because they’re such a big rival,” Midland College softball coach Tommy Ramos said. “I expect both teams to play well and play with a lot of energy ...

read the rest of this preview ...



Chaparral Baseball
Midland College vs New Mexico Junior College
When/Where: Doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. (CDT) today, Ray Birmingham Thunderbird Field, Hobbs, N.M.; doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Christensen Stadium

This four-game series will feature the top two teams in the WJCAC as MMidland College Chaparrals looks to maintain its five-game lead in the standings. ... MC coach David Coleman said the Thunderbirds have a potent offense ...

read the rest of this preview ...

Good luck Chaps, Lady Chaps!

MC hosts Science Extravaganza ... Parking Advisory

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Whether they participate in a rocket launch or try on the “Drunk Glasses,” the students at Midland College’s (MC) Science Extravaganza will learn that science is fun!

On Friday, April 22 - TODAY - area 6th graders will congregate at MC for hands-on demonstrations, experiments and exhibits. Science Extravaganza also gives Midland College students and faculty — who will be facilitating many of the exhibits — a chance to give back to the Midland community and its youth.

Activities will occur in two 1½-hour shifts from 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and will take place inside and outside of the Abell Hanger Science Faculty Building (AHSF), the lawn by the Davidson Family Health Sciences Building (DHSF) and in the Leona G. and John E. Fox Science Building (FSB).

A campus map with legend is available at this link

SPECIAL NOTE from the MCPD: Friday, April 22 - TODAY - is the Science Extravaganza. The entire parking lot EAST of the MC Bookstore and the Scharbauer Student Center will be blocked off until 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

First Place Midland College Hosts New Mexico JC in a Saturday Double-Dip

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

Midland College Chap baseball will host a double-header versus New Mexico Junior College on Saturday, April 23rd @ 3:00 p.m. at Christensen Stadium (North Loop 250 East and Lamesa Road). The Chaps are 29-12 overall and 22-2 in the WJCAC, while the NMJC Thunderbirds are 27-17 overall and 17-7 in conference.

The two teams will play a four-game weekend series with games 1 & 2 being played in Hobbs (NM) at NMJC on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday’s games move to Midland. The Chaps currently lead the WJCAC with a five game cushion over the second place Thunderbirds.

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
There is no admission charged, so pack a cooler of soft drinks/tea/water along with a few snacks for a great day of college baseball at Christensen Stadium!

Go Chaps!

MC Photo by Forrest Allen

SOPHOMORE DAY ... Midland College Softball Hosts #20 Odessa College in Final Home Games of 2016

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

The Midland College Lady Chap softball team will host Odessa College in a 1:00 p.m. double-header (Lady Chap Field) on Friday, April 22nd @ 1:00 p.m. Midland College (36-10, 16-4) are currently tied for first place in the conference standings with Odessa College (35-18, 16-4).

This weekend’s four-game series (Friday in Midland and Saturday in Odessa) will have a significant impact on who wins the regular season championship as well as the #1 seed in the 2016 NJCAA Region V West Tournament Championship (Lubbock, TX on the Texas Tech Campus, May 6-8th).

The Lady Chaps wrap up the final four games of the regular season on April 29th at Frank Phillips College (Borger, TX) and Saturday, April 30th at Clarendon College (Clarendon, TX), before playing in the Region V West Tournament. The top six teams in the WJCAC will compete in the NJCAA Region V West Tournament, with the winner advancing to the NJCAA Division I Softball Championships (May 18-21st in St. George, UT).

Just a reminder, we will be holding our “Sophomore Day” salute to our departing Lady Chap softball sophomores between games on Friday.

Go Lady Chaps!

Midland College Golf Qualifies for 2016 NJCAA National Championship Tournament

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

Congratulations to Coach Delnor Poss and Mr. Brian Gilley on securing a spot in the 2016 NJCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championships (May 17-20, 2016 in Melbourne, FL). This is the 29th consecutive year the Midland College Chaparral golf team, led by hall of fame coach, Delnor Poss, has earned their way into the National Championship Tournament. Midland College is ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA National rankings (behind #1 Indian Hills CC (IA) and #2 Eastern Florida State CC). That ranking was published on April 13th.

