Midland College Press Vol. XXXIX, No. 6 El Paisano The student newspaper of Midland College February 10, 2012 Express Father, son showcase art MC 12-week By Kelsey Parsley EP Staff Reporter If I could choose a different career, I session The McCormick Gallery opened 2012 with the father and probably wouldn’t,” Gordon Sherman starts Feb. 13 son printmaking exhibit “He Got Marks” featuring the works of said. “If I did, it would be in the ﬁne MC will offer a 12-week ses- Gordon and Dagan Sherman. arts.” sion beginning Monday, Feb. 13. Demonstrations in a workshop He has done con- The new state mandate requir- ing all students entering Texas setting were also held by Gordon struction and built public colleges and universities to and Dagan during the art opening. houses, but said he receive a bacterial meningitis vac- This was Gordon Sherman’s ﬁrst loves the job he has cine became effective in January workshop to take place in Texas. now more. 2012. Gordon Sherman teaches print- When creating his “We had approximately 400 making at Fort Hays State Uni- prints Gordon Sher- new students who did not get the bacterial meningitis vaccine in versity in Kansas. man likes to “let the time to register for spring semester He has been teaching at the uni- image evolve from classes,” MC Dean of Enrollment versity for 14 years and has been the medium I’m us- Management Michael Chavez, doing printmaking for 37 years. ing.” Ph.D., said. His son, Dagan Sherman, is the His work is some- “We hate to see those students printmaking/drawing/design in- times criticized wait until summer or fall to begin structor at Midland College. because it doesn’t Photo by Katherine Curry - Inskeep their higher education pursuits. We are hoping that they will take Gordon Sherman said he be- have a consistent advantage of the 12-week ses- came interested in printmaking look. When people Gordon and Dagan Sherman pose with one of Gordon Sherman’s prints. sion.” in undergraduate college. He had ask him what his liked to do so I made it a part of “I like that my students enjoy Offerings during the 12-week originally been pursuing a major favorite piece is, he replies, “The my career,” Dagan Sherman said. my class and don’t dread coming session include English, math, in ceramics, but he found print- one I’m working on.” Although his father teaches in to it.” Dagan Sherman said. government, history, sociology, making attractive and his teacher Dagan Sherman is currently Kansas, he has ended up teaching About 175 people attended the education, art appreciation and music ensemble classes. In addi- encouraged him to pursue it. teaching in his fourth semester here at MC. noon-time reception for “He Got tion, several developmental math, Gordon Sherman said that his here at Midland College. Dagan Sherman said that what Marks”. English and reading courses also favorite part of his job is when “I wasn’t too interested in he enjoys most about his job is The show will hang through will be offered. A complete list he realizes a connection has been printmaking during high school,” working with the students and March 30 and McCormick Gal- of courses is available on the MC made with a student and also the Dagan Sherman said. helping them to realize things that lery is open 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon- website, www.midland.edu self-worth he feels in what he “It was during my college years they already know and helping day through Thursday and 8 a.m.- Chavez said that students who plan to take the 12-week session does. that I realized it was something I them to reach their full potential. 5 p.m. on Friday. and are new to MC must have received the bacterial meningitis Presidential views Thomas discusses changes for 2012 vaccine by Feb. 3 (10 days before the start of the 12-week session). For more information contact the MC Admissions Ofﬁce at (432) 685-4501. By Ernesto Macias seem to get the message,” Thom- on enrollment compared to last EP Editor as said. spring semester. According to Swindig Vaccines. Celebration. New buildings. Budget cuts. 2012 The requirement was adver- tised on the MC web and circu- Thomas, this might also be due to the economy in our region. honored brings this and more to Midland College. lations the college sends out with the purpose of notifying potential “The fact that we have such low unemployment rates in the Former MC Chaparral swimmer “We have always been an students, according to Thomas. Permian Basin affects our enroll- Brad Swindig will be formally in- anomaly,” MC President Steve Even so, some students failed to ment,” Thomas said. “Students ducted into the 2012 Class of the Thomas said. “Our spring enroll- fulﬁll the requirement. are working full-time and delay- Western Junior College Athletic ment has always been stronger “Some of our students prob- ing school time.” Conference Hall of Fame on Mon- ably misread the information Another phenomenon affect- day, Feb. 13, 2012 during halftime than our fall enrolment.” of the men’s Midland College vs. As part of a new state law tak- and/or thought they would have ing the enrollment, according to New Mexico Junior College. ing effect this year, all new col- some ﬂexibility once they got en- Thomas, is that students are tak- Swindig was a six-time NJCAA lege students were required to rolled,” Thomas said. “We didn’t ing part-time jobs and taking less All-American swimmer for the have a meningitis vaccine 10 have any choice; we wouldn’t en- credits and hours on campus. Chaparrals in 1977. Swindig is days prior to the beginning of the roll them without the vaccine,” Aside from the dip in the en- currently the executive director of spring semester. Students who were dropped rollment MC will be undergoing the City of Midland Mabee Aquat- ics Center. El Paisano will run an This new requirement caused have two options, either wait until some changes around campus. in-depth story in the next issue. some confusion among students, next semester (Fall 2012) or en- All major construction projects according to Thomas. roll in the ﬂex entry classes that will be completed this spring. The In Memoriam “This state law imposed on will last from eight to 12 weeks. SimLife Center will be dedicated Thomas higher education had a signiﬁcant “In response to what we knew in May. Also the administration The MC ﬂags have been ﬂown effect around the state,” Thomas was going to be a bit of a prob- building renovation will be ﬁn- Half of the new classroom at half-staff during the past three lem, we started another round of ished by the end of summer, ac- building would be for Early Col- weeks in honor of one MC cur- said. rent employee, one MC Upward More than 250 students were spring classes,” Thomas said. cording to Thomas lege High School at MC and the Bound student and one retired dropped from enrollment due to There is a limited offering of “We have the need for another other half would be for various government professor. lack of a Meningitis vaccination, classes, but this gives students the classroom building.” Thomas programs and ofﬁces. A design is Current MC police ofﬁcer, according to Thomas. opportunity to ﬁnish the spring said. “There is preliminary dis- not yet settled but planning is un- Larry Hagler, 59, died after a sud- “As much as we tried to get semester, according to Thomas. cussion about one more residen- dergoing, Thomas said. den brief illness on Jan. 29, 2012. MC is currently 4 percent down tial hall.” See 2012, page 2 Hagler worked at the