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In This Issue
Feb. 1: Alumni Representative applications due
Feb. 1: Sigma Tau Delta International Convention General Registration deadline
Feb. 4: Spring Scholarship Applications open
Feb. 5: Student Advisor applications due
Mar. 2: 2016 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Minneapolis, MN, begins
Mar. 21: Spring Scholarship Applications due
April 1: Service Award Applications due
April 5: Rectangle and Review Journal Submissions open
April 15: Convention Story Contest deadline
May 10: Rectangle and Review Journal Submissions due
Anna Maria College
Alpha Phi Rho Chapter
Alpha Phi Sigma Chapter
Alpha Phi Tau Chapter
Epsilon Kappa Chapter
Mount Berry, GA
Alpha Alpha Gamma Chapter
Study Abroad - $3,000
Iota Mu Chapter
Winthrop University (SC)
Runner-up - $1,500
Alpha Epsilon Chi Chapter
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN)
Runner-up - $1,500
Alpha Mu Kappa Chapter
Marist College (NY)
Summer Study Program- $1,500
Teal St. Nicklaus
Tau Upsilon Chapter
Mercer University (GA)
Runner-up - $750
Alpha Epsilon Aplpha Chapter
The College of New Jersey (NJ)
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General Registration Ends Today
Everyone attending the convention, including presenters and panelists, must register. Those registering after today's general registration deadline will pay the late registration fee. See Convention Registration for details.
Go to Hotel Information for details on reservations, roommate requests, and ground transportation.
Convention Concurrent Session Schedule
The convention concurrent session schedule will be posted by February 6.
Presenters, Chairs, and Moderators
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 2, to take full advantage of the convention. Wednesday evening's Celebrating Poetry in the Twin Cities, The Rectangle readings, and Open Mic entertainment will provide a stimulating start to the convention, and Thursday morning's workshops are not to be missed. View the program schedule.
Convention Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help at the convention registration desk throughout the 2016 International Convention. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and your participation reflects well on your chapter. To sign up for an hour or two, please contact Jayne Higgins at email@example.com.
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 how Sigma Tau Delta functions at
the regional and Society levels.
The two Student Advisors are full 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 February 5 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 2016-2018 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 no longer are students or who are graduate students at a school without a Sigma Tau Delta chapter are invited to apply by February 1 for a two-year term as the Society's Alumni Representative.
To make it easier than ever to apply, applications for both Sigma Tau Delta Scholarships and the Summer Internship Stipend now are on the Society's AwardSping application platform. Applications will be accepted February 4 through March 21.
In an effort to make scholarships work better for you, we have changed the deadlines for academic scholarships from fall to spring. We also will offer two workshops at the 2016 Convention in Minneapolis on applying for scholarships. In short, there has never been a better time to consider applying for over $100,000 in scholarships and awards!
Summer Internship Stipend
The Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend 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.
Sigma Tau Delta's Service Awards honor local chapters performing exemplary community service projects and benefit the agencies served by those chapters. The Society will make a limited number of awards, each of which will consist of a plaque for the chapter and a contribution of up to $500 to the agency. Winning chapters may also receive up to $350 in travel assistance for sending at least one student representative to the 2017 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention to participate in a workshop and/or roundtable. Winning chapters are encouraged to share a chapter exhibit at the convention.
Various community service projects are eligible for consideration. For ideas, see the many examples of projects listed on the Chapter Life: Service page. If you have questions regarding project eligibility, please contact the chair of the Service and Partnership Committee, your Regent, or your Regional Student Representative. Applications are due by April 1.