Banned Books Week: Celebrating with Literature

Amber Jurgensen Southern Region Student Representative Rho Gamma Chapter Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA As another school year begins and students file into classrooms, many instructors look forward to using classic and modern literature to educate, entertain, and foster discussion. … Continue reading

Hot Damn and Academic Accolades

Micah Dean Hicks Rho Epsilon Chapter Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Winning a Sigma Tau Delta scholarship felt amazing. It also felt surreal. I remember hearing my name announced, and people clapped, and people looked at me, and I sort … Continue reading

Benefits of Studying Literary Theory

by Emily Traylor Southern Region Associate Student Representative, 2013-2014 Rho Gamma Chapter Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA Truthfully, when I first walked into my undergraduate contemporary theory class, I was terrified. It sounds so intimidating and foreign, and it’s not … 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


Ellen Watts Public Relations Officer, Alpha Alpha Upsilon Chapter University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC Ellen’s blog was selected 1st Place in the 2014 Convention Story Contest.   “Definitely going to miss this view. See you soon, Savannah.” This … Continue reading

On Studying Abroad

by Donald Brown Xi Kappa Chapter, Mississippi State University Winner of the 2012-2013 Study Abroad Scholarship I probably learned more during my study abroad experience at the University of Oxford than I have during my whole time living in the … 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

Southern Student Leadership Candidate

Robert “Chaos” Durborow Candidate for Southern Student Representative, 2014-2015 Senior, Pi Omega Chapter, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY Positions, other memberships, offices, etc., currently or recently held: Outgoing ASR, Far Western Region (2013) Previous ASR, Far Western Region (2012) … Continue reading

Savannah Restaurant Recommendations

Downtown Savannah has a number of wonderful restaurants for convention attendees to choose from. As a general rule food gets cheaper as you head inland from the river, though there are several affordable options close to the hotel. Don’t be … Continue reading

Why I Serve

By Robert “Chaos” Durborow Associate Student Representative, Far Western Region Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT The first rule, as my dear old dad drilled into me from birth (a minor exaggeration…but not much), is: pay attention. These two words … Continue reading