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Sigma Delta Pi Anuncia Una Conferencia Virtual: Carmen Laforet: Después de _Nada_, mucho.

SIGMA DELTA PI,
SOCIEDAD NACIONAL HONORARIA HISPÁNICA

anuncia una conferencia virtual organizada por
Mark P. Del Mastro (College of Charleston) y Caragh Wells (University of Bristol):

Carmen Laforet: Después de Nada, mucho.
Nuevas perspectivas al conmemorar el centenario de su nacimiento
(1921-2021)

11 de septiembre de 2021
12:00-15:20 Charleston (EE.UU.); 17:00-20:20 (U.K.); 18:00-21:20 (ESP)

Para inscribirse (gratis) en la conferenciahttps://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOCvpj8oHNBhAkhgzcoECSh-zAOqZrpq


Además de celebrar los 100 años del nacimiento de Carmen Laforet,
se hará una vista preliminar de varios capítulos del libro coeditado por Del Mastro y Wells que saldrá en 2022. Los siguientes autores harán presentaciones de 10 minutos c/u sobre sus respectivos capítulos:

Sesión I. 12:00-13:00 (Charleston); 17:00-18:00 (Bristol)18:00-19:00 (Madrid):
Agustín Cerezales, Luca Cerullo, Renee Congdon, Mark Del Mastro, Ellen Mayock

Sesión II. 13:15-14:15 (Charleston); 18:15-19:15 (Bristol); 19:15-20:15 (Madrid):
Irene Mizrahi, Rosa Navarro Durán, Samuel O’Donoghue, Patrizia Prati, Blanca Ripoll Sintes

Sesión III. 14:30-15:20 (Charleston); 19:30-20:20 (Bristol); 20:30-21:20 (Madrid):
Luis Quintana, Marisa Sotelo, José Teruel Benavente, Maria Venturini, Caragh Wells

www.sigmadeltapi.org | e-mail: delmastromp@cofc.edu

Sigma Delta Pi at the AATSP’s 103rd Annual Conference Last Week

On July 8 and 9 at the 103rd AATSP Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA,
Sigma Delta Pi hosted its first face-to-face venues since before the pandemic.

On Thursday, July 8 at 1:30pm, the 9th annual “Sigma Delta Pi: Best Practices and Informative Session” featured presentations by Suzy Aftabizadeh of Ohio University and Jhoanna Méndez of Florida State University.

Mark Del Mastro with Jhoanna Méndez and Suzy Aftabizadeh
at the AATSP Conference.

On Friday, July 9 at 3:30pm during the AATSP Awards Ceremony,
Sigma Delta Pi recognized

Kathryn Petersen of Indiana University Bloomington
as the recipient of the 11th annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award,
granted yearly by Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP 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.

Sigma Delta Pi at the AATSP: July 8-11 in Atlanta!


Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to host its first face-to-face venues since before the pandemic at the upcoming 103rd AATSP Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA on July 8-11
(see https://www.aatsp.org/page/2021Conference).

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 1:30pm in M105 of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Sigma Delta Pi will host its annual “Best Practices & Informative Session” that features student presenters from Florida State University and Ohio University and a general informative session about Sigma Delta Pi and all its programs.

Then on Friday, July 9 at 3:30pm in Imperial Salon A during the AATSP Awards Ceremony, we will recognize the student winner of the 11th annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award, granted yearly by Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP 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.

For those already registered for the upcoming AATSP conference, we hope to see you next month in Atlanta!

Deadline TODAY for Required Chapter Annual Reports & Submissions for Entre Nosotros

Important Deadline – TODAY:

Summer Chapter Plans?:

  • The national office is ALWAYS open during the summer.  Orders may be placed year round, and summer initiations of new members are welcome.
  • Materials may be shipped to a chapter adviser’s home address.
  • Click HERE for guidance on remote activities such as conducting initiation ceremonies and collecting candidate membership fees.

No Deadlines:

For Sigma Delta Pi merchandise: possible special gifts (i.e., graduation) and chapter-based recognitions:

For Regular announcements and news:

Upcoming June 7 Deadline (Required Chapter Annual Reports & Submissions for _Entre Nosotros_) and Summer Plans

Important Deadline – June 7, 2021:

Summer Chapter Plans?:

  • The national office is ALWAYS open during the summer.  Orders may be placed year round, and summer initiations of new members are welcome.
  • Materials may be shipped to a chapter adviser’s home address.
  • Click HERE for guidance on remote activities such as conducting initiation ceremonies and collecting candidate membership fees.

No Deadlines:

For Sigma Delta Pi merchandise: possible special gifts (i.e., graduation) and chapter-based recognitions:

For Regular announcements and news:

Sigma Delta Pi Member Benefits: Geico

For over 75 years, we’ve been providing drivers with outstanding savings. And you’ve probably heard over the years that 15 minutes could save you 15% or more.

But did you know GEICO teamed up with Sigma Delta Pi?

In case you missed the memo, here it is: you could get a special auto insurance discount on top of those already low rates! That’s right – you could save even more just for being a Sigma Delta Pi member.
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Sigma Delta Pi & AATSP: Recipient of the 11th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Kathryn Petersen,
Winner of the 2021 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 Kathryn Petersen of Indiana University Bloomington is the recipient of the 11th 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. Ms. Petersen will be recognized formally at the 103rd Annual Conference of the AATSP in Atlanta, GA, during the AATSP’s Awards Ceremony at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis at 6:30pm on Friday, July 9, 2021. Congratulations to Kathryn for this exceptional honor.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Gabriela Mistral Award for Student Members: Nominations Accepted All Year Long

Sigma Delta Pi’s Gabriela Mistral Award may be granted to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student of Spanish who is an active member of Sigma Delta Pi and who has demonstrated noteworthy involvement and initiative in their chapter. Honorary members are not eligible, but any active chapter may nominate one active student member per year for this honor with no more than one awardee per chapter per year.  The awardee receives a beautiful certificate courtesy of Sigma Delta Pi and, while supplies last, the book De Chile al Mundo courtesy of the Gabriela Mistral Foundation (https://gabrielamistralfoundation.org/web/).

Any active chapter of Sigma Delta Pi with a deserving active student member should send a letter of nomination from the chapter adviser along with one other letter of recommendation and the nominee’s current academic transcript to sdpnational@gmail.com. Decisions are communicated within one week of receipt of a complete nomination packet.  Nominations only accepted via e-mail. 

Please don’t allow a deserving chapter member to be overlooked!

For further information about the Gabriela Mistral Award, and for a complete list of all past recipients since 1984, see: https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/premio-gabriela-mistral/

Upcoming June 7 Deadline (Required Chapter Annual Reports & Submissions for _Entre Nosotros_) and Summer Transitions

Important Deadline – June 7, 2021:

As your chapter transitions to summer, please consider:

  • The national office is ALWAYS open during the summer.  Orders may be placed year round, and summer initiations of new members are welcome.
  • Materials may be shipped to a chapter adviser’s home address.
  • Click HERE for guidance on remote activities such as conducting initiation ceremonies and collecting candidate membership fees.

No Deadlines:

For Sigma Delta Pi merchandise: possible special gifts (i.e., graduation) and chapter-based recognitions:

For Regular announcements and news: