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

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 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 a plaque, the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso de español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels. The AATSP organizes and hosts the award venue at their annual conference in June/July. Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a separate joint award statuette and a travel stipend to defer costs related to attending the conference. The awardee will be announced prior to the AATSP Conference.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1, 2020

Please help us with a Spanish Language Advocacy Survey

Dear Spanish Educator,

Due to the fact that K-12 schools are currently experiencing a Spanish teacher shortage, and enrollment in Spanish courses is declining in higher education, advocacy for the teaching of Spanish in the U.S. is now more necessary than ever. That is why Sigma Delta Pi (the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society), the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), and Vista Higher Learning (VHL) are joining forces to develop processes and pathways together to advocate for Spanish language learning in the U.S. and abroad.

The project is in the planning stages, so we seek input from educators of Spanish and associated administrators (department leaders, district supervisors, etc.) about your advocacy needs to help shape our project.

We understand a basic definition of advocacy to mean support for a particular cause – in our case the teaching and learning of Spanish as a second language. We invite you to participate in a brief survey to learn about your advocacy needs. The survey will be open from January 17 to 31, 2020 and will take no more than 10 minutes.

We invite you to share this survey to colleagues who teach Spanish to ensure the widest dissemination possible.

To complete the survey, click here.  ¡Gracias por compartir con nosotros!

Sincerely,

Mark Del Mastro, Sigma Delta Pi

Norah Jones, Vista Higher Learning

Sheri Spaine Long, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

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Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration at the 102nd Annual Conference of the AATSP: July 9-12, 2020: Deadline for CFP is November 1!

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Plan now to join Sigma Delta Pi in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 9-12, 2020 for the AATSP’s 102nd Annual Conference.

This will be Sigma Delta Pi’s concluding event for its centennial celebration (2019-2020) with special programming to include:

Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session
Book Signing for Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019
(a history of the Society’s 100 years)
Special Panel on Sigma Delta Pi’s History
Reception for Members and Guests

Visit the AATSP’s page for conference details and the CFP:

https://www.aatsp.org/page/2020conference

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration at the 101st AATSP Annual Conference in San Diego, CA: July 8-10, 2019

Did you miss Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration (1919-2019) at the 101st AATSP Annual Conference in San Diego, CA Last Month?

 

 

Click here to see select photos.

Click here to see the numerous national SDP award winners announced in San Diego.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration Events Next Week: Triennial Convention at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference, July 8-11, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration (1919-2019)

We hope to see  you next week at Sigma Delta Pi’s national centennial celebration events at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP,
July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.  Online registration through June 7, 2019. 

Sigma Delta Pi Events at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference: 

Monday, July 8
1:30-2:45pm, Town & Country Room
AATSP Plenary Session: “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society”
Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director, College of Charleston

3:00-4:15pm, Town & Country Room
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session

Wednesday, July 10
1:45-3:00pm, Royal Palm 6

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention

3:00-4:30pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception sponsored by Vista Higher Learning

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Recipient of the 9th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

 

Melanie Gamboa, Mario Vargas Llosa 2019

Melanie Gamboa,
Winner of the 2019 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 Melanie Gamboa of the University of the South is the recipient of the 9th 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. Gamboa will be recognized formally at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP in San Diego, CA, during the AATSP’s Celebration Dinner at the Town & Country Hotel at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Congratulations to Melanie for this exceptional honor.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration Events: Triennial Convention at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference, July 8-11, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration (1919-2019)

Don’t miss our national centennial celebration events at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP,
July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.  Online registration through June 7, 2019.

Sigma Delta Pi Events at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference: 

Monday, July 8
1:30-2:45pm
AATSP Plenary Session: “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society”
Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director, College of Charleston

3:00-4:15pm
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session 

Wednesday, July 10
1:30-3:00pm

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention

3:00-4:30pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception sponsored by Vista Higher Learning

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Vista Higher Learning Celebrates Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial with Poet Raúl Carrillo Arciniega

On Friday, April 12 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in Kentucky,

Vista Higher Learning hosted a reception as the kick-off event for the centennial celebration (1919-2019) of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.  Delegates, members and friends of Sigma Delta Pi were in attendance, and featured was a poetry recital by Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega of the College of Charleston.

Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega

Dr. Carrillo Arciniega (center) with Dr. Germán Carrillo, President Emeritus of Sigma Delta Pi, and Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director of Sigma Delta Pi.

Did you miss this event?
Join Vista Higher Learning and Sigma Delta Pi in San Diego, CA
for the the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP, July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel.  Online registration through June 7, 2019.

Sigma Delta Pi Events at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference:

Monday, July 8
1:30-2:45pm
AATSP Plenary Session: “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society”
Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director, College of Charleston

3:00-4:15pm
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session

Wednesday, July 10
1:30-3:00pm

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention

3:00-4:30pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception Sponsored by Vista Higher Learning

Register now and join us!

Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities and Awards: Upcoming Deadlines!

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May 1: Nominations for 9th Annual Sigma Delta Pi-AATSP Mario Vargas Llosa Award (undergraduate Spanish major or minor)Click here for details.

May 1: Nominations for Sigma Delta Pi-Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas Ana María Matute Award. Click here for details.

June 10: Annual Reports (required of ALL chapters).  Click here to access online report form.

NO DEADLINES: 

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Click here for details and application.

Applications for Sigma Delta Pi-Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Chapter 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 (GREAT GIFTS FOR GRADUATING MEMBERS):

For the medallion and repostero, click here.

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

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Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

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