Friday, March 31, 2017

Panthers on campus ...


Afternoon All,

I would like to express my gratitude to the following people who were essential in helping with the Ft. Stockton tour. Today we hosted 180 sophomores on the main campus and at the ATC.


Midland College Student Regents, Pete Avalos & Staff, Rita Brady, Jeremy Martinez, Lorean Moreno, SimLife Center Staff, Matt Tarpley & WRTTC Staff, Patricia Wahne, Daniel Wright. I would also like to extend thanks to Derek Gasch and staff as well as the Workforce CE Staff – Debra Campbell, Leticia Ramos and Elizabeth Wall.

Thanks,

Sheena Ross Recruiter, Dual Credit Advisor
(432) 685-5505
tasheenar@midland.edu


MC faculty member in book-signing, this weekend at Barnes & Noble

Dr. Leslie Williams, author and MC adjunct English professor, will be signing books at the Midland  Barnes and Noble, 2617 West Loop 250 N, on Saturday, April 1, from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.

Williams will be signing her two most recently published books Emblem of Faith Untouched: A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer and When Anything Goes: Being Christian in a Post-Christian World.


Newspaper offers preview of MC softball, baseball this weekend

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

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MRT Photo by James Durbin
Lady Chaparral Softball
El Paso College at Midland College
When/Where: Doubleheaders beginning at 1:00 p.m. today and Saturday, Midland College softball field on the MC main campus.

The Midland College softball team has plenty of injury concerns going into this weekend’s series with the Tejanas. Freshman infielder Shaycelynn Hoohuli (knee) and freshman OF Shaye Simms (leg) are out for the weekend, while freshman pitchers Julia Clark (elbow) and Haleigh Leusch (hand) are questionable ...

read the rest of this preview ...



MRT Photo by James Durbin
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

Midland College Chaparrals has won five straight games and nine of its last 10, including a 10-2 non-conference win over No. 2-ranked Odessa College on Wednesday. The Chaparrals get back into WJCAC play today against an NMJC team that is usually very competitive ...

read the rest of this preview ...

Good luck Chaps, Lady Chaps!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Midland College students named to All-Texas Academic Team

Jamie Parks (left) and Heather Dudley (right)
• Jamie Parks and Heather Dudley honored at ceremony in Austin

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Friday, March 24, Midland College (MC) students and Phi Theta Kappa members, Jamie Parks and Heather Dudley, were named to the All-Texas Academic Team at the All- Texas Academic Ceremony at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library on the campus of The University of Texas in Austin.

The All-Texas Academic Team awards are given annually to community college students nominated by faculty for outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership, and expression. Each college may nominate up to two students, and the nominations are reviewed by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society. Nominees were evaluated on several criteria, including academic achievement, community service, leadership and expression.

“This award is only given to a handful of students in the state of Texas,” explained MC Government Professor Dr. Terry Gilmour who also serves as a Phi Theta Kappa and Honors advisor for MC. “This is a well-deserved reward for all of the hard work that these young women put into their academic pursuits. It is a privilege to work with these students who have demonstrated outstanding academic success, and it is fitting to mark their achievement with this recognition so that they may serve as shining examples for all Texans at community colleges.”

MC Geology Club's silent auction wraps-up TOMORROW


From Antony Giles
Associate Professor of Geology, Midland College

Hi all,

Just wanted to do a shameless plug for the Geology Club @ MC silent auction. They have collected samples and have had a number of donations including amazonite, pyrite, amethyst, azurite, geodes, fossils, and even some jewelry, among many other things.

All items are on display in the Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building (AHSF), outside Room 152. A bid book is available in AHSF 147. The auction closes March 31st so stop by, take a look, and place your bids!

For more information, contact:
Antony Giles
(432) 685-5580
agiles@midland.edu

Chaps win match over fellow Top 10'r OC

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC BASEBALL: Chaps use five-run sixth to race past No. 2 OC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College baseball team used a five-run sixth inning to race past No. 2-ranked Odessa College in non-conference play, Wednesday at Christensen Stadium ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

The Chaps will be on the road for their next match when they meet the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds in a seven- and nine-inning doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 31 in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MC Geology students at scholarship fundraiser


From Antony Giles
Associate Professor of Geology, Midland College

MC Geology students attended the West Texas Geology Foundation Scholarship fund-raiser luncheon at the Petroleum Club. They listened to a talk given by Sarah Parcak, winner of the TED Prize and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama, about Space Archaeology.

