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Sigma Delta Pi in 2023: Adviser and Chapter Planning (PLEASE SAVE)

As you plan your chapter’s activities in the new year of 2023, please remember these important resources and opportunities:

Wishing all our chapters and members a successful and productive 2023.

Please e-mail all questions to sdpnational@gmail.com.

Sigma Delta Pi’s National F2F Events in 2023: Join Us in Salamanca, Spain at the 105th AATSP Conference, June 26-29 (Early Bird Registration Expires January 23)

Plan now to join Sigma Delta Pi in Salamanca, Spain
for member-centered events, including our annual members/guest-only reception, on June 26-29, 2023

at the 105th AATSP Annual Conference

(Early Bird Registration rate available thru January 31, 2023)

Specific event days and times of SDP events: TBA

We have discontinued our annual April f2f events at the KFLC to focus on f2f events at the annual summer conference of the AATSP.

Stay tuned also for the schedule of upcoming virtual events open to all Sigma Delta Pi members and guests.
See our national calendar of events for updated programming: 
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi Announces its Inaugural Premio Albatros: New Publication Subvention Award for Active Advisers

The Premio Albatros includes a $1,500 subvention that may be granted yearly for one Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser whose manuscript is accepted and published
by Albatros Ediciones.

Eligibility requirements:

  • A Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser who is a faculty member of Spanish and who has conducted at least one initiation ceremony of new Sigma Delta Pi members within the past two years from the submission of their manuscript proposal to Albatros Ediciones
  • The candidate must be the current chapter adviser at their institution when they submit their proposal for consideration to Albatros Ediciones
  • The candidate’s manuscript must be accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones (at the time) while they are still the active Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser at their institution
  • Once their manuscript is accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones, the candidate must send a copy of that acceptance to delmastromp@cofc.edu to be considered for this award
  • The candidate whose manuscript is accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones agrees to publish their work with Albatros Ediciones AND submits their final work to Albatros Ediciones as contractually agreed 
  • Submitted manuscripts should be complete and range between 300-350 pages, or approximately 125,000 words.

Not eligible

  • Past chapter advisers
  • Chapter members who are NOT active chapter advisers
  • Members of Sigma Delta Pi’s national Executive Council
  • Chapter advisers whose work will be published by any publisher besides Albatros Ediciones

Additional program details and conditions:

  • The recipient of the Premio Albatros will be selected by Sigma Delta Pi and Albatros Ediciones among all qualified candidates whose proposals have been accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones.  
  • The $1500 subvention (which represents 50% of the total subvention required for publication after acceptance) would be issued directly to Albatros Ediciones after confirmation of receipt of the final manuscript for publication.
  • Only manuscripts published with Albatros Ediciones are eligible.
  • The recipient of the Premio Albatros will receive an award plaque with a press release issued to their home institution.
  • The awardee must also agree to make a presentation on their manuscript in an international, virtual event co-organized by Sigma Delta Pi and Albatros Ediciones.
  • Only one Premio Albatros per academic year (July 1-June 30) may be granted.

For submission guidelines for completed manuscripts, please contact Albatros Ediciones:
 https://www.albatrosediciones.com/contacto.php

Sigma Delta Pi ‘s Upcoming Deadlines for National Grants and Awards: Don’t Miss These Opportunities!

Sigma Delta Pi’s Upcoming Deadlines

For all important Society events and deadlines, bookmark the Sigma Delta Pi Calendar at https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Upcoming Deadlines for 2023:

No Deadlines:

For Sigma Delta Pi merchandise (also appropriate as special gifts and chapter-based recognitions):

For regular announcements and news:

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

Sigma Delta Pi’s National Awards, Grants, Subventions and Recognitions

Don’t let your Sigma Delta Pi chapter miss these great opportunities:

For Summer 2023 and the 2023-24 Academic Year

Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards Program

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/undergraduate-study-abroad-awards/
Application Deadline: MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Undergraduate Internship Grant Program

https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-internship-grants/
Application Deadline: MIDNIGHT, MARCH 1, 2023

Graduate Research Grant Program

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/graduate-research-grants/
Application Deadline: MIDNIGHT, MARCH 1, 2023

NO DEADLINES


Chapter Project Grant Program

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/chapter-project-grants/

Sigma Delta Pi-SHH Chapter Grants

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/sigma-delta-pi-shh-chapter-grants/

Gabriela Mistral Award

(for outstanding undergraduate and graduate student members)

