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

 

Today 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 StormStock, the first storm footage library, and photographed the first violent class tornado on a 35 mm camera in South Dakota in 1998.

 

Today 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.

 

Today 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 12 TR Campus partners with Baker Chapel Church to present I.M. Terrell Reading/Writing Camp 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in Action C. I.M. Terrell fourth grade students will tour the campus and participate with TCC students in reading and writing games and activities. For more information, call Angel Garcia at 817-515-1196.

 

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, an initiative that stresses the importance of freedom of information. The price is $10 and includes breakfast. RSVP to eddye.gallagher@tccd.edu or 817-515-6307 by noon March 11.

 

March 23 TCC’s Computer User Group’s Genealogy Special Interest Group will meet 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 genealogical information.

 

March 23 TR’s lunchtime workshop series focuses on Test Taking Strategies noon-1 p.m. in Discover Room (TRTR 3102). Participants will learn to prepare for and take exams while avoiding the stress and anxiety commonly associated with midterms and final exams. For more information, call the center for academic success at 817-515-1039.

 

March 23 SE Campus will hold Mustang Express Decision 9 a.m.-noon in the transfer center (ESED 2315). For students who want to transfer to Southern Methodist University, this will be an on-site event that will help students with the admissions decision program. This event is free, but students must make an appointment and register online at http://smu.edu/admission/apply_transfer_express.asp. Students should take official transcripts and a completed application. 

 

March 23-24 TR Campus and TCU’s Center for Urban Education present Aspiring Teacher Program 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Action C. Area high school students will learn about college programs for future teachers. Western Hills and Polytechnic students will visit March 23 and O.D. Wyatt and Dunbar students March 24. Call Angel Garcia at 817-515-1196 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 Chris Carcerano, center for academic success coordinator, presents PowerPoint for Beginners 12:30-2 p.m. in SACA 1120 on South Campus.

 

March 24 The TCC Computer User Group will hold a How-To Special Interest Group meeting 1-3:30 p.m. on South Campus in the SSTU Living Room. A three-member panel with 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 charles.davenport@charter.net.

 

March 24 TR’s lunchtime workshop series offers MLA vs. APA Styles noon-1 p.m. in Discover Room (TRTR 3102). The workshop explores the differences between MLA and APA styles of documentation. Contact the center for academic success at 817-515-1039 for more information.

 

March 24 NE Campus student activities and counseling will sponsor Successful Testing 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. NE counselor Kimberly Eason will discuss tips, anxieties and strategies for short essay tests. A light lunch will be provided.

 

March 24 NE Campus student activities and the English department will sponsor Living Literature 7-8:30 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Award-winning poet Sonia Sanchez is scheduled to speak at the event. Sanchez is the author of 18 books and is one of the African-American women featured next to Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman in the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibit Freedom’s Sisters. This event is open to the public.

 

March 25 Health care providers can get a two-year CPR certification for $15 at Basic Life Support CPR for Health Care Providers, sponsored by NW health services. The class will run from noon-4 p.m. in WACB 1303. Students must pre-register and pay their fee to attend. Seating will be limited, so call 817-515-7790 to reserve a spot.

 

March 25 NE Campus student activities and English department will sponsor the second half of Living Literature 9:15-10:45 a.m. in NSTU Center Corner. This event is open to the public but is targeted more toward students in English classes.

 

March 25 TR Campus’ lunchtime workshop series presents The Importance of Networking noon-1 p.m. in Discover Room (TRTR 3102). The workshop will discuss the advantages of networking as it relates to job search, developing professional support and making friends. Contact the center for academic success at 817-515-1039 for more information.

 

March 25 NE Campus student activities, psychology, sociology and mental health department will sponsor Homelessness: A Community Issue 12:30-1:50 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. A panel discussion will include sociology professor Murray Fortner, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and Karen Fisler and Steven Hansen, both from Mental Health and Mental Retardation of Tarrant County. A light lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call 817-515-6644.

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 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 www.tafb.org or call 817-332-9177.

 

March 29-April 2 SE Campus is holding Transfer Rally Week noon-2 p.m. every day in the North Ballroom. Universities will set up stands so students can talk to different representatives to help with transfer decisions. This event is free to students and the public. For more information, contact Casey Ramos at 817-515-3319.

 

March 30 NW career and employment and counseling and advising services are teaming up to present What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Turning Your Passion into Your Major, Turning Your Major into Your Career. The seminar, targeting students who have not decided on a major yet, will be noon-1:30 p.m. in WSTU 1303. To attend, students must RSVP by calling 871-515-7786 or e-mailing luann.krey@tccd.edu.

 

March 30 NE Campus student activities and counseling will sponsor University Transfer Tips 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. A panel discussion will include representatives from the University of Texas, Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas. Representatives will answer any questions students have about transferring to their colleges.

 

March 30 TR Campus lunchtime workshop series focuses on Library Research noon-1 p.m. in Discover Room (TRTR 3102). Participants will learn research concepts and skills to conduct library and Internet research. For more information, call the center for academic success at 817-515-1039.

 

March 30 NE career and employment services will host Making the Most of a Job Fair 10 a.m.-noon in the NTAB lobby. The information table will provide information on how to take advantage of job fairs by knowing what to ask and what to look for in a job.

 

March 31 NE Campus student activities and health services will sponsor Afternoon Tea 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Tarrant County Public Health chronic disease prevention division manager Glenda Redeemer’s topic is How to Talk to Your Doctor and Get Them to Talk to You. Redeemer earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and has worked as a continuing education instructor on NW Campus. English teas and lunch will be provided.

 

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

 

March 31 TR’s lunchtime workshop series presents Understanding Grief noon–1 p.m. in Discover Room (TRTR 3102). The workshop will explore the basic elements of grief, common threads that run through all kinds of grief and coping strategies. Contact the center for academic success at 817-515-1039 for more information.

 

April 1 NE Campus student activities and mental health department sponsors Anger Management 1-4 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Millwood Hospital director of outpatient services Jane Phillips will discuss roots and consequences of anger, anger distortions, cognitive and behavioral coping skills, effective communication and the role of forgiveness. Students can attend free. Professionals must pay $20 because the seminar awards three contact hours. A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Julie Dennis at 817-515-6417 or julie.dennis@tccd.edu.

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