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Stargate Talks
Sean Casey co-founder and managing director of the Silicon Valley Space Center, will present a lecture titled “Creating New Space City” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Brownsville Event Center, 1 Event Center in Brownsville. Also speaking will be Christopher Wren, a Google software engineer, and Fredrick Jenet, an associate professor of physics at UTRGV. For more information, call Bertha Garza at 547-1017.

Documentary screening
Stories of the Mind, documentaries aiming to change the conversation on mental health, will be screened from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salón. For more information, call Counseling and Psychological Services at 882-3897.

Game Room tournaments
An Air Hockey 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.

Health and Wellness Series
A presentation, titled “Cultural Barriers and Sexuality,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Cortez Hall 118 on the Brownsville campus. The session is part of the Health and Wellness Series sponsored by the Counseling Center. For more information, call 882-3897.

Make a Difference Fair
Community organizations will offer volunteer opportunities for students during the Make a Difference Fair, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Chapel Lawn in Edinburg. For more information, call the Office of Student Involvement at 882-5111.

Suicide prevention training
The School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling will host QPR Suicide Prevention Training from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Sabal Hall 1.106 on the Brownsville campus. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, contact Antonio Aguirre, a clinical assistant professor, at antonio.aguirre@utrgv.edu.

Game-A-Palooza
The Student Union invites students to Game-A-Palooza from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the PlainsCapital Bank Comedor on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call 665-7989.

Government, Law Enforcement Expo
The Career Center will host a Government and Law Enforcement Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Main Courtyard on the Brownsville campus. Students are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé and network with potential employers. For more information, call 882-5627.

Engaged Scholar Symposium
The ES² 16 Engaged Scholar Symposium will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Student Union on the Brownsville campus and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Ballroom on the Edinburg campus. The symposium is a celebration and promotion of UTRGV undergraduate achievement in the areas of research, service learning and creative works in all disciplines. For more information, call 665- 3461.

Earth Day
There will be an Earth Day celebration at noon Friday in the Commons on the Edinburg campus and on the Student Union’s patio on the Brownsville campus. For more information call, 665-7989.

Suicide prevention walk
The School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling will host the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk beginning at 9:15 a.m. Saturday on the Student Union lawn. Registration opens at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Antonio Aguirre, a clinical assistant professor, at antonio.aguirre@utrgv.edu.

Amazing Festival
The American Marketing Association will host the AMAzing Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday at Galleria 409, 409 E. 13th St. in Brownsville. There will be live music, food and art exhibits. Admission is $5. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/1758787517677946/.

Vaquero Ice Cream Bar
Ice cream will be served from noon to 1 p.m. April 25 in the Main Building’s courtyard on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call the Student Union at 665-7989.

Denim Day
The Counseling Center and the Office of Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention encourage the campus community to wear jeans April 27 in protest against sexual violence. Denim Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Main Courtyard on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call 882-3897.

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.

Peace of Mind Yoga
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.

Meetings
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.

G.A.L.S.
A group therapy session for women by women, 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.

LGBTQ Group
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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