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

Senior Art Show I
The first Senior Art Show of the semester, “Sublime Nature,” opens with a reception at 6 tonight in the Gallery at Rusteberg Hall. “Sublime Nature” features the work of Peter Aguirre and Mark Treviño. The show runs through Friday. Admission is $1. For more information or special accommodations, call Visual Arts Lecturer Alejandro Macias at 882-7097.

Documentary screening
Stories of the Mind, documentaries aiming to change the conversation on mental health, will be screened from 6:30 to 8 tonight in Main Building’s Salón Cassia. For more information, call Counseling and Psychological Services at 882-3897.

Game-A-Palooza
The Student Union invites students to Game-A-Palooza from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Game Room on the Edinburg campus. For more information, call 665-7989.

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

Smile Dolls
The Operation Smile Club at UTRGV invites the campus community to join it in making Smile Dolls from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in STAC 1.101 on the Edinburg campus. The dolls are for children with a cleft lip or palate who are awaiting surgery. For more information, email Lesley Robles at lesley.robles01@utrgv.edu.

Free movie
The movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be screened at 7 p.m. May 4 in the Casa Bella Stomping Grounds on the Brownsville campus and in the Student Union Theater on the Edinburg campus. Students are encouraged to dress up as Star Wars characters for the occasion. For more information, call 665-7989 or 882-5111.

‘Le Petit Prince’
The UTRGV French Theater Class will present “Le Petit Prince” at 2 p.m. May 7 and 8 in the Texas Southmost College Arts Center. Admission is free for UTRGV students with school ID, $2 for non-UTRGV students and $5 general admission. The play is based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. An Escapade of French music will be sung live. For more information, email Professor Suzanne Lalonde at suzanne.lalonde@utrgv.edu or visit frenchutrgv.us.

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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