In This Issue

  1. Convention Update
  2. Better World Books Campus Drive/Internship
  3. Penguin Internship Application Changes
  4. Central Office Holiday Closure
  5. Tips: New Resources Toolbar

Welcome New Chapters

Grand Canyon University
Alpha Upsilon Psi Chapter
Phoenix, AZ

Welcome Back Reactivated Chapters

Arizona State University
Tau Gamma Chapter
Tempe, AZ

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Convention Update

The Sigma Tau Delta 2015 International Convention will be held March 18-21 in Albuquerque, NM. Featured speakers for the 2015 Convention include: Gary Soto, Simon Ortiz, and Leslie Marmon Silko. On December 17 we anticipate sending email notifications of papers and roundtables accepted for presentation. Please keep an eye on your email.

Early Registration Opens January 5
Everyone attending the convention, including presenters and panelists, must register. Those registering by January 26 will receive an early registration discount. Those doing so after the early registration deadline will pay the full fee. See Convention Registration for details.

Better World Books Campus Textbook Drive/Internship

Host a Better World Books (BWB) Campus Textbook Drive to benefit literacy initiatives worldwide, while at the same time raising funds for your chapter. BWB Campus Textbook Drive is a turnkey project, including all supplies, promotional materials, packing supplies, and shipping costs. The fall season runs through December 12. To start your book drive today, visit BWB's Campus Textbook Drive Resource Center.

Monday, January 12, is the application deadline for the Better World Books six-week paid summer internship. It 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 2015, 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.

Penguin Internship Application Changes

Penguin Group (USA) is currently working on a new internship program. Details and application information will be available in January.

Central Office Holiday Closure

The Central Office will be closed for winter break December 19, 2014, through January 4, 2015.

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

The Central Office will re-open Monday, January 5, 2015.

Tips: New Resources Toolbar

Located in the top right corner of every web page, you'll find a new toolbar with resources for Chapter Sponsors, Chapter Officers, Current Members, Prospective Members, and Alumni. These go-to web pages contain links on everything you need to know about Sigma Tau Delta.