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Jan. 20: Better World Books Summer Internship applications due
Jan. 20: Penguin Group (USA) Summer Internship applications due
Jan. 21: Sigma Tau Delta International Convention Early Registration deadline
Jan 31: Far Western Region Blog Contest deadline
Feb. 1: Ex Medio (Midwestern Region journal) submissions due
Feb. 4: Advance Convention Registration ends
Feb 13: Southern Region Blog Contest deadline
Feb. 26: 2014 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Savannah, GA, begins
April 1: Journal Submissions Open
Alpha Upsilon Theta Chapter
Alpha Upsilon Iota Chapter
Winona State University
Alpha Upsilon Kappa Chapter
The Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has won the Better World Books (BWB) Campus Drive raffle for a $50 pizza party, $50 donation to a local food pantry, and BWB T-shirts for chapter members. All chapters participating in the BWB Campus Drive that met the December 13 shipping deadline were automatically entered into the raffle.
Members are invited to subscribe to WORDY by Nature, the official Sigma Tau Delta blog featuring Society news and writings by our Student Leaders and Chapter Sponsors. Choose to receive blog postings by email, RRS Feed, Facebook, or Twitter.
The Sigma Tau Delta 2014 International Convention will be held February 26 - March 1 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront in Savannah, GA.
Early Registration is Now Open
Everyone attending the convention, including presenters and panelists, must register. Those registering by January 21 will receive an early registration discount. Those doing so after the early registration deadline will pay the full fee. See Convention Registration for details.
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 available on the www.englishconvention.org website, and by now all submitters should have received submission decisions by email. The schedule of sessions will be posted on or before January 28.
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 Savannah convention, please volunteer to moderate a session or two by emailing Convention Chair, Sid Watson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, February 26, to take full advantage of the convention. Wednesday evening's opening ceremony with Alison Bechdel will provide a stimulating start to the convention, and Thursday morning's workshops are not to be missed. Preview: Four-Day Convention Schedule
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 Society 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 January 27, for one of the two Student Advisor positions. Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment to serve and must be student members of active chapters for their full 2014-2016 term.
Student Representative and Associate Student Representative
Student Representatives and Associate Student Representatives are elected at the annual convention by the student members of their region.
Members who are no longer students or who are graduate students at a program without a Sigma Tau Delta chapter are intived to apply by January 27 for a two-year term as the Society's Alumni Representative.
Monday, January 20, 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 Sigma Tau Delta members who have or will be participating in a Better World Books Campus Book Drive. Beginning in early June 2014, 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.
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.
Our newest partner, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), offers Sigma Tau Delta students a reduced membership fee to access a host of benefits, including their webinars, job bank, and professional chapters. Join STC for $50 ($25 off the regular student membership fee), and receive membership through December 2014. To receive the discount promo code, include in an email to email@example.com your full name, school, semester/year of induction, and expected graduation date.
All Sigma Tau Delta members, including faculty and alumni, are invited to submit articles to the official Society blog, WORDYbyNature.org. If you have an idea for a short (300 words or less) article on a topic related to English or Sigma Tau Delta, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about becoming a guest blogger.
Currently, the Far Western and Southern regions are running blog contests for longer submissions over selected topics, with cash prizes for the best pieces. The Midwestern Region is also accepting submissions for its regional journal, Ex Medio.
Far Western Blog Contest Rules - submissions due January 31
Southern Blog Contest Rules - submissions due February 13
Midwestern Region Journal - submissions due February 1
Check the Society's Publications page frequently for new publication opportunities available to our members. If you have a call for papers that you would like to promote on our website, complete and submit the Publication Posting Request form.