Sigma Delta Pi’s First Centennial Celebration Event with Vista Higher Learning: 17th Annual Informative Session, 2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium, and Sigma Delta Pi Reception at the 72nd KFLC, April 11-13, 2019!

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Sigma Delta Pi chapter delegates (advisers, student officers and members), Executive Council Members and Honorary Presidents are cordially invited to our first centennial celebration event of 2019 on Friday, April 12:
Sigma Delta Pi’s 17th annual Informative Session
Sigma Delta Pi’s 2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium
(featuring presentations by recipients of Sigma Delta Pi’s Graduate Research Grants in 2017)

at the 72nd Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 11-13, 2019
at the University of Kentucky.

On Friday evening, April 12 at 6:30pm, Sigma Delta Pi will feature a reception for our attendees and special at the Hyatt Regency Lexington (401 East High Street).

Click here for conference registration
(all attendees of Sigma Delta Pi’s Informative Session must register for the conference)

Our National President, Dr. Lucy F. Lee of Truman State University, and our Executive Director, Dr. Mark P. Del mastro of the College of Charleston
look forward to seeing you!

A special thanks to Vista Higher Learning for sponsoring Sigma Delta Pi’s reception.

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Unfortunately, funding for attendance to these events is not available through Sigma Delta Pi, but please consult with your local institution (home academic department, department chair, dean) for possible travel support.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Upcoming Deadlines for 2019!

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Please note upcoming spring 2019 deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi:

January 25:

Chapter news and pictures for possible publication in the 80th anniversary issue (spring 2019) of Entre NosotrosClick here for detailsThis information is NOT the same submitted with chapter annual reports last summer. Annual Reports and Entre Nosotros are separate venues with separate submission processes.

Feburary 1: 

Undergraduate Study Abroad Award Applications. Click here for details.

March 1:

Graduate Research Grant Applications.  Click here for details.

NO DEADLINES:

 Applications for Chapter Project Grants: Click here for details and application.

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de José Martí.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued).

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:

For the medallion and repostero, click here.

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.

 For regular announcements and news, visit:

 Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

Click here for the National Facebook page.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards program

Please distribute to all your active chapter members.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Details and downloadable application and adviser ranking form available
for Sigma Delta Pi’s Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards program for 2019:

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/undergraduate-study-abroad-awards/

Sigma Delta Pi Centennial Celebration (1919-2019) Begins Today! Mark Your Calendars for Related Events.

Today, January 1, 2019, Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
begins its centennial commemoration of its founding on November 14, 1919
by a junior undergraduate student named Ruth Helen Barnes:

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This celebration will continue through June 30, 2020
to recognize the centennial of the first official induction ceremony of new members held on May 1, 1920 in Berkeley, CA.

During the next 18-months, we will recognize our Society’s 100-years through numerous initiatives, meetings and projects detailed on our new centennial webpage:

https://sigmadeltapi.org/celebracion-del-centenario/ 

Please bookmark and visit this page often for regular updates on various opportunities to participate in this historic commemoration.

A special “Felicidades” section of Entre Nosotros will feature reflections/tributes from Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends, who are invited to submit their warm wishes for the 100th birthday of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

Submission deadline: January 25, 2019

Click here for submission details/instructions.

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Dr. John T. Reid, Founder of Entre Nosotros and 2nd National President of Sigma Delta Pi.
News Service Biographical Files, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

National and Regional Meetings of Sigma Delta Pi in 2019:

17th Annual Informative Session and 2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference:
April 11-13 (click here)

Triennial Convention and Student Best Practices & Informative Session at the 101st Annual AATSP Conference in San Diego, CA:
July 8-11 (click here)

General Informative Session at the 69th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at Auburn University:
October 10-12 (click here)

 

Sigma Delta Pi Celebrates 100 Years: 1919-2019. New Centennial Webpage!

SDPCentennialPinSigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
begins its centennial celebration on January 1, 2019 to commemorate its founding on November 14, 1919 by a junior undergraduate student named Ruth Helen Barnes:

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Because the first official induction ceremony of new members was conducted on May 1, 1920, our centennial commemoration will continue through June 30, 2020.

