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Chapter Life: Noteworthy Activites

Every year, chapters report their most noteworthy activity for the year in the Chapter Annual Survey. These activities are listed here for other chapters seeking ideas and inspiration. Use the keyword checkboxes to filter activities by type or occasion, or click on the headers to sort the list by year, school, or state.
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Details2014 Abilene Christian University TX Our chapter sponsored an on-campus poetry contest. 58 people participated, many from outside the English department. Published poets from the Abilene Writers' Guild judged the contest. Winners r ...
Details2014 Angelo State University TX Our chapter began a university-wide undergraduate writing contest for which submissions were blindly judged by a panel of graduate students.
Details2014 Appalachian State University NC Our chapter assisted in the successful defense of the novel House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende, from a book banning. A high school parent called the book pornographic and protested the nove ...
Details2014 Arkansas Tech University AR Our chapter held a Charity Book Sale with a local vintage book store to benefit an area non-profit organization that offers hippotherapy to children with disabilities. The event raised over $1,0 ...
Details2014 Armstrong Atlantic State University GA The Alpha Gamma Rho Chapter was instrumental in receiving, storing, and delivering items from the Sigma Tau Delta main office to the 2014 Annual Convention hotel in Savannah.
Details2014 Blue Mountain College MS Our chapter held a successful Better World Books Drive and won a pizza party from BWB.
Details2014 Brewton-Parker College GA Our chapter planned, promoted, and organized a Writer's Fest on campus for local high school juniors and seniors. Chapter members designed, planned, and taught a variety of creative writing work ...
Details2014 California State University, Chico CA Our chapter participated in the "Write On!" event, a celebration of student writing from a variety of English classes (composition, poetry, etc.), and a presentation of various English projects, ...
Details2014 California State University, Fullerton CA The CSUF chapter hosted this year's Far Western Regional Conference on Nov. 15-16, 2013. The topic for the conference was "Visions of Texts: Representations of Textual Symbols, Images, and Motif ...
Details2014 Campbell University NC Our chapter received our university's "Honor Society of the Year" award this spring.
Details2014 Cardinal Stritch University WI Our chapter paired a bake sale fundraising event with Scrabble. Chapter members working the bake sale played Scrabble against those passing by. Some people played one word, others sat down to pl ...
Details2014 Misericordia University PA Our chapter learned one of the largest school districts in our area did not have dictionaries in their classrooms due to budget cuts. These schools needed 1,200 dictionaries (approx. $2,400). Th ...
Details2014 The College of The Bahamas Our college hosted the annual West Indian literature conference this year. Sigma Tau Delta members assisted with registration, event planning, and operations and attended panel presentations by ...
Details2014 Columbia College, South Carolina SC Our chapter celebrated its 85th anniversary with a Birthday Party. The party included cake, special guests, and a display of chapter artifacts in the library. Our chapter was also recognized as ...
Details2014 Cumberland University TN A group of chapter members in the Creative Writing program at Cumberland published a collection of short stories, Tales from the Cumberland, this year. We plan to make this an annual event.
Details2014 Dominican University IL Our chapter held a book and bake sale that attracted great campus-wide interest and raised enough funds for a fine, chapter-sponsored induction/graduation ceremony.
Details2014 Dominican University of California CA Our chapter invited Professor Emerita, Sister Aaron Winkelman, to deliver our annual Sigma Tau Delta lecture. As a Dominican graduate and long-time professor, Sister Aaron addressed the evolutio ...
Details2014 Drew University NJ Our chapter held a Jane Austen Evening organized by chapter officers, complete with an English Tea, book discussion, and film screening. The event was entirely student organized and very successful.
Details2014 Dixie State University UT Our chapter hosted a leadership retreat for Sigma Tau Delta members in the Far Western Region. The conference featured guest speakers from different leadership areas, including the Far Western R ...
Details2014 East Central University OK Our chapter sponsored a French Film Festival (attended by more than 400) and sponsored a Literary Art Gallery with prizes for best submissions.
Details2014 Elizabeth City State University NC The Iota Nu Chapter participated in the Elizabeth City State University Homecoming Parade, passing out 300 bags of candy tagged with a literacy-focused message (Dr. Seuss quotes) to children. Th ...
Details2014 Fort Hays State University KS Our chapter attended a meeting with a nearby chapter to discuss the Common Reader in September, which resulted in a multi-chapter roundtable proposal that was accepted for convention. Our chapte ...
Details2014 Francis Marion University SC Our chapter teamed with the campus Writing Center and another organization for the National Day on Writing, in which participants engaged in various writing activities. Well over 100 people atte ...
