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eNews: March 6, 2013

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Upcoming Dates

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

May 13: Journal Submissions due

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University of Michigan-Dearborn
Alpha Tau Pi Chapter
Dearborn, MI

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Alpha Tau Rho Chapter
Smithfield, RI

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Eta Gamma Chapter
Lake Forest, IL

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In This Issue

  1. Convention Update
  2. Student Leadership Opportunities
  3. Summer Program and Study Abroad Scholarships
  4. Chapter Activity Photo Contest
  5. Journal Submissions and Current Issues

Convention Update

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

Preview: Complete Convention Program (PDF)

Exciting Workshops and Special Presentations
See the convention website for descriptions of workshops and presentations by experts on careers, resumé-writing, freelance writing, poetry, screen writing, and more.

Presenters, Chairs, and Moderators

Convention Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help at the convention registration desk throughout the 2013 International Convention in Portland. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and reflects well on your chapter. If you will be attending, please contact lbrandeberry@niu.edu to sign up for an hour or two.

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.

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, national, and international levels. Six Student Representatives and six Associate Student Representatives are elected during regional caucuses; one Alumni Representative and one Associate Alumni Representative are chosen during the alumni caucus. These are excellent opportunities to serve, to polish leadership skills, and to work on the "inside" of our large, international Society. These are one-year positions.

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

Summer Program and Study Abroad Scholarships

Submission Link Open March 4 - April 1
Undergraduates planning to study abroad or attend a summer program have two scholarship opportunities:

Application Details and Submission Information

Chapter Activity Photo Contest

Deadline: Friday, April 19

Members are invited to submit their most interesting candid pictures of recent chapter activities and get togethers to the Chapter Activity Photo Contest. Share your shining faces with us and your chapter could win a $75 gift certificate for Sigma Tau Delta merchandise and a featured spot on our website.

Contest Details

Journal Submissions and Current Issues

Online Journal Submissions Open April 1- May 13
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.

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 complete guidelines for online journal submissions.

The latest issues of The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle will be mailed to Lead Chapter Sponsors in April. Current and past issues are also available online.

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