During this 18-month celebration, we will recognize our Society’s 100-years through numerous initiatives and projects detailed on our new centennial webpage:

https://sigmadeltapi.org/celebracion-del-centenario/

Please bookmark and visit this page often for regular updates on various opportunities to participate in this historic commemoration.

A special “Felicidades” section of Entre Nosotros will feature reflections/tributes from Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends, who are invited to submit their warm wishes for the 100th birthday of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

Submission deadline: January 25, 2019

Click here for submission details/instructions.

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Dr. John T. Reid, Founder of Entre Nosotros and 2nd National President of Sigma Delta Pi.
News Service Biographical Files, Duke University Archives,
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Sigma Delta Pi’s José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser: Call for Nominations

Once every three years, at its national triennial convention, Sigma Delta Pi honors one of our most outstanding chapter advisers with a cash award and a beautiful plaque. Click here for a list of past recipients. The next José Martel Award will be presented in 2019 at Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the AATSP’s 101st annual conference at the Town and Country Hotel, July 8-11.

A nominee for this award must have served at one college or university as a successful chapter adviser for five consecutive years with at least one initiation each year, be currently serving as chapter adviser, and be nominated by a chapter or by a member of the Executive Council. The nomination must document the accomplishments of the adviser in connection with the chapter, as well as the adviser’s other academic achievements. Supporting letters/e-mails from the nominee’s dean and another high college official must accompany the nomination. It is suggested that the activities of the chapter during the past five years (including the 2018-19 academic year) be enumerated and described, and that a résumé detailing the nominee’s professional activities be included. For the 2019 award, the complete nomination packet must be sent by May 1, 2019 via e-mail to the Executive Director at delmastromp@cofc.edu. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

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The Premio José Martel commemorates the service of Dr. José Martel, who died August 22, 1979, at the age of 96, after serving Sigma Delta Pi loyally and unselfishly for over half a century in many capacities: chapter adviser, vice president, honorary president, faithful counselor, orator on national occasions, and polished author in the rewriting of parts of our ritual and in the preparation of award certificates. The inaugural José Martel Award was presented to Dr. Lucía D. Bonilla of Hunter College, CUNY in December 1971 at the triennial convention in New York.

 

 

2019 Marks Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial and the 80th Anniversary of _Entre Nosotros_: Don’t Miss Your Contribution!

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Not only will Sigma Delta Pi celebrate its centennial (1919-2019) starting on January 1, but the spring 2019 issue of Entre Nosotros will represent the 80th year of its publication (1939-2019). We encourage our chapters and members to submit their news (in Spanish) and photos for possible inclusion by January 25, 2019.  We have extended the submission deadline to ensure your collaboration in this historic issue of our annual.

A special “Felicidades” section of Entre Nosotros will feature reflections/tributes from our Sigma Delta Pi chapter advisers, who are invited to submit their warm wishes for the 100th birthday of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

Submission deadline: January 25, 2019

Click here for submission details/instructions.

 

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Dr. John T. Reid, Founder of Entre Nosotros and 2nd National President of Sigma Delta Pi.
News Service Biographical Files, Duke University Archives, 
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Board of Student Advisers Publishes 6th Issue of Newsletter: _Sigma Delta Pideas_

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Sigma Delta Pi’s Board of Student Advisers (BSA) has published its 6th issue (December 2018) of Sigma Delta Pideas, the BSA’s official newsletter.

 

Please enjoy this latest issue as we collectively congratulate our fine student leaders of the BSA for their continued work.

Sigma Delta Pi and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) Sign Updated Cooperative Agreement

On the evening of December 4, 2018 at La Nacional-Spanish Benevolent Society on 239 W 14th Street in New York City, Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director, Mark P. Del Mastro, and the Director of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE), Gerardo Piña-Rosales, signed a new cooperative agreement between their respective organizations that aims to promote “the participation of members of both associations in activities of mutual interest.” Beginning in 2020, Sigma Delta Pi and the ANLE will co-organize an academic panel at the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and they will form a joint oversight committee to plan additional collaborative projects.

This new agreement replaces the previous inaugural version between Sigma Delta Pi and the ANLE that was first signed in November 2009.