In This Issue

  1. 2018 International Convention Update
  2. Scholarships, Awards, and Grant News
  3. Penguin Random House Internship
  4. Society Leadership Opportunities

Welcome New Chapters

Langston University
Alpha Psi Delta Chapter
Langston, OK

Longwood University
Alpha Psi Beta Chapter
Farmville, VA

National University
Alpha Psi Gamma Chapter
La Jolla, CA

Outstanding Sponsor Award

Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Sponsor Award recipient:

Sarah Dangelantonio
Franklin Pierce University (NH)
Iota Omega Chapter

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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.

Hotel Reservations
Go to Hotel Information for details on reservations, roommate requests, and ground transportation. Book early! Reduced-rate rooms are limited in number.

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 by January 16 to confirm or decline our invitation to present. The schedule of sessions will be posted the week of February 12.

Student Chairs
Students, if your submission was not accepted but you are planning to attend the convention, please consider volunteering to serve as a session chair by 1) completing the Student Chairs Volunteer Sign-Up by January 16 and 2) 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 Cincinnati convention, please volunteer to moderate a session or two by completing the Faculty Moderator Volunteer Sign-up by January 22.

Program Events
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 21, 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.

Important Convention Planning Dates:
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
March 21-24 2018 International Convention

Scholarship, Awards, and Grant News

Sigma Tau Delta’s Board strives consistently to increase the organization’s ability to give back, which has resulted in the following changes for this year:

View all Available Scholarship, Award, and Grant Opportunities. The spring round application period runs from February 5 to April 9.

Internship Award Opportunities

Penguin Random House
January 22 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 September. The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $13 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses.

View: Application Submission 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 2018 (when submissions to the journals open) until January 2019 (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 16, 2018.

View: Internship Description and Application Instructions

Internship Stipends
The Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend offers funding for current undergraduate and graduate student members accepting non- or low-paying summer 2018 internships. This 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 intern’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. Applicants may apply between Feburary 6 and April 9.

View: Internship Stipends - Summer 2018

Society Leadership Opportunities

Sigma Tau Delta's Board of Directors, student, and alumni leaders are chosen at the international convention. These positions provide excellent opportunities to network, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about how Sigma Tau Delta functions at the regional and Society levels.

Officers and Regents
Officer and Regent applicants, at the time of election, must be a Faculty Sponsor of an active Sigma Tau Delta chapter. Regent applicants must be located within the region they seek to represent.

Candidates for all these positions should plan to attend the 2018 International Convention in Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2018. Candidates for the Vice President/President-Elect and the Historian positions will have the opportunity to make a brief presentation to the voting constituents at the Business Meeting. Candidates for the Regent positions will have the opportunity to make brief presentations at their Regional Caucuses prior to the election.

Student Advisor
The two Student Advisors (SA) 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 March 1, for one of the two SA positions. Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment to serve and must be student members of active chapters for their full 2018-2020 term. The SA position is appointed by the Board of Directors.

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.

Alumni Representative
Alumni Representative (AR) candidates must be Alumni Epsilon Chapter members and must plan to attend the 2018 International Convention in Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2018. The AR is appointed by the Board of Direcotrs.

Candidates for the Alumni Representative position will be interviewed and appointed by the Board of Directors. Individuals will assume their offices at the end of the 2018 International Convention.

View Details and Applications: 2018 Society Leadership Opportunities