Be Aware of Scams Targeting Military Consumers

This week marks the 100th anniversary to the end of World War I, observed earlier this week as Veterans Day. It’s a time we honor the service of all of our U.S. military veterans. It’s also a time to bring to light the harsh realities that service members, veterans and their families face when it comes to scams. Unfortunately, they are common targets, with a median reported loss of $280 last year. That’s 27% higher than the general population.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) receives thousands of reports per year from active duty service members, military families and veterans

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Prof. Luyster and Students Present at National Conference

Paul Luyster (Biology) and nine TCC South students in May presented a workshop, “Using Case Studies and Concept Mapping Assignments to Enhance Student Engagement and Learning in A&P” at the 32nd annual Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Conference at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Luyster, who teaches anatomy and physiology (A&P) and other biology courses, also is the sponsor of the TCC South Health Science Club, a student group that supports those seeking degrees in health occupations. He presented his research on the efficacy of using concept maps in his

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet November 15

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, November 15, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Public Comment/Special Presentation (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
Board Action Items

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TCC Celebrates 50th Birthday

For some, it was a 12-month stroll down memory lane. For others, it was an adventure in learning about this place of which they are part. For still others, it was one heck of a party.

But for everyone who was a part of TCC South’s 50th Birthday Celebration, it was a gigantic team effort that was recently recognized when the Celebration Team was accorded the Chancellor’s Employee Excellence Award in the Service to Community Category.

Many team members doubtless greeted the end of festivities with a huge sigh of relief. But several months have passed, and a few of the key participants,

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Drop by the Writing Center

You catch flies with honey, it’s said, but what do you use to catch students?

Coffee.

At least that’s the bait of preference for Gabrielle “Gabby” Raymond as she embarks on a marketing program to lure South Campus students to her underground lair, otherwise known at the Writing Center.

The plan, of course, is that those who come for a cup will see and take advantage of what’s offered, not only in the Writing Center, but also in the Language Acquisition Lab, Student Success Lab and Computer Lab. All are housed in SCLC, the subterranean facility just north of the Garrett

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Geology Lab Sandbox

We now have a running joke in the Science Building that my students play in the sandbox to learn Geology.

Well, yes, I guess we do. But it’s a very special augmented reality sandbox, one of only a handful in Texas that consists of a hands-on exhibit combined with 3-D visualization applications created by researchers at the University of California at Davis. One simply molds the sand by hand and the landscape comes to life. The sand is augmented in real-time with an elevation color map, topographic contour lines and simulated water.

This new augmented reality technology

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Mayors Monarch Summit

Had you peeked under the desk in Floreen Henry’s office in mid-September, you might have seen … well, nothing … at least not at first. The room was being kept dark and unusually cool.

But if you’re blessed with night vision, you saw hundreds of somnolent monarch butterflies that on Sept. 20 were to play the climactic role in TCC South’s Mayors Monarch Summit. Their release capped a day long program that included a keynote address by Susan Kaderka, director of the National Wildlife Federation’s South Central Region, and a panel of Tarrant County mayors, all of who are signatories

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TCC Trinity River Campus Makes Military Times’ Top 5 for Second Consecutive Year

Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus continues to be recognized by Military Times as one of the best places for current military and veterans to pursue an education. For the second consecutive year, Military Times named TCC to its “Best for Vets: Colleges” list unveiled this week.
TCC Trinity River was the highest-ranked institution in Texas, landing 3rd on a list of 33 two-year schools in the state. There were a total of 208 institutions listed in this year’s rankings, divided in categories for four-year, two-year, online and nontraditional schools, and career and technical

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TCC Board of Trustees Governance Meeting November 8

Take notice that the Governance 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 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Review proposed agenda for the November 15, 2018, 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 purchase,

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Delta partners with TCC to meet maintenance technician demand

Delta Air Lines, the world’s second-largest airline, is partnering with Tarrant County College to help meet the extraordinary demand for aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs). TCC is one of 37 AMT schools in the nation selected by the airline to prepare for the hiring need.

AMTs service, repair and overhaul aircraft and aircraft components to keep them in safe flying condition. The 2018 Boeing Pilot & Technician outlook estimates that 754,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to maintain the world’s fleet over the next 20 years.

“The airline industry is experiencing

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