TAMIU Summer Programs Attract Area Youngsters

Texas A&M International University's new state-of-the-art campus in north Laredo is teaming with kids and teens as over 200 youngsters participate in TAMIU's summer programs for 1st - 6th graders and 7th - 11th graders.

TAMIU's popular Summer Children's Workshop for 1st - 6th graders, and Summer Academy for 7th-11th graders have attracted large numbers of participants because programs afford a variety of rich, mind-expanding learning experiences that are fun and eye-opening, said Oscar J. Munoz, Director of the University's Continuing Education Program which sponsors the programs.

"Both the Summer Children's Workshop, now in its tenth year, and the Summer Academy, first introduced last summer, focus on taking advantage of summer down time through exposure to new learning in exciting topic areas," said Munoz.

Special effort has been made to capitalize on the University's new campus and the amenities it affords, such as computer labs with Internet access and the spacious grounds and classroom facilities.

"The new campus has allowed us to explore new areas, for example, the sciences, which will afford some unique learning opportunities," Munoz continued.

Course offerings for the Summer Children's Workshop, for 1st - 6th graders, include Macintosh Computer Lab, Arts and Crafts, Exploring the Global Village, Real-life Math, Children's Literature/Creative Writing, Real Life Science, Music In Action, and Cooperative Sports.

Course offerings for the Summer Academy, for teenagers from ages 13 to 18 in grades 7th - 11th, include Internet for Fun and Research, Introduction to Sculpture, Introduction to Computers, Life-Science- Forensics Lab, Environmental Analysis Lab, Library Science, Math- Calculator Preparation for SAT, Chess, and Introduction to German for 7th - 8th participants, and Hypnosis for Personal Growth, Introduction to German, Introduction to Computers, Parapsychology-Exploring the Unknown, Creative Sculpture, Math Calculator Preparation for SAT, Internet for Fun and Research, Life Sciences-Forensics Lab, and Environmental Analysis Lab for 9th - 11th grade participant.

The Summer Children's Workshop and the Summer Academy continue at TAMIU through July 12.

For more information in the Summer Children's Workshop or Summer Academy at Texas A&M International University, contact the University's Office of Continuing Education at 326-2720 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building, Room 205 East.

Information may also be requested by fax or email. TAMIU office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.