TJC LVNs WALK FOR WALK FOR MS
Over 300 people participated in the March 15 MS Walk at Bergfeld park and raised $11,500. The TJC LVN team raised over $4000.

TJC LINDALE CLASSROOM APPROVED
Tyler Junior College will soon be branching outside of Tyler. The TJC Board of Trustees agreed February 28 to set up a classroom location in Lindale. The classroom is slated to start in the Fall 2008 semester. More details on the location and classes are expected to be decided in the coming weeks.

BAT ATTACKS WORKERS
Cleaning crews were forced to leave Pirtle Technology Building March 14. The manager reported to Campus Safety officers his crew was being attacked by a bat on the third floor. There were no injuries and maintenance crews were notified of the special visitor.

ORIENTATION WORKERS NEEDED
The Admissions Office is trying to find workers for this year’s Apache Orientation. Students must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the college. Students can earn a scholarship of up to $750 if they are selected for the program.

STUDENTS USE SNOW AS WEAPON
Snow is a rare occurrence in East Texas, and some students got carried away with last Friday’s flurries. Campus Safety officers said March 7 they were called out to Sledge Hall after students were reportedly throwing snowballs at cars. No damage was reported and the officers only issued warnings to the perpetrators.

LUMINANT ACADEMY OPENS
Classes are underway in the new Luminant Academy on the TJC West Campus. The 24,000 square foot, two floor facility opened March 3 on the Tyler Junior College West Campus. Courses will focus on getting students certified to work in the mining, construction, and electricity generation for Luminant Energy. The company operates nearby power plants in Rusk and Titus counties.

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