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Now-May 31
Tickets can be purchased for the TCC Alumni Association’s third annual Rangers Night scheduled for June 17 at the Ballpark in Arlington. Friends and family are invited to join alumni to watch the Texas Rangers play the Oakland Athletics. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat event are $39 and are first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Gloria Fisher at 817-515-5777 or gloria.fisher@tccd.edu.

 

April 17
SE career services and veterans counseling will host Veteran’s Job Connection 10 a.m.-noon in the North Ballroom. Veterans will have the opportunity to network with military-friendly employers with full-time, part-time and temporary positions. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call career and employment services director Gina Maloy at 817-515-3597.

 

April 17
SE health services will offer HIV testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in health services (ESEC 2118). The screening is free for students. For more information, call SE health services at 817-515-3591.

 

April 17
SE advising and counseling presents Who Needs a Mental Vacation? 12:50-2:10 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Dr. Staussa Ervin will offer practical strategies that can be used daily for mental vacations. Students will learn about stress relief and have the chance to participate in yoga nidra, a stress relief activity. For more information, call special services coordinator Renetta Wright at 817-515-3468.

 

April 17
The SE library, student activities and the poetry club are sponsoring a poetry slam 2-4 p.m. in the library. Students are invited to share their original poetry in a competitive slam. Prizes will be awarded for the top winners. For more information, call the library at 817-515-3081.

 

April 17
The NE Campus advising and counseling center and financial aid department will present Spending Plans 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103). This workshop will explore strategic thinking as it relates to income and expenses. The mini-module includes information on reducing spending and planning ahead, not only for monthly bills but also for sometimes forgotten items. To RSVP, go to http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

 

April 17
The SE reading and writing resource center is offering a workshop on conclusions 3-3:30 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2225). For more information, call the reading and writing resource center at 817-515-3812.

 

April 18
South Campus will present Graphics Identity Standard Manual 9-11 a.m. in the SSTU Forum Room. The presentation will answer participants’ questions on how to print logos and how to target an audience. For more information, call graphic services coordinator Monica Lea at 817-515-4515.

 

April 18
NW counselor Jamie Stroud will present Expect Respect: Danger Signs of Dating Violence 12:30-1:30 p.m. in WACB 1123 on NW Campus. The presentation will cover how to identify and distinguish different kinds of dating violence and what can be done to prevent it. For more information, call Stroud at 817-515-7605.

 

April 18
The SE reading and writing resource center is offering a workshop on apostrophes 10-10:30 a.m. in the center (ESEE 2225). For more information, call the reading and writing resource center at 817-515-3812.

 

April 18
NE Campus’ writing center will host Argument in the Real World, a workshop on rhetoric strategies, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in NACB 1114.

 

April 18
SE career services is hosting a Careers of the 21st Century symposium 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Arlington Hilton Hotel at 2401 E. Lamar Blvd. Students can meet DFW employers and explore mentor and internship opportunities. Light refreshments will be served, and transportation from SE Campus will be provided. To attend, students must register at career services (ESEE 2103).

 

April 18
The SE S.T.E.M speaker series presents the The Barnett Shale: Granddaddy of the U.S. Energy Revolution 3-4:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Barnett Shale Energy Education Council executive director Ed Ireland is the guest speaker. For more information, call biology instructor Regina Huse at 817-515-3338.

 

April 18
The TR Film Club will have John Hersker, Movie Tavern president and CEO, speak at its weekly meeting. The meeting is open to all students, faculty and staff members and will be held at 3 p.m. in the TRTR Energy Auditorium.

 

April 19
The SE Sociology and Psychology Club will host the second annual Psychology Championship. The tournament has a preliminary and championship round in which students can win a first-place prize of $500. The tournament is open to all currently enrolled students. To take the preliminary test, students must bring their TCC ID along with their spring schedule 1-5 p.m. in ESEE 1304. During the preliminary round, contestants will have 60 minutes to answer 50 psychology questions. The top 16 scores will move on to the championship round April 26. For more information or to register, go to www.psychlab.net.

 

April 22
This week’s Lunchtime Workshop on TR will feature a presentation on test-taking anxiety by TR counselor Lori Leach. She will provide students with tips to help calm nerves so they can tap into what they know for the test rather than how they feel about it. A light lunch will be provided noon-1 p.m. in the Discover Center (TRTR 3102).

 

April 22
The Silent Epidemic of Youth Suicide will be presented 5:30-6:50 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for college-aged youth. Each week in the U.S., more than 100 young people die from suicide. Presenter Michele Faith will help students understand the facts, risk factors and warning signs associated with youth suicide. For more information, call special services coordinator Renetta Wright at 817-515-3468.

 

April 22-25
The Turning Point Conference, a weeklong series of workshops and performances that focus on change, diversity and the pursuit of passion, will be held on NW Campus. The conference will begin with an Earth Day celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 22 outside of WSTU 1303 and will have activities, food and tree planting. Students must register in advance. Day two focuses on diversity while April 24 features presentations on love and change. The conference ends with the Spring Fling 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, see story in this week’s edition.

