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Now-Oct. 22 The NE National Honor Society in Psychology is holding a book drive. Students can drop donations off in any of the Psi Beta book drive boxes located in various buildings on NE Campus. For more information, email Yvonne McCoy at or Angela Hook at

Now-Oct. 31 Students are invited to participate in the South Campus Instagram Challenge. Each day, participants can take a photograph that fits with the day’s theme, post it on Instagram and mark it with #tccsouth. Daily themes are posted around campus. Students may contact Jasmine Tuya at 817-515-4824 for more information.

Oct. 10 Students can get help from other students during the Students Serving Students event. Members of assistant professor Theresa Schrantz’s Introduction to Sociology class will be in the Idea Store during multiple class times to give other students information about student services on all campuses, administer career-correlated personality tests and answer questions about student success. For a list of times, visit the TR Idea Store.

Oct. 10 The NE Campus Health Fair will run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Free health screenings for HIV/syphilis, blood glucose, vision, body mass index, fitness, blood pressure and oral cancer among many others will be available. Vendors include Alcoholics Anonymous, American Cancer Society, Cook Children’s, JPS Health Network, National Bone Marrow Registry, Mid-Cities Pregnancy Center and others. Flu shots are available for $12. For more information, contact health services at 817-515-6056.

Oct. 10 South Campus will present Résumé and Interviewing Techniques 1-2 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room. Students can learn to prepare effective résumés and learn interview skills. For more information, contact Monica Miranda at 817-515-4551 or

Oct. 10 The mobile mammography bus will be available by appointment 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on NE Campus. Women who are eligible include those 35 and older with no personal history of breast cancer, no breast implants, no known lumps or other breast problems, not currently pregnant or have not breastfed in the last six months and have not received a mammogram in the past 12 months. Appointments can be made 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1-877-847-9355.

Oct. 10 The mobile Carter BloodCare bus will accept donations 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the bus and in the Galley (NSTU 1506) on NE Campus. For more information, contact Pat Marling at 817-515-6056 or call 1-800-DONATE4.

Oct. 10 Dr. Shanthi Ganesa will present Breast Cancer and the Environment: Clear as Mud noon-1 p.m. in the Forum Room (SSTU 2207) on South Campus in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ganesa will present for 30 minutes with a question-and-answer session following. Food will be available, but reservations are necessary. Students may call Tina Ingram at 817-515-4254 to reserve a seat.

Oct. 11 A watch party for the vice presidential debate will be held 8-9:30 p.m. in the SE Campus Bistro. Students can watch the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan. The topics will be foreign and domestic policy, and ABC News chief foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz will moderate. Snacks will be provided.

Oct. 11 State Sen. Wendy Davis will debate House Rep. Mark Shelton in the race for the District 10 state Senate seat at 9:30 a.m. in TRTR Energy Room on TR Campus. Questions have been taken from all campuses to present to the debaters with Prosperity Project facilitating. The event is open to the public, and students are encouraged to attend.

Oct. 11 The SE Campus writing center will have a Writing Research Essays workshop 11 a.m.-noon in ESEE 2225. Students will learn how to form a thesis or argument, organize facts, gather sources and format the body of their essays in MLA style.

Oct. 11 NE students still undecided on a major can get insights into career choices from NE counselor Lilian Mabry in the interactive workshop Tips on Choosing a College Major 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111). For more information, contact the NE counseling department at 817-515-6238.

Oct. 11 Students can receive tips on overcoming math fear in Student Success Seminar: Subtract Fear, Multiply Confidence 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615) on NE Campus. Various academic advisors and faculty will be on hand to share ideas on approaching math without anxiety. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 11 Gene Rhea Tucker, adjunct history instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington and Navarro College, will have a book reading 1-2 p.m. in the SE library. Tucker will also answer questions about his new book Oysters, Macaroni, and Beer: Thurber, Texas, and the Company Store. Tucker examined company records, newspapers and interviews to compile a case study that paints a larger picture of the role the company store and company town played in America. 