Details2014 Frostburg State University MD Our chapter organized and sponsored an afternoon of activities at a local independent book store. The event honored Dr. Seuss's birthday. Sigma Tau Delta members read to assembled children from ...
Details2014 Gardner-Webb University NC Our chapter sponsored NaNoWriMo writing days, and raised awareness of Banned Books Week with a booth on the Quad.
Details2014 Georgia College & State University GA This year Sigma Rho was fortunate to have one of our English and Rhetoric professors donate more than 14 boxes of books for a Book Sale. Many of the books were unique and rare. This was a campus ...
Details2014 Harris-Stowe State University MO Our chapter held a Poetry Open Mic event in conjunction with Students Working Against Trauma (campus organization) and Poetry for Personal Power (Kansas City organization).
Details2014 High Point University NC Our chapter held a Book Drive for the Community Writing Center.
Details2014 Hilbert College NY Our chapter partnered with a local church to tutor children ages 6-13 in an after school program. Chapter members gathered children's books from our college library and brought them to read with ...
Details2014 Illinois College IL Our chapter organized, recruited participants, and took part in a reading for campus Diversity Week. Students recruited readers and researched poems by writers of diverse ethnic, racial, and sex ...
Details2014 Indiana University of Pennsylvania PA Our Pie-a-Prof fundraiser was the most noteworthy activity this year. Chapter members convinced eight faculty to participate, and English students donated spare change to the professors they mos ...
Details2014 Jackson State University MS Our chapter’s most notable activity was our literary competition and journal. We solicited creative works (short stories, poetry, songs, essays, and art) from students. The best pieces in each c ...
Details2014 La Roche College PA Our chapter brought North Carolina Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti, to our campus to give a reading.
Details2014 Lander University SC Our chapter President successfully applied for a grant from the Walmart Foundation to promote children's literacy. The chapter supplemented those funds with money raised from our annual used boo ...
Details2014 Lee University TN Our chapter hosted a symposium in which students presented original critical and creative works. We had 50 presentations from 53 students and 12 different colleges and universities. There was a ...
Details2014 Lesley University MA We co-sponsored a literary festival with the alumni office, at which the keynote speaker was novelist Gregory Maguire. A panel of Sigma Tau Delta alumni spoke to current students about their job ...
Details2014 Liberty University VA Our chapter held a catered breakfast and morning lecture entitled, "The Gospel According to Hitchcock," presented by Dr. David Baggett, a philosopher at our school who has a pending publication ...
Details2014 Lindsey Wilson College KY Our chapter founded our campus's first undergraduate research journal, the Alpha Kappa Phi Review.
Details2014 Louisiana College LA Our Sigma Tau Delta chapter hosted an All Hallows Read poetry reading night during the week of Halloween. Members and faculty brought literary and spooky-themed foods and decorated for the event ...
Details2014 Loyola University, New Orleans LA Reviving our chapter after several years of dormancy was our most noteworthy activity. We were unable to gather any information from our previous Chapter Sponsor or officers, but one brave stude ...
Details2014 Malone University OH The highlight of our chapter’s year was an attempt to break the world record for the most participants in recitation of a scene from Romeo and Juliet. The Folger Shakespeare Library sponsored th ...
Details2014 Meredith College NC Our chapter collaborated with the college English club to raise funds for a children's playground in Belize.
Details2014 Midwestern State University TX Our chapter supported the Power Packs program for the Childhood Hunger Project at our area food bank. Members volunteered every other Friday afternoon to bag pre-made food and drink items for th ...
Details2014 Miami University OH Our chapter’s most noteworthy activity is our spring reading, held at the end of the academic school year. We reserve a room at a local Sushi bar, provide free appetizers, and hold an open mic. ...
Details2014 Missouri Valley College MO Our most noteworthy activity and the focus of our very small chapter is our literary publication, which is published each April and features literary and art work from our students. The Board of ...
Details2014 Montana State University, Billings MT Two of our members worked with a local business to organize a fundraiser involving a poetry reading (by local poets, and children in a creative writing class at a local school), a candy sale, an ...
Details2014 Weber State University UT Our chapter hosted two open mics off-campus at community businesses. Both were very well attended. The events involved the community, helped local businesses, and were the most well attended act ...
Details2014 Wayne State College NE Our chapter’s 3rd annual "pie-your-professor" charitable fund-raising event raised $450 for tornado relief.
Details2014 Western Illinois University IL Our chapter held very successful fundraising activities (bake sale in fall and student-designed T-shirt sale in spring) to help send three members to the international convention in Savannah.
Details2014 Northern Arizona University AZ Our chapter sponsored Poetry Slam and Bands, a merge of NAU students and Flagstaff locals.
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