Full Circle - April 28, 2014

Upcoming Events

MC Baseball vs. New Mexico Junior College
Tuesday, April 29
6:30 p.m.
Christensen Stadium

MC Music Ensembles Concert
Tuesday, April 29
7:00 p.m.
Allison Fine Arts Building, Wagner & Brown Auditorium

Employee Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 1
2:00 p.m.
Allison Fine Arts Building, Wagner & Brown Auditorium
More . . . (Adobe .pdf file)

Midland College Picnic Night at the Rockhounds Game
Thursday, May 1
Picnic Time - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rockhounds vs. Corpus Christi Hooks - 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $18 and include reserved seat, hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chips, popcorn, cookies and soft drinks.  It's also "Thirsty Thursday" with 1/2-priced drinks.
To purchase tickets, please bring cash or checks to the Student Activities Office in the Scharbauer Student Center (SSC 125).  Make checks payable to Midland Rockhounds.  For questions or more info, contact MC Student Activities Coordinator Stephanie VanCuren, 685-4543, svancuren@midland.edu

MC Music Department Presents Guitar Recital
Thursday, May 1
7:00 p.m.
Allison Fine Arts Building, Wagner & Brown Auditorium

MC Baseball vs. Western Texas College
Saturday, May 3
12:00 noon
Christensen Stadium


Friday, May 9
7:00 p.m.
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center
The 2013-2014 academic year at Your College comes to a festive end at the 41st Annual Commencement at Midland College.
More . . .
Information for MC employees participating in graduation (Adobe .pdf file)


Kudos & Accomplishments

Happy Birthday, today to Jeremy Martinez and Elizabeth Rainey
List of birthdays for MC employees and retirees (April 28-August 18) (Adobe .pdf file)

Congratulations to Ken Riley, director of Physical Plant, who will soon be seen driving a new set of wheels on campus.  He won a utility cart provided by Shoppa's at the Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators conference in El Paso the weekend of April 12.  Also attending the conference were Dennis Sever and April Kennedy.

Congratulations to Coach Delnor Poss and the MC Golf Team.  The Chap golfers took 3rd at the NJCAA District tourney and have earned a berth in the national championship tournament.  More on MC's "Your College" blog.

Summer Canvas Changes
For questions regarding Canvas, Draft State, Instructor Dispatch, etc., please contact IT Training Specialist Jennifer Goolsby, 685-4747, jgoolsby@midland.edu

  • May 24, 2014The new Calendar, Gradebook and Conversations have been available for users to transition and use for several months. Canvas has announced that on May 24, the older version of calendar, gradebook and conversations will be removed. If you haven't started using the new versions, and you aren't sure how to switch, please contact me.
  • May 24, 2014Internet Explorer 9 will no longer be a supported browser. Additionally, Canvas will officially update its code to no longer support all browsers older than the latest two versions (as referenced in the Canvas Guides).
  • July 5, 2014 - Draft State will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users.

Grubby Days are Here!
Benefitting United Way of Midland
Wear your jeans for $2 a day or $14 for 8 days!  Read more . . . (Adobe .pdf file)

Jefferson National and FSL on Campus, Tuesday, April 29
Jerry Myszka, Jefferson National Life Insurance Company representative, will be available for appointments on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. in the Administrative Services Conference Room. Jefferson National manages our 7% Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) account. NEW EMPLOYEES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO MEET WITH JERRY. Please call the Human Resources office to schedule your appointment with Jerry.

Should you need to contact Jerry at any time, his phone number is 800-788-8031 and his email is geraldmyszka@legendequities.com

Tracy Melder, FSL representative, will also be available to meet with employees. FSL is an approved company that offers a voluntary TDA and ORP account. If you would like to meet with Tracy, a separate appointment will need to be made.

Summer Enrollment
MC employees are able to access a graph that illustrates daily summer enrollment.  The graph illustrates a comparison to "day in time" of the previous summer.  If you want to monitor summer enrollment daily, add this link to your "Favorites" or copy ahd paste the link to your desktop screen.  It's updated daily.