Advanced the word out, students just didn’t Technology Center on Cuthbert. Excellence He loved learning and had around 228 college credit hours, enough for three master’s degrees or a doctorate. Any memorial dona- Book brings past to present awards go tions in Hagler’s memory may be made to Golf Course Rd. Church By Sarah Cotton EP Page Editor few pages at a time and then you have to put it down because the to Willis, Mock of Christ Benevolence Fund or By Giovanni Pantoja KWO Ministries (Kenya Widows A Midland College assistant narrative doesn’t ﬂow. I am not EP Staff Reporter & Orphans) through Golf Course history professor is making putting him down. I am standing Joe Willis, assistant profes- Road Church of Christ, 3500 history. Todd Houck has recently on the shoulders of giants,” Golf Course Rd., Midland, Texas, sor of speech and Lynn Mock, written a book, The University Houck said. assistant professor of nursing, 79703. Josh Hernandez, 17, an Upward Lands: Resources & Higher “The man did a fabulous job. I won the Texas Teaching Excel- Bound student at MC, died on Education in Texas from 1838- didn’t have to do nearly as much lence Award for 2012 Jan. 29, 2012. His family is ask- 1996. The book, based on his research I didn’t have to go down ing for continued prayers and for The TEA award requires a community members to help rally dissertation from college is about and hunt every law that pertains faculty applicant and nomina- youth and advocates for the up- 2 million acres of land throughout to University Lands up through tions by fellow colleagues, ac- coming events in our community West Texas that belong to both the 1980s because he’d already cording to the Midland Report- that focus on teen suicide preven- the University of Texas and Texas done it all. It was very easy for tion. The family is taking an ac- er Telegram. College profes- tive stance in preventing this type A&M University. The idea of me to get to the original sources,” sors have been recognized with tragedy from happening to other the land dates back to the years Houck said. “It’s a fascinating the TEA award since 1993. families, according to Pervis Ev- following Texas’s independence story.” Photo by Kourtney Kelley Both professors said they ans, Upward Bound director. from Mexico and survived At the center of the University Jerry Donald Mills, 75, of Hays, were stunned when they re- Kan., died Feb. 5, 2012, at Hays through the Civil War. Lands are the resources and the Houck ceived the news that they had Medical Center. He was born Nov. “When I was searching for money that is generated from won and they thought their fel- 30, 1936, in Childress, Texas, to a topic for my dissertation, a them. oil. Oil doesn’t replenish. When Jesse O. and Leona Fay (Zuber) low colleagues deserved the lady named Betty Orbeck was “Everybody thinks University that resource is removed, the Mills. He married Betty Nell Coo- award more then they. Their the archivist at the Petroleum Lands is just about oil but there money from it goes into a PUF, per on Dec. 16, 1956, in Willow, love of teaching drew them to Okla. He grew up in Morton, Tex- Museum and she was just an is a lot to do with the surface that Permanent University Fund that their profession. as, attended Southwestern State in absolute walking encyclopedia on people don’t realize. Some of the can only be invested and the Oklahoma and was a graduate of Mock started teaching at Am- the history of West Texas and the earliest settlers in West Texas were interest off those investments Texas A&I University with bache- arillo College where she earned oil industry. She told me about an people who settled on University spent,” Houck said. lor’s and master’s degrees. He was her associate degree. She is cur- in business for a short time and earlier book that had been written Lands raising cattle. The St. “Now the grazing leases, rently in her 11th year of teach- was a college professor for more by a man at the University Lands, Genevieve winery down in Ft. because grass will grow every than 30 years, teaching at Whar- ing after being a nurse. a geologist, Berte Haigh. She Stockton is on University Lands year, that money goes into the ton County Junior College and “Being with my students is Midland College, both in Texas. gave me that book and said go and was started as an experiment AUF or the Available University really special because, to me, He retired in 2006 and moved to look at this and see if you can do by the staff. They were also early Fund. The AUF is also where the it’s nursing at its ﬁnest,” Mock Hays, Kan., to be with family. better,” Houck said. on in signing contracts for wind interest from the PUF fund goes Memorials are suggested to the said. “It’s not just my practice “Haigh was there for many farms,” Houck said. and that money can only be used Jerry D. Mills Faculty Develop- but now I can share that whole ment Fund in care of Midland Col- many years so he was very UT and A&M beneﬁt from this on capital improvements such profession with about 30 stu- lege, Mayo Clinic cancer research encyclopedic in the exposition money but in very speciﬁc ways. as buildings or new computers. dents every semester and it’s at Scottsdale, Ariz., or First Pres- of that book. It reads like an “When a permanent resource is It can’t be used on salaries only byterian Church, Hays, Kan. just a wonderful opportunity.” encyclopedia, it wasn’t written by removed from University Lands it permanent things,” Houck said. See Houck, page 2 See TEA, page 2 a historian. You can only read a cannot be replaced. For example, Page 2 Commentary/News February 10, 2012 Editorial Mirror, Mirror Support By Ernesto Macias, EP Editor MC sports It’s a new year and like many people out there I found myself ning? Or is it simply an auto-pilot tradition with no meaning? which end up becoming regrets. This huge ﬁnding startled me. Are you looking for inexpensive entertainment in Midland … on a self-voyage trying to ﬁg- Most resolutions start with Years and years of setting reso- somewhere you can take the whole family and not spend of fortune? ure out what my resolutions for phrases such as stop this, improve lutions like working out, learn a Here’s a suggestion. Support the Midland College athletic teams. 2012 were going to be. After all that and become better at… I new language, dance, meet new It’s great for the teams and it’s a good way to spend quality family the New Year’s parties and so- soon realized that humans are in a people, etc. have piled up like time and very little money. Admission to all college games is free to MC students and employees with a current I.D.; admission for oth- cial gatherings I noticed a trend desperate need for improvement, dust bunnies under a bed. ers is minimal. among the people toasting and always looking to achieve perfec- Then, why do we set resolu- For the next few weeks, MC will have ﬁve teams competing at celebrating the end of the year. tion in all areas of their lives. tions for every New Year? I came one time—women’s basketball, men’s basketball, softball, baseball The resolutions were, if not the Another thing I found out about to the conclusion that it is a com- and golf. That’s a lot of student athletes competing for fan support. same, similar in context. I started this is that most people do it just bination of two things. Beginning on Feb. 16, the MC Lady Chaps softball team will play observing and talking to people to follow the crowd. This tradi- One is tradition; we do it be- its home games on the main campus at the new softball ﬁeld that sits about their resolutions, most of tion has been practiced for so cause we have been taught to do behind the Fox Science building on the northeast side of campus. them laughed and joked about long now that it has become just it for years and years. The other Offering an outdoor sport on campus is something administrators, actually completing their 2011 another part of the celebration reason is the human need to be coaches and players have wanted. The new ﬁeld is equipped with resolutions. like toasting and kissing at mid- better. This seeking for improve- bleachers, but fans may want to bring their own chairs. We hope the This turned out to be a common night. ment will never cease, therefore new ﬁeld will encourage more fans to attend the games. The coaches, team and trainers work hard every week. Students epidemic amongst the people I Analyzing in-depth it became the resolutions to improve one- attend classes and practice on a daily basis. The Lady Chaps basket- talked to. As I made this discov- clear that resolutions were more self and everything around us will ball team consistently goes to regional ﬁnals and have made several ery I had an epiphany, I had set than just a tradition. It’s like a 101 never stop. trips to nationals in Salina, Kan. The Chaps men’s basketball team resolutions every year and had survival kit for the upcoming 12 It is because of these resolu- also consistently makes it through regionals and the team won the actually completed very few of months, like a map showing the tions that society has evolved. I national championship in 2007. them. lost adventurer the way out of the realized that it is not necessary to The baseball team plays at Christensen Stadium, not far from I started wondering why soci- forest. wait until 2013 or the end of the campus. It is an excellent facility and a great place to watch a base- ety has this tradition of self-reno- I soon realized that these for- year to improve. It all becomes ball game. vation every year. Is it because the gotten resolutions soon become part of one’s life plan to succeed Although less of a spectator sports, the MC golfers also play dur- New Year allows for a new begin- goals that then evolve into dreams and be happy. ing the spring. We’re sure team members wouldn’t mind some fans walking the links with them. The golf team has won several national championships. Creative Writing Contest deadline extended Community colleges sometimes struggle with attendance at ath- letic events. Most community colleges are “commuter” colleges so there are few on-campus fans. But with three residence halls full of students and hundreds of MC By Kourtney Kelley not won, McKenzie said. en. employees, we should see more people at all campus events, not just sporting ones. EP Staff Reporter Contest rules and submission “We do give away cash prizes. In a town that consistently has 5,000 people at Friday night high The 37th annual Rebecca T. Wat- forms are online at the MC For ﬁrst place, we give $150. For school football games, one would think we could draw some of son Creative Writing Contest website. second place, we give $100. For those same people to MC athletic contests. deadline for essays, poems and “There is a website the students third place we give $75 and we Going to the games can be an exhilarating experience. Fans get to short stories has been extended to may go to easily access the form, also give honorable mentions as see students from across the state, nation and world competing in a March 9. if they just go to the English well as award certiﬁcates,” McK- game that means nothing to some, but everything to others. These In the spring of 2011, English department on the Midland Col- enzie said. students come from all of the United States as well as several for- Professor Rebecca T. Watson re- lege website,” McKenzie said. “MC reserves the right to with- eign countries. Most of them are competing far from home without tired from the Midland College Simply click on the Creative hold awards if entries in a cat- the support of families or “old” friends. The least we could do this English department and the con- Writing Contest link and start. egory are deﬁcient in satisfactory spring is show up at Chap Center, the softball ﬁeld, Christensen Sta- test was re-named in her honor. There will be a submission form quality,” McKenzie said. dium or the local golf course to support them and watch them play. When you ﬁnd yourself saying “There’s nothing to do in Mid- Watson taught creative writing, to complete and upload the ﬁle Presentenced will be an awards land,” then make your way to one of the sports venues and support among other English classes, and wished to holding the entry. celebration upon the winners for our student athletes. she judged the ﬁrst contest that “The contest has three main the contest. The winners will not For schedules and more information, go to www.gochaps.com was held. categories for the contest, poetry, be informed of their winnings be- and GO CHAPS! The contest coordinator this year short story and essay. There is no fore the contest. All contestants is Laura Latham McKenzie, Eng- limit on what subject a student are asked to be present in atten- lish professor, who teaches at the may write about. They can write dance of the awards ceremony 2012 from page 1 MC Williams Regional Technical Training Center in Fort Stockton. about any topic they choose. For each main category they are al- unless in explanatory position. Winners also have an opportu- Education has received less get feedback from students about “Ms. Watson guided the con- lowed to have a maximum of 3 nity to have publicity in the Tab- funding from the state, due to this issues at MC. test for about 30 years. The MC entries per category,” McKenzie leau, which is an annual student some programs at MC have been “I think it would be good to get English department is grateful for said. publication created by the depart- cut, 2012 will be no exception, some more feedback,” Thomas all the years and time Ms. Wat- Contest judges are published ments of communications and Thomas said. said. “I was disappointed in the son dedicated upon the school,” writers and/or teachers from col- English. “I won’t say yes, I won’t say student turn out last semester.” McKenzie said. leges or universities. “I’m very hopeful for this no,” Thomas said. “We are re- More information about the Also new this year, all students “We only have judges judge this year and all of the interest in the viewing all of our programs right student forums will be available are allowed to enter the contest contest from the outside; there are contest going on. We certainly now, but have not made a ﬁnal de- in upcoming issues. even if they are not enrolled in no judges that are from Midland expect the outcome to be great,” cision.” The year 2012 marks the 40th English classes. College. We send all of the entries McKenzie said. A ﬁnal recommendation of anniversary of MC. The ofﬁcial “There is no set age limit on to the outside judges, they may “Last year we had about 50 to which programs should be cut celebration will not take place un- who may enter the contest, as long not even be from the state and 75 total entries and we were very will be given to the board of trust- til the fall semester. as the student has been enrolled at they make the ﬁnal judgments pleased. We expect the outcome ees by May, according to Thomas. “40 years is an important time- MC by the set date may partici- and place their comments on who to be even better this year,” McK- During the fall semester, line for the college,” Thomas said. pate,” McKenzie said. the winners will be. The submis- enzie said. Thomas held town-hall meetings “We want to do something special However, any past ﬁrst-place sions are submitted anonymous- The deadline for the writing for students. to celebrate people and events winner is only eligible to enter a ly,” McKenzie said. contest has been ofﬁcially ex- The forums served as a way to that marked MC’s history.” category in which that student has Awards and cash prizes are giv- tended to March 9, 2012. Houck from page 1 “A lot of people are totally revision of the constitution unaware that after the Civil because they don’t want to have TEA from page 1 War the Republicans in Texas to share that money,” Houck said. pinnacle for her would be seeing her who were the party that was Houck has been on staff at students accomplish what they had said reconstructing the South, MC for more than 10 years and they wanted to do in her classroom and established A&M as a school to is a graduate from Texas Tech her being able to have a small part in train farmers. While UT wasn’t University where he received his that. established ‘til later by a bunch of doctorate. Willis has been teaching for 35 years, Confederates and Democrats in He is a native West Texan who he earned his bachelor degree at Eastern the state,” Houck said. said he feels a strong connection New Mexico University and later re- “In fact A&M was created ﬁrst to this land. ceived his masters degree at Texas Tech. as a branch of UT which didn’t “I was born in Odessa but I Willis’ goal for students is for them even exist. They didn’t split the was raised in Midland. I attended to leave his class with an understand- two of them until the 1950s. At Emerson, Goddard and Lee High ing of communication and the ability to ﬁrst UT was keeping all that PUF School. My grandfather was an execute what they’ve learned in class in money for themselves until after oil man, as a child I knew what the real years and years A&M was able the price of oil was,” Houck said. to obtain one-third of that and “ It had an impact on my life; it world. one-third of the control of the had a direct impact on my life. “This award shows that I’ve been on exploitation of resources,” Houck I lived through the bust in the the right path but is a long way from said. eighties and it was bizarre,” reaching a pinnacle in my career.” Wil- Along with the money comes Sharon Burks, assistant to Steve lis said. the power and responsibility of Hartmann, former executive Willis is retiring after this semester, he maintaining it. director of University Lands, and wants to use his retirement time to pur- “Some of the most powerful Jim Benson, current executive sue his dreams, advice he often gave his people in this state are UT alumni director, said, “Steve Hartmann students. One of the biggest dreams Wil- or A&M alumni and they protect collaborated with Houck every lis has is to ﬁnish the book he has been Photo by J.Don Wallace that money. They don’t share it step of the way and we are very working on for several years. It is mainly with any other institution like pleased with it. about his teaching experience. Willis said Lynn Mock, assistant professor of nursing, and Joe Willis, Texas Tech and, in fact, I get “We [University Lands] he still plans on teaching part time at MC, assistant professor of speech, won the Texas Teaching Ex- into a little bit in the book how purchased many copies of it to but both his wife and he believe it’s best cellence Award for 2012. attempts at constitutional revision give out to new board members to retire. and a permanent listing displayed in the Pevehouse could have played some role in to learn about University Lands,” Mock and Willis received a cash reward, a plaque Administration Building. some of those institutions ﬁghting Burks said. 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Midland, Texas 79705 Macias, Giovanni Pantoja, Kelsey & Communications: Billy Feeler The publication and its student staff members have www.midland.edu/studentactivities Parsley, Gabby Sanchez, Anna won numerous statewide awards. /studentpublications Spencer, Emiley Taylor, e-mail: email@example.com February 10, 2012 News Page 3 Freebies, social scene draws students to club fair By Stephani Garcia fered heart shaped cookies to teachers involved EP Staff Reporter booth visitors. This is a new club and bring their Free food, t-shirts and a social forming this semester, through classes to the fair, scene attracted Midland College which women can connect, share as well as more students to this spring semester’s their strategies for success, ﬁnd advertisement in club fair. support, and increase their self- order to get trafﬁc “We had about 120 students esteem. from other build- come through,” Student activities The Amtguard (Live Action ings towards the coordinator Stephanie VanCuren Role-Play Organization) club had location of the club said. “It was great.” members “larping” behind the or- fair.” An assortment of pepperoni, ganizations table, giving students During the two- sausage and vegetable topped a preview of what the club con- hour time period pizzas and drinks were provided sists of. students socialized at no cost for students with an MC “The new organizations are throughout the stu- I.D. as they browsed through a really taking off,” VanCuren dent center. number of campus organizations. said. “It was awe- “We had a great turnout of stu- “There were a lot of students some seeing the dents,” VanCuren said. “All the who didn’t realize we had so student body com- pizza was gone.” many clubs on campus and so ing together to get Old and new clubs also offered many different ways to get in- involved around Photo by Kourtney Kelley freebies such as t-shirts, koozies volved,” VanCuren said. “The campus,” student and snacks. spring fair is always smaller as Marissa said. Michael Hubbard and Kent Moss representing the newly-formed Art Club. Student Baptist Ministries far as number of organizations.” The clubs and or- shared information on it’s Thurs- Even though the turnout was ganizations which Bank, Habitat for Humanities, In- The Gideons, The Womens Cir- day lunch activities as well as good according to VanCuren, participated in the club fair were ternational Students Club, Intra- cle, Upward Bound and Wells other Bible study opportunities Student Government President Amtguard, Anime Club, Art murals, MC Press/Student Pub- Fargo. and handed out free t-shirts and Carl Moore thinks there are ways Club, Baptist Student Ministries, lications, MCLASS, Petroleum For more information check the goodies. to improve attendance Community and Senior Services, Museum, Recycling, Respiratory schools website at http://www. The Women’s Club which “Some ways to increase stu- Engineer Club, Every Nation Care Club, Student Activities/ midland.edu/students/student- meets at noon Wednesdays of- dent attendance would be to have Campus Ministries, First Capitol SGA, Student Support Services, clubs.php Financial aid ofﬁce needs scholarship applications By Anna Spencer said. for graduating sophomores. Williams said graduating soph- Pell Grant.” EP Staff Reporter Transferring scholarships re- It requires a minimum 3.0 GPA omores should apply for The It is renewable for two years or Applicants are needed for quire that one must graduate and the student must be and re- Charles, Lela and Mary Slough four semesters. A personal inter- scholarships at Midland College. from MC this spring with an as- main unmarried. Scholarship. view is one of the requirements of Graduating sophomores who are sociate’s degree and participate The student must also demon- Very few sophomores apply the scholarship.” transferring to four year colleges in spring commencement on May strate ﬁnancial need and must at- each year, and this scholarship “These are great opportunities and universities are eligible. 