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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 Club House
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 Club House

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

Aqua Aerobics
Dates/Times: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Casa Bella Club House
Free and open to UTB students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by SHS - Campus Suicide Prevention Program, Residential Life, and UREC.
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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 Wednesday 9-4:30 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
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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
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Wellness Series
Workshops from 12-1 pm at MAIN Salon Cassia. Make your health & wellness a top priority!
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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.
Healthy Living, Diet, and Nutrition Program
Would you like to participate in a Research Study that focuses on healthy living, diet, and nutrition?
Student Health Services, Student Life, and UREC are recruiting 25 UTB Students who are serious about changing their sedentary lifestyles and who want to learn better eating habits.
• Are you a UTB Student?
• Are you at risk for pre-diabetes or diabetes?
• Do you have high blood pressure?
• Do you have abnormal cholesterol levels?
• Is your body mass index above 25?
• Is there a family history of Type 2 Diabetes?
• Are you interested but not sure if you qualify?
Then stop by our office and we can figure it out! If you qualify for the study, Student Health Services will provide confidential peer support groups, cooking demonstrations, tips and best practices for exercising, healthy living and nutritional eating.
Noon to 1 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Cortez Building 220
Sponsored by Student Health Services, Residential Life, and UREC. $25 fee includes: Pre and post labs, all learning materials, workout bag, and a water bottle! 
Veteran Females United Group

Join us for a confidential support meeting. Learn about women veteran medical and compensation benefits, veteran resources, transitioning, healthy relationships, self care and more at noon Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, and Nov. 7 and 21. Female veteran spouses welcome. Lunch will be provided. Location: Cortez 137 with Arlene Laboy 
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. Location: Cortez 220 with Leticia Fierros-Garza, LPC
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 4th & 18th, Oct. 16th & 30th, Nov. 13th and 27th
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 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. with Sandra L. Rubio, LCSW.
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
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Busy Moms Group
Bring your lunch and join Sandra Rubio, LCSW every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. starting Sept. 5 until Dec. 5, 2014 in Cortez Hall, Room 220. Free and open to all UTB students, faculty and staff.
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.
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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, November 20, 2014 at 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
Student Orgs and Drive Challenge:
Prize money for the Student Org Challenge has been donated by the Marrow Ambassadors of Central Texas.
To qualify for the prizes, participating UTB student organizations must have a representative actively working their assigned table every hour of all three days of the drives.
- $600 has been donated and will be awarded as follows:
- $200 will be awarded to the student org with the highest number of donors recruited for each day of the drives
Prizes will be presented at a post-event: CAMCO Celebration    
Note: We’ll need five student orgs – one student org per table for all three days of the drives
Call Beverly at (956) 882-7643 or stop by Cortez Hall 237 to pick up a commitment form.


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