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Collegian file photo  April 17  The South Campus Spring Fling will be held noon-2 p.m. on the SSTU Patio. The event will showcase all student clubs and organizations. Each club will host its own individual activities. For more information, contact student development associate Axel Leos at 817-515-4187 or axel.leos@tccd.edu.
Collegian file photo April 17
The South Campus Spring Fling will be held noon-2 p.m. on the SSTU Patio. The event will showcase all student clubs and organizations. Each club will host its own individual activities. For more information, contact student development associate Axel Leos at 817-515-4187 or axel.leos@tccd.edu.

SE student Karen Meacham has received the 2014-2015 Fort Worth Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Endowed Scholarship and the 2014-2015 Big Hat Texas Academy Foundation Annual Scholarship.

April 9 TCC students, faculty and staff can learn the basics of money management as part of Financial Literacy: Money Smarts 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the SE student success center (ESEE 1301).

April 9 NE disability student services coordinator Kimberly Eason and NE academic advisor Carey Miller will present the Student Success Seminar: Multiple Intelligences 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. The theory of multiple intelligences was developed by Harvard professor Howard Gardner. Students can take a quiz to determine their strongest intelligence out of the eight defined and receive strategies to incorporate that intelligence in studying.

April 9 Free and confidential HIV and syphilis testing will be offered by the NW health center in WCTS 1151. Results are available over the phone within one week. For more information, call health services coordinator Thoy Fongsamouth at 817-515-7603.

April 10 SE Campus will hold a business fashion show 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the North Ballroom. For more information, contact SE hospitality management instructor Talia Dancer at 817-515-3119.

April 10 Students can take a walking tour of the University of Texas at Arlington campus during the third session of the Transfer Academy 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Students will take a bus to and from NE Campus and will receive a free lunch. Registration is required. For more information and registration, contact the NE transfer center at 817-515-6689 or go to http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

April 10 TR Campus will sponsor Counseling Awareness Day 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on TRTR Main Street. The counseling office will have tables set up for students to speak with counselors and academic advisors about the services the department offers. For more information, call counselor Lori Leach at 817-515-1282.

April 10 South Campus will host an eLearning campus outreach visit 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Student Center. Current and prospective students can receive information about online classes, online readiness assessment, proctored testing, online tutoring and advising. For more information, contact manager of student success and outreach Kathy Burks at 817-515-4470 or kathy.burks@tccd.edu.

April 12 TR Campus students and staff can participate in the March for Babies with check-in at 8:30 a.m. at the Panther Island Pavilion at 395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth. Students and staff can join the TR Campus team to represent TCC, and those registered through the school will receive a free T-shirt. The fundraiser will benefit research and programs to help babies born prematurely or with birth defects. Registration is not required. Donations can be made online at www.marchforbabies.org/team/tccdtrinityrivercampus. For more information, email student development assistant Diana Padilla at diana.padilla@tccd.edu.

April 12 NE Campus continuing education will hold an early childhood conference, Together Learning Never Ends, 8:30 a.m.-noon in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). The session will focus on active, age-appropriate hands-on strategies and activities that the classroom teachers as well as parents can successfully use with the children in their care. Registration is required and costs $15 for students and $25 for teachers, educators or professionals. For more information or registration, contact NE continuing education at 817-515-6502.

April 14, 17 TR Campus will host a weekend college outreach event 1-6 p.m. on TRTR Main Street. Attendees will learn about the new 18-week Associate of Arts program and what options are available for Spanish-speaking students. For more information, email eLearning outreach and student services manager Kathy Burks at kathy.burks@tccd.edu.

April 15 In honor of National Library Week, TR students can listen to or tell stories 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Riverfront Café. The Human Library event seeks to spread awareness of discrimination through storytelling. Those wishing to be a “human book” must register and will be given 20 minutes to speak. Each table will feature a different speaker. For more information, call library assistant director Danelle Toups at 817-515-1222 or visit libguides.tccd.edu/humanlibrary.

April 15 Carter BloodCare will host a blood drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Action Suite on TR Campus. Those who cannot donate are encouraged to have a family member or friend give in their name. Donors must be at least 17 years old, have a valid photo ID, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and have waited 56 days since their last donation. For more information, contact TR health services at 817-515-1059.

