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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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Details2013 Alfred University NY Our biggest event is the fall induction of new members, which is also our Halloween literary costume party. This year students dressed as Hester Prynne, The Bluest Eye, the Red Death, Anne Brad ...
Details2013 Andrews University MI Taking chapter members on a local field trip to an art museum and then afternoon tea. It made the Nu Sigma members feel like the chapter is up and running again, and I think it worked to give th ...
Details2013 Arkansas Tech University AR We have partnered with a used book store for a book sale to be held in October 2013 to benefit Equestrian Zone, a local non-profic organization that provides Hippotherapy to severely disabled ch ...
Details2013 Ashland University OH Our chapter initiated a field trip for our Ashland University English department. Many students and at least seven professors came on the trip to see Blithe Spirit in Cleveland at the Great Lake ...
Details2013 Augustana College (SD) SD Every fall, we host a reading marathon. We began this in fall 2011 with John Milton's "Paradise Lost," and we continued this past fall with F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." Throughout t ...
Details2013 Birmingham-Southern College AL In the fall our campus hosts A Halloween on the Hilltop and invites the Birmingham community to come to campus and participate in activities that many campus organizations put together. Sigma Ta ...
Details2013 California State University, Bakersfield CA Our chapter sponsors the First-Year Experience Common Reader author visit. This year we hosted Sandra Cisneros, author of "The House on Mango Street." 1500 people attended the event.
Details2013 Campbell University NC We hosted our first campus-community-wide lecture featuring a graduate of Campbell University, Dr. Marc Dudley, who has published a book titled "Hemingway: Race and Art." We had students design ...
Details2013 Cedar Crest College PA Our chapter sponsored a reading by author Ben Winters. We combined this with a celebration of our chapter's 45th year with a reception before the reading, and we invited all of our alumni member ...
Details2013 Central Michigan University MI This year, our chapter established an annual conference on English Studies, despite no budget. We had a roundtable panel discussion to start off the conference, had 16 different sessions with 58 ...
Details2013 California State University, Chico CA Our annual event WriteOn! is a celebration of student work. We made t-shirts for the event, read through a ton of papers, sent out emails, advertised, planned for the event, etc. We also tied it ...
Details2013 California State University, Fullerton CA In Fall 2012, CSU Fullerton Sigma Tau Delta hosted the Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional conference on campus.
Details2013 Christopher Newport University VA Sponsored a cover-to-cover read aloud of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" on International Tolkien Reading Day, 11 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. About 45 students and faculty read aloud, for an audience of ab ...
Details2013 Clarion University PA We held our 16th annual Reading for the Cure event to raise money for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. We raised $6000. We invite alumni to attend each year, too, so it's a way of keeping in to ...
Details2013 Coastal Carolina University SC Banned Book Week readings and promotion of the fight against censorship. Faculty and Sigma Tau Delta members chose books that were banned from various school systems around the country. The read ...
Details2013 The College of The Bahamas Three members of Sigma Tau Delta submitted a panel presentation to the International Conference on Caribbean Literature scheduled for October 2012 in Panama. The panel was accepted. The students ...
Details2013 College of the Ozarks MO GramSlam is a campus-wide competition focusing on grammar and usage rules. The winner earns a cash prize. Door prizes and T-shirts are given to other participants.
Details2013 Concordia University, Portland OR Publishing Potpourri, our annual edition of our university's collection of selected submitted poetical and fictional works. The works are then read at a public reading. Two-hundred copies were m ...
Details2013 Concordia University, Portland OR The most noteworthy activity of the Alpha Beta Rho chapter at Concordia University was the opportunity to host and assist the Sigma Tau Delta Convention this year held in Portland, OR.
Details2013 Dixie State University UT We had a Gatsby-themed end-of-year party. We attended a matinee of the film, followed by a fancy dinner at a wonderful local restaurant, Cappelletti's. Each member (and a few faculty) and their ...
Details2013 Dixie State University UT It was important to us to try to fund as much of the trip to the International Convention in Portland as possible for every member whose paper was accepted, and also to host an induction ceremon ...
Details2013 East Central University OK In April, we had our annual Page One Literary Art Galley opening at the Ada Arts and Heritage Cultural Center, featuring a live jazz band, free food, and 25 "first pages" of literary art submitt ...
Details2013 East Texas Baptist University TX For the first time in 40 years, our chapter sent four students to the Sigma Tau Delta Convention in Portland. Three of these students presented papers. This event energized our chapter and cre ...
Details2013 Eastern Kentucky University KY Annual poetry marathon, a campus wide poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry Month. Students organized, arranged publicity for, and staffed the event, at which members of the campus communi ...
