Thursday, April 20, 2017

MC honor society holding Suitcase Drive

• Effort to benefit High Sky Children's Ranch

From Terry Gilmour
Professor of Government, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor

We have an awesome opportunity to help children of our community in a very tangible way! For our  Phi Theta Kappa College Project, we have elected to host a suitcase drive benefiting the children of High Sky Children's Ranch. High Sky Children's Ranch is dedicated to healing abused children and promoting family wholeness within the foster care system.

A need for suitcases arises when these children enter the ranch's care. The transitional phase is extremely difficult for the children, as many are often forced to transport their belongings in a single trash bag. This transportation method not only forces many of the children to leave behind treasured belongings, but also creates a very negative implication regarding the value of their belongings and the worth that they each hold.

Our goal: We will be collecting suitcases in new or slightly used condition to provide each foster child of High Sky Children's Ranch with a suitcase of their own. By doing so, we hope to promote a message: that they and their belongings have worth.

Please note: suitcases with hard outer shells are difficult to store within the foster homes. We graciously ask that you seek out collapsible bags, similar to what many of you would deem a carry on bag. Examples are provided below.
When: PTK will be holding our drive now through April 28th!
Where: PTK will have drop-off locations available at the:
     Welcome Center in the Scharbauer Student Center
     Office 160 in Marie Hall Academic Building
For more information: Terry Gilmour, (432) 685-6816, tgilmour@midland.edu

Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause!

From MC President Dr. Steve Thomas: This is a VERY worthwhile project for our PTK Chapter.  I encourage you to help the children at High Sky, who in most cases have very little and a suitcase will be a wonderful gift. Count me in for a donation.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chap golfer earns conference honor

NJCAA Region 5 Photo
• JC MEN’S GOLF: Chap golfer honored by WJCAC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College men's golf sophomore Stefan Cronje was named the Western Junior College Athletic Conference for the week of April 9-15 ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Tuesday, April 18, 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, April 20

Easy A
(2010, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter)

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair ... This Saturday at Midland College

• College partners with the Midland Vet Center and Permian Basin Military Partners Coalition to host Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Saturday, April 22, Midland College (MC) will honor the men and women who currently serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Services.

MC will partner with the Midland Vet Center and Permian Basin Military Partners Coalition to host a Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Scharbauer Student Center on the main MC campus, 3600 N. Garfield in Midland. Veterans and their families are invited to stop by during the day for information about services in the Midland community. Representatives from various organizations, including the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) will be present.

MC Vice President of Information Technology & Facilities Dennis Sever serves as an advisor to the MC veterans student organization and explained, “Midland College currently has approximately 300 students who are military veterans. Staff in our Veterans Assistance Office connect our students to organizations for assistance; however, we realize that there are many military veterans in our community who do not know where they can go for assistance. We also want to be able to share information with veterans about special educational opportunities and tuition assistance.”

• Special Seating for military veterans and active-duty military service personnel when Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series presents Drew Thomas Magic

On Saturday evening, April 22, military veterans, active duty military service personnel and their families will receive special reserved seating at the Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series feature performance of Drew Thomas Magic. FREE reserved tickets for military seating will be available at the Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair or at the door of the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair, contact the MC Veterans Assistance Office at (432) 685-4511, kschipper@midland.edu .

THIS WEEK ... 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, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (tutoring services begin at 7:30 a.m.); Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon (tutoring services begin at 7:30 a.m.). We are closed Saturday - Sunday.

And ... for those late-night writers, join us for "Late Night at the Language Hub." The Tuesday following the Easter Holiday (Tuesday, April 18) - TOMORROW - we will keep the Language Hub open until 10:00 p.m. and serve free pizza starting at 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for "night owls" and students working on end-of-semester papers, projects, and assignments.

For more information, contact:

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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lady Chaps 3-1 in weekend home/road series

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• JC SOFTBALL: Lady Chaps split with Western Texas College

Christopher Hadorn, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter-Telegram

SNYDER, TEXAS - The No. 12-ranked Midland College team was on both the winning and losing end of two run-rule games against Western Texas College in Saturday’s Western Athletic Junior College Conference doubleheader ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

From Friday: Lady Chaps' bats come alive in DH sweep of WTC ...

The Lady Chaps' ill be at home for their next match when they welcome the Howard College Lady Hawks in a doublegeader begining at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 21 at Doftball Field on the MC main campus.

Chap Baseball goes 2-0 on weekend road trip

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC BASEBALL: Chaps win series against WTC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

SNYDER, TEXAS - The No. 12 Midland College baseball team swept Western Texas College in a doubleheader played on Saturday.

