In This Issue

  1. 2018 International Convention Update
  2. Scholarships, Awards, and Grant News
  3. Sigma Tau Delta Internships
  4. Society Leadership Opportunities
  5. Journal Submissions
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2018 International Convention Update

Plan now to join over 1,100 Sigma Tau Deltans at our 2018 International Convention, March 21-24 in Cincinnati, OH. Featured speakers include Cristina HenrÍquez and Mary Norris.

General Registration Ends February 5
Everyone attending the convention, including presenters and panelists, must register. Those registering after the February 5 general registration deadline will pay the late registration fee. See Convention Registration for details.

Hotel Reservations
Go to Hotel Information for details on reservations, roommate requests, and ground transportation. Book early! Reduced-rate rooms are limited in number.

Paper Presentations and Roundtable Discussions
A list of paper presentations and roundtable discussions is available on the Presentation Overview page. The schedule of sessions will be posted the week of February 12.

Convention Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help at the convention registration desk throughout the 2018 International Convention. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and your participation reflects well on your chapter. To sign up for an hour or two, please contact Jayne Higgins at

Program Events
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 21 for the Opening Ceremony as we welcome you to Cincinnati and turn our minds to the Convention Theme, "Seeking Freedom," with special guest Christina Hartlieb, Site Manager of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. She will give a short presentation on the abolitionist movement in Cincinnati and how Harriet Beecher Stowe's time here helped her to write the important anti-slavery book Uncle Tom's Cabin. Preview: Full Schedule.

Important Convention Planning Dates:
Feb. 5 General Registration ends
March 21-24 2018 International Convention

Scholarship, Awards, and Grant News

Sigma Tau Delta’s Board strives continuously to increase the organization’s ability to give back, which has resulted in the following changes for this year:

View all Available Scholarship, Award, and Grant Opportunities. The spring round application period runs from February 5 through April 9.

Sigma Tau Delta Internships

Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internships
A paid internship opportunity is available with The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review. This opportunity will provide two Sigma Tau Delta student members (undergraduate or graduate) with editorial and publication experience. These interns will work with the Managing Editor in all facets of publications, from April 2018 (when submissions to the journals open) until January 2019 (when the journals are sent to the printer). The interns may complete this internship from any location, so long as they have reliable internet access. Each intern will be paid $1,500. Application materials are due March 16, 2018.

View: Internship Description and Application Instructions

View: Internship Stipends - Summer 2018

Society Leadership Opportunities

Sigma Tau Delta's Board of Directors, student, and alumni leaders are chosen at the international convention. These positions provide excellent opportunities to network, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn how Sigma Tau Delta functions at the regional and Society levels.

Officers and Regents
Officer and Regent applicants, at the time of election, must be a Faculty Sponsor of an active Sigma Tau Delta chapter. Regent applicants must be located within the region they seek to represent.

Candidates for all these positions should plan to attend the 2018 International Convention in Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2018. Candidates for the Vice President/President-Elect and the Historian positions will have the opportunity to make a brief presentation to the voting constituents at the Business Meeting. Candidates for the Regent positions will have the opportunity to make brief presentations at their Regional Caucuses prior to the election.

Student Advisor
The two Student Advisors (SA) are full voting members of the Board of Directors, attend fall and spring Board meetings (and the convention), and work closely with all the Student Representatives and Regents. Truly committed, organized, creative, and dependable members are invited to apply, by March 1, for one of the two SA positions. Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment to serve and must be student members of active chapters for their full 2018-2020 term. The SA position is appointed by the Board of Directors.

Student Representative and Associate Student Representative
Student Representatives and Associate Student Representatives are elected at the annual convention by the student members of their region.

Alumni Representative
Alumni Representative (AR) candidates must be Alumni Epsilon Chapter members and must plan to attend the 2018 International Convention in Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2018. The AR is appointed by the Board of Directors.

Candidates for the Alumni Representative position will be interviewed and appointed by the Board of Directors. Individuals will assume their offices at the end of the 2018 International Convention.

View Details and Applications: 2018 Society Leadership Opportunities

Journal Submissions Open April 2

All currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate members of active Sigma Tau Delta chapters are invited to submit their work to The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle. Chapter Sponsors, faculty members, alumni (including members of the Alumni Epsilon Chapter), and honorary members, are not eligible to submit. Works selected for publication are also eligible for overall awards and monetary prizes. Deadline to submit is May 8.

The Sigma Tau Delta Review is our annual journal of critical writing, publishing critical essays on literature, essays on rhetoric and composition, and essays devoted to pedagogical matters.

The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle is our annual journal of creative writing, poetry, prose, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

View: Submission Guidelines

The latest issues of The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle were mailed to Lead Chapter Sponsors this week. Current and past issues are also available online.