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eNews: January 8, 2013


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Upcoming Dates

Jan 28: Meme Contest submissions due

Jan. 31: 2013 Summer Internship applications due

Feb. 5: Early Convention Registration ends

March 4: Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad and Sigma Tau Delta Summer Program application link opens

March 5: Advanced Convention Registration ends

March 20: Sigma Tau Delta 2013 International Convention, Portland, OR begins

April 1: Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad, Sigma Tau Delta Summer Program, and Service Award applications due

April 1: Journal Submissions open

April 30: Journal Submissions due

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In This Issue

  1. Convention Update
  2. Noteworthy Chapter Activities
  3. 2013 Summer Internships
  4. Student Leadership Opportunities
  5. Meme Contest

Convention Update

The Sigma Tau Delta 2013 International Convention will be held March 20-23 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.

Early Registration Now Open
Everyone attending the convention, including presenters and panelists, must register for the convention. Those registering by February 5 will receive an early registration discount. Those registering after the early registration deadline will pay the full fee. See Convention Registration for details.

Hotel Reservations
Go to Hotel Information for details on reservations, roommate requests, and ground transportation.

Paper Presentations and Roundtable Discussions
A tentative list of paper presentations and roundtable discussions is now posted on the www.englishconvention.org website, and by now all submitters should have received submission decisions by email. A schedule of sessions will be posted in early February.

Chapter Sponsor Moderators Needed
We are in need of Sponsors and other faculty members to serve as session moderators. If you are planning to attend the convention in Portland, please volunteer to moderate a session or two by emailing Convention Chair, Gloria Hochstein, at englishconvention@niu.edu.

Program Events
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 20, to take full advantage of the convention. Wednesday evening's opening ceremony, entertainment, and readings will provide a stimulating start to the convention, and Thursday morning's workshops are not to be missed.

Preview: Four-Day Convention Schedule


Noteworthy Chapter Activities

The Noteworthy Chapter Activities Database is now live.

Taken from the Chapter Annual Report, the database contains descriptions of the most noteworthy activities various chapters engaged in over the last two years. Members can sort the list by activity type, year, and/or school in order to find out what other chapters are up to and to get ideas for their own chapter activities. Contact information for each chapter is included so that chapters can get in touch with each other to learn more about past projects, team up to form partnerships, or connect with chapters that have similar interests.

The database will be updated every year after the Chapter Annual Reports are filed.


2013 Summer Internships

January 31 is the application deadline for two paid summer internship opportunities co-sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta:

The Better World Books six-week paid summer internship is offered to members who have or will be participating in a Better World Books Campus Book Drive. Beginning in early June 2013, the recipient will work 30 hours per week, earning $10 per hour, in Alpharetta, Georgia, in the Atlanta metro area. Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses. The recipient will be announced at the annual convention.

View: Application Submission Instructions

The Penguin Group (USA) ten-week paid summer internship is offered to current undergraduate Sigma Tau Delta members. The internship takes place in New York, NY, with exact dates to be determined by agreement between the recipient and Penguin Group (USA). The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $7.25 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses.

View: Application Submission Instructions


Student Leadership Opportunities

Sigma Tau Delta's student and alumni leaders are chosen at the international convention. These positions provide excellent opportunities for students to network, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about how Sigma Tau Delta functions at the regional and international levels. The two Student Advisors are actually 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 February 15, for one of the two Student Advisor positions. Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment to serve, if selected.

Leadership Duties and Applications
Student Advisor
Student Representative and Associate Student Representative
Alumni Representative and Associate Alumni Representative


Meme Contest

Submissions are now open for the first ever Sigma Tau Delta meme contest. Members are invited to create image macros (memes) about Sigma Tau Delta, English, the international convention, featured speakers, the Common Reader, Portland, and related topics. Join in the fun, share your love of Sigma Tau Delta with the world, and get a chance to win a prize. Submissions are due January 28.

View: Contest Rules

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