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

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

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

#Shakespeare400: Celebrating the Bard’s Quadricentennial

As a Sigma Tau Delta member, scholar of literature, theatre-goer, or user-of-the-internet, you may have heard that 2016 was the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The Bard left us on April 23, 1616, after penning 37 plays and hundreds … Continue reading

Opportunity to Impact Lives through a BWB Internship

Sophie Hulen was the 2016 recipient of the Sigma Tau Delta/Better World Books Summer Internship. Read on to learn about her experience, and to see what you could gain from applying for the 2017 BWB Internship. One Christmas, before I … Continue reading

Chapter’s Hardship Leads to a Better World

CUNE Collection Box

Sigma Tau Delta chapter members are hardworking, willing to see projects through successful completion. Sometimes, though, chapters face moments of hardship and need reminding that their determination and actions can lead to a better world. Rho Iota’s Story The Rho … Continue reading

AuthorSHIP Project Grant: Encouraging Young Minds to Write!

AuthorSHIP Project Grant Anthology

Phi Psi, Shippensburg University‘s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, was the 2015-2016 Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant recipient for their AuthorSHIP Project Grant contest, a Central Pennsylvania competition that encourages young writers in multiple writing styles. The three categories include … Continue reading

Six Degrees of Almost Famous Women

Famous Women Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks

Announced during convention season this year, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s Almost Famous Women is the 2017 Sigma Tau Delta Common Reader. This collection of short stories provides imaginative, brief glimpses at the lives of extraordinary, and extraordinarily different, women. Why they … Continue reading

Making “Almost Famous” Stories

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

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