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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 for 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

Oct. 31 Last day for students to participate in the South Campus Instagram Challenge. Participants can take a photograph that fits with the day’s theme, post it on Instagram and mark it with #tccsouth. The theme is posted around campus. Students may contact Jasmine Tuya at 817-515-4824 for more information.

Oct. 31 The SE Campus 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.

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 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 SE Campus will hold 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 South Campus will celebrate Halloween on the patio outside the cafeteria 4-6 p.m. Student clubs will host booths with carnival games and candy for trick-or-treating. Hamburgers, hot dogs and a cupcake walk will be available. Students are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest, but masks and fake weapons of any kind are prohibited. This event is free to all students and their families.

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 pickup on Nov. 2 will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in WSTU 1303/1305 and 6:30-7:45 a.m. on race day. In-person registration is cash or check only. To register, participants can go to

Nov. 5 The NE Student Government Association will hold a forum 12:30-2 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). Students can observe, participate, discuss and vote on TCC issues. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 5 The NE Student Leadership Academy’s Networking will run 2-3 p.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). This session will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of social media and networking. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 6 The NW Arts and Crafts Faire will be 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in WSTU 1303/1305. Students interested in a booth can call Kathy Saburn at 817-515-7199 or email her at

Nov. 6 The NE Campus Veterans Day celebration will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). The luncheon will include music, a color guard and guest speakers: a recent veteran and Edward Larson, a World War II pilot. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 6 TR Campus’ weekly Lunchtime Workshop will encourage students to use their digital devices for more than just social networking. Stevie Blakely, TR student success coordinator, and Jessica Hoover, TR Film Club president, will speak noon-1 p.m. in the TRTR Discover Center. Using a low-tech presentation, Blakely and Hoover will also use cartoons to illustrate ways students can use their free moments for schoolwork and other priorities. Lunch will be provided.

Nov. 6 An Election Day celebration will be 6-9 p.m. in the WSTU lobby on NW Campus. Giveaways and little-known facts will be available for students who want to learn about the election process and enjoy their right to vote. Admission is free.

Nov. 6, 7 India 2013: The Plight of Women will be 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Forum Room on South Campus and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Center Corner (NSTU 1615) on NE Campus. Desiree Livingston of Rachi, India, will discuss inequality in India in the 21st century. Topics will include economic, religious, cultural and gender inequality issues to help explain today’s India. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. For more information, call NE student activities at 817-515-6688 or Treisha Light at 817-515-4740.

Nov. 6-12 Students are invited to donate lightly used clothes, canned food and toiletries to local veterans on South Campus. Bins will be available noon-2 p.m. in the cafeteria, and all donations will be taken on Nov. 14 to the local Stand Down event for homeless veterans. For more information on the Stand Down, students may contact Linda Saucedo at 214-927-4501.

Nov. 7 SE Campus will hold an interactive student-led health fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Students can sample healthy recipes and participate in physical activities. Information about disease prevention and risk reduction will also be provided.

Nov. 7 A NW Military Day event will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the WSTU lobby. Students are invited to network with various military branches. Representatives will share information about the benefits of a career in the military.

Nov. 7 Free and confidential HIV and syphilis testing will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in NSTU 1704A on NE Campus. AIDS Outreach Center will provide results by phone. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

Nov. 7 The SE Campus writing center will have an MLA documentation workshop 2-3 p.m. in ESEE 2225. Students can learn how to create an MLA-style works cited page as well as document Internet and database sources.

Nov. 7 Students can learn how to balance all areas of life to alleviate stress in Dealing with Student Stress 2:30-3:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111) on NE Campus. Students can RSVP at For more information, contact Monica Carreon at 817-515-6811 or at

Nov. 8 The NE Campus Student Success Seminar: Transferring to a University will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). TCC advisors and university representatives will be on hand to answer questions students may have about transferring to a university. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 8 The SE Campus library will sponsor a book reading by SE adjunct history instructor John Lundberg 1-2 p.m. in the library study room. Lundberg will discuss and answer questions about his book Granbury’s Texas Brigade: Diehard Western Confederates. The book examines the history of a Texas brigade who fought in the Confederate Army. The military unit continued fighting as the Confederacy unraveled, and Lundberg explains the reasons that propelled them.

Nov. 8 Learn the ways that money can grow over time in Saving and Investing 2:30-3:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111) on NE Campus. RSVP at For more information, contact Monica Carreon at 817-515-6811 or at

Nov. 9, 16, 30 NE health services continues its free exercise combo classes 1-2 p.m. 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.

