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November 2020: National Charter Month, Remote Poetry Recital on 11/14 @ 4:00pm (EST), Sigma Delta Pi’s History Book

November is Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month!

Recital Virtual de Poesía


To celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st birthday and National Charter Month, join us via ZOOM
(link forthcoming) on Saturday, November 14 from 4:00-5:00pm (EST) for our
inaugural national poetry recital.

Recite a poem in Spanish or simply attend!

To perform during the event:

  • Poems may be original (authored by submitter) or by someone else, and must be in Spanish; no poem may exceed 2 minutes when recited (reading is acceptable).
  • Initial restriction of 2 poems per chapter (not 2 poems per member, but 1 poem per student member); participants must be Sigma Delta P members and active members of the Society.
  • Preference given to our student members of the Society.
  • Those planning to recite a poem must send it via e-mail as a specific request to sdpnational@gmail.com by November 6. E-mail must include student’s complete name, home chapter, a copy of the poem, and identification of the poem’s author.
  • All Sigma Delta Pi members are invited to attend, but only those with submitted and accepted poems may recite.
  • Depending upon the number of submissions, these rules may be modified to ensure robust participation (e.g., a chapter could have more than 2 persons reciting, and chapter advisers may recite depending upon).
  • All questions to sdpnational@gmail.com.
  • Zoom details will be sent to all the week of 11/9.

During this entire month and to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st Birthday on November 14,
complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp) will be included with each purchased, signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century: 1919-2019, available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website:

 https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-history-book/.

If you have not yet held a fall 2020 initiation of new members, why not plan an initiation ceremony in November to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-day and National Charter Month?
Remember that guidelines for remote (ZOOM) ceremonies are available at  

https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.

Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-Day: Remote Poetry Recital on 11/14 @ 4:00pm (EST), Deadline for Entries on 11/6

November marks Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-day and National Charter Month

Recital Virtual de Poesía
To celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s birthday and National Charter Month, join us via ZOOM (link forthcoming) on Saturday, November 14 from 4:00-5:00pm (EST) for our inaugural national poetry recital.

Recite a poem in Spanish or simply attend!

To perform during the event:

  • Poems may be original (authored by submitter) or by someone else, and must be in Spanish; no poem may exceed 2 minutes when recited (reading is acceptable).
  • Initial restriction of 2 poems per chapter (not 2 poems per member, but 1 poem per student member); participants must be Sigma Delta P members and active members of the Society.
  • Preference given to our student members of the Society.
  • Those planning to recite a poem must send it via e-mail as a specific request to sdpnational@gmail.com by November 6. E-mail must include student’s complete name, home chapter, a copy of the poem, and identification of the poem’s author.
  • All Sigma Delta Pi members are invited to attend, but only those with submitted and accepted poems may recite.
  • Depending upon the number of submissions, these rules may be modified to ensure robust participation (e.g., a chapter could have more than 2 persons reciting, and chapter advisers may recite depending upon).
  • All questions to sdpnational@gmail.com.
  • Zoom details will be sent to all the week of 11/9.

November 2020: Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-Day, National Charter Month, and Remote Poetry Recital on 11/14 @ 4:00pm (EST)

NEXT MONTH:
November 2020 is Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-day and National Charter Month

During all of November and to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month, complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp) will be included with each purchased, signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering Century: 1919-2019, available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website:

https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-history-book/.

If you have not yet held a fall 2020 initiation of new members, why not plan an initiation ceremony in November to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-day and National Charter Month? Remember that guidelines for remote (ZOOM) ceremonies are available at: 

https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.

Recital Virtual de Poesía

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 14 from 4-5:00pm (EST) for Sigma Delta Pi’s inaugural national poetry recital via ZOOM to honor Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st Birthday. Recite a poem in Spanish, or simply attend!

If you wish to recite a poem, please note the following:

  • Poems may be original (authored by submitter) or by someone else, and must be in Spanish; no poem may exceed 2 minutes when recited (reading is acceptable).
  • Initial restriction of 2 poems per chapter (not 2 poems per member, but 1 poem per student member); participants must be Sigma Delta P members and active members of the Society.
  • Preference given to our student members of the Society.
  • Those planning to recite a poem must send it via e-mail as a specific request to sdpnational@gmail.com by November 6. E-mail must include student’s complete name, home chapter, a copy of the poem, and identification of the poem’s author.
  • All Sigma Delta Pi members are invited to attend, but only those with submitted and accepted poems may recite.
  • Depending upon the number of submissions, the rules above may be modified to ensure robust participation (e.g., a chapter could have more than 2 persons reciting, and chapter advisers may recite depending upon).
  • All questions to sdpnational@gmail.com.
  • Zoom details will be sent to all the week of 11/9

Sigma Delta Pi: Limited Edition Ruth Barnes Replica Membership Pin for New Members Inducted Fall 2020

Remember that the limited-edition, Ruth Barnes replica membership pin will continue to be issued to every new member initiated through fall 2020 to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s very first, formal initiation ceremony on May 1, 1920.
 
