Monday, October 31, 2016

All Saints' Day Mass celebration tomorrow at MC


• All MC Employees, Students and Their Families are Invited

Please join CSAM (the Catholic Student Association of Midland) to celebrate All Saints’ Day Mass in the Dollye Neal Chapel on Tuesday, November 1, at 5:15 p.m.

To receive info about future CSAM events, text @abg88 to 81010. Be sure to include the @ sign.

Questions can be directed to the Midland College CSAM Advisor Cindy Madwell, cmadewell@midland.edu, 686-4243.

Midland College “takes the classroom on the road” to Italy

From Rebecca Bell
MC Dean of Community Relations

Midland College (MC) is pleased to announce another exciting opportunity for MC students and the community to participate in a travel/study course scheduled for next summer, May 29-June 7, 2017, to Italy.

The Panorama Italiano trip includes the following cities/areas: Venice, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri. The guided trip is available to all; students wanting to receive college credit for the trip may register for English 2332 or Speech 1311.

Trip cost (exclusive of college course tuition) is $5,568. This includes hotel accommodations (two per room), round-trip air transportation from Midland, all ground transportation, two meals a day, all museum passes and a tour manager. Included in this cost is a $200 deposit and $95 registration fee.

Visit MC's Humanities Panorama Italiano web page

The trip is being coordinated by MC Program Chair of English Dr. Pamela Howell ( prhowell@midland.edu , 432/685-4628) and MC Department Chair of Modern Languages and Speech Katherine Allen ( kallen@midland.edu , 432/685-6409). The American Council for International Studies (ACIS) is handling all arrangements. Dr. Howell has coordinated many of MC’s travel/study classes in the past with ACIS—most recently in the summer of 2015 to France.

Howell said, “These trips are a great way to study the culture and history as well as view the magnificent architecture and art of Europe. I invite MC students and those from the community who are interested to come with us to Italy for a panoramic view of this culturally rich and beautiful country.”

Lady Chap volleyball closes regular season on a high note

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC VOLLEYBALL: MC wins last home match, secures regional bye

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Dana Lohrke believed that the only appropriate way to finish out her time on the Chaparral Center court was with a win.

While Frank Phillips College at times didn’t make it easy for Lohrke and her Midland College volleyball teammates, the Lady Chaparrals sent sophomores Lohrke and Bailey Wright out in style with a 25-23, 25-21, 25-22 victory in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference finale on Saturday.

The Lady Chaps got some more good news later ...

read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps' next match will be at the NJCAA Region V West Tournament, Friday, November 4 in Borger, Texas. Opponent to be announced.

Continuing this week ... MC's Cogdell Center among early voting sites for November general election

From Alfredo Chaparro
Director of Community Services, Midland College

Early voting resumed at 8:00 a.m. this morning and ends on Friday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. See all five early voting locations, their days and hours HERE (English) and HERE (Spanish). Midland College's own Cogdell Center, located at 211 W. Florida Avenue, is one of Midland County's five early voting sites.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Newspaper previews tonight's Lady Chap Volleyball match at home ... Sophomore Day

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC VOLLEYBALL: Preview capsule for MC’s Oct. 29 match vs. FPC

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College volleyball team looks to close the regular season on a high note and gain some momentum for next week’s Region V West Tournament. ... The Lady Chaparrals are coming off a 19-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-11 loss at NMMI. MC coach Tammie Jimenez said her team fell back into making freshman-type mistakes in that match. She added that the Lady Chaps need to understand that they’ve grown up and matured a lot this season and trust in that to not have setbacks ...

read the rest of this MRT preview


AND it's Sophomore Day ...

Midland College Volleyball
"Lady Chap Volleyball Sophomore Day"
Final Home Match of 2016
2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29th
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center in Midland, TX

Lady Chap sophomores (l-r) Dana Lohrke, 6'0" Middle Hitter (Bandera, TX) and Bailey Wright, 5'7" Setter (Midland, TX)

Friday, October 28, 2016

MC Chemistry Club presents Chemistry at the Mall

Courtesy Photo
The Midland College (MC) Chemistry Club and the Permian Basin section of the American Chemical Society hosted Chemistry at the Mall on Saturday, October 22. MC faculty and students presented demonstrations and hands-on activities to show how chemistry impacts everyday life.

