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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.

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.

Now-Oct. 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. Register online at through WebAdvisor under 2012 ARTX courses.

Now-Nov. 1 Students, staff and community members can register through Nov. 1 for the inaugural Toro Dash to be held Dec. 1 at Trinity Trails in Fort Worth. Entry fees for the one-mile Fun Run are $10, and the 5K/10K runs are $15 for students, $20 staff and $25 for others. The day of the race, all registrations will be $30. For more information about the event and volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, call Barbara Hester at 817-515-5269 or email

Now-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). All students and employees can attend. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact health services at 817-515-6222.

Oct. 17 Subway grand openings will be held 9-10 a.m. on South Campus and 3-4 p.m. on SE Campus. Customers are invited to come by for special offers.

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 materials. Flu shots and HIV/AIDS testing also will be available in ESEC 2118. Flu shots are $12.

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

Oct. 17 Representatives from nonprofit organizations will be on NE Campus to participate in the Student Leadership Academy’s 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 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.

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 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. Saturday counseling 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.

Oct. 20 Student development associate Mishuna Macdonald will lead Time Management noon-1 p.m. in the Texas Room (SSTU 2210) on South Campus. Pizza will be available. For more information, contact Jasmine Tuya at 817-515-4824.

Oct. 22 The weekly Zumba class will meet 5-6 p.m. in the SHPE gym on South Campus. Students of all fitness levels are encouraged to attend.

Oct. 22 NE, South and SE campuses will hold watch parties for the final debate between President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney as they discuss foreign policy. Students can watch 8-9:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615) on NE, in the SSTU cafeteria on South and in the Bistro on SE.

Oct. 22 A breast cancer awareness presentation will be noon-1 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123) on NW Campus. The presentation aims to alert students and faculty that the disease is not exclusive to women. Men and women are invited to listen to a breast cancer survivor. A healthy lunch will be provided. RSVP is required by calling 817-515-7603.

Oct. 22-25 During TR Transfer Connections Week, students can meet with area college representatives. A speed-recruiting circuit of tables will be set up on TRTR Main Street so students can visit with different colleges, get information they need and enter to win prizes. More than 30 colleges will participate.

Oct. 23 South Campus’ student development services will hold a food and review forum where students are invited to give feedback on how the department could make the campus better. Student development associate Mishuna Macdonald and administrative assistant Jasmine Tuya will be available for feedback. The event will run 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room (SSTU 2207). A light lunch will be served.

Oct. 23 NE students can hear the perspective of Harvard University professor Thomas Patterson on the upcoming election. Party Polarization and the 2012 Election will be 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Patterson currently runs the Vanishing Voter study at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and has authored six books that focus on the media and elections. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 23 Danelle Ellis, TR assistant director of library services, will show students library services offered for research noon-1 p.m. in the Discover Room (TRTR 3102). Students can learn where to find school databases and library catalogs for quick and reliable research.

Oct. 23 Donna Anderson, chairwoman for Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck’s Committee on People with Disabilities, will speak on disability awareness 12:30-2 p.m. in the Living Room (SSTU 2207) on South Campus. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Gail Waters at 817-515-4554.

Oct. 23 Professor Juan Araujo from the University of North Texas at Dallas will present Writing Your Heritage Part 1 at 1 p.m. in the SE Campus library. Araujo will help students identify their cultural past and speak about the importance of writing to preserve that information for future generations.

Oct. 24 South Campus health services will provide free, confidential HIV testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in its office (SACC 1331). Results will be delivered by phone one week later. Students may call health services coordinator Tina Ingram at 817-515-4254 for more information.

Oct. 24 NE students will learn how to write and publish their work in Learning How to Write a Lecture featuring J’Nell Pate 11 a.m.-noon in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Pate, a former TCC professor and author, will discuss her research techniques, specifically regarding military history. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 24 The Untold Stories Veterans Series will be presented 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in the ESCT Hub on SE Campus.

Oct. 24 In the spirit of TR Campus’ common reader, Hamlet’s Blackberry, students are invited to a free picnic with music and games. Students will be encouraged to turn off their phones noon-1 p.m. outside of the cafeteria and stay disconnected from busy schedules. Bagged lunches can be retrieved from the Discover Room (TRTR 3102).

Oct. 24 NE students will learn to turn stress into a source of power in Stress Management 2:30-3:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111). SE counselor Joyce Fisher will share techniques for assessing stress and management skills for avoiding life’s stress traps.

Oct. 24 SE Campus’ writing center will have a Writing Research Essays workshop 6-7 p.m. in ESEE 2225. Students can learn how to form a thesis or argument as well as gather sources, organize information and format the body of their essays in MLA style.

Oct. 25 Free, confidential HIV and syphilis testing will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in WCTS 1124B on NW Campus. Results will be available over the phone within one week of the test. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment, contact Thoy Fongsamouth at 817-515-7603.

Oct. 25 NE students will discuss personal mentoring experiences as well as expectations they have regarding mentors in the Student Leadership Academy’s Mentoring session 10-11 a.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 25 History instructor Andy Hollinger will discuss leadership with NE students during Elements of Successful Leadership 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Hollinger will discuss techniques to enhance success in leading both socially and professionally.

Oct. 25 Students are encouraged to participate in It’s a Deaf Deaf World 1-4 p.m. in the Idea Store on TR Campus. Students will interact with each other as though they were deaf with activities prepared in advance. The event is open to the public in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Oct. 25 The Sigma Kappa Delta induction ceremony will be held 1-2:30 p.m. in the SE Campus library quiet area.

Oct. 25 Local and state candidates running for office to represent Tarrant County have been invited to attend the NE Campus Candidate Open House 4-9 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Each candidate will be given five minutes to address the crowd followed by a meet-and-greet. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 26 A student Achieving the Dream meeting will be held 12:45 -2 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus. The meeting’s topic will be Meeting Milestones, Celebrating Success.

Oct. 26-27 Students from South, SE, NE and NW campuses with a desire to become one of tomorrow’s leaders can attend a two-day leadership retreat at Camp Grady Spruce. The event is free but limited to the first 25 students per campus who sign up. Activities will include leadership training, archery, hiking, music, canoeing and team-building events. Transportation, meals and lodging are included. Students must bring their own sleeping bags, pillows, toiletries, comfortable clothing and personal medications. Horseback riding will be available on Saturday for $10. Buses will begin leaving campuses at 7:30 a.m. Friday and will return late Saturday afternoon. For more information, contact South, NW, NE or NW student activities offices.

Oct. 27 The NW Campus Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony will be 6-9 p.m. in WSTU 1303/1305. The honors society will induct new members and celebrate their accomplishments with refreshments following the ceremony. For more information, contact Rachael McCloskey at

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