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Now-Nov. 20 NE Campus students can apply for a distinguished student scholarship of $416 to be used for tuition and books for spring 2013. Students must have been enrolled in the fall 2012 semester and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applications are available through faculty, department chairpersons and the financial aid office. Thirty-six scholarships will be awarded.

Now–Nov. 26 NW students can apply for the outstanding achievement awards, which pay up to $200 in tuition and fees to recipients for the 2013 spring semester. A total of 45 awards are being offered through 16 areas and are based on academic excellence and class, campus and community participation. Contact NW student activities at 817-515-7795 for more information or for  an application.

Nov. 14 SE Campus will host a town hall meeting 1-2:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom. The meeting’s topic, Am I My Brother’s Keeper, will be about retaining students, faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Terry Aaron at 817-515-3420.

Nov. 14 Monitoring Spending will be held on NE Campus 6:30-7:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111). Students will learn how to avoid fees as well as what tools and systems to use to keep accurate track of where money goes each month. RSVP at For more information, contact Monica Carreon at 817-515-6811 or at

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 presentations by humanities students 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 Health services will present the Great American Smokeout 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Commons on SE Campus. Information will be provided about quitting smoking and the dangers of tobacco.

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 Students from the NE Campus speech team will perform speaches and read selections of literature during Speech Performance Night at 6 p.m. in the NE Theatre (NFAB 1205). Cost is $2, and the proceeds go toward the Forensic Club fundraiser. For more information, call Lisa Benedetti at 817-515-6986 or Justin Blacklock at 817-515-6184.

Nov. 15 SE Campus will host 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 on TR Campus 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 staff 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. 16, 20, 30 NW will host Accuplacer workshops aimed at preparing students for success in the reading and writing sections of the Accuplacer test 9:30-11 a.m. in WCTS 1213. To sign up, contact Kaylee McElree at 817-515-7316 or

Nov. 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. 19 South Campus will hold a free student celebration luncheon noon-1 p.m. in the cafeteria in celebration of Thanksgiving. Home-style Thanksgiving-themed food will be delivered from off campus.

Nov. 19 SE Campus career services invites students to create one-minute videos describing themselves. The deadline to submit entries in the video contest Your One-Minute Career Commercial will be at 5 p.m.

Nov. 19, 20 Discovery Channel’s Reed Timmer, meteorologist and extreme storm chaser, will share his adventures with students. He will speak on two campuses: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the North Ballroom on SE Campus and 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615) on NE Campus. For more information, call NE student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 20 Exploring Health Alternatives: Mind, Body and Soul will be presented 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus. Dr. Kathi Perry will speak about homeopathy, herbal alternatives and holistic practices. For more information, call 817-515-3346 or 817-515-3360.

Nov. 20 Predicting Marital Success or Failure will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123) on NW Campus. The workshop will look at common misconceptions about what makes a stable marriage, what healthy marriages look like and what researched factors are presumed to destroy marriages. For more information, contact Jamie Stroud at 817-515-7605 or

Nov. 21 The NE Student Leadership Academy’s Community Action session will be 10-11 a.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). Students will participate in a community action event designed to bring the community together in the spirit of Thanksgiving. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 26 Dream Questiny: Just Dream It will be 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in WSTU 1303/1305 on NW Campus. Workshops include “Making Nice with the Voice Within,” “Keeping the Dream Alive,” “Pursuing Your Passions” and “Dreamwebbing.” Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Carol Hunsberger at 817-515-7228 or

Nov. 26 South Campus student activities will hold a food and review forum noon-1 p.m. in the Texas Room (SSTU 2210). Director B.J. Sullivan and staff members Bailey Green and Jasmine Tuya will answer questions from students and receive feedback on what students would like to see next spring. Food will be provided.

Nov. 26 Shake Your Shyness: Overcoming Social Anxiety will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123) on NW Campus. The workshop will cover how social anxiety can cause low self-esteem and fear of rejection and how to overcome it. For more information, contact Jamie Stroud at 817-515-7605 or

Nov. 27 The weekly Lunchtime Workshop will feature TR counselor Jeronimo Aviles in a talk on Healthy Dating. Students can learn how the social process of dating can influence them negatively and positively. Aviles said everyone has unhealthy relationships, but it’s not OK to stay in the relationship. Lunch will be served for the workshop noon-1 p.m. in the Discover Center (TRTR 3102).

Nov. 27 Exploring Personality will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123) on NW Campus. The workshop will help students discover how personality traits and types influence their lives and relationships. For more information, contact Jamie Stroud at 817-515-7605 or

Nov. 27 The SE Campus writing center will have a writing research essays workshop at 2 p.m. in ESEE 2225. Students can learn how to form a thesis or argument as well as gather sources, organize information and format their essays in MLA style.

Nov. 28 Confidential HIV and syphilis testing will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in WCTS 1124B on NW Campus. Tests are offered by AIDS Outreach, and results will be available over the phone within one week. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. For more information, contact Thoy Fongsamouth at 817-515-7603.

Nov. 28 How to Take a Test and Pass will be noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. in the Forum Room (SSTU 2207) on South Campus. The seminar will feature test-taking tips for finals. Light refreshments will be provided.

Nov. 29 TR Campus will host the Carter BloodCare Drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Action A (TRTR 4202). Students can call 1-800-DONATE-4 (1-800-366-2834) to register. Participants are encouraged to eat a decent meal before donating, must be at least 17 years of age, have photo identification and weigh more than 110 pounds. Donors may not have given blood in the last 56 days prior to donation day.

Nov. 29 The NE Student Leadership Academy’s Mentoring session will be 10-11 a.m. in the Galley (NSTU 1506). Faculty members will be available at this session to discuss their ideas on mentoring. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-6688.

Nov. 29 The SE Campus writing center will have an MLA documentation workshop at 6 p.m. in ESEE 2225. In addition to learning how to format a works cited page, students can learn how to document Internet and database article sources.

Dec. 3-4 Free final exam survival kits will be available at various locations on South Campus. The kits will include pens, snacks and tips for surviving finals week.

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