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Robie Robinson, Dallas County director for security and emergency management, has been named director of emergency management for the TCC District. Robinson has worked as emergency services coordinator for Tarrant County and has taught at the University of North Texas and on NW Campus. Robinson has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from Oklahoma City University.


Today Flo Stanton, coordinator of health services on South Campus, will present the Balancing Multiple Roles seminar 6-6:45 p.m. in SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. Any students having trouble juggling family life, work and school should attend the event.


Today TR Student Life Center will present a note-taking skills workshop noon-1 p.m. in TRTR 3102, third floor of the Trinity River Building. The workshop will offer tips, techniques and strategies for writing better notes during class lectures. 


Today NE Campus student activities will sponsor Secrets of CampusCruiser 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Leigh-Anne Regenold, academic support services coordinator, will explain how to check grades, submit assignments, work with teams and use other hidden tasks on CampusCruiser. Refreshments will be available.


Today NW Campus Moot Court begins weekly meetings at 12:20 p.m. every Wednesday in WSTU 2817. In Moot Court, student teams research a topic all semester in preparation for debates in TCCD and statewide competitions. For more information about Moot Court, e-mail faculty advisers at or


Feb. 4 The Student Life Center on TR Campus will offer Money Management noon-1 p.m. in TRTR 3102. Lucas Sawyer, a bank vice president, will advise students on developing and sticking to a budget, monitoring their credit scores and using credit wisely.


Feb. 4 Wear red and join NW Campus to hear Dr. Sreenivas Gudimetla, president of the American Heart Association board, present Go Red for Women: Focusing on Heart Health for Women at a free lunch sponsored by health services from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). RSVP is required, so call 817-515-7790 or e-mail


Feb. 4 NE Campus student activities and the history and philosophy department will sponsor a showing of Drums Along the Mohawk 12:30-3 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Due to copyright issues with the movie, only students enrolled in philosophy or history classes are invited. The 1939 movie, directed by John Ford and starring Claudette Colbert and Henry Fonda, is a frontier story about problems between colonists and Indians. Light snacks will be available.


Feb. 4 Students looking for the most appropriate way to communicate with colleagues and employers can attend the Effective Communication in the Workplace seminar 1-2 p.m. in SSTU Texas Room on South Campus. The seminar will be presented by Monica Miranda, coordinator of student career and employment services on South Campus.


Feb. 4 Students seeking universities to transfer to or need scholarship information can attend the South Campus annual College Day Fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in SSTU 1114. University representatives will discuss degree programs, special programs and more.


Feb. 4 NE Campus student activities and the natural science department will sponsor the Brain Research Workshop 6-7 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Speaker Janet Zadina, a neuroscientist, will discuss studies she has conducted on how the human brain learns. She received her doctorate at the University of New Orleans and has experience teaching both high school and community college. Zadina has studied ways to enhance and energize instruction in the classroom. 


Feb. 4 SE Campus will present Best Way to an “A” — Knowing Your Learning Style by Dr. Curtis Hill, SE advising and counseling center director, 7-8:20 p.m. The information included in this seminar will help students achieve academic success by identifying their learning style and discovering how to make it work for them. This free event will be in the North Ballroom. For further information, contact Renetta Wright at 817-515-3468.


Feb. 9 NE Campus student activities and the English department will sponsor Successful Relationships 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Speaker Shewanda Riley, English instructor, will discuss ways students can juggle their personal relationships, classes and jobs. Lunch will be provided.


Feb. 9 NE Campus health services and AIDS Outreach will sponsor free and confidential HIV and syphilis testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in NSTU 1704A. Results will be available Feb. 16.


Feb. 9 Steve Rakoff, South Campus counselor, will facilitate Effective Note Taking: Getting the Most Out of What a Instructor Says, a seminar for students having problems jotting down the most important facts from a class lecture. The seminar takes place 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SSTU Texas Room on South Campus.

Feb. 10 Healthcare providers can get a two-year CPR certification from the American Heart Association for $15 through Basic Life Saving for Healthcare Providers. Sponsored by NW Campus health services, the training is noon-4 p.m. in the Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). For more information, call 817-515-7790.


Feb. 10 NE Campus health services will sponsor a blood drive and marrow donor sign-up in the chessboard area 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and in the NTAB lobby 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Photo IDs are required to give blood. Blood or marrow donors should be between the ages of 18 and 60. For more information, contact health services at 817-515-6056.


Feb. 10 NE Campus health services will sponsor Heart Healthy Lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Speaker Sreenivas Gudimetla, Tarrant County American Heart Association board of directors president, will discuss cardiac risk factors and ways to prevent heart disease. Free lunch will include Mediterranean-style chicken breast, whole-wheat pasta Caprese, Caesar salad and bread sticks. Because seating is limited, reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 817-515-6056.


Feb. 10 Students can learn to handle their multiple obligations at Stress Management noon-1 p.m. in TRTR 3102 on TR Campus. The workshop will offer techniques to manage stress and tips for distressing a busy college life. The free seminar is open to all students.

Feb. 10 NE Campus career and employment services will hold The Green Collar Jobs, an information session, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in NSTU 1625A. The open house gives information about the growing “green” industry and the jobs continuously becoming available. Handouts and brochures will be about new technologies that conserve energy and help recycle goods will be distributed.


Feb. 11 TR Campus will provide Business Etiquette noon-1 p.m. in TRTR 3102. The seminar will cover more than behavior and will help students present a more poised and self-confident image when applying for jobs. The free seminar is open to all students.


Feb. 11 NE Campus student activities and natural sciences will sponsor two presentations of Genetics Symposium. The first workshop is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and is open to the public. The second is 6-7:20 p.m. and is for students only. Speaker Sam Rhine, director of the Genetics Education Center, will discuss stem cell research, types of stem cells, gene control and cloning.


Feb. 12 NE Campus Phi Theta Kappa will sponsor a Valentine’s Ball 7-10 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. The event will include food, dancing and a professional DJ who will provide music and a light show. Tickets are available for $6 a person or $10 a couple. The money will benefit Phi Theta Kappa’s Phi Tau chapter, Women in New Roles and the American Cancer Society. Tickets can be purchased at the door or 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in NSTU 1101A.

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