February 25, 2013

Upcoming Events

MC Athletics

Basketball tonight against Clarendon College.  Lady Chaps play at 5:30; Chaps will play at 7:45.  Last home game of the season. 

  • March 8, 1:00 p.m. - MC Softball against Clarendon College, MC Softball Field

  • March 9, 12:00 noon - MC Softball against Frank Phillips College, MC Softball Field
  • March 9, 1:00 p.m.  -MC Baseball against New Mexico Junior College, Christensen Stadium

  • March 17-19 - MC Golf Team participates in Omega Treating Chemical Company Tournament,  Green Tree Country Club

  • March 19, 6:30 p.m. - MC Baseball against Western Texas College, Christensen Stadium

  • March 22, 3:00 p.m. - MC Baseball against El Paso Community College, Christensen Stadium

  • March 23, 12:00 noon - MC Baseball against El Paso Community College, Christensen Stadium
  • March 23, 1:00 p.m. - MC Softball against Western Texas College, MC Softball Field

    Spring Schedules for all MC Athletic teams

MC to host screening of "Thurgood"
Thursday, February 28--Midland College will host a screening of the film "Thurgood" - visiting key turning points in the life and career of civil rights leader Justice Thurgood Marshall - in recognition of African American History Month.

Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series presents Dr. Jane Goodall

ddls goodallThursday, April 4 ۥ Jane Goodall, legendary environmentalist and chimpanzee researcher, knew at age eight that she wanted to go to Africa and live with wild animals when she grew up. After sixteen years, with a diploma from the Queen's Secretarial School in London and her love of animals, she went after her dream and sailed to Africa.
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Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest Awards & Reading

Tuesday, April 16 ۥ Texas poet and educator William Wenthe will give a reading along with the winners of this year's Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest at an awards celebration in the Carrasco Room of the Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center, on the Midland College campus.
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Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

cpas voodoodaddyWednesday, April 17 €• 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene, when they secured their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles and reminded the world — in the middle of the grunge era, no less — that it was still cool to swing, big band style.
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See MC/Sí, MC

enews seemcSaturday, April 20 €• Midland College is dedicated to encouraging higher education participation by first generation to college families. See MC/Sí, MC will consist of tours, college information sessions, and various Midland College student services and instructional program booths.
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Kudos & Accomplishments

Guest Speakers in Dr. Pamela Howell's ENGL 1302 Class
Dr. William Feeler, dean of the Fine Arts and Communications Division, was the guest speaker in Dr. Pamela Howell's English 1302 campus classes on Feb. 18.  Dr. Feeler spoke on the process of writing poetry as well as some of his poems studied by the classes.


In addition, Jimmy Patterson, writer and journalist from Midland, will be guest speaker on March 6, reflecting with students on the process of writing fiction and on his latest novel being studied by the classes and coauthored with Midland attorney Tom Morgan.


The guest speakers have been coming to Dr. Howell's English 1302 classes for the last two years in her efforts to "make real" the process of writing to her students "by real people" and allow the students direct contact with such creative writers in their immediate community. Other guest writers in the past include English faculty Brendon Egan.

Student Government Association Valentine's Day Fundraiser
Special kudos to Stephanie Van Curen, Terry Gilmour and the Student Government Association for a wonderful Valentine's evening and dinner.

MC Employees Volunteer at Regional Spelling Bee
On Saturday, February 23, MC Director of the Fasken Learning Resource Center John Deats served as the pronouncer and MC English Professor Dr. Pamela Howell served as a judge at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Midland Reporter-Telegram.  Deats and Howell have been volunteering their time in these capacities for many years.  The event was held in the Allison Fine Arts Building Wagner & Brown Auditorium.  Special thanks and kudos to MC Multimedia Promotions Coordinator Lesley Isaacs for providing audio/visual assistance during the event.

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


Outreach Committee Recommendations (Adobe .pdf file)

Search Fasken LRC catalog via your smart phone

You can now search Midland College - Fasken LRC catalog via your smart phones (iPhone or Android) and a few other mobile devices.  You will need to download (from your regular App source) the FREE App:  "BookMyne" in order to search  our catalog and over one thousand other libraries' catalogs searchable through this tool.   To find the Fasken LRC's catalog among all the libraries listed, either enable your smart phone's GPS or search for Name:  "Midland College" then  scroll until you locate our library.

Two caveats: 

We have BookMyne (the basic version) not BookMyne + (enhanced version) so not all functions are available in the basic version.  And, if you use BookMyne's "Suggested Reading" or their  NYT Bestseller lists, please be aware that these lists refer to a specific edition of a book.  When using these lists, you might get the message: "No copies found in library."  However, we might have a different edition of the same title, which you can locate when you search BookMyne by Title or Author. 

For more information:  http://www.sirsidynix.com/sites/default/files/dl/RevisedBookMyneCollateral.pdf or http://newholsteinlibrary.org/content/themes/panorama/header_images/2011/08/Bookmyne.pdf

Midland College Behavioral Health Center
The Midland College Behavioral Health Center (MCBHC) is a component of the Alcohol and Drug ABuse Counseling (ADAC) Program at MC.  The purpose of the MCBHC is to serve MC students/employees/Permian Basin community members who may be having difficulties in their lives.  The MCBHC is a teaching clinic that allows ADAC practicum students to gain valuable clinical experience in applying the counseling process through supervision.  The MCBHC is available for a variety of services, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Substance abuse counseling
- Individual counseling
- Family counseling
- Couples and relationship counseling
- Mental health counseling
- Behavioral counseling

The MCBHC is located on the MC main campus in Portable Building 6A, which is between the tennis courts and the PE Building.  MCBHC services are provided Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  MC students and employees are charged a flat rate of $10 per session.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Stacie Goran, MCBHC clinical director, sgoran@midland.edu or Chesley Herd, ADAC program chair, cherd@midland.edu, (432) 685-4729.  The telephone number for the MCBHC is (432) 686-4277 or (432) 686-4219.  (Please leave a message if no answer; all calls are strictly confidential.)

Location of Non-Capitalized Equipment

When ordering cameras, printers, scanners, projectors or any item that requires an inventory tag, please include campus location on the Purchase Requisition.  This will help expedite installation.

MC Tutoring Schedule
Various MC programs offer tutoring for students.  The schedule is now available on the MC website under the "Students" tab.  (Adobe .pdf file)

Professional Development

Staff Professional Development Day - February 28

Learn more about seminars and workshops scheduled

Slips, Trips and Falls
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StarLink presents "How to Develop a Leadership Plan, Module 2:  Advice & Guidance" 
This module provides in-depth information on lessons learned from previous LDPs, including where to begin on a program, funding issues, pitfalls to avoid, program assessment, and considerations for the future.
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From the MC Professional Development Teaching/Learning Center
Registration is open for the Wakonse South Conference on College Teaching, April 5-7, 2013. 

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Proposals now being accepted for the 2013 TFDN POD Conference in Pittsburgh.