Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention at the AATSP’s 104th Annual Conference, July 9-12, 2022, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Invitation to Multiple Events!

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention in
San Juan, Puerto Rico
and Accompanying Events

Sigma Delta Pi invites chapter representatives to our triennial convention
at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the 104th Annual Conference of the AATSP.

Sigma Delta Pi and Partner Events at the Conference:

Saturday, July 9

1:30-3:15pm
Sigma Delta Pi’s Best Practices and Informative Session
Featuring Student Officers from Four Different Chapters

3:30-5:00pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception
For all Sigma Delta Pi members and special guests

7:00pm
Platino Educa Movie Night
La delgada línea amarilla

Monday, July 11

2:00-3:45pm
Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention
Presenting national awards and recognitions

Register now and join us!

Sigma Delta Pi & AATSP: Recipient of the 12th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Denisse Quintanilla,
Winner of the 2022 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 Denisse Quintanilla of Monmouth University (NJ) is the recipient of the 12th 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. Quintanilla will be recognized formally at the 104th Annual Conference of the AATSP in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the AATSP’s Awards Ceremony at the Caribe Hilton at 4:30pm on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Congratulations to Denisse for this exceptional honor.

12th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: April 15 Nomination Deadline

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 12th 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, 2022.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2022 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, 2022

Sigma Delta Pi Partners With Vista Higher Learning: Join Us for Upcoming National Events and Receptions (RSVp)

Please join Sigma Delta Pi for its upcoming, national events in April, May and July:

Face-to-Face:

Sigma Delta Pi Informative Session and Reception at the 
Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
in Lexington, Kentucky: Friday, April 22, 2022
Informative Session (face-to-face only): 9:00am-12:00pm, Gatton Student Center, Rm 350C
Reception sponsored by Vista Higher Learning: 6:00-8:00pm, Hilton Lexington,
Magnolia Room
RSVP: sdpnational@gmail.com

Virtual:

Sigma Delta Pi Day via Zoom: Inauguración del Museo VirtualMay 1, 2022 @ 5:00PM EST.
Click here for free registration

Face-to-Face:

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention, Reception and Student Best Practices Session at the 104th AATSP Annual Conference
in San Juan, Puerto Rico: July 9-12, 2022
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices Session: July 9
, 1:30-3:15pm, Hotel Caribe, Las Olas Rm
Reception sponsored by Vista Higher Learning: July 9,3:30-4:45pm, Las Olas Rm
Triennial Convention: July 11,2:00-3:45pm, Las Olas Rm
RSVP: sdpnational@gmail.com

12th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: April 15 Nomination Deadline

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 12th 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, 2022.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2022 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, 2022

Sigma Delta Pi f2f Meetings in 2022: Plan NOW!

Plan now to join us for two national Sigma Delta Pi meetings in 2022:

Sigma Delta Pi Informative Session and Reception at the
 Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
in Lexington, Kentucky: Friday, April 22, 2022

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Student Best Practices Session at the 
104th AATSP Annual Conference
in San Juan, Puerto Rico: July 9-12, 2022 (specific event days TBA)

October 1 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi’s Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for the 104th AATSP, July 9-12, 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Please distribute to your student chapter members.

Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 10th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
at the 104th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
San Juan, Puerto Rico
July 9-12, 2022

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 Friday, October 1, 2021, please e-mail the following to 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 2022, 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/

October 1 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi’s Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for the 104th AATSP, July 9-12, 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Please distribute to your student chapter members.

Call for Student Papers


for Sigma Delta Pi’s 10th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
at the 104th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
San Juan, Puerto Rico
July 9-12, 2022

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 Friday, October 1, 2021, please e-mail the following to 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 2022, 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 at the AATSP’s 103rd Annual Conference Last Week

On July 8 and 9 at the 103rd AATSP Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA,
Sigma Delta Pi hosted its first face-to-face venues since before the pandemic.

On Thursday, July 8 at 1:30pm, the 9th annual “Sigma Delta Pi: Best Practices and Informative Session” featured presentations by Suzy Aftabizadeh of Ohio University and Jhoanna Méndez of Florida State University.

Mark Del Mastro with Jhoanna Méndez and Suzy Aftabizadeh
at the AATSP Conference.

On Friday, July 9 at 3:30pm during the AATSP Awards Ceremony,
Sigma Delta Pi recognized

Kathryn Petersen of Indiana University Bloomington
as the recipient of the 11th annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award,
granted yearly by Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP 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.