CLICK HERE to enjoy a photo album ...

Change to Chap basketball's 2015/2016 record

MRT File Photo by James Durbin
• JC BASKETBALL: Chaps, Dreiling get a win added

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College men's basketball team and head coach Jordan Dreiling got a win added from their 2015-16 season after it was ruled by the NJCAA that Ranger College used an ineligible player ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

What's happening at Carrasco Room today/tonight? ...

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald
... you might be better off asking what's NOT happening ...

On Friday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the MC Chemistry Club will be in the Carrasco Room of the Scharbauer Student Center selling homemade goodies ... AND nachos for lunch. Proceeds from sale of baked goods and nachos will be used for Chemistry Club students to attend conferences.

At 12:00 noon on Friday, the Math Department will host a special seminar entitled “Predicting Elections and Undergraduate Research.” The seminar will be presented by Texas Tech University faculty and will be held in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room. The community is invited to bring lunch - or purchase a bowl of nachos from the Chemistry Club! - and learn how to predict the upcoming presidential elections at this FREE seminar.

On Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the LGBTQ+ Club will host Bingo Night in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room.

For more information on these activities, visit www.midland.edu/events or contact the MC Community Relations Office at (432) 685-4556.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lady Chaps go the distance in loss to NMMI

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC VOLLEYBALL: Lady Chaps blow two-set lead, lose to NMMI

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO - New Mexico Military Institute came back from a two-set deficit to defeat Midland College volleyball in five sets on Wednesday at Cahoon Armory.

NMMI rallied for a 19-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-7 win against the Lady Chaparrals to take over sole possession of second place in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference ...

read the rest of this MRT preview

The Lady Chaparrals will be back at home for their next two matches when they host Langston University in a scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. Friday before hosting Frank Phillips College in the regular season finale at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

Looking ahead to Sophomore Day ...

Midland College Volleyball
"Lady Chap Volleyball Sophomore Day"
Final Home Match of 2016
2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29th
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center in Midland, TX

Lady Chap sophomores (l-r) Dana Lohrke, 6'0" Middle Hitter (Bandera, TX) and Bailey Wright, 5'7" Setter (Midland, TX)

Midland College math initiative receives Exemplar rating

• Program to be honored at Texas Pathways Institute

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

For the second year in a row, the Texas Success Center Math Pathways Project has awarded the Midland College (MC) “Mathways” Initiative as “Exemplar.” The program will be honored at a reception and dinner on November 2 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Bastrop, TX during the 2016 Texas Pathways Institute.

For the past two years, MC has served as a state leader in developing new math curriculum for community colleges. As one of nine partner community colleges in a project coordinated through The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas, MC designed a systemic approach to improving student success and completion in developmental math courses. The resulting curriculum developed by MC Math faculty supports student career goals by implementing processes, strategies and structures built around mathematics pathways. MC’s cutting-edge curriculum has laid the foundation for statewide implementation of the curriculum at other Texas community colleges.

MC Executive Vice President Dr. Richard Jolly congratulated the Math faculty on their leadership in this statewide endeavor and said, “MC Math faculty have worked diligently to develop practical math applications that focus on math for specific careers. Our outstanding Math faculty teach these courses in a fun and engaging format. The result is that students who previously had to take as many as three developmental math classes are now able to score high enough on college entrance exams after just completing one semester of the new Math curriculum. I congratulate the Math department on their efforts not only in leading Texas in this important initiative, but also in creating a pleasant instructional environment for our students.”

For more information about MC Math courses, contact Dr. Sonia Ford, MC chair of Math, Physics and Engineering, (432) 685-4525, sford@midland.edu.

MC advisors are also available to assist students with enrolling in courses and preparing degree plans that meet career pathways. The Advising Office is located in the Scharbauer Student Center on the main MC campus and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Advisors are also on duty until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Call (432) 685-4501 or email enroll@midland.edu to schedule an appointment.

