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Now-Feb. 24 SE Campus’ literary publication, The Compass, is accepting submissions for the magazine through Feb. 24. Categories include poetry, short stories, plays, essays, cartoons, drawings, paintings, photography, music, 3-D and performance/multimedia presentations. For more information, contact Pennie Boyett at 817-515-3140 or

Now-Feb. 29 TR Campus Library is sponsoring its fourth annual book drive. Students, faculty and staff can take new or gently used books to the library (TREF 2302). Children’s books will go to I.M. Terrell Elementary in Fort Worth, and all other books will go to the Friends of Fort Worth Public Library store.

Now-April 15 SE and South campuses will offer free income tax preparation to those with annual incomes under $50,000 through the Volunteer Income Assistance program. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The program is located in the EMBC building on SE and in the Family Empowerment Center (SNUR 1203A) on South. Call 817-534-0814 or 2-1-1 (choose option 1) for an appointment. For more information, contact Alan Martin at 646-465-1001 or 817-307-6481.

Feb. 8 NE health services and the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry invite students to Be the Match 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the NTAB lobby. The registry serves to match potential bone marrow donors to recipients.

Feb. 8 Carter BloodCare will host a blood drive on NE. Students can donate 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the mobile bus parked in front of the Student Center. Donors can get two tickets to a Dallas Stars game for the price of one and enter for a chance to win other Dallas Stars experiences, including a chance to sit in the Stars penalty box during pre-game warmups. A photo ID is required to donate.

Feb. 8 NW Campus career services will host a Community Volunteer Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the WSTU lobby. Representatives from various organizations will be available to discuss various volunteer opportunities available to students.

Feb. 8 The first of four seminars on the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program will be presented by Toya Norton from John Peter Smith Hospital and the Community Diabetes Project 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. Students can bring their own lunches, and healthy drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 817-515-4531.

Feb. 8 Genetics education lecturer Sam Rhine will speak to NE students about Recent Advances in Cloning and Stem Cell Technologies 6:30-8 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Rhine will also discuss advances in new machines that can sequence a human genome in 24 hours. Rhine’s popularity as a speaker stems from his ability to put scientific concepts into language students can understand. Students must RSVP at to attend.

Feb. 8 NW Campus health services will offer a CPR class for $15. Call 817-515-7603 for more information.

Feb. 8-9 SE Campus career services will sponsor the Service Learning Fair 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 8 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Main Commons. Nonprofit agencies will be available with information about volunteer opportunities.

Feb. 9 Prevention and Understanding of Alzheimer’s seminar will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123) on NW Campus. Meharvan Singh, professor and pharmacology and neuroscience department chair at UNT Health Science Center, will present the free seminar. Lunch will be served. RSVP to

Feb. 9 Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness will be presented by a representative of the Tarrant County health department noon-1 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. The graphic PowerPoint presentation will include information on sexually transmitted illnesses and a condom skills-building demonstration.

Feb. 10 SE Campus will present Financial Literacy: Train the Trainer 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the North Ballroom.

Feb. 10 NW Campus will kick off the S3 = Science Seminar Series with “Let’s Talk Nature: A Discussion about Biomimicry,” a presentation by NW biology professor Ken Griffin, 10:30 a.m.-noon in WTLO 2126. Biomimicry is the study of how nature can solve human issues. Faculty who attend will earn professional development credit, and students are also encouraged to attend. The event is free.

Feb. 10-11 The TR Campus library will offer free Information Literacy classes 1-4 p.m. in the Library Classroom (TREF 1302). This three-hour non-credit course is designed to help students find credible online resources and reference materials. The course is taught by professional librarians, and students will receive a certificate of completion after taking the class.

Feb. 11 The Women in New Roles Network will meet 12:30-2 p.m. in the Ol’ South Pancake House at 1509 S. University, Fort Worth. From Homeless to College to Community Advocate will be presented by Judith Dillard. Participants should arrive by 12:30 p.m. to order lunch. The program starts at 1 p.m. The attire is business casual. For more information or directions, call 817-336-0311.

Feb. 13 SE Campus will host Texas Woman’s University Transfer Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in ESED 2315. TWU admissions and registrar representatives can review transcripts, help complete applications and provide on-site admission. The $50 admissions fee will be waived for students who are ready to apply and have all of their official transcripts.

