With Mirth in Funeral: A Lesson from the Start of a P.C. Somerville Teacher’s Career

Laura Williams Alpha Mu Gamma Chapter Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO It was a dark and rainy Thursday as I slogged my way up the steps of Bishop Ward High School. I pulled up the blinds in my room, revealing … Continue reading

New Video: Words, Pictures, and Voices of Sigma Tau Delta

Carrie Fitzpatrick Vice President/President-Elect Sigma Tau Delta Board of Directors The year 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society! The history of the Society is inspiring, and its present culture and goals are equally … Continue reading

Winning a Scholarship Allows You to Engage in Scholarship

by Shannin Schroeder Chair, Scholarships and Academic Awards Committee Southern Arkansas University Scholarship. For professionals in academia, the word conjures concentrated study and writing, the serious work that defines us as scholars in our fields. For you as a student, … Continue reading

“That’s What She Read”: My Summer Internship with Better World Books

by Kaitlynn Helm Chi Theta Chapter West Texas A&M University Canyon, Texas I truly encourage all Society members to apply for the summer internship with Better World Books (BWB)! Since BWB adapts projects to you, this internship allows you to … Continue reading

Embracing Mistakes: Daniel Mendelsohn and Storytelling

2014 Convention Story by Amy Pollard Vice President, Kappa Upsilon Chapter Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, WA I traveled 3,000 miles to Savannah, Georgia . . . to learn that I’d made a mistake. It was Friday night. I’d just returned … Continue reading

A Reader’s Take on “From Sand Creek”

by Robert Durborow Student Advisor, 2014-2016 Pi Omega Chapter Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY Our 2015 Common Reader is by award-winning Native American poet and writer, Simon J. Ortiz, a native of Deetseyaamah, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. I can … Continue reading

Changing Currents in Savannah B

 2014 Convention Story Kathryn Baumgartner Alpha Kappa Omicron Chapter St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY Though rivers are known for moving in just one direction, they still need to be open to the ebb and flow of the tide, and … Continue reading

Embrace It

by Sara Labor Sigma Beta Chapter Chadron State College, Chadron, NE Sara’s blog was selected 2nd Place in the 2014 Convention Story Contest. I walk out of the tattoo parlor into the blinding sun and a warm breeze. Savannah air … Continue reading

Parlez–vous touriste?

by Russell Willoughby Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad Scholarship Winner Phi Xi Chapter, University of Alabama Though it seems like hardly a month ago, it has been almost a year since I applied for the Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad … Continue reading

Eastern Student Leadership Candidate

Courtney Dunn Candidate for Eastern Student Representative, 2014-2015 Junior, Theta Kappa Chapter, Bloomsburg University Bloomsburg, PA Positions, other memberships, offices, etc., currently or recently held: Explain why you are running for office and comment on any skills, experience, or personal … Continue reading