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Jan. 30-31  SE student activities will hold a Club Expo 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Main Commons on SE Campus. Representatives from more than 40 student organizations will provide information and answer questions to recruit new members. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595. The Collegian file photo
Jan. 30-31
SE student activities will hold a Club Expo 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Main Commons on SE Campus. Representatives from more than 40 student organizations will provide information and answer questions to recruit new members. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.
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Mayra Olivares-Urueta is the new TR director of student development services. She attended the University of North Texas and the University of Oklahoma, gathering a doctorate in philosophy, a master’s degree in human relations and two bachelor’s degrees in arts and international arts. In her many positions in higher education, Olivares-Urueta has focused mostly on student success, particularly with first-generation and low-income students.

 

Now-Jan. 31 The SE library and the health and physical education department are sponsoring a health and fitness display that illustrates current fitness trends and ways to improve physical fitness at TCC. The display includes books and DVDs available for rent through the library on popular exercise styles such as Pilates, yoga and tai chi.

 

Jan. 30 The NE Student Leadership Academy will present Mentoring 11 a.m.-noon in the Galley (NSTU 1506) on NE Campus. The program will explain opportunities available for the students and the concept of mentoring.

 

Jan. 30 SE student activities is offering WebAdvisor training 2-3 p.m. in the SE library. The seminar teaches students how to navigate WebAdvisor and explains what services are available. Students can learn how to perform the most commonly requested tasks such as checking grades and attendance and using the class planner.

 

Jan. 30 Lisa Benedetti, assistant professor of speech, will present The Art of Communication, a student success seminar, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Students can pick up tips for communicating with faculty and obtaining successful networking skills.

 

Jan. 31 The South Campus Transfer Fair will feature university recruiters 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to assist students planning to transfer to four-year colleges. The transfer fair, which is free to anyone who wants to attend, will be located in the SSTU cafeteria. For more information, call South career center coordinator Monica Miranda at 817-515-4737.

 

Jan. 31 SE Campus will host networking presentations by Darrell Whitsell 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Students will learn different networking skills such as basic communication, stress management and body language needed when searching for a job.

 

Jan. 31 The student success seminar Successful Testing will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Academic advisor Kim Eason will help students in controlling their test anxiety and tell them how to answer different types of questions.

 

Feb. 1-28 The SE library will display One Life: The Mask of Lincoln. The exhibit will have 10 portraits of Abraham Lincoln from the National Portrait Gallery. The portraits chart his life from freshman congressman to one of his final photographs as president. This portfolio was made possible by a grant from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

 

Feb. 1 NE Campus is offering free Zumba classes 2:30-3:30 p.m. every Monday and Friday through the month of March in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Zumba is a fitness program infused with Latin and other international music and dance. Students and employees are welcome to attend. No registration is required.

 

Feb. 1 SE health and physical education will host a dodgeball tournament at 1 p.m. in ESEB 1210. Although pre-registration was required to participate, everyone is invited to watch. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call health and physical education instructor Shahzad Nazir at 817-515-3170.

 

Feb. 2 SE is hosting Veterans Transfer Breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the North Ballroom. Veterans can gather information about college services and benefits and meet other vets. To register, email veteran counselor Robert Phanelson at robert.phanelson@tccd.edu by Jan. 31.

 

Feb. 2 Danishes with the Director 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Riverfront Café allows weekend college students on TR Campus to meet Wendy Jasper-Martinez, TR director of academic affairs. Students can eat a light breakfast, have a morning beverage and discuss their first-week anxieties, issues or questions with faculty.

 

Feb. 4 The second session in an eight-week series of Zumba classes will be 5-6 p.m. in the SHPE gym on South Campus. No reservations are required and participants should arrive dressed to exercise. For more information, call health services at 817-515-4531.

 

Feb. 5 South Campus will hold a seminar presented by Knowledge for Success CEO Toni Allison in the SSTU Forum Room. Is Owning Your Own Business For You? will cover entrepreneurial personality, business plans and small business ownership 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For more information, call career center coordinator Monica Miranda at 817-515-4737.

 

Feb. 5 TR Campus’ lunchtime workshops start this semester with TR academic advisor Keisha Shelton presenting Ready, Set, Plan!, a game-plan discussion with a focus on student goals and objectives. The Success Series will include more lunchtime workshops all with a “Commit to Complete” agenda as a TR initiative to encourage students to graduate. Shelton encourages students to “own their TCC experience” and to do so by planning, preparing and completing goals. Lunch will be served during the speech noon-1 p.m. in the TR Discover Center (TRTR 3114A).

 

Feb. 5 NE Campus will host You Are What You Eat, a heart-healthy luncheon, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Sally Stutes, North Hills Hospital cardiovascular director, will discuss the best foods to eat for optimal heart health. RSVP at 817-515-6056.

 

Feb. 6 Carter BloodCare will be on South Campus for a blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The blood drive is located in a mobile unit on the SSTU patio.

 

Feb. 6 NE Campus will participate in the Carter BloodCare blood drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m. near the Student Center and chessboard. Volunteers donating blood must weigh more than 110 pounds and be at least 17 years of age and have a valid ID. The organization is encouraging volunteers to be well-hydrated and have eaten a balanced meal. RSVP at 1-800-DONATE-4.

 

Feb. 6 South health services will sponsor free confidential HIV/AIDS testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Health Center (SACC 1331). Results will be available through the AIDS Outreach Center.

 

Feb. 6 The AIDS Outreach Center will be on NE Campus for free confidential HIV and syphilis testing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in NSTU 1704A. Call 817-515-6056 for appointments, but walk-ins are permitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will receive the results via appointments within a week in health services.

 

Feb. 6 The SE library will offer TCC Gmail Training 1-2 p.m. in the library classroom (ESED 1211). Students will see a presentation and receive training in how to use their student email accounts effectively. For more information, call the SE library at 817-515-3081.

 

Feb. 6 SE student activities presents Veterans Untold Stories 2:20-3:40 p.m. in the Campus Conference Center. Vets on campus tell their stories about their experience in the military. Refreshments will be served. Call 817-515-3595 for more information.

 

Feb. 6 The Science of Happiness will be presented 2-3 p.m. in WACB 1123 on NW Campus by vice president of student development services Joe Rode. The workshop will examine recent studies about the nature of happiness.

 

Feb. 6-7 SE career services will host a Service Learning Fair 9-11 a.m. Feb. 6 and noon-2 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Main Commons. Nonprofit organizations such as the Arlington Public Library, the River Legacy Living Science Center and the JPS Health Network will recruit volunteers for their spring and summer activities. The fair is open to all students. For more information, call career and employment services coordinator Gina Maloy at 817-515-3597.

 

Feb. 7 The SE transfer center and veterans counseling is hosting Veterans Transfer Breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the North Ballroom. The event includes a college fair for TCC veteran students where college representatives provide information and answer student questions. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For more information, email casey.ramos@tccd.edu. To RSVP, email robert.phanelson@tccd.edu.

 

Feb. 8 The Love Your Heart workshop will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus. Aetna health educator Mercedes Cruz-Duque and Tarrant County public health educator Sherry Williams will discuss ways to a healthy heart through nutrition, exercise and stress management. A healthy lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Faculty and staff must register online. Students must RSVP by calling 817-515-7603.

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