April 15-16 NE Campus’ International Festival, will begin at 9:30 a.m. next to the chessboard and in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Events will include a fashion show, international music performances, food tastings and dance classes. For more information, contact student services at 817-515-6688.

April 15 Students can register to be bone marrow donors through the National Marrow Donor Program 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on NE Campus. To qualify, a person must be between the ages of 18 and 44, meet the health guidelines, fill out a form and give a cheek swab. For more information, contact NE health services at 817-515-6056.

April 15 The NW Student Government Association will host Professor Appreciation Day 3-5 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). Students will award outstanding faculty as well as the NW Teacher of the Year. For more information, call Alicia Coleman at 817-515-7793.

April 15 SE student activities will hand out green tea and hot chocolate to students on their way to class as part of Destress and Detox Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. in the ESCT HUB. The tea and hot chocolate are free and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

April 15, 22 United Way and Family Pathfinders will sponsor a financial coaching and education event 5:30-7 p.m. in SFOF 1738A on South Campus. Budgeting and banking will be discussed on the 15th and borrowing and credit on the 22nd. Admission is free, but registration is required and will be limited to the first 15 to sign up. To register, visit waj.tccd.edu. For more information, contact administrative assistant Kimberly Smith at 817-515-4152 or kimberly.smith@tccd.edu.

April 16 SE health services and AIDS Outreach will offer free HIV/syphilis testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the health services office (ESEC 2118). For more information, contact health services coordinator Liz Lowry at 817-515-3591.

April 16 Students can share their original poetry in SE’s third annual Super Poetry Slam 1:30-3 p.m. in the Judith J. Carrier Library. The top three contestants will be awarded prizes. Students can sign up in the library up to the date of the event. For more information, contact the library at 817-515-3081.

April 16 Students can give blood during the Carter BloodCare drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next to the chessboard on NE Campus. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have no serious medical conditions.

April 16 NE counselor Anita Peters will present Relationships 101 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus. Students can learn the basics of healthy relationships and identification and avoidance of unhealthy and abusive relationships. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

April 16 Career and employment services will host Dress for Success in the Work Place noon-1 p.m. in the Discovery Center for Student Success (TRTR 3102) on TR Campus. Students can learn about appropriate work attire and will get tips on where to find affordable clothing. Attendees are advised to take notes. For more information, email student development specialist Ariana Rodriguez at ariana.rodriguez@tccd.edu.

April 16-17 Slate.com journalist Seth Stevenson will read some of his works and discuss writing techniques 7-9 p.m. April 16 in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. He will speak specifically about writing in the digital age and the technical aspects of writing 9:30-10:45 a.m. April 17 in Center Corner.

April 17 The NW counseling department will host ASK About Suicide 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). The health and wellness seminar’s goal is to inform attendees about suicide and explain how to help those who are at risk of suicidal behavior. Drinks and lunch will be provided. For more information, call special services coordinator Anna Hinman at 817-515-7132.

April 17 Students can learn about strategic financial planning 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus. Information on reducing spending and planning ahead will be included. For more information, contact financial aid associate Andrew Rodriguez at 817-515-6272. 

April 17 Silent Epidemic of Youth Suicide, a workshop to help students understand the facts, risk factors and warning signs associated with youth suicide, will be held 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. in the SE North Ballroom. For more information, contact SE special services coordinator Tangie Fields at 817-515-3462.

April 17 A mental health fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SE Commons. For more information, contact SE special services coordinator Tangie Fields at 817-515-3462.

April 17 The Spring Fun Run will be held at 2 p.m. on South Campus. The run is free with the donation of five personal hygiene items, including soap, shampoo and toothpaste. The donations will benefit the American Red Cross’ disaster relief packs. Register in SHPE 1229A. For more information call 817-515-4542.

April 18 An information session about the disability support services testing center move will address student questions and concerns. The session begins at 2 p.m. in the DSS office (NSTU 1502) on NE Campus. For more information, contact the DSS office at 817-515-6333.

