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(May 23, 2011)--The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) in the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching will host the Young Writer's Camp Summer 2011 June 20-24 in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The camp for students in grades 4-8 offers emerging writers a place to practice refining their writing skills with others and a chance to grow as artisans and thinkers. Daily activities will include investigating the art of writing to apply to their own skills and celebrating their accomplishments with fellow campers.

Sessions will run 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Parents and friends are invited to attend the last day of each session to celebrate the student writing projects.

The cost for a one-week session is $125; the full-day cost is $225.

Scholarships are available for families of deserving young writers interested in attending the camp for whom financial assistance is a necessity. Students must send completed camp and scholarship applications along with a writing sample to the address listed on the camp application.

Tuition includes all materials and snacks, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is June 3; scholarship applications are due May 27.

To register and download scholarship applications, visit the Young Writer's Camp website.

Founded in 2006, SAWP is part of the National Writing Project with more than 200 sites across the United States. It is designed to have teachers teaching best practice writing to each other. Students in classes of the writing project teachers consistently score higher on their writing exams.

For more information, contact Kelley Meyer at 210-260-3850.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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