#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

Banned Books: Symbols of Positive Ideological Shifts

Persepolis Read Banned Books

As literature lovers, it is our instinctual response to regard Banned Books Week with a modicum of solemn reflection; a week when we think about the thousands of people unable to enrich their literary lives with profound works like Animal … Continue reading

An Evening at the Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater

Amber Jurgensen Student Representative, Southern Region, 2015-2016 Rho Gamma Chapter Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA This fall, the student leaders had the chance to attend a production of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Wurtele Thrust Stage of the Guthrie … Continue reading

Throwing a Birthday Party for the Bard

Globe Theatre

Amber Jurgensen Southern Region Student Representative Rho Gamma Chapter Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA On April 23, Louisiana Tech University’s Rho Gamma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta gathered at the Shakespeare garden in the Liberal Arts building for our biggest … Continue reading

Abecedarians? Unite!

2014 Convention Attendees

by Sarah Dangelantonio 2015 Convention Chair At this year’s convention, you’ll be hearing the term “Abecedarian” bandied about. What’s an Abecedarian, you may ask. Well, an Abecedarian, according to the OED, is a mid-17th century Late Latin term meaning “a … Continue reading

A Gatsby Inspired Send-Off

by Katie Patterson-Hutlett Far Western Student Representative, 2013-2014 Dixie State University, St. George, UT After a fantastic year of successes and awesome member participation, my fellow officers, Chapter Sponsor, and I chose to end the year with a grand celebration. … Continue reading

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: The Insider’s Scoop!

by Jon L Peacock Associate Alumni Representative, 2012-2013 Alumnus of Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY It’s that time again! This year’s Annual World Voices Festival, brought to you in New York City by the good people at the PEN American … Continue reading

Scream Slam

Nick Miller High Plains Associate Student Representative, 2011-2012 I would like to take the opportunity to inform everyone of a very successful and fun event that the Sigma Beta chapter managed to put together: a Halloween themed open mic that … Continue reading

A Weekend of History and Literature in Red Cloud, Nebraska

Nick MillerHigh Plains Associate Student Representative, 2011-2012Chadron State College Wind sweeping through the prairie was always a very calming image to me, and I was utterly mesmerized by the “Willa Cather Memorial Prairie.”  The vastly empty and calming stretch of … Continue reading

Levonne Castillo Candidate Profile

Levonne Castillo Candidate for Student Representative or Associate Student Representative, Southwestern Region Sophomore, Wayland Baptist University Eta Theta Chapter Expected date of graduation: May 2013 Year Inducted: 2010 Positions, other memberships, offices, etc., currently or recently held: N/A In no … Continue reading