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Event Calendar - Summer & Fall 2014

For more information about the events Student Health Services hosts or ideas on future activities please call the office at (956) 882-3896 or via email at


Dates/Times: Every Monday at 5:30-6:30 pm

Location: Casa Bella

Join us for Zumba every Monday! Students, faculty and staff of all levels of Zumba are welcome! The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly Zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday to promote well-being on campus.  Classes are held with certified instructor Fanny Pinales. Please be punctual. See you there!

Yoga Classes
Dates/Times: Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Casa Bella by the pool/gym area (depending on weather)

The Campus Suicide Prevention Program of SHS is hosting weekly Hatha Yoga classes to promote well-being on campus with certified instructor Blanca Ramirez. Students, faculty, and staff of all levels of yoga are welcome! Please be punctual. See you there! Namaste Flyer.jpgFlyer.jpg

Aqua Aerobics

Dates/Times: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Casa Bella by the pool/gym area (depending on weather)
Free and open to UTB students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by SHS - Campus Suicide Prevention Program, Residential Life, and UREC. Aqua Aerobics.jpgAqua Aerobics.jpg

Bootcamp Challenge

Dates/Times: Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Casa Bella Lawn (in case of inclement weather, inside UREC)
Free and open to UTB students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by SHS - Campus Suicide Prevention Program, Residential Life, and UREC.

Free HIV Testing

Dates/Times: Every other Wednesday 9 am-12 pm and 1-3 pm

Location: Student Health Services, Cortez Hall 237

Did you know? About 1 in 4 new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24. Most of them do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others. Come and get tested. Provided by Valley Aids Council

Co-Dependency Anonymous

Dates/Times: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Location: Casa Bella Clubhouse
Learn how to grow and make healthy relationships. Types of Codependent behaviors: • Dependency • Control • Poor behavior • Low self-esteem 14-460 CODA Meeting flyer v5 elw at Casa Bella location.pdf14-460 CODA Meeting flyer v5 elw at Casa Bella location.pdf

Collegiate Recovery Program

Dates/Times: Wednesdays 12:30 pm
Location: Cortez 220
All the meetings are open and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Vanja Joksic at 956-882-7158 or email Flyer.jpgAA Flyer.jpg
Wellness Series 
Workshops from 12-1 pm. Free lunch and door prizes at Salon Cassia. Make your health & wellness a top priority!

Monday, Sept. 8th - The best kept secrets on what it takes to succeed at UTB!

Monday, Sept. 22nd- Spread the KNOWLEDGE not the VIRUS. Think before you act!

Monday, Oct. 6th - 1 Word, 1 Voice, 1 Life. Be the 1 to Start the Conversation!

Monday, Oct. 20th - Violence Against Women and Personal Safety on Campus

Monday, Nov. 3rd - Managing Family Problems & Keeping up with Your Classes and Grades!

Monday, Nov. 17th - Your Fool Proof Guide to "Eating Clean!" Cooking Demo.

Monday, Dec. 1st - Avoid These Top 5 Mistakes at Your Next Job Interview.

Veteran Females United Support Group

Dates/Times: Begining February 14, 2014, every other Friday from 12-1:30 p.m. 

Location: Cortez 137

Topics: Stress management, transitioning, relaxation Techniques, coping, time management, healthy relationships, and self care. VFU flyer2.pdfVFU flyer2.pdf

Peer Support Group - Ready? Set? Heal?
The group will teach you that you are not alone, gain control, develop self-confidence, develop new friendships, and learn new skills to enhance your life.
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4th
Thursday, Sept. 18th
Thursday, Oct. 16th
Thursday, Oct. 30th
Thursday, Nov. 13th
Thursday, Nov. 27th

Grief Support Group
"Grief isnt something you get over. It's something you go through ." Alan Pedersen
All meetings take place at Cortez Hall 220 at 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11th - Understanding Grief & Loss
Thursday, Sept. 25th - Coping with a loved one's serios and long term illness
Thursday, Oct. 9th - Coping with a loss of a friendship, breakup, or divorce
Thursday, Oct. 23rd - Loss of cherished dream
Thursday, Nov. 6th - Taking Care of yourself
Thursday, Nov. 20th - Coping with the loss of a pet
Thursday, Dec. 4th -  Dealing with grief during the holiday season

Busy Moms Group

Dates/Times: Fridays 12-1 p.m.
Location: Cortez 220
Activity: The group will focus on everything that is important to busy moms, including stress management, relaxation, time management, wellness, and parenting. Relationship status doesn't matter. Student, staff, faculty are welcomed and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP 24 hrs. in advance with Sandra Rubio, LCSW. busy moms.jpgbusy moms.jpg

Active Minds Club

Dates/Times: Tuesdays 3-4  p.m.
Location: Cortez 224
Active Minds at UTB is a student-run mental health awareness organization trying to reduce the stigma on mental illness by informing students about mental health. Activities varies. Flyer
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Blood Donation Drives

Blood donors are always needed. Schedule an appointment with Beverly Estrada at (956) 882-7643. One donation saves three lives. For more information on blood donation check out: 

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 10-2 pm

Be The Match Bone Marrow Drives

  • Monday, October 6, 2014 from 10-4 pm
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 10-4 pm
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 10-4 pm

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