North Texas Suburban News Archive


   

TCC Students, Employees Make Holidays Brighter for North Texans in Need

As part of its commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College is celebrating the holiday season with charitable-giving projects across the District.

TCC Northwest is collecting items for 6 Stones’ New Hope Center, which provides emergency assistance of food, clothing and other resources to local families. Student Development Services is coordinating the project, with collection boxes located in Advising & Counseling, Student Accessibility Resources, Testing and other campus offices. Organizers will deliver donated items in mid-December and again in the spring

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Dead Writers’ Night

More than 160 TCC students, faculty and staff gathered in the Walsh Library on Oct. 19 for the first annual Dead Writers’ Night event.

Sponsored by the English Department, the Halloween-themed event encouraged participants to dress up in costumes inspired by their favorite deceased author or character and read from the author’s works.

Sixty-three students read from works including Shakespeare, John Milton, Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Margaret Mitchell.

The event will continue next October, organizers said, and the committee is also planning a poetry reading event, SlamCon, on

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet December 14

Supporting materials for the Board meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings Web page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Take notice that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Public Comment. (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
Board Action Items and Board Business

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Marine Creek Collegiate HS Gets New Leader

Tom Fraire, new principal of Marine Creek Collegiate High School, wants his students to know that he’s here to H.E.L.P. them.

H is for hear – “I’m here to listen to them, to figure out where they are.”

E is for encourage – “As a leader, I’ve got to stay positive.”

L is for love – “I’m about relationships. That’s easy for me. I grew up in a traditional Hispanic family, and we’re huggers.”

P is for prepare – “Prepare them for what? Well, I don’t know. Maybe the next day or the next test. But I’m starting to write letters of recommendation and one

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TCC Board of Trustees Governance Committee Meeting December 7

Take notice that the Governance Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held at the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Review proposed agenda for the December 14, 2017, meeting of the Board of Trustees
Discuss Recommendations
Board Work Session
Closed Session

Deliberation Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the

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Learn How to Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

Please stop by TCC Trinity River’s Department of Computer Science on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, from 9 am to 12 pm in TREF 7201, to participate in the largest learning event in history!

RSVP Below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjc-edrxH2VwoYmNREbX7UtxrEa7KUPd8oWNoLNzLnAfMkZw/viewform

 

 

 

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet December 7

Supporting materials for the Board meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings Web page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Take notice that a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Closed Session:

Consultation with Attorney, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code. For purposes of

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Fire Training Instructors Head to Houston After Harvey

Heroes abounded as Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Gulf Coast, and Northwest Campus certainly had its share. As noted in the Accolades section of Northwest Link, 15 instructors from the Fire Service Training Center deployed to the Gulf to assist with rescue efforts. Northwest Link asked some of them to share their most striking memories with the campus community:

Donnie Hurd, Trophy Club Fire Department

My engine crew, consisting of myself, a driver and two firefighters, were initially sent to Webster, where we were stationed for the first two days. During this time, we assisted in

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Prof. Sosa Wins Chancellor’s Award

For a good indicator of why Thomas Sosa received the 2017 Northwest Campus Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Teaching, stop by his office a few minutes after one of his biology classes concludes.

He’s with a student, and they’re discussing sugars. Another student waits outside. She’s confused on the types of biochemical covalence. Before she can get her turn, however, a third student shows up. This time the topic will be DNA.

“I try to be available,” Sosa said. “Science is hard. It’s almost a foreign language. I know what it is to be an undergraduate. I was there not too

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Giving Thanks

It’s autumn. The trees were bright with color, and none more so than the Thankful Trees on the window across the hall from the Northwest bookstore.

“It started out as one tree,” said Vesta Martinez, director of student development services, “but now we have an orchard!”

The arboreal display came about when President Zarina Blankenbaker and her executive team were looking for a way for students to express their thankfulness. “She had the idea of a tree on which students could put leaves saying what they are thankful for,” said Joe Rode, vice president for student development

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