Sigma Delta Pi Centennial Celebration (1919-2019) Begins Today! Mark Your Calendars for Related Events.

Today, January 1, 2019, Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
begins its centennial commemoration of its founding on November 14, 1919
by a junior undergraduate student named Ruth Helen Barnes:

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This celebration will continue through June 30, 2020
to recognize the centennial of the first official induction ceremony of new members held on May 1, 1920 in Berkeley, CA.

During the next 18-months, we will recognize our Society’s 100-years through numerous initiatives, meetings and projects detailed on our new centennial webpage:

https://sigmadeltapi.org/celebracion-del-centenario/ 

Please bookmark and visit this page often for regular updates on various opportunities to participate in this historic commemoration.

A special “Felicidades” section of Entre Nosotros will feature reflections/tributes from Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends, who are invited to submit their warm wishes for the 100th birthday of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

Submission deadline: January 25, 2019

Click here for submission details/instructions.

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Dr. John T. Reid, Founder of Entre Nosotros and 2nd National President of Sigma Delta Pi.
News Service Biographical Files, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

National and Regional Meetings of Sigma Delta Pi in 2019:

17th Annual Informative Session and 2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference:
April 11-13 (click here)

Triennial Convention and Student Best Practices & Informative Session at the 101st Annual AATSP Conference in San Diego, CA:
July 8-11 (click here)

General Informative Session at the 69th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at Auburn University:
October 10-12 (click here)

 

Sigma Delta Pi’s José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser: Call for Nominations

Once every three years, at its national triennial convention, Sigma Delta Pi honors one of our most outstanding chapter advisers with a cash award and a beautiful plaque. Click here for a list of past recipients. The next José Martel Award will be presented in 2019 at Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the AATSP’s 101st annual conference at the Town and Country Hotel, July 8-11.

A nominee for this award must have served at one college or university as a successful chapter adviser for five consecutive years with at least one initiation each year, be currently serving as chapter adviser, and be nominated by a chapter or by a member of the Executive Council. The nomination must document the accomplishments of the adviser in connection with the chapter, as well as the adviser’s other academic achievements. Supporting letters/e-mails from the nominee’s dean and another high college official must accompany the nomination. It is suggested that the activities of the chapter during the past five years (including the 2018-19 academic year) be enumerated and described, and that a résumé detailing the nominee’s professional activities be included. For the 2019 award, the complete nomination packet must be sent by May 1, 2019 via e-mail to the Executive Director at delmastromp@cofc.edu. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

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The Premio José Martel commemorates the service of Dr. José Martel, who died August 22, 1979, at the age of 96, after serving Sigma Delta Pi loyally and unselfishly for over half a century in many capacities: chapter adviser, vice president, honorary president, faithful counselor, orator on national occasions, and polished author in the rewriting of parts of our ritual and in the preparation of award certificates. The inaugural José Martel Award was presented to Dr. Lucía D. Bonilla of Hunter College, CUNY in December 1971 at the triennial convention in New York.

 

 

Sigma Delta Pi and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) Sign Updated Cooperative Agreement

On the evening of December 4, 2018 at La Nacional-Spanish Benevolent Society on 239 W 14th Street in New York City, Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director, Mark P. Del Mastro, and the Director of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE), Gerardo Piña-Rosales, signed a new cooperative agreement between their respective organizations that aims to promote “the participation of members of both associations in activities of mutual interest.” Beginning in 2020, Sigma Delta Pi and the ANLE will co-organize an academic panel at the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and they will form a joint oversight committee to plan additional collaborative projects.

This new agreement replaces the previous inaugural version between Sigma Delta Pi and the ANLE that was first signed in November 2009.

October 1 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for the 101st AATSP Conference in San Diego, CA, July 8-11, 2019

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Please relay to all your Sigma Delta Pi chapter’s active student members:

Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 7h Annual “Best Practices”  Session
to be held at the 101st Conference of the
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
for Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration (1919-2019)
San Diego, CA
July 8-11, 2019

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 student members who are actively involved in initiating, organizing, executing and/or participating in Sigma Delta Pi activities at their institutions.

By Monday, October 1, 2018, please e-mail the following to Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director (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 2018.

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 his/her 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 2019, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org.

Any questions should be directed to the Executive Director: delmastromp@cofc.edu

October 1 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for Our Centenial Celebration and Triennial Convention in San Diego, CA, 7/8-7/11/2019

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Please distribute to your student chapter members. 

Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 7th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
to be held as part of our centennial celebration (1919-2019)
at the 101st  Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
San Diego, CA
July 8-11, 2019

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 October 1, 2018, please e-mail the following to Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director (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 2017.

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 his/her 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 2019, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org.

Any questions should be directed to the Executive Director: delmastromp@cofc.edu

Sigma Delta Pi’s Informative Session and 6th Annual “Best Practices” Session at the 100th AATSP Conference in Salamanca, Spain

Sigma Delta Pi invites chapter members, officers and delegates to its 6th Annual “Best Practices” Session, combined with an Informative Session, at this month’s 100th Annual Conference of the AATSP in Salamanca, Spainon Monday, June 25, 2018 from 2:15-3:30pm in the Sala Mayor at the Palacio de Congresos.

All Sigma Delta Pi members and attendees to the “Best Practices” and Informative Session are invited to the reception that follows beginning at 3:30pm in the Sala de Autoridades at the Palacio de Congresos.

Click here for the complete AATSP Conference program and related information.

Recipient of the 8th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

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Cayla Hamilton,
Winner of the 2018 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 Cayla Hamilton of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is the recipient of the8th 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. Hamilton will be recognized formally at the 100th Annual Conference of the AATSP in Salamanca, Spain, during the AATSP’s Awards Banquet at the Hotel Doña Brígida at 8:00pm on June 27, 2018. Congratulations to Cayla for this exceptional honor.

Sigma Delta Pi and SHH’s Joint Chapter Grant Program for 2018: Deadline Extended to March 1!

Sigma Delta Pi and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugueseannounce their 2nd annual chapter grant program for 2018.  A Sigma Delta Pi chapter and a SHH chapter, both of active status, may apply for a joint grant of up to $300 to support a collaborative project in spring 2018 that complements the missions of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH .  This grant program aims to promote collaboration between chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH to help raise the visibility of Spanish honor societies in our communities and to incentivize high school honor society members to continue their Spanish education at the collegiate level.

 Deadline for applications: Extended to March 1, 2018.

 For the downloadable application and further details, please visit:

 https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/sigma-delta-pi-shh-chapter-grants/

Call for Student Papers 

Please relay to all your Sigma Delta Pi chapter’s active student members:

 Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 6th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
to be held at the 100th Conference of the
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Salamanca, Spain
June 25-28, 2018

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 student members who are actively involved in initiating, organizing, executing and/or participating in Sigma Delta Pi activities at their institutions.

By October 31, 2017, please e-mail the following to Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director (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 2017.

A student whose paper is selected for presentation will receive a $1000 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 his/her 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 $1000 travel stipend and conference registration per selected student.

For information on the AATSP conference in June 2018, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org.

Any questions should be directed to the Executive Director: delmastromp@cofc.edu