Albatros Award

(subvention award for a chapter adviser’s publication with Albatros Ediciones)
https://sigmadeltapi.org/premio-albatros/

Lucy F. Lee Award


(outstanding chapter adviser recognition)

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/premio-lucy-f-lee/

The Orders

(for exceptional service in the fields of Hispanic scholarship, teaching of Spanish, and promotion of the mission of Sigma Delta Pi)


Orden de Don Quijote: 

https://sigmadeltapi.org/la-orden-de-don-quijote-award/

Orden de José Martí: 

https://sigmadeltapi.org/la-orden-de-jose-marti/

For the complete list of these and ADDITIONAL awards and recognitions

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/

Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd B-Day Celebration: Virtual Event Held on Monday, November 14 @ 4:00pm EST (RECORDED)

Sigma Delta Pi celebrated its 103rd birthday on
Monday,November 14 at 4:00pm
with a virtual poetry recital and announcement of this year’s Frida Kahlo Awardee.

See the recorded event at 
https://youtu.be/BVuGw-Xk_J8 
that featured three outstanding guest poets:

Raúl Carrillo Arciniega (College of Charleston)
Juan Manuel Portillo (Hollins University)
Eloy Urroz (The Citadel)

9TH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CAKE PICTURE COMPETITION

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 2019

To enter:

1) During this 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 103rd b-day

3) It must be an actual cake that displays the Sigma Delta Pi logo.
4) Student members must contribute to the design of the cake.

5) 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.”

Each entry will be posted to our national Sigma Delta Pi Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapiPictures posted directly to this page will be disqualified; pictures must be e-mailed as specified above to sdpnational@gmail.com.

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 plaque.  Cakes will be judged on artistic merit, originality and compliance with submission rules noted above.  The winning chapter will receive a $100 credit that may be applied to future orders placed for memberships and other materials offered directly by the national office.

Join Sigma Delta Pi TODAY for our 103rd B-Day Celebration with a Virtual Event @ 4:00pm EST

Join Sigma Delta Pi’s celebration of our 103rd birthday TODAY,

Monday, November 14 at 4:00pm


with a virtual poetry recital and announcement of this year’s Frida Kahlo Awardee. Free registration in advance of this event at : 


https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElduyupz8qEtT5uQu6sAICyoaCSjxys8cN.


This event features three outstanding guest poets:

Raúl Carrillo Arciniega (College of Charleston)
Juan Manuel Portillo (Hollins University)
Eloy Urroz (The Citadel)

Sigma Delta Pi Announces its Inaugural Premio Albatros: New Publication Subvention Award for Active Advisers

The Premio Albatros includes a $1,500 subvention that may be granted yearly for one Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser whose manuscript is accepted and published
by Albatros Ediciones.

Eligibility requirements:

·  a Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser who is a faculty member of Spanish and who has conducted at least one initiation ceremony of new Sigma Delta Pi members within the past two years from the submission of their manuscript proposal to Albatros Ediciones

·  the candidate must be the current chapter adviser at their institution when they submit their proposal for consideration to Albatros Ediciones

·  the candidate’s manuscript must be accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones (at the time) while they are still the active Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser at their institution

·  the candidate whose manuscript is accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones agrees to publish their work with Albatros Ediciones AND submits their final work to Albatros Ediciones as contractually agreed 

·  submitted manuscripts should be complete and range between 300-350 pages, or approximately 125,000 words.

Not eligible

·  past chapter advisers

·  chapter members who are NOT active chapter advisers

·  members of Sigma Delta Pi’s national Executive Council

·  chapter advisers whose work will be published by any publisher besides Albatros Ediciones

Additional program details and conditions:

·  The recipient of the Premio Albatros will be selected by Sigma Delta Pi and Albatros Ediciones among all qualified candidates whose proposals have been accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones.  

·  The $1500 subvention (which represents 50% of the total subvention required for publication after acceptance) would be issued directly to Albatros Ediciones after confirmation of receipt of the final manuscript for publication.

·  Only manuscripts published with Albatros Ediciones are eligible.

·  The recipient of the Premio Albatros will receive an award plaque with a press release issued to their home institution.

·  The awardee must also agree to make a presentation on their manuscript in an international, virtual event co-organized by Sigma Delta Pi and Albatros Ediciones.

·  Only one Premio Albatros per academic year (July 1-June 30) may be granted.

For submission guidelines for completed manuscripts, please contact Albatros Ediciones:
 https://www.albatrosediciones.com/contacto.php