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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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Details2015 Albany State University GA Our chapter presented a panel discussion and presentation of scholarly papers by seniors for undergraduate majors in English and Communication. The thought-provoking session, provided models fo ...
Details2015 Alma College MI Our Chapter Sponsor was diagnosed with leukemia in December. The English department came together to support the chapter and sent six students to convention.
Details2015 Alvernia University PA Our chapter sent eleven students, three alumnae, and two faculty members to Albuquerque for the international convention, at which they all participated in roundtables or presented creative work.
Details2015 Anderson University (IN) IN Our chapter sponsored a rare books workshop to expose students to our university’s rare books collection. The event was open to all students on campus and we sent special invitations to English, ...
Details2015 Anderson University (SC) SC In order to foster departmental enthusiasm, our chapter organized a literary spirit week. Each day focused on various aspects of the English discipline, including research (student presentations ...
Details2015 Appalachian State University NC Our chapter sponsored a Poetry Slam for high school students in the area.
Details2015 Athens State University AL Our chapter sold steak sandwiches at the Fiddlers' Convention. This is an annual event, at which we typically raise $2,000 for the organization. We have funded six $10,000 Sigma Tau Delta schola ...
Details2015 Augustana University (SD) SD This year our most notable activity was a reading marathon of Slaughterhouse-Five. Over 50 attended. Our success inspired new ideas for the coming year.
Details2015 Aurora University IL Our most noteworthy activity was our spring induction ceremony. The event was the largest we have had in the last five years, even after we increased the required GPA to 3.5.
Details2015 Azusa Pacific University CA Our chapter hosted Literary Dystopias: A Sigma Tau Delta Regional Conference in the fall. We solicited both creative and critical work, topics for roundtable discussions, and panel moderators fr ...
Details2015 Bethune-Cookman University FL We are a very small chapter with only three members. Two of our number volunteer a total of ten hours per week at an area Charter School that provides services to teen mothers. Our members foste ...
Details2015 Bluefield College VA Our chapter took a field trip to Staunton, Virginia, to see the American Shakespeare Center's performance of Hamlet.
Details2015 Bowling Green State University OH Our chapter organized a poetry writing event for children at the Black Swamp Arts Festival in collaboration with our creative writing journal leaders and the City Council, as well as several loc ...
Details2015 California State University, Bakersfield CA Our chapter sponsored a campus-wide Common Reader author visit. Approximately 1,500 people attended the event.
Details2015 California State University, Stanislaus CA Our chapter put on a production of Lysistrata (a comedy by Aristophanes) for Banned Books Week and drew a considerable crowd.
Details2015 California University of Pennsylvania PA Our most well-attended noteworthy activity was a poetry reading in conjunction with Black History month at our local bistro on campus.
Details2015 Campbell University NC Our chapter has an ongoing project called "Write-On." Members place donation boxes around campus for any kind of writing supplies, which we collect for a local elementary school that has express ...
Details2015 Cardinal Stritch University WI We collected over 700 children's books for Children's Hospital, Wisconsin, largely due to several generous publisher donations.
Details2015 Cedar Crest College PA Our most noteworthy activity was a raffle of banned/challenged books in observation of Banned Books Week. Members set up a table in our college center with a large, student-made poster to raise ...
Details2015 Central Connecticut State University CT Our most noteworthy activity was our Ex Libris Talk, a bi-annual event at which English Department faculty talk to students, faculty, staff, and the community at large about their lives in liter ...
Details2015 Central Michigan University MI Our chapter organized and sponsored a regional conference for the Midwestern Region, which drew panel presentations; creative and critical pieces; and roundtable discussions from seven Midwester ...
Details2015 Christopher Newport University VA Our officers arranged a party on the evening of September 22, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's first Middle-Earth poem. About 20 students and faculty attended and enjoyed ...
Details2015 College of the Ozarks MO This year, our chapter held its first annual poetry slam. Members rented the outdoor space at a local coffee shop for the evening event. We were very pleased with the turn out. Students enjoyed ...
Details2015 Dallas Baptist University TX Our chapter sponsored a monthly writer's circle to encourage participation in writing and reading within the university community.
Details2015 Dixie State University UT Our chapter hosts a bimonthly TED Talk Thursday. Chapter members sign up to host a TED Talk (online). Topics include bullying, robot medical technology, institutionalized racism, and more. The T ...
