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TR will host summit event for leadership

The Leadership eXperience Summit will promote active employee engagement in various fields of study at 12:30 p.m. April 29 in the TR Campus Action Suite.

Keynote speaker human resources assistant vice president Kim Cummings will discuss the different roles that encourage student leadership skills. Cummings has received many community service recognitions and is a member of the Fort Worth Human Resources Group and National Society of Human Resource Management.

Following her presentation, the audience will participate in breakout sessions led by adjunct instructor Ray Taylor, Viceroy Entrepreneur Center CEO Conrad Alagaban and TR student support coordinator Kateeka Harris.

Discovery Center coordinator Desire DeMange helped organize the event’s 30th presentation held in conjunction with the Multicultural Event Series. Students are asked to RSVP for the event. A light lunch will be provided for the first 80 attendees.

For more information, call 817-515-1036.­­

— Andrew Smith

NW to hold outdoor events for Earth Day

NW Campus will hold a variety of events to celebrate Earth Day 2016 April 21 and 23.

The kinesiology and biology departments will sponsor a 5K and a 10K race April 23.

The 5K begins at 8:45 a.m., and the 10K begins at 8:30 a.m. TCC students, faculty and staff who wish to participate need to pre-register at https://www.edsregistration.com/events/131. The races help promote physical health and raise environmental awareness.

Earth Day Fest, sponsored by the mathematics and sciences division, is 10 a.m.–2 p.m. April 21. This event will let students and faculty make posters focusing on environmental topics.

The Spring Fling, sponsored by the Student Success Committee, will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21 on WSTU’s front lawn. This will include free food and entertainment for students and employees.

Students and faculty can check out local volunteer organizations during the Volunteer and Service Learning Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21, NW biology associate professor Greta Bowling said.

“The goal of this celebration is to support TCC students’ minds, bodies and souls,” Bowling said.

Jessica Espinoza

NW pre-law students hear transfer options

Aspiring law school students learned about the process of admissions when the Pre-Law Club on NW Campus held a Pre-Law Day April 13.

Pre-law advisers from the University of North Texas, Texas Wesleyan University and the University of Texas at Arlington discussed pre-law programs and scholarships.

UNT Law School and Southern Methodist University Law School admissions counselors presented information about the admissions process. They said a student’s Law School Admissions Test score impacts that process.

Free Test Fest Workshops are available to students to help prepare them for law school.

SMU admissions director Michelle Ray encouraged students to take advantage of opportunities that provide practice for the LSAT. Practice tests provide a baseline to help students determine strengths and weaknesses.

“Schools will see your score, and some schools average your score,” she said. “Don’t use a real LSAT as a practice.”

TCC alumni who are now attorneys also discussed their journeys to law school and what it’s like in their various fields.

NW speech instructor Tamar Artin advised students to take public speaking classes to help enhance speaking for future courtroom cases. Moot Court is also available for students to argue imaginary cases for practice.

Julie Lantrip, NW government professor and pre-law adviser, is available to students who have questions about pursuing law school. She can be contacted at julie.lantrip@tccd.edu or in WFSC 1302A.

Abisola Adeyemi

SE to host workshop for financial literacy

Success coach Edward Hicks will conduct a workshop noon-1 p.m. April 25 in the Coach’s Corner (ESEE 1210) on SE Campus.

The session will be conducted as a guided workshop, and materials will be provided by the TG Financial Literacy Program.

“We will be discussing how to effectively manage credit,” Hicks said.

Students will also view topics from varying perspectives but mainly focus on that of a college student.

All people will benefit from this workshop but mainly those who attend college, he said.

Hicks hopes that students will understand how to appropriately use and maintain good credit and how it can affect their future as it relates to purchasing a home or getting a new job.

Angela Brown

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