The Chaparrals held on for an 8-7 win in the first game, before rolling to a 9-3 win in the second game to take three out of four games in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference series ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

From Friday: Chaps split wild doubleheader with WTC ...

The Chaps will be on the road for their next match when they meet the Clarendon College Bulldogs in a doubleheader starting at 12:00 noon Friday, April 21, in Clarendon, Texas.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Chap Golf finishes third at SWJC Championship

• JC MEN’S GOLF: MC finishes 3rd at Southwest JC Championship

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

POTTSBOEO, TEXAS - The Midland College men's golf team finished in a tie for third place at the Southwest Junior College Championship at Tanglewood Resort on Tuesday ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

The Chaparrals will next play in the NJCAA District II Championship, which also serves as part of national tournament qualifying, in Abilene, Texas on April 24-25.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Have a safe, happy and blessed holiday, everyone!

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, April 20

Easy A
(2010, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter)

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lady Chap Volleyball scrimmages, THIS AFTERNOON at MC

From Holli Reyna
Assistant Coach, MC lady Chaparral Volleyball

We welcome you all to come support the Midland College Lady Chaparral volleyball team for multiple spring scrimmages next Wednesday, April 12th beginning at 2:00 p.m. All scrimmages will be located in the PE Building on campus.

We are also looking for volunteers to line judge. Don’t know how? No worries ... we will teach you! If you’re interested, please let us know. If not, please come out and witness how hard the Lady Chaps have been working this spring!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"MC Students In Performance" ... THURSDAY

From Rabon Bewley
Department Chair, Drama & Music

On behalf of the Midland College Department of Music, please accept this invitation to join us for our next student recital of the semester on Thursday, April 13th at 12:30 p.m. in the Wagner and Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building, on the MC main campus.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Our music students would enjoy and welcome your company. Please consider joining us!

Midland College represented at Texas Academy of Science meeting

Pictured from left to right, MC Chemistry Professor Dr. Thomas Ready, MC alumna/UTPB student Melissa Wood and MC student David Prieto-Uzcategu
• MC presents coral reef water chemistry project; MC alumna receives award

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On March 3-5, Midland College (MC) faculty and students participated in the 2017 Texas Academy of Science (TAS) meeting held in Belton, TX at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. During the three-day event, David Prieto-Uzcategui, MC student, and Melissa Wood, MC alumna and current student at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), gave presentations on research related to coral reef water chemistry derived from the Midland College/University of Texas at El Paso marine science effort in Roatan, Honduras, last July.

On July 3-9, 2016, the marine research team studied several aspects of the coral reef habitat in Roatan. The student team was under the leadership of Midland College Biology Professor Greg Larson and Chemistry Professor Dr. Tom Ready.

Aspects that were studied during the research trip to Central America included:

   Water quality parameters associated with healthy vs. diseased coral. The students performed research on temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, reduction/oxidation potential, turbidity and water flow rate (current strength).
   • Fish populations associated with healthy vs. diseased coral.
   • Phosphate, nitrate and nitrite nutrient concentrations associated with healthy vs. diseased coral.
   • Organic metabolites associated with healthy vs. diseased coral.

Dr. Ready will lead another team to Roatan this coming summer to continue the research.

At the recent TAS meeting in March, Prieto-Uzcategui presented a paper on nitrate concentrations above the Roatan coral reef, and Wood presented a paper on phosphate concentrations above the reef. Wood won 3rd place for oral presentations in marine science.

David Preito-Uzcategui plans to transfer from MC to Texas Tech in the fall and major in Chemical Engineering. Melissa Wood is majoring in Biology at UTPB.


NEXT WEEK ... 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, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (tutoring services begin at 7:30 a.m.); Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon (tutoring services begin at 7:30 a.m.). We are closed Saturday - Sunday.

And ... for those late-night writers, join us for "Late Night at the Language Hub." The Tuesday following the Easter Holiday (Tuesday, April 18), we will keep the Language Hub open until 10:00 p.m. and serve free pizza starting at 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for "night owls" and students working on end-of-semester papers, projects, and assignments.

For more information, contact:

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

In Memory ...

We extend our sympathy to Joe Bontke on the death of his brother Lance Bontke. Lance was a former MC student. He studied Building Sciences.

Lance passed away on Friday morning, April 7.

A memorial service will be held at Thomas Funeral Home (1502 N. Lamesa Road) on Wednesday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m.

Joe is an instructor for the Information Technology program.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help the family with expenses. Visit the account page for more information, and to make a contribution.

