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Sigma Delta Pi’s Latest History Book Now Available

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Published on April 28, 2020 by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic MonographsSigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 is now available at Amazon (click here).
Signed copies are also available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website (click here).

If you missed Friday’s (May 1) Facebook Live reading of select chapters from this book, the recording is found at “Reading of Sigma Delta Pi’s New History (click here).”

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” This Friday, May 1, 2020: Join Us for Tonight’s Live FB Reading of the Society’s New History

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: This Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To celebrate the centennial of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, Sigma Delta Pi will host a special live event on Facebook:

Book Cover 2020-final

Sigma Delta Pi’s 240-page history has just been published by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and is now available at Amazon (click here for purchase). Signed copies by the author are also available for purchase at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website (click here).

At 7:30pm (EDST) on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live (click here to RSVP) the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.   Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends are invited.

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” This Friday, May 1, 2020: RSVP for a Live FB Reading of the Society’s New History

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: This Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To celebrate the centennial of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, Sigma Delta Pi will host a special live event on Facebook:

Book Cover 2020-final

Sigma Delta Pi’s 240-page history has just been published by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and is now available at Amazon (click here for purchase). Signed copies by the author will be available in early May 2020 for purchase at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website.

At 7:30pm (EDST) on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live (click here to RSVP) the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.   Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends are invited.

10th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: Nomination Deadline THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Friday, May 1, 2020

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Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 10th 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; at least half of ALL these upper-division courses completed must have earned grades (not “Pass/Fail”)
  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, 2020.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2020 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 Mario Vargas Llosa Award recipient with the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso de español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels, and Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a separate joint award statuette.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1, 2020

Sigma Delta Pi: Remote Chapter Initiations and Upcoming Deadlines

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As you continue to plan your remote, spring 2020 initiations of new members, please consider:

  • There will be NO disruptions with service from our national office.  Orders may continue to be placed at any time.
  • Ordered materials may be shipped to a chapter adviser’s home address.
  • Click HERE for recommendations for remotely collecting membership fees.
  • Click HERE for guidelines for conducting remote initiation ceremonies.

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

  • May 1, 2020 for nominations for the 10th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: click HERE for details.
  • May 15, 2020 for submissions for Entre Nosotros.  Click HERE for guidelines for submissions. Click HERE to upload a submission.
  • June 8, 2020 for submission of required chapter annual reports. Click HEREfor the 2019-2020 Annual Report Form access.  NO DEADLINES:

Applications for Chapter Project 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 reposteroclick here.

For other paraphernalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.

For the Sigma Delta Pi pendant, click here.

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT:

Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

Click here for the National Facebook page.

Sigma Delta Pi Day” Next Friday, May 1, 2020: Special Remote Activities Planned at the National Level! Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To commemorate the anniversary of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, chapters are encouraged to recognize our first national “Día de Sigma Delta Pi” with virtual events that might include the remote induction of new members, among other activities. 

At the national level, Sigma Delta Pi will conduct two (2) activities on May 1, 2020:

1) Facebook Live Reading (click link to register) of Sigma Delta Pi’s forthcoming history (details below) at 7:30pm EDT.

2) “Sigma Delta Pi Impact” videos selected from graduating members (details below)

Book

1) Sigma Delta Pi’s 239-page history is now under final production with Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and will be available this summer. At 7:30pm on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.  All members and friends of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to join us for this special reading and Q&A event.

2) “Sigma Delta Pi Impact” videos: graduating members of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to create a short video in Spanish that reflects on the impact Sigma Delta Pi has had on their student experiences and what being a member of Sigma Delta Pi has meant.  To be considered for posting to the national Facebook page:

a) video should be of one or more graduating members of Sigma Delta Pi;
b) video should be in Spanish and 3-4 minutes in length;
c) presenter should mention Sigma Delta Pi Day (May 1), when they were initiated, and the importance of the centennial celebration that began January 1, 2019 and will conclude July 31, 2020;
d) video should be sent by Friday, April 24 to sdpnational@gmail.com as a link to a video uploaded on YouTube. No video attachments please.

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The original Sigma Delta Pi membership pin.
A replica will be issued to all new members initiated in spring 2020
to commemorate the Society’s first induction ceremony on May 1, 1920.

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” on May 1, 2020: RSVP for a Live FB Reading of the Society’s New History

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To celebrate the centennial of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, Sigma Delta Pi will host a special live event on Facebook:

Rediscovering a Century

Sigma Delta Pi’s 239-page history will be published next month
by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs.
At 7:30pm (EDST) on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live (click here to RSVP) the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.   Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends are invited.

Sigma Delta Pi Day” on May 1, 2020: Special Remote Activities Planned at the National Level! Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To commemorate the anniversary of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, chapters are encouraged to recognize our first national “Día de Sigma Delta Pi” with virtual events that might include the remote induction of new members, among other activities. 

At the national level, Sigma Delta Pi will conduct two (2) activities on May 1, 2020 for its members:

1) At 7:30pmFacebook Live Reading of Sigma Delta Pi’s forthcoming history (details below)

2) “Sigma Delta Pi Impact” videos selected from graduating members (details below)

Book

1) Sigma Delta Pi’s 239-page history is now under final production with Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and will be available this summer. At 7:30pm on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.  All members and friends of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to join us for this special reading and Q&A event.

2) “Sigma Delta Pi Impact” videos: graduating members of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to create a short video in Spanish that reflects on the impact Sigma Delta Pi has had on their student experiences and what being a member of Sigma Delta Pi has meant.  To be considered for posting to the national Facebook page:

a) video should be of one or more graduating members of Sigma Delta Pi;
b) video should be in Spanish and 3-4 minutes in length;
c) presenter should mention Sigma Delta Pi Day (May 1), when they were initiated, and the importance of the centennial celebration that began January 1, 2019 and will conclude July 31, 2020;
d) video should be sent by Friday, April 24 to sdpnational@gmail.com as a link to a video uploaded on YouTube. No video attachments please.

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The original Sigma Delta Pi membership pin.
A replica will be issued to all new members initiated in spring 2020
to commemorate the Society’s first induction ceremony on May 1, 1920.

10th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: FRIDAY, May 1 Nomination Deadline

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1, 2020

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 10th 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; at least half of ALL these upper-division courses completed must have earned grades (not “Pass/Fail”)
  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, 2020.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2020 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 Mario Vargas Llosa Award recipient with the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso de español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels, and Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a separate joint award statuette.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1, 2020

Sigma Delta Pi: Planning Remote Initiations and Upcoming Deadlines

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As you continue to plan initiations for this spring, please consider:

  • There will be NO disruptions with service from our national office.  Orders may continue to be placed at any time.
  • Ordered materials may be shipped to a chapter adviser’s home address.
  • Click HERE for recommendations for remotely collecting membership fees.
  • Click HERE for guidelines for conducting remote initiation ceremonies.

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

  • Click HERE for the 2019-2020 Annual Report Form access.  Annual reports are required of all chapters and due June 8, 2020.
  • Entre Nosotros submissions accepted through May 15, 2020.  Click HERE for guidelines for submissions. Click HERE to upload a submission.

NO DEADLINES:

Applications for Chapter Project 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 reposteroclick here.

For other paraphernalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.

For the Sigma Delta Pi pendant, click here.

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT:

Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

Click here for the National Facebook page.