“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: Virtual Event Recorded and Now Available! Special Offer on History Book for Entire Month of May

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”: 1 de Mayo

Whether you attended or missed yesterday afternoon’s 2nd annual Sigma Delta Pi Day virtual event to commemorate the first formal induction of members on May 1, 1920,
a recording is now available that you may share with all interested parties: https://youtu.be/vBgvhRD4udA.

Yesterday’s event highlighted the history of the Orden de Don Quijote, one of the Society’s highest honors, and culminated with the virtual induction into this Order of Drs. Joan L. Brown (U of Delaware) and Michael Scott Doyle (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) for their outstanding contributions to Hispanism.
A complete list of past initiates is available at https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/711-2/.
This and other select past events, historical documents, and archived photos from triennial conventions and other occasions are available at
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/archives-and-photos/.

May Special:

During the entire month of May to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi Day on May 1, complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp) will be included with each signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book when purchased through Sigma Delta Pi’s national website (click here).  A great gift for graduating members! (Copies not obtained through the national headquarters are not part of this special May offer.)

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” TODAY, Saturday, May 1, 2021: Special Virtual Commemoration TODAY at 5:00pm EDST. Please Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”: HOY, Sábado, 1 de Mayo de 2021

Miriam Burt, socia fundadora de Sigma Delta Pi.

In recognition of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920
at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA,
Sigma Delta Pi invites all members and friends to a special commemoration of Sigma Delta Pi Day today, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDST via Zoom:

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457
Meeting ID: 902 219 9457

Today’s event will highlight the history of our prestigious Orden de Don Quijote with a short reading from the 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 (https://linguatextbooks.com/collections/juan-de-la-cuesta-hispanic-monographs/products/sigma-delta-pi-rediscovering-a-century-1919-2019),
followed by a rare initiation into this Order of two highly accomplished Hispanists. 

Please join us for today’s virtual event that will last approximately 45 minutes.

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” on Saturday, May 1, 2021: Special Virtual Commemoration at 5:00pm EDST. Please Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”: Sábado, 1 de Mayo de 2021

Miriam Burt, socia fundadora de Sigma Delta Pi.

To commemorate the anniversary of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, chapters are encouraged to recognize our 2nd annual “Día de Sigma Delta Pi” with events that might include the remote induction of new members, among other activities.

At the national level, Sigma Delta Pi invites all members and friends to a special commemoration of Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDST via Zoom:

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457
Meeting ID: 902 219 9457

This year’s event will highlight the history of our prestigious Orden de Don Quijote with a short reading from the 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 (https://linguatextbooks.com/collections/juan-de-la-cuesta-hispanic-monographs/products/sigma-delta-pi-rediscovering-a-century-1919-2019),
followed by a rare initiation into this Order of two highly accomplished Hispanists. 

Please join us for this virtual event that will last approximately 45 minutes.

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

New Members, National Awards, Merchandise (Graduation Gifts), and Sigma Delta Pi Day on May

Guidance for initiating new members and conducting remote events this spring:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/planing-your-first-induction-ceremony/
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/

Best method to collect initiation dues from student candidates:
Venmo. See “Remote Collection of Membership Dues” at https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/

Important chapter resources:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/ for the initiation ritual (passcode: 1919), the guide to printing membership certificates, Zoom backgrounds, the Chapter Handbook (for both faculty advisers and student officers), purchase information for Sigma Delta Pi merchandise, and much more!

Sigma Delta Pi’s MANY national awards and recognitions for existing members and distinguished colleagues:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/

National calendar of activities and deadlines:
Share and bookmark our regularly updated, Sigma Delta Pi Calendar for 2021: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday May 1:
Join us via Zoom for Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1 at 5:00pm Eastern Time to commemorate the first official initiation ceremony of new members that took place on May 1, 1920 at the University of California, Berkeley.  Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” on Saturday, May 1, 2021: Special Virtual Commemoration at 5:00pm EDST. Please Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”: Sábado, 1 de Mayo de 2021

Miriam Burt, socia fundadora de Sigma Delta Pi.

To commemorate the anniversary of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, chapters are encouraged to recognize our 2nd annual “Día de Sigma Delta Pi” with events that might include the remote induction of new members, among other activities.

