In This Issue

  1. 2018 Convention Wrap-Up
  2. New Board of Directors and Student Leadership Committee
  3. Scholarship & Internship Stipend Applications
  4. Journal Submissions Open April 9
  5. Chapter Annual Report
  6. Service Award
  7. Chapter Mid-Spring Reminders

Welcome New Chapters

Homboldt State University
Alpha Psi Theta Chapter
Arcata, CA

Rosemont College
Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Rosemont, PA

Southern University and A&M College
Alpha Psi Zeta Chapter
Baton Rouge, LA

Thomas University
Alpha Psi Iota Chapter
Thomasville, GA

Welcome Back Reactivated Chapters

Asbury University
Omicron Sigma Chapter
Wilmore, KY

Davis & Elkins College
Lambda Epsilon Chapter
Elkins, WV

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2018 Convention Wrap-Up

This year's convention, held in Cincinnati, OH, was an overwhelming success with over 1,000 registrants! In addition to keynote sessions by speakers Cristina Henríquez and Mary Norris, there were 522 papers presented, 29 roundtables, and 10 special presentations. Over $12,000 was awarded in prizes for works presented at the convention.

2019 Convention and Common Reader
Mark your calendars for the 2019 International Convention, "Work in Progress," March 27-30, at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO. The selected 2019 Common Reader is Work & Days by Tess Taylor.

New Board of Directors and Student Leadership Committee

Sigma Tau Delta is pleased to announce the following new Board of Directors as of the 2018 International Convention. New members include:

View: Board of Directors Directory

Meet the 2018-2019 Student Leadership Committee members:

Scholarship & Internship Stipend Applications

Scholarship applications will be accepted through April 9.
In short, there has never been a better time to consider applying for over $100,000 in scholarships and awards!

View: Available Scholarship Opportunities

Summer Internship Stipend
Applications will be accepted February 5 - April 9 for the Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend, which offers funding for current undergraduate and graduate student members accepting non- or low-paying summer internships. The Summer Internship Stipend is a competitive program providing a limited number of stipends of up to $1,500 each.

The internship must involve working for an organization while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization, and the intern's duties must be consistent with the applicant's level of education, area of study, and career goals. Financial need will be taken into consideration in addition to internship length. Applicants are responsible for obtaining and providing verification of the internship.

View: Application Guidelines and Instructions

Journal Submissions Open April 2

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. Deadline to submit is May 7.

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: Submission Guidelines

Chapter Annual Report

A link to the 2017-2018 Chapter Annual Report/Survey will be emailed to Lead Chapter Sponsors in mid-April. The deadline to reply is June 30, and all chapters who respond by the deadline will be entered in a drawing for $100, to be held on July 5.

As with last year's survey, the 2018 survey is multiple-choice, quick and easy, and a great source of ideas. (Outstanding Chapter Award applicants are required to submit a copy of their Chapter Annual Report as a synopsis of the previous year's activities.) Survey results will be posted on the Society's website this fall.

View: 2016-2017 Results

Service Award

Has your chapter completed a service project during the 2017-2018 academic year? If so, please consider applying for the Sigma Tau Delta Service Award. Award winners will be honored by the Society with a plaque and are eligible to receive travel assistance (up to $350) for the 2019 Convention. Additionally, the organization you have assisted will receive a contribution of up to $500 from Sigma Tau Delta.

Chapter Mid-Spring Reminders

As you head into the second half of the spring semester, there are a couple of housekeeping items all chapters should attend to: