|Motto||Ama Vicinum Acte|
|Type||Private Undergraduate Liberal Arts|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
|President||Dr. John P. Marsden|
|Location||Midway, Kentucky, USA|
Midway College is an independent, liberal arts college with approximately 1,800 students located in Midway, Kentucky. Related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), it currently offers two and four-year degrees. Midway is the only women's college in Kentucky. The all-female Day College offers majors in four pillar programs: business, equine studies, nursing, and teacher education.
In addition to the Day College, Midway College offers programs to adult men and women, through the evening and weekend School for Career Development (SCD), offered on the Midway Campus and in more than 18 sites across Kentucky, and also through Midway College ONLINE. Both SCD and ONLINE offer accelerated degree-completion programs for working adults in popular programs such as Organizational Administration and Leadership, Homeland Security Corporate Management and Assessment, and Teacher Education, among others.
In August 2011, Midway delayed the of launch of the new School of Pharmacy in the eastern Kentucky community of Paintsville. The school was supposed to enroll up to 80 students a year and intended to offer a fully accredited Pharm.D. degree. The School of Pharmacy was to occupy space at Big Sandy Community and Technical College while it seeks a site for its own campus.
||It has been suggested that Kentucky Female Orphan School be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2010.|
The mission of Midway College: "As Kentucky's only college for Women and as a forerunner in coeducational adult accelerated learning, Midway College empowers undergraduate and graduate students as leaders through a professionally-oriented liberal arts education."
The school is located on a 200-acre (0.81 km2) working farm in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass region. The campus overlooks Midway, a small town in central Kentucky. The National Park Service placed Pinkerton Hall, the oldest building on campus, on the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1974.
Equine Education Center houses a 105-foot (32 m) x 235-foot (72 m) indoor riding arena, eight stalls, laboratory, classroom, a large tack room, audio-visual room, wash stall and faculty offices.
Keeneland Equine Education Center contains an indoor riding arena, 16 stalls, a tack room, washroom and office space.
Ashland Equine Barn contains 8 stalls, office space, and a washroom.
Marrs Hall, with a clock tower, houses the Arthur Young Lloyd Board Room, and the Offices of the President, the Vice President of College Relations and Development, and the Director of Public Relations. The admissions office for Midway College ONLINE and the College's Call Center are in the basement of Marrs.
Pinkerton Hall, the oldest building on campus, a two-story Greek revival building, was rebuilt in 1858 following a fire that destroyed the original structure. Pinkerton Hall contains the Offices of Admissions for SCD and the Day College, the Director of Financial Aid, the Business Office, and the Offices for Business Affairs.
Starks Hall was built in 1925 and served as a major classroom building for the campus. It was demolished and replaced with the Learning Resource Center, which sits atop its footprint.
The Learning Resource Center was built in 2010, and serves as the main classroom building on campus. The building also contains the offices of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of the School for Career Development, the Dean of Online Programs, the Chair of the Business Division, and the Registrar. The Teacher Education division is housed on the second floor, along with classrooms and faculty offices. The basement houses the Equine Division's administrative offices, along with additional classrooms and faculty office space.
Anne Hart Raymond Center for Mathematics, Science & Technology opened in the fall 2003 semester. A 46,000-square-foot (4,300 m2) building with laboratories for biology, anatomy, microbiology/immunology, botany, physics, chemistry and physical/environmental science. Faculty members and upper-level students have access to dedicated laboratory space to pursue more advanced research projects. Additionally, the building has a 450-seat auditorium, classrooms, and faculty offices.
Buster Hall houses 142 women in traditional-style rooms with community bathrooms on each floor. With washers and dryers on each floor (2).
Belle Wisdom Hall students live in suite-style rooms, sharing private bathrooms with 2-4 residents. Belle residents have a small community atmosphere, living in a building that houses a maximum of 81 women. Belle is the oldest dorm on the campus.
Midway College teams are known as the Eagles. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC). Women's sports include basketball, cross country, equestrian (hunt seat, western and Dressage), soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
- Lamp: truth and knowledge
- Date: 1847
- Key: knowledge
- Oak Leaf: strength
- Star: merit, guidance, heavenly wisdom
- Scales: justice
- Wings: protection, chivalry
- Trumpet vine: Kentucky
- Shield: faith, protection
- School Colors: blue, gold and white
- School Motto: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself
Night of Lights
A truly unique tradition, Night of Lights marks the end of the academic year with its special way of enabling friends to say farewell. Small candles are floated down the stream by the Path of Opportunity. Legend has it that if the candle stays aflame while passing beneath the bridge, one's wish will come true.
Originally used to signal wake-up, meals and classes, now, the bell sends out its glad tidings for any happy occasion.
Alma Mater (school song)
- Here banded together, dear Old Alma Mater
- Secure in our heritage by old girls bequeathed,
- Led by their conquests and the future offered,
- We trust to thy wise guidance, thy voice of wisdom heed,
- We trust to thy wise guidance, our youth and its need.
- Then forth from thy doors, dear Alma Mater send us,
- All ready to honor thee wher'ere we may be,
- Strong in self-knowledge, wise in understanding
- We sing now to thy glory, our strength thy victory,
- We sing now to thy glory, we offer to thee.
Original words by Lucy Peterson, 1906–1962, sung to the tune Adeste Fideles. Amended by Dr. Tracey Miller, 1990.
- Midway College-Quick Facts Retrieved on 2010-2-10
- "Midway College Announces a School of Pharmacy in Paintsville, Kentucky" (Press release). Midway College. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
- Mission Statement Retrieved on 2010-2-10
- National Register of Historic Places:Woodford County, KY Retrieved on 2010-2-10
- Midway College Official Website
- Midway College Official Athletics Website
- Midway College Application
- Midway College School of Pharmacy