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November 2022: Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd B-Day, National Charter Month and Frida Kahlo Award, 9th Annual B-Day Cake Photo Competition, Events & Opportunities

November 2022 is Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd Birthday 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 2022 initiation of new members,
why not plan an initiation ceremony in November to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd 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 Monday, November 14 at 4:00pm

 for Sigma Delta Pi’s next virtual event to honor the Society’s 103rd birthday by highlighting Frida Kahlo with a poetry recital and announcement of the recipient of this year’s Frida Kahlo Award. 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)


9th Annual Birthday Cake Picture Competition
to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd birthday.

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.

November 2022: Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd B-Day, National Charter Month and Frida Kahlo Award, 9th Annual B-Day Cake Photo Competition, Events & Opportunities

November 2022 is Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd Birthday 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/.

How is your chapter commemorating Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd birthday in November?

Why not locate and display your chapter’s charter?


If you have not yet held a fall 2022 initiation of new members,
why not plan an initiation ceremony in November to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd 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 Monday, November 14 at 4:00pm for Sigma Delta Pi’s next virtual event to honor the Society’s 103rd birthday by highlighting Frida Kahlo with a poetry recital and announcement of the recipient of this year’s Frida Kahlo Award. Free registration in advance of this event at : 
https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElduyupz8qEtT5uQu6sAICyoaCSjxys8cN.

Additional details forthcoming.


9th Annual Birthday Cake Picture Competition
to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd birthday.

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.

November 2022: Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd B-Day, National Charter Month and Frida Kahlo Award, 9th Annual B-Day Cake Photo Competition, Events & Opportunities

November 2022 is Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd Birthday 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/.

How is your chapter commemorating Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd birthday in November?

Why not locate and display your chapter’s charter?


If you have not yet held a fall 2022 initiation of new members,
why not plan an initiation ceremony in November to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd 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 Monday, November 14 at 4:00pm for Sigma Delta Pi’s next virtual event to honor the Society’s 103rd birthday by highlighting Frida Kahlo with a poetry recital and announcement of the recipient of this year’s Frida Kahlo Award. Free registration in advance of this event at : 
https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElduyupz8qEtT5uQu6sAICyoaCSjxys8cN.

Additional details forthcoming.


9th Annual Birthday Cake Picture Competition
to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd birthday.

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.

Opportunity for National Student Leadership: Board of Student Advisers (BSA) Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 28

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 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 sdpnational@gmail.com the following information by Friday, October 28, 2022:

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

The 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 as outlined in the aforementioned charter.

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

Sigma Delta Pi’s Undergraduate Study Abroad, Internship and Graduate Research Grant Award Programs for SUMMER 2023 and 2023-24 Academic Year!

Sigma Delta Pi

Please distribute to all your active chapter members

For Summer 2023 and the 2023-24 Academic Year:

Sigma Delta Pi’s Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards Program:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/undergraduate-study-abroad-awards/
Application Deadline: MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Sigma Delta Pi’s Undergraduate Internship Grant Program:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-internship-grants/
Application Deadline: MIDNIGHT, MARCH 1, 2023

Sigma Delta Pi’s Graduate Research Grant Program:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/graduate-research-grants/
Application Deadline: MIDNIGHT, MARCH 1, 2023

October 1 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi’s Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for the 105th AATSP, June 26-29, 2023 in Salamanca, SpaiN

Best Practices Session at the AATSP conference, 2022

Please distribute to your student chapter members.

Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 11th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
at the 105th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Salamanca, Spain
June 26-29, 2023

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 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 Saturday, October 1, 2022, please e-mail the following to sdpnational@gmail.com:

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 $600 travel stipend plus paid conference registration courtesy of Sigma Delta Pi and complimentary 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 $600 travel stipend and conference registration per selected student.

For information on the AATSP conference in June 2023, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org.

Any questions should be directed to delmastromp@cofc.edu

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

Sigma Delta Pi’s National F2F Events in 2023: Salamanca, Spain at the 105th AATSP Conference, June 26-29

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
(specific event days and times 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, Segunda Conferencia Virtual: “Crear entre Mundos”; Ahora Disponible en YouTube

¿Se perdieron la conferencia virtual de ayer?
La grabación ahora está disponible en YouTube: https://youtu.be/d3KKLGut92Q

Agradecemos a nuestro consocio Albatros Ediciones por su colaboración en este evento.

SIGMA DELTA PI,
SOCIEDAD NACIONAL HONORARIA HISPÁNICA

anuncia una conferencia virtual organizada por Iana Konstantinova (Southern Virginia University) y Sabrina S. Laroussi (Virginia Military Institute):

10 de septiembre de 2022
12:00-14:30 Charleston (EE.UU.); 17:00-19:30 (U.K.); 18:00-20:30 (Madrid)

Para inscribirse (gratis) en la conferencia:
 https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudeivpzktGdLeqB1neZizxYwOGkkL2N-t

Las/os siguientes autoras/es darán presentaciones de
10 minutos c/u sobre sus respectivos capítulos:

Sesión I. 12:00-13:00 (Charleston); 17:00-18:00 (U.K.)18:00-19:00 (Madrid):

Sabrina S. Laroussi, Joanne Britland, Ellen Mayock, Iana Konstantinova, Lourdes Manyé

Sesión II. 13:15-14:15 (Charleston); 18:15-19:15 (U.K.); 19:15-20:15 (Madrid):
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, Luca Cerullo, Ana Corbalán, Stacy Davis, Mónica Botta

Conclusión y preguntas. 14:15-14:30 (Charleston); 19:15-19:30 (U.K.); 20:15-20:30 (Madrid):
Moderador: Jorge Avilés-Diz

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