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WRC Celebrates National Day On Writing


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Write a story, receive a cookie.

UHD's Writing and Reading Center (WRC) is asking all staff, faculty and students to take the challenge on Monday, Oct. 22 in honor of the National Day On Writing.

The catch? The story has to be a six-word story.

Those who accept the challenge and submit a six-word story will get a cookie from Tiff's Treats, accoriing to Scott Sands, WRC Coordinator. The day-long celebration will take place on Monday, October 22 in N-925. Light refreshments will also be served to those who participate.

The WRC prides itself on offering its services to the University. Dedicated to the craft of writing, WRC tutor are enthusiastic to share this special day w.

The National Day On Writing® (October 20), an initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English, is built on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration. Its official hashtag, for social media, is #WhyIWrite.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.