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Free flu shots

UTRGV Health Services will administer free flu shots for students from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at its clinic in Cortez Hall 237 on the Brownsville campus and its clinic at 613 N. Sugar Rd. on the Edinburg campus. For more information, call Office Assistant Beverly Estrada at 882-3896.

Looking for volunteers

The Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center is looking for volunteers for its San Benito and Brownsville locations. The center is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and serves child victims of abuse. For more information, call Elsa Garcia,volunteer coordinator/community educator, at 361-3313.

Graduation application deadlines

Students planning to graduate this summer must submit their application today. Students who plan to graduate in Fall 2016 must turn in their application by May 1. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 665-3661 or email gradcollege@utrgv.edu.

Visions for 2016

Create a Vision Board for goals that you want to achieve in 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union on the Edinburg campus. For more information, call 665-2574.

Meet the Faculty

The School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling will host a “Meet the Faculty” event from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Union’s Gran Salón in Brownsville. For more information, call 665-7036.

Port of Brownsville public hearing

The Port of Brownsville will conduct a public hearing on a $30 million senior lien revenue bond issue for extending, enlarging or developing district facilities at 9 a.m. Thursday in the conference room of the Brownsville Navigation District, located at 1000 Foust Rd. Those who intend to express their view are invited to contact Stephen B. Fitzgibbons, district finance director, at 831-4592 or via email at sbfitszgibbons@portofbrownsville.com in advance to the hearing.

Study abroad scholarship

The International Women’s Board of the UTRGV Foundation is accepting applications for its summer study abroad scholarship. All applicants should have 70 hours, completed the core curriculum, have a grade-point average of at least a 3.2 and have excellent references. The deadline to apply is Friday. Applications can be obtained and submitted in the UTRGV Office of International Programs and Partnerships. For more information, call 882-8955 in Brownsville and 665-3572 in Edinburg.

FreshStart Conference

A FreshStart Conference will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Student Union’s Gran Salón on the Brownsville campus and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Student Union Theater on the Edinburg campus. The conference is designed to help students further develop their professional and academic skills in order to become more successful. To register, go to https://utrgv.collegiatelink.net/form/start/86332. For more information, call 882-5111 or 665-2660.

Mardi Gras

UTRGV will celebrate Mardi Gras with face painting and mask decorating at noon Feb. 9 in the Commons on Edinburg campus and in the Student Union’s Comedor on the Brownsville campus. The UTRGV Jazz Ensemblewill provide music and food will be served. For more information, call 665-7989.

‘Love and War’

The UTRGV Counseling Center will host a couples group therapy, titled “Love and War,” on Feb. 10. Interested couples may sign up by emailing Maria Alejandra Mazariegos at maria.mazariegos@utrgv.edu or calling 882-3897.

International Scholarship

The Office of International Programs and Partnershipsis accepting applications for the International Education Fee Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled at UTRGV during the term of the study abroad program as a degree seeking student, with a minimum of 12-credit hours as an undergraduate or a minimum of 6-credit hours as a graduate student. Undergraduate applicants must have a grade-point average of at least a 2.5 and graduate students must have a GPA of at least 3.0. The deadline to apply is Feb. 12. For more information, call 882-8955 in Brownsville and 665-3572 in Edinburg.

Entrepreneurship summer program

The University of Texas System is accepting applications from students in all 14 institutions for the Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship, afive-week summer program from May 31 to July 1 at the IC2 Institute in Austin. The fellowship offers 20 two-person student teams the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized faculty, instructors and facilitators, and will utilize evidence-based entrepreneurship methodologies to test their business concepts. The deadline to apply for the tuition-free training program is March 14. Early admission is Feb. 29. Students may apply at www.ic2.utexas.edu/sef. For more information, email IC2 Program Manager Aprille Raabe at SEF@lc2.utexas.edu or call Ken Ma in the University Affiliates Department at (512)499-4778.

–Compiled by Monica Gudiño

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