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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’s Veterans Day Memorial Wall will be 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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 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 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. 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 NW counselor Anna Hinman presents Mental Health First Aid noon-4 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). The interactive course teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental illness and how to properly respond and understand signs of mental illness. Those who attend this session and a Dec. 5 session will be 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. 21 TR’s center for leadership development presents the 25th Leadership eXperience Summit: Accidental Leadership 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Action 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 academic advisor Laura Escamilla at 817-515-1198.

Nov. 25 SE’s Democracy Commitment group will invite residents of the Arlington Life Shelter for a dinner 6-8 p.m. in the North Ballroom. This is the 19th annual Holiday Feast and Fellowship Program. For more information, contact Democracy Commitment sponsor and sociology assistant professor Sharon Wettengel at 817-515-3287.

Nov. 25 The South Campus Family Empowerment Center will present Money Matters, a free financial coaching workshop, 3:30-5 p.m. in SFOF 1738A. Registration through WebAdvisor is required and limited to the first 16 participants. Once logged in, use synonym 0345585. For more information, contact the center at 817-515-4332.

Dec. 1 The South Campus Family Empowerment Center will host Secrets to Better Sleep, a seminar to provide students with strategies to achieve quality sleep 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in SFOF 1738A. The first 10 students who register will receive a surprise gift. For more information, contact the center at 817-515-4332.

Dec. 2 NE Campus will provide free, confidential HIV and/or syphilis testing for students 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in NSTU 1074A. Walk-ins are welcome. However, appointments are encouraged. For more information, call health services at 817-515-6056.

Dec. 2-3 SE health services will hold free HIV testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3 at health services (ESEC 2118). All testing is confidential. For more information, contact health services at 817-515-3591.

Dec. 3 The South Campus Family Empowerment Center will sponsor the Psychology of Adjustment/Breathing Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety workshop at 11 a.m. to learn simple breathing techniques to use on stress and anxiety and to increase energy. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the center at 817-515-4332.

Dec. 3 South Campus health services will sponsor the Carter BloodCare donor 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. For more information, contact health services coordinator Tina Ingram at 817-515-4531.

Dec. 3 The Communications Showcase will highlight work NW communications students have completed during the fall semester 12:30-2 p.m. in WSTU 1303-1305. Students will present projects. Instructors will present announcements from spring’s The Love Conference and the winner of the NW Speech Contest will present the winning speech. For more information, call speech associate professor Christina Ross at 817-515-7227.

Dec. 3 Students can observe or participate in the Student Government Association forum to keep up to date with the latest concerns of their fellow students 2-3:30 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506) on NE Campus. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Dec. 4 TCC Connect representatives will answer questions about eLearning and weekend college 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on TRTR Main Street. For more information, contact manager of outreach student services Kathy Burks at 817-515-1417.

Dec. 8-10 South Campus student development services will provide students with pencils, Scantrons and snacks as “survival kits” for finals week in the Student Center all day. For more information, contact senior office assistant Tristian Evans at 817-515-4154.

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