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Game-A-Palooza

The Student Union invites students to Game-A-Palooza from noon to 2 p.m. July 21 in the Student Union’s La Sala on the Brownsville campus and Aug. 10 in the Student Union Game Room on the Edinburg campus. For more information, call 665-7989.

Free Vision Clinic

Members of the Baptist Student Ministry at UTRGV will provide a Free Vision Clinic for Kids K-12 for the Brownsville community from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 in Tejas Mobile Home PIB Mexicana, 409 Morningside Rd.; July 27 in Trinity Baptist Church, 505 Old Alice Rd.; and July 28 in El Buen Pastor, 260 McKenzie. For more information or to pre-register, call 320-6545.   

Game Room tournaments

A Billiards Tournament will take place July 21, a Texas Hold’ em Poker Tournament July 28 and an Air Hockey Tournament Aug. 4 in the Student Union Game Room on the Edinburg campus. The tournaments will take place from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call 665-7989.

National Watermelon Day

Free watermelon will be served to students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Main Building’s Courtyard on the Brownsville campus and in the East Patio on the Edinburg campus. At the same time, the third annual Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest will take place. V Bucks will be awarded. For more information, call 665-7989.

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Free chocolate chip cookies will be served to students in honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 on the Student Union lawn on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call 665-7989.

Business Summit

First lady of Texas Cecilia Abbott and strategic partnership expert Barbara Harrington will speak at the RGV Nonprofit Business Summit, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Region One Education Service Center in Edinburg, 1900 W. Schunior St. The summit is part of the Texas Nonprofit Summit Series.  Registration is $25 for students and $85 for nonprofit and business leaders. To register, go to www.texasnonprofitsummit.org. For more information, call 665-3361.

Research Institute

Explore the possibilities of undergraduate research and learn how to get started with interdisciplinary research from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 in STAC 1.112A on the Edinburg campus and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Main Building 2.236 on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call 665-3461.

Business Without Borders

A dinner and discussion with Antonio O. Garza, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and moderated by the Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Brownsville Events Center, 1 Events Center Blvd. For more information, call 542-4341.

Volunteers Needed

The Positive Community Impact Coalition, a nonprofit organization serving 19 counties by bringing new projects with evidence-based information for intervention, prevention and treatment of substance abuse, invites students on the Brownsville campus to bring their best ideas for a public service announcement. The best idea chosen will be filmed for a commercial that will be presented on television and in local movie theaters. For more information, call Alexandra Ybarra, PCI coalition coordinator, at 624-7144 or 423-0018, Ext. 11.   

–Compiled by Monica Gudiño

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