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Health coordinator to explain new police phones to students

Students can learn about new TCC safety procedures by attending the Lunch and Learn workshop Blue Phones and 8911 Oct. 9, sponsored by South Campus health services and student development services.

Tina Ingram, South health services coordinator, will speak about the blue phones that are seen around campus and when TCC’s emergency number 8911 should be used. Ingram will have an open question-and-answer session as well.

Ingram said she wants to spread the word about the blue phones and using 8911. The purpose of the meeting is “to get information out to let people know what they are for and what they are not for, also so people will know when they should call 8911,” she said.

The seminar will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. Food and drinks will be provided by student activities.

— Valerie Edwards


Business professionals on NW to administer career assistance

NW career services will present Where Do You Go From Here? Oct. 9 to aid students in making career decisions.

Local businesswomen Pia Foster, Evelyn Caballero and Regina Meeks will address their jobs in the human resources field.

“Many of our students are undecided about a future career, but hearing personal experiences from real working professionals might help undecided students with a career path,” NW career services coordinator Tracy Williams said.

The speakers will explain their job descriptions, the educational paths they took, give advice to students about their futures and answer questions.

“Human services could be transferred to many jobs like health care or child protective services,” career services administrative assistant LuAnn Krey said. “This seminar is just another tool [the students] can have when they are deciding which path to take.”

The seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in WACB 1123. Food will be provided.

— Tabitha Redder


Women in New Roles to hold anniversary celebration on NE

To celebrate 35 years, the Women in New Roles program will host a banquet featuring Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Oct. 11.

“The anniversary celebration marks a milestone in the program’s longevity,” said program coordinator Triesha Light. “Since 1993, 89 percent of the women have completed our program successfully.”

WINR has assisted women in the transition of returning to school. The program is a six-hour college credit curriculum that helps women in self-awareness, communication skills, both intra- and interpersonal relations for confidence building, and leadership skill development, according to the WINR website.

The event starts with a reception at 6:15 p.m. in the NSTU Center Corner on NE Campus followed by the banquet at 7:15 p.m. The semiformal event is $8 and open to the public.

Tickets are on sale at NE and South campuses’ business services offices. Contact Light at 817-515-4740 or for more details.

Jennifer Mills


Doctor to raise breast cancer awareness on South Campus

Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, South Campus has invited a Fort Worth oncologist to speak Oct. 10.

Dr. Shanthi Ganesa will present Breast Cancer and The Environment: Clear as Mud at noon in the SSTU Forum Room.

Breast cancer is the second-deadliest cancer, killing about 40,000 people every year. Ganesa will discuss how environmental factors and people’s decisions can affect their risk of getting breast cancer.

Almost 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, striking both men and women, Ganesa said.

“This disease takes not only the most current medical care but also emotional and spiritual support,” she said.

Ganesa graduated from Texas A&M in 2003 and completed her training in oncology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

“Taking care of cancer patients is one of the most important jobs in the world,” she said. “All cancer patients are important to me, but I have a special interest in fighting breast cancer.”

The discussion will include time for a question-and-answer session. A box lunch will be provided to attendees who register by Oct. 6 by calling South health services at 817-515-4531.

­— Maria Asprilla


State senator, faculty to talk on TR about societal changes

State Sen. Wendy Davis will join TR faculty members 1-3 p.m. Oct. 19 in TRTR 4202 for the Leadership eXperience Summit.

The speakers will talk to students and the public about success and leadership among social classes. The summit includes interactive workshops that can help students mix work and school into their schedules with community development strategies.

According to student development associate Lionel Bailey, the summit is designed to help students engage in ways to become social change agents.

In How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Kateeka Harris, NE coordinator of student support, will explain communication barriers among social classes and the way proper communication can help students succeed.

“Wendy Davis represents social change in this society,” Bailey said. “She knows how to identify with TCC students because she was a TCC student, a TCU student and a Harvard student, and she was a single mom as well.”

Douglas Peak, SE director of student development services, and Angel Garcia, TR coordinator of community outreach, will also speak at the summit.

Kirsten Mahon

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