In This Issue

  1. Convention Update
  2. Ship BWB Campus Drive Books by December 16
  3. 2017 Summer Internships
  4. Imagination Library Service Project
  5. Support Sigma Tau Delta with Amazon Smile
  6. Holiday Closure

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Alpha Chi Mu Chapter
Montclair, NJ

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Alpha Phi Chi Chapter
Platteville, WI

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Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter
Price, UT

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Zeta Upsilon Chapter
Boise, Idaho

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2017 International Convention: Update

The Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International Convention will be held March 29 - April 1 in Louisville, KY. Featured speakers include Marlon James, Megan Mayhew Bergman, and Jeff VanderMeer.

Accepted roundtables were announced November 17; acceptance notifications for papers will be emailed and posted on the convention website on December 14. Even a quick glance at the submissions suggests the 2017 Convention will be rich in exciting, informative paper and roundtable presentations. Early registration opens on January 3.

Ship BWB Campus Drive Books by December 16

Host a Better World Books (BWB) Campus Textbook Drive to benefit literacy initiatives worldwide, while at the same time raising funds for your chapter. The BWB Campus Textbook Drive is a turnkey project, including all supplies, promotional materials, packing supplies, and shipping costs. The fall season runs through December 16. To start your book drive today, visit BWB's Campus Textbook Drive Resource Center.

2017 Summer Internships

Penguin Random House
January 17 is the application due date for the Penguin Random House ten-week paid summer internship for undergraduate student members of Sigma Tau Delta with experience in the publishing industry. The internship takes place in New York, NY, starting in early June. The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $11 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses.

View: Application Submission Instructions

Better World Books
February 6 is the application deadline for the Better World Books (BWB) six-week paid summer internship for undergraduate members of Sigma Tau Delta chapters that have run Better World Books textbook drives. The internship takes place in the Atlanta metro area beginning in May or June and ending in June or July. The recipient will work 30 hours per week, earning $10 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses.

View: Application Submission Instructions

Imagination Library Service Project

This year Sigma Tau Delta's Student Leadership committee has chosen a philanthropic project to spearhead across the the entire English Honor Societies family—Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Kappa Delta, and National English Honor Society (NEHS)—Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The project will help raise funds for book donations to enhance the literacy of children in low-income communities.

The Imagination Library fosters a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing one specially-selected book each month from birth to the child's fifth birthday. Please consider hosting a fundraising event with your chapter to contribute to this project. The Student Leadership 2016-2017 Service Project page offers details and information on how to submit funds.

Support Sigma Tau Delta with AmazonSmile

Sigma Tau Delta has partnered with AmazonSmile, so now when you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price to our Society, helping us do more for you. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Be sure to Bookmark and use this link to donate to Sigma Tau Delta when you make your next Amazon book purchase!

Holiday Closure

The Central Office will be closed for winter break December 22, 2016, through January 2, 2017.

Write Away will continue to be active during this time; however, email and phone support will not be available, and membership certificates will not be processed until after the break.

The Central Office will re-open Tuesday, January 3, 2017.