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Air Hockey Tournament

An Air Hockey Tournament is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Student Union Game Room on the Edinburg campus. Vbucks will be awarded to top-place finishers. For more information, call the union at 665-7989.

Vaquero Ice Cream Bar

Ice cream will be served from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Main Building courtyard on the Brownsville campus. For more information, call the union at 665-7989.

Climbing Wall Pumpkin Challenge

UTRGV UREC will host the Climbing Wall Pumpkin Challenge from 3 to 10 p.m. today through Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m.

Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Wellness and Recreation Center in Edinburg.

Petals on the Lake

Nancy Oakley, author of the best-seller “The Quest for Serendipity” and a domestic violence survivor, will present a lecture during the annual Petals on the Lake, scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Texas Southmost College Fine Arts Center in Brownsville. The event will also feature a display of art and poetry by local high school and college students. The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office sponsors the event in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information, call Melissa A. Landin, public information officer for the district attorney’s office, at 544-0849.

Free movie

The movie “Years of Living Dangerously” will be screened at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the Student Union on the Edinburg campus and in the Student Union’s Gran Salón on the Brownsville campus.

Tree Campus USA

As part of Campus Sustainability Day, UTRGV will receive the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation during a ceremony scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday on the Chapel Lawn in Edinburg and on the Main Lawn in Brownsville. The ceremonies will be followed by tree plantings on both campuses at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 665-3731.

IRB/CITI certification

The Office of Engaged Scholarship & Learning invites undergraduate students to attend its

IRB/CITI Certification workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Academic Services Building 1.106 in Edinburg and Salón Cassia in Brownsville. Information about the Institutional Review Board will be presented, such as what to include on a new study application, how the review process works and general suggestions about how to ensure that ethical guidelines are followed. Register online to attend the free event at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-a-faculty-
mentor-tickets-18832348060. For more information and accommodations, call 665-3461 in Edinburg or 882-4300 in Brownsville.

Small business training series

“Building Your Online Presence!” a small business seminar presented by Jeanette Greider, of AIM Media Texas, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 311 E. Tyler Ave. For more information, call 423-5440.

Halloween activities

The Student Union will sponsor the following Halloween-related activities: a Pumpkin Carving Contest, 8 a.m. Oct. 28 in the East Patio on the Edinburg campus; a Haunted House from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29. in the Student Union in Edinburg; a Fright Fest at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 on the Casa Bella lawn in Brownsville; and a Halloween-themed-character costume contest from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Edinburg Student Union Commons. The scariest costume will win a prize. For more information, call Mabel Cortina-Matos at 665-7989.

RiSA Festival

The Rio Grande Science and Arts (RiSA) Festival gets under way Saturday with the STEMS Fun Run on the Brownsville campus. Other festival events in Brownsville are Astronomy in the Park, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave.; Art and Science of Wine, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Historic Brownsville Museum; and Nerd Nite, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Half Moon Saloon, 1101 E. Adams St. For more information, call Joey Shapiro Key, director of education and outreach for the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy,at 882-6665.

‘Modes’ art show

“Modes,” an exhibit by Chicano artist César Martínez, continues through Oct. 30. Admission is free for Patron of the Arts members. General admission is $1 and student semester passes are $3. For more information, call the Art Gallery at Rusteberg Hall at 882-7025.

–Compiled by Monica Gudiño

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