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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.

Lunar New Year Celebration

The Office of Global Engagement will host a Lunar New Year Celebration today from 2 to 3 p.m. in the University Ballroom on the Edinburg campus and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Salón Cassia on the Brownsville campus. Free international food, calligraphy, face painting, games, lanterns and more will be offered. For more information, call UTRGV International Admissions and Student Services at 882-7092 in Brownsville or at 665-2922 in Edinburg.

SGA events

The Student Government Association will sponsor three activities this week. In the “Fallin’ for You” couple photo contest, prizes will be awarded for most liked photo ($100 Vbucks each) and second most liked ($50 Vbucks each). Interested students may submit their photo by 11:59 tonight at sga@utrgv.edu. On Fat Tuesday, the SGA will serve free doughnuts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Student Union lawn in Brownsville. A Kissing Booth will be in place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Main Building’s courtyard on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call 882-5937.

Self-Confidence Group

The UTRGV Counseling Center hosts a self-confidence group, “Reveal Yourself,” from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in Cortez Hall 118 on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call 882-3897.

Mardi Gras

UTRGV will celebrate Mardi Gras with face painting and mask decorating at noon Tuesday in the Commons on the Edinburg campus and in the Student Union’s Comedor on the Brownsville campus. Food will be served and the UTRGV Jazz Ensemble will perform. For more information, call 665-7989.

Juju Chang: ‘The Power of Your Story’

The National Society of Leadership and Success will sponsor a video broadcast featuring ABC News’ “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang, who will speak on “The Power of Your Story” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Main Building’s Salón Cassia on the Brownsville campus. For more information, visit www.societyleadership.org.

Peace of mind yoga sessions

Learn how to manage stress levels and do various types of yoga exercises from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday on
the Brownsville Student Union lawn. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association. For more information, call 882-5937.

‘Love and War’

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

The Gentleman’s Code

Counseling and Psychological Services will host a free session, titled “Men’s Self-Care, A Grooming and Health Guide,” at noon Wednesday in Cortez Hall 118 on the Brownsville campus. The males-only session will take place the second Wednesday of every month. For more information, call 882-3897.

Game Room tournaments

A Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament will take place Tuesday and an Air Hockey Tournament is scheduled Feb. 17 in the Student Union Game Room on the Edinburg campus. Both are scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. VBucks will be awarded to top-place finishers. For more information, call 665-7989.

Adviser Workshop Series

“Leading Diverse Groups” will take place from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Friday in Main Building room 1.502 on the Brownsville campus. The session is part of the Adviser Workshop Series sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. For more information, call 882-5111.

International Scholarship

The Office of International Programs and Partnerships is 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 six 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 Friday. For more information, call 882-8955 in Brownsville or 665-3572 in Edinburg.

Window Painting Contest

All student organizations in good standing are invited to participate in the Window Painting Contest from Feb. 15 to 20 in the Student Union on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call 665-7989.

UTRGV Theatre Alumni reunion

The UTRGV Theatre Department will host a reunion of theatre alumni March 6 in Edinburg. Former students, faculty and fans are invited to a full day of reunion activities, starting with a reunion lunch, attendance at the 7:30 p.m. performance of “The Miracle Worker” and culminating with after-play parties. For more information, email Elva Galvan, UTRGV theatre manager, at elva.galvan@utrgv.edu.

Entrepreneurship summer program

The University of Texas System is accepting applications from students in all 14 institutions for the Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship, a five-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.

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

–Compiled by Monica Gudiño

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