Feb. 13 A Zumba class will be conducted by John Peter Smith Hospital fitness instructor Gracie Martinez 5-6 p.m. in the SHPE gym on South Campus. This is the second class of an eight-week series. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. No reservations are required. Participants should go dressed to exercise.

Feb. 13-14 SE Campus will have a career service booth 9-11 a.m. Feb. 13 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 14 in the ESCT building. Career- and job-related information will be provided as well as games and prizes.

Feb. 13-14 SE Campus student activities will sponsor the Valentine’s Day Shopping Spree 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Main Commons. Student organizations will sell candy, treats, flowers, balloons and more to raise money for SE student clubs.

Feb. 14 Health services will present Living with a Healthy Heart 10-11 a.m. in the SE Campus Conference Center (ESEC 2124).

Feb. 14 SE Campus will host the Extreme Money Management event Love Your Money 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Financial education consultant Nancy Van Boskirk and SE Achieving the Dream coordinator Jacquelyn Warmsley will present “College Costs More Than Tuition/Spending Plans” at 10 a.m. “From Pennies to Presidents” will begin at 10:45 a.m., when practical, everyday ways to turn $25 into $25,000 will be discussed. Financial expert and author of Moneylicious Ornella Grosz will give a keynote speech on financial literacy 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Financial advisor Rebecca Turner will share successful financial management secrets during “Millionaire Mindset” at 1 p.m., and SE Campus financial aid services director Erika Williams will present “Financial Aid and You” at 1:45 p.m.

Feb. 14 A University Transfer Panel will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. Representatives from the surrounding area will talk to students about the transferring process such as applications, deadlines, tours and scholarships. For more information, contact Monica Miranda at 817-515-4551.

Feb. 14 Let’s Talk will be presented by Altheria Gaston, dean of business and behavior sciences, beginning at noon in SBUS 1312A on South Campus. Students can visit with the dean during the informal session. Popcorn will be served. For more information, call 817-515-4575.

Feb. 14 Lunchtime workshop series Tricks for Microsoft Word will be presented by TR teaching lab manager Teresa Williams noon-1 p.m. in the Discover Center for Student Success (TRTR 3102). This series will teach useful tips to make using the software easier. For questions, contact Stevie Blakely at 817-515-1039.

Feb. 14 NW Campus support staff and the professional development committee will host a free ice cream social from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123).

Feb. 14 SE Campus’ First Choice Student Organization will have its second annual Valentine’s Day party/dance at 6 p.m. in the North Ballroom. The formal party/dance will include dinner, dancing and games and will be for First Choice students and their dates.

Feb. 15 Bank Day will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Main Commons on SE Campus. Representatives from area banks will be available to answer questions about checking and savings accounts.

Feb. 15 Health services will offer free HIV/AIDS testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in ESEC 2118 on SE Campus.

Feb. 15 Transfer Tips 101 will be held 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room on South Campus. Representatives from universities will discuss the importance of obtaining a degree guide when transferring to a four-year college.

Feb. 15 The second of four seminars on Diabetes Empowerment Education Program will be presented by Toya Norton from John Peter Smith Hospital and the Community Diabetes Project 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. Each session covers a different aspect of diabetes. Students can bring a lunch. Drinks and healthy snacks will be provided. To reserve a seat, call 817-515-4531.

Feb. 15 Cal Newport, author of How to Win at College, will present via webcast How to Succeed in College 1-3 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus. Phi Theta Kappa will sponsor the event.

Feb. 16 Pre-Professional Transfer Planning will be held 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room on South Campus. Students will receive overviews on applying, choosing a bachelor’s degree and gaining experience. A panel of university representatives will lead the discussion.

Feb. 16 Barbershop Confession will be held 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room on South Campus. This event will target the relationship between the college and community, especially in relation to men. The panel will discuss and answer questions regarding existing barriers and the need for improvement.

Feb. 17 University of Texas at Arlington professor will present “Leadership and Society” for the 14th Leadership eXperience Summit 1-3:30 p.m. in Action A (TRTR 4202) on TR Campus. Interested students can register at

Feb. 18 NE health services will offer free confidential HIV and syphilis testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in NSTU 1704A (health services). Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Results will be available Feb. 25. For more information, call 817-515-6056.

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