In order to qualify for the National Tournament, teams played in the NJCAA Southwest Championship (Tanglewood Resort in Pottsboro, TX April 3-5th) and the NJCAA District 2 Championships (Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene, TX April 17-19th). Each tournament was originally scheduled to be 54-hole events (three rounds of 18 holes), however the District 2 Tournament was adjusted because of rain and wet/cold conditions that precluded teams from playing on all of the 18 holes on the course at Diamondback.

Teams were only allowed to play selected holes that did not have standing water on them. They played each of the “selected” nine holes two times per day to get a complete 18 holes. A decision was made to also limit play to 36 total holes instead of 54. The Southwest Championship and the District Two tournaments were combined (90 total holes, instead of 108).

Midland College tied Odessa College in the Southwest Championships with a three round team score of 890. OC then won the team title after a two hole playoff. In this week’s tournament at Diamondback, the Chaps finished in second place, one stroke behind Tyler Junior College. MC recorded a two round total of 529 to Tyler’s 528. However when combining the two tournament team scores, the Chaparrals won the Regional Championship with a 90-hole total team score of 1419 (ahead of second place Odessa College’s 1,429) to win by ten strokes.

Regional Championship Team Scores (total of 90 holes):
Midland College, 293-299-298 (890) + 272-257 (529), 1419

Note: The team photo at the top of this page does not include MC’s Lucas McCubbin who enjoyed a tremendous semester as a member of the team.

"MC Students In Performance" ... TODAY

This is a follow-up on Monday’s invitation to our last student recital of the semester ... After you have enjoyed our outstanding student musicians in tomorrow’s recital, please join us for refreshments in the Choir Room immediately following the performances ... I hope to see you at 12:00 noon Thursday in the Wagner and Brown Auditorium!



From Rabon Bewley
Department Chair, Drama & Music

A reminder from the Midland College Department of Music ... Our final student music recital of the semester takes place this Thursday, April 21 - TODAY - at 12:00 noon in the Wagner Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there ... we would enjoy your company!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TTUHSC to host reception at MC for Physician Assistant Program

TTUHSC School of Health Professions
Reception for Physician Assistant Program

From Hilary Majors
TTUHSC Communications & Marketing Manager

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Health Professions will host a reception for its Master of Physician Assistant Studies program students, faculty, staff and community members.

WHEN: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., April 22 (Friday)
WHERE: School of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program, Dorothy and Todd Aaron Medical Science Building, Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, Texas

The TTUHSC School of Health Professions Master of Physician Assistant Studies program in Midland educates health care providers who will ultimately work to meet the needs in primary care in West Texas. The reception will commemorate the hard work and dedication exhibited by the program’s students, faculty and staff.

For more information, visit https://www.ttuhsc.edu/shp/mpa/ or contact Lindsay Johnson at Lindsay.johnson@ttuhsc.edu or (806) 743-3220.

Midland College celebrates community service with essays from Legacy Scholarship recipients

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

Community service is the basis for the Legacy Scholarship 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 academic year, ten Midland College (MC) students received scholarships for essays written about their community service. Spring 2016 semester winners are Tyler Johnson, Kristen Lopez, Kassie Maddox, Josefina Natividad and Jackie Spencer. At noon today, these five students — along with Fall 2015 recipients Alexis Hope Allen, Jonathan Childers, Emily Cooley, Laynie Milam and Natalie Velazquez — were honored at a luncheon in the Midland College Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room.

In her winning essay, Josefina Natividad summarized the true meaning of community service when she wrote, “Gandhi once said, ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’ And that is exactly what happened for me.”

Essay winner Jonathan Childers wrote, “Volunteering has played a major role in my life and my own personal growth. . . . I was given many opportunities like participating in the public library, serving at Keep Midland Beautiful and contributing in an ESL program. What I accomplished the most from these involvements was that it provided me a way to grow, improve myself and to make a small difference in the world that we live in today.”

In her essay about volunteering at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Natalie Velazquez wrote, “The Legacy Scholarship and volunteering in general has taught me more about the person that I aspire to be. The Legacy Scholarship has helped me to further my education, and the volunteer work as opened a new door within me. I hope to be a veterinarian someday, but I now also wish to help people, especially children who feel ignored or discouraged because they may not have the financial advantages that other students do.”

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

Lunch plans for tomorrow? ... Join us at MC Auto/Diesel Technology's annual fundraiser

From Helen Arrieta
MC Applied Technology Division

The annual fundraiser for Midland College's Automotive/Diesel Technology program will be on Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Automotive Department of the MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC) located at 3200 W Cuthbert (near the intersection of Cuthbert and Midkiff) in Midland.