Oct. 11 Betsy Price, mayor of Fort Worth, will speak on NE Campus at the Women in New Roles 35th Anniversary Banquet 6-9 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). The banquet is open to TCC students, faculty and staff and community guests. Tickets are $8 and on sale now at NE and South campuses’ business services offices. Dress is semiformal. For more information, contact WINR coordinator Triesha Light at 817-515-4740 or at

Oct. 12-Nov. 30 NE health services is offering free exercise combo classes 1-2 p.m. Fridays through November, excluding Nov. 2 and Nov. 23, in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Exercise combo, a wellness activity, combines cardio stretch, Zumba and line dance. All students and employees can attend. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact health services at 817-515-6222.

Oct. 12 Accuplacer workshops are currently being offered 9:30-11 a.m. in WCTS 1213 on NW Campus. The workshops are aimed at preparing students for success in the reading and writing sections of the Accuplacer. Cost is free, and students attending the session should RSVP by contacting Kaylee McElree at 817-515-7316 or

Oct. 12-13 NW will hold a workshop on PREZI: The Free Online Presentation Tool With Pizzazz 2-2:30 p.m. in the WTLO Library. The tool teaches how to create more interesting images and improve presentations. For more information, contact Sandra McCurdy at 817-515-7463.

Oct. 13 Latinas in Progress is holding its annual Writing for Scholarships workshop 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in WSTU 1303/1305 on NW Campus. Students are expected to develop stronger written and persuasive narratives when applying to universities or for scholarships, and the session will provide assistance. For more information, contact Susie Soto at

Oct. 13 Speakers will discuss facets of financial goal setting on NE Campus at the Achieving College Success: Financial Literacy Setting Goals workshop 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111). The workshop will cover specific students’ goals and realistic time frames set for each goal and show how regular savings can protect long-term goals from unforeseen expenses.

Oct. 15 The deadline for any NE Campus student club or organization that would like to reserve a table for the Oct. 31 Fall Festival. Contact student activities at 817-515-6288. On the day of the event, club members may bring banners, packaged food items, games, sodas and other approved items.

Oct. 15 The NW Disability Awareness Fair will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in various rooms in the Student Center. The event’s goal is to promote awareness of the needs and strengths of students with disabilities. A variety of agencies, vendors and associations that provide assistance to persons with disabilities will participate. For more information, contact William Smith at

Oct. 15 Students can play Uno on NE Campus with the Student Political Awareness Club at 2 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). Cost is $2 per participant with a gift card awarded to the winner. Light refreshments provided. RSVP at

Oct. 15 The Zumba class will meet 5-6 p.m. in the SHPE gym on South Campus. Students of all fitness levels are invited and encouraged to dress for exercise.

Oct. 15-31 NE Campus continuing education is offering a three-week wire jewelry class. Classes will run 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Techniques to create earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more will be taught. To register, contact continuing education at 817-515-4233 or register online at through WebAdvisor, under ARTX courses for 2012.

Oct. 16 A watch party for the presidential debate will be held 8-9:30 p.m. in the SE Campus Bistro. Students can watch the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. The debate on foreign and domestic policy will be presented in a town hall format and moderated by CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley. Snacks will be provided.

Oct. 16 NW Student Movie Day will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in WSTU 1303. Movies Temple Grandin and Radio are being shown to students to help them experience life in the world of two individuals with disabilities. Admission is free.

Oct. 16 TR counselor Lori Leach will facilitate the lunchtime workshop Calming Test Anxiety noon-1 p.m. in the Discover Room (TRTR 3102) on TR Campus. Participants will learn different ways to approach anxieties effectively by looking at how students think about upcoming tests and how to identify the thoughts that cause anxiety. Leach will lead relaxation exercises as well.

Oct. 16 Poetry Games: May the Words Be in Your Favor on NE Campus will allow students to become a poet tribute 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). In the Hunger Games-themed poetry contest, poet tributes will be randomly grouped into teams and will have 25 minutes to compose an eight-16 line poem. The winner will be selected by the audience and will receive cash and food prizes. To volunteer to be a tribute, email Ed Perez at

Oct. 16, 17 Subway grand openings will be held on NE, NW, SE and South Campuses 9-10 a.m. (NE) and 3-4 p.m. (NW) on Oct. 16 and 9-10 a.m. (South) and 3-4 p.m. (SE) on Oct. 17. Customers are invited to come by for special offers.

Oct. 16, 20 Student development associate Mishuna Macdonald will lead three time management workshops — noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Tuesday and noon-1 p.m. Saturday. All workshops will meet in the Texas Room (SSTU 2210), and pizza will be available. For more information, contact Jasmine Tuya at 817-515-4824.

Oct. 16, 20 NW will offer an information literacy class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and 9-11 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Walsh Library. Information literacy is the ability to recognize information needed and then locate and effectively use it. Students may sign up for the class by stopping by the library or emailing

Oct. 17 SE Campus health services will sponsor a blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the North Ballroom.

Oct. 17 SE Campus health services will sponsor a Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Main Commons. Various vendors will provide free health screenings and educational health materials. Flu shots and HIV/AIDS testing also will be available during the event in ESEC 2118. Flu shots are $12.

Oct. 17 Students can explore strategic thinking as it relates to income and expenses on NE Campus in Achieving College Success Financial Literacy: Spending Plans 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111). The session includes information on reducing spending and planning ahead for monthly bills, regular savings and unexpected expenses.

Oct. 17 Representatives from various nonprofit community organizations will be on NE Campus to participate in the Student Leadership Academy: Community Action session 2-3 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). The session allows students to discuss community action ideas with various community representatives and faculty.

Oct. 17 Guest speaker Michael Green will talk about his life story of how a childhood accident left him permanently disabled and how he continues to live life to the fullest. The event will be 2-3:30 p.m. in WTLO 2126 on NW Campus.

Oct. 17 The NW Student Leadership Academy will host a session on time management 2-4 p.m. in WACB 1123. The session will be led by NW professor Lynn Preston and is intended to teach students how to schedule for success, make daily, monthly and weekly calendars and balance life. For more information, contact Rachael McCloskey at 817-515-7794.

Oct. 18 The NW American Red Cross Blood Drive will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in WSTU 1303. Students can donate blood to help save lives. For more information, contact health services at 817-515-7603.

Oct. 18 A Diversity Awareness Festival will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Commons and in the North Ballroom on SE Campus. Students, faculty and staff can learn about many topics associated with diversity such as culture, age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and more. Games and refreshments also will be available.

Oct. 18 Guest speaker Leslie James will talk about how students with disabilities can become successful in educational pursuits 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in WSTU 1305 on NW Campus. For more information, contact William Smith at

Oct. 18 Students can learn how to make good impressions and get tips on dressing successfully during Walk Through and Curb Appeal 2-3 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus.

Oct. 18 The SE Campus writing center will have a grammar workshop 6-7 p.m. in ESEE 2225. In addition to grammar basics, students can learn to check their essays for syntax, mixed construction and other grammar-related issues.

Oct. 19 Art as a Stress Reliever is part of Disabilities Awareness Week on NW Campus. The session features a TCC art teacher who will speak on how art therapy is used for stress relief. Anyone interested in learning how to channel stress into art and art majors wanting to learn about art therapy are encouraged to attend. The workshop is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in WFAB 1135 and includes artwork made by TCC students.

Oct. 19 Students are invited to learn about ways to change their communities during the Leadership eXperience Summit 1-4 p.m. in Action A (TRTR 4202) on TR Campus. State Sen. Wendy Davis will speak along with four faculty members. Students from the All-Star program will facilitate the summit, and light refreshments will be served.

Oct. 20 Starting this Saturday, TR students can locate a counselor or an advisor on TRTR Main Street in front of the student involvement center 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through the end of the semester. Counseling on Saturdays will give students who are busy during the week a chance to visit with a counselor. Students are offered the same amount of privacy with counselors as they would have during the week and do not need to make appointments.

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