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Gas from leaky tractor closes SE Campus


Fumes from a tractor leak, which caused fears of a natural gas leak, led to SE Campus temporarily closing March 24.

A district official said the tractor was part of the campus’ construction project on a new academic building.

“At 9 a.m., a large tractor doing land excavation for the campus had a small hose break on the reservoir of the machine that held hydraulic fluid,” said Donna Darovich, director of public relations and marketing.

The tractor worked on the south end of the campus with the winds blowing north, right in the path of campus buildings, she said.

“Because hydraulic fluid smells like natural gas, we decided to evacuate the entire building because the smell got into the ventilation system,” Darovich said.

The campus reopened at 5 p.m. that day after workers let the ventilation systems circulate the smell out of the building.

Officials decided the campus would be safe for evening classes, Darovich said.

“There was not a gas leak that could harm the students,” she said. “We did not want to take any chances, though.”

— Rema Atiya


Expert to speak on coping skills for anger control

NE Campus will host Anger Management April 1.

Jane Phillips, a licensed clinical social worker, will give advice and tips on how to control and resolve anger.

She will discuss the roots of anger, its consequences and ways to cope.

The meeting will be held in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). A complimentary light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., and the program will be held 1-4 p.m.

Sponsored by the NE mental health department, continuing education services and student activities, the seminar is free for students and $20 for health care professionals, who will receive three contact hours.

To register, call 817-515-6417 or e-mail

— Ja Lessa Bonds


South seminar to examine how to de-stress

Students looking for ways to cope with stress can attend Laughing Your Way Through Stress, a health seminar 6-6:45 p.m. April 7 in SSTU Forum on South Campus.

Flo Stanton, South Campus coordinator of health services, will discuss laughter as a coping mechanism during the third seminar in a series on stress management.

“How many times have you laughed today?” Stanton asked. “We feel good because we’ve laughed.”

Students from all campuses and the public can attend.

— Jessica Whitman


Health center will sponsor South health fair

Health services on South Campus is sponsoring a health fair April 7.

The fair will provide health-related information and some screenings for HIV, STDs, BMIs, blood pressure, heart rate and hearing. In addition to the screenings, Collins Family Planning will assist women with questions regarding pregnancy tests, birth control and other planned parenting concerns.

The health fair will also conduct a urinalysis for pregnancy and urine specimen for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

“Everything done will remain confidential,” said Flo Stanton, health services coordinator. “You will receive a phone call with your results for the HIV testing.”

The health fair is free and open to the public. The fair is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SSTU first floor hall, lobby and cafeteria.

— Megan Carradine


Trinity River hosting job fair for public

Trinity River Campus career and employment services will hold a job fair April 9.

Attendees should dress professionally and bring several copies of their résumés.

RadioShack Corp., JPS Health Network, Wells Fargo Bank and Fort Worth ISD are among the employers who have confirmed their participation. Other employers have indicated interest as well.

The free event is open to the public and will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Main Street in the Trinity Building.

— Andrea Conley

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