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Now-Oct. 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.

Nov. 1
NE Campus will kick off its American Indian Heritage Month celebration with the Bear Claw Drum Group accompanied by singers and dancers 2-4 p.m. in the Agora just outside the Student Center. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.
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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). 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. 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. Anyone can attend.

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 South Campus will host a Holiday Hiring Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SSTU cafeteria. Company representatives will recruit part-time and full-time employees to fill their staffing needs. Students should have résumé copies and be dressed to make a good impression. For more information, call Monica Miranda at 817-515-4551 or email

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 in pre-arranged activities. 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 audience. Then participants can meet with the candidates one-on-one. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 26 NE Campus health and physical education will hold a racquetball tournament 12:30-2 p.m. in the gymnasium. All levels of players are welcome. Students can check out equipment, if needed, prior to the tournament. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Kim Kerby-Dickman at 817-515-6580 or at

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 TR student activities is collaborating with the TR drama, film and dance clubs to put on the annual Trick or Treat on Main Street event for Halloween. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on TRTR Main Street, the drama club will be in costumes and character following a themed setting where various superheroes and historical figures have been captured from their time and brought to the present. The event will include costume appearances of Nick Fury and Tony Stark from The Avengers and Venus, Aries and Thor from Greek mythology. The film club will show the movie Ghostbusters, and candy will be handed out. The dance club will also perform.

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 NE Campus will hold a tennis tournament 12:30-2 p.m. at the tennis courts. All levels of players are welcome. Representatives from the U.S. Tennis Association will be on hand to assist with any questions regarding the sport and to hold various drills for students. Students can check out equipment, if needed, prior to the tournament. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Kim Kerby-Dickman at 817-515-6580 or at

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

Oct. 29 The NE Campus Art Association will hold its Zombie Film Festival screenings and zombie party 6-10 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). For more information, contact Scott Parker at 817-515-6379 or Andrew Stalder at 817-515-6063.

Oct. 30 Texas Health Resources will have a mobile unit on TR Campus for mammogram screening. Prior to screening, students must register by calling 1-877-847-9355 and have their physician information ready. If students do not have a physician, Texas Health Resources can make referrals to see a doctor for a follow-up appointment after the free screening. Students over 35 with a family history of breast cancer are encouraged to register.

Oct. 30 Students have more chances to get involved and learn about the upcoming election during The Democracy Experience on TR Campus. Mock caucuses will be held 9-10 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. in the Idea Store. Students can also take part in a mock election 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Oct. 30 Self-Love and Self-Esteem Lead to Self-Empowerment will be on NE Campus 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111). NW counselor Lilia Covio-Calzada will focus on feelings, where they come from and how to handle and express them. For more information, contact Monica Carreon at 817-515-6811 or

Oct. 30 The NE Campus Student Leadership Academy’s Ethics in Leadership will run 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Students will discuss ideas of ethics in leadership with NE philosophy instructor Mark Reed.

Oct. 30 Writing Your Heritage: Part 2 will be held at 1 p.m. in the SE Campus library. During this session, professor Juan Araujo from the University of North Texas at Dallas will help participants share what they have written from the previous session. Araujo speaks of the importance of writing to preserve history and cultural information for future generations.

Oct. 30 The SE Campus writing center will have a grammar workshop 2-3 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. 30 NE Campus will hold its Fall Film Festival at 3 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Man of the Year starring Robin Williams will be shown, and students are encouraged to dress in costume. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free. Donations of canned goods are being accepted. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 30 NE Campus will host Introduction to Expeditionary Biology 7-8 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615) to show students how their college experiences and education can apply to companies such as those that develop pharmaceutical products. Students can RSVP at For more information, contact Amity Womelsdorff at 817-515-6234.

Oct. 30-31 TR counselors and advisors will set up stations 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on TRTR Main Street to connect with students about their progress in school. According to TR counseling, the goal of the Commit 2 Complete event is to encourage students to plan ahead for their transfers and degrees. Light refreshments will include popcorn and chicken. In coordination with career services, students who complete a myPlan assessment on-site will be eligible to receive prizes.

Oct. 31 The NE Campus Fall Fest will run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). University representatives, student organizations and local businesses will be on hand to speak with students. The event also includes live music. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 31 Students on TR Campus can get tips on how not to procrastinate from Stacy Lueking, TR health and physical education instructor, during the Lunchtime Workshop noon-1 p.m. in the Discover Center (TRTR 3102). Students can assess themselves to understand and improve their time management skills. Lueking wants students to make realistic, measurable goals and identify time killers to better battle procrastination, which can also raise stress levels. Lunch will be provided.

Oct. 31 SE Campus will have a Fall Fest 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the front lawn. Visitors are invited to come dressed in costumes and enjoy food, games and trick-or-treating. The free event is open to the community.

Oct. 31 The First Choice student organization will have its annual Halloween party 9 a.m.-noon in EMOD 1212. The event is in conjunction with the group’s effort to collect cat and dog food as well as other items for Arlington Animal Services. The collection drive will last several weeks.

Nov. 2 The Jim Bolen Math Competition will hold its Round 1 test. Students can display their math skills for scholarships and cash prizes. For testing location and time, students should contact their campus representatives: NE, Olena Shevchenko at 817-515-6563; NW, Jeff Brignac at 817-515-7344; South, Maggie Foster at 817-515-4612; SE, Daniela Kojouharov at 817-515-3412; and TR, Nilanjana Rahman at 817-515-1368.

Nov. 2 The NE Chess Club will hold a districtwide chess tournament 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 3 The Marine Creek Swamp Monster 5K run/walk will be on NW Campus. The run, held on a paved walkway along the east bank of Marine Creek Lake, will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Registration by Oct. 30 is $25, and registration between Nov. 1-3 is $30. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., and awards will be presented about 10 a.m. Packet pick-up on Nov. 2 will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in WSTU 1303/1305 and on race day will be 6:30-7:45 a.m. In-person registration is cash or check only. To register, participants can go to

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