Details2015 Duquesne University PA Our chapter held two successful open mic nights. The first was themed "love" good and bad and was held on Valentine’s Day; the second, themed spring, was held April 1.
Details2015 Elon University NC Our chapter hosted an induction dinner at which our officers were recognized and faculty introduced our new inductees. Dr. Walt Wolfram, sociolinguist at NC State, was our speaker and the event ...
Details2015 Florida Memorial University FL Our chapter read Percival Everett's I Am Not Sidney Poitier, then visited a neighboring college at which Everett spoke and answered questions.
Details2015 Fort Hays State University KS Our chapter hosted a murder mystery dinner in November. Two current members and two alumni wrote and developed characters for about twenty participants. Most of our chapter members and a few fri ...
Details2015 Frostburg State University MD Our chapter attempted a new fundraising activity this spring: Dramatic Readings of Stupid Song Lyrics (e.g., Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball"), which generated a lot of student interest, and we rai ...
Details2015 Gardner-Webb University NC Our chapter sponsored an MLK Day of Service and Celebration, including an exhibit of civil rights era photographs, the documentary Eyes on the Prize, and recordings of Dr. King's sermons. Civil ...
Details2015 Hampden-Sydney College VA Our chapter partnered with our campus' honorary leadership society, Omicron Kappa Delta, in the Hampden-Sydney College Cares for Kids campaign to provide children's books for more than 220 needy ...
Details2015 Idaho State University ID Our chapter sponsored the fifth annual English Studies at Large Conference, a regional English Studies conference, with Erin A. Frost, assistant professor at East Carolina University (and former ...
Details2015 Illinois State University IL Our chapter sponsored the fifth annual English Studies at Large Conference, a regional English Studies conference, with Erin A. Frost, assistant professor at East Carolina University (and former ...
Details2015 Illinois Wesleyan University IL Our chapter hosts an annual book club. The event features a reading and creative writing workshop by a notable author. This year, our chapter worked hard to secure funds to bring in bestselling ...
Details2015 Iowa Wesleyan College IA For this year's issue of DESIGN, our chapter engaged the art of letter press printing. Students in a printmaking class chose a poem from the issue and created a broadside. Each creative writing ...
Details2015 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY NY In May, our chapter had its largest induction of new members in chapter history.
Details2015 Kansas State University KS Our chapter sponsored K-State Book Network visiting speaker, Steven Johnson, author of Ghost Map.
Details2015 King's College PA Our chapter organized our annual English department dinner. The officers created a trivia game which all guests enjoyed immensely.
Details2015 La Sierra University CA Our most noteworthy activity this year was our book fair fundraiser during the holidays in conjunction with Barnes and Noble.
Details2015 Lee University TN Our chapter has never been good at fundraising and has relied on university funds for convention attendees. This year, we raised $1,900, mainly through pie sales. The officers and members did a ...
Details2015 Louisiana College LA Our chapter publishes an annual journal of student and alumni poetry and short works of prose. This is typically our largest fundraiser.
Details2015 Louisiana Tech University LA Our chapter held its ninth annual Shakespeare festival in the Shakespeare garden of the Liberal Arts building on campus. This event, held on Shakespeare's birthday, is attended by various majors ...
Details2015 Loyola University, New Orleans LA Our Banned Books Week celebration in the fall was by far our most noteworthy event. Chapter officers and other leaders planned an exhibit in the student center, members produced content (notes o ...
Details2015 Malone University OH The highlight of our chapter’s year was a screening of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
Details2015 Midland University NE Our chapter held a book fair and raffle to promote literacy on campus in celebration of Literacy Week. Members of our chapter had fun promoting and participating in this event. Many students en ...
Details2015 Minnesota State University, Mankato MN Our chapter’s service project this year was a book drive for children served by Mankato's Partners for Affordable Housing. Members donated gently used or new books and solicited similar book do ...
Details2015 Montana State University, Bozeman MT Our members held a series of themed bake sales to raise money for homeless students (fall semester) and for our local animal shelter (spring semester). Members planned, organized, baked, and de ...
Details2015 Morehouse College GA Chapter members served as surrogates for faculty in the annual Cancer Awareness Walk, sponsored by staff at our college. Faculty paid the registration fee and chapter members walked, wearing T-s ...
Details2015 University of Mount Union OH Our chapter regularly participates in a local arts organization, which includes poetry readings.
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