Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lots of homecoming fun over the next two days ...

... join us?

For more information, contact:
Taneekwa Hurdle
(432) 685-4543

Welcoming, supporting MC's newest student club

"One for the Team" promotion at Chipotle

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

One of the newest clubs on the MC campus is the Lacrosse Club. Jeremy Martinez, director of Enrollment Services, is the club advisor.

Before and/or after the Homecoming Basketball game on Thursday evening, you can help support the club by eating at Chipotle. See information below.

Also, the club will host their first home game on Saturday, March 4, synthetic turf fields @ Scharbauer Sports Complex, 3:00 p.m. They will play the team from Hardin-Simmons University.

Part of MC Bookstore parking lot to close Wednesday

From Ashley Borgstedte
Officer, Midland College Police Department

As many of you already know. tomorrow [Wednesday] will be the Homecoming Parade. It will start at 6:00 p.m. Therefore, the west portion of the bookstore parking lot will be closed at noon for setup.

Please have your vehicles out of the parking lot by then. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Midland College Police Department
Room 136, Scharbauer Student Center
MC Main Campus, 3600 North Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Phone: 432-685-4734 or Emergency 432-686-4911
Fax: 432-685-6836

On the road, Chaps lose to OC in the stretch

OA Photo by Mark Sterkel
• JC MEN’S BASKETBALL: 2nd half swoon plagues Chaps in loss to OC

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - The Midland College men's basketball team was ready to play against rival Odessa College on Monday, but like it has happened in so many Western Junior College Athletic Conference games this season, a bad stretch cost the Chaparrals.

A run midway through the second half helped the No. 16 Wranglers pull away for an 83-68 win over the Chaps at the OC Sports Center ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Invitation to Ash Wesnesday Mass ... TOMORROW

• All are welcome

Please join the Catholic Student Association of Midland (CSAM) for Ash Wednesday Mass tomorrow, March 1, at 12:15 p.m. in the Dollye Neal Chapel, on the MC main campus. All are welcome!

To receive info about future CSAM events, text @CSAM17 to 81010. Be sure to include the @ sign.

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

Lady Chaps end regular season on a high note

OA Photo by Mark Sterkel
• JC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lady Chaps hand No. 1 Odessa College its 1st loss

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - If the Midland College women’s basketball team needed a confidence boost heading into the NJCAA Region V Tournament, the Lady Chaparrals got a big one on Monday night.

Relying on their defensive play and their ability to get Odessa College into serious foul trouble, the No. 19 Lady Chaps knocked off No. 1-ranked Odessa College, 75-66, at the OC Sports Center ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Scholarship established in memory of MC educator

From Carmen Edwards
Dean, Health Sciences Division, Midland College

Thank you all for your heart-felt comforting calls and messages. As most of you know, Liz Brown was the founder of the Sonography Program at Midland College. She began the journey with us in 2000, and under her leadership and instruction, more than 175 students have entered the field of diagnostic medical sonography. She was passionate about her profession, higher education, and especially Midland College.

Her dear friend and colleague, Laurie Fitzgerald, carries forward the tradition of excellence in the program that is rated number one in the nation. Brandi Havner, the new program director, is also committed to the ongoing success of the program.

Liz will be missed, but her legacy will live on in the countless lives she touched.

There has never been a scholarship fund exclusively for sonography students. It is my privilege to tell you that the Liz Brown Sonography Scholarship has been established through Midland College’s Foundation. I hope you will consider making a contribution to honor Liz and to help the students and the profession she cared about.



Memorial gifts toward the scholarship 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.

Lady Chap softball goes 1-1 on the road

• JC SOFTBALL: Lady Chaps split at OC Classic

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - The Midland College softball team split a pair of games at the Odessa College Classic Saturday.

The Lady Chaparrals (14-3) defeated Otero Junior College, 8-1, but lost to Cisco College, 5-2 ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Special Lunch/Lecture for Health & Wellness Week

• Reservations for seating are already coming in

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

March 27-31 has been designated as Health & Wellness Week @ MC. Several events are planned for students, employees and the community. On Tuesday, March 28, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, will be the guest speaker for the spring installment of the Davidson Lecture Series. More at www.midland.edu/gupta

On Wednesday, March 29, MC is partnering with Midland Health to bring a special lunch/lecture on whole-food, plant-based nutrition by Dr. Scott Stoll to campus. Dr. Stoll is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As a member of the 1994 United States Olympic Bobsled Team, Dr. Stoll is well suited for his additional roles as a team physician at Lehigh University, the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, and advising physician serving professional and Olympic athletes. He specializes in regenerative medicine, utilizing natural treatments, diet, and lifestyle to aid the body in healing chronic disease and injuries.

