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Now-Oct. 31 South Campus is offering early academic advising for the month of October. Academic advisors are available 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Advisors are also available limited hours Tuesday-Thursday in SLIB, SSTU, SSCI and STEC. Priority registration begins Nov. 15 for spring semester. For more information, call 817-515-4238.

Oct. 23 Financial Literacy: Credit Basics will be offered 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in NBSS 1103 on NE Campus. The session will explain the cost of borrowing and tips for good credit maintenance.

Oct. 23 SE health services and Carter BloodCare will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Those interested in donating must be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds, have a valid photo ID and not have donated within 56 days. Donors are recommended to be well-hydrated and have eaten recently before donating. The Bone Marrow Registry will also register individuals. The free event is open to the public.

Oct. 23 NE history instructor Andrew Hollinger will present Student Success Seminar: What is College All About? 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Hollinger will discuss people’s expectations of college as well as the role college plays later in life.

Oct. 23 The SE reading and writing resource center will have a research writing workshop 7:30-8 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A).

Oct. 23 SE student activities will show Temple Grandin for the Diversity Awareness Month movie screening 1-2 p.m. in ESEE 1328. The movie chronicles a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with autism. The screening is free, and refreshments will be served.

Oct. 24 The SE reading and writing resource center is offering spelling workshops 11:30 a.m.-noon and 3-3:30 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3808.

Oct. 24 SE health services coordinator Liz Lowry will teach Leadership Academy students CPR bystander training noon-1 p.m. in the Success Center (ESEE 1301) as part of the Leadership Academy workshops. The free training is limited to 30 students. For more information, call student development associate Natalie Gamble at 817-515-3595.

Oct. 24 The SE reading and writing resource center is offering a grammar basics workshop 7:30-8 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3808.

Oct. 24 Health Insurance Marketplace will be noon-3 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus. The workshop will offer information on health care and help students find insurance coverage. Students who would like to attend are required to register by calling the Family Empowerment Center at 817-515-4013.

Oct. 24, 31 The Women’s Center of Tarrant County along with South Campus’ Family Empowerment Center is hosting Jobs NOW, a free job search clinic to assist students exploring employment options. The workshop will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the FEC Training Room Demo Kitchen (SFOF 1738A). Call 817-515-4332 for more information.

Oct. 25 Trick or Treat Down Main Street will be held on TR Campus 5:30-7:30 p.m. TR employees and student clubs will hand out candy to children for Halloween in a safe environment. The event is free to students, faculty, staff and the general public. For more information, call student activities associate Eddie Brassart at 817-515-1192.

Oct. 25 SE student activities and campus organizations will show the film For the Bible Tells Me So to celebrate Diversity Awareness Month. The event is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

Oct. 25 The NE math department will offer a free workshop 1-3 p.m. in NTAB 2223 to help students prepare for the Jim Bolen Mathematics Competition. Registration is not required. For more contest details, see NE Math Club Infinity under Clubs and Committees in the myTCC portal.

Oct. 28 Experience the earth through the scientific eyes of Charles Darwin on NW Campus during the S3 (Science Seminar Series) presentation Visit the Galapagos Islands Through Pictures. NW biology instructor Shirley Gangwere will show photographs of creatures Darwin met during his journey on the HMS Beagle 2-4 p.m. in WACB 1123.

Oct. 28, 29 SE Campus will present two Leadership and Service sessions noon-1 p.m. in the Success Center (ESEE 1301). The event is part of the Leadership Academy and will cover elements of planning and selecting effective service projects and provide a checklist to help promote positive outcomes for volunteers and partners. For more information, call student development associate Natalie Gamble at 817-515-3595.

Oct. 29 NE student activities will sponsor a Poetry Jam 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Students will present poetry individually and in groups as well as present short films. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 29 Multitasking drivers are encouraged to “Take the pledge” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the WTLO Walsh Library on NW Campus. An AT&T representative will direct a simulation during the latest installment of the Focus on Health series from NW health services. The Dangers of Texting and Driving will let participants drive a simulated vehicle and test reactions when text messages are received. Freebies and refreshments will be available, and no registration is required.

Oct. 29, 31, Nov. 2 Students thinking about going into accounting can attend any or all of the three workshops designed to help students in Pathway to CPA: Planning a Career in the Accounting Profession. Each day an experienced individual from a different corporation will lead discussions that answer questions concerning the job market, CPA testing requirements and planning for the future. Session times are 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. Nov. 2. All sessions will be held in WACB 1123. Refreshments will be available.

