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.

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

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.

10th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: Nomination Deadline THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Friday, May 1, 2020

SDP_AATSP Joint Logo

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;
  2. Nominee must have completed at least eight (8) 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”)
  3. Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;
  4. Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;
  5. The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by May 1, 2020.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2020 award will be made by a committee comprising leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP with Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director serving as chair.

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 the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso de español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels, and Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a separate joint award statuette.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1, 2020

Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities and Awards: Upcoming Deadlines!

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May 1: Nominations for 9th Annual Sigma Delta Pi-AATSP Mario Vargas Llosa Award (undergraduate Spanish major or minor)Click here for details.

May 1: Nominations for Sigma Delta Pi-Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas Ana María Matute Award. Click here for details.

June 10: Annual Reports (required of ALL chapters).  Click here to access online report form.

NO DEADLINES: 

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Click here for details and application.

Applications for Sigma Delta Pi-Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Chapter Grants. Click here for details and application.

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de José Martí.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued).

SIGMA DELTA PI MERCHANDISE (GREAT GIFTS FOR GRADUATING MEMBERS):

For the medallion and repostero, click here.

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.   

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT: 

Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

ALSO SEE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS BELOW.

Premio Mario Vargas Llosa 2019: WEDNESDAY, May 1 Nomination Deadline

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 9th 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

1)      Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;

2)      Nominee must have completed at least eight (8) upper-division courses (post intermediate level) total in Spanish language, literature and culture;

3)      Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;

4)      Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;

5)      The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by May 1, 2019.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2019 award will be made by a committee comprising leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP with Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director serving as chair.

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 2019 Mario Vargas Llosa Award recipient with a plaque, the most recent issue of the Maria Moliner Diccionario de uso de español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels; the AATSP will organize and host the award venue at their 2019 conference in San Diego, CA.  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: May 1, 2019

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: May 1 (TOMORROW) DEADLINES

May 1, 2018

Submissions for Sigma Delta Pi Chapter Project Grants for 2017-18 academic year: Click here for details 

 Nominations for the Sigma Delta Pi & AATSP’s Mario Vargas Llosa Award: Click here for details.

June 4, 2018
Chapter Annual Report 2017-18 (required of all chapters): Click here for details.

NO DEADLINES:

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificatesClick here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued and no longer accepted).

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
For the medallion and repostero, click here.

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT:

 Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

Click here for the National Facebook page.

Sigma Delta Pi: Upcoming Deadlines

May 1, 2018

Submissions for Sigma Delta Pi Chapter Project Grants for 2017-18 academic year: Click here for details 

 Nominations for the Sigma Delta Pi & AATSP’s Mario Vargas Llosa Award: Click here for details.

June 4, 2018
Chapter Annual Report 2017-18 (required of all chapters): Click here for details.

NO DEADLINES:

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued and no longer accepted).

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
For the medallion and repostero, click here.

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT:

 Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

Click here for the National Facebook page.

Sigma Delta Pi: Upcoming Deadlines

UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR SIGMA DELTA PI OPPORTUNITIES:

April 15, 2018

Submissions for 7th Annual Facebook Photo Contest. Click here for details.

May 1, 2018

Submissions for Sigma Delta Pi Chapter Project Grants for 2017-18 academic year: Click here for details 

 Nominations for the Sigma Delta Pi & AATSP’s Mario Vargas Llosa Award: Click here for details.

June 4, 2018
Chapter Annual Report 2017-18 (required of all chapters): Click here for details.

NO DEADLINES:

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued and no longer accepted).

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
For the medallion and repostero, click here.

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT:

 Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

Click here for the National Facebook page.