Reservations for the March 29 plant-based lunch/lecture are already coming into the Community Programs Continuing Education office. Seating is limited, so if you are interested in attending this event, please register soon at www.midland.edu/drstoll Cost is $15.

If you would like to hear Dr. Stoll, but don’t want to participate in the lunch, you may also hear a presentation by Dr. Stoll at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, as he speaks exclusively to MC health sciences and primary care pathway students in the Davidson Family Health Sciences Lecture Hall. The 2:00 p.m. presentation is free.

The Student Activities Office has other fun and exciting events scheduled for the week of March 27 including an MC Employee Group Walking Contest. More info about that event later.

Chap baseball wins one, loses one on the road

JC BASEBALL: Chaps split DH with Weatherford College

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

WEATHERFORD, TEXAS - The No. 10-ranked Midland College baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader against Weatherford College on Saturday ...

read the rest of this MRT report

... and from earlier in the weekend ...,

Lyons fans 18 to help Weatherford knock off Chaps

"Sum You Some Me" exhibition coming to McCormick Gallery

• Opening reception set for March 9

From Michael Hubbard
McCormick Gallery Director

Sum You Some Me
Work by Felice House and Dana Younger

March 9 - April 13
McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts Building

Join the artists for an opening reception
March 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Felice House is a figurative painter who strives, through her portrayals of women, to provide a counterpoint to the passive female representations found in art historical tradition. She has a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, an MS in computer graphics from the Visualization Laboratory at Texas A&M University and an MFA in painting from the University of Texas. In between her other schooling, House spent time studying classical painting and portraiture at the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore, MD. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, sculptor, Dana Younger and her two-step sons Jasper and Wiley. She is an Assistant Professor in the Visualization Department at Texas A&M University.

Dana Younger is a process fanatic. He uses a wide variety of sculptural mediums to call attention to cultural heritage that warrants reexamination. Humor, beauty and biting commentary combine in his work and invite the viewer to take another look. Younger earned a BA in Theater from the University of Texas at Austin. His experiences in the theater, including acting, directing and prop making, all culminated in an interest in art fabrication and business. With more than 25 years in sculpture fabrication, He has handled a vast array of materials used in fabrication. This experience, along with his love of theatricality, comes to play in his work. Currently, Younger is a partner producing an annual holiday art show and a manager of artists, designers and fabricators for Texas Parks and Wildlife.

McCormick Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and on Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, contact:
Michael Hubbard
MC Art Professor & McCormick Gallery Director
(432) 685-4651

Newspaper previews tonight's basketball road games

• JC BASKETBALL: Preview capsules for MC vs. OC games on Feb. 27

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College women’s basketball looks to finish the regular season strong with a win tonight at rival Odessa College ... Tonight’s game is a rematch from the Jan. 26 contest at Chaparral Center in which MC gave away a late lead before falling 50-49 in an ugly offensive game for both teams ...

read the rest of this MRT preview ...

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College men's basketball’s struggles continued on Thursday with a loss at New Mexico JC - MC’s fourth straight and ninth in the last 10 games ... The Wranglers look to secure the No. 2 seed out of the WJCAC at next month’s Region V Tournament in Wolfforth ...

read the rest of this MRT preview ...

Friday, February 24, 2017

In Memory ...

We extend our sympathy to the family of MC retiree Elizabeth (Liz) Brown. Liz passed away yesterday, February 23.

A memorial service will be held at Kelview Heights Baptist Church, 402 W. Scharbauer Drive, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 27.

Liz retired recently as chair of MC’s Sonography program.

A Sonography scholarship is being established in memory of Liz Brown. Memorial gifts will be applied toward the scholarship 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.

The MC flag will be flying at half-staff through Monday.

NEXT Friday is First Friday at MC

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 science field. 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" Science Seminar Series at MC, please contact:

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

On the road, Lady Chaps fall to New Mexico JC

• NMJC uses late run to sink Lady Chaps

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - The No. 12-ranked New Mexico Junior College women’s basketball team used a fourth quarter surge to come from behind and beat No. 19 Midland College women’s basketball, 66-62, Thursday night at Caster Activity Center ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

The Lady Chaps will close out the regular season on the road, Monday, February 27, at 5:45 p.m. when they play the Lady Wranglers of Odessa College, in Odessa, Texas.

Invitation to Ash Wesnesday Mass

• All are welcome

Please join the Catholic Student Association of Midland (CSAM) for Ash Wednesday Mass, March 1, at 12:15 p.m. in the Dollye Neal Chapel, on the MC main campus. All are welcome!

