5 Ideas for Common Reader Events

While visiting the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH, recently, I was struck by the amount of times I encountered the word “freedom” followed by a negated auxiliary verb; phrases like “freedom doesn’t exist,” or “freedom never felt … Continue reading

Earn Funds for Your Chapter Events with a Project Grant

Every year chapters embark on various projects in support of our Society’s mission: encouraging interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; promoting all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; and fostering literacy. … Continue reading

Running a Creative Writing Competition for Elementary and Secondary Students

The Alpha Omicron Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, MS, conducted a creative writing contest for our county’s elementary and secondary students, grades 1-12. We sent out emails on October 1, 2016, to all … Continue reading

Purchasing Tutoring Resources for Adult English-Language Learners

This year the Alpha Omicron Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Springfield College in Springfield, MA, was awarded a project grant to purchase tutoring materials for The Gray House, a local non-profit that helps adult students learn English. Each … Continue reading

Establishing a Little Free Library

For our Little Free Library project to be achieved it required the dedication of many: me, other members of the Alpha Upsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, our Chapter Sponsor, our university, and our community. Our extremely supportive Chapter … Continue reading

Welcoming English Students to the Real World

The Alpha Pi Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Rutgers University—New Brunswick in New Brunswick, NJ, held its inaugural Welcome to the Real World networking event on Monday, April 17, 2017. The intention was to bring working professionals with … 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

An English Major’s Empowering Internship

The call from Better World Books (BWB) came while I was in my hotel room during the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International English Convention in Louisville, KY. To my disbelief, on the same day as my presentations I was offered … Continue reading

Have You Met Your Extended English Family?

Sigma Tau Delta has long since prided itself with its members’ involvement and community engagement, which they have exemplified over the years. From book drives, to fundraisers, to Banned Books Week, Sigma Tau Delta members from all over the world … Continue reading

4 Steps toward Making a Smooth Transition to Sigma Tau Delta

It’s a wonderful feeling to be part of a close-knit Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) chapter at community college. However, leaving that safe environment and transferring to university life can be daunting and scary. Although SKD membership is not automatically transferable … Continue reading