Oct. 29-Nov. 7 The American Cancer Society and health services are enrolling participants for a 20-year cancer prevention study. Recruitment will take place 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the North Ballroom on SE Campus, Oct. 30 in WSTU on NW Campus, Oct. 31 in NSTU 1506 on NE Campus, Nov. 5 in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus and Nov. 7 in the TREF health services office on TR Campus. The study will determine how genetics, lifestyle and environment work together to cause or prevent cancer. Participants must be 30-65, have never had cancer, be willing to give a small blood sample, be measured and commit to completing periodic surveys over a 20-year period. Reservations are required, and those interested in participating should schedule an appointment and take an online survey at cancerstudyTX.org. For more information about the study or to register by phone, call 1-888-604-5888.

Oct. 30 NE student organizations and local businesses will participate in Fall Fest 9 a.m.-1 p.m. near the chessboard on NE Campus. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 30 NE career services will host The Career Coach Connection @ October Fall Fest, an information session, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NSTU lawn area.

Oct. 30 Career services on South Campus presents Brand U – Interview/Sell Yourself 1-2 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room. The seminar will offer information on how to have a successful interview experience. The free presentation is open to all students. For questions, call Fran Long, career services senior office assistant, at 817-515-4551.

Oct. 30 South Campus will host an informational seminar on Children’s and Family Medicaid 2-5 p.m. in the Demo Kitchen in the FEC Training Room (SFOF 1738A). Representatives from the Family Empowerment Center along with Maximus-Texas Health Steps/STAR will answer questions concerning eligibility and enrollment. For more information, call Kimberly Smith, administrative assistant, at 817-515-4332.

Oct. 30 The SE library presents Build a Notes Blog 2-3 p.m. in the library classroom. Students will learn how to build a blog for recording and accessing notes. Faculty are welcome to attend and learn how the services can be used for class instruction. For more information or to set up a whole class session, call the library at 817-515-3084.

Oct. 30-31 The B.E.A.R.S. (Bodybuilding Endurance Athleticism Recovery Speed) club on NW Campus will host a weightlifting event in costumes 2-6 p.m. Oct. 30 and 12:30-6 p.m. Oct. 31. The group will recruit new members, so students are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing to the NW Fitness Center and be willing to compete in the challenge. Female contestants and those under 18 will be placed in a 500-pound lifting competition, and males will be placed in a 1,000-pound contest.

Oct. 31 SE student activities will host its annual Fall Fest 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom and on the front lawn. Student clubs and volunteers will run food and game booths, and the Dynamic Drumline will perform. The free family-friendly event is open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

Oct. 31 The South Campus Library and Writing Center invite students to participate in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). A kickoff party will be 6-9 p.m. in SCLC 0106. Students who are interested in learning the basics of writing a novel are encouraged to attend. To find out more about this event and ways to get involved, call Angela Mack, instructional associate, at 817-515-4602.

Oct. 31 TR Campus will hold a scholarship writing workshop 2-3:30 p.m. in the Connect Room on the fourth floor. The workshop will discuss writing strong scholarship essays and finding available scholarships. For more information, call coordinator of academic success Stevie Blakely at 817-515-1330.

Oct. 31 The Northeast Art Association will present the annual Zombie Movie Contest 7-9 p.m. by the chessboard outside of NSTU. For more information, call art associate professor Andrew Stalder at 817-515-6063 or art associate professor Scott Parker at 817-515-6379.

Oct. 31 Psi Beta will take donations for the nonprofit organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the NE Campus courtyard. Make a donation of $1 or more for a chance to win gift cards and other prizes. For more information, contact Psi Beta president Ashley Magers at ashley.magers@my.tccd.edu.

Nov. 1 The SE library presents Not Another PowerPoint! 1-2 p.m. in the library classroom. Students and faculty can learn about the basics of Prezi presentations and the differences between Prezi and PowerPoint. Faculty are welcome to attend and learn how the services can be used for class instruction. For more information or to set up a whole class session, call the library at 817-515-3084.

Nov. 1 The NE math department will offer a workshop designed to help students prepare for the Jim Bolen Math Competition 1-3 p.m. in NTAB 2223. Registration for the workshop is not required. To learn more about the competition, contact Olena Shevchenko (NTAB 1209A) at 817-515-6563 or go to myTCC and look under TCC Clubs and Committees to find NE Math Club Infinity.

