Recreation through Reading and Writing

Following last year’s inaugural blog contest’s success, the Midwestern Region once again put out a call for blog submissions reflecting on the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International Convention theme: Recreation. Blogs flooded in, illustrating reading and writing’s roles in personal … Continue reading

Banned Books: Symbols of Positive Ideological Shifts

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 Eye-Opening and Goal-Affirming Internship: My Time with Penn Press

Liz Hallgren 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend Recipient Alpha Ro Theta Chapter Macalester College, St. Paul, MN This summer I had the opportunity to intern with Penn Press, the University of Pennsylvania’s scholarly publishing company. I always have … Continue reading

My Indie Summer Internship at Wise Ink

Abigail Tupa 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend Recipient Alpha Rho Chi Chapter St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN According to the New York Times, 81 percent of Americans claim it is a dream of theirs to write a book, … Continue reading

You’ve Submitted, You’ve Been Accepted, Now What?

Shelly Romero Midwest Student Representative Alpha Epsilon Eta Chapter Stephens College, Columbia, MO Submitting to the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention is a daunting task. You spent weeks, months even, revising and editing a piece or two, perfecting it … Continue reading

Midwestern Region Contest: The Foundation of Success

Maya Alpert Midwestern Region Blog Contest—1st Place Winner Alpha Epsilon Eta Chapter, Secretary Stephens College, Columbia, MO “Finding Home” is the theme chosen for Sigma Tau Delta’s 2016 International Convention. Home is an interesting concept, one that can be concrete or … Continue reading

Midwestern Region Contest: Home is…

Timothy A. Leonard Midwestern Region Blog Contest—2nd Place Winner Alpha Sigma Delta Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN “Finding Home” is the theme chosen for Sigma Tau Delta’s 2016 International Convention. Home is an interesting concept, one that can … Continue reading

Midwestern Region Contest: Home is Not a Place

Haley Helgesen Midwestern Region Blog Contest—3rd Place Winner Phi Delta Chapter Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL “Finding Home” is the theme chosen for Sigma Tau Delta’s 2016 International Convention. Home is an interesting concept, one that can be concrete or abstract, … Continue reading

Choosing a Concentration in English

by Timothy Leonard Midwestern Student Representative, 2013-2015 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN As I enter my senior year as a dual major in English Literature and English Writing, I have come to appreciate the number of different … Continue reading

Team Up to Jazz Up Your Book Drive

by Timothy Leonard Midwestern Region Student Representative, 2013-2015 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN The majority of Sigma Tau Delta chapters have a book drive each year. However, many are looking for new and innovative ways to “jazz … Continue reading