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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. 18 The NW Bridge Program will host a balancing life and school workshop 12:30-1:15 p.m. in WTLO 3101A. The sessions will go over tips and tools to help students in learning how to balance their lives.

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.

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 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 teaches 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.

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.

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, Meals on Wheels and hospice facilities. 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 or send email to keva.montrose@tccd.edu for more information.

Feb. 19 South will celebrate Chinese New Year 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SSTU dining hall. The event will have a kung fu exhibition, lion dance, live music and food catered by Panda Express to commemorate the year of the sheep. For more, call information center assistant Alyssa Petty at 817-515-4187.

Feb. 19 TCC Connect representatives will be in the NW Student Center 10 a.m.-7 p.m. to answer students’ questions on eLearning, dual credit courses and weekend college. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. For more information, contact online services manager Kathy Burks at 817-515-1417.

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. 19 The NW Bridge Program will host an MLA formatting in Word workshop 4-5 p.m. in WACB 1101. This workshop is for students who want to sharpen their skills in the MLA format. For more information, contact Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at 817-515-7657.

Feb. 19 South, as part of its intramural sports series, will hold a Table Tennis Showdown starting at 3:45 p.m. in the SHPE gym. For more, call information center assistant Alyssa Petty at 817-515-4187.

Feb. 19, 26 The NW math department will hold study sessions for those participating in the Jim Bolen Math Competition Round II 11 a.m.-noon in WTLO 2700. For more information, contact math associate professor Archie Wilmer at 817-515-7297

Feb. 19, 26 South presents Healthy Meal Planning-Healthy You! The events will take place 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room. Laura Dehoyos from the JPS Health Network will provide information on portion control, carb counting, reading labels and more. For more information, call health services coordinator Tina Ingram at 817-515-4531.

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.

Feb. 20 South will host Free Legal Clinics for Veterans and Spouses of Deceased Veterans 2-5 p.m. in the Family Empowerment Center (SFOF). Appointments are required, and reservations must be made through 817-546-4460. Attorneys can provide legal advice in areas such as family law, bankruptcy, traffic matters, contracts and more. For more details, call the Family Empowerment Center at 817-515-4332.

Feb. 21 The NW Bridge Program will host an academic writing workshop noon-1 p.m. in the library’s east wing for students who want to become better in writing essays, papers and in-class assignments. For more information, contact Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at 817-515-7657.

Feb. 23 The NW Bridge Program will host a stress management workshop 12:30-1:15 p.m. in WTLO 3101A. This workshop will go over tips for coping and dealing with stress and ways to handle and balance life. For more information, contact Bridge Program assistant Talisha Simpson at 817-515-7657.

Feb. 23 A Student Government Association forum will take place 2-3 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506) on NE Campus. Students can observe or participate in the forum to keep up to date with the latest concerns of their fellow student body members. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Feb. 24 SE health services will sponsor a free vision screening clinic for students and staff noon-6 p.m. in SE’s North Ballroom. For more information, contact health services at 817-515-3519.

Feb. 24 Student Leadership Academy: Different Types of Conflict will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506) on NE Campus. The session will cover conflict as an ever-present element in most organizations and identify different types of conflict. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Feb. 24 South, in celebration of its National Engineers Week, will host Engineering New Horizons. The event will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SSTU dining hall. Helena T. Gandy, a West African aerospace engineer, will speak and hold a Q&A. Before Gandy speaks, aerospace engineering student Victoria Nguyen will introduce Gandy. For more information, contact South math professor Natalie Johnson at natalie.johnson@tccd.edu.

Feb. 25 NW health services will present Navigating the Nutrition Maze to Achieve Health noon-1 p.m. in WHPE 1105. Featuring SE dietetic technician program director and coordinator Christina Liew-Newville, the event will teach students how to use food labels to make healthier choices, how to enhance nutrient intake with meal modifications and how to decrease risk for chronic diseases through nutrition. For more information, contact NW health assistant professor Toni Pannell at 817-515-7077.

Feb. 25 The NW Transfer Center will hold a workshop 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Room (WACB 1123) for students to find out what credits they have achieved through TCC will transfer to a university. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact counseling senior office assistant Robin Carlisle at 817-515-7524.

Feb. 25, 26 TR health services will provide free, confidential HIV testing for students 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 25 and 2-5 p.m. Feb. 26 in TREF 1312A. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Students should allow 30-45 minutes for a testing session. For more information, contact TR health services coordinator Angela Virgin at 817-515-1337.

Feb. 26 Safe Space Training will take place 9 a.m.-noon in College Hall (NCAB 1111) on NE Campus. The Safe Space program is designed to raise awareness on the dynamics of gender, sexual orientation and identity. The program is also designed to help make college a safer and more supportive environment for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. For more information, contact financial aid associate Andrew T. Rodriguez by email at andrew.rodriguez@tccd.edu.

Feb. 26 Student Success Seminar: What is College All About? will be presented 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615) on NE Campus. History instructor Andrew Hollinger will provide a framework that students can use to formulate objectives for their own collegiate career and provide the basis for their expectations about both the experience and results achieved. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Feb. 26 Managing Credit: Priorities and Pitfalls will be presented 2:30-3:30 p.m. in NBSS 1103 on NE Campus. The TG Financial Literacy Program mini-module will cover the ways credit affects many areas of life, points people need to know about their credit reports and credit scores and some standard guidelines for keeping credit in good shape, including how to avoid identity theft. All workshop participants must register at http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com. For more information, contact financial aid services at 817-515-6044.

Feb. 27 Jim Bolen Mathematics Competition: Round 2 will be 1:30-3 p.m. on all campuses. Students from all campuses can participate to earn cash prizes and scholarships. NE testing will be in NTAB 2223. For other campus locations, contact the following: NW, Jeff Brignac at 817-515-7344; South, Maggie Foster at 817-515-4612; SE, Nena Kabranski at 817-515-3350; and TR, Nilanjana Rahman at 817-515-1368.

Feb. 28 South will host its 15th annual Women’s Symposium 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the SSTU dining room and Living Room. Leading the Future — Linking the Past will feature more than 40 vendors. Vendor spots are $25 and support the Wanda Hill Women’s History Month Scholarship. For vendor or symposium information, call Triesha Light, women’s symposium committee chair, at 817-515-4740.

Feb. 28 Today is the deadline for dropping a first session eight-week class for the spring semester.

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