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Seminar to explore suicide prevention

Students can learn about Suicide and Suicidal Ideation 11:45 a.m. April 4 in the ESEC North Ballroom on SE Campus.

Michael Eason, a SE counselor who will present the student wellness seminar, said he noticed the rising rates of suicide and decided to take action.

Currently, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, Eason said.

“Someone has said, ‘Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem,’” he said.

The SE counseling staff is holding this seminar to inform students of the resources they can seek out.

Eason said the seminar will provide an overview of the different signs, causes and behaviors of suicidal ideation, along with ways to identify those who may be contemplating suicide so someone can offer guidance or assist them in finding help.

“The response to this workshop in previous semesters has always been very good, and many students have followed up by visiting with a SE counselor to discuss personal issues after attending the workshop, “ he said.

For more information, contact Eason at or visit the SE Campus counseling center.

— Justin Leveritt


WFAA-TV anchor speaks to students

When it comes to finding a job or internship in the communication field, students tend to make contact with a significant person in that area, a television reporter told SE students March 10.

Former WFAA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth anchor Rebecca Rodriguez explained how digital media has changed with people getting information from cable, Internet and mobile technology.

“News directors are looking for reporters,” she said. “Changes are happening in the newsroom every day. This is challenging for current and newcomer employees.”

Today’s job market is asking employees to be multitaskers and ahead of the game, Rodriguez said. It is about how much investment, effort and dedication people put in this particular career to see themselves in a position of good market value five to 10 years from now.

“It is important to do an internship before landing an actual job,” she said. “If you are truly devoted and want to see yourself as an anchor or journalist, you should look for an internship and work hard.”

Secondly, future journalists should create their own content and brand, Rodriguez said. She said they should create a personal website where they can write a story and upload their best portfolio for a job interview, she said.

One student asked which college to choose to impress future employees. Rodriguez said it doesn’t matter if a student goes to an Ivy League college or a lesser-known school.

“Many employers in today’s market are looking for hard workers who are enthusiastic about work and willing to take any risk to be ahead of other corporate competitors,” the Texas State University graduate said.

— Aisha Banafe


Colleges to offer transferring advice

TCC students can attend the University Tips seminar sponsored by student development services April 6 on NE Campus.

Representatives from the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Woman’s University and Texas Wesleyan University will tell specifics on courses, clubs and credit requirements 12:30-1:30 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner.

Other colleges may attend.

Even students not planning to attend these schools can leave knowing what to look for in a four-year plan and how to hurdle the prerequisite hoops.

Admissions counselor Raquel Daisy will speak on behalf of UTA, where she earned her degree in communications.

“I absolutely loved it,” she said.

Between high school and the rest of one’s life, college is purgatory, Daisy said. While there, she said, students should love it.

Working in the NE transfer center, Daisy said she is dedicated to giving every student this chance.

— Alex Sanders

Doctors to discuss impacts of grief

Roger and Carol Doss, a husband-and-wife team of doctors, will focus on the many facets and impacts of grief 1-4 p.m. April 7 in College Hall (NCAB 1111) on NE Campus.

The seminar is aimed at explaining different types of loss, such as loss of a relationship, a job or a person. The specific grieving processes will be examined, followed by methods for coping and healing.

“Our main goal is to help people deal with loss,” Carol Doss said. “It’s part of being a human being.”

The two have worked in the mental health field for 28 years and are directors of the Family Counseling Center Association of Fort Worth. The non-profit organization offers marital and couple counseling, family and group counseling, and grief recovery programs.

The seminar is sponsored by the NE mental health department, continuing education services and student activities.

A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Call 817-515-6417 to register.

— Leah Bosworth


South Spring Fling takes place April 6

South Campus will kick off the month of April with a Spring Fling 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6 on the patio outside of the Student Center.

The Student Government Association-sponsored event will showcase the various campus clubs and will provide students the opportunity to see some of the things the various clubs have been working on.

For instance, the Robotics Club members will show off their robot Gus, who will interact with attendees.

Students can also throw a pie at a professor’s face, enjoy some free food and listen to a live band.

“It’s an opportunity for students to come together,” said South Campus director of student activities Cyrus Johnson.

— Tristian Evans

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