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Now-Nov. 14 The Organization of Latin Americans on SE Campus has teamed up with Helping Senior Citizens and The Salvation Army for Don’t Freak Out and Donate! Students are encouraged to contribute sugar-free candy and tissue boxes. Donation boxes for the drive are located in the Commons and in ESCT. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

Now-Dec. 5 NW student development services is hosting a community service donation drive benefiting Cook Children’s Hospital. Donations accepted include coloring books, paintbrushes, watercolors, children’s DVDs, markers and baby rattles. Cardboard donation boxes can be found across campus.

Now–Dec. 11 TR will have a Veterans Day Memorial Wall up for the remainder of the semester in the TR Rotunda. Students can support and honor veterans by leaving flowers, letters and other mementos. For more information, contact financial aid director Bill McMullen at william.mcmullen@tccd.edu.

Nov. 12 Mobile mammograms, sponsored by health services, will be available on SE Campus 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the front drive along the east sidewalk.

Nov. 12 South Campus health services will sponsor the American Red Cross blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SSTU Patio. Donors should be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old with a photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor keyword: tccsouth.

Nov. 12 Students can learn about transferable skills from career services representatives 10 a.m.-noon at a table in the NSTU Bookstore hallway on NE Campus.

Nov. 12 TR students can attend Dress for Success, a business attire fashion show, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Action A (TRTR fourth floor). This event will show students how to dress in the workforce and provide basic etiquette tips.

Nov. 12 Students can learn several facets of financial goal-setting 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in NBSS 1103 on NE Campus. The mini-module will cover topics ranging from how trade-offs and priorities apply to financial goals to how regular savings can protect long-term goals from being derailed.

Nov. 12 The NW Bridge Program will present Wells Fargo: Financial Literacy Workshop 12:30-1:30 p.m. in WFAB 2608 as part of its fall workshop series. Attendees will learn budgeting and savings tips from a Wells Fargo expert. Everyone is welcome.

Nov. 13 NW humanities department and S.W.A.G. (Scholars in Waiting Affirming Genius) will host the seventh annual Voices conference in WSTU 1303-1305. The conference features student presentation fairs during session I 9:30-10:50 a.m. and session II 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. with keynote speaker Akin Babatunde during session III 12:30-1:50 p.m. The conference addresses topics in popular culture and showcases the work of humanities students. For more information, call dance and humanities associate professor Kim Jackson at 817-515-7190.

Nov. 13 Students can be bused to the University of Texas at Arlington to take a walking tour and receive information on what is required to enroll at the university 10 a.m.-3 p.m. after meeting in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Lunch is provided at UTA, and students will be brought back to NE Campus. For more information, contact academic advisor Vanessa Ximenez at 817-515-6531.

Nov. 13 The NW library will host International Games Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Walsh Library. More than 1,000 libraries across seven continents will play videogames, card games and tabletop games in unison. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call public services librarian Cassandra Mackie at 817-515-7727.

Nov. 13 Students can identify areas of study interest from success coaches in addition to being provided tools to navigate their MyPlan results of career assessments 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in NBSS 1103 on NE Campus. Students must have completed all four sections of the assessment and must remember their login information to attend. For more information, contact success coach Theresa Flores at 817-515-6781.

Nov. 13 NE history instructor Andy Hollinger will sponsor a seminar in which students can learn effective strategies for teamwork and team building 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 13 Students can have their resumes critiqued in preparation for the upcoming Aviation Job Fair 2:30-4 p.m. in the cafeteria (room 1201) at the Northwest Campus Center of Excellence for Aviation, Logistics and Transportation at Alliance. Attendees can receive feedback and tips to make their resumes more appealing to potential employers. For more information, call NW career services at 817-515-7785.

Nov. 13 Students can learn about the growing topic of nature deficit disorder, its effects on the community and ways to combat it 6-7:30 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 14 NW counselor Anna Hinman presents the second installment of Mental Health First Aid noon-4 p.m. in WSTU 1305 on NW Campus. The interactive course teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health issue or experiencing a mental health crisis and how to properly respond and understand signs of mental illness. Those who attended both sessions are eligible for certification as a mental health first aid provider. Limited seating is available, and registration is required. For more information, call Hinman at 817-515-7132.

Nov. 14 SE student activities will sponsor the Arlington Chamber Collegiate Council Info Session 12:30-1:30 p.m. in ESCT 1205. Students will learn what the council does and how they can become members. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

Nov. 14 Students can enjoy a night of games including chess, checkers, backgammon, pingpong, billiards and many more 6-9 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Drinks and snacks will be provided by Club 50+.

Nov. 17 The NE chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host an international diversity banquet 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Students can meet students from other countries and learn about different cultures. For more information, contact student services at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 18 Students can donate blood to help save lives at the Carter BloodCare blood drive 9-4 p.m. in Action A (TRTR 4202) on TR Campus. The event is open to all donors 17 and over with a valid photo ID who have not donated blood within 56 days. For more information, contact health services coordinator Angela Virgin at angela.virgin@tccd.edu.