Memorial contributions may also be made to the Chaparral Circle Endowment Fund and can be directed to the Midland College Foundation, c/o Deonne Presley, Room 141, Pevehouse Administration Building, Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705; or online at midlandcollegefoundation.org/gift.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Winning weekend for Chap baseball, and its head coach

MC Photo by James Durbin
JC BASEBALL: Coleman reaches milestone, Chaps sweep EPCC

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College baseball coach David Coleman picked up his 400th win at MC when his team run-ruled El Paso Community College in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

But you have to forgive Coleman if he wasn’t celebrating right away as his team was locked in a fight with the Tejanos in the second game and the No. 18-ranked Chaparrals were scuffling on the mound.

So after a close play at first base in the third inning, Coleman went out to give the umpire crew an earful, not enough to get thrown out, but enough to light a fire in his team ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

From Friday: Chaps roll past EPCC in doubleheader ...

The Chaps will be on the road for their next match when they meet the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds in a game starting at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Lady Chaps go 0-4 in weekend series with Odessa

MC Photo by James Durbin
• JC SOFTBALL: OC stymies Lady Chaps, rolls to series sweep

Christopher Hadorn, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The highly anticipated four-game series between the No. 5 Midland College and No. 12 Odessa College softball teams turned out to be not much of a series.

Both teams entered Friday with undefeated records in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play, but the series ended up as a one-sided affair for the most part ...

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

From Friday: OC takes two from Lady Chaps ...

The Lady Chaps' are on the road for their next match when the visit Snyder to play the Western Texas College Westerners, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday, which is the start of a weekend series in WJCAC play.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Midland College mourns the passing of Marie Hall

Midland College (MC) was saddened to learn of the passing of Marie Hall on Wednesday morning, April 5. Miss Hall was a true friend to Midland College.

Thanks to Miss Hall’s generosity, in 2008 the Marie Hall Academic Building was built and is now home to various academic/transfer classrooms at Midland College and numerous faculty offices.

In 2009, Hall was instrumental in establishing Midland College as an All Steinway School, the first community college in Texas to be named such.

In 2011, the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at Midland College was established and not only serves as a training facility for Midland College Health Sciences students, but also for students of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and Midland Memorial Hospital physicians and health professionals.

Previously, Marie Hall made possible the construction of Hall’s Way, the walkway/bridge that connects Midland College to Midland Community Theatre. She also routinely contributed to the arts at MC.

“Miss Hall was one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve known,” said Rebecca Bell, dean of Community Relations for Midland College. “Her philanthropy extended beyond Midland College to the entire Midland community and throughout West Texas. She helped Howard College in Big Spring, as well as Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The new state-of-the-art FMH Natatorium at COM Aquatics was made possible through her foundation. On a personal note, I admired Marie as a woman who was strong, independent and always the consummate lady. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Her legacy will continue through the work of her foundation and the wonderful programs in our community made possible by her generosity.”

Lady Chap Volleyball scrimmages, next week at MC

From Holli Reyna
Assistant Coach, MC lady Chaparral Volleyball

We welcome you all to come support the Midland College Lady Chaparral volleyball team for multiple spring scrimmages next Wednesday, April 12th beginning at 2:00 p.m. All scrimmages will be located in the PE Building on campus.

We are also looking for volunteers to line judge. Don’t know how? No worries ... we will teach you! If you’re interested, please let us know. If not, please come out and witness how hard the Lady Chaps have been working this spring!

Invitation to join International Food & Craft Fair at MC


The International Student Club at Midland College will be hosting an International Food & Craft Fair on Thursday, April 20th, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in MC's Beal Plaza.

To make this event worthwhile we need your help. Clubs/organizations/departments/programs are invited to Represent a Country by setting-up a booth, and offering food and or crafts from that country for sale to students and the public and decorating in the colors/theme of that country.

Some Key points about the event:

There will be a $15 booth fee
Clubs/Organizations should choose a country from the list below to represent. They will prepare food and/or crafts from that country to sell to the public
The booth fee will include a poster board to participate in a poster contest
Contest: Booths will design a poster featuring the name of their organization and the respective country name. It should represent the country the group chose, and the organization hosting the booth using images, colors and icons from their represented country. Can also include information about the country, food/crafts being served, etc.
$5 from each booth fee we collect, will go into a pot. Winner of the contest will receive the pot.
Tickets will be sold at the entrance by International Student Club for $0.50 per ticket and be used to purchase food/crafts at each booth.
Booths are encouraged to sell food for 1 ticket ($0.50) for a standard plastic spoon sized sample, and 4 tickets ($2.00) for a 7” appetizer plate sized sample. Other sizes and crafts can be priced at the club/organization's discretion.
Crafts can be pre-made by the club/organization for purchase or can be interactive and made at the Fair.
MC students, with a student ID can receive 6 free tickets (of a different color) to use as they wish.

