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.

Sigma Delta Pi at the AATSP: July 8-11 in Atlanta!


Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to host its first face-to-face venues since before the pandemic at the upcoming 103rd AATSP Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA on July 8-11
(see https://www.aatsp.org/page/2021Conference).

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 1:30pm in M105 of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Sigma Delta Pi will host its annual “Best Practices & Informative Session” that features student presenters from Florida State University and Ohio University and a general informative session about Sigma Delta Pi and all its programs.

Then on Friday, July 9 at 3:30pm in Imperial Salon A during the AATSP Awards Ceremony, we will recognize the student winner 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.

For those already registered for the upcoming AATSP conference, we hope to see you next month in Atlanta!

Sigma Delta Pi & AATSP: Recipient of the 11th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Kathryn Petersen,
Winner of the 2021 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 Kathryn Petersen of Indiana University Bloomington is the recipient of the 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. Ms. Petersen will be recognized formally at the 103rd Annual Conference of the AATSP in Atlanta, GA, during the AATSP’s Awards Ceremony at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis at 6:30pm on Friday, July 9, 2021. Congratulations to Kathryn for this exceptional honor.

11th 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 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

Happy New Year and a Year to Remember!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Sigma Delta Pi wishes all our members and friends a Happy New Year as we reflect on a memorable 2020 that presented many difficulties,
but also abundant opportunities for innovation and progress.

A recap of our Society’s prominent successes in 2020:

With your help and continued engagement, 2021 will be another successful year for our Society as we work together to promote Sigma Delta Pi’s mission, continue the many national opportunities for all our members, and provide membership to ALL our eligible students. 

And don’t forget to join Sigma Delta Pi in July 2021 for the 103rd AATSP Annual Conference!:
https://www.aatsp.org/page/2021Conference

Thanks for all you have done for Sigma Delta Pi in 2020, and for your ongoing commitment in 2021.

“Spanías Didagéi Proágomen”

Sigma Delta Pi: Student Opportunities and Congratulations!

Sigma Delta Pi congratulates the following student leaders for their recently confirmed opportunities
to serve the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society:

Newest Member of Sigma Delta Pi’s Board of Student Advisers:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/contact/board-of-student-advisers/  

Micah Cohen, The Citadel


Selected Participants for Sigma Delta Pi’s 9th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
at the 103rd Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Atlanta, GA, July 8-11, 2021

Suzy Aftabizadeh, Ohio University
Sarah Glenski, Yale University
Jhoanna Mendez, Florida State University

October 1 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for the 103rd AATSP, July 8-11, 2021 in Atlanta, GA

A friendly reminder below of today’s deadline (midnight).
Please distribute to your student chapter members.

Please distribute to your student chapter members.

Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 9th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
at the 103rd Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Atlanta, GA
July 8-11, 2021

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 “VIRTUAL” 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 Thursday, October 1, 2020, 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 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 2021, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org.

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

Consult Sigma Delta Pi’s calendar for activities and deadlines: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Message From the AATSP: Today is National Teach Spanish Day! 300 Free First Year AATSP Memberships!

Join the AATSP in recognizing the 2nd Annual National Teach Spanish Day! 

Visit our website to view our press release along with activity ideas to celebrate the day. Also, be sure to share with your friends and colleagues our 300 free First Year AATSP memberships for the rest of 2020 and 2021.