Nov. 18 Students can join the TR Campus library for International Games Day 11-2 p.m. in the Idea Store. Hundreds of libraries across the country will celebrate the educational and recreational value of video and board games. For more information, contact public services librarian Tracy Soto at tracy.soto@tccd.edu.

Nov. 18 SE Campus will have nationally recognized fraud examiner and author Susan Gunn speaking 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. in the North Ballroom. She will discuss her experiences investigating embezzlement and fraud. To RSVP or for further information, contact accounting associate professor Karen Haun at karen.haun@tccd.edu.

Nov. 18 NW students can learn to properly and efficiently use library resources and to evaluate sources on the Internet during the Walsh Library’s Information Literacy workshop 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Library East Wing. For more information, email Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at talisha.simpson@tccd.edu.

Nov. 18 South career services and financial aid will host The Money Game — Don’t Major in Debt. South financial aid director Jolynn Sprole will explain the different types of financial aid available for college students 1-2 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room.

Nov. 18 Students can learn about the different risk factors of suicide and the proper channels and means to use when handling those situations 2:30-3:30 p.m. from the ASK gatekeeper program in NBSS 1103 on NE Campus. For more information, contact NE counselor Robin Copeland at 817-515-6611.

Nov. 18 Students can learn the distinct areas of personal uniqueness that will launch them into moving forward, creating destiny and building a legacy 6-8 p.m. at the Women’s Leadership Forum in the Larry Darlage Center Corner on NE Campus. Guest speaker is Arnita Taylor, coach and leadership development specialist. For more information and to register, visit http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

Nov. 19 Interested TR Campus students may receive free, confidential HIV testing 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in health services on the first floor of the East Fork Building. Appointments are encouraged but not required. Students should allow 30-45 minutes for testing. For more information, contact health services coordinator Angela Virgin at angela.virgin@tccd.edu.

Nov. 19 Students can participate in the NW Campus Speech Contest 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). Participants are required to prepare one speech between three and 10 minutes long with optional visual aids. Trophies will be awarded to first-sixth places. The event is open to all NW students. For more information, call speech instructor Zachary Frohlich at 817-515-7667.

Nov. 19 Students interested in dietetics can attend the Dietetic Technician Program information session 1-2 p.m. in TRTR Action Suite C (fourth level) on TR Campus. This session will discuss possible career paths in dietetics and dietetic technician program requirements. For more information, contact Christina Liew-Newville at christina.liew-newville@tccd.edu.

Nov. 19 The NW Bridge Program will present Goals 1-2:15 p.m. in WFAB 2608 as part of its fall workshop series. Attendees will learn how to set attainable goals and how to achieve them. For more information, email Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at talisha.simpson@tccd.edu.

Nov. 20 Students can participate in Aviation Career Day 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the NW Campus Center of Excellence for Aviation, Logistics and Transportation at Alliance. Attendees are urged to bring resumes and dress to impress. United Postal Service, Allegiance Staffing, US Aviation and other employers will be present. For more information, call media specialist Carmen Wise at 817-515-7267.

Nov. 20 Free and confidential HIV testing will be available 2-5 p.m. in health services on TR Campus. Appointments are encouraged but not required. Students should allow 30-45 minutes for testing. For more information, contact health services coordinator Angela Virgin at angela.virgin@tccd.edu.

Nov. 20 NE student borrowers of either (or both) the Federal Direct Loan Program or the Federal Family Education Program who are soon to enter repayment can learn about repayment plan options, loan forgiveness and consolidation policies, interest capitalization and other key elements 5:30-6:30 p.m. in NBSS 1103 on NE Campus. For more information, call financial aid at 817-515-6044.

Nov. 20 Students can learn the significance of team building as a leadership skill 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506) on NE Campus. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 21 The NW academic learning center will host a Texas Success Initiative workshop 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Walsh Library. Attendees can learn effective test-taking strategies. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, email Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at talisha.simpson@tccd.edu.

Nov. 21 TR’s center for leadership development presents the 25th Leadership eXperience Summit: Accidental Leadership 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Action Suite A (TRTR fourth level). Keynote speaker Juanita Pahdopony will share her experience as interim president of Comanche Nation College. This event will cover how to lead effectively in both accidental and purposeful leadership experiences. Students must RSVP using the Hub online. For more details, email stephanie.blakely@tccd.edu.

Nov. 21 The Family Empowerment Center will host the Free Legal Clinic for Veterans and Spouses of Deceased Veterans to offer legal advice without regard to financial eligibility. Sponsored by Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, the session is 2-5 p.m. in the SSTU Living and Forum rooms. For more information and to register, call 817-546-4460.

Nov. 22 Students wanting to transfer can go to the University of North Texas Fall Preview Day with Trinity River on the Go. Vans will leave at 8:30 a.m. from TR Campus. UNT will host presentations, tours and fairs to give students information about majors, housing, financial aid and more. Limited space is available. To RSVP, email tr.transfer@tccd.edu with name, ID number, phone number and “UNT preview day.” For more information, contact Laura Escamilla at 817-515-1198.

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