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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) – 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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.