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Now-April 15 South’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center is offering free tax preparation 2-7 p.m.

April 6, May 1
Therapy dogs will visit TR Campus 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first Thursday of April and May in the TR Library. For more information, call library manager Stephanie Wineman at 817-515-1237 or email stephanie.wineman@tccd.edu.
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Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays in the Family Empowerment Center. For more information, call the center at 817-515-4332.

Now-April 15 For TR’s Information Literacy Certificate Program, the TR library will host a series of noncredit, three-hour courses in TREF 1302. A variety of academic-level research skills will be covered, such as developing research strategies, learning search techniques and evaluating resources. Students can find scheduling details and register online at http://libguides.tccd.edu/infolit/home. For more information, contact the TR library reference desk at 817-515-1220.

Now-April 17 SE will offer free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays in EMBC 1106. For more information, contact Michelle Beltran at michelle.beltran@foundcom.org.

Now-May 1 Reading assistant professor Christi BlueFeather will lead free stress management sessions on the first and third Monday of each month 2-2:30 p.m. in the TR Discovery Center (TRTR 3102). Each session will end with a drawing for a free lunch voucher for one student. For more information, email tr.healthservices@tccd.edu or call 817-515-1059.

March 29 The NE chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is holding a fundraiser 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NTAB and NSTU lobbies on NE. Members are selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches for $5.

March 29 TR advising and counseling will hold an associate degree information session 10-11 a.m. in the TR Discovery Center (TRTR 3102). TR transfer center coordinator Laura Escamilla will discuss the benefits of an associate degree and the available TCC certificate and degree options. For more information, contact special services coordinator Sharon Moore at 817-515-1055.

March 29 The TR Center for Health Care Professions will hold a health information technology program application information session at 5 p.m. in TRHA 1050. Seating is limited to the first 100 people. For more information, call academic advisor Cal Quigley at 817-515-2472 or email cal.quigley@tccd.edu.

March 30 NE student activities and Phi Theta Kappa will sponsor the Student Leadership Academy #8: Review and Reflection 6-7 p.m. in NSTU 1506. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6582.

March 30 The TR Center for Health Care Professions will hold a respiratory care program application information session at 5 p.m. in TRHA 1050. Seating is limited to the first 100 people. For more information, call academic advisor Cal Quigley at 817-515-2472 or email cal.quigley@tccd.edu.

March 30 Knowing What You Owe, a financial literacy training, will run 12:30-2 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus. This training will emphasize the importance of tracking student loans to achieve successful loan repayment. Students will also learn about the implications that mismanaging their loans can have on their credit history. For more information, contact special services coordinator Ronda Isaacs at ronda.isaacs@tccd.edu or 817-515-6264.

March 30 South Campus’ quality enhancement program will host a critical thinking conference 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Student Center featuring Ferris State University professor emeritus Terry Doyle as keynote speaker. Students can attend workshops and presentations on improving test-taking skills, time management and first-year survival skills. For more information, contact sociology instructor Maureen Hockenberger at 817-515-4636 or maureen.hockenberger@tccd.edu.

April 1 NE student activities and the National Society of Leadership and Success will sponsor a Big Day of Service 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on NE Campus. Through Volunteer Hub, students can volunteer with one of the community service projects that student organizations will host. T-shirts for the event will be available for $7, and lunch will be served at 1:30. For more information, contact NSLS president Sandy Davis at sandy.davis@tccd.edu or student activities coordinator Cara Walker at cara.walker@tccd.edu.

April 3 The Get Back On Track and Finish the Race seminar will run 12:30-2 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus. The seminar will assist students with identifying their learning styles and teach them learning strategies and ways to study. This seminar will also cover how the GPA impacts the overall college experience and provide strategies to boost one’s GPA. For more information, contact special services coordinator Ronda Isaacs at ronda.isaacs@tccd.edu or 817-515-6264.

April 3 South Campus’ student activities will hold a screening of The Haunting Ground 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room. The film is a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses and the failure of college administrations to deal with the issue. For more information, contact student activities coordinator Ana Garcia at 817-515-4045 or ana.garcia@tccd.edu.

April 3 South Campus’ advising and counseling center will host Boundaries and Bonus Points: Set Limits and See Success! 5:30-6:30 p.m. in SACT 1429. Students can learn how to set boundaries in the important areas of their lives. For more information, contact counselor Nicole Dalesandro at 817-515-4709 or nicole.daelsandro@tccd.edu.

April 3, 10, 17 South Campus’ health services is offering free, confidential pregnancy testing 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in a mobile unit on the Student Center north patio. An appointment is required. For more information, call 469-251-2428 or visit www.icumobilefw.org.

