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Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities and Awards: Upcoming Deadlines!

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May 1: Nominations for 9th Annual Sigma Delta Pi-AATSP Mario Vargas Llosa Award (undergraduate Spanish major or minor)Click here for details.

May 1: Nominations for Sigma Delta Pi-Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas Ana María Matute Award. Click here for details.

June 10: Annual Reports (required of ALL chapters).  Click here to access online report form.

NO DEADLINES: 

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

Applications for Sigma Delta Pi-Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Chapter 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 (GREAT GIFTS FOR GRADUATING MEMBERS):

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.

ALSO SEE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS BELOW.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Next Centennial Celebration Event: Triennial Convention at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference, July 8-11, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration (1919-2019)

Did you miss our first centennial celebration event at the 72nd Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in April?

Don’t miss our next national centennial celebration events at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP, July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.  Online registration through June 7, 2019.

Sigma Delta Pi Events at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference: 

Monday, July 8
1:30-2:45pm
AATSP Plenary Session: “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society”
Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director, College of Charleston

3:00-4:15pm
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session 

Wednesday, July 10
1:30-3:00pm
Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention

3:00-4:30pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception 

Register now and join us!

Premio Mario Vargas Llosa 2019: WEDNESDAY, May 1 Nomination Deadline

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 9th 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1)      Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;

2)      Nominee must have completed at least eight (8) upper-division courses (post intermediate level) total in Spanish language, literature and culture;

3)      Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;

4)      Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;

5)      The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by May 1, 2019.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2019 award will be made by a committee comprising leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP with Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director serving as chair.

Nominees will be selected on the basis of academic achievement in all upper-division Spanish courses completed and extra-curricular involvement as related to Spanish.

Sigma Delta Pi provides the 2019 Mario Vargas Llosa Award recipient with a plaque, the most recent issue of the Maria Moliner Diccionario de uso de español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels; the AATSP will organize and host the award venue at their 2019 conference in San Diego, CA.  Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a travel stipend to defer costs related to attending the conference. The awardee will be announced prior to the AATSP Conference.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1, 2019

This Friday: 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 THIS Friday, April 12 at the 72nd Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky:

Sigma Delta Pi’s 2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium,
10am-12:00pm, Patterson Hall 206
(featuring presentations by recipients of Sigma Delta Pi’s Graduate Research Grants in 2018)

Sigma Delta Pi’s 17th annual Informative Session, 2-3:30pm, Patterson Hall 206

Sigma Delta Pi’s Reception for members and special guests, 6:30pm,
Hyatt Regency Lexington (401 East High Street). Sponsored by Vista Higher Learning
and featuring Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega’s reading of his original poetry.

Dr. Carrillo
(click here for Dr. Carrillo Arciniega’s March 2019 podcast interview)

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

A special thanks to Vista Higher Learning for its partnership with Sigma Delta Pi.

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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 Board of Student Advisers Publishes 7th Issue of Newsletter: _Sigma Delta Pideas_

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Sigma Delta Pi’s
Board of Student Advisers (BSA)
has published its 7th issue (March 2019) 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 Graduate Research Grant Awardees 2019

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Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
congratulates the following recipients of Graduate Research Grants for 2019:

Nicole Bonino, University of Virginia
Joelle Carota, University at Buffalo-SUNY
Juan Fernández Cantero, University of Kentucky
Kalavik Anne McNamara, North Carolina State University
Falcón Restrepo-Ramos, University of Florida

Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities and Awards: Upcoming Deadlines!

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April 15: 8th Annual Chapter Photo Competition. Click here for details.

May 1: Nominations for 9th Annual Sigma Delta Pi-AATSP Mario Vargas Llosa Award (undergraduate Spanish major or minor)Click here for details.

May 1: Nominations for Sigma Delta Pi-Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas Ana María Matute Award. Click here for details.

June 10: Annual Reports (required of ALL chapters).  Click here to access online report form.

NO DEADLINES: 

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

Applications for Sigma Delta Pi-Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Chapter 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.

ALSO SEE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS BELOW.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial (1919-2019) and the AATSP: A “Special Note”

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Sigma Delta Pi’s current centennial celebration also recognizes its long-standing partner: the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  As part of the ongoing research for the upcoming (summer 2020) book on Sigma Delta Pi’s 100-year history (1919-2019), a “Special Note” has just been published in the March 2019 issue of Hispania that outlines some of the many historical ties between the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese:

Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP: A Shared Century of Leadership and Collaboration
Hispania 102.1, 2019, pp 5-7

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 at the 72nd Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky:

Sigma Delta Pi’s 2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium,
10am-12:00pm, Patterson Hall 206 (featuring presentations by recipients of Sigma Delta Pi’s Graduate Research Grants in 2018)

Sigma Delta Pi’s 17th annual Informative Session,
2-3:30pm, Patterson Hall 206

Sigma Delta Pi’s Reception for members and special guests, 6:30pm,
Hyatt Regency Lexington (401 East High Street). Sponsored by Vista Higher Learning
and featuring Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega’s reading of his original poetry.

Dr. Carrillo

 


(
click here for Dr. Carrillo Arciniega’s
March 2019 podcast interview
)

 

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

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A special thanks to Vista Higher Learning
for its partnership with Sigma Delta Pi.

 

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 Opportunities and Awards: Upcoming Deadlines!

sdpcentennialpin

April 15: 8th Annual Chapter Photo Competition. Click here for details.

May 1: Nominations for 9th Annual Sigma Delta Pi-AATSP Mario Vargas Llosa Award (undergraduate Spanish major or minor)Click here for details.

May 1: Nominations for Sigma Delta Pi-Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas Ana María Matute Award. Click here for details.

June 10: Annual Reports (required of ALL chapters).  Click here to access online report form.

NO DEADLINES: 

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

Applications for Sigma Delta Pi-Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Chapter 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.

ALSO SEE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS BELOW.