Nov. 10 The Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference will be 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in WSTU 1303/1305 on NW Campus. The free workshop will cover writing fiction, poetry, screenplays, songs, creating nonfiction and more. The keynote speaker for the event is New York Times best-selling author Lori Wilde. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to make a reservation, email Liz Lounsbury at

Nov. 10 Project Daffodil enables students to help TR Campus plant daffodil bulbs along the Trinity River. Once planted, the flowers re-bloom each year in the spring and multiply. Volunteers will meet 10 a.m.-noon on the river by TR Campus. Volunteers can sign up online at, or students can contact Laura Escamilla in the Idea Store or at 817-515-1194.

Nov. 12 TR Campus will honor Veterans Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the TRTR Rotunda. A color guard will present the flag followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, the national anthem, a moment of silence and a guest speaker. Names of fallen soldiers during the last year will be read, and a wall with 6,000 names of American soldiers lost while serving in the Middle East will be displayed. After the initial ceremony, light refreshments will be served outside of the Rotunda starting at 11 a.m. Veterans who attend can visit a mobile station for counseling.

Nov. 13 Justin Brumit, TR English associate professor, will discuss TR Campus’ common reader Hamlet’s Blackberry during the Lunchtime Workshop noon-1 p.m. Lunch will be provided in the TRTR Discover Room, and students can learn more about the effect technology has on communication and relationships.

Nov. 13 Career center coordinator Monica Miranda will advise students on how to plan a semester and achieve success 1-2 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room on South Campus.

Nov. 13 The NE Campus Student Leadership Academy’s Cultural Competence will be held 2-3 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). The session will focus on the level of cultural competence experienced at TCC. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 13 The NW Student Leadership Academy presents Interpersonal Communication and Conflict 2-4 p.m. in WSTU 1305. The session will help develop student communication skills including effective communication, taking an active role in positive communication, delegation and meeting management. This SLA is an open program, and students can enter and exit as they like.

Nov. 13-14 A NW Accounting (CPA) Workshop will be available to students seeking a accounting career 9:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 13 in WACB 1123 and 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 14 in WSTU 1305. Professionals will explain the difference between an accountant and a certified professional accountant and what type of education is required for both. For more information, call NW career services at 817-515-7785.

Nov. 14 Monitoring Spending on NE Campus will help students learn how to avoid fees as well as what tools and systems to use to keep accurate track where money goes each month. RSVP at For more information, contact Monica Carreon at 817-515-6811 or at

Nov. 14 NW will present Diabesity: Taking Back Our Health 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in WACB 1123. The event will explain the entire spectrum of diabesity including all of its complications: elevated blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol in an effort to help the audience members get smart about their lifestyles. Lunch will be served. To RSVP, call 817-515-7199.

Nov. 14 The SE Campus writing center will have an APA documentation workshop 6-7 p.m. in ESEE 2225. Students can get information about creating a works cited page and APA-style formatting including in-text citations, header and title page. Tips will also be given on documenting Internet sources and database articles.

Nov. 14-15 The NW Creative Voice Symposium will feature humanities student presentations during two sessions: 9:30-10:50 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. The symposium will be in WSTU 1303/1305 Nov. 14 and in the Michael Saenz Conference center (WACB 1123) Nov. 15. A luncheon and keynote address will be 12:30-1:50 p.m. both days. Admission is free. Because of limited space, reservations are recommended. To RSVP, students can contact Kim Jackson at 817-515-7190 or

Nov. 15 The NW Aviation Job Fair will be 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. in WATB 1120/1122. The event provides a networking opportunity for students interested in the aviation field. For more information, call the aviation department at 817-515-7267.

Nov. 15 SE Campus will host its second annual Zumba Fest 6-7:30 p.m. in ESEB 1210. By bringing two canned food items, participants can join a faculty-led Zumba demonstration. The food will be donated to Mission Arlington. For more information, call Tara Allen at 817-515-3601.

Nov. 16 A Leadership eXperience Summit Leading Others will feature guest speaker Angel Garcia, U.S. Army first lieutenant and director of the University of South Florida leadership center. Jason Eagar, assistant director of the Texas Christian University leadership center, will join Garcia and TCC faculty members in workshops 1-4 p.m. in TRTR Action A. TCC speakers include TR graphics coordinator Adrian Jackson, South student support coordinator Jamal Williams and TR political science instructor Corena White. Student sign-up is available online through Spaces are limited, and light refreshments will be served.

Nov. 17 The Gobble Wobble 5K run will take off at 8:30 a.m. at South Campus’ north entry. The cost for TCC students and employees is five cans of nonperishable food, and the cost for non-TCC participants is $10 and five cans of food. Groups of five may enter for $40 and 20 cans. Participants may register online at through Nov. 2. Participants will receive a shirt. On-site registration will be available, but shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

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