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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 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. 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 2-3 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.


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.


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. 6, 13 SE health services will offer HIV/AIDS testing 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 13 in health services (ESEC 2118). The screening is free for students and takes about 10 minutes. For more information, call health services at 817-515-3594.


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 To RSVP, email


Feb. 7 Dual Diagnosis is a mental health session organized by TCC’s mental health and continuing education departments. The program is open to students as well as licensed professionals 1-4 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615) on NE Campus. Dr. Nishend Vasavanda and counselor Jim Savage will explain what a dual diagnosis is, how to identify it and how to treat it. Three contact hours will be awarded to licensed professionals who register for the professional section. A light lunch will be provided. Register through continuing education at 817-515-6502 or via email at Cost for TCC students is free.


Feb. 7 NW Campus career and employment services will present Student Leadership Academy: How to be a Successful New Hire 2-4 p.m. in WACB 1123. This session will cover how to handle common workplace situations with ease. For more information, call student development associate Rachael McCloskey at 817-515-7795.


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.


Feb. 8 The SE Campus Lunar New Year Celebration 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. will be in the Main Commons. Liberal arts instructional associate Vivian Lu celebrates the year of the Black Snake with an origami exhibit and demonstration. Students can sign up for Lu’s free origami classes held in the library. For more information, call the library at 817-515-3080 or student activities at 817-515-3595.


Feb. 11 A free lunch will be served during the lunchtime workshop noon-1 p.m. in the Discover Room (TRTR 3102). This week’s topic is about career choices. Students can learn about the decision-making process and learn how to choose their careers carefully. As a part of the Ready, Set, PLAN! workshop series, this workshop will focus on student success, planning and commitment.


Feb. 11-12 The TR Drama Club will host a Valentine’s Day fundraiser selling real and artificial flowers, brownies, cookies, decorated baskets of candy and bottled poems. Students can buy their loved ones goodies noon-3 p.m. outside of the Riverfront Café on TRTR Main Street. Proceeds will be divided between the Drama Club and charity.


Feb. 12 A Community Volunteer Fair will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the WTLO lobby on NW Campus. Various nonprofit organizations will be on campus to recruit students. For more information, call NW career services at 817-515-7785.


Feb. 12 SE career services presents Career Camp: Employers Tell All 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom. A panel of employers will speak about what they look for in job candidates. A question-and-answer session will also be conducted. For more information, call career services at 817-515-3597.


Feb. 12 The NE Student Leadership Academy workshop From Idea to Completion can help students learn how to see an idea through to the end 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). For more information, call Amity Womelsdorff in student activities at 817-515-6688.


Feb. 12 TCC board member O.K. Carter will discuss his book, Caddos, Cotton and Cowboys: Essays on Arlington 1-2:30 p.m. in the SE Campus library study area (ESED 1212). Copies will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call the SE library at 817-515-3081.


Feb. 13 TR career services is hosting a fashion show 11 a.m.-1 p.m. outside the Riverfront Café on TRTR Main Street. The show will have students modeling stylish, professional outfits appropriate for interviews and business meetings. A skit will follow the show to illustrate what not to do when meeting with employers. Students can have a light snack and pick up on tips for a successful interview.


Feb. 13 The SE culinary arts department and SE library present Operating a Vegetarian Food Truck noon-1 p.m. Executive chef Christina MacMicken from Good Karma Kitchen will talk about what it is like to own and run a food truck that serves a gourmet healthy cuisine. The mission of Good Karma Kitchen is to promote a balanced, holistic lifestyle by providing high-quality food while educating customers on healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free living. For more information, call the library at 817-515-3081.


Feb. 13-14 SE student activities hosts a Valentine’s Day Shopping Spree 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Main Commons. SE student organizations raise money by selling items students, faculty and staff can buy for Valentine’s gifts. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.


Feb. 14 The Bone Marrow Donor Registry will be on NE Campus 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the NTAB lobby. The national bone marrow donor program needs a diverse group of donors since patients are most likely to match someone who shares their racial and ethnic background. The technicians need only a tissue swab from inside the participant’s cheek to get a donor into the registry. Cash donations are also welcome. To join, donors need to be between the ages of 18 and 60 and willing to donate to any patient in need. For more information, call Bernie Yee in health services at 817-515-6056.


Feb. 14 NE career services will hold an open house branding workshop The BRAND Is You! — Personal Branding Tips 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Career Center (NSTU 1625). Students can learn techniques for branding themselves to potential employers or just stop by and learn what NE career services can offer students in general. For more information, call 817-515-6692.


Feb. 14 SE health services and student support services present Sexual Coercion and Date Rape 11-11:45 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. in ESEE 1301. Amy Suffield from the Women’s Center will discuss the types of sexual coercion and date rape, risk reduction and steps to take in such an event. For more information, call student support coordinator Sonya Splane at 817-515-3215.


Feb. 14 The NE Student Leadership Academy’s Conflict Resolution will run 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Students can learn about positive reactions and resolutions for dealing with conflict.


Feb. 16, 18 The NW math department is offering students free workshops throughout the semester. The first workshop, Slopes, Equations of Lines and Graphing Lines will be offered 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 in WTOL 2126 and 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18 in WTLO 2205. For more information, call Vilma Manteiga at 817-515-7240 or email

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