Items that will be raffled during the fundraiser include gift certificates from Visa, Outback, Texas Roadhouse, O’Reilly, Chili’s, Starbucks, Whataburger and Chick-fil-a. You do not need to be present to win.

Raffle tickets are $2.00 each and meal tickets are $12.00 each and they can be purchased in advance in TC 143 or the day of the event, in the Automotive Department at the ATC. They will have to-go plates as well.

If you have any questions please contact:

Pete Avalos, Department Chair, Auto & Diesel Technology
(432) 681-6344
pavalos@midland.edu

Suit-up for Extravaganza ...

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald
Midland College's Science Extravaganza takes place this Friday on the grounds of Your College, and Heather January is standing-by to to help you suit-up for this annual event helping grade school students share the fun of science and technology. Science Extravaganza 2016 tee-shirts are for sale all this morning, until twelve noon, on the sidewalk facing the parking lot, between the Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building (AHSF) and the Davidson Family Health Sciences Building (DFHS). Shirts come in various sizes and colors, and are $10 each



From Margaret Wade
MC Dean of Math, Science and Kinesiology

You and any children in your life are invited to join us on Friday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for Science Extravaganza. We will be spread out from the Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building (AHSF) across the grassy space to the Davidson Family Health Sciences Building (DHSF) and on over to the Leona G. and John E. Fox Science Building (FSB).


MC Campus Map & Legend (Adobe .pdf file)

Regional win earns Chap Golf a berth in national tournament

MRT File Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC GOLF: MC wins regional title, qualifies for nationals again

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ABILENE, TEXAS - The Midland College golf team captured its first NJCAA District 2 championship in a while after shooting a cumulative total of 1,419 over 90 holes ...

... This also qualified the Chaps for the NJCAA National Tournament -- to be held May 17-20 in Melbourne, Florida -- for the 29th straight year ...

read the rest of the MRT report ...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Finals Week services - and TREATS! - in the MC Math Lab

From Alma Brannon
MC Math Lab Coordinator

Can you believe it is only 3 weeks until finals? I am ready; I hope our students are!

The Math Lab staff wants to make finals week a bit more enjoyable for all MC students while they study. We welcome all students looking for a place to study to our little corner of MHAB (Room 124, F. Marie Hall Academic Building). We have created an inviting seating area serving coffee daily. Here are the additional activities planned for Monday – Wednesday of finals week.

Monday-Tuesday, May 9-10
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts. Coffee bar all day.
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hourly prize drawing. Snacks available.
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pizza and drinks.

Wednesday, May 11 (closing at noon)
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Coffee and doughnuts.

Thursday, May 12 (closed)

If you have any questions, please ask!

Alma Brannon
(432) 685-6802
abrannan@midland.edu

TONIGHT ... a special time and service for "Night Writers" at MC's Language Hub

The Language Hub is located in TC 182 and offers FREE tutoring in writing for all subjects by trained faculty, staff, and peer tutors. Bring your writing assignment, your research, and your draft to TC 182, and let our tutors help you to improve your writing.

We are open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (tutors available 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.); Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (tutors available 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon). We are closed Saturday - Sunday.

And ... for those late-night writers, join us for "Late Night at the Language Hub." We will be staying open until 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 - TONIGHT - to assist students in need of end-of-semester writing help. We will provide pizza and drinks for all students attending, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:

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

Chap Golf competes with other teams ... and the weather

MRT File Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC GOLF: MC sits in 3rd at wet NJCAA district tourney

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ABILENE, TEXAS - The Midland College men's golf team shot a 272 after only one round of the NJCAA District 2 Championships on Monday on a wet Diamondback Golf Course.

The teams were supposed to play two rounds but the day was shortened because the course was very saturated ...

read the rest of the MRT report ...

Monday, April 18, 2016

REMINDER ... MC Red Cross Club interest meeting is Wednesday


Students interested in being part of a Red Cross Club here, at Midland College are invited to an informational meeting Wednesday, April 20, 1:30-2:30 in the Senate Room of the Scharbauer Student Center.

CLICK HERE for more information

You may also contact:
Jennifer L. Goodwin, MC Residence Hall Manager
(915) 685-8789
jgoodwin@midland.edu