Parting of the ways for MC Chap basketball, coach

MRT Photo by James Durbin
• JC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Dreiling resigns as Chaps head coach

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College and men's basketball head coach Jordan Dreiling have decided to part ways after four seasons.

Midland College Director of Athletics Forrest Allen announced Dreiling’s resignation via press release on Monday afternoon ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LitFlix Movie Nights series continues this Thursday

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, March 30

(1999, based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew)

The party begins at 6:30 p.m.
in Room 138 (Choir Room)
of the Allison Fine Arts Bldg.

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

Dr. Sanjay Gupta ... TONIGHT at Your College


Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, will be the Spring 2017 Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series speaker. His presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 - TONIGHT - at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, on the Midland College main campus.

Admission is free and open to the public ... Join Us!

CLICK HERE for more about the lecture.

Monday, March 27, 2017

THIS WEDNESDAY is a good time, GREAT opportunity to get ready for job fairs


Leadership of Midland has put this together and it is in perfect timing with our job fair. This seminar is scheduled for March 29 from 1:00-5:00. The presentation will start in Room #208 of the Marie Hall Academic Building (MHAB), and then they will break out into different rooms for the workshops.

They will provide bottled water and snacks. Participants can bring their resumes, if they have one prepared, to have them reviewed and get excellent tips on how to make them more noticeable to hiring managers.

For more information, please contact:

Lupe Daniels, Career Guidance and Job Placement Coordinator
Scharbauer Student Center, Room 246
Midland College Career Center
(432) 685-4716
LDaniels@midland.edu 


Chap baseball 4-0 for the weekend

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC BASEBALL: Senior leads Chaps in weekend sweep of Luna

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College baseball coach David Coleman said that people tend to stop what they’re doing and pay attention when Eric Senior comes to the plate ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

From Saturday: 2-0 start to weekend series for Chap baseball ...

Midland College Baseball will be at home for its next mach when the Chaps welcome the Odessa College Wranglers to Christensen Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.

Lady Chap softball sweeps weekend series

MC Photo by James Durbin
• JC SOFTBALL: Late rallies helps No. 7 Lady Chaps sweep Clarendon

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 7-ranked Midland College softball team used a couple of late-game rallies to sweep Clarendon College in a Western Junior College Athletic Conference doubleheader on Sunday ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

From Saturday: Lady Chap softball starts road series on winning note ...

For their next match, Midland College Softball will host a doubleheader at home when the Lady Chaps take on the Tejanas of El Paso College, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the MC Softball Field.

THIS week is Health & Wellness Week at MC


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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

2-0 start to weekend series for Chap baseball

• JC BASEBALL: Hill’s heroics help Chaps sweep Luna

By Will Korn, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College baseball outfielder Hill Alexander admitted he never imagined he’d have an opportunity to stage the type of heroics he did Saturday.

The Chaparrals’ sophomore and Dallas Baptist signee blasted two game-winning home runs to left field on the afternoon, helping MC sweep a Western Junior College Athletic Conference doubleheader against Luna Community College, 4-3 in eight innings and 13-2 in five innings at Christensen Stadium ...

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

Midland College Baseball's weekend series continues today (Sunday) when the Chaps once again host the Luna College Roughriders in a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 noon at Christensen Stadium, on N. Lamesa Road, just south of Loop 250.

Lady Chap softball starts road series on winning note

• JC SOFTBALL: Lady Chaps cruise to sweep of FPC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

BORGER, TEXAS - The No. 7-ranked Midland College softball team rode its bats to two wins over Frank Phillips College in Western Junior College Athletic Conference action Saturday.

MC prevailed 10-0 in five innings over the Lady Plainsmen in the early game, and then followed with a 14-1 victory ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

The Lady Chaps' road series continues today (Sunday) when they travel to Clarendon, Texas for a doubleheader with Clarendon College, begining at 12:00 noon.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Getting ready for next week's lecture ... Gupta Books Are Here!

• Available at the Midland College Bookstore

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Looking for a good read to get ready for the next Distinguished Lecturer at Midland College?

The MC Bookstore has several books written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent (see titles and prices below).

Dr. Gupta will be the Spring 2017 Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series speaker. His presentation will be on Tuesday, March 28, at Chap Center, 7:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for more about the lecture.