Chap Basketball brings Drug-Free message to elementary school

Courtesy Photo
From Jordan Dreiling,
Head Coach, Midland College Men's Basketball

Some photos of our Chaps teaming up with George H.W. Bush Elementary to spread drug awareness and encourage youth in our community to set goals, make good decisions, and be a good example for others.

CLICK HERE for a photo album ...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Newspaper previews tonight's Lady Chap Volleyball road match in New Mexico

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC VOLLEYBALL: Preview capule for MC match vs. NMMI for Oct. 26

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Tonight’s match is a big one as the winner will have at least sole possession of second place in the WJCAC standings. ... Midland College volleyball is coming off what is arguably its biggest win of the season in a five-set victory over rival Odessa College on Saturday ...

read the rest of this MRT preview


Looking ahead to Sophomore Day ...

Midland College Volleyball
"Lady Chap Volleyball Sophomore Day"
Final Home Match of 2016
2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29th
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center in Midland, TX

Lady Chap sophomores (l-r) Dana Lohrke, 6'0" Middle Hitter (Bandera, TX) and Bailey Wright, 5'7" Setter (Midland, TX)

Frenzied weekend ahead for Lady Chap Basketball


The Midland College Lady Chaparral basketball program has once again hit the court running and preparing for the 2016-2017 season. The Lady Chaps look forward to the season and would like to ask for your support. Expectations are high and we are hoping that you will join us for the challenges and excitement that lie ahead.

While the Lady Chap Basketball Program has enjoyed great success, this annual fundraising effort helps to enhance our program. It is not only the players and the coaches on the court, but people like YOU that make a difference. The Lady Chaps will be hosting the 13th Annual Free Throw Frenzy on Sunday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the PE building. Funds raised will help the Lady Chap basketball program with its many financial needs they encounter throughout the season and in the future. Please consider sponsoring a Lady Chap and thank you for your support in advance.

The Free Throw Frenzy will be held in the P.E. building at Midland College. Each individual Lady Chap player will be shooting a total of 100 free throws. Now here’s your challenge…you may make a pledge toward every made free throw that the player completes out of 100 attempts. Please complete and return this form right away (downloadable/printable Adobe .pdf file). If you happen to miss the date and/or cannot attend the Free Throw Frenzy, we welcome any donation you would like to offer!

For more information, contact,

Ginger Gatliff
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
(432) 685-6469
ggatliff@midland.edu

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Get spooky this week with Midland College

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is hosting a number of events this week to celebrate fall and Halloween. Throughout the week, watch out for zombies on the MC main campus as students participate in “Humans vs. Zombies” activities. Winners will be announced at the Halloween party on Thursday.

Tonight, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the MC Alumni Association is hosting a mixer at Twist inside the Midland Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 5518 Starboard Drive, near Grande Stadium. The special alumni mixer will feature $2 draft beer and house wine for two hours.
On Wednesday, October 26, vampires (aka United Blood Services staff and Health Sciences Continuing Education students) will be at the MC Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, for blood donations. The community is invited to participate in this annual blood drive from 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday evening, the International Student Club will host movie night featuring Haunted Mansion, the 2003 fantasy comedy horror starring Eddie Murphy. The movie will be shown in the Scharbauer Student Center Lounge from 7:15 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Thursday’s activities begin at 6:00 p.m. in the PE Building with the community Fall Karnival hosted by the Kinesiology Club. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and participate in the games and activities. MC Students in Philanthropy will host hayrides until 8:00 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, the English Department will offer a special Halloween edition of the popular monthly LitFlix movies. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will be shown in Room 138 of the Allison Fine Arts Building. The event is FREE and includes pizza.

Thursday’s activities will culminate with a student Halloween party hosted by the Student Government Association from 9:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight in the Scharbauer Student Center.

On Friday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the MC Chemistry Club will be in the Carrasco Room of the Scharbauer Student Center selling homemade goodies ... AND nachos for lunch. Bake sale proceeds will be used for Chemistry Club students to attend conferences.

At 12:00 noon on Friday, the Math department will host a special seminar entitled “Predicting Elections and Undergraduate Research.” The seminar will be presented by Texas Tech University faculty and will be held in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room. The community is invited to bring lunch and learn how to predict the upcoming presidential elections at this FREE seminar.

On Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the LGBTQ+ Club will host Bingo Night in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room.

For more information on these activities, visit www.midland.edu/events or contact the MC Community Relations Office at (432) 685-4556.

Midland College offers new bachelor's degree

• Online program's classes start January 17

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

During the past year, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted Midland College (MC) approval to offer a baccalaureate degree in Health Services Management. Classes for MC’s newest bachelor’s degree begin January 17.

MC’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is designed to meet the growing need for managers in large healthcare organizations and smaller healthcare entities, such as physician practices, group practices, clinics or other health services. The program is intended for students with associate degrees in allied health/health sciences, nursing, information technology, computer science and business.

The program’s core courses are based on best practices in current healthcare systems management and include topics such as public and community health, legal issues, healthcare system trends, statistics, communications, financial and risk management and supervision. All required upper-level courses are offered completely online.

“There are way more jobs in health information and health management than there are people to fill them,” explained Elizabeth Neichter, acting program chair and faculty member in the Health Services Management program. “Graduates not only find employment in healthcare organizations, but also obtain jobs working for large zoos, the Department of Defense, the World Health Organization and insurance companies, just to name a few. Those who complete this degree will be experts in retrieving information and making it secure and accessible. It’s a great career combining science and technology and is perfect for people who enjoy working independently.”

Neichter said that people who have baccalaureate degrees in Health Services Management or a related field can expect an average starting annual salary of $60,000.

Midland College is the only school in Texas offering an online degree in this field. Three tracks are available—Health Care Administration, Health Information Management and Health Informatics. Applications are now being accepted. For more information, email Melinda Teel at mteel@midland.edu, call the Midland College Health Sciences Division Office at 432/685-4600 or visit www.midland.edu/bas


MC Lady Chaparral Volleyball notes ... looking back on Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and ahead to Sophomore Day

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

The Midland College volleyball team hosted the Odessa College Lady Wranglers on Saturday, October 22nd @ 2:00 p.m. in the Chap Center. The match was also their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and everyone was invited to come out and wear pink!

The evening included the traditional group photo before the match with the Lady Chaparrals and Lady Wranglers players and staff joined by the Midland College cheer/dance team and some of the fans.

Looking ahead to Sophomore Day ...

Midland College Volleyball
"Lady Chap Volleyball Sophomore Day"
Final Home Match of 2016
2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29th
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center in Midland, TX

Lady Chap sophomores (l-r) Dana Lohrke, 6'0" Middle Hitter (Bandera, TX) and Bailey Wright, 5'7" Setter (Midland, TX)

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Flowers


From Margaret Wade, EdD
Dean of Math, Science and Kinesiology

Please congratulate Dr. Brian Flowers for successfully defending his research and earning his PhD in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Flowers joined the Math/Science Division in September as the full time faculty member in Engineering at Midland College.

The leaves, they are a-changin' ...

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald
... here, on the campus of Your College ...

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”
― Jane Austen

Monday, October 24, 2016

Reception opens MAA exhibit at MC's McCormick Gallery

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald
The Midland Arts Association unveiled their Fall Juried Art Exhibition at an opening reception and awards ceremony in MC's McCormick Gallery, in the lobby of the Allison Fine Arts Building on the Midland College Campus.

The exhbition is showing now through November 11. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is FREE.


LitFlix Movie Nights series continues this week

LitFlix
English Movie and Pizza Parties
Free Pizza, BYOB
Free to all MC students

MC students are invited to join the Midland College English Department for a movie night featuring a film inspired by literature ...

Thursday, October 27
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
(2016, rated PG-13, based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice)

All movies begin at 7:00 p.m.
in AFA 138 (Choir Room)

For more information, contact:
Allison Brown, MC English Instructor
(432) 685-4648

Donate blood this week ... IF YOU DARE!

What do you want ... BLOOD? ... welllllll ... as a matter of fact ... YES!

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

For more information, or to make an appointment for your donation, please contact:
Kim Daw
MC Health Sciences Continuing Education
(432) 681-6338
kdaw@midland.edu



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

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