West Virginia University
Winner: 2016 Facebook Photo Competition
Montclair State University
Winner: 2017 Birthday Cake Competition
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
2019 Poetry and Music Recital
Altar de Muertos, 2021
Illinois State University
Sigma en tiempos de Covid, 2022
Winner: 2019 Facebook Photo Competition
Winner: 2016 Birthday Cake Competition
Winner: 2014 Birthday Cake Competition
Winner: 2014 Facebook Photo Competition
Winner: 2013 Birthday Cake Competition
Winner: 2013 Facebook Photo Competition
Arizona State University
November 1-2, 2022
During the Día de Muertos celebration on November 1st and 2nd, Sigma Delta Pi organized an event where more than 30 classes participated with the collaboration of hundreds of students. Students participated in an “Altar Contest”, an activity that required some research on the tradition. A total of twelve altars were exhibited. Also, students also competed in a “Calaverita Contest”, a traditional literary composition that is part of the Día de Muertos celebration. Finally, there was a “Flower Installation”, in which students of every race, religion, and campus demographic participated. Our main goal was to create cultural awareness and community within the Spanish department while engaging with other ASU students.
Altar de días de muertos, 2022
The ofrenda dedicated to the Mexican painter, teacher, model and poet Nahui Olin was put together on October 18th and it will be open to the public.
Marigolds Installation 2021*
A Day of the Dead collaborative art piece by Sigma Delta Pi and ASU students
Carla León Celaya, treasurer of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi and a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish, devised and produced a piece of ephemeral art built throughout Monday, November 1st, with more than 300 students, teachers, and members from the ASU community.
This creative and performative activity in Hayden Library allowed presented information about the marigold flower and its relation with the Day of the Dead and the global reach of the celebration.
In addition, it opened new connections between the Hispanic world and the rest of the vast international community of ASU. The brief gesture of selecting a flower and placing it on the frame along the name of a deceased loved one produced constellations of meanings and emotions. From Honduras to India, marigolds are part of different rituals, offerings, and celebrations. In permanent conversation with the participants, we have learned from all of those who shared anecdotes, stories, and reflections sparked by the yellow flower.
To see more pictures visit Theta Epsilon’s website
*2022 Frida Kahlo Award Winner
Arkansas State University
Winner: 2018 Birthday Cake Competition
Winner: 2015 Birthday Cake Competition
Winner: 2015 Facebook Photo Competition
Pi Rho/Tau of Ohio
Winner: 2022 Birthday Cake Competition
Thank you so much for choosing our cake! We made this vegan cake from scratch and the members decorated it all together. We wanted the decoration to represent all the events we had last semester, which were many!
It really means a lot to have won the competition.
Lucía Ayelén Vallaro
President of the Chapter Pi Rho/Tau at Ohio University
Truman State University
Winner: 2017 Facebook Photo Competition
Kennesaw State University
Winner: 2021 Birthday Cake Competition
University of Colorado
Winner: 2019 Birthday Cake Competition
Alpha Beta Gamma
On Sunday, March 6, 2022, members of the Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi at Northeastern University touring Taza Chocolate Factory where they learned about fair trade with Latin American countries and how Mexican stone ground chocolate is made.