The Ruth Barnes membership pin is a faithful copy of the original that founder Ruth Barnes and her six co-founders designed and adopted for all the Society’s inaugural members during the 2019-20 academic year at the University of California, Berkeley.  Through their home chapters (via faculty advisers), existing members may also acquire this pin for purchase with the online order form: https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/order-forms-for-initiation-materials/.

Beginning January 1, 2021, all newly inducted members will receive the standard membership pin.

Need a Zoom background for your remote activities?
See “Adviser Resources” at https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/

Have you planned a fall 2020 initiation of new members?
This past spring, many chapters delayed inducting new members.  Help us recognize those qualifying students who are still waiting to become members by planning an initiation, even virtual, of ALL qualifying individuals this fall. This will refortify your chapter membership base and sustain the vitality of both your chapter and our national organization. It will also give qualifying students one last opportunity to receive the Ruth Barnes replica membership pin

Have you considered multiple initiation ceremonies, one this fall term and one in spring 2021, to provide ample opportunities for all your qualifying students?
Holding two ceremonies (fall and spring) will help rebuild your chapter and provide more students with Sigma Delta Pi’s exclusive membership opportunities such as graduate research grants, study abroad awards, chapter grants, and various national recognitions. Stay tuned for future announcements of these programs.

What guidance is there for planning virtual chapter activities, to include remote initiations?
Please visit: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.

Where is the national calendar of activities and deadlines for chapters and members?
For the current 2020-21 academic year: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi: Student Opportunities and Congratulations!

Sigma Delta Pi congratulates the following student leaders for their recently confirmed opportunities
to serve the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society:

Newest Member of Sigma Delta Pi’s Board of Student Advisers:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/contact/board-of-student-advisers/  

Micah Cohen, The Citadel


Selected Participants for Sigma Delta Pi’s 9th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
at the 103rd Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Atlanta, GA, July 8-11, 2021

Suzy Aftabizadeh, Ohio University
Sarah Glenski, Yale University
Jhoanna Mendez, Florida State University

November 2020: Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-Day, National Charter Month, Various Events & Opportunities

NEXT MONTH:
November 2020 is Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-day and National Charter Month

During all of November and to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month,
complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp) will be included with each purchased, signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century: 1919-2019, available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website:
 https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-history-book/.
 
If you have not yet held a fall 2020 initiation of new members, why not plan an initiation ceremony in November to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-day and National Charter Month?
Remember that guidelines for remote (ZOOM) ceremonies are available at https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.
 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 14 at 4:00pm for a national poetry recital via ZOOM to honor Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st Birthday.
Details forthcoming for participation.

October 1 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for the 103rd AATSP, July 8-11, 2021 in Atlanta, GA

A friendly reminder below of today’s deadline (midnight).
Please distribute to your student chapter members.

Please distribute to your student chapter members.

Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 9th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
at the 103rd Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Atlanta, GA
July 8-11, 2021

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 “VIRTUAL” Sigma Delta Pi activities at your local institution.  We strongly encourage proposals from current student members who are actively involved in initiating, organizing, executing and/or participating in Sigma Delta Pi activities at their institutions.  Members who have already graduated at the time of application may not apply.

By Thursday, October 1, 2020, 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 2019. 

A student whose paper is selected for presentation will receive a $300 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 their 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 $300 travel stipend and conference registration per selected student.

For information on the AATSP conference in July 2021, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org.

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

Consult Sigma Delta Pi’s calendar for activities and deadlines: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Message From the AATSP: Today is National Teach Spanish Day! 300 Free First Year AATSP Memberships!

Join the AATSP in recognizing the 2nd Annual National Teach Spanish Day! 

Visit our website to view our press release along with activity ideas to celebrate the day. Also, be sure to share with your friends and colleagues our 300 free First Year AATSP memberships for the rest of 2020 and 2021.

Opportunity for National Student Leadership. Board of Student Advisers (BSA) Seeks Additional Members. Wednesday, September 23 Deadline for Applications

Please distribute to your student chapter members.

This fall, Sigma Delta Pi’s National Executive Committee plans to appoint additional members of our Board of Student Advisers (BSA).  Established in 2016, the BSA provides national leadership opportunities to our undergraduate and graduate student members of Sigma Delta Pi.  For related details, please review the BSA charter.

Active student members of Sigma Delta Pi who are interested in becoming members of our Board of Student Advisers should submit  to the Executive Director via e-mail (delmastromp@cofc.edu) the following information by Wednesday, September 23, 2020:

  1. Statement of interest.
  2. CV (résumé).

The two new appointees will join the current members of the BSA (see https://sigmadeltapi.org/contact/board-of-student-advisers/) and work together on current projects and as outlined in the aforementioned charter.