To receive info about future CSAM events, text @CSAM17 to 81010. Be sure to include the @ sign.

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

MC Chemistry Club meeting Friday

The MC Chemistry Club will be meeting tomorrow - Friday, March 24 - with a presentation on a subject near-and-sear to most people's hearts ... well ... near to their ears, at least.

For more information about the club and its activities, please contact:
Dr. Pat Nandakumar
Professor of Chemistry, Club Advisor
(432) 685-6738

Midland College offers second “On Track” session for high school seniors

NOW is the time for high school seniors to start planning

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Tuesday, February 28, Midland College (MC) will offer the second session in its popular “On Track” program for high school seniors. The topic for Tuesday’s session will be “scholarships.” The one-hour informative workshop will be held in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room on the main MC campus, 3600 N. Garfield, at 5:45 p.m. High school seniors and their parents are welcome to attend; there is no fee, and no reservation is required.

“We have been offering our On Track sessions for several years,” explained Ta’Sheena Ross of the MC Enrollment Services Office. “The sessions are offered monthly, and each session covers a different topic about college enrollment. Midland College offers numerous scholarships, and we want area high school students to know about all the scholarships that are available. Because of the abundant scholarships and financial aid, many of our students are able to pay reduced tuition, or even no tuition, regardless of family income. Scholarships are also awarded to MC graduates who transfer to universities to complete baccalaureate degrees. MC alumni have told us that they graduated with bachelor degrees completely debt free from both public and private universities!”

Ross said that even though the first On Track session was held on January 31, students are still welcome to attend the second and future sessions. It is not mandatory to attend all sessions. Other sessions will be held on March 28, April 25 and May 30.

Registration for the fall semester at MC begins April 18, and Ross stated that now is the time to start planning, applying for financial aid and scholarships and completing college applications. For more information, contact the MC Enrollment Services Office at (432) 685-4501, enroll@midland.edu


Newspaper previews tonight's basketball road games

• Preview capsules for MC's Feb. 23 games at NMJC

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College women’s basketball looks to continue its recent momentum as it has shown more consistency during a four-game winning streak ... MC looks to play better against NMJC than it did in a 76-57 loss at home on Jan. 23 ...

read the rest of this MRT preview ...

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College men's basketball is looking for any positives right now after losing three straight and eight out its last 10 games ... Like MC, NMJC will be playing for mostly pride after the NJCAA Executive Committee ruled the Thunderbirds ineligible for the postseason after missing reporting eligibility deadlines ...

read the rest of this MRT preview ...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Midland College partners with area nonprofit agencies for West Texas Conference on Aging

• Early registration discount offered through February 24

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Tuesday, March 7, Midland College (MC) will once again partner with various nonprofit agencies to offer the annual West Texas Conference on Aging. MC is licensed to offer 7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to participants. The conference will be held at First Baptist Church, 2104 W. Louisiana, in Midland from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Early registration fee of $50 is available until February 24. Registration fee after February 24 is $75.

The keynote speaker is Scott Abel, who will bring his perspectives of “Ethical Leadership” to the audience. Abel, who lives in the Austin area and works for state government, is a published author and public speaker. He has a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University, but says he is “a rabid, life-long fan of the TCU Horned Frogs.” In his spare time, he is assisted by his wife and two daughters in “searching for the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.”

Scheduled breakout sessions include:
    Aphasia, presented by Beth Crawford
    Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce, presented by Scott Abel
    Life after Menopause?, presented by Leslie Chupp, M.D.
    Savvy Shopper, presented by Heather Massey

“This is our 19th year to host this one-day conference for Permian Basin residents,” said Wendy Wood Collins, director of MC Health Sciences Continuing Education. “The conference is for anyone who wants to know more about the aging process, how to communicate with senior citizens and issues facing older Americans. We especially encourage social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, chemical dependency counselors, long-term care activity directors, certified nurse aides and other geriatric-centered healthcare professionals to attend.”

Registration is available online at www.midland.edu/hsce or by phone, (432) 681-6354. 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

Book Returns Have Started ... Pass It On


This is just to let everyone know that the Midland College Bookstore has started to return books and get ready for Summer and Fall.

Please pass this on so students know this has begun and can come get any books they may still need.

If a student still needs a book but does not have the funds right now they can come to the bookstore and we will hold it for them.

We are not returning Flex class books.

Thank you,

Walter Waller, Text Book Manager
Midland College Bookstore
(432) 685-6460

FREE Tax Preparation Clinic at MC

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

MC is partnering with Casa de Amigos and United Way of Midland to offer FREE tax preparation services at the Cogdell Learning Center and the main campus. The services are available to MC students and employees who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal tax credit for low and moderate-income working people (households with income of less than $53,000).

Visiting artist Jim Arendt to present mid-day lecture at MC

Jim Arendt Artist Talk
Thursday, February 23, 1:00 p.m.
Room 140, Allison Fine Arts Building (AFA)

Visiting artist Jim Arendt, whose work is currently on view in the McCormick Gallery, will offer a free public lecture, Thursday, February 23. If you've passed through the gallery in recent weeks and found yourself impressed or baffled by the art on view there, please join us Thursday afternoon to learn more about this artist's work.

The lecture will take place in the Choir Room, AFA140 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

REMINDER ... Arendt will also be on hand for a reception closing his "Something from Nothing" exhibit, Thursday evening at McCormick Galley. CLICK HERE for more information about the reception.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

REMINDER ... Transfer Fair is TOMORROW at MC

Midland College has invited 4-year universities to attend our Transfer Fair on Wednesday, February 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Amistad Atrium of the Marie Hall Academic Building (MHAB), on the MC main campus.

Free pizza for students that attend.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Elsa Barrandey
(432) 685-4370

MC students participate in Community College Day at state capitol

Courtesy Photo
• Community colleges are the largest sector of Texas higher education

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Tuesday, February 7, Midland College (MC) was well represented at the Texas Legislature in Austin as 17 students participated in Community College Day.

MC students were among the approximately 2,000 representatives from the state’s 50 community colleges who were greeted by state legislators. Students were welcomed inside the Capitol, where they had the opportunity to visit the House and Senate galleries and meet with lawmakers about the impact community colleges have made on their lives.

“Each of our students has a story tell and it is important for our legislators to see that first-hand,” said MC President Dr. Steve Thomas. “Community colleges have no better advocates than our students.”

MC students spoke to state legislators, including Representative Tom Craddick (at left in the photo below) and Senator Kel Seliger (at right), about the need for community college funding to meet the state’s growing demand for a community college education.

Courtesy Photo
Community colleges are the largest sector of Texas higher education with more than 700,000 students enrolled in Texas public community colleges in Fall 2016. This includes approximately 125,000 Texas high school students who are enrolled in dual credit courses at community colleges. Seventy percent of first-time college students in Texas begin their college education at a community college.

According to the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC), Texas taxpayers see a 6.9 percent rate of return on their investment in community colleges, and 95 percent of community college students remain in the state, keeping taxpayers’ investment in Texas.

MC students attending the 2017 Texas Legislature Community College day were Anna Alarcon, Matt Abplanap, Jessica Cardenas, Avery Carrasco, Andrea Despain, Jaycee Fisher, Sergio Gonzalez, Cinthya Herrera, Kayleigh Loftin, Isabel Luna, Alehandra Madrid, Mallory Matthew, Rebecca McAdoo, Amy Pertile, Jolene Senters, Rebecca Turner and James Wooten. They were accompanied by Dr. Thomas, as well as MC Government Professor Dr. Terry Gilmour and MC Student Activities Coordinator Taneekwa Ross-Hurdle.

MC now accepting applications for 2017 graduation speaker

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald
• Deadline for applications is March 3

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The Graduation Committee at Midland College is seeking applications for graduating students to be this year’s speaker at MC’s 44th Commencement Ceremony.

The link to the online application is available at www.midland.edu/graduate .

Only those students who complete an application will be considered for this honor. Deadline is Friday, March 3.

We appreciate your help in spreading the word to our students about this opportunity.

Chaps fall to Frank Phillips College

• JC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Chaps’ woes continue in loss to last-place FPC

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College men's basketball coach Jordan Dreiling admits he never thought his team would struggle like it has during Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.

The Chaparrals continued their downward spiral when it fell 79-74 to last-place Frank Phillips College at Chaparral Center on Monday ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

MC offers travel/study course this summer in Washington, DC

• Hands-on experience at sites associated with U.S. government and development

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

This summer, Midland College (MC) students will have an opportunity to earn six hours of college credit while studying history, government and/or geography in the Washington, DC area. From July 10-15, MC will provide students with an opportunity to tour sites in and near the nation’s capital such as The Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court Buildings, the White House, Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian and other areas of interest.

Students may enroll in one or two of the following courses for this unique hands-on travel/study opportunity:
GEOG 1303: World Regional Geography (7020613F)
GOVT 2305: Federal Government (7044163F)
HIST 1301: United States History I (7030163F)
HIST 1302: United States History II (7035163F)

In addition to the travel component, students will also be required to participate in online instruction and complete online assignments, quizzes and exams. The online classes run June 5-July 27.

