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Vaquero Ice Cream Bar

Ice cream will be served at noon today in the Student Union Commons on the Edinburg campus. For more information,call the Office of Student Union at 665-7989.

Game Room tournaments

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

The Gentleman’s Code

Counseling and Psychological Services will host a free session, titled “Fatherhood: Before & After Our Pregnancy,” 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.

Women’s history movie

In observance of Women’s History Month, the Office of Student Involvement will screen the movie “Suffragette” at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Student Union lawn in Brownsville and at the Student Union theater in Edinburg. For more information, call 665-2660.

‘The Hunting Ground’

The Delta Zeta sorority and the Office for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention will screen “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary on sexual assault, at 7 p.m. Thursday in EDUC 1.102 on the Edinburg campus. There will be a question-and-answer forum and discussion after the film. For more information, call 245-8710.

Union Canvas

The Student Union will host a Union Canvas from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Student Union Commons on the Edinburg campus. Students will paint the Vaquero logo under the instruction of Carl Vestweber, a lecturer in the Art Department. Materials will be provided. There is limited seating. Students can sign up at the Student Union Information Desk with a UTRGV ID. For more information, call 665-7989.

Summer entrepreneurship 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. 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.

Volunteers needed

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.

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 clinics, located in Cortez Hall 237 on the Brownsville campus and at 613 N. Sugar Rd. on the Edinburg campus. For more information, call Office Assistant Beverly Estrada at 882-3896.

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.


Social-confidence group

The UTRGV Counseling Center hosts a social-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.


A group therapy session for females by females, titled “Growing and Loving Ourselves” (G.A.L.S), takes place from noon to 1 p.m. each Monday in Cortez Hall 220 on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call the UTRGV Counseling Center at 882-3897.


The LGBTQ Group meets at 4 p.m. each Tuesday in University Center 306A on the Edinburg campus. Meetings are facilitated by experienced counselors and discussion is driven by concerns and needs of the group. For more information, call the UTRGV Counseling Center at 665-2574.

–Compiled by Monica Gudiño

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