February 11, 2013

Upcoming Events

Today!  2:00 p.m.--Trout Fishing in America--Allison Fine Arts Building, Wagner & Brown Auditorium.  This is a special FREE encore performance just for MC employees and students.

Thursday, February 14--Roses are red, violets are blue, if you are an MC employee, there's a Valentine deal for you!
(Adobe .pdf files)

Friday, February 15--"Alcohol and Drug Addiction" (prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and recorvery)--12:00 noon, Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room
Find out more about this free lecture (Adobe .pdf file)

MC Athletics Home Games

  • Wednesday, February 13--MC Softball Hosts Cisco Junior College--MC Softball Field--1:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 14--MC
    Softball Hosts Trinidad State--MC Softball Field--1:00 p.m.

  • Friday/Saturday, February 15-16--MC
    Softball Classic

  • Friday/Saturday, February 15-16--MC Baseball Hosts McLennan Community College--Christensen Stadium--Game begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, and at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 16.

  • Sunday, February 17--MC Softball Hosts Western Nebraska--MC Softball Field--11:00 a.m.

  • Monday, February 18--MC Basketball Hosts Western Texas College--Al G. Langford Chaparral Center-- Lady Chaps begin at 5:30; Chaps begin at 7:45

  • Saturday, February 23--MC Baseball Hosts Colby College--Christensen Stadium--1:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, February 24--MC Baseball Hosts Seward College--Christensen Stadium--12:00 noon

Saturday, February 23--TRiO 5K/10K Run and Health Walk--Early registration is only $15; on-site registration is $20.  This event is being coordinated by the MC Upward Bound Parent Coalition, and proceeds will go toward support of current TRiO student participants.  See the flyer and registration form for more details.

Thursday, February 28--MC Presents "Thurgood"--7:00 p.m., Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room--Admission is FREE

Midland College will celebrate African-American History Month by hosting a screening of the film, "Thurgood" (Adobe .pdf file) starring Tony and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne.  In the film, Fishburne plays the legenday civil rights leader Justice Thrugood Marshall, who, through a present day narration, revisits key turning points in his life and career from growing up in Baltimore to winning the landmark civil rights case, Brown vs. Board of Education.

Kudos & Accomplishments

Dale Williams, MC counselor/disability specialist, will give a presentation at the Achieve Texas 2013 Post-Secondary Counselor Conference in  Austin on April 15-16.  The title of Williams' presentation is "Preparing for a Successful Transition from High School to the Real World."

Kudos to Rita Brady, Cindy Cuny, Holly Geerts, Rey Hernandez, Adriana Lumpkin, Vickie Pickett, Michael Sanchez and Marty Villarreal who represented and promoted MC at the February 2 community outreach event at the southside Wal Mart.  Double kudos to Vickie, Marty and Rey, who  stayed the entire 6 hours! 

On Saturday, February 2, the MC Math & Engineering departments hosted "Math Counts."  The event sponsored by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers brought approximately 90 junior high students to the MC Campus.

Kudos and thanks to all those who helped with the January 12 New Faculty Orientation.  More . . . (Adobe .pdf file)

Happy Birthday! February 11-25 (Adobe .pdf file)

Standing Committee Reports

Loan Default Management Committee (Adobe .pdf file)

Emergency Management Operations Team presents Emergency Preparedness Guide

Publications Committee presents MC Publications Guide (Adobe .pdf file)

Miscellaneous Announcements

Professional Development Opportunity from StarLink:  How to Develop a Leadership Plan
This module provides information on documents helpful in starting up a Leadership Development Plan (LDP); associations/groups wo can provide services and consultation in continuing a LDP; and professional development opportunities for those tasked to help maintain a LDP.  More . . .

Spring 2013 Enrollment Report
Dr. Michael Chavez, dean of enrollment management, prepared a report comparing spring 2012 to spring 2013 duplicated enrollment.  More . . . (Adobe .pdf file)


Just a reminder:  If you are working on a grant please let Annie Stanger, MC grants specialist, know.  Also, if and when you receive any updates or new information on grants in process please send Annie a copy of that documentation for the grant file in the Institutional Advancement Office.

Strategies of Behavior Intervention

Please be advised that the Strategies of Behavior Intervention (SOBI) was created to identify students who may be experiencing difficulties. The purpose of SOBI is to be preventative in nature. Submitting a SOBI report allows for Midland College to assist these students in getting the help they need, while protecting innocent others.

Please be aware that incidents may not be isolated. The SOBI reporting process allows Midland College personnel to collaborate information and get a view of the bigger picture when a student may have issues in several areas on campus.

SOBI reports can be found on the Midland College website. The following link will take you to the SOBI page:  www.midland.edu/sobi

Special Events Fundraising

As a reminder, any special events hosted by clubs, departments or organizations on campus must get approval through the Institutional Advancement Office.  Those approvals must now be requested at least 1 month prior to the event date.  Also, if your event includes a silent or live auction you must now fill out the Special Event Fundraising Form, in addition to the Solicitation Report. (Adobe .pdf files)  Both forms can be found on the shared drive.  With an increased number of event requests being made in the last few months, procedures have been tightened on how fundraising is managed in order to keep from overlapping on our donors and friends in the community.  Please do not hesitate to call Erin Tresner, 685-4519, with any questions/ concerns. 

Who's Who
Please think of a deserving student to nominate to Who's Who.  They should have at least a 3.00 GPA and have at least 30 semester hours.  Submit forms (Adobe .pdf file) to Shep Grinnan by February 22.

Alumni Relations Telephone Number
The Alumni Relations office (J. Don Wallace) now has a phone and may be reached by calling 685-4765.

See MC Booths
It's not too late to reserve a booth for the "See MC" Event scheduled for April 20, 2013.  Currently, there are 28 MC booths already reserved.  (Adobe .pdf file)   You still have plenty of time to sign-up, we had 45 MC booths last year, so we are missing a few.   To reserve your department/program booth space, please contact Christy Garza, cgarza@midland.edu

United Health Care Claims
Services performed at a Network facility may be processed as Non-Network.  More . . . (Adobe .pdf file)
ERS Insurance Appeals