 

April 23
The SE reading and writing resource center will offer an MLA workshop 10-10:30 a.m. in the center (ESEE 2225). For more information, call the reading and writing resource center at 817-515-3812.

 

April 23
SE Campus presents the panel discussion Is There Really Life After TCC? 7-8:20 p.m. in ESEE 1319. Former TCC architecture students will present their experiences since leaving TCC and pursuing their professional careers. Reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information, call architecture instructor Arnie Radman at 817-515-3620.

 

April 23-24 NE Campus will host its International Festival noon-2:45 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner with performances by folkloric dancers from Trinity High School and pianist Eduardo Rojas April 23 and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 outside near the chessboard. Students will begin the festival with Brazilian drums under the direction of music instructor Warren Dewey followed by a luncheon and flag presentation. Events will include games, exhibits, food and a 22-piece jazz set. Photo by the Collegian file photo.
April 23-24
NE Campus will host its International Festival noon-2:45 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner with performances by folkloric dancers from Trinity High School and pianist Eduardo Rojas April 23 and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 outside near the chessboard. Students will begin the festival with Brazilian drums under the direction of music instructor Warren Dewey followed by a luncheon and flag presentation. Events will include games, exhibits, food and a 22-piece jazz set. Photo by the Collegian file photo.

 

April 24
NE Campus career services will host Employers on Campus at the Recruitment Fair 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on the lawn area near the chessboard.

 

April 24
NE Campus will host a Carter BloodCare blood drive at the outdoor chessboard by the clock tower (NSTU building) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact NE health services coordinator Pat Marling at 817-515-6056 for more information or get involved at TheGreatBigGiveBack.org.

 

April 24
NE Campus’ health services and the National Bone Marrow Program will host Be The Match, a volunteer program for bone marrow registry for transplants. To join the drive, individuals can register 9 a.m.–1 p.m. outside the Student Center during the International Festival. Donors need to be between 18 and 44 and pass health guidelines. Donations of $10 can be made by texting “Match 018” to 50555. Every $100 raised helps add another member to the registry. To join or volunteer, contact Julie Smalley at Julie.Smalley@cookchildrens.org.

 

April 24
SE health services and Carter BloodCare will host a blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Students can also register with the National Bone Marrow Registry to be a bone marrow donor. To donate blood, students must weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID. For more information, call health services coordinator Liz Lowry at 817-515-3594.

 

April 24
The SE library and humanities department present University of Texas at Arlington history associate professor Christopher Morris 1-2:30 p.m. in the Silent Reading Room of the library. Based on his new book The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina, Morris will discuss how human intervention has impacted the ecology of the lower Mississippi Valley and what changes could be made to reinvigorate the environment. For more information, call the library at 817-515-3081. 

 

April 24
The SE reading and writing resource center is offering a workshop on spelling tips 7-7:30 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2225). For more information, call the reading and writing resource center at 817-515-3812.

 

April 24-25
The Tarrant County Mental Health Mental Retardation will provide free HIV testing on TR Campus 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 and 4-8 p.m. April 25 in the health services office (TREF 1312). No registration is required. If students schedule a follow-up appointment 30 days after the test, they are eligible to receive an incentive worth $30. For more information, contact health services at 817-515-1167.

 

April 25
The SE reading and writing resource center will present an MLA workshop 10-10:30 a.m. in the center (ESEE 2225). For more information, call the reading and writing resource center at 817-515-3812.

 

April 25
TR Campus’ student awards ceremony will recognize significant student achievements on the campus. The event will be 4-6 p.m. in the Riverfront Café with awards from the student development, counseling and academic affairs departments.

 

April 25
South Campus will hold the Student Celebration of Excellence ceremony 6-8 p.m. in the SSTU Cafeteria. The event will honor students who have been selected by their professors to receive the campus’ Celebration of Excellence Awards. For more information, call student activities assistant Jasmine Tuya at 817-515-4824.

 

April 25
The SE reading and writing resource center will offer a workshop on finding one’s voice 7-7:30 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2225). For more information, call the reading and writing resource center at 817-515-3812.

 

April 26
SE Campus will host a Spring Fling to celebrate the end of the semester 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the front lawn. The celebration includes fun, food and games celebrating Arbor Day. For more information, call career services director Mike Cinatl at 817-515-3036.

 

April 26
SE continuing education will hold a graduation ceremony for students enrolled in GED classes 6-8 p.m. in the North Ballroom. For more information, call continuing education services vice president Carrie Tunson at 817-515-3023.

 

April 26
Phi Theta Kappa’s Casino Night on NE Campus has been canceled.

 

April 27
SE students can participate in the Cardboard Boat Regatta challenge 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hurricane Harbor in Arlington. Students are challenged to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. For more information, call architecture instructor Arnie Radman at 817-515-3620.

 

April 27
The TR gay/straight alliance club will host its Masquerade Ball 7-11 p.m. in the Action Suite (TRTR 7211). Tickets are on sale now. Advance tickets are $15 for singles and $25 for couples. At the door, prices will rise to $20 for singles and $30 for couples. All proceeds go to the Fort Worth Samaritan House.

 

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