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Now-March 5 The Trinity River Transfer Center will host Transfer Connections. Representatives from various four-year colleges and universities will set up on Main Street in the Trinity River Building to advise students on requirements and procedures for transfer.


March 3 NE Campus health services will sponsor free and confidential HIV and syphilis testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in NSTU 1704A. Results will be available 10 a.m.-noon March 10 in the same room. Appointments are not required but will be taken first. For more information or to make an appointment, call 817-515-6056.


March 3 NE Campus student activities and counseling will sponsor Choosing an Academic Major 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Counselor Lilian Mabry will discuss general ways students should approach finding their way to decide on a major. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to make a reservation, call 817-515-6644.


March 3 NE Campus student activities and English department will sponsor How Can I Stay in School? Lessons from World of Warcraft 6-7:20 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. English associate professor Rebecca Balcarcel will discuss the similarities between the game and college life and explain how to use game knowledge to succeed in classes. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to make a reservation, call 817-515-6644.


March 3 Chris Carcerano, coordinator of the center for academic success, presents Plan Your Summer Now: Internships, Job, School or Service? 12:30–2 p.m. in SACA 1120 on South Campus.


March 3 Flo Stanton, South Campus coordinator of health services, presents Positive Self-Talk 6-6:45 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room. The series aims to help students stay positive. For more information, call 817-515-4531.


March 3 NW Campus career and employment services is bringing its office to students. From 9-11 a.m., staffers will man a table across from the Bookstore and have information about services offered including reviewing resumes as well as giving out information packets on interviewing do’s and don’ts.


March 3 Learn how to poison-proof your home and protect your children at the Poison Preventions lunch sponsored by NW Campus health services. Mike Yudizky of the North Texas Poison Center in Dallas will present Of Course My Home’s Poison Proof … Or Is It? 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123). Lunch is free but RSVP to 817-515-7790.


March 4 NE Campus health services and health, physical and recreation department will sponsor Success Over Stress 12:30-1:30 p.m. in NSTU 1506. HPE instructors Eli Koenn and Lynn Fieser will discuss different techniques to cope with stress. The first 30 people who make reservations by March 1 will receive a free lunch. For more information or to make reservations, call 817-515-6056.


March 4 To go along with SE Campus’ Tree Campus USA project, Howard Garrett will present Organic Tree Farm 10-11:30 a.m. in the North Ballroom. Garrett will give details about organic tree farms and why they are good for the environment. He will also give information on how SE Campus can take care of its 100 new trees in a better and safer way for the environment.


March 4 NE Campus student activities, mental health department and continuing education services will sponsor Spirituality and Childhood Sexual Abuse Recovery 1-4 p.m. in NCAB 1111. Committed to Freedom executive director Sallie Culbreth will discuss the long-term impacts of childhood sexual abuse, the roles of attachment and ways to address them spirituality. Students can attend free. Because professionals will receive three contact hours, they will be charged $20. A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.


March 4 NW Campus will hold Engaging Differences, Local to Global. Students and instructors will share their ideas about diversity in gender, ethnicity, religion, multiculturalism, globalism, ageism and health using various presentations, panels and round-table discussions. The conference will be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in WSTU 1303-05 and begins with a free breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Students can come and go throughout the conference. A free lunch is also provided. For more information, contact Sha-shonda Porter at 817-515-7304.


March 5 The Feb. 12 NW Campus Sadie Hawkins Day Dance has been rescheduled because of snow. Sponsored by the NW Campus Dance Club, the event will benefit Homes for Our Troops, an organization that builds homes free for soldiers who have received disabling injuries while in service. The dance is 7:30-10 p.m. in WSTU 1103 and will include brief instruction on dance steps and a dance-off competition. Tickets are $7 a person and $10 for a couple. For more information, call Amy Sleigh at 817-515-7174.


March 8 SE Campus will host an H1N1 Flu Shot Clinic from noon-5 p.m. in the North Ballroom. It’s SE Campus students’ turn to receive the shot if they have not received one yet. The clinic is open to the public, and shots are free for everyone. For more information, contact Liz Lowry at 817-515-3591.


March 8-12 Safe Spring Break Week events will be presented throughout the week 10 a.m.-noon in the Energy Auditorium on Trinity River Campus. This forum for students, faculty and staff will focus on the most common drugs college-age students use, their effects and safe alternatives. For more information, call Veronica Warrior at 817-515-1167.


