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UTSA to host regional 'Gray Matters' debate

(Jan. 7, 2004)--Local high school, college students and community members will have the chance to compete for the title "Master of the Minds," along with cash and prizes Friday, Jan. 30 in the UTSA Honors Alliance Gray Matters Debate.

The debate is at 7 p.m. in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) at the UTSA 1604 Campus, with a reception at 6 p.m. The debate and reception are free and open to the public.

All members of the South Texas community are invited to submit an original essay by Jan. 16 on this year's debate topic: "Which is more important -- success or personal integrity?" The top essayists will earn the chance to present their positions at the Gray Matters Debate.

Essays must be between 500 and 750 words, typed and double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. The submission should explain the entrant's position based on personal experience and observation. All statistics and quotes should be appropriately cited.

First-place winners in each category (high school, college and community) will claim the Master of the Minds title as well as cash and prizes valued at $450, while second, third and honorable mentions will also receive prizes.

The Gray Matters Debate is an annual event at UTSA with a different topic each year.

Download the entry form at

For more information on essay submission, contact Anne Englert at 210-458-4155.

--Leigh Anne Gullett

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