The American Marketing Association will host a series of events on the Edinburg campus in observance of Marketing Week: Bert Ogden Harlingen Manager Cristal Hernandez and Digital Marketing Director Pete Lukjanov will be guest speakers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today in Room 118 of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship; Oscar Ramos, social media manager for the college, will conduct a LinkedIn Workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 116 of the college; Shalimar Madrigal, director for the City of Hidalgo, will speak from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 118; Jorge Ibarra, a student assistant at the Career Center, will lead a Résumé Workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 1.106 of the Academic Services Building; and the AMA invites students to watch and analyze “Shark Tank” clips from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday in Room 118. For more information, call 534-7278.
The annual UTRGV Invitational Choral Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex Auditorium in Edinburg. The UTRGV University Choir will perform, as well as the Johnny G. Economedes High School Choir, Edinburg North High School Choir and Robert Vela High School Choir. At the conclusion of the concert, the combined choirs will sing two selections under the direction of David Means, director of the University Choir. Admission is free. For more information, call 882-7025.
The University Recreation Center will host a bra-decorating event from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. today until Thursday in the University Recreation Building. Participants are asked to bring their own bra. Decoration supplies will be provided. Categories include most creative, most visually appealing and most UTRGV spirited. Winners will receive a UREC prize pack. Bras will be voted on at 8 p.m. Thursday during the Zumbathon. Sigma Lambda Gamma will sell the decorated bras for $10 at the Zumbathon. Proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For more information, call 665-7808.
The National Society of Leadership and Success will host a live-stream event with leaders, celebrities and best-selling authors where students can sit and listen from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Student Union PlainsCapital Bank Theater on the Edinburg campus. For more information, call 882-6756.
Fish and chips
The Encounter Campus Ministry invites UTRGV students to lunch at the Edinburg Chapel Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Habit Workshop
The Student Food Pantry will host Power of Planning from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1.422 of the Main Building in Brownsville. Activities will include planning a healthy meal and preparing a cucumber salad recipe. For more information, call 882-8980.
Breakfast to go
The Baptist Student Ministry will provide free breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Main East front lawn on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call 383-7491.
Used Book Sale
The Sigma Tau Delta-International English Honor Society will host a book sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the University Center on the Edinburg campus. Books will range from $1 to $3 and will be of a diverse selection. For more information, call 665-8752.
Safe Zone Ally Training
Student Involvement will host Safe Zone Ally Training from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Student Academic Center on the Edinburg campus. It will be an interactive training with social activities to spread awareness on LGBTQIA+ related topics. Participants can speak their mind, ask questions and be themselves. To RSVP, go to http://utrgv.collegiatelink.net/form/start/92453. For more information, call 665-7989.
Treble Thrivers performance
The Treble Thrivers will host an acoustic session from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Student Union on the Edinburg campus. The singing group will perform a capella and acoustic music. For more information, call 457-2494.
Cha Cha Zumbathon
The University Recreation Center will host a Cha Cha Zumbathon from 6 to 9 p.m. in the University Recreation Building to help raise donations for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Admission is free. The center will also cut hair for those who would like to donate their hair to Locks of Love. For more information, call 665-7808.
Fonzi Studios will host “Love Sex God,” a master of fine arts thesis exhibit, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the School of Art. The exhibit speaks of the artist’s love-hate relationship toward men as well as illustrate the male-to-male attraction and conflict between homosexuality and God. All sculptures are nude. FonziStudios asks attendees to attend at their own discretion. Refreshments will be available and admission is free. For more information, call 665-3480.
STEMS 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk
The South Texas Engineering, Math & Science Alumni Association Inc. will host the 17th annual STEMS 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk from 7 a.m. to noon at the Brownsville Events Center. For more information, call 882-5845.
Ballet San Antonio
Ballet San Antonio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg. Hosted by the Office of Public Art at UTRGV, it will be the premiere performance under the new Performing Arts Complex Distinguished Artists Series. Willie Shives, the new artistic director of Ballet San Antonio, is an Edinburg native. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children and students with a UTRGV ID. They can be purchased at http://patron.utrgv.edu/ or at the door. For more information, call 665-3881 or email email@example.com.
The UTRGV Collegiate Recovery Program will hand out Drug-Free Awareness Red Ribbon Pins from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Student Union in Edinburg. The event is part of the department’s Drug-Free Red Ribbon Campaign. For more information, call 665-2674 or visit facebook.com/utrgvcollegiaterecoveryprogram.
–Compiled by Brenda Garza