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

Chapter’s Hardship Leads to a Better World

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

Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning Chapter Events

Sometimes planning chapter events can be a daunting task. There are so many possibilities! How do you narrow them down? How do you know that people are actually going to enjoy the activities you plan? What if you pick the … Continue reading

A Superhero Fundraiser Idea

Fundraising is essential for productive chapter life, and with the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International Convention just around the corner it is time to start raising travel funds for your chapter to attend. Asking strangers for money can be a … Continue reading

Fostering Literacy: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

One key aspect of Sigma Tau Delta’s Mission Statement is serving society by fostering literacy. With over 880 active chapters in the Society, we have the potential to make an incredible impact upon international literacy efforts. Every academic year Sigma … 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

AuthorSHIP Project Grant: Encouraging Young Minds to Write!

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

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

Member Recruitment: Campus Resources

Member recruitment can be difficult: You could have a new chapter and be looking for additional members to help your organization grow; you could be looking for members because many have recently graduated; or you simply could have a small … Continue reading

How to Use English to Create Cultural Connections

Jonathan Martin Associate Student Representative, Southwestern Region, 2015-2016 Rho Mu Chapter Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK Last summer I gained a new appreciation for language. I spent the six weeks between May 17 and June 28 in Yaizu City, … Continue reading