Lidia I. Martínez, Recipient of 6th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Lidia I. Martínez of Sigma Delta Pi’s Chi Gamma Chapter at Stockton University (Galloway, NJ), was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Mario Vargas Llosa Award, a joint recognition of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).  A Spanish major with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Stockton University, Lidia distinguished herself not only through academic excellence as an undergraduate, but also through her impressive activities beyond the classroom that included a lead acting role in Spanish in a play at the Dante Hall Theatre in Atlantic City, and a Community Engagement Student Fellow with countless hours of service to the local Hispanic community, among other activities. A leader of Stockton’s local chapter of Sigma Delta Pi and a member of the Caribbean Students Association, she has also facilitated the organization of  student field-trips to New York City as well as various events for Hispanic Heritage Month.  Lidia will be formally recognized during  the 98th Annual Conference (July 8-11) of the AATSP in Miami, Florida during the conference’s awards banquet on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 6:00-8:30pm.

In its 6th year, the Mario Vargas Llosa Award is granted annually to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who is a member of Sigma Delta Pi and who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish.

Sigma Delta Pi: Spring 2016 Deadlines

Spring 2016 deadlines:

February 1, 2016
Applications for Graduate Research Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Research.grants.html

Applications for Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Undergraduate.Study.Abroad.Awards.html

 April 1, 2016
Submissions for 5th Annual Facebook Photo Contest. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/sigma-delta-pis-5th-annual-facebook-photo-contest/

 May 1, 2016
Nominations for José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/call-for-nominations-sigma-delta-pis-jose-martel-award/

Nominations for Ana María Matute Award for outstanding graduate student member. Nomination form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Premio.Ana.Maria.Matute.html

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Chapter.project.grants.html

 

May 30, 2016
Submissions for Annual Graduation Cap Photo Competition. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/sigma-delta-pis-annual-graduation-cap-photo-competition/

 

NO DEADLINES:
Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.los.Descubridores.html

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.Don.Quijote.html

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Downloadable order form at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Forms.html

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
For the medallion and repostero, see http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Chapter.Resources.html

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles: http://honorgrads.com/categories.php?category=Sigma-Delta-Pi

 For regular announcements and news, also visit:

National Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapi
National Twitter: https://twitter.com/sigmadeltapi

 Deadlines for other opportunities and awards to include the joint Sigma Delta Pi-American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Undergraduate Student Award, Premio Mario Varias Llosa, to be announced in early 2016.

 

Sigma Delta Pi: Upcoming Deadlines!

Please note upcoming fall 2015 deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi:

November 2, 2015
Student submissions for 4th Annual Sigma Delta Pi “Best Practices Session.” Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/call-for-student-papers-4th-annual-sigma-delta-pi-best-practices-session-2016/

November 2015 (National Charter Month)
Submissions for 3rd Annual Facebook B-Day Cake Photo Competition. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/november-is-sigma-delta-pi-national-charter-month-3rd-annual-facebook-birthday-cake-picture-competition/

December 1, 2015
Entries for annual Frida Kahlo Award for outstanding chapter website.  Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Premio.Frida.Kahlo.html

December 21, 2015
Submissions for the spring 2016 online issue of Entre Nosotros.  Submission Guidelines at  http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/EN.Guidelines.for.EN.html

 And don’t forget spring 2016 deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi:

February 1, 2016
Applications for Graduate Research Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Research.grants.html

Applications for Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Undergraduate.Study.Abroad.Awards.html


May 1, 2016
Nominations for José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/call-for-nominations-sigma-delta-pis-jose-martel-award/

Nominations for Ana María Matute Award for outstanding graduate student member. Nomination form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Premio.Ana.Maria.Matute.html

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Chapter.project.grants.html

 

NO DEADLINES:

 Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.los.Descubridores.html

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.Don.Quijote.html

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Downloadable order form at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Forms.html

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:

For the medallion and repostero, see http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Chapter.Resources.html

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles: http://honorgrads.com/categories.php?category=Sigma-Delta-Pi

 

For regular announcements and news, visit:

 

National Announcements and News blog: https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/

National Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapi

 

 

Deadlines for other opportunities and awards to include our undergraduate study abroad awards and Facebook picture contest will be forthcoming later this fall.

Johanna Cajina Castillo Named 2015 Mario Vargas Llosa Award Winner

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 Johanna Cajina Castillo of The Catholic University of America is the recipient of the 5th 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. Cajina Castillo will be recognized formally at the 97th Annual Conference of the AATSP in Denver, CO, during the awards banquet on July 19. Congratulations to Ms. Cajina Castillo for this exceptional honor.