Sigma Delta Pi: Info Requested for Online Activities

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Online Chapter Activities
This past spring was Sigma Delta Pi’s first collective experience with remote induction ceremonies and online chapter activities, and to share more widely your ideas for future chapter planning, we would like to compile a list of recommendations from our chapters for remote activities to post on our website as a resource for our members. For consideration, please send your ideas to sdpnational@gmail.com.

Screenshots of Online Initiation Ceremonies and/or Chapter Events
Did your chapter hold a virtual induction ceremony or other online activities this year due to COVID-19?  Do you have screenshots from those virtual (e.g., ZOOM) activities?  We plan to create a photo slide-show at our national website with select photos from chapter virtual activities in 2020.  For consideration, please e-mail your screenshots to sdpnational@gmail.com.

Submission deadline for the above: Friday, July 3, 2020.

8th Annual Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices Session

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For the 8th consecutive year and to commemorate its 100th anniversary, Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, hosts student members to share their local chapters’ best practices through formal presentations. This session was originally accepted and scheduled for presentation at the AATSP’s 102nd Annual Conference in Puerto Rico in July 2020. Because of the conference’s postponement due to COVID-19, in June 2020 participants recorded their planned presentations: click here to view online.

Chapter Annual Reports Required of All Chapters

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If you missed the June 8, 2020 deadline for submitting your chapter’s required annual report to qualify for national awards, the national office still needs your annual report for our record-keeping even if you did NOT hold an initiation ceremony in AY 2019-20.   Please visit https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/annual-report/ to submit your chapter’s 2019-2020 Annual Report Form online.

Muchas gracias.

Sigma Delta Pi’s History Panel at the 102nd Annual AATSP Conference in Puerto Rico, July 2020: Recorded and Available Now Online!

SIGMA DELTA PI HISTORY PANEL

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100 YEARS OF HISTORY:
SIGMA DELTA PI, THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HISPANIC HONOR SOCIETY (1919-2019), AND ITS CHAPTERS

This panel was originally accepted and scheduled for presentation at the AATSP’s 102nd Annual Conference in Puerto Rico in July 2020.
Because of the conference’s postponement due to COVID-19, in early June 2020 participates recorded their planned presentations (click to access).

Sigma Delta Pi: Summer Initiations, June 8, 2020 Deadline for Chapter Annual Reports, Merchandise

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Although summer is already here, please remember that you may still hold remote initiations of new members in June, July and August to ensure all eligible students are recognized; furthermore, the Ruth Barnes replica membership pin (pictured above) will continue to be issued to every new member initiated through November 30, 2020.

 Some important operational clarifications:

UPCOMING DEADLINE:

NO DEADLINES (accepted all year long):

Applications for Chapter Project Grants:  https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/chapter-project-grants/

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.   https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/premio-gabriela-mistral/

Nominations for the Orden de José Martí.   https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/la-orden-de-jose-marti/

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote.  https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/711-2/

Orders for membership pins and certificates, and Sigma Delta Pi’s newest history book. https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/order-forms-for-initiation-materials/

SIGMA DELTA PI MERCHANDISE:

For Sigma Delta Pi’s latest history book: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-history-book/

For the medallion and repostero: https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/order-forms-for-initiation-materials/

For the padfolios, the bistro mug and the medallion: https://acgreek.com/greek/home.php

For other paraphernalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles:  https://www.honorgrads.com/sdp

For the Sigma Delta Pi pendant:  https://www.hjgreek.com/product/showProduct/OrganizationCategoryID/3604/productID/66903

Sigma Delta Pi & AATSP: 10th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

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Blaine Billings, Mario Vargas Llosa Award 2020

Blaine Billings,
Winner of the 2020 Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) are pleased to announce that the joint national selection committee has confirmed Blaine Billings of the College of Charleston as the recipient of the 10th annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award, granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish. Mr. Billings will be recognized formally during a brief ceremony via Zoom on June 2, 2020.

Sigma Delta Pi: Concluding the Academic Year and Upcoming Deadlines

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As many have concluded the spring term, please remember that you may still hold remote initiations of new members over the summer to ensure all eligible students are recognized.

  • There will be NO disruptions with service from our national office.  Orders may continue to be placed at any time.
  • Ordered materials may be shipped to a chapter adviser’s home address.
  • Click HERE for recommendations for remotely collecting membership fees.
  • Click HERE for guidelines for conducting remote initiation ceremonies.

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

  • June 8, 2020 for submission of required chapter annual reports. Click HEREfor the 2019-2020 Annual Report Form access.  NO DEADLINES:

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, and Sigma Delta Pi’s newest history book. Click here for online ordering.

SIGMA DELTA PI MERCHANDISE:

For the medallion and reposteroclick here.

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

For the Sigma Delta Pi pendant, click here.

For the Sigma Delta Pi history book, 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 Latest History: Special Offer for Month of May

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Published in hard cover on April 28, 2020 by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic MonographsSigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 is now available at Amazon (click here).

During the entire month of May to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi Day on May 1, complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s 2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp) will be included with each purchased, signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book, available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website (click here).

If you missed the May 1 Facebook Live reading of select chapters from this book, the recording is found at “Reading of Sigma Delta Pi’s New History (click here).”

Sigma Delta Pi: 3rd Annual Graduate Research Grant Symposium Online!

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Sigma Delta Pi’s 3rd Annual Graduate Research Grant Symposium was originally scheduled for last month’s Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, which was cancelled due to the pandemic.

However, as a substitute, recipients of Sigma Delta Pi graduate research grants in 2019 have graciously provided recordings of their presentations that are now available online at our national website:

3rd Annual Graduate Research Grant Symposium (click here)

Sigma Delta Pi: Concluding the Academic Year and Upcoming Deadlines

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As you conclude plans for spring 2020 initiations of new members, please consider:

  • There will be NO disruptions with service from our national office.  Orders may continue to be placed at any time.
  • Ordered materials may be shipped to a chapter adviser’s home address.
  • Click HERE for recommendations for remotely collecting membership fees.
  • Click HERE for guidelines for conducting remote initiation ceremonies.

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

  • May 15, 2020 for submissions for Entre Nosotros.  Click HERE for guidelines for submissions. Click HERE to upload a submission.
  • June 8, 2020 for submission of required chapter annual reports. Click HEREfor the 2019-2020 Annual Report Form access.  NO DEADLINES:

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, and Sigma Delta Pi’s newest history book. Click here for online ordering.

SIGMA DELTA PI MERCHANDISE:

For the medallion and reposteroclick here.

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

For the Sigma Delta Pi pendant, click here.

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT:

Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

Click here for the National Facebook page.