December 3, 2012

From the President . . .

SACS Finish Line


Upcoming Events

Chap Center December calendar

Tuesday, December 4 - Bookstore Faculty and Staff Appreciation Party

Tuesday, December 4 -
Jefferson National on campus

Thursday, December 6 - President's Brunch/Lunch
  - MC President Dr. Steve Thomas invites all MC employees to stop by the Carrasco Room between 11:30 and 1:00 to enjoy food, fun and fellowship.

Thursday, December 6 -
-You are cordially invited to attend Midland College's Annual Holiday Evening, a sparkling evening of music, art and merriment, food and fellowship that has become one of West Texas' favorite holiday celebrations.

Friday, December 7 - First Friday Science Seminar, "Engineering the Human Body: Applications of Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine"  More information . . .

Thursday, January 10 - Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA) Celebration


Next home Basketball game will be on Thursday, January 3, as the Chaps and Lady Chaps take on Weatherford College.  Lady Chaps game begins at 5:30; Chaps play at 7:30.  2012-2013 men's and women's basketball schedule . . .

MC employees can purchase a pass to get into all MC Athletic events for up to six family members. More information . . .

Kudos & Accomplishments

Midland College Cosmetology students gave haircuts and raised $391 in donations for the "Hunt for Heroes" wounded veterans and their families during the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Celebration at the November 20 Chap and Lady Chap basketball games.   Enjoy a photo album.

Congratulations to William (Billy) Feeler, dean of Fine Arts & Communications, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation last week.  His dissertation is entitled "Being There:  A grounded-theory study of student perception of instructor presence in online classes."  Feeler is receiving his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Congratulations to the Teaching Excellence Awards nominees.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

And the winners are . . . Thank you for joining or renewing your membership in TCCTA (Texas Community College Teacher Association). 

Happy Birthday! - December 3-January 7

Welcome, New Employees
Holly Geerts

Jennifer Harris
Nancy Quintella
Sylvia Sanchez

Standing Committee News

Emergency Management Operations Team announces new Emergency Text Notification System


Report from Faculty Evaluation Committee

From the Outreach Committee:  First Generation to College (FGTC) student testimonials

Professional Development

Canvas learning management system on-site demo - Tuesday, December 4 - More information . . .

New faculty orientation - Saturday, January 12 - More information . . .

Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) Convention - February 21-23 - More information . . .

Student Organizations Holiday Fund Raisers

Student Government canned food drive

MCLASS helping older children and young teens at Casa de Amigos

Students in Philanthropy help Santa to send letters to special children

Santa letter form


Community Programs Continuing Education

Wanted:  College Classics instructors

Kids' College looking for instructors

Do you know a teen over the age of 14 who is looking for a fun summer job?  He or she may want to consider being a Kids' College Runner

Job posting for Kids' College runner
Employment application for Kids' College runner position

Information Technology

Computer replacement procedures and information
Updated computer specs

State contract discount available for Enterprise Rental Cars

Institutional Effectiveness & Planning
IE Fast Fact:  Fall 2012 Enrollment Report - General Information

Enrollment Report - Table Format

Enrollment Report - Graphical Format

Calling all "closet musicians!"  It's time to let your musical talent shine.  More information . . .

United Way Campaign Update