April 4 A representative from the National Bone Marrow Program will be on NE Campus 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the NTAB lobby to recruit bone marrow donors. One must be between 18-44, meet the health guidelines, fill out a form and give a cheek swab so their tissue can be type tested. For more information, call 682-885-1314 or call NE health services at 817-515-6056.

April 4 TR advising and counseling will hold a test anxiety workshop 10-11 a.m. in the TR Discovery Center (TRTR 3102). Counselor Lori Leach will discuss test anxiety reduction techniques. For more information, contact special services coordinator Sharon Moore at 817-515-1055.

April 5 The Student Success Seminar: Real Talk — Keys to Bouncing Back from Unwise Choices will be 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6582.

April 5 South Campus’ advising and counseling will host Passport to Change 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Student Center patio. Students can meet with community providers and learn about mental health and community resources. For more information, contact counselor Nicole Dalesandro at 817-515-4709 or nicole.daelsandro@tccd.edu.

April 5 South Campus’ health services will hold a bone marrow donor registry 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center foyer. Donors must be 18-60 years old and in good health. For more information, call the National Marrow Donor Program at 1-800-613-2448.

April 5 NE health services will offer free HIV, syphilis, hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhea testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in NSTU 1704A. Testing will be provided by Tarrant County Public Health and is open to all. For more information, call NE health services at 817-515-6056.

April 5 The Procrastination Extermination workshop will run 6-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus. The workshop will teach students time management techniques to combat procrastination. For more information, contact special services coordinator Ronda Isaacs at ronda.isaacs@tccd.edu or 817-515-6264.

April 5 SE Campus will host the Silent Epidemic of Suicide workshop presented by SE counselor Michele Faith 11:45 a.m.-12:40 p.m. in the library classroom. The workshop will help students, faculty and staff understand the facts, risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide. For more information, contact Faith at carole.faith@tccd.edu or 817-515-3575.

April 5 SE student activities and the Poetry Club will host a poetry slam 2-4 p.m. in the library classroom. Students will perform original works of poetry. Judges will choose semifinalists and winners, and prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact public service librarian Judy Reardon at judy.reardon@tccd.edu or 817-515-3081. 

April 5 The NW Campus library will host the Human Library 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Walsh Library (WTLO third floor). Students and faculty are invited to “check out” a variety of people to engage in discussions. This is a come-and-go event. For more information, contact public service librarian Cassandra Mackie at 817-515-7727 or cassandra.mackie@tccd.edu.

April 5 TR advising and counseling will hold a time management workshop 11 a.m.-noon in the TR Discovery Center (TRTR 3102). Academic advisor Erin Bass will discuss effective time management strategies. For more information, contact special services coordinator Sharon Moore at 817-515-1055.

April 5, 6 The NE English department will host memoirist Jennifer Lauck for its Living Literature event 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 5 and 9:30-11 a.m. April 6 in the Darlage Center Corner. Lauck is the author of New York Times best-selling memoir Blackbird. Students will learn about the creative and practical craft of memoir writing. For more information, contact the NE English department at 817-515-6406.

April 5-26 For Stress Awareness Month, TR’s health services office will sponsor Wellness on Wheels 2-2:30 p.m. each Wednesday in April in the TR Discovery Center (TRTR 3102). Each session will provide information and hands-on tools to better manage stress. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more information, email tr.healthservices@tccd.edu or call 817-515-1059.

April 6 South Campus’ health services will offer free, confidential STD/HIV testing by Tarrant County Public Health 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in SACC 1331. For more information, call administrative assistant Victoria Peterson at 817-321-4738.

April 6 TR counseling will sponsor a Counseling Awareness Day 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on TRTR Main Street. Representatives from local community counseling organizations will be available to provide their resource details. For more information, contact counselor Mandy Melton at mandy.melton@tccd.edu or 817-515-1351.

April 7 The Beginning Bird Watching class will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in NLIB 2102 on NE Campus. Health and physical education associate professor Tim Sebesta will teach students about bird identification, preferred housing, food and habitat and include information about what is happening on NE. For more information, contact public service librarian Beth Mullins at beth.mullins@tccd.edu or 817-515-6314.

April 7 The TR transfer center’s Trinity River on the Go program will visit Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Students can sign up for the day trip at the TR transfer center (TREF 1503C). Space is limited. Priority will be given to students who have attended previous Transfer Academy sessions. For more information, contact transfer center coordinator Laura Escamilla at 817-515-1144 or email tr.transfer@tccd.edu.

