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Now-Dec. 13 NW Campus is offering a nontraditional student support group, free preparation for the TSI exam and free essay-writing preparation in the WTLO Walsh Library and WFAB 2614 10-11 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday until the end of the semester. Students will receive help with Blackboard, study skills, Microsoft Office, keyboarding, homework and more. Preparation is also offered on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment. For more information, contact English instructor Jackie Rowe at 817-515-7697 or email her at jacqueline.rowe@tccd.edu.

Nov. 13 The Family Empowerment Center and The Women’s Center of Tarrant County are hosting a Jobs NOW Orientation on South Campus. Students seeking employment can attend the event 2-3 p.m. in the demo kitchen in the FEC Training Room (SFOF 1738A).

Nov. 13 The NW Campus Leadership Academy focuses on time management 2-4 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). Students will learn different strategies that track time usage and help participants think about where their time goes. No registration is required for the seminar.

Nov. 13 The SE reading and writing resource center is offering an MLA workshop 3-3:30 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 14 NE Campus will host Transfer Academy: Tour de Transfer 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). The program is designed to assist students in transferring to a four-year school through advisory sessions and workshops. The Transfer Academy consists of three successive parts through the fall and spring semesters. Students who complete the three sessions will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $500 transfer scholarship. For more information, contact the NE transfer center at 817-515-6536.

Nov. 14 The SE reading and writing resource center is offering two workshops on body paragraphs 3-3:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 14 The SE library presents How to Use Smartthinking 10-11 a.m. in the library classroom. During the presentation, students will learn how to use tools to refine assignments. For more information, call library services assistant director Tracey Minzenmayer at 817-515-3388.

Nov. 14 South health services and Carter BloodCare will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in the mobile unit on the SSTU patio. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds, have a valid photo ID and have not donated within 56 days. Those interested are encouraged to be well-hydrated and have eaten recently before donating. For more information, call South health services at 817-515-4531.

Nov. 14 South health services and the AIDS Outreach Center will provide HIV testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in SACC 1331. Results will be given confidentially over the phone. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 817-515-4531.

Nov. 14 South Campus career services along with the VET Success Center will hold a Veterans Resource Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the SSTU Cafeteria. The resource fair is open to the public. This will give veterans an opportunity to network with community agencies, learn how to access quality health care and receive information about how to transfer to a four-year college. For more information, call career center coordinator Monica Miranda at 817-515-4737.

Nov. 14 NE academic advisor Randy Saleh will tell students how to use their money in a responsible way in Make Your Month Outlast Your Money 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103). Participants must register online through the Volunteer Hub. For more, call financial aid associate Andrew Rodriguez at 817-515-6044.

Nov. 14 VA North Texas Healthcare System representatives will be in the TR Zone noon-1 p.m. to discuss health care benefits. For more information, call student activities associate Eddie Brassart at 817-515-1192.

Nov. 14 The NE history department and student activities will present Time Management 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). NE history instructor Andy Hollinger will help students better understand the time management process and formulate a study plan.

Nov. 14 In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, the South Campus Library and Writing Center will hold a Write-In 6-10 p.m. in the library. NaNoWriMo participants can collaborate with other writers and concentrate on the creative writing process. The free event is open to the public. For more information, call librarian Pam Pfeiffer at 817-515-4436.

Nov. 14-15 NE Campus will hold a Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506) on Nov. 14 and in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on Nov. 15. The seminar will answer questions students have about the Affordable Care Act and give students the opportunity to sign up on the website. For more information, call outreach specialist Gaye Humphrey at 214-767-6455.

Nov. 15 Students interested in transferring to the University of North Texas can experience the school firsthand through TCC & Me on the Go: UNT Transfer Open House 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Transportation is provided from TR Campus to UNT. Students will tour the campus, meet UNT students and learn how TCC credits will transfer. The event is free, but limited seats are available, so registration is required. For more information, call academic advisor Laura Escamilla at 817-515-1144 or visit the TR transfer center (TRTR 1020).

Nov. 15 SE Campus’ Health Occupations Only club will host HOOlympics 1-4 p.m. in the North Ballroom. The club will collect donations of gently used coats, shoes, toiletries, canned goods and toys to be donated to Mission Arlington. SE club members can participate in board and mental games during the event. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

Nov. 15 Registration begins for the spring 2014 semester. WebAdvisor will be available 6 a.m.-midnight daily for registration and until 1 a.m. for tuition payment. Payment is due at the time of registration. Payment arrangements must be made prior to registration. This includes financial aid, Veterans Affairs benefits, exemptions, scholarships and other forms of third-party payment.

Nov. 15 Midnight is the deadline to apply for fall 2013 graduation. Prospective graduates must submit an Application for Graduation online through WebAdvisor by 11:59 p.m. The annual graduation ceremony will be held May 9 and will include graduates from summer 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014.

Nov. 18 SE Campus presents Julio Casablanca as the November S.T.E.M. speaker 2:30-4 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Casasblanca will speak about what an ethical hacker is. For more information, call geology instructor Samantha Caputi at 817-515-3338.

Nov. 18 In honor of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, the South Campus library will host speaker Michael Phillips, author of White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas. Phillips will speak 5:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. For more information, contact library services assistant director Erik France at 817-515-4418.

Nov. 18 The SE library presents NaNoWriMo speaker Mary Hollingsworth 7-8 p.m. in the library (ESED 1200). Hollingsworth is editor and author of All I Had to Do Was Write! and will discuss the work that comes after the writing, such as finding an agent, promoting and editing work. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 817-515-3081.

