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In This Issue
April 1: Journal Submissions Open
May 12: Journal Submissions Close
University of Arkansas, Monticello
Omega Chi Chapter
Congratulations to the 2014 Better World Books Summer Intern winner
West Texas A&M University
Chi Theta Chapter President.
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.
This year's convention was an overwhelming success, with over 1,050 registrants. In addition to keynote sessions by speakers Alison Bechdel, Justin Torres, Daniel Mendelsohn, and Gin Phillips, there were 580 papers presented and 38 roundtables. Over $10,000 was awarded in prizes for works presented at the convention.
2015 Convention and Common Reader
Mark your calendars for the 2015 International Convention, "Borderlands and Enchantments," March 18-21, at the Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM. The selected 2015 Common Reader is From Sand Creek, by Simon J. Ortiz.
Share your 2014 convention story! In order to create and preserve an accessible archive of cultural and historical data, and to develop awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural identity and intellectual traditions of Sigma Tau Delta, we are inviting all convention attendees to submit your 90th anniversary convention stories. We are seeking short blogs (100-400 words) and video blogs (3 minutes or less) detailing your experience and what the convention meant to you.
View: Complete Guidelines
Scholarships and awards totaling over $60,000 were announced at the convention. Visit Scholarship and Award Winners for a list of this year's recipients.
Applications for the Summer Program and Study Abroad Scholarships will be accepted through Tuesday, April 1.
The Summer Program Scholarship provides up to $1,000 for the purposes of attending a special summer program, in the U.S. or abroad, which furthers the applicant’s engagement with the mission of Sigma Tau Delta. Qualifying summer programs should be at least three weeks in length and no longer than three months. Applicants should demonstrate academic strengh and chapter service, and should explain the relevance of their summer program to fostering their engagement in the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy.
The Study Abroad Scholarship provides up to $3,000 for the purposes of studying for an academic term or year in a certified, undergraduate program outside the country in which the nominating chapter is located. Applicants should demonstrate academic strength and chapter service; they should also explain the relevance of their study abroad program and activities to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy.
Sigma Tau Delta’s Service Awards honor local chapters performing exemplary community service projects that benefit the agencies served by those chapters. Awarded chapters will receive a plaque for their chapter and a contriubiton 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 next annual convention.
Online Journal Submissions Open April 1- May 12
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.
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.
The latest issues of The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle will be mailed to Lead Chapter Sponsors in April. Current and past issues are also available online.
As you head into the second half of the spring semester, there are a couple of housekeeping items that all chapters should attend to: