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Sigma Delta Pi: November is National Charter Month; 5th Annual Facebook Birthday Cake Picture Competition

November is National Sigma Delta Pi Charter Month!

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Charter Month commemorates Sigma Delta Pi’s founding on November 14, 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley by graduate student Ruth Barnes. Please plan now to highlight your chapter and its activities during the month of November.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to locate and display your chapter’s charter!

Why not plan an initiation ceremony to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month in November?!?!  An induction of new members can be held any time of year, and many chapters hold multiple initiations annually (once received, all orders are processed within 24 hours).

And don’t forget our 5th annual Facebook Birthday Cake Picture Competition to celebrate National Charter Month and Sigma Delta Pi’s 98th birthday. 

To enter:

1) During the month of November, chapters are invited to e-mail a picture of their unique Sigma Delta Pi b-day cakes to sdpnational@gmail.com:

2) The pictured cake must include a reference, etched in icing on the cake, to Sigma Delta Pi’s98th b-day.

3) It must be an actual cake that displays the Sigma Delta Pi logo.

4) for the accompanying “description,” include in the text of the e-mail the name of the originating chapter and institution.  For example: “Eta Upsilon, Illinois State University.”

We will post each entry to our national Sigma Delta Pi Facebook page:www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapiChapters must NOT post their pictures directly to this page, but rather e-mail them to sdpnational@gmail.com as specified above.

The winning picture will be featured during the entire month of December at Sigma Delta Pi’s FB page, and the winning chapter will receive an award certificate.  Cakes will be judged on artistic merit and originality.  The winning chapter will receive a $100 credit that may be applied to future orders placed with the national office.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Deadlines for Various Awards & Opportunities

Please note upcoming fall 2017 deadlines for
Sigma Delta Pi:

November 2017 (National Charter Month)
Submissions for 5th Annual Facebook B-Day Cake Photo Competition. Click here for details.

December 1, 2017
Entries for annual Frida Kahlo Award for outstanding chapter website. Click here for details 

December 21, 2017
Chapter news and pictures for possible publication in spring 2018 issue of Entre NosotrosClick here for details 

NO DEADLINES:

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

Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  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.

Deadlines for other opportunities and awards to include our undergraduate study abroad awards and graduate research grants will be forthcoming later this fall.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS TODAY, TUESDAY, October 31

Call for Student Papers

for Sigma Delta Pi’s 6th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
to be held at the 100th Conference of the
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Salamanca, Spain
June 25-28, 2018

 

Student Members of active Sigma Delta Pi chapters are invited to submit a proposal for a 15-minute presentation on your chapter’s “best practices” that focuses on Sigma Delta Pi activities at your local institution.  We strongly encourage proposals from student members who are actively involved in initiating, organizing, executing and/or participating in Sigma Delta Pi activities at their institutions.

By October 31, 2017, please e-mail the following to Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director (delmastromp@cofc.edu):

1) your full name
2) name of your Sigma Delta Pi chapter and college/university
3) name of your chapter adviser
4) title of your proposed presentation
5) summary of your proposed presentation (no longer than 150 words)

3-4 papers will be selected from the submissions received, and the student presenters will be notified in early December 2017.

A student whose paper is selected for presentation will receive a $1000 travel stipend plus paid conference registration courtesy of Sigma Delta Pi and a complimentary awards banquet ticket and student membership in AATSP courtesy of the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese).  However, the same student is expected to secure travel-related funding for all remaining expenses through his/her college/university, either via the academic departments, the dean’s or provost’s office, the office of student activities, or other institutional sources.   Colleges/universities often provide funding for students presenting at conferences.  Your chapter adviser can assist you with exploring these funding options.  Sigma Delta Pi is unable to provide monetary support beyond the $1000 travel stipend and conference registration per selected student.

For information on the AATSP conference in June 2018, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org.

Any questions should be directed to the Executive Director: delmastromp@cofc.edu

 

November is National Sigma Delta Pi Charter Month!

Charter Month commemorates Sigma Delta Pi’s founding on November 14, 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley by graduate student Ruth Barnes. Please plan now to highlight your chapter and its activities during the month of November.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to locate and display your chapter’s charter!

Why not plan an initiation ceremony to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month in November?!?!  An induction of new members can be held any time of year, and many chapters hold multiple initiations annually (once received, all orders are processed within 24 hours).

 And don’t forget our 5th annual Facebook Birthday Cake Picture Competition to celebrate National Charter Month and Sigma Delta Pi’s 98th birthday. 

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To enter:

1) During the month of November, chapters are invited to e-mail a picture of their unique Sigma Delta Pi b-day cakes to sdpnational@gmail.com:

2) The pictured cake must include a reference, etched in icing on the cake, to Sigma Delta Pi’s 98th b-day.

3) It must be an actual cake that displays the Sigma Delta Pi logo.

4) for the accompanying “description,” include in the text of the e-mail the name of the originating chapter and institution.  For example: “Eta Upsilon, Illinois State University.”

We will post each entry to our national Sigma Delta Pi Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapiChapters must NOT post their pictures directly to this page, but rather e-mail them to sdpnational@gmail.com as specified above.

The winning picture will be featured during the entire month of December at Sigma Delta Pi’s FB page, and the winning chapter will receive an award certificate.  Cakes will be judged on artistic merit and originality.  The winning chapter will receive a $100 credit that may be applied to future orders placed with the national office.

Sigma Delta Pi Invites Applications for New Chapters of Honor Society for Community Colleges

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has partnered with

CCID for Blog

to provide Institutional Members of Community Colleges for International Development a $10 discount on the charter fee when applying for a new chapter of
La Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española,
Sigma Delta Pi’s Spanish honor society for 2-yr colleges.

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Please distribute to ALL your Sigma Delta Pi chapter members

Dear Members of Sigma Delta Pi:

Recently you received the first ever edition of the newsletter Sigma Delta PIdeas the newest project of Sigma Delta Pi’s Board of Student Advisers (BSA).   Now the BSA needs your feedback to help us include want you would like to see in future issues. 

Please assist us by completing the following survey and automatically enter to win an Amazon Gift Card:

https://goo.gl/forms/3Mj7S91ezoLiIYxG2