Details2013 Elon University NC Literary Trivia Contest in September. The purpose is to help prepare majors for an ETS external assessment exam in October, but gives everyone a chance to compete for prizes, enjoy pizza, and me ...
Details2013 Eureka College IL Our Theta Lambda chapter held its second Young Poets Award competition. It offers prize money to high school students in the state who submit the best poetry. We also offered workshops to local ...
Details2013 Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ I feel the most noteworthy activity has been the addition of the Better World Books Book Drive. A lot of our work over the years has been volunteering at the local library and a yearly essay con ...
Details2013 Fitchburg State College MA Over the course of this year, my fellow officers and I were most focused on recruiting new members. In the spring of 2012, all but three of our members graduated. Through personalized emails to ...
Details2013 Flagler College FL In the fall, our chapter holds an information session on applying to graduate programs. In the spring, our chapter sponsors an information session on applying to creative writing programs. These ...
Details2013 Florida International University FL Our Halloween POEtry & Spooks open mic special event brought in a large crowd of FIU Panthers--English students and faculty, as well as other majors-- and gave them a space to share both short o ...
Details2013 Fort Hays State University KS Several organizations on our campus joined together for a hunger awareness campaign. One of the goals of the campaign was to create a campus food pantry for students and community members. Our c ...
Details2013 Francis Marion University SC I believe our most noteworthy activity was the Valentine's Day event, where we had a booth set up on campus where any one could come by and write their favorite poem on a heart and then put it u ...
Details2013 Franklin Pierce University NH Spring English Major Celebration: Outreach to continuing and new English majors with Faculty and Dean present. Pizza, trivia contest with t-shirt prizes, gourmet cupcakes and plenty of good conv ...
Details2013 Furman University SC Our favorite activity was the annual Read-a-thon to raise funds for the Greenville Literacy Association. This year we chose the Great Gatsby, to tie-in to the film release.
Details2013 Gardner-Webb University NC We sponsored a NaNoWriMo writing group on campus that met every Thursday morning. We provided snacks and sat together, writing, for about two hours each meeting. Collectively, our group wrote 40 ...
Details2013 Georgia State University GA Birthday Party for William Shakespeare (April 23), co-sponsored with the Undergraduate Studies department and English department. Included an awards recognition ceremony (we recognized new membe ...
Details2013 Hampden-Sydney College VA Our two officers and one other student member, along with the faculty sponsor and two other faculty members of Sigma Tau Delta, presented papers on representations of masculinity in various work ...
Details2013 Hartwick College NY Our Spring 2013 Poetry SLAM! We collaborated with a nearby college and brought their slam team to perform. We had the best turn out (participants and audience) that this type of event has had in ...
Details2013 Harris-Stowe State University MO This year we had a digital literary publication which included spoken word files, artwork, photographs, and PDF files of longer research papers.
Details2013 Illinois State University IL Third Annual English Studies at Large Conference: "The Novel" in English Studies, Feb. Sponsored state-wide undergraduate literature conference which included our graduate members as panel chair ...
Details2013 Iowa State University IA We coordinated our fall book sale with the annual auction/poetry reading/musical event in support of the department's literary magazine, "Flyway." In addition to books, we sold t-shirts, hats, ...
Details2013 Kennesaw State University GA Student English Hour in which two students present papers to faculty and students. These are well-attended events, with good faculty representation.
Details2013 Johnson C. Smith University NC Author & motivational speaker Katrina Ferguson visited with members and the university community via Skype.
Details2013 Lee University TN Our annual Symposium is our most noteworthy achievement this year. We had students and faculty from nine different institutions (including us) on campus to present papers, both critical and cre ...
Details2013 Louisiana Tech University LA Hosting the Seventh Annual Shakespeare Birthday Festival on campus attended by 400 plus (students, faculty, members of the community, local high school) in the Shakespeare Garden, a green space ...
Details2013 Louisiana College LA We attended our first Humanities conference at a local college. Our students had the opportunity to hear other students present papers and to ask questions during the response period. They also ...
Details2013 Mercer University GA Students organized a reading group of The Hobbit and followed it up with an "epic trivia" night in which they asked questions about epic and fantasy literature.
Details2013 Missouri Valley College MO Our most noteworthy activity each year continues to be the production of our literary arts journal, The Purple Patch. A senior Sigma Tau Delta member is chosen to be the editor, and from gatheri ...
Details2013 Montana State University, Bozeman MT We've been holding the Writers Roundup every December for more than 20 years. We invite local and regional authors to participate in a book sale/book signing event held in conjunction with a lo ...
Details2013 Morehouse College GA All members presented papers in a campus-wide student scholarly paper symposium that showcased members' scholarship and interactions with faculty and peers.
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