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.

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

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/

Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration: Concluding 100 Years & Beginning Another Century. Recording of Virtual Awards Reception.

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Last night, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time, Sigma Delta Pi held its first-ever, national Virtual Awards Reception to recognize the accomplishments of select chapters and members for the 2019-20 academic year.  We were honored with the virtual presence of many distinguished guests to include the AATSP’s Executive Director Sheri Spaine-Long who gave the opening toast, Past AATSP Executive Director and Sigma Delta Pi Honorary President Emily Spinelli, Past AATSP President Martha Vásquez, current AATSP President Ada Ortuzar-Young, Sigma Delta Pi’s National President Lucy F. Lee, President Emeritus Germán D. Carrillo, Regional Vice-Presidents, Honorary President Domnita Dumitrescu, several past national awardees, chapter faculty advisers and student chapter officers.

If you were unable to attend, you may view the recorded ceremony at Video of Sigma Delta Pi’s Virtual Awards Reception.

This event marked the conclusion of a memorable celebration of our Society’s centennial (1919-2019), and we look forward to the continued progress of our beloved organization through the support and exemplary work of all of you, our chapters, members and faculty advisers of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

“Spanías Didagéi Proágomen”

8th Annual Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices Session

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For the 8th consecutive year and to commemorate its 100th anniversary, Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, hosts student members to share their local chapters’ best practices through formal presentations. This session was originally accepted and scheduled for presentation at the AATSP’s 102nd Annual Conference in Puerto Rico in July 2020. Because of the conference’s postponement due to COVID-19, in June 2020 participants recorded their planned presentations: click here to view online.

Sigma Delta Pi’s History Panel at the 102nd Annual AATSP Conference in Puerto Rico, July 2020: Recorded and Available Now Online!

SIGMA DELTA PI HISTORY PANEL

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100 YEARS OF HISTORY:
SIGMA DELTA PI, THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HISPANIC HONOR SOCIETY (1919-2019), AND ITS CHAPTERS

This panel was originally accepted and scheduled for presentation at the AATSP’s 102nd Annual Conference in Puerto Rico in July 2020.
Because of the conference’s postponement due to COVID-19, in early June 2020 participates recorded their planned presentations (click to access).

Sigma Delta Pi & AATSP: 10th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

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Blaine Billings, Mario Vargas Llosa Award 2020

Blaine Billings,
Winner of the 2020 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 the joint national selection committee has confirmed Blaine Billings of the College of Charleston as the recipient of the 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. Mr. Billings will be recognized formally during a brief ceremony via Zoom on June 2, 2020.