Nov. 18 Lectures on Leadership: Top 10 Leadership Skills will be on TR Campus 2-3 p.m. in the Center for Leadership Development located on the first floor of TREF. The lectures will discuss what today’s businesses are looking for in resumes and how students can stand out in an organization. Students must call to reserve a spot as there are only 16 seats for the seminar. For more information, call coordinator of academic success Stevie Blakely at 817-515-1330.

Nov. 18, 19 The SE reading and writing resource center will offer three workshops on conclusions 3-3:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-noon and 7:30-8 p.m. Nov. 19 in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 18-22 South Campus’ library will host an exhibit on former President John F. Kennedy. More than 50 books will be on display along with reproductions and actual news articles about his assassination. A continuous loop video will share the remembrances of TCC faculty and staff from 50 years ago when the event occurred. For more information, contact library services assistant director Erik France at 817-515-4418.

Nov. 19 The Heart of Mexico: Language, Culture and History, presented by Cuernavaca’s tourism director Dalel Cortes 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the NE Theatre (NFAB 1205), will focus on language study and culture in central and southern Mexico. Sponsored by NE student activities and the world language department, the event will highlight the new tourism campaign for the Mexican state of Morelos.

Nov. 19 A Carter BloodCare blood drive will be on TR Campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Action Suite located on the fourth floor of TRTR. For more information, call TR health services coordinator Veronica Warrior at 817-515-1165.

Nov. 19 SE Campus and the Women’s Center of Tarrant County is hosting What’s for Sale, part one of the media literacy sexual violence prevention workshops 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Success Center (ESEE 1301). Community outreach specialist Amy Suffield will lead a discussion about the use of the Internet and media, appropriate messages and tweets and professionalism. For more information, call student support coordinator Sonya Splane at 817-515-3215.

Nov. 19 NE Campus will host the ASK gatekeeper training program 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111). ASK provides students with the tools to recognize suicide risk factors and the proper channels to use when handling these types of situations. Students can register for either session through Volunteer Hub or contact Monica Carreon at 817-515-6811.

Nov. 19 NE academic advisor Randy Saleh will provide students with the knowledge to use their money in a responsible way in his presentation Make Your Month Outlast Your Money 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). All participants must register online through the Volunteer Hub. For more information, call NE student development associate Amity Womelsdorff at 817-515-6234.

Nov. 19 Calming Test Anxiety will be on TR Campus in the third floor Discovery Center noon-1 p.m. The seminar will discuss techniques to better control anxiety in test preparation and test-taking. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call academic success coordinator Stevie Blakley at 817-515-1039.

Nov. 20 NE financial aid and the advising and counseling center will present Financial Literacy: Solving Debt Problems 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103). The session is designed to provide students with steps to get out of financial trouble. Students will learn the symptoms and causes of debt problems as well as how to be a smart consumer of credit and financial counseling services. Seating is limited, so participants must register on Volunteer Hub prior to the class. For more information, call NE financial aid associate Andrew Rodriguez at 817-515-6044.

Nov. 20 The SE reading and writing resource center will offer two apostrophe workshops 3-3:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 20-21 Transfer Connection Days are on TR Campus 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on TRTR Main Street. The event allows students to learn about potential transfer universities by speaking with representatives from local and state universities. For more information, call academic advisor Laura Escamilla at 817-515-1198.

Nov. 21 The SE reading and writing resource center will offer an APA workshop 11:30 a.m.-noon in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 21 The SE reading and writing resource center will offer two proofreading workshops 3-3:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 22 The 21st Leadership eXperience Summit: Strategic Leadership will be on TR Campus 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the TRTR Action Suite. The summit will feature speaker Michael Hingson, a 9/11 survivor. Hingson will discuss the choices he made that day and how those choices still affect him. For more information, call academic success coordinator Stevie Blakely at 817-515-1330.

Nov. 22 The South Campus library along with students from Glencrest 6th Grade Center will hold a remembrance of President John F. Kennedy noon-1 p.m. in the NSTU courtyard. Two middle school students and two TCC students will recite parts of JFK’s speeches. For more information, contact library services assistant director Erik France at 817-515-4418.

Nov. 22 NW Campus will hold a Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment 10 a.m.-noon in WSTU 1303. The seminar will answer questions students have about the Affordable Care Act and give students the opportunity to sign up on the website. For more information, call health services coordinator Thoy Fongsamouth at 817-515-7603.

Nov. 23 The TR Bronies Club will host a My Little Pony premiere party 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Action Suite on the TRTR fourth floor. All bronies and those who are brony-curious are invited as the club celebrates the new season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. For more information, email Bronies Club senator Anthony Cory at anthony.cory@my.tccd.edu.

Nov. 25 The SE reading and writing resource center is offering two APA workshops 3-3:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m. in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

Nov. 25 The SE library presents English instructor Yvonne Jocks as the NaNoWriMo speaker 7-8 p.m. in the library (ESED 1200). Jocks has more than 20 published works and will talk about her career in writing and the success and disappointments she has encountered. The free event is open to the public. For more information, call the library at 817-515-3081.

Nov. 26, 27 The SE reading and writing resource center will offer four life goals workshops 11:30 a.m.-noon and 7:30-8 p.m. both days in the center (ESEE 2227A). For more information, call the center at 817-515-3850.

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