13, 2011. tend an accredited college or uni- awards $5,000 per year maxi- for graduating sophomores to not “We need to increase the stu- The Abell–Hanger Endowed versity in Texas. mum. have to worry about paying tu- dent’s awareness of these schol- Scholarship for UTPB or Sul This scholarship awards $1,500 Submission of a 200 word es- ition and fees,” Williams said. arships that are being offered Ross requires a minimum 3.0 per semester and is renewable for say is required describing the “Students are recognized at here at Midland College,” Latisha GPA on course work taken at two years or four semesters. student’s need of this scholarship graduation each year for the schol- Williams, director of ﬁnancial MC. The Leonardo B. and Eva and must demonstrate the need arships they have received,”she aid, said. The applicant must be accepted Carrasco Commitment to Educa- through the FAFSA application said. “There are applicants all over for regular admissions at UTPB tion Scholarship is for graduating process. The deadline for all scholar- the state applying, but very few or Sul Ross. The amount of award sophomores. The Abell Educational Contin- ships isat 5 p.m. April 2 and ap- Midland College students,” Wil- for this scholarship varies and is It requires the student to have uance Scholarship applies to any plications must be turned into the liams said. renewable for two years or four a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA university, but the student must Financial Aid Ofﬁce before the “I encouraged all students to semesters. and be a participant in school ac- be part of the Midland Legacy deadline. apply for scholarships especially “There is a low application rate tivities with a good citizenship Program. Applications are available at the those in need of them.” for these scholarships specially to record. “This is an awesome scholar- Financial Aid Ofﬁce located in “Any student that was in the Sul Ross,” said Williams. This scholarship awards $500 ship,” Williams said. “It awards the Scharbaeur Student Center Legacy Program can apply for The Fasken Foundation En- per semester and is renewable for the student up to $6,250 per se- or online at http://www.midland. these scholarships,” Williams dowed Scholarship is available two years or four semesters. mester reduced by the amount of edu/admissions/aid/forms.php. Technology changes enhance teaching delivery By Sarah Cotton president of information technol- up with the teachers but some- Ross University. they still have that interaction of EP Page Editor ogy and facilities. times it has its hiccups,” said Lori “The students can basically the true traditional classroom,” Technology has been a front Technology can be frustrating. Cast and Megan Markham, third- come to MC and still get their de- Garza said. runner in the news and on Face- “It’s taken us over two years to semester nursing students in the gree in math or science from Sul Despite being in separate loca- book lately with the SOPA/PIPA do the Cisco phone implementa- ADN-RN program. Ross,” said Christy Garza, video tions students and teachers can going through Congress and with tion because we have to re-cable “For example, the other day we conference service manager at meet for ofﬁce hours. that comes a look at technology in the buildings and install new were watching a video on neo- MC. `As with any type of new “We try to set up video con- general. electronics in order to be able to natal resuscitation and there was class there are advantages and ferencing ofﬁce hours where the Looking around Midland Col- support the Cisco phone system,” video but no sound and the per- disadvantages. student and the teacher can meet lege there are routers for wireless Sever said. son who came out to try and ﬁx “The advantage, if you want to in the video conferencing class- internet, smart boards and the So that migration from the it couldn’t even ﬁx it,” Cast and compare it to online, is you really room” Garza said. common computer connected to TDM switch to the IP switch has Markham said. truly have live interaction with the With technology constantly an LCD projector with internet. been quite cumbersome and quite Another factor of technology at instructor and other classmates. changing and improving can stu- Technology is constantly aggravating for me and my staff MC is video conferencing speciﬁ- You don’t have the distance of dents expect MC to continue to be changing. as well as the average user espe- cally video classes. Most of the not meeting or seeing anyone, a candidate for new and improv- “Change is imperative and its cially, if you are trying to send a basic courses at MC are available you do,” Garza said. ing technology? [technology] going to change. It’s fax, but we are nearing the end of to share with a video classroom. Through the student cameras “It’s a do or die. It’s not about going to change tomorrow and that.” Through video conferencing “students can see students and being a candidate, it’s about con- it’s going to change the day af- “Both of our teachers use a MC, students are able to join a they start recognizing each other tinuing to grow and serve our ter that,” said Dennis Sever, vice smart board and it’s easier to keep math science initiative with Sul and they start talking... and so community.” Sever said. PTK seeks members By Emiley Taylor never act on it, because they don’t know EP Staff Reporter about all of the opportunities. The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) Once in the organization members get to at Midland College is doing its best to boost go to high schools and help tutor the students membership this year. there. This organization recognizes MC students “We are working on trying to also offer tu- who have achieved academic excellence. toring on campus so it helps out MC students Entry to PTK is by invitation only. as well,” Poage said. Any MC student who meets the require- “We do not currently have a speciﬁc schol- ment of a 3.5 grade-point average and has at arship for PTK members, but it is something least 12 cumulative hours of credit will re- we are working on getting this year.” ceive an invitation letter. “Students that are in the organization are However, students are not automatically offered help in ﬁlling out scholarship appli- admitted just because they receive a letter. cations, and in ﬁnding ﬁnancial aid,” Willis Students have to act on it and follow the said. letter’s instructions on registering as a mem- “The greatest thing is the recognition and ber. honoring of academic achievement,” Willis Joe Willis, who has been the PTK spon- said, “I really enjoy being around the students sor since February 2011, said, “We are really and helping further their education.” trying to do better with membership drive. “The most important thing about PTK is Pushing membership is our main priority this that it’s a way for students to get involved, year.” “We