From Walter Waller
Midland College Bookstore

Here is the list of his books and the prices ...

Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds
$16.00

Monday Mornings: A Novel
$14.99

Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today
$16.00

Monday Mornings: A Novel (Audio CD’s)
$14.98

MC softball team, honor society chapter partner-up for Bark In the Park


• Supporting Lone Star Animal Sanctuary of Midland

From Amanda Evans
Assistant Coach, Midland College Softball

The Lady Chap Softball program is teaming up with the MC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society in efforts to get donations of food, blankets, collars, and toys for the Lone Star Sanctuary of Midland.

Lone Star Sanctuary will be in attendance on Saturday as well with some furry friends for you to meet! Phi Theta Kappa will be tailgating as well, be there by 11:30 a.m. for burgers!

We encourage you to bring your furry friends, as well. Please keep them leashed while at the park.

Donations will be accepted until Friday, April 7th, in Room 134 of the Physical Education (PE) building and the Atrium of the Marie Hall Academic Building (MHAB), right in front of the lecture hall (Room 101).

Please come and support such a great cause as well as cheer on the Lady Chaps Softball as we take on the Odessa College Wranglers!

For more information, contact:
Amanda Evans
Assistant Softball Coach
(432) 685-5560
aevans@midland.edu


MC students and employees ...Get in Shape for Summer!

• Part of Health & Wellness Week at Midland College

The MC Kinesiology Department invites all MC employees and students to “Spring into Summer” with a special FREE boot camp. The program begins next week during Health & Wellness Week. Please see information below.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

This weekend's Lady Chap Softball games rescheduled

The Midland College Lady Chaparrals' weekend road games have been rescheduled.

They will be in Borger, Texas on Saturday, March 25 for their game with Frank Phillips College; and in Clarendon, Texas on Sunday, March 26 for their game with Clarendon College.

Midland College Health & Wellness Week, March 27-31

• Dr. Sanjay Gupta leads week of activities on the MC main campus

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

"Let’s get moving MC!” is the theme for this year’s Health & Wellness Week at Midland College (MC). Various activities are planned throughout the week of March 27-31, including a presentation by Emmy® award winning CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Dr. Gupta’s lecture is part of MC’s Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series and is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center. The public is invited to this FREE event; tickets are not required for general admission seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 29, at 11:30 a.m. the community is invited to attend a lunch/lecture—“Atoms to Earth: A Whole-Food Plant-Based Approach to Nutrition”—by Dr. Scott Stoll, a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Stoll specializes in regenerative medicine using natural treatments, diet and lifestyle to aid the body in healing chronic disease and injuries. The cost of this continuing education lunch/lecture is $15. Registration is available online at www.midland.edu/drstoll or by contacting the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

Other activities planned during the week specifically for MC students and employees include ...

“Netflix and Chill” focusing on stress reduction techniques
       Monday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. , Scharbauer Student Center
Breast awareness seminar and lunch
       Tuesday, March 28, 12:00 noon, Physical Education Building, Room 114
“Nutrition for Health & Wellness” also presented by Dr. Scott Stoll
       Wednesday, March 29, 2:00 p.m., Davidson Family Health Sciences Center Lecture Hall
MC student Health & Wellness Fair
       Thursday, March 30, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Marie Hall Academic Building Amistad Atrium
Intramural Field Day
       Friday, March 31, 1:30 p.m.

In addition, the MC Fitness Center is hosting “Walk Your Way to Health” where MC employees will be competing against one another to see who can log the most “steps.”

“Our students lead busy lives,” explained MC Student Activities Coordinator Taneekwa Hurdle. “We are hoping that the various activities planned for next week will help them focus on ways to be in optimum health in order to better combat stress and other diseases. But the week isn’t just for students—we want employees to also have fun with us while we find ways to get moving and lead a healthy lifestyle. We hope all Midlanders will also join us for Dr. Gupta’s presentation and Dr. Stoll’s lunch/lecture. We are proud to partner with Midland Health to make Midland the healthiest community in Texas!”

For more information about Dr. Gupta’s and Dr. Stoll’s lectures, contact the MC Community Relations Office at (432) 685-4556 or email Rebecca Bell, rbell@midland.edu .

