FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – As part of its commitment to supporting student learning and success through excellence in teaching and learning, Tarrant County College is marking Women’s History Month with events that examine past contributions and provide tools for healthy, successful futures.
Each of TCC’s five campuses will host activities during March. Events are free and open to the public.
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive: (DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE SYMPOSIUM WAS CANCELED) The 15th annual Women’s Symposium scheduled to launch the month-long celebration of Women’s History Month Feb. 28 was postponed due to inclement weather. Efforts are under way to reschedule the gathering that will feature speakers, exhibits, networking and a panel discussion on achieving goals in the business world. For more information, call 817-515-4740.
Learn about Elithe Kirkland, Texas’ first great female author and an accomplished journalist, at a presentation by author Michael Price. The lecture will take place in the South Campus Student Center Forum Room, SSTU 2207, March 17 (11:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m.) and will include screenings of musical performances based on Kirkland’s work.
Women can receive a mammogram at South Campus March 26 through the Moncrief Cancer Institute’s mobile unit. Routine screenings are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost to uninsured women who qualify; insurance also is accepted. For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call 1-800-405-7739.
Enjoy the music of pianist Dr. Mijin Kim March 26 in the South Campus Recital Hall. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception.
Northeast Campus (828 W. Harwood Road in Hurst): Northeast Campus will host a presentation about efforts to stop human trafficking in the United States and around the world. Representatives of Rescue Her, a local nonprofit, will speak 12:30-1:50 p.m. March 4 in the Student Center.
Get a foundation in self-defense at Northeast Campus March 16 (10 a.m.–noon). The class will cover techniques such as awareness, assertiveness, safety, and physical methods of protection. To register, call 817-515-6688.
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway.: Author Debra Winegarten will visit the Walsh Library at Northwest Campus March 19 (11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.) to share stories from the life of Oveta Culp Hobby. This extraordinary Texan served as the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the first commanding officer of the Women’s Army Corps, and the chair of the Houston Post board. Pizza will be served.
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy. in Arlington: TCC government professors Ruthann Geer and Marilyn Murphy will reflect on the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence March 23 (2:20-3:40 p.m.). The interactive discussion, which takes place in the Southeast Campus library, will include excerpts of the documentary “Miss Representation.”
Southeast Campus will highlight women’s historical contributions with a special exhibit on display March 17-31. The exhibit’s opening reception is March 18 (10:30-11:45 a.m.).
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle: Trinity River Campus’ Main Street will display a timeline showing significant events in women’s history throughout the month. In addition, the campus will hold “Library on the Loose” events along Main Street March 3 and March 24. Librarians will be on hand with books, videos, and other women’s history media available for instant checkout by the TCC community.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital of Fort Worth will bring its Wellness for Life mobile unit to Trinity River Campus March 26 for mammograms. Screenings are available by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Trinity River Campus Health Services at 817-515-1059.