At the national level, Sigma Delta Pi invites all members and friends to a special commemoration of Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDST via Zoom:

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457
Meeting ID: 902 219 9457

This year’s event will highlight the history of our prestigious Orden de Don Quijote with a short reading from the 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 (https://linguatextbooks.com/collections/juan-de-la-cuesta-hispanic-monographs/products/sigma-delta-pi-rediscovering-a-century-1919-2019),
followed by a rare initiation into this Order of two highly accomplished Hispanists. 

Please join us for this virtual event that will last approximately 45 minutes.

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities, Events, Deadlines & Merchandise/Special Gifts for Spring Graduates!

Opportunities for Members and Upcoming Events & Deadlines


For all important Society events and deadlines, bookmark the Sigma Delta Pi Calendar at https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Upcoming Events and Deadlines:

No Deadlines:

For Sigma Delta Pi merchandise (also appropriate as special gifts and chapter-based recognitions):

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

Important Faculty Adviser Resources for Induction Ceremonies, National Awards, Merchandise, and Calendar of National Events

Guidance for initiating new members and conducting remote events this spring:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/planing-your-first-induction-ceremony/
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/

Important chapter resources:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/ for the initiation ritual (passcode: 1919), the guide to printing membership certificates, Zoom backgrounds, the Chapter Handbook (for both faculty advisers and student officers), purchase information for Sigma Delta Pi merchandise, and much more!

Sigma Delta Pi’s MANY national awards and recognitions for existing members and distinguished colleagues:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/

National calendar of activities and deadlines:
Share and bookmark our regularly updated, Sigma Delta Pi Calendar for 2021: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday May 1:
Join us via Zoom for Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1 at 5:00pm Eastern Time to commemorate the first official initiation ceremony of new members that took place on May 1, 1920 at the University of California, Berkeley.  Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” This Friday, May 1, 2020: Join Us for Tonight’s Live FB Reading of the Society’s New History

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: This Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To celebrate the centennial of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, Sigma Delta Pi will host a special live event on Facebook:

Book Cover 2020-final

Sigma Delta Pi’s 240-page history has just been published by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and is now available at Amazon (click here for purchase). Signed copies by the author are also available for purchase at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website (click here).

At 7:30pm (EDST) on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live (click here to RSVP) the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.   Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends are invited.

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” This Friday, May 1, 2020: RSVP for a Live FB Reading of the Society’s New History

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: This Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To celebrate the centennial of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, Sigma Delta Pi will host a special live event on Facebook:

Book Cover 2020-final

Sigma Delta Pi’s 240-page history has just been published by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and is now available at Amazon (click here for purchase). Signed copies by the author will be available in early May 2020 for purchase at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website.

At 7:30pm (EDST) on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live (click here to RSVP) the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.   Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends are invited.

Sigma Delta Pi Day” Next Friday, May 1, 2020: Special Remote Activities Planned at the National Level! Join Us!

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To commemorate the anniversary of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, chapters are encouraged to recognize our first national “Día de Sigma Delta Pi” with virtual events that might include the remote induction of new members, among other activities. 

At the national level, Sigma Delta Pi will conduct two (2) activities on May 1, 2020:

1) Facebook Live Reading (click link to register) of Sigma Delta Pi’s forthcoming history (details below) at 7:30pm EDT.

2) “Sigma Delta Pi Impact” videos selected from graduating members (details below)

Book

1) Sigma Delta Pi’s 239-page history is now under final production with Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and will be available this summer. At 7:30pm on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.  All members and friends of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to join us for this special reading and Q&A event.

2) “Sigma Delta Pi Impact” videos: graduating members of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to create a short video in Spanish that reflects on the impact Sigma Delta Pi has had on their student experiences and what being a member of Sigma Delta Pi has meant.  To be considered for posting to the national Facebook page:

a) video should be of one or more graduating members of Sigma Delta Pi;
b) video should be in Spanish and 3-4 minutes in length;
c) presenter should mention Sigma Delta Pi Day (May 1), when they were initiated, and the importance of the centennial celebration that began January 1, 2019 and will conclude July 31, 2020;
d) video should be sent by Friday, April 24 to sdpnational@gmail.com as a link to a video uploaded on YouTube. No video attachments please.

Originalpin

The original Sigma Delta Pi membership pin.
A replica will be issued to all new members initiated in spring 2020
to commemorate the Society’s first induction ceremony on May 1, 1920.