March 9 SE Campus students can learn about the dangers of binge drinking in a presentation by TCC counselor Bob Phanelson 10-11:20 a.m. in the North Ballroom. The talk will cover the causes and effects of drinking along with facts about binge drinking that most people may not know. Binge drinking is common for college students and people who have high amounts of stress. This presentation will help give insight on how to deal with problems and get away from binge drinking altogether.


March 9 Sandra Bermejo, South academic advisor, and Annie Dobbins, South counselor, present ABC’s to Success: Setting Goals and Making the Right Decisions, Part II to help students make the right choices to achieve their goals 10-11:20 a.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus.


March 9 Trinity River Campus presents its lunchtime workshop series Academic Success noon-1 p.m. in the Discover Room (TRTR 3102). Participants will receive a series of techniques and tools for academic success. For more information, call the center for academic success at 817-515-1039.


March 9 NE Campus student activities and the history and philosophy departments will sponsor the movie series The Man Who Would Be King 12:30-3 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. The 1975 film starring Sean Connery was adapted from a book of the same title written in 1888. It raises questions relating to philosophy and Western civilization. Students enrolled in history or philosophy classes are invited to attend. Refreshments will be available.


March 10 Tarrant County Public Health will provide free H1N1 flu shots noon-5 p.m. in NSTU 1506A. Reservations are not necessary but on a first-come, first-served basis. All TCC students, faculty, staff and general public are invited to take advantage of the free vaccines.

March 10 NE Campus student activities will sponsor a weather workshop 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Storm chaser and president of the Texas Severe Storms Association Martin Lisius will discuss education and safety topics about weather. He is the founder of the first storm footage library, StormStock, and photographed the first violent class tornado on a 35mm camera in South Dakota in 1998.


March 10 NE Campus career and employment services will sponsor Answers to the Interview Question: “Why Were You Fired?” 10 a.m.-noon in NTAB lobby. The information table will have answers to this question and others to help students become more successful in job interviews.


March 10 TR’s lunchtime workshop series focuses on Time Management noon-1 p.m. in Discover Room (TRTR 3102). The workshop will teach participants the importance of time management and provide tips and techniques on spending time effectively. For more information, call the center for academic success at 817-515-1039.


March 11 NE Campus student activities and financial aid will sponsor Money Management 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Financial aid director Bill McMullen and administrative office assistant Trenton Price will discuss budgeting tactics and issues with credit cards to help students stay afloat when it comes to finances. A light lunch will be served.


March 15 TCC Student Publications and Society of Professional Journalists Fort Worth Pro Chapter will sponsor a breakfast at 8 a.m. in Action A (TRTR 4202) on Trinity River Campus. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will speak on open records in celebration of Sunshine Week. The price is $10 and includes breakfast. RSVP to or 817-515-6307 by noon March 11.


March 22 Janet Cassady, mechanical engineer, and Tracie Benson, American Airlines flight dispatcher, present Take Flight with Mathematics 2-3:20 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room. The South Campus division of business and mathematics is sponsoring this event.


March 23 TCC’s Computer User Group will hold Genealogy Special Interest Group 9-11 a.m. on South Campus in the SSTU Texas Room. Speaker Ila Johnson will talk about genealogy, the programs available for people to trace their lineage and Web sites to visit for more information.


March 24 TCC’s Computer User Group will hold Safety Precautions for Senior Citizens 1-3:30 p.m. on NW Campus in the Michael Saenz Conference Center. Speaker Malcolm Jackson, NW coordinator of the Criminal Justice Training Center, will host the meeting.


March 24 The TCC Computer User Group will hold a How-To Special Interest Group 1-3:30 p.m. on South Campus in the SSTU Living Room. A three-member panel — Erma Raines, Larry Shook and Boyd Griffin — will answer questions about common problems people have with computers. Send any computer questions to Charles Davenport at


March 27 Wal-Mart presents Breakfast with the Stars, a children’s festival benefiting BackPacks for Kids weekend feeding program, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Tarrant Area Food Bank Warehouse. This mobile pantry program supplies children with backpacks full of nonperishable foods they can take home for the weekend. The program serves an average of 1,400 students per week. Tickets are $20 for children 12 and under and $40 for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Web site at or call 817-332-9177.


March 31 Monica Miranda, South career center coordinator, presents Dress for Success 1-2 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room on South Campus.

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