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 (specific event days and times TBA)
Call for Chapter Contributions:
To celebrate Sigma Delta Pi Day on May 1 at 5:00pm (click here for free registration and to confirm your virtual attendance), the Executive Committee will host a virtual inauguration and preliminary tour of the National Collegiate Hispanic Society’s latest project: ElMuseo Virtual de Sigma Delta Pi.
Several virtual halls will be included with this project to include a “Virtual Chapter Gallery.” Chapters are asked to propose Sigma Delta Pi historical content for this gallery by sending via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org the following for consideration (electronic submissions only; hard copies of photos will NOT be considered):
· Staged Photos (may include works of Sigma Delta Pi-related art: drawings, paintings, etc.) All photos must include a brief caption (50 words or less) with chapter name and description; for photos of events (initiation ceremonies will not be considered): also include date(s). Photos of poor quality or inadequate resolution cannot be considered.
· Short Videos
· Music (audio files)
· Other (This list is not exhaustive as we expect creative chapters may have unique, relevant ideas for exhibits)
Large files should NOT be sent as attachments, but rather as links to the file(s) in cloud storage (e.g.: GoogleDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox). All submissions should be sent either by an official chapter adviser or student officers, and will be reviewed by Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Committee for possible inclusion in the Museo Virtual.
Submissions will be accepted all year long, but to be considered for inclusion with the inaugural event on May 1, they must be received at email@example.com by April 1, 2022.
Sigma Delta Pi chapter delegates (advisers, student officers and members), Executive Council Members and Honorary Presidents are cordially invited to join us for our 16th annual Informative Session AND our Inaugural Graduate Research Symposium
(featuring presentations by recipients of Sigma Delta Pi’s Graduate Research Grants in 2017) at the 71st Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 19-21, 2018 at the University of Kentucky(exact time and location of Sigma Delta Pi events: TBA).
On Friday evening, April 20 at 6:30pm, Sigma Delta Pi will feature a reception for our attendees and special guests in the Mason-Headley room at the Campbell House (1375 S. Broadway Rd.) in Lexington, KY.
Unfortunately, funding for attendance to these events is not available through Sigma Delta Pi, but please consult with your local institution(home academic department, department chair, dean) for possible travel support.
Charter Month commemorates Sigma Delta Pi’s founding on November 14, 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley by graduate student Ruth Barnes. Please plan now to highlight your chapter and its activities during the month of November. This is also a wonderful opportunity to locate and display your chapter’s charter!
Why not plan an initiation ceremony to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month in November?!?! An induction of new members can be held any time of year, and many chapters hold multiple initiations annually (once received, all orders are processed within 24 hours).
And don’t forget our 5th annual Facebook Birthday Cake Picture Competition to celebrate National Charter Month and Sigma Delta Pi’s 98th birthday.
1) During the month of November, chapters are invited to e-mail a picture of their unique Sigma Delta Pi b-day cakes to firstname.lastname@example.org:
2) The pictured cake must include a reference, etched in icing on the cake, to Sigma Delta Pi’s 98th b-day.
3) It must be an actual cake that displays the Sigma Delta Pi logo.
4) for the accompanying “description,” include in the text of the e-mail the name of the originating chapter and institution. For example: “Eta Upsilon, Illinois State University.”
The winning picture will be featured during the entire month of December at Sigma Delta Pi’s FB page, and the winning chapter will receive an award certificate. Cakes will be judged on artistic merit and originality. The winning chapter will receive a $100 credit that may be applied to future orders placed with the national office.
Sigma Delta Pi congratulates the following four student members for being selected to participate in the 4th Annual “Best Practices” session at the 98th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese,
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, FL, July 8-11, 2016:
Rita Maria Hess, Illinois State University
“Los niños: El futuro de Sigma”
Gayle Jeffers, Alpha Phi- Texas Tech University “Reaching Beyond Members : The ABCs of School Based Mentoring Programs.”
Meaghan Mormann, Illinois Wesleyan University
“Breaking Walls and Building Bridges”
Jourdan Schnabel and Nathan Schmid, University of MN Morris
“Bridging Cultures: Promoting Bilingual Literacy”
Additional details regarding session time and location forthcoming in early 2016.
National Charter Month commemorates undergraduate junior Ruth Barnes’ founding of Sigma Delta Pi on November 14, 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley. Highlight your chapter and its activities during the month of November. This is also a wonderful opportunity to locate and display your chapter’s charter!
How can your chapter commemorate?:
1) Plan an initiation ceremony in November!!! An induction of new members can be held any time of the year, and many chapters hold multiple initiations annually (once received, all orders processed within 24 hours).
2) Participate in our 3rd annual Facebook Birthday Cake Picture Competition to celebrate National Charter Month and Sigma Delta Pi’s 96th birthday.
a) During the month of November, chapters are invited to post a picture of their unique Sigma Delta Pi b-day cakes at our FB page: facebook.com/sigmadeltapi.
b) The pictured cake must include a reference, etched in icing on the cake, to Sigma Delta Pi’s 96th b-day.
c) It must be an actual cake that displays the Sigma Delta Pi logo.
d) for the accompanying “description,” include the name of the originating chapter and institution. For example: “Gamma Gamma, Marquette University.”
The winning picture will be featured during the entire month of December at Sigma Delta Pi’s FB page, and the winning chapter will receive an award certificate. Cakes will be judged on artistic merit and originality.
3) Execute in November any chapter-sponsored activity that supports Sigma Delta Pi’s mission.
Sigma Delta Pi invites chapter members and delegates to its 3rd Annual “Best Practices” Session at the 97th Conference of the AATSP in Denver, Colorado on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 1:30-2:45pm at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel. Congratulations to the following three student members selected for this year’s round of presentations:
Paige Bergan of Truman State University: “Utilization of Committees to Achieve Chapter Goals”
Chrysanthemum Gorospe of Marquette University: “Milwaukee Schools Ally Together”
Mayra Jaquez of the University of Northern Colorado: “Poesía a la lengua española”
Paige Bergan of Truman State University: “Utilization of Committees to Achieve Chapter Goals”Chrysanthemum Gorospe of Marquette University: “Milwaukee Schools Ally Together”
Mayra Jaquez of the University of Northern Colorado: “Poesía a la lengua española”
We thank all our student members who submitted such outstanding proposals this year.
Please plan to join us at the AATSP conference next summer to listen to our student presenters.
Each student presenter will receive a $300 travel stipend plus paid conference registration courtesy of Sigma Delta Pi and a complimentary awards banquet ticket 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. 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 2015, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org. Any questions should be directed to the Executive Director: email@example.com
The “Best Practices” Session is useful for all our members, both faculty and students alike. Educators are reminded of the importance of empowering our adept student leaders with opportunities to create, organize and execute a wide array of activities that reflect Sigma Delta Pi’s mission. Via the innovation, dedication and efforts of student leaders/officers, Sigma Delta Pi has become much more than a recognition society, a message that is reflected in all student “Best Practices” session. Students who attend this session will be reminded that invaluable leadership opportunities and experiences can be enjoyed simply by working closely and diligently with one’s chapter adviser. Sigma Delta Pi’s faculty advisers at over 600 chapters across the country welcome and urge student collaboration, and employers seek such student activity to distinguish outstanding candidates from competitive applicant pools.