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“Sigma Delta Pi Day” TODAY, Saturday, May 1, 2021: Special Virtual Commemoration TODAY at 5:00pm EDST. Please Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”: HOY, Sábado, 1 de Mayo de 2021

Miriam Burt, socia fundadora de Sigma Delta Pi.

In recognition 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 invites all members and friends to a special commemoration of Sigma Delta Pi Day today, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDST via Zoom:

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457
Meeting ID: 902 219 9457

Today’s event will highlight the history of our prestigious Orden de Don Quijote with a short reading from the 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 (https://linguatextbooks.com/collections/juan-de-la-cuesta-hispanic-monographs/products/sigma-delta-pi-rediscovering-a-century-1919-2019),
followed by a rare initiation into this Order of two highly accomplished Hispanists. 

Please join us for today’s virtual event that will last approximately 45 minutes.

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” on Saturday, May 1, 2021: Special Virtual Commemoration at 5:00pm EDST. Please Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”: Sábado, 1 de Mayo de 2021

Miriam Burt, socia fundadora de 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 2nd annual “Día de Sigma Delta Pi” with events that might include the remote induction of new members, among other activities.

At the national level, Sigma Delta Pi invites all members and friends to a special commemoration of Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDST via Zoom:

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457
Meeting ID: 902 219 9457

This year’s event will highlight the history of our prestigious Orden de Don Quijote with a short reading from the 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 (https://linguatextbooks.com/collections/juan-de-la-cuesta-hispanic-monographs/products/sigma-delta-pi-rediscovering-a-century-1919-2019),
followed by a rare initiation into this Order of two highly accomplished Hispanists. 

Please join us for this virtual event that will last approximately 45 minutes.

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

New Members, National Awards, Merchandise (Graduation Gifts), and Sigma Delta Pi Day on May

Guidance for initiating new members and conducting remote events this spring:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/planing-your-first-induction-ceremony/
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/

Best method to collect initiation dues from student candidates:
Venmo. See “Remote Collection of Membership Dues” at https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/

Important chapter resources:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/ for the initiation ritual (passcode: 1919), the guide to printing membership certificates, Zoom backgrounds, the Chapter Handbook (for both faculty advisers and student officers), purchase information for Sigma Delta Pi merchandise, and much more!

Sigma Delta Pi’s MANY national awards and recognitions for existing members and distinguished colleagues:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/

National calendar of activities and deadlines:
Share and bookmark our regularly updated, Sigma Delta Pi Calendar for 2021: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday May 1:
Join us via Zoom for Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1 at 5:00pm Eastern Time to commemorate the first official initiation ceremony of new members that took place on May 1, 1920 at the University of California, Berkeley.  Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” on Saturday, May 1, 2021: Special Virtual Commemoration at 5:00pm EDST. Please Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”: Sábado, 1 de Mayo de 2021

Miriam Burt, socia fundadora de 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 2nd annual “Día de Sigma Delta Pi” with events that might include the remote induction of new members, among other activities.

At the national level, Sigma Delta Pi invites all members and friends to a special commemoration of Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDST via Zoom:

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457
Meeting ID: 902 219 9457

This year’s event will highlight the history of our prestigious Orden de Don Quijote with a short reading from the 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 (https://linguatextbooks.com/collections/juan-de-la-cuesta-hispanic-monographs/products/sigma-delta-pi-rediscovering-a-century-1919-2019),
followed by a rare initiation into this Order of two highly accomplished Hispanists. 

Please join us for this virtual event that will last approximately 45 minutes.

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

Required Chapter Annual Reports Due Monday, June 7, 2021 (and other deadlines)

Remaining Deadlines for 2020-21 Academic Year


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

June 7, 2021:

Chapter Annual Report 2020-21 (required of all chapters): https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/annual-report/

No Deadlines:

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

For additional announcements and news:

https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

11th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: April 15 Nomination Deadline

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
April 15, 2021

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Nominee must have completed at least six (6) 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”)
  • Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;
  • Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;
  • The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by April 15, 2021.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2021 award will be made by a committee of leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP, and 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 a plaque, the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso del español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels. The AATSP organizes and hosts the award venue at their annual conference in July. Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a travel stipend to defer costs related to attending the conference. The awardee will be announced prior to the AATSP Conference.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
April 15, 2021

Sigma Delta Pi Awardees for 2021: Undergraduate Study Abroad & Graduate Research Grant Awardees

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
congratulates the following recipients of its Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards and Graduate Research Grants for 2021:

Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards
Regan McKenzie Burridge, Ohio University
Jennifer Maribel Huerta, Marian University
María del Alba Clara Sherwood, Washington & Jefferson College
Jasmine Nicole Vann, Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Research Grants
Nerea Delgado Fernández, Florida State University

Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities, Events, Deadlines & Merchandise/Special Gifts for Spring Graduates!

Opportunities for Members and Upcoming Events & Deadlines


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

Upcoming Events and Deadlines:

No Deadlines:

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

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

11th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: April 15 Nomination Deadline

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
April 15, 2021

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Nominee must have completed at least six (6) 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”)
  • Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;
  • Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;
  • The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by April 15, 2021.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2021 award will be made by a committee of leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP, and 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 a plaque, the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso del español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels. The AATSP organizes and hosts the award venue at their annual conference in July. Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a travel stipend to defer costs related to attending the conference. The awardee will be announced prior to the AATSP Conference.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
April 15, 2021

Important Faculty Adviser Resources for Induction Ceremonies, National Awards, Merchandise, and Calendar of National Events

Guidance for initiating new members and conducting remote events this spring:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/planing-your-first-induction-ceremony/
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/

Important chapter resources:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/ for the initiation ritual (passcode: 1919), the guide to printing membership certificates, Zoom backgrounds, the Chapter Handbook (for both faculty advisers and student officers), purchase information for Sigma Delta Pi merchandise, and much more!

Sigma Delta Pi’s MANY national awards and recognitions for existing members and distinguished colleagues:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/

National calendar of activities and deadlines:
Share and bookmark our regularly updated, Sigma Delta Pi Calendar for 2021: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday May 1:
Join us via Zoom for Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1 at 5:00pm Eastern Time to commemorate the first official initiation ceremony of new members that took place on May 1, 1920 at the University of California, Berkeley.  Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457