sent out about 400 invitations, and when you get all of those minds together you only inducted about 100 new members,” Mi- can really make a difference,” Poage said. randa Poage, co-sponsor since April 2011, To learn more about PTK contact Willis at said. 685-6700, firstname.lastname@example.org or Poage at Students that receive an invitation often 685-6754, email@example.com. Page 4 Lady Chaps Softball February 10, 2012 #14 Ashley Chavez #20 Diana De La Paz #27 Genevieve Estrada #33 Emily Falcon #21 Camille Hampton 2B/SS SS/2B 1B/OF 1B/C 3B Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Midland, TX Paramount, Ontario,Calif. Andrews, TX Lakewood, Calif. Calif. #1 Samantha Kuakini #3 Gabee Losoya #10 Debra Lovell #5 Meghan Macias #23 Kayla Parra OF/2B P/OF 3B C/Inf OF Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Waianae, HI Midland, TX Downey, Calif. Buena Park, Calif. Fullerton, Calif. #9 Yolanda Rios #25 Tami Sisneros #4 Allie Woodward #8 Taylor Clancy #17 Marlene Fields P C/OF OF/2B C OF Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Freshman Freshman Fullerton, Calif. Midland, TX Menifee, Calif. Los Banos, Calif. Stockton, Calif. #6 Kelcey Gomez #16 Holly Herrington #12 Earnysha #18 Kristine Vargas #22 Carly Weidenbach OF/1B P/1B Scroggins P 3rd/C Freshman Freshman OF Freshman Freshman Temeula, Calif. Odessa, Texas Freshman Jal, NM North Bend, WA Riverside, Calif. Mailei Hilva Tommy Ramos Assistant Coach Head Coach Coach Hilva is from Over the past 13 Riverside, Calif. While seasons Ramos has a student at Midland amassed an College, she helped impressive 598-183-3 lead the Lady Chaps overall record. He has to 118 wins, 16 losses led the Lady Chaps to and a trip to the 2003 four NJCAA National NJCAA World Series. Tournaments (2001, She was recognized 2002, 2003, and 2008). as an All WJCAC 1st Additionally, the Lady baseman two years in Chaps have won nine a row and made ﬁrst WJCAC team Region V both Championships along years. As a sopho- with four NJCAA more Hilva made the Regional NJCAA All American Championships. team. After MC, she Ramos has been attended New Mexico named WJCAC Coach State University, of the Year six times where she received and four times NJCAA her bachelors of arts Region V Coach of the degree in history with Year. Ramos has had a minor the pleasure of in psychology. coaching the Region V and Region V-West JUCO All Stars ﬁve times. Ramos has four children, Thomas, Don’t miss the dedication Breanna, Sarah and of the new on-campus Eli. softball ﬁeld, Noon, Thursday, Not Pictured: Feb. 16. Field is located Sonya Mikeska Athletic Trainer behind the Fox Science Building. For more information, Forrest Allen Athletic Director www.gochaps.com February 10, 2012 Chaps Baseball Page 5 #21 Matt Bienek #18 Colter #32 Hunter Flake #20 Niko #5 Justin Lee #19 Patrick Lopez #24 Jesse Loter R/R, Outﬁeld Bostick R/R, Pitcher Gonzalez R/R, Inﬁeld R/R, Catcher R/R, Inﬁeld 6’/185 L/L, Pitcher 6’1”/209 L/L, Pitcher 5’10”/165 6’1”/200 6’/200 Sophmore 6’3”/221 Sophmore 5’9”/160 Sophmore Sophmore Sophmore Bulverde, TX Sophmore Schertz, TX Sophmore Strathmore, Artesia, NM Round Rock, Powell, WY Boerne, TX ALB TX #3 Jordan #13 Steel #28 Nick Salois #1 Luke Slentz #23 Levi #2 Joel Atkinson #38 Garhett Richburg Russell R/R, INF/RHP S/R, Inﬁeld Westerlund R/R, Inﬁeld Avery R/R, Pitcher L/R, Catcher 6’/197 5’9”/154 R/R, Pitcher 5’8”/1150 R/R, Pitcher 6’/162 6’/192 Sophmore Sophomore 6’5”/240 Freshman 6’3”/200 Sophomore Sophomore Midland, TX Midland, Sophmore San Clemente, Freshman Lubbock,TX Bradenton, TX Oyen, ALB CA Midland, TX FL #14 Tyler Barlow #34 Jake #7 Blair Beck #16 Ricky Bertrand #4 Ozzie Bueno #15 Jeremie #31 Jeremy R/R, Catcher Bateman R/R, Outﬁeld R/R, Outﬁeld R/R, Inﬁeld Fagnan Filipek 5’10”/175 R/R, INF/RHP 6’1”/175 6’4”/175 5’7”/140 L/R, Outﬁeld R/R, Pitcher Freshman 6’2”/220 Freshman Freshman Freshman 6’/185 6’2”/188 Maple Ridge, Freshman Midland, TX Surrey, Andrews, TX Freshman Freshman British Dallas, TX British Calgary, Langley, Columbia Columbia Alberta BC #17 Gunner Garry #36 Jake #37 Kory Hollums #27 Ethan Kohnle #40 Monty #8 Hunter #22 Jayden Odell R/R, Outﬁeld Holiﬁeld L/L, Pitcher L/R, Outﬁeld McCasland McFall R/R, Pitcher 5’9”/150 R/R, Pitcher 6’3”/165 6’/188 L/L, Pitcher L/R, Inﬁield 6’2”/186 Freshman 6’2”/186 Freshman Freshman 6’3”/206 5’10”/172 Freshman Lubbock, TX Freshman Greenwood, Lubbock, Freshman Freshman Tuscola, TX Midland, TX TX TX Bushland, TX San Antonio, TX #29 Keanu #10 Matt Reyes #9 Jared #26 Shane #33 Daniel #11 Steve #6 Jason Ramos R/R, Inﬁeld Robinson Sawyer Vargas Withrow Zgardowski R/R, Pitcher 5’10”/160 R/R, Pitcher R/R, Inﬁeld R/R, Outﬁeld R/R, Outﬁeld R/R, Pitcher 6’/202 Freshman 6’/165 6’/175 6’/185 5’10”/183 6’3”/176 Freshman Midland, Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Lubbock, TX TX Lubbock, Midland, TX Midland, TX Odessa, TX San Antonio, TX TX Hector Rodriguez David Coleman Assistant Coach Head Coach Rodriguez is in his Coleman is in his seventh year on the sixth year at the baseball staff. helm of the Rodriguez was Chaparral baseball hired by David program. In his four Coleman as the previous years he Not Pictured: pitching coach in has led the Chaps Sonya Mikeska 2006. Rodriguez to a 177-116-1 Athletic Trainer came from UT-San record and a trip to Jim Lawler, Antonio where he the regional was the volunteer tournament. He Jesse Benavidez, assistant coach. earned a bachelor Chris Rowland Rodriguez is a of science in Assistant Coaches native of San interdisciplin- Antonio, but ary studies from Sam Bryand, completed his high Lubbock Christian Cortney King school years at University in 1992 Student Trainers Corpus Christi and a master of Carroll High School. education Rodriguez earned administration his BA in degree from Texas Kinesiology in 2004 A&M University in from UTSA. 1995. He and his Hector was recently wife Terri have two married to Ember sons, Hunter and Rogers of Midland, Ty. Texas. Page 6 Sports February 10, 2012 Chaps win homecoming game vs. FPC By Gabby Sanchez a loose ball in the range. and nine rebounds. Agee ﬁnished EP Staff Reporter second half, giving With 3:37 with 17 points and six rebounds “Coach threatened us,” him his ﬁrst technical remaining in less than 16 minutes. Midland College sophomore foul. His second in the game, Jan. 23 vs. Howard College forward Melvin Tabb said, in technical foul came Lucas’ 3-pointer Going into conference play the Midland Reporter-Telegram afterwards when followed by against the WJCAC rival Howard (MRT), after the Chaps trailed Agee said something a dunk two College, Craig said he was Frank Phillips College (FPC) 39- to Barnes later in the possessions cautiously optimistic about the 33 at halftime Feb. 2. second half. Losing later gave the outcome. The Chaps were playing Coach Chris Craig made his one of MC most MC a 73-56 as hard as during any portion message heard when he told the consistent players lead. Lucas was of the season and had put two team that if they lose this game, was a tough blow on feeling pretty consecutive, productive practices practice tomorrow is going to be the Chaps. conﬁdent about together, Craig said. hell. Craig was more his second half Along with assistant coach, “I’m sure that triggered us. In upset with the way play according Jeff Mailhot, Craig knew that the all actuality, everybody just had the Chaps continued to the MRT game would be akin to a MMA their input on the game and we to turn the ball over “Coming into