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Chef who runs vegetarian food truck to speak on SE

The executive chef of a popular traveling eatery will speak with SE students next week.

Christina MacMicken of Good Karma Kitchen will visit with students about her food truck at noon Feb. 12 in the SE library.

A truck named Lucy trudges through Fort Worth every week offering a menu consisting of vegetarian and gluten-free treats. This may not sound appealing to some people, but Good Karma Kitchen offers alternatives to many typical meals.

For MacMicken and owner Megan Topham, choosing a healthier vegetarian diet is based on more than just their own health problems in the past, but rather as a personal preference as well, according to their website.

MacMicken wants to share with students what it is like “running a food truck and about the different sustainable food options there are,” said Tracey Minzenmayer, SE library assistant director.

—Alice Hale

 NW workshop offers tips on heart health, free lunch

To observe National Women’s Heart Week, NW health services will hold a free Love Your Heart workshop Feb. 8.

Tarrant County public educator Sherry Williams and Aetna health educator Mercedes Cruz-Duque will be addressing nutrition, stress and the importance of exercise.

NW health services coordinator Thoy Fongsamouth described the workshop’s style in addressing heart health.

“Our two public speakers use personal stories that are lighthearted and resonate with the audience,” she said. “They are able to speak in layman’s terms on the issue of heart disease.”

Health services, along with the Support Staff Professional Development Committee, wants to get the word out about making health choices that will positively impact one’s health, Fongsamouth said.

“Heart disease affects not only women but men as well,” she said. “I wish more students would attend these workshops because they can learn so much.”

The workshop will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus.

A healthy lunch will be served at noon. Attendees must RSVP by calling 817-515-7603.

—Emina Gibic

 Models to flaunt business attire at TR fashion show 

Students can learn what to wear and what not to wear to a job interview during a fashion show and skit hosted by TR career services.

The fashion show will feature student models in business casual, business professional and casual styles appropriate for interviews and business meetings. The styles will be based on spring fashions that appeal to youthful interviewees.

A skit will follow the show, elaborating common unprofessional mistakes made when meeting with employers.

“It’s what people see on TV,” said Ariana Rodriguez, TR student development specialist. “They see videos and reality TV, and they get a perception.”

Students come improperly prepared for interviews when job fairs are hosted on campus, Rodriguez said. The fashion show is scheduled before this semester’s job fair so students can plan accordingly.

“The purpose of the show and skit is to raise awareness for students,” she said. “We want to make them marketable. Every student has their own brand, and they need to be the best they can be.”

Students should learn how to present their brand appropriately and acceptably, Rodriguez said.

Students and faculty can watch the show 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 13 outside of the Riverfront Café on TRTR Main Street. Light food and snacks will be served.

—Kirsten Mahon

 Book detailing Arlington history discussed on SE

Longtime journalist and TCC board member O.K. Carter will discuss his most recent book, Caddos, Cotton and Cowboys: Essays On Arlington, at 1 p.m. Feb. 12 in the SE library.

His book concerns the history of Arlington and the many identities it has held throughout the years.

“I quickly developed an affection for the city [Arlington] that in turn produced an appetite for learning its history,” Carter said.

Caddos, Cotton and Cowboys includes three standing essays and every historical marker in Arlington along with other important historical information, Carter said.

The former Fort Worth Star-Telegram editor will speak about his book and how much Arlington has grown from a little town between Dallas and Fort Worth to “the largest mid-city in America,” he writes.

Tracey Minzenmayer, library services assistant director, explained the presentation’s significance.

“O.K. Carter’s book signing gives the Arlington community the opportunity to learn more about their community,” she said.

The book signing is open not only to TCC students but also to the public. Copies of Carter’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

­—Ryan Moore



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