Overcoming the Fear of Submitting Personal Writing

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Last semester a professor of mine asked us to write a personal essay about a lie we’ve told or heard. I chose to write about the habitual secretiveness of my sexuality, my relationship history, and the veneer of denial that … Continue reading

Building up Literacy: Kingsville, TX, Housing Authority Project

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Texas A&M University—Kingsville’s Gamma Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta received a Sigma Tau Delta Service Award for its Building up Literacy Project, which encourages children in the Kingsville Housing Authority‘s After School Program to read more. Inspired by Dolly … Continue reading

Gain Valuable Work Experience with a Summer Internship Stipend

Summer internships offer students a unique opportunity: to gain practical, hands-on experience in a field, without detracting from schoolwork during the fall and spring semesters. Furthermore, many internship positions lead to post-graduation employment opportunities. Even if the company where you … Continue reading

Summer Internships: Fire and Ice

Imagine you’ve just spent the last four months searching for a publishing internship. You’re frustrated because you’ve written what feels like hundreds of cover letters and received nothing but negative news. You didn’t even get that Barnes & Noble job … Continue reading

Priceless Lessons: What I Learned During a Summer in the Senator’s Office

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I turned on the camera, checked the microphone, and glanced down at my list of questions. Then I looked up with a smile at the uniformed gentleman sitting in front of me. He smiled back and gave a slight nod, … Continue reading

Figuring Out the Shelf-Life of My Dream Career

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I decided I wanted to be a librarian in eighth grade when I started working as a library aid as a school elective. I adored walking through the child-height shelves with my returns cart, and when I was allowed to … Continue reading

A Season of Giving: Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

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We are in the throes of the holiday season, and for many of us, that means selecting the perfect gifts for friends and family members. We angle our way into lines on Black Friday or queue up virtually on Cyber … Continue reading

6 Ways to Fund Your Chapter’s Trip to the 2018 Convention

Diane Vanner Steinberg and Felicia Jean Steele have co-sponsored The College of New Jersey‘s Sigma Tau Delta chapter for 11 years, with Diane co-sponsoring it with another faculty member before then. They became serious about fundraising in 2009, after the … Continue reading

Shakespeare CFP: The Journal of the Wooden O

The Journal of the Wooden O is seeking submissions for the 2017 edition of their Shakespearean journal. The rolling deadline for scholarly articles is October 16, 2017. Submissions on all Shakespearean topics are accepted from undergraduate and graduate students, as … Continue reading

Making “Almost Famous” Stories

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Samantha Miller Student Advisor, 2016-2018 Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ When I first read Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” in eighth grade, I was struck by one primary thought: I wanted to write like that … Continue reading