Please Choose a country from the below list, fill out the attached form and return it to me by Tuesday, April 18th.

Australia
The Bahamas
Brazil
Canada
Cameroon
China
Columbia
The Czech Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Japan
Kenya
Mexico
New Zealand
Nigeria (Will be represented by International Student Club)
Saint Lucia
Senegal
South Africa
Spain
Tanzania
United Kingdom
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia

For more information, contact:

Bonnie Magers
Graduation Specialist and International Student Club Advisor
(432) 685-4707
bmagers@midland.edu

Newspaper previews weekend series for Chap baseball

MC Photo by James Durbin
JC BASEBALL: Preview capsule for MC vs. EPCC series

By Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College baseball looks to continue its recent momentum as the Chaparrals have won four straight and nine of their last 10 ...

read the rest of this MRT preview

Doubleheaders of 7 and 9 innings at 3:00 p.m. today, and 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at MC's Christensen Stadium

See MC/Sí MC ... tomorrow at Midland College

• Saturday, April 8, MC main campus, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) invites the entire community to “see MC and say ‘sí’ to MC” on Saturday, April 8. This fun-filled family day is an opportunity for Permian Basin residents to visit the MC campus and talk with academic program personnel, financial aid advisors and college admissions staff. The day includes music, outdoor children activities college presentations, campus tours and over 100 prizes worth $3,500, including an laptop computer. Free hamburgers will be provided to the first 2,000 individuals.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a robotics competition. At 10:00 a.m. in the Marie Hall Academic Building, young people and their parents are invited to hear about various careers, including doctor, engineer, nurse, sonographer and teacher. The main event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near Beal Plaza located outside the Scharbauer Student Center. Directional and parking signs will be located throughout campus to help participants locate the proper area.

“We want to take the intimidation out of attending college,” said event coordinator Alfredo Chaparro, MC director of Community Services. “Our theme this year is ‘Careers.’ We will focus on careers that are in high-demand not only in the Permian Basin, but throughout Texas. We want to show how everyone can achieve his/her career goal through a college education. On Saturday, we invite families to explore the opportunities available at Midland College and discover the advantages that a college education provides.”

This will be Midland College’s fifth year to host the popular See MC/Sí MC day. Community partners for the event include the Midland Independent School District, the City of Midland, the Midland Chamber of Commerce and the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Partial funding for the event is being provided by Chevron Corporation and others.

Newspaper previews weekend series for Lady Chap softball

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
• JC SOFTBALL: Lady Chaps prepared for big series vs. OC

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Editor
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 5 Midland College softball team has survived a few challenges on the way to an undefeated record in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.

But this weekend might be the Lady Chaparrals’ first big test of the WJCAC season when they play No. 12 Odessa College (26-9, 12-0) in a four-game series. The teams will play a doubleheader at Odessa College beginning at 1 p.m. today, before the series switches to MC’s home field for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Oh ... and one more thing ...



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Midland College honors English students

Fifty-one students inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta English honor society

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Friday, March 31, fifty-one students were inducted into the Midland College (MC) Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society for two-year colleges. The ceremony and reception took place in the Allison Fine Arts Building on the MC main campus.

With over 100 active chapters located in the U.S. and approximately 2,500 members inducted annually, Sigma Kappa Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate studies. The MC Zeta Epsilon Chapter was founded in 2011. Members participate in campus and community service and plan literature-related social events for the club and MC students. To be eligible, students must have a high school diploma, be current students with 12 credit hours at MC, and hold a 3.0 overall GPA and a B or higher in all English coursework.

MC students inducted into the society on Friday evening were Ryan Adams, Stephanie Amparan, Nydia Andriano, Cameron Baker, Jacob Baley, Skyler Bennett, Amanda Brewer, Brandee Brown, Kristina Eva Canoy, Ricardo Cardona, Alex Chick, Elizabeth Conder, Sarah Cooley, Sasha Cooper, Mariela Corrales, Cassidy Crockett, Tammy Doss, Tiffany Dumont, Lauren Elrod, Luis Guillen, Hannah Hadley, Jayce Heinemann, Tien Hoang, Jordan Holt, Lisa-Marie Kampf, BreAna LaFoy, Mekelee LaFoy, Giselle Martinez, Frank Martinez, Haley McDonald, Shanta McMaryion, Michael Moore, Sandra E. Morgan, Bright Samuel Olubunmi, Kinsey O’Reilly, Melissa Padilla, Elizabeth Padron, Chase Phelps, Audrey Puente, Katherine Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Natalie Rangel, Virginia D. Rodriguez, Gabriela Salinas-Gonzalez, Fernando Sanchez, Julie K. Sanders, Jordan Shoults, Sarah Stratton, Austin Tavarez, Joey Vargas and Rebekka Wollaston.