April 19 Giving it the Business: Cash Crops, Conceptions and Culture, the last segment of the History Anonymous Speakers Series, will take place 10:30 a.m.-noon in the library foyer on NW Campus. Speakers include Linda Frazier, author of Double, Double Oil and Trouble: A Woman Wildcatter in the East Texas Oil Fields, and Bradley Borougeri, author of Refashioning Meaning: Hemp, Culture and Orientalism. Free drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, call history assistant professor Rob Little at 817-515-7693.

April 21 A seminar called Who Needs Exercise? will cover the importance of a proper diet and regular physical activity 5:30-6:50 p.m. in the SE North Ballroom. For more information, contact SE special services coordinator Tangie Fields at 817-515-3462.

April 22 As part of Who Needs a Mental Vacation?, students can learn practical strategies for mental relaxation 10-11:20 a.m. in the SE North Ballroom. As a bonus, students can also participate in yoga nidra. For more information, contact SE special services coordinator Tangie Fields at 817-515-3462.

April 22 NW counselor Jamie Stroud will present Shake Your Shyness: Overcoming Social Anxiety 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus. Students can learn about the effect of stress from social situations. For more information, contact student services at 817-515-6688.

April 23 A interdisciplinary Shakespeare Festival will be 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Activities will include music performed by NE music instructor Stan Paschal, a Shakespeare parody skit by drama students and presentations by NE English faculty. Dance professor Linda Quinn will teach audience members parts of dances performed in previous NE shows and explain how styles from Shakespeare’s era are brought into more modern times. Pizza and drinks will be available. For more information, contact student services at 817-515-6688.

April 23 TR Campus health services will offer free and confidential HIV/AIDS screenings 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the health center (TREF 1312). Screenings are available to the public, but patients must be 18 or older. For more information, email registered nurse Angela Virgin at angela.virgin@tccd.edu or visit the center.

April 23 A blood drive and bone marrow registry will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the SE North Ballroom and Commons. Those interested in donating must have no medical conditions, be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information, contact SE health services coordinator Liz Lowry at 817-515-3591.

April 23 Congolese history will be discussed by Didier Gondola, chair and professor of history at Indianapolis University-Purdue University Indianapolis, as part of Congo Square to Congo Digital: Why Congo Matters 1-2:30 p.m. in the SE Judith J. Carrier Library. For more information, contact the library at 817-515-3081.

April 24 TR Campus will host the Student Awards Ceremony 4:30-6 p.m. in the Riverfront Café. The event is in honor of students who have achieved recognition during the 2013-2014 academic year in both their education and community involvement. Family and friends are welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact student development associate Eddie Brassart at 817-515-1192 or edward.brassart@tccd.edu.

April 24 NW humanities students will present the Engaging Differences Diversity Conference 9:30-10:30 a.m. with a second session 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). The conference will explain the importance of inclusion and diversity as well as ways to embrace differences in life. For more information, call humanities associate professor Kim Jackson at 817-515-7190.

April 24-May 29 A six-week diabetes educational program will be held 5-8 p.m. every Thursday in SFOF 1743A on South Campus. The event is free, but registration is required and open only to the first 16 registrants. For more information, contact administrative assistant Kimberly Smith at 817-515-4152 or kimberly.smith@tccd.edu.

April 25 Journalist Norma Martin will discuss her career and the meaning of leadership 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Action Suite on TR Campus. The lecture is part of the 23rd Leadership eXperience Summit and will feature three breakout sessions for participants to discuss leadership building strategies. For more information, contact leadership development center coordinator Stevie Blakely at 817-515-1036 or stephanie.blakely@tccd.edu.

April 25 A celebration of Arbor Day and the end of the semester will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the SE Campus front lawn. The event includes food and games. For more information, contact SE assistant to the president Mike Cinatl at 817-515-3036.

April 25 The SE Socio-Psych Club will host its annual Psychology Championships, an academic competition with prizes and food for audience members, 1:30-4 p.m. in ESEE 1304. The winner will receive $600 in cash. For more information or to register, go to http://www.psychlab.net.

April 26 TREE, the TR Campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender club, will host the 2nd Chance Prom 7-11 p.m. on TRE Campus. Tickets cost $10 for individuals and $15 for couples. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $5 extra. Formal attire is required. For more information, email SGA member Cortney Walden at cortney.walden@my.tccd.edu.

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