heavyweight brawl. Both coaches just gave,” Tabb said. and bad possessions the season I was had some historical perspective The Chaps won the game 86- after Agee was a little nervous from which to draw. 64. ejected. “We’ve got because I was Craig faced HC Hawk’s head Jan. 30 vs. NMMI guys who get bored a freshman and coach Mark Adams in the 2008 Midland College rallies with a on making simple wasn’t sure NJCAA National Tournament 74-62 win against New Mexico plays. That’s the only what the college semis, while Craig was the head Military Institute (NMMI) on way I can describe game was really man at the College of Eastern Monday’s game. Kelvin Agee it,” Craig said in like. But I got Utah. was ejected due to his second the MRT. “Clearly, the conﬁdence, Mailhot had served as Adams’ technical foul in the game against we’ve got to get and coach was assistant coach for several NMMI. Freshman guard Brandon better in a hurry, or telling me to seasons. All the insight was Lucas knew that MC needed to it’s going to be a sad stay strong,” needed in order to secure the 66- step up and respond. end to the year for Lucas said in the 60 win over HC in front of the NMMI Broncos were still us.” MRT. home Chap Center crowd. hanging in the game and had Lucas said he “I tried to MC improved to 13-4 this crept up to 46-35. Lucas scored believes that his take over when season and recorded their ﬁrst 11 of his 16 points in the second team still needs to (Agee) went conference win of the season half giving MC a broader lead improve in many out, and I guess against two losses. with 55-35. The Broncos did not areas in order to Photo by Gabby Sanchez that kind of The loss dropped HC to 13-4 take any charge in the second half compete against the trickled down overall and 2-1 in the WJCAC. Two MC players take to the air to be sure the ball stays of the game, guaranteeing a win best teams in the to the rest of the Despite the Chaps 27 turnovers in in the net during the Feb. 2 homecoming game against for the Chaps. league. “We came Frank Phillips College. team, who also the game, they managed to ﬁght “Kelvin is one of our main out and played really picked up their off a furious HC rally, spurred in leaders, and that was kind of a well, but then we got With Agee being out, this gives game”. great part by the Hawk’s pressure small blow to us,” Lucas said, in too comfortable. That’s a problem other guys the opportunity to step The Chaps improved to defense down the stretch. MC the Midland Reporter-Telegram. of ours that we need to ﬁx,” Lucas up, Craig said in the MRT. Craig 15-4 overall and 3-2 in the dominated on the boards pulling “But we’re mature enough to pick said in the MRT. “We’re a team singled out Taylor, who gave the Western Junior College Athletic down 46 caroms to HC’s 31 up the slack on the team.” that can beat anybody in this Chaps some good minutes on the Conference despite the team’s 24 rebounds. MC also shot 51% Agee got into a scufﬂe with conference if we play to our full offensive end. Lucas stepped up turnovers in the game. In addition, from the ﬂoor to Howard’s 40%. NMMI Desmond Barnes after potential. We just can’t let up, no as well with some key shots and Mike Taylor contributed 13 points Midland scored 34 bench points both teams were battling over matter what.” going 3 for 4 from the 3-points and Melvin Tabb had 12 points to Howard’s 14 in the game. Women’s basketball Lady Chaps 4-2 in WJCAC By Gabby Sanchez back of conference leader New Mexico EP Staff Reporter Junior College. HC sits a half game be- The Lady Chaps have won two out of hind Midland College and Odessa Col- the three most recent games played post- lege, both with 2-1 conference records. ing an 18-6 season place and a 4-2 in the MC’s defense held HC to 35% shoot- WJCAC. ing in the contest. On Feb. 6 the Lady Chaps played Both teams struggled from the three against OC, 66-70, Feb.2 they played point line with Howard scoring on 6 of 30 against Frank Phillips College, 74-53. while MC went 0-9 from long distance. Jan. 26 the Lady Chaps won against Midland’s inside size created a disadvan- Western Texas College, 65-53. tage for HC. A match-up between two proud pro- Midland shot 61 percent from the ﬂoor, grams saw the #19 Midland College Lady many of which came from inside the Chaparrals emerge victorious in a 59-53 paint area. MC’s 21 turnovers and HC’s game against the Howard College Lady 18 offensive rebounds made the game Hawks. closer than Chap fans and coaches would Midland College, 16-5 overall, asserted have preferred. its defense to outlast the Hawks in a game MC’s Danesha Long led all scorers played at the Al G. Langford Chaparral with 15 points, followed by teammates Center in Midland. The loss dropped HC Ornela Bacchini and Achiri Ade who re- to 14-5 on the season and 1-1 in the con- corded 12 and 10 points respectively. ference. Ade also pulled down a game high eight The win helped MC remain a half game rebounds. February 10, 2012 Entertainment Page 7 Armstead rocks the house By Stephani Garcia Norris’ interest in music began growing up in the EP Page Editor church and singing in the choir. While in junior high “We have an EP album on iTunes, as well as on Norris began playing instruments. He plays the pia- Amazon,” Swaney said. “Is This a Trap for Me is no, guitar, bass and the cello. our most popular song.” Norris and Gonzales have been friends for about Armstead’s current lineup consists of lead singer two years. Jon Swaney on guitar, Corey Norris on drums, back- “ We just kind of joined Armstead,” Norris and ing vocals and Tim Gonzalez on guitar and backing Gonzales said. vocals. The band plays more original music than they do The band originated in Mississippi, Swaney part- covers. In the near future band members want to do ed ways in 2010 and moved to Midland where close as many shows as possible at colleges and events. friends Gonzales and Norris had already started a Gonzales plays drums as well as piano and violin. band called Almost But Not Quite. Most of the time he plays the lead parts in the songs, “My dad was a big music guy. One day I walked according to Norris. into the room and my dad was playing his guitar. He “Swaney writes the songs and gives them to us,” saw how much I liked it and went and bought me my Norris said. “We just play it our way and put it to- ﬁrst instrument, a bass,” Swaney said. “That’s when gether.” I fell in love with the art.” Armstead’s love of performing doesn’t come at “Eventually they agreed to join and help me with an easy cost, Swaney said. One of the biggest obsta- the band,” Swaney said. “We ofﬁcially became cles for this up and coming indie/alternative band is Armstead in the fall of 2010.” the cost of equipment, lights and everything it takes The biggest show performed by the band to date is to put on a show. Arturo Fest, a local house show. “I was about ten years old when I fell in love “We had a lot of fun, we had a bigger turnout than with music,” Swaney said. “It’s a great way to say what we expected,” Norris said. “The crowd seemed anything you want to say. A form of self expression Graphic courtesy of Armstead into it.” in itself.” Music department GLEE combines talents of band, choir, orchestra Spoiler Alert By Grayson Bewley, EP Staff Reporter By Grayson Bewely are a musical idea freight train.” Remember when you were a supposed to win an Oscar any- very meaningful line to Charlie. EP Staff Reporter The idea came from the success kid and you used to play games way. The