April 7 SE Campus will host the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. SE culinary and hospitality students will provide and serve a dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom for cancer survivors. The menu will be tailor-made for this population. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

April 7-8 NW Campus’ horticulture department will host the annual spring plant sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Annual flowers, select perennials, potted bulbs, vegetables and herbs will be available for purchase. The event will be located outside by the WCTS flagpole. For more information on the event, contact horticulture instructor Dave Bulpitt at 817-515-7082 or david.bulpitt@tccd.edu.

April 8 WORDfest will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Student Center on NE Campus. Local writing groups will have display tables, books for sale and presentations about writing and publishing. WORDfest will have panels, classes and presentations by authors and instructors. Those attending must register at www.wordwriters.org. For more information, contact English associate professor Urania Fung at urania.fung@tccd.edu or 817-515-6879.

April 10 A diversity and inclusion panel will kick off the NE International Festival 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). The panel will discuss diversity in religion and consist of NE students, faculty and staff. A movie will be shown following the panel. For more information, contact public service librarian Bonnie Hodges at bonnie.hodges@tccd.edu or 817-515-6626.

April 10-11 The NE world language department and student activities are sponsoring the International Festival 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 10 and 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. in the Darlage Center Corner. The festival will include discussion panels, movies, cooking demonstrations, dancing and snacks. For more information, contact ESL professor Mary Williams at mary.williams@tccd.edu or 817-515-6662.

April 11 The financial literacy workshop: Managing Credit will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus. The TG Student Financial Education Program module will cover ways credit can affect lives and teach students what they need to know about their credit reports and credit scores and some standard guidelines to keep one’s credit in good shape, such as how to avoid identity theft. For more information, contact special services coordinator Ronda Isaacs at ronda.isaacs@tccd.edu or 817-515-6264.

April 11 Tarrant County Public Health will provide free and confidential STD testing and counseling 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in TREF 1312A. The event is open to the public, and no appointment is needed. For more information, email tr.healthservices@tccd.edu or call 817-515-1059.

April 11 Carter BloodCare’s blood drive will be held on TR Campus 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Action A (TRTR 4202). Healthy donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and bring a valid photo ID. Donors’ most recent donation must have been before Feb. 14. Donors should hydrate and eat before arriving. For more information, call 1-800-DONATE-4.

April 11 South Campus’ student activities will host a self-defense class 2-4 p.m. in SHPE 1401. TCC police officers will teach students defense techniques to use against an attacker. Students are required to wear workout clothes. For more information, contact student activities coordinator Ana Garcia at 817-515-4045 or ana.garcia@tccd.edu.

April 11 South Campus’ advising and counseling will host Keep Calm and Practice Self-Care 3-4 p.m. in SACT 1429. Students can learn the common areas of self-care and planning and tips on how to take better care of themselves. For more information, contact counselor Nicole Dalesandro at 817-515-4709 or nicole.daelsandro@tccd.edu.

April 12 A Carter BloodCare blood drive mobile unit will be on TRE Campus 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the parking lot at 245 E. Belknap St. Healthy donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and bring a valid photo ID. Donors’ most recent donation must have been before Feb. 15. Donors should hydrate and eat before arriving. For more information, contact 1-800-DONATE-4.

April 12 Carter BloodCare will be on NE Campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in a mobile bus outside the Student Center. Healthy donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, at least 17 and have a valid photo ID. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-DONATE4 or NE health services at 817-515-6056.

April 12 South’s health services is offering free, confidential HIV testing by My Health, My Resources Tarrant County 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in SSTU 2208. For more information, contact administrative assistant Victoria Peterson at 817-515-4531 or victoria.peterson@tccd.edu.

April 12 NE student activities’ Spring Festival will run 10 a.m.-2 p.m. outside the Student Center near the chessboard. It includes a live DJ, free food, university representatives, student clubs, a decade-themed costume contest and more for students to enjoy. For more information, contact student development associate Michelle Taylor at michelle.taylor@tccd.edu or 817-515-6560.

April 12 During Spring Fest, NE career services will host a recruitment fair for branches of the military 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the lawn near the chessboard. Recruiters will be on hand to speak with students about employment opportunities, and the military will give information about military careers. For more information, contact NE career services at 817-515-6692.

April 13 The Success 101: Start on Track workshop will be 6-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus. The workshop will assist students with identifying their learning styles and introduce strategies to help students become active participants in the classroom such as time management and goal setting. For more information, contact special services coordinator Ronda Isaacs at ronda.isaacs@tccd.edu or 817-515-6264.

April 13 TR advising and counseling will hold a stress management workshop 1-2 p.m. in the TR Discovery Center (TRTR 3102). Academic advisor Michaelan Price will discuss ways to use stress to improve health and productivity. For more information, contact special services coordinator Sharon Moore at 817-515-1055.

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