Chap baseball loses home match to Howard

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
JC BASEBALL: Grand slam in 5th rallies Howard past Chaps

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Howard College baseball team used a five-run fifth inning to rally past Midland College baseball, 9-6 in seven innings in a Western Junior College Athletic Conference game on Wednesday at Christensen Stadium ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

MC’s weekend series against Luna College has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday with seven- and nine-inning doubleheaders starting at noon each day at Christensen Stadium. The series was originally slated for Friday and Saturday, but was pushed back due to heavy winds in the forecast

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Good time, GREAT opportunity to get ready for job fairs


Leadership of Midland has put this together and it is in perfect timing with our job fair. This seminar is scheduled for March 29 from 1:00-5:00. The presentation will start in Room #208 of the Marie Hall Academic Building (MHAB), and then they will break out into different rooms for the workshops.

They will provide bottled water and snacks. Participants can bring their resumes, if they have one prepared, to have them reviewed and get excellent tips on how to make them more noticeable to hiring managers.

For more information, please contact:

Lupe Daniels, Career Guidance and Job Placement Coordinator
Scharbauer Student Center, Room 246
Midland College Career Center
(432) 685-4716
LDaniels@midland.edu 


LitFlix Movie Nights series continues next 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, March 30

(1999, based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew)

The party begins at 6:30 p.m.
in Room 138 (Choir Room)
of the Allison Fine Arts Bldg.

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MC Geology Club holding silent auction


From Antony Giles
Associate Professor of Geology, Midland College

Hi all,

Just wanted to do a shameless plug for the Geology Club @ MC silent auction. They have collected samples and have had a number of donations including amazonite, pyrite, amethyst, azurite, geodes, fossils, and even some jewelry, among many other things.

All items are on display in the Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building (AHSF), outside Room 152. A bid book is available in AHSF 147. The auction closes March 31st so stop by, take a look, and place your bids!

For more information, contact:
Antony Giles
(432) 685-5580
agiles@midland.edu

How's it going?

Deadline to enter 2017 edition of the
Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest

is fast approaching!

The Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest — with more than $1,000 in prize money going to the winning poets — has been called one of the most prestigious in the state. The deadline for entries in this year's competition is Friday, March 31, 2017.


MC Mathematics leads the state for student success

EdReady study tool is offered to students at no charge

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is a state leader in developing new community college mathematics curriculum. 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 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, and is now providing a model for other states.

Mathematics Center Coordinator Alma Brannan has been working with the state of Virginia to align curriculum with career pathways. On March 3-4, Brannan along with Russell Self from Trinity Valley Community College and Stephanie Andrews from Lone Star Community College System led a workshop at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on incorporating active learning into math courses. Virginia is using the Texas model as a foundation for their new math curriculum.

As MC sees success with its Mathematics pathways curriculum, faculty are also investigating ways to assist students with Math placement tests. The MC Math department has implemented a study tool called EDReady for both the TSI and Accuplacer assessments.

“Students must take the TSI test in order to place into College Algebra or Statistics,” explained Lori Thomas, MC associate professor of mathematics. The Accuplacer test is used for placement into Calculus I. EdReady provides students with practice problems specific to the TSI and Accuplacer. To access the study aids on EdReady, students create a FREE account and then choose the appropriate assessment study aid. Creating an account enables students to save their progress. Once an account is created, students complete an assessment that then narrows the scope of practice to those topics and objectives on which students need the most help.”

The EdReady study tool is offered to students at no charge, thanks a grant received from the Midland College Foundation for a one-year institutional membership. Thomas said that although the grant is only for one year, additional sources of funding will be sought in hopes to continue the service. For more information about MC Math courses and EdReady, contact Sonia Ford, MC department chair of Mathematics, Engineering & Physics, (432) 685-4525, sford@midland.edu .

Chap golf finishes third at Thunderbird Invitational

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
• JC MEN’S GOLF: Chaps finish 3rd at Thunderbird Invite

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Playing a bit shorthanded, the Midland College men's golf team finished in third place at the Thunderbird Invitational at Rockwind Golf Course on Monday ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

From Sunday: Chap golf on the road for Thunderbird Invitational ...

The Chaparrals will next play in the Southwest Junior College Championship, which also serves as the first part of national tournament qualifying, in Pottsboro, Texas on April 10-11.

The last colors of fall ...

... illuminated by the first light of spring, here on the campus of Your College ...
MC Photo by Jeff McDonald