Nov. 1-2 TR Campus’ volunteers will be off campus 9-11 a.m. for Project Daffodil. The event will include planting native Texas daffodil bulbs near the 7th Street Bridge in downtown Fort Worth. For more information, call student development associate Elena Walker at 817-515-1194.

Nov. 4 Investigative reporter, author and teacher Hugh Aynesworth will present Witness to History 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Aynesworth, who witnessed the JFK assassination and the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, will speak to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 4 The NE Student Government Association will hold an open forum 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). Students can participate and observe while issues are discussed and voted upon. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 4 The SE library presents Information Doesn’t Just Come from Books 11 a.m.-noon in the library classroom. Students and faculty can learn how to access streaming videos available on the library website and learn about websites, such as those with study help. Faculty are welcome to attend and learn how the services can be used for class instruction. For more information or to set up a whole class session, call the library at 817-515-3084.

Nov. 4, 5 The SE reading and writing resource center is offering a thesis workshop 11:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 4 and two workshops 3-3:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m. Nov. 5 in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 4 The SE reading and writing resource center will offer a plagiarism workshop 3-3:30 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more details, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 4 The SE library and student activities will present Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the library classroom. Kennedy will talk about Texas politics. For more information, call the library at 817-515-3084.

Nov. 5 To celebrate Veterans Day, the NE Veterans Association and student activities will hold a luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A), featuring guest speakers Rachel Smith, widow of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith, and Jeff Kyle, an eight-year Marine Corps veteran. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 5 The Fall Career Fashion Show will be on TR Campus 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Action Suite on the fourth floor. The show will demonstrate to students what is appropriate to wear to work. For more information, call student development specialist Ariana Rodriguez at 817-515-1323.

Nov. 5 South career services and Women in New Roles present Owning Your Own Business, an informational seminar. Toni Allison, CEO of Knowledge for Success Inc., will explore the question “Is Owning Your Own Business for You?” 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room.

Nov. 5 South health services along with the American Cancer Society will conduct Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room. Men and women ages 30 through 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are invited to participate in this cancer prevention study. Participants are encouraged to take an online survey through CancerTX.org before arriving at the event. However, walk-ins will be welcome. To inquire about this study, call 817-515-4531.

Nov. 6 The South Campus writing center will hold a Scholarship and College Essay Writing Workshop 1-2 p.m. in SCLC 0106. Students will learn essential components of the writing process such as organization, proofreading and final revisions. For more information, call Fran Long, career services senior office assistant, at 817-515-4551.

Nov. 6 Phi Theta Kappa and NE student activities will present Student Success Seminar: College Fish: Academic Resumes and Scholarship Essays 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 6, 7 The SE reading and writing resource center will offer an introduction workshop 11:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 6 and two workshops 3-3:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7 in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 7 NE career services will hold an information session, Examples of What a Cover Letter “Hook” Might Encompass, 10 a.m.-noon in the NSTU Bookstore hallway.

Nov. 7 South Campus’ Family Empowerment Center will host the JPS Connection Session 5:30-7 p.m. in the FEC Training Room Demo Kitchen (SFOF 1738A). Participants will receive information on health services offered by JPS and help with the application process for enrollment. Students who would like more information can call Kimberly Smith, Family Empowerment Center administrative assistant, at 817-515-4332.

Nov. 8 Round one of the Jim Bolen Math Competition will take place simultaneously on all five campuses at 1:30-3 p.m. in NTAB 2223 on NE Campus, WTLO 2114 on NW, ESEE 1112 on SE, TRTR 3814 on TR and SNUR 1101 on South. The competition is open to all TCC students. Registration is not required but recommended so competitors receive email alerts. Students needing to register must arrive by 1:30 p.m. Pre-registered students should arrive by 1:45 p.m. More than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes are available for winners districtwide. For more information, call NE associate math professor Olena Shevchenko at 817-515-6563.

Nov. 8 NW mathematicians will receive free pizza and soft drinks for competing in round one of the Jim Bolen Math Competition. Participants will meet before the 2 p.m. test at 1:30 p.m. in WTLO 2114. For more details, contact NW math instructors John Martin at 817-515-7042 or Jeff Brignac at 817-515-7344.

Nov. 9 The SE library presents NaNoWriMo 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the library classroom. Students and faculty will learn creative writing tips that will help anyone participating in the National Novel Writing Month by taking on the challenge of writing 50,000 words of fiction in one month. For more information, call the library at 817-515-3084.

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