Sigma Delta Pi: Upcoming Fall 2019 Deadlines for Various Awards & Opportunities

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Please note upcoming fall 2019 deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi:

November 30, 2019 (National Charter Month)
Submissions for 7th Annual Facebook B-Day Cake Photo Competition.
Click here for details.

December 1, 2019

Entries for annual Frida Kahlo Award for outstanding chapter website.
Click here for details.

December 21, 2019

Chapter news and pictures for possible publication in spring 2020 issue of
Entre NosotrosClick here for details.

NO DEADLINES:

Applications for Chapter Project 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:

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, Hurricane Dorian, Grants and Award Programs with NO DEADLINES

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Sigma Delta Pi’s national office in Charleston, S.C. is now fully operational despite interruptions from Hurricane Dorian.  Thanks for your patience as we overcame delays last week with our service to our members.

As you prepare for your chapter activities to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s centennial (1919-2019) this fall, please remember that applications and nominations for the following programs and recognitions are accepted year round:

 NO DEADLINES:

 Applications for Chapter Project 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).

Click here for National Announcements and News blog

Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration Events: Triennial Convention at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference, July 8-11, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration (1919-2019)

Don’t miss our national centennial celebration events at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP,
July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.  Online registration through June 7, 2019.

Sigma Delta Pi Events at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference: 

Monday, July 8
1:30-2:45pm
AATSP Plenary Session: “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society”
Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director, College of Charleston

3:00-4:15pm
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session 

Wednesday, July 10
1:30-3:00pm

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention

3:00-4:30pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception sponsored by Vista Higher Learning

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Vista Higher Learning Celebrates Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial with Poet Raúl Carrillo Arciniega

On Friday, April 12 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in Kentucky,

Vista Higher Learning hosted a reception as the kick-off event for the centennial celebration (1919-2019) of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.  Delegates, members and friends of Sigma Delta Pi were in attendance, and featured was a poetry recital by Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega of the College of Charleston.

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Dr. Carrillo Arciniega (center) with Dr. Germán Carrillo, President Emeritus of Sigma Delta Pi, and Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director of Sigma Delta Pi.

Did you miss this event?
Join Vista Higher Learning and Sigma Delta Pi in San Diego, CA
for the the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP, July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel.  Online registration through June 7, 2019.

Sigma Delta Pi Events at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference:

Monday, July 8
1:30-2:45pm
AATSP Plenary Session: “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society”
Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director, College of Charleston

3:00-4:15pm
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session

Wednesday, July 10
1:30-3:00pm

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention

3:00-4:30pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception Sponsored by Vista Higher Learning

Register now and join us!

Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial (1919-2019) and the AATSP: A “Special Note”

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Sigma Delta Pi’s current centennial celebration also recognizes its long-standing partner: the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  As part of the ongoing research for the upcoming (summer 2020) book on Sigma Delta Pi’s 100-year history (1919-2019), a “Special Note” has just been published in the March 2019 issue of Hispania that outlines some of the many historical ties between the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese:

Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP: A Shared Century of Leadership and Collaboration
Hispania 102.1, 2019, pp 5-7

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

 

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

Sigma Delta Pi: Graduate Research Grant Program, 2019: March 1 Application Deadline

Please distribute to your graduate student members of Sigma Delta Pi:

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Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

is pleased to announce its graduate research grant program for the summer of 2019 and the 2019-20 academic year. An eligible graduate student who is an active member of Sigma Delta Pi may apply for one grant of up to $2000 to support travel ABROAD to Spain or Spanish America for the sole purpose of research related to Hispanic Studies.  No more than five total grants may be awarded in 2019 based upon the quality and depth of the pool of applications.

Application deadline: March 1, 2019.

Click here for additional details and downloadable application form.

Sigma Delta Pi’s First SHLE Study Abroad Award Winner: Mr. David Andrew Lynch of North Central Texas College

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,

is pleased to announce that Mr. David Andrew Lynch of the North Central Texas College Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española (SHLE) is our inaugural Juan Manuel Sampere Scholarship winner for the SHLE Undergraduate Study Abroad Award Program. Mr. Lynch will spend four weeks studying abroad in Costa Rica in July 2019 with Estudio Sampere

Join Us at NEXT WEEK at Sigma Delta Pi’s 16th Annual Informative Session, Inaugural Graduate Research Symposium and Reception at the 71st KFLC, April 19-21, 2018!

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.

Events for Friday, April 20
Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Symposium
10:00am-12:00pm, Patterson Hall 206

Sigma Delta Pi General Informative Session
2-3:30pm, Patterson Hall 206

Sigma Delta Pi Reception
6:30pm, Mason-Headly Room, Campbell House (1375 S. Broadway Rd.)

Click here for conference registration
(all attendees of Sigma Delta Pi’s Informative Session must register for the conference)

Our National President, Dr. Lucy F. Lee of Truman State University, and I look forward to seeing you!

A special thanks to Vista Higher Learning for sponsoring Sigma Delta Pi’s reception.

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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.