“In previous summers, we have offered similar travel/study courses, and we are happy that we are able to provide this experience once again,” explained Mike Makowsky, MC department chair of Social Sciences. “The purpose of the Geography/Government/History travel course is to provide students with hands-on experiences at some of the principal sites associated with U.S. development and government.”

Trip cost is $1,500, which includes airfare, lodging and museum/exhibit entry fees. A $500 deposit is required by March 23, with full payment for the trip payable by April 23. Students will also need to be responsible for meals, ground transportation, insurance and other personal expenses, plus applicable Midland College tuition, fees and textbooks.

For more information, contact Mr. Makowsky at (432) 685-6828, mmakowsky@midland.edu.

Lady Chaps win final home match of the season

MRT Photo by James Durbin
• JC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lady Chaps roll over FPC, clinch regional berth

Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 21-ranked Midland College women’s basketball team had a little extra incentive playing Frank Phillips College on Monday night.

It not only was the last home game of the season and last game for the sophomores ever on the Chaparral Center court, but it was an opportunity to clinch a postseason spot ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Monday, February 20, 2017

MC offers EPA/HUD lead paint certification for building trades

• Friday, February 24, at the MC Advanced Technology Center

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

New this semester, the Midland College (MC) Workforce Continuing Education department is offering professional development opportunities for painting contractors, floor installers, window installers, renovation contractors and supervisors that meet requirements and certification guidelines of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Texas Department of State Health Services Toxic Substance Control Division and the Environmental Protection Agency.

On Friday, February 24, Lead Paint Initial Certification is scheduled from 8:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. at the convenient location of the MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), 3200 W. Cuthbert (corner of Midkiff and Cuthbert, next to Furr’s Cafeteria). Course fee is $365.

“This course is just one of several certification courses that we will offer through May,” explained Elizabeth Wall, open enrollment coordinator for MC Workforce Continuing Education. “Previously, workers had to travel to Houston or El Paso for the requirements and would incur travel costs, hotel costs and daily expenses. We are finding that people are responding positively to having the opportunity to receive this mandated training locally in Midland, and we have had specific requests from City of Midland officials to offer the training.”

Wall said that the courses contain information such as medical requirements, air monitoring and AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986).

The certification courses and seminars will be offered at various times through the middle of May. Tuition and fees range from $265 to $800 depending on course/seminar length.

To obtain more information, visit www.midland.edu/wfce or contact Elizabeth Wall at (432) 681-6301, ewall@midland.edu.

Closing reception for "Something from Nothing" art exhibit at McCormick Gallery

MC Photo by Jeff McDonald
• Exhibit will close on Friday, February 24

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Thursday, February 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., the public is invited to the closing reception for the art exhibit currently hanging in the Allison Fine Arts Building McCormick Gallery on the main Midland College (MC) campus, 3600 N. Garfield.

Mr. Arendt’s unique work is primarily composed of cut denim combined with other material and is a collection of narrative figure painting, drawing, prints, fabric and sculpture. He describes his work as being influenced “by the radical reshaping of the rural and industrial landscapes in which he was raised.”

In his artist statement, Arendt writes, “Art making is a way for me to explore our changing relationship with labor. My research focuses on transitions in macroeconomic structures through the lens of their effects on individual lives, communities and worker’s relationships to the structures of labor itself.

“I’ve paid witness to the demise of opportunities to engage in meaningful work and seen cities ravaged by the absence of industry. As the landscape of work and labor continue to shift around us, I use art making as a way to investigate how the division of labor and alienation from work has impacted individual lives. My early engagement with work that was whole and undivided has left me with a persistent feeling that our present economic configuration has alienated most of us from the finest use of our skills.”

Arendt’s work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows. Recently Arendt was short-listed for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art and received the South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Artist Fellowship. His work was awarded the $50,000 top prize at Artfields, Best in Show at Hub-Bub Gallery’s Emerging Carolina and was included in the 701 Contemporary Center for the Arts 701 CCA Prize 2012. He was also awarded Best in Show during Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY, and his work was included in Fiberarts International 2013 and 2016 and the 2013 Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Netherlands.

The exhibit has been on display in McCormick Gallery since January 17; it is scheduled to close on Friday, February 24.

Chap Baseball wraps-up winning weekend

Chaps beat Seward County to complete 3-0 weekend

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The No. 10-ranked Midland College baseball team completed a perfect weekend at Christensen Stadium with a 7-2 victory over Seward County Community College on a wet and chilly Sunday afternoon ...

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... and from earlier this weekend ...,

Saturday: Senior’s bat propels Chaps past McLennan CC

A free "Taste of Soul" ... TODAY at MC

For more information, contact:
Taneekwa Hurdle
(432) 685-4543