In This Issue

  1. 2018 International Convention Update
  2. 2017 Chapter and Sponsor Anniversaries
  3. Ship BWB Campus Drive Books by December 15
  4. Share Your Chapter Events with the Society
  5. Holiday Closure

Welcome New Chapter

Le Moyne College
Alpha Psi Alpha Chapter
Syracuse, NY

Welcome Back Reactivated Chapters

King University
Alpha Lambda Tau Chapter
Bristol, TN

University of South Carolina Upstate
Alpha Lambda Lambda Chapter
Spartanburg, SC

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2018 International Convention Update

Plan now to join over 1,100 Sigma Tau Deltans at our 2018 International Convention, March 21-24 in Cincinnati, OH. Featured speakers include Cristina HenrÍquez and Mary Norris.

Accepted Submissions
Accepted roundtables were announced November 14; acceptance notifications for papers will be emailed and posted on the convention website on December 18. Even a quick glance at the submissions suggests the 2018 Convention will be rich in exciting, informative paper and roundtable presentations. Early registration opens on January 4.

Hotel Reservations
Go to Hotel Information for details on reservations, roommate requests, and ground transportation. Book early!

Important Convention Planning Dates:
Dec. 18 List of Accepted Papers posted
Jan. 4 Early Registration opens
Jan. 16 Presenter Confirmations and Chair Volunteer Registration due
Jan. 22 Early Registration ends
Jan. 22 Moderator Volunteer Registration due
Feb. 5 General Registration ends

2017 Chapter and Sponsor Anniversaries

Chapter and Chapter Sponsors are the lifeblood of our Society. We like nothing better than to acknowledge their service and accomplishments, and anniversaries are definitely cause for celebration. Certificates of appreciation are given after the fifth and tenth years of service; commemorative plaques are awarded after fifteen years and at five-year intervals for subsequent years. Plaques are presented at Sigma Tau Delta's annual convention to those in attendance, or mailed shortly after the convention.

Chapters and Chapter Sponsors who Reached Milestone Anniversaries in 2017

Ship BWB Campus Drive Books by December 15

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 15. For more information visit BWB's Campus Textbook Drive Resource Center.

Share Your Chapter Events with the Society

Host a Sigma Takeover
Sigma Tau Delta now offers the opportunity for Society members to host a social media Sigma Takeover. During a Sigma Takeover, chapter members post directly to one or more of the Society social media accounts, highlighting a chapter event. Head over to our EnglishMatters' YouTube channel to see examples of past takeovers.

The Sigma Takeover program allows individual chapters to feature their events and accomplishments at the Society level. If your chapter is interested in participating in hosting a social media takeover, please fill out and submit the Sigma Takeover Request Form at least two weeks before your event.

Call for Blogs
Sigma Tau Delta wants to help your voice be heard across the Society. We are seeking posts for our WORDY by Nature blog from Chapter Sponsors, members, and alumni that accomplish one of the following:

Please review the Blog Submission Guidelines before emailing your blog to Katie Mudd. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see their work published in an official capacity.

Holiday Closure

The Central Office will be closed for winter break from December 22, 2017, through January 1, 2018.

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 2, 2018.