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2018
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WRC Celebrates National Day On Writing

 

Writing Logo

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)—the second largest university in Houston—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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.