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Now-April 11 South is offering free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance in SFOF, the Family Empowerment Center 3-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The VITA program generally offers free tax help to people who make $53,000 or less and need help preparing their tax returns. For more information, call the Family Empowerment Center at 817-515-4332.

Feb. 11 Free help with enrolling in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is available 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Living Room (SSTU 2105) on South Campus. Those attending should bring their Social Security number or immigration documents, W-2 form, an email address and a policy number for any existing health insurance. Open enrollment ends Feb. 15.

Feb. 11 How to Deal with “The Blues” and “The Butterflies” is an interactive workshop that will distinguish depression from “The Blues” and anxiety from “The Butterflies” while teaching everyday coping techniques that can be helpful for any student. SE counselor Carisa Givens will present 9:35-10:30 a.m. in the SE North Ballroom. This event is free and for students only.

Feb. 11 The NW Transfer Center will hold ABCs of Transferring to a University 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Room (WACB 1123) for students to learn how to begin the process of transferring from TCC to a university. Lunch will be provided.

Feb. 11 NW will hold an Innovation Forum open house for students 1-4 p.m. in WTLO 3101A for students to bring their ideas, concepts, improvements and “what if” ideas and learn how the innovation forum model helps ideas turn into actions.

Feb. 12 Career Services Open House and Information Session is taking place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Career Center (NSTU 1625) on NE Campus. Students will learn about the new Career Coach Career Assessment and participate in an interactive demonstration. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact NE career services at 817-515-6692.

Feb. 12 TR students interested in transferring to Texas Woman’s University can meet with a visiting admissions team to have their questions answered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Riverfront Café. Students can have their applications and transcripts unofficially reviewed and get the $50 application fee waived. Academic advisors and counselors will be available. For more information, contact academic advisor Laura Escamilla at 817-515-1198.

Feb. 12 The NW Bridge Program will host an APA formatting in Word workshop 4-5 p.m. in WACB 1101 for students who want to learn how to be successful at writing in APA format. For more information, contact Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at 817-515-7657.
Feb. 12-13 SE clubs and organizations are hosting a Valentine’s Day Shopping Spree for last-minute gifts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the SE Main Commons. All profits will benefit each club and organization in its various causes. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

Feb. 13 The NW Bridge Program will host a grammar tips workshop 11-11:45 a.m. in the library’s east wing. This workshop will teach students how to write a better essay with tips on handling fragments, run-ons and other common grammatical errors. For more information, contact Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at 817-515-7657.
Feb. 13 Jim Bolen Math Competition Workshop 3 is taking place 1-3 p.m. in NTAB 2223 on NE Campus. The NE math department will host workshops to prepare students for the Jim Bolen Mathematics Competition. Registration is not required. For more information, contact math associate professor Olena Shevchenko at olena.shevchenko@tccd.edu.

Feb. 13 Trinity River on the Go will take students to visit the University of Texas at Dallas 2-5 p.m. Interested students can RSVP to TR.Transfer@tccd.edu or call 817-515-1198. Shuttles will leave from the Rotunda. For more information, contact TR academic advisor Laura Escamilla at laura.escamilla@tccd.edu or at 817-515-1198.

Feb. 16 Transfer Academy: Transfer Essentials Part 1 of 3 will take place noon-1:30 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Students interested in transferring to a university will learn the basics, including the admissions and application process, scholarships and financial aid, educational resume production and programs that assist with finding the right school. Students who complete all three sessions may qualify for a chance to win a $500 transfer scholarship. For more information, contact academic advisor and transfer academy head Vanessa Ximenez at 817-515-6531.

Feb. 16 South will hold an Innovation Forum open house 1-4 p.m. in SBKS 1130A. The Innovation Forum provides a venue for students and staff to bring their ideas, concepts, improvements and most progressive “what ifs” for TCC. People will learn how the Innovation Forum model helps move ideas into action. Contact Innovation Forum liaison Meg Young at 817-515-4762 for more information.

Feb. 16-20 SE student activities will host an exhibit about the American presidents 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the SE Carrier Library. The exhibit’s opening reception is 10-11 a.m. Feb. 17. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

Feb. 17 It is Never Too Early to Start Planning Your Retirement will be presented 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. This presentation will discuss 15 common retirement planning misconceptions, including insurance and investment strategies and estate planning. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Feb. 17 Student Leadership Academy: Making Decisions will be presented 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506) on NE Campus. Students will learn the role of leadership in effective group decision-making as well as the roles of cooperation and debate in the decision-making process. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Feb. 17 NW career services will hold its second session in the Jobs Series over cover letter and resume developing 2:30-3:30 p.m. in WSTU 1406. This session will focus on the format of cover letters and resumes and include tips for writing a better resume. For more information, contact career services at 817-515-7785 or email nw.careerservices@tccd.edu.

Feb. 17-18 The NW Bridge Program will host a balancing life and school workshop 10-10:45 a.m. Feb. 17 and another session 12:30-1:15 p.m. Feb. 18, both in WTLO 3101A. The sessions will go over tips and tools to help students in learning how to balance their lives. For more information, contact Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at 817-515-7657.

Feb. 18 Student Success Seminar: The Culture of Debt will be presented 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Presented by Randy Saleh, NE academic advisor and business adjunct instructor, the session will cover planning for emergencies and use of financial aid. Students who attend this seminar can learn how to make better decisions. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Feb. 18 ASK training will be 2:30-3:30 p.m. in NBSS 1103 on NE Campus. ASK is a gatekeeper-training program, which teaches people to recognize suicide risk factors and the proper channels and means to use in handling those situations. The workshop will be presented by NE counselors Masika Smith and Robin Copeland. All workshop participants must register at http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com. For more information, contact Copeland at 817-515-6611.

Feb. 18 The Big Picture on Body Image will be presented by Jordin Irvin from the Elisa Project for preventing eating disorders 12:50-2:10 p.m. in the SE Campus North Ballroom. This session provides an overview of eating disorders and will address healthy eating and body image. For more information, contact special services coordinator Tangie Fields at 817-515-3462.

Feb. 18 A student organization social will take place 5-8 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Students can interact on an academic and social level including fun games and team-building activities. The event is sponsored by student activities. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Feb 18-19 TR students can attend the Service Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on TRTR Main Street to learn more about opportunities to volunteer in the community. Several local organizations will be present including Tarrant Area Food Bank, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Hospice and Meals on Wheels. For more information, contact student development associate Elena Walker at 817-515-1194.

Feb. 19 NW health services will host a CPR and BLS certification class 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in WTLO 4104C. Students who wish to enroll can call health services at 817-515-7672 for more information.
Feb. 19 SE student activities will host a celebration of the Year of the Goat 2015 in the ESCT Hub 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Students can learn how to write their names in Chinese calligraphy, grab a fortune cookie and participate in a game. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

Feb. 20 Jim Bolen Math Competition Workshop 4 will take place 1-3 p.m. in NTAB 2223 on NE Campus. The NE math department is offering a series of free workshops designed to help students prepare for the Jim Bolen Mathematics Competition. Registration is not necessary. For more information, contact math associate professor Olena Shevchenko via email at olena.shevchenko@tccd.edu.

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