During the ceremony, the following returning members were honored: Antonella Aguilar, Alexis Allen, Jamie Bryant Parks, Dora Carey, Heather Dudley, Kristina Herod, Sarah Hobbs, Kody Leonard and Thomas White.
Faculty advisors are Stacy and Brendan Egan. For more information about Sigma Kappa Delta at Midland College, contact Stacy Egan, (432) 685-6700, segan@midland.edu

UPDATE on brisket plate fundraiser for MC Respiratory Care program

• UPDATE: Place your orders NOW through Friday, April 7

Greetings,

The MC Respiratory Care program students are having a “take out” brisket lunch fundraiser on April 10, 2017, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

$10/plate includes brisket, potato salad, beans and bread. We are still taking orders until tomorrow/Friday. If you are interested please contact me and I will forward that information on to the students.

Please RSVP the number of plates you want by 12:00 noon on Friday, April 7, to rweidmann@midland.edu. We will fill the first 75 orders.

You can pick up your orders in room A-09 (Aaron Medical Science Building) between 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10.

Brisket plate sales benefit students by offsetting costs for out-of-town clinical rotations.

Thank you so much for supporting this effort,

Bob Weidmann, BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT, RCP
Program Chair, Respiratory Care, Midland College
(432) 685-5549
rweidmann@midland.edu

More on tomorrow's First Friday Seminar ...

This Friday is another First Friday Science Seminar. We have an interesting talk lined up, so I hope that you and your students will make plans to attend.

Event: First Friday Science Seminar
Location: Carrasco Room, Midland College campus
Time: Friday, April 7th, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Speaker: Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich MD, PhD
Associate Regional Dean for Research
Research Associate Professor (tenure-track)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine
     Dr. Schlarbitz-Lutsevich work involves studying placenta. The placenta plays an important role in the interface between mother and child. Studying the physiology/chemistry changes associated with the placenta during pregnancy can give clues to the health of both the mother and the child. This research could eventually lead to implanted sensors to monitor these changes and give early warnings for at-risk pregnancies.
Topic: "What Do You Need to Know About Placenta"


Each month during the school year, on the first Friday of that month, Midland College hosts a lecture featuring current topics of interest in the fields of science and mathematics. Each seminar features a working scientist presenting aspects of what their career (and results) are all about, which that will be of particular interest to students ... and to members of the Midland community. Come and enjoy this lecture and encourage others to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch, to enjoy during the presentation. We hope to see all of you there!

For more information about the "First Friday" Math & Science Seminar Series at MC, please contact:

Tom Ready, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department, Midland College
(432) 685-6748
tready@midland.edu

REMINDER ... Midland College brings Permian Basin companies to Job Fair 2017 ... TODAY

• One of the largest job fairs in the Permian Basin for over 20 years!

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The Midland College (MC) Career Center is hosting its annual career/job fair to bring employers together with job–seekers on Thursday, April 6, at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center. The event will observe extended hours—10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

“It is a great opportunity for students and the public to meet with area employers and find out about the many job opportunities available in the Permian Basin,” said MC Career Center Coordinator Lupe Daniels. “We encourage those who are already pursuing a career as well as those who are just starting out and want to become familiar with the workplace and begin the networking process.to join us.

Updated, expanded list of participating employers


Companies scheduled to be here include those in the health sector, engineering fields, business/finance institutions, retail establishments, industrial/mechanical specialties and public service entities, including various law enforcement agencies.”

This event is FREE; participants are encouraged to bring their résumés and dress professionally. Please contact Lupe Daniels at (432) 685-4716, ldaniels@midland.edu for additional information.

Chap Baseball gets win on the road

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
JC BASEBALL: Chaps play clean defense in win over NMJC

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Hill Alexander had three hits and the No. 18-ranked Midland College baseball team played errorless baseball in a 10-6 non-conference win over New Mexico Junior College on Wednesday at Ray Birmingham Thunderbird Field ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

The Chaps will be back home for their next match when they begin a 2-day, 4-game weekend series with the El Paso College Tejanos, in a doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 7 at MC's Christensen Stadium.