In This Issue

  1. Convention Update
  2. Scholarship News
  3. 2017 Summer Internships
  4. Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internships
  5. Society Leadership Opportunities
  6. 2016 Chapter and Sponsor Anniversaries

2016 Fall Scholarship Winners

Study Abroad - $3,000
Kristen Fontaine
Alpha Omicron Upsilon Chapter
Stonehill College (MA)

Runner-up - $1,500
Molly Cameron
Phi Delta Chapter
Western Illinois University (IL)

Runner-up - $1,500
Morgan Cappel
Alpha Theta Phi Chapter
Ohio University (OH)

Summer Study Program - $1,500
Elisa Klaassen
Tau Theta Chapter
Olivet Nazarene University (IL)

Runner-up - $1,000
Juan Carlos Fermin
Alpha Delta Zeta Chapter
California State University, Fullerton (CA)

Runner-up - $1,000
Katelyn Rochford-Price
Alpha Theta Nu Chapter
Brenau University (GA)

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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.

Early Registration is Now Open
Everyone attending the convention, including presenters and panelists, must register. Those registering by January 23 will receive an early registration discount. Those doing so after the early registration deadline will pay the full fee. See Convention Registration for details.

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

Paper Presentations and Roundtable Discussions
A tentative list of paper presentations and roundtable discussions is available on the presentation overview page. All presenters are required to complete the Participant Confirmation form through the Hubb “speaker portal” link by January 17 to confirm or decline our invitation to present. The schedule of sessions will be posted the week of February 13.

Student Chairs
Students, if your submission was not accepted and you are planning to attend the convention, please consider volunteering to serve as a session chair by completing the Student Chairs Volunteer Sign-Up by January 17 and registering for the convention.

Chapter Sponsor Moderators Needed
We are in need of Sponsors and other faculty members to serve as session moderators. If you are planning to attend the Louisville convention, please volunteer to moderate a session or two by completing the Faculty Moderator Volunteer Sign-up by January 23.

Program Events
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 29, to take full advantage of the convention. Wednesday evening's opening ceremony will provide a stimulating start to the convention, and Thursday morning's workshops are not to be missed. Preview: Four-Day Convention Schedule.

Scholarship News

Scholarship applications will be accepted February 2 - April 10.
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 2017 Convention in Louisville on applying for scholarships. In short, there has never been a better time to consider applying for over $100,000 in scholarships and awards!

View Available Scholarship Opportunities

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

Summer Internship Stipend
February 2 - April 10 applications will be accepted for the Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend, which 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.

The internship must involve working for an "organization" while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization, and the internship’s duties must be consistent with the applicant’s level of education, area of study, and career goals. Financial need will be taken into consideration in addition to internship length. Applicants are responsible for obtaining and providing verification of the internship.

View: Application Guidelines and Instructions

Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internships

A paid internship opportunity is available with The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review. This opportunity will provide two Sigma Tau Delta student members (undergraduate or graduate) with editorial and publication experience. These interns will work with the Managing Editor in all facets of publications, from April 2017 (when submissions to the journals close) until January 2018 (when the journals are sent to the printer). The interns may complete this internship from any location, so long as they have reliable internet access. Each intern will be paid $1,500. Application materials are due March 20, 2017.

View: Internship Description and Application Instructions

Society Leadership Opportunities

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 about how Sigma Tau Delta functions at the regional and Society levels.

Student Advisor
The two Student Advisors are actually 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 March 1, 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.

View Details and Applications: 2017 Society Leadership Opportunities

2016 Chapter and Sponsor Anniversaries

Chapters 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 2016