Running a Creative Writing Competition for Elementary and Secondary Students

The Alpha Omicron Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, MS, conducted a creative writing contest for our county’s elementary and secondary students, grades 1-12. We sent out emails on October 1, 2016, to all … Continue reading

An English Major’s Empowering Internship

The call from Better World Books (BWB) came while I was in my hotel room during the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International English Convention in Louisville, KY. To my disbelief, on the same day as my presentations I was offered … Continue reading

Have You Met Your Extended English Family?

Sigma Tau Delta has long since prided itself with its members’ involvement and community engagement, which they have exemplified over the years. From book drives, to fundraisers, to Banned Books Week, Sigma Tau Delta members from all over the world … Continue reading

Do Literary Classics Still Matter?

Absolutely! The classic canon matters today, yesterday, and tomorrow because it is uniquely positioned to educate, entertain, and inspire. The classics have an extraordinary range, from The Aeneid to Beowulf, Don Quixote to Anna Karenina, and, of course, the works of … Continue reading

4 Steps toward Making a Smooth Transition to Sigma Tau Delta

It’s a wonderful feeling to be part of a close-knit Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) chapter at community college. However, leaving that safe environment and transferring to university life can be daunting and scary. Although SKD membership is not automatically transferable … Continue reading

How to Graduate with Sigma Tau Delta Swag

Ahh, graduation. It’s hard to believe we survived late-night study sessions, coffee-induced comas, and library all-nighters. Our reward: the sweet satisfaction of finally saying goodbye to it all while waving hello to the future. Why not separate yourself with some … Continue reading

To Learn in the Harbor: My Editorial Internship with Conradiana

For many students, landing an internship in the publishing industry requires packing their bags and venturing off to a large urban center. I thought I would have to do so, too, until last summer when the Sigma Tau Delta Summer … Continue reading

YES! Weekly Internship Offers Clear Path for Success

Ask anyone I know what I want to do with my life and they’d say, “Write.” They’d be correct, but frankly there’s more to it. My junior year at High Point University brought me so many opportunities, but most importantly, … Continue reading

Conradiana Internship: Seeing a New Career Path

This summer I interned for Dr. Jana Giles, Managing Editor of the academic journal Conradiana. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English I took the opportunity to beef up my work experience before returning in the fall to my alma … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why You Should Run for Student Leadership

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Last year when I arrived in Minneapolis, MN, for the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention I remember arguing with myself: Me? In Student Leadership? Sure, I’m a member in my share of honor societies and extracurricular clubs—key word there, … Continue reading