Lost star, Evangeline He says, “I just wanted you to What does a jazz band, or- that they had when combining the like Monopoly or Clue. Well, did Lilly, who plays Bailey, does a ﬁght for me.” This line is emo- chestra, choir and the song “Fire- jazz band and choir to sing songs you ever play the game Rock’Em’ good job at playing the love inter- tional and really makes the audi- works” by Katy Perry all have in from the musical Hairspray. Sock’Em Robots? The movie est. ence want them to be together. common? These are all the things This lead to the full-scale per- Real Steel is basically a Holly- Even though the plot seems a The cinematography and di- that make up the Glee concert formance of Hairspray. wood version of this game. bit silly when reading it on paper, recting in this ﬁlm is average. Di- which opens Thursday, May 3. Bewley and Elderkind came This movie starring Hugh Jack- it is still an enjoyable ﬁlm. rector Shawn Levy is no Steven “When we started picking out upon the question: “What kind of man, Evangeline Lilly and Dako- There is a heart to the ﬁlm that Spielberg but he still does a de- music, really, the ﬁrst place we production is not as big as a musi- ta Goyo is set in the future when is noticeable that makes up for the cent job. went to was Amazon to look cal, like Hairspray was, but has robot boxing becomes a sport. somewhat silly plot. Since this ﬁlm is set in the at the Glee recordings that you the same kind of values.” Charlie (Jackman) discovers A conﬂict emerges when Max future the cinematography and could buy,” Rabon Bewley, assis- They asked students about get- that he has an 11-year-old son wants to know his father but lighting is done a certain way. tant professor of music and direc- ting involved, and the students named Max (Goyo) who wants to Charlie seems to want nothing of For instance, the cinematogra- tor of instrumental studies, said. were just as excited as they were. know his father. him. This makes the viewer want phy and lighting is done much After narrowing down the There are many people in- They discover a discarded ro- them to make ends meet by the differently in Lord of the Rings songs, they chose ones that peo- volved in this concert including bot who has talent in the sport of end of the movie. or Harry Potter. The lighting is ple would recognize. Such as, the choir and both the orchestra boxing. They decide to take ad- The love story between Charlie futuristic and there are also some Don’t Stop Believing, Time Warp and jazz band. vantage of this and begin teaching and Bailey is a bit lame and kind cool shots in this ﬁlm. from Rocky Horror Picture According to Bewley, student- it to box. of takes away from the ﬁlm. The If you are looking for a movie Show and Pure Imagination from wise, “40 or 50 by the time every- Goyo’s performance of Max in movie is about ﬁghting robots so that has ﬁghting robots, then this Willy Wonka and the Chocolate thing is said and done,” will be in- this ﬁlm is very impressive. He is this random love story seems out is the one for you. It has funny Factory, just to name a few. volved in the actual performance. a young actor but he really does of place at times. moments and a plot about the re- Bewley along with Bert Bostic, When audition time came steal the show. Overall, this ﬁlm is a little slow lationship between a father and the director of choral activities, around small portions of the There are many moments in the starting out, but once it gets going son. and Nicholas Elderkin, assistant songs that were being considered ﬁlm where you really feel for his it is pretty fun to watch. Overall, this is an enjoyable professor of piano and depart- for Glee were selected and posted character. Jackman also does a The script of Real Steel is well ﬁlm to watch, which is why I give ment of music coordinator, are all on the Midland College website. decent job in this ﬁlm. written. Real Steel two and a half stars, or involved in the behind the scenes `Students could download that Although, it may not be his best There are moments that are should I say Rock’EM Sock’EM of this concert. part of the song and come to MC performance, Jackman was not funny and heartfelt. Max has a Robots, out of four. Elderkin is playing piano and to audition. “keeping everything running on “That gave us a chance to place task,” Bewley said. them in proper voice class and Bewley takes care of the instru- also get a feel for who were good mental preparation and perfor- soloists,” Bewley said. “I think mance, while Bostic handles the everybody did a really nice job!”. choir. The Glee concert will be held “Really, the whole department in the Wagner Brown Auditorium is involved to some capacity,” Be- at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3. wley said, “We are never short on For more information, visit ideas in the music department, we midland.edu Energy technology program offers two-year degree By Adebayo Orenuga reer. EP Staff Reporter Terry Dummer, the electricity The new Midland College en- principles instructor, said that he ergy technology program pre- had a successful previous career pares students for careers in the as an air trafﬁc controller at the oil and gas and wind industries. United States Federal Aviation The program can be completed Administration before he joined in four semesters. the energy technology faculty. Upon completing 64-65 se- Gavin Frantz, the dean of busi- mester credit hours, students will ness studies, who teaches auto- receive an Associate of Applied mation and petroleum instrumen- Science (AAS degree) in energy tation, said that he is an electrical technology with emphasis in ar- eas in petroleum energy and/or engineer. wind energy. Gandy said that the program The classes offered during the also offers levels one, two and ﬁrst semester are basic ﬂuid pow- three certiﬁcate options. er, basic mechanic skills, automa- In 2011 and 2012, 21 current tion, energy industrial safety, ﬁeld students and graduates have been reports and data transfer and in- employed by the local oil and gas dustrial mathematics. companies. The 2011-2012 MC catalog and Tracy said that he graduated handbook provides more infor- from the University of Southwest mation on the pro- Louisiana in Lafayette. gram. The energy tech- nology program classes at MC are currently been taught by instructors with diverse back- grounds. For example, Tra- cy Gandy, the direc- tor of the program said that he came to MC from Pathﬁnder Oil and Gas Com- pany. Lynn Bryant, the basic ﬂuid power instructor said that he worked for Hal- liburton before his Photo by Adebayo Orenuga current teaching ca- Tracy Gandy stands near the MC Tech Cen- ter. Page 8 Feature February 10, 2012 Homecoming, Casino Night 2012 King Queen Ambassadors Student Government Amanda Lee & Patrick Ybarra Athletics Lauren Laughlin & Ernesto Macias Colan Weasby & Morgan Schwartz Baptist Student Ministries Students in Philanthropy Cheerleading Megan Olsen & Chad Farley Christina Flores & Gabino Michel Janet Moreno & Donny Dodson Some Lady Chaps coach a young fan giving him tips on shoot- ing a miniature basketball. Earlier the Ladies beat Frank Phillips, 74-53. Brandon Maclin, 11, goes up for a shot agains Frank Phillips during the Feb. 2 game. The Chaps won the game 86-64. Photos by Gabby Sanchez Casino Night, on Feb. 2, followed the men’s game. Students played games using tokens and had the opportunity to win a variety of prizes.
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